Speech Day Prize Winners


THIS IS FOR A BOY WHO HAS ACHIEVED  Academic Merit (80% and above)

In Grade 4D
Second in Class with Academic Merit Tristian Grant
FIRST in Class with Academic Merit Jarred Maltby
In Grade 4K
Academic Merit Callum Henderson
Academic Merit Cuan Conway
Academic Merit Ayabonga Shivane
Second in Class with Academic Merit Ivan Jjuuko
FIRST in Class with Academic Merit Thivaar Mudaliar
IN Grade 4T  
Academic Merit Mahomed Haseeb Moosa
Academic Merit Connor Sawyer
Second in Class with Academic Merit Oscar Steiner
FIRST in Class with Academic Merit Sebastien Le Roux
In Grade 5D  
Second in Class with Academic Merit Aryan Govender
FIRST in Class with Academic Merit Michael Sara
In Grade 5C  
Second in Class Riav Gaaydin
FIRST in Class with Academic Merit Jordan Baxter
In Grade 5N  
Academic Merit Luke Hubble
Academic Merit Sholly Lawal-Solarin
Second in Class with Academic Merit Sikuwe Msibi
FIRST in Class with Academic Merit Mark Brombacher



In Grade 6 OVERALL

Academic Merit and Academic Tie Shayur Maharaj  
Third in Grade with Academic Merit & Academic Tie Xihluke Marhule  
Second in Grade with Academic Merit & Academic Tie Kamesh Padayachi  
FIRST in Grade with Academic Merit & Academic Tie Tomas Szudrawski  
In Grade 7    
Academic Merit and Academic Tie Re-Award James Hubble  
Academic Merit and Academic Tie Re-Award James Lalor  
Academic Merit and Academic Tie Re-Award Leevan Vather  
Academic Merit and Academic Tie Re-Award Jack Edmonds  
Academic Merit and Academic Tie Re-Award Richard Karlson  
Academic Merit and Academic Tie Re-Award Mark Laithwaite  
Academic Merit and Academic Tie Re-Award Pierre van der Westhuyzen  
Academic Merit and Academic Tie    
 Grade 7 Subject prizes
The English prize goes to   Richard Karlson    
The Afrikaans prize goes to   Pierre van der Westhuyzen
The Natural Science prize goes to   Jack Edmonds
isiZulu goes to    Phikolomzi Tyeso

 Zipho Dhlomo

Ayanda Cele

The Social Science prize goes to   James Hubble
The Crookes Trophy Is for the pupil who has achieved the highest combined aggregate for Social Science and Natural Science. With an aggregate of  for the two subjects the trophy is awarded to Jack Edmonds

Mark Laithwaite

The Mathematics prize goes to




Richard Karlson
The Raciborski Information Technology Trophy



For their interest, commitment and dedication in computer science. This year the Trophy is shared by: Richard Karlson

Sebastian  Guimaraens                   

Smith Family Trophy for Speech and Drama For consistently high standard and contribution in drama lessons. Mhleli Khuzwayo   
Director’s Cup The van Velden Trophy This year, the trophy is awarded to a boy who showed enormous commitment to the school play, who led by example and who was an excellent lead role. Callum Lee  
Best Actor’s Cup For his versatility and natural stage presence Thoba Buthelezi    
Art Prize for a senior boy who shows a flair, talent and love for the subject Drew Reynolds      
Design Technology Prize   Chase Leisegang  
General Knowledge Prize Awarded to the senior boy who has achieved top marks in the termly General Knowledge tests Richard Karlson


Young Reader of the Year 2015 presented to a boy whose reading range is both Diverse and Discerning


  Mark Laithwaite


The Chess Player of the Year:                                                Leevan Vather
Hallot Trophy For determination and dedication to music. Avuyile Zondi
Brent Black Trophy For excellence in music. This trophy is awarded to a pupil who has a natural talent and works hard to achieve a standard of excellence. Mhleli Khuzwayo
The Fred Palmer Cricket Bat The open Cricket Player of the year: Craig James
The Redfern Trophy The open Hockey Player of the Year Ayanda Cele           
The Rugby Trophy The open Rugby Player of the year is shared this year and the recipients are: Avuyile Zondi


