Tsogo Alumni Society

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

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Tsogo Raffle for Students

Exclusive for Tsogo Students:

Win a Blackberry or a Digital Camera


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.

Report Back: Tsogo Career Expo 2013

Dear Presenters, Alumni & Friends,

The Tsogo Alumni Society and Tsogo Secondary School would like to thank you sincerely for attending our 5th Career & Study Expo on Friday 8th March 2013. The day benefited our learners tremendously and we thank you for taking your time to speak to them, educate them about application processes and impart some useful information as they look to enter the study and work arena in the coming months and years.

We made some feedback slides with some pictures from the day! We hope you’ll enjoy them.

You can view the slideshow here.

Each year we strive to improve the expo, your experience and value for Tsogo’s learners and as such, we greatly value your feedback. We would be really grateful if you could help us to improve our Career & Study Expo’s going forward by sending us an e-mail with responses to the following questions:

  • Was the Career Expo a valuable experience in your opinion?
  • Is there anything that you would like us to change about the structure of the Expo?
  • In your opinion, do you think your information was useful for all Grades (Grades 9 – 12)
  • Would you have liked to have spent more time with Grade 11 & 12 learners and less with lower grades?
  • Any other comments are appreciated

Should you have any further questions or comments, please send us an email (tsogoalumni.expo@gmail.com)

We look forward to having you again in March 2014.

Best regards,
Thabo Ncalo
Tsogo Alumni: Executive Committee

Great Performance from Northwest Matrics of 2011

CREAM OF THE CROP: The province’s top 20 matric pupils are congratulated by MEC Raymond Elisha. Picture: THABO RANTLHA Source: The New Age ONline


Other top achievers were Dikeledi Ntshabele from Tsogo Secondary and Thato Pule from Sol Plaatje Secondary, who both registered 100% in accounting. Rinemare van Schoor from Potchefstroom Gimnasium recorded 98.3% and Obakeng Mataboge from Mothotlung High attained 99.3% in physical science.

Link to story: http://bit.ly/yO8iir

More Matric 2011 Support Materials

Thutong Educational Portal

Thutong Educational Portal

Below is information for Matric students. Resources are mostly composed of study material to prepare for the upcoming exams. The earlier you start the better. The material shown is not representative of all resources. The list will be extended as time goes on and more learners refer us to more materials. Good luck studying.


Thutong is the South African Department of Education’s National Education portal. It has a number of links to resources to assist grade 11 and grade 12 (Matric) students.

Matric Revision
Further Education guide
Learning Channel

Learning Channel

Learning Channel

Learning channel has a study skill page that has links to other resources and tips on how to study.

Sunday Times / Sowetan 2011 Matric Q&A

Sunday Times Sowetan Matric Q&A 2011

Sunday Times Sowetan Matric Q&A 2011

We have reformatted the Matric 2011 Sunday Times Q&A. We have reduced it to smaller sections that can be downloaded easier. The original file was 36 MB in size. The smaller sections are a maximum of 3 MB. We also include a link to the original. Downloads are after the introduction.


Excerpt from the Q&A Introduction (657 KB)

Dear parents, educators and, most especially, our 2011 Matric learners

It gives us great pleasure to introduce the 2011 Matric Q&A. This guide will give learners a final chance to check their exam readiness and a further opportunity to prepare for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations that begin in October 2011.

The Matric Q&A has been specially developed by school teachers to help learners to prepare for the examinations. Work through all the relevant sections. Once
you have completed the papers, check your answers in the memoranda provided. Go through the questions you did not answer correctly. Remember the main thing is to learn how to answer questions. Read the questions carefully and determine what information is given and what you need to find out. If you can do this, you will be able to answer not only the exercise in the guide but other questions as well.


Disclaimer: No malice or harm is/was intended in reducing the size of the Matric Q&A. This was intended as way to address the fact that internet in South Africa is not easily accessible and when it is the cost of  bandwidth is high and speeds are generally slow.

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