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Be Remarkable


E G E L L O C ’S R E T E P T S A number of parents have recently asked questions about the meaning and origins of the school badge and motto. Herewith an explanation: The Crossed Keys represent the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, Matthew 16:19, giving Peter and the Apostles the authority to represent Christ on earth. The Bishop’s Mitre reminds us that we are a Diocesan School (in the Diocese of Johannesburg), with the Bishop of Johannesburg being our supreme authority known as “The Visitor”. Former Bishops of Johannesburg have included, The Rt. Rev. Duncan Buchanan, The Rt. Rev. Desmond Tutu and The Rt. Rev. Timothy Bavin. The Motto, In Futurum Fortiter – Bravely into the Future.

College Prayer God, our Father Who ever makest the light to shine out of the darkness, We thank Thee for waking us to see the light of the new day. Grant unto us to waste none of its hours; To soil none of its moments; To neglect none of its opportunities; To fail in none of its duties. And bring us, Lord, to the evening time undefeated by any temptation, at peace with ourselves, at peace with others and at peace with You. This we ask for Thy love’s sake. AMEN

FIRST DAY • William Barclay

Fr. Trevor Prince


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GRADE 9 ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEKEND GRADE 9 LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL DAY WORLD CHALLENGE TRIP TO VIETNAM DUBAI TRIP NEWSY EVENTS GRADE 8, 9, 10 AND 11 CAMPS CO-CURRICULAR REPORT PRIZE-GIVING 2017 CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS ANNUAL SPORTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL ART TASK TEAM DRAMA 500 DAYS OF SUMMER DANCE MUSIC CHOIR BARBERSHOP AND BEAUTYSHOP ORATORY - DEBATING ORATORY - PUBLIC SPEAKING FIRST AID NEWSPAPER ROBOTICS INVESTMENT CLUB PHOTOGRAPHY ECO-PETS INTERHIGH INTERHOUSE BASKETBALL CHESS CRICKET CROSS COUNTRY AND ATHLETICS EQUESTRIAN NETBALL HOCKEY RUGBY SOCCER SWIMMING WATER POLO TENNIS SQUASH

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HEADMASTER’S ADDRESS COUNCIL REPORT EXCECUTIVES PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION OLD PETRIANS ALUMNI SOCIETY STAFF HEADBOY’S ADDRESS HEADGIRL’S ADDRESS PREFECTS AND HOUSE CAPTAINS GRADE 12 GRADE 11 GRADE 10 GRADE 9 GRADE 8 ACADEMIC REPORT WHITE BLAZERS PRIZE-GIVING 2017 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADE 12 MATRIC FINAL EXAM RESULTS PRIZE-GIVING 2017 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADES 8, 9, 10 & 11 OLYMPIADS TOUR DE MATH AND FRENCH DELF EXAM SCIENCE EXPO AND RESOURCE CENTRE CREATIVE WRITING STUDENT AFFAIRS REPORT DALE CARNEGIE SANDWICHES OF CHANGE (SOC) AND SHAVATHON PRESIDENT’S AWARD AND BLOOD DRIVE GRADE 12 MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME MUFFIN MORNING SERVERS STUDENT LINK GRADE 11 MAC BUILD GRADE 10 SPRING DANCE MATRIC DANCE MATRIC BEACH DAY MATRIC VALEDICTION MATRIC MEMORIES GRADE 8 GALA, ORIENTATION, TIME CAPSULE GRADE 8 AND 9 VALENTINES SOCIAL

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our magazine. To Danny Parsons from Life Imaging for the official photographs, Sharné Edworthy for the fresh and funky design, and the staff and students for the articles and informal photographs. I take this opportunity to express my utmost gratitude to the students of St Peter’s College for enthusiastically supporting our marketing endeavours. I am constantly blown away at your confidence, reliability and absolute willingness to express your pride and love for your school – be it on social media, in Through the Keyhole articles, taking photos at events, conducting presentations, ‘selling’ us at exhibitions, escorting parents on tours at Open Days, or even just wearing your uniform with pride. Each one, always ready to convince prospective parents and students that the College is the best school in the world! You live the brand and I am extremely proud to be associated with this amazing school. Thank you, you made my job so much easier and a real pleasure to do. I wish you well as you go bravely into the future. Please accept my apologies for any errors or omissions that have crept in, I have tried my very best to limit these. Enjoy your magazine! Kind regards Theresa Monoyoudis Marketing Manager

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College and the staff who work here have a key role to play in the education of our students, and we all look forward to working together to ensure we achieve this vision. I would like to formally thank all members of our school community for their support throughout 2017. I would particularly like to, publicly, thank all our staff - teaching and non-teaching, for all their hard work. St Peter’s College is successful because of the high standard of teaching and the numerous extra opportunities offered to our students as well as all the hard work that takes place behind the scenes by our central services, administrative, technical and support teams. I never cease to be amazed by the many events that take place over and above the day to day teaching and I am very grateful to work with such a dedicated, committed and professional team of staff. I am particularly indebted to our outgoing Chairperson of Council, Mr Mike Ilsley; current Chairperson of Council, Mr Nathaniel Ramuthaga; the St Peter’s College Council, as well as, the College executive team, for their support this past year.

RUI MORAIS Headmaster

Dear Parents, Students and Staff, 2017 has been another tremendously busy year for St Peter’s College as is displayed in this magazine. We continued to work on our areas of focus as part of our ongoing cycle of improvement – that being the progress of students, teaching and learning; using data to inform our planning and how we can best utilise technology.

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As St Peter’s College approaches its 20th anniversary celebrations in 2018, we can all acknowledge that it has stood the test of time and has been well cared for and maintained. However, as time goes on we need to continue to upgrade the building and facilities. We appreciate the recent and ongoing projects in 2016 and 2017 which includes the upgrading of the Sciences and Technology Centre, the Hockey Astro Turf, as well as, the new Administration Centre and School Shop which are scheduled for completion in March 2018. To say that “we live in interesting times”, is something of an understatement for those of us who work in education. Change and managing change seems to be constant. Financial constraints affect us all and we believe we have responded to the challenge by using valuable and scarce resources efficiently and effectively. We strive to ensure that any constraints do not impact upon the experiences and outcomes of our students and are concerned with maintaining our provision and breadth of choice for all. The College Council and Executive’s vision to create an education system to meet the demands of the 21st century, which acknowledges the importance and value of all young people and which places them at the heart of any strategic plan is something to which we all aspire. All children deserve the best we can give them. I am confident that St Peter’s

We continue to build our capacity to be a full learning community, reflective about the work we do and always looking for ways to improve and move forward, ensuring we prepare young people for their future journey in life and providing them with the necessary skills to deal with whatever life throws at them. We are dedicated to developing in our students, the qualities and skills to become confident, selfmotivated and independent young adults. We believe that the key elements present when the College started - such as the emphasis on family, independent thinking, academic excellence, all-round participation and on community - are still at the forefront of our minds. We need to measure ourselves against the core values of the school Relationships, Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. In an age which is increasingly technological, where information is changing at an alarming rate and where instant gratification is the order of the day, we believe it is critical to centre true education around these values. St Peter’s College has been blessed with unprecedented growth over the last two years. I interviewed a total of 290 prospective 2018 Grade 8s for 135 places and by the end of 2017, I had interviewed 120 prospective students for January 2019, as the demand for places at the College grows. St Peter’s College moves into 2018 with 629 projected students from Grade 8-12, and we are full in Grades 8, 9 and 10, with waiting lists. I thank all our staff – whether they teach Grade 8 or Grade 12 – for the fantastic contribution they make to our students’ academic development. Thank you to our teachers, sports and cultural staff throughout the school, for the time and effort they have given to ensure that our students are able to participate and compete in our rich and varied academic, sporting and cultural programme. It is with a degree of sadness that our long serving member of Council, and Chairperson of Council over the past two years, Mr Mike Ilsley, resigned from Council as at September 2017. Mike had always committed to serving as Chairperson


I wish Mike, his wife Gillian, who is a former St Peter’s Prep teacher, as well as his two sons, Matthew and Brett, who are both former Head Boys of St Peter’s College, the best for the years ahead and we look forward to seeing them at our 20th anniversary celebrations next year. At our Council meeting on 4 October 2017, the Council members unanimously voted Mr Nathaniel Ramuthaga in as the fifth Chairperson of the St Peter’s College Council. Nathaniel has been a member of the St Peter’s College family since 2004 and has served as a member of the College Council in the capacity of Marketing subcommittee chairperson since 2010. Nathaniel has two daughters, Murendeni and Rudzani, who both matriculated from St Peter’s College, and a son Rofhiwa who matriculates next year.

Chairman of Council. Des is married to Karin and has a daughter in Grade 11 at St Peter’s College. Des is a Chartered Accountant with a wealth of knowledge and business experience with a legal and a financial background. Please join me in congratulating both Nathaniel and Des into their roles as Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively. I am sure you will agree that the College is in very capable hands, as together with the rest of the Council and the St Peter’s College Executive team, we steer this ship “Bravely into the Future”.

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of Council for a period of two years and that tenure has now come to an end. A contributing factor was that Mike had been appointed CFO of Old Mutual, hence his availability to offer support going forward is somewhat limited. Over this period of time, Mike has been a mentor and support, not only to myself in my role as Headmaster of St Peter’s College, but also to the College Executive team and we are most certainly going to miss his wisdom, not to mention his wonderful sense of humour. We will forever be indebted to him and we feel a tremendous sense of gratitude for the role that Mike has played in the growth of St Peter’s College.

Finally, to the St Peter’s College parents, I take this opportunity to thank you for all your support and co-operation and interest in your children’s education who continue to be a delight to work with and to teach. The triangle of support between the student, the school and yourselves, is so very important and one which we value very much indeed. To those who do everything they can to follow these values, my thanks – you are the heart and soul of St Peter’s College.

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Fortit m u r u t u F “In Kind regards, Mr Rui Morais

Furthermore, Mr Des Mahony, the current Chairman of our Parents’ Association was also unanimously voted in as Vice-

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doing builds knowledge and wisdom that can be shared with the greater community and civil society. We celebrate our 20th anniversary next year in 2018. This is an exciting time in our history; we are still a relatively young school. Having now emerged from filling our enrolment with a waiting list for the next two years and establishing our credentials as the best, modern South African high school, we are now poised for an exciting new phase in our growth. In recognition of the fact that the College has entered a new era, the Council, management and staff have put in place a comprehensive strategic plan for the next five years and beyond. As part of this process, we have clarified our vision, mission, ethos and values, articulating what sets us apart from the other high schools in Johannesburg and around the country.

NATHANIEL RAMUTHAGA Incoming Council Chairperson

As our previous Council Chairman would say “Life is very simple… what you put in, is pretty much what you get out”; and so, it should be no great surprise that various studies confirm that parent involvement is a key contributor to their child’s academic, cultural and sporting success. Conversely, when a child or young adult falls through the cracks, one needs not look too far to find an uninvolved parent. At St Peter’s College, we pride ourselves on our Headmaster and our teaching staff’s ability to inspire loyalty whilst demanding honesty from all College stakeholders. Every decision is made with consideration of the other’s full humanity. Yes, we pay significant fees for our children to benefit from a quality, private education, but our responsibility does not end there. There is only so much the school can do and our staff do a huge amount to equip and empower our students for life. We, as parents, still have a job to do in engaging with our children and in engaging with our school, fellow parents and staff. We can do this in many ways;

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• being involved in our children’s academic, cultural and sporting progress; encouraging them and celebrating their achievements no matter how big or small; • join the College’s Council, Parents’ Association (PA) or its subcommittees, or just volunteer a bit of time to assist with the many PA activities; • we can also, and this is very important to our Headmaster and his staff, engage with the school by placing your trust in the school’s management and staff and holding your daughter or son accountable for their actions. Encourage students to not focus on doing the next thing right but on doing the next right thing. What matters most is what we do after we experience shortcomings and failures. Let’s encourage the young ones to ask themselves whether the mistakes were made from a deviation of life principle, or perhaps, as direct result of a misguided strategy. Asking ourselves whether what we are

Our benevolent intent, in other words our reason for being, is “Empowering individuals for life”. Our mission, in other words what we intend to achieve, remains intact from the inception of the College. Our ethos, in other words our moral character as we implement our mission, is very bold: • At St Peter’s College, every individual matters and contributes to the greater whole. • We find strength in our diversity as shown by our St Peter’s College pride and sense of belonging. • Our success is defined, not by traditional measures, but by the quality of the empowered individuals we produce. Our values - how we behave to achieve our benevolent intent and deliver on our mission - are the four ‘Rs’: Respect, Responsibility, Relationships and Resilience. The value of ‘Resilience’ was added to our original three core values to recognise the importance of bouncing back from the inevitable setbacks we all face during our school years and in life beyond. It is said that there are no failures in life, only temporary setbacks which we come out of wiser. I conclude with a quote from the great English writer and poet viz. Alexander Pope from An Essay on Criticism – A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. Please let St Peter’s College be your Pierian Spring (a source of empowerment for life). It makes the world better and wiser in the long term. Mr Nathaniel Ramuthaga Council Chairman

MIKE ILSLEY Outgoing Council Chairperson


DAVID BUTCHER

NATHANIEL RAMUTHAGA

MIKE ILSLEY

RUI MORAIS

GRAHAM HAIRD

LAURA JANSEN

JENNY LECLEZIO

HEIDI MÜLLER

STEVE DU TOIT

GREG ROYCE

KARI VEMER

LISA ELS

MICHELLE METH

CATHY MACLEOD

FR. SAMUEL MASEMOLA

DES MAHONY

TANIA ELSE

LES WHITTAL

Diocesan Bishop’s Representative

Incoming Chairperson

Human Resources

Finance

Business Manager

IT

Outgoing Chairperson

St Peter’s Prep Schools Council Chairperson

Pastoral

Headmaster

Independent

St Peter’s Prep Schools Rector

Parents’ Association Incoming Chairperson

Trust/Bursaries/Alumni

Parents’ Association Outgoing Chairperson

Campus Development

Legal and Policy Advice

Marketing

Council AND EXCECUTIVES

EXECUTIVE TEAM 2017

RUI MORAIS

Headmaster

SHELLY MATTHEWS Deputy Head: Academics

BRIAN ARMITAGE Deputy Head: Co-Curricular

ODELLE HOWARD

Deputy Head: Student Affairs

DEBRA MEYER HR Manager

ARUN JENNINGS Compliance Manager

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COUNCIL MEMBERS 2017

THERESA HEIDI MONOYOUDIS MÜLLER Marketing Manager

Business Manager

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business partnerships, parties, shared celebrations, and, even, joined bloodlines too. This is what friendship is about. Even life itself…. Should you not consider getting more out of the College? Your child gets what you, plural, invest in; but what you could get out is, if you want, also priceless. Mr Des Mahony Parents’ Association Chairperson

DES MAHONY Parents’ Association Incoming Chairperson

As St Peter’s College turns 20 next year, and as every one of its pupils’ parents looks back on their last two decades too, they will, no doubt, realise that most of that time has been taken up by these children and they have many good friends made only because of their children. Having their child changed their lives in lots of ways, but it changed their social circles too. The College has brought many of us together. Many, who we are now thrown together with, were not educated at the same places, go to the same socials, work in the same fields or enjoy the same interests as us. In a nutshell, it may seem that we do not have much in common.

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However, if one looks at these same 20 years one will see that strong bonds have not just been created between the students or the team at the school, there are many parents visiting each other, even without their children or long after their children have left the College. There are some parents in the staff, and some whose grandchildren will attend the College, but there are many more regaling the fun memories they made at this special place. Over 20 years parents have told their children to make the most of the opportunities presented by the College and to appreciate the privileges associated with them. Not all have thought that the same holds true for the parents themselves too. And, like the children, only some have fully capitalised on this. Each parent got involved to various degrees at their child’s primary school, often for the benefit of their little boy or girl. But at high school a lot have got involved more for their own benefits too, also to various levels. But whatever that level, whatever the motive, St Peter’s College has, over the years, not only created responsible young citizens but many book clubs, four balls, holiday companions, lazy lunches, card games,

TANIA ELSE Parents’ Association Outgoing Chairperson


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There is something magical about the year 2007. I was a little nervous seeing all my old school friends after 10 years and yet when I spoke to them it was as if we were never apart. Being the smallest Grade 8 year in 2002 we definitely made our mark on the school when we left in 2007. Initially unsure about how the teachers would respond to our return and how we will all feel seeing each other again, but I can truly say it was a great reunion for us all!

The MADD Centre proudly being shown off by Mr Botha, took everyone’s breath away and most of the Old Petrians said they were so impressed but jealous that we didn’t get to experience these facilities all those years ago. The magic was how we all sat chatting for hours catching up about everyone’s life and meeting all the little babies in the 2007 grade. I got goose bumps when the Shabba team started singing old school war cries under their tree, so loudly it was echoing through the corridors. Visiting the school again and seeing all these great people made me so proud to be an Old Petrian and I wish the sun stayed up a little longer so we could have stayed a little longer.

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The Old Petrians were all taken back by the growth of the school and the progress the College has made. Standing on the Matric Lawn chatting to Mr Morais about how we always took long bathroom breaks because the school only had one bathroom (they now have plenty more) made us all reminisce about our times we had on the lawn. I truly loved hearing all the funny stories everyone had to share and how we stuck together as a grade.

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ACADEMIC STAFF Mr Brian Armitage

Mr Nardus Badenhorst

Mr Izak Botha

Mrs Tasha Botha

Ms Julia Braatvedt

Dr Sarah Da Silva

Ms Margaretha de Bruin

Ms Lynne Dell

Mrs Joan Delport

Mr Dario Doneda

Mrs Cathlyn Dracatos

Mr Francois du Toit

Ms Hesther Fourie

Mrs Rykie Gaudin

Mr Ryan Hammond

Mr Ritesh Hariram

Mr Ian Havenga

Mr Victor Hiemstra

Ms Lindsay Hopwood

Mrs Michele Horwood

Mrs Odelle Howard

Ms Saranne Hudson

Mr Rohan Jubber

Mr Mathew Kirkland

Mrs Camille Koukoutsis

Mr Louis Levinson

Mr Antonio Lottering

Ms Santie Louw

Mrs Sue Maher

Mrs Cornel Malan

Miss Margareta Malan

Mr Claudio Marangoni

Mrs Shelly Matthews

Ms Suzette Meyer

Mrs Crystal Miles

Mrs Ashnee Mohabir

Mr Napo Motshwene

Ms Phangisile Mtambo

Mrs Anchen Müller

Mrs Nancy Munilall

Ms Innocentia Rapudi

Mrs Lomé Robertson

Ms Shevon Ronne

Mrs Holly Ryder-Nimb

Mrs Charmaine Sandnes

Ms Nontobeko Sangweni

Ms Rachel Shika

Mr Rakubu Sokana

Mrs Avril Swanepoel

Mr Sam Thage

Ms Sonja Theron

Ms Delene Theunissen

Mr Steven Tudhope

Mr Sifundile Tyebileyo

Mrs Sandy van der Wel

Ms Christelle van Schalkwyk

Mr Vaughan van Zyl

Ms Vuyelwa Walugembe

Mrs Michelle Wille

Mrs Gwyneth Zimmerman


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MARKETING DEPARTMENT CENTRAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Theresa Monoyoudis and Tanya Oakes

FRONT ROW: Verginia Canale, Cecilia Neto, Heidi Müller, Moira Hodgson, Lizelle Nel

BACK ROW: Maureen Pheiffer, Maureen Phungo, Trevlyn Bunting, Jenny van Wyk, Zuzi Roy

WELLNESS DEPARTMENT Shevon Ronne, Laila Jeebodh-Desai, Holly Ryder-Nimb

ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT Elize Mariette, Lynda Kirkland, Lovemore Ngobene, Mahidi Maeko, Debra Meyer, Stella Mupfeki

TUCKSHOP Lindiwe Sithole, Ayabulela Caza (Assistant), Nobuhle Ndlovu

NTJILO’S CLEANING SERVICES FRONT ROW: Emily Sibiya, Doreen Ndwandwe, Sindy Mdlalosa, Agnes Mojela, Joanna Molepo, Joyce Ngele, Nhlanhla Masiloane,

SCHOOL SHOP Maggie Molobane, Nerina Deeb, Cynthia Wheeler

Betty Mojapelo BACK ROW: Coernelias Maseleme, Lucas Molaudzi, Vusi Maphoroma, Doctor Malanga, Kathlego Koto, Charles Molobane, Siphe Ngwanase

SECURITY

DRIVER MUCHACHARI GROUND STAFF FRONT ROW: Alfred Ncube, Mugochi Muchachari, Mandla Ndlovu, Lovemore Muraicho BACK ROW: Bheki Reason Moyo, Peter Nyawo, Sanele Moyo, Victor Gumbo

Lance Camphor

Edward Maboho

Aubrey Mkhawana

Tyson Banda

REST IN PEACE

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MAINTENANCE

Sadly, Mr Victor Moagi, passed away in July 2017. He was a vital member of our Maintenance team for over five years and is sorely missed. Dumisani Ndlela

John Mabvira

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ge “St Peter’s Colle away has been my ‘home he from home’ since t on day I stepped foot the campus.” Onto the important year, Grade 11. Honestly, this year consisted of two topics the whole year round: the importance of Grade 11 marks, and who would become a prefect. To most of the students, the latter was a hot topic. I can guarantee that every single matric remembers 30 September 2016 as the day with test after test after test as well as the prefect letters.

SEAN MOODLEY Headboy “Leave one wolf alive, and the sheep are never safe” … If I had to describe my five years here at St Peter’s College, it would this one line. From the first frightening day of Grade 8 to our very last days of Grade 12, we have had each other’s backs, one whole family behind one badge. We, at St Peter’s College, certainly pride ourselves on our school spirit. Not many schools have the same approach to school spirit as we do here at the College, actually, no one does. Through encouragement, excitement and example, every student makes an effort to have their voices heard at every single derby day. From the Friday afternoon rugby games, up on the De Klerk field, to having more support at an away derby day than the hosting school, wherever we go, we make ourselves known.

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As I reflect on what has been the most exciting, exhausting, and exhilarating year of my high school life, I took a moment too to reminisce on the journey I’ve been on all the way from 15 January 2013: day one in high school. From that very first day, I felt welcome in this space, I felt at home, with a fresh start in a way. Days and weeks went by, our first interhouse gala was memorable as I was, from that day on, known as a fish. Before we knew it, Grade 9 was upon us, and everything started to get a little chaotic with, what looked like at the time, a massive increase in workload and responsibility in all areas of school life. Manageable but intense. Grade 10 was, thereafter, seen as the year to ‘get serious and focused’. “Only 7 subjects” they said, “you’ll be fine” they said. Moving from the sweet, caring and understanding teachers of Grade 8 and 9 to the terrifying senior phase teachers.

11 October 2016 is a night that will live long in my memory as my proudest moment at St Peter’s College. The prefect body and exec of 2017 was announced to the school. The 2016 exec stood before Chesnay and me saying: “This will be the busiest and most exciting year of your lives. Cherish every moment because it flies by faster than you think.” They were indeed, 100% correct. As I looked back on these five years at this special place, a few memories and experiences stand out tall above the rest: the school swimming team winning the A-League Interhigh gala twice, the first team hockey boys winning the B-Section Aitken tournament, and our very first Grade Head, Mr Short, making all these terrible jokes that we all had to laugh at because we were petrified of him. However, there is one thing that stands out for me which is not something that many students are aware of. St Peter’s College offers advanced programmes in Mathematics, English and Afrikaans. More than 25 matric students are writing one of these advanced programme subjects during their final examinations which is a truly outstanding achievement. In addition to this, I have been informed that over 50 Grade 10 students of 2018 will be taking Advanced Programme Mathematics as a subject. This sort of hard work and determination shows the importance of the fourth core value of ‘Resilience’ in each student here at St Peter’s. Us 1999 babies are the last of the 20th century and we have gone out with a bang: seven white blazers, five South African sportsmen/women, countless academic achievers and so much more. I appeal to the next generation to step up and leave everything out there and do it for the badge. If we can do it, I believe the next generation can too. So, College, I end off with a quote by a famous actor, namely Sean Bean: “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.” Sean Moodley 2017 Headboy


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St Peter’s College is a well-respected, diverse institution, and I am so grateful that I have been able to spend ten years of my life being a part of it. If some of you think I have my calculations wrong, trust me, they’re not. But yes, ten eventful years at this amazing school. Many teachers watched me grow up from the little Grade 3 Chesnay to the Chesnay I am today. Mr Morais and Ms Julia can both attest to this as they always saw me and my parents at every water polo and netball game that my sister played. During my five years at the College, I was privileged to experience an array of opportunities that have helped me to become the independent and aspiring student I am today. I participated in numerous co-curricular activities at the College which includes water polo, swimming, netball, biathle as well as the St Petrian newspaper which developed me as a student and grown my confidence and expanded me in various other aspects. I was privileged to participate in many trips, including unforgettable water polo tours. The one memory that will stick with me forever is when I and the other juniors lost our room keys on the first day of water polo tour. On top of that, we forgot the cap bag in our hostel just before our first game and you could imagine, we were in a 1st Team and messing up was the last thing we wanted to do… we never did that again. I was also afforded the opportunity to partake in the netball tours to Penryn and Uplands as well as the Enrichment tour that the College undertook to the United States in 2015. St Peter’s College provides an excellent learning environment for students in all walks of life. The College values its ethos highly, and it is cultivated by attentive educators and friendly students. Our teachers enrich lessons with both enthusiasm and innovation, enhancing each subject. The College is a school that prides itself on the ability of each student. Every student’s talents are used to benefit others, pushing us to reach our own potential, encouraging all to strive to the best individuals we can be and at all times, being committed members of the College community.

The prefect body achieved our goals which included grade collaboration, equally supporting the various sports and cultural codes and encouraging those to voice their opinions on how to improve College life and live the four core values: Relationships, Respect, Responsibility, as well as Resilience. A special thanks to my exec team, Sean, Jess and Ron, and I thank Mr Morais for affording me the opportunity to learn and develop as a student at the College. Lastly, my words of encouragement to the students continuing at St Peter’s College: be honest and true to yourself always, take every opportunity to go on College trips as you gain valuable life experiences. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the College and urge each student to get involved in whatever

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interests them. I have no doubt that the College caters for all your interests and talents. As Mr Armitage always says, “the best days of your life are during your high school career”. A student starts at St Peter’s College with four goals in mind: to be a successful learner; a confident individual; an effective contributor and a responsible South African citizen.

Remember “we make a living bywhat we get, but we make a lif e by what we give’, so be kind alway s, laugh a lot and smile until your cheeks hurt.“

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A highlight for me was being elected Headgirl for 2017. I thank the College Exec, our teachers, students and my friends and family who had confidence in me, this genuinely came as a surprise... For a few hours, I thought I was dreaming, until the very next day when the 2016 Matrics bade the College their last farewells and the prefect body of 2017 was thrown into the deep end not knowing what to do or what to say to the school.

CHESNAY HAVENGA

Chesnay Havenga 2017 Headgirl

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PREFECTS FRONT ROW: Talia Rosengarten, Emihle Jozela, Sitara Pearce, Ronewa Netshiswinzhe (Deputy Headboy), Sean Moodley (Headboy), Chesnay Havenga (Headgirl), Jessica Webb (Deputy Headgirl), Pelo Mpuru, Kristen Saunders MIDDLE ROW: Nikayla Chetty, Teagan Leroni, Simone Lategan, Adrian Diepeveen, Enhakkore Bope, Khama Modise, Katlego Senabe, Caleb Vergotine, Promesse Nkongolo, Alessandro Gueli BACK ROW: Erin Lyle, Liam Ramsden, Morgan Else, Christopher Webster, Ayabulela Caza, Rhys Floyd, Mbali Dhlomo, Anthony Kieser, Daniel de Castro, Jamie Edwards

HOUSE S CAPTAIN BISHOP HOUSE Prefects and HOUSE CAPTAINS

Jade Lovell, Mr Mathew Kirkland, James van Dongen

LOURIE HOUSE Phetolo Ramosebudi, Mr Victor Hiemstra, Taylin Blues

ORIOLE HOUSE Thendo Mukhavhuli, Ms Julia Braatvedt, Fundile Mahlasela

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! e l b a k r a m e r e b Dare to 2017 was an amazing year for the Grade 12s filled with many highlights. They finally got their privileges for longer nails with French manicure, coloured hair with highlights, matric jerseys and matric ties. The most exciting thing for this Class of 2017 was the Matric Lawn. This sacred piece of land created unity and oneness among the Class of 2017. Term 2 signalled the Matric Dance! This was an opportunity for the Class of 2017 to fluff up their feathers and come dressed in their finest. They did not disappoint at all, in fact they lived up to Coco Chanel’s quote “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”. Our Grade 12s have been the most beautiful group because they decided to be themselves.

After the Matric Dance, some seriousness kicked in: the Prelims. The matrics took to their books the same way a match took to fire. They put their heads in the books and focused on studies only. So much time had been invested in co-curricular activities that the Class of 2017’s absence was felt in the sports and cultural teams. The Class of 2017 achieved seven white blazers – a new record for the College. The Class of 2017 has inspired, motivated and they have been strong and courageous. So much so, that the Class of 2018 has already set their goal to excel in all areas in order to fill the big shoes left behind by the Class of 2017.

Mrs Cornel Malan Grade Head

Class of 2017, we salute you! You were remarkable!

