Spar Superstars 2024

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Junior & Senior Primary

Amahle Magxala

Hlanganani Preparatory

Humble Amahle excels in hockey

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Amahle is a Grade 6 learner at Hlanganani Preparatory.
She is respectful, humble and kind. She is consistently neat and well-presented at all times.
Amahle is diligent and dedicated to her school work and has achieved excellent results. She has a competitive spirit resulting in her striving to achieve her best at all times.
Her favourite sport is netball, but she also excels in hockey, where she has been selected to play for the Ugu U12 girls’ team.

Ella Bunge

Izotsha Primary

Ella is a champion swimmer

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Ella Bunge is a Grade 7 learner at Izotsha Primary and describes herself as a determined, goal-driven, motivated, helpful, caring, enthusiastic and positive person.
She maintains a healthy balance between her demanding extra-curricular commitments, school work and spending time with friends and family.
Her sporting codes are swimming, athletics and hockey. She was awarded the Senior Victrix Ludorum at the recent inter-house gala after winning all her individual races and breaking three records. She was recently selected for the SKZN swimming team and attended the KZN Gala, where she won three silver medals and one gold.
She qualified for the South African Junior Champs recently. Ella represented KZN at the South African Schools’ Gala, where she achieved three bronze medals.
Her hobbies are reading, fishing, snorkelling and motorbike riding. She enjoys spending time with friends, being active and spending time outdoors.
Ella displays good leadership skills and was recently elected as a prefect.

Kay-Lee Delport

Suid-Natal Primêr

Kay-Lee Delport is ’n jong ster

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Kay-Lee Delport, ‘n graad 7-leerder by Suid-Natal Primêr, skitter helder in akademie, sport en kultuur.
Sy is ‘n veelsydige leerder met stérk leierseienskappe en daarom ook gekies as onderhoofdogter (2024).
Kay-Lee blink uit in alles wat sy aanpak. Sy handhaaf ‘n akademiese gemiddeld van meer as 80%.
Op die sportveld presteer sy uitstekend in swem, atletiek, landloop en hokkie.
Kay-Lee is ‘n trotse swem-ouderdomswenner vir opeenvolgende jare vanaf graad 2 tot 7 en het ‘n paar Victrix Ludorum-trofeës verwerf. Sy het ook deelgeneem aan die KZN-uitdunne.
Die jonge dame het passie vir die skool se kultuuraktiwiteite daarby. Sy neem deel en presteer in redenaars, koor, snelspel, eisteddfod en dans.
Buite skoolverband, steek Kay-Lee die dansvloer aan die brand met hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical and musical theatre.
Sy is voorwaar ‘n uitblinker en ‘n Super-Suidie-Ster.

Thuso Mavundla

Margate Primary

Thuso is a bowling ‘machine’

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Thuso Mavundla is a cricket star in the making. The U13 cricketer has excelled in the sport, especially with the ball.
In a recent match he took four wickets in four successive balls. That is something quite special and rare in the game.
He has an ability to swing the ball a lot, and occasionally spins it as well.
Despite this wonderful achievement he has remained humble and respectful.
He’s a young boy with impeccable manners and shows a caring attitude towards his peers.
This is not to say he is not competitive, he is, for sure.
Thuso played for the Southern KZN U11 cricket team last year and looks set to make the U13 team later in the year, especially if he keeps up these results.
He also takes his academics seriously (not attending a tour earlier in the year because it clashed with tests) and is proud of his school, Margate Primary.

Karlo Jacobs

Suid-Natal Primêre skool

Karlo Jacobs: ‘n Ster by Suid-Natal Primêr

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Karlo Jacobs skyn nie verniet as Suid-Natal Primêr se hoofseun nie. Hy is ‘n trotse leerder wat altyd teenwoordig is.
Karlo is ‘n deel van die eerste krieketspan en speel al sedert O11 vir SKZN krieket.
Verlede jaar was hy ook gesamentlik die krieketspeler van die jaar en werk hard om daardie trofee weer te verower. Hy het reeds vanjaar deelgeneem aan Glenwood se krieketfees en het sy staanpunt teenoor die top skole van Durban bewys.
Soos die meeste seuns, geniet Karlo ook rugby en was verlede jaar deel van Suidies se eerste span en Laer Suidkus span.
Hy is weer gekies vir die eerste span rugby en sal saam die Suidies toer aan die einde van Kwartaal 1.
Karlo neem ook altyd deel aan atletiek en swem en besef dat hoewel hy nie in alles uitblink nie, deelname is waaroor dit gaan, en dit geniet hy ten volle. Dit is nie net op sportgebied waar hy uitblink nie.
Hy handhaaf ook goeie akademiese persentasies om te verseker dat hy sy goue akademiese sertifikaat aan die einde van die jaar verdien.
Op kultuurgebied is hy ‘n ‘go getter’ en laat hy nie ‘n geleentheid verby gaan nie. Vriendelik, behulpsaam, nederig en hardwerkend.
Dit is Karlo.

