Sans Souci’s wall of fame celebrates past and present pupils

District education official Brenda Robertson cuts the ribbon to Sans Souci Girls’ High School’s wall of fame while acting principal Shirley Humphreys looks on.

Sans Souci Girls’ High School has unveiled its new “wall of fame”, which celebrates the achievements of pupils past and present.

The wall includes the pictures of successful alumni who were nominated on social media.

“We did a little research, and through our social media, we got people to nominate them. We would ask them if they would like to be part of this initiative, and now they want to come back to the school and give back,” said acting principal Shirley Humphreys at the unveiling of the wall on Friday March 4.

The wall carries 22 pictures of past and present pupils, and Ms Humphreys said she hoped it would inspire the school’s pupils.

District education official Brenda Robertson said: “If I look at this wall of fame and what they have achieved, it is definitely something they can bring back to our schools to support the school and motivate our pupils.”

Josephine Salumu, a 2019 Sans Souci matriculant who is now training to be a pilot, said: “It’s a great feeling to be on this wall of fame. It goes to show the hard work I am putting in is working, and now I will be able to inspire other girls.”

Wafiqah Mohamed, a 2008 matriculant who is deputy director of local government pubic finance with provincial government, said: “The school always instilled a value that we must work and achieve to the best of our ability, and for me to be acknowledged in that manner is an honour.”

Sarai Young, a 2019 matriculant who is now a chef at the Mount Nelson Hotel, said: “This school is the reason I am who I am today.”

At Sans Souci Girls’ High School’s wall of fame, from left, are district education official Brenda Robertson; alumni Shae Volkwyn, Noma-Afrika Nyovane, Leshaan Moses, Sarai Young, Josephine Salumu, Wafeeqah Mohamed; parent Erica Heiberg standing in for absent daughter, Aliyah Mbombo; and acting principal Shirley Humphreys.