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GRADE 12AMO FRONT ROW: Zanele Booi, Caitlin Bartie, Simone Lategan, Morgan Else, Emma Golightly, Mrs Ashnee Mohabir, Meghan Hoffmann, Erin Lyle, Mbali Dhlomo, Tshimangadzo Nengovhela MIDDLE ROW: Shannon Torlage, Tasmin Waite, Tyler McDonald-Watson, Caitlin Stanton BACK ROW: Liam Ramsden, Daniel Schurbohm, Michael Yaman, Damien Rubbers, Kirsten Karolus, Brent Pedersen, Cameron Chessman, Caleb Vergotine

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GRADE 12MWI FRONT ROW: Michelle Ncube, Ntobeko Madlala 2ND ROW: Kirithi Panchoo, Sarah-Beth Wright, Enhakkore Bope, Liyabona Caza, Mrs Michelle Wille, Chiara Cloete, Lubelihle Tsunga, Pelo Mpuru, Nandipha Yanta 3RD ROW: Tiffany Theron, Georgia Gambale, Jason Bowes, Talia Rosengarten, Abigail Human BACK ROW: Rahul Mohan, Vladimir Telkiev, Christopher Webster, Sean Martin, Andrew Thomas, Mekashin Reddy, Ross Sinclair, Anthony Kieser, Nyeleti Mahange, Alexis Strouthos ABSENT: Jemma Mould

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GRADE 12RGA FRONT ROW: Rebecca Andrews, Hannah Leatherbarrow, Busisiwe Mthembu, Promesse Nkongolo, Fundile Mahlasela, Praneetha Kalidindi, Jessica Webb, Taylin Blues, Teagan Leroni, Richman Kaskombe BACK ROW: Adrian Diepeveen, Bradley Cottle, Daniel de Castro, Erin Hepplewhite, Jamie Edwards, Thomas Chalmers, David Malan, Christopher Hope, Mrs Rykie Gaudin, Caitlin Tucker, Thendo Mukhavhuli, Brandon Morey, Cara Swart, Katlego Senabe, Nikayla Chetty

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GRADE 12VWA FRONT ROW: Katlego Mojapelo, Emihle Jozela, Saronn Habte, Mutsa Mazhande, Alli Barwell, Ayabulela Caza, Kiara Padayachy, Chesnay Havenga, Chanel Thomas, Sitara Pearce, Lehlogonolo Maripane, Zoe Swoboda BACK ROW: Brandan Shadwell, Jason Raw, Phetolo Ramosebudi, Michael Van Rooyen, Rhys Floyd, Alvaro Legoinha, Khama Modise, Jade Lovell, Matthew Lunney, Ms Vuyelwa Walugembe, Sean Moodley, James van Dongen

GRADE 12WSO MIDDLE ROW: Kristen Saunders, Mr Rakubu Sokana, Lesedi Ndlela

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FRONT ROW: Caitlin Lindsell, Amy Shackleton, Tyla Coetsee, Khanyile Ndlovu, Hope Karaha, Kira Brinton, Jacqueline Christodoulou, Bianca Brachini, Yasmin Ghadamian, Tapiwanashe Mungadzi

BACK ROW: Cameron Johnstone, Keith Bartie, Bradley Kenyon, Cheng Shen, Ronewa Netshiswinzhe, Joseph Passchier, Jeremie Muzimbe, Mawande Nzima, Ryan Morrison, Jordyn Doye, Sheebong Zama-Chi ABSENT: Alessandro Gueli, Thato Tsela

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Grade 11s started off the year with their grade camp at Camp Discovery. The facilitators engaged with the students and created a safe environment where the Grade 11s felt comfortable to share ideas and thoughts. The “fire” sessions in the evening were quite emotional where some students shared very personal and intimate experiences with their friends. The general feeling is that they walked away with a better understanding of their friends. A lot of fun was had with the problem-solving exercises, both practically and mentally. There was a healthy competitive atmosphere between the teams. The mud trail was “enjoyed” at various levels (some had to be encouraged to participate), but in the end, they all had fun. The Grade 11s are complimented for their outstanding behavior. Thank you to all the staff who accompanied them on this camp.

Mrs Sonja Theron Grade Head

The Class-Build Drive in 2017, under the name MAC – “Make A Change” proved to be very successful. Together with the school and various outside donors, the Grade 11s managed to raise a phenomenal total of R1,018,000. This makes them the first grade to achieve this outstanding amount. We then embarked on the actual build at Kwasa College at the beginning of December. The Grade 11s built ablution facilities next to the

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new hall, assisted in fixing and preparing the hall for the roof to go on, painted the jungle gyms in the playground, and gave the road markings and the palisade fences around the houses of safety, a new coat of paint. The funds raised will also go towards paying for the completion of the roof. Sarah King and the committee are commended for their enthusiasm and energy during the fundraising initiative. With the help of an outside company, we provided an awesome Christmas party for the students and staff of Kwasa College. This sponsor supplied gifts for every Kwasa student, and our students served them hotdogs and cold drinks afterwards. It was an amazing experience for our students and they gained valuable life-lessons. The spirit amongst the Grade 11s is applaudable and I am sure they will continue, as Grade 12s, to be a sterling example to the rest of the College. I am proud of my Grade 11s and I trust that I will be able to report on further exceptional achievements: be it academically, on the sports field or culturally, in 2018. Grade 11s remember “Do your best!”

GRADE 11 DDO

Mr D Doneda

Jessica Axe

Nicole Brent

Draven Bucceri

Sabrina De Haan

Mikaila Fintelman

Matthew Garrett

Filip Jelic

Cameron Love

Sithuthukile Madonsela

Omolemo Maropefela

Tumisho Masekoameng

Michaela Mathieson

Lara McDonald

Rearabilwe Motsepe

Lesego Mpye

Gemma Osterloh

Nolan Pillay

Kiara Ramiah

Devlin Sharp

Michael Whittal

Alexander Wietzorrek

Tadiwanashe Zororo


IHA

Mr I Havenga

Matthew Amner

Zantia Bainbridge

Chebwa Chiluba

Zeni Damane

Tyler Fourie

Amy Hannigan

Luke Hewson

Duncan Hill

Nicholas Holmes

Ashleigh Howarth

Annayah Karaha

Tumi Lingwati

Shannon Louis

Sifiso Mbatha

Muzi Moyo

Njabulo Mthimunye

Bongani Nkomo

Gasa Qubeka

Palesa Ramafoko

Courtney Sandham

Vuyo Tshwele

Chumisa Yokwe

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GRADE 11

JDE

Ivory Bekwa

Jarrod Bongers

Mary Bukasa

Smangaliso Dube

Daniel Duke

Ziyanda Gambu

Daniel Green

Devyn Hadfield

Amy Hodgson

Imogen Imbert

Tijil Jugadoe

Lyn Kayiranga

Bridgette Lemon

Yogita Mohabir

Didintle Mokae

Tumi Ntoele

Cabral Pearce

Jordan Poliah

Jessica Sloane

Erin Van Aswegen

Danielle van der Poel

Kim Williamson

Grade 11

Mrs J Delport

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MHO

Mrs M Horwood

Natalie Arthur

Craig Buck

Tammy Classen

Tarynn Davies

Erin Dos Santos

Caitlin Goodman

Timothy Guyler

Tresor Kabamba

OJ Masilela

Tamutsa Maulana

Thandolwethu Msiza

Michaela Nevin

Patrick Odame

Mikayla Pearson

Lebohang Pitikoe

Mark Rohman

Kevin Shang

Hannah Shepherd

Wesley Sibanyoni

Nihal Singh

Christie Vemer

Matthew Wille

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Grade 11

Mrs S Louw

Alexia Da Cruz

Jayden Hardman

Nicholas Hardy

Lawrence Ishekwene

Sarah King

Ketumile Lenepa

Sebastian Long

Nandipa Madikizela

Vukosi Moyane

Zinhle Mthembu

Christopher Mukheibir

Nyasha Musika

Luyanda Ncube

Tino Ndudzo

Simphiwe Nkosi

Rofhiwa Ramuthaga

Dhyan Saravanja

Tobatsi Seliane

Ella Shi

Roli Tshisikule

Shannon Webb

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The Drakensberg hike was undoubtedly one of the highlights of 2017. In their own way, each student showed how resilience, responsibility, respect and relationships can be used and implemented in real-life situations. The Grade 10s have shown strength in having awareness of the less fortunate communities by reaching out and donating several shoes and warm clothing to communities in the Drakensberg and by

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To call the Grade 10s a spirited group could be the understatement of the year. They are the strongest and most spirited Grade I have come across. They are growing into young adults and discovering who they are and in what they believe in. Ms De Bruin, Ms Malan, Mr Kirkland, Mrs Sandnes and Mrs Van der Wel have been instrumental during this process as they act as mentors while being their register teachers.

raising the most money in the school’s Make a Change (MAC) Build fundraising competition. The Grade 10s would tell you that their highlight would be The Spring Ball. The dance was wellattended and the ladies looked beautiful and the men looked handsome. I would like to thank the students and parents for the effort they put in in making this dance such a success. There have been several events and moments that make 2017 a great year for the Grade 10s. My hope for the matric class of 2019 is that they continue to develop as good leaders and people of substance that can contribute to society in a positive way.

Ms Julia Braatvedt Grade Head

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CSA

Emily Botha

Michele Brachini

Michael Da Cruz

Tamsin Gallichan

Jessica Harris

Kirsten Hope

Joshua Jandrell

Ntando Mabuya

Shréyan Maharaj

Treaty Makotoko

Tumisa Mametsa

Lesedi Masiteng

Qhawe Mavuso

Rohit Menon

Jason Moitsiwa

April Niemack

Kaley Perillo

Fadhil Saleh

Jia Shen

Bukola Tshabalala

Kiara Van Rooyen

Matthew Vermaak

Shanna Young

Grade 10

Mrs C Sandnes

ABSENT: Mekela Bastos

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MDE

Ms M de Bruin

Tristan Ashton

Kaitlin Banahan

Keshin Bheema

Tristan Griggs

Stuart Kieser

Alexander Krastanov

Erin Lai Thom

Luke Leatherbarrow

Samantha Meiring

Sicelo Mgaga

Tiyandza Mtetwa

Lauren Mukheibir

Jordyn Nitch

Tanya Paul

Darren Piaray

Lebohang Pule

Tumelo Sebalo

Kgopotjo Semenya

Nolwazi Sibanda

Anthony van Kerckhoven

Megan van Staden

Robert Walker

George Wang

Sarah Yaman

ABSENT: Liam Christelis

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MKI

Mr M Kirkland

David Baldachin

Cassidy Barwell

Laura Bates

Belicia Bila

Benjamin Borchers

Kelly Chalmers

Unathi Chirwa

Cameron-Ann Edwards

Liam George

Nolitha Magombo

Kristine Mahony

Kailin Naidoo

Tamia Ngema

Aphiwe Ngobese

Sage Palombo

Ryan Pillay

Yuvish Premlall

Ratanang Rapudi

Michael Schulz

Erin Thomas

Kayla Van Der Burgh

Kian Van Der Walt

Abigail van Staden

Mohato Zim

Zenzo Zuma


MMA

Mrs M Malan

Ethan Brent

Caitlin Campbell

Sebastién Christodoulou

Daniel Cunningham-Scott

Nicole Diepeveen

Jessica Frame

Tristan Harris

Kosmas Joannou

Dimpho Mahlagare

Hannah Maitre

Dalingcebo Makhanya

Tatum McCraw

Sabrina McGhie

Olivia Mettler

Tlotlang Moeti

Nyasha Ndisengei

Luyanda Ndlela

Bonheur Nkongolo

Jayne Phillips

Jayden Ramnath

Ruby Shih

Iviwe Skulu

Tyler-Maddison Thokoane

Lloyd Tshuketana

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SVA

Sekhonyana Baholo

Mfumo Baloyi

Matthew Beekman

Julia Campbell

Munhuwamambo Chapanduka

Dane Groves

Kgosietsile Itumeleng

Marios Joannou

Thil Kinyua

Maria Legoinha

Hina Lodhi

Menzi Mahlangu

Unaswi Modisaotsile

Thabo Molefe

Losika-Loo-Mosupi Mosupi

Sindisa Mramba

Babalwa Msiza

Zanele Ngubane

Nabil Saleh

Julia Schroeder

Thapelo Shika

Tushar Sokay

Kerri Tucker

Aphelele Vavi

Matthew Webster

Grade 10

Mrs S van der Wel

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Mr Ryan Hammond Grade Head

The Grade 9 year was a very busy one, balancing academic, co-curricular and social commitments. That is probably why the last eleven months seem to have flown by. Here are some of the highlights of the year for Grade 9 2017.

The Entrepreneurship Weekend was also a major highlight of the year and took much planning and preparation. The Grade 9s came up with their own brands, set up stores and found an array of things to sell.

Our year started with the Grade 9 Camp at Mountain Sanctuary Park. Here, the Grade 9s were prepared for their wilderness experience in the Drakensberg in Grade 10. Some of the group learnt how to put up a tent for the first time, and how to cook a meal on the cooker. There was hiking, swimming and lots of games. We also learnt a bit more about one of the four core values, resilience. Camping in the rain is not too much fun, but the group handled it well.

The Grade 9s also knew how to have fun as proven at the Language and Cultural Day. They played several traditional ‘boeresport’, enjoyed a French Quiz, were entertained by a play put on by the Zulu Class and learnt an Afrikaans Dance. A few weeks later, the band Die Kat se Snor came to perform for the Grade 9s. This was an enjoyable evening and the Grade 9s had a lot of fun and impressed us with their spirit and enthusiasm.

In March, the Grade 9s had quite a busy time. The annual Science Expo was held and the Grade 9s did not disappoint. Their projects, which ranged from pots which stirred themselves to toothbrush cleaners, were innovative and amazing and I loved seeing what they had designed and built. Another event soon after this was the spectacular Drama Showcase. I was so impressed by each and every performance and confidence in which monologues, physical theatre pieces and miniplays were delivered. The Grade 9s proved to be a very talented group!

I would like to thank every Grade 9 student for their contribution to this year, without you our Grade would not be quite the same. Thanks too to our Grade 9 teacher team, Mr Marangoni, Mrs Zimmerman, Ms Theunissen, Mrs Koukoutsis, Mrs Miles, Ms Dell and Ms Cummins for all that they have done to make this year a successful and enjoyable one.

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GRADE 9 CKO

Mrs C Koukoutsis

Justin Amm

Eden Backman

Connor Bennett

Adriano Costa

Joe Denyer

Michael Du Plooy

Kumbirai Dziruni

Aiden Enslin

Praise Hassam

Kerryn Hayter

Nathan Jena

Robert Lunney

Bonolo Mahlangu

Hlomla Makwetu

Asiphe Mazibuko

Noluthando Mhlanga

Katiso Mochela

Cintia Morais

Olivia Pretorius

Dhiya Singh

Aphelele Sono

Carl Vemer

Ezra Vergotine

Jonty Webb

Aimee Welland

Lee Williamson

Bryce Young


CMI

Mrs C Miles

Camryn Bonnelle

Tawaka Dziruni

Kaitlin Elliott

Asal Eskandari

Sarah Golightly

Tamryn Govender

Tinotenda Guzha-Chanetsa

Matthew Harris

Juliette Hunt

Sabrina Louis

Phawu Mbuli

Grace Mettler

Chloe Morrison

Sheunesu Nazare

Lwandile Ndendwa

Jessica Parsons

Megan Parsons

Isabelle Pienaar

Filip Poludniak

Anton Popov

Daniel Raggett

Syjil Ramjuthan

Connor Roberts

Kgamia Shayi

Michael Sloane

Rebecca Stephenson

Andrea Wiid

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DTH

Francesca Corte

Jessica Dunstan

Chiedza Dziruni

Nicholas Els

Abigail Ganesan

Railey Gonaseelan

Brayden Green

Nicole Hepplewhite

Evan Ishekwene

Kayleigh Koekemoer

Sabrina Lenci

Kendra Love

Leanne Maher

Boitumelo Makatu

Matt Mc Dermott

Vutomi Moyane

Mbali Mulaudzi

Elton Mushonga

Didintle Netshiswinzhe

Liwile Ngcai

Samkelo Nyewe

Gemma Raw

Alastair Skudder

Matthew Speirs

Joshua Van Der Merwe

Reece Van Pletsen

Natalie Walsh

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Ms D Theunissen

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GRADE 9

GZI

Mrs G Zimmerman

Lloyd Beyers

Matthew de Villiers

Jamie Green

Awabo Gumede

Sabrina Jansen

Emilie Krog

Mpho Liphoko

Laura Lyle

Khanya Mahanjana

Simphiwe Majokane

Gathuku Matheri

Thandokazi Mhlanga

Lwandile Mkwananzi

Ayanda Mpotulo

Aarya Naidoo

Josh Nalder

Kayla Nankervis

Zwivhuya Nengovhela

Cameron Pentz

Timothy Perrins

Chiara Reddy

Amber Rosslee

Sambeso Shweni

Anastasia Strouthos

Keagan Telfer

ABSENT: Sino Ncube

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LDE

Ms L Dell

Ryan Bennett

Kian Chetty

Emma Girdlestone

Jessica Goulding

Mikayla Gounden

Krianka Govender

Anastasia Hadjidemetriou

Alexander Hook

Aidan Johnstone

Jordan Korf

Matthew Krastanov

Lungelo Masisi

Natalie Molenaar

Letlhogonolo Montshiwagae

Sarah Moralee

Megan Morris

Didintle Mothusi

Ijeoma Nwankwo

Timeeka Padayachee

Mikara Pather

Tsepiloe Pitikoe

Shari Ramlall

Zamile Sikhosana

Matthew Stephenson

Charles Wang

Tristan Young


Our goal from now until you matriculate is to complete the mission which is to empower you for life; to prepare you to deal with anything that life presents you with. You will be empowered by learning the four core values of the College: Relationships, Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. In 2017 we completed the first part of our mission: Responsibility. You learnt to take responsibility for your actions, your uniform, your results and your conduct. By taking responsibility, you made a plan when needed, and empowered yourselves in the process. 2017 was an adventurous year, starting with the Orientation Programme, followed by the camp at Klein Kariba in Limpopo, then the fun Valentine’s Social and finally the momentous burying of our Time Capsule. In Term 2, the July Examinations crept up sooner than expected. For some, it was their very first exam of their life, let alone their first exam at the College. I commend the Grade 8s for handling this stressful time with a sense of calm.

During one of our Grade Heads’ meetings, Ms van Schalkwyk (Grade 8 Assistant Head) shared with our Grade 8s, the vision we have for them, which is to leave a legacy for years to come. We expect the Grade 8s to lead by example, to live the College’s core values, to be humble, to be a sister or brother to someone else and to truly be the best that you can be. Munchkins, remember that building a legacy starts with YOU! In the blink of an eye, the November Examinations were upon us and your first year of high school was over. It was without a doubt, an exceptionally busy year as 2017 had its own challenges, surprises and memories. Thank you to my A-Team: Ms van Schalkwyk for her wisdom and unwavering support; my register teachers Mr Levinson, Mrs Robertson, Dr Da Silva, Mrs Maher and Mr Hiemstra, for being hard-working, goal-driven, supportive and for always being on top of things.

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Welcome to the class of 2021! On the first day of school all of you stared at me like deer in headlights. Wide-eyed, uncertain little Munchkins. You were informed that you are now part of the St Peter’s College family and I could instantly see you relax. I told you that 2017 is a new year: a time for new opportunities, new beginnings, and new possibilities.

Mrs Anchen Müller Grade Head

To my beautiful Munchkins and the amazing A-Team, it has been an honour to lead you through this year. Without you, I simply cannot be. Much love

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LLE

Yandu Andersson

Ryan Axe

Jonathan Bajomo

Dylan Deepraj

Tiyana D’sa

Tinashe Dzawoma

Regan Hudson

Caitlin Inglis

Olivia Jordan

Aman Kalicharan

Eleni Kousiakis

Louis Lou

Boitshepo Machailo

Thato Makhubedu

Pako Morojele

Dylan Mtanga

Roanda Mukhavhuli

Jaden Mülke

Kishania Naidoo

Urish Naidu

Prestige Nkongolo

Thando Ntlabati

David Plumb

Saurav Sathyapal

Adriaan Schroeder

Robert Shepherd

Abby Shih

Oratile Tselapedi

William Wang

Grade 8

Mr L Levinson

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LRO

Mrs L Robertson

Frank Barron

Amy Barwick

Bjorn Bates

Keagan Blom

Joshua Dunn

Jason Holmes

Blake Imbert

Tiago Isidoro

Téneal-Tyla Joseph

Rhys Juggins

Maipelo Kalake

Akanani Makhubela-Osuafor

Mateo Makhubele

Marang Matlapeng

Boitumelo Mogari

Tsepo Molapo

Nicholas Mould

Sikhulule Mpye

Buhle Nkosi

Danielle Ochieng

Gabi Otto

Mishen Perumal

Mayilan Pillay

Duncan Rogers

Tlhabi Seabe

Abigail Van Der Merwe

Thembi Vilakazi

ABSENT: Ryan Scates

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SDS

Dr S da Silva

Donné Bolton

Joshua Cope

Emma Eagle

Ross Elliott

Sarah Garrett

Mikaila Isidoro

Khanyi Khumalo

Thandiswa Maboyi

Sanchian Maharaj

Athi Matshaya

Landa Mbuli

Vidhaan Mohan

Lusanda Moyo

Akhona Msibi

Athi Msiza

Jaden Naidoo

Kelly Nankervis

Moagi Nkadimeng

Njabulo Nkosi

Jessica Penfold

Qvardon Raghununan

Muthumuni Ramabulana

Stella Sharp

Amelia Stephens

Sazi Tshwele

Miescha Valadao

Tristan Van den Heever

Makanaka Washaya

ABSENT: Jatin Khimjee


SMH

Mrs S Maher

Mayuri Covenden

Declan David

Kyle Davidson

Jessica Fubbs

Zané Gasson

Justeene Hallowes

Ashleigh Howard

Michael Kere

Timone Krismer

Erin Lewis

Ledile Mabitsela

Khanyi Malumo

Erin Milosevich

Kwanda Molefe

Katleho Mothebe

Anele Mthembu

Denzel Mupfeki

Mbali Ngesi

Nicholas Peake

Nhlakanipho Phungula

Cadence Prinsloo

Kurt Rebel

Keagan Rousseau

Joshua Tedder

Gemma Terry

Siphelele Xulu

Bongani Zondi

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ABSENT: Thato Makhubedu

GRADE 8

VHI

Paige Balkwill

Akrithi Bhimma

Cassandra Bongers

Lauren Bowes

Kiana Brindle

Danica Carvalho

William Cooper

Babongile Dube

Aimee Hanger

Ryan Hardman

Julian Hart

Kelly Hickson

Yusuf Mia

Ota Mutepe

Vuyolwethu Ncube

Andiswa Ngobese

Tarryn Nitch

Nyiko Nkuna

Mikaela Penberthy

Mihlali Phuthuma

Ishita Ralli

Shrivaad Ramessur

Thibedi Rapoo

Matthew Ross

Ananda Saravanja

Gianluca Vallero

Neo Wenyika

Georgina Wertz

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Mr V Hiemstra

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subject. The new subject is STEAM. It will give our Grade 8 students continued exposure to the 21st Century Skills. I have no doubt that we will see the success of this programme for years to come. Again, this year we have made it a priority to remain at the forefront of change in Technology. The laptop has become part of school life for St Peter’s College students. In 2018, the College will roll out Microsoft as a platform across the College and we are excited to utilise the many features across the board. I would like to end with another inspirational statement by Condoleezza Rice to close off the academic year.

SHELLY MATTHEWS Deputy Head: Academics

I started 2017 reading this quote by Condoleezza Rice to the teachers. In her wisdom, she stated: “Life is full of surprises and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns.” This quote resonates with me as I think about the students at St Peter’s College. The journey through St Peter’s College is interesting and no doubt there are many twists in the road that are dealt with. In hindsight, I believe that this results in the success of our students. These young people make us proud. Our dealings with them shows them to be well-rounded mature young people with a genuine desire to succeed. The academic results across the College speak for themselves.

Academic REPORT

The Dream Team has continued to meet throughout the year to plan exciting changes to the curriculum. The teachers were privileged to attend the Philosophy for Children workshop. After much input and planning, a wonderful initiative was introduced at the start of Term 2 for the Grade 8 and Grade 9 students. The cross-curricular skills based programme afforded students the opportunity to be exposed to the vitally important 21st Century skills. The programme focused on the critical areas of development. E.g. collaboration and teamwork, creativity and imagination, critical thinking and problem solving. A leading education thinker, Sir Ken Robinson from Harvard, believes that these skills are critical for a country’s economic success and advocates the learning of these skills as part of everyone’s education. The Dream Team proposed that more ‘Story of Stuff’ opportunities should be offered to St Peter’s College students. The decision was taken to offer the Grade 8 students a new

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“The most important lesson I think I could impart is don’t let anyone determine what your horizons are going to be. You get to determine those yourself. The only limitations are whatever particular talents you happen to have and how hard you are willing to work.” Mrs Shelly Matthews Deputy Head: Academics


Blazers A record of seven MATRIC White for St Peter’s College in 2017 Well done to the following students who achieved this top award at the College: LIAM RAMSDEN: Full colours in Academics, honours in Music, full colours in Vocal, Instrumental Ensembles and Water Polo. ERIN LYLE: Honours in Academics, full colours in Music, Instrumental Ensembles, Orchestra and Basketball. CHANEL THOMAS: Honours in Academics, Oratory and Equestrian. She also achieved Full Colours for Choir and Instrumental Ensemble. JAMIE EDWARDS: Honours in Swimming, full colours in Academics, Athletics, Dance, Drama and Netball. TEAGAN LERONI: Honours in Academics, full colours in Drama and Squash. ADRIAN DIEPEVEEN: Honours in Academics, full colours in Investment Club, Athletics, Cricket and Hockey. RONEWA NETSHISWINZHE: Full Colours in Academics, Rugby, Barbershop, Drumline and Choir. All seven students met the full community service requirements which is also a prerequisite for the award.

FRONT ROW: Liam Ramsden, Ronewa Netshiswinzhe, Chanel Thomas, Jamie Edwards BACK ROW: Erin Lyle, Adrian Diepeveen, Teagan Leroni

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GOLDEN CROSSED KEYS AWARD This is awarded to the top student in Grade 12 who attains the highest overall average based on the results obtained during the year. This outstanding achievement for Grade 12 is awarded to Hannah Leatherbarrow who attained an outstanding 88.14% average for her Grade 12 year.

THE DUX AWARD The Dux award is made to the student in Grade 12 who achieves the highest academic average throughout the year and who reflected in the Preliminary Examination results, the greatest promise for the Final Examinations. The recipient this year is Hannah Leatherbarrow

DILIGENCE

Prize-Giving 2017 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADE 12

Diligence certificates are awarded to all students who obtain diligence nominations from their teachers in a set number of subjects or Learning Areas. We highly regard this acknowledgement at the College, as it honours students who have worked consistently throughout the year by giving their best. Abigail Human Adrian Diepeveen Alessandro Gueli Busisiwe Mthembu Caitlin Tucker Cara Swart Chanel Thomas Cheng Shen Daniel de Castro Erin Hepplewhite Erin Lyle Hannah Leatherbarrow Hope Karaha Jason Raw Jessica Webb Katlego Mojapelo Kiara Padayachy

Kirithi Panchoo Liam Ramsden Michelle Ncube Mutsa Mazhande Nikayla Chetty Nyeleti Mahange Praneetha Kalidindi Promesse Nkongolo Ronewa Netshiswinzhe Ryan Morrison Shannon Torlage Simone Lategan Tapiwanashe Mungadzi Teagan Leroni Thomas Chalmers Tyla Coetsee Yasmin Ghadamian

CROSSED KEYS AWARDS Students must achieve an overall average of 75% or higher in Grade 12. This average is derived from results attained in Term 1, Term 1 Examination, Term 2 and Term 2 Examination in all subjects. Caitlin Tucker Jessica Webb Kirithi Panchoo Alvaro Legoinha Caitlin Stanton Ronewa Netshiswinzhe Praneetha Kalidindi Promesse Nkongolo Liam Ramsden Daniel de Castro Zoe Swoboda Tapiwanashe Mungadzi Jason Raw Meghan Hoffmann Chanel Thomas Adrian Diepeveen Teagan Leroni Erin Lyle Alessandro Gueli

75.10% 75.42% 75.57% 75.60% 75.67% 75.74% 77.06% 77.69% 78.48% 78.99% 79.80% 79.99% 81.59% 81.89% 82.72% 83.11% 83.50% 85.44% 85.72%

MUSIC AWARDS HIGHEST ACADEMIC RESULT FOR MUSIC Alessandro Gueli THE BACH TROPHY Most improved Practical Achievement of a Senior Musician Khanyile Ndlovu BEST SENIOR MUSIC THEORY STUDENT Alessandro Gueli

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THE POULSEN TROPHY FOR FRENCH This is an award in honour of the late Denise Poulsen (this trophy donated by the Power family)

HIGHEST ACADEMIC RESULT FOR VISUAL ARTS Alessandro Gueli PICASSO TROPHY Highest Result in Visual Culture Studies in Grade 12 Alessandro Gueli JOUBERT TROPHY Artistic Endeavour Kirithi Panchoo DALI TROPHY Highest Practical Results in Visual Art in Grade 12 Meghan Hoffmann CHAGALL TROPHY Most Promising Artist in Grade 12 Jemma Mould

Promesse Nkongolo HIGHEST RESULT IN ENGLISH Adrian Diepeveen

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VISUAL ART AWARDS

THE KAMPMANN, DOBSON AND KRIEDEMANN TROPHY FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING GRADE 12 STUDENT This is awarded to any student or students who show an appreciation of vibrancy, richness and depth of the language and flair, originality when crafting with it.

Erin Lyle THE SYLVIA PLATH TROPHY This award goes to a student who shown great promise in creative writing.

Alessandro Gueli

DRAMA AWARDS HIGHEST ACADEMIC RESULT FOR DRAMATIC ARTS Teagan Leroni

THE ADVANCED PROGRAMME ENGLISH TROPHY This award goes to the student who performed best in Advanced Programme English.

Caitlin Stanton

THE TAM TROPHY FOR PRACTICAL DRAMA Rhys Floyd, Joseph Passchier and Christopher Webster THE ROUX TROPHY FOR DRAMA THEORY Teagan Leroni

LANGUAGE AWARDS DIE AANHOUR WEN TROFEE This trophy is awarded in acknowledgement of the student who has shown the most significant improvement over their senior years, due to a sustained work ethic.

Katlego Senabe WOEMA TROFEE Awarded to a student who has shown commitment, passion and who has worked conscientiously and consistently towards achieving excellence in the subject

Shared between Adrian Diepeveen and Liam Ramsden THE ADVANCED PROGRAMME AFRIKAANS TROPHY This award goes to the student who performed best in Advanced Programme Afrikaans.

Chesnay Havenga HIGHEST RESULT IN ISIZULU Mbali Dhlomo THE USEBENZILE TROPHY FOR ZULU This trophy is awarded to a student who has shown dedication to IsiZulu in the classroom and in other related activities throughout 2017. He or she must have been consistent in his or her commitment to the upliftment of IsiZulu as a language and have embraced the concept of Ubuntu in recognition of the

Prize-Giving 2017 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADE 12

HIGHEST RESULT IN AFRIKAANS Hannah Leatherbarrow

culture through general behaviour.