Usiphile Cele

Hlanganani Preparatory School

Accolades for Usiphile

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Usiphile Cele is a Grade 2 learner at Hlanganani Preparatory School. One of the most striking characteristics about him are his excellent manners and the pride he takes in his appearance, as he is always well groomed.
Usiphile performs well in all his subjects and boasts a remarkable command of the English language. He has an excellent level of discipline and completes all given tasks to the best of his ability. His school work is always up to standard.
Usiphile has a welcoming and friendly personality. Usiphile was awarded a high achiever accolade at the school’s year end awards function in 2023.

High School

Ethan Zechariah Mohan

Port Shepstone Secondary

Ethan aspires to be an astrophysicist

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Ethan Zechariah Mohan is a master in his own league and a Grade 10 learner from Port Shepstone Secondary.
Not only is he a food connoisseur, a piano virtuoso and an animal lover, but he gives his teachers a run for their money in chess and can solve all of the possible 43 quintillion scrambles on a Rubik’s cube in under 30 seconds.
He has produced outstanding accolades, excelling above everyone’s expectations. Last year, he placed first at the Afrikaans speech contest and was awarded a silver medal at the regional Eskom science expo. He participated in the Mathematics and Science Olympiads. He achieved nine distinctions in 2023 and was placed fifth in the grade.
His use of charismatic one-liners and incredible problem-solving ability will assist as he desires to acquire his PhD in astrophysics.

Jaiden Govender

Port Shepstone Secondary

Jaiden aces gateway subjects

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Jaiden Govender is a discerning and highly motivated Grade 12 learner at Port Shepstone Secondary. He is a top academic achiever with an affinity towards Mathematics, Accounting and Physical Sciences and often participates in these subject-related Olympiads.
His results at primary school are worthy of praise as he maintained first position from Grades 1 to 7, and he was the recipient of the Dux award.
Jaiden’s latest achievements include attending courses at Cisco Networking Academy and the Engineering Winter School Programme 2023 at UKZN Howard College in Durban.
In addition, he was selected to attend the UKZN Bursary and Scholarship Information Session 2023. He represented the school at the Ugu District ‘Take a Child to Work Day’ as well as the week long 58th Annual Leadership Course held by the Rotary Club at Port Shepstone at Port Shepstone High School .
His friendly and respectful disposition naturally sees him go out of his way to help and mentor his peers. He is not only diligent in the classroom but enjoys a good game of volleyball and soccer when he is not reading, angling or participating in beach clean-up initiatives. Recently, he was a supporter of the Santa Shoebox Project.
Jaiden wishes to pursue a career in the field of engineering.

Tatum Krishna

Creston College

Tatum to represent SA in Germany

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Tatum Krishna, a Grade 8 learner at Creston College, recently attended the South African Dance Teachers’ Association (SADTA) Prestige Awards ceremony for KZN, where her outstanding achievements in dance were recognised.
Tatum received the following SADTA provincial awards: Disco Dance Solo 13/14, Disco Slow Solo 13/14 and Disco Small Groups 13/16.
Additionally, Tatum has qualified to represent South Africa in Disco Small Groups at this year’s IDO Disco and Disco Freestyle Championship in Mülheim, Germany, from October 24 to 27.

Shayden Gouveia

Port Shepstone High

Shayden is a cricket all-rounder of note

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Shayden Gouveia, a Grade 11 learner at Port Shepstone High began his cricket journey in Grade 1, at the age of seven.
He honed his skills playing mini-cricket, and ever since, has continued to improve his bowling and batting.
He was selected for the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union in Grades 5, 8, 9, 10, and 11. Unfortunately, the pandemic disrupted his progress in Grades 6 and 7.
Shayden proudly participated in the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Festival in Durban in 2018 and the prestigious Glenwood Festival.
Under the guidance of the legendary Robbie Coutts, he transformed from a gifted off-spin bowler into a thrilling pace bowler. Robbie also helped him refine his batting skills, making him a well-rounded cricketer.
Shayden has played for the senior men’s team at Port Shepstone Country Club.
In addition, he plays first team cricket. In a recent game against Southcity Christian School, he scored 135 runs off 138 balls, with Sheppie High’s first team going on to bowl Southcity out for 127 runs, with Shayden taking 4 wickets for 28 runs.
He finds immense joy in the fact that cricket is a team sport and cherishes having his teammates by his side.
He is brimming with excitement to see where his cricket journey takes him next.

Thank you for voting for your Spar Superstar and for giving them a chance to win a SPAR Voucher

 

Voting for the first quarterly winners closes on 9th May 2024. One junior/senior primary and one high school winner will be chosen based on the number of votes. Maximum of one vote per person. Look out for the SPAR Superstar winners in the Highway Mail May 24th edition.

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