The NAPSO winter sport week

Rudi Bowe

This year the Namibia Private Schools Organisation (NAPSO) Securitas Sports week was hosted by the Dolphin Schools in Walvis Bay. About 7000 spectators went through the gates of Jan Wilken Stadium in Walvis Bay this week from 29 May to 1 June.

Fourteen private schools with over 3000 boys and girls participated in this event. The Dolphin Schools (TDS) did an excellent job in the organising of the event. It was an unforgettable event for the participants and spectators alike. The participating schools participating in nine different events were as follow: Berg-Op Akademie, Edugate Academy, Private School Elnatan, Grootfontein Agri College, Gobabis Gymnasium, Keetmanshoop Private School, Private School Moria, Private School Swakopmund, Private School Otjiwarongo, Pro-Ed Akademie, Tsumeb Gymnasium, Windhoek Afrikaans Private School, Walvis Bay Private School, Axis Christian School, Goedehoop Private School, Walvis Bay Primary School and of course the hosts, The Dolphin Schools. The Dolphin Schools would like to thank the anchor and local sponsors and everyone that made the winder sports week successful. TDS Director Mrs Carmen Meyer said: “Events like these take lots of planning, organising, dedication and teamwork from a big group of hardworking people. We would like to give our heartfelt appreciation to the TDS EXCO parents, teachers and staff who contributed to this fantastic event.” Mrs. Carmen Meyer added that everyone participated in the name of friendship, respect and fair play. She said that the talent, determination and hard work during this week was exceptional and that it is at event like these where all the blood, sweat and tears that was put into practicing shines through. This event was not only proof that The Dolphin Schools can host such large events, but that this school is like family willing to help each other. The Chief Executive Officer of NAPSO, Wouter Niehaus said that pride is a little word about how the NAPSO EXCO feels. What The Dolphin Schools did this week was great for a small school with a big heart and that The Dolphin Schools has set the standard very high and that you do not need to be a big school to organise an event like this. Niehaus thanked the whole TDS staff, parents, learners and the Walvis Bay community for this wonderful week of sport in the harbour town and invited everyone to “Gymtastiese” winter sports week next year at Tsumeb Gymnastium. The event closed with the Mr and Ms Private Schools. Malvin Somaeb from The Dolphin Schools was crowned as Mr Private Schools 2019 and Amelia van der Merwe from Windhoek Afrkaanse Private Skool was crowned as Ms Private Schools 2019. Sport was the winner of the day.

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