From left are Ethan Noonan (14), Crushanda Swartz (14) and Keanu Mullen (13) with
Mrs. G. Petersen explaining a Natural Science concept to them.
Mrs. Gorgonzola has been appointed as the new deputy-principal at Sanctor High School. She says it is quite and honour be appointed in this position and commits to give the school and its learners her very best.
All the best om the new journey, Mrs. Gorgonzola!
Good luck to all our matriculants who started with the National Senior Certificate Examination today! Remember: you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength!
Before the start of the final exams for the year, our Sanctorians had some last fun in the sun at our October beach walk at Mangold Pools near Schoenmakerskop. The braai fires burnt high, the weather was great and the fellowship between students and teachers were even better! Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the day with us as well as those who made it happen!
We appreciate you!!
A man of integrity. A humble soul. And a “mense mens” of note. That is how the Sanctor family will always remember Mr. Brian Potgieter, our dear and beloved deputy principal who passed away on 10 August after a short illness.
Mr Potgieter’s journey at Sanctor High started in January 2005 as Geography boffin, where he soon moved up the ranks of the school and later became deputy principal…a position he held and fulfilled duties in over and above the average expectations.
He served on the school governing body, was a key role player in the school’s administration and discipline and spent many a Saturday teaching extra classes or making sure that all systems run smoothly for all Sanctorians. He served the education system on a variety of platforms in and outside the perimeters of Sanctor, making a difference in the lives of old and young.
His wisdom, calm persona and servant nature will be missed dearly.
Hamba Kahle, Mr Potgieter… Your legend lives on!
Sanctor High School walked away with THREE awards of excellence this afternoon as the best performing school in History, Mathematical Literacy and Afrikaans First Additional Language in the Nelson Mandela Bay District. This comes after the 2018 National Senior Certificate Examination in which our learners took their exams among thousands of other matriculants. Well done to all the educators involved! A stellar job done!
Pictured is Sanctor’s Mrs. B. le Grange (History), Mr. E. Gorgonzola (NMB District Director), Mrs.A. Lillah (Afrikaans FAL) and Mr. M. Rance (Mathematical Literacy).
Fun, fresh air and fast thinking were the main F’s at our 2019 grade 11 Leadership Camp held at Oceanview Forest Resort this year.
The camp, aimed at developing critical thinking and leadership skills for our 2020 leaders, was facilitated by the team from Synergy Adventures who also did a great job at team building. From crawling through the mud, climbing obstacles and hanging on a rope, no leader (and some teachers) were left squeaky clean!
Besides, a great leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way says John Maxwell. All the best for the future, new leaders!
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They’re not only talented singers, leaders and young men, but also promising scientists! Four of our learners took part in the prestige ESKOM Expo for young scientists and three of them, Junaid Kynoch, Bakhokele Sithunda and Nathan Smith, walked away with prizes in the regional leg of the expo. The expo is aimed at getting young minds to help develop sustainable solutions for world problems in Science and Engineering. Junaid, in grade 11, received a gold medal for his design, while Bakhokele and Nathan, both in grade 10, received a gold and bronze award, respectively.
Well done to the boys and their Physical Science educator, Mrs. Gorgonzola!
By Sanctor ken ons van musiek!! Our Sanctor team walked away the winners of Willow Academy’s music trivia. Photographed is our acting principal, Mr. Lewis, two SMT members Mrs. Gorgonzola and Dr.Abader, as well as the wings behind our German Exchange Programme, Mrs. Blignaut, Ms. Abrahams and Ms. Rockman.
Well done, team Sanctor!
What is in goodbye, other than wishing others success, health and happiness?
For the staff at Sanctor, our goodbye at our Valedictory meant exactly that as we bid farewell to our 2019 grade 12’s. From Rev. Theo Williams‘ message reminding us that “we can”, receiving awards as top performers, to taking their pledge and accepting the rules and prayers for the last examination leg of their school career, our Valedictory has been blessed.
Thank you to everyone involved in making this special event a success!
Sanctor’s German Exchange Programme students visited the Addo Elephant Park with their peers from their partnering school.
In celebration of our teachers who are all set out to help groom the future, our school took part in the annual Teacher Wellness Day on 4 October. Here is some proof of the fun that was had alongside colleagues from neighbouring schools.
Term three was a tough one…
But we’ve made it through! And in celebration of our teachers’ resilience and spirit of unity, we ended it off at Lounge on the Grounds with a Spring theme signifying beginnings… As we begin to step up and say what we appreciate and admire about one another while we go about our day daily duties! Giving flowers to one another while we’re still around….
The head prefects for 2020 are, from left to right, Malyssa Jonas (deputy head girl), Chisenga Muller (deputy head girl), Jamie-Lee Groenewald (head girl), Junaid Kynoch (deputy head boy), Nigel Bezuidenhout (deputy head boy) and Luan Felix (head boy).
