An electronic survey was sent out recently to ask our community to name our new tuckshop and waiting area.
The old tuckshop was right next to the William J. Slater Hall – a noisy area when exams were on the go. It was the bane of our lives in June and November.
Fortunately, the Board of Governors had a bit of money left over from a major project and decided to invest it wisely in building a new tuckshop and waiting area (the latter for our children’s benefit when it rains and they need to wait for their parents).
Each class had an opportunity to choose a name. The winning names per grade were then put to the vote. Three names proved popular: (1) Tommy’s (after our school dog which died last year) (2) The Henshilwood Hub (3) The Norm.
543 votes were cast. ‘Tommy’s’ came out tops with 43.9 % of the vote (238 votes) followed by ‘The Henshilwood Hub’ with 31.4 % of the vote (170 votes) and ‘The Norm’ with 24.7 % of the vote (134 votes).
A total of R 6000 was raised to complete the branding and put in extra bins around the area.
I wish to thank everyone who took part in this initiative. Tommy’s legacy lives on now!