Chloe Olivier in Grade 9 competed in the Buffelsbosch Training Show on the weekend, riding Splashy Fen. She took first place for 60cm, first place for 6 bar and clocked the fastest time for 70cm. Thank you to Peter Olivier Photography for the image supplied.
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On Friday, 20 October, the Grade 10 Geography class took a trip to Durban for the day. While there, they received a backstage pass for Ushaka and went into the Aquarium. They went to see the Point Road development to learn about urban renewal. The Grade 10s also went to the beach front near the harbour to look at the pollution. This trip gave them the appreciation of the Marine life and to learn about the obligation that they have to the environment. In the end, they had a productive and educational day with some added fun!
Pictured: Nqobile Mkhwanazi
Pictured: Nqobile Mkhwanazi
Amidst huge hugs and the tolling of the new bell-tower, which was a gift to the school from this years’ matriculants, goodbyes were said at the Grace College Valediction Service.
Head Boy of Grace College, Carl Brann, gave a moving speech which acknowledged the strong foundations built as a result of the high quality staff who he dubbed the ‘Construction Crew’. Carl received The Leadership Award, the Sologuard Cultural Award and was runner up to Dux Scholar.
Grace College’s Head Girl, Rochelle Van Wyk spoke about the incredible growth amongst her peer group over their years together and both Heads declared the Class of 2017 to be well prepared to complete their finals and take on new challenges and adventures in 2018.
Congratulations to all the prize winners and especially our Dux Scholar of 2017; Rochelle Van Wyk, who also received the Headmaster’s Award.
Picture: Mr Vincent Luksich (Headmaster at Grace College with Rochelle Van Wyk (Dux of 2017).
Nikhil Gopal, in Grade 10, has been chosen for the KwaZulu-Natal Golf Union Inter-Provincial Team. We wish him “good golf” when he joins the team in East London to play at the SA Inter-Provincial Tournament from 11 – 15 December 2017.
Our matrics attended a beautifully laid out breakfast wearing interesting interpretations of their ideal school uniform. This was followed by a special assembly, a long farewell tunnel and one final war cry as they completed the very last school day before they write their final exams.
Grace College hosted the annual Masihambisane Soccer Festival during which various schools from all around our community are invited to play against each other. Each team played exceptionally well in their matches, demonstrating a high level of talent amongst the schools participating. The top performers on the day of the boys teams were Zuzulwazi Secondary followed by runners-up Willowfountain Intermediate. From the pool of girls teams the winning team was Ikusaselihle Secondary and our own Grace College team took a close second place.
This event was sponsored by Hilton Quarry SuperSpar who catered meals for all who took part. Thank you to everyone for making this day a great success.
Grace College welcomed well-known sports presenter and commentator, Andy Capostagno, as Guest Speaker at the Sports Awards Evening held last night. His message to the students was clear and simple as he encouraged them to continue to play organised sport after school to ensure that they keep on having fun!
Amongst the seniors, Keziah Dewing was awarded Sportswoman of 2017. Sportsman of the Year was shared by Eric Hyde and Nicholas Johnson, these two also shared the Player of the Year award for Cricket. Eric Hyde was additionally proclaimed Player of the Year for both Indoor and Field Hockey. Our Rugby award for Player of the Year went to Alex Hill. We applaud all of the achievers and look forward to seeing what our up-and-coming sporting ladies and gents will bring to the seasons ahead.
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