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2013 Awards Ceremony, Headgirl's Speech


Mrs Jogee, dynamite really does come in small packages. You were our mother away from home, our angel, even though we were only "your" prefects when we had done something wrong, you stood by us, thank you.

Mr C. and Miss Mwale, you were there when no one else would listen. Mr C, we would talk for so long it seemed like we were having a competition to see who could say the most. You taught me so much sir, thank you.

Mrs Mathe, I've always wanted to walk a mile in your shoes, not just because you have the most amazing heels (just a subtle hint ma'am, I'm a size 5). You are an inspiration and role model to us all. I wait for the day that I too will be able to walk into a noisy room and transform it to pindrop silence with just a look. Thank you for all the love and support.

To Una, Biology and Chemistry wouldn't have been the same without you.

To my prefect body, what can I say, you ladies know how to stir a storm in a tea cup!! You took the school by surprise and stood by my side through it all, thank you. Believe in yourselves! Lulu, my other head, you were not just a deputy to me, you were like my twin, through it all you were there. Through my ugly pumps and 'donkana' stockings you stood by me, thank you.

My best friends, Eunice, Michelle, Sarah and Charmaine, you've been my support thoughout the year. I would've been a lost puppy in the middle of the highway without you. From the muffin to the 2 litre mazoe orange crush, you were there. Love you guys.

As my term in office comes to an end, these are the words that come to mind.

Today I am to deliver the most difficult speech, not because I'm saying farewell to that which and those who became my home and family for the last 6 years, but because I have to express the inexpressible- the love, the pride, the gratitude and appreciation I have towards my school and those who moulded me into who I am.

I'm glad I got the chance to be the headgirl of such a prestigous school, to fulfil my dream of leaving something of myself behind, something of substance, but i'm even happier that this once in a lifetime experience has finally come to an end and I get to walk away with so many lessons. My favourite being one taught to us by Mr. Ngwenya, after many of us had written the wrong answer very confidently he said "it's like you walk into your neighbor's house and you say YES this is my house. It proves you don't know two things, you don't know your house, and you don't know your neighbour's house!" Thank you Mr Ngwenya.

To my successor, I wish you all the best! May you love and enjoy this post the way I did and continue to raise the Convent flag.

People often say that when God wishes to bless us, He does not send us unlimited riches but instead, sends people who will add value to our lives. Today it is my honour to thank those whose footprints have shaped my life and my character.

To my swimming team- you rock!! You waited until I was smartly dressed, tie, blazer, stockings and all to come pick me up and throw me straight back into the pool!! We came 4th out of 4 schools but we sang like we won the gold at the Olympics. Through it all you ladies made me proud. You've improved so much, keep shining!

Sr Rudo and Miss Nduna. I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the care and effort you put into this school. I will always remember and treasure your never ending love and support.

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