Gr 12 - looking forward

The first round of the Argus quiz competition ended after a gruelling 4 rounds of quizzes in term 1.

We are VERY proud of our two Grade 9 teams who participated in this challenging task. The competition involves the learners having to read and digest information from five newspapers – to be quizzed the Monday after on all the content.

Well done to the Grade 9 boys’ team which included Luke Tayler, Jaime Ross, Mikhail Abrahams, Miche Hess, Uzayr Gaffoor and Laeeq Kamalodien.

Congratulations to our Grade 9 girls’ team who managed to participate EVERY week, and who almost made it through to round two. The following girls made up the team: Nicole Smith, Hannah Wells, Kayleigh Roman, Jody Boonzaaier and Sebrina Ornela.

Two Grade 10 teams entered for the first time this year – to encounter a mental challenge like no other. Well done to the boys’ team – who were placed 42 out of 170 schools after the first round. They went through to round two this term. The team included Jethro Volkwyn, Marco Jonkers, Stefan Karamanski, Dave Binza and Warren Huang.

Well done to our Grade 10 girls’ team (plus Sachin Naidoo) who were certainly part of “Fairbairn’s Pride” as they pushed themselves beyond expectation and managed to be placed 10th after the first round. They also went through to round two this term. The team included Chloe Krieger, Rushda Adam, Sachin Naidoo, Lourdes Ornela, Aaliah Hoosen and Fatima Davids

Unfortunately the two Grade ten teams were knocked out in Monday’s highly competitive challenge so we thank them for representing Fairbairn in a truly admirable fashion and for all the HOURS of work spent preparing for each Monday’s quiz.

Last, but definitely not least, we need to make Special mention of our own specia l ‘Team Arrogant’ (affectionately named that last year already) who participated in 2014 for the first time and managed to be placed Second overall!!!. This team have, again, quietly competed each Monday of term 1 to be placed TOP of the log after round one. We are amazed and impressed by their cool, calm and collected abilities amidst all the work that is required of a Matric learner. We are in awe of their efforts thus far and congratulate Sean Weber, Adam Pandit, Marco Ribeiro, Milan Chavda and Daanish Jacobs. Well done on an entertaining session on Karl Wastie’s Goodhope fm radio show yesterday. Fame and fortune are only a few quizzes away!!!

We wish them all the best as they face two more Monday quizzes which will HOPEFULLY place them in a final on Friday 14th August.

WATCH this SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Fairbairn College is having a Blanket Drive in order to donate blankets to those far less fortunate as ourselves.

Please donate a blanket or two for those in need during this cold winter.

Blankets can be handed in to your Register teacher or at room 94.


Term 3 Planner



We are proud of:

Two learners, Adam Pandit and Meera Ranchod, attended the NRF SAASTA Youth Science Week in Pretoria from 28 June to 3 July 2015.

 Positions of Fairbairn College learners (SADC Region)

 Milan Chavda (85th, Life Sciences)

Yaseen Mowzer (36th, Physical Sciences)

Meera Ranchod (18th, Life Sciences).

Adam Pandit finished second in South Africa and 3rd in the SADC Region (including South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho) for the Life Sciences Olympiad, winning a laptop and gift voucher at the Awards Ceremony on 2 July 2015 at the Emperors Palace. A remarkable achievement.



We are Proud Of Yaseen Mowzer

Yaseen Mowzer has achieved a bronze medal at the International Mathematics Olympiad in Thailand. Go to for all the results.

Below is the results of the South African Team.









Fairbairn College received an invitation from Sun International Grand West for 8 of our learners to attend the INSPIRED STAGES WORKSHOP. This workshop is to be held at Grand West from Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July.

This unique opportunity is geared towards teenagers who love the stage and performing as musicians, vocalists or dancers. Each day will be jam packed with guests and mentors and the week ends with 150 teenagers producing and performing their own show.

This event is valued at R1500 – 00 and Fairbairn College was fortunate enough to be offered 8 sponsored places for this workshop.

We would like to congratulate the 8 learners who have been selected for next week’s workshop and we wish them well:

  1. Zedre Thomas
  2. Tarryn Schouw
  3. Caitlin van Schalkwyk
  4. Jevonne Govender
  5. Lenny Johnson
  6. Liam Smith
  7. Clare Dublin
  8. Dylan Meyer


We are proud of:

Lenny Johnson and Tyler September have been selected as members of the u18 Western Province Ice Hockey team to take part in the 2015 Inter provincial tournament to be held in Cape Town during the school holidays.


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Maths Olympiad







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Miss Rochelle Lawson [Teacher Assistant at the College] has been selected as a member of the South African Netball Team to represent our country at the Netball World Cup to be hosted by Australia in Sydney in August 2015.

 Our best wishes to Mr and Mrs Lawson on their daughter’s selection.




We are Proud of:

Resolution Parlement