Hard work pays off

2019-05-07 06:01
Past president of the Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope, Marge Upfold presented the award to Jean Human, with her proud husband Gascon Human and club president, Susan O’Hagan Ward.

Past president of the Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope, Marge Upfold presented the award to Jean Human, with her proud husband Gascon Human and club president, Susan O’Hagan Ward.

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The Rotary Club acknowledged the efforts of Jean Human, principal of Simon’s Town School, with the handover of an impressive Vocational Award.

According to Bev Frieslich of the Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope, based in Muizenberg, Human has consistently supported her learners over the years that she has been at the school, leading them to gain countless prizes and accolades around the world.

It is for this reason that they decided to award the passionate and long-standing principal with the Rotary Club’s Vocational Award, for her persistent efforts and noble work at the school.

Frieslich says that the principal has always encouraged the learners to take the initiative, get involved in diverse projects and push the envelope.

“The prestigious Vocational Award was presented to Mrs Jean Alison Human, by the Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope in recognition of her professional dedication, inspiration and leadership at the school.”

The school, which was established 204 years ago in the Cape Colony, has won a number of awards over the last six years – during the time that Human has been in the position to oversee the running of the school.

“The Simon’s Town School also won the Simon Van Der Stel Foundation Award as the oldest Cape school – celebrating 200 years of existence in 2015 after it was established in the then Cape Colony in 1815,” Frieslich says.

Some of these awards have included the Hip 2B Square Young Innovators Award in 2013 and The Queens Award, won by valedictorian, Thami Hoza who was one of about 30 recipients who travelled to London to receive it from Queen Elizabeth, for his invention of a hot water producing shower nozzle. Human is very proud of Hoza’s award.

The recent Rotary Young Leaders Awards (RYLA) camp was attended by two Patriots Interact students from Simon’s Town school, namely Decent Moyana and Lisa Adonis who gave an excellent slide presentation of their RYLA experiences over the weekend away.

“It is always wonderful to see the personal growth that a RYLA camp has on the students. It’s Fantastic,” says Frieslich.

Human paid tribute to the Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope for their ongoing interest and support of the school and the Patriots Interact Club.

Frieslich concludes: “Our club is privileged to have been able to work alongside this amazing lady. Well done!”

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