Jambo! Habari gani? (What news) Hakuna matata! Mungu asifiwe! (God be praised!) Good evening supporters of Katoke! Unexpected meetings When I visited Katoke this year I was having lunch at the Rose Café in our nearest town, Bukoba, when I was greeted by a young African, “Hello Professor Watson”. I did not recognize him so … Continue reading Presidents speech to the 2023 dinner
Dennis McHugh President of Tradies generously donating $10,000 to the Katoke Trust We had a very enjoyable and informative 24th Annual Dinner at Tradies Gymea on Friday the 3rd of November. 220 guests attended with almost $40,000 raised which allows for the stage 1 of the assemble area and 6 student sponsorships. A highlight of … Continue reading 24th Annual Dinner 2023
These two students urgently require a sponsor for their last two years of secondary education. They have made it through the form 4 exams and have been accepted for the final push. However their family circumstances will prevent this continuing. Onesmo Onesmo John is currently in Form 5 (equivalent to Year 11 in NSW) at … Continue reading Form 5 Sponsorship Required
Eager to join Katoke! Recently the school was flooded with eager standard seven students (Equivalent to Year 6 in NSW) to sit the entrance exam to join Katoke in 2024, for Form 1 their first year of secondary school. (equivalent to Year 7 in NSW.) As Katoke is now known as a light house school … Continue reading Form one entrance exams 2023
Sweet Success! Students from KLSS recently attended the Ukwata National Conference, representing the school in Bible Knowledge, Singing and Poetry. The Conference was held in Mbeya, which is more than 2000kms from the school. They travelled in a mini bus to and from the conference, funded by donations, and competed against many students from around … Continue reading 2023 Ukwata National Conference – Outstanding results and a great time
The past twelve months have seen wonderful and gratifying achievements in fulfilment of the purposes of The Katoke Trust, especially at the Katoke-Lweru Secondary School. For this we thank God.
In February 2019, Stephen Diakatos (Dentist) , Stephen Langshaw (Optometrist), David Lefcovitch (photographer/dental assistant) and Colin Glendinning (General Practitioner) visited Katoke. Over the week, most of the Katoke school students plus some teachers and school staff were assessed by Steve (the dentist). He was very capably assisted by David who kept the students entertained with his jokes. Because … Continue reading Shire doctor, dentist, optometrist and photographer visit Katoke.
John’s working hours are hard to define. His duties as History and IT Teacher provide a humble baseline for his wider involvement at Katoke Secondary School as Student Welfare Coordinator. He still remembers his first day, the 8th of February 2010, very clearly. An early morning phone call from the then Head of School, Sid … Continue reading Caring for 500 children – Meet John Bisgaya
The 2017 Katoke Annual Benefit Dinner was a fantastic celebration of the many amazing achievements of the Katoke Trust over the last 20 years. We watched a video of Alan Watson, the President of the Trust, reflecting on the achievements of the Trust and our 280 guests helped us raise over $42,000, by purchasing birthday gifts … Continue reading Celebration of the 20th Year of the Katoke Trust!
2018 update: It has been a great start to the year for Katoke-Lweru Secondary School. In this newsletter we hear how the School has benefited from the recent visits of Danebank School, Adrian and Lorna Jackson, Kevin and Valma Voigt and marketing consultants James and Alexis from The Ponderance Collective. We learn how the School continues to flourish under … Continue reading Katoke School off to a great start in 2018