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2020 YEARBOOK


Abudo,Vanessa Amod, Husnaa Amod, Yahya Amod, Yumna Aniff, Nabeel Aralijo, Cebisile Araujo, Cauio Arbee, Sahal Badloo, Shahmeer Badloo, Shajeeah Badloo, Shazana Balliram, Shiloh Bam, Ameera Bam, Rumaysa Bam, Zayna Bana, Bibi Bana, Maariyah Bana, Muhammad Bana, Nabeel Bana, Naeela Bana, Naeem Baney, Sarah Banks, Connor Barends, Jordan Bauer, Eric Bemat, Imraan Bemat, Rhia Bernstein, Sean Bester, Aroné Beukes, Juandré Bezuidenhout, Kian Bezuidenhout, Simon Bhagwandeen, Kayush Bhengu, Sandiswa Bhigjee, Muhammed Bhigjee, Muhammed Biyela, Kwandokuhle Biyela, Samkelwesihle Bongobi, Amanda Booysens, Mawubongwe Bornman, Yovanka Branco-Lizen, Emma Brockmann, Caelyn Budripersadh, Rikana Burns, Alexander Burns, Alice Buthelezi, Asande Buthelezi, Asande Butler, Raees Byroo, Aaliya Caldecott, Jayde Captain, Ciana Cebekhulu, Lungelo Cebekhulu, Ntandoyenkosi Cebekhulu, Vukile Chen, Han Jie Chetty, Chloe Cheung, Cherry Choonawala, Ahmed Choonawala, Amina Choonawala, Hamza Choonawala, Mohamed Claasen, Michaela Coetzee, Christiaan Coetzee, Kelsey Coetzee, Suzaan Conradie, Lisa Dakile, Lusanda Dass, Paiuren Dass, Pryaska De Gouveia, Gabriella De Gouveia, Miguel De Gouveia, Tiago Dheochand, Saiyush Dhladhla, Enhle Dhlamini, Amali Dhlamini, Azania Dhlamini, Cyrah Dhlamini, Imani Dhlamini, Samukelisiwe Dinath, Uzair Ding, Yi Hang Dladla, Ndalénhle Dladla, Nhlanzeko Dladla, Nosipho Dlame, Sinethemba Dlame, Thembelihle Dlamini, Akhona Dlamini, Anele Dlamini, Aphiwe Dlamini, Nkosingiphile Dlamini, Nomonde Dlamini, Olwethu Dlamini, Phiwokuhle Dlamini, Qhawe Dlamini, Zisanda Dludlu, Zekhethelo Dobbie, Joshua Docrat, Husna Docrat, Liyana Doubel, Shaun Dowdle, Che-leah Downs, Nicole Dube, Andile Dube, Langamahle Dube, Ndumiso Dube, Nkanyezi Dube, Sibonelo Dube, Sicebile Dube, Sinakhokonke Duma, Babalwa Duma, Enhle Duma, Mcebo Duma, Nomachule Duma, Ulwazi Anesu Dumakude, Moritia Erasmus, Emily Esoup, Muhammed Fakude, Samukelisiwe Fakude, Thabani Faya, Andiswa Fenton, Steele Fernandes, Tanita Fernando, Enrique Filipe, Jacey Forbay, Lisa-Rae Forbes, Caiden Forbes, Connor Francis, Kate Friend, Natasha Gama, Jean- Claude Gama, Siyanda Gangaram, Shweta Gangaram, Svenja Gangaram, Sveta Gangatharan Pather, Kelvyn Gayi, Siyavuya Gladile, Kungawo Gladile, Unakho Gladile, Zintle Glass, Hannah Glutz, Jane Glutz, Robyn Gofamodimo, Lesedi Goga, Naadirah Goga, Zuhairaa Golding, Cairo Goli, Aryan Govender, Divanth Govender, Mickyle Govender, Sahuri Govender, Shruthi Govere, Kundai Green-Thompson, Chelsey Griffiths, Tatum Grobler, Chrisme Grobler, Lianka Groenewegen, Ross Gumbi, Alwandiswe Gumbi, God'sLove Guo, Jiajun Gurlal, Abhay Gurlal, Ahan Gwamanda, Smangaliso Hadebe, Kuhlekonke Hadebe, Londeka Hadebe, Luvuyo Hadebe, Mbulelo Harbhajan, Jivaal Harbhajan, Zian Harper, Ethan Hattingh, Kiran Hattingh, Lente Hiralal, Aara Hlabisa, Sandiso Hlabisa, Thandolwami Hlatshwayo, Chumisa Hlatshwayo, Philile Hlela, Hayley Hlongwane, Aphiwisipho Hlongwane, Konkokuhle Hlongwane, Ntobeko Hlubi, Mlungisi