PROUD PAST PUPIL AND MATHS TEACHER OF KIDS WHO COME FROM THE SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN SUBURBS:
Every kid should wear their school blazer with pride no matter which school they attend! School is what the kid makes of it! The work is not that different (I teach kids from all over). I proudly wore my Edgemead blazer when I was a happy pupil there! I hope Edgemead kids do too! It is a FANTASTIC high school + growing even better each day!
As mentioned, I teach Maths to kids from Edgemead and prestigious southern suburb schools too. The standard of education is very high throughout; and Edgemead’s standard is definitely on a par with ‘these” schools. My Edgemead pupils are eager to learn, they are well-mannered and happy at school.
If people, who live in the community, choose to send their children to schools outside of Edgemead, that is their choice. If the media and critical others want to find fault and create negative hype about Edgemead, that unfortunately, is their choice too.
Just remember: Those who are criticizing the high school and a community:
You have not put a foot into an Edgemead High school assembly; into an Edgemead High school classroom or into an Edgemead High school governing body meeting.
You have no idea how many hours Mr Lawrence, the headmaster, worries about the growth and development of each individual in that school.
You have no idea the plans he and his governing body have invested in developing Edgemead High School.
(This is a common, short-sighted, critical, inane and negative comment: “You see! That’s why I sent my kid to …………….!” )
Just a reminder to anyone who snuffs their noses at Edgemead High School: EVERY school has a few kids who make bad choices. A few is a tiny speck of the majority.
A speck of the majority, made terrible decisions! Why should that tarnish our community and our high school?
Doubt this will be printed but it felt great to get this off my chest!
Tamarin Moelans (proud Edgemead High School Past Pupil)