School wins big

2015-11-25 06:23
SHOWING off the trophy at the Montshiwa Primary School are from the left Rufaro Mokonopi (school governing body chairperson), Elton Tsamaisi (Northern Cape cri-cket coach), Marope Mogorosi (principal), Kenneth Balepile (deputy principal and sports co

SHOWING off the trophy at the Montshiwa Primary School are from the left Rufaro Mokonopi (school governing body chairperson), Elton Tsamaisi (Northern Cape cri-cket coach), Marope Mogorosi (principal), Kenneth Balepile (deputy principal and sports co

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THE Montshiwa Primary School from Galeshewe prides itself on their Developing School Team of the Year Award.

They received this prestige award at the National Sports Awards over the weekend.

The school walked away with a whopping R130 000, which they will use to boost the school’s development.

The school’s biggest dream is to build their own sportsfield with nets.

According to the school’s deputy principal and sports co-ordinator, Kenneth Balepile, they were nominated for the award through their perseverance and hard work they put into their different sporting codes, with limited resources.

The progressive school cricket development programme was put in the spotlight where the school already has two of its products, Reginald Modise and Kagisho Mohale, playing for the Knights cricket team at a professional level.

Balepile said the school continued to have representatives at regional, provincial and national level in cricket.

He said the school’s strong progress is all thanks to the partnership between the Northern Cape Department of Education and Northern Cape Cricket.

“They really help us a lot as they send us one of their coaches, Elton Tsamasi, every morning and every afternoon to work with the children,” he added.

The school principal, Marope Mogorosi, added that the achievement was all thanks to the teachers and parents’ teamwork to cover all levels of the curriculum.

“This is the results of us catering for all kinds of gifted, average gifted and less gifted children equally.

“We are proud to cater for holistic learning because we have cricket, soccer, netball, drama, dance, creative art and field band to expose the learners to,” she said proudly.

The excited mini-cricket u.9 school coach, Lindiwe Sewedi, added that the award put the school on the map and was a sign that their efforts were appreciated.

The chairperson of the school governing body, Rufaro Mokonopi, appreciated the teachers’ dedication.

Mokonopi highlighted how the learners were groomed from as early as gr. 1.

“It was up to the school to remain positive as the teachers and the school governing body were very supportive.

“Parents also persevered as their children would sometimes return home late.

“We would appreciate it if the Department of Education would recognise this achievement as much as everyone does,” he said.

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