|Contact Person||Lesley Todd|
SACEE PRETORIA BRANCH
SACEE PRETORIA BRANCH- 2023
CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
The Pretoria Branch of the South African Council for English Education is excited that the Creative Writing Competition for both Primary School and High Schools will go ahead this year.
Thank you to the schools who have submitted entries. We have started the assessment process and we are thoroughly enjoying the creative submissions.
Unfortunately, due to the low number of entries submitted, we are reopening the process to allow more schools to participate.
The closing date for submissions will now be extended to the 31st July 2023. Please click on the following links for to download the applicable entry form.
Is your school a registered member of SACEE?
To register your school as a member of the Pretoria Branch please click here.
2019 Creative Writing Competition Results
The Committee of the Pretoria Branch of SACEE would like to thank all schools and learners who took part in the 2019 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 (Principal) and the staff of St Marys’ DSG, Hillcrest, for hosting the wonderful prize-giving function held on the 11th October 2019. As well as to our sponsors, Protea Books and Bargain Books for their generous sponsorship of book prizes to our winners.
We look forward to next year’s competition and more wonderful entries.
All winning and commendable entries that were honoured at the annual prize-giving
have been published into a booklet.
Chairperson’s Report 2019
Another successful SACEE year has come to an end. We congratulate all learners who took the time to dive into their thoughts, emotions and ideas to create masterpieces. Creative writing is also known as “the art of making things up”, but it is a vital part of modern society as it becomes a tool used for self–expression. Language is such a powerful concept because it has the ability to completely shape ideas and thoughts.
I was extremely impressed with the writing skills of our young learners; they were able to attune themselves with the sound of their own imaginations and this translated into beautiful stories and poems.
Thank you to all parents, learners and teachers, without your input; we would not be able to celebrate these achievements. I would also like to thank the SACEE Committee for your sacrificial contributions; I am grateful and honoured to be part of SACEE.
Chairperson – SACEE Pretoria Branch
Results of the
2019 Creative Writing Competition
for High Schools
|Natasha Peters||First Place||Cornwall Hill College||The Cold is Coming|
|Surina Singh||Second Place||St Mary’s DSG||Withering Flowers|
|Nandi Moyo||Third Place||Southdowns College||The World We Live in|
|Melinda Reyneke||Highly Commendable||Pretoria Chinese School||Oh! What a Wonderful World Man Has Created|
|Surina Singh||First Place||St Mary’s DSG||Wonder|
|Shazia Jamal||Second Place||Cambridge Academy||Burning Midnight|
|Sibella Erasmus||Third Place||Cornwall Hill College||Zero Hour|
|Erin Desmarais||Highly Commendable||Cornwall Hill College||Burning Midnight|
|Maria Simpson||First Place||Cornwall Hill College||Ode to Fate|
|Kholofelo Mothoa||Second Place||Pretoria High School For Girls||Marketplace Secrets|
|Hannah Palane||Third Place||St Mary’s DSG||One in Ten|
|Shannon Morrison||Highly Commendable||Cornwall Hill College||The Occasion|
|Charis Noviskie||First Place||Hatfield Christian School||Out of the Box|
|Chloe van Niekerk||Second Place||Hatfield Christian School||Wonder|
|Sean Cameron||Third Place||Cornwall Hill College||Someday (YHWH)|
|Gabrielle Coetzee||Third Place||Southdowns College||As I Descended: Winter in St. Petersburg|
|Maria Simpson||Highly Commendable||Cornwall Hill College||Burning Midnight: Holier than Thou|
|Kalsee Nadasen||Highly Commendable||Hatfield Christian School||As I Descended|
|Jade du Preez||Highly Commendable||Pretoria Chinese School||Forgotten Progenities|
|Simon Augustyn||Highly Commendable||St Albans College||As I descended|
Results of the
2019 Creative Writing Competition
for Primary Schools
|4||Jevahn Groenewald||May’s Dozing Dangerous Dragons||Cornwall Hill College||WINNING|
|4||Jevahn Groenewald||Snakes’ Mysteries||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|4||Michael van Baalen||The Day I Licked the Great Wall of China||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|4||Wiehan Visser||The Weirdest Planet Ever||Midstream Ridge||COMMENDABLE|
|4||Genevieve du Plessis||Welcome to Planet School||Midstream Ridge||COMMENDABLE|
|4||Jessica Stedall||Above and Below||Reddford House||COMMENDABLE|
