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Form 1 & Prefects Camp at Tantebane

To end their first week of high school our Form 1 students went to Tantebane for an induction camp where they participated in various team building activities lead by our staff and school prefects. They spent the night and despite the heavy rain they were all in good spirits and made the most of this enriching experience.

News from the Science Lab…

Our students have been engaged with various science experiments ranging from serial dilution to determine the concentration of unknown solutions, creating models of a cell membrane and testing solutions for reducing sugars and non-reducing sugars using reagent Benedict’s solution. These practical learning opportunities form a valuable and enriching experience contributing to the development of our young scientists of the future!

Our First Midweek Memo

This week we released our first midweek memo! In this weekly newsletter parents will be updated on sports results, events and general news on the happenings in the College. Our Midweek Memo will be uploaded to the D6 Communicator so be sure to download the app if you haven’t yet done so. https://schoolcommunicator.mobi/

Chess News…

On Saturday 8th of February, our chess team participated in the CHOPS Chess Tournament. Clifton College placed 2nd overall out of four schools.

Prom 2019 – A Winter Wonderland

This year Mrs Botha and her team brought a Winter Wonderland to our hot sweltering town of Francistown. The evening was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Clifton College’s very own “Burger & Chips” gave a spectacular performance that kept everyone on the dance-floor. Mrs Botha devoted some inspiring words to our Class of 2019:

To the class of 2019:
Remember that diversity is a source of strength. Support freedom of religion and freedom of culture. Find beauty in others differences instead of fear, listen instead of reacting and reach out instead of recoiling. Never lose sight of the values of human decency. Choose your own paths and shine into the future. Photos of the evening are posted on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pg/CliftonBW/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2600803456621798

October 2019 – Form 2 Trip to Pretoria

On the 20th of October the Form 2 class traveled to Pretoria for their annual school trip. The children were engaged with a number of activities during their five-day tour. The educational excursions included the Cradle of Humankind, Pretoria Parliament Building, the Pretoria Museum and the Pretoria Zoo. As with all of our school tours, the children were treated to some fun activities that allowed them to create wonderful memories with their classmates, these activities included, Go-Carting, Ice Skating, an evening at the Rockwood Theater and a day trip to Gold Reef City.  Thank you to all involved for making the trip a great success!

Form 1 Trip to Kasane – Written By Anele Diepo (Form 1 Student)

We left for Kasane on the 7th of October 2019. We left early in the morning. We saw many animals on the way and they were the first of many to come since we were going on a game drive the next day. We were going to stay at Kwalape.

The game drive was both educational and enjoyable. We learned so many interesting facts about animals. We also saw more animals at the snake park.

The girls enjoyed the boat cruise because they took so many good pictures with the beautiful landscape. The highlight of the trip was the dinner at Chobe Safari Lodge. There was food galore and culinary dishes to fill our empty stomachs.

2019 Prize Giving

The Clifton College Prize Giving will be held at the Clifton Prep School Hall on the 24th of September 2019 at 18:30. All parents are invited.

2019 Internal Examinations

Clifton College End of year examinations will commence on the 13th November 2019 and Finish on the 22nd of November 2019 ( (See Examination Timetable located on the resources page).

2019 Cambridge Final Examinations

Cambridge Exams will commence on the 30th of September 2019. (See Examination Timetable located on the resources page).

2019 Music Festival

Clifton recently hosted it’s first annual music festival in August of 2019. The event boasted a great line up of both local and international artist. The headline act was South African singing icon Wikus Bothma, who ended the night off in a bang.

Burger & Chips Rocking Out

2019 Prefect Leadership Camp

The Form 3 group were treated to 5 days of fun at Schoemansdale Educational Facility for their Prefect Leadership Camp. The activities included Rock Climbing, Zip Lining, Obstacle Courses as well as a Nature Hike. The students all agree that they thoroughly enjoyed the event!