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EMPOWERING YOUNG MINDS FOR

THE 2030 WORKPLACE

ANNUAL REPORT 2019


The 2030 workplace In many instances, the world today is a better place than it was at the turn of the previous century. Apart from obvious environmental concerns for the planet, life expectancy for humans has increased, the adoption of more liberal laws by governments has provided people with better human rights and democracy has allowed for a more inclusive and equal society. But people who have lived in perpetual poverty would not always agree. To them, general living conditions, malnutrition, crime and a lack of opportunity have not afforded them the opportunity to experience a better life. Children born into poverty often face a lifetime of physical and psychological trauma and almost always remain trapped there unless significant interventions occur. At Christel House SA, we work towards breaking the cycle of poverty by providing our students, all of whom come from Cape Town’s poorest and most underserved communities, with a no-fee, 18-year scholarship. We know that “education” alone will not shift the needle but being prepared for the workplace to be able to be an active contributor to the economy, will. Therefore, our educational model is character-based and careerfocussed. We embrace constant innovation, whether it is through utilising new technology, adapting our teaching methods or changing classroom layouts to empower young minds with the knowledge, skills and character necessary to contribute to, and thrive, in the 2030 workplace.

“Becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.” - Michelle Obama, from her autobiography, Becoming Swallowcliffe Drive, Ottery, Cape Town, South Africa, 7800 NPO number: 017-044 NPO

PBO number: 1300010108

Phone: +27 21 704 9400

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Email: info@sa.christelhouse.org

100% black beneficiary base


Contents Chair report 2 CEO’s year in review

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Governance: Board of directors

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Christel House SA leadership team

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Problem statement 8 The Christel House model

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The communities we serve

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Academic excellence 14 2019 Performance indicators

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Christel House vs. public schools

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Cost per child 17 STEAMing ahead 18 Teaching values, building character

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Creative expression in education

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Top of their game

24

A culture of giving back

25

Entertaining for a cause

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Sponsors & partners 28 Ways to get involved

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5 big reasons to partner with Christel House

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Abridged financial statements

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Finances 33


Chair report Those who have taken the trouble and made the investment to visit the Christel House SA home base in Ottery, buried as it is in the back-end of the Western Cape, will know that it is a route not trodden often by tourists or seen in many guidebooks. As you leave the leafy suburbs of Cape Town and loop past the forlorn wilderness of the Cape Flats, through the edges of Philippi and past the troubled township of Langa, you become acutely aware of the desperate inequality and harshness

that

fractures

our

beloved

South

African nation. Each of us has a choice in life. Drive through, feel a pang of remorse and guilt, and move on. Or we can “pull-up�, pause for a moment, and decide to make a difference. Christel House SA is an institution funded, led and staffed by people who have decided to pull-up, pause for a moment and make a difference. 2 4


Christel House SA, and other schools like ours, fuel

The indefatigable Steve Ross retired as chair of the

one of the few opportunities that we have as a

board of Christel House SA. Steve had fulfilled the

nation to break the cycle of economic inequality

role of chair for eight years, and under his steely-eyed

and break free from the inherited injustices of our

watch, the school thrived and matured into the well-

country – that of a solid educational foundation.

oiled machine that it is today. Fortunately, Steve has gone on to join the Christel House International (CHI)

This sense of purpose drives the pride, passion and

Board, so his input and support continue. On behalf

energy that the leadership of Christel House SA

of the Board and the management of the school,

deploy with such skill and professionalism, making

I would like to express our heartfelt thanks and

the school as uniquely successful as it is. 2019 was

gratitude for his leadership.

an academically impressive year, with 90% of Christel House SA matriculants passing their matric

Despite these remarkable achievements of our

examinations (*published before 2020 matric

pupils and staff alike, the quest for excellence in 2020

re-mark) and 68% receiving a Bachelor’s Pass.

and beyond continues, undimmed, by all who feel

Despite disruptions such as gang violence and

privileged to be associated with the school, and all

protests which took place in the communities

the amazing children that we are fortunate enough to

our students come from, we also had an incredible

teach and care for. We are committed to making the

97% attendance rate.

biggest difference that we can, through the power of education and the opportunity that it can bring.

2019 saw Bart Peterson assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer of Christel House International.

If you are reading this, and believe you too can make a

Bart is the former Mayor of Indianapolis, and a

difference, then contact us

breakthrough leader in school reform as the first

and find out how to be a part

mayor in the country legislatively empowered to

of this remarkable story.

authorise charter schools. Through his efforts, he made

school

choice

possible

for

thousands

of Indianapolis children, and was the original authoriser of Christel House Academy.

