- SCHOOL NEWS
new Form 4 students have arrived. Most of them are from
traditional Feeder Schools Tshwaragano, Moeti, Tsodilo,
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.
closes until 14 January 2003 for the long
Holidays. At today`s assembly the Headmaster
all students and staff members a Merry Christmas
- and a Happy New Year.
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
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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).
Dube took first place in the LBBW Athletics Competition 800m race-
Karlsruhe, Germany. His winning time: 1:47:76
3 results are out. Form 4 selection should take place towards the
end of next week.
are in full swing, its back to routine…
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.
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