2016 matrics bid their schools farewell

Alisha Moonsamy (left), Ranaa Cevikmen and Sameshni Naidoo are three of the top pupils from Springs Girls' High School. Alisha received six distinctions, while Ranaa and Sameshni each received five distinctions.

Hundreds of matrics from Springs visited their schools today, to receive their final school results.

Springs Girls’ High School obtained a 100% pass rate, which is an improvement on their 98.7% in 2015.

The 129 girls who passed, attained a combined 107 distinctions.

Raeesah Moola, the school’s top student, secured eight As.

The school has 102 bachelors degrees and 26 diplomas passes.

“I’m proud of the class of 2016.

“Their hard work and dedication of a phenominal teaching staff have paid off,” says Angela Jones, school principal.

She says that makes it 20 years of a 100% pass rate for Springs Girls’ High School.

Springs Boys’ High School obtained a 98.4% pass rate, an improvement of 3.4% on the previous year’s 95% rate, with Siyanda Mnisi being their top student troughh five distinctions.

The school received a total of 57 distinctions from the 121 students who passed the exams.

Dean Garnett, head of department economic sciences, says the school is proud of the 73 bachelors degrees and 41 diplomas passes.

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“The results are as good as we expected,” he says.

The Springs Muslim School achieved a 100% pass rate, as well as a 100% bachelors pass.

Mohammed Asvat, principal of the school, says that between the 19 matriculants who passed, they raked in 28 distinctions.

“We are extremely proud of our matrics of 2016,” says Asvat, “the quality of results isbetter and it’s the first time in our history, that we achieved a 100% bachelors pass.”

The Springs Technical High School achieved a 96.4% pass rate.

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Out of the 55 matriculants, they raked in a total of 10 distinctions, nine bachelors passes, 39 diploma passes and five higher certificate passes.

“We are very excited for our matrics and did much better than last year,” says principal Marina Rathe.

“It’s only going better and better with each passing year.”

She adds that the students had been taking extra classes all year long at the school.

“Our personnel went above and beyond to help the students and they really worked very hard. We’re also receiving great assistance from the department of education.”

Springs Secondary School recorded a pass rate of 81%, dropping from last year’s 98% pass, with 142 of the school’s 176 matrics passing.

These students shared a combined total of 49 distinctions.

Three students excelled, receiving five or more distinctions, with Akisha Boodhram receiving seven distinctions.

School principal Kishan Bodalina says he is proud of the top achievers who did exceptionally well.

Jameson Junior and High School’s principal, Satchie Padayache, says the school achieved a 60% pass rate.

“From our 32 matriculants, we achieved eight bachelors passes and two diploma passes,” says Padayache.

He states that they did poorly this year.

Eureka High School achieved a 100% pass rate, 16 bachelors passes, 54 diploma passes and 33 higher certificate passes.

Despite numerous attempts to contact the school, the principal hasn’t responded to requests for information.

Anna Robertson

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