Tapiwanashe Mungadzi HIGHEST RESULT IN FRENCH Promesse Nkongolo

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MATHEMATICS AWARDS HIGHEST RESULT IN MATHEMATICS Hannah Leatherbarrow THE MATHEMATICAL DEPARTMENT TROPHY FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AT MATRIC LEVEL.

HIGHEST RESULT IN HISTORY Mutsa Mazhande

THE BEYERS NAUDE TROPHY FOR THE MOST PROMISING HISTORIAN This trophy, donated by Naude, son of the late Beyers Naude, is awarded to a student who shows the most promise as a historian.

Caitlin Tucker

This award is made to the student in Grade 12 who achieves the highest aggregate in Mathematics. This is no mean feat and the recipient is truly deserving of this recognition.

Hannah Leatherbarrow HIGHEST RESULT IN ADVANCED PROGRAMME MATHEMATICS Sean Moodley THE ADVANCED PROGRAMME MATHEMATICS COMMITMENT TROPHY The Advanced Programme Mathematics award for commitment, enthusiasm and perseverance in Grade 12 goes to:

Cheng Shen and Teagan Leroni TROPHY FOR CREATIVITY IN MATHEMATICS This award is made to a student in Grade 12 who submitted the most creative work in the Mathematics Project. Alison Deeb, who donated this trophy, is a wonderful example of someone who can combine of-the-wall creativity with technical ability in Mathematics. Based on the Mathematics Project, which included a presentation and a one-minute how-to video, this trophy is awarded to

Adrian Diepeveen

Prize-Giving 2017 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADE 12

HIGHEST RESULT IN MATHEMATICAL LITERACY Meghan Hoffmann THE MATHEMATICAL LITERACY TROPHY FOR OUTSTANDING ENDEAVOUR AT GRADE 12 LEVEL This trophy is awarded to a Grade 12 student who has shown a high degree of interest and dedication to Mathematical Literacy. This person embodies what it means to be truly dedicated to the subject and has worked consistently and to the best of his or her ability throughout the year.

Bianca Brachini

THE SENIOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE CUP This cup is awarded to a Senior Student who has shown a high degree of interest in all aspects of Physical Science throughout his or her College Career.

Vladimir Telkiev HIGHEST RESULT IN ENGINEERING GRAPHICS AND DESIGN (EGD) Zoe Swoboda THE NICKY PLUMMER ENGINEERING GRAPHICS AND DESIGN (EGD) TROPHY This trophy is awarded to a Grade 12 EGD student who has shared the passion for the subject as much as the late Nicky Plummer. This student has excelled in the subject and in honour of Nicky’s dedication to building the department and love for the subject.

Zoe Swoboda HIGHEST RESULT FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Thomas Chalmers HIGHEST RESULT IN LIFE ORIENTATION Amy Shackleton

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TROPHY Liam Ramsden for outstanding and creative

Practical Assessment

HIGHEST RESULT IN LIFE SCIENCES Chanel Thomas

Tasks (PAT) every year since starting IT. His commitment and dedication to

THE HAYNES BIOLOGY TROPHY

This coupled with close attention to documenting the steps of the project

This trophy is awarded to someone who has shown a love for Life Sciences and a commitment to the study of Life Sciences throughout his or her Grade 12 year.

Chanel Thomas

conceptualising and “bringing to life” his project successfully, is admirable. makes him a force to be reckoned with.

HIGHEST RESULT IN ACCOUNTING Hannah Leatherbarrow

HIGHEST RESULT IN GEOGRAPHY Jamie Edwards

DELOITTE ACCOUNTING TROPHY

THE PATRICK TROPHY FOR GEOGRAPHY

excellent academic performance shows good interpersonal skills, teamwork

This trophy is awarded to a student who has worked consistently and to the best of his or her ability throughout the year and has, in both Grade 11 and 12, shown commitment to and enthusiasm for Geography.

Amy Shackleton

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HIGHEST RESULT IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE Hannah Leatherbarrow

This trophy is awarded to the accounting student, who in addition to and leadership.

Hannah Leatherbarrow HIGHEST RESULT IN BUSINESS STUDIES Jason Raw


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THE GAVIN JONES TROPHY FOR HONEST ENDEAVOUR This trophy is awarded to the student in the College who has, over a period of time, overcome significant academic difficulties and persevered in the classroom to turn possible failure into success. The Headmaster in conjunction with the staff make this award. This year the award is made to Sarah-Beth Wright

THE ‘SPIRIT OF ST PETER’S’ TROPHY The Spirit of St Peter’s Trophy is awarded to someone who embodies the spirit of St Peter’s College. It is awarded to a well-rounded person who has showed commitment to the College and who represented the heart of compassion at St Peter’s. The Headmaster, in consultation with the staff, makes this award.

It is with great pride that we present this trophy to Talia Rosengarten

THE HEADMASTER’S AWARD This is made at the sole behest of the Headmaster. He may award the trophy to more than one student. • This student is courageous • Confident to act in accordance with his/her belief • Has a selfless attitude • An inner strength • A quiet determination • An honest outlook on life. Awarded to Sean Moodley

Prize-Giving 2017 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADE 12

This young lady joined the College in 2013. She has embraced College life from her first day. Since Grade 8 she has enthusiastically volunteered her time engaging with the parent body. She has involved herself in Swimming and Music and has included the Orchestra, Marimbas and Jazz Band. This young lady has played an important role in leadership and was an active member of the College Spiritual Committee as well as student administrator - her duties were carried out with dedication and precision. She has a heart for social responsibility and this is evident in the fact that in each year she had signed up for more hours for Social Responsibility than what is required by the College.

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E IS A R S T N A L U IC R 2017 MAT E G E L L O C ’S R E T THE BAR AT ST PE 119 STUDENTS | 100% PASS | 96% BD PASS 7 DISTINCTIONS

HANNAH LEATHERBARROW 2017 Dux Scholar

MEGHAN HOFFMANN

TEAGAN LERONI

ERIN LYLE

CAITLIN STANTON

JASON RAW

6 DISTINCTIONS

Matric Final Exam RESULTS

ADRIAN DIEPEVEEN

(incl. AP English)

5 DISTINCTIONS

4 DISTINCTIONS Caitlin Bartie Daniel de Castro Erin Hepplewhite Praneetha Kalidindi Alvaro Legoinha

Brent Pedersen Liam Ramsden Tiffany Theron Caitlin Tucker

3 DISTINCTIONS

TAPIWANASHE MUNGADZI

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ALESSANDRO GUELI

PROMESSE NKONGOLO

CHANEL THOMAS

Enhakkore Bope Keileigh Nikayla Chetty Hope Karaha Jemma Mould Ronewa Netshiswinzhe

Kirithi Panchoo Daniel Schurbohm Zoe Swoboda Tasmin Waite


St Peter’s College empowers young individuals to take themselves ‘bravely into the future’ with our integrated approach to academics, faith, co-curricular activities and strong social responsibility programme. St Peter’s has become increasingly well-known for the high calibre of student, who benefit from the holistic education on offer at the College. “We encourage our students, from the outset, to immerse themselves in their studies with vigour and commitment in order to attain their best academic results. Our 2017 matriculants have set a new record with their results. I thank our staff who together have created an environment conducive to our students achieving academic excellence.” Mr Morais

209 distinctions 278 B’s 207 C’s

Some highlights Four students achieved 7 distinctions Four students achieved 6 distinctions Three students achieved 5 distinctions Nine students achieved 4 distinctions Nine students achieved 3 distinctions Twenty-Four students achieved 2 distinctions

• Caitlin Stanton achieved a distinction in Advanced Programme English (88%) • Liam Ramsden 94% in Mathematics • Christopher Webster achieved 94% in Dramatic Arts • Alessandro Gueli achieved 95% in Visual Arts • 26% of our students attained distinctions in Mathematics; 26% in Accounting; 83% in Drama; 28% in Visual Art; 21% in Business Studies; and 12% and 44% attained an A and B in English respectively.


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DILIGENCE Diligence certificates are awarded to all students who obtain diligence nominations from the teachers in a set number of subjects or Learning Areas. As a College we highly regard this acknowledgement - as it honours students who have worked consistently throughout the year by giving their best.

LEARNING AREA PRIZES The award is made on the basis of the highest aggregate mark of 80% and above in each of the Learning Areas.

CROSSED KEYS Students must achieve an overall average of 78% or more. This average is derived from marks attained in Term 1, Term 2, Term 2 Examination, Term 3 and the Term 3 Examination in all subjects.

GOLDEN CROSSED KEYS This is awarded to the top student in each grade who attains the highest overall average based on the results obtained during the year. This is the pinnacle achievement.

GRADE 8 DILIGENCE Prize-Giving 2017 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADES 8, 9, 10 AND 11

Aimee Hanger Amelia Stephens Ananda Saravanja Ashleigh Howard Athenkosi Matshaya Blake Imbert Boitumelo Mogari Cadence Prinsloo David Plumb Donné Bolton Emma Eagle Gabrielle Otto Georgina Wertz Gianluca Vallero Hsuan-Yu Shih (Abby) Jessica Penfold Joshua Cope Joshua Dunn Joshua Tedder Justeene Hallowes

Keagan Rousseau Lauren Bowes Maipelo Kalake Mayuri Covenden Miescha Valadao Mikaela Penberthy Mishen Perumal Paige Balkwill Regan Hudson Ryan Axe Sanchian Maharaj Sarah Garrett Stella Sharp Teneal-Tyla Joseph Thando Ntlabati Tiago Isidoro Tristan van den Heever Yi Lou (Louis) Zané Gasson

LEARNING AREA PRIZES Ananda Saravanja Emma Eagle Sikhulule Mpye Yi Lou Emma Eagle Yi Lou Justeene Hallowes Yi Lou Yi Lou Gabrielle Otto Ananda Saravanja Joshua Cope Justeene Hallowes Emma Eagle

CROSSED KEYS Hsuan-Yu Shih Keagan Rousseau Zané Gasson Joshua Tedder Akrithi Bhimma Gabrielle Otto Joshua Cope Mishen Perumal Yi Lou Justeene Hallowes

GOLDEN CROSSED KEYS Well done to Emma Eagle who attained an outstanding average of 88.70%.

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English Afrikaans isiZulu Mathematics Economic and Life Skills Geography History Natural Sciences Technology Dance Elective Drama Elective Music Visual Art French

79.06% 79.56% 80.15% 80.54% 80.58% 81.39% 81.64% 84.04% 84.63% 85.21%


DILIGENCE Kendra Love Keratiloe Mothusi (Didintle) Kerryn Hayter Kgamia Shayi Krianka Govender Kumbirai Dziruni Laura Lyle Leanne Maher Lee Williamson Lloyd Beyers Matthew de Villiers Megan Morris Megan Parsons Mikara Pather Mikayla Gounden Natalie Molenaar Natalie Walsh Nicholas Els Nicole Hepplewhite Phumeza Mulaudzi (Mbali) Praise Hassam Rebecca Stephenson Sabrina Jansen Sabrina Lenci Sabrina Louis Sarah Moralee Shari Ramlall Sinovuyo Ncube Syjil Ramjuthan Tamryn Govender Timeeka Padayachee

Leanne Maher Natalie Molenaar Simphiwe Majokane Gathuku Matheri Natalie Molenaar Carl Vemer Natalie Molenaar Gathuku Matheri Carl Vemer Carl Vemer Syjil Ramjuthan Laura Lyle Megan Parsons Laura Lyle

English Afrikaans isiZulu Mathematics Economic and Life Skills Geography History Life Sciences Physical Sciences Technology Drama Elective Music Visual Art French

CROSSED KEYS Nicole Hepplewhite Chiedza Dziruni Praise Hassam Sabrina Jansen Emilie Krog Natalie Walsh Tamryn Govender Didintle Netshiswinzhe Chiara Reddy Kerryn Hayter Lee Williamson Ezra Vergotine Kayleigh Koekemoer Jonathan Webb Nicholas Els Kendra Love Gathuku Matheri Leanne Maher Laura Lyle Carl Vemer Syjil Ramjuthan

GOLDEN CROSSED KEYS

78.68% 78.77% 78.82% 79.22% 79.75% 80.08% 80.60% 80.91% 81.32% 81.39% 81.73% 81.80% 81.86% 82.44% 83.32% 83.48% 85.20% 86.14% 86.69% 88.14% 88.28%

Prize-Giving 2017 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADES 8, 9, 10 AND 11

Abigail Ganesan Aiden Enslin Aimee Welland Anastasia Hadjidemetriou Anastasia Strouthos Adriano Costa Asiphe Mazibuko Bonolo Mahlangu Bryce Young Carl Vemer Chiara Reddy Chiedza Dziruni Chloe Morrison Connor Roberts Dhiya Singh Didintle Netshiswinzhe Eden Backman Ezra Vergotine Filip Poludniak Gathuku Matheri Gemma Raw Ijeoma Nwankwo Jessica Dunstan Jessica Goulding Jonathan Webb Jordan-Diane Korf Josh Nalder Joshua van der Merwe Juliette Hunt Justin Amm Kayleigh Koekemoer Keagan Telfer

LEARNING AREA PRIZES

ST PETER’S COLLEGE 2017

GRADE 9

Well done to Natalie Molenaar who attained an outstanding average of 88.84%.

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GRADE 10 DILIGENCE

Prize-Giving 2017 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADES 8, 9, 10 AND 11

Abigail van Staden Benjamin Borchers Cassidy Barwell Dalingcebo Makhanya Dane Groves Daniel Cunningham-Scott Darren Piaray Erin Lai Thom Ethan Brent Jayden Ramnath Jessica Harris Jia Shen Joshua Jandrell Julia Campbell Julia Schroeder Kailin Naidoo Kaitlin Banahan Kerri Tucker Keshin Bheema Kiara van Rooyen Kirsten Hope

Kosmas Joannou Luke Leatherbarrow Maria Legoinha Marios Joannou Matthew Beekman Megan van Staden Nabil Saleh Nicole Diepeveen Nolitha Magombo Ratanang Rapudi Robert Walker Rohit Menon Sabrina McGhie Sage Palombo Shréyan Maharaj Tanya Paul Tatum McCraw Thil Kinyua Tsai-Yu Shih (Ruby) Yuvish Premlall Zanele Ngubane

LEARNING AREA PRIZES

CROSSED KEYS Erin Lai Thom Dane Groves Rohit Menon Sindisa Mramba Julia Schroeder Tanya Paul Kiara Van Rooyen Jia Lun Shen Shréyan Maharaj Luke Leatherbarrow Marios Joannou Nicole Diepeveen Kaitlin Banahan Kosmas Joannou Keshin Bheema Matthew Beekman Olivia Mettler Joshua Jandrell Darren Piaray

GOLDEN CROSSED KEYS Well done to Tsai-Yu Shih who attained an outstanding average of 87.63%.

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English Afrikaans isiZulu Life Orientation Mathematics Mathematical Literacy Accounting Business Studies Geography History Life Sciences Physical Sciences Engineering Graphics and Design Information Technology Dramatic Arts Music Visual Art French Advanced Programme Mathematics

Erin Lai Thom Darren Piaray Sindisa Mramba Matthew Beekman Tsai-Yu Shih (Ruby) Kaley Perillo Darren Piaray Tsai-Yu Shih (Ruby) Nicole Diepeveen Ethan Brent Darren Piaray Joshua Jandrell Rohit Menon Matthew Beekman Nolitha Magombo Tsai-Yu Shih (Ruby) Kiara van Rooyen Matthew Beekman Joshua Jandrell

75.48% 75.62% 75.67% 75.74% 76.21% 76.95% 77.18% 78.01% 78.42% 80.43% 80.45% 80.56% 80.62% 80.96% 83.98% 84.62% 84.80% 84.82% 86.30%


DILIGENCE Luke Hewson Luyanda Ncube Matthew Garrett Matthew Wille Michaela Mathieson Mikaila Fintelman Mikayla Pearson Natalie Arthur Nicole Brent Sarah King Shannon Louis Simphiwe Nkosi Sithuthukile Madonsela Smangaliso Dube Tadiwanashe Zororo Tinotenda Ndudzo Vukosi Moyane Vuyo Tshwele Yi Jing Shi Yogita Mohabir Zenani Damane

Luke Hewson Christie Vemer Vuyo Tshwele Jessica Axe Matthew Wille Lara McDonald Luke Hewson Luke Hewson Tinotenda Ndudzo Amy Hannigan Kim Williamson Luke Hewson Yi Jing Shi Luke Hewson Matthew Garrett Vuyo Tshwele Christie Vemer Lyn Kayiranga Matthew Wille

English Afrikaans isiZulu Life Orientation Mathematics Mathematical Literacy Accounting Business Studies Geography History Life Sciences Physical Sciences Engineering Graphics and Design Information Technology Dramatic Arts Music Visual Art French Advanced Programme Mathematics

CROSSED KEYS Sithuthukile Madonsela Alexia Da Cruz Vukosi Moyane Courtney Sandham Trésor Kabamba Tinotenda Ndudzo Yi Jing Shi Amy Hannigan Zenani Damane Yogita Mohabir Dhyan Saravanja Matthew Garrett Jessica Axe Caitlin Goodman Vuyo Tshwele Kim Williamson Matthew Wille Christie Vemer

GOLDEN CROSSED KEYS

75.26% 75.43% 77.33% 77.34% 77.39% 79.06% 79.25% 79.83% 80.04% 81.71% 82.21% 82.30% 82.59% 83.06% 83.29% 85.20% 87.21% 88.22%

Prize-Giving 2017 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADES 8, 9, 10 AND 11

Alexander Wietzorrek Alexia Da Cruz Amy Hannigan Annayah Karaha Ashleigh Howarth Bridgette Lemon Caitlin Goodman Christie Vemer Christopher Mukheibir Courtney Sandham Dhyan Saravanja Didintle Mokae Ivory Bekwa Jarrod Bongers Jessica Axe Jessica Sloane Kevin Shang Kiara Ramiah Kim Louise Williamson Lara McDonald Lawrence Ishekwene Lebohang Pitikoe

LEARNING AREA PRIZES

ST PETER’S COLLEGE 2017

GRADE 11

Well done to Luke Hewson who attained an outstanding average of 89.80%.

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Trophies 2018 MUSIC AWARDS THE PAGANINI TROPHY

Outstanding Practical Achievement of a Junior Musician

Keagan Telfer THE MOZART TROPHY

Most Improved Practical Performance of a Junior Musician

Laura Lyle BEST JUNIOR MUSIC THEORY STUDENT Leanne Maher

ACADEMIC TROPHIES

VISUAL ART AWARDS THE DA VINCI TROPHY

Highest Result for Visual Culture Studies in Grade 11

Christie Vemer THE MICHELANGELO TROPHY Highest Practical Result in Grade 11

Jessica Axe

GRADE 9 ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY The Grade 9 Entrepreneurship Day Project aims to help the students to start thinking about becoming job creators and not just job seekers.

THE JACUBEC TROPHY

They are challenged to explore their entrepreneurial potential and to

This trophy is awarded to a Grade 9 Student who has made a consistent

take the opportunity to start to develop the necessary skills to become

contribution to the school in the three areas of academics, culture and

successful business owners one day.

sport. This year’s recipient has been involved in many areas of College

Prize-Giving 2017 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADES 8, 9, 10 AND 11

life. He has excelled academically attaining an average of over 80% every term; he has played Cricket, Tennis and Hockey and has attained colours in all three; and has also been involved in Drama, Newspaper and Public Speaking. We proudly acknowledge:

Jonathan Webb THE MOST PROMISING GRADE 9 STUDENT IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Grade 9 is a watershed year in Mathematics, and it is already clear who the top Mathematicians will be for the next 3 years. There is strong competition in the current Grade 9 group, and to occupy the top spot

This is done through simulating the process from a business idea to a business plan, and hopefully culminating in a profit. To this end, the winning business will be the one that is the most professional and business-like, and not necessarily the group that makes the most profit. The winners for 2017, produced an outstanding business plan, had one of the best looking and well-organised stalls and an innovative business idea. This business was run by four young ladies and was one that stood out from the rest, not only in their product range, but also in the way they decorated and managed the stall through the course of the weekend. They also ran a phenomenal marketing campaign.

requires perfection in every assessment.

The business sold customised notebooks, handmade slime, henna tattoos,

Gathuku Matheri

earphones and stationary. The winning group, Wonderland, was run by:

THE JUNIOR NATURAL SCIENCES CUP

Kaitlin Elliot Megan Parsons Syjil Ramjuthan Tamryn Govender

This cup is awarded to the junior student or group of students who have shown particular aptitude, interest or ability in a research or investigation.

Chloe Morrison R20 IN 10 DAYS R20 in 10 Days, is a Grade 10 Simulation Project, where each student receives a R20 “loan” to start and run a business for only 10 days. The 2017 winning business was run by:

Lauren Mukheibir, Abigail van Staden and Megan van Staden.

MATHEMATICS AWARDS MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD TROPHY Yi Lou

The winning group receives 10% of the profits of every other group,

CERTIFICATE FOR TOP 100 IN THE GAUTENG Gathuku Matheri Jia Shen Liwile Ngcai

totalling R1600”

GRADE 10 AP MATHEMATICS COMMITMENT TROPHY

They made R2030 profit selling homemade biscuits, pancakes and hot chocolate.

The Advanced Programme Mathematics award for commitment, enthusiasm and perseverance in Grade 10 goes to:

Marios Joannou GRADE 11 AP MATHEMATICS COMMITMENT TROPHY The Advanced Programme Mathematics award for commitment, enthusiasm and perseverance in Grade 11 goes to:

Christie Vemer

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COLOURS FULL-COLOURS/HONOURS HALF-COLOURS awarded from Grade 10 onwards:

a) An average of 75% must be achieved for: - Grade 10-11: Term 1, Term 2, Term 2 Exam, Term 3 and Term 3 Examination And b) A minimum of a 65% average must be achieved in every subject. At least 6 distinctions (a recorded mark of 80% or more) through the course of the year.

Courtney Sandham Dane Groves Darren Piaray Joshua Jandrell Kaitlin Banahan Keshin Bheema Kiara van Rooyen Kosmas Joannou Lara McDonald

Luke Leatherbarrow Marios Joannou Matthew Beekman Nicole Diepeveen Olivia Mettler Rohit Menon Tanya Paul Tsai-Yu Shih (Ruby) Yi Shi (Ella)

WHITE BLAZER St Peter’s College highest honour is the White Blazer. The White Blazer is awarded in recognition of achieving Full Colours in Sport, Cultural, Academics and completion of Community Service requirements. For obtaining honours in Academics, full colours in Cross Country, full colours in Oratory and for having met the Community Service requirements. A White Blazer is awarded to Dhyan Saravanja

However, from Grade 11 candidate may be awarded Honours if the candidate achieves academic halfcolours in Grade 10 AND the candidate obtains at least a recorded mark of 80% or more through the course of the year. HONOURS ARE AWARDED TO Caitlin Goodman Christie Vemer Dhyan Saravanja Jessica Axe Kim Williamson Luke Hewson Matthew Garrett Matthew Wille Vuyo Tshwele Yogita Mohabir Zenani Damane

Prize-Giving 2017 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADES 8, 9, 10 AND 11

HALF COLOURS IS AWARDED TO

Full colours will be awarded when the candidate fulfils the half-colour criteria for two years. This achievement need not be consecutive.

For obtaining honours in Academics, honours in Swimming, full colours in Drama and for having met the Community Service requirements. A White Blazer is awarded to Yogita Mohabir

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s d a i p m Oly

ACCOUNTING OLYMPIAD FRONT ROW: Caitlin Goodman, Caleb Vergotine, Matthew Garrett, Ms Suzette Meyer, Adrian Diepeveen, Ketumile Lenepa, Ella Shi BACK ROW: Duncan Hill, Ryan Morrison, Sean Moodley, Matthew Wille, Luke Hewson, Daniel de Castro, Luke Leatherbarrow ABSENT: Hannah Leatherbarrow, Erin Lyle, Bongani Nkomo, Tadiwanashe Zororo, Erin Dos Santos, Kiara Ramiah, Kailin Naidoo, Thandolwethu Msiza, Tristan Griggs, Tanya Paul, Zanele Ngubane, Ivory Bekwa, Losika-Loo-Mosupi Mosupi, Thapelo Shika, Menzi Mahlangu

MATH OLYMPIADS FRONT ROW: Dziruni Chiedza, Yi Jing (Ella) Shi, Tiffany Theron, Mr Rakubu Sokana, Lou Yi, Carl Vemer, Gathuku Matheri MIDDLE ROW: Nicholas Els, Luke Leatherbarrow, Matthew Garrett, Daniel de Castro, Leanne Maher, Adrian Diepeveen, Cheng Shen, Keshin Bheema BACK ROW: Joshua Jandrell, Ryan Morrison, Sean Moodley, Vladimir Telkiev, Anthony Kieser, Lawrence Ishekwene, Brent (Jordan) Poliah

AFRIKAANS OLYMPIAD FRONT ROW: Ezra Vergotine, Shannon Torlage, Carl Vemer, Shréyan Maharaj, Mrs Joan Delport, Keshin Bheema, Caitlin Banahan, Danielle van der Poel, Erin Lai Thom BACK ROW: Chesnay Havenga, Enhakkore Bope, Nicholas Els, Sean Moodley, Joshua Jandrell, Caleb Vergotine, Kirsten Hope, Tasmin Waite

ENGLISH OLYMPIAD FRONT ROW: Erin Lai Thom, Rebecca Andrews, Emihle Jozela, Shanna Young

Olympiads

BACK ROW: Shréyan Maharaj, Caleb Vergotine, Hope Karaha, Shannon Louis

ZULU OLYMPIAD LEFT TO RIGHT: Bonolo Mahlangu, Athenkosi Matshaya, Luyanda Ndlela, Ms Phangisile Mtambo, Sicelo Mgaga, Simphiwe Majokane, Asiphe Mazibuko

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Tour De Math TOUR DE MATH FRONT ROW: Ruby Shih, Shréyan Maharaj, Matthew Beekman, Mr Ian Havenga, Kailin Naidoo, Keshin Bheema, Erin Lai Thom BACK ROW: Marios Joannou, David Plumb, Luke Leatherbarrow, Joshua Jandrell, Jordyn Nitch, Jia Lun Shen, Ethan Brent, Dane Groves, Zanele Ngubane, Yi Lou

SCIENCE EXPO GROUP

SCIENCE EXPO GROUP

FRENCH M DELF EXA FRENCH DELF EXAMAMINATION GROUP FRONT ROW: Tapiwanashe Mungadzi, Luísa Legoinha, Dhyan Saravanja, Michelle Ncube, Ms Margerete Malan, Tiffany Theron, Tsai-yu (Abby) Shih, Pelo Mpuru MIDDLE ROW: Matthew Beekman, Promesse Nkongolo, Unaswi Modisaotsile, Liam George, Sindisa Mramba, Courtney Sandham, Kiara van Rooyen, Annayah Karaha BACK ROW: Sheebong Zama-Chi, Anthony Kieser, Trésor Kabamba, Bonheur Nkongolo, Vladimir Telkiev, Ethan Brent, Alvaro Legoinha, Michael van Rooyen

RESOURCE CENTRE From Grade 8, I found comfort in the Resource Centre, purely because Mme Shika always greeted me with a warm and inviting smile, implying that the library is a safe place. I found myself reading more and developing a passion for literature – especially romantic and thriller novels. As my high school career progressed, I read less due to the heavy workload but I still found myself in the Resource Centre. One day in Grade 11, I offered to print documents for Ms Shika that day while she went to lunch and that’s how my “library monitoring career” began. I sat in her seat, had access to her laptop and did what needed to be done. Since then, I issued books to students in different grades, which helped me build relationships throughout the school and, I believe, allowed people to get to know me, hence me becoming a prefect this year. I learnt how to use the photocopy machine and various software packages on the school system. I especially enjoyed helping people with their school affairs. By merely clicking a button, I could prevent someone getting detention or into trouble. During my two years being the sole library monitor, I learnt to be patient, polite to everyone and how to get my work done on time.

Tour De Math, FRENCH DELF EXAM, Science Expo and RESOURCE CENTRE

FRONT ROW: Abigail Ganesan, Anastasia Hadjidemetriou, Mrs Gwyn Zimmerman, Carl Vemer, Megan Morris BACK ROW: Natalie Molenaar, Sarah Moralee, Krianka Govender, Olivia Pretorius ABSENT: Leanne Maher

Ms Rachel Shika, Pelo Mpuru

I thank Ms Shika for showing me so much love and for teaching me many lessons, about many things.

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E V I T A CRE G N I T I R W WELCOME TO GRADE 8 Emma Eagle (Grade 8)

Mbali Dhlomo (Grade 12)

Angivumi ukuthi kuzofika isikhathi lapho singasabadingi othisha. Yebo amakhompyutha ayizinsiza zasesikoleni. Othisha nabo basebenza ngawo ezikoleni, njengokusebenzisa amavidiyo akwi-intanethi ukuze abafundi baqondisise kahle. Phela umfundi uqonda kangcono ngakubonayo. Okusalayo nokubalulekile ngukuthi othisha bama phambi kwekilasi bafundise, okuyinto amakhompyutha angasoze ayenza.

During the December holidays while I was away in the Midlands, it suddenly dawned on me that high school was less than a month away. In the last few weeks of holiday I was frantically covering books, labelling uniforms and getting last minute details sorted- it was chaos. And then the dreaded day arrived: my first day of high school.

Othisha babaluleke kakhulu emphakathini ngezizathu eziningi, ezahlukene. Yibona abakhulisa, babe ngabazali babafundi ngenkathi abazali besemsebenzini. Bachitha cishe lonke usuku nabafundi, babanakekele futhi babagcine bephephile, into ikhompyutha engasoze yayenza. Othisha bakhulisa ikusasa lomphakathi ngokwakha isisekelo esihle kubafundi.

I can remember hundreds of nervous looking Grade 8s and their parents all in a sea of flurry as they rushed to get a place in line to register. From

Abafundi bafunda ngezindlela ezahlukene. Kukhona abadinga ukubona imibala uyahlukene ukuze baqonde futhi bangakhohlwa.

then on, there wasn’t much fuss at all. We as a Grade were lead to the amphitheatre and awaited the arrival of the prefects.

