On Wednesday 16 May 2018 the John Taolo Gaetsewe Developmental Trust donated academic textbooks to Bothitong High School.
The trust, under the stewardship of the CEO Tumelo Mpolokeng, was accompanied by officials from the Department of Edu-cation, the SAPS, SGB members, traditional leaders, trust officials and management.
The school was plagued by service delivery protests and the shortages of textbooks became imminent as most learn-ers did not bring back the textbooks they had been given from the school.
The Principal, Mrs Monyera, said, “Our request to the trust was mainly for lower grades starting from grade 8 and today we
are grateful that the gap has been filled. We were starting to drop our overall perform-ance going from 100% to 85,17% Without textbooks for our learners, it is difficult for us to fully achieve our targets as a school, and we pride ourselves with good results we have attained in previous years, hence the request was of urgency to the trust.”
With its continued relationship with the Department of Education, the trust main-tains to fill a gap where the department cannot reach. The CEO, on speaking about the donation said, “We have adopted most schools in the John Taolo Gaetsewe area and when a request is tabled to us, we assist in the best possible way we can. We have today donated over 1000 textbooks of differ-
ent subjects and 101 teachers guides to the school ranging from grade 8 - 12. Our road does not end here today with this school though, we will be looking into different inter-vention programmes for the school to im-prove their results for this academic year.”
The trust's donation provides evidence of the commitment it has made in the past of maintaining and promoting quality teaching and learning in partnership with the Depart-ment of Education.
There are positive messages in terms of the emergence of a quality learning culture within the district that the trust has instilled in previous years, and therefore it remains committed to that discipline.
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Building a future in science for our children.” As part of 21st century learning, Curro incorporated Project Based Learning (PBL) as part of the natural science curriculum and it is now a compulso-ry assessment task in the senior phase. This PBL project is very similar to the well-known Eskom Expo, following the scientific method in detail and expecting learners to deliver a poster, a report and verbal communication as part of their project.
Thus, the idea was born to host a science expo at Curro Kathu where the learners, grade 7 to 9, can present their final products and this event took place on 18 May 2018 at the Curro Kathu school hall. As part of this science expo, selected grade 5 learners participated in a Lego bridge building com-petition, grade 5 and 6 took part in a robotics competition and grade 4 exhibited Diora-mas. One grade 10 learner and one grade 11 learner took part voluntarily. The idea is to motivate mass participation so that the best projects can be entered in further competi-tions and to finally add value to science in the community.
Curro Kathu wants to thank Assmang Khumani, Assmang Beeshoek and ECM that contributed as the biggest sponsors for this event. Lastly, Curro Kathu would also like to thank all the judges who offered their time to make this event a success.

Die volgende twee dogters van Curro Kathu is gekies vir die Noord-Kaap Robyne netbalspan. Shireen Whitehead (links) en Demi Macvay (regs). In die middel verskyn Juffrou Nelia Strauss.

Op Woensdag 25 April 2018, is Hoër-skool Kathu en Hoërskool Daniëlskuil se matriekafskeidsfunksies aangebied. Kathu Gazette het gevra dat persone fo-to's kan aanstuur van hoe mooi hulle gelyk het. Hier is 'n paar leerders se foto's. Hulle het almal pragtig ge-lyk vir hul groot aand. Dan-kie aan elkeen wat foto's gestuur het. Skole wie se matriekafskeid nog gaan plaasvind, kan foto's met name en vanne aanstuur na This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .za

Tydens die aand van Meneer en Mejuffrou Laerskool Kathu se kroning wat op Dinsdagaand, 8 Mei, gehou is het die deelnemers geleentheid gehad om verskeie mooi en oorspronklike uitrustings aan te trek. Hier volg 'n paar hoogtepunte van die aand. Die wenners was “Principals choice: Boitshepo Mafura, Meneer Macho, Zander Steenkamp, Meneer Sjarmant, Jano du Plessis, Mejuffrou Persoonlikheid, Shakeera Geweld, Mejuffrou Fotogenies, Lynné van Wyk, Tweede Prins, Wenzel Hibert, Eerste Prins, Jacques Kuhn, Meneer Laer-skool. Stephan Brits, Tweede Prinses, Sharike Roussouw, Eerste Prinses Krissie Cloete en Mejuffrou Laerskool, Marga van Zyl.
Die Laerskool bedank graag hul bor-ge: Emodels Kathu, Spur, Trappers, Wimpy, Marinell Beauty Salon, Alba-tross, DoringDraad Deben, Beauty for Ashes Salon, Spar en Hettie du Ples-sis. Dankie dat julle die mooi aand moontlik gemaak het.

Op Vrydagaand 04 Mei 2018 is die jaarlikse Mejuffrou Hoërskool Kathu aangebied met vanjaar se tema as Candyland.
Die saal en voorportaal het omtrent gelyk soos die lekkergoedhuisie uit die sprokies-verhaal van Hansie en Grietjie.
Die aand het baie goed verloop en die jong meisies het werklik pragtig gelyk. Elke meisie het die geleentheid gekry om vyf uitrustings aan te trek, onder andere moes hulle 'n uitrusting maak van afvalmateriaal en moes die uitrusting steeds die aand se tema weerspieël. Daar was werklik die mees oorspronklike uitrustings - van lekker-
goed op rokke, tot spookasem op skoene ! Daar was ook geleentheid gegee aan elke meisie om 'n rondte te loop saam met 'n metgesel. Tydens dié rondte is die seuns ook beoordeel om meneer Sjarmant 2018 te kon kies.
Vanjaar se wenners is Adina van Wyk as Mejuffrou Hoërskool Kathu, eerste prinses Amonique Isaacs, tweede prinses Nadia Greef en Keanen Vries as Meneer Sjar-mant 2018. Baie geluk aan elkeen van die wenners asook aan elkeen wat deelge-neem het, die aand was werklik 'n groot sukses.

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.

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