Cannons Creek recognises excellence at Valedictory

Cannons Creek Independent High School held its annual Valedictory service on 20 October, honouring the Matric Class of 2022. This event marked the last formal school occasion for the Matrics. Mr van Haght (High School Principal) pointed out that this was the 20th Valedictory assembly, and these Matrics were the last single class to go through Cannons – the end of an era. Two special traditions were enacted where the Matrics were instructed to find their families to give them a hug and thank them; and the roll was read of all the names that started with the Class of 2022. As is tradition, Mr van Haght charged the Matrics with the responsibility to uphold the name of Cannons Creek and to never bring it into disrepute. 


Subject awards 

Hannah Lewis: First in English, Life Sciences and Design, and Joint first in Life Orientation

Israa Gamiet: First in Mathematics and Accounting

Ebrahiem Slamang: First in Geography and Information Technology, and joint First in Life Orientation

Liam Ogilvie: First in Physical Sciences and Dramatic Arts

Pieter Lewis: First in Afrikaans FAL

Kaylee Williams: First in Tourism

Joshua Murray: First in Computer Application Technology

Jeong Eun Lee: First in Music

Joy Folly: First in History

Special Awards:

Academic Honours

Hannah Lewis 87% aggregate

Ebrahiem Slamang 86.3% aggregate 

Israa Gamiet 83.4% aggregate 

Liam Ogilvie 82.3% aggregate 

Academic Colours

Joy Folly 79% aggregate

Noah Melunsky 77% aggregate


Christél van der Walt Trophy for Afrikaans: Benjamin Bense

Macleod Trophy for English Writing: Hannah Lewis

Hoffman Trophy for Top Achiever in Mathematics and Science: Israa Gamiet

PWC Book Award for Accounting and Mathematics: Israa Gamiet

School Dux: Hannah Lewis (Humanities) & Ebrahiem Slamang (Sciences)

Van Cuyck Trophy for Girls Hockey: Kaylee Williams

Franklin Trophy for Athletics: Benjamin Risk

Van Cuyck Senior Victrix Ludorum: Kaylee Williams

Harvey Trophy for Music: Joy Lee

Public Speaking Trophy: Liam Ogilvie

Drama Trophy: Liam Ogilvie

Needham Trophy for Culture : Liam Ogilvie

The Pinelands Rotary Club Trophy for Initiative: Israa Gamiet

The Solid Rock Financial Planning Award: Tristan Johnson

Principal’s Honour Award: Kaylee Williams

Click here to read about 2021 Valedictory.