Our quality education is being recognised and rewarded
February and March have seen two of our Grade 7 learners write exam upon exam for high school scholarships. Stamina and resilience have been the key.
As I watched them weekend after weekend, I have noted a range of emotions from excitement at the prospect of achieving well, to nervousness after a difficult exam. I have realised the pressure they have been under to perform as they verbalised the thought of “What if my best isn’t good enough?” Thank goodness for men like Thomas Edison (and many others) to whom I can refer when questions such as these crop up.
Both girls were short listed for an interview with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, after which we received very encouraging feedback about the quality of teaching at our school. We are looking forward to hearing if either of the girls (or both) are invited to the next round of selections.
We await correspondence for possible invites to interviews or second rounds from Diocesan School for Girls, Grahamstown, Kingswood College, Grahamstown and the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg.
At school, we continue daily with our mission of teaching and preparing the next learners to be the best they can be.