IAN RUSSELL Chair Christel House SA 3


CEO’s year in review 2019 started strong, with our energy focussed

At Christel House SA we are privileged to have a

on “living” the fourth industrial revolution. Our

team of teachers who are independent, have the

Grade 1’s of 2019 will be the matriculants of

confidence to innovate, to rethink curriculum

2030 and fittingly, “The 2030 workplace” was

delivery, classroom design and teaching methods.

our 2019 strategic theme with top priorities

Our teachers consciously create classroom setups

including focussing the curriculum and classroom

that mirror today’s world of work and our teaching

layouts that will support the development of

methods are shifting from “teaching things” to

our children to be active, self-sufficient citizens

“journeying with students to learn new things.” 2019

in 2030.

also saw the formation of a Wellness Committee to focus on teacher wellbeing and the risk of burnout.

The industrial revolution of the late 1700s led to

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a school DNA that saw children seated in rows

Our children will be adults in a world that will be

and expected to absorb the knowledge that the

largely

educated

traditional

flexibility, multi-channelling, social media and

commanding, chalk and talk style. The style

artificial intelligence. We circulate our available

of teaching was deliberate and mirrored the

devices throughout the schools to give our students

industrialised

where

broad access to allow for self-paced, individualised

labourers formed part of a production line.

learning. This year saw a sharp increase in the

Classroom layout and teaching methods have

number of students interested in Robotics and our

stubbornly refused to change with the times and

Junior

today, well over 200 years later, children across the

Olympiad for the first time this year. Our

world are often still expected to sit in rows, be quiet,

flexibility

and listen to the teacher.

purpose. Break times will find students playing

teacher

shared

factory

floor

in

the

workplace

driven

School allows

by

technology,

entered

the

students

to

uncertainty,

World find

Robotics and

feel


an instrument in the music room, programming

will be a key theme to support our core values

a robot, serving a ball at the volleyball court or

through

dabbing a paintbrush in the art room.

completion of online and coding courses in their

teacher

and

high

school

students’

own time. And while our teachers and students This year we were again very proud of our results –

are hurtling towards the future, 2020 will see three

90% of our matrics passed (*published before 2020

major projects flourish: our farm, Siyakhula, will be

matric re-mark), 68% with a Bachelor’s Pass. 14 of

relocated to our school premises; we will launch

our 18 subjects had a 100% pass rate and we

our Capitec Math Support Hub which will help

were awarded 24 distinctions. All of our matric

200 neighbouring children; and our Matric Pop-up

students

examinations

Dorms will be erected in the hall to give our 12th

armed with applications for admission to at

graders a safe place to prepare for graduation exams.

entered

their

final

least three tertiary institutions each, showing In

In spite of the social and economic challenges our

the context of the embedded challenges in

children face, we are committed to educating,

the

from,

supporting and uplifting the children who have

we remain extremely grateful to be able to

been entrusted to us. We are more than a school. We

allow our children a shot at a good life.

transform lives.

increased

ambition

communities

from our

our

children

students. come

Looking forward to 2020, our “Future Focus” theme will continue to build preparedness for the world in 2030. We are working towards a 1:1 student to

ADRI MARAIS

device ratio by the end of 2021 and to have 80%

Chief Executive Officer

of our learners exposed to robotics. “Self-reliance”

Christel House SA

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Governance: Board of directors ADRI MARAIS Chief Executive Officer: Christel House SA

Founder of Christel House Experience: Philanthropist; Former Owner of RCI, and the Founder of Christel House International (USA)

IAN RUSSELL

BART PETERSON

Chair: Christel House SA

President & Chief Executive Officer: Christel House International Experience: Former Senior VP, Eli Lilly and Company; Former Mayor of Indianapolis

Experience: Business Development, Tertiary Education and Social Transformation

Experience: CEO BXC; Experience in Business, Finance, Marketing, Communication and Technology

BRIAN STOCKS

CHRIS BUCHANAN

Audit & Risk Committee

CHRISTEL DEHAAN

Marketing Committee

DR CLAUDIA MANNING Education Committee

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Experience: Director of Companies, Retired Executive Chairman Southern Sun Timeshare

Experience: Director at Dell; Experience in Sales, Marketing and Emerging Markets

Experience: Director of Companies; Experience in Education and Private Investment

WAYNE HULL

WRENELLE STANDER

BABA MOGASE

Marketing Committee Experience: Director at Accenture Global; Experience in Sales and Marketing, Applied Intelligence, Business Consulting and Technology

Audit & Risk Committee

Experience: Senior VP Corporate Affairs at Sasol; Executive Comair Airlines Division

Experience: Business and Marketing specialist

DERRICK PETERSEN

PROF. LINDA RONNIE

STEPHEN ROSS

Chair of HR & Remuneration Committee Experience: Advocate of the High Court of South Africa; Legal and Human Resources specialist

Education Committee

Exiting Chair: Christel House SA

Experience: Dean of the Faculty of Commerce at UCT; Education and Transformative Education specialist

