Principal Speech

Greetings to all stakeholders of Dr. A.D.Lazarus Secondary. It is my pleasure to welcome you as part of the ADL family. As a progressive principal it is my philosophy to ensure that all stakeholders are working together towards the vision of the school: “The creation of a positive learning environment for teaching and learning and to strive for the attainment of excellence”. The core focus of this school is teaching and learning. The energy of parents, educators and learners must be directed to ensuring that our children perform to their maximum. There is no room for mediocrity.

Over the years Dr A.D.Lazarus Secondary has produced good results and attained good quality passes but as a leader I believe we need to aim higher. My expectation is move towards getting a 100 % pass rate in all the grades. One of the major challenges in the past was getting parental support with regard to attendance of meetings, payment of school fees and general communication. In order for the school to be the best it can be, it is imperative that we have the co-operation of parents. Therefore I resolve to place much emphasis on achieving this.

As the impact of Covid-19 decreases, it opens avenues to introduce more co-curricular and extracurricular events. Such activities promote the holistic development of the child and most assuredly these activities will slowly be introduced during my tenure.

Our school is thirty years old and the infrastructure and the amenities of the school have really suffered. As a proud ADL alma-mater, parent, educator and community supporter, we need to come together to ensure that we have the best and most safe environment for our children to succeed. I implore you to assist the school through your skills, knowledge, networks and finances to add value and make this school a home for our learners.

The motto of the school is “Surge et Supera” – to rise and conquer. We see this as a mission to develop strong, responsible and accountable leaders who will be able to carry our beloved country into a bright future.

I salute you and pray that you will be able to work with me and the school team to strive to attain our vision.

Jonathan Moodley