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Final Quarter 2015 Feedback


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Good Day All

It has been a quiet but interesting last few months of 2015. The year ended with a another successful fundraising event at the Artscape on 6 December – Back2School Boogie (courtesy of Rafiek Mammon/Ganarama Productions) and the Wall2Hall Honour Celebration in the new hall at Harold Cressy High School on 12 December.

For the benefit of the many recent additions to our growing database of ex-Cressyites and other benefactors we have decided to include a brief summary of events of the last 18 months.

Brief summary of last 18 months

 The period since August 2014 has without a doubt been the most eventful and most successful in the history of the Harold Cressy Alumni Association (HCAA). The following are some of the highlights of the events, activities and developments that took place during this period:

  • Harold Cressy High School (HCHS) was officially declared a Provincial Heritage Site (PHS) because of its significance in terms of intrinsic historical, social, environmental, cultural and political value, at a special meeting at Heritage Western Cape in August 2014. This is a unique accolade for this iconic school whose rich heritage and legacy has finally received the recognition it deserves and will now receive protection under the National Heritage Resources Act of 1999. The PHS Plaque was ‘unveiled” by Dr Victor Ritchie on Heritage Day, 24 September 2014.
  • An employee at Santam and ex-student of Harold Cressy High School, solicited a donation of R10 000 for the Harold Cressy Bursary Fund from the Santam Staff Volunteerism Programme. Other ex-Cressyites working in the corporate sector are encouraged to explore this avenue of supporting the Harold Cressy Bursary Fund. Employees qualify for funding from these CSI programmes for their participation in charities and community projects.
  • The HCHS Multi-Purpose Hall building plans were approved by the WCED and Heritage Western Cape. The “turning-of-the-sod” ceremony for the hall construction took place at HCHS on 11 September and former educator and principal, Mr Lionel Adriaan, ‘performed the honours’ in front of more than 700    cheering Cressy learners, educators and other stakeholders.
  • The Harold Cressy Wall of Honour Plaque Project was launched in August 2014 and has completely turned around the HCAA fundraising fortunes as more than R1.2 million has flowed into the Cressy Hall Fund during this period enabling the HCAA to achieve its target of R1 million for the final Phase 1 payment.
  • Miles October (Class of 1990) donated a brand new website to the school. His company, Play Sport4Life, was responsible for the design and set-up of the website.
  • The inaugural Cressy Heritage Fun Run/Walk in March 2015 was hugely successful with about 700 members of the Cressy community participating and contributing to its success.
  • The highlight of the past year was without a doubt the mini-celebration of the completion of Phase 1 of the HCHS Multi-Purpose Hall. The project was launched on 16 May 2009 and after 6 years of planning, countless meetings, fundraising activities and events, the construction of Phase 1 was finally completed. An event to celebrate this historic achievement was held in the new hall on 13 June. Amongst the notables attending the event were former principals, Dr Victor Ritchie and Mr. Lionel Adriaan, Professor Crain Soudien (Vice Chancellor – UCT) as well as ex-student and structural engineer on the project, Mr Badroodien (Buddy) Sydow who was given the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the new hall.
  • For the first time in its 65-year history, Harold Cressy High School was able to bid farewell to the matric class of 2015, through their valedictory in its own school hall. The keynote speaker at the valedictory was SA Idols celebrity and ex-Cressyite, Randall Abrahams (Class of 87) whose presence at the event was a pleasant and very exciting surprise for the Class of 2015. The school was also able to use the hall as an examination venue, one of the stated objectives when the project was launched in 2009. See images of the valedictory and examinations attached below:

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The Grade 10s and 11s were able to write their final examinations in the hall. The invigilating during the examinations was a much easier process than in the past.

Future planned Events

Cressy Fun Run/Walk – 3rd April

65th Anniversary Celebration – TBA

Golf Day – TBA

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CRESSYITE ACHIEVEMENTS

Nazreen Bawa: Cressyite in Western Cape takes silk.

