Nombulelo, Khutliso finally turn a corner
Nombulelo Secondary School principal Nicci Hayes praised the matric class of 2016 and says they have improved on the 2015 matric average.
It was all smiles from the kids, parents and teachers at the school yesterday during the handing out of results.
Hayes said the school’s 56.96% pass rate was a 4% improvement on last year’s 53% pass. “It’s not a massive improvement, but it shows we are slightly turning the corner,” Hayes said.
The principal praised 18-year-old Thandiwe Stuurman, the school’s top learner in the class of 2016.
Stuurman, from Fingo Village, received 81% in isiXhosa, 73% in English, 77% in Life Orientation, 72% in business Studies, 66% in Economics, 69% in Accounting and 43% in Maths.
This year she is going to do a Bachelor of Education Degree at Rhodes University.
Talking to Grocott’s Mail after receiving her results, Stuurman gave credit to all her teachers and especially her principal.
“I remember when we used to have no economics teacher here at school – but when Ms Hayes arrived she organised things and students from Rhodes University came to help us out with the subject.
“Ikamva Youth also assisted us a lot and I want to thank them. I would like to encourage even those who didn’t make it not to give up,” Stuurman said. “They should instead work hard and return to school and rectify their mistakes.”
Khutliso Daniels Senior Secondary School also improved dramatically, with a 50 percent pass rate compared to 2015’s devastating 23% pass.
When Grocott’s Mail arrived at the school, it was quiet, but Deputy Principal Thembile Sandi and other staff members were there to assist pupils and parents coming in to collect results.
“This is a huge improvement. We have improved by 27 percent and we received three Bachelor passes on top of that,” said Sandi.
Meanwhile, at TEM Mrwetyana it was a different story.
When Grocott’s Mail arrived at the school the gate was locked. A car parked outside the school yard was reportedly that of one of the teachers handing out to pupils their statements of results.
Around 10 pupils were there to collect their results. One pupil, who wanted to remain anonymous, had failed and said he was not sure what to do this year.
Returned initiates, at Nombulelo Secondary School collect their results statements yesterday. They were delighted to find they had passed matric.
Nombulelo Secondary School principal Nicci Hayes congratulates their top learner, Thandiwe Stuurman.