The school had 92 matriculants last year, who obtained 139 subject distinctions, while 90% of the class achieved a Bachelor’s pass, and five candidates an A aggregate.
“These are very special results and are indicative of much diligence, dedication and commitment over the past years,” said the extremely proud GHS headmaster, Theo Anaxagoras.
Anaxagoras was appointed on January 1, 2018 and was no stranger to Komani, as he was raised in the small town in the ‘60s and ‘70s and taught at Queen’s College in the mid-‘90s.
“I was terribly excited by the prospect of returning to my home town and offering to make a ‘difference’ to a much loved community,” said Anaxagoras.
He explained how the school is an integral part of a conglomerate of schools made up of Queen’s College Senior, Queen’s College Junior, and Balmoral Primary School.
“These brother and sister schools share a common history dating back to 1858. On arrival in town, I discovered that all four schools would have new leadership, so it was not long after that we established a cooperative union labelled the ‘4Schools 1Family’.
“This family of schools works closely together, cooperates, shares and supports its members in any way necessary to retain the standards for which our Queenstown schools are famous,” he said.
Besides the regular educational challenges which keep principals on their toes, GHS has initiated a spirit of inclusivity, which applauds respect for diversity and equality among the learners and educators.
“We strive to be a beacon of light during these, often dark, times, and we aim to provide the positive examples needed to nurture and grow not only our learners, but our community and our nation.
“With much baggage from our turbulent past, these efforts are as encouraging as they are sometimes daunting and difficult.”
The headmaster noted that the academic challenges facing the country are high on the schools’ priority list, adding that they are quite aware of the uncertain future faced by the education system.
“Within this uncertainty, we strive to develop our learners’ skills so that they may be flexible enough to adjust to future challenges, be self confident and self reliant, and able to confidently navigate themselves into the 21st century.
“Our challenge, thus, is to nurture learners who must become positive participants of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
“To the teachers who were an essential and very important part of these results, I say thank you for your guidance, expertise and nurturing. Without you, this success story could not be told.
“Finally, I extend the school’s very good wishes to the class of 2019, as we trust you will go out into the world and make a noteworthy impact and be positively influential among those with whom you come in contact. Be blessed, go well and make a difference.”
The following learners obtained A aggregates:
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