President Jacob Zuma made 17 advocates of the Cape Bar senior council. They were conferred silk status on 22nd October 2015. Nazreen Bawa is the first Cressyite woman in the Western Cape to take silk.

Mr Victor Ritchie was excited to hear the news of her achievement. “Being the former principal of Harold Cressy and to hear this news of one of my students late during my retirement is wonderful”, said Mr Ritchie.

She was the recipient of the Anglo American Open Scholarship in 1989, obtained a Bachelor of Business Science and LL.B degrees at UCT, completed pupillage and was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a member of the Cape Bar. She currently serves on the Cape Bar Council and is part of the Transformation Committee. She is approved to serve as chair on Tax Board appeals for SARS. She is also registered as an approved arbitrator for the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa.

Riyaadh Najaar: WCED National Teaching Awards

Riyaadh Najaar, Principal of Spine Road High School received the Kader Asmal Excellance Award at Mutualpark in Pinelands. He received this award at Western Cape’s 16th annual provincial teaching awards ceremony which was held on the 6th November 2015.Mr Najaar said in an interview that he was humbled in receiving the award. “There are so many principals and teachers who work under trying circumstances and putrid conditions but are never accolade for their hard work. We always try to uplift the standards at our disadvantaged schools which are always under resourced. We find joy through the children that we teach. I believe that the human resources at our schools are the most important resources. We do not believe in giving our children second best, because they deserve the best we can offer”

 We salute our Cressyites for their achievements.

Please let me have such other articles that we can share with the Cressy Community.

As always, we remind ourselves of our school motto and proudly declare:

“Volenti Nihil Difficile” – To those who are willing, nothing is too difficult.

 

Wishing you and your families a wonderful and peaceful festive season and happy holidays. 

If you do travel on the roads take care and drive safely.

Enjoy, rest well and have lots of fun!

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Hashim Nacerodien

083 6294298

hashim.cressy@gmail.com

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Harold Cressy High School 2015 Valedictory


On Monday 2nd November Harold Cressy High School 2015 Matriculants made history by having their Valedictory Ceremony in its own multi-purpose school hall. With Phase One being completed, the entire matric body and their parents were allowed to be seated comfortably for the first time in years.

Guests included Dr Shafick Ismail, Chairman of the Harold Cressy Alumni Association, Lionel Adriaan, former Principal of the school, and his wife Maureen Adriaan, Fatima Allie, Hashim Nacerodien and his wife Mareldia, Manie Sonday, Najma Mallick and Mr Williams, Secretary of the Harold Cressy Bursary Association. All of these honourable former students of the school and former staff members have served the school for many years and continue to do so.

The address by Randall Abrahams was followed by representations from each class which were all touching and humorous. It was greatly appreciated that each learner who spoke, first thanked their parents and staff before reminiscing on friendships and lighter moments during their school career.

Thereafter, the Matric Numbers (or letters of Admission to the National Senior Certificate Examination) were handed out by the class teachers.

Academic, Sport and Service Awards were then issued to the Grade 12 students, followed by a musical interlude rendered by Layth Morton from Grade 11L.

The occasion ended with some wonderful photo opportunities and good wishes shared over some light refreshments provided by the school.

The school wishes to thank the staff and the Grade 11 learners who made this event such a success, as well as Fatima Allie for surprising us with Randall Abrahams as our guest speaker.

The Valedictory Event for 2015 was a warm, wonderful one with a fair share of laughter and tears shed by staff, parents, guests and students.

We wish the Matric Class of 2015 well in their future endeavours and ask of them to honour the motto of the school in all aspects of their lives.

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A very touching scene greeted onlookers as the Grade 12 class of 2015 came down the steps leading to the field, having just donned their robes at the pre-fab building

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Parents were already seated in the hall, and the Master of Ceremonies, Mr Behardien, the Deputy Principal, requested that all guests and staff rise as the Matric Class of 2015 entered the hall and took their places at their seats in front of the stage.

