Idea worth spreading: The secrets of success for a township school. Phadiela Cooper is the principal of a Khayelitsha school, Centre of Science and Technology, the first to make it on to the province’s list of top 10 schools. One of their students achieved six distinctions. The school is one of three STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) facilities in the Western Cape where pupils with an aptitude for maths and science are accepted. The other two facilities are the Cape Academy in Tokai and the new Claremont High School.