Tsogo Alumni Society

Tsogo High/Secondary School Alumni – NPO Registration No.053-952-NPO

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School update from Tsogo Secondary Management [Sep 2017]

Is our pleasure as the school management and staff including SGB to update Tsogo Alumni society regarding the school progress for 2017.

LOTTO

The school has received an amount of R296 730.00 from National Lotteries Commission ( NLC) to renovate and upgrade the sport field with Tennis court , Volley ball court /Netball court) known as (combo court) and purchase sport equipment and uniform for those mentioned sport field at the amount of R50 000. The project will start during October/November 2017.

MOTSEPE FOUNDATION

The school has received an amount of R150 000.00 from Motsepe Foundation to erect assembly port the said project will kick start in October/November 2017.

TSHIKULULU SOCIAL INVESTMENT

The school in partnership with Tshikululu social investment celebrated Mandela Day on the 18th July 2017. The said company did the following project for the school.

  • Donated 10 desk top computers for the computer centre and renovated the roof and ceiling.
  • Revamping of the school library, painting, bought 12 chairs and linked the school with School aid foundation for the donation of books which we expect next year 2018 and registered the school with FUNDAZA MZANTSI for library club for learners.
  • Donated shelves for the different offices and staff room for storage of files and books.
  • Requested to be involved in the career expo for 2018.
Tsogo Secondary Library

Tsogo Secondary Library

OLD MUTUAL PROJECT

Old mutual has confirmed a donation of R20 000.00 with the money we plan to put up car ports for teachers. It will start December 2017/January 2018. An extra R 5000 to be donation for the library.

HERNIE MINE PROJECT

We have a promise from Hernie mine to renovate or put up a set of new toilets for our learners, they plan to spend + or – R 500 000.00 on the project, it will start either before December 2017 or January 2018.

Update sent by Mr. Marobe, Acting Principal Tsogo Secondary School (tsogosecondaryschool@gmail.com)

As an alumnus you can support our fundraising efforts, as we join forces with the school, see our Fundraising page to assist in our efforts as Alumni!

Is there such a thing as “free education”? – Kelebogile Seleke

This is a submission to the 2016 Tsogo Alumni Society Essay Competition. The essay is the learners work and has gone through some minimal editing for presentation. 

Author: Kelebogile Seleke

Grade: 11B, Tsogo Secondary School

Title: Is there such a thing as “free education”? Could this “free education” be achieved by non-fee paying schools (like Tsogo Secondary) and “free” higher education as espoused by the #FeesMustFall movement?

Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine and that a child of a farmworker can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another” these are the words of the late President Nelson Mandela.

Education, a vital tool that one can possess in life.

Fees Mus Fall Protests

Fees Must Fall Protests

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Is there such a thing as “free education”? – Tshiamo Morokane

This is a submission to the 2016 Tsogo Alumni Society Essay Competition. The essay is the learners work and has gone through some minimal editing for presentation. 

Author: Tshiamo Morokane

Grade: 11D, Tsogo Secondary School

Title: Is there such a thing as “free education”? Could this “free education” be achieved by non-fee paying schools (like Tsogo Secondary) and “free” higher education as espoused by the #FeesMustFall movement?

Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, said that “education is the birthright of every child and that the denial of education is totally unacceptable”. He said this in context to the cases of child labour that were prevailing in India and because he saw education as the silver bullet to alleviate this unacceptable situation.

Fees Mus Fall Protests

Fees Must Fall Protests

Many countries across the world agree with Satyarthi, and many who came before him who held the same ideal. Countries like Brazil, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Germany, France and Scotland to mention a few have implemented various systems of free education across the different education levels. Some have had the ability to offer this same opportunity to international students as well. Countries like China are taking strides to follow suit as they have also seen the benefits of an educated society. Although the right to education should be a universal entitlement, what does real free education actually cost? How much does it really amount to if we had to count, add and quantify it? I looked up the definition of the word “free” in the dictionary to fully understand what I am writing about. Two definitions stood out for me; “without cost or payment” and “remove something undesirable or restrictive from”. The second definition stood out for me, the most. Maybe the idea of a system of free education as espoused by the #FeesMustFall movement is something that can be achieved in our lifetime; the moment we remove all that restricts our thoughts about this seemingly pie-in-the-sky idealistic system.

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Is there such a thing as “free education”? – Boitshoko Mboweni

This is a submission to the 2016 Tsogo Alumni Society Essay Competition. The essay is the learners work and has gone through some minimal editing for presentation. 

Author: Boitshoko Mboweni

Grade: 10B, Tsogo Secondary School

Title: Is there such a thing as “free education”? Could this “free education” be achieved by non-fee paying schools (like Tsogo Secondary) and “free” higher education as espoused by the #FeesMustFall movement?

There is no such thing as free education and non–fee schools like Tsogo secondary school cannot achieve it, and there is no free higher education as espoused by the # fees must fall movement.

Non – fee schools are in a state of emergency as the buildings are no longer conducive for teaching and learning as they are old and date back to the twentieth century. These schools also lack facilities such as fully functioning school libraries; spacious staff rooms; enough classes, medical rooms and a science lab among other things. This causes hardships when it comes to meeting the curriculum requirements and producing good grades at the end of each academic year.

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Fees Must Fall Protests

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Tsogo Raffle for Students

Exclusive for Tsogo Students:

Win a Blackberry or a Digital Camera

Bike

Prior to returning home in September, US Peace Corps Volunteers Gary and Merideth Gaffney are raffling off their mountain bikes to children here in Mmakau. They are donating their bikes and using funds from selling raffle tickets to purchase additional bicycles which will be added to the raffle. The goal of the project is to raise enough funds through raffle sales and various donations to distribute fifteen (15) or more new mountain bikes to children in Mmakau who would otherwise never have a bicycle of their own.

Raffle tickets cost R10 with sales ending Friday August 16th, the raffle drawing occurring Wednesday August 21st at 14H30 at Mmakau Moemise Primary School, and bikes distributed to the lucky winners following week. All funds raised will go to purchasing bikes. Each 85 raffle tickets will add another bike to the raffle.

Community service is one of the principles of Tsogo Secondary School. Participation by Tsogo learners in the Mmakau Bike Raffle is a form of community service that will comply with this tenet of your Tsogo education.

Tsogo students can purchase tickets for the Mmakau Bike Raffle from the school committee selling the tickets. These tickets will be included into the bike raffle in the name of village children who cannot afford to purchase tickets for themselves. When 200 or more raffle tickets have been bought by Tsogo learners, these tickets will be put into a special Tsogo-only raffle of a Blackberry. If the number of Tsogo tickets exceeds 400, a Canon digital camera will also be raffled to the Tsogo participants. If 600 or more tickets are purchased, a secret but very attractive third prize will be added.

Please consider buying one or more raffle tickets so that a deserving child here in Mmakau might have a bike to ride. It will make you feel good and help the community. And you might just win a Blackberry or digital camera!

For more information or to donate to add more bikes to the raffle, please contact Gary Gaffney at 083-683-4203 or ggaffney1951@gmail.com.

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