Kukhona labo abadinga ukunakwa kakhulu ngumuntu ozobachazele ngabakufundayo. Lo muntu kumele abe nesineke kakhulu, lokhu kungenziwa nguthisha, yena owazi umfundi ngamunye kanye nezidingo zakhe. Lokhu ikhompyutha ngeke ikwenze.

The very first activity they did with us was the war cries, immediately instilling the school’s spirit in us. Thereafter, we were divided into groups and began our first activities of the much-anticipated Orientation Programme. There were mountains of activities to be done, some of my favourites being the school quiz, our mini Olympics, dancing and playing marimbas and the Amazing Race. Then somewhere in middle, not quite sure where, was our very first Interhouse gala. The noise of the whole school screaming and cheering on their house and the booming of war cries was something I’ve never experienced before. All this fun lasted an entire week only to be ended off with an amazing camp at Klein Kariba. The excitement was never ending as we were constantly kept busy doing obstacle courses, building and racing rafts and nest building during the night which brought us all closer as a grade. But my overall highlight would have to be… the waterslide! Shortly thereafter, to both our excitement and dismay, it was time to leave and go home. Now the real work was about to start.

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Finding our way around the huge school campus, and finding all of our classes was the first challenge. Despite being piled with work almost instantaneously, our teachers were all sympathetic to the fact that beginning high school was no easy task. But they were all bright, exuberant and tons of fun which made settling much easier already. Even after settling into school work there was still cultures and sports to handle. Sports weren’t difficult to choose from despite there being a vast variety of options to choose from, I was quite keen on running. Cultures, however, was an entirely different matter as there were roughly 15 extramural to choose from such as the newspaper, photography and first aid, but after much deliberation I decided that I had lost too many arguments against my parents and would take up debating as well as choir. All of it has been more than enjoyable thus far. Even though it may seem scary or nerve-wracking, the beginning of high school is an amazing yet slightly frenzied ride. But our school environment is so friendly and welcoming and our peers and teachers help and support us 100% throughout. You have very little to fear Grade 7s. Just remember that you are not alone on your journey.

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SIZOGCINA SINGASEKHO ISIDINGO SOTHISHA EZIKOLENI, NGENXA YOKUTHI AMAKHOMPYUTHA ASIFUNDISA OKUNINGI KAKHULU. UYAVUMELANA NOMA UYAPHIKISANA NALO MBONO? PHAWULA KABANZI UKUSEKELA IMPENDULO YAKHO.

Othisha badlala indima ebaluleke kakhulu empilweni yabafundi, kwesinye isikhathi ukwedlula abazali ngoba, uma kufanele abazali basize izingane zabo ngomsebenzi wesikole, bavele baphelelwe yisineke, okuyinto elula kuthisha ngoba uwufundele lomsebenzi. Othisha banothando nomusa kubafundi babo, into ikhompyutha engasoze yayenza! Masingazikhohlisi, amakhompyutha adlala eyawo indima enkulu ekufundeni, kodwa awasoze ngisho sesithanda kangakanani, athathe indawo yothisha. Siyohlala njalo sikhona isidingo sabo.

DIE VONK VAN ‘N GEDIG KAN JOU LEWE VERANDER Morgan Else (Grade12) Beroemdes soos Ingrid Jonker, Lina Apies en Antjie Krog bewys hierdie stelling in al wat ‘n gedig is. Poësie is nie net ‘n manier om van alledaagse uitdagings te ontsnap nie, maar is ook ‘n platvorm vir ons as tieners om ons opinies te lig. Ons almal weet hoe min tieners in gedigte belangstel. My tema waaroor ek nagevors het, is liefde. Nie net kan elkeen van ons met liefde identifiseer nie, maar ons het ook elkeen ‘n geheime storie oor liefde om te deel, of nie? Die liefde is diep en raak aan jou hart. Liefde diskrimineer nie en sien ook nie kleur nie. As ‘n mens daaroor begin skryf, ontbloot jy jou diepste geheime. Twee van die gedigte wat ek gekies het, fokus op die herhaling van woorde om die diepte van die spreker se gevoelens te bevestig. Poësie is soos ‘n sielsgenoot en help ons om ons vrese te oorwin. Dit bring lig in ‘n somtyds donker wêreld. Woorde het mag, so gebruik dit dtot jou voordeel.


USUKU ENGINGASOZE NGILUKHOHLWE

Ek trek sukkelend my tas in die hotelkamer in, en strort in duie op die klein bedjie teen die muur. Ek kyk rond, uitgeput, na die blompatroon muurpapier en donker houtlaaikas. Iets aan my linkerkant vang my oog. ‘n Glinsterling van die laatmiddag son reflekteer van die paneelglas venster af. Ek stap oor en rus my hand op die vensterbank.

Ngiyalukhumbula kahle lolo suku! Mina nabangani bami sasiphuma esikoleni, eGcwebeza High School, siyogibela itekisi. Le kwakuyinhlalayenza.Ngaleli langa itekisi yethu yafika abantu abaningi sebehambile. Kwakusele mina nomngani wami uThando, ongumngani wakho omkhulu! UThando yindoni yamanzi futhi bengimtshela njalo ngobuhle bakhe! Into embi wukuthi yena ubengabuboni ubuhle bakhe, ebona ngathi ngiyamgcona noma ngithenga ubuso bakhe ngoba engumngani wami.

Meghan Hoffmann (Grade 12)

Die uitsig is asemrowend. Kranse bedek met donkergroen plante steek teen golwende heuwels uit. ‘n Sprankelende blou rivier weef ‘n pad deur die vallei. Onder my venster is ‘n klein grondpaadjie met ‘n heining aan die een kant. ‘n Egpaar sit op ‘n bank en kyk na die uitsig terwyl hulle sjampanje geniet. Die donkergroen is teen ‘n agtergrond van die helder sneeukoppe van die Switserse Alpe, wat die horison ontmoet en terselfdertyd met die ligblou hemel speel. Aan die onderkant van die kranse word die landskap bedek met duisende bome. Voëls sing in die bome daaronder en bars uit die groen en vlieg moeiteloos oor die Switserse landskap. Ek sien hoe ‘n meisie en ‘n seun opgewonde deur ‘n veld van wit blomme hardloop, net duskant die houtheining. ‘n Klein huisie sit op die rand van ‘n heuwel en ‘n vrou hang wasgoed op. Hoe kan ‘n plek so volmaak soos hierdie bestaan, wonder ek? Skielik hoor ek ‘n groot enjin van bo wat die klank van die voëls gedemp en die kalmte van die landskap onderbreek het. Die egpaar op die bank kyk op en die kinders op die heuwel hou op met hul gespelery en kyk na die meganiese ondier. En sodra dit aangekom het, was dit verby. Die uitsig was terug na normaal, pragtig en onaangeraak. ‘n Briesie waai deur die venster en voel-voel so aan my gesig. Ek haal diep asem en maak my oë toe, en op daardie oomblik weet ek dat die plek sal vir altyd in my hart wees.

JUST LIKE THE RAIN

Ntobeko Madlala (Grade 12)

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Sangena etekisini , sabona ukuthi akukho muntu ngaphandle kos’cabha nomshayeli, namadoda amabili ngaphambili. UThando wangicela ukuthi sihlale emuva ngoba lamadoda amabili ambuke ngendlela angayithandi, ngenkathi singena. Ngamutshela ukuthi ubona into engekho, ngazama ukumnika isiqiniseko sokuthi uphephile. Emva kwesikhashana, ngaqala ukubona ukuthi bonke laba bantu abasetekisini balokhu besibheka sinoThando. Nakhona lapho nginganaki, ngiqhubeke ngizibukele phandle kwefasitela. Ngithe ngibona uThando uselele, nalamadoda asondela kithina. Kwase kucace bha ukuthi la madoda azoba yingozi kithina, ngibone kungcono ukuvusa uThando. Ngithe ngisamvusa uThando, ngezwa eshisayo impama…kumemeza lendoda ithi “wenzani wena mfana”!, isho ingibamba zombili izandla. Ngibone ukuthi akudlalwa lapha, nami ngizame ukulwa njengendoda. Ngithe ngibona enye indoda yabamba uThando ngobhongwane! Wamemeza uThando,”Ntobeko! Ntobeko! Ngisize bo!” Amehlo akhe ayegcwele ukwesaba, esabela impilo yakhe. Kwavela imoto yamaphoyisa, labalisa basitshela ukuthi singalokothi sibange umsindo ngoba bazosibulala. Asibange sisabuza, samemeza ngathi siyahlanya! Nebala amaphoyisa asizwa, abona ukuthi kukhona okungalungile. Umshayeli wazama ukubaleka nathi kepha akusizanga, amaphoyisa ayesezithendeni zethu. Amaphoyisa asithola asisindisa, lezi gilamkhuba zakhalelwa amasongo kaSigonyela! Angisoze ngikulibale esakwenzelwa ngamaphoyisa, lokho kwangenza ngawahlonipha, ngawabona eyisibusiso. Angeke empilweni yami ngilukhohlwe lolo suku!

Dhyan Saravanja (Grade 11) Just like the rain only she could quench your insatiable thirst But the thirst for her was different and far worse For instead of leaving a searing pain in your throat She left your heart engulfed in a thousand brilliant flames Leaving you craving her like a dying flower craving the rain

And just like the rain, she gave you life She trickled down the curves of your body then immersed herself deep in your soul Nourishing your entire being Washing away all your fears and all your anxieties When you were with her you feared nothing Nothing except her

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And just like the rain she was wild and violent She crashed against your body and flooded every tiny crevice of your heart Sometimes you thought that she’d drown you in your own tears which would come in overflowing rivers down your face

She was gentle and destructive and vicious and ruthless and beautiful She was a light shower and a violent storm, a soft drizzle and a merciless hurricane She could give life and take life Just like the rain

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It was observed by facilitators that the preferred style of leadership is one whereby power is decentralised. The students tend to favour a more collaborative leadership approach. During the tour, each leader was set up to succeed by their team mates and this aptly describes a tenet of Ubuntu that we live by at St Peter’s College.

ODELLE HOWARD Deputy Head: Student Affairs

The Generation Z is described as the people who were born from 1995 onwards. It is this generation that makes up the population of our student body. They have never known a world where there are no devices and are always switched onto technology. Terrorism and global recessions are an international norm. This is a generation that is not bound by traditions and old-fashioned beliefs. They get us to challenge the status quo and would rather be co-creators of the culture in which they reside.

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We see aspects of the Generation Z character in everything they participate in. One of their many characteristics is their desire to do good and their deep sense for social responsibility. Evidence of this characteristic is seen in our Grade 11 Build Project at Kwasa College. We are very proud of our Grade 11s who have raised funds to assist Kwasa College in acquiring a hall this year. They are also assisting in establishing a garden at Kwasa College. Social Responsibility commitments were also seen in the Grade 10 Sandwich Drive whereby students came together to make sandwiches for poorer communities. There are many students from Grade 8 to 10 participating in other charity events found on the Community Hours SA website. We are impressed by all our students who make a difference. Another one of Generation Z characteristics is their spirit for adventure and the need to create new opportunities. This has resulted in the World Challenge never being short in supply of students who volunteer to participate in this journey. World Challenge took students to Vietnam this year where they completed community outreach projects and had an opportunity to lead their groups in unfamiliar surroundings.

The Wellness Department have seen an increase in the number of students who have communicated a desire to understand each other better and to get in touch with their inner identities. The desire for personal growth and understanding is another characteristic of Generation Z. Many of our students view an acquisition of EQ as paramount for success in their social interactions. They value the skills in how to handle challenging situations or know how to act appropriately in different situations. This need is being met with the introduction of the Intentional Living Programme in 2018 for all Grade 8 to 11 students. The programme is designed to assist students to live purposeful, self-regulated lives and to strive for personal excellence. The introduction of leadership and mentorship workshops provided the Grade 12s with the necessary skills to mentor our Grade 8 students this year. Our Grade 8s have been fortunate to have an older “sibling” looking out for them in an unfamiliar environment and to assist them in navigating their way through high school. A final characteristic of this generation is their intolerance for exclusivity. They are wildly passionate about equity and diversity they want to make a difference and have their say. Our Student Link platform allows students to voice their point of view. The College has taken further steps in creating a Student Diversity Committee that will be chaired by the Headboy and Headgirl next year. We look forward to understanding diversity from the perspective of this generation. Generation Z is an exciting generation and live in interesting times. They are the first generation who has the freedom to express themselves fully are independent and are unrestricted in their thinking. This generation are brand influencers, are the leaders in pop culture and are social media drivers. It is exciting to let our imagination wonder what inventions they will create. They have the ability to produce a world that sci-fi movies are made of and carry our hopes for a better society. Mrs Odelle Howard Deputy Head: Student Affairs


Dale Carnegie 2017 The Dale Carnegie Generation Next programme is a course designed for young people to develop personal skills such as self-confidence and how to work with people effectively. The course began on 11 February, with a total of three sessions and a graduation ceremony. We learnt many useful skills that will help us in our daily lives like how to introduce ourselves powerfully and leave a lasting impression, the different ways to start an interesting conversation with someone you just met and the most engaging exercise was how to memorise many things in a short space of time. The “memory peg” methods which we learnt worked wonders! We also made many new friends. The overall course was very enjoyable and we all went home knowing that we learnt something beneficial. The Generation Next course develops one in the following areas: Self Confidence, Leadership, Stress Management, People Skills and Communication Skills. These areas are vital in order to become a successful person. The Dale Carnegie course develops your confidence in all these aspects and allows you to lead a better life and make effective decisions. The course personally impacts everyone in a different way and definitely does benefit them. If one does complete this course, it will not just benefit them personally but they will be held in high esteem if applying for a job. Our thanks go to Ms Eudeshi Naidu our facilitator who has been a great inspiration and teacher. We would also like to thank Mrs Howard and St Peter’s College for facilitating and organising the course. Keshin Bheema and Ruby Shih (Grade 10)

FRONT ROW: Ruby Shih, Keshin Bheema, Munhuwamambo Chapanduka, Kiara van Rooyen, Kailin Naidoo, Kelly Chalmers 2ND ROW: Treaty Makotoko, Tanya Paul, Daniel Green, Nolitha Magombo, Kian van der Walt, Tristan Griggs BACK ROW: Kirsten Hope, Nyasha Musika, Ethan Brent, Jordyn Nitch, Filip Jelic, Dane Groves


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SANDWICHES FOR CHANGE COMMITTEE FRONT ROW: Shanna Young, Erin Lai Thom, Ruby Shih, Kelly Chalmers, Mrs Sandy Van Der Wel, Kaitlin Banahan, Tiyandza Mtetwa, Ratanang Rapudi, Tatum McCraw MIDDLE ROW: Kailin Naidoo, Sage Palombo, Kiara Van Rooyen, Munhuwamambo Chapanduka, Sicelo Mgaga, Matthew Beekman, Darren Piaray, Tristan Griggs, Nyasha Ndisengei, Keshin Bheema BACK ROW: Treaty Makotoko, Zanele Ngubane, Thil Kinyua, Kristine Mahony, Dane Groves, Daniel Cunningham-Scott, Kosmas Joannou, Nolitha Magombo, Kerri Tucker

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Shavers and Sprayers On Thursday, 23 February 2017, St Peter’s College held its very first CANSA Shavathon/Sprayathon. Needless to say, the day was “buzzing” with excitement and anticipation. The purpose of the drive is to raise awareness for those who have been affected by cancer, whether it’s a friend, family member or themselves. To take part, students or teachers donated R50, which went towards CANSA’s research. This entitled someone to either have their hair shaved or sprayed. Many brave students took part in the shaving and even some teachers did too, like Mr Marangoni and Mr Lottering. Most of the students and teachers, however, sprayed their hair. With many funky designs from shimmery silver and fluorescent pink to bright and eye-catching rainbow, the school was looking very colourful for the morning. While the students were having their hair shaved, their friends would stand around watching in awe and amazement at their peers’ courage and determination. It was heart-warming to see most our students participate in this event. Sheer joy and lots of laughter was spread around the school throughout the day, and we raised over R20,000 for a very worthwhile cause. I had the privilege of taking part in the actual hair spraying and I could say it was the most fun I have had this year! The wonderful person who organised this day is Shae Webb in Grade 11 who happens to be the CANSA Youth Ambassador. It took hard work and persistence to organise everything so she deserves a big thank you from the school! We hope to have another Shavathon/Sprayathon in the future so that we can spread the love and good will once again! Lara McDonald (Grade 11)

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On 31 January we had our fourth Blood Drive at St Peter’s College. The students who were willing to donate were eager, despite seeing the needle while standing in the queue. all thanks goes to the peer promoters as well as the teachers who run the drive. Thankfully, the amount of students who meet the age and weight requirements has grown each term. The line has got longer and everyone comes to the conclusion that giving blood is actually not life threatening but that people’s lives depend on the blood that they are giving.

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Every student who chose to donate realised how easy it is to make a positive difference and each one gained pride in knowing that they had the power to save someone’s life and the cookies were a definite bonus. The few minutes spent in the chair and the 350ml of blood is one life saved, making each donor a hero. On a day like the Blood Drive, it is refreshing to see how students can unite when someone needs a hand to hold or some comforting words. I am proud of my school and of all the people that made the selfless decision to donate blood, it was a very brave choice and the needle was worth it. I cannot wait for the next Blood Drive to see how the already large number of courageous students will continue to grow. Amy Hannigan (Grade 11)

S ’ T N E D I S E PR AWARDS The programme is geared for assisting students to find balance in their lives by involving themselves in non-competitive, voluntary activities. These activities encourage personal growth, perseverance, self-reliance, responsibility and service to the community. The President’s Award is an International Programme and is referred to as the Duke of Edinburgh Award in certain countries.

The President’s Award is open to all students, from age 14, at the College.

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND BLOOD DRIVE

Students can participate in three different levels; Bronze, Silver or Gold. To gain an Award they are required to involve themselves within a service to the community, a new skill, a physical recreation and an adventurous journey within a specific minimum period of time. The Grade 9 and Grade 10 Camps at the College are affiliated to the Award and thus fulfil the Awards’ Adventurous Journey requirements. Similarly, students attending World Challenge Expeditions will also complete certain Award requirements while on tour. It is, however, important that students enrol with the President’s Award prior to attending the Camp/Tour.

PRESIDENT’S AWARD FRONT ROW: Tiffany Theron, Christie Vemer, Mrs Avril Swanepoel, Jessica Sloane, Jacqueline Christodoulou, Pelo Mpuru BACK ROW: Kirsten Hope, Courtney Sandham, Sebastian Long, Ethan Brent, Christopher Mukheibir, Kristine Mahony

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e e t n e M / r o t n e M Grade 12 ion Programme Leaders-In-Act

The Matrics of 2017 are once again making history at St Peter’s College. We are the first group to be part of a mentor/mentee leaders-in-action programme with the Grade 8s of this year. Being a new student in a new school can be extremely nerve-wrecking, which is why this new system will be really great for the Grade 8s. This year all the matrics will be allocated a mentee, where we are tasked to be their helping hands. We underwent a training course 25 and 26 January with Lead 4 Life, to learn skills to help us be the best leaders to our Grade 8s. ‘Lead 4 Life’ is a specialist leadership development provider of innovative products and services to a global multi-generational audience – including the South African Schools and Youth market.

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The course was over two days; Wednesday and Thursday. Day One was dedicated to learning how to be a good mentor - with tips on what to do and not do, how to treat our mentees and how to establish a mentor-mentee relationship. We were split into groups where we had conversations about the type of mentor we want to be, and how we can achieve these goals. The day was very long and we heard many things that we already knew but despite that, the seminar was very profitable. A highlight of the day was initiating conversation with people outside of our social groups and even though we’ve been with each other for a good four years it was slightly awkward, but still very fun. Day Two was less speaking and more activity. The day was dedicated to learning how to be a good leader. We spent most of the day outside participating in leadership skills development games, where we made use of good communication and patience. We were in the same groups as in Day One. The games that we played were very similar to that of the ones we played at our Grade 11 leadership camp. It was fun. The highlight of the day was the game we played in the hall where we learnt how to tell the truth and take the truth. It was difficult because some people’s feelings did get hurt but it was so beneficial because we learnt the reality of being sensitive. Being able to be honest to our mentees is what will make us good mentors. The two days we spent learning various skills was mentally and physically draining but I have no doubt that what we gained from the programme will be beneficial to us and our Grade 8s in the long run. Pelo Mpuru (Grade 12)

MufFIn Morning

Our ‘Muffin Morning’ was a great way to meet our fellow Grade 8 students. The Grade 12s had been preparing for this occasion throughout our initial weeks of school, with presentations and workshops. We can all remember our first year in Grade 8 at St Peter’s College: the nerves, the excitement, the anxieties of new beginnings and new faces. So when we were “matched” with our mentees it was wonderful to just relax on the grass, chat about ourselves and get to know one another. Everyone agreed it is a strengthening exercise to close the gap between the grades and to be role models of the St Peter’s College core values. We, as the Matrics, are looking forward to sharing more memories with our mentees. Simone Lategan (Grade 12)


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STUDENT LINK FRONT ROW: Sarah Garrett, Tamryn Govender, Ronewa Netshiswinzhe, Mrs Holly Ryder-Nimb, Jessica Webb, Amy Hannigan, Tadiwanashe Zororo Middle Row: Gabrielle Otto, Gathuku Matheri, Kayleigh Koekemoer, Dane Groves, Tinotenda Ndudzo, Carl Vemer, Georgina Wertz Back Row: Kailin Naidoo, Darren Piaray, Regan Hudson, Fundile Mahlasela, Kosmas Joannou, Yasmin Ghadamian, Natalie Molenaar Absent: Justeene Hallowes, Kim Williamson, Michael Van Rooyen, Michele Brachini, Nihal Singh, Sarah-Beth Wright, Zanele Booi

Servers AND STUDENT LINK

Servers FRONT ROW: Asal Eskandari, Bridgette Lemon, Mr Rui Morais, Yasmin Ghadamian, Lehlogonolo Maripane

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Making A Change Every year, the Grade 11s runs the class build project which is the College’s biggest outreach programme. This year, the Make a Change (MAC) committee would like to exceed the funds raised last year. At Kwasa College there is a run down building which the 2017 drive will renovate either into their school hall or into their admin offices. I am very confident that we will raise an exceptional amount and change the lives of these children even more this year. Class Build, formally known as House Build, is something very close to my heart, but also something very important for the staff and students at St Peter’s College. For those of you who do not know, Class Build is an initiative run by the Grade 11 students at the College, under the guidance of Ms Meyer and Ms Theron. Our goal for the Grade 11s of 2017 was to raise enough money so that we, as students, could build a school hall and admin block for the staff and students at Kwasa College, near Springs. In order to achieve this, we had to be willing to use our spare time to find donors and think of ideas to increase donations. My teammates and I learned a great deal through this process: patience, determination and resilience. Our theme for this year was: Ellen DeGeneres. It sounds funny, I know. This entailed me dressing up like Ellen (I even wore a wig), and hosting an Ellen “episode” for the students during assembly. I played games with the teachers, students and even with Mr Morais. By doing these fun activities in assembly, I really wanted to enthuse the students about this project, as it is extremely important to help and give back as we are so privileged to be at a school like the College. Because of the school’s positive attitude towards MAC and all the hard work the committee and teachers put into MAC, we managed to raise an incredible R1, 018, 921 - which is the most money the school has ever raised for Class Build! On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank St Peter’s Prep, everyone involved at the College and all external donors for everything they have done for the Class Build this year. You turned our dreams into a reality. You have all made the students at Kwasa College much happier children, and for that, we will always be grateful. Sarah King MAC Committee Chairperson (Grade 11)

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At St Peter’s College, we believe that it is essential to equip our students with entrepreneurship and business skills as part of a holistic education and to empower them for the future. Thus, our Grade 9s had to run their own businesses for two days at the Sports and Cultural Festival as part of the Economic and Life Skills curriculum. They produce a business plan for their business idea which may not involve the selling of anything to eat or drink. They may purchase items for resale but they are required to “add value” to the item in some way and package it themselves. The students were required to save and contribute their own start-up capital. THE SORT OF ITEMS THAT WERE ON SALE WERE: • T shirts • caps and beanies • jewellery • cell phone covers • bath bombs etc The stalls were assessed and this mark went toward their term result. Far more important than this mark is the experience of running a business, planning and executing a project, working as a team, managing their time and money, discovering any innate entrepreneurial talents and so much more. They worked hard and had lots of fun and hopefully make a good profit as well. However, we do not assess them for their profit as the business that earns the most marks and wins the Tzingakis Award for Entrepreneurship is the team that has the most attractive and professional stall. The teams must pay rent, purchase a trading license and pay tax on their profit. (This money all goes towards the Grade 11 Community Outreach Project). We always hope that some will even create a business that they can take beyond this event. That is our dream! Mrs Lindsay Hopwood Life Orientation Teacher

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Grade 9

Language and Cultural Day As each hour passed on Friday, 19 May, my fellow Grade 9 students and I became more and more excited about the activities that we knew were planned for us at the end of the day. Aside from our excitement and anticipation, sat quite a lot of confusion – what was actually in store for us that afternoon? The Grade 9s headed up to the field where register was taken, we were divided into four groups and it was explained to us exactly what we’d be involved in for the next three hours. We headed off to our selected locations where a variety of ‘Boere Sport’ awaited us. Being taken back to our childhood games and races, we participated in events such as the Three Legged Race, Duck-DuckGoose, Tug and War, and races where we were expected to race while in sacks. At the end, each winner of the different heats raced against each other, while the rest of the grade stood cheering on the stands, imagining that we were witnessing our very own Olympic Games. After intense exercise and cheering in the crowd, we headed to the hall where we participated in a quiz that had everything to do with French, and later formed an Eiffel Tower by standing together on the field. From there, we left our red and blue fingerprints on our very own creation of the French flag. Next, we moved on to the MADDitorium where we were lucky enough to watch a play produced by the Grade 9 Zulu students, even though for some of the performance, we didn’t understand a word they said. From what we did gather, we figured out that the two main characters were a young man and woman who had fallen in love after meeting at the river, while getting water, and were planning on getting married. The show gave us a whole lot of insight on the different cultures and the way certain people live. At the end of the night, our last activity included being taught traditional Afrikaans dancing, called ‘Volkspele’. In pairs, we ‘Jan Pierewiet’-ed the night away and felt disappointed when the night came to an end. I, for one, can definitely say I learnt an incredible amount about the different cultures we have imbedded in our society. I encourage the College to carry on with this Language and Cultural Day and continue to educate the students that come through this school. Eden Backman (Grade 9)

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The UAE Enrichment Tour to Dubai and Abu Dhabi promised to bring with it an array of exciting, fun-filled adventures. Along with experiences we’ll hold close to our hearts, the tour gifted us with new friendships, strengthened bonds and memories that will live on in us for years to come. Our trip began at O R Tambo International Airport where we said our goodbyes to our families and waited in eager anticipation for the moment our plane would take off. After an eight hour flight we landed at Doha International Airport in Qatar and took a connecting flight to Dubai. Once we landed we travelled to the Ibis Al Barsha hotel that would be our home for the next nine nights. Still adjusting to Dubai’s humid climate, we were all relieved to find out that we would spend the rest of the day at the hotel and end it off with hearty selections from the hotel buffet. We spent the following day at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding where we were treated with the delicacies of an authentic Arabic feast and learned how to eat like a true Emirati. We then got a chance to discover the Old Dubai by visiting the Dubai Creek and taking a ride on an Abra Water Taxi to browse through the stores and stalls at a gold and spice souk. We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring Dubai Mall where we viewed the stellar Dubai Fountain. The next day started with up trip to the top of the Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building. We were able to see the spectacular views of the city and its architectural triumphs. We spent the remainder of the day touring through the city, visiting its architectural highlights such as the Jumeirah Beach Residence, the Dubai Canal, the Business Bay and the Dubai Marina. We were treated to a boat cruise around the Palm Jumeirah, a luxurious man-made island in the shape of a palm tree. On our fifth day, we took a bumpy ride through the sand dunes for a desert safari. We rode camels and were entertained with traditional Arabian performances. The next day’s trip to Abu Dhabi was definitely a major highlight. We had the privilege of visiting the absolutely breathtaking Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. We then spent hours of fun at the famous Ferrari World, which is home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster -definitely not for the faint-hearted!

We spent day seven visiting historical museums and touring the Al Ain University of Science and Technology. Another exciting highlight of the trip was visiting the Aquaventure Water Park, which like most things in Dubai, boasts being one of the best in the world. We visited the Lost Chambers Aquarium and spent the day exploring the park. Some of the attractions at the park include many different water slides all promising loads of fun, a beach with calm, poollike water and zipline overlooking the water park. On our second last day we visited the Camelicious Camel Farm and Milk Processing plant, where we received a tour of the farm and got to see how some of the products are produced. We spent some time with their camels and Mrs Müller’s dream came true when she got to kiss a camel! We sampled camel milk ice cream and camel milk as well as having the chance to purchase their camel milk themed products ranging from shampoo to cheese. Afterwards we travelled to the Mall of the Emirates and visited Ski Dubai, where those of us who knew how, could snowboard and ski, while the rest of us enjoyed the chairlift, fun on the bobsleds or rolling around in the giant snowball ride. For our last full day, we were given the chance to do some last minute shopping. We spent that evening having dinner on a Traditional Dhow cruise boat in the Dubai Creek. The last day brought with it sadness and joy alike. For some of us were eager to return home, whilst others couldn’t believe that the tour had ended so soon. Once we landed in Johannesburg and went through the usual airport hustle bustle, we said our goodbyes to our tour family and were welcomed with warm embraces from our actual families. On behalf of the rest of the students, I extend a big thank you to Mrs Müller for organising such an incredible tour and for Mr Hammond, Mrs Dracatos and Ms Ronne for accompanying the students to the UAE. Didintle Netshiswinzhe (Grade 9)

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ST PETER’S COLLEGE 2017

Festival for U19 boys and U19 girls took place from Friday 15 September to Sunday 17 September. St Peter’s College hosted over 3,000 participants, plus parents, friends and families over the course of the weekend. The Festival was a true representation of South Africa’s population, and we are proud to have hosted a very successful festival. The Cultural department had the opportunity to showcase our beautiful MADD Centre with a variety of cultural activities. Various music and instrumental recitals occurred throughout the day. The Soccer, Basketball, Netball and Chess tournament was also a huge success. The organising committee’s endless hours of preparation resulted in a logically well-run tournament. St Peter’s College is very fortunate to have a successful and active Parents’ Association (PA). The PA spent many hours planning and catering for thousands over the course of the Festival. A huge thank you goes to all the parents who spent the entire weekend buying stock, cooking, serving and feeding the participants and supporters.

