Welcome, welcome, welcome to 2020. I believe that the year ahead is going to be exciting, productive and successful.
I would like to welcome all our new families to the school, from Grade 8 to Grade 11 – it is a pleasure to have you join our Roosevelt family and I trust that your stay will be successful.
Again, we had very pleasing grade 12 results. We are perfectly on par with most of the schools around us and way ahead of most schools with our 99.4% pass rate. This pass rate is well above the provincial and national pass rate. Our Bachelor pass percentage went up significantly! This is a great achievement and one of which we are proud. Grade 12s of 2020 – this is your challenge – 100% pass rate and more of you with a Bachelor pass.
I also wish to congratulate all our learners who were promoted to the next grade. Among these learners are some outstanding results – well done! And please keep up this very good work.
But I must warn everyone. There are learners in all grades who were not promoted to the next grade or did not achieve the results of which they are capable. There are reasons for this. One reason is the lack of work ethic. Learners, please do not expect to succeed if you do not work consistently and diligently throughout the year. Parents and learners – be clear that last minute effort is not likely to be successful. Other reasons are not co-operating with educators, not doing homework, slapdash last minute ‘effort’, poor behaviour during lessons and reluctance to attend extra lessons.
Parents, the Roosevelt staff started work before the official starting date – before most other schools. This shows the level of commitment we have towards the school and our children. Unlike many other schools, we started work in the classroom on the first teaching day. Your children have already been given homework and assessment tasks. Please ensure that you monitor your children and that they are working at home – even the senior learners need to be checked on.
I trust that this year, the start of the new decade, will hold only good things for everyone.