THE first week of the final term was exciting for the pre-primary pupils at the Creston College as they got to start swimming again with first bits of summer finally. The junior primary phase came back to a brand new storm water drain placed behind the classrooms to ensure that the rain will not flood the classrooms again, and the Grade 3s were graced with a new outdoor learning area with concrete tables and chairs under the trees, all thanks to Rob van der Merwe and his team. The senior primary pupils came back from the holidays to another holiday, as it was time for school camp. The Grade 5s went to Sweetdale from October 9 to 10 where they spent two days learning all about leadership and critical thinking skills. The pupils had a good time learning to make rafts and are now even able to make a fire to cook food. They were taught the value of teamwork and were also evaluated on their leadership abilities. The school wishes to thank the teachers who gave up their family time to be at the camp.Finally, the college phase students were awarded for academics and sports at the annual Honours and Awards Assembly which took place took place last Thursday. In the matric class 11 pupils were awarded for academic commendation, seven received scrolls, eight were awarded half colours, four full colours, four honours and Sian Koekhoven was given honours with a tie for his performance during the academic year.