Hoatson, Jessica Holtak, Emil Holtak, Erszica Honiball, Emily Hsu, Shiuan-Yu Hunter, Skye Ismail, Aisha Ismail, Farhaan Ismail, Hamzah Ismail, Muhammed Ismail, Nabihah Ismail, Nawailah Jadwat, Aisha Jadwat, Isa Jadwat, Yusuf Jadwat, Zainab Jamaloodeen, Abu Baqr Janse van Vuuren, Minette Jeebhai, Husna Jili, Nkanyezi Jiyane, Qiniso Jones, Destiny Jones, Shiloh Jordaan, Johandri Joseph, Yaone Kader, Mohammed Kaloo, Ra'ees Kaloo, Zahra Karim, Mohamed Karim, Zia Karrim, Asma Kazi, Muhammad Kemp, Kelsey Khalpey, Husnaa Khan, Fathima Khan, Muhammad Khanyile, Ngimphiwe Kheswa, Ayakhula Khoza, Asandiswe Khumalo, Khethelo Khumalo, Lefa Khumalo, Philasande Khumalo, Sinothando Khumalo, Siyambonga Khumalo, Siyamuthanda Khumalo, Thandolwethu Khumalo, Ziyanda Khuzwayo, Asisipho Khuzwayo, Kwandokuhle Khuzwayo, Sinakho Khuzwayo, Siphokazi Kloppers, Benjamin Kok, Cusché Koorts, Gena Kopieniak, Ewa Krog, Chante Krog, Marze Kruger, Ethan Kruger, Zoe Kubeka, Amahle Kubeka, Khathide Kubeka, Nathan Kubeka, Noah Kubheka , Ayathokoza Kubheka, Amahle Kubheka, Aziwe Kubheka, Njabulo Kubheka, Sthabile Kuhn, Emily Kuhn, Tabitha Kunene, Asa Kunene, Bekunene Lalbeharie, Mehul Lalbeharie, Mihir Laloo, Nihal Langa, Luminathi Latha, Feziwe Le Roux, Erin Le Roux, Morgan Lebenya, Onthatile Lebenya, Tsepo Lekholoane, Senate Lewele, Ledumetsi Lin, Songgui Lithole, Tendani Liu, Shelly Louw, Tristan Lubbe, Jeandre Luvuno, Owami Ma, Miao Mabaso, Musawenkosi Mabaso, Scebile Mabona, Siphephelo Madide, Akhona Madide, Tshiamo Madlala, Siphosethu Madonsela, Tumelo Madziba, Samkelo Maema, Tandana Mafuleka, Zamangwane Magagula, Nosipho Magangane, Sbonga Magasela, Tshepo Magubane, Zikuwe Magudulela, Mbusi Magudulela, Sthembisile Mahadeo, Ellijahn Mahadeo, Relarn Maharaj, Ahana Maharaj, Shaheel Maharaj, Yutika Maharaj, Yuvadhia Maharaj, Zivha Mahaye, Sbongakonke Mahie, Ayush Mahie, Shayur Mahie, Yushay Mahlaba, Thato Mahlaba, Zama-Junda Mahlare, Siphosethu Mahomed, Shahir Mailula, Kharah Mailula, Zoe Makhanya, Samkelo Makhoba, Olwethu Malinga, Owami Maloba, Abigail Maloba, Angela Maloba, Naomi Mamoojee, Zayaanah Manana, Hlelolwenkosi Mangope, Lesedi Manqele, Mbali Marais, Chenique Marais, Clayton Maringamoyo, Alithea Maseko, Amahle Maseko, Nala Maseko, Neyo Maseko, Silindokuhle Mashaya, Sabelo Mashigo, Messi Mashinini, Mvelo Masimula, Thubelihle Masimula, Zwakele Masondo, Bayanda Masondo, Mbali Masondo, Mukelwa Masondo, Ntsika Masondo, Siyamuthanda Mathaila, Makwane Mathaila, Mapenkane Mathaila, Mpedi Mathaila, Similo Maudi, Amiel Mavimbela, Amahle Mavundla, Kwenama Mavundla, Ngiyamthanda Mavundla, Yandisa Mazibuko, Aphile Mazibuko, Esihle Mazibuko, Lonathemba Mazibuko, Mlamuli Mazibuko, Nokukhanya Mbambo, Wandile Mbambo, Ziyanda Mbanjwa, Asanda Mbatha, Amahle Mbatha, Awande Mbatha, Ayanda Mbatha, Buhle Mbatha, Onke Mbatha, Scelo Mbatha, Zanokuhle Mbokazi, Banele Mbokazi, Luyanda Mbuli, Awande Mchunu, Mcebo Mchunu, Zothani Mdhlalose, Siyamthanda Mdlalose, Abande Mdlalose, Halalisani Mdlalose, Simphiwe Meineke, Abigale Meyer, Meinhardt Mfusi, Sibusiso 2020 LEARNERS


