Vuyani win makes it two in a row

2015-09-17 06:00
Nozuko Alarm, deputy principal at Vuyani primary school, Fezeka Zilde, coordinator for library, Michael Mqombo, teacher, Andile Mpontshana, teacher, Sindisa Tobi, teacher and learners who won the awards, in Gugulethu.

PHOTO: 
Mbongiseni Maseko

Nozuko Alarm, deputy principal at Vuyani primary school, Fezeka Zilde, coordinator for library, Michael Mqombo, teacher, Andile Mpontshana, teacher, Sindisa Tobi, teacher and learners who won the awards, in Gugulethu. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

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Vuyani Primary School has done it again,; this time they have walked away with six medals gained during a Literacy Week contest held in Cape Town last week.

The Gugulethu school outshined six other schools that participated in the Xhosa and English reading competition.

Just last week, City Vision reported that the school made wonders at the Metro Central Education District Mathematics Competition, at Alexander Sinton Secondary School in Athlone, in which the school had won six top positions.

The competition was part of the Annual National Assessments (ANA) which is set to take place from September 15 to September 18.

In the literacy competition, a number of Grade 6 and Grade 7 learners from schools were vying for the top positions.

Lukhanyo Matomane, a Grade 6 leaner, has won the overall position for Xhosa reading.

Iva Qhamfane, a Grade 6 learner, came second in the same category, while Elila Sokwaliwa, also a Grade 6 learner, came third.

Zintle Gobo came first in English reading while Philela Magobiyane obtained the second spot.

Both are Grade 7 learners.

Their teacher Michael Mqombo said although the competition was “tough”, his bcharges fought tooth and nails to achieve the best results.

“I feel very happy, because it was our first, and we managed to win accolades. The learners did us proud. There were lot of people who attended the competition, but our learners were not scared at all.

They were so confident,” Mqombo said.

IsiXhosa teacher Andile Mpontshana, said the competition was good as it also promotes indigenous languages.

“It makes learners understand the importance of their home languages such as Xhosa.

We have to promote our languages and be proud of our cultures,” Mpontshana said.

Matomane said she was on cloud nine for such an achievement in their debut year in the literacy category.

“I am very happy. It was tough, but we told ourselves that we have to work hard to win.

We were not scared at all.

The good teaching style that our teachers use also helped us a lot to win,” she said

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