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The King’s School Robin Hills celebrates the tenacity of the Matric Class of 2021

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has placed immense pressure on many areas of society. For the past two years, life as we know it has been turned upside down. Despite all the unknowns, we are incredibly proud of our Matric Class of 2021 who have endured many challenges to get to where they are today.

Having spent both their Gr11 and 12 years moving in and out of the online space, navigating school with many disruptions and with some facing other added external pressures within the home, we can truly say that this group has had to dig deep mentally and emotionally to pull themselves through. And they did it!

In the words of Booker T. Washington, “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” It is with this quote in mind that we express our sincere admiration for this entire group, whose success is not only measured in their symbols and percentages, but also in their persistence in overcoming so many things that were outside of their control.

Following the release of the Matric results, The King’s School Robin Hills is elated to celebrate another 100% pass rate. The group was triumphant in their final examinations and leave behind a strong legacy of excellence that the school is known for and proud of, since the first Matric group that started in 1987.

CEO, Mr Mike Marais and Principal of the high school, Mrs Gerda Buys, applaud all the learners, who, along with their dedicated teachers and devoted parents, showed great commitment to finishing strong.

Among the 45 Matric learners, 69 A’s, 100 B’s and 64 C’s were achieved with 5 learners achieving ‘A’ aggregates and 16 learners achieving ‘B’ aggregates.

  • We honour the following learners for their outstanding achievements:
    Achieving an ‘A’ aggregate and 7 distinctions, we commend Marit Fourie
  • Achieving an ‘A’ aggregate and 6 distinctions, we praise Jessica Ngwenya
  • Achieving an ‘A’ aggregate and 5 distinctions we commend Dylan Gordon and Amahle Gwala
  • Achieving an ‘A’ aggregate and 4 distinctions we commend Sipho Joja
  • Achieving a ‘B’ aggregate and 4 distinctions, we honour Chloë Bartley
  • Achieving a ‘B’ aggregate and 3 distinctions, we honour Keone Govender and Unathi Ngongoma Jessica Ngwenya achieved in the Top 1% of the IEB in Business Studies.

As a school that has kept God at the centre of our education for the last 38 years, we honour Him for each learner that has graced our school as well as the exemplary legacy that they leave behind.

Thank you to the IEB for their ongoing support and commitment to maintaining high standards in education.

Please see frequently asked questions below (click on the + sign to expand a question).

Adolescents are very different from primary school children! They look different, they learn differently, and their response to the faith of their parents is different. Things change in the adolescent years as they are no longer primarily 'learners'; they now become more and more 'decision-makers’. We provide a safe place where adolescents can ask questions and are supported spiritually, emotionally and physically. The Christian High School has an important role to play, along with parents and the church, in providing an atmosphere where adolescents can navigate their journey with Christ.

  • We know that our young people do not need "Bible-bashing" but they do need the security, love and direction that can be provided by a Christian High School.

    • Language, Literacy & Communication:
      • English (Home Language)
      • Afrikaans or IsiZulu (First Additional Language)
    • Mathematics
    • Natural Sciences:
      • Physical Science
      • Biology
    • Human & Social Sciences:
      • History
      • Geography
    • Economic & Management Science:
      • Accounting – Gr 8 & 9
    • Technology 
      • Robotics
      • ICDL (International Computer Drivers’ Licence) - Gr 7,8 & 9
      • Hospitality Studies – Gr 8 & 9
    • Arts and Culture
      • Art
      • Drama
    • Life Orientation (including Physical Education; Bible Education)
    • Learners also have Mentoring as a subject, where they are given the opportunity to share and be guided in a safe environment. With these age appropriate sessions, teachers/pastors are able to provide the needed input into learner's lives to ensure they feel understood and supported.
    • English (Home Language)
    • Afrikaans or IsiZulu (First Additional Language)
    • Life Orientation: (including Physical Education; Bible Studies)
    • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy

    Three of the following subjects depending on the timetable:

    • Accounting
    • Business Studies
    • Geography
    • History
    • Hospitality Studies
    • Information Technology
    • Life Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
    • Visual Arts
    • Computer Application Technology
    • Learners also have Mentoring as a subject, where they are given the opportunity to share and be guided in a safe environment. With these age appropropriate sessions, teachers/pastors are able to provide the needed input into learner's lives to ensure they feel heard and supported.
    • AP Mathematics (Gr 11 & 12)
    • AP English (Gr 11 & 12)

    Other subjects offered by external parties are also made provision for (should this be possible). These include:

    • Other languages such as Mandarin
    • Music
    • Design

    * Subject combinations may change from year to year according to demand - please speak to the Admissions Co-Ordinator, Principal or Educational Psychologist.

