Hermannsburg happenings

2016-12-14 06:01
Guest speaker Senta Duffield (right) with Principal, Martin Marx 9left), and the head prefects for 2017, Christel Brüggemann and Hugh Pretorius, at the recent High School awards ceremony.

Guest speaker Senta Duffield (right) with Principal, Martin Marx 9left), and the head prefects for 2017, Christel Brüggemann and Hugh Pretorius, at the recent High School awards ceremony.

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AT the end of a busy, successful year, it was fitting that our school honour the achievements of our scholars, and so the primary school and high school awards ceremonies ended off the academic year on 1 and 2 December.

Well-known old scholar, and successful businesswoman, Senta Duffield (neé Seele) amused and inspired with her recollections of her alma mater and advice for the scholars.

At the high school awards ceremony, certificates were awarded for the Speech and Drama Festival to Nqobile Sithole, Lila de Wet, Jemma Hayward, Noluthando Phiri, Erin Whittle, Nondumiso Dlamini, Millisoa Mavie, Sinqobile Mngoma, Ntandoyenkosi Mpungose, Lihle Nyirenda, Thuraiya Yusouff, Ntokozo Zondi and Luke Hayward (who also received the Byron Bure Trophy for top achiever in speech and drama).

For their contribution in environmental matters, Hugh Bouwer, Christel Brüggemann and Luke Hayward received merit certificates, Enoch Mnikati half colours and Paul Tönsing, Jarmin Claassen, Lydia Köhne and Sven Klar full colours. Jarmin Claassen also received the HMB School Trust Prize, and Enoch Mnikati the Jürgen Greve Environmental Studies Scholarship.

For the English Olympiad, Rhonda Christiansen, Luke Hayward, Sven Klar, Michelle van Rooyen and Liezl Volker received merit certificates, while Hugh Bouwer and Elisabeth Tönsing received silver, and Christel Brüggemann a gold certificate. Excellence awards went to Zenande Magubane (first nationally in the isiZulu olympiad in Grade 8 - gold medal), Nondumiso Dlamini (third nationall in Grade 8 - bronze medal), and Hugh Bouwer (German International Olympiad, selected to represent South Africa in Germany).

Lydia Köhne was awarded a Merit Certificate for achieving 97% in Grade 3 music theory and mention on UNISA’s honour roll, while Clara Kohrs, Angelika Meyer, Hugh Bouwer, Luke Hayward and Elisabeth Tönsing were awarded full colours for their participation in the KZN Youth Choir. Rhonda Christiansen and Meike Meyer were awarded honours for their participation in the KZN Youth Choir, while Chantal Jonker received honours for participation in the KZN Midlands Youth Choir. Christel Brüggemann received the Tania de Bruyn Eisteddfod Trophy, Enoch Mnikati the Du Toit / KZN Youth Choir Floating Trophy, Elisabeth Tönsing the Tristan Hiestermann Music Potential Trophy, and Ntokozo Zondi the Eckart and Monica Meyer Music Progress Trophy.

Half-colours were awarded to: swimming - Kristin Bam, Jarmin Claassen, Lila de Wet, Joel Pope, David Torgius, Lydia Köhne, Angelika Meyer, Erich Ortmann, Dieter Volker, Andrea Bam, soccer - Owethu Gulubela, Owen Gumede, Holger Eggers; athletics - Owethu Gulubela, Owen Gumede, Ayanda Dlamini, Charlize Vermeulen, Hugh Bouwer, Sanele Ndwandwe, Elisabeth Tönsing, cricket - Luke Hayward, Sven Klar, Kabelo Molefe, Jordan Pope, tennis - Luke Hayward, Sven Klar. Full colours were awarded to: hockey - Lila de Wet, Jemma Hayward, Erin Whittle, Angelika Meyer, Imke Marx, Zothani Dlamini, Enoch Mnikati, soccer - Hugh Bouwer, Sven Klar, swimming - Hugh Bouwer, Christel Brüggemann, Rhonda Christiansen, David Cunningham, Sven Klar, Meike Meyer, Liezl Volker, athletics - Christel Brüggemann, Luke Hayward, Sven Klar, Meike Meyer, Enoch Mnikati. Sanele Ndwandwe was awarded honours for hockey. Paul Tönsing was awarded the Ian Younge Cricket trophy, Angelika Meyer the Sportswoman of the Year trophy, Sven Klar the Sportsman of the Year trophy and Sanele Ndwandwe the Sports Star of the Year trophy.

Academic Merit Certificates went to Jemma Hayward, Philip Lütge, Naseeha Mahomed, Kirsten Rabe, Nqobile Sithole, Erin Whittle, Nondumiso Dlamini, Angelika Meyer, Sinqobile Mngoma, Liteboho Mosheshe, Ntandoyenkosi Mpungose, Kirsten Ortmann, Dieter Volker, Simon Röhrs, Rhonda Christiansen and Sven Klar. Academic half-colours: Zahra Cassim, Lila de Wet, Zenande Magubane, Paul Tönsing, Clara Kohrs, Lydia Köhne, Ivan Mohlala, Nonjabulo Khoza, Luke Hayward, Liezl Volker. Academic full colours: Elisabeth Tönsing. Academic honours: Hugh Bouwer and Christel Brüggemann.

Awards for achievement in German went to (Grade 8) Lila de Wet and Paul Tönsing, (Grade 9) Sinqobile Mngoma, (Grade 10) Simon Röhrs, (Grade 11) Christel Brüggemann. Kirsten Rabe received the Risch Book Prize for confirmation classes, Lila de Wet the Mevrou Olivier Grades 8-9 Afrikaans First Additional Language trophy, Hugh Bouwer the Brooks Family Grade 10-11 Afrikaans First Additional Language trophy, Luke Hayward the Pidelta Geography trophy, Philile Zuma the Cockburn Family isiZulu trophy, Paul Tönsing the Waltraut Müller-Nedebock Grade 8 EMS Scholarship, Liteboho Mosheshe the Waltraut Müller-Nedebock Gader 9 EMS Scholarship. Hugh Bouwer was awarded the Khiren Maharaj Memorial trophy (accounting) as well as the Lindemann Grade 10-11 Life Orientation trophy, the Rolf Rohwer Afrikaans First Additional Language Scolarship and the Erich Buhr Mathematics Scholarship.

Well done to all recipients of certificates, awards, scholarships and prizes.

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