Marketing & Nominations Committee

Experience: Director, Retailer, Retired CEO of Edcon


Christel House SA leadership team

Left to right: Eugenia Dlodlo-Sibanda – Dean of Student Development; Louise de Marillac st. Julien – Career Development Manager; Ronald Fortune – High School Principal; Adri Marais – Chief Executive Officer; Carol Kriel – Junior School Principal; Shereen La Fleur – Chief Financial & Operations Officer; Francois Louw – Director: Fundraising & Marketing. 7


Problem statement The fourth industrial revolution is already a

birth to a plethora of new and unimaginable career

household term and with it comes accelerated

paths. For those best prepared to be able to adapt

technological growth that is changing the way we

and thrive in this complex, uncertain and fast-paced

live, work and interact. The fourth industrial

environment – it provides a promising opportunity to

revolution refers to how the workplace and the world

leapfrog into a successful career path.

at large are being changed by technologies like artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and the

So how does Christel House SA prepare our learners

internet of things. Think of self-driving cars, voice-

for it? We are restructuring our teaching ways so that

activated assistants like Siri or Alexa, or facial identity

we best equip our students with a skill set suited

recognition. This is the reality of our future.

to the 2030 workplace, known as the 5 Cs: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity,

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Research by Nic Spaull, a well-known Education

and computational thinking. With technology as

Researcher

our

at

Stellenbosch

University,

reveals

bedrock,

Christel

House

SA’s

curriculum

that only 52% of South Africa’s class of 2019 wrote

encourages self-directed learning and seeks to

their final high school examinations and of that

unleash human potential. The result is that

percentage, 81,3% passed their exams, leaving

our students will have the necessary skills to bridge

thousands of young people with only the most

the digital divide and step into a 21st century

basic education. With a youth unemployment rate

society where they will have an equal opportunity

at a staggering 53% and general unemployment at

to succeed. In doing so, Christel House SA can effect

a record rate of 29%, joblessness stubbornly remains

systemic change in the communities we serve, ensure

one of South Africa’s biggest concerns. While the

that our students are gainfully employed and see

fourth industrial revolution is disrupting many

them, their families and eventually their community

sectors of the traditional job market, it is also giving

escape perpetual poverty.


“Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do.” - Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker and entrepreneur

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The Christel House model Christel House’s holistic model is designed to transform the lives of impoverished children. We do this by focusing on the “whole child”. We do not just educate, or feed, or provide health care we do all these things. We develop the total child. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Grade R: The child must turn six in the year they will be attending Christel House SA as a Grade R student.

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (age 5-6)

Grade 1-10: The child must have achieved a code 6 or 7 in Maths, English and Afrikaans/IsiXhosa. Financial need: The child’s family must be able to prove financial need. Total household income may not be more than R1 500 per person in the household per month. Location: The child must be a permanent resident in one of our catchment areas.

Character & Habits of Work (CHOW) English immersion Creative play Perceptual development Numeracy development Gross & fine motor skills development Careers introduction

C H A R A C T E R T H E

C H R I S T E L

H O U S E

VA L U E S

A R E :

PRIMARY EDUCATION (age 6-13)

Early leadership development Independent project work Intrinsic motivation Abstract thinking ICT proficiency Careers exposure Service learning: giving back

R E S P E C T,

D E V

R E S P O N S I B I L

WE PROVIDE EDUCATION 10

COMMUNITY OUTREACH SOCIAL SERVICES & & SERVICE LEARNING COUNSELLING

NUTRITION

TRANSPORT


WORLD OF WORK: GRADUATE SUCCESS STORIES COLLEGE & CAREERS PROGRAMME (age 17+)

SECONDARY EDUCATION (age 13-17)

R E C ARE

GUIDA

Leadership programmes Critical thinking Articulating thoughts Portfolio of achievement Sex & gender education Individualised career development Evidenced citizenship

E C N

Higher education support Bursary applications Interview training Stipends Graduate mentoring Vocational training Learnerships Job placement

E L O P M E N T

I T Y,

I N D E P E N D E N C E

HEALTHCARE

&

I N T E G R I T Y

SPORT & EXTRA-MURAL LEARNING MATERIALS ACTIVITIES & UNIFORMS

Chad Abrahams (Class of 2011) Chad graduated from Christel House SA in 2011 and did a learnership through Sutherland Engineers. He is a Structural Building Information Modeler at WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering professional services firms. His primary role is to help create digital previews of engineering projects before construction commences. Chad is grateful for the opportunity that Christel House gave him and says, “I can truly say that I am a product of Christel DeHaan’s vision. The staff at Christel House also made a huge impact on my life and the person that I am today.” Kristen Goezaar (Class of 2010) Kristen was a Springbok fencer, studied and worked as a fencing coach in West Africa, completed her undergrad in Sport Management, studied Digital Marketing at Red & Yellow Creative School of Business, worked as the PR & Communications officer at Christel House SA and now works at SA Biomedical, a leading medical device distribution company as the Marketing Coordinator: Digital and Brand. Siphokuhle Mqwabalala (Class of 2018) First year student at the University of Cape Town, studying towards her Bachelor’s degree in social work. Samuel Davids (Class of 2014) Travelling musician, working on a cruise ship. 11


