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Tjankie High School - both in the Joe Moro-long municipality, with Kalahari High School from Ga-Segonyana municipality taking the third spot.
The awards were bestowed for the fourth year and have been fully supported by the Department of Education and the com-munities at large.
Addressing learners and the community, the Executive Mayor, Sofia Mosikatsi, said that she was very proud of the achieve-ments of the district since the intervention of the National Department of Education in 2014, when the district experienced a high matric failure rate.
The intervention saw the district making a turn-around through the support and intervention by stakeholders such as the JTG Developmental Trust, the Department of Education and the mining houses.
The success of a learner is a great pride to any parent and educator. This was evi-dent as learners were accompanied by their parents and teachers to this auspicious academic event.
The district scored a 0.9% pass rate improvement of 71.4% from the previous year. The executive mayor motivated stu-dents to study harder and encouraged pa-rents to continue supporting their children in pursuit of academic excellence.
The mayor also appealed for cooperation between sector departments and munici-palities as issues revolving around service delivery affect and disrupt learning when schools are burned down and roads closed unnecessarily.
She was encouraged and enthused by the Joe Morolong rural schools that contin-ue to churn out exceptional results.
Ms Mosikatsi finally said that learners, pa-rents and educators had to work together to come out with such sterling achievements.
The principal of Dibotswa High School and the community of Dithakong were jubi-lant for the school and the principal assured the authorities that they will do their best to defend the trophy. He indicated that all accolades ought to go to the previous principal, teachers and learners though, because he had just started with the school in January 2018.
Yet again, spirits were high as the John Taolo Gaetsewe district annual mayoral matric awards were award-ed at Dithakong village under the Joe Mo-rolong local municipality on February 16, 2018.
The awards ceremony was held to re-cognise the three schools and learners in the district that performed exceptionally well in the 2017 matric examinations.
The two schools are Dibotswa High School that came out tops, and Pitso Tjankie High School - both in the Joe Moro-long municipality, with Kalahari High School from Ga-Segonyana municipality taking the third spot.
The awards were bestowed for the fourth year and have been fully supported by the Department of Education and the com-munities at large.
Addressing learners and the community, the Executive Mayor, Sofia Mosikatsi, said that she was very proud of the achieve-ments of the district since the intervention of the National Department of Education in 2014, when the district experienced a high matric failure rate.
The intervention saw the district making a turn-around through the support and intervention by stakeholders such as the JTG Developmental Trust, the Department of Education and the mining houses.
The success of a learner is a great pride to any parent and educator. This was evi-dent as learners were accompanied by their parents and teachers to this auspicious academic event.
The district scored a 0.9% pass rate improvement of 71.4% from the previous year. The executive mayor motivated stu-dents to study harder and encouraged pa-rents to continue supporting their children in pursuit of academic excellence.
The mayor also appealed for cooperation between sector departments and munici-palities as issues revolving around service delivery affect and disrupt learning when schools are burned down and roads closed unnecessarily.
She was encouraged and enthused by the Joe Morolong rural schools that contin-ue to churn out exceptional results.
Ms Mosikatsi finally said that learners, pa-rents and educators had to work together to come out with such sterling achievements.
The principal of Dibotswa High School and the community of Dithakong were jubi-lant for the school and the principal assured the authorities that they will do their best to defend the trophy. He indicated that all accolades ought to go to the previous principal, teachers and learners though, because he had just started with the school in January 2018.

Vanjaar se tweelinge vanuit die graad 1 groepe van Laerskool Kathu. Die leerders in die agterste ry van links na regs: Khanimambo Mashele, Masungulo Mashele, Tamiya Strong, Tamron Strong, AJ Kotzé en Nina Kotzé. Voor van links na regs: Chane van Lyleveld, Abram van Lyleveld, Omolemo Tanki en Olerato Tanki.

The All Africa Student Convention (AASC) is an annual event that is held over a period of one week. High school learners from across Africa (and even Scandinavia) come together to compete in events in a variety of platforms : Academic, art, sport, music, speech & drama and dance.
AASC can best be described as a mini Olympics for learners in schools using the ACE system as well as other Christian schools. Plus minus 2000 students attend-ed the AASC.
Learners who excel in their events are no-minated to attend the International Student Convention, which is held in the USA once a year. The ISC tour is a life-changing ex-perience and an awesome opportunity for learners.
Rehoboth Christian School Kathu partici-pated in the AASC 2017 in Bloemfontein from 02 - 07 October 2017. Here are the
results of these learners.
1. Creative Praise and Worship Small Group received 6th place : Lize-Mari Coet-zee, Anri Hoffman, Jo-Ann Rabie, Charity Sekhaku and Duard Kotze.
2. Creative Praise and Worship Duet 8th place : Jo-Ann Rabie and Lize-Mari Coet-zee.
3. Athletics 1600 Run (male) 9th place : Duard Kotze
4. PowerPoint Presentation - Linear : Lize-Mari Coetzee 10th place and Charity Sekhakhu 9th place.
5. Science Exhibit (Engineering) 2nd place : Lize -Mari Coetzee
Both Lize-Mari Coetzee and Charity Sek-hakhu were nominated to represent Reho-both Kathu at the International Student Convention held from 11 - 28  May 2018 in the USA.
Well done to these learners.