Sanctor’s School governing body, along with some teachers, put together a star farewell event for the former captain of our ship, Mr. A. January. Mr January was recently appointed as circuit manager within the Nelson Mandela Bay education district. Speeches were made, tears were shed and moments to remember were shared at Noordhoek Skiboat Club as teaching and non teaching staff shared some last moments with the captain.
Go well on the new journey, Mr. January!
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Our bit for Mandela Day 2019
Sanctor High School paid their dues by cleaning the environment. The school was approached by Waste Traders to be part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Recycling project. Twenty of our learners that took part were from the German Exchange group as well as the Environmentalist group of our school.
The learners had to sign up and each received their plastic bags, a cap and gloves this morning. They were then divided into the big five with group names such as rhino, buffalo and the rest. In attendance were 20 learners from Sanctor primary, members from the business chamber, a delegate from the municipality, members from Spar as well as the head of Spar, Mr Alan.
Each learner received a green and black bag. It was explained to everyone that recyclable waste goes into the green bags and waste goes into the black bags. Everyone was then given a time frame of 30 minutes to collect and fill as many bags as possible. All in all, over 300 bags were filled in record time.
The leopard group won, filling a number of 91 bags. The learners received gifts and had the opportunity to speak on behalf of their group. The message of today was said in simple terms by Chisenga Mùller on behalf of her team: ” We can all do our part, one plastic at a time!”
It was an emotional morning at Sanctor High School as old and young said farewell to Mr January who has been the chief and principal at the school for the past 7 years. Although he has started in his new position on 1 July, Mr January, has come to say his last goodbyes at his last assembly.
He was recently appointed as circuit managerwith the department of education and eagerly assumed his duties, serving the education sector as passionately as always. During his farewell speech, he encouraged the learners to never back down, irrespective of where they come from. And to ALWAYS remain disciplined.
Sanctor is now led by Mr D.T Lewis who will serve the school as acting principal until such a time that a new principal is appointed. We wish Mr January well in his endeavours and Mr Lewis good luck in his reign!
It’s a new term and Sanctor is more than ready to make this one a success too! Here we have the grade 8A class hard at work and eager to remain the top performing juniors at our school. For them, hard work and focus are important factors to achieve good results. We wish everyone all the best for round three!
As we end term 2 of the 2019 school year, we also bid farewell to our principal and captain of the Sanctor ship whose season at the shool has come to an end. Mr. January, who has been part of the Sanctor family for nineteen years (of which seven he served as principal) will soon start a new journey as Education District Officer with the Eastern Cape Department of Education in our district. He will fondly be remembered for his fatherlike nature for whom discipline, respect and efficiency are key. Anyone who was led by him, was led by a true leader.
We wish you well, Mr January! And we know that your new journey will be prosperous and blessed.
And so the last day of term three has arrived. A term that we can definitely file under the umbrella of success as our Sanctor learners and teachers reap the fruit of their efforts! A heartfelt thank you to all our parents for their ongoing support. And to our learners… enjoy the holiday and take care!
Sanctor High School received two 5000liter water tanks with pump sponsorship from the Rotary Club to assist in being Water Smart and Eco Friendly.
Well done to our Matthew Govindsammy who was selected into the EP u/18 chess team. Matthew will compete against top players from other provinces in Durban during the June/July holiday. We areproud of you, Matthew!
Derby day 2019… against Westville Highschool
Dit was pure pret op die netbaalbaan vir ons Sanctorians in hul wedstryde teen Hoërskool Chatty op ons tuisgrond! Sanctor se o/17-span het Chatty 9-5 geklop terwyl die o/19’s hul opponente met ‘n stewige 22-5 gewys het wie baas is! Mooi so, meisies!
Sanctor High- First Team hockey Girls 2019
Ons hokkie meisies het onlangs kragte gemeet teen Hoërskool Linkside in ‘n naelbytwedstryd waarin die telling 1-1 gelykop was. Mooi so, Sanctorians!
Chess: Congratulations to our chess learners who have gone through to the Eastern Cape Provincial Elimination tournament of SA Winter Schools held in East London. Well done to Matthew Govindsammy, Jamie Rowan, Shaan Redcliff, Lee Whall and Nathan Smith.
What is a house without a mother? Or in our case, our mothers to the hundreds of Sanctor learners in need of care on a daily basis while climbing the education ladder… Our RCL members spoilt our female teachers with beautiful keyrings in celebration of Mother’s Day. From left, at the back are Ms. Fondling, Ms. Nkayi, Ms. Daniels, Ms. Blignaut and Ms. Frosler showing off their gifts. In front we have Ms. January, Ms. Le Grange and Ms. De Jager.
Matric farewell 2019: The best is yet to come! This was the message received by each and every matriculant who attended our annual Matric Farewell held at the Tramways Building in South End. The girls all looked stunningly beautiful in their evening gowns and radiant smiles, while the gentleman matched their radiance in their suits. We wish all our matriculants the best for the remainder of their matric year and futures ahead!
Learning does not stop when the school bell rings at the end of the day. This gentle – yet important – reminder from Jerome Maggerman, COO for Tendopro inspired our learners to put in the academic effort needed to achieve good results.
