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Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards - South Africa

The prestigious Cambridge Top Achiever Awards, 2023, celebrated the exceptional accomplishments and academic prowess of outstanding individuals from the Cambridge institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. This annual event, hosted by Cambridge, recognizes the dedication, perseverance, and brilliance of students who have excelled in their academic pursuits.

The 2023 ceremony, held at Melrose Arch, was a testament to the commitment to excellence demonstrated by the Cambridge community. Distinguished guests, faculty members, and proud families gathered to honour the remarkable achievements of the brightest minds in our midst.

The Cambridge Top Achiever Awards from British International Colleges and Schools were Kudzanai Tsvetu, Jason Alombah and Alonso Jimenez . These remarkable individuals have demonstrated unparalleled dedication to their studies, exemplary leadership qualities, and a commitment to making a positive impact on their communities.

The Cambridge Top Achiever Awards represent the pinnacle of academic excellence and celebrate the exceptional talents of our students. We are immensely proud of the dedication and hard work demonstrated by each award recipient, and we are confident that they will continue to inspire others as they embark on their future endeavours.

Image: Kudzanai Tsvetu and Jason Alombah

South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO): Fostering Excellence in Mathematics

The South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO) stands as a beacon of mathematical excellence, captivating the minds of young learners across the nation. With approximately 86,000 high school students participating annually, SAMO has entrenched itself as South Africa's most prominent Olympiad.

This esteemed competition features two divisions, catering to the diverse skill levels and age groups of its participants. The junior division, tailored for grades 8 and 9 students, serves as a nurturing ground for budding mathematical prodigies. Meanwhile, the senior division, designed for grades 10 to 12, challenges seasoned mathematicians to push the boundaries of their knowledge and problem-solving abilities.

Recently, British International College Bryanston had the honor of hosting their students in the initial round of SAMO. As the hub of intellectual curiosity and academic rigor, the college provided an ideal setting for students to put their mathematical prowess to the test.

Following a rigorous examination process, a select group of students emerged triumphant, earning their passage to the second round of the Olympiad. These individuals showcased not only their aptitude for mathematics but also their resilience and commitment to academic excellence:

•    Pranay Agarwal
•    Rayden Shunmugan

•    Jason Alombah
•    Matthew Hernawan
•    Philippa Aruna
•    Ishita Sah
•    Vatiswa Mokhonoana

•    Nicola Mitchell
•    Travis Dhliwayo

•    Samar Maharaj
•    Rajah Pillay
•    Simran Pillay

Junior High
•    Levi Bezuidenhout
•    Keija Weng
•    Oluwatise Olibode

Let us celebrate the achievements of these young mathematicians and pledge our support to their continued pursuit of excellence in the realm of mathematics.

SA JKA Provincial Karate Championship 2024

It's wonderful news that Atikomborera Nyabadza was selected to compete in the SA Japan Karate Association (JKA) Provincial Karate Championships! Placing 3rd at the Gauteng Provincial Trials is a significant achievement, and it speaks volumes about her dedication and skill in karate.

Representing the province at the SA JKA National Championships in May is a great honor and opportunity. It's a testament to her hard work and talent. We wish her the best of luck in the national championships on May 17th and 18th.

With her commitment and determination, Atikomborera has already proven herself as a formidable competitor.

Go Atikomborera!

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Everard Read Gallery excursion

An experience awaited the A-levels, AS-levels, and IGCSE art students whom embarked on a journey to the Everard Read Art Gallery in Rosebank on Friday, February 23rd. This captivating outing promised to ignite their creativity and broaden their horizons and it did just that. 

Students immersed themselves in the rich tapestry of artistic expression showcased within the gallery's walls. From contemporary marvels to timeless classics, the gallery offered a diverse array of masterpieces to inspire and provoke thought.