Adelaide prize giving 2013

Several of the Eqstra bursar holders received acknowledgement for academic achievement and sporting prowess at the 2013 Adelaide Gymnasium Prizegiving.

Yolanda Ndzanze was selected as Head Girl of the school and Deputy Head Girl of the Hostel. Siziphiwe-Yonela Xathe was chosen as a junior school and hostel prefect. Siziphiwe attained the highest average percentage in Electrical Technology and Physical Science. She also received a Certificate of Merit for Life Orientation as well as a merit award. Qhama Masiza was elected Deputy Head Boy of the Hostel as well as a prefect at the school. He also received the Sportsman of the Year award and the Old Mutual trophy for Outstanding Achievement for any activity during the year. (Qhama was selected to represent the EP Country Districts Rugby Team and played in the Craven week.)

Lithemba Booi, a Grade 10 bursar holder achieved the highest average percentage for Mechanical Technology. Uyathandwa Gidlana in Grade 11 received the Senior General Knowledge Award and the highest average percentage for Engineering Graphics and Design and Mechanical Technology. Uyathandwa also received a merit award.

For several years, Eqstra has sponsored an award of a Gedore Toolbox for the top Technical Achiever.  This year the award was presented to Thandile Zengetwa, in keeping with the 2013 trend at the school where the ladies were the top achievers in all the standards (Grade 8 to 12), and received more awards for the highest average percentage than their male counterparts.

Winterberg Prize giving 2013

Mihlali Ngxabazi (Gr 9) was awarded an award for Agricultural Sciences and Highest marks in class; Kamva Wakeni (Gr 8) obtained an award for Game Farm Management as well as Best Progress of a Rugby player U 14.  Vena Lutchwayo (Gr 9) was awarded Best Progress of a Rugby player U 15.

Sone Moss is the recipient of the Eqstra prize for the Grade 12 learner with the highest Agricultural Technology marks.

The Eqstra bursar holders have excelled in academics and sport as well as being recognised by their peers and teachers for their leadership.  They are proving themselves to be true Eqstra Ambassadors.

Marlow Landbou Skool Prizegiving

Vaughen Isaacs, Grade 9 Eqstra bursar holder is awarded U15 rugby and the 2013 squash player award.

Marlow Landbou Skool Boerseun van die jaar 2013

Die toekenning van Boerseun gaan aan die Marlow seun wat hom in totaliteit uitleef by die boerderyafdelings.  Die seun met die meeste belangstelling en wat altyd bereid is om die ekstra myl te loop vir die landbou.  In kort gaan dit vir die seun wat ons glo die beste boer sal wees op hierdie stadium van sy lewe. Conrad Wenzel het vanjaar (2013) die toekenning ontvang.

Conrad het grootgeword op die plaas Groendraai in die Adelaide distrik waar sy ouers Frikkie en Melanie met Merinos, Boerbokke en vleisbeeste boer.  Van kleins af het hy ‘n groot belangstelling in boerdery gehad en kon nie wag vir vakansies sodat hy op die plaas kon werk nie.  Conrad het reeds op skool sertifikate verwerf vir wol en bokhaarklassering; beoordeling van die SA Vleismerino asook ‘n skaapskeerkursus.. Hy woon ook ‘n ongediertebeheerkursus by.  Conrad is ‘n ywerige jeugskoudeelnemer en het in 2012 en 2013 aan die SA Jeugskou deelgeneem in die vleisbees groepklas waar hy  4de en 5de plekke behaal het.

Sy gunsteling vakke op skool is Landbou Tegnologie en Landbou Bestuurspraktyk.   Na skool gaan Conrad na Grootfontein Landboukollege om hom verder te bekwaam om later te gaan boer.