Schools achieve good matric results

Teacher Shahieda Charles, gives Thaniyah Alexander, the former head girl of the Leadership College, a congratulatory hug. Zainab Adams, back, could also feel the love.

Most of the schools in the Athlone News’ distribution area achieved impressive National Senior Certificate (NSC) results, with only a few not managing to increase their matric percentage pass rates.

The Leadership College in Manenberg – a private, no-fee school – was among the schools who produced exceptional results. Of the 62 candidates, the school achieved a 92 percent pass rate, with 68 distinctions, and 100 percent pass rates for English, Afrikaans, maths literacy, accounting, geography, life orientation, and business studies.

The top achiever, Dhilshaad Adonis, from Manenberg, passed with seven distinctions and will be studying towards a BComm Accounting degree at Stellenbosch University this year.

Iemraan Ismail clinched six distinctions, Thaniyah Alexander and Thaakirah Adams got five distinctions; Zainab Adams got four, and Cheslyn Frances, Abdul Khaliq Asad Haydar, Rafeeqa Ariefdien, Zaakirah Davids and Tayb Majiet, each got three distictions.

The Leadership College was started in 2010, and this year’s results have been the best so far.

Principal Yousuf Atcha congratulated the pupils.

“It’s an honour for me to be principal at The Leadeship College. I would like to congratulate all involved, including the pupils, teachers, and the director, for a brilliant pass in the heart of Manenberg. This is all because of their dedication, commitment,perseverance, discipline, sacrifice and determination,” Mr Atcha said.

Darul Islam Islamic High School achieved a 90.5 percent pass rate (up from 89.9 percent the previous year), with its top pupil, Tasneem Isaacs, getting eight distinctions.

Ganaan Kloppers achieved sevendistinctions,Fatima Boraan achieved six distinctions, and Aminah Francis, Laeeqah Davies, and Maajidah Kamaar each achieved three discintions.

Deputy principal Sheikh Adiel Hattas, said he was “over the moon”.

“This is among our best results for the 21 years of the school’s existence. Our teachers worked from the very first week of the school year, and had extra classes, and made lots of sacrifices. Our pupils went home late, and sometimes in the dark, as during winter the sun sets earlier. Our message to this year’s Grade 12 pupils, is to work from the very first day; be consistent in your hard work, commit yourself and you will reap the benefit. Good results only come to those with good work ethic, sacrifice and time management,” Mr Hattas said.

Other schools’ results include: Alexander Sinton, achieved a 95.8 percent pass rate, up from the previous year’s 92.5 percent;

Athlone High with 87.4 percent, up from 81.1 percent the previous year; Belgravia High had 88.1 percent, one percent up from the previous year; Cathkin High had 88.4 percent, up from 82.1 percent the previous year Crystal High 72.2 percent, compared to 84.5 percent the previous year; Garlandale High 83.7 percent compared to 90.4 percent the previous year;

Groenvlei High had 91.4 percent, down from the previous year’s 95.1 percent; Heideveld High also down with a 89.1 percent, compared to the previous year’s 91.8 percent; Islamia College showed a slight drop from 97.4 percent to 96.5 percent.

Manenberg High had a 73 percent pass, up from 66 the previous year; Mount View High had 89.6 percent, up from 76.5 percent; Ned Doman High produced a 100 percent pass rate up from 67.9 percent; Peak View High also achieved 100 percent pass, up from 87.3 percent (see page 1); Phoenix High achieved a 80.4 percent pass rate, down five percent from the previous year’s 85.4 percent; Rylands High achieved a 98.9 percent pass, almost three percent more than the previous year’s 96.1 percent; Silverstream had a 60 percent pass, up from 43.8 percent; and Star International High School maintained its 100 pass rate for the past four years.