Westering High aims to repeat 100% pass feat

2017-01-18 06:01
Westering High School prefects who aim to repeat the school’s 100% matric pass in 2017.                         Photo: NCEBA DLADLA

Westering High School prefects who aim to repeat the school’s 100% matric pass in 2017. Photo: NCEBA DLADLA

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SCHOOLS have reopened for the 2017 Academic Year and Westering High School, which boasted a 100% matric pass in 2016 has started operations in earnest. This is of course, after full preparations were started some time last year.

Members of the School Management Team (SMT) led by headmaster ?Stuart Hayward, the School Governing Body (SGB) and the 2017 prefects held a Cheese and Juice Evening last Tuesday when members of the SGB wanted to mingle and build relationships with especially Grade 8 parents.

Asked what he thought was the biggest challenge they faced as matrics this year, Chartered Accounting (CA) aspirant Nicholas Thompson, said, “Our school had a 100% matric pass for the umpteenth time last year. In that were 71% Bachelors Studies (those who can apply at university). We have to uphold that and ensure that it goes on.”

Buhle Ben-mazwi who also wants to study towards a CA at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) said “Because it is renowned for its Accounting teaching” added that their aim was also to uphold the school’s proud history.

According to Aviwe Matikinca, the prefects, as the face of the school, had to work together and show unity in keeping and maintaining the school’s ethos.

Teacher Izak Coetzee, who is in charge of prefects, said Westering High School started a leadership programme to develop the full leadership potential of these learners while they were still in Grade 10.

“We believe that leadership strengthens society and it concerns us that nowadays there areleaders that lack character. At Westering we’re passionate about developing leadership through a prefect system from a young age. This ensures that our prefects, as the face of the school, show quality leadership.

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