Sans Souci learners happy with changes at the school

Former head prefect, Nicole Jones says there’s a marked change in the atmosphere at the school.

Protesters preventing a teachers car from leaving the Sans Souci Schools premises. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A group of Sans Souci Girls High School learners say there has been some positive change at the school.

The Western Cape Education MEC last week ordered Principal Charmaine Murray not to return to the school pending an investigation into allegations of racism and discrimination.

The department has also requested the school's governing body to draw up a new code of conduct by the end of this month, after consulting with learners and parents.

Learners are up in arms over the institution's policies relating to language and hair.

Former head prefect, Nicole Jones, says there's a marked change in the atmosphere at the school.

"Some of the current students, it seems like there's been an almost happier mood since last week at the school. There has been a lot of positive change and obviously we still have some concern about temporary structures that are being implemented by the department in terms of acting principal."

Meanwhile, some pupils at the South African College High School in Newlands, are calling on the governing body to employ a black principal.