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Back 2 School Boogie – Fundraiser


 

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Fundraising effort for Multi-Purpose Hall.
Sunday 6th December at 2pm
Tickets R125.00 each.

Please contact the following Alumni for tickets –

Shafick Ismail – 0825678754
Lionel Adriaan – 0722930325/0219323617
Fatima Allie – 0820663353
Hashim Nacerodien 0836294298
Khalied Isaacs(Principal) – 0214613810(School)/0791466433

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Valedictory: Harold Cressy multi-purpose hall


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Dear Cressy Community

It is the dream of the learners and the educators of the school to hold the Valedictory in the new school hall on Monday the 19th October, just around the corner.

However, we have a stumbling block:  the required fire protection equipment isn’t in place yet. Without this, we will not be allowed to use the hall.  The cost of this equipment, including its separate water supply from the municipality, is R70 000.

Our appeal is thus: do you know anyone who can donate this to the school, or are you willing to contribute to our urgent appeal.

We are prepared to issue a plaque that recognises your contribution together, with a Section 18A Tax Certificate.

“Volenti Nihil Difficile” – To those who are willing, nothing is too difficult.

Banking details:

  • Harold Cressy  Alumni  Association
  • Nedbank Savings Account
  • Account No:  2025483953
  • Branch: Parow
  • Branch Code: 102510
  • Reference: Your name (FEA)

Warm Regards

Hashim Nacerodien

083 6294298

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Feedback July/August 2015


Good Day All

Attached below is the feedback for July and August.

Extracts of The Tribute to Peter Douglas Meyer by Mr Adriaan as presented at the Memorial Gathering held in the Harold Cressy Multi-Purpose Hall on 1 August 2015.

24/09/1938 – 24/07/2015

The life of the iconic, legendary Cressyite, PETER DOUGLAS MEYER, affectionately called “MEYERTJIE”.

Peter studied and graduated at UCT and started teaching in 1960 at Alexander Sinton High School for a brief spell, after which he continued his teaching career at Harold Cressy where Edgar Maurice was Principal.

Incidentally, Peter was one of the first Cressy matriculants.

He progressively assumed posts in the teaching profession: Assistant Teacher to Special Grade Assistant, then Head of Department to Deputy Principal and, finally, Principal in 1991 after Victor Ritchie had retired. After serving as Principal for 6 years, he retired at the end of 1996.

Peter Meyer was very versatile, and took an interest in, and actively involved in, a wide and diverse range of organisations, such as WPSSSU(Secretary), SASSSA, SACOS, Trafalgar Swimming Club, Silvertree  Educare Centre, Workers’ Organisation for Socialist Action(WOSA), Karate Club, Hands Off District Six(HOD), Harold Cressy Bursary Fund, Harold Cressy Alumni Association, etc.

He had a tremendous work ethic, was quietly efficient, down to earth, without any frills (“What you see is what you get”), brutally honest, analytical and critical of the world beyond just Mathematics. It was Gail White who said that she will remember Mr Meyer for a long time “not least for the Pythagoras Theorem”.

Peter Meyer believed that a meaningful education in this country should be one that is compulsory, free, equal, unsegregated, non-racial, non-sexist, holistic with the express aim of producing well-rounded, worthy and productive citizens of this country, eradicating poverty, inequalities, ethnicity and with the primary focus on improved literacy and numeracy.

He was also a visionary. He was instrumental in extending education beyond the borders of South Africa by enabling Harold Cressy to establish educational and social exchange links with schools in Shetland Islands, Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic and Japan in what is known as the Global Classroom Partnership (GCP). The school discontinued its involvement in the project, which is now in its 19th year of existence; South Peninsula High School is currently the only South African partner. I am convinced that many teachers as well as students accrued enormous benefits from their participation in this project.

I am sure that if Peter Meyer had to be here today he would have agreed whole heartedly that we should have a fresh, serious and hard look again at the motto of Harold Cressy, adopt it and make it our way of life.  The motto says – “Volenti nihil difficile”: translated it means “to those who are willing, nothing is difficult”!

