A new primary school in Tafelsig celebrated the successful year that was with an awards ceremony on Thursday.Perseverance Primary School, which opened its doors in Tafelsig in February this year, already has 165 learners enrolled in six grades 1, 2 and 3 classes, with the school already growing to accommodate Grade 4 learners next year.The school is made up of temporary structures on a plot of land off Kilimanjaro Avenue and is built on the site where a permanent school building for the primary and a high school will be built (“Patience bears fruit”, People’s Post, 23 January).Work will start next year.“Things are going well at the school despite some challenges,” says school principal, Pat Mazimela. “Our main challenge is finding foundation-phase teachers, but we have been coping.” The school has four Grade 1 classes, one Grade 2 class and one Grade 3 class. An additional eight classrooms have been constructed at the school to allow the school to accommodate more learners next year. “We are expecting a steady flow of learners for next year,” says Mazimela.The school hosted the awards ceremony at the Tafelsig Community Hall from 10:00. Proud parents attended to support their children.Awards for categories such as leadership, neatness, attendance and reading accompanied awards for the top learners in all standard primary school subjects and the top overall learner per grade.“This is a way of motivation for the parents and learners to do their best for and at the school,” says Mazimela.