Jeppe High School for Boys

Matrics 2022 matrics

Matrics 2022 matrics

The Jeppe High School for Boys class of 2022 has produced an excellent set of matric results, despite having been subjected to severe disruptions to their academic journey due to the school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The overall pass rate was 99,5%, with 74% achieving a Bachelor pass. Devon Lacy got nine distinctions, Jason Bailie eight and Jordan Eshen and Calvin Stevens seven each. A further six boys got five distinctions each. 

Mr Peter Murison, the acting headmaster of the school said they are incredibly proud of this matric class. “One must not forget that all these young men faced unique challenges over the last few years – having both their Grade 10 and 11 years disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. They have shown resilience and still aimed for excellence.

“Our top achievers have continued to maintain the brilliant standard of excellence which exists within our school and the continued drive to see every Jeppe boy strive for academic success is well and truly embedded.”

Mr Murison expressed his thanks to the school’s educators. “Thank you is simply not enough. The passion, hard work and sincere care which our team of educators pour into the lives of students who pass through their classrooms is inspiring and they, too, should take great pride in the results which have been achieved,” he said.

That sentiment was echoed by Ms Collette Rattray, deputy principal in charge of academics, who stressed that success at this level is built on the hard work done by educators at the junior levels. Their insisting on high levels of excellence from a young age plays a huge part and is in keeping with our policy of prioritising academics at all times. 

Narrowly missing out on a 100% pass rate was disappointing but not all-important, Ms Rattray said. “It should be remembered that at Jeppe there is no gatekeeping when it comes to entry into the exams. “Our policy is to give every boy an opportunity to write the final exams. In cases where the risk of failure is apparent early on it would be easy to exclude a candidate be asking him to leave, or to repeat grade 11. However, if we believe it is in the best interests of the learner to be part of the school we will always allow him to stay and then do our best to support him,” she said.

In conclusion, Mr Murison said it was fantastic to see so many smiling faces collecting their results at the school on Friday morning. “We are excited for what the future holds for this group of Jeppe boys. Matric is just the next step in the amazing journey’s they have ahead of them; well done to them all for giving themselves the best possible platform from which to launch,” he said.  

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