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– 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

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS: From left, Dor­drecht High School prin­ci­pal, Karen van Niek­erk, with Dux pupil Liso Ta­bata

Pic­ture: REO VAN SCHALKWYK

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

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