CONTENTS 2020 3 Nursery School Foundation Phase Primary School High School 18 21 24 72 Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Leadership Camp Grade 7 Academic Prize Giving 24 27 29 43 45 47 51 53 55 Primary School Chelmsford Challenge Midmar Mile Amajuba District Representatives NKZN/KZN/SA Representatives Literature & Heritage Day Grade 8 Tour Grade 9 Formal Dinner Club Olympiad Grade 11 Grade 12 Class of 2020 Matric Farewell Academic Prize Giving Girls Hockey Tournament Boys Hockey Tournament 60 61 62 63 66 74 79 82 88 93 113 119 124 136 140 144 High School High School St Dominics Newcastle


ow we react to the challenges in our path, determines how we serve There are very few years in the recent past that will invoke as much debate as the year 2020. The year 2000 possibly had a similar feel, with anxiousness and uncertainty. But, isn't it wonderful to be reminded that God always gives us a choice when dealing with uncertainty? H Mr Bryn Thomas EXECUTIVE HEAD TERM 1 & 2 God. Our focus must always Dominics Newcastle, I hit all very hard. We were be to serve and to do so think of the word “magic”. blessed to have platforms humbly, as a servant leader. O v e r t h e y e a r s i n t o c o n t i n u e w i t h This year has been so education, children have education. Staff, learners different but still so rewarding, often asked me if magic is and parents all partnered and it is a great privilege to be real and I always say to to ensure the highest of able to report on this year's them that there are a c a d e m i c d e l i v e r y successes of our beautiful moments that are so c o n t i n u e d t h r o u g h school, even though it was m i r a c u l o u s a n d s o M i c r o s o f t Te a m s , only for a short period. Welcome to Mr Chad Moses we help someone else, resolve was tested, but I and his family. Mr Moses has that warm feeling in our must admit that the pride I settled in quickly and has my hearts, that's magical. felt as the lockdown best wishes for his voyage as When you have worked continued was immense. the captain of the St Dominics so hard for something, Well done to all during this ship. He is a gentleman and and finally get your interesting time. a man who cares about each reward, that's magical. child, thoughtful in his When you inspire others decision making and wise to to be the best they can be, the needs of private school that's magical. That's the education. I look forward to feeling I felt, every day at the contribution he will make St Dominics. Every child to the history of St Dominics in our care inspires us to Newcastle. I wish him well feel that feeling. Never on his journey. W h e n I t h i n k o f S t The COVID 19 challenge amazing, that we often although very different to call them magical. When t h e c l a s s r o o m . O u r give up on that. “Gods greatest warriors are forged in the hottest fires of life” 5


“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19. T Mr Chad Moses EXECUTIVE HEAD TERM 3 & 4 his is the verse that was given to me on the 1st of January 2020. I opened the of you and all that you could not have imagined You version bible app and it have achieved this year. but we have learnt new was the verse of the day. I We have transitioned to a and innovative ways to do spent some time considering world that embraces and our day to day. We've in what way this message incorporates technology a c q u i r e d n e w a n d would impact my life; I had no and advances to continue important skills that will idea what was to come. In a our progression. We have serve us well in the future. year that has seen the world continued to grow and A new way forward for us turned upside down and develop, taking every as a community. challenges that we could not opportunity that we can to have planned and prepared continue building our As we welcome the new for, I sit here and write to you futures. with a heart full of gratitude, bursting with pride at being This school and its people opportunities the year part of this wonderful are truly remarkable. I brings further ways in community. I have seen educators go stranger, the ethos, the of holistic education and above and beyond to make tradition the years and high level of achievements an impact in the lives of our years of excellence that that we can aspire to. learners; I have seen parents beams from the walls of pour out themselves to fill the this great beacon of hope Even though our school is cups of our youth. I have seen for a brighter future. our children stand up and face the greatest challenges We might feel like 2020 than ever and we look our generation has ever was a bit of a wasteland, a forward to celebrating known and face it with possible wilderness that incredible resolve. St h a s t e s t e d u s a n d Dominics, I stand in awe challenged us in a way we could feel it from day one, which we as St Dominics from the first visit as a can push the boundaries year, our 130th year we look forward to the new 130 years old next year, our dreams are bigger 7


