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SACEE PRETORIA BRANCH

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SACEE PRETORIA BRANCH- 2016
CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITIONS

The Committee of the Pretoria Branch of SACEE would like to thank all schools and learners who
took part in the 2016 Creative Writing Competition. Without your support and interest it would
not possible to hold such an exciting event.

A special word of thanks to Father Patterson, Ms Youve Singh and the staff of St Mary’s DSG,
Pretoria for hosting the wonderful prize-giving function held on the 23rd September 2016.

THANK YOU.

We look forward to next year’s competition and more wonderful entries.


Chairperson’s Report 2016

To be able to write creatively and to allow the reader into your mind is a skill that requires practice,
practice and more practice. Expressing oneself vividly takes into account prior knowledge as well as years
and years of reading all genres of writing. After all, creative writing encompasses everything and more
that has been taught in the English classroom. It embraces the language components, spelling and sentence
construction, together with the figures of speech and the writer’s unique interpretation of a topic.

Each year we receive more entries to our Creative Writing Exposium for Primary Schools and to our High School
Writing Competition. We are delighted with the exploration of the various genres of writing as well as the
exceptional standard of writing by these young people. Thank you to all participating schools and congratulations
to all those learners whose writings are published in this booklet!

To those learners whose poems, essays and short stories were submitted, but are not published as yet, I urge you
not to despair. Keep on practising your writing skills and, even more importantly, have fun and enjoy your writing.

To the hardworking and dedicated educators at schools, who are constantly motivating and inspiring learners,
SACEE appreciates your efforts and looks forward to your continued support in the teaching, learning and
appreciation of English.

A sincere acknowledgement of thanks and gratitude must also be made to the hardworking team of volunteers
at the Pretoria Branch. We have had another very successful year due to the efforts of the following people:
Lindsay Godfrey, Celeste Marks, Youve Singh and Lesley Todd. It has been a pleasure to work so closely with
you again this year.

Sheila Naidoo
Chairperson – SACEE Pretoria Branch

Results of the 2016 Creative Writing Competition for High Schools

Junior Poetry

Learner Entry title School Award
Maria Simpson The Misery of Night Cornwall Hill College First Place
Althea Khumalo Melaninaire The Glen High School Second Place
Sibongile Lunda Loveless The Glen High School Third Place
Eryquin-mor Ferguson Music St Mary’s DSG Highly Commendable
Lebohang Lehoka Dusty Heart Tyger Valley College Highly Commendable

Junior Writing

Learner Entry title School Award
Ilana Jacobs House of Adventure St Mary’s DSG First Place
Sandy Soe The Monologue of the Tree PHSG Second Place
Shannon Morrison Revolution Cornwall Hill College Third Place
Titilola Akinola Winter Nights St Mary’s DSG Highly Commendable
Sean Cameron Sweet Surrender Cornwall Hill College Highly Commendable
Rachel van Zyl The Heights Tyger Valley College Highly Commendable
Mia Dittrich Terminal Cornwall Hill College Highly Commendable
Zahra Louw 12 am in the Mines Cornwall Hill College Highly Commendable

Senior Poetry

Learner Entry title School Award
Talitha Rubin Skyfarers St Mary’s DSG First Place
Amy Serfontein Musical Tears PHSG Second Place
Gabriella Clara Innocence PHSG Third Place
Zenith Kwinana Paradoxical Beauty Cornwall Hill College Highly Commendable
Gizelle van Niekerk Her Iris Hatfield Christian School Highly Commendable
Sabu Msibi The Gurus of Womanhood Hatfield Christian School Highly Commendable

Senior Writing

Learner Entry title School Award
Jessica Strydom Dancing in the Dark St Mary’s DSG First Place
Alexandra Woodborne Music Connects Tyger Valley College Second Place
Shaun Farrell Whispered Conversations PBHS Third Place
Caleb Isaacs I Have Infinite Hope Cornwall Hill College Highly Commendable
Husna Moosa Whispered Conversations Crawford College Highly Commendable
Mandisa Maduna Last Dance St Mary’s DSG Highly Commendable
Alexandra Arendse The Death of Us St Mary’s DSG Highly Commendable
Mia Burger The Three Faces of the Day St Mary’s DSG Highly Commendable
Matthew Janse van Rensburg I Have Infinite Hope PBHS Highly Commendable
Kamogelo Williams I Have Infinite Hope PBHS Highly Commendable
Simone Hoogenhout I Have Infinite Hope Hatfield Christian School Highly Commendable

