Me C Davis started the senior choir in 2003 with 12 learners. Our first performance was at the Choir Festival, an annual event hosted by Jan Kriel School. It was after this performance that Me Davis realized that there was great potential. The choir has regular performances at the Tygerberg Eisteddfod, the choir festival, the prestige evening and the valedictory day services.
The choir has its share of challenges. Time for constructive practice is limited to 45 minutes per week, and only small number of learners display talent and commitment. There is a need for a fulltime accompanist as well.
It is heartwarming to see the learners enjoying the practices and notice the change in behavioural patterns. They love to perform on stage in front of their friends.
The is currently about 60 learners involved with the SCA of which forty-five are active members. A team of seven members of staff assist with the organisation and minister to the spiritual needs of learners within the SCA.
We recently had our annual camp at Tulbagh Waterfall camping site. It was a wonderful experience. One of the youth workers from the community, together with six young people presented the programme.
The learners elect the smallgroup leaders themselves. There are ten leaders this year who are responsible to influence and accompany their friends in their spiritual growth. They meet weekly to compile the programme for each Wednesday.
We launched a competition to find a name for the group. T.U.G. – The Ultimate Generation will be introduced next term with our own emblem, T-shirt and nameplate.
Every Wednesday the high school has a Cultural-
or Life Skills-Programmeme where a wide variety of activities
Examples are speakers about life skills, a healthy
lifestyle, talent contests, music Programmemes, vocalists,
artists, realisation of their legacy, conservation
of the environment, film studies, reading, quiz, general
knowledge, visiting sport stars, instrumental musical