Karabo Modise and Ruan Wolstenholme made the Van Druten u/18 team, together with them are left, Mr Corbin Taaibosch and right Mr Maruis Scheepers. Well done to these two boys from Curro Kathu. Good luck for the rest of the rugby season !
The following boys from Curro Kathu, are selected as part of the Van Druten U/16 team. From left to right: Mr Corbin Taaibosch, Frans-Johan Theart, Keown Jacobs, Aiden Sickles, Sanguine Whitehead, Mr BW van Dyk, in front, Junior Mathane and Flippie de Bruin . Well done boys and their coaches!

Curro Kathu en Hoërskool Daniëlskuil meet kragte teen mekaar dié naweek op 16 en 17 Maart. Dit is in skole tyd die naweek en almal bou gees en doen hulle laas-te voorbereidings vir die groot geleentheid. Baie sterkte aan beide skole, mag elke span en speler hulle beste gee en die groot geleent-heid baie geniet.

Laerskool Kathu se eerste dogters en seuns tennis-spanne was weer bevoorreg om te kon gaan deelneem aan die Egalite Tennis Toernooi van 26 Februarie tot 2 Maart in Sun City.
Die seuns en meisies moes krag-te meet teen top skole onder an-dere: De Hoop, Eikestad, Ken-ridge, King David Sandton, Trinity House, Van Riebeeckstrand en Willem Postma.
Vanaf dag een was daar tennis van baie hoë gehalte gespeel. Soos die toernooi gevorder het, het Laerskool Kathu se spelers se selfvertroue toegeneem en het hulle uitstaande tennis opgelewer.
Dankie aan Laerskool Kathu en die leerders se ouers wat dit moontlik gemaak het dat die eer-ste spanne weer die voorreg ge-had het om aan die toernooi te kon deelneem.
Die dogters wat deelgeneem het was Micheala Lampbrecht, Shani Steenkamp, Danica Roux, Jani Coetzer en Ruhané Combrink.
Die seuns wat deelgeneem het was Tian Barnard, Zander Steen-kamp , Zander Boshoff, Quinton van der Heever en Carlo Booysen.
Baie geluk aan die spelers.

Tien tennisspelers van Laerskool Kathu het van 29 Februarie tot 4 Maart 2016 aan die Wilson Cup tennistoernooi vir SA Laerskole in Sun City deelgeneem. tennis
Hulle is Cobus Solomon, Alwyn Oden-daal, Zander Steenkamp, Rique Slab-bert, Zander Boshoff, Anika Gerber, Ja-neske de Klerk, Jana Beukes, Inke Nel en Lenice Wolstenholme.
Hierdie tien spelers was deel van die “Prestige”-groep en het dus teen baie sterk skole gespeel. Dit was 'n uitklop toernooi, wat beteken dat hulle teen baie skole kragte kon meet.
Die seuns het teen De Hoop, Eikestad, Trinity House en Pietersburg-Oos ge-speel, terwyl die dogters teen De Hoop, Eikestad, King David Uplands en Van Riebeeckstrand te staan gekom het.
Die spelers van Laerskool Kathu het nie een tree teruggestaan vir hul oppo-nente nie en het pragtige prestasies be-haal, goeie ondervinding opgedoen en hegte vriendskapsbande gesmee.
Hulle kon gelukkig 'n tydjie afknyp om Sun City te geniet. Hulle het hope water-pret by die Valley of the Waves gehad, uitdagings hanteer by The Maze en die speletjies arkade net so geniet.
Die skool en veral die spelers wil graag baie dankie sê aan Cecile Murray en Mortan Coetzee wat hulle afgerig het. Laerskool Kathu se Turke rugbyspan het vir die afrigters toernooihemde geborg. Dit was 'n lekker verrassing.
Baie dankie aan die gemeenskap van Kathu vir hul ruim donasies vir die spe-lers se borglyste. Dankie aan die ouers wat gehelp het met die doughnuts wat op Valentynsdag verkoop is. Ander borge was JA Drafting, Mazars, KCC, NMS Steelworks en Laerskool Kathu.

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