BRIAN ARMITAGE Deputy Head: Co-Curricular

I joined St Peter’s College in 2006 with an elitist philosophy, wanting to identify talent, harness potential and win at all costs. It did not take long for the St Peter’s way to change my thinking. As a young and enthusiastic Rugby coach, I soon realised that the very definition of a great coach, is to coach a side of willing and enthusiastic players into a successful winning team, as opposed to scouting for the biggest, strongest and most skilful players.

Co-Curricular REPORT

The St Peter’s College way is to provide the opportunity for our students to participate in variety of activities, with the primary aim being, providing the necessary guidance and coaching so they can reach their full potential in everything they do. My most rewarding time as a coach at the College has been witnessing the development of many players, who would never have even played rugby at another school, become vital key players in many a successful team. Every student matters and has an equal opportunity to find their niche and achieve to their potential. I believe this is what sets St Peter’s College apart from the rest. 2017 has certainly been highlighted as a year of change in pursuit of providing the opportunity for our students to achieve their goals. In the next few pages, you will read about the achievements of St Peter’s College Co-Curricular programme during the past year and you will be impressed by the offering that has given our students the opportunity to develop and master their skills and talents. One of the many highlights of the Co-Curricular Programme was the Sports and Cultural Festival. Our 14th Annual Invitational Soccer, Basketball, Netball, Chess and Cultural

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Our support staff worked tirelessly, not only in preparation and during the festival, but also after the festival preparing the College for the next day of business. Our appreciation goes to Messrs Mugochi Muchachari, Isaac Ntjilo and their staff. The Cultural department has continued to showcase the unbelievable talent of our students. Several members of the Art Task Team’s artworks excelled in a variety of competitions. The cast of 500 Days of Summer presented a full-length Physical Theatre production and entertained a full house for five consecutive days. The Junior Drama evenings offered students the opportunity to take part in a range of activities from musical theatre, physical theatre, monologues, plays, clowning and poetry. The Dance department put on a tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire in a site-specific performance. 2017 saw a favourable growth in the size and commitment of the First Aid Team. Two senior debating teams competed in two of the most prestigious debating leagues in Gauteng. We look forward to the introduction of “Redenaars” (Afrikaans public speaking and debating) in 2018. Our exceptionally talented musicians performed at various events such as the National Eisteddfod, Music Festivals, as well as performances at school such as the termly Soirees, Spotlight Concerts, Headmaster Assemblies, Special Occasions and the Sports and Cultural Festival. The service provided by the sound and lighting team, photography club, St Petrian and sports scores has been of an exceptionally high standard. Our students’ dedication and time sacrifice has positively contributed to a successful programme. The joint ventures with United Stars Cricket Academy, Metro Stars Soccer Academy, Egoli Magic Basketball Club and Blessed Tennis Academy has led to the employment of professional Cricket, Soccer, Basketball and Tennis coaches. There has been a noticeable improvement with regards to attitude, discipline, dress, and results in these activities.


The Athletics team saw a growth in numbers and results during a very busy sporting term. Our Chess team was selected to compete in the Gauteng Schools League Finals for the first time. The Cricketers continued to impress with several records being broken in 2017. The 1st Team’s highest score of 435 runs in 50 overs vs Bryanston High, and a record partnership of 200 + runs for the 5th wicket in the same match. Several of our players scored 100+ runs and achieved 5 wicket hauls. The Equestrian Team had a very successful season with several of our riders that competed at the Regionals qualified to compete on National Level. St Peter’s College aquatics continues to achieve with Water Polo and Swimming boasting provincial and national representation being on the increase. St Peter’s College endeavours to provide opportunities for

the maximum number of students to take part in as many different Co-Curricular activities as possible, fulfilling a vital educational function. Social and emotional needs are met, and long-term positive attitudes are formed through participation in the programme. Hence student participation has remained a focus area, the increase of student participation across all codes has contributed to a successful 2017 Co-Curricular programme. This in turn has led to an increase in the number of teams and the general improvement in results and performances of several activities. Thank you to all our parents for the continued support of the Co-Curricular participation policy. Thank you to all MICs, coaches and team managers for your commitment and dedication, for putting our students’ best interests first and for making the 2017 Co-Curricular programme a great success. Most of all, thank you to all our students for their participation in the Co-Curricular programme. Mr Brian Armitage Deputy Head: Co-Curricular

SPORT CRICKET AWARDS SENIOR SPORTSMANSHIP Matthew Garrett ILLSLEY TROPHY FOR THE MOST IMPROVED SENIOR PLAYER Erin Lyle MICHAEL MARCHANT AWARD FOR SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR Duncan Hill Adrian Diepeveen

CHESS AWARDS MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Jia Lun Shen SPORTSMANSHIP Joshua Jandrell Abigail HumaN WAKEFIELD TROPHY FOR COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO CHESS Draven Bucceri PLAYER OF THE YEAR Marios Joannou

PRIZE-GIVING 2017 CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS

CO-CURRICULAR PRIZE-GIVING

JUNIOR SPORTSMANSHIP Michael Du Plooy MOST IMPROVED JUNIOR Ezra Vergotine JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jonathan Webb

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The re-instatement of Golf at the College has been met with much enthusiasm by the students. The practices held at Johannesburg Country Club on Friday afternoons has given our students an opportunity to hone their golfing skills.

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ATHLETICS AWARDS JUNIOR GIRLS SPORTSMANSHIP Sarah Garrett MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE Yandu Andersson ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Gemma Raw JUNIOR BOYS SPORTSMANSHIP David Plumb ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Ryan Hardman

SENIOR GIRLS SPORTSMANSHIP Shannon Louis MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE Kirsten Hope SIR SAMUEL TROPHY ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Nicole Diepeveen

JUNIOR GIRLS MOST IMPROVED Megan Morris SPORTSMANSHIP Marang Matlapeng Mary Busaka PLAYER OF THE YEAR Anele Mthembu

SENIOR BOYS SPORTSMANSHIP Dane Groves GREG DRAKOULAS TROPHY FOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Lawrence Ishekwene

JUNIOR BOYS MOST IMPROVED Neo Wenyika Tumisa Mametsa FAIR PLAY TROPHY FOR SPORTSMANSHIP Vuyolwethu Ncube JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR Athenkosi Msiza

BASKETBALL AWARDS “The Stephen Brent Award for both Sportmanship and Spirit”

JUNIOR GIRLS MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Dhiya Singh PLAYER OF THE YEAR Khanyi Malumo

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JUNIOR BOYS SPORTSMANSHIP Evan Ishekwene MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Praise Hassam PLAYER OF THE YEAR Tapiwa Michael Kere

SENIOR GIRLS THE STEPHEN BRENT AWARD FOR SPORTMANSHIP AND SPIRIT Enhakore Bope MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Erin Lyle PLAYER OF THE YEAR Mbali Dhlomo SENIOR BOYS MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Cabral Pearce PLAYER OF THE YEAR Thapelo Shika

TENNIS AWARDS GIRLS SPORTSMANSHIP Michelle Ncube MOST IMPROVED Kayleigh Koekemoer ROBYN MCEVOY PLATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR JUNIOR GIRL Mikayla Gounden PLAYER OF THE YEAR SENIOR GIRL Jessica Webb SCHOOL CHAMPS GIRL Mikayla Gounden

SOCCER AWARDS

BOYS SPORTSMANSHIP Jason Raw MOST IMPROVED Keagan Rousseau PLATE FOR THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR JUNIOR BOY Matthew Harris PLAYER OF THE YEAR SENIOR BOY Alvaro Legoinha SCHOOL CHAMPS BOY Matthew Harris

SENIOR GIRLS MOST IMPROVED Kiara Ramiah SPORTSMANSHIP Alexia Da Cruz Tumi Masekoameng PLAYER OF THE YEAR Katlego Mojapelo SENIOR BOYS MOST IMPROVED Kian Chetty FAIR PLAY TROPHY FOR SPORTSMANSHIP Daniel de Castro MIGUEL MORAIS TROPHY FOR THE SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR Daniel de Castro

HOCKEY AWARDS JUNIOR GIRLS SPORTSMANSHIP Gabrielle Otto MOST IMPROVED JUNIOR PLAYER Laura Lyle BEST JUNIOR PLAYER Georgina Wertz JUNIOR BOYS SPORTSMANSHIP Michael du Plooy David Plumb MOST IMPROVED JUNIOR PLAYER Connor Roberts Keagan Rousseau Jonathan Webb BEST JUNIOR PLAYER Daniel Raggett

SENIOR GIRLS SPORTSMANSHIP Kiara Padayachee ASHLEIGH ROBERTSON TROPHY MOST IMPROVED SENIOR PLAYER Jessica Webb ROBYN MCEVOY PLATE BEST SENIOR PLAYER Emihle Jozela SENIOR BOYS SPORTSMANSHIP Matthew Amner Michael Whittal JOHN PILKINGTON PLATE BEST SENIOR PLAYER Jason Raw


ST PETER’S TOP RIDER OF THE YEAR, EQUESTRIAN TROPHY awarded to the top Inter-School’s rider, who must have competed for St Peter’s College at a National level.

Erin Dos Santos MOST PROMISING RIDER Chiara Reddy THE PENHALONGA HORSEMANSHIP TROPHY has been donated by Kieran Moodley in honour of his late horse Percy. This trophy is awarded to a rider or riders who have shown great horsemanship and commitment throughout the season, but due to unseen circumstances, a horse being unsound, or the rider being unable to compete. This year the trophy is awarded to Amy Shackleton for her commitment and resilience. Amy placed well in the Qualifiers throughout the year and was selected for Regionals where she was selected for Nationals. However, Amy has been unable to ride at Nationals due to her horse, Polo Lounge’s injury.

THE JOAN DELPORT TROPHY

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Andrew Thomas

for his participation across various disciplines throughout the Qualifiers, Regional and National Championships.

SQUASH AWARDS

THE VAN GOIDSENHOVEN TROPHY FOR SPORTSMANSHIP Liam Ramsden LEWIS CUP MOST IMPROVED JUNIOR PLAYER Khanya Mahanjana THE MOST IMPROVED SENIOR PLAYER Michael van Rooyen BEST JUNIOR PLAYER Keagan Telfer Aiden Enslin JOHN FORBES ‘PLAYERS PLAYER’ OF THE YEAR TROPHY FOR BEST SENIOR PLAYER Rhys Floyd 1ST XV PLAYER OF THE YEAR James van Dongen

SWIMMING AWARDS JUNIOR GIRLS SPORTSMANSHIP Jessica Dunstan MOST IMPROVED SWIMMER Jessica Parsons SWIMMER OF THE YEAR Nicole Hepplewhite JUNIOR BOYS SPORTSMANSHIP Joshua Cope MOST IMPROVED SWIMMER Carl Vemer

SENIOR GIRLS SPORTSMANSHIP Yogita Mohabir MOST IMPROVED SWIMMER Natalie Arthur Zantia Bainbridge RAY TROPHY FOR THE SENIOR GIRLS Jamie Edwards SENIOR BOYS SPORTSMANSHIP Kevin Shang MOST IMPROVED SWIMMER Yuvish Premlall SWIMMER OF THE YEAR Sean Moodley

* Based on number of matches played and % wins

GIRLS BEST SENIOR GIRL Caitlin Bartie MOST IMPROVED SENIOR GIRL Kirsten Hope DESI LEDL COACHES TROPHY This trophy is awarded at the sole discretion of the squash coach. Factors considered: Overall contribution to squash on and off the court, Team spirit, Respect of peers, and Individual performance. This year the trophy is awarded to an individual who has made an incredible

WATER POLO AWARDS JUNIOR GIRLS SPORTSMANSHIP Tarryn Nitch EVANS AWARD FOR THE MOST PROMISING GRADE 8 WATERPOLO PLAYER Aimee Hanger PLAYER OF THE YEAR Sarah Moralee

contribution to squash over the past 5 years at St Peter’s. From being thrown in the deep end in Grade 8, to becoming a huge support in his Matric year, this individual epitomises the values of team support, respect and resilience. For 2017, the award goes to:

Teagan Leroni

JUNIOR BOYS SPORTSMANSHIP Joshua Van Der Merwe EVANS AWARD FOR THE MOST IMPROVED Lloyd Beyers PLAYER OF THE YEAR Aiden Enslin Keagan Telfer

SENIOR GIRLS SPORTSMANSHIP Emily Botha MOST IMPROVED Zantia Bainbridge PLAYER OF THE YEAR Tasmin Waite Taylin Blues SENIOR BOYS THE JEAN MICHAU SPORTSMANSHIP Kosmas Joannou MOST IMPROVED David Baldachin PLAYER OF THE YEAR James van Dongen

PRIZE-GIVING 2017 CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS

BOYS SPORTSMANSHIP Caleb Vergotine MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Damien Rubbers BEST JUNIOR BOY Ezra Vergotine BEST SENIOR BOY* Thomas Chalmers

RUGBY AWARDS

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NETBALL AWARDS JUNIOR SPORTSMANSHIP Didintle Mothusi TROPHY MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Kaitlin Elliott BEST JUNIOR PLAYER Khanyisile Malumo

SENIOR SPORTSMANSHIP Jessica Frame Amber Rosslee MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Nolitha Magombo NETBALL TROPHY FOR THE BEST SENIOR PLAYER Mbali Dhlomo THE CAPTAINS TROPHY Mbali Dhlomo

CROSS-COUNTRY AWARDS GIRLS TROPHY SPORTSMANSHIP SENIOR GIRLS Nicole Diepeveen TROPHY JUNIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Emma Eagle MOST IMPROVED Dhyan Saravanja

BOYS TROPHY SPORTSMANSHIP SENIOR BOYS Lawrence Ishekwene TROPHY SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Matthew Wille MOST IMPROVED Trésor Kabamba

SPORT ACHIEVERS 2017 JUNIOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR Matthew Harris

JUNIOR SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR Mikayla Gounden

He plays for Rivonia Sports club and is coached by Derick Swanepoel

Gauteng Central Tournament: 6th. Played for Gauteng Central and won

since August 2012, when he started playing tennis. He won the B

the tournament. Qualified for Nationals placing 26 out of 52 players.

section of the men’s club champs in the beginning of the year. He came 6th in Gauteng Trials. He went to Nationals in Bloemfontein, in April, for the first time and came 66 out of 128. He entered 2 ITF’s in U18. He played men’s section 2 league for the club and won all his singles games. His side was undefeated and won the league. He won the gold section of the Y-Tex tournament in Benoni in August.

THE BRUYNS TROPHY SENIOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR Nabil Saleh Represented Uganda in the Africa Junior championships in Egypt where he made the top 9. He qualified for SA nationals.

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He participated in the SA schools championships where he won a gold for Gauteng. He was selected to represent Uganda in the Cana zone 3 and 4 championships in Zimbabwe. Nabil also placed first at interhigh and second St prestige in 50 free.

Fadhil Saleh Represented Uganda in the Africa Junior championships in Egypt where he made the top 9. He also qualified for SA nationals. He participated in the SA schools championships where he won a

Nicole Hepplewhite 2017 was successful at St Peter’s College with this young lady winning the Junior Victrix Ludorum at Inter house, placing 1st in the 50 back and 50 fly respectively at Inter High gala. She also managed a 1st place finish in the 50m at Prestige gala. At the Gauteng Schools Championships held in February, she obtained two first places and 3rd. At the SA Schools Championships she managed to clinch another two wins. She has qualified to represent Gauteng at the OR Tambo / Soncini Games hosted in October 2017. It is remarkable to see some PB’s set by this young lady at SA short course championships aswell, and this is indicative of what a worthy recipient Nicole Hepplewhite is.

THE BRUYNS TROPHY SENIOR SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR Erin Dos Santos Erin has represented Gauteng at SA Champs for the last 5 consecutive years. Winning the SA Junior Champs and being selected as the Victrix Ludorum at the SA Junior Champs. Erin is currently going through the selection process for the 2018 Youth Olympics.

gold for Gauteng in the 4x50 relay. He was selected to represent

Tasmin Waite

Uganda in the Cana zone 3 and 4 championships in Zimbabwe.

Tasmin represented South Africa in the CANA Games (U17A),

Both these swimmers were selected for the OR Tambo games, and

Currie Cup U19A - Gauteng, Senior ladies club (Wahoo) and was

represented Uganda in the CANA zone III and IV.

1st Team water polo captain.


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CULTURE DRAMA AWARDS TROPHY 2017 ART TASK TEAM AWARDS HEAD OF THE ART TASK TEAM Jemma Mould VICE HEAD OF THE ART TASK TEAM Promesse Nkongolo CREATIVE CONTRIBUTION TO THE ART TASK TEAM Meghan Hoffmann Won the National Eisteddfod Young Artist of the Year Award

Jemma Mould For being selected and for exhibiting on the Joburg Fringe Art Exhibition

PASSIONATE INVOLVEMENT IN THE ART TASK TEAM Kiara van Rooyen ATTENDANCE IN THE ART TASK TEAM Danielle van der Poel Maleuba Masekoameng Rolivhuwa Tshiskule

DANCE AWARDS

Special Mention goes to Anastasia Strouthos who competed at the Irish dance World Championships in Glasgow in February 2017. She is also the current SA Champion up to and including the under 25 age group. She has been selected to represent South Africa again in 2018.

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ AWARDS BEST PERFORMANCE IN THE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ IN GRADE 8 Sazi Lutho Tshwele (Gr8 SDS) BEST PERFORMANCE IN THE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ IN GRADE 9 Adriano Costa (Gr9 CKO) BEST PERFORMANCE IN FOR THE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ IN GRADE 10 Kosmas Joannou (Gr10 MMA) BEST PERFORMANCE IN THE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ IN GRADE 11 Natalie Arthur (Gr11 MHO) BEST PERFORMANCE IN THE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ IN GRADE 12 Lehlogonolo Maripane (12 VWA) WINNING CLASS FOR THE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ TROPHY Grade 9 CKO (Camille Koukoutsis) WINNING TROPHY HOUSE FOR THE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ 3rd place - Bishop with 46 points 2nd place - Oriole with 48 points 1st place - Lourie with 56 points

THE LAUGHLAND TROPHY Best Actress Hope Karaha and Jade Lovell BEST DIRECTOR TROPHY Best directing for LES CHEFS Michaela Mathieson and Yogita Mohabir THE GARDNER AWARD Best Actor Rhys Floyd, Joseph Passchier and Christopher Webster THE NILS AND EDMUND BRAATVEDT TROPHY FOR ORIGINAL WORK Best Devised Piece, METAMORPHOSIS Daniel Duke, Sebastian Long and Christopher Mukheibir THE RAMSDEN AWARD Sound and Lighting for 500 DAYS OF SUMMER

Tarynn Davies and Yogita Mohabir

CERTIFICATES 2017 MOST PROMISING SENIOR ACTOR Alexis Strouthos and Yuvish Premlall MOST PROMISING SENIOR ACTRESS Annayah Karaha and Tinotenda Ndudzo BEST PHYSICAL THEATRE ACTRESS Zantia Bainbridge and Thandolwethu Msiza BEST PHYSICAL THEATRE ACTOR Daniel Duke and Liam George BEST JUNIOR PHYSICAL THEATRE ACTOR Matthew Harris and Filip Poludniak BEST JUNIOR PHYSICAL THEATRE ACTRESS Andiswa Ngobese BEST JUNIOR ACTOR Robert Lunney BEST JUNIOR ACTRESS Natalie Molenaar MOST PROMISING JUNIOR PHYSICAL THEATRE ACTOR Frank Barron and Tristan van den Heever MOST PROMISING JUNIOR PHYSICAL THEATRE ACTRESS Sabrina McGhie and Sage Palombo MOST PROMISING JUNIOR ACTOR Aiden Enslin and Joshua Dunn MOST PROMISING JUNIOR ACTRESS Jessica Goulding and Syjil Ramjuthan BEST FILMMAKER Didintle Mokae and Daniel Duke BEST WRITER Tinotenda Ndudzo HIGHEST COMMITMENT TO DRAMA Matthew Garrett and Yogita Mohabir

PRIZE-GIVING 2017 CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS

JOYLIN VD MERWE TROPHY Nikayla Chetty, Tshimangadzo Nengovhela and Katlego Mojapelo for their contribution as Dance Captains for 2017.

These awards are based on excellence in Drama Productions and events throughout the year

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FIRST AID AWARDS THE DESTINATION MEDICINE BLOODHOUND AWARD FOR 2017 These new trophies have been donated by Destination Medicine this year and are awarded to the Senior and Junior First Aider who has shown the most dedicated service to the school

Awarded for excellence in and dedication to Sound Techs for Music

Luke Hewson ROCK BAND AWARD Awarded for excellence in and dedication to the Rock Band

Anthony van Kerckhoven OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC – JUNIOR

SENIOR: Kian van der Walt JUNIOR: Donné Bolton

This musician stands out in the music department. They are

TOP ACHIEVERS FOR FIRST AID LEVEL 1 (CERTIFICATE) Rolivhuwa Tshisikule Trésor Kabamba Jade Lovell Michaela Penberthy Cassandra Bongers Amber Rosslee Hannah Shepherd TOP ACHIEVER FOR FIRST AID LEVEL 2 (CERTIFICATE) Smangaliso Dube

Carl Vemer OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC – SENIOR

NEWSPAPER AWARDS SERVICE TO NEWSPAPER Lara McDonald BEST ARTICLE Sithuthukile Madonsela THE PASSION FOR THE ST PETRIAN Sarah Garrett

MUSIC AWARDS PRIZE-GIVING 2017 CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS

TROPHY SENIOR ORCHESTRA AWARD This orchestra member does not only contribute instrumentally, but also through service

Morgan Else JUNIOR ORCHESTRA AWARD This orchestra member does not only contribute instrumentally, but also through service

Carl Vemer SENIOR CHOIR AWARD This choir member does not only contribute vocally, but also through service

Ronewa Netshiswinzhe JUNIOR CHOIR AWARD This choir member does not only contribute vocally, but also through service

Laura Lyle JAZZ BAND AWARD Awarded for excellence in and dedication to the Jazz Band

Talia Rosengarten SENIOR DRUMLINE AWARD Awarded for excellence in and dedication to Drumline

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actively involved in a number of ensembles and go above and beyond expectations.

This musician stands out in the music department. They are actively involved in a number of ensembles and go above and beyond expectations.

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ORATORY AWARDS ZIETSMANN TROPHY FOR JUNIOR BEST SPEAKER Bonolo Mahlangu MOST COMMITTED JUNIOR ORATORY MEMBERS Tamryn Govender and Syjil Ramjuthan MOST IMPROVED JUNIOR ORATORY MEMBERS Sikhulule Mpye BERNARD JENNINGS TROPHY BEST JUNIOR DEBATER Guthuku Matheri KAI TROPHY JUNIOR ORATOR OF THE YEAR Tamryn Govender and Syjil Ramjuthan LAIRD SMITH TROPHY FOR SENIOR BEST SPEAKER Teagan Leroni MOST COMMITTED SENIOR DEBATES Jessica Sloane BEST SENIOR DEBATER Vuyo Tshwele WILLIAMS TROPHY FOR ORATOR OF THE YEAR Dhyan Saravanja LOTHLÓRIEN OWL TROPHY FOR THE MOST IMPROVED SENIOR ORATORY MEMBER Ryan Pillay

WORLD CHALLENGE AWARDS World Challenge encourages self-development, leadership development and social interaction.This year students travelled to Madagascar. World challenge affords students the opportunity to be responsible for all the arrangements before departure and whilst visiting a foreign country. This includes working within the constraints of a budget whilst also encouraging saving strategies ensuring an even greater experience. Learning to overcome language barriers and cultural differences. Each student has the opportunity to lead their group at least once and make all the relevant decisions for that day. This is done under strict yet, non-invasive supervision where they are allowed

Liam Ramsden BEAUTY SHOP AWARD

to make mistakes in the absence of judgement, learning comes

Awarded for excellence in and dedication to Beauty Shop

World Challenge develops all the core values of the College,

Vuyo Tshwele

namely; Relationships, Responsibility, Respect and Resilience.

from correcting the errors and being accountable.


Challenge facilitators

Team 1 Daniel Duke and Team 2 trophy to be shared by Lara McDonald and Michaela Mathieson

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS GRAY TROPHY FOR BEST PHOTOGRAPHER Alexander Wietzorrek MOST IMPROVED PHOTOGRAPHER Sabrina Lenci MOST PROMISING PHOTOGRAPHER Sinovuyo Ncube

PRESIDENT’S AWARD ST PETER’S COLLEGE PRESIDENT AWARD Representatives, Zanele Booi and Tiffany Theron have represented St Peter’s College while serving on the President’s Award Youth Committee.

BRONZE Nicholas Peake, Courtney Sandham and Luke Leatherbarrow SILVER Ryan Morrison, Jason Raw and Christie Vemer

SANDWICHES OF CHANGE Sandwiches of change was an initiative begun by the Grade 10 students whereby students decided to use their lunch breaks to

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARD is awarded to students who have displayed selfless commitment, dedication and valuable contribution to the Grade 11 build project:

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The leadership award for World Challenge as voted by World

For their tireless involvement in activities and being reliable team members the award is granted to:

Promesse Nkongolo, Liam Ramsden and Pelo Mpuru THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TROPHY is awarded to a learner who displayed outstanding commitment and enthusiasm for Social Responsibility. The trophy for 2017 will go to Tamryn Govender for achieving 39 hours of Community Outreach over a period of two and a half terms.

LEADERSHIP AWARDS The Johannesburg Junior Council (JJC) is a non-profit, nongovernmental organisation that consists of 72 young, brilliant and inspired leaders in grade 11, coming from 36 different schools around Johannesburg. Johannesburg Junior Council focuses mainly on identifying and solving problems faced by the youth on a day-to-day basis. It also increases its reach to helping any groups of people who need it, in the aim of inspiring them to help those around them. For serving on the Council and representing St Peter’s College:

Kevin Shang and Shannon Louis

make sandwiches for less fortunate people. While there were many students who gave up their time in this expectations in service to this project:

Keshin Bheema and Caleb Vergotine

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARDS For selfless commitment, dedication and valuable contribution to Community Outreach.

THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TROPHY is awarded to a student who has displayed outstanding commitment and enthusiasm for Social Responsibility. The trophy for 2017 will go to Tamryn Govender for dedicated, and compassionate community outreach and achieving 56 hours of Community Outreach over a period of two terms.

Nominations for these awards include students who have dedicated their efforts and time as well as attained significant achievements across various cultural extra-murals in the College

THE SYLVIA PLATH AWARD FOR JUNIOR CULTURAL ACHIEVER GIRLS Didintle Netshiswinzhe for her contribution to Beauty Shop, Choir and Marimbas.

THE TROPHY FOR JUNIOR CULTURAL ACHIEVER BOYS Carl Vemer for his contribution to Drumline, Orchestra, Photography and Drama.

THE BALTAZARS TROPHY FOR SENIOR CULTURAL ACHIEVER BOYS Alessandro Gueli for his contribution to Choir, Jazz Band and Art Task Team .

THE SARAH BERNHARDT TROPHY FOR SENIOR CULTURAL ACHIEVER GIRLS is shared between Chanel Thomas for Choir, Debating and Marimba and Pelo Mpuru for Newspaper, Choir, Public Speaking.

PRIZE-GIVING 2017 CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS

initiative, the following students went over and above the standard

CULTURAL ACHIEVERS AWARDS

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l a r u t l u C Sports anFdESTIVAL 2017 The annual Sports and Cultural Festival is regarded as one of the most exciting and fun-filled weekends of the school year, and this past weekend’s participation in the various sporting and cultural activities proved that this year’s ‘Fest’ was one for the books! Over the course of this past weekend, roughly 3,000 students from various schools across the country participated in at least one or more of the sporting or cultural activities on offer at the College. Activities such as basketball, chess, soccer, pavement art and music took place over the three days, ensuring that any student from any school was involved in an activity they enjoyed! A number of students from St Peter’s College and other schools were able to participate in a variety of cultural activities that took place over the whole of Friday and Saturday. Activities such as pavement art, chess and the photography workshop had amazing turn-outs and enthusiasm, proving that the cultural activities were something the masses definitely looked forward to!

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The choir festival that took place on Saturday morning saw different schools coming together to celebrate and enjoy the diversity of South African music as schools performed classics such ‘Amavolovolo’ and ‘Jan Pierewiet’. The music chill zone and instrumentation saw all marimba bands perform their renditions of popular tunes and allowed for our solo vocalists to showcase their magnificent pipes.

The excitement and atmosphere around sports such as soccer, basketball and netball was nothing short of spectacular. Parents and students from various schools showed their true patriotism as they backed their team players both on the soccer fields and basketball courts. Ancient feuds were laid to rest and champions were crowned as the Michael Mount boys’ basketball team won the basketball tournament and Norkem Park boys’ soccer team took home gold as they managed to beat the tournament favourites, St David’s. The Grade 9 students put their sales skills to the test as their entrepreneurship market required them to set up stalls and sell their respective products to the various students and parents. The process of creating a business plan, purchasing stock, advertising their products and then selling them gave the Grade 9s a glimpse of the reality of entrepreneurship and the hard work involved in starting a business. This year’s Sports and Cultural festival was probably the best it has ever been. Students from various schools were able to participate in activities they enjoyed, champions were crowned and lasting memories were made. A huge thank you goes to Mr Armitage, Ms Hudson, Mr Botha and staff for coordinating the wonderful weekend. Sithuthukile Madonsela (Grade 11)


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The St Peter’s College Chess team hosted our annual Sports and Cultural Festival. We had eight schools compete this year. It was a six round tournament over two days. St Peter’s College won five out of our six games and ended up winning the tournament by beating Mondeor and Crawford Lonehill on points difference. Our 1st Team also won Board Prizes for four out of the six players, meaning they were the best player on their own respective boards. Well done to our team and congratulations to Draven Bucceri (winning Board 1), Marios Joannou (winning Board 3),Tushar Sokay (winning Board 4) and Jia lun Shen (winning Board 5).

