The 2012 Hebron School Leavers' Service was held on Saturday the 16th June 2012 in the school Sports Hall from 4pm to 6pm. The service was led by the Principal, Mr. John Barclay. Mr. Amarsinh Patil gave the Leaving Parents' Remarks and Mr. Anand K Pillai gave the Message.
In between the Leaving Parent’s Remarks by Mr. Patil and the Message by Mr. Pillai, numerous certificates and academic awards were presented, followed by the annual school awards, along with their citations as listed below.
Sanjana A., Sarah I., Grace (Ye Eun) J., Elisabeth K., Rachel P., Christine T., Catriona T., Xanthe W.
Anish A., Benn A., Simon d., Daniel F., Nihal P., Joshua S., Tasmay S., Ruben v.
Co-Presidents: Ghayn K. and Sarah T.; Co-Secretaries: Ruben van A. and Elisabeth K.; Co-Treasurers: Anish A. and Xanthe W.; Events Managers: Kiran G. and Catriona T.; Fundraising Managers: Joshua S. and Nandita K.; Canteen Manager: Simon d.; Lounge Manager: Nihal P.; Selborne Rep: Sanjana A.; Zenith Editor: Sarah F.
Blue: Priya K., Hannah B., Jonathan H. and John R.
Gold: Sarah F., Harmony A., Tahan M. and Nathan S.
Mr. Patil presented the trophy to the Junior School Blue house captains.
Mr. Patil presented the Blue vs. Gold House Trophy to the Gold house captains.
Citation reads as follows:
This young lady is an excellent role model to her peers. She has also developed a good rapport with staff and younger students and she has carried out her leadership roles with reliability and enthusiasm. She participated in interschool Basketball, Hockey, Football, Athletics and Cross-Country giving her best in all areas. She would support and mentor younger teams at sporting events and would constantly encourage her own team mates, creating a positive atmosphere. As a House Captain she excelled in organization and encouragement of all students to participate in inter-house events. She has a high level of commitment to all sports and her guidance and encouragement of team members resulted in an excellent job as Hockey captain with her team becoming the Inter-School champions. Her most appreciated contribution to sport at Hebron School has been her excellent example of true sportsmanship.
Citation reads as follows:
This student has performed at a high level in a variety of sports during his time at Hebron. He has been a good house captain and has contributed well during most Blue v Gold sports. He has demonstrated a great level of fitness and determination in cross country and running. Last year he smashed the school cross country record and this year he retained his title despite an injury. He has been a powerful and determined centre in the basket ball team and he has been totally dedicated to his football team. His superb skills on the playing field were admired and feared by opposition teams in the Inter School tournaments. His growth and maturity as a sportsman in the past two years resulted in inspirational leadership of the Hebron team, leading by example at all times - directing, encouraging and exhorting all team members to give their best and resulting in an unprecedented consecutive Interschool U. 19 football victory.
Wou Young L.
Ester S. and Amy G.
Joy C. and Zion R.
Elisabeth K. and Ruben v.
Lazarus Award – Presented by Mrs. Anita and Mr. Don Lazarus (former Hebron parents and Council members). Their original citation reads:
This student has served the school community whole-heartedly and has gone beyond the call of duty in many areas. She has been a reliable prefect who has carried out her school responsibilities in a conscientious and dependable fashion. As Student Council co-secretary she has helped with communication between students, and between students and staff. Working with her co-secretary they have produced meeting minutes which are a work of art! In addition she has taken on whatever other responsibilities she has been asked to do diligently and thoroughly, even when she felt out of her depth. She has also been helping in Junior School with Star Class and their teacher has been so impressed by her faithful and enthusiastic input. She has been an encouraging and helpful member of the running group. For the past two years she has been a committed and conscientious member of the Youth Fellowship committee. She is willing to serve behind the scenes but has also taken opportunities to speak from the front, which has been a blessing to others. She has great initiative and is someone who will notice all the little jobs that need to be done, and gets on and does them without any fuss or need for recognition.
This student is a selfless individual who always gets involved in areas of need that he sees and contributes hugely in terms of time, hard work and abilities. He always goes beyond the call of duty in the many areas of school life where he has served - as a prefect, as a member of the prayer breakfast committee, as trombonist in the concert band, as the SC canteen manager and in the area of sound and light. This young man has given hours of his time to setting up equipment for dramas, school musicals and school events. His commitment to excellence has been greatly appreciated. It is difficult to find such a young man who takes to service so naturally and enthusiastically, yet self-effacingly. He neither looks for, nor expects any reward or even recognition.
This student has been involved in many areas of school life, often in a leadership or service role. She has a big serving heart and constantly demonstrates care for others. She has carried out her school responsibility as a Prefect in an enthusiastic and totally reliable fashion. She has been a diligent co-treasurer of the Student Council and was always willing to help with the planning, preparing and running of many events. As a member of the Prayer Breakfast committee she was committed to the weekly meetings and she contributed whole-heartedly in all aspects of planning and leading the meetings. She has used her life saving qualification for the benefit of others; giving up her time to supervise swimming, teaching junior school lessons and helping out at Avalanche. As the school Swimming Captain she helped to organise the Swimming Gala, including the preceding training, trials and heats. She has also helped with the lunch time Junior School Art club and she has been a committed member of the Concert Band where she has played the saxophone for 3 years. Whether it was creating the bells for the Std 13 drama, getting alongside people to encourage them or making sure that jobs get done, this student has done it all with an attitude of humble service.