Our teachers are qualified to teach their subjects at high school level - some of the current staff members hold honours and masters degrees. The matric team has had many years of experience and has consistently produced excellent results. We are very grateful to God for the committed and competent teaching staff at our school.

The King's School Robin Hills is committed to upholding high academic standards. To this end we encourage learners to enter the various Olympiads and international benchmarking tests in addition to writing the IEB matriculation exams.

We again achieved 100% pass rate in the IEB matric exam.

Most of the independent schools in South Africa offer the IEB (which is the Independent Examinations Board).  The King’s School also has full Umalusi accreditation. Our annual matric results have consistently been above that of the average of the IEB i.e. our matric class average each year has been higher than that of all IEB candidates across all schools. This is testament to the high standard of education that we offer at TKS.

 

Our teachers are in regular contact with teachers in other schools through IEB User Groups and other professional forums. We strive to improve the standards we have achieved and remain abreast of trends in education in South Africa.

 

 

An example of academic rigour is the One Research Task, offered at IEB schools in Grade 12, which is a specific task that has been designed to teach Gr12 learners the foundational research, writing and referencing skills that are essential at university. This entails the learners doing first hand research and their final research project follows the format of a masters/doctoral thesis with an introduction, literature review, data collection, data analysis and discussion and then conclusion.

FACTS ABOUT THE IEB NSC:  (Source : https://www.ieb.co.za/pages/nationalseniorcertificate)

The IEB uses the South African National Curriculum which is regulated by the Department of Basic Education.

  • The IEB NSC is quality assured by Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education.
  • The IEB NSC is an internationally benchmarked qualification and is equivalent to Cambridge AS level.

 

The IEB produces consistent, reliable results in the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate:

  • Average pass rate is between 97% and 98%
  • Pass with entry to degree study, between 78% and 80%

 

A study carried out at the University of Cape Town in 2008 noted that:

  • 25% of first degree graduates at UCT in 2007 came from IEB schools
  • On average over a 3 year period, the throughput rate of learners from IEB schools was 98%
    • Term 1: Swimming, Tennis
    • Term 2: Netball (girls), Rugby (boys), Soccer (boys and girls)
    • Term 3: Athletics, Cross-Country, Tennis, Cricket (boys)
    • Term 4: Swimming, Tennis, Cricket (boys)

    Competitions in sport take place in local schools’ leagues as well as in Christian schools’ leagues. As our school is small, many learners have the opportunity to play sport at team level and to represent their school in matches.

  • Choir;
  • Public Speaking;
  • Debating;
  • Bible Quiz;
  • Drama (Inter-house plays and school productions);
  • Worship team/Band;
  • Outreach and service;
  • Art Club
  • Photography (high school);
  • Learners have the opportunity to participate in Olympiads, e.g. Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, English, Information Technology and Mathematics.
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  • Each year our Grade 7 to 12 learners look forward to attending the annual High School Camps. There are different focuses for each camp in each Grade.
  • During the high school camps the learners interact with trained leaders in set programmes. The programmes consist of a variety of activities such as obstacle courses, team-building activities, community service, night walks, abseiling etc. Camp activities foster personal, social and character development.

We strongly believe that all our young people need to be trained in leadership and to that end provide opportunities for leadership development through service at all levels in the high school. Each grade is given some responsibility in the school and the grade 11 and 12 years are the culmination of the leadership training. Each grade 11 learner becomes a class leader for a class in the school. These grade 11s are responsible for this class during assemblies and at other scheduled times (e.g. leading a short devotional for the class). In the second half of the grade 11 year, a steering committee and team leaders are chosen and appointed to lead the school. Opportunities are provided for all senior learners to serve in some capacity. We rely on our senior learners to provide an example of Christ-like servant leadership to the learners at our school.

  • Learners have representation at the Management Board through their elected class representatives. The Student Representative Council (which is made up of the class representatives) gives learners an opportunity to discuss problems and come up with solutions

Grade 7 to 9 is referred to as “Senior High” as outlined in the National Curriculum Statements. Including Grade 7s as part of our high school means that they are exposed to the subjects and teachers that will teach them in Grade 8 and 9.  Grade 7 is thus a foundational year for high school in which learners are given a solid grounding for future years.

The King's School Robin Hills is a family. We believe that our younger learners benefit from the leadership given by their older 'brothers and sisters' and our senior learners gain valuable lessons in responsibility through interacting with younger children.

We endeavour to maintain a balance between the many opportunities there are for field trips, tours and outings with the economic constraints experienced by parents. We thus try to keep expensive outings to a minimum and try to ensure that those we do take part in can be justified in terms of education and personal development.

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