– The GET Band and FET band prize-giving ceremonies were held at Cathcart High School last Friday.
The guest speaker was Kaya Malotana, the director of rugby at Queen’s College. He related well to the pupils and urged them to surround themselves with the right friends in order to achieve their goals. The trophy for bringing the highest honour to the school was shared between Latita Mali (for her selection to the Eastern Cape provincial netball team) and Kuhle Dube who accepted the trophy on behalf of the work done by the EEESAY Project. The choir, conducted by Peli Ceshemba, enchanted the audience with two beautiful traditional renditions. The Dux Scholar was Kaylin van Heerden, daughter of Raimondo and Bev van Heerden of Cathcart.
the holidays six pupils from Cathcart High School attended a glittering award ceremony and dinner at Redhill School in Johannesburg where they were presented with certificates for achieving the gold level of the president’s award. A number of schools were represented on the evening and about 100 awards were presented. The gold standard is the highest level of the award (after the bronze and silver) and is the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication over a sustained period of time. The requirements of the gold award are that a candidate must participate in a sport and a skill for a year, they must contribute 72 hours of community service, attend a threenight hiking trail and do a “residential project”, which involved spending a week away from home undergoing some kind of “growing experience”. Five of these pupils spent a week at Hobbiton in July acting as instructors at an outdoor camp for 140 underprivileged children from East London for their residential project and one of them “work shadowed” a farmer in Cathcart for a week, participating fully in the daily activities and the routine of farm work.
The certificates were
– Heartfelt condolences to Christine van Pletzen, family and friends at the passing of her mom, Carina Greyling. A service will be held on Saturday at 11am in the Dordrecht NG Church.
High School (DHS) held their 2018 Grade 12 valedictory service and prize-giving this week. Congratulations to all the prize-winners. All the best to grade 12s writing their final exams. Congratulations to Liso Tabata who is the DHS 2018 Dux pupil. Lihle Yawa is head girl for 2019 and Nkosintle Xamlashe the head boy. presented by the keynote speaker, the deputy inister of arts and culture, Makhotso Sotyu.
ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile was present on the evening to represent President Cyril Ramaphosa, the patron of the President’s Award.
The pupils who received their certificates were Lelethu Mkonjeni (grade 10), Yolanda Ntoyakhe, Kuhle Dube, Azangsuma Wulingminga (all grade 11) and Ziphozihle Mcongwana and Latita Mali (grade 12).
TOP HONOURS: At the gold level presentations of the President’s Awards were, from left, Makhotso Sotyu, Nkagare Makhudu (CEO President’s Award for Youth Empowerment), Azangsuma Wulingminga, Rochelle Josiah (chairman President’s Award for Youth Empowerment) and Paul Mashatile
WELL DONE: Prize winners at the Dordrecht High School prize giving were, from left, Onika Ramasehlo – Dux pupil intermediate phase; highest prizes in maths, English home language, Afrikaans first language, social science, life skills, special prize for natural science and technology and chess for great performance; Hlumo Ncomiso – courtesy trophy and Ondela Maki – highest marks grade 6 and trophy for the best learner in Afrikaans first additional language
CONGRATULATIONS: From left, Dordrecht High School principal, Karen van Niekerk, with Dux pupil Liso Tabata
GOOD TO MEET YOU: Cathcart High School 2018 headboy, Lance Theron and fellow pupil Nkcubeko Matontsi had the opportunity to have their photo taken with former Springbok rugby player Khaya Malotana recently