Teachers celebrate pass rate

2016-01-27 06:00
THE teachers, members of the School Governing Body (SGB) and the general workers of the Bethlehem Combine School celebrate the 2015 results. Photo: Tladi Moloi

THE teachers, members of the School Governing Body (SGB) and the general workers of the Bethlehem Combine School celebrate the 2015 results. Photo: Tladi Moloi

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BARKENPARK Z The teachers, members of the School Governing Body (SGB) and the general workers of the refurbished Bethlehem Combine School in Barkenpark near Bethlehem celebrated the 2015 matric results in style.

The school achieved a 62% pass rate and that is a 14% improvement from the 48% of 2014. The first matric class registered 52% in 2013 and the acting principal, Loretta Jacobs, said the school was not ready for matric at that time since it was their first class.

The happy teachers were spoiled on Friday (22/01) by the SGB members who felt that they deserved a braai after they drove learners to success.

Jacobs was happy that they got 62% in 2015 and said they were targeting 80% this year. She added that the pass rate was the result of joint efforts.

“During the trials examinations in September, our learners got 33% and we gave up hope. However, we had managed to motivate the educators and the learners through the support of our district and we managed to improve,” she said.

Jacobs said the SGB has played a big role in the pass rate. She said discipline was a problem in the school and the SGB assisted in that regard.

“I want to thank them and my special thanks go to the teachers who worked hard to achieve this,” she said.

Jacobs believes they should take hands with the parents to make a success of the school. Khethiwe Sonja, a SGB member, said the braai was aimed at motivating the teachers so that they could produce better results this year.

“We wanted to show our teachers that we appreciate the good work that they had been doing. We want them to start the year with more energy. We also assured them that we will always be there for them when they need support because they are important in the education of our child-ren,” she said.

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