Top achievers acknowledged
ABERDEEN — The prize-giving ceremony for the learners of Kamdebo Primary School was held recently in the Aberdeen Library Hall.
Programme directors Chris de Jager and Daniel Pieterse kept the items flowing, and had good control over the excited learners.
The guest speaker was the Executive Mayor of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality, Cllr Eunice Kekana, who lives in Graaff-reinet. She told the learners and parents about her links to Aberdeen, with many family members still living in the town. Speaking passionately and without notes, she emphasised the importance of respect – respect for oneself, for parents and for educators.
The foundation phase and intermediate phase learners then came forward to receive their certificates from their class teachers. Principal Pieter Säfers then gave his address, thanking parents and teachers for their support during the year. He also encouraged parents to become involved with the SGB and to consider standing for election next year.
The senior phase learners were then presented with their diplomas, and the outgoing head boy and head girl handed over gifts to the speaker.
The top learner in each year was then presented with a medal and certificate by the Mayor. The overall top performer in Grade 7, Chandré Mytieniers, was thrilled to be presented with a trophy, as well as a cash prize donated by teacher Niel Pienaar. The top academic achiever in Grade 7 Chandré Mytieniers. She was thrilled to be presented with a trophy, as well as a cash prize donated by teacher Niel Pienaar.