Hoerskool Eldos boasts 211 distinctions and is Gauteng’s top achiever

Carla Botes

The Hoërskool Eldoraigne class of 2017 obtained a whopping 300 distinctions in the national senior certificate exams released on Friday.

Learner Carla Botes – who obtained an average of 95 percent, was Gauteng’s top achiever with seven distinctions and an astonishing 99 percent for accounting and economics.

She told her teachers she intended to study accounting at the University of Pretoria to become a chartered accountant.

Principal Dr Anton Prinsloo said the school had achieved a 100 percent pass rate with nearly 80 percent of the learners obtaining a bachelor degree pass.

“All of our students will be able to get into a tertiary institution,” Prinsloo said adding he was proud of them and their teachers.

“It required a team effort to create a sound academic background.”

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Bennert van Schalkwyk obtained the highest number of distinctions and Martin Hanekom a close second at eight distinctions – one less than Van Schalkwyk.

Van Schalkwyk also wanted to pursue a career as a chartered accountant and computer engineering for Hanekom both would study with the University of Pretoria.

A learner striving to make the world her oyster was Chirzaan Pretorius, who, after obtaining six distinctions, wanted to “one day work for the UN” after study at the University of Pretoria.

Somari Pretorius made a mark in and out of the classroom with five distinctions while serving as a SA Acrobat Vereeniging Associate 3 coach.

School marketing manager Annalien Venter said Pretorius had earned her Gauteng North colours for acrobatics and wanted to pursue a bachelor of science degree in hum physiology, genetics and psychology at the University of Pretoria.

A total of 36 learners obtained between four and seven distinctions making their parents and school justifiably proud.


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