The Valedictory Evening was a fitting celebration of our Year 12 students, provided opportunity for reflection, affirmation, and encouraging words of wisdom. The College Captains Sindiso Hlabangana and Leanne de Jongh reflected on the year:

This year our vision for the College was ‘Actions of Love reflecting Faith’. Little did we know at the beginning of the year the extent to which this vision would challenge us. Our vision for 2020 was a valuable motto to help guide the students through the unprecedented times brought about by COVID-19. We faced the challenge to remain as a community united by Christ’s love despite the challenges of remote learning and restrictions.

While not all the typical events within the life of the College were able to go ahead, we saw the rise of new activities and initiatives that involved the students and teachers. There was a newsdesk, “Northside News”,  unlike any other, filmed from the CINC building and incorporating iconic appearances made by teachers with rap battles and push-up contests that will go down in history. Senior School Chapel moved from the Church to outside spaces bringing about a never before seen type of fellowship. 

The sports community continued to grow as PE Week came back bigger than ever with an ‘Over 8s Day’ full of inflatable obstacle course fun and the teachers’ domination, once again, over the students in the student-teacher volleyball match. More talent was displayed from behind the lens as students entered photo competitions run by the Cultural team to showcase their creativity and to share it on Northside’s Instagram account. We saw Booth reign victorious in the annual swimming carnival, which was a day full of smiles despite the rainy weather. Finally, we were able to share the love of God internationally through Missions Week which took on a slightly different form with multiple charities supported through the ‘Weekend Without’ challenge, and a fruitful night of prayer hosted by the College.