Athlone High pupils rewarded for hard work

2015-09-08 06:00
Athlone High School was selected to take part in a tutoring programme. Here are two of the school’s top achievers Keenan Gray and Daryl Mack with Peter Lombard, manager of the Super Tutors programme.

Athlone High School was selected to take part in a tutoring programme. Here are two of the school’s top achievers Keenan Gray and Daryl Mack with Peter Lombard, manager of the Super Tutors programme.

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Pupils of Athlone High School have reaped the rewards of a tutoring programme that was started by a local radio station in partnership with one of the country’s leading chemists.

The Super Tutors programme was created last year to help Grade 11 and 12 pupils improve their results in Mathematics, Physics and language subjects.

The KFM radio station’s breakfast team and the Dis-Chem Foundation visited the two schools recently to award their top achievers with certificates.

At Athlone High School, two students were awarded top honours. Daryl Mack received an award for excelling in Mathematics and Keenan Grey for Physical Science.

Athlone and Sea Point were selected from a number of high schools in the Western Cape who showed an interest in tutoring.

Sonia van Zyl, head of the Grade 12 pupils at Sea Point High School, says the school is seeing the benefits of the programme, particularly in English, where the marks reflected four As in the second-term exams.

The Sea Point pupils awarded were top achievers Abdul Williams, who achieved 83% in Mathematics, Antonio Kay for Physical Science, who achieved 80%, Sakheisizwe Mbangeni, who got 65% for History, and Olwethu Mtati, Jaconde Nsumbu, Candice Knipe and Hassna Ait Taleb, who received distinctions for English.

Peter Lombard, manager of the programme, says all the tutors who took part did a phenomenal job.

Lynette Saltzman from the Dis-Chem Foundation wishes the Grade 12 pupils well with their upcoming matric exam.

“To do well and to succeed in life is to have determination,” says Saltzman.

Everyone can achieve exactly what they want through hard work and extra effort, she says.

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