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Roosevelt High School

Thank you for ALL the support ❤️

Be better, EVERY SINGLE DAY!ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA RELEASE ON ALLEGATIONS OF RACISM
AT THE SCHOOL

19 September 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1. It has come to the attention of the School Governing Body (“SGB”) that there has
been several allegations relating to racism at Roosevelt High School (“RHS”)
against the principal and the teachers of RHS.

2. We as the SGB, together with the assistance of the Department of Education,
have investigated these allegations and are still busy with the aforesaid process
and we have done everything in our power to address these issues with all of the
necessary counterparts related to RHS, to ensure that the rights of our students
and staff members are protected under all circumstances.

3. We find it extremely disconcerting that there are some students and teachers
who suggest that RHS is not operating in terms of its values, being Empathy,
Respect, Commitment, Excellence and Inclusion.

4. As many might know, there is currently a disciplinary hearing pending against a
learner of RHS, and accordingly, in order to protect the rights of the student to a
fair hearing, we cannot address the merits of the aforesaid at this stage, however,should it become so necessary, we shall deal with same upon conclusion of the hearing, which is to be held at a future date and in terms of the proper procedure.

5. We shall continue to strive to act in the best interest of our students and staff
members in order to ensure a neutral and safe environment where students and
teachers can focus on education and achieving excellence.

6. Should there be any further enquiries in this regard, such enquiries can be sent to admin@roosevelthighschool.co.za

Regards
SGB Roosevelt High
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Thank you for ALL the support ❤️

Be better, EVERY SINGLE DAY!

ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA RELEASE ON ALLEGATIONS OF RACISM
AT THE SCHOOL

19 September 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1. It has come to the attention of the School Governing Body (“SGB”) that there has
been several allegations relating to racism at Roosevelt High School (“RHS”)
against the principal and the teachers of RHS.

2. We as the SGB, together with the assistance of the Department of Education,
have investigated these allegations and are still busy with the aforesaid process
and we have done everything in our power to address these issues with all of the
necessary counterparts related to RHS, to ensure that the rights of our students
and staff members are protected under all circumstances.

3. We find it extremely disconcerting that there are some students and teachers
who suggest that RHS is not operating in terms of its values, being Empathy,
Respect, Commitment, Excellence and Inclusion.

4. As many might know, there is currently a disciplinary hearing pending against a
learner of RHS, and accordingly, in order to protect the rights of the student to a
fair hearing, we cannot address the merits of the aforesaid at this stage, however,should it become so necessary, we shall deal with same upon conclusion of the hearing, which is to be held at a future date and in terms of the proper procedure.

5. We shall continue to strive to act in the best interest of our students and staff
members in order to ensure a neutral and safe environment where students and
teachers can focus on education and achieving excellence.

6. Should there be any further enquiries in this regard, such enquiries can be sent to admin@roosevelthighschool.co.za

Regards
SGB Roosevelt High
... See MoreSee Less

ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA RELEASE ON ALLEGATIONS OF RACISM 
AT THE SCHOOL

19 September 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1. It has come to the attention of the School Governing Body (“SGB”) that there has 
been several allegations relating to racism at Roosevelt High School (“RHS”) 
against the principal and the teachers of RHS.

2. We as the SGB, together with the assistance of the Department of Education, 
have investigated these allegations and are still busy with the aforesaid process 
and we have done everything in our power to address these issues with all of the 
necessary counterparts related to RHS, to ensure that the rights of our students 
and staff members are protected under all circumstances.

3. We find it extremely disconcerting that there are some students and teachers 
who suggest that RHS is not operating in terms of its values, being Empathy, 
Respect, Commitment, Excellence and Inclusion.

4. As many might know, there is currently a disciplinary hearing pending against a 
learner of RHS, and accordingly, in order to protect the rights of the student to a 
fair hearing, we cannot address the merits of the aforesaid at this stage, however,should it become so necessary, we shall deal with same upon conclusion of the hearing, which is to be held at a future date and in terms of the proper procedure.

5. We shall continue to strive to act in the best interest of our students and staff 
members in order to ensure a neutral and safe environment where students and 
teachers can focus on education and achieving excellence.

6. Should there be any further enquiries in this regard, such enquiries can be sent to admin@roosevelthighschool.co.za 

Regards
SGB Roosevelt High

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Joel Zonke

Xolani Shelembe Mhlungu Sibusiso

Saddens me to hear such allegations being brought up in such a institute that I hold on a pedestal....Just the other day I was telling an friend of mine how lucky I was to have been brought up in a environment that ddnt recognise colour or segregation, RHS being one of the environments,where we spoke abt our difference in order to understand nva to discriminate or hate and for that I was grateful....