Long live the memory of Peter Meyer, long live!

May all the ideals and principles practised, fought for and defended by him be realised in this troubled and divided political and social mileu.

Aluta continua!

Hamba Kahle! I thank you!

ACHIEVEMENT

Congratulations to Mr David De Storie, Physics and Maths teacher at Harold Cressy High School, joint winner of the 2015 STELLA CLARK TEACHER’S AWARD AT UCT. Each year UCT students and staff are invited to nominate a teacher who is currently teaching in a secondary school and who, in their opinion, deserves recognition for years of dedicated teaching to students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Mr De Storie was nominated by Class of 2014 headboy, Yameen Motala who is currently studying at UCT.

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ACHIEVEMENT


Congratulations to Mr David De Storie, Physics and Maths teacher at Harold Cressy High School, joint winner of the 2015 STELLA CLARK TEACHER’S AWARD AT UCT. Each year UCT students and staff are invited to nominate a teacher who is currently teaching in a secondary school and who, in their opinion, deserves recognition for years of dedicated teaching to students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Mr De Storie was nominated by Class of 2014 headboy, Yameen Motala who is currently studying at UCT.

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Monthly Feedback May/June 2015


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Good Day All

Attached below is the feedback for May & June.

The Harold Cressy High School Multi-Purpose Hall Project, Phase 1.

  • Project progress: Completion of the roof in May marked a significant moment in the project. The execution of all the other outstanding construction items since then has resulted in the completion of Phase 1.
  • The HCAA would again like to thank all members of the Cressy community and other benefactors who contributed in any way to the progress and completion of Phase 1. Special gratitude is extended to the project professional team whose contribution has been substantial. The rand value of their pro bono and massively discounted services for Phase 1 is estimated to be at least R500 000.
  • An event to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 was held in the new hall on 13 June. The event served the dual purpose of launching Phase 2 and amongst those attending, were former principals, Dr Victor Ritchie and Mr. Lionel Adriaan, Professor Crain Soudien (Vice Chancellor – UCT) as well as ex-student and structural engineer on the project, Mr Badroodien (Buddy) Sydow who was given the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the new hall. An overview of the project was presented and an insight was given into the way forward with regard to Phase 2.

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Monthly Feedback April 2015


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Good Day All

  • April was an interesting month with all the public holidays which we hope you enjoyed.
  • The Project Committee extends a message of immense gratitude to all those who came forward to honour their pledges. As a result the shortfall to complete Phase 1 has been reduced from R130 000 to under R50 000.
  • Due to some unforeseen construction delays, the scheduled completion date of Phase 1 has now been extended to 10 June.

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Archive 7: Monthly Feedback March 2015


This is the 7th in a series of posts leading up to Phase 2 of the Multi-purpose Hall project. These posts comprise of the alumni association newsletters that were sent out over the last few months to inform the alumni of the project’s progress.

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Good Day All

 

  • Wow! We wish that there are many more months like the one we experienced in March.
  • There is still, however, a shortfall of about R130 000 for the construction of Phase 1 which is scheduled to be completed within the next few weeks. We desperately need follow through on all the outstanding ‘Wall of Honour’ pledges as we only have a few weeks to achieve our target.
  • Site and construction progress since the last update: The construction of the stage area and plastering of the walls has almost been completed. The roof is next in line for completion.
  • Your assistance is again requested with marketing of the ‘WOH’ Plaque Project. Please let us have contact details of “Cressyites” or any other benefactors within your circle of family or friends. Referrals have contributed significantly to our progress during the last 8 months.
  • The way forward – we are presently brainstorming ideas for the funding of Phase 2 which includes construction of the kitchen, toilets and foyers. We have a long way but with your input and support, we proudly declare that “To those who are willing, nothing is too difficult.”
  • The Harold Cressy Heritage 5km Fun Run/Walk took place on Sunday 15th March 2015. The buzz before and after this inaugural Harold Cressy Heritage Fun Run/Walk was unbelievable. The turnout exceeded our expectations with more than 600 participants on the day resulting in a profit in excess of R24 000 which will benefit the Cressy Hall Fund. Both young and old had great fun being part of yet another ‘first’ Harold Cressy High School. The route was ideal, the weather perfect and the efficient organising of the event by Itheko Events Management made it such an overwhelming success. The ‘ever present’ and one of the most loyal ex-Cressyites, Omar Ebrahim (Class of 1980), was there with his sound system to contribute to the positive vibe. There is already great support for this to be an annual event and we will be meeting with Itheko shortly to explore this possibility.
  • The search is on for a potential title sponsor for the 2016 Cressy Heritage Fun Run/Walk and we therefore appeal to you to let us know of any company or business that would be interested.
  • Harold Cressy HS learners were given collection lists as an additional fundraising tool for the multi-purpose hall. The response has been heartening and to date they have raised R26 000 and we therefore wish to thank them for this tremendous effort.

