The Grade 12 class of 2019 were joined by Professor Arnold van Zyl, President of DHBW. Cooperative State University of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Prof Van Zyl has served as a friend and guardian of Olyfkrans College for many years.
Prof Van Zyl shared a powerful message with the group. Remembering one's roots, the foundation that have been laid at Olyfkrans College for these young men. And just as a tree grows different branches, forms new leaves, so will these young men continue to grow out in the world.
The lads planted a young tree, Liquidambar styraciflua, on the school property. This tree will symbolize their foundation, their growth and development through life. We wish the class of 2019 all the best with their futures. May they grow tall and strong and stand straight in the wildest storms.