Message from the principal

2017-03-15 06:03
Ashwin Ramgoolam, Carter High School principal.PHOTO: supplied

Ashwin Ramgoolam, Carter High School principal.PHOTO: supplied

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“IT is a singular honour and privilege to be at the helm of this great educational institution 40 years after it was opened.”

This was the sentiments echoed by Carter High School principal, Ashwin Ramgoolam.

“This rare gem has earned the reputation of being an institution of excellence achieved through its unwavering commitment to the highest standards in academics, sports and extra-mural activities.

“Built on the foundation of timeless values such as justice, truth, integrity, unwavering commitment and non-prejudice, this institution prepares its pupils to make a meaningful contribution to society and the world at large,” he said.

Ramgoolam said his four predecessors were visionaries and leaders, each building the foundation thus giving Carter High School its distinctive character and ethos which resonates throughout the school today.

The school has featured in the top 100 schools in South Africa, a top “value for money” school and has achieved various other accolades at circuit, district and provincial levels.

The school has consistently achieved a pass rate of 97% or more with at least 70% of its matriculants attaining bachelor passes thus enabling them to pursue further studies and make a meaningful contribution to the various communities and South Africa.

“The school has produced captains of leading companies, astrophysicists, scientists, actuaries, accountants, engineers, doctors, lawyers, actors, news anchors, pilots, musicians, SA sports personalities, entrepreneurs, teachers, para-Olympians and a host of graduates in various fields as well as skilled artisans. The excellent facilities together with the 21st-century interactive smart board technology has enabled us to provide a world class education for our children,” said Ramgoolam.

He added that the staff at Carter High are at the forefront of breathing life and character into the school.

“We have been blessed to have men and women of the highest order, both past and present, who have served the school with distinction and have given it its special character.

“I am privileged to work alongside some of the most gifted, intelligent and dedicated teachers and non-teaching staff who toil selflessly so that their pupils can achieve outstanding results and have a better life for themselves and their families.

“Carter High has always been a place of hope and to this day, its caring ethos and its progressive discipline code has provided hope even to the most vulnerable in society,” he said.

Ramgoolam said that visiting Carter High, at any time of the school day, a sense of hope and optimism fill will visitors’ hearts as they watch the children from diverse backgrounds interact in harmony with each other.

“This is the South Africa that Dr Mandela dreamt of and Carter High School demonstrates on a daily basis that the dream is possible.

“There is great debate about what constitutes an effective school, and various ranking systems have been in existence worldwide. I remain confident that Carter High will feature prominently in any ranking system because of its culture of excellence. I look forward to the next decade at the helm of Carter High and eagerly await its further accomplishments,” he said.

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