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STRONGER TOGETHER


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MISSION 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 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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CONTENTS HEADMASTER’S ADDRESS BURSARY TRUST COMMITTEE COUNCIL REPORT EXECUTIVE MEMBERS COUNCIL MEMBERS STAFF HEADBOY REPORT HEADGIRL REPORT LEADERSHIP 2020 GRADE 12 GRADE 11 GRADE 10 GRADE 9 GRADE 8 ACADEMIC REPORT WHITE BLAZERS PRIZE-GIVING 2020 | ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADE 12 TOP ACHIEVERS 2020 PRIZE-GIVING 2020 | ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADE 8 - 11 STUDENT AFFAIRS REPORT SPIRITUAL ETHOS, SCHOOL PRAYER AND SERVERS REVEREND INSTALLATION 2020 MATRIC VALEDICTION MATRIC DINNER PRIZE-GIVING 2020 | CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS CO-CURRICULAR REPORT | SPORT CO-CURRICULAR REPORT | CULTURE CREATIVE ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY NEWSPAPER OLD PETS TOURNAMENT OLD MUTUAL PRESTIGE CUP

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schools. I am immeasurably proud of my colleagues, and I marvel at your resourcefulness, and the compassion, that you have demonstrated for all of our students. In countless ways, you have revealed the depth of your love for our College. You have moved proverbial mountains during recent months, and have done so with grace and kindness. You have all adapted to online teaching incredibly successfully, always seeking to ‘go the extra mile’, in order to maximise learning opportunities for our students. I am proud, grateful and humbled by you. I believed that our School Development Plan for 2020 was ambitious enough in its own right, but recent events have served to blast it into the stratosphere. We initially decided to introduce laptops and embed the use of Google Classroom and now Microsoft Teams. Little did we know, that just a few months later we would be delivering 1 000’s of online lessons. Never have we valued our independence more than at this current point in time. It has enabled us to make decisions which are right for our students rather than forcing us to be beholden to ill-considered government dictats. Educationally and in terms of our response to Corona Virus (COVID-19) we choose to lead rather than to follow.

HEADMASTER

RUI MORAIS

To the St Peter’s College Community, This has been an extraordinary year in so many respects, but as I stand here before you today, I feel especially honoured to lead our community, and to play my role in ensuring that we continue to celebrate our illustrious history, whilst working together to further develop and enhance this liberal and progressive school. St Peter’s College has endured many challenges since its foundation 22-years ago, however, never to the extent of the challenges we experienced in 2020. I am proud to say that we were not found to be wanting. What defined us, is the courage, creativity, and resilience, with which you responded to the challenge, rather than the intrinsic nature of these challenges themselves. While I do not want to dwell too much upon the unprecedented challenges of recent months, I do want to share with you my admiration for the courage and resilience that you have demonstrated of late. As we now begin to emerge from the other side of this crisis, we do so sure in the knowledge that those bonds which have been forged in adversity have only served to enrich and intensify our relationships with one another. We have inspired each other to live with hope and face the future in the sure knowledge that we will emerge from this in a stronger position than ever before. We have not simply survived; we have grown together, and thrived together, during these most testing of times. The academic, co-curricular, and staffing, changes that we made during the year have enabled us, throughout this period, to offer an educational offering which is the envy of most independent

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Due to the creative leadership of Shelly Matthews and Steve Tudhope, staff and students have embraced digital technology with speed and enthusiasm, indicative of their strong commitment to professional development. Indeed, we have an energised body of teachers who bring with them extensive experience. The creativity and intellectual dynamism, now apparent in our staffroom, have been one of the strongest facets of St Peter’s College in 2020. When I was appointed as Headmaster, believe it or not, now almost five years ago, I made it clear that I intended the quality of teaching and learning taking place at St Peter’s College to surpass that which may be found in any other independent school in South Africa, and I believe that we are now achieving this. I can take no credit for this alone, and can only thank each and every single one of our staff. Local families are now choosing St Peter’s College, realising the value of the quality of teaching and pastoral support. The College’s ambition for our students, has no longer serious or credible contenders from local alternatives. Our reputation is preceding us. More importantly, the very best teachers are eager to join St Peter’s College, and the recruitment crisis that you hear of in the teaching profession is not something that manifests itself here. It is very clear that teachers with real ambition now gravitate towards us, and why our educational offering, and the overall quality of our teaching, is of such a high standard. During difficult times, support from our parents has remained steadfast. We never underestimate the huge sacrifices that our parents make in order to be able to send their children to be educated here at St Peter’s. There is an inevitability that many of our parents have endured economic hardship of late. Their continued support for the College humbles us. It is never taken for granted and we are honoured that they have chosen to become members of this wonderful community. At this point in our history their unshakeable confidence and faith in our ethos, values and sense of purpose, is valued. I am the custodian of this community, and it is my responsibility to serve every member of this school. Whilst hierarchical structures remain in terms of the school’s leadership structure,


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this is a community firmly rooted in equality, and one in which every individual has a powerful voice. This is certainly not my school, it is OUR school, and the physical buildings that surround us are symbols of our hopes and dreams. The very beating soul of this community, is manifested in bricks, stone and mortar. When we are long gone, these buildings will remain, and the collective memory of this community will, I hope, look back on 2020 with a sense of pride, and recognise it as a point in our history when the spirit of our community burned with a radiant brightness that transcended all adversity. I believe that there has never been a better time to be a St Petrian. Never a time when we have exercised our independence more effectively. By any standards it has been a tumultuous year, and one during which the independent sector has faced repeated external threats. Throughout this period media stories typically stereotyped all independent schools as socially exclusive bastions of wealth and landed gentry. Independent schools such as St Peter’s College are not all wealthy. Our real strength is that we tend to be more culturally and socially diverse, and more inclusive than our more well-heeled monastic counterparts. Our parents are hardworking individuals who wish to exercise their right, within a liberal and democratic society, to provide their children with the very best start in life. Schools have to become more resourceful, and have to evolve in order to flourish. Alternatively they become stagnant, inwardlooking communities reminiscing about the past rather than planning for a better future. During recent months, I have drawn a good deal of strength from those around me. It is probably not easy being married to a Headmaster at the best of times. We are often absent and even when we are there in person, we are consumed by the stresses and strains that accompany leadership. Without my wife Vanessa and son Miguel’s love and support, I would not be able to dedicate myself so wholly to this community. Their strength, humour and compassion has never once wavered despite the challenges of recent months. It really is a blessing and honour to go through life with them at my side, and in thanking them, I hope that I am also articulating in words what so many of us must have felt for our loved ones during recent times. I never imagined that I would have a childhood cancer story to tell. I’ll never forget the moment, one year to the day when I heard the words “your son has cancer”. It hit our family like a ton of bricks. It was devastating news, but one person rose to the challenge that lay ahead. That was, Miguel himself. My son is my hero and always will be, hence I will always be there by his side to share in his times of joy and sadness, and help guide him toward a healthy and happy adulthood. This has been the catalyst to realise the joys of the simple things in life, such as, those stars that shine on a clear night. They’re always there, surrounding us, offering their subtle magic. However, it’s not every day that we stop to look at them and acknowledge their existence. Only when life gives us a small or big setback, do we suddenly appreciate what really builds our hearts. Being happy is closing your eyes and not desiring anything else. Simply stop measuring happiness by the money we have or don’t have. Rather measure by the simple things that we would not change for all the money in the world. All of us have more than one thing

that we would never change even for the most incredible riches. In my case it is my son’s life. It is a privilege of this role that we get to know so many of our families personally. At various points throughout this year, I have been moved by the courage of some of our families who have experienced ongoing personal difficulties. There are no words that pay justice to the debt of gratitude that we, as a community, owe to Shelly Matthews and our HOD’s. Through countless incarnations, they have produced timetables which have successfully overcome the changing demands of the curriculum, and the necessity to operate remotely. With calm stoicism, they have always found practical solutions to every conceivable problem that has been thrown at them. Thank you for all that you have accomplished this year. Cosmore Pariola, is a whirlwind of energy, calm pragmatism and creativity. She possesses a determination and intellectual brilliance that is complemented by kindness and unfailing positivity. She is fazed by nothing. St Peter’s financial renaissance owes everything to her decisive leadership, and warrior-like commitment, ensuring that we remain financially stable in a very difficult Macro Economic Environment. Much of that which we should celebrate this year is directly attributable to her vision, leadership and organisation. It is because of her that we are able to determine such an assured path through these current times. Brian Armitage, is an outstanding Deputy Head of Student Affairs and he has established a vibrant culture of high expectations which have been actively embraced by all of our students. Our Grade Heads, Ryan Hammond, Ritesh Hariram, Sonja Theron, Natania van Rooyen, and the ever elegant Cornel Malan, as well as, the “real” power behind the scenes, the Assistant Grade Heads, have all helped to ensure that our pastoral and academic structures have become an overwhelming success. I know that parents would want me to thank them for always being available, always caring, and always knowing their children so very well. I would like to thank our two Counsellors, Laila Jeebodh-Desai and Holly Ryder-Nimb, for the love, care and support that they have provided our staff, students, and their families during what has been a logistically and emotionally challenging time. Never has their care, and love, been more apparent than during those very difficult days. We know what you do, and we look forward to 2021, when our facilities will once again be filled with the sound of young voices. Never has silence been less welcome. Together with Brian, it is their role to develop the scope of our counselling provision, and to ensure that it is a place where staff and students gravitate in order to take positive steps to take care of their emotional health. It is my belief that this will be an especially important consideration during, and post, COVID-19. For me, the focus on wellbeing and mental health is personal. I have often spoken of the profound impact that my son’s cancer diagnosis had on me and my family. We have all spent much of the last few years working with young people and bearing witness to the devastating impact of issues such as

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eating disorders, depression and self-harm. Whilst I have the highest aspirations for all of our students academically, nothing compares with the importance of protecting and promoting their current and future wellbeing. By focusing upon wellbeing, we will ensure that all our students are in a position to benefit from a world-class holistic offering. I also want to thank Lynda Kirkland, for her wisdom, patience and steadfast loyalty. A great team starts with a great PA, and in Lynda I have the best. However, I am doing her a great disservice by calling her my PA. She is so much more than that. She is a legendary gatekeeper, and she knows everything about everyone. As a Scot, I am sure her lineage dates back to the famous King of the Scots, Rob Roy. Lynda is an excellent Head of Operations, with a sharp wit, and is one of the most perceptive people you will ever meet. Lynda, Izak Botha, and Dave Short, have been central to our planning for reopening the School under strict COVID-19 conditions, and together, they constitute an incredibly powerful team. I know that their practical organisational skills are key to ensuring that we continue to respond effectively to the current situation. It is a real joy to work with them, and their service to St Peter’s College only seems to intensify with the passing of each year. Even during these times, we are pushing ahead with the development of the School, and constantly seeking to expand and refine every aspect of our operations. Thank you is never enough. Dave remains one of the best appointments I have made in my tenure as Headmaster at St Peter’s College, and here’s hoping that his tenure at the College will not be a “Short” one. Similarly, John Mabvira, and our recently established facilities team, you are phenomenal, and nobody has worked harder or longer than this loyal team of people. As most of you are aware, I love to quote from Jim Collins, who said: ‘It is better to first get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats, and then figure out where to drive.’ I am comforted in the fact that we have all this in our HR Business Partner Toni Batchelor. Toni is quickly becoming a crucial member of the College team and it is so reassuring to have her on the right seat on the bus. I must make a special mention. Izak Botha, our erstwhile and much-loved Director of Cultural Activities. Shakespeare penned: ‘All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.’ Izak has indeed played many parts in his career at St Peter’s College: a loving colleague, dutiful teacher, friend, ardent advocate of education, and a truly dedicated servant to St Peter’s College. We all owe him a huge debt of gratitude for caring so much, and giving of his time so generously, in making this School such a successful seat of learning. I would like to thank our Chaplain, Rev Kabelo Motlhakane, for his unshakeable support and wisdom during these tough times. His encouragement is as highly valued as his practical support and guidance. Over recent times, Brian, Kabelo, and I have met on numerous occasions to ensure that we can enter the forthcoming

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year in a position of real confidence. No school could be better served by their Chaplain. I want to thank all of our HODs for who you are. Without a doubt, the biggest professional asset to this institution. We are lucky to have such an experienced group of people amongst us. Please forgive me for not mentioning each and every one by name, however, for sentimental reasons, I do need to mention Cath Dracatos, who started on this journey with me 18 years ago. Your continuous support, encouragement, and guidance have helped me reach many professional milestones. You were my academic mentor. My admiration and respect for you only grew each day I spent under your leadership. The role you played in my life is monumental, and I am grateful for your continued support and guidance. It is a privilege to lead this community. The joy and excitement results from seeing the happiness and success of our boys and girls, and makes it one of the most rewarding roles imaginable. There is nowhere else that I would rather be than right here, right now; and there is no community I would rather serve than this wonderful community of generous, creative, compassionate, and engaged people. It is a ‘foregone conclusion’ (a phrase used first in Othello) that Headmasters tend go on too long during their addresses, giving everyone “too much of a good thing” (As You Like It Act IV scene 1). Conscious that I have undoubtedly done just that, and that my speech is not the ‘be-all and end-all’ (Macbeth Act I scene 6), I intend finishing now, bringing everything ‘full circle’ (King Lear Act V scene 3) by ending with another real-life exam answer from a genuine Charmaine Sandnes English Examination. Question: What is a monologue? Answer: When one person won’t shut up! I can take a hint! Thank you for reading.

