La Rochelle Yearbook 2022


Student council

‘ Leader sh i p i s t he capac i t y t o t rans l a t e v i s i on i n t o rea l i t y. ’ (Wa r r en Benn i s ) This year, we strived to make up the time lost to the COVID-19 Pandemic by creating momentum and uplifting and restoring the school spirit, so that the Larries would wear their blommetjie dresses with pride once again. This mission started at the Prefect Seminar held over a weekend at the Hostel, where we were equipped and prepared with the necessary skills for the coming year and its many responsibilities. The seminar ended with an intimate annual Flag Ceremony and the Prefects reciting the Code of Honour and receiving their badges from their parents. Jeanne had the privilege of attending Die Burger’s ‘Youth Leadership Conference’ in December 2021. It was a three-day online seminar, where she had the opportunity to meet with fifty other youth leaders in the Western Cape. A variety of topics impacting young South Africans was discussed, specifically ‘ The road to recovery after a worldwide pandemic from a social community perspective .’ The first duties of the Student Council started with the Daisy Orientation , a two-day seminar prior to the start of the school year. Although the Daisies were scared, they quickly blossomed to become part of the Larrie family. They were taught the Larrie values and principles. We ended the seminar with the Milady-Daisy Picnic , which is always a highlight for the Matrics and Grade 8s. The Daisy theme for the year was Tinkerbell & Pixie Hollow . They were enthusiastic and embraced their dazzling greeting along with their Daisy name boards and colourful fairy wings. The Grade 8s have

flourished throughout the year, not only to become friends, but to become Larrie sisters as well. Our first Student Council project was the Countdown to Exams , which put a positive spin on a time of stress and study. Days like ‘ Rocking your Socks’ , ‘ Bring Anything but a Schoolbag’ , ‘ Beach Dress-up’ and ‘ Wear your Shades’ inspired the Larries to settle down behind their books. Fulfilling our annual Valentine’s Day task, we delivered brownies, roses and love notes to schools in Paarl and Stellenbosch. The day was filled with love, joy and happiness. The school spirit was high as the 4G approached soon after Cupid’s Day. The filming of the Student Council 4G skit was a highlight. We made our way through town, stopping at McDonald’s , Vida and the Fruit Market and it was a collaborative experience that brought us all closer together. 4G was an unforgettable day! Regardless of the day’s results, it was an honour to compete in such a prestigious event with the young athletes of the future. ’n Opwindende byeenkoms was die Paul Roos-Prefekbal . Daar was meer as 600 mede-leerderleiers van hoërskole regoor die Wes-Kaap wat hierdie geleentheid bygewoon het. Ons kon by ander leiers se ervarings, uitdagings en raad leer en nuwe verhoudings bou. Dit was natuurlik ook ’n aand gevul met dans, musiek en geselligheid. Die jaarlikse tradisie van die Wit Tee is voortgesit en ons het Hoër Meisieskool Paarl se prefekte uitgenooi om die middag saam met ons tee te drink en blommekransies te vou. Sarah Scholtz, die gasspreker, het ’n boodskap gelewer met die tema, ‘ Blooming Together ’. Die geleentheid het die leerlingrade verenig en almal herhinner aan die belangrikheid daarvan om op mekaar


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