Dearest Matrics of 2016,
At your final assembly on 7 October, which was presented to a packed and excited auditorium, it was confirmed why each one of you was such a firm favourite with teachers and students alike during your high school career.
You presented a tribute and an “Oscar” award to each matric teacher who was part of your arduous, yet rewarding, final journey this year. The concept of nominating various teachers in a variety of categories was both humorous and reverent. As each presenter (you guys, of course) awarded the coveted statuette to individual teachers, it was clear that you know your teachers and their idiosyncrasies very well. “Best Hair” winner (Mr. Hoffe) and “Most brutally honest teacher” (Mr. Art) were particularly graceful in accepting their awards. However, what stood out most for everyone during your final assembly was the respect, validation and love that shone through each small “thank you” speech addressed to your matric teachers. It certainly shows your level of maturity and that you ready for adulthood and the world outside the school gates.
Matrics, on behalf of the school, all the teachers that guided you over the years and your matric teachers, we say thank you for your kindness and humour towards us. We wish you all of the very best for your future endeavours and always remember the values that you were taught at our beloved school.
With much kindness,
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.”
— Michelle Obama