Modimolle Matric Awards 2018, held at Tambo Hall Correctional Services, Saturday 2nd February 2019.
The learners qualifeide for Bachelors Admission to University. Hendrick Segodi was the top performer at Meetsetshehla Secondary School.
We welcome Phetole Gevien Mogale as new teacher at our school.
(B.ed General, University of Pretoria)
Old learner of Laerskool Vaalwater
High School Nylstroom, class of 2014
From left to right:
Janet Farrant greeting Teacher Ivy Rachele
Matrics who won best subject prizes for best performanc
From left to right:
Miss Marlene Vermaak, master of ceremonies at Prize Giving
Hendrik Segodi Top Student in Grade 8
From left to right:
Dancer - Desmond Sebadjane Grade 10
Tsepho Kekana Journalist and Photographer for The Critic in Grade 8
Mr Lesiba Mesiba - CEO of Waterberg Welfare Society presents a bicycle to the Dux Scholar, Joel Matlou. Mr Pretorius on the left.
Hendrik Matlou - Headboy- wowing the school with his song.
Prize winners in Grade 11.
Circuit Athletics Meeting held at Meestsetshehla Secondary School on Friday 30 January. Meetsetshelhla won the event by more than a hundred points and athletes from the school has gone through to the next round.
These studens from Meetsetshehla Secondary School in Vaalwater qualified for the Limpopo Athletics on Saturday 7 March in Polokwane. Edwin Skota under 19 boys (400 meters and 100 meters), Enifa Mophuting under 15 girls (Javelin), Boitumelo Makhubela under 19 girls (Javelin) and Betty Kosana under 17 girls (800 meters and 1500 meters).
Mam Rhetty Matjila's going away function. Assisting her is Mam Mamabolo and Mam Rachele. Mam Matjila has moved to a primary school in Bela-Bela.
Author of the book “Out of the Black Shadows” visited Vaalwater recently. Stepehen Lungu, originally from Zimbabwe, came to share his story with residents of Vaalwater, but specifically came to give school going students a chance to meet him in real life.
Since 2010 students from Meetsetshehla Secondary School and students from Waterberg Academy have studied a book called “From a street kid” by Tonia Cope Bowley. The book is based on the life story of Stephen Lungu. Bowley was inspired to write Lungu’s story after hearing his incredible life journey and the amazing turnaround he had from a criminal to a Christian.
Juliet Calcott, a teacher at Meetsetshehla Secondary School, and also avid member of St John’s Church was the driving force behind Lungu’s visit. Calcott emailed Lungu with her request that students and other people in Vaalwater would like to meet him in real life and hear directly from him how God can change one’s life for the better.
Lungu told students that his mother dumped him under a bridge when he was merely three years old and that he lived a terrible life admiring other kids that had parents, surnames and the opportunity to go to a school. Lungu said “I used to eat from a dustbin and by the time I was 10 years old I started a gang called the Black Shadows. I was angry at everyone and everything and I must have been 20 years old before I managed to laugh for the first time, and that was only because I became a Christian”.
It was however in his days as a Guerilla fighter in the Zimbabwean bush that he really got out of control, killing people, planting bombs, organizing crime and committing vandalism. The worst type of young man one could imagine.
But one day, on their way to plant a bomb in a bank in Harare, Lungu went into a white tent erected by a church from Johannesburg. His purpose was to attack the tent and its attendees, but God had another plan for him. The priest was busy explaining what terrible things will happen to those that sin and also naming the sins God hate. “I felt like the priest was speaking directly to me. I was getting angry at my one brother because I thought that he told the priest about me. But after a while I realized what was happening and I just there and then decided there to give my heart to Jesus.”
He gave himself up to the police the next day, confessing al the crimes he committed against the government, his fellow country man and against God.
Since then Lungu, which has never been to a school in his life, has been taught to speak 10 languages fluently. He has travelled to more than 30 countries around the world and has even preached in the White House in America. His message always being that God can save you, that God can forgive your sins, that it is never too late to turn to him and to dedicate your life to him.
Lungu led two massive church ceremonies on Laerskool Vaalwater’s sports field on Saturday and Sunday, which hundreds of people from the Vaalwater area attended. He also visited nearly all the schools in the area, interacting with students in class as well as during assemblies.