This can be done with the help of Tendopro – an online academic tool designed to help learners with revision. As Tendopro is in line with South Africa’s curriculum document, CAPS, it offers learners with fun and relevant online revision exercises that they can easily access on their own cellphones.
Apart from upping grades in subjects, Tendopro is also reward driven. The more revision done, the more credits you score which can then be redeemed in the form of books, electronics and even clothing!
We look forward to seeing good results, good spirits and great academic fun as this tool becomes an extension of the classroom!
Die netbalbaan is blink geverf, gepoets en gereed vir dié netbalseisoen se oefeninge en wedstryde wat hier sal plaasvind. Maar voor die eerste oefening nog kon plaasvind, het Mr Jacobs in ‘n mooi gebaar eers die baan met gebed ingeseën. Hier is die netbalafrigter, Mev. Kettledas en haar kranige netbalspelers terwyl hulle bid.
To plan one’s future, it’s important to know one’s options. The Northern Areas Schools Career Expo that was held at our school the past weekend, did exactly that: showing learners what their options for possible career paths are.
The expo was aimed at high school learners from Sanctor, Bertram, Booysen Park, Arcadia and Westville. Information on careers in computing science, beauty, law enforcement and fire fighting, to mention a few, left the eager students with enough information to make informed decisions about their future careers.
As the Irish Blessing goes: “May the road rise up to meet you” as you plan your life ahead of school!
From left are Sanctorians Reuben Jacobs (vice-captain), Chanelle Williams (vice-captain ), Chenique Davids (captain) and Keanu Mullens (captain).
The leaders of our u/16 soccer girls and boys teams recently rubbed shoulders with some prominent sport stars after taking part in the Victoria Park Soccer Tournament. Here are our captains and vice captains at the captain’s dinner with SA Hockey Player, Mr Botes, who was the keynote speaker at the event.
Die Maart-Kontroletoetsreeks is in volle swang. Ons wens ál ons leerders – vanaf graad 8 tot 12 – alle sterkte toe met dié toetsreeks. Onthou: dis diegene wat die beste voorberei, wat die beste vaar!
Darren Tarentaal took third place in the SACEE (EC) and SA Speech and Drama College’s High Schools’ Speaking Challenge held at Alexander Road High School. Well done, Darren! You make us proud!
Terwyl talle ander leerders nie kon wag om hul skoene uit te skop en te ontspan nie, het Sanctor se graad 12’s húl Vrydagmiddag opgeoffer om eerder ‘n werkswinkel oor studievaardighede by te woon. Dié werkswinkel, wat deur afgevaardigdes van die Nelson Mandela-Universiteit aangebied is, het ons leerders touwys gemaak oor verskillende metodes om akedemiese sukses te behaal. Buitendien, sukses is die somtotaal van al jou klein pogings bymekaar getel en ons wens ons matriekgroep vir 2019 álle sukses toe!
As the Englishmen say: All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy. The staff at Sanctor High school makes sure that none of their teachers become “dull boys” through regular staff development and fun.
Friday was no different when the markers of 2018 treated the rest of the staff to a festive afternoon at Three Pools to thank them for their hard work at the end of the school year while they were off marking in the National Senior Certificate examinations. Great laughs, great food and great company assured that the good spirit among staff members remain in tact. We would like to thank the organisers of the event for their impeccable organisational skills!
Athletics Day 2019
The annual athletics day kicked off on a high the past Friday as Sanctor High School’s fittest and fastest competed against learners from Bertram, Westville, Woolhope, Hillside, Arcadia and St James High schools in Port Elizabeth. The event took place at the Gelvandale track where there was no shortage of competition and talent as each school rendered their best both on and off the track. Sanctor High School managed to secure at least 15 female places in items such as javelin, high jump, long jump as well as long distance items and sprints at the Zonal athletics event taking place on 8 and 9 February. 9 Sanctorian boys will also compete at this event in shotput, long jump and items on the track.
Hoofspan vir 2019
Só lyk die matrieks wat vanjaar leisels vashou by Hoërskool Sanctor. Voor van links is Benito Stuurman (17) en Chaania Lewis (17), die skool se nuwe hoofseun en hoofmeisie. In die middel is Cursty Adams (17) en Cazley Ingram (17), die onderhoofmeisies en agter is Jade Jerling (16) en Dimitri Primo (17), die onderhoofseuns.
Grade 8’s Day
Today marks an exciting day for Sanctor High School as we welcome our “babies” – the grade 8’s of 2019 – at our orientation day! We are sure that the parents and new learners are all very excited to join the Sanctor family. Our organisers, with Mrs N. Blignaut at the steer, believe that with God at the centre and the parents, learners and teachers all taking the rightful place in the educational journey, success is sure to follow.
Excitement is building for learners from Sanctor High School, in partnership with Willow Academy in Port Elizabeth and Helene Lange-Schule in Oldenburg, Germany, who will embark on a cultural exchange programme to Germany in March 2019. The purpose of the partnership is to give learners from previously disadvantaged communities the opportunity to experience a different culture.