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Grade 8 - 12 Reports
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Administration and Academics Principal’s Address at Prizegiving Good evening Ms Daisry Mathias, our esteemed guest speaker and Old Scholar and your family, Dr Murphy, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Ms Hartung, member of the Board of Governors, representatives of the Catholic Church, representatives of the companies KPMG, Delloite and Touche, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ernst and Young, who have continuously financially supported many of our present and past pupils at school and universities, members of the PTFA, parents, colleagues, pupils of St Paul’s College, valued guests, ladies and gentlemen. 2015 has been milestone year for St Paul’s College and will go down in history as yet another signal of a major commitment to the education of Namibians. Last week I had the great privilege to take possession of the keys to the new building - one and a half years in the making - which will house the Grade 12s in eight new classrooms and two laboratories. The Higher Centre will offer much needed space to the Upper Primary Section – Grades 5, 6 and 7. This building stands for what St Paul’s College represents; it represents courage, striving seemingly unperturbed to achieve a vision, knowing that the plan is right even in the face of naysayers; it represents boldness, perseverance and a message of hope for a future for all our children, and, by living these attributes, has once more given permanence to our school. This is the essence of St Paul’s; and all those who have the privilege to be associated with this College have learned in one way or another that this means success. We have survived many challenges; the financial constraints, the “Green Monster Bridge”, the lack of space. Not every battle has been won, not every road led to success, but we moved in the right direction and the Grade 12s of 2016 will be the first occupants of this marvelous structure. We have learned a great number of life lessons from this development, but most importantly, an understanding and respect for each other, from the representatives of the Catholic Church and Board of Governors to the staff, the parents and the pupils.
this College, has gracefully agreed to accompany us a little longer in an advisory capacity. I welcome the new members of the Board, Mrs Menyah-Artivor, Mrs Hartung and Ms Adams. St Paul’s College draws on more than 50 years of experience, built on the strong foundation of the Christian ethos planted by the founding Brothers and we are the generation to reap the rewards. This is an academic school, and “academics” are our strength. Once more the College was celebrated as the best NSSCH and O school in the Khomas Region. Every teacher who taught the 2014 group was awarded a “Certificate of Excellence” by the Ministry, which is only awarded to those teachers who perform to a certain standard and percentage. One teacher was also awarded the specific recognition of the “best teaching group” in the region. This success is the result of the extra mile that teachers go, who believe in their students and push them to achieve just that little bit extra as well as the commitment and pride of the pupils to achieve excellence. My gratitude goes to the staff of this College who have given our students the tools to perform at the highest level in the 2014 examinations. I realise that we, at the College, have a winning recipe and we endeavour to continue in this trend. It is our aim to allow every student to unlock his or her personal potential, yet at the same time nurturing a feeling of belonging and a sense of responsibility to make this world a better place, not just for one self, but for all in the community. We are fortunate enough to have the environment, the people, and the history - but there is so much more needed to succeed. The education of the whole person! This is where the College offers countless opportunities to participate and apply and practice talents and grow as citizens. The College was named the “best science school” recently at the Regional Science Fair. Hopefully, the participation of our students at the National Science Fair this week will not go unnoticed.
Tremendous support and goodwill have been/and are still being shown toward this institution. We have been given even more stability and the College is truly worthy of its reputation as the greatest in this country.
We have also been successful in our A code sports - Hockey, Soccer, Netball and Cricket, as well as Fitness and Aerobics. Volleyball has added much enjoyment during breaks. Sport enriches and I am pleased to see a great number of pupils spending their afternoons on the sport fields.
My gratitude goes to the current chairman, Dr Paddy Murphy and the members of the previous Board, Chief Justice Shivute, Mr Pimenta, Mr McTeer, Br Hermenegildus and Fr Mosemedi for their relentless ambition to continually build this school.
A number of pupils achieved Namibian Colours in sports as well as cultural activities. Our students have successfully competed in National and International Afrikaans, Accounting and Mathematics Olympiads.
Br Hermenegildus has finally retired from the school after over forty years. He is a major part of our legacy and will be revered for that. Mr McTeer, who has given many years of leadership to
The senior pupils had the opportunity to listen to and meet staff from a number of universities across our borders, which choose our College to find students of good caliber; and prestigious
bursaries and Accounting workshops were once again offered to a number of senior pupils. A large number of French and German exchange pupils were a welcome addition to the St Paul’s family and our pupils had the fantastic opportunity to visit these countries. Workshops, conferences and study programmes improved our skills as staff. The English proficiency examination implemented by the Ministry of Education was positively embraced by the teachers. The staff at the College have also taken new IT teaching methods on board. The new school management system, Ed Admin, has added an interesting aspect of better control of data, be it marks, reports, achievements, discipline and hopefully also positive enhancement. An additional parent portal should give you as parents more access and insight in the near future. The programme, “Readers are Leaders”, was also implemented last year to assist our pupils with effective reading skills for a new world.
Cancer Ward indicate the willingness of our pupils to give freely of their time. The Blood Donation Clinic relies on support of the senior pupils. The Cancer Association is supported in their various fundraising efforts. This year the SPCA was given much attention by the bold support of a pupil driven initiative. Pupils and other users of the premises are made aware of their responsibility towards the environment, which is yet another way to show gratitude for what we have. The College is a centre for various waste collection drives; the active Environmental Club drives initiatives and we use special recycle bins for paper, electronic waste and other recyclable waste. The Estate Department works hard at keeping the premises clean and the indigenous and water wise gardens have attracted birds and other wildlife even though we are bordering on a busy street.
With the use and popularity of the internet, we have become acutely aware of the challenges of this new world. Nothing is private or secret in cyber space and many individuals have learned very hard lessons.
The tremendous efforts of the PTFA culminate in a Fun Day, which has become a popular attraction on the social calendar of Windhoek and will be visited by many. The funds will be used to upgrade the IT and other needs in the new building and the renovated Upper Primary Centre. The generosity of the school community in supporting the raffle ticket drive impressed me greatly.
We invited Ms Emma Sadleir, of South African TV fame, to introduce our pupils to the dangers of the internet. The Grade 8 group will be working with “Child Online Safety”, COP, a programme initiated by UNICEF and the Polytechnic of Namibia.
Furthermore, parents and teachers had the opportunity to get to know each other at regular parents’ evenings. The Coffee Club every Wednesday morning is an opportunity for a good chat and good coffee.
Still, pupils and their parents are not aware enough of the pitfalls of social media, as was sadly demonstrated this week by tragic events at another prestigious private school.
The school teaches over 700 pupils today and the website, the marketing and the excellent use of School Communicator by the school community is a testament to St Paul’s College as the preferred school. Very few classroom spaces are vacant and many a time I have to counsel disappointed parents.
Pupils at the College also have the opportunity to try skills such as Debating, the Model UN and participation in the Junior City Council; they all offer a taste of the real world. The Drama Club’s members have entertained their peers with a clever and funny show. Leadership courses for the senior pupils lead to service in the SMC, in the classroom, on the fields and at various activities. The Duke of Edinburgh Award remains one of the most popular activities and great memories and bonds for life are made here. Two photo competitions and a Drum Line add to our variety of activities. Our regular church services in our chapel with diverse speakers, many of whom are very closely connected to the school, give our pupils the time to get in touch with their spirituality and reflect on their faith, their morals and virtues. These all add to our pupils becoming “all-rounders” and valued citizens of the world who not only achieve academically, but will add new dimensions to society. We produce the leaders in many fields and our pupils are sought after. We also try to remember that all this can never be taken for granted. Gratitude for these privileges is continually practiced by instilling a culture of giving freely to others of the abundance that we experience. The Outreach programme at the College can proudly look back on a very successful Shoebox project; over 200 shoeboxes were donated to children in great need, with the help and generosity of a parent and pupil community, who opened hearts and purses. The Girl Child project and the weekly visits to the Nordkamp Centre, the Hearing Impaired School and Visiting Hours at the
We would love to spread the good work much further. The two editions of the “St Paul’s Times” reflected our vibrancy and energy. The school editorial team was named the best at the recent NMH weekend. Our position as leading school in this country and the responsibility it has towards its people places a burden on us and on the Catholic Church and its position is often lonely. The lack of general respect for the teaching profession from some quarters, does not invite young people into the profession and retaining and finding new and good staff is a constant challenge. This lack of respect also leads to parents often blaming the school and always the teachers for bad marks, bad behaviour and unruliness of their children. However, we all know that very often our children long for good parenting, support and time. Please remember, your children are in our care for only 6 hours of the day – the rest of the time they are yours. Parents should take genuine interest in the day to day life of their children. To our Grade 12s who will leave us at the end of this year and other families and their children, I express a fond farewell. May you have learned, experienced and practiced the fundamentals of an honest life. May you leave with happy memories and may we always meet as friends. To those who are fortunate enough to stay in our fold for a little longer, please remember to enjoy the journey as you move along.
I congratulate all awardees this evening; as well as all those who did their best - striving for constant improvement, regardless of whether or not they have won. I thank everyone who makes this great College great – the pupils, the parents, the PTFA, the teachers, the support staff, the Estate Manager and his crew, the Bursar, Ms Quinn, and her staff. I admire your energy and positive input. I thank the Management team of this College, Ms Pretorius, Marketer, Ms Adonis, Head of Culture, Ms Daniels, Head of Grade 12, Ms Quinn, the Bursar, Ms Saunders and Ms Jacobs of the Primary School, Ms Austen, Head of Middle School, Ms Jenkins, Deputy Principal, for their determination to make this school great and for their support of my leadership.
I thank His Grace, Archbishop Nashenda and the Roman Catholic Church for the support of and understanding for this institution. Lastly, I wish to thank the firm Karseboom, ABC stationers, the German Embassy and the French Cultural Centre for their continuous support of this event. I thank Ms Dorin Schuler for putting this event together. I also thank Ms Pretorius and Jonathan West for looking after the subtle aspects of tonight’s event. I thank you and may blessings abound!
Ellen Gudde Principal
Head of Gr 12 Report 2015 will remain a bitter-sweet year. Our final year at the old Higher Centre made the teachers realise how the area had become ‘home’ to us. We will reluctantly vacate these premises to allow the expansion of the primary school, to increase classroom capacity, in this important foundation phase of the College. I am confident that the upper primary students and teachers will enjoy the surrounds as much as we did. I wish to thank the Grade 12s of 2015 for living out the ethos of St Paul’s. The Grade 12 students willingly attended extra classes and courses to improve their understanding. It was evident during the external examinations that students, in general, were well prepared. They followed the regulations of the examinations with a disciplined and mature approach. As they commence with their tertiary studies, may I remind them to be ambassadors of the College. The year saw many friendships develop and I was pleased to observe that students ventured out of their usual circle of friends to become acquainted with others in their grade. I witnessed students’ confidence develop without compromising their individual personalities. I admire students who are confident in whom they are without being pretentious.
Furthermore, I wish to thank the group for mentoring their friends during all the challenges incumbent with the Grade 12 year. They encouraged and motivated each other to accept the failures, but to look forward to the next success. I thank parents who have encouraged me with kindness and appreciation. As I bid farewell to the Grade 12s of 2015, I eagerly wait to mother the Grade 12s of 2016. I have been most impressed with their willingness to participate in the preparations of the new Grade 12 common room. I thank their parents for their generous donations and for opening their hearts (and wallets) to make the Grade 12 year of 2016 memorable. God loves a cheerful giver. Micah 6:8 states – This is what Yahweh asks of you, only this: To act justly To love tenderly And to walk humbly with your God. As we venture into 2016 and the new building, this is my promise for the nurturing and love of each Grade 12 student.
Anthea Daniels Head of Grade 12
Upper School Report The Grade 12s worked hard towards their final NSSC examinations, often maintaining dedication to their extra-mural programmes. It was particularly pleasing to see the number of matric students who continued their commitment to school extra-murals and sports. In so doing, I believe they have set a wonderful example to others at the school and I believe the 12s of 2016 will continue in this vein. Though it feels intuitively wrong, those who do more seem to find time for more. The experience, personal growth and service to the school and community afforded by such involvement are invaluable.
Unfortunately, some only realise the opportunities they have denied themselves towards the end of their school career when they fill in university application forms and look for a way to differentiate themselves from the scores of other applicants. The new building grew in front of our eyes and Grade 11 Science students and High School Art students have already started using it. 2016’s matrics have also started fund raising to put their own mark on their common room, so watch for interior design alerts! This year, the Grade 10s were given the opportunity to ponder the nature of leadership. Though this was timed to coincide with the SMC elections, for which the Grade 10s could stand, the idea was to cultivate the notion that leadership could lie outside of a “titled position”.
Over my years at St Paul’s, I have observed confusion in students’ minds between being a go-getter and being a leader. While there are obviously fields of intersection, they are not always one and the same.
Perhaps a way to start is for parents to ask their children questions like “Why do you think that happened?”, “In hindsight, what could you have done to make events turn out differently?” and “How do you suggest you move the situation forward?”
Finally, an observation many teachers hold is gaining support from the field of psychology. Too often, parents do not let their children struggle, but wish to protect them from all difficulties. The net result is a youngster who leaves school and home with little resilience and underdeveloped personal resources to draw upon.
Such discussions would help a child develop inner resources and allow a parent to judge the degree to which they need to support and/or directly involve themselves.
Bridget Jenkins Deputy Principal
Middle School Report It is hard to believe 2015 is drawing to a close for the Middle School. It seems just like yesterday that 78 new Grade 8 students walked through the front gates full of anticipation and high expectations for their first year of High School. What a year it has been! From bonding Register Class days at Heja Lodge to amazing dance performances at the Enrichment Week Concert, this year’s Grade 8 students have embraced new challenges with enthusiasm and open arms. Once again, Ms Gardiner has gently guided and supported the students and ensured a smooth passage into high school. Grade 9s also enjoyed register class bonding days and they returned to school with a deeper understanding of the unique challenges of life as a teenager and, in many cases, more respect
for their peers. Not to be outdone by the Grade 8s, the Grade 9s also hosted three very entertaining assemblies and showcased their many talents. Ms Cloete, the Head of Grade 9, departed the school in June and the send-off hosted by the students warmed many of our hearts and reminded us of the importance of building relationships. Ms Cloete’s dedication to her students and her commitment to the Middle School will be greatly missed. We are extremely pleased to welcome Ms Schmidt to the Middle School as the new Head of Grade 9 and I look forward to embracing the positive change she will bring.
Head of Middle School
PTFA Report At the time of writing this report, it has only been a few months since I took over as Chairperson of the PTFA and what a whirlwind it has been!
We are also still considering some classroom technological equipment; lighting for the sports fields and playground seating, but await further costing and motivations.
The annual Fun Day was most certainly the calendar highlight for us as the PTFA. Not only did we (again) surpass previous targets of funds raised but also managed to raise the bar for future such events.
“The objectives of the PTFA are: to liaise; undertake fundraising activities and assist in developing and improving the facilities available at the College; support academic, sporting and extramural activities and events including tours and to promote the best interests and standards of the College.”
Our main objective with the Fun Day is, of course, to raise funds for the “nice to have items” which is not covered by the school budget; as well as to create a platform for social interaction amongst our parents, teachers, friends and alumni.
With this in mind, our target for 2016 is to have at least one parent per class represented on the PTFA and with that I extend an invitation to parents; friends and alumni to join the PTFA!
My thanks and appreciation goes to each and every one who donated; baked; ‘braaied’; transported; set-up; served; turned up; spent money and cleaned up! The day would not have been the success it was without you!
We meet once a month (the second Tuesday) during school semesters. We are always in need of extra hands on deck, so please do diarise the monthly meetings and come and join us to help grow St Paul’s College.
A special mention of thanks and appreciation MUST go to Conny and Rodrigo Pimenta and Monika Oosthuizen for their die-hard dedication to pulling off this successful day.
In closing – my heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes to the teachers, management; moms and dads who dutifully and faithfully attend and support PTFA meetings and events. A big thumbs-up to you all!
The PTFA has pledged an annual 2.5% of funds raised towards the School’s Bursary Fund. Further funds will be directed towards improving security aspects (mechanised gate) and much needed Chapel repairs.
Wendy F Adams
Farewell to Staff Farewell to Ms K. le Roux, Ms S. Cormack and Ms C. Meinecke
Farewell from Ms Meinecke To all my students:
You have been amazing! We laughed, learned and got angry and happy together. I am so grateful to have been part of your lives and although you made me lose my mind at times , I will cherish forever the experiences I gained through teaching you! Believe in your abilities! Change is good! Always remember: Gooood Mooorniiing! You get a stupid sticker! Memorize, memorize, memorize! Would you like to have coffee and cookies with your conversation? Haaallooo - is there anybody listening? Office lesson today! U-ü, o-ö, a-änow the whole class! I am so proud of you guys! You made me want to become better. Love you lots.
To my colleagues:
It has been an exciting 5 years and I will never forget you! You have been welcoming me from the beginning and made me grow as a teacher and as a person! What will I do without this crazy staffroom? I found friends-for-life and some of you actually are my Namibian family! I will miss the last Fridays of the month food, the best language department in the world (!), the girls’ lunch team, my management mentors, Colin’s care and the always-having-an-open-ear-for-me secretaries! Remember: communication is the key! You are fantastic!
SMC Meet the 2015 SMC
Back Row: Johannes le Roux, Torben Callesen, Mbatata Uremena, Charne Mensah Third Row: Noah Gillham, Jacques Lorenzen, Gillian Hermanus Second Row: Ms C. Schmidt, Manuel Wackerle-Garcia, Joshua Bassingthwaighte, Patricia Pretorius, Bradley Tjongarero, Naukelemo Ndilula, Maria Acebes, Ms K. le Roux Front Row: Zoa Wustrow, Kaylynn Oosthuizen, Lars Schuler, Aimee Philander, Elizabeth Smith
Head Boy of St Paul’s College 2015 “We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man’s estate, is the gift of education” – JeanJacques Rousseau.
The St Paul’s mountain is the highest mountain in Namibia and so it’s the most difficult to climb, but once you’re at the top, you’re higher than all the other mountains. You’re closer to the stars and so much closer to achieving your dreams.
