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AWSUM Achiever of the Year

Wayde van Niekerk Exclusive Interview Inside


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At last – summer holidays have arrived!! Wrapping up the year, we use the opportunity to showcase the achievers of the schools who already had their awards before this final edition of the year went to print.

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Distribution AWSUM News is distributed to the following schools in GAUTENG:

Primary Schools: Fairland, Bryanston, Fontainebleau, Louw Geldenhuys, Craighall, Esperanza, Randpark, St Peter’s Boys Prep, St Peter’s Girls Prep. Jan Cellliers, King Edward VII Prep, Glenstantia, Curro Hazeldean Primary. High Schools: Parktown Boys’, St Peter’s College, Northcliff, Randburg, Linden, King Edward VII, Fourways, Helpmekaar, Bryanston, Redhill, Pretoria Girls, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool, Curro College Hazeldean, Reddford House, Garsfontein, Waterkloof.

We are very happy with our scoop to feature Wayde van Niekerk as the AWSUM Achiever of the Year. Let Wayde’s story inspire you to be the best you can be. Be safe on the roads if you are travelling, and have a really super AWSUM summer holiday! Marika & your dedicated AWSUM team

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AWSUM Celebrity Interview South African super athlete, the sensational Wayde van Niekerk, obliterated the men’s 400m world record with a time of 43.03s at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He also created athletics history in March when he became the first person to break 10s for 100m, 20s for 200m and 44s for 400m. AWSUM News chatted to Wayde about the Olympics, people in his life, and future plans.

Q: Your coach is quite unique – a 74-year-old grandmother, Ans Botha. How did it happen that she became your coach? A: She was the coach of the Free State team of the University of Free State, so when I started studying it was the best option. She had quite a quality group of athletes that were top, top South African athletes, so it was kind of no-brainer. She’s a massive inspiration, reaching the peak of her coaching career at this age – it’s an inspiration to anyone out there that have a dream that they haven’t achieved yet.

Q: Your Twitter handle is @WaydeDreamer. Tell us why you chose this handle. A: When it comes to any challenge or any real obstacle I need to face as an athlete and an individual and when I speak about prayer I feel like I’m seeing my dreams and my wishes.

Q: You were born prematurely at 29 weeks, weighing in at only 1 kg. When did you know that you wanted to become an athlete? A: The “premature” thing is something that’s super, super close to my mother’s heart! I really just wanted to be a sport star one day, to wear the Green and Gold. I came fourth at the World Junior Championships in 2010 ... I got so close to the bronze medal ... that was the motivation and inspiration for my athletic career.

Q: Everyone loved the moment when Usain Bolt interrruped an interview after his third straight 100m gold medal to congratulate you with your win. What is your relationship with him like? A: It’s really just a professional relationship. It was real honour having him coming to me after my race and just telling me, “I told you I believed in you, that you could do it.” It was a very special moment and it’s something that motivated me quite massively towards a future for myself as well. Q: You are known as part of a close-knit family and brought ten family members to Rio to watch your race. What was that experience like? A: This journey is way beyond an individual journey of myself and what I’m achieving. It’s a journey of family, teamwork and unity. It would be quite selfish if I didn’t include the people who laughs with me when I achieve it, cry with me when things are going bad. It gave me massive motivation during the Games to not just represent my country, but also my family in a massive way and just make them proud as family and parents. Q: You are studying marketing at the University of the Free State. Do you have any future plans at this stage, apart from remaining an Olympic champion and world record breaking athlete for quite some years to come? A: I’m certainly not studying at the same pace as the average student, but I’m putting in the effort in continuously inproving myself in every aspect of anything, me as a brand and as an individual. I find it very important to continue studying and just give myself that bit of an edge in what I’m doing.

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Q: What do you to relax – that is not more sport! A: I’m a very basic person. When I’m relaxed, I’m probably with friends and family, playing games. Q: What message do you have for South Africa’s schoolgoing learners to achieve their dreams and ambitions? A: Simple. I’m a very firm believer in the Lord, so pray first, whatever you do, wherever you go, pray first and you’re sorted.

