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Basher ceremony encourages Gr 8s to serve

JOËLLE THOMPSON

THE GRADE 8 Basher Ceremony held at the beginning of each year signifies the Grade 8s’ incorporation into the high school. The basher is the single item that distinguishes St Michael’s School for Girls from other girls’ schools, which makes this ceremony so significant.

     Father Grant Trewern shared the message that the ladies were now firmly part of the St Michael’s family. He encouraged the Grade 8s to take up the call to move the St Michael’s family forward. The girls should strive to be united in their diversity with their different gifts and talents. They must be committed and of service to the school so that they can all stand before God and say that they have served wholeheartedly.

    The Head Girl of the school, Emily Chikobvu, then welcomed the grade 8s into the St Michael’s family. The bashers are a symbol of the faith and trust that they will become exceptional ladies. The Grade 12s handed the baton of the future of St Michael’s to the Grade 8s. The ceremony was also marked by the handing over of the matric badges to the class of 2019 by Mr Braam van Wyk.

   This is indeed a special occasion that makes St Michael’s such a special place filled with memories which will last forever.