most disruptive and remarkable years ever, we honour you for having maintained your focus on your studies to equip yourselves for the exams, thereby guaranteeing the bright futures you deserve. The world you are entering will be different, in so many ways, to the one you expected to step into at the beginning of 2020 and now presents you with a completely unique set of opportunities to grasp and enjoy. Your time at Curro will have prepared you to think for yourselves, be proud of who you are, work to make a constructive contribution to your community and society at large and most of all, to view your future as a book you are going to write, day by day, as We were privileged to have you in our school; we taught you and you taught us in equal measure. All changes are a little sad as we leave behind a part of ourselves, while we embrace new chances to build on them. St Dominics is proud of you. Those of us who remain behind look forward to hearing about the way you will choose to live your lives – please visit us when you come to town and stay in touch if you remain in the community. Kind regards ear St Dominics matrics. As you reach the end of your school year during what must have been one of the D Mr Andries Greyling CEO: CURRO HOLDINGS LTD 9


10 to graduate during a pandemic. During times like this, it makes you realise how many things in this life we must be grateful for. One of these is that our grade 12's got to have their farewell in the beginning of the year before the virus rapidly spread and lockdown was announced. Another is, for the most part, we all remained unscathed and healthy. There were many ups-and-downs and pros-and- cons once the lockdown began, but what I realised is that no matter what happens in your life, your attitude towards life and your level of happiness is up to you and the decisions you make. All one needs to make one's self happy exists within one's self. No matter what you achieve, or what you have, how you choose the see the world and ultimately how you choose to see yourself, is all that matters. Some can be happy with nothing; others unhappy with everything. There is a quote by Epictetus (a Greek Philosopher) that says; “Who, then, is the invincible human being? One who can be disconcerted by nothing that lies outside the sphere of choice.” We have all been stressed about external occurrences that lie outside of our control at one point in our lives, but that only creates unnecessary worries. We should strive to only worry about what is within our control: our decisions, actions, and thoughts and not to worry about the things we cannot change. I believe all of us would be a lot happier this way and make greater strides towards fulfilling our potential. Aside from all the unusual occurrences this year, I believe that this was a great year in St Dominics Newcastle's history. We have struggled, overcome and triumphed not only as a school, but as a family. After knowing that we can get through a pandemic, it stretches our horizons to things we can achieve in the future. This year may not have been as any of us planned it would be, but I believe that we have all become stronger, wiser and more grateful about the little things that make life so worth living. I am grateful to have been your Headboy this year. I will forever cherish the beautiful memories and experiences that I have attained during my time here. Thank you. :) h e y e a r 2 0 2 0 i s unquestionably one we will never forget. No matriculant for the past 100 years has had T Mihir Lalbeharie HEADBOY


11 Minette Janse van Vuuren HEADGIRL a global pandemic. I never thought wearing a mask and practicing social distancing would become the new 'normal'. With all honesty, it hasn't been all fun and games, but it has been so worth it. This year has taught me a lot about myself as well as the value of time. It showed me how unpredictable life can be and how important it is for us to be able to adapt and make the most of what we have. It's been such a great honour to be in a school like St Dominics, where everyone has your best interest at heart and will walk the extra mile for you. St Dominics is a family where lifelong friendships are made and valuable life lessons are learnt. The school acted as my compass and guided me so that I could achieve all my goals, whether it be academic or personal. I want to thank every individual that has helped me grow over the years and become the best possible version of myself. Being Headgirl has been such a big honour. I had an incredible support system that assisted me to complete the tasks at hand, but also aided me to grow as an individual and a leader. This year I learnt the true meaning of servant leadership, leading through deed and I want to encourage everyone to become servant leaders, no matter where you are in your life. Get actively involved, place the needs of those around you first and always be willing to listen and learn. A word of advice to the students: Never underestimate the power of kindness. Be kind in all that you do, and the world will become a better place. When life throws rocks your way, don't see them as obstacles, but rather as building material to reach your dreams. Always give your best. Make yourself proud. Continuously be kinder than you feel, because emotions are temporary, but the way you act when you experience them, has the power to leave permanent scars. Psalm 121 has always been very close to my heart and I want to encourage everyone to read it. Always remember that you are never alone and I pray that everyone will receive God's blessings in abundance and become aware of His unfailing love and constant presence in your life. May the Lord guide you in all your ways! All the best for the new year. 020 has been far from normal in numerous ways. Never did I think that I would complete my final year of school during 2


