After much anticipation and months of hard work, Faithway College held its annual matric farewell. It was an evening out of Hollywood, with our “Oscar nominees” arriving for the occasion in style. The pupils looked dashing, with dresses and suits that could have easily been worn on the red carpet. Musa Zuma started the evening off as our MC and DJ.As always, he knew just how to make the crowd smile and set the mood for the evening.Mrs Huxham, principal of Faithway College, addressed the pupils with an emotional speech going down memory lane, and wished them the best for their last couple of months of schooling and exams before embarking on their own journeys as adults. Noluvo Ncgwabe, head prefect, also had a few words to share with her peers, followed by a performance by Kyle Allen and two of his poetry students. After a brief prayer by Anele Dludla, deputy head prefect, it was finally time to dig in. Chef Shane Seegers from Premier Resort Sani Pass, prepared a scrumptious buffet that had everyone going for seconds. Musa Zuma, assisted by Ayanda Hlongwane, announced the winners of the “Oscars” and after dessert it was time to let our hair down.An evening like this wouldn’t be possible without teamwork and it was wonderful to see how our community, staff and the brilliant team at Premier Resort Sani Pass got together to make magic happen. We would like to express our deepest appreciation to Luis de Jager, who got the ball rolling and made the venue possible for us, Sefton Cramer MD who accommodated Faithway with great prices, a breathtaking venue and brilliant service, Chef Seegers with his respected culinary skills, Ross van Dongen who worked with us in setting up the venue, and all the staff at Premier Resort Sani Pass. The Premier team went beyond the call of duty and did everything possible to make the night special. They were professional, friendly and accommodating in every single way.A very special thank you to Conrad de Jager, also a member of the Sani Pass team, who offered his services by capturing the memories with his talented photographic skills, and Rob Greaves, who volunteered to assist with setting up backdrops for photos. We would also like to thank all the friends, family, parents and staff at Faithway who assisted during this time. Ultimately the night would not have been possible without the hard work, late nights and continuous fundraising by Philile Mnikhati and Carla Ackerman. And as all good things come to an end, we would like to wish our Grade 12 pupils and teachers best of luck for the final exams. — Supplied.