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The greatest thing about LIGHT

“May the light of knowledge

is that it is the opposite of

and understanding, fellowship

dark, gloomy, dull or unhappy.

and compassion, and of love

Living in the LIGHT means you

shine in all those who are

have the opportunity to be part

blessed to be in the community

of something big, to do what

of

you love, to try new things and

and

to have a whole lot of fun along

workers, so that each one may

the way.

endeavour to become a child of

our

school,

students,

as

teachers

friends

and

light. And as children of light

D

Living in the LIGHT can ignite o not be blind to the

opportunities

experience

the

to real

the passion within you which will prepare you to suffer for what you aim to achieve.

may we attempt to guide others towards

a

hopeful

future.”

(Uthongathi well wishes.)

Use all you have to share your

world around you.

light in 2018 and may our This year we introduced LIGHT

But it’s only an opportunity, and

as

the

an opportunity means nothing

Love of Learning,

until you take advantage of

our

Core

College: Inspiration, and Trust.

Values

Grit,

at

Humility

It coincided with

school and community continue to benefit from this amazing place.

what is being offered. Only you can make that decision.

-Mr André Loots

our 20-year celebration and reflected what we have become:

As teachers, we encouraged

an academic institution on the

our students to embrace and

brink of coming-of-age in an

display the real values of LIGHT

“When you make the

ever-changing world. It is only

this year, but only those with a

finding yourself -

vision to change who they are,

even if you’re the last

if we use the opportunities presented to us that we will be

have really reaped the rewards.

successful in the next 20 years!

person on Earth to

Teachers live for the moment

see the light - you’ll

our

when the light in a student’s

never forget it.”

rolled

eyes ignites, indicating a true

open opportunities to explore

understanding of what’s been

and find new things.

taught.

The

sunrise

revealed

the

surroundings

this beauty and

morning of

LIGHT

We aim to inspire our

stimulates sight, it makes things

students

through

a

love

of

visible and it illuminates your

learning to experience the light,

surroundings. A world without

not only in themselves, but also

light would be unimaginable.

by sharing it with others.

- Carl Sagan


Light of the LOVE OF LEARNING

Light of GRIT

Principal’s Perspective

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48

G8 Orientation Day

Grade 8 Class Groups

04

49

Cross Country, Golf and Squash

Grade 9 Class Groups

06

50

Karate, Pole Sport, Chess and Equestrian

Grade 10 Class Groups

08

52

BMX, Basketball and Mountain Biking

Grade 11 Class Groups

10

54

Cricket and Hockey Boys

Grade 12 Class Groups

12

56

Hockey Girls

Honours Blazers and Dale Carnegie

14

58

Rugby 7s and Touch-Rugby

Matric Valediction 2017

15

60

Netball and Action Netball

Top Ten Matric Year Mark Achievers

16

62

Soccer Boys

Grade 12 Achievers

17

64

Soccer Girls

Grade 11 Achievers

19

66

Swimming, Waterpolo and Midmar 8 Mile

Grade 10 Achievers

20

68

Surfing, Lifesaving and Beach Flags

Grade 9 Achievers

21

70

Sports Festival Adventure and Sports Talk

Grade8 Achievers

21

Light of INSPIRATION

Light of HUMILITY 72

Community Compassion

G8 Sweetdale Camp Bonding Tour

22

G9 Dragon Peaks Resort Bonding Tour

23

G10 Drakensville Resort Bonding Tour

24

80

First Assembly

G11 Port Edward Wild Waves Bonding Tour

25

82

Staff News

G12 Sun City Bonding Tour

26

85

Staff, Admin, Executive and Judiciary

Crawford’s Got Talent

28

86

Invite to Matric Dance

Crawford Talent Continuous

30

87

Matric Dance

Delightful Diverse Arts

32

90

Matric Lunch and Final Assembly

Valentines’ Day

37

91

Matric Mantras

Eastern Evening

38

“In the right light,

Urban Pops

39

Matric Art Exhibition

40

CCNC 20 Year Celebration

44

Light of TRUST

at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”

- Aaron Rose


“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.” - Arthur Conan Doyle

3rd row (l-r) Yash Govender, Kao Kgosilentswe, Philani Khoza, Christopher Graham, Savashan Govender, Kyra Naidoo, Bantu Banti.

L

2nd row (l-r) Nkanyezi Gcaba, Demi-Lee Warren, Lemi Masalu, umenal Thinking 2017.

Sbahle Mnyandu, Yajna Sewnath, Jenna-Lee Fourie,

Our theme this year was

Thamsanqa Nzimande, Michaela Stevens.

to

think

with

L.I.G.H.T

in mind. We were ispired by the values and principles of the following to light our way:

Front row (l-r) Sejal Lilruthan, Aadhir Tulsi, Kwamnandi Gabela, Palesa Moloeli, Mr Jacques Botha, Sumendran Govender, Gabriella Broom, Kreyen Naicker, Shrian Reddy.

L: Love of Learning I: Inspiration G: Grit H: Humility T: Trust We’ll explore these ideas a bit further in these Grade Group pages as well as seeing them reflected throughout this year’s magazine. We hope you enjoy the journey as much as we have. One of the challenges of modern living is figuring out what’s truly important

and

differentiating

those from the responsibilities that seem important at first, but really don’t matter when you take the time to examine them. If you’re like most people, then you might find that it’s increasingly difficult to minimize, organize, or bypass the flood of information you encounter on a regular basis. Today, we have more information, data, and material possessions available to us than any previous generation, but this new way of life doesn’t come with instructions on how to manage it all.

3rd row (l-r) Kaedon Naidoo, Sifundo Shangase, Maëlle Achio, Mikail Teke, Mikaeel Moorad, Yash Parumaul, Shayden Naidoo. 2nd row (l-r) Hlengiwe Mabena, Viaan Naicker, Luyanda Zwane, James Landman, Melissa Theunissen, Danica Morais. Front row (l-r) Onako Jafta, Amahle Khoza, Raya Moodley, Mr Justin Kistan, Kovendan Raman, Thandiwe Nzuza, Minenhle Dlamini.


Grade 8 Co-ordinators Mr Ashlin Pillay (L) Mrs Nicole Chapman (R) Many of us feel so overwhelmed that we fail to step back and assess the impact of information overload. Nor do we know how to prioritize it all. We become reactors to what life throws at us, rather than carefully evaluating what is best for us. Fortunately, a

simple

there solution

3rd row (l-r) Shivan Ramharry, Jordan Farrell, Tristan Krishna, Eran Broide, Pascal Beauregard. 2nd row (l-r) Hannah Govender, Shannon Trollip, Priyal Naidoo,

is

actually

to

cutting

Aryan Haricharan, Ibrahim Siddiqui, Giovanni Martini, Wryona Reddy, Michaela Morton.

through the “noise” of modern

Front row (l-r) Sonam Singh, Aaron Beyers, Muhammad Manjra,

society, which can help you make

Mr Martin Schlebusch, Entle Moshikaro, Tezriqsha Naidoo,

effective

decisions

whenever

Nirmay Pillay.

you feel overwhelmed by all the available options and that is to Define your core values. Core values can serve as a measuring

stick

for

all

of

your choices and decisions in life, keeping you focused on the person you want to be and the life you wish to lead. By living in alignment with your values, you create the best environment for happiness, inner peace, and clear thinking. Core values form a foundation for your life that endures through time, life difficulties, and major changes. Embracing your core values is like being a tree with deep

and

stable

roots—the

storms of life will not dislodge you. When you’re clear on your

3rd row (l-r) Chavez Padayachee, Mariska Chetty, Fidah Kader,

values, you reduce confusion,

Yash Panday, Zoë Jean-Louis.

overthinking, worry, and anxiety.

2nd row (l-r) Thayden Govender, Kate Nunes, Milan Kruijer,

The core values we have chosen

Cael Botha-Richards, Sinead Field, Nilay Sham.

at CCNC in consultation with

Front row (l-r) Matthew Knoesen, Yukthi Ramkissor,

many different stakeholders can

Avantika Naiker, Ms Kerri Mills, Ella Moodley,

be summed up in the acronym

Shae Naidoo, Claudia Limbert.

LIGHT.


“Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.” - Ezra Pound

L

ove of Learning 2017. Why should we learn? It’s

been

said

that

“Nothing alive can stand still,

3rd row (l-r) Matthew Esterhuizen, Tasheel Govender,

it goes forward or back. Life

Daniil Grachev, Jack Maidman, Shivadh Hunsraj, Melissa Landman.

is interesting only as long as

2nd row (l-r) Ross Wassenaar, Lerothodi Sindane, Jayde de Vos,

it is a process of growth; or,

Julian Morais, Vashin Naidoo, Hritik Jairajh,

to put it another way, we can

Darshan Naidu, Asisipho Mnyaka.

grow only as long as we are

Front row (l-r) Stephanie van den Berg, Diya Singh,

interested.”

Luyanda Magubane, Mrs Dominique Bartholomew-Buck, Rishen Naidoo, Thakshin Naidoo, Kayleigh Govender.

We need to grow. Human beings are meant to flourish, to reach beyond themselves, to aspire to a higher ideal, to grow. That need is hardwired into our DNA and if that need is not fulfilled, we

stagnate,

we

experience

angst and ennui. We get bored. Y’know typical teenage feelings. If we want to make our life a daring adventure in which we learn by living, we *must* keep our curiosity alive. We must keep learning. Albert Einstein said that the way to learn the most is that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes. So if learning is a given, something that we have to do, how do we do it when the stuff we have to learn seem boring?

4th row (l-r) Reshaylin Pillay, Asanda Mngomezulu, Jordan Bettridge, Samukelo Khanyile. 3rd row (l-r) Shiraag Persadh, Nathaniel Rajesh, Cameron White,

Two Things?...It looks like more

Darshan Singh, Christian Kok, Ruviel Perumal.

than 2 perhaps:

2nd row (l-r) Kamoelo Mashiane, Tamia Naicker, Tamirah Kathrada,

Adaptability;

Ifeoma Dinka, Thabisa Khuzwayo, Kwanda Nzimande, Daiana Hartley.

Acceptance, Enthusiasm, Joy. Never stop learning...Ever.

Front row (l-r) Abigail Parkin, Santhuri Delomoney, Esther Park, Mrs Sandy Fitzgerald, Jayde Mutton, Gemma Limbert, Kayo Faku.


Grade 9 Co-ordinator Mrs Deborah Hill

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” - Dalai Lama

I

nspiration

is

something

that makes someone want to do something, or that gives

someone an idea about what to do or create. Y’know a force or influence that inspires somebody.

4th row (l-r) Holden Schappe-Youens, Pranhav Maistry, Ayush Bansee, Geethan Kasavan. 3rd row (l-r) Kyle Naidoo, Nikhil Saroop, Si Teng Wu, Nina Delport, Drew Kühn, Keshav Govender, Kaitlyn Kuber. 2nd row (l-r) Daisy Dixon, Kiara van Zyl, Rachel Devine, Tusca Elmes, Yusuf Ismail, Harry Landman, Shivaskar Naidoo, Thayuren Kistnasami. Front row (l-r) Zenya Naicker, Chanel Hollywood, Akshay Haripersad, Mr Dennis Naidoo, Sanusha Gounden, Sitsandzile Døvle , Amera Naicker. and tremendous opposition,

us assume that a person is only

weren’t afraid to try.

great if he/she makes national headlines.

The

beautiful

thing

about

But

press

isn’t

necessary. In fact, sometimes

inspiration of this kind is that

the

“ordinary ”

in the world go completely

part.

the people who do something

lead others to better things.

inspires

to better humanity in their

But each of them came from

own small corner of the world.

us most are ordinary people

backgrounds of great poverty

They don’t need headlines or

and difficulty. Each of them

accolades. They need only to

faced

know that they stepped up to

inspiration,

what

about

who have done extraordinary things. We appreciate when someone has the ability and willingness to be

that

charismatic

giant

people

people

unnoticed. What inspires are

think

these

inspiring

to

we

of

most

had

When

each

Certainly, ability

mountains

to

climb. They managed to reach

make things better.

the summit of those mountains not simply because they were great leaders, but because they

The old meaning of the word

selfless, creative, innovative, or

were not afraid to be who they

just dares to be different. Mother

were. They were authentic.

Teresa. Gandhi. Martin Luther

They demanded authenticity

Greek it meant to be filled

King, Jr. All of them were ordinary

in those who followed them,

people who decided that the

with

as well.

world needed their help — true leaders who believed that they

What it means is that too many

could change the world and who,

of us fail to see the greatness

despite nearly impossible odds

within ourselves. Too many of

inspiration

God’s

In

ancient

breath.

Just

imagine what you could do with that wind in your sails.


“Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.” - Walt Whitman

3rd row (l-r) Adem Teke, Amber Aucamp, Angelo Martini, Barend Nienaber, Michael Olivier. 2nd row (l-r) Jessica Rodgers, Gabriella Lailvaux, Olivia Izzard, Georgina Grassie, Alina Siddiqui. Front row (l-r) Ashraya Udho, Rhea Rattan, Laurence Mabagala,

G

rit. What is grit? In essence: It is the

Mr Kumaras Pillay, Ntuthuko Mthembu, Jordan Willis, Caylon Fortmann.

combination of intense

passion + intense perseverance toward a long-term goal that matters to you. The passion is fuelled by two things: 1. Interest and 2. Purpose. We

need

to

be

personally

interested in what we’re doing if we want the passion to persevere through inevitable obstacles. But that’s simply NOT enough. We need to combine our personal interest with a purpose bigger than ourselves. Without that, we will not have the grit required to truly rock it over the long haul.

3rd row (l-r) Brian Lee, Adam Hermelin, Ruben Girzda, Nkosana Nkosi, Jack Coetzer. 2nd row (l-r) Katleho Moeti, Jordan Steward, Trent Harris,

Even this isn’t putting it strongly

Shivanth Prithipal, Sphumelele Cibane,

enough. It isn’t just that you’ll do

Shreya Beekum, Gina Eastwood, Nabeela Hanif.

better if you feel you’re working for others in addition to yourself.

Front row (l-r) Kai Coates, Priosha Reddy, Jayden Henwood, Mr Tim Ncube, Mandy Mdlongwa, Timaha Udho, Jamie Samuel.


Grade 10 Co-ordinator Ms Mandy Nell

You absolutely MUST find reasons outside of yourself to persevere if you want to keep going when the going gets tough. Hemingway wrote, ‘A man alone hasn’t got a chance.’ This means that you need people to help you in life, (therefore “team” work and interaction). It also means

3rd row (l-r) Byron Swart, Danté Moodley, Jesse Carreira, Maximilian Lowe, Tiffany van Zyl, Luc Geyser. 2nd row (l-r) Brittaneè Ensor-Smith, Kea Horner, Joel Harricharan, Teodomiro Sarmento, Anita Janse van Rensburg, Ashley Mets.

that you need people to help. You

Front row (l-r) Nicara Govender, Asanda Maphumulo, Palesa Ntanzi,

need people who can become

Ms Melissa Wood, Ayden Reddy, Isabella Pieroni, Mária Rajabali.

the real reasons for perseverance beyond material possessions or your financial success. ‘What’s in it for me?’ can take you only so far. ‘What’s in it for somebody besides me?’ can take you as far as you need to go.” Remember the only way life gets better for you is when you get better. Better is not something you wish for; better is something you become.

“A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes

3rd row (l-r) Salena Govender, Thandolwethu Sibiya, Ethan Luyt,

across his mind

2nd row (l-r) Tayla Tait, Laeqah Ismail, Prean Naidoo,

from within.”

Front row (l-r) Natujwa Kagoswe, Chloë Broadfoote-Brown,

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kelly Weyer, Rain Daniel.

Kiara-Lee Flaum, Sunesan Reddy, Liam Naidoo. Heasyn Moodley, Francesca Marsden, Arani Pillay. Dylan Olivier, Ms Nirdé van Rooyen, Anthony Pottow,


“Phosphorescene. Now there’s a word to lift your hat to...to find that phosphorescene, that light within...” - Emily Dickinson

I

n the Light of Humility -

4th row (l-r) Calden Gibbs, Jerry Chang, Jason Milne, James Rice.

What humility isn’t is Ego. Ego

3rd row (l-r) Nicole Kruijer, Saanthan Kasavan, Nathan Green,

is an unhealthy belief in your

Tyron Adams, Jarod Taylor, Timothy Wishart, Melissa Lukombo.

own importance. It is that petulant child inside every person, the one that chooses getting his or her way over anything else. The

2nd row (l-r) Kaylee Nel, Marcelle Hlongwane, Gugulethu Mngadi, Siphumelele Xulu, Anelisa Nxele, Kayanda Buvana. Front row (l-r) Viashna Hansraj, Jessica Broom, Wendy Buvana, Mr Vicky Bodasingh, Sanaa Kasavan, Deniela Naidoo, Julia Durant.

need to be better than, more than, recognized for, far past any reasonable

usefulness—that’s

ego. It’s the sense of superiority and certainty that exceeds the bounds of confidence and talent.

It’s when the notion of ourselves and the world grows so inflated that

it

begins

to

distort

the

reality that surrounds us. Selfconfidence becomes arrogance, assertiveness headedness,

becomes and

pig-

confidence

becomes reckless abandon.

In this way, ego is the enemy of what you want and of what you have: Of mastering your craft. Of real creative insight. Of working well

with

others.

Of

building

4th row (l-r) Moya Daniel, Dylan Howard, Matt Burns, Kelly Olivier, Croydon Busse.

loyalty and support. Of longevity.

3rd row (l-r) Tafadzwa Chiwandire, Yastil Harilall, Seth van Zyl,

Of repeating and retaining your

Cassandra Zorab, Tshegofatso Muoe.

success. It repulses advantages

2nd row (l-r) Logan Pieterse, Jarred Field, Dhiresh Thakor Vallabh,

and opportunities. It’s a magnet for enemies and errors.

Ntando Gwala, Tarun Sham, Ashley Maidman. Front row (l-r) Sharon Sarmento, Sanam Govender, Kirthi Naiker, Mr Adriaan Marais, Nicole Ruijter, Hannah Kennedy, Adéle Botha.


Grade 11 Co-ordinator Mrs Shelley Chaplin

The world is tainted with fevered egos but there’s a prescription: humility. When

we

work

to

remove ego, we’re left with what is real. What replaces ego is humility, rock-hard humility and confidence.

4th row (l-r) Munene Nkhwashu, Tanner Carlisle. 3rd row (l-r) Michael Waberski, Jet Cornick, Brayden Knoop, Razin Khan, Shreyan Govender.

We continue this discussion, in greater detail, and regard the full extent of humility as an essential learning and living experience,

2nd row (l-r) Jordyn Trollip, Shanaé Naidoo, Ismaeel Ismail, Nicholas White, Arianna Moonsamy, Katelyn Opperman. Front row (l-r) Alisha Dunpall, Casey Simpson, Wenhan Li, Mr Sagren Naidoo, Anri Loots, Naeema Schrueder, Kyra Ayling.

later in this magazine, from page 72 - 79: Community Compassion. In the words of Ernest Hemingway “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

“As the sun shines I will make hay to keep failure at bay for there remaineth a pay for my honest toil each day.” - Ogwo David Emenike

4th row (l-r) Aman Manilall, Gareth Nunes, Adam Moorad, Ethan Pretorius. 3rd row (l-r) Ashik Sukdao, Sudhakar Arran, Brad Beyers, Lindokuhle Mbatha, Micaela Kok. 2nd row (l-r) Nomfundo Cele, Zaina Taljaard, Georgia Kuhn, Cameron Whittaker, Gina Moran, Karley Lotz. Front row (l-r) Keyara Valaitham, Tsabile Hlatshwayo, Moutloatsi Setlogelo, Mrs Nina Watson, Revania Naidoo, Georgia Parkin, Caitlyn Ganesh.


“You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.” - Oprah Winfrey

T

rust is the value or

4th row (l-r) Okuhle Zulu, Grant Anderson, Keegan Oosthuizen.

belief that something

3rd row (l-r) Kuan-Pu Li, Reon Laing, Jesse Vogel,

or someone is reliable,

Cameron Hunter, Callen Jacobs.

good, honest and effective.

2nd row (l-r) Cassandra Oosthuizen, Jaime-Clay Hogg, Jesse Booysen, Joshua Marsden, Jordin Boswell, Sarah Ihlenfeldt.

Trust is the underlying issue in not

Front row (l-r) Megan Hill, Oarabetse Gombela, Siphesihle Ntuli,

only getting people on your side,

Ms Jacqui Browne, Nehal Ramjas, Chelsea Cowan, Courtney Fitchat.

but having them stay there. There are four ingredients people have that generate and sustain trust: Constancy: Whatever surprises people themselves may face, they don’t create any for their peers. They stay the course and do what needs to be done. Congruity: Walk your talk. There should be no gap between the things you say and the life you lead. Reliability: Be there when it counts; be ready to support your peers in the moments that matter. Integrity: Honour and keep your commitments and promises.

3rd row (l-r) Simon Grimbeek, Daniel Kruger, Duvaran Pillay, Mohamed Inaiethoola, Lethu Zulu, Matthew Gonsalves.

When those four factors are in

2nd row (l-r) Thandolwethu Sibiya, Shaariq Joosub,

place, people will be on your

Cameron Ensor-Smith, Hannah Corlett, Caity Cocker,

side. Again, these are the kinds of

Claudia Dally, Kathryn Howarth, Ahmad Matsinhe.

things that can’t be taught. They

Front row (l-r) Keira Rishidaw, Kayla Adams, Kajal Mulchandani,

can only be learned and then

Mrs Bianca French, Sasson Govender,

practiced.

Nicolè Smith, Sabeehah Seedat.


Grade 12 Co-ordinators Ms Laurene Kenton (L) Mr Brian Northcroft (R) So learn about trust, how it works and how to build it. If you do it well, other people will give you the earth. If you betray them, they will hunt you to the ends of the earth.

3rd row (l-r) Matthew Harrison, Kodi Findlay, Taine Goodwin, Lebohang Mohlomi, Denham Lailvaux, Liall Struckman.

Practicing these values is like

2nd row (l-r) Courtney Webber, Varaidzo Chokuwenga,

sweeping a floor. Just because

Dylan Moreira, Kyra Viljoen, Ntando Nomvalo, Morgan Wessels,

we’ve done it once, doesn’t mean the floor is clean forever. Every day the dust comes back. Every day we must sweep.Every day for

Nikita Fortmann. Front row (l-r) Kajal Singh, Alexia Morais, Tyler Steyn, Mr George Kemp, Jordan McNeill, Teneal Govender, Kelly-Anne Lue.

the rest of your life you will find yourself at one of three phases: ambition, success, failure. You will battle the ego in each of them. You will make mistakes in each of them. You must sweep the floor every minute of every day. And then sweep again.The dust collects quickly. We must sweep the floor of our lives every minute of every day.

And then

sweep it again. The Greeks had a word for that as well: arête which means Excellence. Moment to moment to moment, we have an opportunity to step into and shine the light that burns within us. These values, these principles will show you the way.

3rd row (l-r) Sachinn Phalad, Nikhil Sithlu, Francois Vermaak,

They will light your path. Learn

Sachin Naidoo, Saneshan Narainsamy, Jordan van Zyl.

them, live them and they will show you that you are more powerful than you think you are.

2nd row (l-r) Ryan Reuben, Joshua Henwood, Joshua Bemister, Kalin Naidoo, Damilola Odeyemi, Paige Karla, Lisa Han, Uveshen Subrayan. Front row (l-r) Simrinsingh Narayansingh, Lushmika Delomoney, Cade Moodley Mrs Deanne Warman, Bridget Luyckfasseel,

- Mr Justin Kistan

Philasande Khuzwayo, Keyana Padayachee.


“Enthusiasm is the match that lights the candle of achievement” - William Ward

M

arch 2017, saw us celebrate the graduation of our seventh cohort of the world-famous Generation. Next: Dale Carnegie Training for Teens & College Students. The program set out to develop the students’ EQ, and to instil attitudes, behaviours and habits that would improve their performance and effectiveness. After 8 weeks our CCNC student participants were equipped with the confidence and ability to better cope with the pressures and stress all adolescents face in balancing academics, sports,extra-curricular activities as well as relationships while simultaneously working and planning for their future. By focusing particularly on developing and strengthening their communication and leadership skills, the students achieved the course goals.

(l-r) Mr André Loots (Principal), Mrs Elainee Kistan (Deputy Principal), Croyden Busse, Casey Simpson, Anri Loots, Mrs Joan de Beer (Facilitator). On the evening, all students gave a good account of themselves and the winners of prestigious awards were Croyden Busse, Anri Loots (runner-up) and Casey Simpson (highest achiever award). Their facilitator, Mrs Joan de Beer, had the following to say, “You are on a long journey from childhood to adulthood, and I am cheering you on because you deserve to be admired for being energetic, hard-working, interesting, funny, imaginative, brave, clever and charming.”


Back row (l-r) Kajal Mulchandani, Kyra Viljoen, Kalin Naidoo, Sachin Naidoo, Varaidzo Chokuwenga, Saneshan Narainsamy, Keyana Padayachee, Grant Anderson. Front row (l-r) Matthew Harrison and Shail Maraj.

AWARDS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

(l-r) Keyana Padayachee, Sachin Naidoo, Saneshan Narainsamy.

