Learners attended a Career Expo which was held at Tsogo Secondary on 1 March 2019. It is an annual event hosted by Tsogo Alumni Society for the learners to critically figure out their careers paths and future as a whole. Learners from grade 9 to 12 were invited, as well as grade 12 learners from neighbouring schools, Malatse Motsepe Secondary School and Mothotlung Secondary School.
The Tsogo career expo was all about hope. The hope of someday waking up to a brighter future. It reminded me of the little learner in me who dared to dream against all odds. My favorite part was interacting with the learners. I was no longer a medical doctor, but could talk to them face to face to reaffirm the power of their dreams. My presentation entailed careers in the health sector, from medicine and dentistry to allied health courses such as dietetics, physiotherapy etc. I provided a basic tutorial about the requirements for university admission and what each career mainly focuses on and clarity when it came to becoming a specialist in the medical fraternity.
I have had the privilege and the honour to organise the Career Expo for the past 5 years, and I have had the pleasure to see how the event has evolved over the years. Over the years I represented KPMG and now PIC, focusing predominantly on careers that are in the commerce field.
Tsogo Secondary School community appreciates all your efforts of ploughing back to your former school. Since I assumed the principal’s post in December 2017, I observed serious commitment towards uplifting the image of the school to its former glory. The school appreciates the contribution made by your good selves to refurbish the toilets. Words fail me to truly pen the appreciation this project brought to the learners.
The golf day held at Houghton is another highlight that indicates how selfless you have been in trying to assist needy learners to pursue careers of their choice. I chose Martha Sithole and Lethabo Kekana to be awarded bursaries towards their studies. I am looking forward to seeing all our former learners joining us(Tsogo Alumni) to further assist the present learners and staff.
Regards Matshepo Makgae Tsogo Secondary School Principal
It is a great honour for me to have been given an opportunity to join the Tsogo Alumni Society as a school liaison for the year 2019. I matriculated at Tsogo in 2009 and currently working at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as a Software Engineer.
The Alumni Society has over the years contributed towards the achievement of various milestones such as school infrastructure improvements, learner career guidance and establishment of bursaries and scholarships. This has been possible through the continued support and tireless effort of teachers, the school management team, parents and learners. I think that the goal and objective moving forward should be fostering these relationships and collaborative effort, through frequent and consistent engagements so as to make Tsogo Secondary a conducive environment for both teaching and learning.
I would also like to encourage more individuals from the Alumni to come on board and become active participants in this course because “Alone we can do so little and together we can do so much”. (Hellen Keller). I trust that 2019 will be a fruitful year for us all filled with endless possibilities.