ST David’s Diocesan School held its prize giving on 1 December. Families, friends and invited guests were entertained by the school and choir singing a variety of songs, accompanied by Mrs Kate Newmarch on the guitar. After the awards and thanks, the Grade 7 class presented an extract from Akimbo by Alexander McCall Smith, a story about how ivory poachers were prevented from shooting an elephant family and were arrested, thanks to the bravery of Akimbo.
Each Grade 1 pupil received a story book for successfully completing the first year at school. Each Grade 2 pupil received a certificate for his or her special talent and contribution to the class. The following pupils received certificates:
Grade 3: Thingo Mkhize for academic excellence. Uzubenathi Xulu and Layla Mthimkhulu for academic achievement. Sisanda Mthembu and Rudi Boshoff for good progress
Grade 4: Teagon Alexander for academic excellence. Melokuhle Mvelase for excellence in mathematics. Amy-Lee Gilson, Kelly Howard, Nothando Masikane, Anele Ntshingila, Awande Ntshingila and Jacob Turner for academic achievement. Mpendulo Mkhize, Andiswa Mthembu and Bandile Ngubane for progress.
Grade 5: Chante Brown and Zanamhla Ndlovu for academic achievement. Samkelisiwe Luthuli, Sandisiwe Makhatini and Lindelwa Mhlongo for diligence. Snenhlanhla Lerolle and Singatha Matanzima for conscientious effort. Wandile Ngubane for progress
Grade 6: Linique Alexander, Alzanne Barnard, Mordecai Nsele and Nkabenhle Nxumalo for academic excellence. Victor Mpofu and Shanice Mutakiwa for academic achievement. Erika-Anne Edwards, Buhle Masuku and Nozibusiso Mchunu for diligence; Minenhle Dlomo and Owethu Ngubo for conscientious effort.
Mrs Di Mason, guest of honour, presented the special awards to Grade 7.
St David’s would like to express its appreciation to the sponsors for their generosity.
St James’s Women’s Guild English award: Leigh-Anne Boshoff
Nel and Stevens Afrikaans award: Leigh-Anne Boshoff
Platt Plant Maths award: Leigh-Anne Boshoff
Newmarch Natural Science award: Leigh-Anne Boshoff
Mrs G.C. Holdt Social Science award: Leigh-Anne Boshoff
Leslie Lee Progress award: Nokubongwa Zwane
Hill Forestry Technology award: Leigh-Anne Boshoff
Sean Barrow: Economic and Management Sciences award: Leigh-Anne Boshoff
Terra Craig Art and Drama award: Leigh-Anne Boshoff
Bart’s Computers award: Lungelo Sithole
Terra Craig Trophy for Progress in Maths: Anele Radebe
Mary James Trophy for Reading: Lungelo Sithole
Thompson Trophy for Endeavour: Nokubonga Zwane
St David’s Trophy for Initiative: Aphiwe Shange
Greytown Build-it Leadership Trophy: Aphiwe Shange
Mary Slatter Trophy for Service to School: Lusanda Majola and Anele Radebe
Award sponsored by Holme Lacy Farms:
Ubuntu Trophy for Fellowship: Asanda Mbatha and Zamancwane Zungu
Morgan Cup for Achievement in Sport: Bandile Duma
B.W. Lamb Dux award: Leigh-Anne Boshoff.