Junior commander champions pupil safety

2019-01-16 06:00

KWADUKUZA SAPS “junior station commander” Aphelele Amahle Dube from Groutville High School, encourages all pupils to gear up for an eventful 2019.

The 14 year-old Aphelele, who is part of the station’s Anti Bullying Campaign and Safer School Project, urges all pupils who have started school today to pay extra attention to their safety at school.

Every pupil’s safety at school is highly important to their teachers, however, it requires you, the pupil, to be responsible and ensure the safety of other pupils at school, said Aphelele.

“A responsible pupil is always accountable for his or her actions and doesn’t get involved in physical fights or verbal fights with other pupils or teachers.

“Responsible pupils do not participate in bullying other people in any manner. To be a responsible pupil, you also have to take the following precautions: when packing your bag for school in the morning, ensure you don’t have alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, firearms, gas guns or pellet guns, dangerous chemicals, cellphones or dangerous weapons such as knives, blades, sharp objects, or objects that could cause injuries. Medication without your parent’s permission or teacher’s knowledge is also a no-no.”

She warned that any pupil who is found to be in possession of drugs at school could possibly face a permanent criminal record.

“Having a permanent criminal record could affect you furthering your studies at university and later on in life, especially when you are finding a job.

“I would like to wish all pupils everything of the best in their new year of school, and to all those pupils starting Grade 1, remember the world is your playground, always be adventurous and remember the sky is not the limit,” she said.

KwaDukuza Station Commander Brigadier S.F. Mhlongo wished all pupils a safe and prosperous 2019 schooling year.

“All pupils should follow the junior station commander’s safety tips to ensure they have a safer schooling year, as well as concentrate on their studies to ensure they have a successful schooling year.

“The junior station commander, together with members from KwaDukuza SAPS, will be visiting local schools in the KwaDukuza area to promote the station’s Anti Bullying Campaign and Safer School Project this year,” Mhlongo said.


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