Eight students from El Shaddai Christian School were invited to participate in the Science Focus Week held in Pretoria, from 24 to 28 June 2018. Those who attended, due to being in the top 100, were: Madeleine Ackermann, Aleksei Horne, Lèandri Kriel, Jessica Mac Kenzie, Elijah Stockhall, Zoë Böhler, Franco Hill and Peter Stead. These learners had all their expenses paid by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement.
More than 30 awards were made in various categories. This year, in the category “Top three national learners per stream”, Elijah Stockhall was awarded 3rd place with 74%, while in the category “Top girl learner per stream” Madeleine Ackermann was awarded top position. Each won a laptop (amongst other prizes)!
The headmaster, Mr Erith Budge commended Mrs Beth Evers and Ms Felicity Daniels for their teaching and ascribed the outstanding results as being due to the separate Chemistry and Physics subject matter in the new Cambridge AS Level courses being written for Matric at El Shaddai Christian School.