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Archive 6: Monthly Feedback February 2015


This is the 6th in a series of posts leading up to Phase 2 of the Multi-purpose Hall project. These posts comprise of the alumni association newsletters that were sent out over the last few months to inform the alumni of the project’s progress.

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Good Day All

  • There is still a shortfall of about R200 000 for the construction of Phase 1 which is scheduled to be completed within the next two months. It would therefore be greatly appreciated if all those who have made pledges to the Wall of Honour Plaque Project, could make payment as soon as possible. Contributions for 20 pledges to the value of about R60 000 are still outstanding.
  • The HCHS MPH Project Team has regular site meetings and has encouraged everyone to visit the school for a first-hand experience of the project progress.
  • You are also kindly requested to assist with marketing of the ‘WOH’ Plaque Project by forwarding contact details of “Cressyites” or any other benefactors within your circle of family or friends.
  • Please also visit the recently launched HCHS website: cressy.co.za – the site is populated with start-up information and we require your contributions/suggestions to expand its content. Any feedback would be appreciated.
  • The way forward – we need everyone’s support with the “Wall of Honour” and Corporate Plaque Project. We have a long way but with your support and “To those who are willing, nothing is too difficult.”
  • Our next fundraising event is the Harold Cressy Heritage 5km Fun Run/Walk on Sunday 15th March 2015. Please join us for what we hope to be the inauguration of an annual Harold Cressy Heritage Fun Run/Walk. Spread the news amongst your family and friends and enjoy a healthy morning of fun.

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Archive 5: Monthly Feedback November/December 2014


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This is the 5th in a series of posts leading up to Phase 2 of the Multi-purpose Hall project. These posts comprise of the alumni association newsletters that were sent out over the last few months to inform the alumni of the project’s progress.

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Good Day All

Despite the lull in the ‘Wall of Honour’ Plaque Project participation over the holiday period, we have been able to edge closer to our target required for completion of Phase 1.

  • The building contractor has been on site since 12 January and is employing additional staff to ensure that the target completion date of Phase 1 of the HCHS Multi-Purpose Hall is met.
  • You are encouraged to visit the site to share in the sense of satisfaction that is already being felt by members of the Project Team and all at Harold Cressy High School.
  • The Wall of Honour Plaque Project update: Payments in excess of R400 000 have been received from more than 100 individual and various corporate plaques but we are still R250 000 short of the amount required to complete Phase 1. Contributions for 23 pledges to the value of about R80 000 are still outstanding and it would therefore be greatly appreciated if an effort could be made to pay this as soon as possible.
  • You are also kindly requested to assist with marketing of the ‘WOH’ Plaque Project by forwarding contact details of “Cressyites” or any other benefactors within your circle of family or friends.
  • Please visit the recently launched HCHS website: cressy.co.za – the site is populated with start-up information and we require your contributions/suggestions to expand its content. Any feedback would be appreciated.
  • The “Blame it on the Boogie” fundraising show was a huge success. Thank you for your support.
  • The Classes of 78 & 79 brunch/mini-reunion fundraising event has been rescheduled. The event will marketed on Facebook and will be open to all Cressyites and other benefactors.
  • The way forward – we need everyone’s support with the “Wall of Honour” and Corporate Plaque Project. We have a long way but with your support and “To those who are willing, nothing is too difficult.”
  • Our next fundraising effort is the Harold Cressy Heritage 5km Fun Run/Walk on Sunday 22nd February 2015. Please join us in the inauguration of this Annual Event.