LAERSKOOL LOUW GELDENHUYS (t) 011 782 5442 (e) Toppresteerders (2016) Jacobus Greeff

Anika de la Rey

Kimberley Swanepoel

Wijon Buskes

Dux-leerling Beste Akademiese Prestasie Graad 7

100% Skoolbywoning Graad 1 tot Graad 7 Beste Hokkiespeelster

Sportdogter van die Jaar Beste Landloopdogter Beste Dogstersatleet

Sportseun van die Jaar Beste Rugbyspeler

Aiden Angus

Liza-Louise Els

Carina Pretorius

Nina Germishuysen

Edré Buskes

Rebecca Louw

100% Skoolbywoning Graad 1 tot Graad 7

Beste Akademiese Prestasie Graad 4

Beste Akademiese Prestasie Graad 5

Beste Akademiese Prestasie Graad 6

Victor Ludorum (Swem)

Victrix Ludorum (Swem)

Wilrich van Deventer

Divan van der Merwe

Alexander Brink

Michael van Zyl

Marco Odendal

Gené Coetzee

Skaakspeler van die Jaar

Krieketspeler van die Jaar

Beste Hokkiespeler

Beste Landloopseun

Beste Seunsatleet


Danél Strydom

Mees Toegewyde Sportpersoon Beste Netbalspeelster

Stephan de Souza

Nasionale WOWspelkompetisie Graad 6-wenner

LAERSKOOL JAN CELLIERS (t) 011 646 3336 (e)

Mignonne de Beer Skaak & Atletiek

Amari van Niekerk Atletiek

Michael McDonald Rugby

Marais Botha Rugby

Rynhard Roothman Tennis

Tineke Swanepoel Musiek

Lilo van der Westhuizen Atletiek

Dewald Rautenbach Atletiek

Ivan Mouton Krieket

Dantè Booysen Krieket

Neal Geldenhuys Krieket

Wian Roothman Tennis

Isabella Venter Tennis

Annika Gertenbach Tennis

Amelie Nieuwoudt Skaak

Amelie van Zyl Musiek

Jaden van der Merwe Drama & Sang

Carla Venter Sagtebal

Micaela Staal Skaak

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Tamrin Barnard

Megan Hunt

Josh Jacobs

Megan Shepherd

Jarod Ment

Full colours • Eisteddfod • Dance • Hockey

Full colours • Laser Run • Triathlon Half colours • Gymnastics

Full colours • Swimming • Waterpolo

Full colours • Gymnastics • Swimming

Full colours • Hockey Half colours • Soccer

RANDPARK PRIMARY SCHOOL (t) 011 793 7434 (e)

Sport Achievers

Netball Player of the Year: Morakane Lekalakala.

Soccer Players of the Year: Gareth Marsden and Liam Walters.

BRYANSTON HIGH SCHOOL (t) 011 706 6010 (e) Farewell Matrics: Valedictory 2016 Top 3 Term 3 of 2016 Matric 1st 92% Paayal Naiker 2nd 86% Kirthin Bedessie 3rd 85% Sheoree Suklal

Paayal Naiker

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White Honours Blazer Matric recipients Amy Thomson and Kirthin Bedessie were awarded their White Honours Blazers for maintaining distinctions in six subjects, Sheoree Suklal for maintaining seven distinctions and Paayal Naiker for eight distinctions. The following Grade 12 learners received their White Honours Blazers for attaining full colours in four or more areas: • Priyantha Naicker for First Aid, Academics, Councillorship and Debutants and Squires • Moyet Beukes for Hockey, Tennis, Tennis Coaching and Councillorship • Michael Alves for Athletics, Squash, Academics and Councillorship • Tumelo Litlhakanyane for Hockey, Tennis, Councillorship and Academics • Jonathan van Duyn, 2016 President (Head Boy), received a re-award of his White Honours Blazer for his continued excellence in academics and on the sports field.

ST PETER’S BOYS PREP SCHOOL (t) 011 705 3423 (e) Colours Awarded in 2016

Basketball Colours

Chess Colours

Cricket Colours

Cross Country Colours

Football Colours

Squash Colours

Hockey Colours

Water Polo Colours

ST PETER’S GIRLS PREP SCHOOL (t) 011 367 6631 (e) Trinity Term Chapel Award winners • Hugo Award: Erin Daniels • O’Connell Award: Jamie McCrae

Erin Daniels

Jamie McCrae

Scholarships awarded to various High schools in 2017

FRONT: Erin Daniels, Bailey Davenport, Mr Darrel Webb (Headmaster), Skye Tucker, Sarah Garrett. BACK: Saige Turner, Erin Lewis, Daniella Dawkins, Megan Spencer-Young, Akrithi Bhimma, Abby Shih.