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HISTORY OF THE

BURSARYTRUST St Peter’s College offers a quality educational environment with world-class facilities. We realise that students attending our school are exposed to a privileged education. In line with our philosophy and values, St Peter’s College has extended this privilege to deserving children from less privileged backgrounds.

THECOLLEGE CURRENTLY (2020) HAS FOUR BURSARY STUDENTS ENROLLED:

The Bursary Programme is comprehensively constructed to provide wellness and academic support as well as monitoring. It is a well-rounded programme that creates the most suitable environment to encourage students to make optimum progress and reach full potential.

GRADE 9 | 1 student GRADE 10 | 1 student GRADE 12 | 2 students

More than 30 less advantaged students have matriculated from St Peter’s College since 2004 with financial assistance from the Trust, which equates in today’s financial terms to a commitment of over R7 million.

Click on the link to see the story https://youtu.be/QuTvLX-g6AA

BURSARY TRUST COMMITTEE

RUI MORAIS

COSMORE PARIOLA

DESMOND MAHONY

GERARD DEEB

KARI VEMER

NOSIPHO NKOSI

JUDITH RAMUTHAGA

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As part of this journey, we did clarify our ‘vision; mission; ethos and values’, articulating what sets us apart from the other high schools in Johannesburg and around the country. Our benevolent intent, in other words, our reason for being, is ‘Empowering individuals for life’. Our mission, in others 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, such as those of the crappy monastic high schools many people hold in high regard, for reasons I fail to understand, but by the quality of the empowered individuals we produce.

NATHANIEL RAMUTHAGA

OUTGOING CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL

We have completed St Peter’s College 2020 academic year very well, and in spite of all the challenges that we faced. As outgoing Chairman I will not have done justice if I do not take this opportunity to solute the great men and women who served before me, and drove the visions of the College to what it is today. I have been at the College for the past 17 years. For 15 years I had children at the college. I have served within the Parent’s Association, as parent, Council, Chair of the Marketing Subcommittee, and member of Council, as Council Chair. I would like to thank the previous Chairs who I served under Tak Hiemstra, the late Dave Butcher, and Mike Isley, for their tenacity and vision for the College. For all these years our sustained focus on our values has seen us through trying times, and on occasion we had to step up to protect these values and ethos viz. four Rs, Respect, Responsibility, Relationships and Resilience. Most importantly, we also ensured that the Headmaster continues to hold a critical conversation with each child, and the parents, who enter the college for the first time every year. I have been, and was privileged to preside over the ‘Our 20 years’ Celebration’ in 2018, that saw us usher in, and inaugurate, our new state-of-the-art admin building and School shop in that year. In 2014, we added our MADD centre and in 2016 we added a hockey astro to our campus, along with other improvements. Our enrolment, with a waiting list for the next two years, and the establishment of our best credentials as a modern South African high school, have been sustained in the last three to four years, even in trying times.

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The above building blocks and redefining what the College stood for would not have been possible without the great leadership of the Headmaster, Rui Morais, his Executive and teachers as a whole. This together with the critical governance support and guidance from altruistic members of Council who have served, and continue to serve, with passion and love for the College, and above all, the love for the children of the College. The greatest challenge for 2020 was the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on delivery of education for our children. It was further compounded by the social issues faced by mostly private schools, and impacted by social cohesion upheavals highlighting the need to transform our society, and allow an equal voice to everyone without exclusions or discrimination. St Peter’s College was not immune to these societal challenges. We have to actively deal with biases, conscious or unconscious, that affect how we relate, and indeed with the consequences on our social cohesion as the human race. The most heartening and rewarding, was the leadership shown by the Headmaster, the Executive and teachers in ensuring the education of the children was not compromised. The deep dive by Council, and greater part of the Parents Body within the College, focussed on finding the truth, achieving balance, and determining a restorative manner, allowing for progress going forward. This will be a journey that those who remain in leadership will have to continue to travel in 2021. The demands in 2021 will not be less. It will still call upon every stakeholder to not only approach, and/or not expect, issues to be addressed according to their own frame of reference. I therefore call upon the Parent Body to support the Headmaster, teachers and the Council to facilitate a more positive and balanced implementation of continuous transformation of the College. This will distinguish our College for many years to come as a centre-of -excellence. My colleague and friend Des Mahoney, will serve as Council Chair and I know that the College is safe in his capable hands. I leave the College family with one of my favourite quotes 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


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taste not the Pierian Spring: Their shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.’ For both students and parents alike, be prepared for setbacks in your journey through the College, and use these as opportunities to take yourself, and your school, to even greater heights. 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.

DES MAHONY Incoming Chair of the Council

Thanyani Nathaniel Ramuthaga Outgoing Chair of the Council

COUNCIL MEMBERS

NATHANIEL RAMUTHAGA

DESMOND MAHONY

RUI MORAIS

INONGE MALUMO

PAUL HANGER

COSMORE PARIOLA

STEVE DU TOIT

GREG ROYCE

LES WHITTAL

CATHERINE INGLIS

FR TREVOR PRINCE

MICHELLE METH

CATHY MACLEOD

KARI VEMER

PROF. ZEBLON VILAKAZI

Chair College Council

Senior Finance Manager

Council Member

RUI MORAIS

Headmaster

Council Vice Chair & Chair of PA

Chair Prep School

Finance

SHELLY MATTHEWS Deputy Head: Academics

BRIAN ARMITAGE

Deputy Head: Student Affairs

Headmaster

Strategic & Risk Management

Rector Prep Council

Marketing

IT

COSMORE PARIOLE

Senior Finance Manager

LYNDA KIRKLAND Operations Manager

Alumni/Bursaries/Trust

NOSIPHO NKOSI

Council Member

HR & Transformation

Council Member

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

Marketing Manager

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STAFF 2020

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Sonja Theron

William Maeko

Nosipho Nkosi

Ian Shaun Havenga

Siyabonga Dzingwa

Nerina Deeb

Tasha Botha

Dayaradika Lutchman

Vusi Senkululu

Sammy Thage

Alisha Maharaj

James George

Michelle Wille

Lerato Mahlangu

Jeffrey Chimwanda

Gywenth Zimmerman

Kgaogelo Mangena

Margaretha De Bruin

Cynthia Wheeler

David Lawrence Short

Francois Du Toit

Cornel Malan

Natania Van Rooyen

Ryan Hammond

Josephine Walugembe

Christopher Rabambukwa

Vaughn Lloellen Van Zyl

Christelle Van Schalkwyk

Nicole Candy

Ryke Gaudin

Stella Mupfeki

Karen Grobbelaar

Camille Koukoutsis

Allesandro Poggiali-Trapani

Marli Oosthuizen

Laila Jeebodh Desai

Shevon Ronne

Ritesh Hariram

Victor Hiemstra

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Mathew Kirkland

Natalie Barbara Lindsay

Nobuhle Lindeni Ndlovu

Louis Levinson

Arunthuthee Jennings

Lindiwe Christina Sithole

John Mabvira

Innocentia Rapudi

Rakubu Wilson Sokana

Margarete Malan

Cathlyn Dracatos

Anchen Muller

Crystal Miles

Shelly Matthews

Michael Backus

Phangisile Mtambo

Rui Morais

Ouma Molobane

Lynda Kirkland

Dumisane Ndlela

Lome Robertson

Sandra Van Der Wel

Loves Ngobene

Steve Tudhope

Ignardus Badenhorst

Brian Armitage

Charmaine Sandnes

Tyson Banda

Izak Botha

Ashenda Dorfling

Antonio Lottering

Lindsay Hopwood

Cosmore Pariola

Dominique Gaydon

Suzette Meyer

Maureen Phungo

Alexis Homveld

Samantha Ryder-Nimb

Abigail Penman

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HEADBOY REPORT

I am privileged to be appointed Headboy of 2020. The dream I had, was not to have power or authority, but to help this school live out its’ full potential. I am not talking within the school, but outside of it. Letting other people know, who we are, and what we stand for as a school. My dream was never just to be appointed Headboy, just to be part of a process. My dream is to be recognised as the truly amazing school we are; and for everyone, in and outside the school, knowing that. We are St Peter’s College, and it’s time for us to make a noise.

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JONATHAN WEBB

St Peter’s College is a place where everyone fits in. It is a place where nobody is excluded, and a place where everyone is accepted and celebrated for who they are. St Peter’s College is a truly unique school in this way. So long as you show pride, passion and embrace the badge, St Peter’s College is a home for all. I love this school with everything I have. This school is my heartbeat, my pride, my passion, and my other half. This school offers so much, from outstanding academic achievement, to strutting it out on the dance floor, or scoring that last-minute winner on the sports field. The facilities and extra murals allow you to be a part of anything you want, and to be the person you want to be. I could mention all the possible options, but if you want it, chances are the school offers it. However, with all these amazing options, what makes it work is the people. From the teachers to the students, I am not going to claim that we’re always on the same page, but when it matters, we are one big family, proud of who we are, and what our school represents.

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every child belongs. Uniqueness and difference are celebrated here, and through that we get to learn more than we could ever learn from a textbook. There is no feeling better than the feeling of red and blue face paint, wearing the school badge, standing arm-in-arm with my school on the side of a rugby field, or the feeling of running onto the basketball court hearing the whole school backing me to make the three pointer. The feeling of walking out on stage, hitting that first note and hearing the crowd go wild. The feeling a junior has when a senior greets them in the corridors, the feeling of getting a ‘well done’ from your teacher after you aced the maths test, there is nothing better.

HEADGIRL 2020

NATALIE MOLENAAR

Highschool is said to be the best years of your life. I wholeheartedly say I believe in this statement. Not only has St Peter’s College been my home for the last four years, it’s been a place of love, acceptance and celebration of one’s most authentic self. From the beginning of this self-illuminating journey, this school has taught me the value of relationships, responsibility, resilience and respect, and the importance of these values in my life. St Peter’s College is more than just an educational institution. Here they help groom us into being the best people that we can be, well prepared to go out there in the real world. I often get asked the question, ‘Why do you love your school so much? ‘ My answer is quite simple. It is because of the people. Coming into the final stretch of my high school career, and having met so many people along the way, I can tell you that I have never met two St Petrians completely alike. Every child is different, yet

The college offers so many opportunities to its’ students in all aspects including sport, culture and academics. With the help of our teachers and coaches we are able to tap into all of our talents and achieve a level of excellence that we carry with us into the rest of our lives. It is my greatest honour to be the Headgirl of St Peter’s College. Every day I get to walk through the gates and share my passion with my family. This school is on track to becoming the greatest, and I am so glad that I get to be a part of that journey. I hope to see you around, and maybe you too can be part of this journey.

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Natalie Molenaar Headgirl 2020

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LEADERSHIP 2020

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Adriano Costa

Filip Poludniak

Keagan Telfer

Aiden Enslin

Gathuku Matheri

Kerryn Hayter

Anastasia Hadjidemetriou

Isabelle Pienaar

Laura Lyle

Bonolo Mahlangu

Jessica Dunstan

Michael Du Plooy

Carl Vemer

Jessica Goulding

Mikayla Gounden

Daniel Raggett

Jessica Parsons

Natalie Molenaar

Didintle Mothusi

Jonthan Webb

Nicholas Els

Eden Backman

Joshua van der Merwe

Praise Hassam

Emma Girdlestone

Justin Amm

Sarah Golightly

Ezra Vergotine

Kayleigh Koekemoer

Tamryn Govender

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GRADE

RYAN HAMMOND

Grade Head

ABIGAIL GREEFF

Grade Head Assistant

The Class of 2020 did themselves, their families, and the College, proud with their amazing achievements this year. They truly embodied the College’s four core values throughout what was an unprecedented and challenging year. They showed amazing resilience in facing the challenges of online learning, continuing with the usual matric pressures, emerging triumphant with a 100% pass rate, and a phenomenal set of results all round. The relationships they had forged throughout their high school careers helped them through the year, ensuring they had a balance of fun and hard work. They took responsibility for themselves as the leaders of the school, and remained respectful throughout. They can certainly be proud of themselves. In spite of the challenges faced, there were some highlights of the year. The opening of the matric lawn, with the granting of the matric privileges being one of them. The lawn was the scene of many great times and special memories. The biggest highlight of the year was the Matric Dance. The Class of 2020 came dressed in their finest, and enjoyed a beautiful evening under the stars with their friends. We also hosted the annual Valedictory service which was a great opportunity to recognise the achievements of this motivated group of students, and to bid them a fond farewell and wish them well for their final examinations.

