13 Top Achiever Cambridge Awards in South Africa in 7 Years
Once again Rundle College has excelled in academics! Each year Cambridge Assessment International Education announce the winners of top academic awards. This could be top in country, high achievement or even world ranking amongst various subjects offered by Cambridge. We are extremely proud to congratulate three of our students who have excelled in this regard. Michael-John Martin, Humairaa Adam and Yaasir Adam all received recognition from Cambridge for High Achievement in the 2021 academic year. Michael-John received this for his achievement in the May/June examination sitting for Environmental Management at AS level. Humairaa also received a High Achievement award in Arabic for AS level while her brother Yaasir received the High Achievement award for Arabic at Advance Level. A special note I believe also needs to be mentioned in all three of these students’ individual cases. Michael-John managed to achieve this amazing result while working mostly online due to the lockdown, while both Humairaa and Yaasir both were able to obtain this accolade while studying this subject independently. These are extremely high achievements and I am proud to congratulate them accordingly.
Dr Stuart Colesky
Well done Roger Wessels! The British Amateur was recently played and it was an amazing week for South African Golf, but also for KeNako Academy Head Coach and GolfRSA National Coach Roger Wessels. The 36-hole British Amateur stroke play qualifier was won by Jono Broomhead, with coach Roger Wessels caddying for him. Then Aldrich Potgieter went on to win the 127th Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes, becoming the third South African to win the world’s most prestigious Amateur Golf Title, after Bobby Cole in 1966 and Jovan Rebula in 2018. Roger was also the National Coach in 2018, which means that he has been the coach at two British Amateur successes, an amazing achievement. As Golf RSA Chief Executive Officer Grant Hepburn wrote after the SA Squad’s successes in 2018, “Not only did you have a successful playing career but you have become a successful and hugely respected coach.” Your wealth of knowledge has been enhanced since 2018, so the value that you bring to the table is even greater. Well done Roger and congratulations on your efforts and your contribution to golf!
It is always wonderful when past students send an update to let us know how they are doing and what new accomplishments they have achieved. Hayden Garcia sent this heartfelt letter to former Rundle College Chairman and Founder Ron Boon about his success thus far.
‘I just got back from the USA recently and I thought I would send you an update on what has been going on. I graduated this May with my Bachelor of Science in Biology. I graduated summa cum with a 4.01GPA and was honoured to be named the Class of 2022 Salutatorian. I have also had a good year on the golf course for the school. I had five Top 5 finishes and won the CIAA Northern Division Championship. I also got awarded the scholar-athlete of the year for the CIAA conference. In August, I will be returning to the USA to start my master’s degree in data analytics. I wanted to update you and thank you again for all that KeNako and Rundle had done for me.
I linked the article about my academic achievement from the school below as well as the link to the CIAA achievement.