Good evening Ms Matthias, Dr Murphy, honourable guests, Mrs Gudde, teachers, parents, students and the highly esteemed matrics of 2015.
To the matrics…a month from now we’re closing a chapter of our lives. A chapter filled with stories of every genre. We’re all going on different paths varying from some becoming princesses to others opening a Russian ‘enterprise’. Even though our paths are deviating and may never cross again, the five years we walked this road together, the footprints we left behind, they will always remain.
14th January 2011. A young, small, shy and nervous Joshua walks into the abyss of high school. SMCs start shouting orders and everyone obeys. Since it was my first day in high school I didn’t know most of my fellow classmates and they included guys like Marshall and Bradley who were twice my size. Philip was this fearsome Head Boy and I thought to myself, “I’m going to die today”. Little did I know of the great memories the following five years had in store for me. Everyone enjoys a challenge. Imagine climbing a mountain with no equipment, no water and no food…yes, even no kapana. The first few days of high school gave me a feeling of what this would be like. The mountain of high school we’re climbing is basically an exponential growth curve with difficulty on the y-axis. In Grade 8, you start your ascent. In Grade 9, it gets slightly steeper. In Grade 10, you start to reach the difficult terrain, but then you reach Grade 11 and suddenly the climb is almost vertical. Before you know it, you’re in Grade 12 and you don’t see a way up the cliff ahead. Early in my climb I began to see the mountain for what it was, just a big boulder I had to overcome. The most important transition is a mental one. I realised I was not the only person climbing this mountain, but there were these “guardian angels” whom we call teachers and parents, passing the equipment along, providing the knowledge, the understanding and the expertise. They’ve been there for every step and every stumble. And, as Mr Nyandoro taught us during the occasional Zimbabwean philosophy lessons, even when you stumble you’re stumbling forward. We have everything we need to reach the summit.
The memories we made are eternal. They are what remain when the hardship, difficulties and heartache fade away. I can say with certainty we have memories in abundance. Henry David Thoreau said, “Nothing makes the earth seem as spacious as to have friends at a distance, they make the latitudes and the longitudes.” It is a true honour to be part of the class of 2015. Tonight we celebrate the prize giving, but I don’t think ‘prize giving’ is the proper word for it…not everyone here will receive a prize and I’m not referring to the parents, teachers and honourable guests. I’m referring to those students who didn’t receive any prizes tonight. Maybe it should just be called a giving ceremony. Tonight we celebrate what St Pauls has given us and what we’ve given back. What you’ve produced thanks to the school and what the school has been able to do thanks to you. It’s recognition of excellence and a celebration of achievement as a community. To those of you who still have years to go. Remember what I said, school is like mountain climbing…as Patricia said, work hard, play hard. At some point everyone, me included, forgot about the work part, but don’t get carried away, There’s a time for everything, but keep your focus on your future because you are the instigator of your fate. As Malcolm X said, “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
Head Girl of St Paul’s College 2015 Good evening Ms Matthias, Dr Murphy, honourable guests, Mrs Gudde, teachers, parents, students and the class of 2015. St Paul’s College provides the environment for students to grow and reach their goals. You might start your journey here at the College with small dreams, but rest assured you will leave with big dreams and the world at your feet. When I started my journey here, I never could have imagined that I would become Head Girl, let alone the person I am today. I have grown tremendously through these past years. I have stumbled and I have fallen on many occasions and more than I should have. But I can promise you that with the support at the College, I have
never doubted my abilities and I urge everyone not to be afraid of falling or making mistakes, because you will never remain there with the St Paul’s family behind you. I am proud to stand here before you today. A little nervous, but proud too! To the school, thank you for entrusting me to lead you. The honour of being a part of this school and to have met everyone here is more than I could describe. When I look at everyone tonight I see a bright future. A generation that will make the school and the country proud. To the teachers, non-teaching staff and parents: How do you begin to thank people who have played such a
big part in your life? How do you say thank you for everything they have done? My conclusion was that there would never be enough words to describe our gratitude, but you have to start somewhere. Thank you for supporting us. Thank you for never doubting our abilities. Thank you for always lending a helping hand or a supportive ear. To the parents especially, I hope that when you look at the students here tonight, you are proud. They are your children, they are one another’s friends, but most importantly they are the future of our country. Although some of them might leave and study abroad, I do hope they come back one day, to help the country grow and become what we all believe it possible to be. To the old SMC: It has been a privilege to be a part of the SMC body. You are all different and each and every one has brought something different to the team. Every one of you has taught me so much over the past year and for that, I thank you. From painting masks for Valentine’s Day to the long meetings with Vigos. The memories will always be cherished. To my fellow heads, thank you for not only supporting me, but the SMC body as a whole. To my dear friend and Deputy Head Girl, Gloria Ndilula, thank you for keeping me focused and for always picking me up when I have fallen. To the new SMC: Mother Teresa said “You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things”. With this, I urge you to find each other’s strengths as soon as possible and use them to your advantage. This will help you reach your goal faster. To Ms Le Roux and Ms Schmidt, thank you for not only being our mothers, but our mentors too! To the Grade 8s: I want to leave you with the words the Head Girl said when I was sitting where you are now. “You have a long way to go but make the most of it. Work hard and play hard. I’m not telling you it will be easy, I’m telling you it will be worth it”.
For me, looking back, every late night or early morning was worth it. I hope you feel the same after your five years of high school at St Paul’s College. To the Grade 12s: The past few years, the heads have always had one word to describe their fellow classmates. I have about a hundred. Whether we were Ms Gudde’s marshmallows, Ms Daniels’ angels, or the Grade 8s who broke a slippery slide, one thing is for sure, one word will never be enough. We have imprinted our own history at this school. We were the last seniors in the Higher Centre. We have seen three principals and we were a part of the school when it turned 50 years of age. We survived history doubles that seemed to literally take us back in time. We suspect that Ms Daniels had something to do with always being in Accounting, which would mean we have triple accounting in one day! How our Biology lessons with Ms Le Roux would turn into life skills lessons and how Ms Chani always seemed to have Physics jokes for us, can anyone remember her saying “the decibels are too high, or I need you to convert your sound energy into kinetic energy”? I am proud to be able to say that I am a part of this class. I know that this year’s grade will always be in the news. Whether we are “keeping up” with Christoph’s soccer signings, Shannon taking over the world with her quad bike or Tristan’s journey of cycling to the moon. We will always be connecting with one another in some way. So I’ll say it again, we made history. Since I have been Head Girl, I have heard these words by John Shedd on numerous occasions and I would like to share them with you, especially the Grade 12s. “A ship in a harbour is safe, but that’s not why ships are built”. We are all metaphorical ships, the past 12 years we have been built and equipped for our life away from the harbour. Now it is our time to leave and conquer the sea.
Deputies Overview The bridge came down! If this year is to be remembered for anything, it will probably be the fall of the obesity obliterator. Not only was this a physical relief for all of the members of the school, we also hope that it is representative of the primary and high schools becoming more united. Another thing that the fall of the bridge represents is the rise and opening of the new building. We are looking forward to the new opportunities for all of the upcoming matric years with the exciting completion of this architectural wonder. We, the deputies, feel that there were a few other events also worth mentioning in this overview. First on the list, the Grade 8 Orientation. This year, we think the orientation went extremely well. A lot of effort was put in by the SMCs and the team worked together to try and make it a fun but educational experience for the Grade 8s. The best part about the orientation had to be the dance which involved a mix of zumba, modern hip-hop and line-dancing.
The Valentine’s Day celebrations were much appreciated by the Upper and Lower High School. The friendly game show provided a much needed break from the “start of year” stress and was a source of wonderful entertainment. A big thanks to the choir for putting on wonderful performances and an even bigger thanks to the teachers, who so bravely participated in the game show, proving to the students teachers can have fun too. The highlight of the month, however, was of course the Valentine’s Dance. The SMC pulled it off once again with lavish decorations and memorable entertainment such as a live band and a fire eater! The ladies looked beautiful and the men, handsome. There was hardly a better way to have spent the night than in the photo booth making memories. Independence Day marks a celebration in this country of a separation from South African rule and the unity of the Namibian people, regardless of ethnicity. We felt that a great way to celebrate that this year was to revisit the colour festival once more. This year, not only did we unite the high
school students by showering everyone with paint, but we also brought the primary school students in by sharing the celebration cupcakes. The smiles on their faces made it all worth it! The year 2015 marks many achievements but the most prominent in our memories is the victory of the Classic Clashes. To say that tensions were high that day would be an understatement. However, the boys on our soccer team did not disappoint as they relentlessly continued playing, defied the odds and came out on top. It goes without saying that the crowd was kept alert and positive by our wonderfully hype crew.
All in all, as clichéd as it might sound, this year has truly been one for the books. There will never be another quite like it. We’d like to thank all the teachers and students for their unwaveringly positive attitude about any activity brought forward by the SMC and their enthusiastic participation. It has been a pleasure to serve as deputy heads to the school and we eagerly anticipate the future success of St Paul’s College.
Noah Gillham and Naukelemo Ndilula.
SMC Camp On Thursday, the 11th of September, the High School Prize Giving took place. After what felt like hours of speeches and handing out of awards, it finally came to the announcement of the SMC for 2015. A few moments later, a group of 18 students were standing on stage with their new SMC ties in hand. I found myself fortunate enough to be amongst them.
themes, dates and venues of each occasion. By the end of our meetings, we had prepared ourselves for the upcoming year’s events and had drawn up a design for the muchanticipated SMC shirts. Fortunately, we did not have discussions for the whole day and our schedule allowed for meal breaks and spare time, which we spent at the pool.
Our first excursion as SMC would take us to Out of Nature Lodge on the 15th and 16th of September, where we spent two days planning for the upcoming events of the year. The topics that were discussed included the Grade 8 orientation, Valentine’s Day, the Valentine’s Dance and the Independence Day celebrations.
On our return to Windhoek, I was surprised at how our short time together had drawn us into a unit. The SMC for 2015, under the guidance of Ms Le Roux and Ms Schmidt, is a diverse and capable group. Not only am I honoured to count myself amongst them, but I look forward to working alongside them for the next year.
For each topic, ideas were presented and voted on, responsibilities were established and tasks were assigned to different members of the SMC. This continued until everyone was happy with the
Zan le Roux
Grade 8 Orientation Week
Orientation week started with a bang on Tuesday, the 13th of January, when all the new Grade 8s arrived at school, excited, in their recently purchased school uniforms, looking crisp and fresh. They were split into six groups with three SMCs in charge of a specific group. This was done to help them become familiar with each other and aided the SMCs in controlling their group. They were given an elaborate tour of their new school, including interesting facts and its intricate history. The day before the official start of school and lessons, the Grade 8s were given a small taste of what they were about to experience within the next week. Some boys were asked to serenade a few lucky ladies, some were asked to dance quite embarrassingly and others were drilled with questions based upon their orientation character and the fictional universe in which this character appears. All this was great fun for the SMC to watch. On the first day of school, the Grade 8s were introduced to the full extent of orientation, having to come to school dressed up as their character. If a costume was not up to par, it was tweaked in a manner the SMC body saw fit, for example, comically redrawing “Harry Potter’s” scar when the 8th Grader claimed to have forgotten his scar. They walked nervously onto the stage during the first assembly of the year and the entire college was greatly amused by their silly costumes and nervous, slightly scared, appearance.
During every first break for the rest of the week, they assembled on the field, fully prepared to be initiated by the SMC body in front of the entire school. They had to adhere to anything they were instructed to do, as long as the instruction came from an SMC member. It was a great laugh watching them ‘swim’ on the grass, be shorter than the shortest SMC, Gillian, who is quite short, and be splashed with water - while doing more outrageous tasks such as professing their love to complete strangers, drowning in a drop of water, or cutting the grass with some nail clippers. On the final day of orientation, the SMCs had the poor 8th Graders “baptised”, popping water balloons on their heads and they went “swimming” on the grass, using elaborate swimming strokes whilst large buckets of water were poured on them. Orientation is an amazing time for the Grade 8s because it helps them bond with the rest of the school, the SMC body and with each other. The week is also a brilliant time for creating astounding memories which, most definitely, are remembered long after they leave the corridors and classrooms of St Paul’s College.
Jacques Lorenzen Grade 12 M
Grade 8 Sleep Over The Grade 8 sleepover on the 16th of January was, without a doubt, the highlight of the orientation week and a memorable experience for both the Grade 8s and the members of the SMC. The first activity was the slightly unsuccessful 40- a-side soccer match (I wonder why). However, it was followed by an excellent obstacle game in which the SMCs had their fill of throwing sponges mercilessly at one of the Grade 8 classes, while they tried to collect all the items in an enclosure in as little time as possible. The other two classes had to retrieve the sponges and, being indistinguishable from the playing class, were punished extensively for their inefficiency. Nevertheless, the Grade 8s played with a strong determination driven by the ambition to claim the prestigious prize. This constituted a chance to be the sponge throwers at the two losing classes. After a short ‘break’, during which the Grade 8s were reprimanded for their insufferable ‘inferiority’, the victorious class claimed their prize. The SMCs were then burdened with the impossible task of improving the Grade 8s three second memory span by drilling them repeatedly with simple information. Invariably, we soon learned our efforts were mostly futile and so made them attempt the more physically demanding tug-of-war. Within each class, the girls against the boys and this activity clearly showed us that nothing justifies sexism. The last daylight activity was the flour power game. Five groups competed in a race to do jumps, push-ups, squats, then dunk their faces in water, followed by flour and spin in nauseating circles. The SMCs were given a hilarious spectacle of white-faced, dizzy Grade 8s stumbling all over the show. With the vanishing light, the day culminated in the tragic burial of the Grade 8s mini-selves. Those who failed to bring them were
awarded with free fitness training. When enough tears had been spilled, the SMCs and Grade 8s finally had a lengthy dinner break. Once all the Grade 8s had been rounded up again, the SMCs led them into the hall to teach them our self-choreographed dance. Although teaching them was a lengthy process, they were capable dancers and the result was very pleasing. The final activity for the Friday was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The Grade 8s had to search for a ‘prize’ hidden in the bottom half of the school. SMCs patrolled everywhere, tagging Grade 8s who would then have to return to their starting point, the hall. Eventually they found the ‘prize’; empty pizza boxes and fake coke. The SMCs then allowed the Grade 8s to go to bed, only to “wake them up” half an hour later at one o’clock to write their orientation exam. After that, they really were exhausted and fell asleep by half-past-two. By four in the morning, the SMC’s were all awake and paranoid, filling water balloons and buckets and preparing ourselves extensively for the five o’clock battle. The much awaited battle began and, while the SMCs were heavily outnumbered, our defense was impregnable to the point that we were forced to run out and counter-attack - a severe mistake! Several unfortunate SMCs were captured by the Grade 8s and bombarded with a wide range of revolting products! Suffice to say that ‘revenge’ is an adequate description of what transpired. Although eager to depart for a warm shower and comfortable bed, we looked back on the night with fondness as we realised what an amazing group of Grade 8s we were fortunate enough to have. The Grade 8s also appreciated the chance to bond and finally be welcomed as part of St Paul’s College.
Independence Celebrations Red-green-blue-yellow!! Namibian colours on everyone and everything. From cupcakes portraying the national flag to students coated with paint. The 25th Namibian Independence celebrations were in full swing at St Paulâ€™s very own colour party. The tremendous effort and organisation required for this event is often overlooked. The SMCs started preparations weeks in advance. This did not only include acquiring the paint itself (which is no easy task!), but also repackaging the buckets of colourful powder which quickly led to very colourful SMCs.
This year, the Primary School was included in the celebrations and the lower grades were delighted to receive their very own Namibian cupcakes. But, it was not all fun and games. The High School took a moment to be serious and gathered in silence as the Head Girl addressed them. Then, the national anthem was sung as the Namibian flag unfurled in the wind. Only then, did everyone receive cake and a complimentary packet of paint, followed by the colour party!
Valentine’s Dance The Valentine’s Dance was held on the 20th of February and although it was a hand full of days after Valentine’s Day, the evening was as romantic and sparkling as ever. The much awaited theme for the year was a masquerade ball and the pupils of St Paul’s College devoted themselves to wearing the most interesting and striking masks to the dance. One was welcomed by an outstanding, large mask at the gate. As soon as one passed through the rather enchanting mouth of the mask, the International Youth Award participants were ready to serve the guests with refreshing non-alcoholic cocktails. A stunning red carpet was laid out for the guests, for all to have their moment to shine and be photographed. The hall was beautifully decorated in black, silver, turquoise and royal blue. Perfectly plucked peacock feathers truly assisted in making the tables look as glorious as anything else, while fairy lights shimmered in the trees. Pupils gathered in a tent on the field and delighted themselves in ravishing finger food while conversing with each other and taking (literally) millions of selfies. The photo booth was visited by everyone from the minute it had opened, to the minute it closed about two hours later and one was provided with a colourful printout of the photographs taken.
The dance kicked off splendidly with a DJ playing the best tracks and outstanding appearances by St Paul’s students and guest performers. Everyone then gathered for a few breathless moments on the field to watch an incredible fire breather perform and then continued to dance the evening away. The evening could not end without indulging in the sweetest and most divine tartlets. Filled with mystery, accompanied by fun and topped off with a pinch of magic, St Paul’s College had hosted another wonderfully orchestrated Valentine’s Dance. A special thanks to the SMC who had dedicated themselves to planning it all to the finest detail. The International Youth Award is thanked for their unflawed serving skills and assistance. The Accounting and Economics Department is once again thanked for their continuous service by providing the pupils and guests with delicious drinks throughout the evening. All the pupils, guests and teachers are thanked enormously for attending the evening. The dance was a huge success simply because the people there made it so.
Prize Giving Recognition of Excellent Achievements in 2015 Academics: Certificates of Merit, Certificates and book prizes Awards are based on the average of results of the first and second trimesters. No subject average may be less than 50%.
