Tuesday, October 30, 2007

WW 2

Goodbye Matrics 2007

Good luck and God Bless on your new walk

Photographer: Mr Van Hรถrsten
( teacher and organiser of the Photography Club)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Welcome, Helderberg High School learners.

This is your blog. It is your place to share your news, your talents, your joys and your pains. Its your place to share and to shine.

We are looking forward to your e-mails, comments, articles, poems, stories, photographs and profiles.

carpe diem
(seize the day)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Poet's Corner 2

So true

It’s funny, sad, yet all so true

How we hold on to things that only break us in two

It heartbreak, disappointing and painful

To realize that in the end, you’re the look

What did they do to get the love

To get peace through that white dove

I’m sick of being alone and rejected

I need someone to feel connected to

It’s funny, sad yet all so true

It’s funny, sad yet all so true

How the person that loves you more than life is you

Our tears manifest into rivers so deep

Our lives into heels so steep

It’s most probably part of life’s journeys

To feel as though your heart has a permanent injury

I’m sick of not belonging

I’m sick of wondering

What love is like when you’re on the other side receiving

It’s funny, sad yet also true

It’s funny, sad yet all so true

How they say that love will come to you

You wait for years for that moment

And live with a heart full of disappointments

I’ve never really known what its like

To have someone with you by your side

To say goodnight and hold you tight

Wile you fight the amazement overnight

It’s funny, sad yet all so true

Done by: Yonda Basela

(Grade 12 learner, 2007)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Poet's Corner 1

English teacher

But teacher why?

You taught me everything about life,

but you never taught me

how it feels to fall in love,

now no

No more poetry, no more orals,


right now I need to pass my love

Roses & Violets

Roses are blue
Violets are red
I got mixed up
cause I was thinking of you

God in heaven
God above
Please protect the one I love
send a hug sealed with a kiss;
I love the one I am praying for

Done by: Tella Masakala

(2007, Grade 8 learner)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

WW 1

Photograph taken by Grade 11 learner : Megan Govender (2007)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Snippets from the June 2007 Issue

The mothers that father us...

We all know without a doubt that mothers have a role they have to play. What happens when push comes to shove and the mother then has to play the fathers role? She then has to play two roles at ones and be good in both.

What is the role of a father? The first words that come to my mind when I hear word father are authority, and guidance. So his role, Is it for protection, security, to be good role model, to love their families? All these and so much more could be possibilities neh? What happens when they up and leave, take a tangent? What then?I’m fully aware of the fact that mothers could also do these things, but then there are other things that mothers need to take care of like, giving warmth to their kids, a different kind of love, a soft one! You know?

I’ve stated some of the roles that mothers play and some that fathers play. We see that when we are raised by single mothers the roles that fathers should play the mothers play it with all their hearts. These are the people that father us straight into life. There are things that fathers try to do in a wedding, but we all know that when the going gets tough, some fathers get going.
I’m a child that is being raised by a single mother and I must say that I don’t have that empty space that says “my parents aren’t married” because my mother has always done her utmost best. My father and I were the best of friends, we got like nothing else on this earth...”daddies little girl” kind of thing. So when my dad left it was the worst thing that ever, I cried none stop. I always knew that my mother was a strong woman, but I didn’t really know how strong, today I know. She did the best she could to make sure that we were happy and that we received all we needed. I found myself asking what exactly fathers were for, because the mom I had seemed to have did it better than the man who was supposed to be doing it himself.
I’m who I am today because of what my mother has done and sacrificed for me. If it wasn’t for her love and dedication I don’t know where I’d be.

So I salute all the mothers that have gone through what my mother has gone through and still managed to come out at the top. Thank you so much for being an example to your children and the children of many people out there.
Yonda Basela