TROPHY WINNERS The student with the best average in two official languages SANESHAN NARAINSAMY

ARTS

Awarded to the best average in two of Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, Tim Allen Dramatic Arts, Music and Dance Practical trophy - MATTHEW HARRISON Ben Voss Dramatic Performer of the Year Award - KYRA VILJOEN

HUMANITIES

The student with the best average in History and Geography - DERYN BURNS

SCIENCES

The best average in Physical Sciences and Life Sciences - SACHIN NAIDOO

ECONOMICS

Awarded to the best average in two of Accounting, Business Studies and Information Technology - SACHIN NAIDOO

MATHEMATICS

The best average in Mathematics and Advanced Mathematics - SACHIN NAIDOO

SPECIAL AWARDS SPORTSMANSHIP

(Female) - VARAIDZO CHOKUWENGA (Male) - SHAIL MARAJ

SPORTS PERSON

For the student who embodies and displays fine sporting qualities in a leadership role - GRANT ANDERSON

BEST EFFORT

Awarded for outstanding and absolute dedication in achieving whatever level of success - KALIN NAIDOO

GOOD CHARACTER

For the student who embodies the characteristics of nobility of spirit, generosity, humility and selflessness - KAJAL MULCHANDANI

GOOD FELLOWSHIP

For the student adjudged by his/her peers as exemplifying all those qualities encapsulated in the title “good fellow” - SIMRINSINGH NARAYANSINGH

AMBASSADORSHIP

For the student who represents the values of Crawford College beyond the confines of the School - KEYANA PADAYACHEE

ACHIEVER

For the student combining excellence in academic, cultural and sporting activities - SACHIN NAIDOO


“Light is more important than the lantern, The poem more important than the notebook” - Nizar Qabbani

“Curiosity is the vitamin of learning” - Sir Ken Robinson


2015 Scroll – Sport: Golf 2016 Snr HC Sport: Hockey 2017 Snr FC – Service; Culture: Sound & Lighting; Sport: Hockey 2017 Honours

2015 Snr FC and KZN Colours – Sport: Equestrian

2016 Snr FC Academics

2015 Scroll – Sport: Indoor Hockey 2016 Snr HC – Sport: Hockey 2017 Snr FC Service

2015 Snr HC – Culture: Music 2016 Snr FC Service

2015 Scroll – Culture: Music

2015 Snr HC – Culture: Music 2016 Snr FC Academics 2017 Snr FC – Culure; Service 2017 Honours

2015 Scroll – Sport: Swimming

2015 Snr HC – Sport: Soccer

2015 and 2016 Snr FC – Culture: Music

2015 Snr HC – Culture: Music

2016 Snr HC – Sport: Hockey; Academics

2015 Snr FC Culture

2015 Snr HC – Culture: Music; Dance

2015 Scroll – Culture: Music

2015 Snr HC – Culture: Music; Dance

2015 Snr FC and KZN Colours – Sport: Equestrian

2015 Snr FC Culture 2016 Snr HC Academics

2015 Scroll – Culture: Music; Sport: Soccer

2015 and 2016 Snr HC – Sport: Soccer

Scroll – Sport: Cricket 2016 Snr HC Academics

2015 Snr HC – Culture: Dance

2015 Snr HC Service, 2015 Snr FC and KZN Colours Sport: Chess, 2015 and 2016 Snr FC Academics, 2016 Snr FC – Sport: KZN Chess 2016 Honours, 2017 Snr FC Culture.

2015 Scroll – Culture: Music

GRADE 12

Snr = Senior; Jnr = Junior;

FC= Full Colours; HC = Half Colours


2015/2016 Snr FC Academics 2016 Snr HC – Academics: SIAT

2016 Snr FC Academics

2016 Snr FC Academics

2015/2016 Snr HC – Sport: Soccer 2015 Snr FC and KZN Colours – Sport: Chess 2015/2016 Snr FC - Academics 2016 Snr HC – Academics: SIAT; Service 2017 Snr FC – Service, 2017 Honours

2016 Snr HCCulture 2016 Snr FC Academics

2016 Snr HC Culture

2016 Snr HC Sport: Soccer; Academics

2015 Snr HC Culture: Music 2017 Snr FC Service

2016 Snr HC Service 2015 Snr FC Academics 2017 Snr FC – Culture: Eastern Evening; Service 2017 Honours

2015 Scroll – Sport: Golf 2016 Snr FC Academics: SIAT; Academics and Snr HC - Sport: Hockey 2017 Snr FC Culture: Sound & Lighting; Service 2017 Honours

2015 Snr FC Culture

2015 Scroll Sport: Rugby

2015/2016 Snr FC - Sport: Equestrian 2015 KZN Colours - Sport: Equestrian

2015 Snr HC Culture: Dance 2016 Snr FC Academics

2015 Snr HC Culture: Dance

2015 Snr HC – Culture: Music

2016 Scroll for Culture: Dance 2017 Snr FC Sport: Pole Sports

2016 Snr FC Sport: Chess 2016 Snr HC Sport: Hockey

2016 Snr FC Academics 2017 Snr FC Service - Judiciary

GRADE 12

GRADE 11

2016 Snr HC Service 2016 Scroll Culture: Dance 2016 Snr FC Academics 2017 Snr HC Service - Exective

Scroll – Sport: Cricket 2016 Snr HC Academics

2016 Snr HC Sport: Soccer

2016 Snr HC Culture

Scroll - Cricket 2015/2016 Snr FC Academics 2016 Snr FC – Academics: SIAT 2016 Snr HC – Sport: Soccer 2017 Snr FC – Service; Culture 2017 Honours GRADE 12

GRADE 11

Snr = Senior; Jnr = Junior;

FC= Full Colours; HC = Half Colours


2016 Snr HC Culture: Dance 2017 Snr FC Culture: Dance

2016 Snr FC Culture: Music 2016 Snr FC Academics

2016 Snr HC Sport: Karate 2017 Snr FC Sport: Karate 2016 Snr FC Academics 2017 Snr FC Sport: Karate

2016 Snr HC Sport: Karate 2017 Snr HC Sport: Karate

2016 Snr HC Culture: Music

2016 Snr HC Sport: Hockey 2017 Snr FC Sport: Cycling

2016 Snr HC Academics 2017 Snr HC Service Executive

2016 Snr HC Sport: Hockey 2016 Snr HC Academics

2016 Snr HC Culture: Dance 2016 Snr FC Academics 2017 Snr FC Sport: Action Netball 2017 Snr FC Culture: Dance

2016 Snr HC Sport: Hockey 2016 Snr FC Sport: Biathlon 2017 Snr HC Service Executive

2016 Snr FC Academics

2017 Snr HC Service Executive

2016 Snr FC Sport: Marine Lifesaving 2016 and 2017 Snr FC Sport: Stillwater Lifesaving 2017 Snr HC Service 2017 Snr HC Sport: Marine Lifesaving

2016 Snr FC Academics

2016 Snr HC Sport. Soccer 2017 Snr FC Service Judiciary

2016 Snr FC Academics

2017 Snr HC Service Executive

2016 Snr FC Academics

2016 Snr FC Sport: Touch Rugby 2016 Snr FC Sport: Touch Rugby (KZN U17)

2017 Snr FC Sport: Action Netball 2017 Snr FC Sport: Netball

2016 Snr HC Sport: Hockey 2016 Snr HC Sport: Soccer 2016 Snr FC Academics 2017 Snr HC Service Executive

2016 Snr FC Sport: Hockey

2017 Snr FC Sport: Touch Rugby

2016 Snr HC Sport: Soccer 2017 Snr FC Sport: Soccer

GRADE 11

GRADE 11

Snr = Senior; Jnr = Junior;

FC= Full Colours; HC = Half Colours


2016 Snr HC Academics

2017 Snr HC Service Executive

2016 Snr FC Academics

2016 Snr FC Academics

2016 Snr HC Academics 2017 Snr HC Service Executive

2016 Snr HC Culture: Dance 2016 Snr FC Academics

2017 Snr HC Service Executive

GRADE 11

2016 Snr HC Academics

GRADE 11

“Enthusiasm is the match that lights the candle of achievement”

2016 Jnr FC Academics

2016 Jnr FC Academics

2016 Jnr FC Culture. Music 2016 Jnr FC Sport: BMX Cycling

GRADE 10

- William Ward 2017 Snr FC Sport: SA Action Netball

2016 Jnr HC Academics 2017 Snr FC Sport: Netball 2017 Snr FC Sport: Action Netball

2016 Jnr FC Academics

2016 Jnr FC Academics

2016 Jnr FC Academics

2016 Jnr HC Academics

2016 Jnr HC Academics

2016 Jnr FC Academics

2016 Jnr FC Academics

2016 Jnr FC Academics

2016 Jnr HC Academics

2016 Jnr FC Sport: Show Jumping

GRADE 10

Snr = Senior; Jnr = Junior;

FC= Full Colours; HC = Half Colours


Jnr FC Academics

Jnr FC Culture: Dance

Jnr FC Academics

Jnr FC Academics

Jnr FC Academics

Jnr FC Academics

Jnr HC Academics

Jnr FC Academics

Jnr HC Culture: Dance

Jnr FC Academics

Jnr FC Academics

Jnr FC Sport: Hockey

GRADE 9

Jnr HC Academics

Jnr FC Academics

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.” - Jessica Guidobono Jnr FC Academics

Jnr FC Sport: Touch Rugby

Jnr FC Academics

Jnr HC Academics

Jnr HC Academics

Jnr HC Academics

Jnr FC Sport: Hockey

Jnr FC Sport: Action Netball

GRADE 9

GRADE 8

Snr = Senior; Jnr = Junior;

FC= Full Colours; HC = Half Colours


“Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” - Roy T Bennett

F

rom a rainy, gloomy start to grand finale, such was the bonding tour for our

Grade 8 students.

Sweetdale

Camp was the place to be with challenging

activities,

team

building and a tranquil setting.

This bonding tour allowed for students to put their differences aside and work together as a team. The students had to work together to build a bridge across a river and did so by encouraging, assisting and leading one another until the task was completed.

Many of the students, as well as teachers, had the opportunity of overcoming their fears by zip lining over a river, taking a canopy tour or even going through the “High Ropes,” which tested both strength and stamina. They were given the chance to relax in and around the pool after a strenuous day of activities.

It was truly amazing to see the students making new friends and collaborating with one another with ease. - Mr Ashlin Pillay


“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.� - Og Mandino

O ready

n 18 April the Grade 9 students arrived at school in high spirits,

for

the

long

awaited

bonding tour. Eager to catch up with our friends, we boarded the bus ready for our three hour trip to Dragon Peaks Resort in the Drakensberg. Upon

our

welcomed

arrival by

the

we

were

resort

and

treated to chicken burgers for lunch. After that we participated in

various

creative

games

such as snake, tug of war, etc, aimed at team building.

Day

two was filled with excitement as

we

experienced

zip-lining,

abseiling, king swing, paintball and as a treat swimming in the river! That evening we had fun making stokbrood and braaing marshmallows. Despite the fact that a tummy bug attacked the group during the course of Wednesday night, we all still had an enjoyable tour, filled with excitement and fond memories. - Esther Park


“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” - Buddha

O

n

22

February,

a

group of eager Grade 10’s piled into a bus

with bright faces and stores of padkos for the four-hour drive to our much anticipated Bonding Tour destination. With the music pumping and sugar-rushes flying, the ride wasn’t too long to get to ATKV’s Drakensville Resort.

Once there, despite the rain and mud, we all got our hands dirty with archery, a zip-line tour, king swing, paintball, and a line-up of teambuilding activities at All Out Adventures.

I think it’s safe to say that everyone friends

on (and

tour

made

new

got

closer

with

old ones), learned a new skill, conquered a fear or ventured out of their comfort zones. Whichever personal-boundary we pushed, it’s clear that this bonding tour made a lasting impression in our memories and hearts forever. -Miss Mandy Nell


T

he Grade 11 students benefited

from

their

bonding tour that took

place from 22 to 24 February. They took advantage of this educational opportunity provided to them as the camp counsellors guided them through a series of exercises in group dynamics that consolidated team-building

and

leadership

development. As the students stated in selfreflection, these tours served their purpose as they became friends with fellow students that they had not associated with previously. This element of social engagement cannot be over-emphasised as this is a positive aspect of the Crawford student ethos that they are friendly towards each other and treat each other with respect. This

aspect

of

the

tour

was

enhanced by their visit to the Wild Waves Water Park with its focus on fun and adventure which ranged from relaxing lazy-river chill zones to exciting adrenalinepumping rushes. Fortunately for all on this trip the weather was cooperative, with predominantly cool and cloudy conditions prevailing, which

facilitated

the

outdoor

nature of this kind of educational experience. - Mr Les Nielson

“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are� - Roy T Bennett


- Angela Carter

T

he Matrics of 2017 were privileged

enough

experience

a

five

to day

bonding tour trip to Sun City. We had a chance to “bond� with games

and

activities,

which

included a challenging scavenger hunt around the Sun City resort. The

executives

also

had

the

chance to cook and enjoy a delicious

breakfast

with

our

principal, Mr Loots. Despite the cold weather and rain, we were still determined to experience the activities one would usually do on sunny days. We enjoyed the slides at Valley of the Waves, as well as fun water activities such as jet skiing and tubing at Sun City Waterworld. Many

students

also

attended

Segway tours and quad biking through a nature reserve where various animals could be seen.


