Past pupil inspires at prize-giving
The new open-air hall at Luxolo Intermediate School proved to be a perfect venue for this year’s prize-giving ceremony, with plenty of shade for all on a very hot, but beautiful day.
The guest speaker was a past pupil of the school, Monwabisi Ruiters, who is a senior manager at the State Information Technology Agency. “We hope that his achievements from humble beginnings will inspire the learners to continue studying and aim high,” said Principal Jan Mathiale.
The theme, of aiming high, with support from parents and family, was echoed in speeches from the chairman of the SGB and Mathiale himself.
Diplomas were presented to children who had achieved high marks over the first three terms of the year, as well as for participation and excellence in sporting and cultural activities.
The sportsman of the year award went to 10-year-old Renaldo May in Grade 5, who represented the Eastern Province at national level in the 1 200m athletics event.
The top achiever in each grade also received a diploma, listing their top subjects, and then the top learner in each phase received a trophy.
Top learner in the senior phase (Grades 7, 8 and 9) was Singalakha Maphekula, in Grade 8. As well as the impressive Elizabeth Frazenburg trophy, she received a prize of R1 000. She was the most outstanding pupil in Xhosa, English, mathematics, life orientation, social science, natural science, economic and management science and technology.
In the intermediate phase (Grades 4, 5 and 6) Ambesa Nqipha in grade 6 came out on top, with the highest marks in Xhosa, English, mathematics, life skills, social science and natural science and technology. She received a trophy, as well as diplomas.
Finally, the foundation phase award went to Ayolisiwe Nombula in Grade 3, with top marks in Xhosa, English, life skills and mathematics.
The educators and parents are very proud of all the learners who have worked hard throughout the year and hope that the recipients of these awards will inspire others to give of their best.
Academic winners Ambesa Nqipha, Ayolisiwe Nombula and Singalakha Maphekula with principal Jan Mathiale.
Sportsman of the year, Renaldo May.