Disgraced girls write exams

2011-12-02 00:00

PUPILS at St John’s Diocesan School for Girls, who were expelled from the boarding establishment after being caught with dagga and alcohol, have been allowed to write their matric exams.

They collected the prizes they won from the school’s office instead of attending their speech day, as they were not expelled from the school.

Alcohol, cigarettes and dagga were discovered in the boarding establishment’s matric wing in October.

In a statement the school said seven girls were expelled from the boarding house after owning up to smoking and drinking.

Three of the girls, who were prefects, were stripped of their badges and a number of them, who were due to be presented with prizes on the school’s speech day collected their prizes from the office.

Since the girls were not expelled from the school they were allowed to write the year-end exams.

In the statement headmistress Linda Stoffberg highlighted the fact that none of the girls admitted to smoking dagga and that there was no cocaine involved in the incident as rumours suggested.

Stoffberg appealed to parents to refute any stories they hear that differ from the statement.

Many parents who were approached for comment remained tight-lipped yesterday stating that they were satisfied with the way the school had dealt with the issue.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan confirmed that police did visit the school.

“Management wanted confirmation about the small amount of dagga that was discovered,” she said.

“The school decided to deal with the matter internally.”

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