Support for matrics

Thembalethu Qolo, Nyanga

On January 4 2019, matric results will be announced officially by the minister and many will be in joyful mood and sadly some will not be.

Some might even consider to commit suicide.

So, this current moment presents us with an opportunity to psychologically work our pupils’ mind and prepare them for good or bad – that is the reality.

Now as they have started to write the final exams let’s have serious engagement with them about the end of year examination. While it is make or break, surely it is not the end of it.

As parents and family members we have a huge responsibility in showing them that we are fully supporting them. And we must do that practically by helping them to absorb the pressure.

When I say practical I mean let’s remove some of their chores, let’s make sure they take care of their wellness (eat fruit and vegetables, rest enough and take breaks in between scheduled time to study).

We have seen it in the Springboks losing the game against the All Blacks in the last moments of the match. So let’s make sure our pupils are focused on the big prize of getting that matric certificate but mostly on making sure they have a plan for 2019.

Many have the certificate and are doing nothing but lotshini management.

So which institutions or post matric activities are they going to be engaging in and what are the requirements of entry? Support them now so they can know they are cared for.