There was great excitement on July 23rd at Sea Vista Primary School, in St Francis Bay, the hosts for this year’s District Level WOW spelling competition. More than 400 learners and 200 educators from Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, Oyster Bay and St Francis participated in the event.
Participating schools were Sea Vista, Graslaagte; Pellsrus ; Kruisfontein ; St. Patricks ; Sandwater and Victory Christian School Primary schools as well as Jeffreys Bay Comprehensive Senior and Humansdorp Senior Secondary School.
The WOW co-ordinator from the University of Stellenbosch, Mr Peter Loxton and the EDO of the Department of Education, Mr Garth Jacobs attended the event offering words of strong encouragement to the participants.
The national Wow (Woorde Open Werelde) competition sponsored by Sanlam, Suidoosters Festival and ATKV aims to improve learners’ language, spelling and pronunciation in both English and Afrikaans. Learner’s who excelled at District level will go through to the Provincial level to be held in Port Elizabeth of 24th August. Thereafter, learners who qualify will go to Stellenbosch University as National Competitors. Winners stand to win tablets and cash prizes for first, second and third places.
Sea Vista’s star performers who will go through to the Provincial competition were Shameema Yousuf (Gr.7.- FAL first place) ; Brigette Davids ( Gr.7. FAL second place) and Alulutho Klaas (FAL Gr.6. – 8th place).
Sea Vista Primary Headmaster, Mr Charles Coenraad said “ My staff and I are extremely grateful to all the executive members in the Kouga area for helping us make this important event such a success for Sea Vista Primary. Our congratulations go to all the successful participants who will compete in the Provincials”