De Beers English Olympiad

On 3 March 2020, 32 Ferdies learners wrote the very challenging De Beer’s English Olympiad. This three-hour exam has been a part of our school’s calendar for more than a decade and both English Home Language speakers and First Additional Language speakers enter annually. Learners study an anthology based on a theme; they attend eight afternoon classes during which the short stories, poems and dramas (such as Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus) are discussed and analysed. The most enjoyable element of this activity is the lively discussions that take place: the topics range from life and laughter, to politics and passions. These sessions enhance language proficiency love for literature and confidence in expressing oneself. This year’s theme was Consequences. The examination tests language and creative writing skills as well understanding of literary texts and it is therefore a mentionable accomplishment to write it, and especially to attain merit, bronze, silver and gold in this examination. We are therefore illimitably proud of our learners’ results that follow below:


Gold certificates: (photo's below)

- Tristan Hofmeyer

- Omphile Selogiloe

- Tarryn Spannenberg




















Silver certificates:

Lara Wiid; Theoni Maritz; Megan Muller; Elzette Fourie; Bianca Janeke; Thatoyaone Kesilwe; Zaneera & Zaida Anthony; Michael Nieman; Corlie Smit; Jarod Kruger; Charlise du Preez; Zandria Pienaar; Yvonne Kooij; David Asiwe; Junior Mphahlele; Phetola Mokwena; Sisipho Bodoza; Andiswa Nhlangulela; Anke Richards; Thandolwethu Noinyane; Mathabo Moffat


Bronze certificates:

Dezire Botha; Luthando Mabaso; Didintly Sefularo; Henko Crewe; Shadey Sepeng; Sibusiso Gugushe; Chinedu Okechukwu; Nqobile Mvala



- Johné Aucamp


Internasionale Afrikaanse Ekspo

Ons is ontsettend trots op drie van ons Ferdies-leerders wat ingeskryf het vir die Internasionale Afrikaanse Ekspo.


Frikkie Scheepers het deelgeneem aan die Fotografie-kategorie met twee inskrywings getiteld 'Kitaar in blokkies' en 'Die somtotaal van musiek'. Die finale punte wat hy behaal het vir sy inskrywings was onderskeidelik 85% en 74%. Hy het ook deelgeneem aan die Poësie-kategorie met die inskrywing getiteld 'Refrein'. Die finale punt wat hy behaal het vir hierdie inskrywing was 70%.


Mieke Hofmann het deelgeneem aan die Poësie-kategorie met die inskrywing getiteld 'Blommewals'. Die finale punt wat sy behaal het vir haar inskrywing was 76%. 


Theoni Maritz het deelgeneem met vier inskrywings in die Fotografie-kategorie. Die titels en punte was as volg: "Die musikale klank van stilte" - 64%; "Klanke van die Karoo" - 66%; "Jou stem is die musiek vir my bestaan" - 66%; "Dans saam met pa" - 82%.

South African Mathematics Olympiad

We are so proud of our school, who was named "Top performing school" & "Top performing Quintile 4 school" in NW!


We are extremely proud of the following learners who competed in the South African Mathematics Olympiad:

  1. Alexander van der Walt - Runner-up jnr. division NW & Top 3 jnr. learner Quintile 4 NW

  2. Marcelo Ferreira - Top 10 jnr. learner NW

  3. Marco de Beer - Top 10 snr. learner NW

  4. Martiens Venter - Top 10 snr. learner NW

Nasionale Afrikaanse Olimpiade 

Ons is baie trots op 12 van ons leerders wat onder die Top 20 van Noordwes is in Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal en Afrikaans Huistaal!

Eerste Addisionele Taal

  • Leandré Swart - 3de

  • Anke Richards - 5de

  • Alex Oliphant - 8ste

  • Justin Engels - 9de

  • Shinique Herbst - 15de

  • Omolemo Kegakilwe - 17de


  • Dasha Lavenets - 2de

  • Marco de Beer - 4de

  • Angeleah Moss - 5de

  • Angelique van Graan - 9de

  • Venilize de Lange - 11de

  • Cornelia Hitge - 13de

De Beers English Olympiad

There were 16 entries for English Home Language, and 8 entries for English First Additional Language.

Congratulations to David Asiwe who obtained Gold and Tiaan vd Heever who obtained Silver

for the Home Language division.

Congratulations to Frikkie Scheepers & Zandria Pienaar who obtained Gold, and Henko Crewe,

Corlie Smit & Izelle Naude who obtained Silver for the First Additional Language division.

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