The Jeppe Emergency Care Club dominated at the annual Provincial Inter-High School’s First Aid Competition held at Northcliff High School on Sunday. Jeppe High School for Boys took 1 st place in all
three sections. The seniors won the competition for the ninth year in a row.
Dhiran Chetty, the club captain explained that there were 10 schools competing, with 54 teams in total. Jeppe High School for Girls, with whom our club has a close association, came second to the boys in most areas.
“We are fortunate to have Mr Green, who is highly qualified and very experienced as our coach. He is the administrative organiser of the inter-high, although the competition simulations are set and
judged by Netcare Education, Netcare Milpark Hospital and Netcare 911, who sponsor the event.
We trained very hard with the assistance of old-boy first aiders that came in to train us, and had the added advantage of being an active service club at the school, we are on duty on a daily basis, and at sporting and other events, so apart from knowing the theory well, our members have plenty of real on-the-job experience.”
The Emergency Care club provides a much-needed and very appreciated role at the school. “These are amazing results,” said the Headmaster, Mr Jackson. “The boys do great work at Jeppe and we’re very blessed to have them, and Mr Green.”
The Inter-high results were:
Novice (Grade 8 beginners) – 1st Jeppe Boys; 2 nd Jeppe Girls; 3rd Jeppe Girls.
Juniors (Grades 9 and 10) – 1st Jeppe Boys; 2nd Jeppe Girls; 3rd Jeppe Girls.
Seniors (Grade 11 and 12) – 1st Jeppe Boys; 2nd Jeppe Boys; 3rd Northcliff High.
We would like to thank all the teams that competed, and congratulate the individuals that received theory awards. We would also like to thank Northcliff High School for hosting the competition this year, STAT Medical, and Netcare for putting on an amazing competition.