Sid G Rule ace top awards

LILLIAN AMOS

Sid G Rule Primary School in Grassy Park performed exceptionally well in the Western Cape Education Department’s 2015 systematic tests.

The school received top prizes at the Metro South Education District LitNum awards, held on Saturday June 4, for their Grade 3 and Grade 6 literacy and numeracy results.

The school received first position for Grade 6 literacy and language as well as excellence certificates in Grade 3 numeracy and literacy.

Grade 7 pupil Imaan Abrahams walked away with the award for overall best performance.

Provincial Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer commended schools that produced excellent results in the systematic tests last year.

“As a province we believe in the value of providing diagnostic assessment of the provincial education system so that we can improve the management of education and learner performance,” said Ms Schäfer.

She said the Western Cape is the only province in the country to conduct testing of this na- ture.

“The systemic tests provide the most objective picture possible of learner performance in language and mathematics, giving us the opportunity to assess whether we are improving the quality of education in the province.”

Sid G Rule Primary School principal Anton Yon was excited with the school’s performance.

“Our teachers from all grades are happy about the results because everyone has worked hard to get more than 90 percent in all catagories. The hard work has paid off,” he said.

Mr Yon credited the previous principal, Priscilla Stadler and all the teachers at the school for their good performance.