Easter Term Chapel Award winners • Hugo Award: Boikanyo Ntsimane • O’Connell Award: Mikaela Penberthy

Boikanyo Ntsimane

Mikaela Penberthy

ST PETER’S COLLEGE (t) 011 807 5315 (e)

Caitlin Crow

Daniel Martin

Nicholas Ferrett

Cheyan Davidson

Ifeoma Umeala

Amber MacDonald

2016 Dux Scholar and White Blazer achiever for honours in academics, sports (swimming) and cultural (newspaper). Completed her community hours.

Achieved honours in academics, sports (chess) and cultural (public speaking). Completed his community hours.

Overall highest academic achiever for Term 1 and 2. Achieved the highest result in Advanced Programme Mathematics, Physical Science, IT, Engineering Graphics and Design.

Achieved the highest result in English, Advanced Programme English, Geography and History.

Third highest overall academic achiever for Term 1 and 2.

Fifth highest overall academic achiever for Term 1 and 2. Achieved highest result in Visual Art, Life Orientation and Current Affairs.

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Dux-leerling: William Morland

FOURWAYS HIGH SCHOOL (t) 011 465 1104/07 (e)

Kirstyn Hutcheson • Received Double Honours and named Fourways High Legend • Has already been awarded Honours for Hockey • Full Colours for Leadership • Full Colours for Orienteering • Full Colours for Hockey • Full Colours for Athletics

Reine Aldous

Michaela Heynes

Ross Hartigan

Daniela Calvani

Keegan Nel

Victoria Bester

1st in the Grade, 1st place for English, History and Life Orientation

Sportswoman of the Year

Sportsman of the Year

Double Honours for Eisteddfod and at least 80% promotion mark for four years.

1st Place for Advanced Programme Mathematics and for Physical Science

Duncan Kilpatrick Award For Art

Emily Tabor

Kayleigh Landsberg

Kivasha Naidoo

Miguel Southey

1st Place for Consumer Studies and for Tourism

1st Place for Mathematical Literacy

1st Place for Information Technology

1st Place for Engineering Graphics and Design

Michael Wilke

Emma van Nierop

Jordene Barbosa

Keanu Naidoo

1st Place for Life Sciences

Honours Blazer for Academics.

Ward Trophy for Service

Councillor of the Year

Sarah Rodda 1st Place for Mathematics and for Business Studies

Nicole Pottek 1st Place for Accounting and for Afrikaans

Alexia Greig Alexia Greig has already achieved her Honours Blazer for Leadership, Athletics, Swimming, Waterpolo and Netball. Alexa was awarded Double Honours as she has also achieved at least 80% for her promotion marks in at least four years at Fourways High.

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Ana-Mieke Loubser Georgina van Heerden 1st Place for Visual Arts

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1st Place for Geography

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HOËRSKOOL LINDEN (t) 011 888 1433/4 (e)

Dawid de Beer Veelsydigste Graad 12-seun

Juanita Fourie Veelsydigste Graad 12-dogter

Abigail Vos

Amorei Coetzee

Ivandré van Heerden

Jade Brummer

Juan-Louis van Antwerpen






Mariella Venter

Nelis van der Lingen

Ruhan Marx

Zahné Bekker





HELPMEKAAR KOLLEGE (t) 011 339 2226/7 (e) Akademiese prestasies Die Helpies het in die tweede termyn weer uitstekend presteer op akademiese gebied: • Die Graad 8’s se top twintig begin reeds by 89,9% en die toppresteerders is Nadia Daist (95,9%) en Simóne Shirley (96,4%). • Die Graad 9’s se toppresteerders is Jana Botes (93,3%) en Henri Staal (94,4%). • Clara Pretorius (94,6%) en Dane Odendaal (95,2%) was die beste presteerders in Graad 10. • In Graad 11 het die top tien by 89% begin en Andries Swart (92,8%) en Rynhard de Bruyn (95,1%) was die toppresteerders. • Die matrieks se top tien het by 86,8% begin en die toppresteerders was Lara Dennis (92,4%) en Kirsten Dennis (92,8%).

