It was a fun-filled day full of various activities such as cooking and painting, with many other beautiful things to purchase from the market. Congratulations to Mrs Logan and her team in putting together this event, which we hope will be an annual event.


The Marimba Movers Competition Band entertained a crowd at the Lifestyle Market. This preparation performance paid off when they won the cup for the best high school band at the SASMT Manic Marimba Competition. Thank you to Mrs van Schoor for all her hard work in putting this competition together for the second year.


The KZN Youth Choir put on a spectacular performance at Ashton. We were so proud to see Devon Baird, Chanel Bates, Emma-Jae Dunn and Eryn Baird performing on our Grace Hall stage as members of this choir. Devon Baird also sang a solo, Seth and Reece Berkeley performed two items as well as the Marimba Movers Competition Band.


Chanel Bates was selected to perform in the Young Performers Concert with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. She sang Verdrai Carino from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni on The Playhouse Stage.


The Ashton String Ensemble performed at the Lifestyle Market with Camilla du Plooy using her KZN Youth Orchestra experience and leading our younger players.

Congratulations to the following students on their individual achievements!


Kyle Neethling received results from his Unisa Grade 4 Piano exam in 2018 and was awarded a Hennie Joubert Merit Prize. These prizes are awarded to candidates who have excelled in the practical or theoretical music examinations with only the top two candidates per grade qualifying for this award.


Kristin Murison came second in the Spur singing competition recently. She goes through to the next round.

Reece Berkeley, as a band member, performed at Splashy Fen and played at the opening for Watershed and Prime Circle.

Aeryn Linington passed her Trinity Rock & Pop vocal exam.

Rachel Taljard received merit for her Trinity piano exam.

Camilla du Plooy passed her Grade 5 ABRSM violin exam.

Seth Berkeley received merit for his Trinity Rock & Pop vocal exam.

Emma-Jae Dunn received merit for her Trinity Rock & Pop vocal exam.

Alexandra Quixley passed her Grade 7 Trinity Rock & Pop vocal exam.


Congratulations to the following Ashton Sugar Dancers who competed in the SABOD KZN challenge. These students will be competing in the Commonwealth Champs in Sun City early next term.

The results are as follows:

Caraline Hill: Jazz solo – Gold; Contemporary solo – Gold; Modern duo – Gold; Contemporary group - Gold

Kate Biebuyck: Contemporary solo – Silver; Modern duo – Gold; Contemporary solo - Gold

Sbabalwe Tundzi: Hip hop solo – Bronze; Hip hop duo – Gold; Hip hop crew - Gold

Pia Govender: Hip hop solo - 6th; Hip hop group - Gold

Amy Cox: also received a bronze


Sbabalwe Tundzi and Allistair Waddsworth made the KZN Dance League teams and will be competing at the Inter Provincial tournament in the holidays and we wish them well for this.


Congratulations to the following students who have been selected into the Ashton Senior College Rock Choir:

Jennavive de Agrela, Rufaro Chitundu, Megan Stanbury, Rachel Taljard, Trinity Wright, Seth Berkeley, Emma-Jae Dunn, Kristin Murison, Aeryn Linington, April Drew, Hayley van Staden, Daniella Catarino, Keaton Naidoo, Caitlin Holmes, Kyle Neethling, Alexandra Quixley, Mihle Bantubani, Salma Drew, Devon Baird, Madison Taljard, Maxine Puren, Tinodaishe Banda, Chanel Bates, Mantsilane Lesenyeho, Nqubeko Ngcobo and Eryn Baird.