The communities we serve Christel House SA enrols students from resource

families, home communities and complex social

poor areas where crime, poverty and violence are

structures.

rife. Ensuring that our students arrive and return

community entrepreneurs to transport students

from school safely and on time is crucial. This is

to and from school – this is quite unusual in

where the unsung heroes of the Christel House story

South Africa and is the leading contributor to the

– the bus drivers who transport our students – play

school’s high attendance rate of 97%. More time

an integral part in the school’s success.

in school means that students are able to take

Christel

House

SA

contracts

full advantage of the Christel House offerings. One of the hallmarks of Christel House SA’s offering is that it does not take children away from their LANGA KEWTOWN

N2

BOKMAKIERIE CHRISTEL HOUSE SA

POOKE SE BOS HANOVER PARK

OTTERY FREEDOM PARK

MANENBERG

PHILIPPI

BROWN’S FARM

SPRINGFIELD EGOLI McCLUESE

PHOLA PARK

ZILLE-RAINE PHUMLANI VILLAGE

WIM SE BOS SETTLEMENT

STRANDFONTEIN

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MITCHELL’S PLAIN

STRANDFONTEIN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS

FALSE BAY

with


The unsung heroes of Christel House SA Ashraf Benjamin, Ebrahim Hendricks, Arthur Gangen and Faizel Dollie are the bus contractors at Christel House SA, who transport our students to and from school daily. Arthur Gangen has been a bus contractor at Christel House SA for 15 years and currently drives the Mitchell’s Plain and Strandfontein bus routes. When asked what aspect of his job he enjoyed the most, he enthusiastically explained: “I love seeing these kids flourish. Most of them grew up around me and I love seeing them pass matric and then make a success of their lives when they leave school.” He is grateful for the role that he plays in their enjoyment at Christel House SA, knowing that it is safe and offers them great opportunities. Third-generation transport worker, Faizel Dollie, who has been a contractor at Christel House SA for nine years, currently drives the Langa and Philippi bus routes. He said: “My family has been doing this since 1942, so we have lots of experience. When I started at Christel House, I helped to create the bus routes we have today for the big buses.” Faizel loves his job, because he knows that the children look forward to attending school every day. “At Christel House, students rarely miss school. They want to be here, which tells me a lot about the care they receive, so I want to help them get here.”

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Academic excellence Christel House SA prides itself on its holistic approach

future challenges because of the character building

to education ensuring that the school produces well-

that is integral to life at Christel House.

rounded graduates who are prepared for the fourth industrial revolution. Great emphasis is placed on a

With five distinctions, Nosiviwe has been accepted

rigorous approach to academics and this is realised

to study towards a degree in law at Stellenbosch

through the school’s exceptional results, particularly at

University. But it has not been all smooth sailing. During

Grade 12 level.

the preliminary examinations, Nosiviwe experienced some personal hardships, including her mother who

2019 Valedictorian and Christel Award winner,

was hospitalised. With her mother in hospital, she had

Nosiviwe M., expressed her gratitude to the school in

to care for her younger sibling and help to take care of

her valedictory speech and said that she was confident

the household.

that the class of 2019 was prepared to take on any Even though she has been through difficult times like many of her peers, she encouraged the matric class of 2019 to persevere: “We’ve all come a long way and even though the road has not been easy, we’ve come too far to give up now. We all have it in ourselves to be successful and to be the best that we can be.” Nosiviwe expressed hope that her peers would continue to provide support for each other in future endeavours, as they had during their time at Christel House SA. 14


2019 Performance indicators 90%

GRADE 12 PASS RATE

95%

YEAR-TO-YEAR RETENTION RATE Grades R to 12

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GRADE 12 ACADEMIC SUBJECT DISTINCTIONS

97%

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

68%

BACHELOR’S PASS RATE

93%

ALUMNI IN EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Grades R to 12

Christel House vs. public schools Christel House SA 90% 68% 85% 63% 7%

National public schools

GRADE 12 PASS RATE BACHELOR’S PASS RATE MATRIC THROUGHPUT RATE TERTIARY ENROLMENT RATE % NEET (not in employment, education or training)

81% 37% 42% 11% 32%

*The four students who failed will be taking the supplementary exam in 2020. 15


“Digital skills, such as coding, are essential to integration in the world of work. Such skills should be accompanied by soft skills such as emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills.� - Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa 16 18


Cost per child Healthcare & social services

Career guidance & graduate support

R3 536

R1 396

Outreach & service learning

R363

Sports & extramural activities

R831

Learning material, uniforms & support services

RT

YM

TOTAL COST

R63 585 ED UC

R36 960

SERVICE S

Tuition

PER LEARNER PER YEAR

ON ATI

ELATED COST NR S O I AT

R3 672

G ITI

POVE

Nutrition – two meals & a snack per day

R4 825

Transport – two trips per day & extra-mural activities

R7 140

Facilities

R4 862

Our structure ensures that 100% of donations directly benefit children; administrative and fundraising expenses are paid by our founder, Christel DeHaan. 17


