St Francis Bay – 2018 was another great year for the children of Sea Vista Primary and St Francis College, with many sporting and academic successes throughout the year for the local children.
To help celebrate outstanding achievements from the local pupils, Capital Land and the Village Square Shopping Centre set up their Academic Prize Program a number of years ago. This goal of this program is to reward the learners with prizes for their hard work, as well as to incentivize and motivate others to do well and to possibly win awards and accolades in the future.
The small local community, consisting of St Francis and environs, has a number of very motivated and industrious learners, and this awards program is a salute to their hard work and dedication. Achievements were recognized, and individuals were rewarded for the 2018-year in two recent prize-giving awards.
The Academic Prize Program was initiated with Sea Vista Primary in 2015, and has been ongoing annually to great support and excitement from the learners, as well as from school staff. Every year all the learners present at the prize giving wait with bated breath to see who is going to be recognized for his or her successes, and awarded a prize.
The Village Square Academic Prize is the name of the annual award that is awarded to, in the case of Sea Vista Primary, the scholar with the top academic marks in the Junior Phase, Intermediate Phase and Senior Phase.
The prize per child consists of a merit certificate and a gift voucher from local stationary store The Stationery Butler.
The Senior Phase Prize Winners names are also engraved on the floating merit board.
This year’s Phase Winners were:
Foundation Phase: Cayminne Kapang.
Intermediate Phase: Berven Titus.
Senior Phase: Mitcanchia Meyer and
Capital Land’s Facilities Manager in St Francis, Marius Botha, handed out these awards to fanfare and applause at the recent prize giving. “The topic of the night was to respect others and be good mannered,” said Botha of the successful prize-giving evening. “It seems it was the motto for the year for the school, and you can see it through the behaviour of the children and approach of the teachers.”
Capital Land also has an annual award for St Francis College, handed out at the final assembly of the year. The award is known as the Village Square Merit Award, and it goes to the Highest Academic Result in Grade 6. This year the prize went to a delighted Emily Cownie for consistently achieving excellent results throughout the year. The Capital Land Centre Administrator in St Francis Bay, Robyn Stewart, graciously handed over the Village Square Merit Award to a beaming Emily.
Capital Land and the Village Square Shopping Centre are proud to be involved in these awards and are always thrilled to reward hard work and effort from the local learners. The Academic Prize Program is an ongoing program, and Capital Land has announced their continued support of it going forward.