“ Die berge, gras en al die bome; vertel die roem van onse skool”
With the words of our school anthem we welcome you!
Through 60 years of proud history, O.S.S has formed the futures of thousands of Namibians. We still have that dream to prepare young Namibians to be successful adults in a multi-cultural and inclusive environment.
We want to open and expand young minds to cope with the expectations and demands of a young and independent nation in Africa.
O.S.S offers a wide range of subjects and extra-curricular activities. A state of the art e-learning centre provides research facilities to learners and makes interactive teaching in all subjects possible. We greet you with our proud motto “Amino et fide”-Yours in education - (Principal).
We end Term 1 of 2018.
Once again we have reached the
end of another successful year in the history of Otjiwarongo Secondary School
year. It is the commitment of the teachers, parents who remain involved in the
education of their children and the learners themselves, who contribute towards
this success. Therefore we want to thank each and every parent and teacher who
contributed towards this.
We would like to thank you once again for your generous contribution and assistance with our Fun Walk fundraiser. I am sure that you are aware that Education in Namibia is facing financial difficulties and the contribution received from the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture is only a fraction of what has been promised to provide education to the Namibian Child. Providing Education of a high standard does necessitate great financial expenses and therefore we would like to impress on you the urgency of contributing towards the Voluntary Parent Support Fund and the USE which amount to N$ 1 500. This may be deposited directly into the school’s account or may be paid in at the office. The school also requires every learner to provide one ream (500 sheets at 80g/m) of copy paper per trimester to allow the copying of tests and examination papers.
2019 will see the implementation of the new curriculum on NSSCO level for Grade 10. Learners have already made their subject choices for this and it is important that you as parents support your children in their education. The phase is offered as a two-year course on Ordinary Level and learners will write their National examination at the end of 2020. This will allow learners to acquire a national certificate on ordinary level, which enables them to leave school and attend to tertiary education or enter the employment sector. Those who qualify and wish to enroll for another year to complete the AS Levels (the former Higher Level) will be allowed to return for a further year of studies.
Sadly we have to greet some teachers who have become a part of the OSS family. They are Ms Zemburuka, Ms De Wet, Ms Holtzkampf, Mr Sitwala and Ms Ndivayele. We would like to thank you for a job well done. The necessary appointments have already been made by the Regional Office and we are looking forward to welcoming them on our staff.
Once again the Management of the school would like to ask that you ensure that learners do not miss school unnecessarily. If possible, please make appointments in the afternoons so as to ensure that learners benefit from education presented by this school. This includes learners who are absent for several days as they are going for their learner’s and driver’s test at NATIS. Absence has a direct influence on the learner’s achievement.
We still experience some problems with learners who bring cell phones to the school. We would like to remind you that no learner may have a cell phone in his / her possession during school hours. Please ensure that your child leaves his / her cell phone at home.
The Clothes Shop will be open during the first week of school and we would like to ask you to ensure that every learner is in possession of the proper school uniform before the school starts. We also would appreciate it if you could ensure that your child’s hair is compliant with school rules as prescribed in the Code of Conduct. Please take note that the School Track Suit top will no longer be allowed as a part of the school uniform, but may still be worn for sport events.
Even though Education in Namibia faces many challenges we would like to emphasize that this school will strive to provide affordable Education of a high quality to each and every learner enrolled.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you have a good holiday and we will see one another in 2019.
School will start on Wednesday, 9 January 2019, at 8 o’clock.
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PASCH FIT SCHOOL BY GOETHE INSTITUTE OF NAMIBIA!!!
Otjiwarongo Secondary School has been elected as a Pasch Fit School by the Goethe Institute of Namibia! This is a huge honour which means that the German department of our school will receive substantial support from the Goethe Institute already during 2017 and in the future. During 2017 two classrooms will be renovated with state of the art technology to teach German as a Foreign and First language. From 2018 onwards, the DaF learners of our school will also be able to enrol for the internationally accredited A1/2 DSD examinations. Courses in the didactics of German as a Foreign Language, will be attended regularly by the Pasch teacher of our school. Learners of Otjiwarongo Secondary School will thus be able to enjoy the benefits of modern scientific teaching methods while being in a motivational, young and technological environment. Our school will also become a hub of experience and motivation for surrounding schools in the north of Namibia. We enthusiastically look forward to this beneficial agreement between the Goethe Institute and Otjiwarongo Secondary School!
BANK OF NAMIBIA Competition
The Regional Bank of Namibia competition on again. OSS will participate again this year.O.S.S won the Regional Bank of Namibia Competition.
We participated at national level but unfortunately fell out in first round.
Well Done to the following learners who participated:
Petronella Areses - Gr.12
Phillipine Kalahoni- Gr.11
Nico Epler – Gr.10
Wilco von Hacht – Gr.9
E-learning & Math Support
This day went exceptionally well!
Congratulations to all parties involved in the organisation and success of this day.
The day was full of Language, Culture, Games, food and loads of entertainment.
Our sincere gratitude to the GOETHE INTITUT and EMBASSY OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (WINDHOEK).
It was a day to remember!
Bridge Building at OSS.
Well done everyone!!
Clean-up @ O.S.S
Clean-up @ O.S.S
OSS has its annual FUN RUN in January of every year. This event helps build spirit among learners, build courage and inspire and motivate. Learners enjoy this activity and end it with a water balloon fight at the end of the day.....Loads of Fun!
National Prize Giving Ceremony
OSS DUX learner 2015!
OSS wants to thank all our sponsors for their valuable contributions toward the school.
Copy Paper Please....
1 Ream copy paper per learner please.
O.S.S Mission & Vision
B2Gold -Thank You!
Thank you B2Gold for your generous sponsorship toward the school and toward education in Namibia! We appreciate all your efforts! Thank You Again!
B2Gold gave so much over the year to OSS, we really have no words but ......Thank You.
PRIZE GIVING OSS
Thank you Theo's Super Spar for sponsoring all the printing for the annual Prize Giving Ceremony. Your contribution toward education and the learners of OSS are heartfelt!
We Thank You !
At OSS each and every learner gets the opportunity to become the best he or she can be. Teachers work really hard to assist learners in achieving greatness.
We want to thank each and every stakeholder that continuously contributions toward education in the school and in the country.
A special thank you to
Theo's Superspar and B2Gold, Infotech Otjiwarongo and the Parents of OSS .
National Science Quiz-3rd Place
ZONAL ATHLETICS MEETING
Highlights of the Zonal Athletics results :
Number of 3rd places : 9
Number of 2nd places : 18
Number of 1st places : 20
No special awards were given.
Sandro Diergaardt jumped a distance of 7,25m at the long jump for the age group boys u/19.
An-Ana Samuntu jumped a height of 1,95m at high jump boys u/17.