Top achievers December 2021

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.

Welcome 2022

We welcomed a total of 1297 learners this year.

Our school wish to congratulate the class of 2021 for all the hard work and dedication. Our School managed a pass rate of 70% with 211 learners that wrote and 148 that passed. The breakdown of our grade 12 results are as follows:

Bachelors 72

Diplomas 54

Certificates 22

Congratulations to the top 3 performing learners:
Jolingana Bongeka with distinctions in Accounting, Life Orientation and IsiXhosa Home Language
Kuhlane Hlomla with distinctions in Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences and Life Orientation
Sauli Naye with distinctions in IsiXhosa Home Language, Life Orientation, Civil Technology (Construction), Engineering Graphics and Design

Wishing all our faculty learners and parents a prosperous 2022.

Top achievers term 3 2021

Rest in peace Liyema Botile

It is with the most heartfelt sorrow to announce the passing of one of our learners Liyema Botile (Mjekula) in Grade 10I.

Liyema passed away on Sunday 12 September 2021 after a short illness.

His funeral was held at his home in Lower Gxulu, Keiskammahoek on Saturday 18 September 2021.

Liyema will be dearly missed.

May his soul rest in peace


Grade 12 Civil Technology practical 2021

2 September 2021


Grade 12 Civil Technology (Construction Studies) practical’s .


Youth day celebrations 2021

Our school celebrated youth day in style this year, thank you to faculty, learners that made it a memorable day.

History of youth day in South Africa June 16.

Youth Day commemorates the Soweto youth uprising of 16 June 1976.

In 1975 protests started in African schools after a directive from the then Bantu Education Department that Afrikaans had to be used on an equal basis with English as a language of instruction in secondary schools.


Honors blazer awarded to Madikane grade 11 G

Madikane Nande (11G) achieved an Honors Blazer for Academics in 2020. Congratulations Madikane !



SGB Elections 2021

Newly elected Richard Varha School Governing Body (SGB) for 2021-2024

Principal: Mr Adonis



Ms Koleka Xabe, Mr Thembisile Mda, Ms Sandiswa Citywayo, Ms Nokhanyo Mfana, Mr Monwabisi Ntoni, Mr Xolela Njamini, Ms Thandi Halom, Mr Zolile Landingwe and Mr Zinzile Mhlanga.

Educators: Mr Angel Ntsimango, Mrs Ntsiki Geya-Ndenze

Non-teaching Staff: Mrs Zoliswa Mfecane-Mnxulwa

Learners: Mfana Siphenkosi, Mtiki Zukhanyise


We thank them for their involvement and commitment in this mammoth task and also call on the entire Richard Varha Family tp support them.