Hoërskool Oosterland hosts open day

The Bulletin Newspaper

Hoërskool Oosterland held an open day for incoming Grade 8 learners on 27 and 28 March. The school, which is primarily an Afrikaans medium institution, opened its gates to English students in recent years and has reached what one might call a milestone in that regard: its first English matric group. After five years of hosting English first language speakers, the school has become a firm favourite amongst parents and students in Secunda.
Scores of Grade 7 learners attended the open day, which exhibited the numerous offerings of the school. Oosterland is a well-rounded school that gives its students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a myriad of academic and extracurricular activities. Most interestingly, the school offers Civil Technology, Mechanical Technology and Electrical Technology, better equipping students who have an interest in entering engineering fields, which have proven to be extremely popular in the Highveld area.
Outside of academia, the school sets itself apart from others with an orchestra that currently consists of 55 learners and a Jukskei record that boasts provincial colours.
The relaxed and informative atmosphere featured steaming cups of tea and coffee, as well as tantalizing finger foods that ensured that guests felt welcome and sociable. As they strolled and chatted through the exhibitions, educators of Oosterland were on standby to assist with queries.
The principal, Mrs Botes, urged parents to enroll their children as soon as possible, as the popular school fills up rapidly each year. She also said that for English students in particular, the school is in high demand as options and spaces tend to be limited.
Onthatile Mokwiti, Deputy Head Boy, encouraged the Grade 7 learners, saying that Oosterland had become a home for him over the years. For the incoming learners, the school hope to create the same environment.


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