Zaakir has been swimming for his club, the Phoenix Aquanauts for the past three years. He began open water swimming at the age of nine, swimming the Capital K event.
The head position was earned by Nkabinde Siposethu. Ebrahim Aisha and Islam Ayesha were each selected as deputy head.
The participating pupils received medals, trophies and a delightful goody bag for their excellent achievement and participation.
Suvitha Lalli was the school’s top performer with seven distinctions, she was placed third in the CMC’s top 10. Lalli also received the highest marks for Maths and Accounting in the Mafukuzela – Gandhi CMC.
Among the prefects selected, there was a head and two deputies selected. Junitha Samaroo was selected as head, followed by Ketana Pillay and Adrianna Munisamy as deputies.
Verulam Islamic School is extremely proud of this achievement and congratulated pupils for their stellar performance.
The spiritual organisation honoured the academic achievements of the children and young adults of the ashram from grade 0 to post graduate tertiary level.
The team together with the principal and staff encourage all pupils to learn the game of chess.
Complaints of poorly ventilated classrooms, unhygienic toilets and the lack of staff which has led to a poor quality of education, are some of the factors which are influencing parents to send their little ones to schools hundreds of kilometres away from home.
DLC leader, Patrick Pillay, said pupils at the school always perform to its optimum and have provided society with great academics and leaders for many years.
She has managed to achieve the highest aggregate among all Northmead matriculants and her family is impeccably proud of this.