Some

students

enjoyed

an

elegant high tea at The Palace and many spent all of their money at the game centre and bowling. On Thursday evening, the whole grade dressed up formally for a grade dinner at the Sun Terrace. Thank you to all the teachers who joined us on this bonding tour and to all the matrics for making our last bonding tour a memorable one. - Lisa Han (G12)

- Jim Carrey


T

he fact that Crawford’s Got (an abundance and diversity of) Talent was

once again reaffirmed at this event on 9 May. Almost 200 people in the supportive the

audience

success

of

performances,

celebrated the

which

artistic included

musicians, vocalists and dancers who displayed a variety of genres and styles in their artistic forms. Many performances resonated with the audience and some that stood out included Kai Coates’ “Dream a Little Dream”, “Scars to your Beautiful” by Amber Aucamp, “Ain’t no Sunshine” by Yash Parumaul, and Mandy

Mdlongwa’s self-

composed “All these Nights”. While on the rapidly expanding dance front

Daiana

Hartley’s

silk-

dancing to “Dancing on my Own” and Gabriella Broom’s pole-art dance to “Perfect” added some interesting new dimensions to the popular varieties of Contemporary and Hip Hop styles. The judges selected Jordan Steward’s vocals accompanied by piano of “The Scientist” as the runner-up and Calden

Gibbs’

contemporary

dance entitled a “Long Way Down” as the overall winner of Crawford’s Got Talent 2017. The Grade 11 Culture Committee led by Gareth Nunes and Georgia Parkin

put

on

a

tremendous

show under the mentorship of Miss Mandy Nell and Mrs Nina Watson, with the support of Mrs Victoria Andrews, Ms Melissa Wood and Miss Brittany Hugo. - Mr Les Nielson


- JK Rowling


T

hroughout

the

year

up everything you do and the

the profound variety

audience watching the film can

of Crawford students’

see you unlike on stage. Another

talents was revealed. Since the

aspect

show must go on we had to share

throughout

more about the performances

CONNECTION.

and achievements of which we

connect to the actor in the

are all so proud!

scene, like keeping eye contact.

that

was the

highlighted course

You

was

have

to

All in all, the course improved Kai’s confidence as an actor and helped her gain insight into the profession she wants to follow after school.

She encourages

T

wo Grade 12 students from the college, Sachin Naidoo and Saneshan

anyone who wants to take up

Narainsamy, excelled in the

acting as a career or needs help

preliminary rounds of the South

with building confidence to enrol

African Mathematics Olympiad

on this course as it will help you

(SAMO). As a result of their love

grow your talent.

for learning Mathematics and problem solving, together with sheer grit and perseverance, they qualified to participate in the final round of this prestigious Olympiad. They competed with

Kai Coates (G10) was selected

the

through an interview process

the

to participate in Reach for the

once

Stars, a course on acting for Film

100

best

country. again

candidates

in

Congratulations to

our

talented

Mathematics boffins!

and TV. The course was presented from 3 - 14 July by ActorWize and taught by respected screen acting

teacher, award-winning

actor, playwright, director and producer, Mr Rajesh Gopie. From the start Kai felt her confidence growing as an actor and

felt

totally

comfortable

in front of the camera.

Each

J

ulia Durant (G11) took part in a Musical Theatre Camp at Andrew Lloyd

Webber

Arts

Educational

morning to help them focus and

College in London.

prepare for their scenes, they

spent a week taking part in an

would do warm-ups to relax and

intensive course of singing,

concentrate. One of the most

dancing

important

things

learnt

performed in a show at their

C

was

difference

between

theatre. This is the career she

production

performance

(theatre)

is wanting to pursue and Julia

different generations of dance

and film, the main difference

felt it was beneficial for her to

and was in celebration of Women’s

being REALISM. On screen the

see more of what London and

Day. The show took place at The

scene and the character have

its Musical Theatre Colleges

Playhouse in Durban on 4 August

to be real as the camera picks

have to offer.

2017. Well done Chavez!

stage

the

Kai

and

drama

Julia

and

havez

Padayachee

took part as a Chorus Dancer in Catch NAACH

– The Nature of Dance. This focussed

on

the


S

A

mesa Regional Mathematics Quiz Competition: Four students from the College excelled in the recent AMESA Regional Mathematics Quiz Competition held on 17

August, this year, at Durban Girls’ High School. Amera Naicker and Zenya Naicker (G9) were placed second overall while Ethan Luyt and Sunesan Reddy were placed third overall. Congratulations, again, to our talented problem-solvers, who performed admirably in the midst of stiff competition amongst the leading schools in the region.

aneshan Narainsamy (G12)attained a place in the Top 100 list of the SAASTA Science Olympiad which earned him an invitation to this Science Focus event in Gauteng. He also won a Bronze Medal at the Harmony Gold SA Mathematics Olympiad. He was awarded a Silver certificate in the De Beers English Olympiad, and recently one of his self-penned poems was published in an American poetry collection. The poem was aptly titled “Skyline of Silver and Gold”, a name which fits his high school journey of success. His future path also appears bright as he seems set to achieve his dream of “becoming a professional qualified actuary working in a high-level position at a renowned financial institution and contributing towards the improvement of the lives of others and the SA economy.”

SKYLINE OF SILVER AND GOLD Golden hues meet wispy slivers on skyline insignias: emblems of dull turquoise engraved with silver on Horizon’s

C

Edge. What we cruel creatures conjured to earn this I cannot tell – rawford Unplugged:

Crawford College North Coast

students rose to the mass Karaoke challenge sent out by Crawford Lonehill during August 2017 that made it big on

social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Individual or group singing performances for this competition were captured on video and shared online. The winner was determined by the student or group who gained the most likes and shares. They were filmed singing along to some fun music with Bongi Mthombeni who played host on this car pool karaoke.

still my eager eyes glean earthly (ethereal) gems in such concoctions of Nature’s Beauty, so (extra)ordinary, that adorn our lulled existence like winter lights on Christmas snow.


C

ollaboration

is

one

of the essential skills required to cope with

the 21st Century, and this was employed

very

successfully

by the members of the Arts and

Culture

Department

at

Crawford College North Coast when they presented their latest production. Setting the theme for the evening was “All That Jazz” choreographed by Grade 11

Jordyn

student,

who the

gained spicy

Trollip

inspiration

from

“Chicago”.

musical

“ Tribal Council” had a strong feminist message, as the female performers

gained

the

power

to achieve great things through inner A

strength

standout

and

influence.

collaboration

in

performance was that between Hip-Hop and Ballet dolls that came to life in the toy store and developed

a

“Shall

We

choreographed

and

performance Dance?”

complementary in

performed by Ifeoma Dinka and Rachel Devine. Calden Gibbs choreographed and performed in a magnificent dance sequence entitled “Under The Water” which depicts a journey through dark times and struggles as it reflects on the challenges of everyday life. This successful production was a tribute to the complementary genius Brittany

of

Crawford Hugo

teachers

(Sound

and

Lighting), Nina Watson (Music), Kerri Mills (Design), Melissa Wood

(Drama)

under

inspiration of Victoria Andrews (Dance). - Les Nielson

the Page-

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” - Brené Brown


C

NC hosted our very own fashion show, the first since 2012! This event

was run by Lebohang Mohlomi with the help of our marketing executives, Kajal Mulchandani and Lisa Han on 17 March 2017. We

showcased

local

clothing

designers

and

from

Durban-

based companies. Glenda Jane Designer,

Nude

Co.,

Cookie

Cutter, Blu Blu Swimwear, African Paradise, ML Edition, Censored, Hotbox and formal wear from a

matric

student,

Jordin-Lee

Willis were modelled by our students in groups; with some great entertainment in-between! Thanks goes to Thandolwethu Sibiya and Ntando Nomvalo for their amazing rap, and to the CNC cheerleaders for their awesome

performance.

Thank

you to all those who showed their support, to the models who took part, and to the designers who allowed us to showcase their clothing.

S

ome photos taken from Calden

Gibbs’

(G11)

dancing experience at the

South African Championships of

Performing

Arts

in

Johannesburg. The performing arts have always been Calden’s passion and he is very proud to have qualified at the national competition

and

be

awarded

a position in the South African Team. He earned the opportunity to dance in Los Angeles at the World

Championship of

Performing Arts and was very honoured

to

represent

our

country in the US. In May, Calden held a successful fund raiser with an exciting programme of live music and energetic dance in order to afford his SA to LA experience

which

took

place

during 30 June - 9 July 2017. We are immensely proud.


T

KZN

he

Philharmonic

Orchestra

performed

at CCNC on 22 May. I,

Mrs Nina Watson, have had the privilege of working with them for 23 years. Besides performing in the World Symphony Series at the Playhouse, the orchestra also performs for functions, business workshops and run an Education and

Development

reaching

students

Program throughout

the Star Wars Medley to Mozart.

“We breathe the light, we breathe the music, we breathe the moment as it passes through us.”

Daniel Watson (G7) was asked

- Anne Rice

KZN. Our students were delighted to hear music of all genres from

to perform with the orchestra at an RMB Concert for their clients as well as the Minister of Arts and Culture. He performed “What a Wonderful World”, made famous

by

Louis

Armstrong.

The orchestra asked Daniel if he would like to be part of the Education Concert. The more musicians perform the more they become used to being on stage in front of their peers or other audience. This is valuable and any opportunity should be taken whenever possible.

R

obyn

Gillespie

12)

performed

KZN

Young

(Grade at

the

Performers

Concert at the Playhouse Drama Theatre on 20 May, as she was deemed to be one of “the most promising young KZN performers” to be accompanied by Africa’s premier orchestra, under the baton of Naum Rousine. Robyn started

singing at the age of 5, has achieved Grade 8 in violin and is currently working towards the Grade 8 voice exam. Robyn has won numerous trophies for both voice and violin at various music festivals. She plans to continue with her Music studies at Stellenbosch or UCT in 2018. - Mrs Nina Watson

“Music is my shining light, my favourite thing in the world. To get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult!” - Taylor Swift


M

rs

Victoria

Andrews

students were fantastic. The best

“Art and music shine a light of meaning on ordinary life, and through them we are able to confront the things that trouble us and to find consolation and peace in their presence.”

on show. Many congratulations!!

- Roger Scruton

and Ms Melissa Wood travelled

to

Westville

Boys’ High School on 21 June to support our 16 dancers that participated in the auditions for the Hilton College Drama and Arts Festival. The Festival Director had the following

to

say

about

the

CCNC dance group: “… all your

(Let us) discuss ways that we can profile them at Hilton this year – all of them.

We MUST find a

spot … What quality! What class acts!

What

professionalism!”

High praise indeed for Crawford College North Coast and our dancers.

Thank you for flying

the CCNC flag so high.

We are

exceptionally proud of you!

P

percussionist

rinciple for

the

KwaZulu-Natal

Philharmonic

Stephen

Orchestra,

Pechoux, leads the

Crawford North Coast Drumline. Stephan

provides our students

with the skills to read music, to be able to perform with other musicians

in

an

ensemble

and he imparts the knowledge required

for

their

external

Trinity and Royal Schools music examinations. Sometimes during the Drumline practice sessions the rhythmic pulse

of

drums

reverberates

like a heartbeat throughout the Crawford North Coast campus, bringing foot tapping life to our students in both the College and Preparatory schools. We were delighted that our drummers were showcased

at

the

Hilton Festival 16 September 2017.

T

usca Elmes (G9) took part in the International Commonwealth

Dance Championships held at Sun City in September. Congratulations, once again, to Tusca who was placed 3rd for Contemporary Group, 4th for Contemporary Duo and 5th for Hip Hop Duo.


D

ANCECAPADE The

2017

audience

extremely

were

impressed

by the group of college dance students who performed at this year’s Crawford Preparatory North Coast dance show. Dance teachers Mrs Victoria Andrews and Ms

Rachel Abrahams collaborated with Dance Director Mrs Evashnee Pillay to showcase the college dancers in the Opening Dance and in the performance of “Torn”. - Mr Les Nielson

H

ERITAGE DAY 2017 In

celebration

of

the

many cultures that make

up the rainbow nation, the Life

Orientation

Department

and

Creative Arts Department teamed up to celebrate Heritage Day event on 22 September 2017. Students and staff worked collaboratively on this venture and the aim was to learn and share about the cultures of the students in the Grade. The Grade 0 students from the Preparatory

school

joined

in

the fun and watched some of the performances from the Arts and Culture aspect of the day and visited the exhibition of the Life The

Orientation teachers

component.

enjoyed

working

together on this task and the collaboration that took place from the planning stages right through to the assessment and moderation. Happy Heritage Day! - Mrs Donel van Zyl, College Counsellor and Life Orientation


- Angie Karan

V

alentines’ Day: A day filled with hearts, roses, and

chocolates.

Some

people call it Independence Day or Single Awareness Day, but you may know the 14th February as

Valentine’s

Day.

