Chess club 2022

Our school runs a chess club in our computer lab, we have over 80 members, we will be running a internal tournament soon. Our chess club is supported by Sifunda Kunye. Our club members would like to thank Steve for coaching and assisting us with our club.

Songezo Qubungu Computer lab and learner assistant

My name is Songezo Qubungu known as Steve. I matriculated in 2016 at Richard Varha and went to the University of Fort Hare in 2017 to further my studies, where I studied bachelor of commerce. In 2018 I had to dropout because of family matters. I am from a family of three, my mother who is blind, my little brother who is doing grade 12 this year, and myself. I am responsible for the family with the help of my mom’s disability grant so I had to look for a job to take care of my family. When Covid19 started in South Africa things went south for me because I was starting to have plans of going back to school and get my degree. Fortunately the Presidential Youth Program was introduced to help teachers and learners in schools and I was lucky to find a job at Richard Varha in 2021 until today. I am a person who loves his family and love to help other people, as a result in 2017 I started a youth co-operative which involved poultry and farming where I wanted my peers to do something and not abuse drugs and alcohol.

SASCE Competition

National Science Week – 30 August 2018

On the 30th of August we were requested to participate in a national science week, this itself explains what this week was about. The Science Week was all about science we got a chance to participate in activities like math and science quiz, Lego robotics, bridge building, science posters, science projects and science debate. The science week theme; deepening our democracy through science, was exciting to all the children that participated. Schools namely: West Bank High School, Xolani High School, Bisho High School etc. There were different activities. Here`s some reviews on how we took part in the national science. This program is for young scientist and this is what they said “When I first got there I felt so scared and excited, at the same time confident, when I first arrived because there were a lot of schools. When presenting my research, my fact ,I felt good like I was moving seas, matter of fact like I would touch the sky. When I came out of the room I felt confident and knew I did my best. Here is another review from a student who did a different activity ,the science poster .She is one of three students of her group .”I was shivering and scared but as time felt cool and ,I relaxed as I saw other students, I adapted to it.”