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The Class of 2020 is a remarkable group of students, who have set a high standard for the years to come. I congratulate them on their impressive achievements, and for the amazing young people they have grown to be. I wish them well for the future and watch with anticipation for the great things that they will achieve. Ryan Hammond Grade 12 Grade Head

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Kgamia Shayi

Kian Chetty

Krianka Govender

Kumbirai Dziruni

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Neha Lachman

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Odirile-Bontle Mwase

Olivia Pretorius

Phawulwamazizi Mbuli

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GRADE

11

Grade 11 was a school year that certainly challenged us, and one that ultimately let us all shine in our own ways. This is the grade that your skills are tested. Time management, work management, and patience too. You can expect a lot of work; but you knew that already. I don’t want to talk about the academic university lecture you have heard hundreds of times already. I want to talk to you about the actual Grade 11 experience from someone who just finished his own, last year.

NATANYA VAN ROOYEN

Grade Head

CHRISTELLE VAN SCHALKWYK

Grade Head Assistant

A lesson I’ve learned, is to accept yourself. Do not try and fit in with the crowd. I repeat, do not try to fit in with the crowd, if it isn’t who you really are. We think for some reason that our differences make us bad, or wrong. However, our differences make us unique, and yes a little weird. As I have come to learn, and any matric will verify this, weirdness isn’t a bad thing as you get older. Weirdness is something we all want to have because it shows that we are our own unique person. That is the best advice I can give you for this year. Stay true to yourself and never compromise yourself. Settle only for what you truly want, and settle for nothing less. Only settle for what you want, or more. For someone who loves academic work, this is the year you’ll thrive. The workload is heavy, and the ultimate trick that you will ever know for Grade 11 (and matric too), is not to procrastinate. This year has a long checklist; so just keep checking off every day and you will be just fine. Don’t stress yourself out about your marks if you aren’t the best at academics. Try your best and really put some effort into it. When you do that, your results will be good. It’s the effort, that you put in, that counts. Apart from academics, this is also the year you’ll have to find out more about yourself. You’ll learn more about what you love, what makes you tick, and what makes you happy. I encourage you to do more of that, and keep yourself calm. Gravitate towards people and experiences that match your vibration. Don’t settle for lower vibration people, groups, or experiences. Settle only for #1, never for less. Even if you need to sit alone at lunch; do it if it saves you from hanging around toxic or negative people. You’ll find that, somehow, the right people will come to you. It just works that way because people with positive vibrations attract other people with positive vibrations. So keep your vibrations high, and keep your mind calm. Settle for nothing but the best, and aim for the stars. I assure you, you will find another part of yourself that you never even knew existed, and you’ll be so grateful that you did. Urish Naidu Grade 11

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Brandon Hawsey

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Kaitlin Elliott

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Kelly Hickson

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Kishania Naidoo

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Kyle Davidson

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Lauren Bowes

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Lhoanda Makualule

Maipelo Kalake

Makanaka Washaya

Marang Matlapeng

Mayilan Pillay

Mayuri Covenden

Mihlali Phuthuma

Mikaela Penberthy

Mikaila Isidoro

Nhlakanipho Phungula

Nicholas Mould

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Nokhanya Khumalo

Nokukhanya Ndlovu

Nomthandazo Rametsi

Nyiko Nkuna

Olivia Jordan

Ota Mutepe

Paige Balkwill

Prestige Nkongolo

Qvardon Raghununan

Reagan Hudson

Roanda Mukhavhuli

Ryan Axe

Ryan Hardman

Sanchian Maharaj

Sarah Garrett

Saurav Sathyapal

Sazi Tshwele

Shrivaad Ramessur

Sikhulule Mpye

Siphelele Xulu

Stella Sharp

Tapiwa Kere

Tarryn Nitch

Teneal-Tyla Joseph

Thandiswa Maboyi

Thando Ntlabati

Thato Makhubedu

Thibedi Rapoo

Tinashe Dzawoma

Tiyana D’sa

Tsepo Molapo

Urish Naidu

Vidhaan Mohan

William Cooper

Yi Lou

Zane Gasson

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GRADE

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2020, may you have plenty! That is how we started 2020! With excitement, enthusiasm and ‘yeah, we can eventually focus on the subjects that we really like!’ Guarded with a quote, and armed with one of my favourite Bible verses, I marched to our meeting place, The Flats. The quote: ‘Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined.’ The Bible verse: Proverbs 3: 5 – 6: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.’ It was two weeks before we would have taken our journey up the Drakensberg when the announcement came for a level five lockdown. Many of us thought that we will only postpone the Grade 10 Camp to a later stage in 2020. Needless to say, it never happened. We diverted our excitement and energy to the Spring Ball that would have happened in September. That never happened either. The 2020 ‘year of plenty’ anticipating exciting engagements with the Grade 10’s happened to take the total opposite direction with plenty of days at home engaging in online teaching. In any situation, we are given choices. Choices to become a better version of ourselves or just to not actively try to re-invent ourselves for the better. These choices are not easy because normality has been turned upside down. How can I become a better version of myself if I am not allowed to explore my sporting ability at school, my mental ability at school, or even being challenged in any other area of my life? All of a sudden, my parents’ house is the only lockdown cave where I am allowed to roam around freely. This sounds like a contradiction in terms, but it is all about the decisions that we make, as to how we approach this challenge. As humans are created to interact with others; to explore with others; to be challenged with others; and to socialise with others.

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CORNEL MALAN

Grade Head

VUYELWA WALUGEMBE

Grade Head Assistant

Within the blink of an eye, this was taken away from us. Yes, I do sound like a ‘corona-moaner’, but when it comes to our students, this experience was real. However, our Grade 10’s rose to this new challenge of exploring alone, taking on challenges alone, and participating in Team calls alone. The irony of Team has been prevalent in the better part of six months of online schooling for our Grade 10’s. After our first steps out of our COVID-19 caves, and back on St Peter’s premises, our Grade 10’s looked like they had just read a shocking Social Media post. It wasn’t long before they relaxed, and realised school is home, and they are home. It was the same excitement that I felt when the Class of 2022 started Grade 8. The excitement of seeing new faces and meeting these new faces. The silenced corridors changed into vibey get-togethers. The geckos were not the only inhabitants of the College anymore, Grade 10’s claimed their spots in the sun. This didn’t come without challenges. As lovely as it sounds to be at home busy with online schooling, this was detrimental to the psyche of our Grade 10’s. However, it didn’t take them long to realise that being a ‘corona-moaner’ won’t get them anywhere, and they motivated each other to keep moving forward. They focussed on academics, while the sports weren’t alive yet, with passing the November examinations the primary goal. 2020 saw the Grade 10’s achieving a 100 percent pass rate with 35 Academic Half Colours! A clear sign of resilience! To say that I am proud of the Grade 10’s is an understatement. I don’t think there are degrees of comparison to say how proud I am of this group of outstanding Grade 10 students. Super-proud comes to mind, but it doesn’t really pay justice to this amazing group of students. It is seldom that a teacher can say, she learns from students, but this has been the case. Despite the pandemic pandemonium, I have learned to keep moving forward, to focus on what is important, to be determined to be the best version of myself. They have shown braveness, flexed their muscles to prove how strong they are, and ‘brains and beauty’ describe this group of incredible human beings. The Class of 2022 is moving courageously into the future! Cornel Malan Grade 10 Grade Head


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Daniel Silcock

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Emani Ebrahim

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Kayla Naidoo

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Keenan David

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Kelly Du Plessis

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Oratile Malete

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Rahul Sathyapal

Rejo Thomas

Robyn Anderson

Saiyen Pather

Sebabatso Makoro

Serene Bekwa

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Tahani Mabunda

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Tristan Svoboda

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Tyler Koekemoer

Wanga Monsengo

Warwick Meth

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Xolani Konela

Zi-Ting Chiang

Ziyin Zhang

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GRADE

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Corona Virus (COVID-19) has spread like wildfire across the world, affecting many lives. Many adults were stripped of their jobs, and children’s education was restricted. When the President announced a nationwide lockdown on March 26th 2020, we did not know what to expect. Would this be for the rest of our lives? Will lockdown continue forever? Will this have a negative or positive effect on our lives? Lockdown has positively impacted our lives. It has brought families closer together, ignited a spiritual awakening in our own lives, reduced the spreading of the virus, and reduced the number of deaths caused by COVID-19. During lockdown we had online schooling, which while exciting, it proved challenging, and boring. This was better than having no school at all. Online schooling had some challenging factors. Teachers focused on theory work rather than practical work. Teacher-pupil interactions were limited, and one-on-one tutoring was not possible. Student-to-student sharing, and active participation were not possible. It isolated us. We could not communicate

SONJA THERON

Grade Head

SUZETTE MEYER

Grade Head Assistant

and interact daily with our friends. It was also more difficult to communicate with our fellow classmates on-screen. Technology was not always efficient due to Wi-Fi problems and loadshedding. The submission of work on due dates was not possible because of underlying factors such as loadshedding, Wi-Fi connectivity, and inability to join Teams meetings. Students became stressed and anxious; and some students found it difficult to learn and complete due tasks. Despite the challenges of online schooling, many students appreciated the processes that schools put into place for them to continue learning, and complete their academic programme. Students became more independent and developed self-study methods as a result of working at home alone. They also utilised useful skills, like good time management and self-discipline. Students would get up early for school and attend online class while trying not to get easily distracted by their home comforts. Assignments were completed and submitted on time, to be assessed for maximum marks. The effort that our teachers put into delivering lessons at school are now much more appreciated and respected. The facilities of our school can now be respected and appreciated because at home we did not have access to resources and practical teaching methods. Extra-mural activities, sports, and recreation, were not possible during lockdown. We had to train with whatever methods that we had in our homes. Some teachers provided students with videos to train. This was to assist us with mind stimulation. We really appreciated this gesture from our teachers. This kept our bored minds busy, and healthy. When we returned to normal formal schooling, the sports and recreation facilities were used more, and appreciated, realising the value of having such equipment at our school. Even though everything in our lives has been chaotic due to COVID-19, online schooling helped us stay neutral and calm. It distracted us from the fear of isolation, and the strangling hold of this deadly virus. We would like to thank St Peter’s College, the Headmaster, the Teachers, and the Student Body, for all the support and perseverance during this time of COVID-19. Sarah and Fayth Naidoo Grade 9

