Johannesburg

Address PO Box 4468 Dainfern 2055
Contact Person Chairperson – Dr Rohan Quince
Email rquince@global.co.za
 

SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUE COMPETITION 
and
NATIONAL CHILDRENS THEATRE
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

9-12 MAY 2022

At the OUTDOOR IMAGINATION THEATRE AT NATIONAL CHILDREN’S THEATRE:
3 JUNCTION ROAD, PARKTOWN

Individuals are invited to present monologues.  Pairs are invited to present duologues.  Groups are invited to present scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. Sonnets, adaptations and/or musical renditions are also welcome. Groups may opt to enter the scene competition or to present scenes just for fun.

Individuals and pairs are allowed 5 minutes.  Group scenes should be no longer than 10 minutes.

There will be three sections: Junior (up to Grade 7), Senior (Grade 8-12) and Adult.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUE COMPETITION OR THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, PLEASE CONTACT DR ROHAN QUINCE AT rquince@global.co.za 

For information of the 2021 Shakespeares Monologue, please click here.


SACEE – Johannesburg branch, is pleased to announce the 2022 Creative Writing Competition for secondary schools is now open. We would like to encourage all schools to participate in the competition. One of SACEE’s main aims is to develop the good use of English in both spoken and written forms.  For more information click here:

Congratulations to the following 2021 award winners:

The 2021 Creative Writing Competition was again well organised by Elizabeth Leaver and Renos Spanoudes of King David Victory Park. Entries where all online and sent directly to Jane Fox, the Adjudicator. Certificates were sent directly to the schools of the prize winners, including: Ashton International College, Auckland Park Primary, Benoni High, Cornwall Hill, Deutsche Internationale, King David Linksfield, King David Victory Park, The King’s School, Kingsmead, Maris Stella, Merrifield, Michael Mount Waldorf School, Rand Preparatory and College, Reodean, St Cyprian’s, St Davud’s Marist Inanda, St Dominic’s, St Peter’s, St Stithians Boys, St Teresa’s, Summerhill, Treverton, Woodhill, and Yeshiva College.

Entries for the 2021 Creative Writing Competition closed on 31 August 2021.  306 entries from 36 schools were received.

The winner of the Junior Poetry Competition was Maya Young, Grade 9, from St Cyprian’s High School, for a poem entitled “Whispers in the Walls”.

WHISPERS IN THE WALLS

Whispers in the walls
Voices belong to places I have never seen
My breath is the only sound around me
Writing in the dark
Beautiful poetic thoughts
Hide from the cold night
Thousands of hands tapping against my window
Below thick duvet sheets I write
Cocooned in an orange world
Paintings of today hang in my mind
Voices, movement leave trails behind
Blushed cheeks
Staccato guitar lesson
My fingers unable to stay with the music
Inches from touching it
But I still feel magic
The resonance of the strings
It draws stars
Floods pages
Sleep is an unwanted friend tonight
He refuses to walk away
Only pulls down my eyelids further
I want to see colours
The world
Looks different tonight
I search for new places in my bedroom walls
Sleep holds me

The winner of the Senior Poetry Competition was Ariel Oudmayer, Grade 11, King David High School, Linksfield, for a poem entitled “Dylan”.

DYLAN

Beloved Dylan
Happy birthday.

It’s nearly been a year since I
saw you.
I’ve brought candles, there’s cake and
flowers.
As beautiful as the Sunday when

I listened to our song today but the words have
different meanings
now.

It’s nearly been a year since I
whispered
in your ear
sleeping so
softly in your cocoon

And I can still hear the incessant, tenebrous buzz of the
machine
rhythmic and
fragile like
you.

Regrettably, I am unable to attend so tell me, Butterfly:
Do they have birthday parties up there?

For results of the 2020 Creative Writing Competition click here.

 The 2021 SACEE CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

 DEBATING

The SACEE Debating League continues to be the biggest and strongest league in Gauteng.

Gauteng Debating is run on three levels:

  1. SACEE Regional rounds: divided into, North, West, East and Central regions.
  2. SACEE Championships: centralised, with invites based on regional rounds.
  3. Gauteng Provincial Championships: invites based on SACEE Championships, to be held in September.

For more information about the SACEE/Gauteng Schools debating please click here.

For the School’s entry form to participtate kindly click here.

The 2020 results and report can be viewed here.