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St Dominics Newcastle 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: Olwethu Ximba 

Being head girl is not about the title, the popularity or honour. It is about an individual growing with their peers, availing themselves to assist and serve everyone, regardless of their age. This role comes with having to share much love with those around you, having to tell all truths with grace and making your peers feel comfortable, seen and heard. With that love, I would like to share this message.  

Life is absolutely fascinating. Things that you wish for do not automatically come to you, but if you are deserving and if it is your time to shine, the universe will always do its wonders to ensure that you receive what you deserve. We often get discouraged when we do not receive what we think we should, forgetting that it might not be our time yet or maybe there is one fault that needs to be fixed. 

Being head girl made me realise something by which I will always live: Your gift will open many doors for you, but it is your character that will determine your success. 


Head boy: Suhaan Singh 

The responsibilities that were placed on me in my term as head boy were daunting, yet with the support of head girl Olwethu Ximba and the prefect body it became easier to tackle. We not only maintained order at school but organised and planned massive events such as the dog walk. We also promoted our school at the local winter festival by handing out flyers and flaunting our booth. The latest open day was a huge success where we were able to boast and begin mentoring the leaders of next year. 

Although it is almost time to pass the torch to the next generation of leaders, I would still like to take these last moments to make memories with the prefect body and my peers. 


Here's to the Class of 2022 … 

Front, from left: Cusché Kok, Emma Branco-Lizen, Tanita Fernandes, Faith Mumvenge, Kwando Khuzwayo and Shazana Badloo 

Second row, from left: Yolanda Shamu, Okuhle Mncwabe, Sibekezelo Nxumalo, Shelly Liu, Olwethu Ximba, Bekunene Kunene, Noma Duma, Nabeelah Moola, Naeela Bana, Arone Bester, Aisha Jadwat, Nhlanzeko Dladla, Kate Francis, Olwethu Dlamini, Sinakho Dube and Zekethelo Miya 

Third row, from left: Yusuf Mohammed, Makabongwe Sithole, Emily Honiball, Zama Mafuleka, Siyanda Gama, Lonathemba Mazibuko, Suhaan Singh, Mrs Trudie Grossmark, Bobby Ding, Tandana Maema, Koketso Nomnga, Juandre Beukes and Mrs Carole Wade 

Last row, from left: Tatum Griffiths and Mrs Surita du Plessis 

Absent: Connor Banks, Asma Karrim, Caitlin Leigh Skinner and Simphiwe Thango 


… and the teachers who got you through. 

Front, from left: Laura Kelly, Trudie Grossmark, Brenda Grobbelaar, Usha Singh and Zaheera Khan 

Middle, from left: Estelle Pedersen, Vallerine Singh, Karlie Nieuwenhuizen, Maritha de Clercq, Carole Wade and Rita Vilander 

Back, from left: Surita du Plessis and Tom Kelly 


So, what did your teddy get up to? 

Living the life at St Dominics Newcastle 


Our motto, our pride 




You just know there’s a story behind this one … 


We have your teddy. Get your marimba drums out and dance the macarena for all to see – submit a video as proof and your teddy will be returned safely. 

Follow-up: That dance was quite impressive; teddy shall forever after remain safe. 


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