The festive fever, from an excited TK learner

23 November 2016

It is the festive season and everyone has the festive fever. This is the one time in a year where families come together, as well as parties and with that, meeting new people. It’s that time again when every artist releases hot new songs that we all can jam to. People say ‘party every weekend’ but in the month of December, ‘party every weekend’ is turned into ‘party every day’. A season of the two biggest holidays, Christmas and New Year’s, are mixed into one. It goes from remembering the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, to a new years’ festival that implies new beginnings.

It is also the season of long lines and horrible traffic.  But that is quickly seen over because everybody loves this wonderful holiday.
I hope that every Tiger has a wonderful festive season and take care.

PS: Everyone has the festive fever. Fortunately, there is no cure.

-Katlego Simane

Special holiday message for our students, from TK staff

As we look towards the holiday season, the spirit of giving is evident in the gifts, time, resources, and heart-felt greetings to one another.
The idea of helping others may overwhelm you, as the need is great. We should remember that in most situations, the actual action to help is greater than the quantity or even the quality you can provide. This time of year can bring out the best in us that lies dormant most of the year. We may try to over compensate for missed opportunities to say a kind word, offer assistance, or provide tangible support. Do what you can and the response from those you help may overwhelm you as well.

As students of Tiger Kloof, the opportunity to improve your worth to your community and society should not overshadow the value your education will bring to your family and those within your circle of influence. The knowledge you gain from the TK experience will change you, and through this process, you will change those around you.

During this holiday season, reflect on how you will sustain those changes and build a better life for you, your family, and others that look to you for support and favour. An education is the investment that pays dividends beyond the student. And when those dividends are reinvested, the return grows exponentially.

As the new year nears, how will you determine if 2016 was a success? What differences did you make in your life and those depending on you? If those questions are difficult to answer, then prepare to determine how 2017 will be different, how will you define success, and how will you be the difference maker so many are depending on you to become.

Thank you for allowing TK to bring change and opportunity in your life. Enjoy this special time of the year, give generously and receive graciously, and expect next year to be the best!

- Mrs. A. Terblanche
(Adapted from the letter of Elwin Jones from Columbia Southern University)


Top inspiring quote by women for Womens Month.

23 August 2016

7 Most inspiring quotes by women:

1. Anna Quindlen:

‘’After all those years as a women hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m enough.’

2. Coco Chanel:

‘’Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.’’

3. Lisa Bonet:

‘’We’re getting ready to take over the world. My group of girlfriends – we’re renegades’’

4. Michelle Obama:

‘’Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts….good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friend you surround yourselves with.’’

5. Malala Yousafzai:

‘’We realize the importance of our voice only when we are silenced’’.

6. Lady Gaga:

‘’Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.’’

7. Helen Keller:

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”

- Katlego Simane

Tiger Kloof: The amazing history!

16 August 2016

Tiger Kloof , a school with an amazing and mind pleasing history, is located 10km away from the Vryburg town in the North West Province and was started in 1904 by Rev. Willoughby who was the first principal of the old Tiger Kloof school. Tiger Kloof was started after the Anglo Boer war in 1899.
Rev. A J Haille and Rev. A Lewis were later appointed in 1914 and 1945 by the L.M.S . In the years of A.J Haille, the girl’s school was started around 1916 and later in 1925 there got to be a Bible School by Mr. and Mrs Smith.
The school was later closed in 2955 due to the Bantu Education act.1953. And later on it reopened in 1995 by Mr. David Matthews who became the first principal of the new school. The primary school was started in 2003 which is now situated in the old girls school .
I think that one of the things that makes this school great, is our history. If you do not have a strong foundation to build something on, you do not have a good structure!
There goes the short history of the magnificent yet well-known school.    
More is yet to come!

- Katlego Simane

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