STEAMing ahead One of the hallmarks of the educational pro-

The school’s leading development priority is an

gramme at Christel House SA is its emphasis on

astute focus on Science, Technology, Engineering,

producing graduates who are “fit for purpose” and

Art and Mathematics (STEAM), ensuring that our

able to thrive in the fast-paced environment of the

students are equipped with related skills that will

fourth industrial revolution.

help them enter high-earning potential careers suited to the future economy of South Africa. With the generous support of local and international partners, who provide the resources and means to stay ahead of the pack, Christel House SA students have all the tools they need to succeed. The High School Science Laboratory received a much-needed facelift, thanks to Lord Anthony St. John, a member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom and trustee and board member of Christel House Europe. The funds raised provided the school with new flooring, storage cupboards, functional desks, science kits and a fresh coat of paint. The school was also delighted to receive a donation of state-of-the-art tablets for each Grade 12 student, thanks to the generosity of the Actuarial Society of South Africa and the Reinsurance Group of America.

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Major

technology

solutions,

services and support company, Dell, made a substantial donation to spearhead Christel House SA’s

new

and

Information

innovative

Communication

Technology (ICT) development, aimed at providing its learners with an active, engaging learning environment.

Dell’s

generous

Robotics champions

donation will bring the school

Christel House SA is making strides in robotics. The High School robotics

closer to achieving a 1:1 student

team has been competing in the World Robotics Olympiad since 2017,

to device ratio. Additionally,

when it walked away with a Gold Award. But the newly formed Junior

it provided funding for new

School robotics team competed for the first time ever in 2019 in the

robotics

coding

Explorer category and won silver. The team consisted of six students:

programmes, an online Learner

Aatiqa P., Micolah M., Ashley P., Diego D., Yaseen J. and Siterow R., along

Management System, improved

with their Maths and Computer teacher, Ms Beverley Esterhuizen.

equipment,

network coverage access points and staff training in e-learning.

Ms Esterhuizen said, “We had many obstacles to overcome, including limited time with the school’s resources and a lack of equipment when

Christel House SA will also

we started, which only allowed us two months of training with the

employ

ICT

full robotics set. Even so, our students’ dedication, eagerness and love

Educator Champion in 2020

for robotics really proved to be the driving force behind our success.

to ensure the delivery and

I couldn’t be prouder of our Junior School robotics team.”

a

dedicated

implementation

of

all

new

cloud-based learning software

When asked why they put in so much time, Grade 7 student, Micolah M.

and the roll-out of all ICT

added, “Not many schools give their students this kind of opportunity.

programmes.

I see it as a learning opportunity where I get to do what I enjoy.” 19


Teaching values, building character Christel House’s character development programme

One of the ways in which strong character development

forms the foundation of the curriculum. It rests on four

is celebrated and acknowledged at Christel House

timeless values: respect, responsibility, independence

is through the annual Knebel Award. Jessie S., the

and integrity, which are instilled in students and are

recipient of the 2019 award, wrote a letter to the school

carried through in everything that they do. Students

after receiving the honour. She matriculated with five

are expected to make good choices, to hope, to dream

distinctions in 2019 and is currently studying law at

and to work hard to achieve those dreams. They are

Stellenbosch University.

encouraged to become self-sufficient citizens who make positive contributions in their communities.

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Building character and leadership skills is one of the

to connect with their own fathers, interactions with

cornerstones of Christel House’s model. Many boys

positive male role models from their neighbourhoods,

in the communities we serve grow up without

and excursions. One of the first BOB excursions took

fathers, lack positive male role models and are often

place in June 2019 (Youth Month), when 90 students

coerced into joining gangs at a very young age. This

visited the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve in

not only has a detrimental effect on their develop-

Grabouw. The two-day trip was hosted and sponsored

ment, but also compounds many other social issues

by CapeNature, and included a series of biodiversity

within their communities.

talks, a hike up the mountains and an overnight stay in one of the reserve’s self-catering huts. For many

The Build Our Boys programme (BOB) is a strategic

of our boys, it was their very first hike. It also helped

leadership programme implemented across the Junior

to expose the students to the natural environment,

and High School to develop and engage male students.

introduce new career opportunities in conservation

The programme includes discussions on gender-based

and biodiversity management, and ultimately build

issues in our communities, opportunities for our boys

camaraderie with their fellow students and teachers.

