Category Archives: Education

High-Tec Learning

AT Kitsong, tablets are used as an essential tool in the learning process. Our students are provided with reading books, audio books, youtube clips and apps, which all assist in the learning process. Perhaps most important of all, they get the opportunity to practice newly learned skills by doing quizes. For this purpose we use powerful web-based assessment software called Moodle.

moodle maths quiz on tablets

Maths quiz on tablets

In Moodle, students are immediately given feedback on their work and then have the opportunity to reattempt the quiz as often as they want to until they achieve complete mastery of the skill. Each time they attempt a quiz, the questions will be slightly different.

NBA awards

On Friday the 23rd of October 2015 Royal Bafokeng Jr NBA /Jr WNBA basketball development programme hosted it’s first international sports entrepreneur and mentorship forum at Lebone II College which was followed by a black tie gala dinner at the Royal Marang Hotel in celebration of their 5th anniversary of the league finals.The Gala dinner was to award the top academic students and National players that participate in the league. At the dinner Kagiso Katane and Aotlotlwe Matshana received awards for their hard work in class. It is always a pleasure to see players perform on and off the court.
“Academics+ Athletics+ Character Development = Success”.  [Written by Lebogang Matsemela]

 

NBA awards

Places for 2016

Applications have been rolling in and we are almost full in Grade 8 and 9. However, we are hoping to be able to open another class in these grades in 2016 so are still accepting applications. Successful applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified as soon as more places become available.

There are still places available in Grade 10 and applications are welcome.

Applications for 2016

Applications closed on Friday 28 August and 55 new children have written entrance tests and places have been offered accordingly. The result is that there are a few places still available in Grade 8, Grade 9 is full and there are a few places still available for Grade 10. Applications are still being accepted for Grade 8 and Grade 10 but as places are offered and accepted and the classes fill-up applications will close.

Entrance tests

Subjects offered for Matric are: English, Setswana, Maths, Information Technology, Drama, Physical Science and Engineering Graphic Design.

 

 

The Film Club

The Film Club is a creative space for students to nurture their story telling skill through the use of audio-visual media. The students are given tasks such as coming up with movie concepts, dance videos and many more exciting exercises. Over the past few months, we’ve been working vigorously on music/dance video concepts and here are the results.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVRcqeOqK64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52ZxOkttB2I

Cycle Test Timetable – Term 3

2015 TERM 3 CYCLE TEST TIMETABLE

Tuesday 8 September

07:30 – 08:45

Technology (1½ hr)

Wednesday 9 September

07:30 – 08:45

Drama (1hr)

Thursday 10 September

07:30 – 08:45

Maths (1hr)

Friday 11 September

07:30 – 08:45

IT (1hr)

Monday 14 September

07:30 – 08:45

Setswana (1hr)

Tuesday 15 September

07:30 – 08:45

Humanities (1hr)

Wednesday 16 September

07:30 – 08:45

Science (1hr)

Thursday 17 September

07:30 – 08:45

English (1hr)

  • Second lesson will begin at 08:45 and will be only 45 minutes long.

  • Normal school times and lessons will be followed according to the timetable.

  • All tests will be paper based and one hour long.

  • The Technology test will be one and a half hours to allow for drawings.

  • All tests to be written in Lambda under strict exam conditions.

Social Change-Maker’s Mural

Kitsong Social Change-Maker’s is an after-school club dedicated to questioning and improving the world around us. Over the past few weeks, the learners have been identifying issues within the Phokeng community and coming up with ways they can make change. This week at Social Change-Maker’s we discussed the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The learners shared how the attacks made them feel, why they think they are happening, and how we could make our community a safe space. Following the discussion, Kitsong learners created a mural for peace in Africa. Using chalk, the learners expressed their feelings against xenophobia, and the need to unite our communities. After covering a good portion of the wall in chalk, we came together in a compliment circle. A ball of string was tossed from learner to learner as they complimented each other for their art-work, their kindness, and friendship. Each student left with a friendship bracelet from the activity. The mural is currently on display at the Kitsong campus.

social change makers                      social change mural

Kitsong’s First Public Speaking Competition

On Friday, 20 March Kitsong held its First Public Speaking Competition. Learners submitted poems, stories, speeches and raps a month before the competition then they worked during their breaks and after school to edit their writing and practise their speaking skills. All the students worked extremely hard, but only a few could perform at the assembly. The final four learners chosen to perform were Kagiso Katane, Bontle Putu, Onkarabetse Monyatsi and Letlhogonolo Molebatsi. Kagiso wrote a poem titled “I Am An African Child”, Bontle wrote a speech about Discrimination, Onkarabetse wrote a story called Selfish Queen and Letlhogonolo wrote a poem about Kitsong. The teachers voted after they all performed and Kagiso won first place. All four learners received certificates for participating in the competition. We encourage all the learners to submit for the Second Public Speaking Competition which will be held after the holidays.
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