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Pieter du Preez Inspires Grace College Students

On 21 January 2019, Pieter du Preez, the first quadriplegic to complete a full Ironman, visited Grace College to address the students. Pieter spoke about the challenges and obstacles he met after becoming a quadriplegic, as a result of a cycling accident, and the journey he faced on the way to his Ironman triumph. 

Through his story, students were inspired and encouraged to stay strong in their faith and to believe nothing is impossible. Embracing hard work, faith and dedication, they can achieve their goals, however big or small they may be.

New Staff at Grace College

Grace College is excited to welcome its new staff members for 2019. We have two new teachers joining us in the English Department, Ann Kruger and Cassandra Tregoning. Ricard Mouton joins us in the Junior Maths and EGD Department. 

Our campus and maintenance have been placed in the capable hands of Bradley Erasmus, and Kevin Christie, a past pupil, has joined us in the Marketing Department.

Head prefects for 2019

Our Head Prefects for 2019 were announced at the annual Prize Giving on Tuesday, 4 December 2018.
L-R: Gugulethu Gwamanda (Deputy Head Girl), Nikhil Gopal (Head Boy), Kaitlin Grobler (Head Girl) and Joshua Benadie (Deputy Head Boy).

Well done Rachel, Tarryn and Ashley on your President's Award Gold

In 2013 we signed up our first few students for the President’s Award Programme. To date our pupils have achieved a silver and two bronze certificates; Caitlyn Kobus - Silver in 2015, Majorie Misihairabwi and Milan Comley - Bronze in 2016.
In 2018 we celebrated four successful achievements at Gold Level; congratulations to Milan Comley, Rachel Newlands, Tarryn Plaatjes and Ashley King. This is the highest achievement on the programme.
On the 5th of October 2018, these students together with their award Leader, Mrs. Leanne Kobus, joined many other successful Gold achievers in the country at a prestigious ceremony to celebrate their achievements. We look forward to seeing more students benefitting from this fantastic opportunity in the future. We are proud to be a school that is affiliated to such a programme. Please visit The President’s Award website for details of the programme.

Prize Giving 2018

Well done to the pupils who have received certificates and trophies, all of your efforts contribute to make Grace College great.
Music Trophy - Jade Duncan
Trophy for Enthusiastic Participation in Afrikaans - Karl Rindfleisch
Linguistics Trophy: This is awarded to the pupil with the highest total in English and a First Additional Language. Awarded to Larissa Van Wyk - Eng: 93% & Afrik 96%
Science & Maths Trophy: This is awarded to the pupil achieving the highest total in Sciences and Mathematics. Awarded to Erin Lane - Maths 89% & Science 87%
JUNIOR DUX : This trophy is awarded to the pupil achieving the highest total in all their subjects except for Life Orientation - the 2018 recipient is Cole Baker.
Linguistics Trophy: This is awarded to the pupil with the highest total in English and a First Additional Language. Awarded to Joshua Benadie English 87% / Afrikaans 98%
Science & Maths Trophy: This is awarded to the Pupil achieving the highest total in Sciences and Core Mathematics and went to Joshua Benadie Maths 96% / Physical Science 94%
Tri-Subject Proficiency Shield: This is awarded to the pupil achieving the highest total in their 3 choice subjects and went to Joshua Benadie Accountancy 94% / Business Studies 94% / Physical Science 94%
Honours and Top in Grade 11: Joshua Benadie
Good Fellowship Awards; this award is given to a pupil from each grade who has provided support and encouragement throughout the year to their peers. The recipient of this award is voted for by the pupils in each grade.
Jennifer Van Heerden Grade 8
Nontsikelelo Zungu Grade 9
Sarah Rushworth Grade 10
Anthony Wimbush Grade 11
The Joshua Award: Joshua 1:9 states: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” The award is made to a pupil in recognition of their strength of character and courage throughout the year. Nonie and Janet Zondi received the Joshua Award for 2018.
Congratulations to our Head Prefects for 2019; Kaitlin Grobler (Head Girl), Nikhil Gopal (Head Boy), Gugulethu Gwamanda (Deputy Head Girl) and Joshua Benadie (Deputy Head Boy).

Raising the pace of basketball

Grace College is delighted to receive a new basketball scoreboard and two shot clocks. Valued contributions from ‘Ubuntu Family Funeral Group’, ‘Farm to You’ a subsidiary of Khulisani Farming and the Augustus family made the purchase of these items possible. Keeping track of the team’s progress in a basketball game is vital for our fans to enjoy the thrill of competition, and the digital score board will assist with this. In basketball, the shot clock is a timer designed to increase the game's pace. The shot clock ups the ante on our scoring, keeping the game more exciting for the fans, teams and coaches.
We look forward to raising our game during the upcoming season, with the arrival of this new equipment.
Pictured back L-R: Robert Mitchell, Zimile Meyiwa and Andile Ngcobo
Seated L-R: Mr Adrian Murray, Philasande Ndlovu, Vuyo Zuma and Bayanda Nathikazi