Siqongweni High recognised for hard work

2016-03-30 06:00
With the school’s awards and proud of their achievement (from left) Hlengiwe Zondi (physical science teacher), Johannes Dlamini         (principal) and Fikile Mgagula (acting deputy principal). PHOTO: nontethelelo mzizi

With the school’s awards and proud of their achievement (from left) Hlengiwe Zondi (physical science teacher), Johannes Dlamini (principal) and Fikile Mgagula (acting deputy principal). PHOTO: nontethelelo mzizi

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SIQONGWENI High School received three awards for outstanding matric results from the recent South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) awards.

The National Senior Certificate (NSC) Matric Awards were held by the Sadtu Reggie Hadebe branch and the school was awarded for having the best matric results under Imbali circuit in 2015.

The awards were for being the top school, for achieving consistency in their matric pass rate and four of the Siqongweni teachers received awards after their respective subjects received the most distinctions. The school obtained 83% for the 2015 matric results.

Siqongweni principal Johannes Dlamini said teachers have been dedicated in making the school a recognised educational facility. He said that a passion for education has reaped great rewards.

“This is great news for the school. We have been part of this awards ceremony for the past five years and have won a couple of awards. In 2014 we received an award for being number one in our circuit. For the past four to five years our results have been consistent - between 83% to 95% pass rate,” said Dlamini.

He said this year the school aims to get a 100% pass rate and wants to claim the consistency award again next year. “The aim is to make Siqongweni one of the best schools in Pietermaritzburg. As a school we are always motivated to do better than the previous year. Getting the awards increases the morale of our pupils and motivates them to do their best. With the Easter season upon us, our matric pupils still come to school to attend classes because we want them to get better results at the end of the year.

“We have managed to achieve these awards despite the challenges we face as a school. Siqongweni has withstood the trials and tribulations for being the victim of thieves. Our school has had to endure the loss of furniture. In November 2015 chairs used by pupils were stolen and in January­ we had another burglary where our photocopying machine and other appliances were stolen,” said Dlamini.

‘For the past four to five years our
results have been consistent - between 83% to 95% pass rate’

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