Awards for academic performance

Showing off their Western Cape Education Department certificates, are from left, teachers Portia Baatjes, Tina Willard, Sweetness Soyeye and principal Stanley Allies.

Pupils of Bridgeville Primary School made their parents and teachers burst with pride when they excelled academically.

They not only received an award from the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) for outstanding performance in both English home language and mathematics for Grade 3, but more recently, the Grade 7 pupils also flew the Bridgeville banner high when they performed well at the Bridgetown library’s reading competition.

Principal Stanley Allies said: “The results of our Grade 3 systemic test for 2016 show that our pupils have improved on their results substantially – way above the provincial level benchmark. We must acknowledge our former Grade 3 teacher, Daphne Kader, who has been instrumental in us achieving these results.

“We are also celebrating the excellent results of the annual reading competition. Our pupils won top honours. Sa-Jida Hudson took first place for English, and Bradley Visagie took second place. Uzair Kannemeyer won first place for Afrikaans.

“The staff and our school governing body are very proud of our pupils’ achievements – they are paving the way for the younger pupils. We shall work hard to retain the honours in striving towards academic excellence at Bridgeville Primary School.”