Adam Butler, Carter High's language enthusiast
In June this year, Adam Butler was ranked as the best debater in the province. He got another feather in his cap this month (July) as he ranked second in the Regional De Beers English Olympiad. This won him free tuition for his first year at Rhodes University and a cash prize of R29500.
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Adam Butler with the winner, Hannah Clayton, from Rustenburg High School for Girls and the Head of De Beers, Tsepo Monaledi. De Beers has sponsored Adam's cash prize of R29500.
Farewell after three decades of fond memories
At the end of the first term, Carter High School bid farewell to Rina Howard who retired after 30 years of loyal service to the school. Rina joined the Carter High School family in 1985 as a volunteer in the tuck shop when her eldest son started Grade 8. In 1998 she stepped in as a relief for a friend who worked at reception, and applied when the post was advertised. She thrived in that environment as her personality was well suited. In 2009 we moved into the cash office.
Rina Howard's essence of team, dedication and encouragement was much appreciated and will be missed. On behalf of Carter High School, we thank Rina for always giving her best and the legacy she has left behind. We wish her good health and happiness for her retirement.
International Exchange Program for Head Prefect
Gabriel Pillay the head boy at Carter High School was accepted on KLYES (Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program). Pillay will leave in August this year to complete a 10 month exchange program in the United States. He applied to AFS (American Field Services) and explains the gruelling interview process of panel interviews, academic tests and practical tasks in groups, one of which was baking cup cakes within the group and delivering them to an Old Age Home. Whilst in the interview process, Gabriel heard that he was going to be the Head Prefect at Carter High School. This news was affirming and encouraged him to strive harder, knowing that an opportunity to study aboard would widen his horizon and be incredibly developmental.
“I look forward to being the foreigner with an accent”, laughs Gabriel. It will be my first travel abroad and without my family, but I don’t feel anxious about that for now. I will do my best when I am abroad as I know that my achievements will give positive international exposure to the school. I am going to America as an ambassador for South Africa and Carter High School, and I hope to do them both proud, and to return a better person. My motto is “make today the best day of your life, and make tomorrow better”
Carter High School's
RCL Representatives for 2016
Carter High School announced their Representative Council of Learners (RCLs) during the 1st Term of 2016. This official body is made up of learners elected by their peers to represent them.
The elected representatives are:
President: Simphiwe Shezi
Vice President: Lindokuhle Madlala
Secretary: Anele Mbatha
Treasurer: Anele Mabaso
Grade 12: Manqoba Sabela (12A), Anele Mabaso (12B), Anele Mabaso (12L), Lawrence Mukono (12M), Simphiwe Shezi (12P), Siyabonga Mlangeni (12T) and Robyn Smith (12V).
Grade 11: Nqobile Vezi (11C), Samkelisiwe Ngcobo (11H), Thando Mhlongo (11L), Nikisha Kidsingh (11M), Nokwanda Mlangeni (11N), Kate-Lyn Gouws (11R) and Lindo Madlala (11S).
Grade 10: Muhammad Desai (10B), Luyanda Hlongwane (10D), Sinenhlanhla Nkomo (10H), Taashin Moonsamy (10N), Zotha Zondi (10R), Andile Nxele (10S) and Siphuxolo Ntuli (10W).
Grade 9: Owethu Mahlaba (9A), Tarlin Padayachee (9B), Lesley Khanyile (9D), Alwande Zwane (9H), Ross du Plessis (9K), Sibusiso Dladla (9R) and Samkelisiwe Ndlovu (9W).
Grade 8: Imana Hlope (8B), Keval Reddy (8C), Sisanda Ostrich (8D), Andiswa Ngubane (8M), Bulelwa Kunene (8N), Luke Krishnan (8R) and Sisanda Zondi (8S).
Carter Reaches New Heights in Cricket
On the 30th of January 2016, Alex hosted Carter in what was sure to be an exciting encounter. Carter won the toss and elected to bat first. Carter paced their innings superbly and reached 271-6 in their allotted 50 overs. Faiz Shafiq top scored with a blistering knock of 110* whilst Joshua King made a classy 60. In reply Alex made 92 all out with N. Ankia and M. Shafiq taking three wickets a piece. It was a game that Carter dominated from beginning to end eventually winning by 180 runs.
Carter head coach Omar Kajee was full of praise for his players. "It was a pleasing performance with every player contributing towards the victory. Yet again Faiz played a quality innings and is a special player who has a bright future ahead of him." Kajee also paid tribute to Joshua King " I am indeed fortunate to have worked with Joshy from his early days at Carter High and to see his progression into an accomplished opening batsman is a wonderful feat"
It has been a good start to the season for Carter who face a tricky trip to Wartburg this Saturday.
Faiz Shafiq made 110* runs against Alex