South Coast school rewarded for special efforts to beat strike

2011-01-06 00:00

TODAY will be a day worth celebrating for 12 South Coast matriculants as matric finals results will reveal that they have all obtained eight distinctions.

Port Shepstone Secondary School (PSSS) boasts eight of these students, while Port Shepstone High School contributes two. Marburg Secondary and Scottburgh High each had one pupil who scored eight As.

The results for the staff at PSSS are very rewarding, given the effort that the school put in to combat the effects of last year’s national teachers’ strike.

“This is all down to the intervention programme that was initiated by the school that saw classes held in the afternoons and during the winter recess by a team of dedicated educators,” said deputy principal Jeff Dundraj.

Dundraj cited the 2010 Fifa World Cup as well as the strike as reasons for the school’s intervention programme.

“We have had excellent leadership this year from our principal, the governing body and the management of the school.”

Staying focused during the euphoria of the World Cup was something that straight-A PSSS student Ivan Ruhinda said was very hard to do.

“There were a lot of sacrifices that had to be made; things we wanted to do that had to take a back seat,” said Ruhinda.

Another PSSS top achiver, Sonam Ramsaroop, said she was hoping she would get As for all eight of her subjects. “I was expecting it a little bit, but you never know what can happen,” she said.

Marburg Secondary’s shining star, Numrata Manilall, will be using her eight As as a platform to begin a Computer Science degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT) this year.

“Academics has always been my strongest attribute and it feels really good to have done well,” said Manilall.

Her school principal, MS Vallee, gave her his blessings and had very kind words for his pupil.

“I am extremely proud. She has always been a top achiever and her success can be put down to her dedication, humbleness and the humility that she has always displayed,” said Vallee.

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