Trinityhouse Randpark Ridge boasts a successful class of 2017 matriculants who did overwhelmingly well as they achieved a 100 per cent pass rate with an average of about 1.96 distinctions per candidate.
The school’s principal, Farone Eckstein said he was very pleased with the excellent results achieved in the IEB (Independent Examinations Board) national senior certificate exams.
The top achievers were Jonathan du Rand and Robert Gouldie with eight distinctions, along with Christian Humphries, Isabella Ghigini, Thama-Thama Tshigabe, Sandra Hu and Sahil Singh with seven distinctions.
“Our learners’ work-ethic, self-sacrifice and dedication have been an inspiration to us all. They’ve proven themselves to be true Trinitonians and we look forward to the positive impact they will have on our world,” Eckstein said, adding that the 146 candidates achieved 286 As in total.
Furthermore, 98 per cent of the class achieved a bachelor’s degree pass and 2 per cent achieved a diploma pass.
Two achieved eight distinctions each, five achieved seven distinctions each, while nine candidates achieved six As each and another 11 passed with five As each.
Robert Gouldie, who achieved eight distinctions, said his results not only made him proud but his family too. He shared that he was most surprised with his language marks as they had always been touch-and-go subjects for him.
“This year I plan on studying computer science at Stellenbosch University,” he said.
To the incumbent group of matrics, he advised that they not get caught up in all the hype and trust that their parents and teachers are there and willing to assist, “They should not let themselves get clouded with negativity,” said Gouldie.
Fellow classmate, Isabella Ghigini received now looks to a future in medicine. She said that she was most concerned about her maths paper two exam, as most of her peers shared the same sentiments.
“Accounting also had me a bit nervous,” she said.
To the matric class of 2018, Ghigini said they should believe in themselves and put in the work.
“Always work towards your dreams.”
Kayleigh Jade Caruana, who achieved six distinctions said her love of biology will have her studying a BSc in human life sciences at Stellenbosch University.
She was proud of her success and now looks forward to the new road ahead.
Credit: Randburg Sun