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Archive 4: Monthly Feedback October 2014


This is the 4th in a series of posts leading up to Phase 2 of the Multi-purpose Hall project. These posts comprise of the alumni association newsletters that were sent out over the last few months to inform the alumni of the project’s progress.

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‘Wall of Honour’ Plaque Project participation has been a little slower than the previous two months but we are very encouraged by the growing interest shown in this exciting initiative.

  • We are pleased to advise that the foundations of the Multi-Purpose Hall were cast by the building contractor during the last week – see photographs attached.
  • If at all possible, please visit the site to witness the progress being made as it is already giving the Alumni Committee and everyone at HCHS a sense of satisfaction and reward.
  • The Wall of Honour Plaque Project update: At this stage 71 black, 16 bronze, 3 silver, 1 platinum and 4 gold plaques have been paid for. Contributions for 25 pledges are still outstanding and it would be greatly appreciated if an effort could be made to pay this as soon as possible.
  • The number of “Cressyites” on the new database is growing steadily and at this stage, there are just over 490 names on it.
  • We urge you to forward contact details of any other “Cressyites” within your circle of friends and family.
  • The school’s new website was launched on 25th October 2014 at the reunion of the Class of 1990. We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to Miles October for his tremendous contribution. Not only has he donated the website to Harold Cressy High School, but he has also made a commitment to provide (company) support with management of the site. Pleasevisit the website: cressy.co.za – the site is populated with start-up information and will be developed over the next few months. Any feedback would be appreciated.
  • Our next fundraising effort is the “Blame it on the Boogie” musical show at the CTICC on Sunday 14 December (8pm) and Tuesday 16 December (the public holiday – @4pm). The show is directed by ex-Cressyite, Rafiek Mammon, who has discounted the first 100 and kindly donated the additional 100 to the hall project. The show features exciting local talent performing popular songs from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. Please contact Mr Lionel Adriaan (021 9323617/0722930325) and myself for tickets. Cost per ticket is only R100 (retails at R125) and the proceeds will be donated to the Multipurpose Hall Project Fund.
  • Please also diarise 17 January 2015 – Classes of 78 & 79 will be hosting a breakfast/brunch/mini-reunion as a fundraising initiative for the hall project. The event will be open to all Cressyites and everyone is encouraged to support it. Please watch this space and Facebook for more details.
  • The way forward – we need everyone’s support with the “Wall of Honour” and corporate plaques as we have a long way to go and depend on your support.

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Archive 3: Monthly Feedback September 2014


This is the 3rd in a series of posts leading up to Phase 2 of the Multi-purpose Hall project. These posts comprise of the alumni association newsletters that were sent out over the last few months to inform the alumni of the project’s progress.

Good Day All

September has been a hectic month; everything seems to have come alive!

  • Monday 1st September the HCHS Project Team met with the WCED Project Manager to submit a motivation and request for additional funding due to substantial extra costs that will be incurred as a result of the unique site conditions – extra civil works due to soil conditions, retainer walls, drainage etc.
  • Thursday 4th September the building contractor was selected and appointed following the tender process.
  • Monday 8th September the site was handed over to the building contractor, Matamela Consulting.
  • Thursday 11th September the “turning-of-the-sod” ceremony took place at the site.

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Archive 2: Monthly Feedback August 2014


This is the 2nd in a series of posts leading up to Phase 2 of the Multi-purpose Hall project. These posts comprise of the alumni association newsletters that were sent out over the last few months to inform the alumni of the project’s progress.

