This represents a further improvement on the 88% pass rate achieved the previous year when it was named one of the 14 most improved schools in the Western Cape. It is also a far cry from the abysmal 27% pass rate of five years ago.
The number of learners achieving Bachelor passes enabling them to go on to study at university has jumped to 33 or 34,4% against 19 learners (21,8%) in 2011 while a total of 38 learners achieved a Diploma pass in 2012 enabling them to go onto study a diploma course at tertiary level.
Some highlights include a 100% pass rate in English First Additional Language, Computer Applications Technology, Tourism and IsiXhosa Home Language. The pass rate for Accounting was 92%, Economics 96%, Geography 92%, Physical Science 88%, Maths Literacy 95% and Maths 71%.
Not only have the results shown further improvement in the number of learners achieving 50% or more per subject but the number of learners writing has also increased dramatically in the past five years to 92 against less than 40 in 2007.
The top student for 2012, Simbarashe Fadzi achieved five As – mathematics, Geography, Life Sciences, Physical Science and Life Orientation and two Bs for English and isiXhosa.
The school was adopted by the Rabie Property Group as the major beneficiary of its Social Investment programme five years ago and they, together with other sponsors, including the Platteklip Charity Challenge, Ratanga Junction and the Mackay Family Foundation, fund the salaries of five additional teachers and various programmes at the school aimed at increasing maths, science and English proficiency.
The principal Mrs Khuleswa Nopote who joined Sinenjongo two years ago said she was delighted at the further improvement in the results. “It is testament to what can be achieved through hard work and a team effort with the staff and learners, the department, the parents and the sponsors all working closely together.”
For further details contact the principal Mrs Khuleswa Nopote on 0827209362 or Maggie Rowley of the Rabie Property Group on 0824538884.