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Gabriel Chalmers

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Olwethu Marlowe

Olwethu Mbazo

Osvaldo Matias

Paige Pickard

Pelonolo Moerane

Philakahle Mayeza

Qhama Filemon

Reabetsoe Mothusi

Rebecca van Rensburg

Remo-Okeditse Mosupi

Rivonan Chetty

Ross Du Plooy

Ryan Nortje

Ryan Ward

Sarah Naidoo

Sebastian de Villiers

Senzo Hlangu

Seth Schmidt

Shahel Mothilal

Shruti Behadar

Sia Maharaj

Sibahle Ngcanga

Sienna Lenci

Simhika Dhuleep

Simphiwe Sibanyoni

Siphosihle Radebe

Sylvester Lejanku

Tadiwanashe Ndudzo

Takondwa Mphande

Tanith Bucceri

Tanith Svoboda

Tanyaradzwa Bvuma

Tanyaradzwa Khosa

Tayla Singleton

Thabo Khumalo

Thiko Matakanye

Thomas Eagle

Tinevimbo Mabvira

Trishana Buldeo

Tshepo Manthata

Tshiamo Masebe

Valjean Malan

Welile Mweli

Yash Kalicharan

Yu-Qian Chiang

Yuve Premlall

Zahra Ramathulla

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GRADE

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RITESH HARIRAM

Grade Head

LINDSAY HOPWOOD

Grade Head Assistant

2020, who will forget how this year caught us all off guard? Words like ‘social distancing’ and ‘lockdown’ became the norm. Students, and teachers, alike had to embrace these sudden changes and online learning became a reality. What would have been the start of a new journey for our Grade 8’s, was now starting to feel different. The ‘new norm’ was a term we had all become accustomed to. The challenges of lockdown and online learning impeded the natural order at the College. Events like Derby Days, and our Annual Sports and Cultural Festival, which are all imperative to our Grade 8’s journey, were cancelled. Tenacity and resilience characterised our Grade 8’s. Despite these challenges, this group were determined to return to school and start their academic journey. The Grade 8’s were among the last groups to return to the College, and it did not take long for them to settle in. They were, in most cases, cautious about their surroundings and mindful of all protocols put in place. Integration into normal school after lockdown did pose a problem as rules and regulations regarding decorum and class etiquette had to be reinforced. Luckily this group were approachable and adhered appropriately. The theme for much of 2020 was relationships. Many new friendships were formed, and the camp held at the beginning of 2020 seemed to bring together cohesion. Social issues that plague so many other institutes were unheard of in this group; and this is testimony to the emotional maturity prevalent in this grade. While interactions, like mentoring, were not held in 2020, we aim to get this process going in 2021. This will ensure that this group fit in, and forge better relationships, with not only their peers but with students that are not necessarily in their grade. The community outreach projects in 2020 were well supported by the Grade 8’s. The food parcel drive saw so many of our students partake in an activity that is in keeping with our core values. I look forward to many more of these projects, and know that this group will continue to raise the bar. 2021 will have its challenges, and this group has the grit to overcome any obstacles. I look forward to the journey with this amazing group of students who are now part of my family. Ritesh Hariram Grade 8 Grade Head

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Gabriel Silva

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Gareth Copley

Gemma du Preez

Georgie Pearse

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Hannah Lloyd

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Julian Comodikes

Justin Joubert

Justine Walker

Kaden Badenhorst

Kamal Naraghi

Kamohelo Makgatho

Kamva Phuthuma

Karabo Matlali

Kate Backman

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Kate Humphreys

Katherine Penman

Kayleigh Golden

Keamogelo Kale

Keegan Crozét

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Keneilwe Ntjilo

Kganya Malope

Kian D’sa

Kieran Young

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Kyle Pheiffer

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Lara Gasson

Lara Stephan

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Lesego Matsama

Liam Searle

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Mahlatse Pela-Magagane

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Rotondwa Ramabulana

Ryan McConnell

Ryan Naiker

Sage Maddock

Sebastian Brück

Sinesipho Nyati

Steffani Vogel

Tabitha Oxford

Talihah Vorster

Tanna McCreedy

Tapiwa Danha

Tashyn Vandayar

Thalia Farrell

Thomas Horn

Thomas Jolley

Tia Ogle

Travis Mace

Tumisho Mashile

Victoria Toussaint

Virginia Mosconi

Vusumuzi Mahlasela

Xiluva Mathebula

Yamiko Hassam

Yashiv Bhimma

Yolisa Letsoela

Zahraa Norath

Zara Perumal

Zarah Jimba

Zethu Simelane

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and the students often felt disconnected from their peers and their teachers. There were times when the students became passive observers in lessons, and this challenged the teachers to be innovative and creative in their approach to online teaching. It was a wonderful opportunity for teachers to ‘serve and support’. Online assessment was a challenge, as we grappled with whether the online assessments were valid and trustworthy. There is no conclusive evidence that any institution has mastered this form of assessment. It was a relief to bring the students back to school to write examinations.

SHELLY MATTHEWS

DEPUTY HEAD: ACADEMICS

As you think about your own path to daring leadership, remember Joseph Campbell’s wisdom: ‘The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Own the fear, find the cave, and write a new ending for yourself, for the people you are meant to serve and support, and for your culture. Choose courage over comfort. Choose whole hearts over armor, and choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid. At the exact same time.’

As I reflect on 2020, the word that stands out for me as an educator is ‘brave’. Subsequently, we have contemplated the unprecedented ‘unknown’ last year, and I can confidently conclude that St Peter’s College chose ‘the great

adventure of being brave and afraid. At the exact same time’. BRENÉ BROWN, DARE TO LEAD

In March 2020, we embraced an unplanned and rapid move to online teaching and learning. Teams were set up, and teachers met their classes daily online. We are proud to acknowledge that we did not lose any academic time. However, it was not plain sailing either. Students and teachers struggled with technical difficulties and the diminished personal interactions. In an online classroom, much of the learning is completed asynchronously,

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The COVID-19 pandemic provided St Peter’s College with the opportunity to investigate and research the benefits of blended learning. In true St Peter’s College style, the College developed a blended learning process that is suited to a college environment and college students. The teachers enjoyed rigorous workshops focused on blended learning and how to change the pedagogical approach. This approach focused on enhancing the students learning experience, by optimising the use of various active learning strategies, with the aim of potentially improving the learning of all students. The benefits of blended learning far outweigh the negatives, as the ability to offer blended learning means that more students can access learning, even if they are not in a traditional classroom environment, as well as the opportunity to study at their own pace. Project Based Learning (PBL) 2020 was disrupted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this disappointment, we were able to complete a few tasks. The Grade 8 students were introduced to the language of PBL through the ‘Rocket Project’. The students were required to build an air pressure rocket. We were in the redesign phase when we went into lockdown. However, when the students returned to school, they enjoyed firing their first design rockets. The highest height achieved was 44 metres! In addition to this, the Grade 8 students were introduced to some basic IT skills, using One Drive and Outlook. The Grade 9’s in the first term, were able to select a number of projects for example, ‘Minecraft’, ‘The Plague’, ‘GIS in Action’, ‘Fake News’ and ‘Robotics Building’ to name but a few. It was disappointing that we were unable to complete the student presentations for these projects. In June, both the Grade 8 and 9 students were given an opportunity to find an online course through Udemy which allowed the students to explore the vast number of options for learning online. The choices were diverse, ranging from Human Anatomy to Fashion Design, to Car Maintenance. The Grade 9 students were given a taste of 3 FET subjects. In the Master Chef Project, the students were given exposure to the business aspects of running a successful restaurant. They had a visit from a prominent Sandton restauranteur. The Physical Science option explored what went wrong in Beirut, that resulted in an Ammonium Nitrate explosion in the Lebanese port. This served as an introduction to laboratory skills, and particularly safety, which is vital for the sciences. The music students had the opportunity to study the music of the ‘Beatles’ and the impact that music has on society. We are excited about the prospect of PBL 2021. We have made some structural changes that will allow us to better meet the needs of our students. PBL will be divided into three components


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namely, (i) Projects where the students will be exposed to a number of authentic problems and will be given the opportunity to come up with creative solutions; (ii) IT Skills where students will be taught the finer intricacies of the technology we use, and improve their skill level in the applications required for school; and finally (iii) Physical Skill in which students will be exposed to outdoor skills and sport not covered in our co-curricular program. For example, in Term 1 both Grade 8 and 9 students will learn how to play softball and do a grid circuit.

‘We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal, other than we normalised greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.’ SONYA RENEE TAYLOR

Sonja Taylor tweeted this: ‘There is much truth to be found in this tweet. However, the phrase that resonates with me is “we are being given an opportunity to stitch a new garment.” One that fits all humanity and nature.’ We have bravely faced 2020 and we will go bravely into the future in 2021. Shelly Matthews Deputy Head: Academics

WHITE BLAZERS

Gabi Otto Joshua Cope Justeene Hallowes Ananda Saravanja

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PRIZE-GIVING2020 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADE 12

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

Syjil Ramjuthan Kerryn Hayter Asiphe Mazibuko Megan Morris Chiara Reddy Carmen Crane Jonathan Webb Lwandile Mkwanazi Sarah Golightly Boitumelo Makatu Vutomi Moyane Megan Parson Mbali Mulaudzi Simphiwe Majokane Connor Roberts Carl Vemer Kayleigh Koekemoer Jessica Dunstan Bonolo Mahlangu Aiden Enslin Awabo Gumede Jordan Korf Justin Amm Chiedza Dziruni Josh Nalder Evan Ishekwene Kgamia Shayi Anastasia Hadjidemetiou Didintle Mothusi Olivia Pretorius Gathuku Matheri Natalie Molenaar Didintle Netshiswinzhe Thato Kobe Lloyd Beyers Jessica Goulding Kumbirai Dziruni Abigail Ganesa

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Matthew Mc Dermott Sinovuyo Ncube Aimee Welland Filip Poludniak Gemma Raw Jessica Parsons Tsepiloe Pitikoe Mikara Pather Ryan Bennett Neha Lachman Amber Rosslee Nicole Hepplewhite Laura Lyle Matthew de Villiers Emma Girdlestone Nicholas Els Ezra Vergotine Sabrina Jansen Dhiya Singh Isabelle Pienaar Daniel Ragget Natalie Walsh Chloe Morrison Grace Mettler Shari Ramlall Krianka Govender Liwile Ngcai Keagan Telfer Michael du Plooy Tamryn Govender Eden Backman Praise Hassam Juliette Hunt Adriano Costa Lee Williamson Sarah Moralee Anastasia Strouthos

SUBJECT AWARDS LIFE ORIENTATION AWARD HIGHEST RESULT IN LIFE ORIENTATION Jonty Webb 96.8%

MUSIC AWARDS HIGHEST ACADEMIC RESULT FOR MUSIC Carl Vemer 93.7% BEST SENIOR MUSIC THEORY STUDENT Jessica Dunstan THE BACH TROPHY

Most Improved Practical Achievement of a Senior Musician

Olivia Pretorius LISZT TROPHY

Outstanding Practical Achievement (Senior)

Carl Vemer

DRAMA AWARDS HIGHEST ACADEMIC RESULT FOR DRAMATIC ARTS Ezra Vergotine 92% THE TAM TROPHY For Practical Drama

Matthew Harris THE ROUX TROPHY For Drama Theory

Syjil Ramjuthan

VISUAL ART AWARDS HIGHEST ACADEMIC RESULT FOR VISUAL ARTS Megan Parsons 84.7% PICASSO TROPHY

Highest Result in Visual Culture Studies in Grade 12

Sabrina Jansen JOUBERT TROPHY Artistic Endeavour

Vutomi Moyane DALI TROPHY

Highest Practical Results in Visual Art in Grade 12

Megan Parsons CHAGALL TROPHY

Most Promising Artist in Grade 12

Matthew de Villiers

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LIFE SCIENCES AWARDS HIGHEST RESULT IN LIFE SCIENCES Jessica Goulding 84.5% THE HAYNES BIOLOGY TROPHY

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

Kerryn Hayter

LANGUAGE AWARDS HIGHEST RESULT IN AFRIKAANS Laura Lyle 90.6% DIE AANHOUER WEN TROFEE

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

GEOGRAPHY AWARDS HIGHEST RESULT IN GEOGRAPHY Grace Mettler 83.3% THE PATRICK TROPHY FOR GEOGRAPHY

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

Keagan Telfer

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

Kayleigh Koekemoer HIGHEST RESULT IN ISIZULU Asiphe Mazibuko 93.2% THE USEBENZILE TROPHY FOR ZULU

This trophy is awarded to a student who has shown resilience and dedication to isiZulu over the years. They must have been consistent in their commitment to the learning of isiZulu as a language.

HISTORY AWARDS HIGHEST RESULT IN HISTORY Syjil Ramjuthan 93.1% THE BEYERS NAUDE TROPHY FOR THE MOST PROMISING HISTORIAN

This trophy, donated by Naude, son of the late Beyer’s Naude, is awarded to a student who shows the most promise as a historian.

Lee Williamson

Kian Chetty THE UBUNTU TROPHY FOR ISIZULU

This trophy is awarded to a student who has shown dedication to IsiZulu in the classroom and in other related activities from 2016-2020. They must have been consistent in their commitment to the upliftment of IsiZulu as a language and have embraced the concept of Ubuntu in recognition of the culture through general behaviour.

Simphiwe Majokane and Asiphe Mazibuko HIGHEST RESULT IN FRENCH Kayleigh Koekemoer 85.7% THE POULSEN TROPHY FOR FRENCH

This is an award in honour of the late Denise Poulsen (this trophy donated by the Power family)

Nicholas Els THE JUL TROPHY

The JUL Trophy goes to the matriculant who achieves the highest collective result for the DELF Examinations written over the course of their French studies at the College. This year, the JUL Trophy was awareded to an articulate individual who epitomised the ‘french flair,’ with laudable written and oral competencies.

Kayleigh Koekemoer 77.5% HIGHEST RESULT IN ENGLISH Gathuku Matheri 87% 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, as well as flair and originality, when crafting with it.

