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Curro Nelspruit honours class of 2021 with Matric valedictory

It was a truly auspicious day for Curro Nelspruit to be able to host the 2021 Valediction after not being able to do so in the previous year. Due to the restrictions, and still needing to adhere to Covid-19 protocols, the ceremony was streamed to the learners and educators who were unable to attend the live event.

Pastor Shaun Adams from Church Unlimited opened the event with a special devotion to the Class of 2021 by reminding us all that the only person worth competing against is ourselves and that the learners need to keep in mind that they should always try to be better only than themselves and not compare themselves to others. The Head Girl for 2021, Safa Jina, delivered a very powerful address about how special the class of 2021 really is and how they will never be forgotten as well as how much the school has done to make each and every one of the learners feel like individuals and how they were allowed to grow under the guidance of the teachers of Curro Nelspruit. Mr. Bronkhorst and Mr. Bownes delivered words of encouragement to the learners and parents who were present with an emphasis on the importance of taking responsibility for their futures while keeping in mind that they should never lose sight of the important things in life such as having a strong faith in God.

A message of thanks was played followed by a slideshow that the Grade 12s had prepared showing the “highlights” of their time at Curro Nelspruit, some of whom have known each other for their entire schooling career.

We are incredibly proud of our class of 2021. They have shown determination and a positive mindset throughout yet another challenging year. They maintained their high academic standard with the incredible passion and commitment of the staff. We wish them the best of luck with their examinations and all future endeavors. They will always be remembered as the class whose outstanding characters allowed them to persevere and flourish during the ongoing international pandemic.

Top 10 academic achievers:

10. Mikayla Yzelle


9. Gizela Reynolds


8. Rinus Marais


7. Alvaro Placido


6. Emma Schelhase


5. Marlouise Mengel


4. Hugo Endemann


3. Henru Lamprecht


2. Lize van Eeden


The DUX scholar for 2021 is Mateo Komlosy. He receives a silver award for Mathematics and gold awards for Afrikaans FAL, Business Studies, Dramatic Arts, English HL and History. He receives trophies for being the top achiever in Business Studies, Dramatic Arts, English HL and History. He also came first in the Curro Create competition. He is awarded honours with an aggregate of 88,6%.


Special Awards recipients:

Half colours for leadership: Liam Gouws.


The Curro Perseverance award: Jaco Fourie.


John 13 Servant Leader recipient: Kirsty O’Donovan.


The Leadership Award and Full Colours for Leadership: Hugo Endemann.


The Curro Character Award, sponsored by the Rest Nature Estate with a R10,000 cash prize: Lize van Eeden.


Full colours for leadership: Safaa Jina.


2022 Head Girl – Ané Janse van Rensburg


2022 Head Boy – Willem Blom


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