On Friday, 23rd of October 2020, Claremont High School held their Valedictory Ceremony for the Matrics of 2020. This prestigious day was dedicated to our Matrics to award them for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Due to the Pandemic, the ceremony was done a little differently. The Matrics were invited to join the staff for a breakfast followed by the official ceremony.
Mr Gibbon welcomed the Matrics, parents and staff to the unique Valedictory Ceremony. He quoted a passage from Albert Einstein “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learnt in school”. He went on to say that while having learnt the content, they have also learnt deeper and more important things such as, how to learn, perseverance, coping with the struggle of something different, work ethic, how to think critically, identity and self-worth, integrity and cultural intelligence. Head Boy, Lesedi and Head Girl, Lilita delivered an emotional, heartfelt speech dedicated to their peers and teachers which will be fondly remembered by all.
The Top Three in Grade 12 were awarded to:
1st Place – Saahra Salie
2nd place – Raeesah Firfirey
3rd place – Kauthar Floris
Major Awards were presented to:
- The Gibbon Award – Leandrè Davids
- The Le Roux Award for Service to CHS – Nabeelah van der Vent, Kimberley Hammond, Marcela Lusheshe and Ridhaa Harris
- The Moyce Award for Strength of Character – Lilita Limba
Special Awards were presented to:
- The Principals’ Award – Lesedi Phofa
- The John Broster Physical Science Award – Kauthar Floris
- The Zifundele Award – Sisanda Mngonyama
As our matrics embark on their final journey in high school, we would like to take this opportunity to wish them well for their final exams and to remind them to persevere, work hard and excel.