The beauty behind the madness

30 March 2019 | Education

Dante De Almeida



Noordgrens Secondary school, is located in Rundu in Kavango East Region, it is by far the most interesting and challenging school in the area. For the past 15 years, it has been known notorious among other schools in Kavango East. Events such as constant police raids are what lead to its classification.

Noordgrens for quite some time has been off the grid in many activities and competitions for schools throughout the country. It has been like a chapter in the book nobody wanted to read….until now. For the past 2 years and aim willing to guarantee the same outcome this year, Noordgrens Secondary School has been oddly impressive competitor to the same schools who detest it, and not just in academics. Noordgrens has been a worthy for in all competitions during its stunning recent upraise.

In 2017 Noordgrens came in second place in the Bank of Namibia competition which is much better than expected given the fact that it had an incomplete team (two grade 11 &12), whereas all other teams were a complete package (Four twelfth graders).Noordgrens had done the impossible, and like a lit match thrown into a pool of gasoline, it ignited a flame. A flame of hunger, The Hunger for victory and success. Last year, 15 students from Noordgrens were awarded scholarships by the Chinese embassy. The schools desire to rise above criticism and to prove itself was slowly becoming a reality. In the past 2 years, Noordgrens 10 and 12th grade result for the national examination have challenged the top schools in the Kavango East. The unread chapter had caught the people’s attention.

Noordgrens has many interesting features, one of which is its geography. It is the only school in Kavango East Region with a swimming pool),a workshop filled with many power tools and a technical block. This school uniquely offers subjects such as design and Technology in the workshop, technical studies and motor studies. The school also has a laboratory filled with all sorts of chemicals for chemistry students and a kitchen for subjects lives Home Economics. Noordgrens also has ties with members from German Red Cross to offer classes in paramedics. This very uniquely designed school is engineered to expose students to vast environments, unlike St. Boniface College or other hostels that keep students in an enclosed and isolated environment. Noordgrens is simple defined as survival of the fittest. This is the perfect test and preparation for any student for the perfect test and preparation for any students for the world that comes after school.

Enrolling into any school these days is becoming a little more difficult than before due to the fact that there are certain requirements for legibility. Noordgrens is not about that, the school authority knows that some, if not most, of the greatest names in history come from a hard background. All pupils are welcome at Noordgrens. It is like a safety net for all no matter your background. With hundreds of new pupils each year Noordgrens houses them all, Making each and every one of them figure out what they are capable of, So many pupils so much potential.

Noordgrens has produced artist, performances, athletes and scholars. All under the wig of their principal, MS Bekker she has taken sheer will and determination of pupils and turned it into the rise of an empire. He gave Noordgrens Secondary school a chance to prove itself, and to prove others wrong about their perception of the school. She brought out the beauty behind the madness.

Long May she reign.

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