Syjil Ramjuthan THE ADVANCED PROGRAMME ENGLISH AWARD Syjil Ramjuthan

BUSINESS STUDIES AWARD HIGHEST RESULT IN BUSINESS STUDIES Gathuku Matheri 94.7%

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ACCOUNTING AWARDS HIGHEST RESULT IN ACCOUNTING Laura Lyle 82.1%

MATHEMATICS AWARDS

DELOITTE ACCOUNTING TROPHY

HIGHEST RESULT IN MATHEMATICS Gathuku Matheri 96.7% HIGHEST RESULT IN ADVANCED PROGRAMME MATHEMATICS Gathuku Matheri 85.6% HIGHEST RESULT IN MATHEMATICAL LITERACY Anastacia Strouthos 86.7% THE MATHEMATICAL DEPARTMENT TROPHY FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AT MATRIC LEVEL

This trophy is awarded to a 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.

Gathuku Matheri THE ADVANCED PROGRAMME MATHEMATICS COMMITMENT TROPHY

Advanced Programme Mathematics is designed for students who have a real passion for the subject. It is a three-year course for students who enjoy and achieve excellent results in Mathematics, and would like more challenges in the subject. A student must have displayed an ability to apply and show a good understanding of mathematical concepts in unknown situations. An ability to make logical deductions is also required. The Advanced Programme Mathematics Trophy is awarded to a student who displayed difficulty in Advanced Programme Mathematics, but showed courage, grit, perseverance, and a ‘never give-up’ attitude.

Gathuku Matheri THE MATHEMATICAL LITERACY TROPHY FOR OUTSTANDING ENDEAVOUR AT GRADE 12 LEVEL

This trophy is awarded to the accounting learner, who in addition to excellent academic performance, shows good interpersonal skills, teamwork, and leadership.

Laura Lyle

PHYSICAL SCIENCE AWARDS HIGHEST RESULT IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE Gathuku Matheri 93% 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 college career.

Lloyd Beyers

ENGINEERING, GRAPHICS AND DESIGN AWARDS HIGHEST RESULT IN ENGINEERING, GRAPHICS AND DESIGN Natalie Walsh 92.8% THE NICKY PLUMMER ENGINEERING, GRAPHICS AND DESIGN TROPHY

This is a new trophy that is awarded to a Grade 12 EGD student who has demonstrated the same passion for the subject, as did the late Nicky Plummer. This student has excelled in the subject and receives this trophy in honour of Nicky’s dedication to building the department, and his love for the subject.

Mikara Pather

This trophy is awarded to a Grade 12 learner who has shown a high degree of interest, and dedication to Mathematical Literacy. This student embodies what it means to be truly dedicated to the subject, and has worked consistently, and to the best of their ability throughout the year.

Zamile Sikhosana

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AWARDS HIGHEST RESULT FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Gathuku Matheri 92.8% INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TROPHY This trophy is for outstanding and creative Practical Assessment Tasks every year since commencing IT. It recognises commitment and dedication to conceptualising and ‘bringing to life’ a project successfully, coupled with close attention to documenting the steps of the project.

Gathuku Matheri THE BENTLY TROPHY AWARD

This trophy is awarded to a student within the whole of the Technology Department who has shown dedication, and a true enthusiasm for the faculty.

Natalie Walsh THE MEIJERS TROPHY

An award donated by the Meijer’s family, is made to the highest scoring average in Mathematics, Information Technology, and Physical Science, in Grade 12. The average must be no less than 75% for the award to be made.

Gathuku Matheri 94.2%

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CROSSED KEYS AWARDS Learners 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.

Megan Morris

75.20%

Matthew Mc Dermott 78.62%

Sabrina Jansen

75.27%

Nicholas Els

78.66%

Justin Amm

75.41%

Asiphe Mazibuko

78.89%

Sarah Moralee

75.68%

Natalie Molenaar

79.55%

Praise Hassam

75.78%

Didintle Netshiswinzhe 80.05%

Chiara Reddy

76.28%

Jessica Dunstan

80.66 %

Emma Girdlestone

76.40%

Josh Nalder

80.85%

Thato Kobe

76.55%

Ezra Vergotine

81.42%

Grace Mettler

76.69%

Jessica Goulding

81.62%

Juliette Hunt

77.03%

Kerryn Hayter

81.67%

Aiden Enslin

77.90%

Lee Williamson

82.01%

Nicole Hepplewhite 77.93%

Kayleigh Koekemoer 83.96%

Jonathan Webb

77.94%

Carl Vemer

85.40%

Natalie Walsh

78.36%

Laura Lyle

85.78%

Liwile Ngcai

78.37%

Syjil Ramjuthan

89.10%

Carmen Crane

78.43%

GOLDEN CROSSED KEYS AWARD

COLOURS HALF COLOURS Awarded from Grade 10 onwards: • • •

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, a minimum of a 65% average must be achieved in every subject, and, at least 6 distinctions (a recorded mark of 80% or more) over the course of the year.

HALF COLOURS ARE AWARDED TO: Emma Girdlestone Praise Hassam Nicole Hepplewhite Thato Kobe

Asiphe Mazibuko Josh Nalder Megan Morris

This is awarded to the top learner in Grade 12 who attains the highest overall average based on the results obtained during the year.

Gathuku Matheri who attained an outstanding Promotion Mark 92.3 % average for his Grade 12 year.

FULL COLOURS Available from Grade 11 onwards: Full colours will be awarded when the candidate fulfils the half colour criteria for two years. This achievement need not be consecutive. However, from Grade 11, the candidate may be awarded Honours if the candidate achieves academic half colours in Grade 10, and obtains at least a recorded mark of 80% or more through the course of the year.

FULL COLOURS ARE AWARDED TO: Carmen Crane Nicholas Els Juliette Hunt Matthew Mc Dermott

Sarah Moralee Liwile Ngcai Chiara Reddy (Re-award) Jonathan Webb (Re-award)

HONOURS Didintle Netshiwinzhe Ezra Vergotine Gathuku Matheri (Re-award) Syjil Ramjuthan (Re-award) Laura Lyle (Re-award) Carl Vemer (Re-award)

Kayleigh Koekemoer (Re-award) Lee Williamson (Re-award) Kerryn Hayter (Re-award) Jessica Goulding (Re-award) Jessica Dunstan (Re-award)

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THE GAVIN JONES TROPHY FOR HONEST ENDEAVOUR This trophy is awarded to the learner in the College who has, over a period of time, overcome significant academic difficulties, and persevered in the classroom to achieve success. The Headmaster in conjunction with the staff makes this award.

Phawu Mbuli

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 shown commitment to the College, and who represented the heart of compassion at St Peter’s. The Headmaster in consultation with the staff select the recipient of this award.

This young man joined the College in 2016. He has embraced college life. He played water polo, rugby, and is a member of the drumline. What stands out is that this young man is a true team player. He was selected into a leadership role at the College, and together with his peers was responsible for the mentor/mentee portfolio. He embraced his social responsibility duties in a mature manner, and there is evidence that he has built relationships across the College, by taking full advantage of all opportunities on offer, and always leading by example.

Keagan Telfer

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 - Is confident to act in accordance with their belief - Has a selfless attitude - Possesses an inner strength and a quiet determination - Has an honest outlook on life.

This young man joined the College in 2017. He has embraced college life from his first day. He has involved himself in music, oratory, debating, and has received a number of awards for academic and cultural excellence. This young man has played an important leadership role, and is an active member of the College Prefect Body. He is a born leader, and this is evident in the relationships which he has formed across the College.

Gathuku Matheri

THE DUX AWARD The Dux award is made to the learner in Grade 12 who achieves the highest academic average throughout the year, and in the Preliminary Examination results, they reflected the greatest promise for the Final Examinations. The recipient this year has excelled in 9 subjects and attained distinctions in the following subjects in the Preliminary Examinations.

English Afrikaans Mathematics History Business Studies

87% 88.8% 96% 91% 95%

Physical Science Information Technology Life Orientation AP Mathematics

93.8% 94.4% 86.7% 85.6%

Congratulations to Gathuku Matheri who attained an outstanding 92.3% average for his Grade 12 year.

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TOPACHIEVERS

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2020

9 DISTINCTIONS

Gathuku Matheri

6 DISTINCTIONS

Jessica Dunstan

7 DISTINCTIONS

8 DISTINCTIONS

Carl Vemer

Syjil Ramjuthan

Aiden Enslin

Jessica Goulding

Kayleigh Koekemoer

Natalie Molenaar

Laura Lyle

Kerryn Hayter

Ezra Vergotine

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PRIZE-GIVING2020 ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADE 8 - 11 GRADE 8

DILIGENCE Nina Coetzee John Shaw Heinrich Klopper Zahraa Norath Kate Dracatos Lara Gasson Victoria Toussaint Austin Pillay Tessa Charsley Julian Comodikes Diego Jardim Mpho Moyo Zarah Jimba Arya Ramkissoon Thomas Horn Lara Stephan James Crossley Kate Humphreys Georgie Pearse Zara Perumal Antoni Zografos Kishan Khimjee Kate Backman Benedicte Wembo Zethu Simelane Abby Turner Lindokuhle Kalake Xiluva Mathebula Emma Cassidy Kyle Pheiffer Virginia Mosconi Kamva Phuthuma

Katherine Penmen Kayleigh Golden Grace van der Merwe Boipelo Mavimbela Ndzalo Mayayise Drisania Govender Keneilwe Ntjilo Ethan Govinden Merina Naidoo Tanna McCreedy Amy Pringle Liam Searle Thomas Jolley Talihah Vorster Nihaan Bharath Kynan Corlett Jaden Rabilal Mia Du Plessis Luke Nefdt-Epstein Jodie Scott James Penfold Jonathan Chellan Steffani Vogel Gabriel Vurden Bataung Rankae Devan Natesan Yashiv Bhimma Daniela Blumenthal Kamohelo Makgatho Thalia Farrell Rotondwa Ramabulana

SUBJECT PRIZES Nina Coetzee Lorelai Cathie Mpho Moyo Kate Backman John Shaw Lara Gasson Julian Comodikes James Crossley Zahraa Norath Heinrich Klopper

Afrikaans First Additional Language Visual Art Life Sciences Dance Drama Technology Intentional Living Programme, and Geography History Geography, History, English Home Language, IsiZulu First additional Language, and Music Mathematics, Physical Science, Economic and Management Sciences, and Second Additional Language French

CROSSED KEYS Khishan Khimjee

78.04%

Tess Charsley

85.54%

Keneilwe Njilo

78.33%

Zethu Simelane

85.62%

Zarah Jimba

80.14%

Victoria Toussaint

85.79%

Xiluva Mathebula

80.17%

Diego Jardim

85.98%

Emma Cassidy

80.93%

Lara Stephan

86.96%

Abby Turner

81.10%

David Krige

87.10%

Antoni Zografos

81.77%

Kate Humphreys

87.54%

Arya Ramkissoon

81.92%

John Shaw

87.71%

James Crossley

82.38%

Julian Comodikes

88.09%

Thomas Horn

82.73%

Lara Gasson

89.41%

Austin Pillay

83.04%

Zahraa Norath

91.40%

Kate Backman

83.07%

Nina Coetzee

91.84%

Ndzalo Mayayise

83.16%

Mpho Moyo

92.69%

Kate Dracatos

83.61%

GOLDEN CROSSED KEYS Well done to Heinrich Klopper who attained an outstanding average of 93.67%

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GRADE 9 DILIGENCE Pelonolo Moerane Megan Eagle Katherine Kellock Emma Cope Sozizwe Madolo Joshua Mahabeer Kathryn Bowea Sienna Lenci Emma Barron Trishana Buldeo Remo-Okeditswe Mosupi Takondwa Mphande Liliana Uys Megan Goulding Rebecca van Rensberg Caitlin Kruger Meagan Roux Yu-Qian (Jazlyn) Chiang Michaela Dal Medico Frances Jandrell Diya Bheema Paige Pickard Megan Smit Shruti Behadar Keotshepile Moleah Tanyaradzwa Khose Simhika Dhuleep Lara Taylor Ryan Ward Sarah Naidoo Diya Naicker Gina Rebel Seth Schmidt Asekho Mbokodo

