HENRY NGINZAPRIMARY SCHOOLPORT ELIZABETHEASTERN CAPE Most of the photos were taken by students using cameras for the first time
PORT ELIZABETH-EASTERN CAPEKNOWN AS THE WINDY CITY –THENORTH WIND BLOWS DOWN TO THECOAST. THEWAVES ARE WHIPPED INTO WHITEHORSES THE CLIMATE IS BRACING!IN THE TOWNSHIPS NOT ALL ROADSARE TARMAC SOTHERE IS DUST WHEN IT IS DRY,
VICTOR MSUTU HAS BEEN PRINCIPAL OF HENRY NGINZA PS SINCE 1993
THE TEACHERS HAVE WITNESSEDMANY THINGS DURING THEIR LIVES
EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION Education is in English from Grade 4 – - children of nine or ten upwards.The first language of all teachers and learners is Xhosa.Conversations and the TV can slide seamlessly between English, Afrikaans and XhosaThere is a national curriculum across all schools and text books are provided
SECTION 21 SCHOOLS Most of the township schools fall into this category Their budget is administered centrally and they have no discretion in spending it Exam results have to be sent to the Department of Education in the Eastern Cape , There is national and local recognition of the importance of education but many of the older teachers lost out on their own education during the schools boycotts and some were imprisoned during the struggle.
GRADE 7The age range is 11-18 because some students repeat the year
GRADE 8 LEARNERS HAVE INTERNALEXAMS BEFORE TRANSFERRING TOSECONDARY SCHOOL IN JANUARY
PRIMARY/SECONDARY The learners transfer at the end of Grade 8. Most job adverts require Grade 12 diploma as a minimum. There are opportunities for the brightest learners to go to schools further from the township but most will go to the local secondary school. There is a leadership college to prepare future leaders in different fields of life. Officially, there is over 60% unemployment in South Africa.
THE SCHOOL VEGETABLE GARDENTHE LAND IS ACIDIC AND LITTLE WILL GROW.THESE RAISED BEDS SUPPLY VEGETABLES FOR THEDAILY MEAL AVAILABLE FOR LEARNERS
LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS These ladies come in and sell fruit, sweets and drinks to the learners during break time.
BUILDING THE COMMUNITY Building a sense of belonging and pleasure in the achievements of others is a vital part of the week. Football wins, Fashion shows, Prize giving Are enjoyed by The whole school