Queenstown schools do well at quiz
TWO Queenstown schools took first and third positions in different categories in the Eastern Cape provincial Miniquiz at the South African Premier National Science Competition on May 14.
Luvuyo Lerumo High School and Maria Louw High School pupils competed at provincial event and took first place in the gold and third in the platinum categories respectively.
Pupils from these schools will now prepare for the national competitions in Johannesburg later this year.
Tando Mpotulo, Zintle Bongwana and Sihle Ngoma of Luvuyo Lerumo with Sonwabile Kuka, Siyavuya Fikamva and Abulele Mzingelwa of Maria Louw have flown the Queenstown education department district flag high at the competition.
In an interview with The Rep, Queenstown education department district official Madoda Ndembe said the district was very proud of the two schools and hoped other schools would learn from them.
“The district is overjoyed because this shows growth in the fields of maths and physical science. We hope it will give hope to maths and physics teachers by instilling a level of enthusiasm,” he said
Ndembe said it would encourage other pupils to follow in the direction of maths and science, because many opportunities with future prospects were available in terms of the issuing of bursaries.
“I thank the teachers who are dedicated the pupils for their hard work. They have made us proud,” he said.
CHAMPS: Luvuyo Lerumo High School pupils who took first place in the provincial Miniquiz science competition gold category. Back from left, education department official Madoda Ndembe, principal Simphiwe Tyilana, teachers Tom Thomas, Susan Simon and front from left, Sihle Ngoma, Zintle Bongwana and Tando Mpotulo