Saturday, July 12, 2008

Back Chat



Our Newspaper Club was started by Mr Stanley Mason in 1991. At that time
Mr Mason was the Senior English 1st Language teacher. Mrs Coetser ran the club
for a short while until she immigrated to Ireland.

The aim of the club was to improve the pupils’ journalistic, public relations and
photographic skills. The Newspaper was funded by advertisements from local businesses.

Pupils were required to sell newspaper space, take relevant photographs and write
noteworthy articles.

Mr Mason was instrumental in acquiring the school’s first computer which was
used for the Newspaper Club. At that time the Newspaper was printed by a local
printing shop in Bellville.

The newspapers were sent to old-scholars regularly to keep them informed of interesting
events and activities at their Alma Mater.

Mrs Simone Coetser has taken over from Mr Mason and is doing a good job.

If you would like to place an advertisement in our Newspaper please contact Mrs Coetser
via the school’s e-mail address: admin@helderberghs.co.za