Injongo’s good days never end

2015-06-18 06:01
Nondumiso Ngudle, acting deputy principal, Othello Tyhulu, Nosiphiwo Langa (teacher), Sthembile Mhletywa (Principal) Bongani Mgamani (SGB member), Patience Nontenda of Blue Ribborn, Pheliswa Marman, SGB member, Yolanda Magida and leanerners during th

Nondumiso Ngudle, acting deputy principal, Othello Tyhulu, Nosiphiwo Langa (teacher), Sthembile Mhletywa (Principal) Bongani Mgamani (SGB member), Patience Nontenda of Blue Ribborn, Pheliswa Marman, SGB member, Yolanda Magida and leanerners during th

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The well of good days keep flowing to Injongo Primary School as they came tops in three competitions they entered for recently, in Khayelitsha.

The school was handed with the cheque of R5 000 being top on the provincial recycling competition conducted by a bakery company, on Tuesday.

They also won three positions one in the categories they entered for during the Western Cape School’s Choral Eeisteddfod competition, for primary schools level, which was held at False Bay College, Khayelitsha, on 30 June.

The school is also preparing for competing in the national level after winning position one for drama and position three for dance during the Baswa le Meetse Awards (BLM) schools programme for the Department of Water and Sanitation, which was held in Worcester, recently.

The Blue Ribbon Packets of Goodness Packet Collection Competition awards three schools that got a high number of used plastics, every month.

The other two schools get a share of R3000.

The money won in the competition is used for buying stationery in the schools.

Sthembile Mhletywa, principal at Injongo Primary School, said the school joined the competition later than other schools that are participating in the competition, but they managed to overtake then to grab the position one.

“We feel very happy for winning. It is because of team work and the effort that we give as a team. We have already collected about 3000 for the next draw. We want to defend our position. We are the school of excellence,” Mhletywa said.

Patience Nontenda, of Blue Ribbon, said the competition started in 2007.

“We focus on sales, environment and also health. Collecting the plastics is a part of keeping our areas clean which is also good for the environment,” Nontenda said.

Mandla Kala, a teacher at the school, talking about the music competition, said they are now busy preparing for the national competition which will take place in Gauteng, on 30 June.

The school won position one for Afrikaans piece, position one for African (Sesotho song), and position one for Double Quartet.

“We going to represent the province in Gauteng and we will ensure that win. We want to come back here with pianos,” he added.

Kala was also awarded for being the best music conductor of the competition.

The school already shared the stage in the national with other best schools in the national competition, four times.

They last took part in 2013 and they went there with three position ones.

The school managed to win all the competitions despite the lack of music resources.

They have since been sponsored with a mobile piano and sound system as part of the programme they attend at Baxter Theatre, in February.

Pamela Mtati, talking about BLM, said the competition saw the learners getting a good opportunity to be part of Drama Children’s Summit which will last for five days.

“We want to win the price money and computers for the school. They will also get an opportunity of a life time where they will be involved in discussing issues touching youth,” Mtati said.

Councillor Philiswa Marman, who is also the chairperson for School Governing Body (SGB) said the school needs an intervention of a hall and playground.

The school is also appealing to parents to come and register their children for next year and that the closing date for that is at the end of June

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