4 learners from our school (Adam Butler, Thalitha Gaya, Caitlyn Caswelland Kiara Singh ) attended the "Conversation for Change - ASIKULUME - LET US TALK" workshop at the Woodlands Community Hall on 29 July 2016, facilitated by The WoW Factor Institute.
Learners from various schools had the platform to discuss important social and economic topics that affect youth and society, i.e. drug abuse, gender stereotyping, unemployment/poverty, education and skills, to name a few.
The highlight of the conversations of the day would result in a petition and strategy document handed over to the mayor of Msunduzi Municipality - Mayor Chris Ndlela.
This was a fantastic experience for our learners and our 2 student teachers (Megan Gouws and Yamuna Singh)
Carter High School learners & teachers with Tessa Green (The WoW Factor Institute) and Msunduzi Municipality Mayor Chris Ndlela
Sibonelo Meyiwa (Grade 9) attended the Annual Leadership Summit from 3 – 8 July 2016 at Kievits Kroon. Sibonelo is one of the 137 scholars in the Make a Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD).
The summit aimed to develop their unique leadership styles through South African guest speakers, expert facilitators and exercises which refined their leadership values, challenged them and developed confidence.
Sibonelo Meyiwa has countless highlights of the summit! He really embraced, enjoyed and learnt much through the summit.
Sibonelo Meyiwa (far right) enjoys time with Dr Mamphela Ramphele
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.
Read the full article on our Facebook page and D6.
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.
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”