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Oranjemund Private School! / Re: PAST TEACHERS OPS
« Last post by henniek on September 21, 2020, 06:47:24 PM »
Mrs Williams . Bill Williams wife ?
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Oranjemund Newsletters / Re: Philip Bruce ~ Founder of the Newsletter!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on September 08, 2020, 08:56:49 PM »
Nice words Robert, strange how we can all relate the the same youthful antics in Oranjemund even though we are from different era's...
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Oranjemund Newsletters / Re: Philip Bruce ~ Founder of the Newsletter!
« Last post by Robert Bruce on August 27, 2020, 04:39:37 PM »
Thanks for the response above.

I regret that my parents elected to return to UK after so many years at CDM. By the time I was in Std 7 at Littlewood House, Wynberg Boys High in Cape Town and really, really loving it despite the rigors of discipline etc., the news that I was to leave WBHS hit me hard. I'd be saying goodbye to my little world in which I lived and grew up. I was not a happy chappie.

I'd just become used to my knew teachers at WBHS and the curriculum and importantly how to study and would now have to go through the whole process again in a cold, wet, cramped, continuously overcast, completely green, no desert to go explore or search for tiger-eye and agate stones avoid snakes etc etc.

Most important of all, the sense of freedom Mother Nature provided us OM kids in the form of the Namib desert and knowing our parents knew we were safe was snapped away from me. No more would I be free to go out and wander around without being aware of the danger around the corner.

It was vital to learn/adapt to a new form of independence and was a very steep learning curve BUT I think all of us kids who were schooled at OPS already learned discipline and to be more independent and to a degree than most kids our age.

Yes we were naughty as all kids tend to be BUT we had the oldest and best and biggest after-school playground any child could wish for - The Namib. And we had the swimming-pool, the park, the old quarry, the Pink Pan, tennis courts, the best maintained rugby, cricket and soccer fields, squash courts, etc etc etc

All we could wish for as kids was right their within easy walking distance from our front doors.

I wish I could say that now!

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Oranjemund Bush Telegraph! / Re: Woolworths Pulling Out of Oranjemund!
« Last post by Robert Bruce on August 23, 2020, 10:04:25 AM »
I should think they ought to reconsider their decision to abandon OM during the Covid19 crisis.

Does their PR no good at all. Wimps!
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Oranjemund Private School! / PAST TEACHERS OPS
« Last post by Erika on August 18, 2020, 08:18:15 AM »
Do anyone know what happened to Mrs. Williams, Mr. Dickinson and Mrs. O'Brien?  I attended OPS from 1969 - 1975
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Awesome news! I see the copies at Spar were gone within seventy two hours....   woo_hoo
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Oranjemund Private School! / Re: ORANJEMUND COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER IS BACK!!!!
« Last post by Bertie Horak on July 28, 2020, 08:59:38 AM »
And so the 4th edition is to be printed and distributed and will also be available online 31 July (this Friday). Every edition is getting better and better.
I am amazed at the amount of work that goes into it, with everybody involved having to balance their "real jobs" and volunteering to get the Newsletter done.
Alfred, you are doing a GREAT job with your editing, layout and technical stuff!
This month's edition has the theme of "Environment and Community".
The editors have organized a stall at the night market opposite Spar on 31 July 2020. PLEASE come and say hallo and chat a bit!
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Oranjemund Bush Telegraph! / Re: Woolworths Pulling Out of Oranjemund!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on July 06, 2020, 09:09:17 PM »
The border was closed around the beginning of March due to the Covid outbreak, but in all honesty with 90km of the North Bank road being tarred, the detour aint to bad, only thing being is there is still currently no traffic allowed between both countries...

Woolworths have reconsidered and are staying for the moment..
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Oranjemund Bush Telegraph! / Re: Woolworths Pulling Out of Oranjemund!
« Last post by Mike Thurtell on July 03, 2020, 03:55:22 PM »
When did the border post close?! To visit (from cape town) must we now go vioolsdrif - keetmanshoop etc etc down to O'Mund?! :wow1:
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Oranjemund Bush Telegraph! / Woolworths Pulling Out of Oranjemund!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on June 09, 2020, 04:34:17 PM »
Woolworths in Oranjemund have announced that they will be withdrawing from Oranjemund at the end of the month. Local gossip citing that the cost of having to transport their goods an additional 1800km now that they Alexander Bay border is closed, has become to expensive. In addition declining sales and an uncertain future makes operations unsustainable.....

One fears that the entire world is changing....... perhaps not always for the better.....
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