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Far North Secondary School records 80.86% Pass Mark – Matric Class of 2021!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho

Far North Secondary School recorded 80.86% pass mark for the Matric Class of 2021.

116 Learners wrote the examination.

93 Passed

22 did not achieve, SADLY!

46 Bachelor Pass 

25 Diploma Pass

22 Higher Certificate.

Let us be meticulous about washing our hands, avoiding handshakes, boosting our immune systems by eating well, minimising unnecessary stress and getting enough exercise and fresh air. We need to have a plan if we get sick: know where to go, who to contact and how to care for ourselves.

Far North Secondary School serves the Zandspruit Informal Settlement community though it is in Cosmo City extension 9. The school is located in Ward 100 since its establishment in 2014.

On the remainder of portion 47 of the Farm Zandspruit 191 IQ on Beyer’s Naude’ Drive is a squatter camp as old as our democracy called Zandspruit Informal Settlement in the North of Johannesburg.

The informal settlement is marred by under-development, unemployment, poverty, health hazards in the form of illegal dumping by community members & companies nearby, the outside toilets are not emptied regularly, substance & drug abuse, illegal shebeens, crime, the non-delivery of housing and no electricity.

The school is Quantile 1 with a feeding scheme. It has 4 Grade 8 classes, 4 Grade 9 classes, 5 Grade 10 and 3 Grade 11 classes and in 2016 they grew into Grade 12.

When the school was established, there were 713 learners with 45- 50 learners per class and 16 classrooms in total. The school has no school library, hall and playing fields for the learners. Learners travel by buses from Zandspruit to come to school everyday, a 10-minute drive. Learners’ ages range between 13 and 19 years.

The Vision:

To Provide and Maintain Quality Education.

The Mission:

To provide a safe environment which fosters mutual respect between learners, parents, teachers and administrators while also cultivating productive citizens by providing structure and support for academic and emotional growth.


Honesty, Integrity, Trust, Dedication, Co-operation, and Time Management.



Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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