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IVAN VEENEMANS (Uplands Gr 8)

Junior Victor Ludorum - athletics

ANGUS MCQUEEN (Penryn Gr 12)

Head of Hostel/Exexutive Council Member

SHAUN SETHOLE

Captain of 1st team rugby and hostel head

NICK KOTZE 

1st team rugby 

AIDEN SOINE

1st team hockey and cricket; sportsman of the year 2013.

AMBER FREESTONE (Gr 7 2014)

Awarded the College All-Rounder Award at Uplands College for 2015 as well as 25% of the Potts scholarship.

THATO MACHETE (Gr 12 Penryn)

Selected for the Junior Puma rugby team.

JARROD VAN DER WESTHUIZEN (Gr 7 2014)

Awarded 50% scholarship at Southern Cross Schools for 2015.

DAVID NYOKA (Gr 10 Rob Ferreira)

Selected for U14 First Team rubgy (with NO rugby coaching from Summerhill!!)

JAMES BUCKLAND:

I got full colours in matric for sport and leadership in sport. Since school I've done my helicopter private pilot's licence and I'm currently busy obtaining my commercial pilot’s licence to start a career in aviation.

MEGAN PALMER:
Lives in White River, Honours degree in Psychology.

JOSHUA MEAKER:
1st team rugby vice-captain in high school. Represented Pumas rural U/21 rugby team. Has an advanced diploma in professional culinary arts. Currently running Tides seafood restaurant in Hazyview.

LEXI VELDSMAN:
High school achievements: Boarding mentor - first team Netball Gr11.
University achievements: BA degree in Human Resource Management, Honours in Branding & Leadership. I am currently living in Cape Town and working for Alliance Seeds as the Western Cape Area Manager.

FIONA LOURENS:
High school: Bursary at Uplands college in 2005. Prefect of Uplands College (2009) and Prefect of College house (girls' hostel) in Uplands College (2009), Vieler-Veldsman award for exceptional leadership. Head of Christian Fellowship at Uplands (2009). 2nd team Netball, Brown belt in Karate, Advanced level in Ballet (RAD). 6 distinctions in matric (2009)
Currently: University of Pretoria studying medicine (MBChB) 5th year. Part time employee at Lancet as Phlebotomist. Graduating class of 2015.

JEAN-MARK THEVENAU:
I left SA after finishing Gr10 and went to Portugal where I proceeded to finish Gr12. I then did a tourism management course for 2 years with a final average of 80%. Shortly after that, I got into a reality TV show called Casa dos Segredos 3 (similar to Big Brother) where I spent 3 and a half months and ended up coming 3rd! I spent the last year travelling throughout Portugal and other European countries helping with fundraisers etc. After a total of 6 years of living in Portugal I moved to Mozambique where I am currently awaiting a job opportunity.

JEMIMA LOUW:
Penryn College. 2012- First team netball & soccer. 2013- First team soccer. 2014- First team netball. Head of girls hostel, SRC & Head of House

BLAKE SMIT:
I am currently in Grade 11 at Maritzburg College. I am in first team cricket, an SRC leader and in first team rugby squad. And it is all thanks to Summerhill, thanks so much!

A message from Cheryl Calmeyer, Head, Summerhill:

10 GREAT reasons to send your child to Summerhill!

  • We are a VALUES-driven school, from play school right through to Gr7. Children earn/work for BRICKS in order to build VALUE houses. Summerhill is first and foremost a family, where each child knows every other child by name.
  • We use the most internationally-acclaimed curriculum for Maths and Science (Singapore). We are members of ISASA and have full UMALUSI accreditation.
  • The Gr 6 & 7 pupils use FGASA (Junior Level 1) as their core curriculum for Geography, which covers the CAPS curriculum, but with many more exciting add-ons. By the end of Grade 7 they have their FGASA Junior Field Guide certificates. 
  • We are committed to transformation and diversity.
  • Our Christian ethos guides our every move.
  • All grades are taught Knowledge Network (nationally-recognised and externally-examined) for IT in the school’s ITC, which is fully WiFi’d.
  • We provide extra-curricular activities and we compete in all sporting disciplines, encouraging healthy, life-long, lifestyle choices.
  • As a member of the local conservancy, we are committed to GREEN education, through practical activities in the Eco-Adventure Clubs.
  • We are situated alongside a natural forest which allows for interaction with the environment.
  • Our highly-qualified teachers are continually learning, developing and growing and are able to provide individual attention in small classes.

