With an average of 91.5 per cent and eight distinctions, matric learner Basheq Tarifi was the shining light in Benoni High School in 2016.
Lakefield resident Tanisha Ravjee’s key to obtaining eight distinctions at St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls was to balance fun and academics.
Acting executive mayor, Lesiba Mpya, empowered the class of 2016 on Thursday (January 5) in Daveyton, with words of wisdom for their future.
Learners are not the only ones who face ordeals at school; their educators also deal with their own troubles, like being called “mom” instead of “ma’am”.
What was just another start to the new year for most, was seen as the terrifying end of a chapter for others, when Grade Ones lined up for their first school day.
Achieving seven straight As is not achieved overnight, but is often the culmination of years of hard work – and in a lot of cases, going the extra mile.
A local teacher and Grade One learner have shared their fears and expectations of their first day of school.
St Dunstan’s College matriculant Matthew van Welie was buried deep in his books throughout his high school career, in order to achieve great results at the end.
St Dunstan’s College matric leaver, Amy Pawson, attained eight distinctions.