SPECIAL ACADEMIC AWARDS
CERTIFICATES OF MERIT GRADE 8 – for an average of 80% at the end of the second trimester, a merit certificate is awarded to: Frieda Persaud 80.2% Othello Joseph 81.3% Micháela Groenewald 82.0% Luka Serrer 82.0% Theodorus Wassenaar 82.5% Cameron Lohmann 82.8% Jamie Coetzee 83.1% Alexandre Haudebourg 84.2% Book prize for third position in grade: Quinn-Franco Stellmacher 84.9% Book prize for second position in grade: Rosa Ithindi 86.3% Book prize for first position in grade: Helen Forster 90.0%
ACADEMIC SCROLLS GRADE 9 – for an average of 80% and above at the end of the second trimester, an academic scroll is awarded to the following students: Thierry Karume Nathan Nyantondo Niita Kanime Roberta Nsinano Samantha Muller Kaja Pack Ira Varela Galilei Njembo Annely Ipangelwa Damien Schütz
KARSEBOOM BOOK PRIZE (for outstanding academic endeavour) Grade 8: Mathew Mojekwu and Megan Landman Grade 9: Galilei Njembo and Ira Varela SCIENCE FAIR (based on previous year performance either at Regional or National Level) St Paul’s Mathematics and Science Fair Best Project Shield Christopher Wannenmacher St Paul’s Mathematics and Science Fair Runner-Up Trophy Damien Schütz ABC STATIONERS ART PRIZES (for an excellent standard in Art and Design) Grade 8: Helen Forster and Uetupanao Katjivena Grade 9: Samantha Muller FNCC PRIZE (for interest and excellent achievements in French) Best French student in Grade 8: Rosa Ithindi Best French student in Grade 9: Kyana Diehl GERMAN EMBASSY BOOK PRIZE (for interest and excellent achievements in German) Grade 8: Cameron Lohmann Grade 9: Vivica Cupido
81.3% 81.8% 82.0% 82.1% 82.1% 82.3% 83.0% 83.8% 83.8% 85.6%
Book prize for third position in grade: Vivica Cupido 86.6% Book prize for second position in grade: Taimi Mhoney 88.1% Book prize for first position in grade: Kyana Diehl 90.2% M.F. Slabbert Junior Dux Trophy: Kyana Diehl
ACADEMIC HALF COLOURS
SPECIAL ACADEMIC AWARDS
GRADE 10 – for an average of 80% and above at the end of the second trimester, academic half colours are awarded to the following students: Claire Ries von Bergen 80.0 % Kupakwashe Chimonyo 80.2% Nicolaas Jacobs 80.3% Tara Hein 80.95% Amore Pretorius 81.49% Layla Diehl 82.2% Nastasha Rau 84.0 % Book prize for third position in grade: Henry Johnston 85.17% Book prize for second position in grade: Rusta Kalomho 86.15% Book prize for first position in grade: Helena Wassenaar 88.79%
ABC STATIONERS ART PRIZES (for an excellent standard in Art and Design) Grade 10: Elisa Acebes and Layla Diehl PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS ACCOUNTING AND MATHEMATICS PRIZE (for top achievers in Grade 10 in Mathematics and Accounting) 3rd Gabrielle McDonald 2nd Henry Johnston 1st Nicolaas Jacobs FNCC PRIZE (for interest and excellent achievements in French) Best French student in Grade 10: Helena Wassenaar GERMAN EMBASSY BOOK PRIZE (for interest and excellent achievements in German) Grade 10: Nastasha Rau
SPECIAL ACADEMIC AWARDS
ACADEMIC FULL COLOURS GRADE 11 - for an average of 80% and above at
the end of the second trimester, academic full colours are awarded to the following students. The minimum average for subjects of 60% applies: Luke Brinkmann 80.22% Shane van Zyl 80.33% Kimberlin Brain 81.26% Josua van Tonder 82.90% Book prize for third position in grade: Zoa Wustrow 82.99% Book prize for second position in grade: Tsengelmaa Sundui 83.58% Book prize for first position in grade: Lucas Wackerle-Garcia 89.07%
ABC STATIONERS ART PRIZES (for an excellent standard in Art and Design) Grade 11: Josua van Tonder PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS ACCOUNTING AND MATHEMATICS PRIZE (for top achievers in Grade 11 in Mathematics and Accounting) 3rd Patrick Tietz 2nd Lucas Martin 1st Carl-Hein Visser FNCC PRIZE (for interest and excellent achievements in French) Best French student in Grade 11: Tsengelmaa Sundui GERMAN EMBASSY BOOK PRIZE (for interest and excellent achievements in German) Grade 11: Wakunyambo Simenda - German Ordinary Level Zoa Wustrow - German Higher Level
ACADEMIC HALF COLOURS GRADE 12 – for an average of 70% – 74.9% at the end of the second trimester, academic half colours are awarded to the following students: Maria Acebes Vinomuini Tjombonde Patricia Pretorius Wilhelmina Kandongo Lars Schuler Hendrik Koekemoer Tristan de Lange Ndapewa Kaholongo
70.3% 70.8% 71.1% 71.2% 71.5% 72.0% 72.1% 72.6%
Hilya Iikuyu Mynhardt Beukes Vera Röder Aurelia Samuyenga Jacques Lorenzen Noah Gillham Thalia Leicher Naukalemo Ndilula
73.1% 73.7% 73.8% 73.8% 74.3% 74.4% 74.6% 74.7%
GRADE 12 Subject Merit Certificates Joshua Bassingthwaighte Biology Higher 86% Geography Higher 86% Mynhardt Beukes Biology Higher 82% Geography Higher 82% Torben Callesen Mathematics Higher 95% Biology Higher 93%; Geography Higher 84% History Higher 80% Physical Science Higher 88% Amy Coury Mathematics Higher 88% Foreign Language German Higher 85% Art & Design Higher 80% History Higher 84% Tristan de Lange Foreign Language German Higher 83% Noah Gillham Mathematics Higher 82% Foreign Language French Higher 86% Jennifer Hailulu Foreign Language French Higher 81% Wilhelmina Kandongo Foreign Language German Ordinary 88% Christoph Krรถnke Foreign Language German Higher 89% Thalia Leicher Mathematics Higher 80% Foreign Language German Higher 93% Foreign Language French Higher 86% Jacques Lorenzen Mathematics Higher 81% Tzu-Yen Huang Accounting Higher 85% Naukalemo Ndilula Foreign language French Higher 81% Vera Rรถder Art & Design Higher 83% Antonia Roth Mathematics Higher 95% Foreign Language German Higher 93% Foreign Language French Higher 89% Accounting Higher 95% Economics Higher 90% Physical Science Higher 93% Aurelia Samuyenga Foreign Language French Higher 80% Lars Schuler Foreign Language German Higher 83% History Higher 81% Christiaan Schutte Mathematics Higher 95% Biology Higher 81%; Geography Higher 89% Physical Science Higher 82% Tendaiishe Shonhiwa Biology Higher 80% Foreign Language French Higher 82% Bradley Tjongarero Foreign Language German Ordinary 85% Renier Visser Mathematics Higher 90% Accounting Higher 81%; Biology Higher 85% Physical Science Higher 87% Sara Wackerle-Garcia Mathematics Higher 93% Foreign Language German Higher 87% Biology Higher 86% Economics Higher 84% Physical Science Higher 83% Samantha Zezai Art & Design Higher 80%
SPECIAL ACADEMIC AWARDS ABC STATIONERS ART PRIZES (for an excellent standard in Art and Design) Grade 12: Amy Coury FNCC PRIZE (for interest and excellent achievements in French) Best French student in Grade 12: Antonia Roth GERMAN EMBASSY BOOK PRIZE (for interest and excellent achievements in German) Grade 12: Wilhelmina Kandongo (German Ordinary Level) Grade 12: Jatompa Kapenda (German Higher Level)
SPECIAL ACADEMIC AWARDS continued
DELOITTE & TOUCHE Monetary Prize for the most versatile student in Grade 12: Tzu-Yen Huang KPMG ACCOUNTING PRIZE (for top achievers in Grade 12 Accounting) 3rd Renier Visser 2nd Tzu-Yen Huang 1st Antonia Roth ERNST & YOUNG (for excellent work ethic in Accounting and Mathematics in Grade 11 & 12) Antonia Roth
ACADEMIC FULL COLOURS
GRADE 12 - for an average of 75% at the end of the second trimester, academic full colours are awarded to the following students. The minimum average for subjects of 60% applies: David Edmunds 75.0% Caitlin Calitz 75.6% Tendaiishe Shonhiwa 76.6% Joshua Bassingthwaighte 78.8% Tzu-Yen Huang 78.9% Amy Coury 79.4% Renier Visser 80.7% Christiaan Schutte 84.6% Book prize for third position in grade: Sara Wackerle-Garcia 85.6% Book prize for second position in grade: Torben Callesen 86.0% Book prize for first position in grade: Antonia Roth 90.2% Taylor Trophy for best NSSC H student: Antonia Roth
TROPHIES OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS Judge Chris Mouton Trophy for Bilingualism: Thalia Leicher
Anna Frank Trophy for Afrikaans: Joshua Bassingthwaighte
DanVis Trophy for Economics in Grade 11 Tsengelmaa Sundui
Agnew Trophy for NSSC H Biology: Torben Callesen
Samantha Muller Trophy for Art: Vera Röder for progressive ingenuity, consistency and perseverance
Swachem Trophy for Physical Science: Torben Callesen
Gratia Artis Trophy for fine achievements in Art in Grade 11: Pascal Henle Loft Gallery Trophy: Geneva Brown for excellent work
Woerman Brock Trophy for Mathematics: shared Christiaan Schutte and Lucas Wackerle-Garcia Ben Africa Trophy for Academic Endeavour: Tianyang Liu
Nissen Trophy for History: Hilya Iikuyu
H Pupkewitz Trophy for best progress: Pieter le Roux (improved 10.6%)
Blokker Trophy for Geography: Christiaan Schutte
Mapanga Trophy for the student whose attitude, initiative and performance reflects the spirit of St Paul’s College Afiah Gowases
Kaschik Trophy for Senior German: Nils Schuler Levinson Trophy for English: Antonia Roth
Malik Trophy for Olympiad: Afrikaans Olympiad Niel Swanepoel
Optime Moratum Trophy for good service, loyalty,diligence and behaviour: Noah Gillham and Lars Schuler
Glen-Spyron Trophy for Best NSSC H Accounting: Antonia Roth
X-Ray Trophy for Creativity and Innovation Niel Swanepoel
Binneman-Visser Auditor’s Trophy for NSSC H Economics: Antonia Roth
Awards for Cultural Activities DEBATING Best Junior Debater: Best Senior Debater:
Othello Joseph Nastasha Rau
DRAMA Best Supporting Actor: Trophy for the Best Actor in a leading role:
Tulela Pea Jacques Lorenzen
AWARD FOR OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Standard Bank Trophy for her dedication, continued commitment and organisation of the SPCA Project “Animal Cruelty Awareness” at St Paul’s College
Naude Trophy for dedicated service to the College for his dedication and service to the College
Trophies and Awards for Sports ATHLETICS Junior Victrix Ludorum Senior Victrix Ludorum
Uetupa Katjivena Grace Haihambo
Junior Victor Ludorum Senior Victor Ludorum
Justin Andima Pascal Henle
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Cricket: Hendrik Koekemoer Hockey: Rachel Finch - Girls Nicolaas Jacobs - Boys
Netball: Jessica Aspara Soccer: Vetjiwa Tjivau - Girls Prosper Chimwamurombe - Boys
MAKATI SPORT TEAM OF THE YEAR Girls Soccer - Winners OTB League 2015
BEST SPORT ACHIEVEMENT TROPHY Nominations: Tristan de Lange – Nominee for CYCLING Antonia Roth – Nominee for SWIMMING THE BEST SPORT ACHIEVEMENT TROPHY GOES TO: Tristan de Lange Namibian Junior National Time Trial Champion, Namibian Junior National Road Race Champion, Junior African Continental Cross Country Champion, Namibian Junior National Cross Country Champion, Junior SA Cup Champion, Namibian Junior National Marathon Champion
JUNIOR SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR Nominations: Rachel Finch – U16 NSSU Hockey & U16 PSI Hawks Uetupa Katjivena – Regional Athletics Tamika Milho – U16 NSSU Hockey & U16 PSI Hawks THE JUNIOR SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR IS (SHARED): Rachel Finch and Tamika Milho
JUNIOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR Nominations: Nicolaas Jacobs – Coca Cola National Athletics, NASP Archery, U16 NSSU & U16 Hawks Hockey Maxton Absolom – Coca Cola National Athletics THE JUNIOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR IS: Nicolaas Jacobs
SENIOR SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR Antonia Roth South African National Champs in Durban setting one Namibian Age Group Record, NASU Aqapentatholon winning 5 Gold medals and Senior Victrix Ludorum, NASU Night League winning 5 Gold and 2 Silver medals and setting 2 Namibian Age Group Records, Recipient of the Brother Sebastian Long Course Gala Trophy and Runner-up for the Larry Laursen Short Course Gala Trophy 2014-15 season, nine Namibian Short Course Age Groups records, one Open Namibian Short Age Group Course record, two Open Namibian Short Age Group Course Relay Records, one Long Course Age Group record and three Open Relay records.
SENIOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR Nominations: Pascal Henle – Coca Cola National Athletics Kimberlain Brain – Namibian U17 Cricket team Hendrik Koekemoer – Namibian U19 Cricket team THE SENIOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR IS: Hendrik Koekemoer
Honours and Awards Grade 12 Honours and Awards AFRIKAANS OLYMPIAD
FULL COLOURS for 4 years exceptional dedication,
for achieving an Award in the Afrikaans Olympiad 2015 – Certificates from ATKV Jessica Hancox (72.31%) Hilja Iikuyu (63.08%) Ndapewa Kaholongo (79.23%) Johannes le Roux (81.54%) Chanaire Mackrill (74.62%) Ashleigh Mogane (67.69%) Zenlia Philander (65.38%) Mpho Slinger (73.08%) Elizabeith Smith (68.46%) Renier Visser (81.54%)
commitment and service to the Girl/Child Initiative Patricia Pretorius
MODEL UNITED NATIONS FULL COLOURS re-award for dedication to the Model United Nations Club Lars Schuler
HALF COLOURS for 3rd year participation in the ATKV Afrikaans Olympiad and achieving above 80% Patricia Pretorius (83.08%)
CRICKET FULL COLOURS re-award for consistent selection to the National Team over 5 years
SCROLL for 2 years of faithful of service to the Chapel Band
FULL COLOURS re-award for selection to the NSSU U18
HALF COLOURS for 3 years of faithful service to the Chapel
FULL COLOURS re-award for consistent selection to the
SCROLL for two years of dedicated involvement in the St
Paul’s Drama Productions Maria Acebes Hilya Iikuyu Chanaire Mackrill
Racquel Booysen Thalia Leicher Tjijandjeua Ngatjizeko
HALF COLOURS for three years of dedicated and enthusiastic
involvement in the Drama Productions Careline !Gontes Afiah Gowases Samantha Zezai
Noah Gillham Jaques Lorenzen
National Team over 5 years Antonia Roth
CYCLING FULL COLOURS SPORT re-award for consistent
selection to the National Team over 5 years in Mountain Biking and Road Racing Tristan de Lange
Sport Trophy Awards Netball
Commitment and Dedication (Trophy)
Recognition of Excellent Academic Achievements AFRIKAANS OLYMPIAD
CERTIFICATE GRADE 10 – for an average of 75% - 79% at the end of the second trimester, an academic scroll is awarded to the following students: Kuveri Mbaeva Jacobina Kalunduka Jules van de Port Ricardo Jesus Machado Tulela Pea Remelou Refugio Dreshné Gilbert Shelby Slinger Ryan van Zyl Mia Schutte Elisa Acebes Teixeira Gabrielle McDonald
75.74% 76.36% 76.38% 76.74% 76.85% 77.72% 77.98% 78.49% 78.95% 79.17% 79.61% 79.82%
Dreshné Gilbert (76.15%) Nicolaas Jacobs (74.62%) Kuveri Mbaeva (69.23%) Gabrielle McDonald (80%) Amore Pretorius (73.85%) Mia Schutte (80%) Ryan van Zyl (73.08%) Cody Claassen (70%) Jean-Pierre Gous (79.23%) Gillian Hermanus (84.62%) Juliana Naude (84.62%) Aimee Philander (76.15%) Shane van Zyl (76.15%)
SCROLL for 2nd year participation in the ATKV Afrikaans Olympiad and achieving above 80%
Robyn Schwartz (80.77%)
GRADE 11 – for an average of 70% - 74% at the
HALF COLOURS for 3rd year participation in the ATKV Afrikaans Olympiad and achieving above 80%
end of the second trimester, an academic scroll is awarded to the following students: Justine Shikombe Darméll Samaria Ndifekelwapuny Shipo Charné Mensah Annika Kirchner Wakunyambo Simenda Hee-Dee Walenga Kaylynn Oosthuizen
70.56% 70.71% 70.72% 71.04% 72.36% 72.74% 74.05% 74.17%
Mareta van Lill (87.69%) Niel Swanepoel (88.46%)
COMMONWEALTH ENGLISH ESSAY COMPETITION 2015 CERTIFICATE from the Royal Common Wealth Society
ACADEMIC HALF COLOURS
GRADE 11 – for an average of 75% - 79%
CERTIFICATE from the Harmony South African Mathematics Olympiad for reaching the second round of the South African Olympiad Senior Division
at the end of the second trimester, academic half colours are awarded to the following students: Niel Swanepoel Juliana Naude Carl-Hein Visser Aimee Philander Mareta van Lill Joseph Lichtman Pascal Henle Gillian Hermanus Lucas Martin Patrick Tietz Nils Schuler Shane van Zyl
for achieving an Award in the Afrikaans Olympiad 2015 – Certificates from ATKV
75.67% 76.34% 76.68% 76.74% 77.57% 77.64% 77.83% 77.88% 77.88% 78.32% 78.34% 79.53%
Shane van Zyl Ryan van Zyl Nicolaas Jacobs Henry Johnston Lucas Wackerle-Garcia Amore Pretorius
MATHEMATICS TROPHY for the best Mathematics Project (Grade 8 – 10) Kyana Diehl Taimi Mhoney
YOUNG SCIENTISTS ACHIEVEMENTS AT THE REGIONAL & NATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR â€“ Certificates of Recognition to Young Scientists
(Regionals get Nampower Certificate) Luka Serrer Quinn- Franco Stellmacher Ashia Whitelock Wilhelm Petrus
Theodorus Wassenaar - First year participation at Khomas Regional Science Fair and National Science Fair, Regional Gold, National Gold, National Best in Category in 2015 Emily Shave - First year participation at Khomas Regional Science Fair and National Science Fair, Regional Gold, Regional Best in Category, National Silver in 2015 Megan Landmann - First year participation at Khomas Regional Science Fair and National Science Fair, Regional Gold, Regional Best in Category, National Silver in 2015 Helen Forster - First year participation at Khomas Regional Science Fair and National Science Fair, Regional Gold, Regional Best Overall project in 2015 Connor Martin - First year participation at Khomas Regional Science Fair and National Science Fair, Regional Gold, Regional Best in Category, National Bronze in 2015 Liam Brinkmann - First year participation at Khomas Regional Science Fair and National Science Fair, Regional Gold, Regional Best in Category in 2015 Ryan Symonds Mayes - First year participation at Khomas Regional Science Fair and National Science Fair, Regional Gold, Regional Best in Category, National Silver, National Best in Category in 2015
Outreach and Service BERNARD NORDKAMP SCROLL for 2 years of dedicated service to Bernard Nordkamp Simon Brown Vivica Cupid Annely Ipangelwa Runguro Kudumo Liam Katjitae Kuveri Mbaeva Bruce Mwaenga Roberta Nsinano Damien SchĂźtz Patrick Tietz
Henry Johnston Uetuesa Murangi Larona Sedimo
HALF COLOURS for 3 years of enthusiastic and dedicated service to Bernard Nordkamp
SHOEBOX PRO FULL COLOURS for 3 years of enthusiastic, dedicated AND committed service to Bernard Nordkamp Niel SwanepoelJ CHAPEL BAND SCROLL for 2 years of faithful of service to the Chapel Band Ruben Stein Galilei Njembo HALF COLOURS for 3 years of faithful service to the Chapel Band
FULL COLOURS for 4 years of faithful service to the Chapel Band
CHESS CLUB SCROLL for 2 years of dedicated participation in the Chess Club David Beukes
CULTURE FULL COLOURS as recognition for representing Namibia
at the World Championships of Performing Arts in the USA, as well as Classical Ballet – Cecchetti Society Faculty Intermediate Foundation Examination passed with Merit (≥ 75%) Juliana Naude
FULL COLOURS as recognition of the Association of
International Dance Teachers (A.I.D.T) Preliminary Junior Examination passed with Honours with Distinction (≥ 95%) as well as Classical Ballet – Cecchetti Society Faculty Intermediate Foundation Examination passed with Merit (≥ 75%) Kaylynn Oosthuizen
FULL COLOURS as recognition of the Royal Academy of Dance Level 3 Certificate in Graded Examinations in Dance: Grade 8 (Ballet) – Merit Ella Gunning DEBATING SCROLL for two years of commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to the Debating Club Valeska Brodie Simon Brown Runguro Kudumo Gabrielle McDonald HALF COLOURS for two years of commitment,
enthusiasm and dedication to the Debating Club Bruce Mwaenga Amore Pretorius Nastasha Rau Jules van de Port
DRAMA SCROLL for two years of dedicated involvement in the St Paul’s Drama Productions Taleni Amkongo Kupakwashe Chimonyo Anne-Sophie Evrard Elaine Konjore Mpumzi-Wame Mtimde Zvikomborero Mukamba Ngumeritiza Ndjavera Galilei Njembo Damien Schütz Shelby Slinger Zianah Tjitendero Lucas Wackerle-Garcia HALF COLOURS for three years of dedicated and enthusiastic involvement in the Drama Productions Tulela Pea Tadiwanashe Namate
DRUM LINE SCROLL for two years of committed participation in Drum Line Angelika Hass Carl-Hein Visser HALF COLOURS for three years of committed participation
in Drum Line Maxton Absolom Elton Shipena
Kudakwashe Chimonyo Abbison Zezai
for 4 years of committed service to and participation in Drum Line Jonathan West – citation
SCROLL for 2 years of committed service to the Girl/Child Initiative Carli le Roux Farida Gertze Charmaine Goreses Ella Gunning Candice Salkunga Adama Cooper Jacobina Kalunduka Jacinda Lima Samantha Muller Kyra Muller HALF COLOURS for 3 years of committed service to the Girl/ Child Initiative Dreshné Gilbert Tinotenda Gotore EnWan-Teh Bolo Nobuhle Marima Kupakwashe Chimonyo Tulela Pea Shelby Slinger Wakunyambo Simenda Huidani Demas Darméll Samaria Zoa Wustrow Ngumeritza Ndjavera Elaine Konjore Justine Shikomba HALF COLOURS re-award for 4 years committed service to the Girl/Child Initiative Grace Haihambo
SCROLL for 2 years of dedicated service to the Media Centre Zvikomborero Mukamba
HALF COLOURS for 3 years of dedicated service to the Media
Centre Nastascha Rau
FULL COLOURS for 4 years of dedicated service to the Media Centre Carl-Hein Visser - citation
MODEL UNITED NATIONS FULL COLOURS re-award for dedication to the Model United Nations Club Nils Schuler - citation
Service to the School SPECIAL RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE for 5 years of dedicated and committed service to Coaching Development Cricket at St Paul’s College Primary School Calum Gunning
SHOEBOX PROJECT SCROLL for dedicated service to the Shoebox Project Nastascha Rau
REPORTERS CLUB CERTIFICATE for commitment to the Reporters Club
Juanita Ananias Valseka Brodie Elton Shipena
Abigail Mushendami Nomagugu Moyo
Lusungu Mufune Tadiwanashe Namate
Earvin Beukes Tulela Pea
SCROLL for commitment to the Reporters Club and being a member of the Editorial Team Nastasha Rau Jules van de Port Haylene Bossau HALF COLOURS for commitment to and dedicated service to all activities of the Reporters Club and being a member of the
Editorial Team Amore Pretorius
Awards for Sporting Achievements HOCKEY continued
CRICKET HALF COLOURS for selection to the Namibian U15
Cricket team Ryan Symonds-Mayes
FULL COLOURS S for selection to the Namibian U17
Cricket team Kimberlin Brain - citation
FULL COLOURS for selection to the NSSU U16 National
Team Kieran Pieters
FULL COLOURS for selection to the NSSU U18 National Team Pieter Louis le Roux - re-award - citation
NETBALL FIT CLUB SCROLL for 2 - 3 Years committed service to the St Paul’s
Fit Club Valeska Brodie (2 years)
SCROLL for 2 years of committed service to St Paul’s Rejoice Vilho Jen Kamwi Larona Sedimo Vivica Cupido Arlene Mutua
HALF COLOURS for selection to the NSSU U16 National
Team Tamika Milho
HALF COLOURS for 4 years of committed participation and service to St Paul’s Hockey Calum Gunning Aimee Philander
HALF COLOURS for winning the National Netball League
Charmaine Goreses Hitoko Tjitemisa
Galilei Njembo (2 years)
HOCKEY Hockey Robyn Schwartz Panduleni Khiba Angelika Hass Dimpho-Dintle Moloi Maandero Ngatjizeko Annely Ipangelwa
SOCCER SCROLL for 2 years of committed service to St Paul’s Soccer
Dantago Gawanab Chabalanda Siyambango Gelvanus Kariseb Ngambui Katjivena Simataa Masule Gerson Shipuata
Kabamba Kafunda Patrick Brooker-Smith Shewe Tarumbwa Manuel Pedro Uzuvira Mujahere Tjiramba Nguundja
HALF COLOURS for winning the National Soccer 1st League
Victoria Markgraaf Mechelle Tjimuku Jacinda Lima Elisa Acebes Juanita Ananias
Alina Amadilha Kuveri Mbaeva Jacobina Kalunduka Tinotenda Gotore Alina Niipare
HALF COLOURS for 4 years dedication to and participation
in Soccer Hafeni Amuenje Mbinyae Kauta
SWIMMING SCROLL for 2 years of dedicated participation to Swimming Nastasha Rau Luke Brinkmann
HALF COLOURS for selection to represent Namibia at the Short Course Swimming Gala in Durban, South Africa Jade Coury
HALF COLOURS for selection to the Namibian National
SwimmingTeam Ashia Whitelock
Sport Trophy Awards Cricket
Remarkable Improvement (Trophy) Commitment and Dedication (Trophy) Resilience and Perseverance (Trophy)
Hockey Girls First Team
Remarkable Improvement (Trophy) Commitment and Dedication (Trophy) Resilience and Perseverance (Trophy)
Hockey Boys First Team
Commitment and Dedication (Trophy) Resilience and Perseverance (Trophy)
Kimberlin Brain Rene Were Calum Gunning Jen Kamwi Aimee Philander Michaela Groenewald Pieter Louis le Roux Damien Schütz
Remarkable Improvement (Trophy) Resilience and Perseverance (Trophy)
Hitoko Tjitemisa Grace Haihambo
Soccer Girls First Team
Remarkable Improvement (Trophy) Commitment and Dedication (Trophy) Resilience and Perseverance (Trophy)
Victoria Markgraaf Diana-Lee Samaria Tinotenda Gotore
Soccer Boys First Team
WINNING HOUSE - Trophy
Interhouse Athletics: Interhouse Sports Day: Interhouse Swimming:
Kimberlin Brain Munashe Tom Dominicus Usiku 1756 1245 Ernest Ernest Ernest
AWARDS FOR SPORT CODES OUTSIDE THOSE OFFERED AT ST PAUL’S FULL COLOURS SPORT for representing his country at
ARCHERY FULL COLOURS SPORT for selection to the Namibian
international level during 2015 and achieving his Black Belt Simon Brown
National Archery Team Nicolaas Jacobs - citation
at the Squash Championships at Walvis Bay and being Junior Namibia Squash Champion Luke Brinkmann
FULL COLOURS SPORT for selection to represent Namibia
FULL COLOURS SPORT for consistent selection to the Namibian Gymnastics team over the past 3 years Kabuba Masule - citation
KARATE HALF COLOURS SPORT for selection to the Namibian National Karate Team Mechelle Tjimuku
FULL COLOURS SPORT for representing his country at
international level during 2015 achieving numerous Gold and Silver medals in both Kata and Kumite disciplines Sergio Duchaine – citation
TENNIS HALF COLOURS SPORT for selection to the Namibian Schools Team who participated at the COSSASSA Ball Games in Zambia Dantago Gawanab WATERSKI FULL COLOURS SPORT for consistent selection to the
National Team over 4 years Dieter Kebbel - re-award
to all the students who achieved these excellent results! 3
Who paints the sky? (A Myth) In the beginning of time, there were only Zeus and the other gods and goddesses who lived alongside the humans. The earth, however, was plain and boring. There were not many flowers which bloomed nor were there any wondrous sights. The sky was a dark blue colour at night and a light yellow during the day. At night, there were no stars to shine and the moon, although bright, was always the same light grey colour. During the day, the sun shone, but as it rose at dawn, or set at dusk, it brought with it no transition of colours. Zeus was watching the earth one day and he saw how dull and lifeless it was. He thought for a long while about this. “Do these little beings not grow tired of their surroundings?” He knew how creative these little beings were and had what he believed to be a brilliant idea. He would go and speak with the god of the Underworld, Hades, and convince him to agree to his plan. Zeus wanted to give every human being who dies a chance to paint the sky. In this way, the sky would no longer be dull or lifeless but vivid and beautiful. Zeus would make a deal with Hades which would be that once a person died, they would not go directly to the Underworld but first to Heaven to paint the sky. Hades, however, being the stubborn god he was, refused to agree to Zeus’ plan. Zeus went to the Underworld every day for two millennia, sometimes even twice a day and, in all honesty, the Underworld was not a pleasant place to be. In all this time, the earth remained as it was. At last Zeus grew impatient with Hades and waged a war against him. With the help of Ares, the god of war, Zeus won the war against Hades. Hades, being bruised, battered and scarred, was forced to agree to Zeus’ plan. So as Zeus had planned, every time a human being died, they went to Heaven and painted the sky. It still goes on this same way. When you die, you then have your chance to paint the sky. This is why the sky always changes colour and is so astonishingly beautiful. It is simply an immense canvas which, you too, will one day be able to paint.
The Vulture As the wind whistles, as the light turns ever so dim As your glimmer of hope becomes ever so slim As the wails of sorrow draw ever so near Just know friend, the Reaper is here From the depths of the underworld From the darkness of the abyss and deeper He rises to collect a soul sold by its keeper For death summons the presence of the Reaper The shadow of his cloak and dagger like claws He strikes fear into any heart when he opens his jaws He now dines on the flesh that was once yours The deed is done, a prophecy proclaimed He saunters away, your soul he has claimed He drags you into the abyss a prisoner in chains Into the darkness where your soul for eternity remains The final sparks of life smothered with the sealing of the door Here he will remain until death calls upon the Reaper once more As the wind whistles, as the light turns ever so dim As your glimmer of hope becomes ever so slim As the wails of sorrow draw ever so near Just know friend, the Reaper is here
Quinn Franco Stellmacher
A Day Like No Other (An Essay) Dappled sunlight cast strange shadows on the weather-beaten pathway. I did not usually make use of the old forest road, but as the high street was plagued with traffic, it was the fastest way home. I stared wistfully at the lush, evergreen trees surrounding me. Many of my fondest memories had been made here. However, after my brother had died, I avoided the forest. It had always been our special place and it seemed empty without him. I walked swiftly and, soon, I reached a sunny clearing where I decided to rest. I sat down at the foot of an ancient fir tree and closed my eyes. I could hear the birds singing melodiously above me and feel the soft, moist ground below me. In fact, it almost felt as though I was slowly sinking into it! My eyes shot open and just managed to catch sight of a faint sliver of sunlight before everything went pitch black. Falling, I was falling through dark nothingness. Cold air rushed against me, with such force, it felt solid. The darkness gradually gave way to unimaginable colours. The brightest of reds and the deepest of blues flashed past me, but they barely registered on my mind. What I did notice, however, was that I was plummeting towards an expanse of green ground. I would be dead if I reached it! The force of my impact against that great stretch of grass would kill me. It was getting closer now, in a few minutes I would perish. But I did not want to die, not yet! I needed to stop moving, this had to stop. Suddenly I began racing backwards, I was moving so fast it was frightening! I could not keep track of anything. My vision blurred. Slowly, I opened my eyes, which were met with blinding light. It took a while to find my bearings but, eventually, I realized I was standing back in the clearing. It seemed unchanged, until I noticed a deep crack in the ground beneath the fir tree. It appeared to be shrinking and just before it vanished, I thought I heard a whisper. It was almost imperceptible, but still I recognized my brotherâ€™s voice. Thoroughly shaken, I left the clearing. I wanted to forget everything that had just occurred. I wished it had been nothing more than a dream, only it was not one. It had been real.