remember and if that is not God’s way of leading me to what honestly have no idea I am destined to do what it entails. Helpi , then I ng pe ople who are helpless of the silent is what an d volumising the voice I intend on doing as my way of giving ba make a difference. As ck to my community and a future lawyer, my in turn vision is to look beyo and bring about mea nd so cia l no rms and conventions ningful change. “Gre at people wish to ac wish to serve others hi ev e gr eat things, but good .” people I am truly honoured and grateful to be co nsidered a recipient this award proves th of the Knebel Award. at there are individua Receiving ls ou t th er e wh support my thirst fo o would like to see me succeed and r success. 21 23


Creative expression in education The value of the arts in education has been

Conceived in 2018 by Avalon Springs’

something of a “step-child” in government’s basic

manager, Gavin Hatherley, the commission began

education structures but more recently, has come

with a three-day stay at the resort for six art

to the fore as a mechanism for promoting creativity

students and their teacher, Ms. Vivienne Stewart,

and curiosity in children. The inclusion of the “A” for

with the goal of capturing the essence of the

arts in STEAM education allows students to become

picturesque surroundings of Montagu on canvas.

innovative, flexible and adaptable – useful attributes

The students’ artwork included artistic impressions

for our rapidly changing world.

of local fauna and flora, iconic architecture,

general

and of course, the dramatic mountain range at During 2019, the Avalon Springs Resort received

Montagu. All 15 art pieces were presented to the

15 artworks that had been produced by Christel

resort during an official handover event attended

House SA students. The resort is one of the sought-

by local media and staff from Avalon Springs,

after properties of Dream Hotels and Resorts, a

Dream Hotels and Resorts and Christel House SA.

long standing supporter of Christel House, and

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the art is currently on exhibition in Avalon Springs’

And it is not just the visual artists who have their

restaurant and lounge.

moment in the sun, the school integrates music within


its curriculum and has an excellent music programme.

students’ talent. “Being part of such an event

In 2019, the Junior Jazz Band entered the annual

not

Conserve Eisteddfod for the first time, and had an

which to measure their talent, but also an

opportunity to express their music abilities and skills

opportunity to enrich their minds on the wide

in a safe, encouraging and inspired environment.

variety of career opportunities within the music

only provided our students a yardstick by

industry,” Mr. James added. The 18-member Jazz Band, led by one of Christel House SA’s music teachers, Mr. James George,

The band outdid themselves, winning double gold

impressed the judges, who were wowed by the

and silver for the musical items they presented.

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Top of their game From football to volleyball, and even fencing, there

Ziah F. from Athlone on the Cape Flats visited Turkey

are many opportunities to nurture the body as well as

and Manchester in 2019 with his soccer team, First

the mind at Christel House SA.

National Rangers St. Agnes Amateur Football Club, based in Maitland. He describes his first time abroad

The school fencing club brought home several

as “unforgettable”. Ziah met his hero, Ander Herrera

medals in the 2019 regional fencing competitions.

Agüera, a Spanish professional footballer, and this

Taryn M. and Aliziwe M. secured silver medals, while

experience has strengthened his resolve to follow in

Sesethu Q., Azile M., and Ashlyn N. came home

his hero’s footsteps.

with bronze. On the international stage, Zahrah A. took

first

place

in

Regimental

Abdu S. was selected to represent the Western

Tournament held at Culver Academies Boarding

Province Under 15 volleyball team at the national

School in Culver, Indiana, USA. As part of Christel

competition held in Durban in 2019. He says, “I

House’s

programme,

enjoy volleyball because I discovered that I play

Zahrah attended the annual Culver Summer School

the game well. I also enjoy it because my

Camp where over 1 400 young people from around

volleyball coach, Mr. Graeme Mentor, motivates

the world, ages 7-17, develop positive self-esteem

me, encourages me and makes sure that I’m always

through accomplishment and self-discipline.

playing at my best.”

international

the

Fencing

exchange

Abdu has six siblings, one of whom he had not seen in three years because he no longer lives in Cape Town. Abdu got the opportunity to finally see his brother when the team went to Durban to compete. 24


A culture of giving back We are committed to bringing about systemic

Mrs. Philander, a parent who works in the Social

change in society and therefore advocate an

Services Department, explained that she volunteers

educational approach that is parent inclusive.

at the school because of the amazing opportunity

Each

to

that Christel House SA has given her two daughters.

year,

She said, “I would never be able to repay Christel

doing

Christel 40

House

hours

of

SA

parent

commits

volunteering

per

whether it’s helping in the kitchen or with

House

maintenance on the school grounds. In addition,

healthcare and more to my children. Even though I

we host six parent workshops per year that

can’t pay the school back financially, I am able to

seeks to empower, educate and enrich our

assist at the school and provide my time. I love being

parents. Workshop

at this school. I learn so much every day and the

topics

cover

a

range

of

targeted themes including: substance abuse, sex

for

providing

great

education,

meals,

staff are so welcoming.”

education, parenting skills, computer skills, etc. Christel

House

appreciates

and

honours

the

At the end of each year, the Social Services

powerful contributions that the parents, guardians

Department hosts a Parent Appreciation event,

and caregivers provide to both the school and

which celebrates parents who have honoured their

its students.

volunteer commitment and gone over and above their stipulated hours. More than 260 parents were honoured for completing parent responsibility requirements for the year, attending personal development workshops with the Social Services Department, as well as attending parent/teacher conferences. 25


Entertaining for a cause

Donors attend Christel House SA’s charity golf day at the Stellenbosch Golf Club.

