Hard work, and all-round support
Graeme College Dux and top matric Jarah Fluxman, who achieved seven As and 94% for an additional Advance Programme Mathematics course, is grateful to the school for the space it’s given him to pursue what he loves.
“It’s an amazing school, given the education it offers that competes with bigger-budget schools,” Jarah told Grocott’s Mail.
He says, though, that while it’s been great being acknowledged for his special talents, he’s really looking forward to university this year where he intends to explore different interests, and where he plans not to be seen as just “the maths guy”.
He’s enrolling for a BSc at the University of the Witwa- tersrand, focusing on Maths, Physics and Applied Maths.
Principal Kevin Watson said he was thrilled with the school’s 100% matric pass rate – the first time they’d achieved this since 2012.
“It’s been an all-round staff effort,” Watson said, “that includes specific interventions in certain subjects.
Tracey Kenyon, he said, had done excellent work supporting learners for whom English was a second language, and there had been free extra maths classes every day.
“We’ve got a hard-working, dedicated staff who contribute to an all-round education that doesn’t only focus on academics,” Watson said.
“It’s an ethic we pass on to our pupils – they work: they don’t get spoonfed.”
Graeme College's top matric Jarah Fluxman flanked by principal Kevin Watson (left) and Jarah’s dad Tony Fluxman.