Celebrations for the Grade 12 class of 2017

The Class of 2017 has made us proud and we were privileged enough to honour their achievement at this year’s annual Sasol Grade 12 Merit Awards. The award ceremony was held on 12 January 2018 at the Graceland arena in Secunda.

The Sasol Grade 12 Merit Awards recognise the best performing learners in Govan Mbeki, Lekwa and Dipaleseng municipalities. The awards also acknowledge the best performing teachers and schools in these areas, particularly those who performed well in Mathematics and Science.

The awards are given out to learners who have obtained 3 or more distinctions in selected subjects, overall top achievers from quintile 1-3 schools (non-fee schools) and quintile 4 schools. Top achievers (Level 6 +) in Mathematics and Science from Quintile 1-4 Sasol supported schools from the mentioned municipal areas were awarded. The best performing teachers and most improved schools also received awards.

A total of 100learners received merit award certificates as well as cash prizes for their outstanding performance. Each top achiever received a sum of R15 000 towards registration at institutions of higher learning. Learners who obtained three distinctions and more received R1 000 for each distinction.

Amongst the awards given out on the night were the highlight awards under the category Sasol Secunda Management Excellence awards. The results were as follows:

o  Top achiever from Quantile 1-3 schools (All circuits): Setsheng Secondary School in Dipaleseng with 96% pass.

o  2017 Top 3 most improved schools in Quantile 1-3 schools:

1st -Isisfisosethu Secondary School from Dipaleseng with an increased passed of 24.9%

2nd – Osizweni Secondary School from Govan Mbeki with an increased pass of 17.9%

3rd - Zikhetheleni Secondary School from Lekwa with an increased pass of 12.9%

  • Top Performing school in Mathematics and Science: Hoërskool Secunda

  • Overall Best performer school per municipality:

Dipaleseng Municipality - Setsheng Secondary School with 96% pass

Lekwa Municipality - Hoërskool Standerton with 97% pass

Govan Mbeki - Hoërskool Secunda with 99% pass

  • Overall top achiever.

Quantile 1-3 schools learner: Prince Maseko from Kiriyatswane Secondary School with distinctions in Mathematics; Physical Science; Life Sciences and Geography and an average percentage pass of 88. 

For the past 22 years, Osizweni Science Centre, Sasol’s flagship project in education has been providing teacher development and educational support to learners enrolled in Science and Mathematics with the intention to enable top performance in these subjects.

We thank our schools and teachers for their commitment to ensuring the success of our learners and wish them well for the 2018 academic year.


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