Matriekgraduering Die jaarlikse Matriekgraduering (op 18 Oktober) was ‘n spesiale dag van belangrike lewenslesse en toekomswense onder die pers Jakarandabome. Die Johannesburgse besige stadslewe in die agtergrond was salig onbewus van die spesiale oomblikke wat die matriekgroep van 2016 en hul ouers op hierdie dag beleef het. Elke matriek het ‘n matrieksertifikaat ontvang en spesiale akademiese toekennings is aan diegene gemaak wat tydens hul hoërskoolloopbaan diep gleuwe agter hulle lessenaars gesit het. Kirsten Dennis is vereer as die leerder met die beste prestasie in Fisiese Wetenskappe oor ‘n tydperk van drie jaar, terwyl Niki Vermaak vereer is vir haar onoortreflike talent in tale. Christiaan Vivier het 98% gemiddeld in Gevorderde Program Wiskunde gehaal Die Dux-leerder van die graadgroep is aangewys as Lara Dennis, wat met ‘n sertifikaatgemiddeld van 92% haar medeleerders in die stof laat byt het. Lara Dennis

Andries Swart en Rynhard de Bruyn.

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Amike Lammerding en Itumeleng Chiloane Gesamentlike Dux-leerders vir 2016



Renee van Wyk

Emi Dreckmeyr

Curro College Hazeldean Tennisspeler van die Jaar 2016

Curro College Hazeldean Hokkiespeler van die Jaar 2016

Anele Mkhwanazi

NJ Coetzee

Curro College Hazeldean Rugbyspeler van die Jaar 2016

Curro College Hazeldean Senior Kultuurseun van die Jaar 2016

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HOËRSKOOL GARSFONTEIN(t) 012 998 6096/8200/8210 (e) Hoërskool Garsfontein vereer elke jaar die leerders vir prestasies en besondere bydrae op alle gebiede. Die volgende toekennings is gemaak aan leerders wat gedurende 2016 fenomenale prestasies behaal het: Nadya du Toit Nadya het hierdie jaar nie net in Tweekamp goed presteer, waar sy haar Gauteng-Noord Kleure verwerf het nie, maar sy het haar beste prestasies in Biathle, beter beteken as die Moderne Tweekamp behaal. Tydens die SA Kampioenskap verwerf sy ‘n silwer medalje en kwalifiseer sodoende vir deelname aan die Wêreldkampioenskap in Sarasota, Florida in die VSA. Uit honderde deelnemers uit 25 deelnemende lande behaal sy ‘n 10de plek in die Touth B-ouderdomsgroep. In die spankompetisie verower sy en haar span ‘n brons medalje. Talia Cassidy Talia behaal uitsonderlike prestasies in Karate. Sy is lid van die Gauteng-Noord- en SA-span. By die SA Nasionale Kampioenskap wen sy die goue medalje in die Kumite-afdeling en ontvang ook die trofee vir die Beste Kumite Shotokan. Sy verteenwoordig SA by die Wêreldbekerkampioenskap waar die SA-span die goue medalje in die spanafdeling wen. Kristen Joubert Hoërskool Garsfontein word in 2016 weer aangewys as die Beste Perdesport Skool in SA. Kristen lewer met haar twee perde, Rooigras Gina en Rooigras Syfer ‘n geweldige bydrae tot hierdie prestasie. By die SA Kampioenskap word sy aangewys as die Victor Ludorum. Sy is ook die kaptein van die skool se Perdesportspan en word nasionaal aangewys as die Matrikulant wat die Beste Prestasie in SA behaal. Jonathan Rijnen Jonathan het nie net sy stem dik gemaak as spreker in Pretoria nie, maar ook in Suid-Afrika. Nie net dring hy deur


