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SACEE PRETORIA BRANCH
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It is time for the SACEE, Pretoria Branch Creative Writing Competition. We would be grateful if you would encourage your learners and school to Participate.
For information regarding the SACEE 2018 Creative Writing Competition, please click on the following links.
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SACEE PRETORIA BRANCH- 2017
CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITIONS
The Committee of the Pretoria Branch of SACEE would like to thank all schools and learners who
took part in the 2017 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 15th September 2017.
We look forward to next year’s competition and more wonderful entries.
Chairperson’s Report 2017
It has been an honour and a privilege to be associated with SACEE for almost twenty years, especially being the chairperson of the Pretoria branch for the past fifteen years. How quickly time passes when one is enjoying the work. During this time I have met and worked closely with inspiring people – parents, educators and students – who have shared my passion for the English language. I have never failed to be amazed by teachers and other selfless people within SACEE, who have willingly volunteered their time and expertise to work hand in hand with this organisation in its pursuit of excellence and empowerment of the youth, through language, in this country.
I can still recall the joy of the day when I took a group of university students to various schools in Pretoria, including Robert Hicks Primary School in Gezina and Bathokwa Primary School in Attridgeville. We had such fun with the learners – reading, playing word games and engaging in group activities. Even the teachers loved the interaction and question and answer sessions and discussions, while we explored simple and practical strategies of improving the teaching of reading, vocabulary, comprehension, creative writing and other components of English, to learners of varying abilities, whether first language or otherwise.
I would like to congratulate and celebrate all the learners, whose writings are published in this booklet, as it proudly showcases the efforts and enthusiasm of the young and upcoming writers in our area.
Another highlight of my SACEE involvement often occurs at the annual prize-giving ceremony, when parents and grandparents speak so proudly of the achievement of their child/ grandchild, who finally had the opportunity to be acknowledged among his peers and have his/her creative writing published. This is a priceless reward to the dedicated people who work for SACEE!
Thus I conclude with sincere thanks and gratitude to the team at Pretoria Branch. We have had another successful year due to the efforts of the following people: Lesley Todd, Youve Singh, Lindsay Godfrey and Celeste Marks. Thank you for all your support!
Chairperson – SACEE Pretoria Branch
Results of the 2017 Creative Writing Competition for High Schools
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 2017 Creative Writing Competition for Primary Schools
|Sibella Erasmus||Bravery||St Paulus Primary||7||Winner|
|Dillon Farrell||Sonnet||Waterkloof House Preparatory||7||Commendable|
|Hannah Sussman||Down the Rabbit Hole||Midstream College||7||Commendable|
|Luke Zondagh||Acrostic-Human Rights Day||Waterkloof House Preparatory||7||Commendable|
|Marie-Annick Mulumba||The Perfect Dance||Assumption Convent School||7||Commendable|
|Martin Vosloo||Alliteration Poem||Waterkloof House Preparatory||7||Commendable|
|Zoe Sherriffs||The Cyclone||Midstream Ridge||7||Commendable|
|Jordyn Pieterse||The Dark||Springvale Primary||6||Winner|
|Abigail Lombard||I Am||Southdowns College||6||Commendable|
|Anke Arndt||Homework||Southdowns College||6||Commendable|
|Courtney Williams||I am Poem||Midstream Ridge||6||Commendable|
|Cyra Qin||I am Poem||Midstream Ridge||6||Commendable|
|Ethan Mellor||The Magic Show||Southdowns College||6||Commendable|
|Liam Kirstein||A Miracle||Waterkloof House Preparatory||6||Commendable|
|Nicole Usher||If I Were the Queen||Midstream College||6||Commendable|
|Shakira Ketcha||A Vision of Unity||Southdowns College||6||Commendable|
|Aditi Magdani||I am a Tigress||St Paulus Primary||5||Winner|
|Bianca Schmulian||The Country We Love||St Paulus Primary||5||Commendable|
|Caylee Furness||Midnight Magic||Southdowns College||5||Commendable|
|Gabriella Wiggill||Picture Day||Southdowns College||5||Commendable|
|Jonathan Divall||I Feel,I Feel,I Feel…||Waterkloof House Preparatory||5||Commendable|
|Kimaya Naidoo||My Crazy Dream||Springvale Primary||5||Commendable|
|Laiken Dercksen||Beauteous Butterfly||Midstream College||5||Commendable|
|Lara Scholtz||To Dream or Not to Dream||Southdowns College||5||Commendable|
|Samuel Nyamuda||Success||Southdowns College||5||Commendable|
|Lisa Boer||My Pet Monster||St Mary’s DSG||4||Winner|
|Daniella de Vries||Blue is Amazing||Southdowns College||3||Winner|
|Michelle Comrie||White||Southdowns College||3||Commendable|
|Natasha Peters||The Night-time Creatures||Cornwall Hill College||7||Winner|
|Jocelyn Mills||On the Hunt for Love||Cornwall Hill College||7||Commendable|
|Lara Potgieter||A Better Leader is Someone Who is Loved||St Mary’s DSG||7||Commendable|
|Phillip Male||Shell Shocked||Midstream College||7||Commendable|
|Zaria Rule||In the Branches of the Willow Tree||Cornwall Hill College||7||Commendable|
|Noah Janari||The Man in the Mines||Waterkloof House Preparatory||6||Winner|
|Daniel Crafford||Deep Sea Fishing at St. Lucia||Waterkloof House Preparatory||6||Commendable|
|Nadia Breedt||A Mouse , a Cricket and a Firefly||Midstream College||6||Commendable|
|Reuben Neilson||The Man in the Wind||Waterkloof House Preparatory||6||Commendable|
|Caitlin Cameron||Nature’s Symphony||Cornwall Hill College||5||Winner|
|Caitlin Cameron||Music’s Story||Cornwall Hill College||5||Winner|
|Hadia Emmambux||The Power of the Imagination||St Mary’s DSG||5||Commendable|
|Jenna Britz||The Perfect World||Midstream College||5||Commendable|
|Yash Ghela||Thief||Lynnwood Ridge Primary||5||Commendable|
|Aidan Vian||The Five Emotions||Midstream College||4||Winner|
|Kea Selemane||The Peacock and the Crow||Star College||4||Commendable|
|Mmakgomo Marule||The Jaguar and the Tiger||Lynnwood Ridge Primary||4||Commendable|
|Naledi Moji||The Bear and the Bees||Midstream College||4||Commendable|
|Shaye Robertson||The Weirdest Day of School||St Paulus Primary||4||Commendable|
|Shivanth Lalla||The Grumpy Elephant||Midstream College||4||Commendable|
|Annie Hooman||Run||Cornwall Hill College||3||Winner|
|Ciara Mannion||Little Grey Boots||Cornwall Hill College||3||Commendable|
|Ndzhavuko Baloyi||The Case of the Giggles||Cornwall Hill College||3||Commendable|
PRETORIA BRANCH – PRIZE-GIVING
15th September 2017
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.