Let learning flourish - Wembley College

2017-01-25 06:01

OUR school journey begins in Grade 1 when we enter the monolithic school gates wearing our new uniform. We begin the exciting process of learning to read and write. It is from these early beginnings that the foundations of our learning begin.
As we travel through the different phases of the school landscape, our academic history is woven into the fabric of the school. The teachers and pupils who we meet along the way enrich our journey.

Wembley College will celebrate its 20th year of life and many teachers have been at the school since inception. These teachers are the glue that binds the school. The success of a school can be attributed to its teachers and a headmaster who ensures that pupils are motivated and encouraged to succeed in the classrooms and on the sport’s fields.
If we want our pupils to succeed, we need to build their sense of self-esteem. One way to build self-worth is to praise pupils for their achievements.

Our matrics wrote their final Cambridge exams and recently received their results, which are worthy of praise. The highest average in the matric class of 2016 was 72% for geography. This was closely followed by Afrikaans, with a class average of 71%. Jaco Swanepoel achieved the highest grade for Afrikaans with 94%. Congratulations to Jaco who was the dux of the school. The class average for mathematics was 69%. Nosipho Ndawonde, who has been at the school since Grade 1, received the highest mark for maths on AS level, with 88%. Hapson Mushoriwa and Jaco Swanepoel both achieved As for accountancy. Jaco also received an A for physical science.

The beauty of the Cambridge system is that our pupils have an opportunity to rewrite their exams if they are unhappy with their results. All our exams are marked by external examiners at Cambridge University in England. Your Cambridge results will be accepted worldwide. In the global ratings, the Cambridge educational system is ranked fifth in the world. Our local universities have acknowledged the strength of the Cambridge exams and more points are being awarded for Cambridge symbols.

Our matric Class of 2016 stand on the precipice of life.
We wish them every success and happiness in their chosen career paths. Remember the wise words of Aristotle: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Our founder, Brian Corbishley, who died at the beginning of January, strongly believed in academic excellence and vision. He believed you must start thinking and believing in what you can achieve.
Brian and Dot Corbishley’s son, Michael Yeadon, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Plennegy group.
Michael has been an active member of the Wembley board since 2014. Michael is going to ensure that Brian’s vision and dream for Wembley College reaches its full potential.
- Louise Yeadon.

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