President's Award Gold Standard achieved - St Andrew's College

President’s Award Gold Standard achieved

French Class
November 26, 2021
Book Review – Memoirs of a Born Free
November 26, 2021
French Class
November 26, 2021
Book Review – Memoirs of a Born Free
November 26, 2021

President’s Award Gold Standard achieved

Matthew Grunewald (Grade 12) has achieved the Gold Standard of the President’s Award, which is affiliated with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Matthew completed 108 hours of community service, where the minimum required hours are 72. He volunteered as a first aider at many sports fixtures and with Gardmed. Matthew also completed a number of hours through the school’s community service opportunities, and he helped host at the East Cape School’s Experience.

Air rifle qualified as Matthew’s sport component of the award. He has been a valued member of the College Shooting Club over the past 5 years and Matthew has achieved Colours for Shooting.

Matthew’s skill component of the award was rock climbing. He is a keen and talented climber and achieved Open Men’s SA Colours for climbing and Honours for climbing.

The Grade 10 John Jones Fish River Journey qualified as the adventurous component for the Gold award.

Matthew participated in the student exchange programme at Ridley College in Canada. This opportunity for growth, new challenges and experiences in a different environment qualified as his residential project for the Gold award.

Well done, Matthew. This is an excellent achievement.

Ayomide Israel-Akinbo (Grade 12) has achieved the Gold Standard of the President’s Award, which is affliated with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Ayomide has completed 86 hours of community service. He was actively involved in the Interact Club for many years, where he helped with a variety of activities of service within the local communities. He was also part of the Nombulelo community library project.

Ayomide’s sport involvement was rugby and he enjoyed being part of a team, staying fit and learning new skills.

The Grade 10 John Jones Fish River Journey qualified as the adventurous component and the residential project for the Gold standard award.

Ayomide’s skill component of the award was chapel choir. The Choirmaster report for Ayomide states that he was “always present, always on time, always improving and an invaluable member of the bass section of the choir.”

Well done, Ayomide. This is an excellent achievement.

Oliver Rose (Grade 12) has achieved the Gold Standard of the President’s Award, which is affoliated with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Oliver has completed 72 hours of community service. A few of the service projects that he was involved with were packing and distributing food parcels for the homeless through an organization, Cool2serve. He was actively involved in the Jozana exchange, where he served as the host and showed the visiting school and students around our campus. Oliver also helped our marketing department with the East Cape Experience.

Oliver’s participation in the Rugby Club qualified as his sport component. He has been a valued member of the College Rugby Club over the past 5 years. His coach commented that Oliver has worked hard on his game and he developed into a clever rugby player with a great skillset and he was able to perform a number of different roles within the context of the team.

Oliver’s skill component of the award was completing a scuba diving course and he obtained an Open Water 1 qualification.

The Grade 10 John Jones Fish River Journey qualified as the adventurous component and the residential project for the award. Oliver’s Journey leader commented that Oliver is a strong young man who did well to complete his journey.

He is commended for his sense of comradeship that he displayed during the cycling days where he would go back to help and encourage those who were struggling. He showed great leadership qualities and a sense of self.

Well done, Oliver. This is an excellent achievement.