VULAMASANGO’S DOORS TO SUCCESS OPEN AS SCHOOL RATED IN TOP 10
The will to win, the zeal to succeed and the urge to reach your full potential are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
It is unquestionably not a simple errand to be rated as one of the country’s best performing schools for such an achievement comes not; in a lightning bolt of inspiration but through countless hours of toil, perseverance and dedication.
For a unique school like Vulamasango, being named one of the country’s best performing schools, especially in the Junior Certificate external examination, is received with great exhilaration and recorded as one of the most outstanding achievements in the history of the school.
This is because the school did not only perform exceptionally well in both the Grade Seven and Form Three examinations, but also paved its way to the country’s Top 10, which comprised schools that attained the 100 per cent pass rate, as well, as produced high grades and or quality
“results in totality.
Once again, Vulamasango Primary School excelled in the Primary Certificate external examination by attaining a 100 per cent pass rate in the results released by the Ministry of Education a week ago. A total of 24 pupils sat for the external examination and hoisted the school’s flag high by performing remarkably well.
The results reflected that one pupil attained a Merit while five scooped first class passes. A total of 18 pupils attained second class passes. There were no third class passes or failures. In this grade, the school has attained and maintained the 100 percent pass rate for the past four years, having turned the wheel in 2015. On the other hand, it seems the long hours of toil endured by the pupils while studying in preparation for the Junior Certificate examination finally paid off, as the pupils have proved to all and sundry that there is nothing ‘impossible’ in life, for the word itself says ‘I’m possible’.
With the year 2018 proclaimed as a year of blessings, filled with so much activity, where memorable events that include the 50/50 double celebrations took place, the pupils from the school saw the urge to also leave a mark in such a great year by producing the best results in history, thus locating a place in the top 10.
A total of 59 pupils sat for the Form Three examination and like their younger brothers and sisters, they attained a 100 per cent pass rate.
There were five pupils who got merits, 11 First class passes and only 43 second class passes. Likewise, there were no Third class passes or failures. To add the cherry on top of the cake was one of Vulamasango’s own Mzwandile Mthethwa, who scooped 90 per cent overall, placing him amongst the country’s best pupils in the Junior Certificate examination.
Commissioner General of His Majesty’s Correctional Services Isaiah Mzuthini Ntshangase has congratulated the pupils for their good performance, especially in both grades who sat for the external examinations.
Ntshangase says the good results that have been attained by the pupils were a result of a joint effort by correctional officers, who are responsible for the direct supervision of the pupils, teachers, developmental programme officers as well as health practitioners, who all worked together in achieving a common goal. He said all these parties remained dedicated in their work and invested a lot of time in empowering the pupils with educational skills. He said it is such love and commitment to the pupils that has yielded good results, which have placed the department in good records.
The commissioner general further highlighted that the results attained by the pupils were a confirmation that indeed the ultimate measure of a person is not their mistakes or accomplishments, but what she or he does with them.
It is for this reason then that the school uses an eclectic approach by providing all-encompassing services to the pupils such as chaplaincy, psychology, social welfare, amongst others. This is because the school enrols children facing diverse challenges.
Ntshangase also took time to thank the different social partners who have taken the initiative to support the school in various forms, as this showed that society now understands that the rehabilitation of persons is not the sole responsibility of the correctional services, but a societal responsibility. These include companies, NGO’s, Faith Based organisations, as well as members of the business community.
He also applauded parents for being there for their children through paying their school fees despite the many challenges faced in general.
He said this shows how much they treasure their children, an act he commended as it would culminate in a better society, where the young heroes would realise their dreams and nurture them accordingly.
BEST PUPIL: High School Principal Dan Mavuso congratulates Mzwandle Mthethwa who attained 90 per cent.