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Art Task Team got off to a great start with a record number of eager participants. The Art Task Team had numerous opportunities to extend and enrich their creativity this year. No doubt the highlight of Term 1 was the visit to the Brett Murray Exhibition, ‘Again, Again’ at the Circa and Everard Read Galleries in Rosebank. The team entered various Art Competitions including the Flip File Competition, the Toyota Dream Car Competition as well as the Graceful Envelope Competition. The Team was also tasked to create Valentine Cards earlier in the term, which was most effective. In addition to this, they embraced the challenge of creating Earth Hour Posters which were advertised in the MADD Centre. The Art Task Team enjoyed a busy Term 2 with many activities to keep creative individuals inspired. Competitions were plentiful such as the Santam Child Art Competition, the Star Design an Ad and the MAC Build Poster Design. One of our talented Grade 12 Visual Art students, Cara Swart, shared her knowledge on Quilling with the team. We were also fortunate to have old St Petrian, Chris Valentine, perform an expressive painting demonstration for the team. No doubt,

one of the highlights of the term was the outing to the Teatro at Monte Casino where Assistant Technician Manager, Francois Croukamp, explained all the details pertaining to Set, Prop and Costume Design and Management with regards to the show ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’. The Art Task Team spent Term 3 exploring and competing in the Visual Arts. Our creative endeavours for the term began with the Pavement Drawing Competition at the St Peter’s College Sports and Cultural Festival. This year’s theme was ‘Decolonising the Great Masters’ and one of our Grade 11 teams was proudly placed 3rd in the event. Shortly thereafter, we hosted a dynamic Annual Art Exhibition with guest performance artists, Bumba and André adding some excitement to the evening. No doubt, one of the highlights of the term was the outing to the ‘Andy Warhol Unscreened’ Exhibition at the WAM. Our tour revealed many insights into the life and art of the notorious artist. Mrs Avril Swanepoel 2017 Art Task Team Head: Jemma Mould, Vice-Head: Promesse Nkongolo

Art Task TEAM Art Task TEAM

FRONT ROW: Maluba Masekoameng, Megan Parsons, Amy Hannigan, Kaley Perillo, Aarya Naidoo, Promesse Nkongolo, Mrs Avril Swanepoel, Jemma Mould, Jessica Axe, Alexia Da Cruz, Tamryn Govender, Gabrielle Otto 2ND ROW: Kiara Van Rooyen, Lesedi Masiteng, Rolivhuwa Tshisikule, Paige Balkwill, Chiedza Dziruni, Georgina Wertz, Olivia Jordan, Amy Hodgson, Tumi Lingwati, Shanna Young, Kelly Hickson, Tapiwanashe Mungadzi, Christie Vemer 3RD ROW: Mikaila Isidoro, Boitshepo Machailo, Tamia Ngema, Jessica Harris, Abigail van Staaden, Muzi Moyo, Megan van Staden, Kirsten Hope, Mikaila Finkleman, Sabrina de Haan, Nicole Diepeveen, Julia Schroeder, Ella Shi, Danielle van der Poel BACK ROW: Mark Rohman, Jessica Sloane, Thil Kinyua, Nolitha Magombo, Mikayla Pearson, Courtney Sandham, Sheebong Zama-Chi, Jarrod Bongers, Kevin Shang, Kristine Mahony, Gemma Osterloh, Cassandra Bongers, Daniel Cunningham-Scott, Hannah Maitre, Adriaan Schroeder

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DRAMA Grade 11 FEDA Performance The Festival of Excellence in Dramatic Arts (FEDA)… sounds like a big deal huh? That’s because it is, and the Grade 11 drama students got to perform in it! Back in Term 1, when Mr Doneda first told us that we were going to enter, we were all very excited. What we didn’t know, was that it wasn’t going to be as easy and simple as we all had thought. The piece, ‘Les Chef’ is an original piece devised by Michaela Mathieson and Yogita Mohabir, with the help of Mr Doneda. ‘Les Chef’ is about the employees of a cookie factory following a day-to-day routine and abiding with what the factory (and society) expects of them; uniform, order, rules, and hiding their inner happiness, fearful that someone might take away that happiness. Until one day, a newly employed chef with a whiteand-red-striped shirt helps the employees “spice” things up. Let’s just say, not everybody is comfortable with the changes, which becomes especially evident in one of the main events when… just kidding, I’m not giving away any spoilers. This piece really brought us together. My class is like a family. All our different talents were showcased in this piece - from the sound and lighting to the stage design to the expressive clowning and physical theatre. Putting it all together and finishing it in time was quite stressful, and according to Matthew Garrett, our drama captain, “FEDA was a long, hard process. However, every minute spent doing it, was completely worth it.” We performed on Thursday, 11 May at The Fringe Theatre in the heart of Johannesburg. The minute we walked into our changing rooms, we felt like we were in some professional

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The Grade 9 Junior Drama Festival has seen the MADD Centre exploding with junior activity every Thursday night as 83 of them prepared for their Drama performances. We were overwhelmed and felt blessed by the strong sign-up for Drama co-curricular from the juniors as this year we decided to not make it compulsory. There were five devised plays, eight monologue performances, a clowning piece, two musical theatre ensembles and three physical theatre pieces. It was a feast and the St Peter’s community came out in numbers to support the evening.

production that people traveled the world to see! The excitement was electric! Once all the schools had performed, we received our feedback from the prestigious adjudicators, which can I say, made me feel like the proudest drama student. The adjudicators called our piece, “innovative and cutting edge”. And they weren’t the only ones impressed by our piece, one of our matric drama students stated, “It was amazing. I loved how the repetitive cycle was broken by the banana character (Sebastian Long). The clowning was amazing considering you guys had no prior training in clowning. The overall message was strongly shown to the audience. AND IT WAS FUNNY.” Huge congratulations goes out to the Grade 11 class for their efforts and to Mr Doneda for organising and overseeing everything. Sarah King (Grade 11)


A dream-like evening of musical theatre and monologues, poetry and plays, physical theatre and fun, the Grade 8 Drama Showcase, with its theme of “Dreams”, was truly an entertaining event.

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Dreams come true on stage at the Grade 8 Drama Showcase

For the month of May, the Grade 8s and their Grade 10 directors were engaged in an intensive rehearsal schedule. Tirelessly taking their pieces from page to stage was no mean feat as they had a mere four weeks to do so. Despite the short time period, everyone was dedicated to the process and produced a stunning programme of which they can all be immensely proud.

FEDA LES CHEFS FRONT ROW: Sarah King, Imogen Imbert, Zantia Bainbridge, Tarynn Davies, Yogita Mohabir, Sifiso Mbatha, Shannon Webb MIDDLE ROW: Annayah Karaha, Didintle Mokae, Tinotenda Ndudzo,

SAINTS PHYSFEST

Christopher Mukheibir, Michaela Mathieson, Thandolwethu Msiza BACK ROW: Timothy Guyler, Sebastian Long, Daniel Duke,Patrick Odame, Draven Bucceri, Matthew Garrett

FRONT ROW: Ryan Bennett, Imogen Imbert, Tarynn Davies,

ABSENT: Itumeleng Ntoele

Tinotenda Ndudzo, Yuvish Premlall, Yogita Mohabir, Thandolwethu Msiza, Sifiso Mbatha, Sarah King MIDDLE ROW: Annayah Karaha, Michaela Mathieson, Aidan Johnstone, Robert Lunney, Liam George, Aiden Enslin, Filip Poludniak, Alexander Hook BACK ROW: Christopher Mukheibir, Matthew Garrett, Sebastian Long, Timothy Guyler

DRAMA PRODUCTION COMPANY

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Draven Bucceri, Bryce Young, Patrick Odame, Daniel Duke,

FRONT ROW: Jessica Goulding, Sage Palombo, Tinotenda Ndudzo (Vice Captain), Matthew Garrett (Captain), Yogita Mohabir (Captain), Sarah King (Vice Captain), Natalie Molenaar, Tatum McCraw MIDDLE ROW: Imogen Imbert, Annayah Karaha, Michaela Mathieson, Kerri Tucker, Matthew Harris, Yuvish Premlall, Aidan Johnstone BACK ROW: Robert Lunney, Liam George, Christopher Mukheibir, Daniel Duke, Bryce Young, Aiden Enslin, Filip Poludniak, Alexander Hook

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R E M M OF SU From February our physical theatre students have been working on this adaptation of what has become a classic film for teenagers. It was our first attempt at creating a 100% full length physical theatre production, and it has taken us 10 years to get to this stage. It would not have been possible without Nicola Haskins and Bailey Snyman (both professional lecturers in Drama, and world class dancers). They have treated our students with the utmost care, integrity and professionalism over the years, engaging in safe practice, yet still challenging the students to push their bodies to tell stories. We were also assisted by Mrs Miles, Mrs Jackie Edwards (for Design), the Marketing Department, the Drama Production Company, Charles Stotthard from Centre Stage for staging, Emil and Kwame for lighting from PopArt, Ms Lynda Paizes for Catering, and our amazing costume designer, Ms Yolande Donnelly. I am so inspired by the whole cast, especially the leads for taking on such a mammoth task. We have always put on one or two physical theatre pieces, but the male leads had fourteen pieces to learn. I am so inspired by the courage of the Grade 9 boys who pushed themselves beyond my expectations to perform at a fantastic level. Thank you to Mr Morais, Mr Botha, Mr Armitage and all who support Drama in the wonderful way they do. I also thank the Sports Department for working with us to create fully rounded St Petrians who walk the talk of our College’s mission statement.

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“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive . . . but the one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.” - Murakami. The storm and the seasons have left ‘500 Days of Summer’ behind us as we plan new Drama adventures, but we will never forget it and how it changed us. We certainly hope the audience loved watching it as much as we loved making it. Yours in the Arts Mr Dario Doneda Head of Drama

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500 DAYS OF SUMMER FRONT ROW: Jessica Goulding, Sarah King, Natalie Molenaar, Imogen Imbert, Michaela Mathieson, Sifiso Mbatha, Kaitlin Elliott, Shannon Webb, Tatum McCraw 2ND ROW: Tarynn Davies, Yogita Mohabir, Sage Palombo, Sicelo Mgaga, Rhys Floyd, Kerri Tucker, Aidan Johnstone, Zantia Bainbridge, Annayah Karaha, Ntando Mabuya 3RD ROW: Thandolwethu Msiza, Nolitha Magombo, Kristine Mahony, Kian van der Walt, Alexander Hook, Robert Lunney, Matthew Harris, Sabrina McGhie, Tinotenda Ndudzo BACK ROW: Liam George, Aiden Enslin, Christopher Mukheibir, Sebastian Long, Bryce Young, Daniel Duke, Matthew Garrett, Filip Poludniak ABSENT: Mr Rohan Jubber, Mekela Bastos, Tyler-Maddison Thokoane, Yuvish Premlall, Brayden Green, Chloe Morrison, Mbali Mulaudzi

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Dance has had a very productive year in 2017 driven by the three co-captains Katlego Mojapelo, Tshimangadzo Nengovhela and Nikayla Chetty. Term 1 consisted of Dance League run by the DSSL. This saw several interschool meetings held at various locations, leading up to the finale event held at Redhill. These events are becoming more popular every year and we had a good representation of students across the board. Involvement was very positive among the Juniors, with the Seniors requiring some coercion to be involved en masse. This is a general problem in the Dance league itself, particularly among the male seniors. Although individual winners are given in each age group, at the final event St Peter’s placed 5th out of 9 schools. During the season, several dancers achieved placings in their age groups (1st, 2nd or 3rd), some achieving this after several rounds of elimination. Special mention goes to the following students who placed at least once over the various meetings: Zinhle Mthembu Katiso Mochela Katlego Mojapelo Lehlogonolo Maripane Katlego Senabe

Chebwa Chiluba Tamryn Govender Sicelo Mgaga Thato Makhubedu Lauren Bowes

In Term 2 we held Interhouse Dance in the final week before school ended. Due to lack of commitment from those who had signed up, Bishop was unable to field a team on the day. As such, only Oriole and Lourie could compete for the title. We invited an external judge to score the pieces and decide the overall winner. Due to the number of potential audience members, it was decided to hold the event in the Hall. The support on the day from House members was positive. The overall winner was Lourie, who also won best Group, however, students from Oriole won the individual and duet prizes. Special mention goes to the following students for their performances and involvement for the day:

• Nikayla Chetty • Tyler-Maddison Thokoane • Katiso Mochela • Tshimangadzo Nengovhela

For Term 3 our focus was the Interhigh competition. Trials were held by the captains and a team was selected to represent the school. The students produced a respectable performance on the night which included creative ideas and personality from the dancers. Competing against schools who provide Dance as a subject to Matric and those who have a large base of technically trained dancers, it was great to see our students giving their all on stage. Overall, we came 7th out of 9 schools. Mr Izak Botha MIC: Dance

DANCE CAPTAINS FRONT ROW: Tshimangadzo Nengovhela, Mr Mathew Kirkland, Mr Izak Botha, Katlego Mojapelo ABSENT: Nikayla Chetty

Dance DANCE INTERHIGH FRONT ROW: Mr Izak Botha, Katiso Mochela, Katlego Mojapelo, Losika-Loo-Mosupi Mosupi, Tshimangadzo Nengovhela, Lauren Bowes, Dimpho Mahlagare, Mr Mathew Kirkland BACK ROW: Sabrina Louis, Shannon Louis, Sicelo Mgaga (withdrew), Zinhle Mthembu, Tlotlang Moeti, Didintle Mothusi

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DANCE LEAGUE FRONT ROW: Mr Izak Botha, Phawulwamazizi Mbuli, Tamryn Govender, Dimpho Mahlagare, Katlego Mojapelo, Katiso Mochela, Ratanang Rapudi, Lauren Bowes, Nathan Jena, Marang Matlapeng, Mr Mathew Kirkland 2ND ROW: Siphelele Xulu, Losika-Loo-Mosupi Mosupi, Lesedi Masiteng, Asal Eskandari, Thato Makhubedu, Lubelihle Tsunga, Letlhogonolo Montshiwagae, Lungelo Masisi, Ntando Mabuya, Tiyandza Mtetwa BACK ROW: Yasmin Ghadamian, Nondumiso Ngema, Babalwa Msiza, Thil Kinyua, Nolitha Magombo, Declan David, Akanani Makhubela-Osuafor, Tinotenda Guzha-Chanetsa, Tlotlang Moeti, Sicelo Mgaga, Zinhle Mthembu

Earth, Wind and Fire Junior Dance Evening What talent our Grade 8s and 9s possess! On Thursday, 15 June, the junior grades participated in a short evening of dance. The work was commissioned to commemorate the music group “Earth, Wind and Fire” and exposed our dancers to the Contemporary Dance Style. It is “site specific”, meaning they dance in unusual areas linked to the dance. The students were duly split into three groups; each representing an element.

All in all, the evening was spectacular. Our juniors have such talent and I hope to see more of this talent in the years to come! Lara McDonald (Grade 11)

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The first group to dance was the group representing Earth. With intricate and creative dance moves, the juniors really pulled off a great piece! As soon as the dance was done, everybody had to relocate from the Nelson Mandela field where the first dance was, to the quad where the second dance took place. It quickly got dark outside and the cold, crisp air began to set in. However, this did not stop the second group’s dancers, representing Wind, to dance to their full abilities. The dancers used up the space in the quad strategically and the dance was brilliant.

Group three represented Fire. Once again, their piece was very well-done with the perfect music choice and location. This dance was presented on Albert Luthuli field, where the audience observed from the pavilion’s balcony. There was, unfortunately, an audio error where the music spontaneously stopped playing halfway through the dance! But the dancers bounced back and began to sing the song and continue dancing, showing their dedication and ability to utilise the “the show must go on” concept.

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MUSIC The Music Department is blessed with many exceptionally talented musicians who go above and beyond to make this family succeed in every way possible. We started the year on a good note with new students joining the medley of ensembles at the College such as: Barbershop, Beautyshop, Choir, Drumline, Jazz Band, Rock Band, Marimba Ensembles and Orchestra. We are indeed well-rounded as we cater for the needs of students no matter what genre they look to explore. These groups perform at various events such as the National Eisteddfod, Kingsmead College Music Festival, Grayston Prep Music Festival, Heidelberg Music Festival as well as the performances at school such as termly Soirées, Spotlight Concerts, Headmaster Assemblies, special occasions and last, but not least, the Sports and Cultural Festival. We also offer private lessons and group lessons to students who want to further their skills on a specific instrument/s. We encourage our students to complete external examinations with international schools such as Royal School of Music and Trinity College London. Our aim is not only to train our musicians to become good at their instrument, but also to expose them to as many different ensembles inside and outside of the school. Learning to depend on and play with others is also skill on its own. We attended the Johannesburg International Music Festival where we admired the great talent of local and international artists. We also got to experience musicals such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Our music students worked diligently in 2017 and proved that hard work pays off. St Peter’s College can be extremely proud of this unique group. Term 2 proved to be a challenging one, but also very rewarding. We had many performances within our school and in the Johannesburg region as well external examinations taking place. Our students have grown, not only as musicians, but also matured in their approach to preparing for various events. I am extremely proud of how our students strive to provide the best results possible and I commend them for that.

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Our first show was the Spotlight Concert, which featured our Grade 9 Marimba groups as well as our Grade 11 Music subject students performing individual items. This event had students performing on stage for the very first time, allowing them to step out of their comfort zone. The audience thoroughly enjoyed this showcase of talent. On 9 June, we embraced the Winter Soirée. Being the final College concert for our Grade 12 students, our musicians provided entertainment of the highest standard. It was a spectacle for the books! A special mention goes to the Beautyshop, Choir, Drumline, Marimba Ensembles, Orchestra, Rock Band and Jazz Band who contributed in making this event a success. What was even more amazing was the fact

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that we had a turnout over and above what we expected. Another highlight was our Orchestra and Jazz Band participating in the prestigious ‘Kingsmead Music Festival’ in Rosebank as well as the ‘Magic of Music Festival’ held in the Linder Auditorium. This was indeed a great opportunity for our students to showcase their skills on a stage with many other schools from the Gauteng District. As Term 3 came to a halt, so did the diverse Music Programme. Our capable students enjoyed many opportunities to showcase their skills on various platforms. I am truly astounded by their enthusiasm as well as time invested in their rehearsals and private lessons. We are extremely proud of the goals these students achieved within this short space. Congratulations to Natalie Walsh, Vuyo Tshwele and Ruby Shih who were selected to play in the orchestra that performed at the Stellenbosch International Chamber Festival. This term has seen events such as the annual Sports and Cultural Festival, where the Music Department pulled out all the stops. This featured all our ensembles as well as an upcoming artist on one stage. It was indeed a great honour to see many students being cheered on by fellow schoolmates, family and friends. The programme consisted of a variety of tunes from Classical music to Rock to Pop to our local traditional music. The atmosphere was buzzing and was a highlight for many. We look forward to what the 20-year anniversary has in store. This year we were also privileged to host events in our very own MADDitorium. The National Eisteddfod Academy provides a platform for upcoming young artists to showcase their skills and compete against other top achievers in all regions. Our students made a concerted effort in providing their best performance and it is evident in the wonderful results. Other highlights were hosting international music schools such as Trinity Rock ‘n Pop, Trinity College London, Rock School and Royal Schools of Music examinations. Overall, the results showed that our students’ mellifluous performances were clearly of a high standard. Credit must be given to our hardworking Peripatetic Staff who assisted in grooming our talented students. In conclusion, we thank management for their ongoing support and for allowing us to stage and host these events. To our parents who have supported our kids and have generously sacrificed their time to drop and fetch students from rehearsals and performances. Your support is really appreciated! Last, but certainly not least, to our very own musos… your dedication and perseverance speak volumes. It does not go unnoticed and for what you have achieved in this year, “I commend you”. Mr Antonio Lottering HOD: Music


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FRONT ROW: Tiyandza Mtetwa, Keshin Bheema, Talia Rosengarten, Mr Antonio Lottering, Nyasha Ndisengei , Alessandro Gueli, Sitara Pearce BACK ROW: Joseph Denyer, Morgan Else, Joshua Jandrell, Luyanda Ndlela,

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FRONT ROW: Sabrina Louis, Shannon Louis, Shannon Webb BACK ROW: Joshua Cope, Mr Antonio Lottering, Juliette Hunt, Vuyo Tshwele ABSENT: Mr Cameron van der Walt, Anthony van Kerckhoven

David Malan, Jayden Ramnath, Matthew Beekman, Sicelo Mgaga

SOUND AND LIGHTING CREW FRONT ROW: Julian Hart, Keshin Bheema, Blake Imbert,

YOUTH BAND FRONT ROW: Talia Rosengarten, Nandipa Madikizela,

Mr Izak Botha, Mr Rohan Jubber, Aidan Johnstone, Nondumiso Ngema, Munhuwamambo Chapanduka BACK ROW: Kian van der Walt, Nicholas Peake, Aphelele Vavi, Bryce Young,

Ivory Bekwa, Zenani Damane BACK ROW: Vuyo Tshwele, Mrs Lomé Robertson, Mr Antonio Lottering, Khanyile Ndlovu, Joshua Cope

Jordyn Nitch, Michael Schulz, Luke Hewson, Tarryn Nitch, Robert Lunney

MARIMBAS GRADE 11 MARIMBAS GRADE 10 FRONT ROW: Caitlin Campbell, Mr Antonio Lottering, Ruby Shih BACK ROW: Jayden Ramnath, Joshua Jandrell, Keshin Bheema ABSENT: Jason Moitsiwa, Anthony van Kerckhoven

MARIMBAS GRADE 12

FRONT ROW: Shannon Webb, Shannon Louis, Mr Antonio Lottering, Ivory Bekwa, Nandipa Madikizela BACK ROW: Hannah Shepherd, Cabral Pearce, Lebohang Pitikoe, Vuyo Tshwele ABSENT: Bridgette Lemon

DRUMLINE FRONT ROW: Vidhaan Mohan, Sikhulule Mpye, Mr Antonio Lottering, Blake Imbert, Carl Vemer

FRONT ROW: Zanele Booi, Khanyile Ndlovu, Mr Antonio Lottering, Sitara Pearce, Talia Rosengarten BACK ROW: Alessandro Gueli, Erin Lyle, David Malan, Morgan Else, Chanel Thomas

BACK ROW: Katlego Senabe, Liam Ramsden, Mawande Nzima, Ronewa Netshiswinzhe, Khama Modise ABSENT: Mr Rudolf van Dyk FRONT ROW: Abby Shih, Ezra Vergotine, Ruby Shih, Carl Vemer, Morgan Else, Keshin Bheema, MIDDLE ROW: Ivory Bekwa, Adriaan Schroeder, Joseph Denyer, Mr Antonio Lottering, Matthew Beekman, Vuyo Tshwele, Marios Joannou, Natalie Walsh

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CHOIR We welcomed, an astounding, 17 new choristers this year and bring our choir to 44 members. The choir spent Term 1 working on producing a well-balanced sound within each voice group, whilst listening attentively to the other voice groups. Other choir techniques such as sound production, correct breathing techniques and dynamics were also key in all rehearsals. The choir studied the following pieces: ‘Ubi Caritas’, ‘Gloria’ (Vivaldi), ‘Gallop’, ‘Vaughana Woema’, ‘Fix You’, ‘Verbly jou in die Heer’ and ‘Israeli Medley’. The choir’s first performance was at the College’s Summer Soirée. The choir continued to lead the singing during the weekly Chapel Services and the various Eucharists, and they remained diligent in their attendance and formed a strong support of the singing during these services. By Term 2, our new choristers settled well into the choir tradition and had grown tremendously in their vocal technique. We continued working on producing a wellbalanced sound and the difference in standard from Term 1 to Term 2 was audible. It was incredible to see how quickly choristers learnt new music and how attentive the choir is to detail. On 16 September, the choir performed at the Annual Sports and Cultural Festival. This event was a moving collaboration and sharing of talents between all choirs present. I am always amazed when students show their appreciation to other artists openly and it is remarkable to see how that support spurs

the artists on to greater heights. The event ended with an impromptu massed choir item after which students from the various choirs simply would not leave the hall or stop singing. On 21 September, the choir performed at the ‘Meeltrap met die Kat se Snor’. This was an event organised by the African Languages Department for all Grade 9 students. The aim was to celebrate our First Additional Language cultures. The College Open Day, on 30 September, was another performance success story for the choir, as we received comments from the Marketing Department about parents being convinced about placing their youngsters at the College for their high school career, after hearing the choir sing. On 10 October, the choir performed at the Matric and CoCurricular Prize-Giving Ceremony and we ended the year on a high note when we performed at the Matric Valediction. The choir looked extremely professional in the new Music uniform. This year, we were in the fortunate position of being able to reinforce the sound at the Valediction. This meant that we could incorporate the Drumline to the performance and the choir was more audible during all hymns. During some items, we combined the piano and organ, which created a different ambiance, gave stature to the event and raised a few goosebumps and tears in the audience. These are certainly things we want to incorporate in future to most, if not all liturgical performances. Mrs Lomé Robertson MIC: Choir

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BEAUTYSHOP FRONT ROW: Zanele Booi, Tapiwanashe Mungadzi, Shannon Webb, Mr Antonio Lottering, Sitara Pearce, Zenani Damane BACK ROW: Khanyile Ndlovu, Vuyo Tshwele, Lebohang Pitikoe, Hannah Shepherd, Imogen Imbert, Nandipa Madikizela ABSENT: Ms Charlie Vallow

P O H S R E B BAR BARBERSHOP FRONT ROW: Sazi Tshwele, Mr Antonio Lottering, Blake Imbert BACK ROW: Alessandro Gueli, Michael Du Plooy, Ronewa Netshiswinzhe ABSENT: Liam Ramsden, Mawande Nzima, Katlego Senabe

FRONT ROW: Zanele Booi, Khanyile Ndlovu, Vuyo Tshwele, Chanel Thomas, Mrs Lomé Robertson, Erin Lyle, Alessandro Gueli, Michelle Ncube, Zenani Damane 2ND ROW: Marang Matlapeng, Shari Ramlall, Pelo Mpuru, Thandokazi Mhlanga, Ruby Shih, Abby Shih, Maipelo Kalake, Tapiwanashe Mungadzi, Noluthando Mhlanga 3RD ROW: Evan Ishekwene, Laura Lyle, Emma Eagle, Sazi Tshwele, Miescha Valadao, Khanyisile Malumo, Danielle Ochieng, Athenkosi Matshaya, Mikaela Penberthy, Caitlin Inglis, Didintle Netshiswinzhe BACK ROW: Amelia Stephens, Hannah Maitre, Blake Imbert, Lawrence Ishekwene, Ronewa Netshiswinzhe, David Plumb, Matthew de Villiers, Joseph Denyer, Jonathan Bajomo

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The 2017 oratory season launched with The Speech and Drama College public speaking festival. We saw ten teams over five grades take the stage in both prepared and impromptu speaking rounds, challenging our young orators to lay themselves before the eyes and ears of their peers, parents and proud coaches, armed with nothing but a handful of speech cards. With only their voices they ensnared, enthralled and entertained those around them. There was laughter, excitement and even a few tears as the audience witnessed future leaders and free thinkers of our country putting it all on the line. Well done to everyone involved. Debating had a heavy schedule over the first term with a tournament nearly every weekend. Our juniors took part in the Gauteng Debating League (GDL), where they placed 4th and 6th out of around thirty schools in the first rounds and went on to compete in the Octo-Finals in Term 2. The senior teams competed in GDL as well, where one team made it to the next round, placing 5th . The Seniors are also participating in the SACEE league. Both teams performed exceptionally well and made it through to Championship Rounds in May.