The

CNC

students sent roses and cute Valentine’s Day biscuits in the shape of hearts or emojis to each other – boyfriends, girlfriends, friends and even teachers. The school was decorated with red hearts and balloons to spread the love to every single Crawfordian – a holiday everyone can enjoy, regardless believe

in,

what or

religion your

you

current

relationship status. Well done to all students who performed music items and dances during assembly as well as to Kyra Viljoen and Nikita Fortmann for running our annual Valentine’s Day gameshow which involved three special CCNC couples of matric 2017. Don’t worry if you were single on Valentine’s Day. There are always the half price chocolates to look forward to at the end of February! - Lisa Han (Gr 12)


T

he students and teachers of the Eastern Society arranged a splendid evening on 06 May, which celebrated Indian heritage and culture with informative sessions of facts and fancy. It was cleverly interspersed with Bollywood movie-clips and extravagant dance routines so revered in this popular form of entertainment. This Facebook post revealed the appreciation of the full house audience: “Awesome Eastern Evening 2017. Splendid efforts from the matriculants and all students. You would think that you were watching real Bollywood stars. The MCs were terrific and stunning all around. The show was graceful and warm. Well put together. Wow North Coast. You sure know how to wow�. (Avashni Bechan). We appreciate these kind words and likewise need to show our appreciation to the student show director Sachinn Phalad and his eager team of matric students, ably supported by teachers Mrs Evashnee Pillay, Mr Vicky Bodasingh and Mr Ashlin Pillay. Congratulations on this highlight social event on our college calendar. ~Mr Les Nielson


Chopin Mazurka Ave Maria House of the Rising Sun The Elastic Band Drum Line Mad World One Night Only Gumboot Dancers Pacheel’s Canon Beethoven’s 5 th Symphony CCNC Orchestra La La Land Soul I’m Yours Jazz Band Set Taking a Chance on Love L.O.V.E Your Eyes Ingoma Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Photograph Dusk Till Dawn Ain’t No Sunshine Youth Fire and Rain Choir Medley Halleluja

“I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.” - Arvo Part


“Art doesn’t give rise to anything in us that isn’t already there. It simply stirs our curious consciousness and sparks a fire that illuminates who we have always wanted to be.” - Kamand Kojouri

T

he Grade 12 Visual Arts students put together an

excellent

showcase

of portfolio artwork. Parents, staff, invited guests and students were all deeply engaged with the variety of exciting art on display. The Grade 12’s were required to complete a year work portfolio as well as an examination portfolio. They all handled the examination theme “Creation vs Destruction” with creativity and maturity to produce beautiful work.

- Mrs Kerri Mills


“The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow. � - Leonardo da Vinci


“A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I’ve been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light.” - Henri Matisse


“Wherever it is a literal manifestation in the work or an abstracted element, light compels the viewer. � - Mary Todd Beam


T

he Crawford North Coast campus enjoyed a united celebration of their 20

year success story on 10 August 2017, as the students from the Pre-Primary, College

Preparatory

formed

the

and

“20”

on

the field for the official aerial photograph and the celebratory performances. Mr

André

Loots

(College

Principal) reminded all present of Nelson Mandela’s famous quote: “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” As it is these choices which brought Crawford North Coast to this point in their history and will continue to carry them forward into a positive and uplifting future. Mr Owen Kuyper (ex-Principal of Crawford Preparatory North Coast) took the audience down memory-lane from its humble beginnings

in

1998

from

Uthongathi to the success that it enjoys today, due to positive growth based on the back of a holistic education founded on academic excellence. Some

of

the

founder

staff,

including the founding Principal Dr Peter Hawkey were there to witness this memorable event. - Mr Les Nielson


20 YEAR CELEBRATIONS WITH BEAUTY RAMAPELEPELE

W

plays

CELEBRATING WITH SOCCER

T

wo soccer events were held as part of the North Coast 20year birthday celebrations. We started off with Inter-house soccer, with each house fielding one boys’ and one girls’

team. Almost a hundred students participated, while the others spectated.

ell-known actor and performer Ben Voss from

and

the

“Mamba”

numerous

films,

including “Spud” and “Beyond the River”, performed for the students and staff as part of the 20 Year Celebrations.

It was great to see how the quality of our soccer had improved in just one year. Unfortunately there could be only one winner, with house Taylor winning most matches and scoring the most goals. After the event, all students gathered to do a war-cry, it was great to see unity among the students. In the afternoon, about 30 old boys and girls gathered for the Alumni soccer matches. The old girls

As an Uthongathi School Alumni

faced the victorious CCNC 1st team girls and the old boys came

(Matric

he

out tops against the CCNC 1st team boys. It was great to see some

entertained all with his hilarious

familiar faces back on the North Coast sports field, and students

alter-ego character of Beauty

commented how they don’t always realise that there are people that

Ramapelepele.

came before them.

Using wit and humour he allowed

Everyone had fun socialising after the matches at the braai. Thank

Class

of

1991)

us, as typical South Africans, to both appreciate and laugh at our idiosyncrasies. He also impressed upon the students the need for them to take risks and follow their talents and passions. Thereby to live an exceptional life of wonder and success.

The

audience

were

overwhelmingly appreciative of his role and message and left the performance changed for the better.

you, once again, to everyone who participated in the sport festivities.

“You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colours from the same jewel.” - Richard Bach


F

MR OWEN KUYPER SPEECH EXCERPTS

here in 2001. The founder

Headmaster of the College, Dr Peter Hawkey and I were then, and are still now, very good friends. I think that this was part of the reason why we saw our

being a Crawford Prep

3 schools as one. We planned

school Principal I

was

together almost on a daily basis

Coast

and spent many hours listening

to

call

North

campus “my garden”.

to one another’s problems -

One of the most important events that took place at this school,

- Dylan Thomas

different when I arrived

or 12 of the 21 years of

proud

“Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

T

he campus looked very

happened before I arrived - it was the day that Advtech sent two head office staff members down to inform the parents and students that this great school was going to close. They never reckoned on the resilience and fighting spirit that had already been fostered in the hearts of the staff, parent body and students.

The

Advtech

staff

were met at the gate by placard wielding

students

informing

them that this school would not close. The road to the college was lined with students making it quite clear that they would not exchange their sugar cane fields for the cement jungle of La Lucia. The parents lined the hall and stood shoulder to shoulder to convince the powers that be that closing was not an option. The result is that we are here today celebrating 20 successful years of Crawford North Coast”

sometimes even being able to give a word or two of advice. I attended many College functions and sporting fixtures and felt very much at home visiting Peter or walking around the beautiful College campus – some parts of which were also used by the Prep school, such as the hall, the pool, fields, tennis and squash courts. Mrs North Coast, in my mind, was Mrs Lyn Collier she was always very welcoming, friendly and helpful towards me when I visited the college. A few of the great characters and teachers who were here when I joined Crawford North Coast and I’m pleased to see are still here include: Mr Les Nielson, Mr Dennis Naidoo, Ms Laurene Kenton, Mrs Sandy Fitzgerald, Mr Jakes Naidoo, Ms Laura de Vos, Josiah Mabuyakhulu and Petros Dlamini.”


T

he North Coast campus is really looking fantastic! The Pre-Primary School now not only has its own “proper” Principal in Ms Rose Humphries, but boasts a magnificent campus of its own, at the top of the hill on the way up to the College. I am sure that Rose and her staff must, rightfully, be very proud of the fantastic development at their school. Now that the Prep has been extended and fills the entire northern section of the campus, there are very few Primary Schools to compare with North Coast. And of course the magnificent College, that has always been the heart and soul of the campus, remains one of the most special educational facilities around. Mr André Loots and his staff can be justly proud.

I, of course, follow the progress of this campus with great interest and with much pride. Mr André Loots, Mrs Sally-Anne Henegan and Ms Rose Humphries are leading Crawford North Coast into the exciting new world of education on the North Coast. I have faith in these leaders and trust that they will continue to grow this campus in the coming years and to offer the KZN community the option of an excellent education on a campus that is second to none. In closing, may I congratulate the Crawford North Coast family on 20 successful years. I wish the Principals, staff members, parents, students and pupils of Crawford North Coast everything of the very best for the years that lie ahead. I will watch, with pride, as this jewel in the crown of the Crawford Schools Group grows from strength to strength in the years that lie ahead.”

I

dentifying

Crawford

North

Coast’s core values was a thorough

process

which

included workshops with the students

and

teachers.

Our

values can be summed up in the word LIGHT: Love of Learning, Inspiration, Grit, Humility, Trust. What is ‘LIGHT’? Simply put, it’s an agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible; it gives you the opportunity to experience the real world around you; it illuminates your surroundings. It can also mean to ignite; to make something start burning – not only in the physical

sense,

but

also

to

ignite the passion in you, which will prepare you to suffer and persevere for what you aim to achieve The great thing about LIGHT, is that it’s the opposite of dark, gloomy, dull or unhappy. Being associated with LIGHT means

Mr Owen Kuyper

you are a part of something big, doing what you love, trying new things and having a whole lot of fun along the way. All the qualities of light represent who we are. Since

we

were

celebrating

our 20th Anniversary it was appropriate about

to

be

reminded

‘Uthongathi

wishes’:

“May

the

good light

of

knowledge and understanding, fellowship

and

compassion,

and of love shine in all those who are blessed to be in the community of our school, as teachers and students, friends and workers, so that each one may endeavour to become a child of light. And as children of light may we attempt to guide others towards a hopeful future.”


C

ongratulations, once again, to all our amazing Grade 8s for a successful completion

of a very sporty first day of school. Our new juniors represented their new

Houses

(Adams,

Johnson

and Taylor) in inter-house Hockey, Netball and Touch Rugby fixtures. It was fabulous to see every single student participate with so much energy and enthusiasm throughout the day. This certainly boded well for our U14 teams in 2017. A special thank you went to Michaela Stevens and Kreyen Naicker for assisting with the management of the teams and score keeping. Johnson were the overall House winners on the day, with Adams and Taylor tying in second place, just 2 points behind Johnson. The Grade 8 students achieved an almost 100% sports sign-ups in Term 1. Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Swimming and Cricket seemed to be the most popular!! We were extremely excited to see all of our new students enjoying practices and representing North Coast with pride at matches.

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” -Leonard Cohen


(l-r) Brad Beyers, Mr Jacques Botha, Matthew Burns.

“Confidence in others’ honesty is no light testimony of one’s own integrity.” - Michel de Montaigne

Standing Ethan Luyt. Front row (l-r) Jayden Henwood, Mr Jacques Botha, Anita Janse van Rensburg.

Standing (l-r) Pascal Beauregard, Ms Vanessa Neyt, Nilay Sham. Front row (l-r) Dhiresh Thakor Vallabh, Ethan Luyt, Sudhakar Arran, Sbusiso Zwane. Sports Group Photos by www.giyaphotography.com


“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

EQUESTRIAN

T

anner

Carlisle

participated

in

Talks covered topics such as Sleep Recovery,

High

Performance

(G10)

Communication, Nutrition, Early

various

vs Late Specialization, and Injury

2017 Equestrian events.

Prevention Strategies for School.

We are immensely proud of his achievements.

The highlight was the talk on Raising a Champion. This was a panel discussion with parents of elite athletes. The parents of Chad le Clos, Wayde van Niekerk and Henri and Riaan Schoeman sat on the panel. I was reminded of just how many sacrifices parents make for their children. From moving to a different province, to giving up jobs, to scaling down lifestyles. Henri and Riaan Schoeman’s dad said that he didn’t call it sacrifice, but investment. He told his kids

-Albert Schweitzer

that they can achieve whatever they want to, he never put a limit on what he thought they could achieve.

Wayde

van

Niekerk’s

parents supported him and gave him all the opportunities that were never and

U14 Open A Team - Aaron Beyers back row 2nd from the right

possible.

However,

accepted when

any

they

excuses,

something

went

wrong they wanted Wayde to take responsibility and work on improving. Elite

athletes

aren’t

made

overnight, it is a long process with the input of many people along the way. It takes a level of commitment that is sometimes hard to grasp, as every little thing you do has to U18 Open A Team - Brad Beyers back row 2nd from the right

I

CHESS Aaron

2016,

Beyers

But just imagine, 11 years from now, seeing one of our current

ELITE SPORTS

n Birchwood, Johannesburg December

contribute to reaching your goal.

brothers,

(G8)

and

A

students at the 2028 Olympics

steel drum band greeted

in Los Angeles. Hard work? Yes!

me at the entrance to

Worth it? Definitely!

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Brad Beyers (G11) represented

as I made my way to the 10th

iLembe U14A Team and U18A

International Forum on Elite

Team

at

the

South

African

Sport.

I

did

not

expect

the

Junior Chess Championships.

magnitude of this event. As I stood

Congratulations to both Aaron

in line to register for the School

and Brad for ending in 3rd place

Sport Workshop stream, I heard

in their boards and for receiving

many different accents and I knew

their KZN colours for Chess.

I would have an interesting day.

- Ms Chantal Lubbe


V

KARATE

iashna

Hansraj

competed

I

(G11)

in

the

Ethekwini Region Karate

competition,

she went through to KZN trials.

Ranked

18th

particularly

Germany, and

Viashna represented South Africa

Ukraine,

Japan.

weeks

Region

Championships

South

in the World Kyra faced tough

her Kata Division. Two weeks later

Karate

represent

Championship.

a bronze medal for placing 3rd in

5

to

Africa at the World Pole Sports

Kumite Division and she received

Union

Junior Elite Category at the

selected

1st, winning a gold medal in her

African

(G11) won the Pole Sport

Based on her success she was

in January 2017. She was placed

the

n April 2017 Kyra Ayling

SA Nationals in Johannesburg.