Helen Forster Grade 8H
Teaching and Administrative Staff Back Row: Romondo Jordani, Shane Cormack, Hermien Coetzee, Estelle Mudge, Elizabeth Hentze, Su Naude, Leonie Visser, Makosi Sibanda, Hannamie Espag, Tanja Deyzel, Fran Bolton, Ursula Salvoldi, Annali Pretorius, Lauren Traut, Marietjie Buys, Celia de Barros, Alison Gardiner, Annecke le Roux, Hilary Gunning, Linda Main, Rebecca Buhrmann, Andrea Callesen, Jossie Koekemoer, Rieth Nel Middle Row: Fortune Matuwa, Laimi Nambele, Hendrina Johston, Heike Heinz, Dorin Schuler, Alpheus Mvula, Wanda Marais, Addmore Nyandoro, Jo van Dyk, Yolande Philander, Karen le Roux, Ustine Louw, Shelley Wicks, Lida Fielding, Yolanda Beukes, Anki Rencs, Sandra Bassingthwaighte, Wilma Cloete, Fungi Chani, Caron Hosking, Claudia Schmidt, Clementine Ruel, Andrea Kuppel, Celia Mendelsohn, Andre Benjamin, Lize Crous Front Row: Colin van Rensburg, Sevelia Kasuto, Anthea Daniels, Suzanne Jacobs, Linnea Quinn, Bridget Jenkins, Ellen Gudde, Lesley Saunders, Peta Austin, Marianne Pretorius, Zenobia Adonis, Ute Mehnert, Nadine Jacobs, Eric Burger
Support Staff Back Row: Jonas Shaanika, Erastus Muhoko, Simon Sikongo, Ettienne van Wyk Front Row: Efraim Shaanika, Lautha Luiperth, Romondo Jordani, Taddeus Ipinge, Samuel Waendama Absent: Sakeus Kapula, Victor Shanyengange, Titus Tobias, Friedrich Shavuka, Festus Hangula
Grade 8 Grade 8 C Back Row: Connor Martin, Sebastian van Niekerk, Andile Makanza, Luka Serrer, Fabian Paulus, Cameron Lohmann, Martin Shipanga, Chapman Koster Middle Row: Daniela Brunido, Gabrielle De Freitas Bacalhau, Christian Lauschke, Rachel Finch, Alina Amadhila, Alina Niipare, Natasha Dzinotyiwei, Layla Philander, Cindy Rowland, Misha Krohne, Lusungu Mufune Front Row: Liam Brinkmann, Cedric Iipinge, Megan Landman, Ms F Chani, Mechelle Tjimuku, Dominic Koopman, Juniata Ananias
Grade 8 H Back Row: Marshall Petersen, Tengeevandu Katjiuongua, Monica-Clare Nyango, Olaf Vries, Tawana Matswetu, Imbeni Amunkete, Matthew Mojekwu, Alexandre Haudebourg, Barend van Zijl, Kirsten Truter, Quinn-Franco Stellmacher Middle Row: MichĂ ela Groenewald, Tyler Straiton, Rosa Ithindi, Stephanie Hailulu, Gia Shivute, Ambrosius Iipinge, SiĂ˘n Clayton, Emily Shave, Helen Forster, Mwaka Mukwame Front Row: Othello Joseph, Kayla Nel, Victoria Markgraaff, Ms L Hentze, Phillip Shiimi, Delicia Dirkse, Ashia Whitelock
Grade 8 S Back Row: Ronan Wantenaar, Morgan Doeses, Tinodiwanashe Mataranyika, Esi Fynn, Tjimamutja Katjiuongua, Lauren Straiton, Rafael Neves, Jennah Oosthuizen Middle Row: Mazinza Libuku, Abigail Mushendami, Ryan Symonds Mayes, Kaheua Amunyela, Frieda Persaud, Tjipenandjambi Karuuombe, Jamie Coetzee, Prince Shipepe, Tehila Brendell, Marizelle Bezuidenhout, TingHan Lin
Front Row: Theodorus Wassenaar, Joan Damases, Wilhelm Petrus, Ms C Schmidt, JuniorSteps Nankela, Uetupanao Katjivena, Bradley Sisson
Grade 9 Grade 9 D Back Row: Sean Howard, Rejoice Vilho, Runguro Kudumo, Angelika Hass, Johnali Beukes, Jen Kamwi, Patrick Brooker-Smith, Samantha Muller and Shewe Tarumbwa Middle Row: Stephen Collins, Jade Coury, Uakapita Zaamuani, Niita Kanime, Dimpho-Dintle Moloi, Vetutekule Shikongo, Arlene Mutua, Nnuku Aluteni and Simataa Masule Front Row: Galilei Njembo, Gelvanus Kariseb, Whitney Kugotsi, Ms E Dealie, Anazea Zapke, Tristan Kรถlling and Stanley Dassala
Grade 9 J Back Row: Joshua Lichtman, Taimi Mhoney, Taleni Amkongo, Sukoo Kamuhanga, Charmont Samaria, Liam Hermanus, Uzuvira Mujahere, Zianah Tjitendero, Denise Musvamiri, Charmaine Goreses Middle Row: Carli Le Roux, Ndapewoshali Kapwanga, Julia Veiyo, Abigail Mukungu, Farida Gertze, Kyana Diehl, Boipelo Tibinyane, Nyirenda Michael, Christopher Wannenmacher Front Row: Chabalanda Siyambango, Nathan Nyatondo, Bamlak Lemma, Ms J van Dyk, Kabamba Kafunda, Dantago Gawanab, Justin Andima
Grade 9 V Back Row: Dakota Hansen, Damien Schฯtz, Tristan Mueller, Ira Varela, Otja Muruko, Thierry Karume, Manuel Pedro Middle Row: Leilah Hans, Maandero Ngatjizeko, Agatha Konjore, Monique April, Panduleni Khiba, Tamika Milho, Vivica Cupido, Ngambui Katjivena, Valentine Endjambi, Hitoko Tjitemisa, Annely Ipangelwa Front Row: Ruben Stein, Andreas Moths, Roberta Nsinano, Mr C van Rensburg, Larona Sedimo, Loini Mwazi, Rene Were Absent: Ayaka Abrahams, Kaja Pack
Grade 10 Grade 10 B Back Row: Sergio Duchaine, Simon Brown, Earvin Beukes, Valeska Brodie, Haylene Bossau, Adama Cooper, Richardo Jesus Machado, Juan du Plessis, Maxton Absalom Middle Row: Svenja Ries von Bergen, Dreshne Gilbert, Philio Joseph, Kupakwashe Chimonyo, Tara Hein, Xillian Huesselmann, Tinotenda Gotore, Trevor Bezuidenhout, En Wan-Teh Bolo, Ella Gunning, Innocent Ithindi Front Row: Henry Johnston, David Beukes, Elise Teixeira Acebes, Ms R Buhrmann, Layla Diehl, Kudakwashe Chimonyo, Nicolaas Jacobs
Grade 10 M Back Row: Jekuru Tjombone, Munashe Tom, Karthick Ramaligam, Elton Shipena, Princess Shipepe, Shaningwa Vahekeni, Jules van de Port, Tyler Petersen, Abbison Zezai Middle Row: Dominicus Usiku, Mutumba Sichombe, Kyra Muller, Helena Wassenaar, Tulela Pea, Mia Schutte, Remelou Refugio, Nguundja Tjiramba, Mavynee Uris, Nastasha Rau, Vetjiwa Tjivau Front Row: Nadir Tjitendero, Amore Pretorius, Candice Salkunga, Ms C Meinecke-Mareka, Shelby Slinger, Ryan van Zyl, Nafimane Shatona
Grade 10 S Back Row: Luke Munting, Andrew Kiangi, Gabrielle Mcdonald, Claire Ries Von Bergen, Indira Kamutindi, Teresa Nghileendele, Uetuesa Murangi, Bruce Mwaenga, Tevin Karume Middle Row: Mpumzi-Wame Mtimde, Kuveri Mbaeva, Nomagugu Moyo, Swantje Ohlenbusch, Jacinda Lima,Veyama Kavari, Zvikomborero Mukamba, Unotjari Ngozu, Nobuhle Marima, Rusta Kalomho Front Row: Kieran Peters, Liam Katjitae, Kabuba Masule, Mr M Sibanda, Jacobina Kalunduka, Jasmine Motinga, Uaraa Maombokere
Grade 11 Grade 11 R Back Row: Joshua Singer, Joseph Lichtman, Thabani Makanza, Aimee Philander, Longeni Shatona Middle Row: Matthias Sentefol, Anne-Sophie Evrard, Prosper Chimwamurombe, Carynn Archer, Samira Alex, Justine Shikomba, Zoa WĂźstrow, Elaine Konjore, Gerson Shipuata Front Row: Luke Brinkmann, Cody Claassen, Sabrina Meiring, Ms A Rencs, Meagan Sauls, Josua van Tonder, Pieter le Roux
Grade 11 M Back Row: Niel Swanepoel, Lucas WackerleGarcia, Frieda Johannes, Grace Haihambo, Ndifekelwapuny Shipo, Rauana Murangi, Kimberlin Brain Middle Row: Jean-Pierre Gous, Shane van Zyl, Jessica Willemse, Charne Mensah, Nicole Olivier, Angelique Bock, Darmell Samaria, Tadiwanashe Namate, Annika Kirchner, Jessica Aspara Front Row: Carl-Hein Visser, Calum Gunning, Robyn Schwartz, Ms E Mudge, Gillian Hermanus, Michael Jasi-Kanyemba, Hafeni Amuenje
Grade 11 N Back Row: Nils Schuler, Jonathan West, Dieter Kebbel, Patrick Tietz, Mareta Van Lill, David Makanza Middle Row: Rugaya Erasmus, Kaylynn Oosthuizen, Juliana Naude, Ngumeritiz Ndjavera, Diana-Lee Samaria, Wakunyambo Simenda, Vanessa Mwazi, Hee-Dee Walenga Front Row: Pascal Henle, Mbinaye Kauta, Tsengelmaa Sundui, Mr A Nyandoro, Huidani Demas, Daniel Gresse, Eliputse Kaholongo Absent: Lucas Martin
Grade 12 Grade 12 L Back Row: Johannes Bezuidenhout, Joshua Bassingthwaighte, Tristan de Lange, Louise Fouche, Raquel Booysen, Khoendib Goabab, David Edmunds Middle Row: Francua de Barros, Afiah Gowases, Jennifer Hailulu, Michelle Bierbach, Jessica Hancox, Geneva Brown, Erika Abrahams, Jacobus du Toit, Caitlin Calitz, Torben Callesen Front Row: Noah Gillham, Careline !Gontes, Miranda Christian, Ms K le Roux, Amy Coury, Maria Acebes, Mynhardt Beukes
Grade 12 M Back Row: Christoph Kronke, James Luyt, Lewis Komu, Andrew Lumambo, Tianyang Liu Middle Row: Ashleigh Mogane, Jaques Lorenzen, Jatompa Kapenda, Wilhelmina Kandongo, Ndapewa Kaholongo, Chanaire Mackrill, Hilya Iikuyu, Felicia Mwenyo, Thalia Leicher Front Row: Calvin Jonas, Hendrik Koekemoer, Anthony Lukas, Ms C Mendelsohn, Ammie Huang, Isaack-Marshall Kaulinge, Johannes le Roux Absent: Komombumbi Mberirua, Jessica Kharuchas
Grade 12 P Back Row: Christiaan Schutte, Bradley Tjongarero, Lars Schuler, Tendaiishe Shonhiwa, Aurelia Samuyenga Middle Row: Jones Shimaneni, Naukalemo Ndilula, Zenlia Philander, Tjijandjeu Ngatjizeko, Vera Roder, Mpho Slinger, Shannon Rowland, Samantha Zezai, Patricia Pretorius, Sara WackerleGarcia Front Row: Renier Visser, Antonia Roth, Peninna Shaningwa, Ms Y Philander, Elizabeth Smith, Vinomuini Tjombonde, Mbatata Uremena
DoE Youth Award DoE Old Gold Back Row: Calum Gunning, Michael JasiKanyemba, Kaylynn Oosthuizen, Carl-Hein Visser, Torben Callesen Middle Row: Nils Schuler, Joseph Lichtman, Mari van Lill, Patricia Pretorius, Zoa Wustrow, Aimee Philander, Lucas Wackerle-Garcia, Patrick Tietz, Tristan de Lange Front Row: Niel Swanepoel, Ms H Gouws, Gillian Hermanus, Ms M Pretorius, Nicole Olivier, Ms P Austin, Bradley Tjongarero
DoE Young Gold Back Row: Liam Katjitae, Earvin Beukes, Jules van de Port, Haylene Bossau, Ella Gunning, Dreshné Gilbert, Adama Cooper, Maxton Absolin, Abbison Zezai, Henry Johnston Middle Row: Nastasha Rau, Gabrielle McDonald, Kupakwashe Chimonyo, Rusta Kalomho, Tulela Pea, Tinotenda Gotore, Nobuhle Marima, En-Wah–Teh Bolo, Helena Wassenaar Front Row: Luke Munting, Ms U Louw, Shelby Slinger, Ms A Kuppel, Zvikombororo Mukwamba, Ms C Schmidt, Nicolaas Jacobs
DoE Silver Back Row: Damien Schutz, Angelika Hass, Sean Howard, Carli le Roux, Svenja Ries von Bergen Middle Row: Otja Muruko, Ira Varela, Claire Ries von Bergen, Kuveri Mbaeva, Annely Ipangelwa, Liam Hermanus, Rukuro Kudumo Front Row: Galilei Njembo, Ms E Gudde, Vivica Cupido, Ms Z Adonis, Layla Diehl, Ms J van Dyk, Taimi Mhone
DoE Bronze Back Row: Marshal Peterson, Kirsten Truter, Shewe Tarumbwa, Jade Coury, Daniela Brunido, Esi Fynn, Christian Lauschke, Leilah Hans, Maandero Ngatjizeko, Agatha Konjore, Arlene Mutua, Hitoko Tjitemisa, Rosa Ithindi, Michaela Groenewald, Nnuku Aluteni, Helen Foster, Cameron Lohmann, Rejoice Vilho, Jennah Oosthuizen Middle Row: Joshua Lichtman, Ronan Wantenaar, Charmaine Goreses, Vetutekule Shikongo, Dimpho-Dintle Moloi, Ryan Symond Mayes, Emily Shave, Natasha Dzinotyiweyi, Alina Niipare, Alina Amadhila, Panduleni Khiba, Jamie Coetzee, Whitney Kugotsi, Kyana Diehl, Layla Philander, Marizelle Bezuidenhout, Rachel Finch, Farida Gertze, Ashya Whitelock, Andreas Moths, Manuel Pedro Front Row: Othello Joseph, Theodorus Wassenaar, Mr C Van Rensburg, Larona Sedimo, Ms C Meinecke-Mareka, Roberta Nsinano, Megan Landman, Delicia Dirkse, Ms C Ruel, Ambrosius Iipinge, Ms A Callesen, Bradley Sisson, Liam Brinkmann Seated: Quinn-Franco Stellmacher, Olaf Vries, Luka Serrer, Sebastian van Niekerk, Matthew Mojekwu, Tawana Matswetu, Martin Shipanga, Tjimamutja Katjiuongua, Simataa Masule
Service to the School SMC Back Row: Torben Callesen, Lars Schuler, Bradley Tjongarero Middle Row: Amy Philander, Manuel Wackerle-Garcia, Charne Mensah, Gillian Hermanus, Maria Acebes, Ms C Schmidt, Elizabeth Schmidt, Zoa Wustrow, Kaylynn Oosthuizen, Jacques Lorenzen Front Row: Johannes le Roux, Naukalemo Ndilula, Patricia Pretorius, Ms K le Roux, Joshua Bassingthwaighte, Noah Gillham, Mbatata Uremena
Outreach Activities Matric Farewell Committee Back Row: Louise Fouche, Vera Roder, Geneva Brown, Zenlia Philander Middle Row: Jatompa Kapenda, Chanaire Mackrill, Samantha Zezai, Ms C Mendelsohn, Ms A Daniels, Ms K le Roux, Ms Y Philander, Michelle Bierbach, Ndapewa Kaholonga, Felicia Mwenyo Front Row: Antonia Roth, Raquel Booysen, Wilhelmina Kandongo, Miranda Christian, Vinomuini Tjombonde, Amy Coury, Shannon Rowland, Tjijandjeua Ngatjizeko, Aurelia Samuyenga
Tuck Shop Back Row: Elton Shipena, Diana da Silva (owner), Vetjiwa Tjivau, Justine Shikomba Front Row: Felicia Mwenyo Absent: Dakota Hansen
Outreach Activities Bernard Nordkamp Centre
Back Row: Othello Joseph, Manuel Pedro, Shewe Tarumbwa, Rejoice Vilho, Otja Muruko, Bruce Mwaenga, Arlene Mutua, Uutesa Murangi, Hitoko Tjitemesa, Samantha Muller, Runguru Kudumo, Denise Musvamiri, Loini Mwazi, Dominicus Usiku, Damian SchĂźtz Middle Row: Henry Johnston, Abbison Zezai, Masule Simataa, Nastasha Rau, Leilah Hans, Agatha Konjore, Panduleni Khuba, Monique April, Roberta Nsinano, Veyama Kavari, Michaela Groenewald, Kuveri Mbaeva, Maandero Ngatjizeko, Annely Ipangelwa, Suuko Kamuhanga, Simon Brown, Liam Katjitae Front Row: Patrick Tietz, Niel Swanepoel, Vivica Cupido, Ms A Rencs, Anazea Zapke, Ms C Mendelsohn, Lerona Sedimo, Nicolaas Jacobs, Earvin Beukes
Cancer Ward Visitors Back Row: Hee-Dee Walenga, Gabrielle McDonald, Aimee Philander, Joshua Singer Front Row: Grace Haihambo, Gillian Hermanus, Ms R Buhrmann, Abigail Mukungu, Vanessa Mwazi
Environmental Club Back Row: Luke Munting, Tjimaa Katjiuongua, Quinn Stellmacher, Innocent Ithindi Middle Row: Martin Shipanga, Claire Ries von Bergen, Layla Diehl, Rosa Ithindi, Alina Amadhila, Natasha Dzinotyiweyi, Kyana Diehl, Nobuhle Marima, Boipelo Tibinyane, Juilia Veiyo, Matthew Mojekwu Front Row: Elton Shipena, Svenja Ries van Bergen, Gia Shivute, Ms U Salvoldi, Sviko Mukamba, Marshall Petersen, Othello Joseph Absent: Tyler Petersen, Trevor Bezuidenhout
Junior City Council Back Row: Charne Mensah Front Row: Ms Z Adonis, Nastasha Rau
Media Prefects Back Row: Theodorus Wassenaar, Nastasha Rau Middle Row: Kupakwashe Chimoyo, Jade Coury, Rusta Kalomho, Michaela Groenewald, Nobuhle Marima, Indira Kamutindi, Helena Wassenaar Front Row: Carl-Hein Visser, Remelou Refugio, Ms J Koekemoer, Zvikomborero Mukamba, Michael JasiKanyemba Absent: Tulela Pea
Back Row: Elton Shipena, En Wan-Teh Bolo, Elaine Konjore, Rusta Kalomho, Nnuku Aluteni, Darméll Samaria, Zoa Wustrow, Tinotenda Gotore, Nobuhle Marima, Lusungu Mufune, Gina Simenda, Carli Le Roux, Kupakwashe Chimonyo, Ella Gunning, Kyra Muller Middle Row: Adama Cooper, Farida Gertze, Tulela Pea, Imbeni Amunkete, Natasha Dzinotyiweyi, Abigail Mukungu, Alina Niipare, Frieda Persuad, Shelby Slinger, Jacobina Kalunduka, Uetuu Katjivena, Jacinda Lima, Alina Amadhila, Ngumeritza Ndjavera, Rosa Ithindi, Layla Philander, Emily Shave, Dreshné Gilbert, Vetjiwa Tjivau Front Row: Charmaine Goreses, Ms E Dealie, Huidani Demas, Delicia Dirkse, Megan Landman, Candice Salkunga, Samantha Muller, Ms Y Philander, Grace Haihambo Absent: Frieda Johannes, Vanessa Mwazi, Unotjari Ngozu
Prayer Group Back Row: Emily Shave, Nastasha Rau, Adama Cooper, Gabrielle Macdonald, Kaylynn Oosthuizen Front Row: Noah Gillham, Megan Landman, Tjimamutja Katjiuonga
Shoebox Project Back Row: Gelvanus Kariseb, Ms W Cloete, Justin Andima Front Row: Gabrielle McDonald, Shelby Slinger, Otja Muruko, Mia Schutte, Nastasha Rau
Cultural Activities Chapel Band Back Row: Noah Gillham, Torben Callesen, Carl-Hein Visser, Khoendib Goabab, Galilei Njembo, Nils Schuler, Ruben Stein Seated: Ms A Gardiner, Jonathan West, Tristan Mueller, Maxton Absalom, Mr M Sibanda
Choir Back Row: Rejoice Vilho, Vetjiwa Tjivau, Tinodaiinashe Mataranyika, Zianah Tjitendero, Arlene Mutua, Nnuku Aluteni, Elton Shipena, Morgen Doeses, Taleni Amkongo Middle Row: Michaela Groenewald, Tinotenda Gotore, Ngumeritiza Ndjavera, Gia Shivute, Jamie Coetzee, Gwen Persaud, Tehila Brendell, Sian Clayton, Whitney Kugotsi, Remelou Refagio, Emily Shave Front Row: Maxton Absolom, Charmaine Goreses, Joan Damases, Anne-Sophie Evrard, Jacobina Kalunduka, Jessica Aspara, Galilei Njembo Absent: Mpumzi-Wame Mtimde
Craft Club Back Row: Annika Kirchner, Ms E Mudge Front Row: Helena Wassenaar, Rauana Murangi, Mia Schutte
Debating Back Row: David Beukes, Simon Brown, Munashe Tom, Otja Muruko, Jules van de Port, Quinn-Franco Stellmacher Middle Row: Morgen Doeses, Tjimamutja Katjiuongua, Bruce Mwaenga, Kuveri Mbaeva, Abigail Mushendami, Frieda Persaud, Stephanie Hailulu, Rosa Ithindi, Esi Fynn, Gabrielle McDonald, Nastasha Rau Front Row: Amore Pretorius, Othello Joseph, Miranda Christian, Ms R Buhrmann, Bradley Tjongarero, Valeska Brodie, Kimber Brain
Digital Art Back Row: Amy Coury, Vera Rรถder, Jen Kamwi, Vetutekule Shikongo Front Row: Andrew Lumambo, Ms L Hentze
