HOTCHKISS (USA) TIGER KLOOF EXCHANGE 2017

Two year 11 students from Hotchkiss High School in Lakefield, Connecticut (United States of America) are attending Tiger Kloof Combined School as part of an exchange program between the two schools. Serena Barkley and Sherman Cravens will be attending classes and take part in various other school activities from 20 April to 31 May 2017. We welcome them and wish them a great time at Tiger Kloof.

Interview with Mr. Motlhale, the Co-ordinator of Round Sqaure in Tiger Kloof

What inspires you most about Round Square? 
The commitment beyond academic excellence to personal development

What qualifications should you have if you want to be involved in Round Square?
You should be teachable, adaptable, comprehensive in thinking and passionate about people and nature.

How much time do you spend on it?
It may vary to 2 days a week to 4 days.

Usually when you go for Round Square conferences, how long do you go?
Mostly is 5 days (excluding the flight days)

How many participants must be involved every time you go?
6 – 12 participants excluding the RS Rep (A teacher) and the principal.

When was Round Square established and who came up with the plan of it?
I guess at re-opening; by Mr. Matthews.

Have you always enjoyed Round Square?
Of course. It’s an opportunity for growth for all those involved though it’s a lot of work.

If you join Round Square, what do you think is the most unforgettable moment?
The speech by Ms. Gandhi during the African Regional conference we hosted.

What is Round Square about?
Internationalism, Democracy, Environmental Awareness, Adventure, Leaderships and Service.

Why are the ideals important and what it stand for?
To serve as a guideline to develop a world-class leader with democratic principles; brave; passion for people and appreciation for nature. 

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We had 5 learners and a teacher who went to a round square conference in Germany. 
Mr A.G Motlhale was in charge of the participants who are:

Angela Sebitloane, Thabo Kanakang, Thabang Mosenthal, Rethabile Mothibi, Delia Du Toit

They got their visas on August during school days last year. 

By: BOITSHOKO SEBABETSANE

 

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