Category Archives: Life at Newtons

Bandanna Day for Sunflower Fund

Newtons Staff celebrating Sunflower Day 2016 !
Wear your “TUBE OF HOPE” TOPE

Duminque van Niekerk, Melanie van der Merwe, Jo-Mari Koorsen, Siseko Tose, Anette van Heerden

Duminque van Niekerk, Melanie van der Merwe, Jo-Mari Koorsen, Siseko Tose, Anette van Heerden

Siseko Tose, Icy Jooste, Danette Blom, Luzanne Harmse, Jo-Mari Koorsen, Melanie van der Merwe, Anette van Heerden, Helensha Cilliers, Thembakazi Kojana  Front: Duminque van Niekerk, Anze Pienaar, Thelma Crossman

Siseko Tose, Icy Jooste, Danette Blom, Luzanne Harmse, Jo-Mari Koorsen, Melanie van der Merwe, Anette van Heerden, Helensha Cilliers, Thembakazi Kojana
Front: Duminque van Niekerk, Anze Pienaar, Thelma Crossman

Melanie van der Merwe and Danie Saayman

Melanie van der Merwe and Danie Saayman

 

 

SANBS blood drive 8 July 2016

Newtons employees rushed in to donate blood after receiving a heartfelt KFC breakfast.

 

 

 

Triathlon World Event

Nicholas Newman took part in the Triathlon World Event on the 20th March 2016. This event was held in Port Elizabeth at Orient Beach. There were over 60 athletes from 13 countries competing. Nicholas finished in 13th Position. Well done Nick on this awesome achievement.

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World cup cycling 2015

UCI Paracycling world cup Pietermaritzburg 2015 was held 11 – 13 September 2015. On Friday 11 September was the Time Trial (my favourite event) @ Midmar dam I finished in 12th place but had one of those days, where nothing worked for me. On Sunday 13  September was the  road race held in the city of Pmb, I finished in 12th place again (1h31) over a distance of 55.4 km I was about 5 – 6 min behind the winner .  The total number of cyclist were 166 (men and women) from all over the world. The first time the event was held on the African continent.

Newtons First years’ concert

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“Through a First Years Eyes”

You walk into Newtons, a new apple, up two flights of stairs and into Training with Thelma. Somewhere along the line Thelma mentions that you have to participate in the First Years’ Concert and you think: you want me to WHAT?

Accountants doing drama? That’s like KFC selling McDonalds, but hey, if you have to do it, you have to do it.

At first everybody has their own idea of what the show should be. As the days crawled by, discussions dwelled on a theme instead of progressing to planning and repetition. Somewhere deep in my gut I got this feeling that this is going to be the biggest fiasco ever.

Then Helensha suggested a News Cast and everyone was in agreement. As lunches were spent on planning and evenings were spent on drafting the show slowly came together. Little by little you got pulled out of your comfort zone, pushing yourself to be more than you thought you could be. Nico refused to do a talking role and yet he ended up in a cross-dressing role of a teacher in the Newtons advertisement. Alongside him Chantelle, Leonie and Sané starred as school kids having to give apple idioms.

Helensha became the dry news caster called Riana Cruywagen. Martinus revealed his slightly disturbing crazy side by being the blind sign language interpreter called Stevie Wonders. Wayne was in charge of audio and visual.

Tanya hosted her own quiz show called: Ask the Audience with Joelene, Thembakazi, Duminque and Carlin assisted with the scoring. One phone call to the audience and it became a huge hit. The most memorable moment was when Sharidon answered the phone with: This is Sharidon, unfortunately I am not available.

Next up was the dance number, a slightly chaotic interpretation of Grease but great fun all the same.

The show ended with Wayne doing the witty weather cast for the Newtons building, but the best was yet to come. As a finale we showed images from our Random Act of Kindness. It was Nico’s brilliant idea and Tanya’s planning that enabled us to give a hundred loafs of bread away to hungry people. We also challenged the Second Years to do their own Random Act of Kindness which, by date of publication, is yet to happen (wink, wink, nudge nudge).

By the time it was over, in spite of our differences, we had somehow become a team. Then the partying began.

..and the next morning I woke up with a bad headache and a screaming alarm clock. That morning was the first morning I really started to feel at home at Newtons and suddenly I realized what made the show worthwhile.

Written by Martinus de Beer

 

Awards Congratulations

1/4 Apple Awards March 2015

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Congratulations to Pieter van Rooyen on receiving the 1/4 Apple Award for his dedication, excellence and commitment to Newtons!

1/4 Lucky Draws

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Our 1/4 Lucky Draw Winners are Duminque van Niekerk, Sané van der Watt, Isaac Adam, Chantelle Schnuir and Louise Wagner.

 

1st Years 2015 Commitment to the Newtons Apple Tree