Drama Back Row: Afiah Gowases, Jacques Lorenzen, Tjijandjeua Ngatjizeko, Careline !Gontes, Maria Acebes Teixeira, Damien Schutz, Charnaire Mackrill, Naukalemo Ndilula, Thalia Leicher Middle Row: Noah Gillham, Zianah Tjitendero, Hilya Iikuyu, Tadiwanashe Namate, Anne-Sophie Evrard, Tulela Pea, Elaine Konjore, Kupakwashe Chimonyo, Manual Wackerle-Garcia, Samantha Zezai, Taleni Amkongo, Aurelia Samuyenga Front Row: Ms C Schmidt, Galilei Njembo, Ngumeritiza Ndjavera, Shelby Slinger, Zvikomborero Mukamba, Raquel Booysen, Ms C Ruel
Drum Line Back Row: Abbison Zezai, Karthick Ramalingam, Angelika Hass, Elton Shipena, Kudakwashe Chimonyo Front Row: Maxton Absolom, Atie Bolo, Jonathan West, Trevor Bezuidenhout, Carl-Hein Visser
Debating Back Row: Munashe Tom, Runguro Kudimo, David Beukes, Bruce Mwaenga, Otja Muruko, Tinotenda Gotore, Kuveri Mbaeva, Miranda Christian, Johnali Beukes, Ayaka Abrahams, Shewe Tarumbwa, Jules van de Port, Nastasha Rau Front Row: Justin Andima, Simon Brown, Huidani Demas, Ms R. Buhrmann, Bamlak Lemma, Amore Pretorius, Bradley Tjongarero
French Exchange Back Row: Abbison Zezai, SalomĂŠ Bouniol, Princess Shipepe, Juliette Letailleur, Helena Wassenaar, Estelle Bouet, Elyssa Kayat, Svenja Ries von Bergen, Johan Reboul Front Row: Michael JasiKanyemba, Guillaume Dourlens, Andrew Kiangi, Ms C Ruel, Tadiwanashe Namate, Margaux Eynius, Liam Katjitae
German Exchange Back Row: Rusta Kalomho, Veyama Kavari, Ms C Meinecke-Mareka, Mavynee Uris, Haylene Bossau, Paula Onusseit Front Row: Carl-Hein Visser, Charne Mensah, Huidani Demas, Zoa Wustrow, Patrick Tietz
Olympiad - Afrikaans Back Row: Ndapewa Kaholongo, Jessica Hancox, Mpho Slinger, Elizabeth Smith, Kuveri Mbaeva, Juliana Naude, Chanaire Mackrill, Gabrielle Mcdonald Middle Row: Cody Claassen, Ryan van Zyl, Ashleigh Mogane, Shane van Zyl, Aimee Philander, Patricia Pretorius, Mia Schutte, DreshnĂŠ Gilbert, Hilya Iikuyu, Mareta van Lill, Jean-Pierre Gous, Zenlia Philander, Amore Pretorius Front Row: Renier Visser, Nicolaas Jacobs, Gillian Hermanus, Ms A Rencs, Robyn Schwartz, Niel Swanepoel, Johannes le Roux
Olympiad - Maths 1 Back Row: Cedric Iipinge, Tinodiwanashe Mataranyika, Aimee Philander, Shane van Zyl, Monica-Clare Nyango, Marshall Petersen Middle Row: Luka Serrer, Fabian Paulus, Rosa Ithindi, Alina Niipare, Jamie Coetzee, Gillian Hermanus, Layla Philander, Emily Shave, Christian Lauschke, Cameron Lohmann, Lucas Wackerle-Garcia Front Row: Amore Pretorius, Ryan van Zyl, Ambrosius Iipinge, Mr A Nyandoro, Megan Landman, Othello Joseph, Nicolaas Jacobs
Olympiad - Maths 2 Back Row: Shane van Zyl, Lucas Wackerle-Garcia, Luka Serrer, Fabian Paulus, Emily Shave Christian Lauschke, Alina Niipare, Cameron Lohmann, Cedric Iipinge Front Row: Ryan van Zyl, Mr A Nyandoro, Amore Pretorius, Ms E Mudge, Nicolaas Jacobs
Model United Nations Back Row: Nafimane Shatona, Lars Schuler, Jules van de Port, Chapman Koster, Nils Schuler Middle Row: Longeni Shatona, Rauana Murangi, Bruce Mwaenga, Rusta Kahomho, Miranda Christian, Amy Coury, Helena Wassenaar, Patrick Booker-Smith, Amore Pretorius Front Row: Johannes Le Roux, Eliputse Kaholongo, Samira Alex, Ms B Jenkins, Megan Landman, Bradley Tjitendero, Reineer Visser
Reporters’ Club Back Row: Jonathan West, Juanita Ananias, Thalia Leicher, Valeska Brodie, Earvin Beukes Middle Row: Jules van de Port, Elton Shipena, Tadiwa Namate, Lusungu Mufune, Tulela Pea, Abigail Mushundami, Amy Coury, Nastasha Rau, Haylene Bossau Front Row: Niel Swanepoel, Henry Johnston, Swantje Ohlenbusch, Ms M Pretorius, Nomagugu Moyo, Amoré Pretorius, Aurelia Samuyenga
Sport Aerobics Back Row: Kupakwashe Chimonyo, Nomagugu Moyo, En Wan-Tah Bolo, Tiontenda Gotore, Kaheua Amunyela Middle Row: Mayvnee Uris, Rusta Kalomho, Nomagugu Moyo, Zvikomborero Mukamba, Jacobina Kalunduka, Agatha Konjore, Tahila Brendell, Ndapewa Kaholongo, Taleni Amkongo Front Row: Shaningwa Vahekeni, Mutumba Sichombe, Uetuupa Katjivena, Ms C MeineckeMareka (instructor), Joan Damases, Loini Mwazi, Orthello Joseph
Athletics National Back Row: Nicolaas Jacobs Front Row: Pascal Henle, Maxton Absolom
Athletics Regional Back Row: Gelvanus Kariseb, Justin Andima, Zenlia Philander, Maxton Absolom Front Row: Nicolass Jacobs, Grace Haihambo, Bradley Tjongarero, Kaylynn Oosthuizen, PieterLouis le Roux Absent: Pascal Henle
Cricket Back Row: Tristan Kolling, Jan-Louis Nortje, Tengeevandu Katjiuongua Middle Row: Nicolaas Wassenaar, Damien Schutz, Luka Serrer, Kabamba Kafunda, Ryan Symonds-Mayes, Liam Hermanus, Martin Shipanga, Otja Muruko Front Row: Dakota Hansen, Kimberlain Brain, Fortune Matawu (coach), Rene Were, Calum Gunning
Fit Club Back Row: Jules van de Port, Valeska Brodie, Orthello Joseph Front Row: Galilei Njembo
Hockey Boys Back Row: Kieran Peters, Damien Schutz, Connor Martin, Ryan SymondsMayes, Liam Hermanus, Dakota Hansen, Calum Gunning Front Row: Mbatata Uremena, Nicolaas Jacobs, Shayne Cormack (manager), Pieter-Louis le Roux, Daniel Gresse
Hockey Girls Back Row: Angelika Hass, Jen Kamwi, Annely Ipangelwa, Rusta Kalomho, Maandero Ngatjizeko, Dimpo-Dintle Moloi, Tulela Pea, Kupakwashe Chimonyo, Gabrielle McDonald, Adama Cooper Middle Row: Michaela Groenewald, Arlene Mutua, Candice Salkunga, Roberta Nsinano, Vivica Cupido, Shelby Slinger, Rejoice Vilho, Zvikomborero Mukamba, Tamika Milho, Jewel Unotjari Ngozu, Daniella Brunido, Uakapita Zaamuani Front Row: Mareta van Lill, Panduleni Khiba, Gillian Hermanus, Shayne Cormack (coach), Robyn Schwartz, Rachel Finch, Aimee Philander
Netball Back Row: Frieda Johannes, Kyra Muller, Charne Mensah, Samantha Muller, Elaine Konjore Middle Row: Mwaka Mukwame, lusungu Mufune, Nomagugu Moyo, Emily Shave, Vijanda Pack, Uetuupa Katjivena, Layla Philander, Farida Gertse, Justine Shikomba, Rosa Ithindi Front Row: Hitoko Tjitemisa, Denise Musvamiri, Morgan Doeses, Grace Haihambo (captain), Aurelia Samuyenga, Jessica Aspara, Charmaine Goreses
Soccer Boys U15 Back Row: Cristin Henckert, Shewe Tarumbwa (captain), Patrick Brooker-Smith, Dominic Koopman, Vija Pack, Rafael Neves, Manuel Pedro, Uzuvira Mujahere, Tristan Muller Middle Row: Tjimamutja Katjiuongua, Simaata Masule, Keenan Collins, Ngambui Katjivena, Prince Shipepe, Junior-Steps Nankela, Ambrosius Ipinge, Tjpenandjambi Karuuombe, Kabamba Kafunda, Christian Lauschke, Matthew Mojekwu, Ting Han Lin Front Row: Gelvanus Kariseb, Bradley Sisson, Wilhelm Petrus, AndrĂŠ Benjamin (manager), Philip Shiimi, Triston Kolling, Dakota Hansen
Soccer Boys - Senior Back Row: Gerson Shipuata, Uaraa Moambokere, Dieter Kebbel, Kudakwashe Chimonyo, Abisson Zezai, Thabani Makanza, Liam Katjitae, Maxton Absolom, Yekuru Tjombonde, Hafeni Amuenje Middle Row: Mbinaye Kaura, Michael JasiKanyemba, Dantago Gawanab, Chabalanda Siyambango, Innocent Ithindi, Dominicus Usiku, Philio Joseph, Nguundja Tjiramba, Andrew Kiangi, David Beukes, James Tom, Nadir Tjitendero, Joshua Singer Front Row: Christoph Kronke, Eliputse Kaholongo, Bruce Mwaenga, André Benjamin (manager), Prosper Chimwamurombe (captain), Hee-Dee Walenga, Vinomuini Tjombonde Absent: Komombumbi Mberirua
Soccer Girls Back Row: Rugaya Erasmus, Vetjiwa Tjivau, Tinotenda Gotore, Gabrielle Bacalhaus-de Freitas, Felicia Mwenyo Middle Row: Kuveri Mbaeva, Elizabeth Smith, Alina Amadhila, Elisa Acebes, Mpho Slinger, Jacintha Lima, Mechelle Tjimuku, Alina Nipare, Diana-Lee Samaria Front Row: Juanita Ananias, Victoria Markgraaf, André Benjamin (coach), Jacobina Kalunduka, Ashleigh Mogane
Volley Ball Back Row: Andreas Moths, Jen Kamwi, Sean Howard, Elton Shipena Middle Row: Lauren Straiton, Nnuku Aluteni, Helen Forster, Esi Fynn, Remelou Refugio, Cindy Rowland, Tyler Straiton, Michaela Groenewald, Cameron Lohman, Alexandré Haudebourg Front Row: Nathan Nyatondo, Orthello Jospeh, Whitney Kugotsi, Haylene Bossau, Gwen Persaud, Galilei Njembo, Liam Brinkmann
Grade 8 Grade 8 students come from many different schools and our first aim is that they get to know each other and learn to work together as a class. In order to build class spirit, we have a team-building day early in the year. This year we went to Heja Lodge and the programme was run by “Outfit Organizers”. Each group had to learn to encourage and help each other as they battled their way through the grueling obstacle course, holding an egg in a spoon! Communication and team work were called for when they had to build a human pyramid in the muddy water – any errors were coated with mud! Each class started developing strong bonds of friendship and acceptance with these activities. The second highlight of the year was the unusual enrichment programme that we organized in the third term. Stanley Mareka
and his dance studio trained the Grade 8 students for a week in music and dance. Each class worked together to present a colourful, dynamic musical in a concert at the end of the week. Every student was challenged to work with their class-mates and play a role in a production that was uniquely theirs. The Grade 8 finale was the last event of the year, to celebrate the completion of the first year in High School. There were screams of laughter as they viewed pictures of themselves from orientation to the last term. The Grade 8’s from 2015 were a very special group and I wish them success as they continue with their High School career.
Ms A. Gardiner Head of Grade 8
Team Building Outing
Grade 9 Grade 9 got off to an exciting start with teambuilding and then a mini sports day to strengthen the bonds within the three classes. These seemed to really work because by the end of the year, all three classes were extremely teary at the thought of being split up in Grade 10 next year. The middle of the year was a heart-wrenching time for the Grade 9s as they had to bid farewell to their much-loved Biology teacher and Head of Grade â€“ Ms Cloete. The absence of her kind nature and big heart is felt every day. The three Grade 9 classes each presented an assembly at the end of the year and they showcased some true talent: presenting
amusing videos, classroom skits and some beautiful singing and acting. They really excelled at working as a team to prepare for these assemblies. Grade 9 also proved that they have the most school spirit this year! Grades 9V and 9D both received prizes for selling the most raffle tickets for Fun Day. 9D were lucky enough to get an extra day of holiday at the start of Term 3 as their prize, while 9V were rewarded with a pizza feast at the end of the term. The Grade 9s are wished well for their first year of Upper School next year!
Leadership Day at Heja Lodge Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. (Jack Welch) And that is what we learned on our Grade 10 Leadership Day. We set out for Heja Lodge on a frozen winter morning. Upon our arrival we were split into two groups. Our group started the day listening to a presentation about self analysis and improvement by a well trained instructor, Mr
Gerhardt Pelser. We then went on to discover what type of leader we truly were by doing a lengthy questionnaire. The second session was conducted by our own Ms Callesen who warned us about the responsibility that being an SMC held. We learned what the SMCs really did and had Heidi Kebbel there to remind us that being in a leadership position was extremely time consuming. After all of the stern warnings, many of us remained determined to become leaders in our school. Overall, it was an incredibly productive day filled with self discovery
Grade 11 After the stress of the Grade 12 External Mathematics Examination, the Grade 11 students were whisked away to Out of Nature Lodge to plan their matric farewell (2016). No rest for the wicked, hey. Luckily, the focus was more on relaxing than hardcore planning and we had fun playing soccer, swimming and watching people wipe out on the trampolines. The actual planning was slightly more difficult than expected though.
There were so many ideas flying around and people shouting, some happy, some unhappy. It was the type of chaos you would expect at a â€˜clothes worn by Justin Bieberâ€™ auction. In the end though, we accomplished a lot in terms of planning the matric dance. After a hearty lunch and an intense volleyball match, we travelled back to Windhoek in high spirits.
Niel Swanepoel and Kaylynn Oosthuizen
We are Grade 12 2016
And the year begins!
(for more Matric Farewell Dance pictures see page 101 & 102)
D.o.E. Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Bronze started at the beginning of 2015 with many students from Grade 8 and Grade 9. The Grade 8s were not really settled into the school and did not have many friends. They joined DoE to make new friends, enrich their skills, improve their sport and get involved in community service. Many students were not yet comfortable with each other, but the instructors made it so much easier when they combined Grade 8s and 9s in each of their groups. One of the first times we all really got to know each other was during our first prep hike. It was an awesome experience for all of us because it put us in a situation where we had to socialise with each other. A comment from one of the Grade 8s summed up the experience: “It was as tough hike, but with our new friends we made it.” The full hike at NamibGrens was a real challenge, which started long before the actual trip, because we first had to work as a team
to get everything prepared. It was a three day experience that bonded many different personalities and all of us also got to know our instructors a little better. DoE Bronze has been tough so far and many have dropped out. The remaining group members “have got each other’s backs”. DoE is only for the brave and the enduring. But for those who make it, it helps you improve your skills, stay fit by getting involved in sport and serve your community. DoE Bronze 2015 was comprised of a group of diverse characters and we are all richer for the experiences we shared. We encourage future St Paul’s College students to join DoE. It has been an incredible experience for all of us who have been involved.
The DoE Silver expedition to the Orange River this year was an amazing experience with good friendships being forged. We became a family who decided we aren’t DoE, instead we are FoE (Family over Everything). On the way down, we were all chatting, joking and laughing. On our arrival, everybody jumped in and helped with everything. At dinner that night you heard laughter and chatting all around. On the first day, two of our fellow DoE members fell off their boat at the first rapid. From then on, we knew this was going to be a memorable trip. At lunch, we adopted a new little friend, Wilson the spider, who stayed with us for the entire trip except the bus ride back. The second day we did the nappy ride which was exciting. Groups would go down the current and stick together, no one left behind. At camp that night we were talking about everything, where we
came from, our families and experiences. The guides seemed to enjoy our group laughing all night long. The second morning, we set out bright and early, rowing to mountainous terrain where we climbed a really high mountain with an amazing view of a whole strip of the Orange River. The view awed everybody and we felt it was too incredible for words. The sunsets and -rises were beautiful, showing us that nature could be so awe inspiring. The last day of rowing was incredible, where everybody held on to each other’s boats and just floated. This trip was great; we had fun and supported each other through it all, we cheered each other on even when somebody was ready to give up. That’s what we are all about; love, support and friendship.
things were said... Hi I’m Mr Van and in the sixties
Where’s Wilson the spider? #Scared
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Christine: “I’m half Damara and half Herero Kavango”
“Life Jackets, single File”
Basie : “ So you have four parents ? ” (tour guide)
Lunch, shower, lunch, shower... Lunch, cold drinks, lunch, cold drinks...
