President’s Award

The International Awards Programme that empowers the youth.

President's award since 2013


Minimum time: 6 months
Community service: 24 hours over 3 months
Sports: 6 (or 3) months
Skill: 3 (or 6) months
Registration age: 14 years or older


Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Distance: 24 km
Planned activities: 12 hours (6 hours per day)

Keep a journal with all activities.




Minimum time: 6 months
Community service: 48 hours over 6 months
Sports: 6 months
Skill: 6 months
Registration age: 15 years or older


Duration: 3 days, 2 night
Distance: 48 km
Planned activities: 21 hours (7 hours per day)

Keep a journal with all activities.




Minimum time: 12 months
Community service: 72 hours over 12 months
Sports: 12 months
Skill: 12 months
Residential project: 4 days, 3 nights
Registration age: 16 years or older


Duration: 4 days, 3 night
Distance: 80 km
Planned activities: 32 hours (8 hours per day)

Keep a journal with all activities.



President's Award News

Plasies make a difference

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By Suandrie Corbett We make a living through what we get, but a life through what we give - Winston Churchill From 26 to 30 November 2018, 7 Merensky learners completed their Tshega Christian Mission Gold Presidential residential project, 30km outside Tzaneen in the Bolubedu area. The learners had the privilege of giving some of their time and love, in exchange for a life-enriching experience. The volunteers' main task was to paint and decorate the school's new bathrooms. The Merensky group continued their time by embarking on creative art projects with the children, offering Bible and other lessons, playing games with the kids and joining the feeding scheme with German…
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The president says: “Well done”!

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PHOTO: Front: Jenelle de Jonge, Lisa Maguire, Liza-Ri Snyman & Steph-Marie de Lange. Back: Jan-Carel van Niekerk, Kieran Albertus & Luann Botha. Seven grade 12 learners from Merensky High School recently received their Gold President’s Awards. This brings the total number of learners who have so far received this prestigious award to 18. Jan-Carel van Niekerk, Lisa Maguire, Jenelle de Jonge, Kieran Albertus, Luann Botha, Steph-Marie de Lange and Liza-Ri Snyman had to practice a sport for 12 months, learn a new skill, perform 72 hours community service, complete a 4-day hike and finish a 5-day residential project. Noteworthy is the fact that all these learners are also part of…
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TPA continues to give

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PHOTO: Front: Lisa Maguire, Mrs. Karin Oosthuizen and Liza-Ri Snyman. Back: Jan-Carel van Niekerk, Luann Botha, Jenelle de Jonge, Kieran Albertus and Steph-Marie de Lange. After the donation of a wheelchair to Mrs Karin Oosthuzien on 7 September, the President’s Award learners of Merensky High School continued to collect funds for a major operation she must undergo. TPA learners sold cancer ribbons and collected another R1800 for the operation. Some days their won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. The Plasies wishes you all the best.
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