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TERM 1 - 2020

Dear Parent / Guardian
We had an early start to 2020, with the school year commencing on the 13th January already. It has been a very busy Term, with a lot of school developments taking place. First Term Control tests are completed and learners/parents will collect their reports on 14 April 2020.
STAFF NEWS
We welcomed the following new staff members who joined us this term.
(a)   Teaching staff
1.     Mr Z Paiva
2.     Mr K Nyagweta
3.     Mrs K Van Vught
 
In addition we are host to NMU student teachers as well:
·       Mr T Gadiah
·       Mr Luke: Feb – Oct
·       Ms Limbada Feb – Oct
 
Welcome and congratulations to our new HOD (Humanities) Mrs K Van Vught who started October last year.
 
ACADEMIC MATTERS
1.     2019 EXAM Results – Grade 12
Congratulations to all matriculants who passed. We are proud of your performance
·       Pass Rate - 86.7%
·       Bachelor Passes – 59
·       “A’s” – 24
·       Top Student – Sisipho Buyambo
 
2.     2019 TOP 3 – Grade 8 to 11
Grade 8
1st Keegan Mike
2nd Azraa Bibi Khodadeen
3rd Yibanathi Tyatha
Grade 9
1st  Amirah Mackenzie
2nd Naadirah Limbada
3rd Xabiso Dlamini
Grade 10
1st Natalie Cloete
2nd Liyabona Diamond
3rd Carly Valayden
Grade 11
1st Onakho Mazule
2nd Sihle January
3rd Thimna Kati Kati


PREFECTS 2020
ELECTED HEADS AND DEPUTY HEADS – 2020
·       Head Girl –                      Sihle January
·       Head Boy –                      Mohammed Hanief Francis
·       Deputy Head Girl –           Aneesha Pillay
·       Deputy Head Boy -           Sispho Bangani
 
SGB – LEARNER REPRESENTATIVES – 2020
1.     Natalie Cloete
2.     Salmaan Loonat
3.     Rabia Norshib
 
RCL EXECUTIVE BOARD – 2020
1.     CHAIRPERSON               Luvuyo Matamela
2.     VICE CHAIRPERSON      Rabia Norshib
3.     SECRETARY                   Beyonce Jacobs
4.     STUDENT AFFAIRS         Naqeeb Packareysammy
5.     STUDENT AFFAIRS         Thandokazi Malangeni
 
ROTARY INTERACT BOARD -  2020
1.     PRESIDENT                    Maleeha Limbada
2.     VICE PRESIDENT            Salmaan Loonat
3.     SECRETARY                   Taraa Lloyd
4.     TREASURER                   Ridhwaanah Lombard
5.     COMMUNITY AFFAIRS    Zamzam Hassan
6.     INTERNATIONAL AFFIARS Vanessa Mzongwana
7.     PRO                                Rabia Norshib
 
Our best wishes to all elected learners on their road to becoming great leaders.
 
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS
·       Athletics – PE High School Champs: Sinovuyo Poti and Songezo Ntlangu qualified for this champs.
·       English FAL: Provincial Award (SADTU); 100%: Matric 2019 – Mrs Z Mbewu and Ms A Saleem
·       Consumer Studies: NMB District Commendation 100% pass – Mrs Z Jaram
 
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
We continue in partnership with the following organisations:
1.     Telkom – COP Program
2.     Capitec – Maths Tablet program
3.     Exxon Gamma Tutor + tablets
4.     IGEMs Program
5.     NMU: GMMDC – ISP Program
6.     Famhealth Medi-Park – Youth Leadership Program
7.     Famhealth Edu-Lead Initiative – School Leadership


SCHOOL EVENTS:
 
1.     17 Jan – 50th Anniversary Birthday Celebrations
2.     18 Jan - Famhealth NMU Youth Leadership graduation
3.     28 Jan – Dept of health; Nurse inspection of grade 8’s
4.     12 Feb – SANB: Blood Donations
5.     14 Feb – Civvy Day
6.     17 Feb – HPM Gr8 Testing
7.     20 Feb – RCL Training by DOE
8.     20 – 23 Feb – RYLA Camp Visit – Makhanda (attended by Interact Members Rabia Norshib, Salman Loonat 
9.     28 Feb – 1 Mar : 50th Anniversary Weekend Fair
10.  2 Mar – DOE (District Director motivation Talk to Gr 12)
11.  3 Mar – English Olympiad
12.  5  – 16 Mar – Control Tests
13.  12 Mar – Maths Olympiad
14.  Academic Parent meetings; Grade 8/9- 25/02/2020
                                             Grade 10/11- 03/03/2020
                                             Grade 12- 02/03/2020
 



SPORTS
Our learners participated in the following sport codes this term:
Cricket, Athletics & Archery


INTERACT ACTIVITIES
Civvies held on the 14th February (+-R2400) will be donated to various organizations.
Cakes and other goodies- sold on the 13th February (R815) will be used to treat children at a hospital and Coega Village for orphans.
Induction dinner postponed for next term.
All events are postponed until further notice
·       Interact Club donated cash to the following charities by raising funds through activities such as Civvies Day, Cake sales etc.
a.     CANSA
b.     Nkosinathi Foundation for the Blind
c.     Aurora Special Care Centre
 
RCL ACTIVITIES:
The first term blood drive 2020 took place on the 11 February 2020. A very big thank you to all     educators and learners- It was a resounding success. It is most encouraging to note the numbers of learners who have joined the “Blood ranks”

GENERAL MATTERS
o   ID cards: It is compulsory for all learners to be registered at Home Affairs. Parents are urged to do this as soon as possible. This is VITAL for the Exam Registration process.
o   To qualify for an SA ID, the learner must be 16 years old.
o   MATRICS MUST HAVE AN SA ID TO REGISTER FOR THE FINAL EXAMINATIONS.
o   Outstanding School fees must be paid up ASAP!! Statements are being issued to parents and are enclosed.
o   Outstanding balances of previous years are being handed over to our debt collectors.
 
CONCLUSION
Coronavirus Pandemic Shutdown
The president Mr C Ramaphosa declared a national disaster on 15/03/2020; further to announce all schools will close early 18/03/2020. Therefore, all events during this difficult time have been postponed or cancelled.
Easter week is soon upon us. I want to wish our Christian learners, parents and staff a blessed Easter. Thank you to the members of staff, SGB and parent body for their support and service this term. Ramadaan Mubarak to all Muslim learners / staff & parents.
 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE AND STAY SAFE

MR K GOVENDER

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