Time for pupils to work, rest and play
WITH two weeks before final matric exams some pupils are planning to spend the rest of the year working to gain experience and make extra cash.
Others will use the summer break to go on holiday with family and friends.
Keenan Jacobs of Settlers High School said the end of exams would be about partying, work experience and making some money.
“I intend finding a casual job in the retail sector after the exams. I like working with people so a casual job will help me gain the experience I need and of course make a little extra cash.”
Jacobs plans to study a BA Law at Stellenbosch University next year.
Nolusindiso Thabatha of Joe Slovo Secondary said she had begun sending job applications out for the holiday season. “Finding a part-time job will help me make some money which I can use next year.”
She will register to study tourism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology next year. “I’m not going on holiday. If I find a job I’ll start as soon as exams are over.”
Another hopeful was Nonkwenkwezi Qayi, from the same school, who said working would go a long way to help meet immediate needs.
“If I can find a part-time job over the December holidays, I will save the money for the beginning of next year,” she said.
For Cameron Nel of Paul Roos Gymnasium looking for work experience would be the focus after his final paper at the end of the month.
“I want to find part-time work in an engineering firm and work throughout the holidays.”
Nel will be studying mechanical engineering at Stellenbosch University next year.
His schoolmate, Stephen Kemp, who will study BA Law at Stellenbosch next year, has a different view though.
“I will be going on a vacation after the exams. We are going to Plettenberg Bay,” he said, adding that a good break was necessary.
Cameron Nel of Paul Roos Gymnasium.
Nolusindiso Thabatha of Joe Slovo Secondary School.
Nonkwenkwezi Qayi of Joe Slovo Secondary School.
Keenan Jacobs of Settlers High School.