Sifunda Kunye Community Reading club – Santa Clause visit and Facilitators end year function.


9 November 2019

It was a very exciting day for all our little readers as Santa Clause made a special visit for all our hard working young little readers.

The Sifunda Kunye community reading club assists young readers on Saturdays to improve their reading skills and to create a safe, friendly, fun learning environment.

The club focuses to introduce reading in a fun way, through song, dance, group and individual reading sessions.

The club is run by Sifunda Kunye Lab Facilitator Yonela Swayi and assisted by Sifunda Kunye facilitators (Volunteers) from grade 11. The facilitators program for grade 11 is a great way and opportunity for our future leaders to give back and pay it forward.

2019 was over all a very successful year with an average of 100 little readers  attending our Saturday Reading clubs.

On the 9th of November 2019 after our end year Santa Clause visit our well deserving facilitators enjoyed a BBQ at Bushmans Sand hotel.

Our school is grateful to Sifunda Kunye Educational project for running and sponsoring this club.


Santa Clause Visit 2019



Hendrik Kanise Sifunda Kunye Reading club facilitators 2019





Facilitators End Year Function at Bushmans Sands Hotel.

Eskom Expo for young scientist 2019

On the 3rd of August 2019, 14 learners attended “Eskom expo for young scientists” in Makhanda at Rhodes University.


The vision of the project is to inspire young scientists and researchers.


Is to develop young scientist who are able to identify a problem, analyze information, find solution and communicate findings effectively.

The learners who took part in the Eskom Expo are:

  • Sinovuyo Busakwe
  • Denziline Maans
  • Sibabalwe Kwamba
  • Abongile Mali
  • Siyolise Mgingqi
  • Sinawo Mzizi
  • Agcobile Vayo
  • Sisipho Tokota
  • Masiwakhe Siwisa
  • Thembakazi Tsamse
  • Yololwethu Xawuka

Then three learners from grade 6 were roped in for observation purpose, in preparation for Eskom Expo 2020.

  • Libhongo Jonas
  • Sinothando Maguma
  • Sanele Nkole

Thembakazi Tsamse managed to scoop merit in her first appearance and everyone else received certificates of participation.

Looking forward to 2020.

Academic Catch up term 3 2019

The school has made a mammoth effort in turning around the poor results of the previous June examinations. For the greater part of term 3 learners and educators had extra classes, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays the whole school knocked off later than usual.

We are eternally grateful to our sponsors Bushman Sands hotel and Kwantu Game Reserve who generously donated soup and bread to enable learners to sustain their energy levels during these extended hours.


Black Monday 2019


The staff of Hendrik Kanise together with the learners stand together to fight against Gender based violence. The past few weeks we all saw the tragic passing of Uyinene Mrwetyana,whose  death has shaken the whole country.

The school is raising awareness to the learners as well as the community at large with regards GBV. It has come to our attention that the violence starts from a young age.

One of the LO teachers had given a public lesson on how to prevent situation where, he emphasized on boys to speak out and not bottle things they are going through which in turn builds up anger. One of the important things is CONSENT (ukuvumelana) it is important that kids learner at a young age that you ask for something as little as stationary (relatable example), if a person says NO then it means No.

The issue of GBV affect everyone and that we need to continue raising awareness not because its August Women’s Month, or take action when something happens to women. It should be our everyday responsibility as the society to fight against violation and harassment of women and young girls. We need to learn and unlearn things that will build our communities to be a better space for everyone who lives in it regardless of their gender, sexuality, race and so on and so forth.

World youth wildlife summit 2019

During the period 18 September to 22 September 2019 five of our learners will be attending a summit on the protection of wildlife, in particular the famous African Rhinoceros. It gives us great pleasure to announce that five of our FET learners have been granted this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent our school at this world-class event which will be attended by delegates from across the globe.

They are Asemahle Dyantyi, Lisakhanya Sadina, Anesipho Nkonki, Ayola Maneli and Sinivuyo. At the summit they will have the opportunity to brainstorm around and come up with much-needed answers for critical issues such as rhino poaching, habitat loss and responsible use of wildlife resources.

Be sure to be on the look-out for them in the next issue of the National Geographic magazine!


Entrepreneurs Day 2019

The grade 7’s put on an impressive show of their entrepreneurial skills. Great stalls, amazing products and an opportunity for the younger learners to enjoy the experience of a fantastic market day! The Gr 7’s experienced what it was like to run a business for a day as part of their EMS syllabus which earns them marks for this term.

Looking forward to next year’s Entrepreneurs Day.