Farewell to the class of 2020

17 November 2020 | Education

Unique Naris



We all knew there would come a point where there would be no grade 12s left at school. Well, that time has come, where we say farewell to the last grade 12s.

Going to school for 12 years was a journey with ups and downs. The next generations can be delighted to go school for 11 years and finish school at approximately 17 years of age, which is fantastic, right? We all prayed for a year like that, so future generation don’t stop praying, because you never know maybe someday your prayers too will be answered.

Grade 12 year is a great experience, because everyone looks up to you. Some of us went to school for 13 years, just because we played in grade 10, but we got another chance to reach to our goals of being in grade 12 and finishing our school. You don’t expect some things when you’re promoted from grade 10 - there aren’t any CASS marks, your passing marks comes from your exams. You don’t get forced to do your work - that’s something good but on the other hand at the end of the day you’re responsible for your own loss or your own win.

Also being a senior is also exhausting, speaking from personal experience. You get to be an example to the juniors of the school. Mr Martin, our principal, always says, “The young ones look up to you, so behave.” That’s when we knew we’re the mothers and fathers of the new birds in town.

There were fights, there were arguments, sometimes we got on each other’s last nerve but, most importantly, there was love. At the end of the day we always prayed together as a family.

We actually didn’t spend the whole grade 12 year together; we were struck down by Covid-19 and we only got a taste of our senior year for three months. If I had to say something, I would say, God already had a plan to wipe out the old curriculum but we managed to pull through, and for that we’re forever grateful.

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