Lizwe Ngalo’s Parting Gift

The matric marks for 2020 are in and Ekuphumleni has done itself proud with a 90% pass rate – a resounding success in any ordinary year and even more so for the students under the circumstances of last year. Masande Daniso and Masixole Matshini, the head students of Ekuphumleni were also the top achievers of

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Rest in Peace, Lizwe Ngalo

The community of Ekuphumleni is mourning the immense loss of their principal, Lizwe Ngalo, who passed away over Christmas. Lizwe dedicated himself whole-heartedly to education and to the success of Ekuphumleni. But more than that, he was a mentor, father-figure and visionary with big dreams for his students. His passing has left a large hole

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Good luck to Ekuphumleni’s Matriculants

The mood is festive and after a year like 2020 the ceremony to wish Ekuphumleni’s matriculants good luck for their final exams which start on 5 November is well deserved. An annual feature at Ekuphumleni, the ceremony acknowledges the hard work of their students who in the final weeks attend study sessions that go well

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All classes back at Ekuphumleni

Ekuphumleni is back in full swing. Since June, when the matric students returned, other classes have been re-joining at different intervals and since the beginning of September all students are back. With classes of only 20 students at a time allowed (meaning that grades have to split into as many as 10 classes at a

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Ekuphumleni Re-opens

The first day back for the grade 12 students and all the teachers on 8 June was a big one for everyone – initial concerns had to be overcome and new routines had to be adjusted to. “It was really overwhelming,” says Mgudlwa Somila, one of the grade 12 students, “Firstly because everyone is worried

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Former students give back and set an example

At Ekuphumleni there is a strong emphasis on community and giving back – a principle that the students take to heart. In December former students came during the school holidays to tutor the current matrics and give them a head start into the year. In January, just as the schools opened, another former student, Mpondwana

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Ekuphumleni achieves 80% pass rate

With another class of matriculants safely through the exams, Ekuphumleni is happy to have achieved an 80% pass rate, maintaining their position as first in the district.  While Ekuphumleni always strives for higher achievements, it is proud that more than 50% of their students that passed achieved a Bachelors pass, which allows them to enrol

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Two countries, One goal

On Sunday 13 October two countries ran for the same goal: to raise funds for Ekuphumleni High School. Over 1000 students and teachers and parents from Ekuphumleni High participated in a 15km Fun Run in Whittlesea, while in Germany, several runners took part in the Cologne Marathon in the city of Cologne. This was all

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German-South African partnership to bear fruit

Ekuphumleni High School was pleased to receive visitors from the Umckaloabo Foundation this September. For two days, the German visitors and the community around Ekuphumleni came together and shared in the vision that the students, teachers and the principal Mr Lizwe Ngalo have for the school. As a culmination of this and as a symbol

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