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Term 2 was a busy one for the informed and the woke. Senior Debaters battled their way through both SACEE League and the GDL. Holding themselves unwaveringly against aggressive, well-versed opponents on cold Saturday and Sunday mornings. Both senior teams excelled and qualified for the next round of SACEE debating and one team qualified for the next GDL round. Junior Debaters, having qualified in Term 1, have also moved on to the next round of GDL debates at the end of July. Speakers have a great deal to be proud of and we commend them for their effort and commitment. In Term 3, we stood proud and accomplished at the end of a gruelling, yet prosperous debating season. Having spent many late nights preparing, studying, practicing and taking intellectual shots at one another, two senior teams gathered their wits together to take on two of the most prestigious debating leagues that Gauteng offers. Battling through the

first six rounds, both leagues saw one St Peter’s team make the break rounds, with the other narrowly missing the cut on both counts. Red Team, consisting of Vuyo Tshwele, Dhyan Saravanja, Tadiwanashe Zororo, Matthew Wille and Jessica Sloane progressed to Provincial Championships, going headto-head with the very best in Gauteng. The team placed 27th at the end of the season and can be very pleased to stand amongst the strongest debaters in the province. Junior Debating proved to be a popular co-curricular option in Term 1 of 2017 and St Peter’s College entered two teams into the Gauteng Debating League. The Junior Debaters displayed wonderful commitment to their teams, sacrificing their weekends and practising late into Tuesday evenings. Their dedication resulted in some fantastic results, as they qualified for the Gauteng Debating League’s Provincial Rounds, ultimately placing 17th in the province. This is commendable, as St Peter’s College has never had such success with a Junior Debating team. Throughout the year, the Junior Debaters benefited from the guidance and encouragement of three experienced coaches. Their skills of researching, speaking, and constructing arguments have developed exponentially. Our Junior Debating team was unable to compete at our annual Sports and Cultural Festival as they were at Wits, participating in the GDL competition. This did not hinder the activity as Grade 8s, who had never attended a practice or watched a debate, were all too eager to test out their own debating skills behind the podium. Mr Victor Hiemstra MIC: Oratory


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PUBLIC G SPEAKIN JUNIOR PUBLIC SPEAKING FRONT ROW: Mr Victor Hiemstra, Asiphe Mazibuko, Bonolo Mahlangu, Tamryn Govender, Syjil Ramjuthan, Mrs Camille Koukoutsis BACK ROW: Carl Vemer, Jonathan Webb, Praise Hassam, Daniel Raggett, Thando Ntlabati

SENIOR PUBLIC SPEAKING FRONT ROW: Shanna Young, Pelo Mpuru, Tiffany Theron, Mrs Michelle Wille, Dhyan Saravanja, Sithuthukile Madonsela, Tadiwanashe Zoro 2ND ROW: Kailin Naidoo, Vuyo Tshwele, Tinotenda Ndudzo, Jessica Sloane, Smangaliso Dube, Teagan Leroni, Yasmin Ghadamian BACK ROW: Hope Karaha, Daniel De Castro, Ryan Pillay, Matthew Wille, Lawrence Ishekwene, Benjamin Borchers, Jessica Webb

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FRONT ROW: Mrs Camille Koukoutsis, Tamryn Govender, Thando Ntlabati, Bonolo Mahlangu, Syjil Ramjuthan, Dr Sarah Da Silva BACK ROW: Tapiwa Michael Kere, Jonathan Bajomo, Sikhulule Mpye, Gathuku Matheri

FRONT ROW: Mr Victor Hiemstra, Tadiwanashe Zororo, Shanna Young, Dhyan Saravanja, Chanel Thomas, Kailin Naidoo, Sithuthukile Madonsela, Ms Amy Jennings BACK ROW: Tyler Fourie, Smangaliso Dube, Benjamin Borchers, Matthew Wille, Ryan Pillay, Luke Hewson, Jessica Sloane, Vuyo Tshwele

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2017 was a great success for the First Aid Team as we started the year with a lot of passionate Grade 8 students who joined our team. There were many events throughout the year which required our services. Some of these events started early in the morning on weekends and our First Aiders on duty had to be present at the crack of dawn to come and render first aid. Over the year we have seen some shy Grade 8s come out their shells during the meetings and it has been great to see them grow. At the annual Sports and Cultural Festival, we were all hands on deck and made sure all the sports participants had the necessary help when needed. During the weekly meetings, the team played some games which improved their teamwork as well as their first aid skills and they

sometimes received prizes for their efforts. We started out as strangers but over time we became close to one another and became a family, in true St Peter’s style. Our thanks go again to Destination Medicine for the professional training and guidance they provide. Each member of the First Aid Team that serves alongside the paramedics gains valuable on-the-job training and benefits from watching the paramedics at work and from their wealth of knowledge and experience. We ended the year with a mock rugby match spectator stampede that resulted in several “injuries” that had to attended to. This was a great experience for all who attended and we look forward to more such activities to test our skills next year. Rebecca Andrews (Grade 12)

FRONT ROW: Eleni Kousiakis, Zanele Booi, Caitlin Inglis, Olwethu Qhawe Mavuso, Rebecca Andrews (Captain), Mrs Lindsay Hopwood, Nicole Brent (Vice Captain), Keshin Bheema, Tiyandza Mtetwa, Abby Shih, Asiphe Mazibuko MIDDLE ROW: Amber Rosslee, Mikaela Penberthy, Boitshepo Machailo, Yasmin Ghadamian, Munhuwamambo Chapanduka, Tamia Ngema, Didintle Netshiswinzhe, Kaitlin Elliott, Kumbirai Dziruni, Rolivhuwa Tshisikule, Ruby Shih BACK ROW: Daniel Green, Hannah Shepherd, Krianka Govender, Amelia Stephens, Kian van der Walt, Cassandra Bongers, Tarryn Nitch, Christopher Mukheibir, Kerryn Hayter, Zanele Ngubane, Mikaila Fintelman, Promesse Nkongolo

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PER A P S W E N NEWSPAPER FRONT ROW: Sarah Garrett, Kiara Ramiah, Sithuthukile Madonsela, Mrs Michelle Wille, Shanna Young, Amy Hannigan MIDDLE ROW: Pelo Mpuru, Erin Lai Thom, Shréyan Maharaj, Kelly Nankervis, Tiffany Theron, Lara McDonald BACK ROW: Hannah Leatherbarrow, Chesnay Havenga, Urish Naidu, Jonathan Webb, Promesse Nkongolo, Smangaliso Dube

ROBOTICS ROBOTICS FRONT ROW: Ledile Mabitsela, Mbalenhle Ndaba, Mayuri Covenden, Michael Sloane, Mr Ritesh Hariram, Matthew Mc Dermott, Erin Lai Thom, Letlhabile Seabe BACK ROW: Daniel Green, David Plumb, Nicholas Peake, Brent (Jordan) Poliah, Roger (Alastair) Skudder, Nicholas Els, Kian van der Walt, Blake Imbert

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ENT M T S E V N I CLUB INVESTMENT CLUB FRONT ROW: Bonolo Mahlangu, Carl Vemer, Ketumile Lenepa, Mr Rakubu Sokana, Sicelo Mgaga, Ratanang Rapudi, Asiphe Mazibuko BACK ROW: Sebastién Christodoulou, Daniel de Castro, Ryan Morrison, Matthew Wille, Ethan Brent, Luke Hewson, Dane Smit, Luke Leatherbarrow, Adrian Diepeveen

PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY FRONT ROW: Ashleigh Howard, Carl Vemer, Caitlin Goodman, Mrs Michelle Wille, Lara McDonald, Matthew Ross, Jessica Penfold BACK ROW: Nicole Brent, Kristine Mahony, Alexander Wietzorrek, Urish Naidu, Nolitha Magombo, Tijil Jugadoe

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ECO-PETS This small group of enthusiastic and passionate students have been meeting regularly to come up with plans to save humanity by saving our environment. The motto for the group is taken from the wonderful Dr Seuss’ character, the Lorax: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” This group of students certainly does care. The main aim of the Eco-Pets has been to promote environmental awareness in the school. Our biggest project in 2017 was to promote recycling in the school. This ranged from coffee pods (also thanks to the Work Party crew), bottle caps and bread tags (for wheelchairs), printer cartridges (through Green Office) to a pilot project of paper and plastic in the Science Block. We have also designed templates for recycle boxes that we would like to share with the school when recycling becomes a reality in 2018. Our achievements in 2017, have been: • Recycling over 5500 coffee pods and over 30 kg of coffee grains for compost; • Collecting 2,6 kg of bread tags and 25 kg of bottle caps for wheelchairs

• Recycling 60 kg of printer cartridges with Green Office; • Recycling 7 dustbin bags of crushed plastic bottles, 1 dustbin bag of crushed aluminium cold drink cans and 4 storage boxes of white office paper from the Science Block in one term. We aim to grow this profile to recycling everything and even having a recycling centre on the school grounds. This will drastically reduce the waste that we send to landfill (a great economic and environmental saving). Our second project was to register as an Eco-School and complete the required portfolio. This has been completed for 2017 and submitted to WESSA for evaluation.

INVESTMENT CLUB, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ECO-PETS,

FRONT ROW: Ross Elliott, Donné Bolton, Mr Claudio Marangoni, Rebecca Andrews, Kirithi Panchoo BACK ROW: Teagan Leroni, Abigail Human, Daniel Green, Enhakkore Bope, Keagan Rousseau, Kaitlin Elliott

We hope to grow this club, but more importantly, make every student at St Peter’s College aware about their impact on our environment. Mr Claudio Marangoni MIC: Eco-Pets

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SWIMMING some spectacular entertainment on the day, as well as to our Grade 8s who were cheering us on from the stands, ably led by our amazing Spirit Committee, Mbali, Liam and Ayabulela. Thank you as well to Ms Hudson and all the swimming coaches for their endless support.

It was a bright and early start for the St Peter’s College swimming team on Wednesday, 1 March as we travelled to Ellis Park for the 2017 A league Interhigh gala. The atmosphere on the day was electric, both on poolside and in the stands. Being the defending champions, we knew there was quite a lot of pressure on us to retain the trophy, but we also expected the competition to be extremely tough, which it was.

Jamie Edwards (Grade 12)

St Peter’s showed their true fighting spirit right until the end, but congratulations to Northcliff High who pulled off a great victory. St Peter’s came second, Crawford Sandton third, Trinity House fourth and Fourways High fifth. IT WAS A SUPERB PERFORMANCE FROM THE WHOLE TEAM, BRINGING HOME A NUMBER OF MEDALS: • Golds x 19 • Silvers x 4 • Bronze x 14 We would like to thank Jackie Edwards and Diane Campbell for their help with our awesome Interhigh ‘Snappy’ T-shirts. Also special thank you to our incredible Drumline for providing

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RESULTS A BIG CONGRATULATIONS GOES TO THE STARS OF THE DAY: Junior Victor Ludorum - Tristan van den Heever Junior Victrix Ludorum - Nicole Hepplewhite Senior Victrix Ludorum - Jamie Edwards Senior Victor Ludorum - Sean Moodley Oriole is to be congratulated for being the winning house and Lourie for winning the much sought – after spirit award, Sir Peter. Well done to Lourie for winning the 2017 Interhouse Gala overall!

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To end off the buzzing-day, the Victor and Victrix Ludorums were announced, which happened to all consist of students from Bishop! The Spirit trophy was awarded to Oriole for their everlasting enthusiasm, as well as the trophy for coming first place!

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RESULTS

Lourie won the entire event. Well done and congratulations to all the dancers. THE AWARDS ARE AS FOLLOWS: BEST GROUP

BEST SOLO

BEST DUET AND BEST IMPROV

North Movers:

Tyler-Maddison Thokoane

Siphelele Xulu

Nikayla Chetty

Katiso Mochela

Mawande Nzima Iviwe Skulu Chebwa Chiluba

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Interhouse Squash 1st - Oriole - 20 points 2nd - Lourie - 18 points 3rd - Bishop - 9 points

RESULTS

After some brilliant Chess playing from Oriole and Bishop, Lourie managed to take the trophy home. Well played Lourie but you better watch out for Oriole next year.

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THE FINAL RESULTS WERE AS FOLLOWS:

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Basketball The first term of the 2017 school year was one of many successes for the school Basketball Programme. The boys team stunned the competition with a string of successive wins that included toppling perennial powerhouses: Pretoria Boys High School (by an incredible 30 point margin) and on the girls side, we managed wins against St Mary’s and Pretoria Girls. The 1st Teams can be very proud of their achievements this term. A SPECIAL MENTION SHOULD BE MADE OF THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS: Andrew Shika who burst onto the scene this year as one of the most talented players in the programme with numerous double-digit scoring outputs. In addition, Nolan Pillay,

Cabral Pearce and Lawrence Ishekwene solidified their positions as the core of the 1st Team despite their young age. Ethan Brent and Robert Walker also stood out as future 1st Team candidates. The constant triple digit attendance and ever-increasing interest, together with our partnership with top Basketball coaching company, Egoli Magic, our Basketball is destined for great success and a new era of Basketball at St Peter’s College is upon us. Our immediate goal is to ensure a greater number of fixtures for all girls teams and ‘B’ teams in each age group to encourage participation in club basketball activities. Ms Saranne Hudson

GIRLS BASKETBALL GIRLS U14 FRONT ROW: Makanaka Washaya, Maipelo Kalake, Akrithi Bhimma, Ms Saranne Hudson, Siphelele Xulu, Jessica Penfold, Marang Matlapeng BACK ROW: Téneal-Tyla Joseph, Kiana Brindle, Muthumuni Ramabulana, Miescha Valadao, Khanyi Malumo, Danielle Ochieng, Athenkosi Matshaya, Andiswa Ngobese, Kishania Naidoo

BASKETBALL GIRLS U15 FRONT ROW: Dhiya Singh, Bonolo Mahlangu, Katiso Mochela, Ms Saranne Hudson, Mbali Mulaudzi, Tamryn Govender, Asiphe Mazibuko BACK ROW: Lee Williamson, Keratiloe Mothusi, Natalie Molenaar, Krianka Govender, Kaitlin Elliott, Amber Rosslee, Boitumelo Makatu

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FRONT ROW: Erin Lai Thom, Kaitlin Banahan, Babalwa Msiza, Ms Saranne Hudson, Caitlin Campbell, Kelly Chalmers, Shanna Young BACK ROW: Megan van Staden, Treaty Makotoko, Zanele Ngubane, Cassidy Barwell, Julia Campbell, Kerri Tucker, Abigail van Staden

FRONT ROW: Jessica Axe, Mbali Dhlomo, Ms Saranne Hudson, Erin Lyle, Lebohang Pitikoe, Annayah Karaha BACK ROW: Thandolwethu Msiza, Mikayla Pearson, Caitlin Tucker, Sheebong Zama-Chi, Enhakkore Bope, Kim Williamson

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BOYS BASKETBALL BOYS U14 FRONT ROW: Gianluca Vallero, Denzel Mupfeki, Nhlakanipho Phungula, Jason Holmes, Mr Barry Nkosi, Babongile Dube, Katleho Mothebe, Ross Elliott, Nicholas Mould MIDDLE ROW: Athenkosi Msiza, Bongani Zondi, Mishen Perumal, Robert Shepherd, Jonathan Bajoma, Njabulo Nkosi, Tapiwa Michael Kere, Kwanda Molefe BACK ROW: Ryan Axe, David Plumb, Keagan Blom, Prestige Nkongolo, Akanani Makhubela-Osuafor, Declan David, Thibedi Rapoo, Blake Imbert

BASKETBALL BOYS U16 BASKETBALL BOYS U15 FRONT ROW: Liwile Ngcai, Coach Barry Nkosi, Evan Ishekwene BACK ROW: Praise Hassam, Samkelo Nyewe, Elton Mushonga

FRONT ROW: Michael Da Cruz, Robert Walker, Tumelo Sebalo, Mr Barry Nkosi, Sebastién Christodoulou, Dalingcebo Makhanya, Iviwe Skulu BACK ROW: Matthew Vermaak, Lawrence Ishekwene, Ethan Brent, Bonheur Nkongolo, Thapelo Shika, Tumisa Mametsa

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FRONT ROW: Wesley Sibanyoni, Dalingcebo Makhanya, Coach Barry Nkosi, Khama Modise, Mr Ian Havenga, Ketumile Lenepa, Sifiso Mbatha BACK ROW: Nyasha Musika, Omolemo Maropefela, Rofhiwa Ramuthaga, Filip Jelic, Nolan Pillay, Lawrence Ishekwene, Thapelo Shika, Katlego Senabe, Cabral Pearce

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Chess

The Chess Club has grown to a point where the numbers were overwhelming for the coach and extra assistance was needed. In Term 2, the A team won two out of the three games and the B team won one. St Peter’s College was selected to compete in the Gauteng Schools League Finals. This is a huge tournament as both private and public schools compete. It was also the first time the team participated in such a prestigious tournament. Although the team did not win many games (as we did not have the full 1st Team competing) it was a great opportunity to compete against one of the best players in SA.

We also enjoyed hosting eight schools at our Annual Sports and Cultural Festival in September. It was a six-round tournament over two days. St Peter’s College won five out of their six games and ended up winning the tournament beating Mondeor High and Crawford College Lonehill on points difference. Our 1st Team also won four out of the six Board Prizes, meaning they’re the best player on their own respective boards. Well done to our team and congratulations to Draven Bucceri (winning Board 1), Marios Joannou (winning Board 3), Tushar Sokay (winning Board 4) and Jia Lun Shen (winning Board 5). Ms Vuyelwa Walugembe MIC: Chess

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CHESS FRONT ROW: Aman Kalicharan, Marios Joannou, Draven Bucceri, Ms Vuyelwa Walugembe, Abigail Human, Yi Lou, Rohit Menon BACK ROW: Aphelele Vavi, Joshua Jandrell, Thapelo Shika, Jia Shen, Tushar Sokay, Michael Sloane

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The 2016/2017 cricket season was filled with plenty of highlights, starting with the tour to India. The 1st cricket side also had a mixed bag of results. The trip to India provided an eye opener for the boys. They played three games where they won one, drew one and lost one. In 2017 the boys were back and working hard. We did, however give the matric students a good send off when the boys won all seven games at the St Peter’s Old Pets tournament to win the trophy. The last game was against Alexandra where we saw an amazing display from Craig Buck as he scored 97 off 45 balls and he was caught on the boundary trying to get to his hundred off the last ball of the season. We started the year off with fixtures against Maragon. Although the 1st Team fought hard, we went down in that game. The U15s won their game comfortably as was the case for the whole season. The U14s had a mixed bag of results. They had a difficult start to their season losing their first couple of games, but they turned it around half way through the first half of the season by winning three games out of five with one draw and one loss. They work very hard with Coach Mars and the signs of improvement were evident. The second half of the season started off with a loss to Dainfern in a ‘captain’s declaration’ game. We then went on to beat, them in the 50 over game. The season went well with us winning 11 of our 17 games this year. The records that were broken were in the game against Bryanston High where the boys scored 435 runs in 50 overs. This was the highest the 1st Team has scored beating the previous score of 402. We also had a record partnership of 200 + runs for the 5th wicket. We then went on to bowl them out for 58 runs. The U15 season went very well, with this group proving to be a very strong age group, they won all their U15 league games and lost one

U16 Johnny Waite game. Highlights of their season was a score of 100 from Jonathan Webb and valuable contributions from the rest of the team. The boys also did well in our own T20 festival this year, they made it to the cup quarter finals only to lose to a very strong Dinamika side that got to the final. They did go to the plate quarter finals and semifinals where they lost to De la Salle in the semifinal.

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Cricket The second half of the season produced a mixed bag of results. With three boys moving into the 1st Team, the boys worked hard to maintain their dominance gained in the first term. The boys played well in winning more games in this term, although the boys won a lot of games this year, they also lost a few games in the third term. Highlights from this second half of the season would have to be an 8-wicket ball from Aidan Johnstone as well as 100 runs in the same game, the other one was an amazing knock from Matthew Harris who scored a 100 runs off 33 balls. He ended 116 not out of 37 balls. All in all, the boys worked very hard and we look forward to the 2018 season ahead. We would like to thank our Director of Sport, Ms Hudson, for all the hard work she has put in over the season. Without her efforts, our season would not have been the success that it was. I also would like to thank our parents for their tireless support over the past season. The boys and the coaches appreciated it very much. I also thank our Headmaster Mr Morais and our Deputy Head, Mr Armitage for all their support. A big thank you goes out to all our coaches from the United Stars Cricket Club and Academy. Your hours in the sun with the boys are greatly appreciated. Mr Lofty Tyebileyo MIC: Cricket

CRICKET U15 CRICKET U14 FRONT ROW: Mr Louis Levinson, Letlhabile Seabe, Jaden Naidoo, Duncan Rogers (Captain), Joshua Dunn, Babongile Dube, Mr Lofty Tyebileyo BACK ROW: Mihlali Phuthuma, Shrivaad Ramessur, Rhys Juggins,

FRONT ROW: Mr Louis Levinson, Hlomla Makwetu, Nicholas Els, Daniel Raggett (Captain), Aidan Johnstone (Vice Captain), Alexander Hook, Matthew Harris, Ezra Vergotine, Mr Lofty Tyebileyo BACK ROW: Robert Lunney, Alastair Skudder, Michael Du Plooy, Bryce Young, Matthew Stephenson, Justin Amm, Rhys Juggins, Jonathan Webb

Mayilan Pillay, Bjorn Bates, Saurav Sathyapal

FRONT ROW: Mr Louis Levinson, Daniel Raggett, Duncan Hill (Vice Captain), Stuart Kieser, Cameron Johnstone, Mr Lofty Tyebileyo BACK ROW: Matthew Garrett, Ryan Morrison, Matthew Wille, Christopher Hope,

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Cameron Love, Jonathan Webb, Anthony Kieser (Captain),

Matthew Stephenson, Matthew Amner, Craig Buck, Nicholas Holmes, Adrian Diepeveen ABSENT: Devyn Hadfield

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Cross COUNTRY Our Cross Country Team continued to grow in size this year with a good intake of Grade 8s. The continuation of the pre-season morning running sessions in Term 1 allowed our runners to be fit and well prepared for the very short Cross-Country season at the start of Term 2. It also allowed them enough time to build up the fitness and endurance required to participate in their very first meets. The sense of accomplishment that these runners felt after every meet was evident and it was wonderful to watch their team spirit grow as the season progressed. Almost every runner managed to improve on their placing at each consecutive meet. Nicole Diepeveen (Grade 10) and Dhyan Saravanja (Grade 11), who both ran in the Senior Girls category this year, were selected for the Northern District Team. They competed at the Inter-District meet and placed 21st and 23rd respectively. This is an impressive feat as each category (Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Senior Boys, and Senior Girls) has about 140 participants, 20 of whom were selected for Inter-Districts. At Inter-Districts each category has 60 runners. Ms Lynne Dell MIC: Cross Country

CROSS COUNTRY FRONT ROW: Sarah Garrett, Losika-Loo-Mosupi Mosupi, Kayleigh Koekemoer, Ms Lynne Dell, Megan Morris, Munhuwamambo Chapanduka, Tamryn Govender MIDDLE ROW: Kian Chetty, Kaitlin Elliott, Natalie Walsh, Nicole Hepplewhite, Dhyan Saravanja, Kelly Nankervis, Natalie Molenaar, Cameron Pentz, Emma Eagle BACK ROW: Nicole Diepeveen, Tumisa Mametsa, Lawrence Ishekwene, Trésor Kabamba, Matthew Wille, Filip Poludniak, Michael Da Cruz, Adriano Costa

ATHLETICS Although relatively short, the Athletics season is always very busy. The team competed in six track and field meetings and attained some impressive results. The season culminated in our participation in the B-League Interhigh competition. Several of our athletes placed in the top three in their events and some placed in up to four events. Congratulations to these athletes. Overall, St Peter’s placed fifth, missing out on finishing fourth by one point.

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Athletics saw positive growth in numbers this season, particularly among the Grade 8s. I hope that the numbers will continue to grow next year aided by the development of our new long jump pit and shot put circle. These two new additions will no doubt improve the distances in these two events and attract more athletes to the sport. Thank you to Ms van Schalkwyk, Mr du Toit, Ms Dell, Ms Theunissen, Mrs Horwood and Mrs Maher for all their assistance throughout the season and thanks too, to the parents who came to support the team at our meetings and to all the athletes for their dedication this season. Mr Ryan Hammond MIC: Athletics

Georgina Wertz - U14 800m 2nd Jayden Hardman - U17 Discus 3rd and U17 Long Jump 3rd Ryan Hardman - U14 800m 2nd and U14 Long Jump 3rd Gemma Raw - U15 Long Jump 1st and U15 100m 1st Dane Groves - U16 800m 2nd Matthew Wille - U17 800m 3rd Shannon Louis - U17 High Jump 3rd Mawande Nzima - U18 Long Jump 2nd Sanchian Maharaj - U14 100m 3rd Khanyi Malumo - U14 High Jump 2nd Nicole Diepeveen - U16 100m 1st, U16 200m 1st, U16 400m 1st and U16 Long Jump 2nd Rhys Floyd - U18 Discus 3rd and U18 Shot Put 1st Lawrence Ishekwene - U16 100m 2nd and U16 High Jump 1st Lloyd Tshuketana - U17 100m 2nd and U17 200m 2nd Jeremie Muzimbe - U18 100m 3rd Justeene Hallowes - U15 200m 2nd Elton Mushonga - U15 Shot Put 1st Iviwe Skulu - U16 200m 2nd Adrian Diepeveen - U18 200m 3rd and U18 400m 1st Emihle Jozela - U18 Javelin 2nd Yandu Andersson - U14 Shot Put 1st Emma Girdlestone - U15 400m 3rd Simone Lategan - U18 400m 2nd, U14 Boys Relay 1st, U15 Girls Relay 2nd, U16 Girls Relay 1st, U16 Boys Relay 1st and U17 Boys Relay 3rd, U18 Boys Relay 2nd

ATHLETICS FRONT ROW: Sarah Garrett, Justeene Hallowes, Kelly Hickson, Olivia Jordan, Matthew Ross, Mr Ryan Hammond, Carl Vemer, Georgina Wertz, Sabrina Louis, Gabrielle Otto MIDDLE ROW: Dhyan Saravanja, Natalie Molenaar, Kailin Naidoo, Kaitlin Elliott, Emma Girdlestone, David Plumb, Zwhivuya Nengovhela, Didintle Mothusi, Gemma Raw, Jessica Goulding, Siphelele Xulu BACK ROW: Matthew Beekman, Lloyd Tshuketana, Dane Groves, Lawrence Ishekwene, Sekhonyana Baholo, Matthew Wille, Trésor Kabamba, Jayden Hardman, Adrian Diepeveen, Nicole Diepeveen, Mikaila Isidoro

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The St Peter’s College Equestrian Team has grown to eighteen riders participating in various disciplines like Show Jumping, Dressage, Equitation, Performance Riding, Eventing, Show Riding and Working Hunter. The team completed a successful season filled with a roller coaster of emotions. The Equestrian Team did the College proud by winning the 2017 SANESA Central Category C High Schools. Categories are divided according to the number of riders and rider-horse combination. St Peter’s College falls into the C Category as we have a 23 horse-rider combination. We competed against schools such as St Stithians, and Midstream in the C Category and our goal is to grow our Equestrian team even more to enable us to move up a category. Many riders placed well in the four SANESA Qualifiers, as well as additional shows. The following riders qualified and were selected to compete at the Regionals: Chanel Thomas, Amy Shackleton, Andrew Thomas, Imogen Imbert, Erin Dos Santos, Kayla van der Burgh, Chiara Reddy and Stella Sharp. Amy Shackleton, unfortunately was unable to compete at the SANESA National Championship as the result of her horse, Polo Lounge’s injuries. A definite highlight was the riders who competed at the Regionals all qualified to compete on National Level.

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Apart from the SANESA shows, riders have achieved phenomenal results in other shows. Erin Dos Santos won the SA Junior Championship and was selected as Victrix Ludorum. Mikaila Fintelman placed first in Dressage at the Junior Derby and Nolo Maripane and Chiara Reddy placed second. Imogen Imbert won the Victrix Ludorum at the Tri Series. Our Equestrian Dinner took place on Thursday, 19 October in the Tak Hiemstra Pavilion. The captains addressed the riders, parents and staff. It was a lovely evening, enjoyed by all. Special memories were created. The captains showed a presentation with action and baby shots of the riders, compiled by Andrew Thomas. The team has been involved at the Shumbashaba Community Programme this year, where they collected donations in the form of money, clothes and blankets. Shumbashaba also runs a Horse Appreciation Programme where the team have been actively involved in. This provided opportunity to serve the community for their ten-hour Community Outreach service. The Equestrian Team has had a remarkable 2017, roll on 2018! Mrs Joan Delport MIC: Equestrian

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EQUESTRIAN FRONT ROW: Lehlogonolo Maripane, Mikaila Isidoro, Andrew Thomas, Mrs Joan Delport, Chanel Thomas, Amy Shackleton, Syjil Ramjuthan BACK ROW: Kayla van der Burgh, Erin Dos Santos, Caitlin Goodman, Stella Sharp, Tarryn Nitch, Chiara Reddy, Mikaila Fintelman, Imogen Imbert, Samantha Meiring

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Netball I started off this season with much apprehension and excitement to what this year could bring. Having played with Michelle and Chesnay before, I knew that I would have a base of comfort and comradery but I also knew that it may be tough playing with a practically brand-new group of girls. I was not mistaken.

had two players play for the Provincial side, myself and Khanyi in Grade 8, who I’ve accepted as my “mini-me”. A highlight for this season, which many of the players can concur with, is the amount of support we received from all involved. The school watching and cheering at our games, the players on court helping one another along and from our beloved parents and siblings who would pick us up after practices and matches only to drive home in peak time traffic with tired and sore passengers moaning about homework.

The 1st Team which I will not refer to as ‘my team’, has been a dynamic, loud and flexible group. With 70% of us being new to the fast, tensionfilled atmosphere that comes with being the best players in the school, one can imagine, we had a rocky start. Despite this, we played hard and learnt to play for one another rather than playing for a cup.

On behalf of the players, I thank the coaches for the hours of planning, stressing and aching we have put them through this season. We hope that the means: the blood from Tarynn’s fingernail having broken off, sweat from Catherine playing on court when they were short players, and tears from Zunelda having twisted her ankle in our first practice, have justified the end and the season has proved to be worth it. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the St Peter’s College staff who helped with score recording and timekeeping, namely Mrs Gaudin and Mrs Maher respectively. I also give a special thanks to Sicelo for his professional and accurate scoring of matches whether it was at home or away and a special mention to Ms van Schalkwyk’s partner for his tenacity and passion in supporting us at games. Thank you to our Netball MIC, Ms van Schalkwyk, for her never ending efforts and organisation that made this season possible. We are endlessly grateful for having the privilege of playing for the school we take such pride in. And then my sisters: Ollie, Michelle, Enha, Chesnay; I love you and hope we carry on having the beautiful and fun-filled relationship we have right now. Chesnay, I think we achieved our goal – a love of Netball all around!

I started off my captaincy with little-to-no vision of what exactly my purpose was going to be in leading these girls but about three weeks into the season, I was sure to find out. My co-captain, Chesnay Havenga, and I decided that we would leave this group of girls with one thing that we already shared on a deep level: the love of netball. At every practice we danced and sang adlibs to create an atmosphere of safety and happiness. We soon became a sisterhood – running together, dancing together and laughing together. We will always appreciate those laughs. The Netball season for the whole side at the College has been one of development, perseverance, commitment and teamwork. We achieved these skills through integrated training between the age groups and with a lot of hard work from our coaches. This hard work has not gone unnoticed as the U14A team made playoffs, the U15s never let a score wipe their smiles away, the U16s always played their own game, the 2nd team made it and won playoffs, and my team produced stronger and every-growing players. This year, the College

Mbali Dhlomo (Captain’s Report)

TIMELINE: A historical background to St Peter’s College Netball. With some help from all the netball staff members we went back, as far as 2007 and collated a summary of the progress of Netball at St Peter’s College.

2007

We started with five teams and we played in the D league, with no graded umpires.

The College attended clinics and brought in external coaches to assist.

2008

2009

That same team (but U16 A now), went to the Championships and won bronze.

We worked hard and were promoted to the C-League and had three graded umpires.

We were promoted to the B-League and had grown to nine teams. We had District, Provincial and National graded umpires on our staff team.

2013

2014

2015

2016

This was a victorious year - our 1st Team won BRONZE, our U16 A team SILVER and our 2nd team GOLD at the Championships.

Only one year later, we got promoted to the A-League. In that year, our U15 A team went to the Championships and won silver.

From 2013 to 2016, six of our girls received their Honours. We had our very first player who made Provincial team and also SA squad in 2016. This year she made Provincial team again, together with one of our juniors, and they are Mbali Dhlomo and Khanyi Malumo.

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Finally, our 2nd team won GOLD again at the Championships this year. Netball has grown tremendously and we are very fortunate to have the commitment from our players as well as from our coaches and staff team.

