ST. DAVID’S Diocesan School held its prize giving on November 29. Grade 1 pupils received a story book for successfully completing their first year at school. Grade 2 pupils each received a certificate for his or her special talent and contribution to the class.A number of pupils were presented with achievement certificates. Grade 3 — Lindelwa Ndlovu for full attendance; Thabisa Khumalo for academic achievement; Lwandle Dladla for progress in Mathematics; Keenan Ferreira for progress in English; Alister Sadler for perseverance; and Hlelolethu Hlongwana for perseverance. Grade 4 — Scarlet Alexander, Mfundo Dlamini, Etienne Fouché, Nongcebo Ndlovu, Sumay Sauer, and Langa Zuma for academic excellence; Mmeli Sokhela for achievement in Mathematics; Esihle Msane and Sisanda Mbuthu for progress; and Alondwe Ngcobo for diligence. Grade 5 — Thingo Mkhize, Mpendulo Xaba, and Uzubenathi Xulu for academic excellence; Zothando Mdlalose, Nhlanzeko Mchunu, and Zamanondaba Zondi for diligence; Owethu Ali and Ayabonga Mdlalose for progress; and Dean Bam for progress in Mathematics Grade 6 — Teagon Alexander; Amy-Lee Gilson, Kelly Howard, Tushar Lutchmanlall, Anele Ntshingila, and Awande Ntshingila for academic excellence; and Nothando Masikane, Zisanda Mchunu, Melokuhle Mvelase, Melokuhle Nsele, Lukas Potgieter, and Sizophila Sithole for academic achievement.Our guest of honour was Helen Robertson, who retired this year after teaching at St. David’s for 26 years. She played an integral part in developing the school from an enrollment of 25 pupils in 1993 to the current total of 140. Her gift for teaching, her management skills, and loyalty to the school were greatly valued. The respect she has earned from her previous pupils is apparent when they pop in for a visit and ask to see her. She is always interested in how they are and where their lives are leading them. As a dedicated Christian, she taught Christian morals and values to our learners. St. David’s will always be in debt to her contribution. She made a positive and lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of children who have passed through her classes. The theme of our end-of-year concert was the changing seasons. We wished Mrs. Robertson much happiness in this new season of her life, relaxing and spending time with her husband and grandchildren. “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven,” — Ecclesiastes 3:1.Mrs Robertson presented the special awards to Grade 7. St. James’ Women’s Guild English Award — Chanté Brown Nel & Stevens Afrikaans award — Chanté Brown Platt Plant Maths award — Zanamhla Ndlovu Leslie Lee Progress award — Ntando Sokhela Hill Forestry Technology award — Lindelwa Mhlongo Sean Barrow Economic and Management Sciences award — Siyamthanda Sikhosana Terra Craig Art and Drama award — Chanté Brown Bart’s Computers award — Chanté Brown Terra Craig Trophy for Progress in Maths — Corbyn Knott and Ntando Sokhela Mary James Trophy for Reading — Lindelwa Mhlongo and Sinenhlanhla Lerolle Thompson Trophy for Endeavour — Wandile Ngubane St. David’s Trophy for Initiative — Chanté Brown Sinenhlanhla Lerolle Ubuntu Trophy for Fellowship — Wonderboy Bhengu Morgan Cup for Achievement in Sport — Wonderboy Bhengu B. W. Lamb Dux award — Chanté Brown St. David’s would like to express appreciation to the sponsors for their generosity.After the awards and thanks, the children presented a very special concert; “Every Season has a Reason”. The audience were transported through summer, autumn, winter and spring with music, ballet, poetry, stunning hand-painted scenery, costumes, and props. The concert was written and produced by Mrs Scharneck, our Grade 2 teacher, assisted by co-producer Mrs Alexander, chair of our Parents’ Committee. Several months were spent in preparations and rehearsals. Thank you to everyone involved and congratulations on a wonderful show. - Supplied.