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Curro Academy Wilgeheuwel Matric 2023

You had a bear celebrity with a special bear identity, who helped you forget your worries and your strife. Matric is like a rollercoaster ride – often stressful, but with loads of chances to make lasting memories. 

Your school's trusty teddy bear buddy was right there, sharing in the experience, and so were your executive head and class leaders … let’s hear from them!

Executive Head: Oriol Morgan  

The Class of 2023 has proven itself to be a standout group. These learners have risen above every challenge they’ve faced. As I’ve gotten to know some of these learners’ individual stories, I have been inspired by their resilience and indomitable spirits. As they leave the nest, I am excited to see what they will achieve out there.  


Head boy: Liam Buthane  

The matric experience has undoubtedly been an unforgettable one. A year filled to the brim with expectation … and it delivered on each one. A true roller-coaster of emotions, from the excitement of the glamorous matric dance to the nerves of starting finals. We have endured all of it together.  

We sit here with tears in our eyes as the curtains are drawn on our final year of school. We leave behind the four walls of our school but take with us all the memories we have created and the unbreakable bonds we have formed. As this chapter comes to a close, we leave it with heavy hearts but a hopeful expectation of what lies on the other side; the auspicious opportunity that awaits us.  

In the words of Dr Seuss: ‘Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened’. 


Head girl: Simphiwe Sakala 

The matric experience was indeed a memorable journey, filled with shared moments and personal growth. It was a testament to the bonds formed and the knowledge gained throughout this transformative voyage. The first hesitant steps into the school corridors to the final triumphant stride across the graduation stage, we experienced the highs and lows of this transformative voyage together.

Those late-night study sessions, filled with laughter and tears, are etched in our hearts, together with the realisation that all the hard work will pay off at the end. The moments of collective triumph when we aced exams or rallied to showcase our Wilgie spirit on the sports field will forever be remembered.

As a collective, we didn't just absorb facts; we imbibed life lessons. We learnt about empathy, resilience, and the beauty of diverse perspectives. Our shared experiences moulded us into more compassionate and understanding individuals.

Now, as we look back, nostalgia washes over us. The matriculation experience was more than a chapter in our lives; it was a shared odyssey that has left us with enduring friendships and a treasure trove of memories that continue to shape our paths.


The Class of 2023

Grade 12 E1 

Front, from left: Makgosi Mokoena, Nothando Makhaye, Busisiwe Phakathi, Ndzalo Malubane and Owami Mphanama  

Second row, from left: Nerishka Moodley, Alka Seebrane, Ayanada Mbhele, Adhi Soonder, Sudeshan Ragaven, Ayabulela Bell, Qhama Ngxukuma, Alwande Shange and Aza Jakavula 

Third row, from left: Khumo Ngcobo, Naledi Mamphekgo, Zama Khanyile, Tshepiso Hlakudi, Letlotlo Legodi and Ashanti Hlongwane 

Last row, from left: Hlabirwa Motubatse, Lewa Mbali, Maanda Mudau, Luyanda Sithole, Olwami Mpawu, Moeletsi Selepe, Dean Sibley, Oyena Magida and Nyameko Nompula 


Grade 12 E2 

Front, from left: Sbahle Mathe, Lutendo Ndo, Junior Dim, Tyrell Brownley and Ethan Chellan 

Second row, from left: Michelle Siwawa, Naledi Maluleka, Aobakwe Mokoena, Mathurin Moundzika-Kibamba, Jordan Kafundawetou, Dhiya Maharaj, Victoria Dube and Thatogatsi Ramatsoma 

Third row, from left: Gwynneth Thomas, Michelle Harmse, Botlhale Mokgatle, Matthew Khan, Tamia Royappen, Cebsile Khumalo and Modiehi Mohapi 

Last row: Resego Mahlaela, Onalerona Mathabathe, Kamohelo Mopeli, Kopano Tsatsi, Sihle Khoza and Mbali Ngubeni 


Grade 12 E3 

First row, from left: Lwazi Majola, Jada Govender, Katlego Chounyane, Courtney Habana and Amiee Jones 

Second row, from left: Sihle Shandlane, Tanaha Corbett, Kgotasto Gaotingwe, Tertius du Plessis, Cuelin Jefferies, Amahle Ngubane, Michaela Moyo and Onthatile Mosimane 

Third row, from left: Alicia Maemu, Kganya Tlhoaele, Brandon Ramugondo, Ruvimbo Muchaonyerwa, Jaden Ganesh, Bokang Moloi, Syden Owen, Pooja laldeo, Tiam Reddy, Oratile Mokae, Naledi Mokoena, Thabo Mosena, Denzhe Makhuvha and Kailynn Chiutare 

Last row: Tshiamo Maimela 


Grade 12 E4 

First row: Khanya Buthelezi, Acacia Makhudu, Fiona Maruli, Neo Mkhwanazi and Taslyn Leigh Naidoo 

Second row: Jadine Francis, Simphiwe Sakala, Thagalo Sekilane, Troy Zimalirana, Kutlwano Letsholo, Kayla Ncube and Kirsten-Lee Schmidt 

Third row: Izabella Peters, Asanda Radebe, Olwethu Tshabalala, Kaelo Mogokonyane, Kagiso Matshoge, Tahisha Job, Lehloho Mohajane and Unathi Mabuza 

Fourth row: Nivashnie Moonsamy, Sikhumbuzo Zwane, Olwethu Sibiya, Mufaro Machingambi, Kgosi Petlele, Lidani Rakgoale and Ushaylin Govender 

Last row: Ansu Ngarira and Le’sjon Minnaar 


Curro Academy Wilgeheuwel, matric 2023, Grade 12E5

Grade 12 E5 

First row: Mudzuli Mandiwana, Vhutshilo Nemavhola, Khozghani Mtonga, Masindi Ragwala and Britney Reginald 

Second row: Zulaike Cousins, Nicole Sibana, Lefa Molokomme, Lwazi Shabalala, Phillip Silowa, Asheer Sankar, Masego Mokoka,  Kgosietsile Segakweng, Lulama Moloi,  Alicia Moodley, Unarine Rasivhaga, Sibusiso Maseko, Gomolemo Ramaswe, Neo Sekobo and Peter Chonela 

Last row: Kamogelo Chaka, Gregory Harutyunyan, Mahir Laldeo, Onalenna Modungwa, Elia Tsouros, Bongumusa Sithole, Junior Mafharalala and Ong Hong Ren 


The memories we made

No need to always be serious … let’s be a bit silly!  


The fun we shared with our teddy 


Future Ukhozi 

Dream big. Work hard. Keep smiling. 


Our teddy was the heart of our class! 


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