The Cock House Goes to the champion sports house


4. Tathams

3.  Baines

2.  Butchers

1.  Jacksons

Tatham Memorial Essay Goes to a boy in Grade 7 who, in the opinion of the staff and external examiners, has written the best set essay in English. Nicholas Thomas                                                          
Twin Streams Earth Care Prize

Donated by Ian and Jean Garland

The recipient displays a love for nature, an understanding of the environment.         

James Hubble

Cordwalles Boarding House Trophy

The Gayle Bastard Prize

For Boarder of the Year.  This is awarded to a pupil who shows empathy, guidance and reliability within the Boarding House at all times. Chae van den Berg           



Dr Maurice Peters Memorial trophy for sportsmanship Is awarded to a boy who displays humility in victory and graciousness in defeat. Who at all times up-holds the ethos of manners, competitiveness and team spirit in a balanced fashion to the betterment of sport above himself.  

Travis Holdsworth

All Round Sportsman of the year trophy.

The Liebie van Heerden Trophy

The All Round Sportsman of the year trophy

This trophy is awarded to a boy who has represented the Cordwalles 1st XV rugby team, the 1st XI Cricket team, the 1st XI Hockey team, the School athletics team, the school cross Country team, the 1st team tennis the A swimming team, Midlands Hockey, Inland Hockey and is the Captain of the 1st XI Hockey team. This years recipient of the sportsman of the year is Thomas Conolly

Thomas  Conolly                                                         
The Whitelaw Trophy The recipient of this award has been committed and achieved worthy praise for his huge contribution on the sports field, academically, culturally and spiritually. James Lalor


The Whittle Trophy

Courage, tenacity & perseverance

For perseverance in adversity and continuous application, diligence and tenacity with a will to achieve. Sphesihle Zondi    

Dean Pitts

Sally Cornish Trophy


The recipients of this award are well liked and respected by the boys as they are willing to help others.




Callum Lee

The Reed Trophy


This boy has a deep sense of integrity and he is true to himself at all times.  He stands up for what is right and is balanced and principled. He has only been with us for a year and in this very short time has made his mark on the school. Sebastian  Guimaraens                                                   
The Biggs Family Trophy

Service to the School

The recipients this year works hard behind the scenes on Sound, Lighting, data projector, Technical support.  He is always willing to help – often at his personal sacrifice. Jason



Chae van den Berg

The De’ann Brooks Trophy for Tribute to Cordwalles

For respect for God, others, the environment & himself.

(manners & thinking of others)

The trophy this year has been awarded to a boy who has a deep respect for all people, amazing empathy and intuition and is a sensitive and caring person.


Ryan Jenkins


We now come to the final academic awards which culminates in the

Dux of the School.

Third in Grade 7   James Lalor and James Hubble
Second in Grade 7   Leevan Vather
Dux of School This is a grade 7 pupil who has attained the highest aggregate over the whole year. He is a young man with a will to succeed and the personality to compliment his industry. The 2016 Dux with an aggregate of 87% is:  

Richard Karlson

Headmaster’s Award


The boy who receives this award has made an outstanding contribution in all spheres of school life.  He sets a fine example by always giving of his best in all he does.  He has been an excellent ambassador and he has shown a willingness to stand by the values of the school. The 2016 Headmaster’s Award for his enormous contribution to Cordwalles goes to  Mark Laithwaite
John Fowler Good Fellowship Award This goes to a boy who in the opinion of the school, is a young man who shows sincerity, compassion caring and loyalty to his fellow pupils.  This award is voted on by the Grade 5 – 7 boys and the staff. He is someone who raised the spirits of those around him.  A boy one would be proud to introduce to your parents and friends as a role model. Mhleli Khuzwayo

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