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Curro Serengeti Matric 2022

You had a bear celebrity with a special bear identity, who helped you forget your worries and your strife. Matric is an important and often stressful year, but it’s also a time to make memories that will last a lifetime. 

Your school’s teddy shared in the experience! 


Let’s hear it from your head girl and boy 

Head girl: Ntobeko Mbele 

When I first joined the Curro Serengeti family in 2011, I had no idea of the journey on which I was about to embark and the significant amount of growth that I was going to go through. Looking back on my time at Geti, I am eternally grateful for the infinite opportunities, memories and teachings that have made up the last 12 years of my schooling life. 

Curro Serengeti is my home away from home. I found a family in every teacher and learner. One of my favourite memories in the high school was the first morning of orientation in 2018. Even though I was excited, I couldn’t help but feel anxious as I was surrounded by people I hadn’t met before. But little did I know that these ‘strangers’ would grow to be people I consider my family.   

Do not sell yourself short by restricting your success to the achievements of others. You owe yourself more than that. Don’t permit your failures to dampen your positive attitude but use them as an inspiration to try harder and, most importantly, eliminate the perception that failure is a bad thing. If you ever feel discouraged by your shortcomings, always remember, FAIL = first attempt in learning. 


Head boy: Lethulwazi Ngwenya 

We trudged through the four years of high school, whining and grumbling the entire time, wishing it was done. However, it's that final split second that gets you thinking and makes you wish we could hang on to the comfortable for as long as possible. Then suddenly, at the brink of high school, you think, ‘wow, those five years of my life are truly unsurpassable’. 

As I reflect on my high school career, I find myself thinking more about moments I shared with my peers over anything else. I find myself thinking about the exhilarating late-night athletics meetings, the gratifying excursions, the prestigious school events and oddly enough, the embarrassing Grade 8 concert and induction. All these seemingly miniscule things have shown me the importance of having good people around with whom you can share your experience. 

Class of 2022, allow me to conclude with a word of advice. As you step out into the unknown, don’t conform to society’s expectations of you. Take risks and do what will make you happy even if it means making mistakes. Live your life to the fullest. 


Here's to the Class of 2022 … 

Front, from left: Mrs A Schoeman, Mr T Pretorius, Steven Sinclair, Lwazi Ngwenya, Mrs T Erasmus, Dr S Lalla, Ntobeko Mbele, S’ne Marolen, Mrs P Hoffman and Mr P Tendayi 

Second row, from left: Phalda Matakuvhona, Kaliska Reddy, Kholiwe Molapo, Noma Panyane, Owethu Nkele, Atlegang Letsoalo, Roanda Mudzanani, Lesedi Koikanyang, Faith Kwenda, Boitumelo Magidigidi, Jelena Amoddio, Khwezi Sethethi, Thabisa Saphetha, S’Phiwe Chaane, Mmabatho Komane, Viwe Soci, Kiara Maikoo, Onthatile Mlate and Tholoana Tsotetsi 

Third row, from left: Yonwaba Cetyiwe, Siphiwo Hlatshwayo, Amahle Mpanza, Kgoshigadi Matebane, Asemahle Dlamini, Keatlegile Masango, Tiisetso Rasello, Leseli Nkomo, Keamogetswe Maloka, Masala Sadiki, Vukona Ngobeni, Thando Nkosi, Thoriso Nkosi, Virdelle Moodley, Kagiso Makena, Karabo Mokoena, Pheladi Phasha, Storm Swart, Omphile Matlatle, Wenzisiwe Nkambule, Emma Djo, Thembelihle Sibanda, Gugulethu Sibisi, Denise Phiri, Madzanga Mbedzi, Kamogelo Makgale and Atlegang Leeuw 

Last row, from left: Camagwini Nhlapho, Thapelo Vilakazi, Thato Makhusha, Luyolo Manjingolo, Vinolin Chetty, Tyler Geuens, Oratile Morudi, Wesley Naidoo, Brian Coppin, Tyler Raw, Jayden Williams, Fidel Mathews, Jason Eggett, Livasen Padaychee, Liam Snyders, Lethabo Molefe, Jerushan Nair, Thabo Mashego, Resego Tebape, Zipho-eZinhle Sithole and Luthando Shiburi 


… and the teachers who got you through. 

Front, from left: Mrs S Muller, Mrs M Dryer, Mrs R van der Westhuizen, Mr G Pretoriu and Mrs U Sargent 

Middle, from left: Mrs K Emmanuel, Ms A Ngubo, Ms N Phakati, Mrs M Eloff, Mrs A Schoeman, Ms L Gopilall, Mrs M Alberts, Mr N Mavhungu and Mrs L de Necker 

Back, from left: Ms S Mans, Mrs P Hoffman, Ms H Morris, Mrs T Kleyn, Mr T Pretorius, Mr S Manickum, Mr T Jacobs, Mr M van der Mescht, Mrs P Milne, Mrs T Erasmus and Ms T Mmotong 


Here’s what your teddy got up to: 


Health and safety first … wash those paws 


Teddy deserves to be carried on the shoulders 


Time to have fun 


Teddy is so loved! 


Enjoying the playground 


Wherever I go, Teddy goes too 


Mmm … this portion is just right 


Strike a pose  


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Navigate to other schools’ matric 2022 pages or have a look at this YouTube playlist to see how Curro’s other schools had fun with their teddy. 


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