Good Day All

  • On 14 August 2014 the Council of Heritage Western Cape unanimously decided that Harold Cressy High School officially be declared a Provincial Heritage Site (PHS) under the National Heritage Resources Act of 1999.
  • The “Unveiling” of the PHS plaque will take place on Wednesday 24th September 2014 (Heritage day) at 14h00 and we would like you to be part of this auspicious occasion. Invitations will be despatched in due course.
  • The official launch of the ‘Wall of Honour’ will also take place at the abovementioned event.
  • The tender process for Phase 1 of the multi-purpose hall project was completed on 19th August and we are now in the process of selecting a building contractor with a view to commencing construction within the next month or so.

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Archive 1: Plaque Mini-Launch Recap


This is the first in a series of posts leading up to Phase 2 of the Multi-purpose Hall project. These posts comprise of the alumni association newsletters that were sent out over the last few months to inform the alumni of the project’s progress.

05/08/2014

Good Day All

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to you for attending the Mini Launch of the plaques and information session at such short notice.

Quick recap:
• The professional team explained the concept of the multi-purpose hall and the deadlines that we have to meet.
• Dr Shafick Ismail explained the reason for the funds required to enable us to meet the deadline set by the WCED.
• Khalied Isaacs, Principal, advised of the challenges facing the school and the availability of the multi-purpose hall once    completed.
• Dr Ismail and Hashim Nacerodien gave input as to how we are going to raise the R1m by the deadline by launching the    ‘Wall of Honour’ plaques and other plaques for the business community. The concept of a title sponsor for the multi-      purpose hall was explained.
• We confirmed that the existing Facebook page will be revamped.
• A new database of Cressyites will be started with those that attended this launch.
• The individuals that attended will let us have contact details of their “Cressy family”.
• Those that attended will try and solicit participation from their “Cressy family” that they are in contact with and will cc    Hashim Nacerodien.
• The existing website will be closed and a new one will be opened.
• We are also looking for business leads to market the plaques to.
• A monthly update will be sent to those on the database.
• Mr Adriaan then summed up the launch and his esteemed involvement with the alumni committee.
• Any ideas and suggestions would be very welcome.
• Our banking details are:
Harold Cressy Alumni Association
Account Nedbank Savings Account
Account No 2025483953
Branch Parow.

Please advise Hashim Nacerodien when payment is done.
Once again thank you for your enthusiastic participation at the Mini Launch.

Hashim Nacerodien
0836294298
hashim.nacerodien@mf.co.za

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Running towards a brighter future


With Phase 1 of the Harold Cressy Multi-purpose Hall near completion, the school is working hard to procure funds for Phase 2. Sunday the 15th March saw over 600 members of the community come together to raise some of the funds by participating in the 1st annual Harold Cressy Heritage Fun Run/Fun Walk. Cape Town weather has been rather unpredictable of late, but even Mother Nature was playing nice that morning.

The event started and ended at the school, recently branded a Provincial Heritage Site. Some of the scenery along the route included the historic fields of District Six, the Parliamentary buildings and the Company Gardens. All participants, whether they were competing for time or simply enjoying the walk, were awarded a medal upon completion and served complementary refreshments. Music contributed to the vibrant atmosphere at the finish line where food stalls were setup for the participants while they waited for the lucky draw to take place, of which there were countless prizes to hand out.

Every aspect of the event ran smoothly thanks to the professionalism of Itheko Events Management. The event was ably supported by Jive, Big Boy Transport, Big Boy Crockery, SecurityWise and District Six Museum. The alumni committee is working on finding a title sponsor for this annual event. It is the hope that this event grows from strength to strength each year, in parallel with the growth of the school.

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Opening of a BOOK CLUB room for our students


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A splendid event was held on the 10 February 2015: The opening of a Book Club room that would serve as a home for four student societies, namely the Drama Society, Reading Buddies, Reading on Kindles and the Debating Society.

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