Term 3 2008 News
Grade Two Tables and Chairs
By Ireen, Grade 2 teacher
For the past two terms the grade 2 class has
been using kitchen benches to sit on during
lessons. The benches are so uncomfortable to sit
on and too big for them that they normally stand
Luckily, this term Catherine and Brian Tweedie
have donated money for tables and chairs to be
made for the Grade 2 class. The children were so
excited, they always passed through the place
where the tables and chairs are being made to
check whether the man making them has finished.
We are happy to report that the new benches are
now in our classroom and they are very
comfortable. Thank you so much Catherine and
Health Day at Tongabezi Trust School
By Ireen, Grade 2 teacher
On 25th September, Tongabezi Trust School
organised a health day for the children. This
day was dedicated to the children for them to
have a medical check up.
Each class from pre-school to grade 6 was given
time to see the doctors and nurses to be
examined. Children were so excited to see the
doctors and nurses because this was this first
time to have such an occasion.
After the check-ups some children were found
with Malaria and Bilharzia, they were put on
treatments. The children were also given
The programme was a success, all the children
were checked and given required treatment.
The parents were very happy that the school
organised such an important occasion for their
children because they do not have a clinic or
hospital in their community.
By Everisto Chabalanda, Head boy, Grade 6
The health people came to our school. I think it
was a good idea for us to be checked. They came
here to check our bodies. They checked our
teeth, they asked us what kind of urine do we
pass through. They asked whether urine was
yellow or did we pass through urine with blood.
They got our blood to check about malaria.
They were very kind to us.
They said if you donít want your blood to be
taken they said they donít want to force us, it
was our choice.
I would like them to come again for them to be
checking our health- because health is so
They took our blood and now we are waiting for
That day was a very important day , all the
children had enjoyed it but some were afraid to
get tested. But it is good for you to know how
your health is doing.
Uniforms donated to the school
by Mable and Iness
On 13th October the kids were privileged to
receive uniforms , shoes , jerseys and clothes.
Our big thank you goes to Cuddington School ,
Jennifer Schram de Jong for the donations and
Honour for organising and making sure that we
received the parcels. The uniforms were
distributed to all the children in the school,
and also the uniforms served a great deal of
purpose as some parents canít afford to buy
uniforms for their children. The children are
very happy as most of them received 2 pairs
each, and they are really looking very smart.
by Sophia , Grade 6
Thanks very much Jennifer and Cuddington Primary
School for donating uniforms for our school. We
were very impressed to receive the uniforms. The
children looked very pretty. We wish you would
come to visit our school and enjoy our
performances. Thanks you very much!
by Maxwell, Grade 1
Thank you so much Cuddington School and Jennifer
for the uniforms
by Hope, Grade 5
Thank you for the uniforms you sent for us we
are very happy. We wear them
by Ireen and Jacquelyn
Having set up such a successful scholarship
scheme in Music we decided that it was about
time that we extend this type of programme to
the Art club! With the help of funding from
Jenifer Strachan, we have been able to organise
for Agnes, (an artist from Livingstone) to come
out to the school every Thursday. The class is
made up of our 3 top artists in the school and
our art club teacher as well as 3 pupils from
the local primary school in Simonga (thanks to
the Sloan's) and their art teacher.
"So far we have learnt the following topics;
Line, Colour, Shape, Pattern, Space, Colour,
Tone and Dimensions. The lessons are going very
well, after working through a series of lessons
on the elements of art and design we are able to
use these new skills to produce exciting works
The art scholars will be working extra hard in
the coming year as we are hoping that there will
be an exhibition in town in the new year! More
news coming soon....
by Bond, ICT teacher
Tujtane was indeed very privileged to receive
Nicki, the ICT teacher from Lingfield, their UK
sister school. She came out to help set up a new
system at the school, and to do
training with the staff.
This was a two month training programme that
took place from August to September. Staff
covered a lot of things in various computer
programmes, including, but not excluding using
the internet as a teaching and learning tool.
However, the training programme was sometimes
disturbed by frequent power cuts during this
period. Thanks for the power back-up system that
was installed in the computer room in September,
before Nicki went back to England.This
arrangement makes it possible for the computers
to continue operating for up to six hours when
the main power supply is off.
At the beginning of term three, Nicki and Bond,
the ICT teacher at Tujtane started conducting
lessons with pupils , starting from Reception to
Nickiís visit to Zambia was generously funded by
a couple from the United Kingdom who donated the
laptops being used in the computer room.
by Monica, Grade 5
Nicki came here and taught us computers. We were
very happy to see her. We loved her and she
loved us too.
by Sydney, Performing Arts teacher
Being district and provincial champions makes us
proud as a school. We out classed all the basic
schools in Livingstone. We represented
Livingstone district at the provincial festival
which was held in Mazabuka and managed to scoop
position one in traditional dance and second in
poetry. We furthermore represented the province
at a national festival which was held in
Livingstone, with full support both from the
Director and member of staff, the pupils did a
splendid performance. We came out third in
traditional dance out of the whole country. We
hope to defend our district and provincial
trophies. Our aim is to maintain the high
standard in performing arts as it is the pride
of the school.
UK Charity Status - "The
Charitable Trust for The Tongabezi Trust School"
Newsletters will be put on our school website
under updates and details on making a donation through the UK
charity are also on
The Tongabezi Trust School
PO Box 60113, Livingstone, Zambia