We’re pleased to announce that we’ve made great progress on selecting an education partner for Steyn City Schools, which will be open from January 2018.
We’ve been especially careful about our choice of partner, as we believe that when it comes to the schools – as with all other areas of Steyn City life – only the very best will do. For this reason, we have decided against joining forces with one of the existing educational franchises in South Africa, and have elected instead to create our own brand. We are collaborating with some of the leading educators in South Africa to create a school that rivals the country’s top institutions.
Several hundred million rand has been invested in the school’s infrastructure, which will include 23 classrooms fitted with air conditioning, television sets and fibre connectivity. Each classroom will accommodate 25 learners. The school will also present a number of sports facilities, including a cricket oval, two rugby and hockey fields, an aquatic centre and three multi-courts – not forgetting that learners will also enjoy access to Steyn City’s existing facilities, such as the equestrian centre, running tracks and golf course.
The preparatory school syllabus will be aligned to CAPS, while the high school will be affiliated to the IEB, with a Cambridge curriculum set to be introduced at a later stage.
Importantly, the school will offer education of an international standard within an environment reflecting the Steyn City morals and ethics.
All interested parties can submit details and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nineteen (XIX) Restaurant at Steyn City recently played host to Lumiere, an exclusive dinner series cooked up by J’Something and Courvoisier.
Proving he is as talented in the kitchen as he is on stage J’Something (better known as the guitarist from local house act Mi Casa) joined forces with renowned executive chef Bryce Grantham of Nineteen (XIX) Restaurant to create a six-course tasting menu accompanied by fine Courvoisier cognac. The result was a sensory delight celebrating flavours and aromas, with guests ushered back to Paris’ Golden Age; a fitting setting for an evening of luxury and sophistication.
Chef Bryce was enthusiastic about the opportunity to pair his bold flavours with Courvoisier’s cognacs. He started with Courvoisier’s VS (Very Special). A foie gras-inspired trio was the perfect foil for its fruity, delicate taste and bouquet of ripe fruit and spring flowers. The course featured fois gras canapes and a choice of aerated foie gras soup or mushroom soup, both served with black truffle and candied hazel nuts.
A peach sorbet cleansed the palate before the next course: duck served with Courvoisier VSOP preserved cherries on a truffle pea puree, drizzled with VSOP jus and, of course, accompanied by VSOP.
The VSOP also brought out the complex flavours of the fillet of beef on a bed smoked pearl-barley risotto.
And for dessert? Orange cheese cake with a dark chocolate soil, garnished with candied orange peel and drizzled with an orange-vanilla gel anglaise. This enhanced the hints of candied orange, crème brulee and iris flower in the Courvoisier EO.
A selection of fine French cheeses rounded off a delectable meal.
On Wednesday 28 September, rugby legends and coaches graced our clubhouse for the exclusive viewing of the Springbok Opus, a limited edition compilation celebrating the extraordinary history of our nation’s symbol.
The compilation covers the first games played in 1891 through wars, social change, unification and, ultimately, recognition as Rugby World Cup champions.
It was the ideal photo opportunity for Bok fans some of whom are our residents and staff who wanted to meet their rugby legends.
In August, we joined forces with Trail Adventure to host our first fun run for visitors and residents. Building on this success, we’re partnering with Trail Adventure again to hold our first night run. This is set to be a wonderful occasion, highlighting the freedom Steyn City residents enjoy from the daily obstacles – from vagrants to traffic – that mar life in the suburbs.
The 10 km and 5km run/walk will take place on 19 October. Entry costs R100, and booking is essential. We are giving 250 entries available for non-residents, which may be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Register online http://www.steyncityfunrun.co.za/