Perseverence pays for Zingisa

2016-05-05 06:00
Vuyani Sijako, Noludwe Nonkonyana, school principal, Doreen Mornson, Nozuko Klaas, Elona Gqwetha, Cikizwa Speelman, Ncediwe Katoyi, Vuyo Maseko and learners at Siyazingisa Primary School, in Gugulethu, on Thursday. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

Vuyani Sijako, Noludwe Nonkonyana, school principal, Doreen Mornson, Nozuko Klaas, Elona Gqwetha, Cikizwa Speelman, Ncediwe Katoyi, Vuyo Maseko and learners at Siyazingisa Primary School, in Gugulethu, on Thursday. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

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Siyazingisa Primary School is proud of its achievement after beating all competition in the Metro Central Education District in maths and language.

The Gugulethu school received awards to that effect last Tuesday at an event held at Turfhall Primary School.

It was the Systemic Testing Awards ceremony for achievements in Language and Mathematics for the class of 2015.

According to Noludwe Nonkonyana, the school was the only awardee in both Maths and Language in Grades Three and Six.

The principal said it is was a great moment for the school to show such improvement.

“I am grateful for the teachers who have done tremendous work. It was through hard work that we managed to improve our results. We improved in all the subjects.

We want to ensure that we maintain the standard that we have set,” Nonkonyana said.

The school last received an 0award for maths in Grade 3 in 2012, but showed an improvement in 2013.

Vuyani “Barack Obama” Sijako, the English teacher, said it was not by accident that the school won, but preparations and planning played a role.

“I was fully prepared for the Systemic Exams because I did not test my learners in first additional language tests only, but in English home language as well. I will strive for excellence this year by putting extra zeal in every effort I will do to reach my aspirations. The awards have proved how far dedication can take us,” Sijako said.

There were 147 learners in Grade 3 and 140 learners in Grade 6 last year.

Shekina Vanda, Grade 7 learner, said it was a good moment for the school.

“I am very happy, because we managed to up our grades. One of the things that helped us was the study groups that we started as learners and also extra classes. This is the best school ever,” Vanda said.

Sisipho Nqadala, Grade 7 learner, said she was also in cloud nine about the results.

“I am so proud and excited for the improvement.

The extra effort that we put in class paid off. Teachers were also clear about what they were teaching in class,” Nqadala said.

The school improved more that 10 percent on the subjects.

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