On the 9th of November Wilgehof Primary School in Bloemfontein had their annual Prize-Giving Ceremony for our Foundation Phase and their Intersen Phase. The Graduation Ceremony for Grade R was held on Saturday, 10th of November.

The learners were all waiting anxiously to know what they received recognition for. During practice the educators worked hard to avoid telling the learners and to keep it a surprise.

There was also the addition of various trophies to give learners recognition for other areas such as the “Raputsoane Trophy of Mathematics and Science”, the “PROVERTUS – Willow Trophy – Moving Forward”, the “Van Niekerk Trophy of Diligence”, and last but not least, the “Principals Trophy”.
Learners who excelled in various areas outside of school were also given recognition during this ceremony.

Wilgehof created new traditions in the form of the prefect ceremony, the parents and learners who were there will agree with us when we say that it was a ceremony where it was hard not to shed a tear.

They also want to take this opportunity to thank their sponsors again for their support throughout this year, we cannot wait to work with you again in the coming year.

It was a truly a prestigious event. It took weeks of planning and preparation. They thank all of the educators, sponsors and outside help that was so willingly given to make this a day that set the bar for years to come!

Head boy: Junior Serame

Good afternoon to Principal, School Governing Body, teachers, parents and my peers. Before I start, I would like to thank God Almighty for giving me the opportunity to lead such an amazing school. I would also like to thank my family, who have been supporting me throughout this journey.

As I stand before you today, I am both honoured and sad at the same time. Honoured in the sense that I was privileged enough to have been part of the Wilgehof Family, but sad because the journey of eight years is finally coming to an end. Being Head boy was not all fun and games. I had to become more mature and take responsibility in all actions. I believe this was to prepare me for the future.

To my teachers, thank you for guiding, disciplining and mentoring me to be where I am today. To my peers, our journey is not over yet. Just because the year is almost over does not mean we have made it yet. It is only the beginning of new challenges. They will come in different ways, but please keep on going.

Finally, to those who will be coming after us, keep on striving to become Leaders of tomorrow. Be the best that you can be and strive this school to victory.

I ask you all to remember the following words as we look towards next year, “The easiest way to predict the future is to create it.”

Thank you.

Head girl: Atlegang Letloenyane

Good day principal, School Governing Body, teachers, parents and Wilgehof Learners. Before I start, I would like to thank my teachers for allowing me the opportunity to be here, in this position today, my parents for always supporting me, my peers for believing in me and the school for guiding me.

As my journey here ends, I hope to have left a good mark. I have learned responsibility, and hope to be able to use it in the future. It’s only when school years draw to an end that one is able to look back and realise how lucky you are to have as well as serve such a wonderful school.

Today, as we announce the new head boy and head girl of 2019, we wish them good luck, success and strength for the coming year as they lead our school to victory. May the coming year be your best year. They say, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” so be kind always, laugh a lot, smile until your cheeks hurt and shoot for the moon – because even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars.”

As the famous Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” So go out there and pursue your dreams!

Thank you.

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