Results of the 2016 Creative Writing Competition for Primary Schools

Poetry

Learner Entry title School Grade Award
Rebecca Queiros Sea Mystery St Paulus Primary School 4 WINNER
Sophia Maderthaner War St Mary’s DSG 5 WINNER
Sage Beukes A Crime Scene Springvale Primary School 6 WINNER
Rozanna Queiros Disabled and Disqualified St Paulus Primary School 7 WINNER
Kgaugelo Mmethi My Animal Poem Lyttelton Primary School 3 COMMENDABLE
Nils Pabst South Africa Waterkloof House Preparatory School 3 COMMENDABLE
Matty van Zyl The Seaside St Paulus Primary School 4 COMMENDABLE
Reitumetse Moleleki Snake Lynnwood Ridge Primary School 4 COMMENDABLE
Kimaya Naidoo The Shadow in the Night Springvale Primary School 4 COMMENDABLE
Nathan Bouwer A Dream Come True Springvale Primary School 4 COMMENDABLE
Aditi Magdani Dance Moves St Paulus Primary School 4 COMMENDABLE
Kate Peterkin Leaving the Nest St Mary’s DSG 5 COMMENDABLE
Boitumelo Masholi Owl La Montagne Primary School 5 COMMENDABLE
Cyra Qin Glowing Green Midstream Ridge (PS) 5 COMMENDABLE
Michael Robertson Limerick Waterkloof House Preparatory School 5 COMMENDABLE
Byron Clifton Soccer Waterkloof House Preparatory School 5 COMMENDABLE
Ronel Storm My Invisible Cloak Midstream College (PS) 6 COMMENDABLE
Zakhele Msiza Life in SA Lyttelton Primary School 6 COMMENDABLE
Kaitlin Henery Pegasus Midstream College (PS) 6 COMMENDABLE
Molly Davies A Stormy Night St Mary’s DSG 6 COMMENDABLE
Carmen Schmulian Drip Drop St Paulus Primary School 7 COMMENDABLE
Carmen Schmulian Education in Crisis St Paulus Primary School 7 COMMENDABLE
Kamogelo Jase One Soul La Montagne Primary School 7 COMMENDABLE
Ethan de Villiers Tsunami Midstream Ridge (PS) 7 COMMENDABLE
Cayleen Turner The Ocean in her Eyes Midstream College (PS) 7 COMMENDABLE

Creative Writing

Learner Entry title School Grade Award
Kelly Fletcher Emily’s Dream Cornwall Hill College (PS) 3 WINNER
Caitlin Cameron A Fox’s Hunt Cornwall Hill College (PS) 4 WINNER
Zoe Martins They Call Him…”Death” Cornwall Hill College (PS) 5 WINNER
Martin Vosloo Visitors from Another Planet Waterkloof House Preparatory School 6 WINNER
Gavin Stanley The Mi-rat-tulous Waterkloof House Preparatory School 7 WINNER
Muhammad Sabdia My au/aw story Waterkloof House Preparatory School 3 COMMENDABLE
Nina Pretorious A Dog Walking Diary Cornwall Hill College (PS) 4 COMMENDABLE
Emma Currin An Hour in Paradise St Mary’s DSG 4 COMMENDABLE
Kabe Nyanguile Sporty Times Lynnwood Ridge Primary School 4 COMMENDABLE
Minke Gouws Spike’s Destiny Midstream College (PS) 4 COMMENDABLE
Ross van Noordwyk David Miller and his Three Bats Waterkloof House Preparatory School 5 COMMENDABLE
Hashil Lakha Beyond Closed Doors Waterkloof House Preparatory School 5 COMMENDABLE
Elizabeth Stuart A Midnight Adventure Cornwall Hill College (PS) 5 COMMENDABLE
Cameron Barnetson You’re digging in your garden and you find… Waterkloof House Preparatory School 6 COMMENDABLE
Lauren Venter Centipede Midstream College (PS) 5 COMMENDABLE
Ross Barnard WHPS Tour Guide Waterkloof House Preparatory School 6 COMMENDABLE
Surina Singh The Photograph St Mary’s DSG 6 COMMENDABLE
Yasmina Connolly The Photograph St Mary’s DSG 6 COMMENDABLE
Emma Anne Divall Put Me on Our Mountain St Mary’s DSG 6 COMMENDABLE
Luke Andrews Lost in Sweden Cornwall Hill College (PS) 6 COMMENDABLE
Orateng Masisi Saying Goodbye St Mary’s DSG 7 COMMENDABLE
Lutho Jara To Tell or not To Tell Waterkloof House Preparatory School 7 COMMENDABLE
Rochelle Wubbeling Wild Horses Hatfield Christian School (PS) 7 COMMENDABLE
Ameesha Ranchhod Turn the Page Springvale Primary School 7 COMMENDABLE

PRETORIA BRANCH – PRIZE-GIVING

23rd September 2016

All winning and commendable entries that were honoured at the annual prize-giving have been published into a booklet.

Should you wish to order a booklet please click here to download the order form.