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Kgaswe School
Location
Palapye, Botswana
Information
Type Independent
Motto Know Thyself
Established 1986
Principal P. Hess (Primary)
C. Solomon (Secondary)
Faculty ±30
Grades Pre-School to Secondary
Age 2 to 6 (Pre-School)
6 to 14 (Primary)
13 to 18 (High)+
Enrollment ±500
Language English
Houses Shashe; Limpopo (Primary School)
Meerkats; Wild-dogs (High School)
School colour(s) Maroon and Navy
Website
Contact information[1]

Kgaswe School is an independent, co-educational, primary and secondary school located in Palapye, Botswana. Founded in 1986, the school caters students not only located in Palapye, but also for students based in neighbouring towns Serowe and Mahalapye. The school is a member of ISASA.

Overview[edit]

Founded in 1986, it has grown from an initial class of 5 students and 1 teacher, based in a garage, to nearly 600 today. The school is well represented by a diverse range of nationalities, with over half of the students are Batswana, but many more countries are represented, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The school has two main campuses, one located near the Morupule Power Station, which holds the pre-school and primary school students. The second is located within the town of Palapye, next to the magistrate's court, which caters the high school students. This one is he newer of the sites, which opened in 2010. Both sites are equiped with multiple classroom blocks and science and computer labs. The primary school campus also offers a sports and athletics field, 25m swimming pool, softball diamonds, netball and tennis courts and a library. The high school are set to offer the sports services in the near future.

Subjects offered[edit]

Primary School[edit]

The standards 5 - 7 teach according to the curriculum set by the Botswana Examinations Centre that offer the PSLE (Primary School Leaving Examination).

High School[edit]

The High school opened in 2006, with its first students sitting their exams in 2009. As of 2010, the Kgaswe school campus has moved away from the main school (near the Morupule Power Station) and into a new campus located within the town, next to the Magistrate's Court.

All subjects offered are strictly following the guidelines set by Cambridge IGCSE. The course takes two years to complete (Form 3 and Form 4), with the foundation set in Form 1 and 2. The first set of students took part for these exams in October and November 2009.

In 2010, Kgaswe opened its doors for the first time for students taking A-Levels.

Sporting Activities[edit]

The following is a partial list of sporting activities offered at both the Primary and the High School:

Primary School High School
Cricket Cricket pictogram.svg
Athletics Athletics pictogram.svg
Football/Soccer Football pictogram.svg
Netball Netball pictogram.svg
Hockey (field) Field hockey pictogram.svg
Tennis Tennis pictogram.svg
Swimming Swimming pictogram.svg
Softball Softball pictogram.svg
Basketball Basketball pictogram.svg

Cultural Activities[edit]

Numerous cultural activities are also offered to supplement the sports activities. These are:

Categories[edit]

Category:Educational institutions established in 1986
Category:Schools in Botswana
Category:International schools in Botswana

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