A school with so much history to share

Keetmanshoop Secondary School is based in the capital of the south
Monique Adams
At its official opening on 5 October 1940, it was known as Daan Viljoen Primary School, which later became Kamalielie Pre-Primary School and changed in 2010 to Keetmanshoop Secondary School.

The school currently boasts 21 classrooms and 24 teachers.

Subjects offered to the grade eight and nine group are Afrikaans, English, mathematics, life science, physical science, history and geography.

Learners also have a choice to do office practice, accounting, design and technology, entrepreneurship and agriculture.

For the grade 10 and 11 group, subjects on offer are: Afrikaans, English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, business management, accounting, economics, history, geography and development studies.

Throughout the year, the school celebrates and hosts events such as the Greenhorn Concert for the grade eights, Miss Keetmanshoop Secondary School, the final-year farewell for the grade 11s, cluster competitions, sports leagues, fun days and prestigious award ceremonies.

“My plans for the rest of the school year is to introduce the Advanced Subsidiary level (Grade 12) to make it a fully-fledged secondary school,” principal Stanley lUi-Nuseb said.

He added that he plans to build more classrooms such as a science lab and a library. This will help develop learners holistically and not only focus on academics, the principal said.

“To grow as a team and give quality education to our learners, we can become one of the top schools in the //Karas Region.”

During Covid-19 outbreak, the school made sure to follow set regulations and put some measures of their own in place to help everyone move forward during such a difficult time without compromising too much on teaching and learning time.

“We followed a time-based cohort system which allowed every child to be at school. This ensured that every learner had quality teaching and learning time.

“It was a very difficult time for us all, however, we tried our utmost best to help curb the spread of the virus,” lUi-Nuseb said.

He called upon the community, stakeholders and business owners of Keetmanshoop to help make their goals and dreams a reality.

For more information, contact lUi-Nuseb at 081 292 9899 or Janine Diergaardt at 081 204 9537, while the office can be reached at 063 224 005.