Grade 8 Class of 2017
KCS is proudly presenting Grade 8 class of 2017 pupils
Naomi Heese, Dunshirn Davis, Sabelwe Gumede, Sphesihle Mbhamali, Malibongwe Mpontshana.
The above mentioned pupils make the grade 8 class of 2017 run by Ms Petra Heese who is their class teacher. KCS is growing every year and continues to aiming high to become one of the best Schools in the country. We strongly believe that the School will continue growing and there’s still more to come. We are excited to enroll the first class of grade 8 and hoping that this class will make our very own grade 9 in 2018.
Having Ms Petra Heese heading the grade 8 class is a privilege as she’s an experienced educator whose been in the department of education for so many years working as an educator. We strongly believe that her experience of working with most great schools in the country will be a great benefit for these learners. May the grace of God bless the school and it’s accomplishments as we believe it’s all coming from Him.
KCS 2017 Opening Speech
Head Mistress: Mrs S. Hamilton
A very warm welcome to Khethani Christian School in 2017.
I have got the amazing privilege to greet you as the new principal of the school. The end of last year was marked with many farewell events for the Swift family. Andrew and Bridget Swift lead the school over the past 6 years with great dedication and lots of love for the children of Ingwavuma. They brought the school from a handful of learners, taught in a few different places around town to a vibrant school of 158 children this year. There is a school campus with 8 class rooms, a school hall, office space a jungle gym and more. This is just the outside achievement. On the inside, they developed teachers, and taught and encouraged learners to reach their full potentials. There is a very strong team of educators, a caring governing body and a management team which all working hard develop Khethani to make it shine bright on top of the Lebombo Mountains.
To step into their shoes is a big privilege and a huge responsibility. Coming from a Swiss Admin and Nursing back ground, I’m also bringing some experience in project management and counselling. Since early 2002 Ingwavuma is my permanent home. Here is where I met my husband Hennie and now have the joy to bring up 3 beautiful children, who all attend Khethani.
I could only take on this challenge knowing Miss Petra Heese by my side – she carries a vast amount of teaching and school management experience from 3 decades of involvement in education in many different countries around the globe. Mr Manqoba Mkhwanazi and Mrs Thandi Ndlovu – both faithful teachers at school stepped up to leadership duties to form our management team.
A very big thank you to all of you who have contributed to Khethani in any way since the humble beginning in January 2009. You are a enormous encouragement to all staff and the community of Ingwavuma.
I start this year with great excitement and expectations to see Khethani growing further – growing deep roots academically for an excellent education of our children – growing deep roots in all aspects of admin incl continuing our application process with Umalusi and most of all growing deeper in our understanding how wide, how long, how deep and how high the love of God is for each one of us.