Rustenburg receives top performing school award

Rustenburg Girls High School principal Michael Gates with Salie Abrahams of the Western Cape Education Departments chief directorate: business intelligence management, with the Top Performing Public School Award.

Rustenburg Girls’ High School has been awarded the National Education Department’s prestigious Top Performing Public School in Quintile 5 for 2017, the second year in a row.

Salie Abrahams, of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) chief directorate: business intelligence management, presented the award to the school last Friday at the weekly staff meeting.

Principal Michael Gates said: “It is a great honour to receive this award, the result of hard work; home and school partnership; girls who are motivated and determined who are taught by dedicated staff. The 59 primary feeder schools have laid excellent foundations.”

Quintile 5 schools get less money from the government to run their schools as the schools sustain themselves by charging higher school fees.

Mr Gates also paid tribute to the schools who finished second and third in the Quintile 5 category. “This excellent result is evidence of a healthy and happy learning environment, with all staff making this achievement possible. Rustenburg would like to congratulate Westerford High School and Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof on their excellent results, coming second and third in Quintile 5. WCED schools have taken all the top prizes, showing the dedication and commitment of WCED to quality education in our public schools,” he said.