Don aut, Dr. n o r t s a e SA, A el Hous t is Ex-NAS r h C . , visits c Group Thomas e Amde h t y b d sponsore

Ian Russell launches bo ok, “The O the Telesco ther End o pe”. Royalt f ies from th donated to e book are Christel Ho use SA.

l House SA on ees at Christe tr t an pl s or Don . Mandela Day

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Mark Sham hosts Suits and Sneaker aid of Chri s event in stel House SA.


Showcasing the future of Christel House SA Christel House SA’s year-end Special Assembly

the ability to be self-directed and self-motivated that

is always a momentous occasion that brings our

will help our children achieve their ultimate goal of

donors, sponsors and partners together for a fun-

economic self-sufficiency – and access to technology

filled celebration. This year’s event took place in

directly enables that.”

November 2019 and incorporated a technology tour of the school and high-energy entertainment by our students. The event’s theme was dubbed “Future Proof” and highlighted how we are providing our students with a fully integrated ICT learning experience that instils critical thinking abilities and self-directed learning approaches – a vital skillset for the future world of work. Guests also enjoyed a special keynote addressed by President and CEO of Christel House International (CHI) and former Mayor of Indianapolis, Bart Peterson, who joined Christel House in 2018. CEO of Christel House SA, Adri Marais, presented the new ICT strategy for the school. “Next year will see us introducing a specific focus on technology as a platform for independent self-learning spaces. It is

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Sponsors & partners Together we are breaking the cycle of poverty and building self-sufficient, contributing members of society. A & A Shuttle Services Adri Marais AECI via NkaziSciences Alan Roy Alplas Plastics & Penflex Amdec Property Development Andrew Krause Anonymous Foundation Baba Mogase Bernadette Thomlinson BL Williams Construction BlackRock Blue Label Telecommunications Brian Stocks Buccaneer School Shoes Cape Grace Hotel CapeNature Capitec Bank Care for Education Carol Kriel Charmaine Roynon CHEP Christel House Europe Christel House International Christel House SA staff payroll giving Claudia Manning Club Mykonos Coach Matika Cognadev in South Africa Comair Community Chest Connection Telecom Cow Hills Retail CTV

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Dell The Shaughnessy Family Foundation Donaldson Filtration Systems Dream Hotels and Resorts Education For Life Environmental Control Engineering & Services Eric Roy Fund for Education for Africa Evans & Mokaba Faith and Fear FD Logistics Services First Group Flickswitch FoodForward SA Gabrielle van der Watt Germano Cardoso (in memory of A Ferraz) Gerrie Jonas GEW Technologies Great Guide Green Shoots GrowthPoint Properties HCI Foundation Helen Blakemore Hendricks Bus Services Herman Davin Hexagon Trust Ian Russell Industroclean Inspiring50 Integrated Labour Solutions Intercoiffure Intersoft Investec Private Bank Jet

Savannah Fine Chemicals John Doe Sexy Socks Jon Kilroe-Smith Simba Juliet Ferraz Smile Club KFC Add Hope South African Department Laser Logistics of Health Linda Ronnie Stat Books MAD Leadership Foundation Stellenbosch Golf Club Mapula Trust Steltix Mathletics Stephen Ross Metrofile Stewart Van Graan Microsoft Suits & Sneakers Momentum Metropolitan Synergy Hair MySchool MyVillage Telematic broadcast MyPlanet equipment via Stellenbosch Nick and Sandie Green University’s Centre for Nicky September Learning Technologies Noakes Family Charitable Tri Marine Acceptances Trust Tsebo Group Paper Video Tsogo Sun Peninsula All-Suite Hotel Uthando Peninsula Schools Feeding Vunani and Fairheads Association Foundation Peter Carr Wayne Grews Peter Edmondson Wayne Hull Pick n Pay We Are Africa Platform 5 Webber Wentzel Protea Hotel Marriott weFix Ravi Naidoo Wescape Charters & Tours RCI South Africa Wild Trust Rebecca Hurst Willem Grobler Reinsurance Group of America via The Actuarial Society of South Africa Rolf Stephan Nussbaum Foundation Rothko Note: Represents donations greater Rupert Education than R5 000 for 2019. Foundation


Ways to get involved You can change lives. Please contact us to discuss how you can make a difference in the lives of the students we serve. FINANCIAL SUPPORT Fulfil your charitable intentions with a monetary gift. 100% of your contribution is invested in a child’s education at Christel House and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

VOLUNTEER Help feed our children, coach sport or read in the library. Your time and skills help develop our students and grow new talents.

