Matric Results are in …

I want us to think about how it makes a person feel when they find out that they have failed Matric.

 

Finding out that you have failed Matric must be one of the worst kinds of bad news to get.

Failing matric

It is incredibly tragic that some kids even resort to committing suicide when they find out that they have failed Matric.

 

I am not going to deny that getting a Matric is important. However, we need to be real about the fact that most people in this country do NOT have a Matric. And, there are still options available for people who failed Matric, or who never got a Matric.

 

I want to say that again – there ARE options for people who do not have a Matric.

If you did not get a Matric, please do not feel that your life is over. That is not true.

If you, or somebody you know somebody failed their Matric / didn’t get a Matric, please read and share the information on these College SA web pages with them:

 

  • For people who are older than 23, and who never completed Matric, CLICK HERE

 

  • For people who were in Matric in the last 2 years, but did not complete Matric, CLICK HERE

 

  • For people who did pass Matric, but they would like better marks, CLICK HERE

 

  • For people who recently left school and did not complete Matric, CLICK HERE

 

  • For people who left school a long time ago and who never completed Matric, CLICK HERE

 

No matter what your Matric results are like, please don’t feel shy to chat to us about what you would like to study. At College SA, we want everybody to be able to improve their lives. If you would like more information about what your study options are [even if you don’t have a Matric], then please contact our Student Registration Department. Our kind and caring Student Registrars will be able to answer all of your questions.

 

 

Take care of yourselves.

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Taking a look at 2014

Hi there Dear Readers,

I hope that you are doing well.

Today I am pleased to announce that today’s article has been written by one of our fabulous guest writers. He has written a beautiful article. May his gentle words touch you and encourage you.

This past weekend I found myself thinking about the upcoming New Year and what it means to me in my life.

For most people, a new year comes with new commitments and new responsibilities. New Year’s resolutions and promises to themselves.

For others it signals the need for some time spent alone, to reflect and take stock of the past year and the position they find themselves in.

For me personally the new year period is a time of both celebration and mourning. A time where I can collect my various pieces and begin the year on my terms. The exciting prospect of new possibilities and the gentle calmness which comes from knowing I am exactly where I need to be – despite the difficulties I have faced.

New Year

Why am I writing all this down? I simply wanted to remind our readers that despite all the chaos and obligation which comes with the change of year, there is a still one constant:

You made it to another year!

Change is inevitable. It is literally the one scientific constant in this world. With that in mind I will make a collection of promises to myself for this coming year:

  • I will try my best to focus on all the positive aspects of my life and practice gratitude for all I have in this world.
  • I will spend some time acknowledging the disappointments and losses of the past year only long enough to prevent them for interfering with my ability to be grateful.
  • I will write down the things I want for myself in 2014 and will work towards them in whichever way is possible for me – as long as it is in an encouraging way.

I hope while reading this you are able to get a sense of my gentle tone here. The world spends enough time telling us we are not good enough; let’s not add to the noise.

Instead, let’s try and focus on the things we have control over – ourselves.

This new year spend a little time redesigning your life and finding ways to get what you want from 2014.

From myself and everyone here at College SA, we wish you a beautiful New Year!

Take care.

I would like to thank our guest writer for his beautiful words. His contributions to this Blog are always highly appreciated.

To end off, I just want to leave you with one thought:

“The truth is that I’ve spent all my life with my binoculars trained on the Maybe Islands, a pristine place of fantasy that is really no better than the razor-rocks of misery. Maybe if I had stayed on the farm… maybe if I could have lived more peaceably… maybe if I’d met the right person years ago, maybe if I hadn’t done this, or that or, its cousin, the other. Maybe, baby, the promised land was there and I missed it. Look at it glittering in the light. But the truth is I am inventing the maybe. I can only make the choices I make, so why torture myself with what I might have done, when all I can handle is what I have done. The Maybe Islands are hostile to human life.”
― Jeanette Winterson, The Stone Gods