Gemma Pettit Akshay Vallabh Nicholas Steenhof Reabetsoe Mothusi Emily Lidgey Iman Siphuma Fayth Naidoo Tayla Singleton Daniella De Villiers Alexandra Lockley Mwansa Mundea Hannah Britton Maniche Sowki Olwethu Marlowe Amy Roux Ben Wefelmeier Sia Maharaj Emily de Vries Leilani Goss Grace Nyapfungwe Anele Gumede Tshiamo Masebe Sebastian de Villiers Cheyenne Cherti Micheal Mupfeki Kate Potgieter Yuvѐ Premlall Valjean Malan Jenna van der Westhuizen Tadiwanashe Ndudzo Tanith Svoboda Angelia Poobalan Lusanda Shabangu Jamie-Lee Williams

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SUBJECT PRIZES Liliana Uys Pelonolo Moerane Asekho Mbokodo Ben Wefelmeier Shruti Behadar Lauren Els Diya Bheema Emma Cope Kathryn Bowes Katherine Kellock

Afrikaans First Additional Language French isiZulu Visual Art Technology Intentional Living Programme History and Music Physical Science and Economic and Management Sciences Life Sciences, Dance, Geography, and Economic and Management Sciences Economic and Management Sciences, English Home Language, Mathematics, and Drama

CROSSED KEYS Meagan Roux

82.28%

Rebecca van Rensburg 78.23%

Keotshepile Moleah

82.34%

Ryan Ward

Sia Maharaj

78.09%

Liliana Uys

82.68%

Tanyaradzwa Khosa 80.80%

Megan Goulding

82.84%

Simhika Dhuleep

80.81%

Emma Barron

83.12%

Gina Rebe

80.98%

80.74%

Trishana Buldeo

83.27%

Michaela Dal Medico 81.17%

Megan Eagle

83.46%

Reabetsoe Mothusi

81.18%

Shruti Behadar

83.84%

Kayleigh Nel

81.36%

Frances Jandrell

83.98%

Takondwa Mphande 81.72%

Caitlin Kruger

84.66%

Jazlyn Chiang

81.78%

Diya Naicker

84.70%

Lauren Els

81.97%

Lara Taylor

84.77%

Seth Schmidt

82.02%

Asekho Mbokodo

84.82%

Justin Padachi

82.27%

Pelonolo Moerane

85.61%

Remo-Okeditse Mosupi 86.06%

GOLDEN CROSSED KEYS Well done to Katherine Kellock who attained an outstanding average of 92.38%

Sozizwe Madolo

86.72%

Sienna Lenci

86.79%

Joshua Mahabeer

87.04%

Diya Bheema

88.67%

Emma Cope

90.65%

Kathryn Bowes

91.07%

DILIGENCE

CROSSED KEYS

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

Students must achieve an overall average of 78% in Grade 8 and 9, and 75% in Grade 10 and 11 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.

SUBJECT PRIZES

GOLDEN CROSSED KEYS

The award is made based on the highest aggregate mark of 80% and above in each of the subjects.

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.

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SUBJECT PRIZES

GRADE 10 DILIGENCE Amy Martin Taryn Marsh Paige Schmidt Robyn Anderson Kelly Du Plessis Isabella Beyers Chiedza Mugadza Monét Steenkamp Mieke Coetzee Jessica Wilson Georgia Moralee Jenna Joubert Caitlin Schulz Chantelle Musika Jessie Du Preez Justin Warren Kylah McCreedy Emily Scholz Laura Blom Emily Moss Kayley Amm Isabella Welland Morgan Groves Amy Mc Dermott Jaydn Naude Angelina Seymour Emani Ebrahim Tina Zororo Isabella Polla Nikita Anthony Amal Bhana Ashina Keshav Claire Beekman Jessica Cassidy Rejo Thomas Kayla Naidoo

Alexandra van Zijl Edlyn Taruvinga Jenna Dunstan Khensani Mahlaule Siyanda Ntuli Eryn Webb Nosipho Hlatswayo Julia Van Beerschoten Isabel Silva Oliver Skudder Reece Johnson Mayur Moodley Jami Smit Craig Plumb Khutso Phasha Daniel Silcock Khanya Jonga Kendra Rae Alexandra Urban Tyler Koekemoer Warwick Meth Tahani Mabunda Matthew Eggett Luyanda Duma Naume Seipobi Keanen Burnett Serene Bekwa Daniella Dal Medico Kgabiso Sebashe Tristan Svoboda Nomvula Baloyi Bryce Coakelin Keitumetse Mathabe Alix Hardy Gregory Hudson Cole Osborne

Monét Steenkamp Afrikaans First Additional Language Nomvula Baloyi isiZulu First Additional Language Amy Mc Dermott Second Additional Language French Emily Scholz English Home Language Julia Van Beerschoten Visual Art Isabella Beyers Life Sciences Jami Smit Dramatic Arts Chiedza Mugadza Information Technology Kylah McCreedy Geography Laura Blom History Taryn Marsh Business Studies Jessica Wilson Physical Sciences Isabella Polla Engineering Graphics and Design Paige Schmidt Advanced Programme Mathematics, Intentional Living Programme, Music, and Mathematics

CROSSED KEYS Reece Johnson

75.18%

Amal Bhana

79.32%

Jenna Joubert

75.22%

Chantelle Musika

79.80%

Edlyn Taruvinga

75.48%

Chiedza Mugadza

81.26%

Morgan Groves

75.86%

Kelly du Plessis

81.38%

Gregory Hudson

75.86%

Jaydn Naude

81.83%

Emani Ebrahim

75.90%

Robyn Anderson

81.88%

Eryn Webb

76.00%

Jami Smit

82.63%

Angelina Seymour

76.09%

Alexandra van Zijl

82.84%

Isabella Polla

76.29%

Taryn Marsh

83.61%

Rejo Thomas

77.03%

Monét Steenkamp

83.94%

Isabella Welland

77.41%

Jessica Wilson

83.99%

Craig Plumb

77.52%

Emily Scholz

85.11%

Georgia Moralee

77.60%

Emily Moss

84.66%

Jenna Dunstan

77.73%

Justin Warren

86.00%

Tina Zororo

77.76%

Amy Mc Dermott

87.63%

Laura Blom

78.51%

Amy Martin

86.87%

Khanya Jonga

78.79%

Mieke Coetzee

87.20%

Khensani Mahlaule

78.85%

Isabella Beyers

88.27%

GOLDEN CROSSED KEYS Well done to Paige Schmidt who attained an outstanding average of 90.69%

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GRADE 11 SUBJECT PRIZES

DILIGENCE Justeene Hallowes Akrithi Bhimma Sarah Garrett Emma Eagle Ananda Saravanja Yi Lou Zané Gasson Makanaka Washaya Hsuan-Yu Shih Gabrielle Otto Ryan Axe Bailey Hawsey Lauren Bowes Cadence Prinsloo Brandon Hawsey Akhona Msibi Ahlume Mzwakali Aimee Hanger Jaden Mülke Nomthandazo Rametsi Joshua Dunn Danica Carvalho Kishania Naidoo Nokukhanya Ndlovu Mayuri Covenden Dylan Deepraj Jessica Penfold Urish Naidu Keagan Rousseau Amelia Stephens Joshua Cope Athenkosi Matshaya Boitumelo Mogari Ashleigh Howard

Jessica Fubbs Joshua Tedder Thando Ntlabati Andiswa Ngobese Muthumuni Ramabulana Téneal-Tyla Joseph Tiyana D’sa Donné Bolton Katleho Mothebe Emma Rippon Roanda Mukhavhuli Miescha Valadao Georgina Wertz Danielle Ochieng Deanne Morris Buhle Nkosi Kagiso Motsaapheko Gianluca Vallero Thandiswa Maboyi Lusanda Moyo Mikaela Penberthy Kothembekile Vilakazi Thato Makhubedu Vuyolwethu Ncube Njabulo Nkosi Boitshepo Machailo Ledile Mabitsela Siphelele Xulu Ota Mutepe Paige Balkwill Amy Barwick Regan Hudson Stella Sharp Prestige Nkongolo

Nokukhanya Ndlovu Isizulu First Additional Language Ryan Axe Mathematical Literacy Amelia Stephens Dramatic Arts Hsuan-Yu Shih Music Katleho Mothebe Business Studies Akrithi Bhimma Accounting and Mathematics Emma Eagle French Second Additional Language, and Life Sciences Yi Lou Advanced Programme Mathematics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Information Technology, Geography, Physical Sciences, and Mathematics Justeene Hallowes English Home Language, Visual Art, Afrikaans First Additional Language, History, and Intentional Living Programme

CROSSED KEYS Jaden Mülke

75.10%

Sarah Garrett

80.54%

Aimee Hanger

75.12%

Joshua Tedder

82.02%

Joshua Dunn

76.52%

Katleho Mothebe

82.13%

Jessica Penfold

76.61%

Gabrielle Otto

82.29%

Urish Naidu

76.88%

Nomthandazo Rametsi 82.58%

Cadence Prinsloo

77.03%

Zané Gasson

82.99%

Joshua Cope

77.76%

Emma Eagle

83.42%

Bailey Hawsey

78.41%

Ananda Saravanja

83.55%

Ryan Axe

79.01%

Brandon Hawsey

85.05%

Amelia Stephens

79.17%

Hsuan-Yu Shi

85.78%

Mishen Perumal

79.67%

Akrithi Bhimma

86.31%

Thando Ntlabati

80.07%

Yi Lou

89.88%

Dylan Deepraj

80.11%

GOLDEN CROSSED KEYS Well done to Justeene Hallows who attained an outstanding average of 90.1%

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VISUAL ART AWARDS THE DA VINCI TROPHY

Highest Result for Visual Culture Studies in Grade 11

Justeene Hallowes

TROPHIES

THE MICHELANGELO TROPHY Highest Practical Result in Grade 11

Justeene Hallowes

COLOURS

ACADEMIC TROPHIES THE JACUBEC TROPHY

This trophy is awarded to a Grade 9 student who has made a consistent contribution to the school in the three areas of academics, culture, and sport. This year’s recipient has been involved in many areas of college life. The recipient has excelled academically, and received a Crossed Keys Award at the end of 2020. The recipient qualified to compete in the SA Senior Swimming Nationals, and was selected for the SA Junior Youth National Open Water Swimming Squad. At a school level this candidate was awarded the Junior Victrix Ludorum at the Interhouse Gala, and the Annual Prestige Gala. On the cultural front, this candidate was a member of the cast in the school production, and made an outstanding contribution during outreach day at Gideon Rambuwani School by promoting drama.

Michaela Dal Medico THE MOST PROMISING GRADE 9 STUDENT IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

HALF COLOURS Awarded from Grade 10 onwards: • • •

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, a minimum of a 65% average must be achieved in every subject, and, at least 6 distinctions (a recorded mark of 80% or more) over the course of the year.

HALF COLOURS ARE AWARDED TO: Paige Schmidt Isabella Beyers Amy Mc Dermott Mieke Coetzee Amy Martin Justin Warren Emily Scholz Jessica Wilson Monét Steenkamp Taryn Marsh Alexandra van Zijl Jami Smit Robyn Anderson Jaydn Naude Kelly Du Plessis Chiedza Mugadza Chantelle Musika Amal Bhana Khensani Mahlaule Khanya Jonga Laura Blom Tina Zororo

Grade 9 is a watershed year in Mathematics. There is strong competition in the current Grade 9 group, and to occupy the top spot requires perfection in every assessment.

Katherine Kellock THE JUNIOR NATURAL SCIENCES CUP

This cup is awarded to the junior learner, or group of learners, who show particular aptitude, interest, or ability, in a research or investigation.

Takondwa Mphande and Akshay Vallabh

MUSIC AWARDS THE PAGANINI TROPHY

Outstanding Practical Achievement of a Junior Musician

Sinesipho Nyati THE MOZART TROPHY

Most Improved Practical Performance of a Junior Musician

Nina Coetzee BEST JUNIOR MUSIC THEORY STUDENT Zahraa Norath

MATHEMATICS AWARDS MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD TROPHY Yi Lou GRADE 10 AP MATHEMATICS COMMITMENT TROPHY

The Advanced Programme Mathematics is awarded for commitment, enthusiasm, and perseverance.

Jessica Wilson GRADE 11 AP MATHEMATICS COMMITMENT TROPHY

The Advanced Programme Mathematics is awarded for commitment, enthusiasm, and perseverance.

Yi Lou

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Jenna Dunstan Georgia Moralee Craig Plumb Isabella Welland Rejo Thomas Isabella Polla Angelina Seymour Emani Ebrahim Gregory Hudson Morgan Groves Edlyn Taruvinga Eryn Webb Jenna Joubert Reece Johnson Emily Moss Katleho Mothebe Urish Naidu Ryan Axe Cadence Prinsloo Bailey Hawsey Joshua Dunn Aimee Hanger

FULL COLOURS Available from Grade 11 onwards: Full colours will be awarded when the candidate fulfils the half colour criteria for two years. This achievement need not be consecutive. However, from Grade 11, the candidate may be awarded Honours if the candidate achieves academic half colours in Grade 10, and obtains at least a recorded mark of 80% or more through the course of the year.

