The new Form 4 students have arrived. Most of them are from
our traditional Feeder Schools Tshwaragano, Moeti, Tsodilo, 
Sedie and Ngambao. Like last year, students from Nata (Sua CJSS)
were posted to Maun Secondary School. But students from 
Shakawe and Sepopa will attend Secondary School at Ghantsi.
School closes until 14 January 2003 for the long 
Christmas Holidays. At today`s assembly the Headmaster 
wished all students and staff members a Merry Christmas 
and a Happy New Year.
The 30th Anniversary Celebration proved to be a great 
success. Many dignitaries including HE the President of Botswana attended the Celebrations. Former students and staff members were surprised at the many changes in the school. Many  met old friends.
Four Maun SS students left Gaborone for Mozambique as part of  Ball Sports Regional Championships…..Betty Karumendu   in Netball, Mogomotsi Sereetsi in Basketball and two footballers:  Ridah Shuma and Omphemetse Kanyeto.
Commonwealth Games, Manchester, England July 2002
Three former Maun Secondary students competed in the 
games: Gable Garenamotse made history becoming 
Botswana's first ever Silver Medalist in a global competition. 
He took second place behind England's Nathan Morgan with
 7.91m in the men's long jump.
Lesley Sekotswe competed in boxing, in the featherweight 
category. He bowed out in the second round against India's
Bahudur Pun in a very close contest. Bahudur Pun eventually
won the Silver Medal.
Glody Dube made it to the finals but did not get a medal.
Onnalena Oabona, Paschallius Mahore and their Coach and Head of Lion House Mr A Letham left this afternoon for Kingstone, Jamaica, to participate in the World Junior Athletics Championship. Onnalena will have his first race (800m) on Tuesday 16 July . Paschallius will run in the 4x400m.
Glody Dube will leave shortly for  the Commonwealth Games to be held from 26 July to 31 July in Manchester. Mr Letham met him today in Gaborone and reports that Glody is in good shape. Glody will be joined by Gable Garenamotse. Gable will participate in the Long Jump at Manchester.
MSS students win both Senior School Boys and Girls Team Titles in the National School Chess Competition
At the BAAA Senior Athletics Championships in Molepolole, Onnalena Oabona won the 800m race and Modisa Lesalamose took third place in the 1500m. Former MSS student and Lion house member Keeneitse Moswasi took second place.
Other good performances came from
Obert Montsho             (5th place in 1500m)
Wabone Modikwane    (7th place in 1500m)
Gaogope Kebabile        (2nd place in 4x400m)
Two of our students won Gold Medals in the Southern Regional Championships in Johannesburg. Onalenna Oabona took first place in the 800m race and Paschallius Mahore won a Gold Medal in the 4x400m relay (as member of the Botswana team).
Two of our students won medals in the recent COSSASA athletics championships. This years tournament involved 7 countries from Southern Africa.
Lion's Onalenna Oabona won Gold in 800m setting a new Botswana Junior Record of 
1min 50.2 sec. He gained a second Gold in the 4x400m relay helping the team to set a new COSSASA record.
Springbok captain Paschallius Mahore won Bronze in the 400m individual event and was also a member of the 4x400m record breaking team.
Paschallius also brought further honour to the school when he was chosen to captain the Botswana team for this event.
Both students have been selected to represent Botswana in The Southern Regional Championships to be held in Johannesburg in June.
Former MSS student Gable Garenamotse last week received  the UWIC Sports Personality of the Year Award. Gable studies at the UWIC ( University of Wales, Institute of Cardiff). The Award Ceremony was held at the Cardiff City Hall. 
In 2001 Gable was the long jump champion of the British Universities Sports Association. 
We just received the sad news that our former Headmaster, Mr. Jack Purves, passed away at the age of 81 on Monday, 25 March 2002, in his hometown of Bluffton, Ohio, USA. Mr. Purves was Headmaster of  Maun Secondary School from 1977 to 1980. He was well liked by his former staff and students. 
Our deepest sympathy go to his wife Christine Purves, his children and grandchildren.
Gable Garenamotse is to join Glody Dube on the European Grand Prix Circuit this year, and hopefully in the Golden League. The first serious competitions will start in May.
Glody Dube and Onalenna Oabona are at present training together here in Maun in preparation for the forthcoming Outdoor Athletic Season.
The Botswana Sports Council today held their annual Sportsperson of the Year Awards.
Five of the eight  individual awards went to past or present Maun SS students:
Leslie Sekotswe                Sportsman of the Year
Leslie Sekotswe                Boxer of the Year
Gable Garenamotse          Athlete of the Year
Glody Dube                      Services to Sports in Botswana
Onnalenna Oabona           Junior Sportsman of the Year
At the Award Ceremony  Mr A. Letham received recognition for his contribution to Athletics in Botswana. Mr Letham is the Maun Secondary School Athletics Coach and he is the Head of Lion House.
Form 4 student Onalenna Oabonna ran the 800m in a time of 1.50,5 . With this time he earned himself a ticket from the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) for the World Junior Championship in Kingstone, Jamaica. We wish him a safe journey and success in his races.
Our athletics team goes to Masunga on 22 March to compete in the BISA Northern Zone competition. This is regarded as the toughest event of the Year for the seniors. 35 boys and 25 girls have qualified.
Gable Garenamotse completed his Indoor Season as British Champion and ranked No 2 in the Commonwealth (Long Jump)
Glody is back from his European Indoor campain. He run six races .He took three first places, two second places and one sixth. He will arrive in Maun soon to prepare for the Outdoor Season.
The BGCSE results are out. Maun Secondary School took position four in the Country. Our students did especially well in the Science subjects.
Glody Dube has done it again. In the Energizer Euro Series in Stockholm, Sweden, he defeated
the World Indoor Champion Yurij Borsakovskiy and the World Record Holder Wilson Kipketer in the 800m event. He won with a time of 1.47,21 .
The Head Master has just come back from the Form IV Selection, which took place on Friday in Gaborone. 776 students have been selected to do Form IV at Maun Secondary School. Most of them are from the four Junior Schools in Maun. Others are from Ngambao CJSS, Shakawe CJSS, Sekgoma CJSS, Motopi CJSS and for the first time from Sowa CJSS in Nata. The new students will report on Tuesday 19/02/2002
Today Gable Garenamotse (former MSS student) came first in  the Long Jump Event at the Norwich Union Trials and AAA Indoor Championships, Cardiff, UK. He jumped a distance of 8.01 m (new Botswana Record).
Glody Dube (former MSS student)  repeated his win from two days ago. He won the 800m race in the Sparkassen Indoor Meeting in Dortmund, Germany. His winning time was 1:47:53. Second place went to Hezikiel Sepeng from RSA  (1:47:90).
Glody Dube  took first place in the LBBW Athletics Competition 800m race- Karlsruhe, Germany. His winning time: 1:47:76       
Form 3 results are out. Form 4 selection should take place towards the end of next week.
Classes are in full swing, its back to routine…
On Wed 9th Jan our new prefects came to school for an intensive residential training workshop. We are happy to report that all Lions came through the course and passed the final prefects exam. We are now looking forward to a smooth running year.
The campus was busy throughout the holiday period. In December we had the pleasure of a few international sportsmen training here at Maun Secondary School. Glody Dube, Gable Garenamotse, Mompati Banda were based here at school for their holiday training and soon attracted a large group of young athletes and footballers to their training session
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