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.

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

Top achievers grade 8 – 12 term 2 2021

Farewell to Ms Ngoma

We bid a sad farewell to Miss Ngoma who leaves Richard Varha after 14 years.
Miss Ngoma will be remembered for being a staunch disciplinarian inside and outside the classroom. Her dedication, commitment and hard work will forever be remembered.

We wish her well for her future endeavors and she will be greatly missed.

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.


In loving memory Liyema Mquteni Grade 12 – 2021

It  is  with  great  sadness  to  announce the  untimely passing  on of one of our learners, Mquteni Liyema (Grade 12G)

Liyema passed away on Saturday 20 March 2021.

A drive-through Memorial Service  was held on  Friday  26  March  2021  at  his home  in  Dimbaza.

The  funeral  service  took place  on  Saturday 27  March  2021.


Liyema will be dearly missed by his classmates, teachers and school at large.

May he rest in eternal peace.


Well done Jezile Qhayiya

Top Achiever, Jezile Qhayiya, achieved 6 distinctions with 100% in Life Orientation, 100% in Agricultural Sciences, 92% in Physical Sciences, 92% in Life Sciences, 89% in Mathematics and 85% in IsiXhosa


Qhayiya was also awarded Position 1 in Buffalo City HDI schools by the MEC.

Class of 2020

The year 2020 will go down in history as  the year life as we know it came to a “’stand still, the world encountered a pandemic that in still an ongoing fight.

The class of 2020 fought hard and gave their best, our school was able to achieve a 70% overall pass rate.