FULL COLOURS ARE AWARDED TO: Joshua Cope Jaden Mülke

PRIZE-GIVING 2020 | ACADEMIC AWARDS GRADE 8 - 11

Mishen Perumal Amelia Stephens


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HONOURS Thando Ntlabati Dylan Deepraj Sarah Garrett Joshua Tedder Gabrielle Otto Nomthandazo Rametsi Zané Gasson

Emma Eagle Ananda Saravanja Brandon Hawsey Hsuan-Yu Shi Akrithi Bhimma Yi Lou Justeene Hallows

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great success. Navigating this uncharted territory required a combined effort from teachers, parents, and students. 2020 was a particularly difficult and disruptive year, which gave rise to new challenges such as: online learning and assessments; online etiquette; IT troubleshooting and remote support; lack of social interaction; re-integration to onsite learning; and disruption to daily routine. The Pastoral Care Team and staff rose to the above-mentioned challenges by adapting and implementing new initiatives to ensure that our student’s emotional, social, physical, and academic, needs were met. St Peter’s College has always strived to make our students high school experience the best days of their lives. Although, the Grade 12s could not experience all the traditional Matric privileges and functions, we are proud and appreciative that we could host the Matric Dinner, Matric Prize-Giving, and more importantly, the culmination of five years of hard work, the Grade 12 Valedictory Service.

BRIAN ARMITAGE

DEPUTY HEADMASTER: STUDENT AFFAIRS

St Peter’s College values the unique contribution of each student, staff member, and parent. We provide an environment of opportunity, fostering the inspiration necessary to develop our students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to succeed now, and in the future. We strive to teach our students to live up to the core values of Relationships, Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. We live in an ever-changing world where young people need to be equipped with the correct values and skills to thrive within diverse communities. The year 2020, presented our students, parents, and staff with many challenges and change. However, I truly believe that our students have persevered and come out stronger. The greatest achievement being the development of a unique set of skills in dealing with the challenges that we faced this year. Our teachers approach, and their ability to adapt, while meeting the demands of the families we serve, has been remarkable. The challenges presented by the lockdown restrictions impacted our students social, physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. The changes in their daily lives and routine created a greater awareness of the importance of their health and mental wellbeing. The Wellness Department, Grade Head Committee, and Co-Curricular Department, adapted and made the necessary changes in their approach to meet our student needs through a variety of initiatives, activities, and interventions. Our students displayed an increased confidence in their approach to their academics and wellness, on their return to onsite learning. However, the requirement of wearing masks, and social distancing, took some getting used to. The COVID-19 pandemic required the Pastoral Care Team to change their approach in many ways. The strategies implemented to ensure that the transition into the “new norm” were a

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Under the leadership of Reverend Kabelo Motlhakane, 2020 saw the Transformation and Inclusion Committee emersed in creating more safe spaces to have bold conversations across the school community. This included conversations on Genderbased Violence and the overall polarisation of gender, and sexuality. Conversations on issues of institutional culture, racism, sexism, how St Peter’s College can be more transparent, and more communicative on processes, along with the overall developments pertaining to student needs and concerns, which were also facilitated by Reverend Kabelo Motlhakane. Reverend Kabelo Motlhakane facilitated Social Analytics lessons, which seek to engage learners in their understanding of socioeconomic, religious and political awareness and consciousness. Social Analytics is a flexible subject that serves to create spaces for leaners to discuss and debate various matters, both formerly and informally. The main intention is to assist learners to sharpen their critical thinking skills, and to acquire an amplified consciousness of their identity, and the identity of those around them, with an appreciation of their environment, and its’ intersectional factors and nuances. St Peter’s College partnered with Gideon Rambuwani Primary School, to take part in an enrichment programme which took place in February. Our Grade 9 students spent the duration of an academic day at Gideon Rambuwani School, where each student mentored a Grade 4 student during the enrichment programme. The programme was a huge success with all involved being blessed. We had planned for our Grade 10’s to organise and host, a miniOlympics for the students of Gideon Rambuwani. However, this was not to be, due to the lockdown regulations. The ‘Food Parcel Drive’ was initiated not only to substitute the planned outreach programme but more importantly to assist the community of Gideon Rambuwani Primary School during these challenging times. The livelihoods of the families of Gideon Rambuwani have been dominated by the challenges of poverty and unemployment. The ramifications of the National Lockdown have further exacerbated these challenges. The St Peter’s College community’s response was overwhelming. Social responsibility and outreach forms an important part of the holistic programme at St Peter’s College. Our outreach programme has proven to help boost self-confidence in our students, getting


them out of their comfort zone, and dealing with real-world problems. It also has brought a certain perspective into view that they may not have been aware of. The St Peter’s College Community has managed to contribute over 600 food parcels; 400 masks; and 73 bottles of sanitiser. Each food parcel consisted of: 2,5 kilograms maize meal; 1 kilogram samp; 2 kilograms sugar; 4 tins baked beans; 4 tins tin fish; 2 litres cooking oil; 1 jar peanut butter; 1 tin jam; and 200 grams teabags. The food parcels were delivered by members of St Peter’s College staff to Gideon Rambuwani every weekend. The Principal of Gideon Rambuwani Primary School, Mrs Semenya, and her members of staff, are making a huge impact in the lives of the Gideon Rambuwani families. They have run an extremely needed outreach programme, and always exercise good governance and have shown great appreciation for the relationship that exists with St Peter’s College.

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The food parcel drive has been truly humbling and rewarding. I am so proud of the St Peter’s College Community for living by our core values, and joining forces with Gideon Rambuwani Primary School, with a common goal of making a difference during these challenging times. Our students have also been active on the ‘Community Hours SA’ virtual volunteering offering which has created the opportunity to achieve the required number of community hours that each Grade 8 to Grade 10 student needs to complete each year. Brian Armitage Deputy Headmaster: Student Affairs

SPIRITUAL ETHHOS

COLLEGE PRAYER

St Peter’s College is a Christian institution. We are affiliated, as an educational institution, to the Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg. The Bishop of the Diocese is the Spiritual Head and Visitor on the Council. As a Christian institution we espouse the values that Jesus Christ taught. We aim to equip our students with a holistic education that encompasses the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social aspects. Most days begin with a reading from the Holy Scriptures and prayer.

FIRST DAY William Barclay God, our Father Whoever makest the light to shine out of the darkness, We thank Thee for waking us to see the light of the new day.

Chapel service is held on alternate Wednesdays, and Grade Chapel services are held on alternate Thursdays. We celebrate the Holy Eucharist on high holy days (such as Ash Wednesday), on special occasions, and to highlight important historical days such as Heritage Day or Youth Day. Eucharist is also held on the first and last days of each term. Students wear their formal uniforms to Chapel and Eucharist services. In all grades our goal is to equip our students with the fundamentals in making valuebased decisions to address the challenges that life may present.

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.

St Peter’s College is an Anglican Church school and thus aims to have a Christian and specifically Anglican ethos. As the College does not have a full-time chaplain, the pastoral staff at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Sunninghill together, acts as ‘chaplain’ to St Peter’s College. This means that St Stephen’s opens its confirmation programme to St Peter’s College students each year.

This we ask for Thy love’s sake. AMEN

EUCHARIST SERVERS Nomvula Baloyi Ditshupo Mothusi Fulufhedzani Makatu

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PRIZE-GIVING2020 CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS

MERIT AWARDS MUSIC Kamva Phuthuma Yashiv Bhimma Nihaan Bharath Antoni Zografos Abby Turner Lara Stephan Nina Coetzee

Mia Du Plessis Zahraa Norath Lorelai Cathie Tanyaradzwa Khosa Zi-Ting Chiang Luca Davie

FIRST AID Paige Schmidt

Kelly Nankervis

DRAMA Daniel Bodika Tessa Charsley Hailey Chetty Nina Coetzee Julian Comodikes James Crossley Mia Du Plessis Kaitlin Elliott Saba Eskandari Lara Gasson Thomas Horn Frances Jandrell Thomas Jolley Palesa Kekana David Krige Alexis Leclezio Yolisa Letsoela Sozizwe Madolo Sia Maharaj Ndzalo Mayayise Olwethu Marlowe Bianca Morrow Jaden Mülke Mwansa Mundea

Kamal Naraghi Luke Nefdt-Epstein Zahraa Norath Tabitha Oxford Ella Page Georgie Pearse Katherine Penman Trent Pieterse Austin Pillay Yuvé Premlall Arya Raghubir Rotondwa Ramabulana Abigail Rambau Arya Ramkissoon Jodie Scott John Shaw Zethu Simelane Victoria Toussaint Abby Turner Grace van der Merwe Talihah Vorster Benedicte Wembo Chloe Westfehling

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Alexander Hristov

Daniella De Villiers

BASKETBALL Daniel Bodika Antonio Legoinha Vusumuzi Mahlasela Paul Porter Malcolm De Amarel Sage Maddock Ethan Govinden Ryan McConnel Tumisho Mashile John Shaw Travis Mace Keamogelo Kale Siphosihle Radebe Tshiamo Masebe Aviwe Dzingwa Yuvé Premlall Larren Mashoko Dimitri Hadjidemetriou Craig Plumb Siviwe Mavimbela

Sebabatso Makoro Djibraeel Morojele Javan Govender Kamogelo Dikoma Qhawe Makaula Zethu Simelane Abby Turner Bupe Kamanga Grace Nyapfungwe Tanyaradzwa Khosa Asekho Mbokodo Ditshupo Mothusi Tahani Mabunda Khanya Jonga Gwyneth Pin Naume Seipobi Amy Martin Kgabiso Sebashe Tumisho Semenya

CRICKET Liam Kirchmann Shrivaad Ramessur

David Hunter Ahvay Bagratee

OPEN WATER SWIMMING Heath Lutge Ethan MacLeod Ryan Ward

Lara Taylor Emma Cope Liam Searle

SWIMMING Kate Humphreys Liam Searle Victoira Toussaint Amy Pringle Bianca Morrow Hannah Britton

Kiyan Naicker Nicholas Fubbs Greg Hudson Ethan MacLeod Aidan Davies Tiago Isidoro

WATER POLO

DEBATING Daniella De Villiers Lara Stephan Rotondwa Ramabulana Reabetsoe Mothusi

TENNIS

Matthew McCallum Tessa Charsley Mia Du Plessis Takondwa Mphande

PRIZE-GIVING 2020 | CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS

Nicholas Steenhof Kynan Corlett James Crossley Julian Comodikes Benjamin Bruckmann Bradley Du Plessis

Bianca Morrow Kate Humphreys Steffani Vogel Thalia Farrel Hannah Lloyd


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AD@M Charles Wang Tsepiloe Pitikoe Amy Pringle Boipelo Mavimbela

Pelonolo Moerane Vuyolwethu Ncube Carmen van As

DANCE Amber McDonald Adia Sithole

Keotshepiloe Moleah Siphelele Xulu

HALF COLOURS AWARDS OPEN WATER SWIMMING Zané Gasson Joshua Cope

Jessica Fubbs Michaela Dal Medico

TENNIS Ross Du Plooy Bailey Rousseau Alix Hardy

Cadence Prinsloo Diya Naicker Liliana Uys

Claire Beekman Hsuan-Yu Shih

DEBATING Thando Ntlabathi Pelonolo Moerane Grace Nyapfungwe

Megan Goulding Amy Martin Ahlume Mzwakali

DANCE Asal Eskandari Jordan Korf Paige Pickard

Kathryn Bowes Serene Bekwa

AD@M Brandon Hawsey Mikaila Isidoro

Megan Parsons Connor Roberts

CRICKET Nicholas Steenhof Thomas Eagle

Munashe Machinjike Liwile Ngcai Dominique Moodley Megan Eagle Ben Wefelmeier Diya Bheema Heidi Viljoen Sebastian De Villiers Sibahle Ngcanga

Grant Hunter Rahul Sathyapal

Paige Pickard Remo-Okeditse Mosupi Kate Potgieter Emani Ebrahim Emily Moss Alexandra van Zijl Danielle Ochieng Yi Lou Aman Kalicharan

BASKETBALL Tadiwanashe Ndudzo Mikael Mulaudzi Seth Schmidt Thomas Ferret Blake Imbert Declan David Dryston Govender Landa Mbuli Lhoanda Makualule

