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Stirling Primary choir scoops national awards

By Qaqamba Magadla The Stirling Primary School choir took third place and its song, Emlanjeni Yelele, was voted the best African song at the annual ATKV...

Stirling pupil off to represent SA

STIRLING High School pupil and Aquanova swimming club synchronised swimmer Tayla Jade van Huyssteen has once again made her family, school and club proud...

Stirling achievement

  STIRLING music pupils received many special mention awards and medals in the Port Rex Lions Eisteddfod held in May. Sive Sogoni received the Petro Ferreira...
Stirling Primary pupils did exceptionally well at the Surfer’s Marathon recently. In fact, the first three boys’ positions and the first two girls’ positions in the Junior Surfers all went to Stirling pupils. From left are, Kiara Herman (first U13 girl), Amber Herman (second U13 girl), Sherwin Bauer (third U13 boy), Nathan Gallacher (first U13) and Asha Hoare (second U13 boy)

Stirling’s Surfers pride

Stirling Primary pupils did exceptionally well at the Surfer’s Marathon recently. In fact, the first three boys’ positions and the first two girls’ positions...

Stirling’s spin on ‘Robin Hood’ tale

OVER the years, Stirling High has become well-known for their quality plays and musicals. So get ready to be completely awestruck yet again by Stirling’s...

Stirling team is the bees knees

STIRLING Primary School hosted and went on to win a Grade 1 to 7 SACEE (South African Council of English Educators) Spelling Bee on...

Former Stirling pupil soars in dance of life and studies

FORMER Stirling High School pupil Lauren Volker has achieved an amazing nine distinctions in her 2016 university examinations and will be graduating her third...

Pioneers hit Stirling for six

Pharo, Butler shine in their team’s 37-run win over East London rivals DESMOND COETZEE PIONEERS United brought smiles to the faces of their supporters – and...

BRIGHT SPARKS

At the Grade 2 District Mental Maths Competition recently, Eden Stead from Stirling came first, Shanae Rensburg, right, from AW Barnes Primary came second...

GOLD AWARD

The Stirling Primary School choir received a gold award, came third in their section and received the top award for their traditional African song...

Rhodes student restores dignity with toiletry packs

FORMER Stirling High School pupil Alirian Gibson is helping many students through her Dignity Drive at Rhodes University. The psychology honours student started the donation-run...

TOP GESTURE

This very kind-hearted boy, Ethan Jackson from Stirling Primary raised R500 and donated it all to Fun and Fundraising for the Elderly – a...

BIG BRASS

The Stirling High Big Band performed to a large audience at the National Youth Jazz Festival in Grahamstown recently Picture: SUPPLIED  

Sterling job by young Samaritans

Some Stirling Primary boys got together to do their Mandela Day 67 minutes by handing out cupcakes and cooldrink to the Stirling cleaning and...

Dewar selected to SA U18B side

SELBORNE College Grade 11 pupil, Matt Dewar has been selected for the South African U18 B hockey team after the U18 Interprovincial Hockey tournament...

What’s on the GO! – July 27

Today ● Are you ready to join our motivated group? The University of the Third Age (U3A) caters to people of a so-called “mature age”,...

Teams serve tables to raise funds

Border badminton eight off to interprovincials THE Under 19 Border badminton teams had to wait tables at the Spur in Vincent this week to raise...

Fundraiser sure to hit right note

IN A first-of-its kind fundraiser, the Rotary Club of East London is provi- ding a platform to showcase the abun- dant musical talent at...

What’s On the GO! – 20 July

Today ● University of the Third Age meets on the second Thursday of each month at 9.30am, cost R 10 per visitor and R5 for...

Fun week for youth

VARIOUS local churches and organisations have come together to present youngsters in East London with their first Youth Week – a week filled with...

WHEN I GROW UP

Stirling Baptist Church's  holiday club last week took place in five different venues around East London catering to different age groups. Friday was the...

Writer inspires pupils

Her advice – dream and read more LOCAL author Judy Naidoo visited Stirling Primary last week to present her first children’s book, The Castle on...

Border U13s set to play SA’s best

FOR the first time in history 23 rugby players have been chosen from across the Border region to represent the Border province at the...

Paying it forward: Vicky’s birthday bash a success.

LAST week the Dynamic Body Studio-owner and Pilates instructor, Vicky Luff, held a show in honour of her birthday. The show was aimed at raising...

