75 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
75 JAAR VAN UITNEMENDHEID
“Greatness lasts Forever!”
I am not sure how many of you can remember my message this time last year? This time last year I spoke about the year ahead. I spoke about how special the year ahead was going to be considering it was the schools 75 Year Anniversary and I spoke about us as a school using that year to start a legacy. Using the year to create something that would last forever.
En wat ‘n suksesvolle jaar was 2016 nie! Ons dink aan die sukses van die vyf-en-sewentig-jaar vieringe en die prestasies by die Winter interskole. Ons dink daaraan dat die beste onderwyser in die Wes-Kaap by hierdie skool werk. In 2016 het die skool ‘n astrobaan en ‘n teater gekry. Die skool is gekies as ‘n Model Skool. En dan, as kersie op die koek, was daar die sukses van die matriekuitslae en spesifiek die prestasies van Conrad en Siân. 2016 was beslis ‘n baie suksesvolle jaar.
Iemand het my gevra hoe ons ooit op 2016 sal kan verbeter. Ek het nie die persoon direk geantwoord nie, maar die antwoord is eenvoudig. Ek is daarvan oortuig dat 2017 nog beter as verlede jaar gaan wees.
Just as important to me as the fine achievements I have mentioned this morning was the theme of “Good People make Great Schools” that we explored last year. Our goal at this school should not be to be successful. It should be to be great. What we have to remember is that success is temporary. It can be here today and gone tomorrow. Whereas greatness lasts forever! If we are to be a “Great School” we cannot allow the success of one year to define us. We need to build on the success of last year in order to determine our own legacy. We need to strive to be a “Great School”.
We will continue this year with the theme of “Good People make Great Schools”. I continue to believe that it is the quality of person in this school that will determine our long term success as opposed to the talent we may have. In the same way that success can come and go, so too will the talented pupils pass through our doors. If we can continue to build on the foundation of producing “good people”, proud, decent, well-mannered pupils who are prepared to take ownership of their school there is no doubt that a legacy of greatness awaits us.
2017 is hier! Die matriekklas van 2016 het reeds hul bydrae gelewer. Julle hou nou die sukses van hierdie skooljaar in julle hande. 2017 is julle jaar en dis julle skool. Ek wens julle alles van die beste toe. Mag dit ‘n groot jaar vir elkeen van julle wees. Mag dit ‘n groot jaar vir ons skool wees. Onthou dat sukses kom en gaan. Grootsheid hou vir ewig!
CONGRATULATIONS HERMANUS HIGH SCHOOL!
Hermanus High would like to congratulate the matric class of 2016 on their outstanding results. Not only is the school very pleased to announce a 100% pass rate once again, but the school is also exceptionally proud of CONRAD STRYDOM and SIAN BOURDIN.
Conrad has been named the top performing pupil in the country while Sian has also been included on the Western Cape Education Department Merit List! The school and the entire Hermanus community congratulate Conrad and Sian on their truly remarkable achievements.
Hermanus High School further excelled by achieving a total of 27 A, 31 B and 56 C aggregates together with a total of 263 distinctions.
The 27 A candidates are;
1. Conrad Strydom – 98%: English HL 94%, Afrikaans FAL 98%, Mathematics 100%, Accounting 100%, Life Sciences 98%, Physical Science 98%.
2. Sian Bourdin – 96.3%: English HL 93%, Afrikaans FAL 95%, Mathematics 96%, Accounting 99%, Physical Science 95%, History 100%.
Angela Spring – 91.5%, Erich Wiehann – 91.2%, George van Dyk – 90.33%, Bianca Christensen – 88.2%, Jaco du Toit – 87.8%, Jesse Saunders – 87.8%, Francois Theron- 87%, Yolandi Bruwer – 87%, Tyren van der Spy – 86.3%, Michaela Viljoen – 86.3%, Chuma Moss - 85.6%, Justine Rubesch – 85.5%, Carmen Steyn – 84%, Dracken Black – 84%, Nicola Coetzee – 83.3%, Margo Lloyd-Yeo – 83.3%, Deoné Gerber – 82.2%, Chanell Dreyer – 81.7%, Regardt du Plessis – 81.3%, Ryk van Romburg – 81.3%, Nicola Jordaan – 81.1%, Liza Viljoen 80.7%, Abigail Buckenham 80.7%, Caitlin-Ann Botes – 80.6% and Raquel Bullough – 80.2%.
Furthermore, 140 out of the total of 177 candidates (79%) achieved a Bachelor Degree pass (university exemption).
Hermanus High School would like to thank the parents and Governing Body for their support in the achievement of these results. Above all, the school would like to thank the staff, who continue to go over and beyond the call of duty, for their dedicated service.
Mr. GJ Hassenkamp
Principal / Skoolhoof
Hermanus High School / Hoërskool Hermanus
(028) 312 3760
Hermanus High School Motto
"Horas signo tempus fugit" - Hours signify (that) time flies.