Trials at the Tongaat Sports Centre

at

POLE SPORT

Hungary

Following

a

intensive

programme

equating

from 12

training to

over

in

150 hours in preparation for the

Maputo, Mozambique. She had

Championship, Kyra was ready.

a successful tour, placing 3rd in

During the July holidays Kyra

the Junior Girls’ Kumite division,

represented South Africa, as the

earning herself a much deserved

only junior at the World Pole

bronze medal.In the KZN Women’s

Sports Championship in the

Cup Karate Tournament held at

Netherlands. Over 230 Elite Pole

Westville Civic Centre, Viashna was

athletes from around the globe competed

placed 3rd for kata, receiving a bronze medal and 2nd for kumite,

finals of her category & overall

at the National Women’s Cup in

World Viashna Hansraj

again Viashna! Yastil Harilall (G11) participated at the all- styles Karate Ethekwini Regional Championships. He took part in the Junior male 16 to 17 year old division and obtained a Bronze Medal for Kumite and colours

for 2017. Yastil won a gold medal Yastil Harilall

is ranked first for Kumite in KZN in his division which has earned him his 2017 KZN Colours. Thakshin Naidoo (G9) participated in for

the

FCKA

karate

and

Midlands brought

Open back

a Silver medal for kumite and a Bronze medal for kata. We are exceptionally proud of his achievement

Ranking.Congratulations,

once again, Kyra, on this wonderful achievement.

participating at the KZN trials and

fierce

stages, finally placing 6th in the

Thereafter she represented KZN

was awarded Regional

amidst

in the top 10 during the prelim

earning herself a silver medal.

October. Well done again and

and

competition she managed a place

Thakshin Naidoo


T

he KZN Road Cycling Champs, Eston Loop. “It was a really tough

race. I hadn’t done as much hill training as I would have liked, but I was determined to turn myself inside-out to stay with the other riders in my age category. I stuck with the main bunch until the 56 kilometre mark where there was a huge climb. Unfortunately I couldn’t hang in with the front riders, but in my age group I did well as I

was

placed 2nd in the u19 division.” - Dylan Howard

G

eorgina Grassie (G10) participated in the BMX World Championships,

Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA, in July. She was also invited to attend a BMX talent ID camp at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland in October. The objective of this camp was to identify athletes who have the level for International competition in 2018 and the motivation to train at the World Cycling Centre.

M

ountain Bike Mania at CCNC As

we

are

ideally

located alongside rolling hills of sugar cane and the wonderful coastline of Westbrook Beach, it has been a natural transition to introduce Mountain Biking into the sports programme. The students have embraced this addition with enthusiasm and are involved in the Spur Schools Mountain Biking league, which has had them pitting their skills against

diverse

courses around KZN.

challenging


“Give light and people will find the way”

Standing Jordan Van Zyl Front row (l-r) Dylan Howard, Mr Rowan Howse,

- Ella Baker

Mr Brian Northcroft, Daiana Hartley.

Standing (l-r) Jayden Henwood, Luyanda Zwane, Rishen Naidoo. Front row (l-r) Miles Magubane, Simlindile Mfolozi, Mr Jacques Botha, Moya Daniel, Thandolwethu Sibiya.


Standing (l-r) Aaron Beyers, Giovanni Martini, Aryan Haricharan, Asanda Mngomezulu, Yash Panday, Thayden Govender, Nirmay Pillay. Front row (l-r) Ethan Luyt, Barend Nienaber, Mr Jacques Botha, Angelo Martini, Brad Beyers.

Back row (l-r) Yash Panday, Dantè Moodley, Samukelo Khanyile, Asanda Mngomezulu, Savashan Govender. Front row (l-r) Coach Dhirvan, Aaron Beyers, Thamsanqa Nzimande, Aryan Haricharan, Mikyle Reddy, Thayden Govender, Aadhir Tulsi.

- William Blake


Back row (l-r) Luyanda Zwane, Drew Kühn, Miles Magubane, Shivaskar Naidoo. Middle row (l-r) Vashin Naidoo, Shivadh Hunsraj, Barend Nienaber, Asanda Mngomezulu. Front row (l-r) Heasyn Moodley, Brad Beyers, Mr Jacques Botha, Dylan Howard, Matthew Burns.

Back row (l-r) Luyanda Zwane, Drew Kühn, Barend Nienaber, Asanda Mngomezulu, Shivaskar Naidoo. Front row (l-r) Heasyn Moodley, Brad Beyers, Mr Jacques Botha, Dylan Howard, Matthew Burns.

Back row (l-r) Rishen Naidoo, Mikaeel Moorad, Yash Panday, Giovanni Martini. Front row (l-r) Thayden Govender, Cael Botha-Richards, Mr Jacques Botha, Tristan Krishna, Aaron Beyers.


Back row (l-r) Stephanie van den Berg, Gavriélla Christodoulou, Brittaneè Ensor-Smith, Karley Lotz. Front row (l-r) Kelly Olivier, Ms Chantal Lubbe, Rachel Devine.


Back row (l-r) Hannah Govender, Priyal Naidoo, Thalente Gcaba, Sinead Field, Sbahle Mnyandu. Front row (l-r) Claudia Limbert, Amahle Xulu, Mr Jacques Botha, Thandiwe Nzuza, Minenhle Dlamini.

With intense passion and perseverence; Better is not something you wish for; better is something you become.


Back row (l-r) Luyanda Zwane, Drew KĂźhn, Holden Schappe-Youens, Miles Magubane. Front row (l-r) Thandolwethu Sibiya, Moya Daniel, Mr Rowan Howse, Barend Nienaber, Brad Beyers.

In the light of grit: Working as a team takes courage and resolve; builds and reveals strength of character.


Back row (l-r) Kaylee Nel, Rishen Naidoo, Drew KĂźhn, Miles Magubane, Luyanda Zwane, Sharon Sarmento. Front row (l-r) Holden Schappe-Youens, Angelo Martini, Mr Jacques Botha, Barend Nienaber, Shivadh Hunsraj.


Standing (l-r) Jesse Carreira, Kelly Olivier, Kiara-Lee Flaum, Ms Mandy Nell. Front row (l-r) Anelisa Nxele, Anita Janse van Rensburg, Anri Loots, Pumie Khanyile, ChloĂŤ Broadfoote-Brown.

- Alex Elle

Standing (l-r) Kayo Faku, Stephanie van den Berg, Thalente Gcaba, Nina Delport, Sanusha Gounden. Front row (l-r) Phumelo Khanyile, Ms Chantal Lubbe, Ifeoma Dinka.


Standing (l-r) Thalente Gcaba, Phumelo Khanyile. Front row (l-r) Tezriqsha Naidoo, Amahle Xulu, Ms Brittany Hugo, Minenhle Dlamini, Zoe Jean-Louis.

Standing (l-r) Entle Moshikaro, Hannah Govender, Mariska Chetty, Nicola Waite, Ella Moodley. Front row (l-r) Shae Naidoo, Claudia Limbert, Ms Brittany Hugo, Thandiwe Nzuza, Amahle Khoza.


Back row (l-r) Holden Schappe-Youens, Ayush Bansee, Shivadh Hunsraj. Middle row (l-r) Heasyn Moodley, Rishen Naidoo, Luyanda Zwane, Jayden Henwood, Shivaskar Naidoo, Drew Kühn. Front row (l-r) Miles Magubane, Brad Beyers, Barend Nienaber, Mr Jacques Botha, Asanda Mngomezulu, Moya Daniel, Vashin Naidoo.

“His high endeavours are an inward

light

that makes the path before him always

bright” - William Wordsworth


Back row (l-r) Mikaeel Moorad, Yash Govender. Middle row (l-r) Rishen Naidoo, Giovanni Martini, Tristan Krishna, Yash Panday, Thayden Govender. Front row (l-r) Matthew Knoesen, Milan Kruijer, Mr Jacques Botha, Aaron Beyers, Nirmay Pillay.


Standing (l-r) MĂĄria Rajabali, GavriĂŠlla Christodoulou, Anri Loots, Kelly Olivier, Cassandra Zorab, Shreya Beekum, Gina Eastwood, Viashna Hansraj. Front row (l-r) Nicara Govender, Sanaa Shaik, Ms Chantal Lubbe, Anita Janse van Rensburg, Katleho Moeti.

- Mehmet Murat ildan


Standing (l-r) Chanel Hollywood, Ifeoma Dinka, Nina Delport. Front row (l-r) Stephanie van den Berg, Zenya Naicker, Mr Jacques Botha, Amera Naicker, Kayo Faku.

Back row (l-r) Yukthi Ramkissor, Shae Naidoo. Middle row (l-r) Raya Moodley, Entle Moshikaro, Amahle Xulu, Sejal Lilruthan, Thandiwe Nzuza. Front row (l-r) Sbahle Mnyandu, Sinead Field, Mr Rowan Howse, Thalente Gcaba, Hannah Govender.


K

arley Lotz successfully completed the eight-mile long swim events that she participated in at this year’s Midmar Mile (11 and 12 February 2017). She raised R10 000 in aid of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. (See more from page 72 Light of Humility - Community Service Initiatives)

Back row (l-r) Rachel Devine, Kelly Olivier, Gavriélla Christoudoulou, Brittaneè Ensor-Smith. Middle row (l-r) Drew Kühn, Tristan Krishna, Angelo Martini, Barend Nienaber, Holden Schappe-Youens. Front row (l-r) Giovanni Martini, Minenhle Dlamini, Mr Jacques Botha, Karley Lotz, Aaron Beyers.

T

he College proudly hosted an Inter-Schools Gala on 15 February which included Curro Mount Richmore (Ballito), George Campbell (Durban), Grantleigh, and Reddam (Umhlanga). A lot of fun was had by all swimmers in our newly renovated pool. Well done, once again, to Grantleigh for winning the gala and congratulations to the CCNC swimming squad for achieving third place overall. At the Durban and Districts High Schools ‘B’ League Gala on 01 March CCNC swimming Captain Jason Milne proud of the team that worked hard to attain their improved performance and 4th place finish. Many points were earned by the Open agegroup who were placed in the top 2 positions throughout the event. Karley Lotz considered their team victory in the Butterfly event as a personal highlight.


C

rawford College North Coast’s new swimming academy, known as the NC Dolphins Swim Team with Ms Dominique Donner as Director. Ms Donner is also well known as a former SA and African Triathlon champion, as well as the Project Manager for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa. Former Olympic Silver Medalist winner, Mr Terence Parkin is the head coach at the College. He has worked closely with our sports department to ensure that all the College swimmers are exposed to the very best training method, so that they achieve their full potential in the pool.

“Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.” - Amit Ray Back row (l-r) Tristan Krishna, Adam Moorad, Dylan Howard, Holden Schappe-Youens, Thandiwe Nzuza, Rachel Devine, Gavriélla Christodoulou, Anita Janse van Rensburg. Front row (l-r) Aaron Beyers, Drew Kühn, Mr Jacques Botha, Eran Broide, Giovanni Martini, Anri Loots, Mr Rowan Howse, Kelly Olivier.


C

ameron Mercer (G11) participated in the U17 KZN Beach Flags event at North Beach, Durban. Well done to Cameron who was placed second. Beach Flags is a sporting event used by Surf lifesavers to practice beach sprinting, power and reflexes.

S

tillwater Lifesaving SA Champs: At the end of April Jason Milne ranked 3rd in SA overall for Stillwater Lifesaving in his age group. The championships took place in Durban at Kings Park swimming pool and the beachfront. Overall Jason received two gold, two silver and three bronze medals. In the relay events he received gold, silver and bronze for KZN A-Team relays and the Taplin. Individually he received a gold medal for the 180m rescue tube and silver for the 330m individual sea swim, and run-swim-run. Well done Jason on these outstanding results. Jason ranked 9th in SA for the March 2017 SA Lifesaving Champs Run-Swim-Run event and his team finished 4th in the taplin event.

C

rawford College North Coast won the semifinal round on 02 June with Anthony Pottow proving to be the stand-out performer posting one of the highest scores of the day with a huge “off the top into a lay-back” manoeuvre. In the final round they finished 4th overall. This young team has shown tremendous improvement over the course of the league season, with a correspondingly improved spirit, no doubt brought about by the regular training sessions in the local Westbrook waves. Pictured here (l-r) Jordan van Zyl, Olivia Izzard, Anthony Pottow, Cameron Hunter and Gabriella Lailvaux.

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” - Evelyn Dunbar


KZN

REPRESENTATIVE SPORT - SURFING Interviews with 3 of our G10 surfer-students; Olivia Izzard, Anthony Pottow and Gabrielle Lailvaux:

Gabrielle Lailvaux, what is your favourite sport? Surfing, of course. Which school do you enjoy surfing against each year? Clifton, they definitely bring good competition every year, and I think it’s really cool to see the spirit they have; they are really fun to compete against.

