Prestigious award for Simon’s Town school principal

Simon's Town School principal, Jean Human, with her husband, Gascon; Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope past president Marge Upfold, presenting the award, and president Susan O'Hagan Ward.

The Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope has given Simon’s Town School principal Jean Human a prestigious award.

Ms Human was presented with the vocational award at the school on Tuesday April 16.

The club said it recognised Ms Human’s professional dedication, inspiration and leadership.

Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope secretary Bev Frieslich said Ms Human has supported her pupils over the years to gain countless prizes and accolades around the world.

In recent years, the school has won the Young Innovators Award, a Growsmart maths award and the Queens Award, where a Simon’s Town School pupil, who invented a hot-water producing shower nozzle, travelled to London to receive his award from Queen Elizabeth II.

Other achievements are for volleyball and chess.

In 2015 the school received the Simon van der Stel Foundation Award for the oldest Cape school – celebrating 200 years of existence in 2015 after it was established in the then Cape Colony in 1815.