Hi I’m Bob
D.o.E. Young Gold Our Duke of Edinburgh group was elevated to the position of Young Gold this year, our third year in the programme. This meant it was time for our large scale residential project. We had decided to head up North to a village called Omatako roughly 200 kilometres east of Grootfontein. We were going to construct a playground for a local school and carry out renovations on a classroom building. Now these things certainly do not happen automatically. They require huge amounts of planning to be carried out efficiently, that is why we first needed a preparation weekend. For the prep weekend, we went to the Daan Viljoen resort just outside Windhoek for a night. We swam and had a small hike in between planning sessions and also ate. My goodness, you will not believe how much our DoE group can consume in 24 hours. Finally, our actual residential trip arrived in June. This time of the year is awfully cold, so we made sure to pack plenty of warm clothes and set off on our trip. Omatako is very small and rather flat but it has a surprising number of children around and we stayed at a church hall at the village. Upon arrival, we set to work immediately. There was so much to do and seeing we were there for a limited time, we had to be quick. We worked in teams on the playground and the classroom. It was not easy and it was strenuous but we were willing and in a record time of four days there was the most stunning playground at the school and a classroom looking as good as new.
The playground consisted of an elaborate jungle gym, swings, a see-saw, balancing beams, benches and a huge deep hole that Luke had dug for no apparent reason. Once we were finished with our construction, we also took the time to mingle with the local people. Every day of the trip we had different cooking teams who would prepare our food and once again we ate our hearts out. It was a bitter time when we finally had to go home. However, Gabi did adopt a local stray dog for the grand amount of N$30 which lightened the mood a lot. To conclude, we could head home from the most wonderful trip with our heads held high, because we had really done a lot of work there and hopefully had made a significant difference for the community. I would like to sincerely thank our instructors for making this heart-warming excursion possible. A very special thanks as well to Oom Piet Le Roux and Oom HPJacobs, who took three days off their busy schedules and joined us for the weekend and seriously kickstarted the construction of the playground. Without your experience, it would have been so much more difficult.
Jules Van de Port
D.o.E. Old Gold On the 22nd of August, the DoE Old Gold group of 2015 set off on what would be our final expedition together. It would also turn out to be our best expedition. After a wacky and eventful stopover at Springbok, we finally arrived at our destinationâ€ŚElands Bay, Western Cape. What followed was seven days of unparalleled, unequivocal, unadulterated fun and enjoyment. We learned how to surf (no, that is not a metaphor, we really learned to surf). Embarked on the most epic treasure hunt in
the history of the DoE, hiked along the beach for 16 kilometres and visited a Rooibos tea farm. But, it was also the smaller moments that made this trip so special. The conversations had while washing dishes, the camaraderie during a heated game of 30 seconds and learning how to share a bathroom between eight people. Altogether, these moments are the ingredients for a truly unforgettable stew of memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
Cultural Activities Chapel Band The Chapel Band enjoyed the influx of Grade 8 students this year who showed great interest and commitment to practices. We are grateful to all the students who were consistent in attendance. The instrumentalists also participated very well. This year, we had quite a number of drummers, unlike in previous years, and this made the work easier and manageable at times when some members were missing due to other school commitments. There was a desire to do well and learn new songs as they were taught and every effort was made to ensure the smooth flow of chapel services. The songs continued to improve in variety with the help and input of various students. We bid farewell this year to a group of highly influential students who have completed their Grade 12 year. They have left a huge mark and, sadly, a gap also in the instrumental side of the team.
The whole school seemed to enjoy the selection of songs, making the atmosphere in the chapel very vibrant. We have rarely heard the same loud and enthusiastic singing we experienced this year when songs like ‘Happy Day’ and ‘Every Move’ were being sung. We are grateful to these students whose input has led to immense improvement of the Chapel Band. We look forward to the coming year, as we are sure that there are students among the school community who will come forth and join this team of talent.
Chess The year began with the Chess Club welcoming new members from all grades. The activity proved to be particularly popular with the junior students.
Students remain keen participants of the chess programme as a skill component. Congratulations to David Beukes for receiving a scroll for his outstanding commitment to the club.
Wednesday afternoons were characterised by serious matches between rivals. The students were keen to outwit and outplay each other. Several playoffs lasted for weeks and due to modern technology it was possible to capture the unfinished games.
We are looking forward to new developments in the coming year, these include intensive chess workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.
Craft Club In the Craft Club this year, we started with knitting. For many of us, it was for the first time. Some strayed into crocheting and we learned how to knit with looms.
When we started we were knit-wits; now we know the immense pleasure of making things by hand and we have the creative Ms Mudge to thank for it.
We tried our hand at tie-dye, the art used to bring new life to clothes. Then we learned how to bring light into lives with candles, making bowl, ice and sand candles. Enamel jewellery was the last project we attempted which involves metal objects, like washers and cutlery.
Debating Club Debating is an excellent extra-mural, as it provides not only a fun and stimulating way to spend an afternoon, but teaches many valuable life skills. As debaters we learn to arrange arguments logically, view problems and situations objectively from both points of view, improve our standard of English, learn to prepare presentations and develop our confidence in public speaking and orals.
This gives us a time to voice opinions, give our views on society or even merely argue for the sake of arguing, in an entertaining and controlled way. Furthermore, even the most nonsensical motions force us to think and engage with the topic, sometimes more so than with realistic and sensible ones. A big thank you goes out to Mr Johannes Shangadi, who studies at UNAM and is a UNAM debater. He has been the debating coach this year and has not only taught many valuable debating skills but invigorated the students in their debates.
More importantly, however, is that everyone at the Debating Club enjoys the activity.
Next year, the debaters will introduce some extra fun activities, which will hopefully include the whole school.
Although we do not perhaps always conform to the stricter regulations and rigidity of the format, and are not always available for formal debates, we have great fun during the Monday afternoon sessions.
Drum Line In 2015, the St Paulâ€™s Drum Line enjoyed another successful year of learning and general fun. We are privileged to be taught by Christopher West, who has a vast amount of knowledge and is very patient. A Drum Line meeting is always accompanied by thoroughly amusing banter between various members. Meetings usually begin with a few bars of rudiments before moving on to the main â€œsongâ€? which grows as the term progresses.
the PTFA Fun Day, the Grade 12 Valedictory Service, as well as at the Independence Day celebrations earlier in the year. This year also saw a growth in the number of members, including two girls, and we are very happy to have them with us! Drum Line looks forward to another year of learning and fun.
This year, Drum Line performed at various school events such as
Drama After months and months of rehearsals and masses of preparation, the Drama Club presented two productions on the 9th and 10th of April. Nobody Famous, the first play, exposed the unusual happenings when an unhappy customer returns to exact revenge on Madame Mooch - a not-so-psychic fortune-teller. Our second play, Thereâ€™s an App for That, was a farce detailing the happenings on a Friday afternoon at a rather dysfunctional High School. We had the stereotypical jock, popular girl, cheerleaders,
nerds, eccentric teachers and a chicken suit! The plot revolved around a crazy invention and lots of misunderstandings. Both days were sell-out performances and everything went off without a hitch. We were so proud of all our actors, actresses and props people behind the scenes. Thanks for another successful production!
Ms Ruel and Ms Schmidt
Languages Afrikaans Department Vanjaar het 27 studente weereens aan die jaarlikse Afrikaanse Olimpiade deelgeneem. Nes in die verlede, het ons weer met die eerste plek in NamibiĂŤ weggestap. Niel Swanepoel was die beste senior presteerder met 88,46%. Hartlik geluk aan almal wat so goed gevaar het in vanjaar se Afrikaanse Olimpiade.
Ms A. Rencs
French Department French Exchange The 2014 French exchange is by far one of my most treasured memories. I believe that participating in the French exchange is a lot different than simply going on a private holiday to France. As a result of travelling, I was able to leap completely into the culture as well as the language. During the course of the French exchange, I was able to be a part of the Veyrier family, who had enthusiastically accepted me and taken time out of their lives to familiarise me with day to day life in Nimes.
For the first half of the exchange, I was given the opportunity to attend a French school. Despite the school days being long, it was worth it since I was able to meet many new friends. The second half of the exchange was my favourite part, for reason that I was able to travel and see more of France. While Paris was extraordinary, I appreciated my experience in the Alps more. The reality is the French exchange is not always perfect; there were days when I missed home, the taste of Namibian meat and the sun. However, even with all of that said, I would still do it all over again. The French exchange is definitely an irreplaceable experience.
Fun Relaxing Adventurous Nîmes Croissant Eiffel tower
though we were really excited to start our adventure in France. The first two weeks, we had to attend school with our exchanges, which was not too bad. The real experience only happened after school had finished. We met up in Montpellier and went shopping. For Christmas, my host family took me to Vichy and Sête to be with their family. Christmas time in France was a new experience and although we missed our families, as we normally spent Christmas together, we had a splendid time. After Vichy, we had two days in Paris.
Along with four other students, I signed up for an amazing French exchange programme. Out of the many students from France, only a few were selected to visit us in Namibia in May, while in return, we could visit them in France at the end of our school year.
Paris was amazing and beautiful, but I did not expect seeing so many tourists at every tourist attraction we went to. At some places, the queue for tickets was so long, that we eventually decided to go somewhere else and see other sites in the city.
The students from France arrived in Namibia in June 2014 and stayed with their host families for five weeks. During their stay, we took them to our school, St Paul’s College, and planned to go to different lodges and definitely to Swakopmund with our exchanges, in order for them to experience our beautiful country.
Even though we had arguments with our host families, we usually had positive and well-planned outings. Everything was worth the while and I also believe that in those five weeks, we matured within ourselves.
The French exchanges really enjoyed staying in Namibia and, one could say, some even found love. Nevertheless, they had to leave eventually for a wait of five more months to finally meet us in France. After our final examinations in November, we were all excited to go to France and had the “pleasure” of taking a 24 hour flight, starting from Windhoek to Johannesburg, then to Dubai and finally to Paris, where we took a train to Nîmes. All of us met our host families at the train station in Nîmes and were taken home to unpack and perhaps sleep for a while, even
The French exchange is definitely something which no-one should miss out on.
Our visit to the breweries
It is one thing to learn another language at school, but it is a whole other thing to apply what you learned in real life and speak that language nonstop for the next two months.
tremendously humbling experience and opens and broadens your mind completely.
No matter how much you prepare at school or in your free time, nothing can prepare you for the real deal. I would say that that was the hardest part about the German exchange.
I had the immense privilege of travelling to all parts of Germany while I was there and I saw so much of the beautiful country and rich culture and that truly made the German exchange a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget.
Speaking German all the time and getting used to speaking German all the time was extremely challenging. But, by the end of the two months, I had definitely improved and become much more confident in my speech and I could definitely not have achieved that without actually being in Germany.
If you ever have the opportunity to travel to another country, even one that speaks a foreign language, I urge you to go for it despite whatever fear you may have or despite anything anyone may tell you. You will come back a better and stronger person who might even be able to speak another language.
Being in Germany taught me so much, not only about myself, but also about the lives of others. Being completely submerged in an utterly different culture may have been a shock at first, but it is a
Visiting Germany was one of the greatest experiences I have had in my life. My adventure, or as we say in German, Abenteuer, began with my first flight overseas. Arriving in Germany, spending one night in Frankfurt with all the Namibian exchanges was truly amazing, we walked the streets of Frankfurt on a special tour organized for us and we took a bazilion pictures on the Main river bridge. I took a very comfortable train ride to Bonn, where I began to live with the Onusseits, my new family for the next two months. From seeing snow for the first time (and eating it too), annual train rides to Cologne, going for crazy roller coaster rides in Phantasialand, travelling to the spectacular capital (Berlin), eating Belgium waffles in Brussels, and skiing in the Alps in Austria, I can say that that my experience in Germany was an unforgettable one.
I enjoyed being a regular German scholar and attending a prestigious German school. Seeing so many bicycles in one area was truly a captivating sight, as not many children ride bicycles to school in Namibia. Speaking German everyday and interacting with German people was a great challenge, but with it, my German had improved incredibly. Germany is a spectacular country; I particularly loved hiking in the forests of the seven hills in Bonn. Travelling through Germany and seeing the various landscapes really took my breath away. Let us not forget all the delicious German food and chocolate! All in all, the country and its people have captured a huge piece of my heart.
Model United Nations Training Course The United Nations Information Centre hosted a Model United Nations Training Conference in September - which was attended by Katrien Wassenaar, Jules van der Port and representatives of 15 other schools. All delegates were put into groups to ponder the importance of the MUN project to the youth. It was a tactic to make the delegates realise the fun and relevance of the MUN Clubs at our schools.
Having been armed with the skills to address other delegates, draft resolutions and use diplomacy to win allies to push through our priorities, we felt prepared for the 2016 Conference. This training session ended with an impromptu dance-off and singing competition. Maybe the General Assembly could learn something from us.
My group decided the MUN teaches diplomacy and demonstrates the benefits of negotiation. It helps to make one understand the function of the UN’s General Assembly and how global problems and international issues affect us all, yet may be difficult to solve. Finally, it allows one to meet people from other schools in an environment stressing collaboration, not competition. Everyone HAD to speak to the whole conference. This helped my public speaking skills as I stood at a podium and spoke into the microphone to address my fellow delegates. I could tell by the end of the conference that it was not just me who felt that a fear had been challenged and conquered.
Reporters’ Club Reporters’ Club…it’s a great deal more than writing articles. The majority of the school community knows about the St Paul’s Times - our production - but do you really know what else we do? We had a very insightful excursion to Radiowave where we spent the afternoon listening to Chops plan his show and talk on live radio. A tonne of hard work goes into the production of our termly assemblies where we inform the school about activities within. We always try to add in a bit of educational satire to entertain the very ‘excited’ pupils. The Reporters’ Club also attended the Namibia Media Holdings media camp where we learned MANY skills, like working with the professional design program Indesign, which we use to design our newspaper. Our termly photography competitions encourage the school to take photos and become involved in the world around them. In this first year of the Reporters’ Club, we have flourished due to the amazing support from Ms Pretorius. 2015 - done, 2016 - we are ready for you, are you ready for us?
Science Fair Congratulations to our students who excelled at the Khomas Regional Science Fair, as well as the National Science Fair this year. The school walked away with the title for “Best Secondary School “at Regional Level for the third consecutive year. Twelve projects were entered at the Regional Fair and not only did we come back with 5 Silver and 7 Gold medals, but we were also awarded 5 category winners and the best secondary school project overall. Seven of our learners were invited to represent the Khomas Region at Nationals, which means 7 out of 10 projects from the Khomas Region came from St Paul’s.
National Science Fair Bronze medals: Connor Martin Silver medals: Ryan Symonds Mayes Megan Landman Emily Shave Gold medals:
Best in Category: Nicolaas Wassenaar “Physical Science” Ryan Symonds Mayes “Animal Science”
This year, the National Fair was held at Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre and Nampower treated all learners to a one week stay there. This was quite an exciting and memorable experience for our students.
Khomas Regional Science Fair
Silver medals: Luka Serrer Quinn-Franco Stellmacher Gabrielle De Freitas Bacalhau Ashia Whitelock Wilhelm Petrus Gold medals: Nicolaas Wassenaar Emily Shave Megan Landmann Helen Forster Connor Martin Liam Brinkmann Ryan Symonds Mayes Best in category:
Ryan Symonds Mayes “Animal Science” Liam Brinkmann “Food Science” Connor Martin ”Chemistry” Megan Landmann ”Energy and Electricity” Emily Shave “Environmental Science”
Best Secondary school project: Helen Forster “Plant Science”
Outreach and Service Cancer Ward Visits Visiting hours at the Children’s Cancer Ward We go to the Cancer Ward on a Wednesday during their visiting hours from 15h00 - 16h00. During that time, we usually do a creative craft activity with them, for example; masks, flying paper aeroplanes, hanging insects. We pre-plan the activities quite a few weeks in advance and which of our students will be responsible for the activity. Then, on Wednesday at about 14h00, we get together and prep the activity. We do the activity in their dining/recreation room, which has tables and chairs. Only the children who are feeling well enough come and play. Sometimes the sick ones will come just to be part
of the party and we often make extra of whatever we are making to give to the children in bed. We have such a good time with the children, either quietly working together, or laughing and teasing, or fighting over crayons or paper. Sometimes, the children are hyper and excited and sometimes they are quiet and sickly. Regardless, during all our visits we all have fun! On 26 November, we joined CHICA and NHP to give the children at the Cancer Ward a Christmas party. NHP donated some beautiful presents and we played games with the children. It was a very festive party!!
Cupcakes and Coffee for Cancer On the 7th of August, the Cancer Ward visiting hours group invited any willing member of the community to the home of the Mansfeld family for coffee and cupcakes - to raise funds for the social needs of the children suffering from cancer. Visitors would come in, enjoy a cup of coffee and a cupcake or two and socialise with other generous people. With the aid of a simple donation box, we managed to raise over N$10 000. The visiting hours group would like to graciously thank everybody who donated to this great cause. It is a certainty that the children at the Cancer Ward are immensely grateful for the financial support. We would also like to thank the Mansfeld family for their assistance in organising this event and availing their home for a good cause.
