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Two HCET interns graduate at the Custoda Trust

Delia Allens with Janet Marx of one of our loyal donor organisations, The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.

On 31 July, two HCET teacher interns – Delia Allens and Unathi Asiya — received their Level 5 ECD Certificates from the Custoda Trust in Delportshoop after completing their distance studies, undertaken over several years. Delia Allens was the top student. This is a huge achievement, and we salute both of you !

Unathi Asyia and Delia Allens.

HCET 30th anniversary celebrations

On 30 July 2019, we celebrated the HCET’s 30th anniversary with a wonderful production of dance and music in the Coleserg High School hall, depicting the journey of children from our humble beginnings to the present.

The storyline was developed by Ann Hill, our English language and literacy consultant. Gay Morris, a retired professor of Drama at the University of Cape Town, who trained the Grade 7, 8 and 9 learners in acting and mime, and Mzo Gasa and Nkosinathi Mngomezulu, two outstanding choreographers, managed to train the novices in one week to bring the story to life. More scenes from the production follow.

Donors fund new maths classroom

The new classroom nears completion.

Two of our most generous and loyal donors have funded the purchase of a pre-fabricated classroom. Our principal, Marie Botha, will use the classroom for her maths classes. Given the recent growth in learners at Umthombo Wolwazi, she has been teaching maths in the school hall since the beginning of the year.

The Gerber School Room has been named after Mr and Mrs Jack Gerber, who live in the United Kingdom, and have supported the HCET for many years. The foundations were cast in June, and the classroom itself was erected in July.

The interior, complete with whiteboards.

The efficient team from Dynamic African Projects casting the concrete slab.