Hopeful St Francis College matric learners are upbeat after writing their final examination in attaining better results come 05 January 2018 when the results are officially announced. Prior to the commencement of the 2017 matric examinations, learners were overwhelmed with anxiety but as soon as they began writing they gained more composure and focus.

Speaking about final examinations, most learners highlighted that they were fair and manageable and that they were looking forward for better results thus flying the school’s flag high. Moreover, the excited learners for having finished writing stressed that the holistic education gained at the school will continue to be their guide in their lives as they go to various tertiary level institutions across the country.

According to Madoda Mntungwa, the 2017 DUX of the school is overwhelmed with mixed feelings as he bids farewell to the school that he had called home for the past five years. “I am happy that I have finished my exams but at the same time I feel a part of me is remaining at the school,” he said. He added that he will ever cherish the beautiful moments he spent at the school.

For Thandisiwe Similane, said her schooling experience at the school had been rather challenging but exciting at the same time. “We learnt a lot and I am happy that I got the chance to study at St Francis College, and I will always have the school in my heart”, she said. Speaking about the exams she pointed out that they were stressful but manageable and that she hoped to achieve good results.

The excited Nomakhosi Mkhize said if she were to be given a chance to choose a school she would definitely choose St Francis College. She said being at the school wasn’t an easy journey because the school demands hard work and discipline thus helping us to shape and mould our character. Speaking about exams, Nomakhosi said she was stressed out before the commencement of exams, and that as soon as the exam began she knew that nothing was going to stop her achieving the best results.

On a positive note, the school Principal Ms N. Njapha said the entire examination process was carried out smoothly and that she would like first and foremost to acknowledge the work rendered by the school exam committee. “Everything was in place and well-organised” reiterated Ms Njapha. Similarly, the Principal also acknowledged the role played by the Resident Monitors that had been allocated to the school for duration of the entire examination process by the Department of Education. The monitors had been allocated for quality assurance of the examination process. “It is encouraging to note that they all gave us a positive feedback in the manner in which everything was conducted” said Ms Njapha. According to the school principal she has no doubt that the matric learners of 2017 will make the school proud by achieving positive results.

As the academic year has come to an end, the school principal wish all the staff members a well-deserved holiday, a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.