na die nasionale finaal van die ATKV-redenaarskompetisie, waar hy as ‘Beste Taalgebruiker’ in Graad 8 en 9 aangewys word nie, maar hy tree ook as nasionale wenner in Afrikaans en Engels van die Radikale Redenaarskompetisie uit die stryd. Dit is die eerste keer in die skool se geskiedenis dat een van die Garsie-sprekers deurdring na die finaal van die ATKV-redenaarskompetisie. Chané Fischer Chané is reeds die afgelope paar jaar besig om haar merk as danser en in akrobaat te maak. In 2015 word sy verkies tot die SA-span vir deelname aan die Dance World Cup in Jersey, Brittanje. 3000 dansers van 33 lande het deelgeneem aan die kompetisie en Chané wen die Goue Medalje in die Acro-Dance afdeling. Sy het met ‘n punt van 92 die goue medalje verower, nadat haar naaste teenstaander (van Skotland) ‘n punt van 87,3 behaal het. Chané is toe ook genooi om as deel van die hoogtepunte van die week, in die gala-aand te dans op 2 Julie, wat voorwaar ‘n groot pluimpie was. Tian Pretorius Tian is lid van die Gauteng Noord-span en SuidAfrikaanse span. Hy wen ‘n goue medalje tydens die Gauteng-Noordkampioenskap. Hy volg dit op met die skitterende prestasie om die Goue medalje te wen by die Commonwealth-kampioenskap Devon Cook Devon presteer uitsonderlik in Judo. Tydens die SA Kampioenskap wen hy die goue medalje. Hy verteenwoordig SA by die Afrika-kampioenskap in Casablanca, Marokko en wen die brons medalje. Hy volg dit op met ‘n silwer medalje by die Commonwealthkampioenskap. Divan Beukman Hy is een van twee leerders gekies uit die hele Afrika om

deel te neem aan ‘n program van NASA om moontlikhede te ondersoek en navorsing te doen om mense te vestig in die ruimte. Frans Pieterse Frans wen ‘n brons medalje tydens die Wêreldbeker in Birmingham, Engeland. Hy is tans 3de op die wêreldranglys en by die World Martial Arts Games is hy in die Top 5 in vier van die afdelings. Brendon Skinner Brendon se poging van 83,86m by die jaarlikse Elardus Erasmus-byeenkoms het die atletiekwêreld aan die praat. Die poging is tans in die proses om erken te word by ASA en indien dit suksesvol is, sal dit amptelik die nuwe SArekord wees vir Spiesgooi seuns 017. Verder meer is dit die derde beste afstand ooit in die item vir seuns 17 in die geskiedenis. Burger Lambrechts Burger verlaat Hoërskool Garsfontein as lewende legende. Sy bydrae tot atletiek by die skool en die beeld wat hy uitgedra het, sal lank onthou word. Hy word gekroon as die SA-kampioen in Gewigsoot en Diskus. Hy is lid van die SA-span en neem deel aan die Wêreld Jeugkampioenskap in Pole. Burger gaan net soos sy Pa, Bruger Snr, nog diep spore trap in SA-atletiek. Embrose Papier Op Sondag, 28 Augustus berig Rapport dat die skool gerus vir Embrose ‘n monument kan oprig. Hy verteenwoordig die Junior Springbokke by die 020 Wêreldbeker. Hy lewer ‘n deurslaggewende bydrae om seker te maak dat die Garsie Bere die Beeldtrofee wen in 2016. Sy langafstand drie in die finaal teen EG Jansen waar hy 100m ver moes hardloop is waarskynlik die drie van die jaar in skolerugby.

VOOR: Talia Cassidy (Karate), Chane Fische (Akrobaat), Burger Lambrechts (Atletiek), Embrose Papier (Rugby) en Nadya du Toit (Tweekamp). AGTER: Frans Pieterse (Krygskunde), Jonathan Rijnen (Redenaars), Bendon Skinner (Spiesgooi), Divan Beukman (Navorsing), Devon Cook (Judo) en Tian Pretorius (Judo).

Burger Lambrechts

Embrose Papier

Tian Pretorius

Kristen Joubert

Jonathan Rijnen



Rimari Sutton Beste Vroue Fietsryer

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Heleen Pretorius

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Carmi Wentzel

Uné van Schoor

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Sherize Botha

Dux-leerder van die Jaar

Madia Ehlers

Chris Kolver

Marlé Ribbens & Belinda Viljoen

Sportdogter van die Jaar

Sportseun van die Jaar


Lielie Viljoen

Robert Hindley

Elana Marais

Kultuurdogter van die Jaar Klofie van die Jaar Bemarking van die Jaar

Kultuurseun van die Jaar

Honoris Causa (was ook hoofdogter van 2016)

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Junior Preparatory Prizegiving Grade 1 had their first Junior Preparatory Prizegiving and were very proud of their certificates.

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