12 News ffSta Chad Moses Executive Head Catherine Kloppers High School Christelle Pretorius Foundation Phase Brenda Grobberlaar High School Cynthia Mpanza Nursery School Alicia Walker Nursery School Vallerine Singh High School Manisha Maniram High School Monique Bezuidenhout High School Esther vd Merwe Nursery School Tanya van Niekerk Senior Primary N E W S T A F F


13 S T A F F L E A V I N G Staff News Mr Bryn Thomas Executive Head Janè Munro Benita Swanepoel Isabel Nel Pendie van Staden Jolandie Jacobs Johan Jacobs Janine Venter Jenny Raghoo Sue Vincent Trevor Hutchinson Constance Mtshali


14 Mr J Coetzee passed away unexpectedly in the early hours of March 14. I N M E M O R I U M W E D D I N G S Ms V Naidoo married Mr V Singh on 15 March 2020. Ms S Botha, Rudi Geyer and Hayden, born 8 January 2020. N E W A D D I T I O N S Ms G Zima and Raheem, born 18 March 2020. Staff News


16 2020 has been a year no one anticipated. It has knocked us for a six and taught us about perseverance. We have all sat in our homes and re-evaluated our lives. Coming back to St Doms in May and having to implement an urgent plan of action that would protect all of us was not easy, but we did it and we can be proud as a school! O Mrs Shirley McGhee PRIMARY SCHOOL HOD ur school did not down as the sports co- lose a single day of teaching during lockdown; you for the many years of new venture. a massive feat accomplished sport and organisation. by our staff and learners. We You are a legend Mrs M! h a v e p a s s i o n a t e a n d Mr Khumalo will take over been the homework dedicated teachers who love from Mrs Marillier as well teacher for the Junior w h a t t h e y d o . M o r e as continuing with the Primary is also leaving us. importantly, they love the Senior Primary Sport. children they teach. Thank you to all of you for this year. Mr Van Niekerk will be d i ff e r e n c e t o m a n y Thank you for going the extra joining us the Director of children, by offering them mile. To our parents who suddenly with Mr Khumalo and I wish her all the best in her had to become the teachers, have no doubt they will retirement and thank her thank you for your support make a formidable force for everything she has and dedication to your together. children. Thank you for keeping your children on Sadly, Miss Swanepoel is Tadiwa Chawanda has track online and keeping us leaving us and moving to spent the last year with us successful as a school. 2021 is going to be an students alike. She has engineering studies next exciting year for us with sport added 'spice and drama' year. in the primary school. Mrs Marillier is stepping is well loved by her N i e k e r k h a v e b e e n ordinator in the Junior will be noticeable. We Primary section. Thank wish her all the best in her Sport. Being a sportsman support, when their himself, he will combine parents are at work. We Pietermaritzburg. She will as an intern and we wish be missed by staff and him all the best in his to our phase and we have loved her excitement. She Miss Joubert and Mrs Van students and her absence Mrs Isabel Nel who has She has been with us for 18 years and has made a done.


appointed as grade heads in our Gr 4 & 5 sections. Both ladies are hardworking and dedicated and I have no doubt they will make our team stronger. Mrs Botha will continue to look after the Gr 6 & 7 students. She is an amazing leader and gives the school her all, constantly. Thank you for that. To our young students: thank you for being you. Thank you for your passion and dedication and for continuing to get up every day during lockdown and learn each day when you were often faced with difficulties. As our Grade 7s vacate Senior Primary to go to high school, I leave them with this message: Developing the habit of trying your hardest and doing your best work is something that will help you succeed in life. Colin Powell gives us these words of wisdom: 'There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.' Always remember your Primary School. It is where you have been given a strong foundation and this will give you the ability to climb any ladder you choose. We will miss you: you have been an awesome group of children. We look forward to a wonderful 2021. 17