St Andrew’s College Speech Day took place in the Monument’s Guy Butler Theatre yesterday afternoon. The theme of Speech Day 2022 was: Wherever this journey may lead you. Mlibo Xyoteni, Master of Ceremonies, took all on a journey though music, drama, creative writing and personal reflections.
Speech Day began with the St Andrew’s College and DSG choirs, orchestras and ensembles performing Gaudeamus Igitur – Ignaz Walter.
Speech Day Performances included:
Nongqongqo (To those we love), by Miriam Makeba, performed by the Chamber Choir
Allegretto, Benjamin Godard, performed by Aidan Reynolds on flute accompanied by Catherine Foxcroft
Creative writing pieces by Matthew Kruse – A place I loved as a child; Luke Freimond – Johannesburg; Alastair de Kock – If.
Drama performances included:
Siswe Banzi is dead, Written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, performed by Zenande Simani
Guests of Honour was Mr Neels Heunis who presented the prizes to the boys.
Addresses were made by the Interim Headmaster, Mr Aidan Smith, the Chairman of Council, Mr Jacko Maree. Head of School, Nicholas Lane, gave the vote of thanks to Mr Neels Heunis and then addressed the audience.