Holiday at school for Philippi High pupils
By Tando Mfengwana
04 April 2007
More than 200 Eastern Cape pupils who moved to Philippi are set to spend their holiday in the classroom. The pupils have to catch up with their peers in the Western Cape.
The 258 pupils arrived in Philippi last year and could not be placed, due to overcrowded schools in the area. As a result they missed out of four weeks of work.
They were eventually placed in a vacant school building in Gugulethu, where a new school was formed. It has been registered as Philippi High school.
School Principal Theodore Linderts told a daily newspaper that teachers would be concentrating on the science curriculum as the pupils had missed all the first term assignments.
The school has been relocated to the six prefab classrooms in Heinz Park Primary school in Philippi.
No complaints have been received from the learners about the holiday programme.
According to reports the Head of the Education Management and Development Centre Eugene Daniels said discussions are underway about building a new school for Philippi High school.