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What kind of child do we produce?

  • Confident, happy, caring, well-mannered leaders.
  • Academically sound, physically fit and socially well-grounded.
  • Passionate about the environment.


It’s never too late to give your child a good education and we look forward to that opportunity!

Cheryl Calmeyer
Head, Summerhill


In a random survey, Summerhill children tell us what they think of their school.

 

  • I love Summerhill because it is fun and full of kind people. The teachers are very kind and are like our Mums.  Summerhill is like home to me and M’am Coco is like the “man of the house!”  (Tiyani - 6)
  • SPS is loving and caring and kind. People share and help you. Our sport’s coach is cool and funny. Our headmaster is kind and loving but don’t mess with her! Mrs Siviter is the kindest of the whole lot.  (Josua - 6)
  • SPS is a very small school so everyone knows each other’s names.  It is environmentally kind. It is easy to make friends as people are kind and positive about school work. We have sport to make us fit. Most teachers understand what you are going through and everyone greets each other in the mornings.  (Patricia - 6)
  • We kids have a lot of fun at Summerhill. I think Summerhill ROCKS!  (Itu - 6)
  • The sport is very exciting because we play games to learn important skills, for example balance, speed, strength and team work. We have a kind and amusing coach who keeps on motivating us.  The academics are high and you learn a lot in every subject. There is never a dull moment. Summerhill is a “must-go-to” school!  (Caila-Ann - 6)
  • The school is an astonishing place with fantastic teachers – we are a brilliant family full of kindness, care and respect.  (In fact we “Kill with Kindness!). Our teachers teach and lead us to who we should be.  Our values lead and guide us to who we ARE and not what we WERE. I am blessed to be in such an amazing school. I feel as though I have a second family. (Ivan – 7)
  • I love coming to school every day knowing that I will have fun in my lessons and even more fun with my friends. I will be prepared for high school thanks to the Singapore Curriculum. The teachers and students are all supportive, when life gets you down, SPS will turn your FROWN upside DOWN. I love walking past the beautiful trees, catching that fresh summer breeze. Here I can be myself without judgement.  (Jarrod – 7)
  • The 3 stages of matter for water are Natural, Sparkling and Mineral. (Taeghan - 3)
  • I like it that there are no bullies in this school and there is an Adventure Club. The 4 x4 is the best and I like my homework. (Akani – 2)
  • I like the library because books are awesome and I like reading. I like hockey because I like shooting goals. Our teacher is cool and the see-saw is great because it goes up and down. (Kyra – 2)
  • I love SPS because my teachers are always ecsitid when we wirck.  It is always clean. (Lesaya – 2)
  • I like that the school is supportive and we are treated like family. No-one hates anyone.  Everyone is a friend of……well – everyone! When you walk into the class, you are treated like a brother or sister. I like that this school allows us to share our feelings or what’s happening with our teachers. Our academics are of an astonishingly high standard and it is a privilege to be here. (Bernard – 7)
  • I like SPS because I get to do maths and play in the river. The leaders love us. (Emma – 2)
  • You never feel abandoned or lonely here, even on your bad or down days. Your opinion is valued and you are never left behind. The BRICKED system prepares us well for High School and life’s journey.  (Amber – 7)
  • I like the wild life down at the river and my friends are funly. (Louis – 2)

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