My child (not white) had the best 3 years at Roosevelt never experienced any racism in fact the opposite Mr De Wet and Mr. Ferreira (was like a Dad to her at school) and Mr. Miles, Mr Swarts, Mr. Diaz, Ms. Van Blerk, Mrs Venter and Ms Holl all white teachers and Exceptional!!!! Just as Exceptional as Mr Mlokoti. We are grateful for your hard work and dedication.

Great school with good traditions and a awesome Principal and Deputy Principal and teachers.

As an old RHS student, class of 2017. And I can say that I never ever experienced any racism towards myself or noticed with any of my other class mates. RHS is one of the best schools in! Amazing staff!

This is a first I hear of this incident.

As a current parent of RHS, my daughter has never been more excited to attend school even through lock down she fought saying she does not want to be home she wants to be at school with Her teachers. I have never seen a school where teachers are so involved and actually sacrifice there time with their families on a weekend to teach children. I support RHS no matter the circumstances. This by far is one of the top schools within Jhb and I am proud to be apart of this community. GOD BLESS RHS, THE TEACHERS, PRINCIPAL, PARENTS, LEARNERS, EX LEARNERS AND EX PARENTS. UNITED WE STAND. #RHS

I have my second daughter attending the school and would not have enrolled her there if the experience was not great the first time.... Educators do so much for our kids, working weekends for extra classes etc. Now having to deal with the extra tasks of adhering to covid rules.... Always doing everything at such a high standard... Roosevelt High School is an excellent school... Mr De Wet and staff... Please continue to do great work....

This is actually very sad. A school that we hold dearly to our hearts and no, I am not white. I personally hold RHS on a great pedestal and if I had a choice of schools for my kids again, I would do it all over again with them. The values, ethics, effort and time spent on these kids are amazing and I take my hats of to every teacher in RHS. I think what people fail to realise is that racism is everywhere and its how one reacts to it. Speaking up for yourself is one thing but forcing your opinion is another. When I 1st heard of this issue I followed up on every article or post. This to me sounds like rebellion. These kids just want to have their way with no rules

Roosevelt High School I honestly think that you will have lots of support from parents like us that stand for WHAT'S RIGHT and not based on skin colour. Like me, you have our support and I'm sure we as parents of kids of all colours can stand up and fight for what's right. Your post on the information supplied today is very brave. It shows you have nothing to hide. Pls don't despair and don't think you faulted in anyway. God bless every teacher and Mr. De Wet for turning the school around 🙏

I love this school. Hope its not true.

The stories that are being spread about RHS is very disconcerting. I have personal experience about what type of school this is as well as the type of leader the Principal, Mr DeWet and his SMT is. My son, a former pupil of the school, was given every oppertunity and all the assistance he needed to succeed. As a single parent, I appreciate the tough stance Mr DeWet takes in order for our kids to succeed. Why should everything be turned into a racial issue. I know this school to always have an open door policy, so why was this avenue not exploited before further disrupting the already difficult and disorienting year our kids are experiencing due to Covid. Furthermore, coming from a family of teachers and principals, I know the stress and absolute pressure they work under, yet they put all that aside for the wellbeing of our kids. Stop politicizing internal school matters while there are major social issues outside the classroom that needs your attention. Parents of RHS students, I urge you to make use of Mr DeWet and his SMT's open door policy should there be a matter at school that concerns you. Our society is filled with delinquents because we vas parents don't allow our kids to become adults who were taught to be accountable and to take responsibility for their actions. This is just my personal thoughts on the matter as a proud parent of a former student of RHS. Thank you RHS for your leadership and for always upholding and displaying the 5 pillars the school is built on. #RooseveltRocks

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I was a problem child back in Grade 9. I thought that many would give up on me........but due to the fact that Mrs Van Jaarsveldt Ms Venter Mr De Wet and my parents stood with me by my side showed me that Roosevelt High School can see the positive within you. If it was not for RHS I would not be where I am today....... In 2018 I served as an executive of the RCL something I never thought I would ever achieve within my schooling career. I always stand by Roosevelt and mention them in many more of my success stories to come in the future "My bloed is blou"💙💙💙

I'm a recent graduate . Class of 2017. Yes I've been in trouble multiple times, however I've never in my entire 5 years felt or have heard of any racial bullying. I must say I really do miss the environment and the teachers. ❤

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