Local drummies set for nationals

THE first Eastern Cape Majorette and Cheerleaders Association (ECMCA) Provincial competition in 17 years took place last weekend. Only two schools competed in Lilyfontein and...

Pupil with big heart gives back

STIRLING Primary School’s Olivia Smallie ran an arts and crafts stall at the annual Stirling Primary School Games Day last month and donated all...

Music for a cause

The East London Classical Players present their quarterly music concert on Saturday at Stirling Presbyterian Church at 3pm. Among the works to be performed,...

GIRL POWER

  The Stirling Primary and High netball teams won their respective U12 and first-team East London leagues and will be travelling to Port Elizabeth to...

City’s young artists display talents

Imagination, creativity, and uniqueness are on full display at the Belgravia Arts School after pupils from more than 20 schools in East London submitted...

Vicky Luff’s big birthday bash

THE DYNAMIC Body Studio-owner and Pilates instructor, Vicky Luff, will once again be using her birthday to celebrate generosity, love and giving. In previous years,...

AVID BOOKWORMS

The SACEE Sheryl Human Read Out Loud Contest for Grade 6 and 7 pupils saw 15 schools enter 59 pupils. Stirling Primary School congratulated...

ELfest shows off school art works

CELEBTATING the Arts, the 16th ELfest is under-way, showing of some of East London's schools' best talent The festival comprises of two sections, namely Drama...

ITSI talk on improving teaching methods

ITSI's chief executive, Lieb Liebenberg gave an informative and critical presentation on effective teaching methods for the 21st century at the East London Golf...

Resourceful ‘greenies’ do their bit for planet at the Big Green Expo

A Baysville pensioner who spends her days crocheting supermarket bags into hats, slippers and handbags, thereby keeping plastic away from landfills and wire fences,...

Royal taste of India a treat

ROYAL Bombay Express in Stirling is not only royal by name but after tasting their food, you will feel like you’ve been treated to...

Vaughn’s Furnishers marks 10 years

FROM beds, antiques and wooden furniture, to coins and collectibles, Vaughn’s Furnishers in Cambridge has it all and more. This week Vaughn Schröpfer celebrates 10...

Spinner craze hits EL schools

They’re the latest craze in the children’s toy market, with store owners reportedly selling dozens a day.   Fidget spinners – hand-held triangular contraptions with rounded...

What’s On – May 25 2017

Today (Thursday, May 25) ●Put on your dancing shoes to waltz, two-step and line dance the night away with Ivan’s Band at the East London...

School jazz band celebrates in style

Jazz lovers danced away to the soothing sounds of the Stirling Jazz Band at its annual May Dance concert at Stirling High School hall...

Get ‘In the Mood’ for a Big Band night

Stirling High’s annual dance a rare experience GUESTS can enjoy a trip back to the era of swing music with a Gatsby-like atmosphere at the...

Local Pop trio to open for Grammy-nominees, Lumineers

LOCAL alternative pop band, Opposite the Other, has been selected as the opening act for American band, The Lumineers’ South African leg of their...

East London schools square off in spelling bee contest

GEORGE Randell Primary School hosted a foundation phase South African Council for English Education (SACEE) spelling bee last week. Fourteen schools from East London, including...

Doors open for EL singer Swazi Sibam, 12

Everything seems to be going according to plan for Swazi Sibam, East London’s 12-year-old multi-talented songbird who is set to perform at the Walt Disney...

Hayleigh needs help to treat serious illness

Girl battles life-threatening disease TWO weeks before her eighth birthday Hayleigh Stals was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening genetic condition, Fanconi Anaemia (FA). FA is...

Pair spread the love by helping those in need

MARION and Matthew Peake are going out of their way to make sure that those who are hungry are fed, not just physically but...

Splashing out

BIG HANDOVER: PnA handed over parkas to the Stirling High School water polo teams last week. The parkas were donated by PnA East London...

Lesley makes a splash

Stirling pupil wins three golds at Cana ULTIMATE Swim Club (USC) member Lesley Blignaut received three gold medals and broke two championship records at the...

WINNING SMILES

The winners of the PnA/GO! & Express ‘Colour Penny’ competition were chosen last week from over 40 great entries from children. The winner of...

Have a heart, support CHOC in cancer fight

Visit Hemingways for Childhood Cancer Day HAVE a heart for children with cancer this International Childhood Cancer Day and visit Hemingways Mall to support Childhood...