Blackmore House Awards Dinner

This prestigious end of year celebratory event was held in October 2019.

The House Mother, Mrs Hellenberg, and staff went all out to ensure that the décor was representative of this much awaited occasion.

Mr Pinheiro, the Head Master, and Mrs Pinheiro, were the Guests of Honour and Mrs Ardé, the Superintendent’s wife, also attended. Former Superintendent, Bryan Adam, and his wife were also welcome guests.

The young men of Blackmore’s thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful dinner provided by Peppers & Pans, as well as an entertaining speech by the Guest Speaker, Mr Jeremy Oddy.

Mr Edwin Govender, the Senior House Master, then shared a thought providing speech with the boarders, while Mr Ardé was asked to tell a story of two of his professional soccer days with African Wanderers Soccer Club.

The Head Prefect, Xhanti Njokweni, then made his farewell speech on behalf of all the exiting Grade 12s, who all received tokens of appreciation from the House.

Entertainment was also provided by the FAB4 ‐ all boarders of the House who performed a number of musical items for the audience. Quincy Hitler, the new 2020 School Head Prefect who is a member of Blackmore House, led the talented group of performers who entertained all in attendance.

As has become tradition, the prize giving was followed by the announcement of the Acting Prefects for 2020. These appointments will be confirmed at the beginning of the 2020 School Year.

Mr Pinheiro was most complimentary about this celebratory dinner and the impeccable manners of the Blackmore House gentlemen.

With the DHS Boarding Establishment celebrating 125 years of existence in 2020, the boarders of Blackmore House look forward to this prestigious occasion and will no doubt continue to be the backbone of excellence at School.

A Golf Day and Blackmore House Old Boys Dinner is planned to be held in November 2020 and all the Old Boys will be informed early in the new year of the events. It is hoped that all Blackmore House Old Boys will attend these events and celebrate the momentous contribution that the House has made to DHS over the past 125 years.

The following awards were presented at the Dinner:

Special Awards:
Grade 12 Dux – Nhlakanipho Nene
The ‘Bowley’ Trophy for Dedication – Nhlakanipho Nene
The Lockyear Good Fellowship Award – Lindumkhosi Ndlovu
The De Ricquebourg Award for Leadership and Rugby – Taariq Kruger

Academic Achievers of the Year:
Grade 12 – Nhlakanipho Nene
Grade 11 – Quincy Hitler
Grade 10 – Auyrv Indurjecth
Grade 9 – Michael Russel
Grade 8 – Troy Getkate

Excellence in Sport and Cultural Activities:
Grade 12 – Taariq Kruger
Grade 11 –  Kwanele Manukuza
Grade 10 –  Mpho Ndaba
Grade 9 – Bagcine Gqweta
Grade 8 – Liam Ruiters

Excellence in Sport and Cultural Activities:
Grade 12 – Matthew Delderfield & Xhanti Njokweni
Grade 11 – Sinakhokonke Dhlomo & Sonqoba Makhanya
Grade 10 – Mpho Ndaba & Sishesihle Msweli
Grade 9 – Owen Morgenrood & Mpilikhoma Ndlazi
Grade 8 – Daniel Delderfield & Gert Burger

Team Players of the Year:
Grade 12 – Setjhaba Mathuse
Grade 11 – Hlumelo Noncembu
Grade 10 – Mpho Ndaba
Grade 9 – Gagcine Gqweta
Grade 8 – Gert Burger

Mr L Ardé
Superintendent Blackmore House

 


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