Olivia Izzard, what is your favourite sport? Surfing. I also used to play a lot of hockey but definitely surfing is my favourite. Which school was your favourite to surf against this year? I don’t think I had a favourite school. How did you find the schools’ surfing league this year? Northwood is really strong in KZN, so it’s nice to surf against them. What is training like at Crawford? It’s really fun and similar to what I’m used to. I especially like it because I can train with my mates at school. Anything else you would like to add? Yes, I really looked forward to this year. I had SA Champs in October for U16, and the Billabong Junior series, so I was on the road for about a month travelling to Mossel Bay, St Francis, Vic Bay and J Bay. Wow that is a lot of travelling... In Grade 8 I did not attend school for 2 months while I travelled around doing competitions, the last one being in California, it was really cool.

Anthony Pottow, what is your favourite sport? Surfing and fishing. I go deep sea fishing and bass fishing and once caught a 25kg kuda. Which sport have you made KZN for this year? Surfing, I came 2nd in the llembe trials. Which school do you enjoy surfing against each year? Clifton, because my cousin is there. I managed to get a higher score than him in the schools’ competition. What is training like at Crawford? It’s fun, we surf at Westbrook. I enjoy surfing with my school mates. The school’s local break is Westbrook, tell us briefly about it? It’s consistent, similar to my home break at Umhlanga. I’ve had a few barrels at Westbrook but still need to come out of one. What is it like being a junior provincial surfer, tell us what a day in the life of Ant looks like? Well I have to go to school, and then pretty much surf every day after school. During the year I travel about once a month around SA taking part in competitions, so that’s really cool.

What is training like at Crawford? Training at Crawford is really the real reason why everyone should surf, it’s fun, it’s having the best time in the water with your friends, and improving while doing so. The school’s local break is Westbrook, tell us a bit about it? Westbrook, being my home break, is a place I know like the back of my hand. It’s a heavier wave than most, with fun waves almost every day and no crowds. What’s it like being a junior provincial surfer, tell us what a day in the life of Gabi looks like! Being a junior provincial surfer has been a really cool lifestyle so far, you meet new people, you travel, and you make friends who will always have your back. The KZN team is like a family. My day consists of friends, family, and surf (always!) Tell us about one of your surfing trips? I think a few highlights would be: Perfect waves in Mozambique with only a few other people out surfing; J-Bay with Kelly Slater, Filipe and a lot of other pros, crazy to see the high level of surfing! and climbing a mountain with a bunch of friends in between heats in Cape Town.


“We are stars wrapped in skin – the light you are looking for has always been within.”

O

n 24 March, 73 Crawford North

Coast

students

and 10 coaches boarded

the Shosholoza Meyl Train at

Durban Station. Students were very excited, yet nervous, as a lot of them have never been on a train, much less an over-night train before. Students could either stay in a 4-bed or 2-bed compartment and had a lot of fun playing games, chatting, eating snacks and making new friends.

The

train travelled past the Durban fire and students and staff were all in shock as to the enormity of it. The next morning the Festival Team arrived safely at Park Station and headed straight for the opening ceremony at Crawford Lonehill. After a quick lunch, and our students meeting their Crawford Sandton hosts, the first round of matches started. Our North Coast students looked absolutely amazing in their new first team kits and did us very proud on and off the field. They showed

great

sportsmanship

during their matches and always put up a good fight. On 27 March our teams played the

last

round

of

matches,

boarded the bus and went to Monte Casino for something to eat, before they made their way to Lanseria Airport to catch the flight back to Durban.


A

big

thank

you,

again,

to

Crawford Lonehill for putting up a great Festival under very difficult circumstances and to Crawford Sandton for hosting our students. We look forward to 2018, when Crawford North Coast will host this event. Congratulations, once again, to Nicholas White (Grade 11) for being selected as the best overall boys’ hockey player and to Gina Eastwood (Grade 10) selected as the best overall girls’ soccer player. Both these teams won 75% of their matches.

T

Dr

he Sports attended Mental

Steve

Department a

talk

on

Toughness

by

Harris. He defines

mental toughness as the ability to manage your mind so that it directs your energy to the right place, at the right time, for the right reason. This enables you to operate at your highest potential, consistently, Back row (l-r) Karley Lotz, Anita Janse van Rensburg, Sanaa Shaik, Gina Eastwood, Anri Loots, Anelisa Nxele, Gavriélla Christodoulou. Middle row (l-r) Heasyn Moodley, Brad Beyers, Pumie Khanyile, Kiara-Lee Flaum, Kelly Olivier, Jesse Carreira, Barend Nienaber, Thandolwethu Sibiya. Front row (l-r) Dylan Howard, Ethan Luyt, Mr Rowan Howse, Ms Chantal Lubbe, Mr Brian Northcroft, Matthew Burns, Moya Daniel.

despite

your

circumstances. It means giving your finest possible performance regardless of what is going on within and around you. He went on to share a few stories from personal experience working with the Springbok rugby team. The real highlight of the morning was the guest appearance by former Springbok rugby player, Chester Williams. He spoke about the 1995

Rugby

World

Cup,

and

how mental toughness, and the influence of Nelson helped The

them

Sports

win

Mandela

the

Department

finals. were

inspired to share all they learnt with students on the sports field. Mental toughness is invaluable on the sports field and in creating a successful,significant life. - Ms Chantal Lubbe


I’m so humble it’s

I was humbled immediately.

crazy. It’s like I’m

This is a woman who sees the value in every life she takes

the Kanye West of

on to look after – and we, in

Humility.

L

the Drama Department, have managed, through Yada Yah Ministries, to not only help

et’s start with what humility

isn’t:

feed and clothe some of the 15

and

children, but we have helped

that’s Ego. The world

build a house, fix a roof, redo the slipping foundations of

is tainted with fevered egos but

there’s

a

her home and have organised

prescription:

running water to the home.

humility. When we work to The Crawford Drama students

remove ego, we’re left with

are fully supportive of this

what is real. What replaces ego

drive and donate either time,

is humility, rock-hard humility

money or material goods. The

and confidence.

pride that the amazing Drama

Humility engenders learning because it beats back the arrogance that puts blinders on. It leaves you open for truths to reveal themselves. You don’t stand in your own way. . . . Do you know how

THE DRAMA DEPARTMENT THAT CARES

E

very year, the Crawford Drama

Department

students from Grade 8

– Grade 12 take on the “looking after” of Thokozani and her “family ” of Aids Orphans that

you can tell when someone is

she has collected over the past

truly humble? I believe there’s

years.

one

simple

test:

because

situation we face daily – that a

listen, the humble improve.

young child of 8 or 9 years old

They don’t assume, ‘I know

would arrive on your doorstep

Some

choose

ego.

are prepared for the chance

a Domestic Worker, takes in absolutely all of the children that arrive on her doorstep. When I asked her why (simply

Which will you choose? Who

out of concern for the other

will you be?

mouths she has to try and feed on a daily basis), she answered,

- Justin Kistan Lumenal Thinking

Project,

Community always

Service

makes

me

so incredibly grateful to be blessed with teaching such wonderful

Crawford

kids!

Sometimes we only get to realise

exactly

how

lucky

we are, when we can give to others. - Ms Melissa Wood

you, as they are now Aids Orphans. Thokozani, who is

and negative. Others are not.

this

and ask to come and live with

Some

nature of fate, both positive

of

For most of us, this is not a

they consistently observe and

the way.’” Some learn humility.

students feel in being a part

“Where else can they go? How can I leave a 3-year old to eat out of a rubbish pile?”

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way” - Mary Radmacher


“No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people’s eyes, to reveal the marvels around.” - Paulo Coelho

WESTBROOK RETIREMENT VILLAGE SAY THANKS!

M would

A CRAWFORD COLLEGE NORTH COAST AND ENFORCE SECURITY INITIATIVE

rs Sylvia Schreiber on behalf of Westbrook Retirement

like

to

Village

thank

the

students of Crawford College North Coast for their generous donation

of

a

B

allito

residents

and

CCNC students Deryn Burns and Courtney

Fitchat have been “extremely humbled by the kind hearts of the people who have gone the extra mile to support us”

wonderful

in our endeavour to assist

assortment of biscuits, sweets,

the orphaned children of Mr

nuts,

Moses Makhoba, the Enforce

cool-drinks

etc.

With

this donation they made up

Reaction

hampers which were raffled

murdered in the course of

and the funds raised went towards their savings for a much needed kombi for the retirement centre.

Officer who was

carrying out his duties in the Ballito

commercial

district.

Having heard of the plight of young Msawenkosi and Ayanda who had lost their mother the year before, they immediately decided that they wanted to assist them in any constructive manner that they could. Initially they appealed to their family, friends and fellow students at Crawford College North Coast for donations of food, clothing and money. After a positive and affirming response from this inner circle they decided to use social media to reach a

wider

audience

so

they

posted their plea on Facebook. This resulted in an effective response from Radio Life & Style who invited them for a few interviews at which the idea of a community concert was

developed.

by

Ms

Supported

Vanessa

Neyt

(CCNC Deputy Principal) the community concert attracted a generous audience thanks to the numerous artists that performed on the night in aid of the Makhoba Charity initiative.

Throughout

this

charitable and selfless journey they have been supported by Enforce with both financial and legal support.


KARLEY LOTZ

THE BLOOD BANK

T

RAISING FUNDS he

Blood

Bank

Crawford

at

FOR PRINCESS

College

CHARLENE OF

North Coast was well

MONACO

supported this year. In March Mr

Bruno

Watzek

paid

a

FOUNDATION

visit as a promoter for more student

and

SWIMMING IN THE

staff donations

MIDMAR 8 MILE

and to raise the community ’s

K

awareness of this important cause. His harrowing story of a vicious criminal attack that left him in a coma for three

arley

Lotz

passionate

is about

sports, the training,

months, followed by multiple

focus and discipline that it has

brain operations and much

taught and empowered her as

reconstruction surgery brings home the importance of the services of the Blood Bank. At one stage he received 11 units of blood to save his life, which set him on a path to recovery. The SA National Blood Service extended

their

appreciation

to the successful donors that attended the clinic. Crawford College North Coast is proud of you for committing yourself to this valuable form of community service. - Mr Les Nielson

“Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love - be there for others bring a little light into someone’s day. Be grateful and live each day to the fullest.”

an athlete and teenager.

Over the Midmar Mile weekend, a few selected swimmers took up the challenge of swimming all 8 events to raise funds for specific charities. Karley was so excited to be part of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and

that

provides

promotes

water

safety

education and learn-to-swim opportunities to the children of South Africa.

Karley admits she is extremely - Roy T Bennett

fortunate to be a student at Crawford North Coast wherein the College ethos is to always give back to the community and take part in

community

outreach programmes.

As mentioned in the Light of Grit Sports pages (p66) Karley raised R10 000 in aid of the foundation by completing the Midmar 8 Mile.


BREAD BUDDIES

T

PROJECT DIGNITY

hank you to everyone who put their names down to help with the

Community Service Club and to all the students who gave of their time and energy during first

break

on

Wednesdays

to make sandwiches for the underprivileged

children

in

C

aity

Cocker

(G12)

raised another R7500 for

Project

Dignity

at the end of 2016 and this money was donated towards providing

reusable

sanitary

wear for a school in Pinetown. Jessica

Broom,

Gabriella

our area. “No act of kindness,

Broom and Danica Morais,

no matter how small, is ever

members of the Community

wasted.” - Aesop

Service

- Caity Cocker (G12)

went to Dumisani Makhaye

Club

at

Crawford,

High School to help with the handing out of Subz Panty packs to Grade 8 girls in need. These packs will enable girls to stay in school and ultimately, keep their dignity. Mooi Mazo, a member of the Project Dignity team sent this message yesterday afternoon: “ I was so inspired by your girls. I really like their humble spirit, enthusiasm

“In a profound sense every man has two halves to his being; he is not one person so much as two persons trying to act in unison. i believe that in the heart of each human being there is something which I can only describe as “a child of darkness” who is equal and complementary to the more obvious “child of light” - Laurens van der Post

and

dedication

to help other girls who are less

privileged.

They

even

participated in offloading the boxes and water in and out of the venue. Please pass our gratitude to the school.” Thank you, once again, to everyone who was part of this wonderful outreach. - Caity Cocker (G12)


FRESH PERSPECTIVES – RICE BABY PROJECT

T

as

the

erm

Two

with

started

fresh

new

perspectives on life Grade

10

students

embarked on their parenting project Life

as

part

of

Orientation

their subject

programme.

THE EASTER EGG CHARITY DRIVE

V

The students had to treat a 5-kg bag of rice as a baby for an entire week. In this way

araidzo Chokuwenga Smith

they learnt about the level of

(Grade 12) decided to

responsibility required to be

collect Easter Eggs for various

a parent, whether it be in the

charities in order to help them

mother or father role.

and

Nicolè

have a great Easter. This project also facilitated the They managed to collect 2100

learning process regarding the

eggs of which 300 were taken

problem of teenage pregnancy

to the Westbrook Retirement Home and the rest were split Kwa.mama

between

and

Summerhill House.

The Easter Eggs were dropped off on 29 March and special thanks go to Mrs Hill and Denham Lailvaux who helped deliver

to

Kwa.mama

and

Summerhill and to Mr Les Nielson who delivered to the retirement home. A big thank you

goes

to

the

Crawford

family for donating the Easter eggs and making the project possible.

