Time for pupils to work, rest and play

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - NOLOYISO MTEMBU

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.

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