Charlie is the principal of Ted Diro Primary, one of NCD’s best performing school.
Sadly, this year, the school saw only half of its grade 8 students making it through to grade 9.
Charlie says this was not the case in previous years.
And while she blames this on teacher absenteeism and the development of students from stage to stage, she adds that many students this year were average and below average.
The poor grades, she says is because of lack of concentration by students.