INTERNSHIPS & JOB PLACEMENTS Your expertise can help our graduates become contributing members of society.

FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS Change a life by sponsoring the costs of one student’s schooling. Become a Christel House Fellow by supporting the student from Grade R to Grade 12.

Christel House is also a registered charity

IN-KIND DONATIONS

in the United States, United Kingdom,

Sponsor our students’ books, stationery, uniforms, sporting

India, Mexico and Jamaica - so please

equipment and more. To view our annual wish list or read up

get in touch with us to assist you in

on how you can get involved, visit:

making an international donation to

https://sa.christelhouse.org/about-us/ways-to-get-involved

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Reasons to partner with Christel House

UNEQUALLED EDUCATION: We only serve children living in poverty and expect only the best of them. Through our high quality education, character development programme, our comprehensive wrap around service and passion to make a difference, our students consistently outperform all their peers multiplefold. 93% STUDYING OR EMPLOYED: We focus on STEAM related career paths, boast a 99% matric pass rate average and 93% of our alumni are currently employed, studying or doing both. We are also justifiably proud of our Grade 3, 6 and 9 systemic test results, which consistently outperform provincial averages. Christel House SA has a 95% pass rate for Grade 6 math, 93% for Grade 6 language and 98% for Grade 9 language. 100% IMPACT: We are a non-profit organisation. All contributions are tax deductible in terms of Section 18A and given that 100% of our beneficiaries are black, a 100% of your donation counts towards your B-BBEE points. All our administrative and fundraising costs are covered by our founder, which means that every rand you donate directly benefits our students. LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPS: Our donors do not just donate, they build longterm bonds with our students through our scholarship and mentorship programmes. Donors and partners are recognised on our website, in our annual reports, through events and on social media. BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY. FOREVER: We open our doors to our students in ways that few other institutions are able to. Our mission of transforming the lives of impoverished children is carried into the home communities and families of the students, creating a multiplier effect that exponentially increases our reach.

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Abridged financial statements STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

Figures in R

Figures in R

Assets Non-Current Assets Property, Plant & Equipment Intangible Assets

Current Assets Cash & Cash Equivalents Inventories Trade & Other Receivables

Total Assets Equities & Liabilities Equity Accumulated Surplus Non-Current Liabilities Deferred Revenue Current Liabilities Deferred Revenue Trade & Other Payables

Total Equity & Liabilities

2019

2018

40 474 113 914 479 41 388 592

40 901 290 1 432 037 42 333 327

23 614 895 782 080 533 976 24 930 951

19 574 422 487 735 606 085 20 668 242

66 319 543

63 001 569

39 132 295

38 868 427

2 139 729

2 427 674

18 170 030 6 877 489 25 047 519

15 612 624 6 092 844 21 705 468

66 319 543

63 001 569

Revenue Operating Expenses Operating (Deficit) Investment Income - Interest Finance Costs Surplus/(Deficit) for the Year

2019

2018

65 535 662 (65 938 028) (402 366)

56 638 262 (61 240 617) (4 602 355)

687 665 (21 431) 263 868

688 574 (38 783) (3 952 564)

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS Figures in R Cash Flows from Operating Activities Cash Receipts from Donors Cash Payments to Suppliers & Employees Cash Generated from Operations Investment Income - Interest Finance Costs Net Cash from Operating Activities Cash Flows from Investing Activities Property, Plant & Equipment Acquired Intangible Assets Acquired Surplus or Deficit of Disposal of PPE Net Cash Utilised in Investing Activities Increase in Cash & Cash Equivalents Cash & Cash Equivalents - Beginning of Year Cash & Cash Equivalents - End of Year

2019

2018

60 635 569 (52 742 072) 7 893 497

52 625 438 (50 739 617) 1 885 821

687 665 (21 431) 8 559 731

688 574 (38 783) 2 535 612

(4 361 466) (157 789) (3) (4 519 258) 4 040 473 19 574 422 23 614 895

(1 760 548) (1 760 548) 775 064 18 799 358 19 574 422

The audited financial statements were compiled in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards for Small to Medium Sized Entities and in the manner required by the Companies Act of South Africa 2008. The registered auditors were Mazars, Cape Town. The complete set of audited financial statements is available on our website: www.sa.christelhouse.org 32


Finances INCOME

EXPENSES

Where resources came from

How resources were used

1%

35%

INVESTMENT INCOME R687 665

LOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS R22 930 236

7%

4%

FUNDRAISING COSTS R4 767 385

ADMINISTRATION COSTS

R2 457 145

64%

89%

INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS R42 605 426

SCHOOL PROGRAMMES R58 734 929

Fundraising and Administration Expenses are funded by Christel House International’s founder: 11%

Total 2019 Income: R66 223 327

Total 2019 Expense: R65 959 459 33


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