SWIMMING

FIRST AID Zané Gasson Mieke Coetzee Siyanda Ntuli

MUSIC

Ryan Ward Lara Taylor Bradley Du Plessis Jenna Dunstan Michaela dal Medico Emma Cope Isabella Polla Heath Lutge Mieke Coetzee Jessica Cassidy Jessica Fubbs Lloyd Beyers

Reabetso Mothusi Remo-Okeditse Mosupi Caitlin Kruger Fulufhedzani Makatu Nyaradzo Mapurisa Kaitlin Elliot Nosipho Hlatshwayo Mia De Haan

WATER POLO Jenna Dunstan Jessica Wilson Kayley Amm Caitlin Whittal Morgan Groves Paige Balkwill Frank Barron Kurt Rebel Daniel Silcock Oliver Skudder Heath Lutge Justin Warren

DRAMA Emma Barron Kathryn Bowes Keanen Burnett Jessica Cassidy Danica Carvalho Michaela Dal Medico Sebastian De Villiers Ross Du Plooy Erin George Katherine Kellock Kelebogile Kobokoane Fulufhedzani Makatu Philakahle Mayeza Georgia Moralee

Ditshupo Mothusi Takondwa Mphande Cole Osborne Mikaela Penberthy Gemma Pettitt Aron Pillay Kgabiso Sebashe Naume Seipobi Edlyn Taruvinga Miescha Valadao Rebecca Van Rensburg Ryan Ward Ben Wefelmeier

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DRAMA

FULL COLOURS AWARDS MUSIC Laura Lyle Matthew de Villiers Gathuku Matheri Didintle Netshiswinzhe Olivia Pretorius Anton Popov Nikita Anthony Paige Schmidt Caleb Akaloo Declan David Hsuan-Yu Shih Mihlali Phuthuma Blake Imbert Ledile Mabitsela Joshua Cope

Djibraeel Morojele Adriaan Schroeder Amelia Stephens Sazi Tshwele Tinashe Dzawoma Boitumelo Mogari Akrithi Bhimma Sikhulule Mpye Dylan Deepraj Vidhaan Mohan Roanda Mukhavhuli Tiyana D’sa Anele Mthembu Marang Matlapeng

FIRST AID Donné Bolton Tinetariro Zororo

Nomvula Baloyi

Jaden Mülke

DANCE Tsepiloe Pitikoe Phoebe-Ray Korf

Jessica Penfold Danica Carvalho

AD@M Matthew de Villiers Djibraeel Morojele Kylah McCreedy Justeene Hallowes

Gabrielle Otto Urish Naidu Deanne Morris

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Michael Kere Trent Pieterse Wanga Monsengo Prestige Nkongolo Téneal-Tyla Joseph

Akhona Msibi Cadence Prinsloo Qvardon Raghunan Ananda Saravanja Hsuan-Yu Shih

Kelly Du Plessis Taryn Marsh Isabella Beyers Tarryn Nitch Aimee Hanger Sarah Moralee

PRIZE-GIVING 2020 | CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS

Jenna Joubert Ananda Saravanja Athenkosi Matshaya Khanyi Malumo

CRICKET Alexander Hook

Aidan Johnstone

OPEN WATER SWIMMING Daniella Dal Medico

SWIMMING

WATER POLO Aidan Davies Ethan MacLeod Aiden Enslin Keagan Telfer Lloyd Beyers Georgia Moralee

RE-AWARD Frank Barron Sarah Garrett Nokhanya Khumalo Sanchian Maharaj Marang Matlapeng Landa Mbuli

Nicholas Mould Chantelle Musika Ota Mutepe Kayla Naidoo Kishania Naidoo Thando Ntlabati Siyanda Ntuli Mihlali Phuthuma Emily Scholtz Angelina Seymour Monét Steenkamp Amelia Stephens Tristan Svoboda Joshua Tedder Kendra Rae Alexandra van Zijl Eryn Webb

BASKETBALL

DEBATING Gathuku Matheri Asiphe Mazibuko

Nikita Anthony Serene Bekwa Isabella Beyers Lauren Bowes Kendra Chettiar Aidan Davies Mia De Haan Haley Fagelund-Gjersoë Thomas Ferrett Brandon Hawsey Jason Holmes Blake Imbert Reece Johnson Jenna Joubert Thandiswa Maboyi Tahani Mabunda Warwick Meth Kwanda Molefe

Daniella dal Medico Monét Steenkamp Kelly du Plessis Zané Gasson Joshua Cope Matthew Krastanov Carl Vemer Regan Hudson

Jessica Dunstan

TENNIS Keagan Rousseau Isabella Welland Jessica Cassidy Justeene Hallowes Kayleigh Koekemoer Laura Lyle Natalie Walsh Adriano Costa


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HONOURS AWARDS FIRST AID Kerryn Hayter

MATRIC AWARDS

DRAMA Ezra Vergotine Syjil Ramjuthan Anastasia Hadjidemetriou Filip Poludniak

Isabelle Pienaar Hlomla Makwetu Matthew Harris Jessica Goulding

DRAMA HONOURS AWARD Bonolo Mahlangu MUSIC HONOURS AWARD Laura Lyle

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION AWARDS

DANCE Katiso Mochela Thato Kobe

Lauren Bowes

MUSIC AWARDS

AD@M Lauren Bowes Sabrina Jansen

Bailey Hawsey Boitumelo Mogari

BASKETBALL Praise Hassam Natalie Molenaar

COVER BAND AWARD Mikara Pather Lwandile Mkwanazi Mbali Mulaudzi

DRUMLINE AWARD Keagan Telfer

SERVICE AWARDS ECO-PETS Zahraa Norath Megan Eagle Kylah McCreedy Kaitlin Elliott

OPEN WATER SWIMMING

ST PETRIAN Amy Martin

Nicole Hepplewhite

SWIMMING Jessica Dunstan Nicole Hepplewhite

TENNIS Mikayla Gounden

WATER POLO Jessica Dunstan

ORCHESTRA AWARD Jessica Dunstan

BRONZE

Jonathan Webb

Matthew Harris Jonathan Webb

BARBERSHOP AWARD Michael Du Plooy

Dhiya Singh

CRICKET

Reece Johnson Jessica Parsons Filip Poludniak

ORATORY HONOURS AWARD Gathuku Matheri Asiphe Mazibuko

Sarah Golightly

PHOTOGRAPHY Gina Rebel Emma Barron Nihaan Bharath Shruti Behadar Frances Jandrell

SILVER PHOTOGRAPHY Antoni Zografos

ST PETRIAN Urish Naidu

CHAPLAIN SERVERS Nomvula Baloyi Ditshupo Mothusi

Fulufhedzani Makatu

GOLD SOUND AND LIGHTING TEAM Blake Imbert Tarryn Nitch Kgamia Shayi

Thato Kobe Boitumelo Makatu Simphiwe Majokane

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The excitement was palpable and there was a sense that anything could be achieved. A sponsorship of ON running shoes for all our staff involved in sport, from Nick Zografos of Tifosi Sport, added to the excitement and potential of 2020. The Old Petrians Water Polo and T20 Cricket Tournaments were successfully hosted with our 1st Team Water Polo girls, and 1st Team Cricket boys, producing results that truly made the St Peter’s College community proud. The winter sport pre-seasons programmes went ahead, and our teams were primed to make an impact in the upcoming Derby Days. St Peter’s College hosted Hyde Park High School in the first Derby Day, with great anticipation. After a successful day of competition, and display of true college spirit, there was a storm brewing and looming in the distance that would force us all to change. COVID-19 had stopped play. Through the uncertainty and confusion, shutdown and lockdown, we were forced to accept that things had changed, and now the sports that we loved the most were going to disappear for a long time.

HEAD OF SPORT

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It wasn’t inclement weather but rather COVID-19 that stopped play. ‘Change before you have to.’ Jack Welch This famous quote from the former CEO of General Electric, advises us that you have to seek change before you are forced to change. As a Sports Office we are constantly trying to improve and streamline our process to ensure the product that St Peter’s College provides is one filled with opportunity, high participation, high performance, and a lot of fun. 2020 started off in the best possible way, with renewed energy, and the #makeanimpact mantra. The sports programme exploded into life with high participation from our students, driven by our extremely motivated Sport Committee members, Michael du Plooy, Daniel Raggett, and Adriano Costa.

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However, the #makeanimpact mantra remained strong, and out of the adversity a new type of sport emerged from under our noses, ZOOM Sport. The Online Sports Programme was born and developed day by day. Strength, conditioning, yoga and fitness sessions went online; with skills and drills a plenty. Live fitness challenges with Mr Badenhorst and inter-team videos found those trying to get one up on each other. St Peter’s College teamed up with ‘Believe Perform’ which is the world’s leading source of performance psychology, wellbeing and mental health content, for the sport community. Students were able to access online training plans, courses and infographics to assist them in their goals and manage the mental aspects of the lockdown. It was not an ideal situation, but slowly but surely, the College spirit prevailed, and there was a sense of enjoyment across the screens of everyone involved. Little did we know that this would be our new normal for the rest of 2020. A special thank you to all the staff who got involved in this online programme, creating content, and motivating themselves, and our students, to embrace the difficult year that was 2020. I wish to congratulate the Grade 12 students for the manner in which they dealt with the disappointment of losing their final year of sport at the College. That is a tough reality to deal with at this particular moment in their lives; but the skills that they have learned while at the College under COVID-19 conditions, coupled with the need for a higher degree of self-discipline while studying and exercising at home, will hold them in good stead for their futures. To all our students thank you for embracing change and for being brave in times of fear and uncertainty. 2020. COVID-19 stopped play, however, nothing can stop our College Spirit. Nothing! Dave Short Head of Sport


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DRAMA • An online course in scriptwriting was well received. • The incredible virtual Little Mermaid production was a hit! MUSIC (VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES) • The ‘QuaranTEEN Series’ on Facebook, and other electronic media, facilitated activities to augment the musical ‘repertoire’ of activities. • Without fail, soirees and concerts took place every two weeks! • Rehearsing of repertoire for Jazz Band, Orchestra, Junior and Senior Rock Band, Choir, Barbershop, all the Marimba Bands, Junior and Senior Drumline, featured consistently. • The College initiated a Steelpan Ensemble.

DIRECTOR OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

IZAK BOTHA

The year 2020 has posed many challenges for the sustained delivery of a holistic school based co-curricular programme, and particularly within the cultural sphere. Despite this, it thrived like a hardy cactus in the desert. The move to an online offering was helped by the creation of a ‘Culture Portal’ within MS Teams that enabled students, and teachers, to interact on a regular basis. In no particular order, here are some of the successes of 2020. DANCE • A three part series with live interviews and Broadway-style choreography featured as a highlight. • Collaboration with the Sports Department with weekly yoga sessions kept us all on our toes. SALT (SOUND AND LIGHTING TEAM) • Training with a professional sound engineer afforded our team a set of expert skills. AD@M (ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA TEAM) • Projects such as the Piano Mural were completed. • An AD@M website was created and will launch in 2021. • An online course in animation drawing afforded new skills to the team. PHOTOGRAPHY • The photography course continued without interruption.

ECO-PETS • An online series on bird identification, lauded by outside organisations, was a firm favourite. • Tree identification on the College campus gave students an appreciation of the diverse eco system on campus. FIRST AID • Online guest presenters, and student presenters, offered insights and skills each fortnight. ST PETRIAN DIGITAL NEWSPAPER • The wholesale switch to a pure online publication was seamlessly done. The cultural programme continues to thrive. The sustained threat from COVID-19, and its resulting restrictions, poses questions to us. The ONLY answer we can provide, is that, without culture our world makes no sense. It is my hope that we will continue to inspire, innovate, and invigorate.

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• Students work featured on Facebook etc. DEBATING • Two teams continued competing and dominated the ‘so-called’ Development League.

Izak Botha Director of Cultural Affairs

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In the morning of my life I shall look to the sunrise, At a moment in my life When the world is new, And the blessing I shall ask Is that God will grant me, To be brave and strong and true, And to fill the world with love My whole life through. And to fill the world with love And to fill the world with love And to fill the world with love My whole life through. In the noontime of my life I shall look to the sunshine. At a moment in my life when the sky is blue, And the blessing I shall ask will Remain unchanging To be brave and strong and true, And to fill the world with love My whole life through And to fill the world with love And to fill the world with love And to fill the world with love My whole life through. In the evening of my life I shall look to the sunset, At a moment in my life When the night is due And the question I shall ask Only I can answer Was I brave and strong and true? Did I fill the world with love My whole life through? Did I fill the world with love, Did I fill the world with love, Did I fill the world with love, My whole life through?


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