A Bothasig remedial school is being praised by the community for scoring a 100% matric pass rate for 31 years straight.
Deputy principal Juanie Lundie said she was very proud of all the 2023 matrics and wished them well for the future.
“Our matric pupils write the exact same exams as the other public schools, but they have certain learning difficulties and need certain adaptations and changes,” she said.
Of the school’s 32 matric pupils, 21 earned Bachelor degree passes, eight earned diploma passes and three earned higher certificate passes.
The school was founded in 1983 as a satellite school of Vista Nova Primary School in Rondebosch.
Tafelberg has less than 500 pupils and follows the education department’s curriculum. It caters for children who are emotionally vulnerable or have learning disabilities, from grade 1 to matric.
“The kids need to be tested, so our team of specialists visits various schools to help teachers determine whether or not a child has a learning disability,” said Ms Lundie.
Early intervention and the support of parents contributed to the 100% pass rate, she said, commending the school’s teachers and therapists for their hard work.
A parent and school governing body member, Samantha Kaine, said she was proud to be part of the “school’s family”.