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De Beers English Olympiad

Dear Parents and Learners,

Congratulations to the learners who were selected by the English Department at Charter College, to write the De Beers English Olympiad on the 6th of March 2018.

The De Beers English Olympiad is a national English competition that draws more than 7000 entries each year. The competition is organized jointly by the Grahamstown Foundation and the South African Council for English Education.

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Charter College writers shine!

2017 was the first year Charter College had entered the SALA (South African Literacy Association) Writing Competition. A NEW COMPETITION with a different theme every year! The South African Literacy Association loves a good short paragraph, poem or short essay.

The grade 12’s entered as part of their English syllabus and also Just for FUN!

They were told “Be BOLD, Be ORIGINAL. Make us laugh, cry, feel, think!”

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Charter College Physics


Charter College Senior Physicists getting busy with their Cambridge AS Level Physics practical prelim exam. They were put through their paces with an interesting problem exploring the ratio of weight and length to the timing of a pendulum swing… this took a lot of concentration and careful timing to report reliable figures!


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