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Visiting the Children’s Cancer Ward has left me with many different emotions, from being euphoric after putting a smile on one of the children’s faces to sadness after seeing the other children who can’t leave their beds. It was an eye opening experience that I wouldn’t exchange for anything. Grace
Being able to visit and play with the children at the Central Hospital has been an eye opening experience. I am truly humbled by the joy and laughter we are able to bring to the children. Through this experience I have learned to be grateful, even when going through a tough time. Vanessa
The children at the Cancer Ward always touch my heart, even when they are grumpy. Weekly visits help you realise how important it is to be grateful for everything you have. All of the children at the cancer ward and those who have left have really impacted my life so positively because of the love that they spread when we visit them. Gillian
By simply visiting these children we brighten their day. I see evidence of their condition, which is saddening. However, it is amazing to see their eagerness to learn and play with us. The most amazing part is when they warm up to us on every visit. It is worthwhile to see these happy and so lively children. Johanna
The fact that they are more joyful than most children, especially considering their situation, inspires me more than words can describe. Those children are my role models and I am more than honoured to be able to say that I love those little monsters. All I can use to describe them is “aawww man!” :D :’) Gabbi This was an eye-opening experience. It has taught me that it is better to give than to receive and to be hopeful. I enjoy spending time with the children because seeing them happy makes me feel like I have made a difference, even if it is small. Aimmee
Visiting the children at the Cancer Ward is an experience I will never forget. I enjoy their mischief, love for colouring and the never dying hope of me having sweets in my pockets. There is never a dull moment at the Children’s Cancer Ward. Hee-Dee At first I thought the children would not be excited to see us, I was proven wrong. Every single time we visit the children they are so happy to see us and are full of energy. They may be very stubborn at times but I love seeing them every single time. Abigail
Environmental Club The St Paul’s College Environmental Club is a team of determined students dedicated to making a difference. We come together and share ideas to reduce the negative impact on our environment. We have taken part in various campaigns even though we only have a limited amount of time. The Environmental Club depends on its members and even more so on its leader, Ms Salvoldi, who is the backbone of the whole operation. During the course of 2015, the Environmental Club has accomplished a great deal. It started with a Paper Drive at the beginning of the year that was a massive success! The combined effort of the High School was 3,2 tonnes of paper. It was amazing to see a school community working together to achieve a common goal. Last year’s and this third Paper Drive helped place St Paul’s 2nd in this year’s Schools Recycling Competition. Representatives from the Environmental Club received a cheque of N$5 000 at the prize giving ceremony, plus another N$13 000 for the 40 tonnes collected overall. Unfortunately, this project has been cancelled as the collection of recyclables caused problems in the Jan Jonker Street neighbourhood, not always being a “clean” operation.
At the beginning of the year, the Environmental Club also erected two new drinking fountains on the school premises using money from its budget. Everybody loves the fountains and two more will be installed soon, going a long way in saving water and reducing plastic bottles. The Environmental Club also hosted 2 civvies days. The first one was for Earth Hour – to create awareness of the importance of saving electricity. As an added bonus, the club also held a cake sale on the very same day. This money was sponsored to our pupils Luke, Joseph and Zan for the Rhino Fund. On the International Day of the Environment, the civvies day was to raise awareness for the dwindling number of giraffes left. An amount of N$1 600 was donated to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. During the second term, we conducted a survey on the amount of plastic bags people used on a daily basis. The survey was conducted at the Hidas shopping centre in Klein Windhoek and on the school grounds. We questioned people on how many plastic bags they used on average, what they did with these bags afterwards and if they would consider paying for plastic bags. This information was included in a letter handed to the City of Windhoek through our junior councillor, to consider implementing a by-law to pay a fee on all plastic bags in all
shops, as this has shown to greatly reduce the abuse of plastic bags in other countries. Finally, during the third term, the Environmental Club set up a stall at the St Paul’s College Fun Day. Here we sold spekboom cuttings which we had planted ourselves. Did you know that one hectare of spekboom captures about four tonnes of carbon a year – so planting one reduces your carbon footprint. The members of Environmental Club strive to become more aware about reducing, re-using and recycling in the classes, the general school environment and at home. However, there is still a long way to go! We are trying to establish lift-clubs and cycle-to-school days. Our paper collection in classes is now part of our lives and lights are switched off most of the time, but fellow students do not yet sort garbage.
Girl/Child Initiative The main objective of the Girl/Child Initiative is to reach out to the students at the School of the Hearing Impaired, hoping to equip them with various skills. We learned and gained so much more than expected. Here are some of the responses of our members:
I got the privilege of learning how to sign from the hearing impaired girls, the chance to communicate with them, and even the chance to learn about different cultures. Kyra Müller
I learned to speak without words and to listen with my eyes.
We made beaded bracelets and had loads of fun at our pizza party with the hearing impaired girls. We also played soccer.
Pancake Day was such a fantastic day. Seeing the smiles and joy on the faces of the hearing impaired girls’ faces was indescribable. Elaine Konjore
We made bracelets, rings and necklaces and gave it as gifts to the hearing impaired girls. Ella Gunning
I learned to communicate with more than just words. This has been a great way to interact with others while giving back to the community. My sign language skills improved.
It is an amazing experience to give something to someone else instead of keeping it for myself. I learned some moral values that are crucial in life. It was a great pleasure to socialise with the hearing impaired girls at our pizza party. Kupakwashe Chimonyo
Although doing beading work was frustrating, it gave us an opportunity for bonding. Our sessions were very productive.
It was a fun way to connect with others.
I learned to communicate with the hearing impaired girls and found myself enjoying the experience. Charmaine Goreses
I had an amazing time this year. We made bracelets, picture frames and had a fantastic party which was the best. Learning sign language and getting my sign name for the first time was very interesting. Delicia Dirkse
I enjoyed visiting the girls at the School of the Hearing Impaired, especially the day when we made pancakes. Huidani Demas
Being part of the group taught me commitment and loyalty. I have so many experiences to cherish, learning from the hearing impaired girls. Candice Salkunga
Communicating in sign language was a bit of a struggle at first but later I became more comfortable. The last day was a day well spent, having pizza, cooldrink and a lot of fun with the hearing impaired girls.
The Girl/Child Initiative also runs the annual Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project, as well as Pink Day at the school. We continue this selfless service to raise funds for the Cancer Association of Namibia and improve awareness of cancer and a healthy lifestyle.
ve to the members ha f o e m so t a h w This is This year we did many activities which included scrapbooking, beading and a pizza party for the hearing impaired girls. We also organised Pink Day at the school and the Cancer Apple Project. Megan Landman Many people baked delicious pink cupcakes which were sold at school to raise money for the Cancer Association of Namibia. This means a lot to me because we can help someone who needs treatment for cancer. Everybody made an effort to wear pink and white. Lusungu Mufune Many people do not have the money for their cancer treatment and the fact that I was part of the contribution makes me feel glad. Helping people while still looking good such as wearing pink to school and eating healthy fruit such as apples really feels good. Jacobina Kalunduka
say about it:
The day when the apples arrived I stayed after school to help with packing the apples. It took up my whole afternoon, but I enjoyed it because it was for a good cause. That was a day well spent. Layla Philander I helped packing the apples and although it took a lot of time it was worth it and we raised a lot of money for the Cancer Association of Namibia. Carli Le Roux We took part in the pink drive to create awareness for breast cancer. Elton Shipena I enjoyed staying up late at night baking and decorating pink cupcakes for Pink Day. When I took out the chocolate hearts they started breaking off the cupcakes and I had to do it all over again! But, it was for a good cause and was worth it. Emily Shave
Nordkamp The Bernard-Nordkamp Centre is an after-school centre in Katutura where children are fed and consolidate their education. St Paul’s travels to the BNC once a week to help Grade 2 and 3 learners with reading, writing and mathematics. Nordkamp is a special initiative. It is currently the longest running community service offered at St Paul’s College. Why is it so special though?
It’s not because we have bucket-loads of funding or a couple of hundred volunteers. No, Nordkamp is special because it makes you feel. Although that sounds like a vague, pretentious ‘perfume ad’ type of answer, it is true. Although exactly what you feel varies from visit to visit.
Sometimes you will leave the Centre beaming with a sense of philanthropic accomplishment, as you’ve helped a child finally grasp the concept of subtraction or vowel sounds. At other times, you’ll be left fuming and frustrated after trying oh so hard to teach a young boy the ‘th’ sound but to no avail. Nordkamp is big on emotion. We can feel it and the children can feel it, sometimes I think the mangy dogs scurrying around Uirab Street can feel it too!
Under the leadership of Ms Mendelsohn and Ms Rencs, this initiative has really flourished. Anyone that is interested in making a difference, (not the Miss Universe “I want world peace and glittery socks for everyone!” hogwash), a real difference, step out of your comfort zone and join us for a trip to the Centre. You might love it. You might hate it. What’s for sure though is that you will feel it.
Schlip Outreach Thank you to St Pauls
Everyone is touched by the Shoebox Project, from the person who writes the note of encouragement, to the person who is labelling the black bags, to the child who receives the box. It is more than just a project, it is life changing.
It proves that love is not an action; it is an attitude, a lifestyle. Every small thing one does for this project is done out of love and selflessness and it does not go unappreciated. It has been a busy year for the project and its founder, Ms Cloete, has left for South Africa. Her impact on the school with the founding of this project has left a mark on hundreds of lives and we will do our best to make her proud going forward. We have gone on two expeditions to the south of Namibia this year. Every trip is different and leaves you as a person changed for the better afterwards. Personally, one of the most important lessons I have learned this year is that no matter your circumstance, there is always reason to be joyful. Another lesson is that every small deed you do for someone else, no matter how small it is to you, is more than meaningful to the one receiving it.
SPCA Annual Animal Cruelty Awareness Fundraiser and Outreach The St Paul’s parent and teacher community also participated in full force. A cake sale was organised by the St Paul’s Animal Cruelty Awareness group and monetary and material goods donations were received. Brigitte Meissner, manager of the SPCA, gave a presentation to our Grade 8 pupils on how to identify and rectify animal cruelty. The SPCA hotline was also made available to the pupils of the school, in order to encourage them to report cases on animal mistreatment. The bi-weekly outreach programme has encouraged many pupils to learn about animals and activities such as socialising, grooming and training the animals have allowed volunteers to take an active role in the successful adoption of the SPCA animals. A total of N$5 600 was raised this year, along with two boxes of toys, bedding and food for the animals. This amount, more than double that of 2014, was donated to the SPCA to aid running costs, in the hope that more animals will find their “forever homes”.
2015 saw another year of success for the St Paul’s Animal Cruelty Awareness Fundraiser and the introduction of the St Paul’s College SPCA outreach programme. In order to bring the issues of animal cruelty and neglect to light, both these programmes were initiated. We aim to prevent and bring animal suffering to an end. The Animal Cruelty Awareness Week was organised by Vera Röder and would not have been possible without the help of the other St Paul’s SPCA volunteers. To acknowledge maltreated animals and the efforts made to help them, orange ribbons were sold and worn on the second week of April.
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One volunteer, Helen Forster, says “This experience inspired me to become a more fully committed volunteer at the SPCA. Working there has been heart-warming, but also challenging. Due to past abuse, they were scared of people and other animals. So I encourage everyone to extend a helping hand in any way they can.”
Sport Athletics Interhouse Athletics always starts off slow but our students enjoy the competitiveness and fun of being out of school and on the track. Even with the Independence Stadium closed for our Interhouse Competition, we managed to put a team of over 20 athletes together to compete at the Zone A event.
We finished 3rd behind St Georgeâ€™s and Windhoek Gymnasium. Our stronger athletes qualified for Regionals and then a handful competed at Nationals, earning themselves a few podium positions.
Cricket We were able to field an U15 team who fared well during the season but could not manage to qualify for the play-offs. Kimberlain Brain, Hendrik Koekemoer and Ryan SymondsMayes were all selected for various national teams.
With most of our competitive sports taking place during the second term, the first term was packed with Interhouse events. First up was Athletics, where the entire school takes part and we try adding as many points towards the final tally as possible. Ernest put their foot in front, just slightly nudging ahead. This was followed by the Interhouse Swimming Competition, which took place at the Olympia Municipal Pool. This event is held bi-annually and only a handful of learners participate. It was a great morning spent at the poolside with Ernest taking gold.
We ended Term Two with our Interhouse Sports Day, which allows all our sport codes a chance to compete against each other. There was food, drink and a whole lot of cheering the entire day. This event too was won by Ernest, propelling them to the front of the race and crowning them Interhouse Champions for 2015! Letâ€™s hope Rudolph steps up to the plate in 2016.
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Hockey We made the decision to join forces with St George’s in 2015 and the SAINTS were born. We entered three girls’ teams and one boys’ team in the National League. In April, our girls went on tour to Stellenbosch to bond and prepare for the upcoming season. Both the boys’ and the girls’ teams participated in the annual Jubber and Kom-en-Haal tournaments, as well as the Windhoek Gym Festival - putting in some good performances.
This year also marked the first year that our children got the opportunity to play on artificial turf in Namibia. Windhoek Gymnasium and WHS were fortunate to have laid the first two turfs in Namibia, representing a new era for Namibian hockey. The 1st team ended 4th, the 2nd team ended 3rd and the 3rd team ended 4th in their respective leagues.
Overall, the two schools really combined well and good friendships were formed among the staff and players. It really was a positive move to allow our children to be a more competitive force in the league.
The following St Paul’s students were selected for National Teams in 2015
We are proud of our boys who made it through to play-offs and beat Pro-Ed Academy in the quarter-finals. They, unfortunately, lost their semi-final encounter to WHS.
U14 NSSU U16 NSSU U18 NSSU
Connor Martin Keiran Peters, Nico Jacobs, Liam Hermanus, Dakota Hansen, Rachel Finch, Tamika Milho Mbatata Uremena, Pieter Le Roux
PSI Nationals U14 U16 U18
Connor Martin, Ryan Symmonds-Mayes Rachel Finch, Tamika Milho, Dakota Hansen, Damien Schutz, Liam Hermanus, Nico Jacobs, Rejoice Vilho Daniel Gresse, Mbatata Uremena, Pieter-Louis Le Roux
Netball The U15 team played good Netball but had a spurt of erratic results during their season. Hopefully, with more practice, they can improve in 2016.
For the first time in our history, the U19 girls beat very tough schools to lift the Khomas B-League trophy. It was a difficult week of matches but, in the end, they triumphed over WHS by a point and were declared champions!
Soccer We had a fantastic year of soccer in the High School. Our U15 boys played very well and got knocked out in the quarter-finals, while the U17 boys made it to the semi-finals, but sadly could not progress further. The Girls’ team impressed once again and beat HTS in the League final to retain their title as Khomas League Champions for a second year. Girls’ soccer at the College continues to grow each year with our juniors working hard for starting positions every week Most of the senior players will sadly leave us next season, but we have a strong group who will continue to work hard to remain at the top.
Tours The U15 Soccer boys had their first tour to Bloemfontein and played very well against very strong opponents at the Annual Brebner High Tournament. The U17 Soccer boys & Netball girls enjoyed a tour to Johannesburg and participated in the Derek Knipe Sports Festival which took place at SageWood College in Midrand. The soccer boys found their opponents tough and could not progress out of the group stage, but flying the St Paul’s flag high was our Netball team - who were eliminated in the semi-finals of the competition by only a handful of points.
FNB Classic Clash 2015 The Classic Clash was again the highlight of the soccer season for our senior boys. The College waited for what was to be the best display of individual and team talent that I have witnessed in my five years at St Paul’s. It was a fierce battle in the middle of the park and both defences had to be awake at all times to stop continuous threats by both teams.
St Paul’s opened the scoring early in the first half and St George’s replied almost instantaneously, but another goal just before halftime lifted the St Paul’s boy’s spirits. It was clear that both teams were not going to give up without a fight. The match was fairly contested and a brace from Kimberlain Brain sealed St George’s fate. St Paul’s ran out 3-1 winners in the end, leaving the total number of Classic Clashes 3-2 to St George’s thus far.
Social Events Balloon Release Ceremony
St Valentineâ€™s Day
Art Art Exhibition
as well as the adjacent art room. It ran from 8 â€“ 15 April and every Art student had at least one piece displayed. Grade 8 had their mandala designs cut out and hung from the ceiling as well as a few of their chairs drawn with perspective on toned paper with added shadows and highlights. Grade 9 displayed some drawings in pencil of their pets, natural objects, pointillism cars, as well as their musical still-life in oil pastel from the third term last year. Grade 10 put up their squashed face portraits, bottle designs and fruit lettering from last year as well as observational drawings of feet and acrylic paintings of a vegetable still-life. They also exhibited their first interpretative pieces based on poems in oil pastel in a variety of mediums. Each year, St Paul's College invites members of the public to an art exhibition to view the wide range of work created by our students.
Grade 11 showed off their beautiful ancient engraving assignments in pencil as well as their excellent photography on screens.
This year the exhibition was held along with the opening of the newly renovated media centre and pieces were showcased there
Grade 12s each created a mini-exhibition of their own. Look at some of their lovely work on the next page:
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Art Workshops At the beginning of the academic year, there is much excitement in the Art department – especially in the Grade 11 and 12 years. A 12 hour workshop – one for Grade 11 and one for Grade 12 – heralds the start of practical work. These workshops always include a special lunch and a great opportunity to bond with peers and students. The workshops also provide a golden opportunity to work from live models, an
important part of the training we offer and not easy to organise during class hours. The models are paid a small gratuity – and modelling is hard work – and every student is asked to make a small contribution towards paying the models.
The Grade 12 Art Workshop: Saturday 21 February 2015 Students met outside of the National Art Gallery in the morning where they looked at the art on display and then started to draw a model from life guided by Celia Mendelsohn. The photography students were taken around the area by Liz Hentze to practice photographing various subjects in different conditions, as well as view a photographic exhibition at the FNCC. Painting and Related Media students would finish off their drawings of the model as an assignment and the photography students had to use their Photoshop skills to put together a layered landscape based on the photos they had taken throughout the day.
Digital Art Students are welcome to join us in the Art classroom on a Thursday afternoons from 13:30 – 15:30 to learn more about drawing and sculpting on a computer or to improve their Photoshop skills. Digital Art is for both art and non-art students at the college and allows students to experiment with new mediums and more illustrative styles than we usually allow in class.
It allows students the time and place to work on any personal projects they may be interested in and ask for assistance on how to achieve their goal. Free software is provided and all you need is a laptop. Students interested in digital painting should invest in a Wacom tablet.