- Varaidzo & Nicolè (G12)

“Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. it does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe.

and parenting. The students were assessed by means of their observations based on their

experiences

that

they

recorded in their “Rice Baby ” journal. Once the project was complete the rice and baby clothing were donated to a worthy charity selected by the Community Service students, namely, Ithemba Labasha.

It gives of itself

Jamie Samuel’s take on the

and is not

Rice Baby Project reads as

thereby diminished.” - Michael Strassfeld

follows: There was a lot of laughing, complaining, blood, sweat and tears, but in the end the rice baby project was an interesting and enjoyable one.


I enjoyed going to deliver

“There are many goals but one path - the path of compassion”

the rice and clothes to the

- Amit Ray

Everyone learnt a lot about teen-pregnancy and the heavy responsibilities of parenthood that we didn’t know before.

orphanage and playing with the

children

there.

It

was

rewarding to see the empty shelves stocked with rice and to know that we’ve done some good.

Ethan Luyt felt they learnt about teenage pregnancy in a very interesting way this term. They carried a 5 kilogram bag of rice around dressed in baby clothes and anything else needed to make the bag look like a baby. It was quite a challenging project because it was very tiring, however the experience was enriching because it taught us about the responsibilities of having a baby.

On completion of the project, a group of Grade 10 students and teachers visited Ithemba Labasha to deliver the rice. The students were amazed to see all the people who were going to benefit from this donation. The children were so happy when they saw the students and it was wonderful to know that the rice went to a good cause.


“In the beginning... when ray and day hadn’t yet come into existence at all,

SOUP Y SOUP Y

O

n 19 May 2017, thirty enthusiastic students gathered after school

in Café Flava to help cut, peel

there was a kind of

and clean vegetables to make

radiance that

soup. In total 90 litres of soup

illuminates universe. That radiance is the light of

delicious

winter

vegetable

was made and donated on 23 May to a local feeding scheme in KwaMashu. The soup was distributed

that

afternoon

and fed many children and

knowledge and

adults. Crawford College North

goodness.

our gratitude to Food Lovers

Coast would like to express

That radiance

Market in La Lucia Mall for

will persistently

and more in aid of this worthy

and consistently

donating all the vegetables cause. We would also like to extend our thanks to Kim

shine brightly

and the staff at Café Flava

even after all the

facilities to prepare the soup.

for allowing us to use their

stars and moons

‘Giving back is so important.

in this vast universe

in whatever way you can, with

died out.” - Toba Beta

Give back to your communities donations, items or with your time. The Universe blesses a generous heart!’


USHAKA SEA WORLD EDUCATION CENTRE

T

he

Grade

10

benefitted

students

from

an

enriching excursion to the

uShaka Sea World Education Centre on 23 October where they toured the Aquarium exhibitions

SABLES CREATURES DONATION

O

n

5

September

and

the

was excited to announce

the launch of our Animal Shelter Drive which aimed at collecting for

those

animals

in desperate need of help. On 21 September, the Community Service Club was privileged to hand over the donations raised for Sables Creatures.

organisation who care for abused and neglected animals, organise foster care for these animals as well as are involved in spaying township dogs. During the two weeks in which the project ran, were

grateful

to

receive

donations of dog food, bowls, blankets, shampoos, dewormers and

even

warm

Dolphin

Ecosystem

enriched

understanding

of

the

environment to which they are so intricately interconnected. Thank you to Mrs Sandy Fitzgerald for

organising

this

rewarding

educational experience. “The Education Centre plays a vital role in creating more awareness of marine conservation. The ocean, undeniably our greatest natural resource, covers over 70% of the

Sables Creatures is an animal

we

their

the

The information on the

Marine

Community Service Club

donations

enjoyed

show.

jerseys

those who also gave monetary donations as we were able to raise over R2000 which will contribute towards reducing their high veterinary bills. Thank you so much to everybody who donated and helped to make a difference in the lives of those animals by being a voice for those who are not able to speak up for themselves. We really appreciate it. Thank you to all who helped

- Jessica Broom (G11)

food, for our economy and for our leisure needs. Our well-being is inextricably linked to the sea, with the result that human activities have had a tremendous impact on the oceans and we are very close to destroying our greatest resource.” -www.seaworld.org.za

for

two lucky dogs! Thank you to

make this project a success.

Earth’s surface. It is essential for

“Because I was more often happy for other people, I got to spend more time being happy, and as I saw more light in everybody else, I seemed to have more myself.” - Victoria Moran


T

he staff took to the stage as Super

Heroes and Villains in an illustrative battle of forces to shine a “LIGHT� on their purpose as teachers and mentors. This fun event, held on 24 January, which was well received and much appreciated

by

the

students,

revealed that the teachers are multi-dimensional

professionals

who will use a variety of techniques to achieve their goal, which is to support the students’ overall academic

and

educational

development in order that students achieve their potential.


This

message

conveyed

was

despite

effectively

the

comedic

script and sometimes serious lack of dance coordination. Thank you to Ms Melissa Wood for

writing

and

directing

this

production, supported by the dance choreography

of

Mrs

Victoria

Page Andrews and Ms Brittany Hugo. The scene was set for the students and staff to collectively achieve a “Bohemian Rhapsody” of success in 2017.

“I never lose. I either win, or I learn.” - Nelson Mandela


“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning.” - Brad Henry

is also a Senior Marker for IEB Mathematics Paper 2 and one of the Examiners for the Gr 11 IEBT exam. Mathematics is her life and is the reason she even considered becoming a teacher. Her goal is to make Mathematics fun and engaging for students by using different teaching approaches and especially using the latest technology as far as possible. If the students are excited to come to her class to learn, then her mission is accomplished. Growing up in the Lowveld and having parents that love nature, resulted in her having a passion for nature conservation. She also enjoys the dramatic arts, theatre and dancing, as she is a Ballroom and Latin Dancer herself. Malindri’s family and friends are her everything, and one of her top priorities in life.

M

alindri Eastes grew up in a town called Tzaneen in Limpopo. She matriculated in 2003 and then went on to study Bsc. Ed. Natural Sciences at the University of Pretoria. In 2009 she started her teaching career at St Mary ’s DSG in Pretoria. Malindri believes in continual professional and personal growth and development, and in the past 9 years of teaching she got a number of opportunities: she was a presenter on the Mindset Learn Channel on DSTV for Mathematics, she received her Honours Degree in Educational Management, managed the Mathematics Department at Durban Girls’ College and she

M

rs Sandy van Zyl is the PA to Mr André Loots. Sandy is married with

one daughter and previous to taking up the position as PA to the Principal, ran her own interior design business.

N

irdè van Rooyen had this to say: It was a privilege to join Crawford North Coast this year. I am originally from Pretoria, but made the best decision of my life moving to Durban in 2015 as I always wanted to live near the beach! I am a very passionate teacher and love teaching Afrikaans, which I have done for the past 14 years. I completed my studies at the University of Pretoria and I have an Honours Degree in Education, specializing in Afrikaans and Inclusive Education. My energetic personality makes me a person who will never turn down any challenge that comes my way. I am adventurous and believe that to stagnate is one of the most dangerous things in any career. I am a firm believer of personal development and growth in all areas of life. In my spare time, I love going to the beach and to spend quality time with friends and family. I love good food and wine and am constantly looking for new restaurants and places to visit. If I did not become a teacher, I would most probably be an events planner, but I am most certain that I am living out my calling as a teacher. My motto in life: Always strive to be the best version of yourself and to be excellent at what is good and to be innocent of evil.


E

M

arkus Potgieter graduated from Crawford North Coast in 2003 and went on to study Graphic Design at DUT. It was in Grade 8 that Markus developed a passion for fly fishing and went on to make the Junior SA Fly fishing team. From there, his fishing interests broadened to deep sea fishing. Markus currently lives the dream as his office comprises of a kayak out in the deep blue where he spends his days guiding and teaching people how to fish. He often travels, arranging customised fishing trips for clients. Markus was friends with my brother, and we met on holiday in Ponta D’oura Mozambique. We hit it off instantly and quickly became friends. Not long after the holiday we began dating. After dating for 5 and half years (including a year of long distance while I was teaching in South Korea), Markus proposed while holidaying in Guinjata Mozambique in December 2015. He popped the question while snorkelling in the bay, proposing underwater. We tied the knot at a private game reserve called Zulu Nyala in Hluhluwe, 15 April 2017. The weather played its part and we celebrated our African bush wedding. - Mrs Bianca French

M

s Simone Johnson and Mr Les Nielson were married on 29 April this year. Seen here in the photograph with daughters Tess, Casey and Julia. Congratulations on your new life together!

ditors Note - Core values are a measuring stick for all of your choices and decisions in life, keeping you focused on the person you want to be and the life you wish to lead. By living in alignment with your values, you create the best environment for happiness, inner peace, and clear thinking. The core values we chose at CCNC can be summed up in the acronym L.I.G.H.T.... Love of Learning - you learn, you grow; Inspiration - do something, create something, and change the world; Grit keep going, especially during the hard times. The only way life gets better for you is when you get better; Humility - When someone is truly humble they consistently observe and listen, the humble improve; Trust - is the only value here that is not acquired but earned. We earn trust via our integrity to our vision and consistent respect for truth and the individuals with whom we’re interacting. These are the kinds of things that can’t be taught. They can only be learned and then practiced. Moment to moment we have an opportunity to step into and shine the LIGHT that burns within us. These values, these principles will show you the way. They will light your path. Learn them, live them and they will show you that you are more powerful than you think you are. Continue to spark the L.I.G.H.T. -Kregan Pillay


T

here were many heart-

Mr Loots expressed our joint

rending

at

appreciation with the following

Farewell

words:“Thank you for making

moments

Staff

the

function and at the Assembly

a difference in my life. Thank

Farewell in January, this year,

you for making a difference

as we bade farewell to our

to

extremely efficient and highly

students and parents of our

Mrs

respected

Lyn

Collier.

the

lives

of

so

many

community. Thank you for everything you have done for

chief administrator and PA.

your family here at Crawford Lyn has been as much of the

North Coast. We have been

DNA of Crawford College North

blessed

Coast

privilege to work with you”.

as

the

buildings

and

the very environment in which it is embedded.

She joined

Uthongathi School in 1990 and despite a short wandering into the bushveld was at the very heart of our growth and success. She was highly professional in her administrative duties where she took a leadership role, yet always had the ability to expand the social

dimension with her

compassion and empathy, not to forget her love of fun and the lighter moments in life. We her

have

all

benefited

energetic

from

presence

and

her professional memory will remain

deeply

attached

to

this special place in which she has spent almost half her life, despite her departure to the Midlands in order to enjoy a more tranquil lifestyle which will afford her the opportunity to spend more time with her other loves, notably family, friends and nature.

to

have

had

the

“Relish everything that’s inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life.” - Anthony Hopkins


4th row (l-r) Tim Ncube, Brittany Hugo, Vicky Bodasingh, Dennis Naidoo, George Kemp, Les Nielson, Kumaras Pillay, Rachel Abrahams, Donel van Zyl. 3rd Row (l-r) Nirdé van Rooyen, Deanne Warman, Sandy van Zyl, Justin Kistan, Jacques Botha, Rowan Howse, Chantal Lubbe, Attie Marais, Sagren Naidoo, Dominique Bartholomew-Buck. 2nd row (l-r) Melissa Wood, Kerri Mills, Bianca French, Jakes Naidoo, Ashlin Pillay, Nicole Chapman, Jacqueline Browne, Sandy Fitzgerald, Jane Bigara, Nina Watson, Bess Morgan. Front row (l-r) Deborah Hill, Brian Northcroft, Vanessa Neyt, Nicholas Iliffe, André Loots, Elainee Kistan, Greg Nixon, Laurene Kenton, Shelley Chaplin.

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton

Standing (l-r) Diane Cohen, Wendy Shaw, Sandy van Zyl. Front row (l-r) Kashnee Pillai, Bernadine Delhove, Laura de Vos.

Back row (l-r) Dhiresh Thakor Vallabh, Michael Waberski, Ismaeel Ismail, Simlindile Mfolozi, Kelly Olivier, Revania Naidoo. Front row (l-r) Junior Muoe, Karley Lotz, Jessica Broom, Sharon Sarmento, Adéle Botha.


“We are stars wrapped in skin – the light you are looking for has always been within.” “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” - Marianne Williamson

W

hen

the

received

Grade their

12’s Matric

Farewell invites it was

for a night Under the Stars. The spectacular evening, celebrating the culmination of their Crawford College North Coast career, was to be enjoyed at The Collisheen Estate, Ballito Bay and on the first Friday of August 2017 an unforgettable event under the stars was fulfilled.


“Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colourful. The world needs your prismatic soul!” - Amy Leigh Mercree


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2017 Crawford College North Coast Yearbook  

This is annual magazine number 9 I have created for CCNC. 2017 was their 20th year. What a pleasure and honour to be part of their journey.

2017 Crawford College North Coast Yearbook  

This is annual magazine number 9 I have created for CCNC. 2017 was their 20th year. What a pleasure and honour to be part of their journey.

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