NETBALL 1ST TEAM FRONT ROW: Sicelo Mgaga (Scorer), Thandolwethu Msiza, Mbali Dhlomo (Captain), Chesnay Havenga (Vice Captain), Amber Rosslee, Ms Christelle van Schalkwyk BACK ROW: Michelle Ncube, Tammy Classen, Enhakkore Bope, Caitlin Tucker, Jessica Frame, Zantia Bainbridge

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FRONT ROW: Ananda Saravanja, Ms Christelle van Schalkwyk, Paige Balkwill BACK ROW: Athenkosi Matshaya, Regan Hudson, Khanyisile Malumo, Téneal-Tyla Joseph

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NETBALL U14A

FRONT ROW: Maipelo Kalake, Ms Christelle van Schalkwyk, Makanaka Washaya BACK ROW: Kumbirai Dziruni, Yandu Andersson, Miescha Valadao, Siphelele Xulu ABSENT: Aimee Hanger

ABSENT: Caroline Dodge, Kishania Naidoo

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NETBALL U15A FRONT ROW: Boitumelo Makatu, Eden Backman, Ms Christelle van Schalkwyk,

FRONT ROW: Amy Barwick, Jessica Penfold, Buhle Nkosi, Ms Christelle van Schalkwyk, Andiswa Ngobese, Anele Mthembu, Danica Carvalho

Gemma Raw, Awabo Gumede BACK ROW: Didintle Mothusi, Sicelo Mgaga (Scorer), Timeeka Padayachee,

MIDDLE ROW: Akhona Msibi, Ashleigh Howard, Mikaela Penberthy,

Natalie Molenaar, Anastasia Hadjidemetriou

Thato Makhubedu, Chiedza Dziruni, Tiyana D’sa, Lusanda Moyo BACK ROW: Nokhanya Khumalo, Danielle Ochieng, Sicelo Mgaga (Scorer), Vutomi Moyane, Zané Gasson, Muthumuni Ramabulana, Boitshepo Machailo

NETBALL U15C FRONT ROW: Aphelele Sono, Erin Milosevich, Ms Christelle van Schalkwyk,

NETBALL U15B

Aarya Naidoo

FRONT ROW: Dhiya Singh, Bonolo Mahlangu, Ms Christelle van Schalkwyk,

BACK ROW: Kaitlin Elliott, Leanne Maher, Krianka Govender, Kgamia Shayi

Mbali Mulaudzi BACK ROW: Kgamia Shayi, Kayleigh Koekemoer, Leanne Maher, Katiso Mochela

NETBALL U16B FRONT ROW: Shanna Young, Kaitlin Banahan, Kiara Van Rooyen, Ms Christelle van Schalkwyk, Sage Palombo, Ntando Mabuya, Lebohang Pule

NETBALL U16A

BACK ROW: Sicelo Mgaga (Scorer), Kerri Tucker, Emily Botha, Julia Campbell, Zanele Ngubane, Babalwa Msiza

FRONT ROW: Dimpho Mahlagare, Kelly Chalmers, Ms Christelle van Schalkwyk, Erin Lai Thom, Tatum McCraw BACK ROW: Kgopotjo Semenya, Sicelo Mgaga (Scorer), Cassidy Barwell, Nolitha Magombo

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NETBALL 2ND TEAM NETBALL STAFF Ms Nontobeko Sangweni, Mrs Gwyneth Zimmerman, Mrs Holly Ryder-Nimb, Mrs Sue Maher, Ms Christelle van Schalkwyk, Mrs Rykie Gaudin

FRONT ROW: Ms Christelle van Schalkwyk, Sicelo Mgaga (Scorer), Simone Lategan, Lubelihle Tsunga, Taylin Blues BACK ROW: Tarynn Davies, Yogita Mohabir, Courtney Sandham, Hannah Shepherd, Annayah Karaha

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Hockey Hockey at St Peter’s College is growing from strength to strength. We had a record number of girls showing a keen interest in hockey and as a result we were able to field two additional teams. We had a successful season and all teams showed an impressive level of commitment and sportsmanship. None of this would have been possible without the amazing team of coaches leading our girls: Ms Octavia De Sa, Ms Delene Theunissen and Ms Julia Braatvedt. Thank you to all the hockey parents for their devotion and support of hockey at St Peter’s College. Ms Saranne Hudson

GIRLS HOCKEY GIRLS U14 FRONT ROW: Cadence Prinsloo, Gabrielle Otto, Lauren Bowes, Ms Delene Theunissen, Kelly Hickson, Jessica Fubbs, Sarah Garrett BACK ROW: Georgina Wertz, Justeene Hallows, Caitlin Inglis, Gemma Terry, Tarryn Nitch, Kiana Brindle, Erin Lewis, Olivia Jordan

HOCKEY GIRLS U15 FRONT ROW: Simphiwe Majokane, Laura Lyle, Emma Girdlestone, Ms Delene Theunissen, Jessica Dunstan, Sabrina Louis, Noluthando Mhlanga BACK ROW: Jessica Parsons, Isabelle Pienaar, Ijeoma Nwankwo, Kerryn Hayter, Juliette Hunt, Lee Williamson

HOCKEY GIRLS 2ND TEAM FRONT ROW: Laura Lyle, Julia Schroeder, Yasmin Ghadamian, Ms Delene Theunissen, Shannon Louis, Rebecca Stephenson, Thandokazi Mhlanga BACK ROW: Tsepiloe Pitikoe, Nicole Diepeveen, Kristine Mahony, April Niemack, Olivia Pretorius, Jessica Harris

Hockey

FRONT ROW: Erin Hepplewhite, Ratanang Rapudi, Emihle Jozela, Ms Saranne Hudson, Jessica Webb, Nandipa Madikizela, Amy Shackleton BACK ROW: Erin Thomas, Sarah Golightly, Kirsten Hope, Kiara Padayachy, Erin Lyle, Sarah Moralee, Sabrina McGhie, Emma Golightly

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BOYS The Boys Hockey season saw the boys play a number of fixtures in the Southern Gauteng Hockey League as well as a number of derby days. They attained some great results against some tough competition. The 1st Team Boys played in the St Dunstan’s Easter Festival which saw them playing against schools from around the country and from Zimbabwe. Towards the end of the April holidays, the boys travelled to Knysna to compete in the annual Oakhill Festival. They faced some excellent hockey schools, learnt a lot from the experience and enjoyed some leisure time on the beach. The 1st Team competed in the Aitken B Section Tournament on a very cold and rainy weekend. Their determination and dedication were admirable and they placed 4th in the section.

The Junior Boys competed in the St Peter’s Junior Festival and in the Boden B Section Tournament. They placed 9th in their section. I thank the boys for their commitment to Hockey and their commitment to improve. Thank you also goes to the parents for their tireless support, both behind the scenes and at fixtures and derby days. Mr Ryan Hammond MIC: Boys Hockey

HOCKEY BOYS U15 HOCKEY BOYS U14 FRONT ROW: Julian Hart, Joshua Dunn, Coach Sam Thage, Mihlali Phuthuma, Babongile Dube BACK ROW: Adriaan Schroeder, Keagan Rousseau, David Plumb, Keagan Blom, Blake Imbert, Duncan Rogers, Ross Elliott

FRONT ROW: Phawulwamazizi Mbuli, Letlhogonolo Montshiwagae, Mpho Liphoko, Ms Shevon Ronne (Manager), Lwandile Mkwananzi, Gathuku Matheri, Lungelo Masisi BACK ROW: Ryan Bennett, Matthew Harris, Timothy Perrins, Michael Du Plooy, Connor Roberts, Tinotenda Guzha-Chanetsa, Cameron Pentz

Hockey

FRONT ROW: Mr Ryan Hammond, Daniel Raggett, Michele Brachini, Matthew Webster, Adrian Diepeveen (Captain), Jonathan Webb, Aidan Johnstone, Matthew Beekman BACK ROW: Dane Groves, Ryan Morrison, Matthew Amner, Michael Whitall, Nicholas Holmes, Duncan Hill, Jason Raw

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RUGBY U14 FRONT ROW: Mr Louis Levinson, Katleho Mothebe, Nhlakanipho Phungula, Frank Barron, Nyiko Nkuna, Tiago Isidoro, Coach Mzwandile Mpophoma MIDDLE ROW: Tapiwa (Michael) Kere, Bongani Zondi, Jonathan Bajomo, Sikhulule Mpye, Robert Shepherd, Vuyolwethu Ncube, Djibraeel (Pako) Morojele BACK ROW: Thibedi Rapoo, Ryan Hardman, Neo Wenyika, Prestige Nkongolo, Akanani Makhubela-Osuafor, Roanda Mukhavhuli, Bjorn Bates

RUGBY U15 FRONT ROW: Mr Francois du Toit, Liwile Ngcai, Evan Ishekwene, Joshua Van Der Merwe, Aiden Enslin (Captain), Aidan Johnstone, Lloyd Beyers, Mr Nardus Badenhorst MIDDLE ROW: Matthew Mc Dermott, Alexander Hook, Nicholas Els, Robert Lunney, Elton Mushonga, Khanya Mahanjana, Joseph Denyer BACK ROW: Matthew Krastanov, Praise Hassam, Keagan Telfer, Bryce Young, Justin Amm, Rhys Juggins, Siphosihle (Samkelo) Nyewe

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RUGBY U16 FRONT ROW: Nathan Jena, Hlomla Makwetu, Robert Walker, Sindisa Mramba, Coach Barry Nkosi, Lawrence Ishekwene, Stuart Kieser, Iviwe Skulu, Tristan Griggs MIDDLE ROW: Tristan Harris, Tumelo Sebalo, Zamile Sikhosana, Lloyd Tshuketana, Kgosietsile Itumeleng, Tshiya (Zakithi) Zim, Benjamin Borchers, Liam George, Sebastién Christodoulou BACK ROW: Fadhil Saleh, Unathi Chirwa, Reece Van Pletsen, David Baldachin, Mukendi (Bonheur) Nkongolo, Mfumo Baloyi, Sekhonyana (Matthew) Baholo, Nabil Saleh, Matthew Vermaak


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RUGBY 2ND TEAM FRONT ROW: Tristan Griggs, Ketumile Lenepa, Lloyd Tshuketana, Mr Steve Tudhope, Ziyanda Gambu, Chris Mukheibir, Brent (Jordan) Poliah, Chumisa Yokwe BACK ROW: Devlin Sharp, Cameron Love, Jayden Hardman, Sekhonyana (Matthew) Baholo, Mfumo Baloyi, Patrick Odame, Nicholas Hardy, Draven Bucceri, Sebastian Long

FRONT ROW: Ketumile Lenepa, Katlego Senabe, Coach Barry Nkosi, Rhys Floyd, Mr Lofty Tyebileyo, Ronewa Netshiswinzhe, Mr Steve Tudhope, Cheng Shen, Cameron Johnstone MIDDLE ROW: Liam Ramsden, Jordyn Doye, Christopher Webster, Bradley Kenyon, Ziyanda Gambu, Matthew Lunney, Michael Van Rooyen, Daniel de Castro, Cameron Love, James van Dongen BACK ROW: Thendo Mukhavhuli, Sebastian Long, Lawrence Ishekwene, Jeremie Muzimbe, Patrick Odame, Christopher Hope, David Baldachin, Anthony Kieser, Draven Bucceri, Jayden Hardman

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Soccer A conscious effort was made this year to start preparing the students for the soccer season well in advance. Practices were scheduled for both girls and boys on Fridays and begun in late May. Metro Stars FC were brought on board to assist with the coaching. The College’s staff managed all teams except for Mr Thage and Mr Motshwene who were also involved in the coaching. The vision for St Peter’s College soccer is to develop the game with the junior teams and thereby creating a new soccer culture at the school. Creating a new culture meant that issues pertaining to dress and playing the game within the confines of the school’s code of conduct and ethos, be addressed. Students were addressed along these lines and soon realised that to play soccer one must be mindful of the St Peter’s ethos. The coaching staff from Metro Stars were immediately able to provide feedback on areas that needed further development. Many of the students at St Peter’s only play soccer at school and are not involved at a club level. This proved to be problematic as coaches tended to shift their

focus from tactical play to reinforcing basic football skills with most of the players. However, most students responded positively to the basic training provided and developed as the season progressed. Both girls’ teams worked tirelessly through the season and proved to be dominant in most fixtured games. Our senior girls team was knocked out of our Sports and Cultural Festival at the quarter-final stage. A feat that has earned respect in soccer circles. Our boys’ teams still need further development as they were outplayed in most fixtured games. The synergy between Metro Stars and St Peter’s will prove beneficial to the development of our soccer. Many of the boys have been encouraged to join local clubs to improve their tactical play. Whilst all the coaches felt that the soccer season was too short, they were mindful of the impact it has on the other codes. As part of the soccer development for next year the soccer department will be looking at a tour. Mr Ritesh Hariram MIC: Soccer

GIRLS SOCCER GIRLS 2ND TEAM FRONT ROW: Mr Vincent Motshwene, Kothembekile (Thembi) Vilakazi, Mary Bukasa, Mbali Mulaudzi, Megan Morris, Bonolo Mahlangu, Anele Mthembu, Marang Matlapeng, Coach Tebogo Mathebula BACK ROW: Thato Makhubedu, Tiyandza Mtetwa, Palesa Ramafoko, Zanele Ngubane, Vuyo Tshwele, Cintia Morais, Sambeso Shweni

Soccer

SOCCER GIRLS 1ST TEAM FRONT ROW: Mr Vincent Motshwene, Kiara Ramiah, Alexia da Cruz, Danielle van der Poel, Katlego Mojapelo, Lubelihle Tsunga, Tamutsa Maulana, Kaley Perillo, Maleuba (Tumisho) Masekoameng, Coach Tebogo Mathebula BACK ROW: Keratiloe (Didintle) Mothusi, Yasmin Ghadamian, Vuyo Tshwele, Zinhle Mthembu, Sarah Moralee, Sheebong Zama-Chi, Hannah Shepherd, Tammy Classen, Tarynn Davies

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SOCCER BOYS JUNIOR FRONT ROW: Phawulwamazizi Mbuli, Letlhogonolo Montshiwagae, Qvardon Raghununan, Athenkosi Msiza, Mr Rakubu Sokana, Nyiko Nkuna, Lwandile Mkwanazi, Landa Mbuli, Babongile Dube BACK ROW: Hlomla Makwetu, Joseph Denyer, Jonathan Bajomo, Tinotenda Guzha-Chanetsa, Neo Wenyika, Matthew Krastanov, Thibedi Rapoo, Kwanda Molefe, Vuyolwethu Ncube

FRONT ROW: Lungelo Masisi, Menzi Mahlangu, Daniel de Castro, Coach Sam Thage, Rhys Floyd, Adriano Costa, Kian Chetty MIDDLE ROW: Sebastién Christodoulou, Tumisa Mametsa , Gaza Qubeka, Matthew Webster, Sindisa Mramba, Zenzo Zuma, Thabo Molefe, Athenkosi Msiza BACK ROW: Unathi Chirwa, Njabulo Mthimunye, Alexander Krastanov, Mfumo Baloyi, Ryan Pillay, Ziyanda Gambu, Filip Poludniak

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Swimming Swimming at St Peter’s College received oodles of attention this year and rightfully so. We hosted what many named, “the most successful” evening gala to date and placed 1st. This is an annual event which many schools ask to be part of. Our swimming team excelled in 2017. Despite placing 2nd in the Interhigh Gala, we can indeed be proud of our sterling accomplishments in the water. We won every gala, barring Pecanwood, which resulted in many of our swimmers placing at Interhigh. This led to an outstanding result at the Prestige Gala and I congratulate the following swimmers: PRESTIGE MEDALISTS: 200IM - 3rd Nicole Hepplewhite 200 FREE - 3rd Jamie Edwards 50 BACK - 1st Zantia Bainbridge 50 BACK - 1st Sean Moodley 50 BREAST - 3rd Regan Hudson 50 BREAST - 3rd Brandon Morey 50 FLY - 1st Sean Moodley 50 FREE - 2nd Nabil Saleh 50 FREE - 3rd Fadhil Saleh

50 FREE - 2nd Zantia Bainbridge 50 FREE - 3rd Natalie Arthur 50 FREE - 1st Jamie Edwards U17 MIXED MEDLEY RELAY - 2nd OPEN MIXED MEDLEY RELAY - 1st

St Peter’s College proudly competes in A-League Division 1 with the top swimming schools in Johannesburg. We participated in weekly relay galas in Term 3 and won them all, with our team winning by double 2nd places points at our very last gala of the year. The nature of competitive sport prevents one from resting on one’s laurels. As proud as we might be of our performances we must look forward and take the necessary steps to improve. Success in 2018 will depend on the steps we are taking today. Swimming at the College is a force to be reckoned with and continues to strive for excellence. Ms Saranne Hudson MIC: Swimming

SWIMMING Swimming

FRONT ROW: Sean Moodley, Lauren Bowes, Emilie Krog, Joshua Cope, Jessica Dunstan, Ms Saranne Hudson, Zané Gasson, Erin Lewis, Erin Hepplewhite, Jessica Fubbs, Jamie Edwards 2ND ROW: Carl Vemer, Nicole Hepplewhite, Yogita Mohabir, Cameron-Ann Edwards, Zantia Bainbridge, Christie Vemer, Chesnay Havenga, Natalie Arthur, Lloyd Beyers, Jessica Parsons 3RD ROW: Kirsten Hope, Yuvish Premlall, Caleb Vergotine, Chris Mukheibir, Regan Hudson, Kevin Shang, Filip Poludniak, Joshua Nalder, Emily Botha, Sarah Golightly BACK ROW: Fadhil Saleh, Justin Amm, Rhys Floyd, William Cooper, Daniel Duke, Alexander Krastanov, Tristan Van den Heever, Nabil Saleh, Sebastian Long, April Niemack

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It sure has been an exciting season on the aquatics front. We started off the swimming season with the St Teresa’s gala, Our girls combined with the Girls Prep to swim as one school…. St Peter’s School again walked away with the winning title!

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Captain’s Report

St Peter’s College almost went through the season undefeated. We won most of our galas by miles, culminating in 2nd place at the Interhigh Gala this year. I am not going to say anything mean about Northcliff – however, I will say that despite becoming very attached to that trophy which sat on my desk for a year, the way in which the team stood together and swam their hearts out, was absolutely enough for me. I am beyond proud of all your wonderful achievements. Many of our swimmers made SA times and Gauteng teams. We are truly blessed with the utmost talent and I know in 2018 we will come back fighting strong. Jamie Edwards (Grade 12)

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Water Polo

The Term 1 Water Polo season was a busy one for St Peter’s College. Our boys and girls had a very challenging season, competing against some of the strongest teams in the country. Our Junior Boys’ and Girls’ teams were thrown in the deep end with some of them playing water polo for the first time. Despite the challenge of learning how to play while competing against the best, they progressed and improved significantly. Our Junior Boys played their first fixture against Affies only a week after starting school. It was a tough match but the boys did not let this affect them and continued to work hard throughout the season. We are very proud of the level of commitment that was shown across the board. All players committed to four afternoon trainings a week as well as three early morning trainings. This season’s schedule has been very demanding with two fixtures per week and for some age groups, with three Tournaments throughout the season. Our Senior Girls competed in our annual Old Petrian’s Girls Tournament, performing extremely well by winning five out of their seven pool matches. WE HAD SOME OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS THIS PAST SEASON: • The following students were selected as part of the Gauteng Winter Training Squads in their respective age groups: Jessica Dunstan, Sarah Golightly, Sarah Moralee, Jessica Parsons, Emily Botha, Jessica Frame, Tyler Thokoane, Kosmas Joannou, Michele Brachini, Zantia Bainbridge, Taylin Blues, Tasmin Waite and David Baldachin.

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• Jessica Frame and Zantia Bainbridge were selected for the U18 B Gauteng Team that competed at this year’s Currie Cup in Stellenbosch. • Taylin Blues and Tasmin Waite were selected for the U18A Gauteng Team that took gold at this Year’s Currie Cup in Stellenbosch. • Zantia Bainbridge was selected for two SA U17 Tours: - SA U17B Team that played at the CANA Cup in Zimbabwe. - SA U17A Team to play at the EU Nations Cup in Prague (Non-Travelling Reserve).

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• Tasmin Waite was selected for two SA U17A Girls Tours: - SA U17A Team that played at the CANA Cup in Zimbabwe. - SA U17A Team to play at the EU Nations Cup in Prague. The Term 3 Water Polo season was a short but busy one for St Peter’s College. Our 1 st Team Girls competed in three Tournaments, Reddam Tournament, Old Eds Tournament (SA’s biggest Club Tournament) and St Stithians Stayers Tournament. The girls did extremely well, they finished 9th at Reddam, 6th at Old Eds and 7th at the St Stithians Stayers Tournament. The 1st Team Boys did extremely well, winning all their matches comfortably on their road to the semi-finals at Co-Eds this year. They narrowly lost to Pearson 5-3 in the semi-final, playing Stirling in the 3rd/4th play-off, unfortunately losing to take 4th place overall. The following students were selected to represent Gauteng in their respective age groups, at this year’s SA Schools Water Polo Tournament: • GIRLS U15B: Jessica Dunstan and Sarah Golightly • GIRLS U16B: Emily Botha and Tyler-Maddison Thokoane • GIRLS U16A: Jessica Frame • GIRLS U19B: Zantia Bainbridge • GIRLS U19A: Taylin Blues and Tasmin Waite • BOYS U16B: Kosmas Joannou and Michele Brachini (Non-Travelling Reserve). • BOYS U19B: David Baldachin The spirit within the Water Polo community was phenomenal this past season. Parents and players really pulled together to create an amazing atmosphere at all fixtures and water polo events. Our players have certainly developed a hunger to succeed and we look forward to see the fruit that their hard work will bear. Mr Nardus Badenhorst MIC: Water Polo


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GIRLS WATER POLO GIRLS JUNIOR FRONT ROW: Paige Balkwill, Sabrina Louis, Ms Julia Braatvedt, Chloe Morrison, Jessica Fubbs BACK ROW: Emma Girdlestone, Sarah Moralee, April Niemack, Tarryn Nitch, Olivia Pretorius, Jessica Parsons

FRONT ROW: Jessica Dunstan, Taylin Blues, Ms Julia Braatvedt (Coach), Tasmin Waite (Captain), Tiffany Theron BACK ROW: Zantia Bainbridge, Chesnay Havenga, Emily Botha, Jessica Frame, Sarah Golightly ABSENT: Tyler-Maddison Thokoane

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BOYS WATER POLO BOYS JUNIOR FRONT ROW: Kurt Rebel, Cameron Pentz, Joshua Van Der Merwe, Aiden Enslin, Lloyd Beyers, Tiago Isidoro BACK ROW: Khanya Mahanjana, Matthew Krastanov, William Cooper, Keagan Telfer, Tristan Van Den Heever, Nicholas Peake, Josh Nalder, Mr Nardus Badenhorst

FRONT ROW: Aphiwe Ngobese, Michele Brachini, Kosmas Joannou, Fadhil Saleh, Matthew Beekman BACK ROW: Matthew Harris, Matthew Webster, Alexander Krastanov, David Baldachin, Daniel Cunningham-Scott, Mr Nardus Badenhorst

WATER POLO BOYS U16 Water Polo

FRONT ROW: Kosmas Joannou, Brandon Morey, Rhys Floyd, James van Dongen (Captain), Liam Ramsden, Michele Brachini BACK ROW: Michael Whittal, Aiden Enslin, Daniel Duke, David Baldachin, Alexander Krastanov, Sebastian Long, Christopher Webster, Mr Nardus Badenhorst

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Tennis Our St Peter’s College’s Girls’ and Boys’ 1st Teams are both very strong teams and played tennis at an advanced level. The Central Gauteng Girls’ Tennis League consists of 11 leagues in ranking order. Five years ago, St Peter’s College Girls’ team was placed in one of the lowest ranking leagues. Since then, they have improved and persevered in becoming stronger. With Coach Benjamin’s encouragement, the girls played their way to the A2 league which is the third best league in the region. The girls’ tennis players at St Peter’s College spend most of their summer hours on the court. Training and playing fixtures, became second nature to them as they beat one opponent after the other. At the start of this year, the girls had to play singles which took them somewhat out of their comfort zone – all of a sudden their buddies weren’t there to help with the decision making. Our girls’ team held their heads high and hit ace after ace making them the reigning queens of the courts. Michelle Ncube, Mikayla Gounden, Jessica Webb (Captain), Jessica Harris, Tanya Paul, Justeene Hallowes, Nicole Diepeveen and Laura Lyle, once again showed the other top schools how tennis is played. Our Boys’ team, do not have to be submissive to their very impressive counterparts. The boys’ league consists of 15 league groupings and our boys played in the fourth best league in the region. They were promoted to 1 Green league which is just below C league. Even though they won all their matches, they still need to wait until next January to be promoted to a higher league. Alvaro Legoinha, Jason Raw (Captain), Matthew Harris, Jonty Webb, Adriano Costa, Keagan Rousseau and Michael du Plooy played impressive tennis. Tennis in Term 3 was a challenge. Our Tennis stars had to focus on the demands for Matric. Jason, Alvaro, Michelle and Jess, were members of our Tennis family for the better part of five years. They have truly left a legacy behind.

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In Term 3, the Girls’ team met some challenges. For the first time ever, the Girls’ 1st Team played in A1 League which is

the league just below Premier League – the top league. In collaboration with Beaulieu’s A Team, our girls managed to hold their own. They won two out of six league matches which means that they stay in the A1 League. Well done to Mikayla Gounden, Jessica Harris (Captain), Tanya Paul, Justeene Hallowes, Laura Lyle and Nicole Diepeveen who held the College’s name exceptionally high and we are proud of you competing against schools like De La Salle, St Mary’s, HeronBridge, Linden Hoërskool, Trinityhouse and Roedean. Our Junior Girls also competed in the Junior Girls’ Tennis Interhigh. They were outstanding and came 15th out of 27 schools. For the first time ever, the Boys’ 1st Team played in C League, the highest league ever reached at the College. The boys managed to find a player or two who could handle a tennis racket just as well as they could handle a cricket bat. Thanks to the versatility of the many cricket players at the College, the Boys’ Tennis Team did not disappoint at all. They won three out of their five league matches - one of which they lost by narrow margins (three games). Well done to our Tennis Captain, Jonty Webb, for managing to put a team together even at the eleventh hour. Our 1st Team Boys were: Matthew Harris, Jonty Webb, Keagan Rousseau, Michael du Plooy, Matthew Mc Dermott, Duncan Hill (who helped out with his amazing cricket skills), Adriano Costa (for only being able to play one match due to an injury). • Mikayla Gounden and Matthew Harris were both selected for the U15 Central Gauteng Tennis Teams. • Our coaching team from Blessed Tennis Academy has our players’ best interest at heart. Benjamin and his team have been an asset to the College’s Tennis. We have managed to soar with the big eagles despite challenges. The teams just always seem to have Game, Set and Match! • “To Mrs Malan, the most passionate of us all: Thank you for everything you do for us. Without you, tennis would not be where it is today”. Jessica Webb (Captain)

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Michelle was part of the Central Gauteng U19 A Team in 2015 as well as 2016. She has a World Ranking with ITF being seeded 923.

and acknowledged. So, this is the reason why I chose to come to St Peter’s, despite the fact that I was offered scholarships to other schools that are “giants in tennis”.

“St Peter’s College is a school that has a good reputation and lives up to its four core values which are relationships, respect, responsibility and resilience. I like St Peter’s College because diversity is valued.

I have made such wonderful lifelong friends at St Peter’s. I was also lucky that I moved with some of my friends from Grayston Prep which made my adjustment in Grade 8 easier. St Peter’s is very close to where I stay which makes it very convenient for my parents.

The culture at St Peter’s is like no other school. The teachers truly care about their students and want them excel in whatever area they do well in. A student at St Peter’s is not a number like in some other schools. Each individual is noticed

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A word from Tennis Superstar Michelle Ncube (Grade 12)

I am glad I made the choice to come to St Peter’s because the school has moulded me into a confident, passionate young woman.”

GIRLS TENNIS GIRLS FRONT ROW: Justeene Hallowes, Kayleigh Koekemoer, Jessica Webb (Captain), Mrs Cornel Malan, Laura Lyle, Mikayla Gounden BACK ROW: Kumbirai Dziruni, Jessica Harris, Tanya Paul, Michelle Ncube, Natalie Walsh, Nicole Diepeveen

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BOYS TENNIS BOYS FRONT ROW: Keagan Rousseau, Jason Raw (Captain), Mrs Cornel Malan, Adriano Costa, Gathuku Matheri BACK ROW: Matthew Mc Dermott, Jonathan Webb, Alvaro Legoinha, Michael du Plooy, Matthew Harris

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Squash

The St Peter’s College Squash teams have once again produced stellar results for the 2017 season. An extremely committed group of players ensured that we maintained the legacy of victory for the College. Our 2nd Team competed in the Gauteng D League where they played a total of seven matches. Captained by Mekashin Reddy, the team was unbeaten until their final match against Beaulieu, our persistent nemesis. Although the team played their hearts out, we narrowly lost to Beaulieu. This meant that the 2nd Team ended in 2nd place overall for the Gauteng D League. We decided to challenge the 1st Team this year and competed in the Gauteng B League, moving up from the C League win

last year. The B League is split into a North and South division, with the winners of each division being involved in a play-off for the overall title. Captained by Keith Bartie, we played a short but intense set of six matches and the players won all but one of the six matches. The narrow loss to Bryanston A meant that we were eligible for the play-offs based on points. We concluded the season with an intense 3-way play-off with Bryanston A and Parktown B for the overall title in Gauteng. In the end, St Peter’s was victorious over both teams meaning that we won the B League. Special mention goes to Damien Rubbers and Caleb Vergotine who were unbeaten this season. Mr Mathew Kirkland MIC: Squash

Squash

SQUASH FRONT ROW: Caitlin Bartie, Caleb Vergotine, Mr Mathew Kirkland, Mekashin Reddy, Ezra Vergotine BACK ROW: Thomas Chalmers, Keith Bartie, Damien Rubbers, David Malan, Daniel Schurbohm

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n o i s s i M r u O ST PETER’S COLLEGE is an independent co-educational Anglican day school espousing Christian values and providing a balanced, caring, varied and modern environment. OUR AIM is to ensure that each child’s individual potential is achieved through exposure to a wide range of excellent academic, sporting creative, cultural, community and entrepreneurial activities based on international standards. OUR GOAL is to create and maintain an environment where trust and respect for the individual prevails, where diversity is valued and where individual responsibility is fostered within the context of teamwork. The unique contribution of each student, staff member and parent is valued within an environment of opportunity, thereby providing the inspiration necessary to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to succeed in the new millennium.

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