Best achieved students and the graduation ceremony for the Grade 7 learners were the author of the day on the 7th of December 2016, at Lethabong Primary School at the Local Municipality of Madibeng in ward 1. The event was graced among others by the ward councillor, clr. Nkoe and the Chief, Tshetlo Mamogale. The SGB member, Maria Makgopela said “we need to stand together and say Lethabong Primary School we are moving forward and we also need to make Legonyane proud.”
“The special thanks goes to the Local Municipality of Madibeng under the leadership, the executive mayor, Jostina Mothibe and her entourage. To the graduates, go out there and preach the message that the school have taught you, show respect to others and don’ let us down,” said SGB Makgopela. The principal Mrs. Leso encouraged the grade 7 students to move to high school level and face challenges and overcome them. She further said that the gowns they are wearing means a lot to them and that it is as a symbol of honour. The ward councillor for ward 1, clr. Nkoe kept entertaining the guests and said it is a great honour for him to be part of such an amazing event. Students from all grades who have achieved good marks were awarded with certificates and trophies.Before the awarding session, the grade 7 students paraded to the main event wearing their graduation gowns and were cheered by their parents, teachers, guests and their fellow school mates. The event followed by the farewell function to one of the best teacher, Mrs. Dikolo.
The school bid a farewell ceremony to one of their teachers who is retiring. She was presented with lots of gift wrappers and messages of encouragement. The principal spoke much about School Quality, Learning and Teaching Campaign (SQLTC). “The SQLTC means that the whole community should take part in the running of the school. A child is not supposed to buy alcohol, a parent cannot get into a shebeen or a tavern with the child. Parents should not be afraid of their children, they must give orders to their kids not the other way around.” “Parents should stop gossiping in front of their children because children are transparent and they say whatever that has been said by their parents. I want to challenge all retired teachers to come visit the school regularly to assist with other programs.” “It does not mean that this farewell means final good byes between the school and the teachers. We still need their support and the kids still love them and enjoy working with them,” said the principal, Mrs. Leso. The programme director, Mr. M.T. Rangwanashe encouraged learners to always be on their books to study and avoid loitering around the streets. “Parents should always assist their children with homeworks and avoid spreading negative impact towards their children,” he emphasised.
Mrs. Dikolo thanked the support of the parents and said they have contributed immensely in making sure that the students progresses and deserves a credit. “I taught MMC Machete grade 1 and 2 and he was a great student.” “Lethabong SGB are a star and works closely with the school, they engage with the school regularly. Parents are also supportive and adores their pensioners, a school is a school because of everyone, parents, churches, community, government and the kids form part of the school,” said Mrs. Dikolo.