The Pinelands North Primary School is a proud finalist in the world’s best school prize for overcoming adversity.
It is another prestigious accomplishment for the Mother City with the added bonus of bragging rights, as the school will be representing the city at a competition on a global stage.
Western Cape Education MEC David Maynier said that it was a proud moment, reports Eyewitness News.
“The school’s inclusive environment and recognition of their learners’ unique needs and potential caught the attention of the T4 Education judges. They have competed against schools and countries from around the world and they have made it to the very last stage,” Maynier said.
This is such a fantastic achievement, and we are so proud of Pinelands North Primary! https://t.co/PaFBr5ke0d
— David Maynier (@DavidMaynier) September 22, 2022
Pupils are also being taught sign language and the school has started a fund to help families who are struggling financially.
Premier Alan Winde also congratulated the school on their nomination, saying: “I am elated that two of our schools made the shortlist, and even more thrilled that Pinelands North Primary School made it to the top 3.”
The Western Government is extremely proud of all their schools, learners and teachers.
“The professionalism and ‘gees’ of which is demonstrated by this shining example. Pinelands North is blazing a trail in delivering quality, inclusivity and that feeling of hope we all aspire to, and I am very proud that we can call them a part of ‘Team Western Cape’,” added the Premier.
Furthermore, the Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde has encouraged everyone to vote.
“So make sure you get grannies, uncles, friends, people you don’t even know, knock on their door and tell them come and vote worldsbestschools.org, let’s al lget out there and vote. I want to see you guys at number one,” Winde said.
How can you show your support?
Visit the website: worldsbestschools.org and vote
Picture: Pinelands North Primary School/Online