Matric examinations get under way

2016-10-18 06:00
Waterfall College matrics ready for final exams (back, from left) Byron Wood, Princess Mdunge, Sidney Reed, Dylan Casten, and (front, from left) Codey-Reece Gibbons, Amy Amstutz, Ruth Tsela and Mthobisi Conco. Photo: supplied

Waterfall College matrics ready for final exams (back, from left) Byron Wood, Princess Mdunge, Sidney Reed, Dylan Casten, and (front, from left) Codey-Reece Gibbons, Amy Amstutz, Ruth Tsela and Mthobisi Conco. Photo: supplied

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THOUSANDS of matriculants will begin their final exams next week, and pupils in and around the Upper Highway area say they are set for their papers and hope for smooth sailing.

“We’ve had a lot of extra classes and really put in the effort for these exams as it determines our future. I want to thank my teachers for the countless hours of tutoring and extra classes because they always go the extra mile for us,” said Grade 12 pupil, Melisha Stevens­.

“We will do ourselves and our school proud. I want to also thank my mom for all the nagging [to study], I may not show it all the time, but I do appreciate it.”

Rekha Singh asked the community to be considerate during Diwali festivities­ and keep noise to a minimum. “This is our final year at school and it is crucial that we concentrate 100%.

“I am appealing to those who celebrate Diwali not to let off loud bangs during the week as this is a major distraction when studying. I also ask the community to keep noise to a minimum, and this includes loud music and socials gatherings.”

Waterfall College principal Jeanette­ van der Merwe wished the Class of 2016 well and told them never to give up hope, even when times get tough.

“Set aside time to prepare, have your exam timetable visible, make a study timetable and have a comfortable study area.
“Eat well, especially breakfast, exercise­, as it helps you to de-stress, practice exam skills by going over past papers and summarise notes into lists or mind-maps rather than highlighting old notes.”

“I wish the Class of 2016 all the best,” she concluded.

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