|4||Kayla Dean||I Caught the Flu||Reddford House||COMMENDABLE|
|5||Daniella de Vries||As the Sun Sets||Southdowns College||WINNING|
|5||Lara Wiehahn||The Best Bunny Burrow||Midstream College||COMMENDABLE|
|5||Isa Nanbhai||Future||Reddford House||COMMENDABLE|
|5||Arno Bosch||Mystical Monsters||Reddford House||COMMENDABLE|
|5||Megan Moonsamy||Rhinos||Southdowns College||COMMENDABLE|
|5||Jamila Haeri Mazanderani||Button Eyes||St Mary’s DSG||COMMENDABLE|
|6||Imani Ravhuhali||The Tree||Southdowns College||WINNING|
|6||Jenna Robertson||I Feel …||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|6||Renate Mare||This is me||Midstream College||COMMENDABLE|
|6||Diyav Moodley||Into the Deep||Midstream Ridge||COMMENDABLE|
|6||Jenhara Rooplall||The Sunset Burden||Southdowns College||COMMENDABLE|
|6||Amu Madungandaba||Who Are You||Southdowns College||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Joshua Andrews||The Source of Life||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Nsovo Manganyi||Peer Pressure||Assumption Convent||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Olerato Maponyane||Don’t judge a book by its cover||Assumption Convent||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Caitlin Cameron||Blossoming Shadows||Cornwall Hill College||WINNING|
|7||Ntee Puling||I see humans, but no humanity||Midstream College||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Tehya Naidoo||The Quiet Student||Midstream College||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Sedibana Ngoasheng||Message to Mom||Midstream Ridge||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Emma Gradidge||When death comes for me||Reddford House||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Hannah Pye||Acrostic Poem: Southdowns College||Southdowns College||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Kimaya Naidoo||Do you ever ?||Springvale Primary School||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Hadia Emmambux||Them||St Mary’s DSG||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Opal Lutwana||FEAR||St Mary’s DSG||COMMENDABLE|
|3||Serenity Waller||The Lost Investigator||Cornwall Hill College||WINNING|
|3||Masechaba Madlala||The secret life of Mr Langton, our college principal||Christian Brothers College||COMMENDABLE|
|3||Kayla Koen||The Beautiful Butterfly||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|3||Ferryn Tours||Under my Bed||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|3||Kavia Muthray||Africa, my Africa||St Mary’s DSG||COMMENDABLE|
|4||Tyler Walton||The Candy Castle||Cornwall Hill College||WINNING|
|4||Samkelo Tshazibana||The Tale of Steward the Tartan Tie||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|4||Cuan Coetzee||The Super Cat||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|4||Regardt van der Riet||The Farmer and the Animals||Midstream College||COMMENDABLE|
|4||Ayesha Rasool||Anna Blue Rescues the Moon||Springvale Primary School||COMMENDABLE|
|4||Siliziwe Hans||The Adventures of Illusion Confusion||St Mary’s DSG||COMMENDABLE|
|5||Daniella de Vries||Discovery of the Magic Tree||Southdowns College||WINNING|
|5||Xane Siebrand||Space Adventures||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|5||Annie Hooman||Candy Land||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|5||Zilu Wei||The Lonely Giant||Midstream College||COMMENDABLE|
|5||Lara Wiehahn||The Creepy Curious Chronicle||Midstream College||COMMENDABLE|
|5||Anjeli Ramatsui||What’s under my bed ?||Southdowns College||COMMENDABLE|
|6||Joss van der Merwe||Solstice||St Mary’s DSG||WINNING|
|6||Kelly Fletcher||Hayley the Horse Whisperer||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|6||Chamonix du Toit||Times End||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|6||Madison Kranz||Aviery’s Hero Story||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|6||Sze-Wei Lee||The Boastful Lion||Lynnwood Ridge||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Caitlin Cameron||The Candle’s Flame||Cornwall Hill College||WINNING|
|7||Nina Pretorius||Underground||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Caitlin Cameron||Blown Away||Cornwall Hill College||COMMENDABLE|
|7||O’Funa Mufhandu||Lights Out||Lynnwood Ridge||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Lara Scholtz||Fish Out of Water||Southdowns College||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Imán Omar Carrim||My Flying Catastrophe||St Mary’s DSG||COMMENDABLE|
|7||Aiden van der Westhuizen||Blue Lagoon||Waterkloof House Preparatory||COMMENDABLE|
To read some of the wonderful stories click here to access published entries.