Quiz con­test dead­line soon

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - NOKUTHULA ZWANE

THE STAR, in part­ner­ship with Var­sity Col­lege ,will launch its in­au­gu­ral High School Quiz Com­pe­ti­tion and en­cour­ages schools in Joburg to en­ter what prom­ises to be an ex­cit­ing con­test.

One of the first schools to en­ter was Jeppe High School for Girls, in Kens­ing­ton. Prin­ci­pal Dina Gonçalves said the rea­sons for en­ter­ing the com­pe­ti­tion are three­fold.

“Get­ting an ed­u­ca­tion is not just about what is cov­ered in the aca­demic syl­labus: we want our girls to have a wide knowl­edge of current af­fairs and to ex­pose them to what is hap­pen­ing in the world,” said Gonçalves.

She also wants to en­cour­age learn­ers to read news­pa­pers es­pe­cially be­cause The Star and the school share the same long stand­ing age.

Gonçalves said: “We be­lieve that ev­ery girl who ma­tric­u­lates leaves as a young woman ready to take on the world’s chal­lenges…

“Com­pe­ti­tions are good tools to en­hance learn­ing and are a lot of fun and we hope our girls win the com­pe­ti­tion.

“The girls par­tic­i­pate in a num­ber of aca­demic pro­grammes, com­pe­ti­tions and Olympiads each year. More­over, the school de­vel­ops its learn­ers’ hu­mil­ity, gen­tle­ness and com­pas­sion through com­mu­nity in­volve­ment and over the last three years, we have do­nated over 1 900 hand­made blan­kets to the com­mu­nity via the ‘67 Blan­kets for Nel­son Man­dela Day’ project.”

The win­ning school will take home R20 000 and a Var­sity Col­lege bur­sary worth R150 000. Each team mem­ber will win R2 000. The run­ner-up school will get R10 000 and each team mem­ber will pocket R1 000.

The quiz will be held in Septem­ber. The Star en­cour­ages schools in Joburg to en­ter.

Email your en­try to star_schoolquiz@inl.co.za

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