In late October last year, some Form One students bravely volunteered to create a Halloween rap, and perform it to music. Their chilling and brilliant ideas can be heard below. Look out in particular for star turns from Trevor Esilu, Mphatso Nkata, Oratile Monkhei, Tawanda Mulalu and Legae Kopong (allow time for player to load).
Right click HERE to download Issue 2 – “The Melodrama Issue!”
“Melodramatic behaviour (or acting like a drama queen) is a serious psychological disorder that affects the creative portion of the world’s population. Those affected include musicians, artists, actors and writers. Those with the affliction are known to be entirely incapable of committing to romantic relationships… Victims of the illness are almost always able to survive in society due to their charm and wit, but often lose their ‘cool’ which leads to deep, misunderstood situations…”
Happiness and joy are in abundance for Maru-a-Pula’s class of 2011. Their IGCSE results are out and we can do nothing but congratulate them for their outstanding results! Monday 23rd January was a day filled with anxiety and nerves as the Form 5s, one after the other, stepped into the front office to receive their results.
The rest of the school was abuzz as everyone was excited to hear about how the former Form 5s performed. Among a wide range of brilliant grades, Dilan Sridaran attained the top spot and stunned the school with his set of exceptional results: 9 A*s and an A. Following closely behind him was Michael Eaton, who expressed that he was “extremely excited” and “relieved” with his exceptional achievement of 8 A*s and 2 As.
The Zebras, Botswana’s national football team, played their first match in the Africa Cup of Nations in Franceville, Gabon last Tuesday. Their opponents were Ghana, the Black Stars. After a tiring 90 minutes, the final score was Ghana one, Botswana zero.
On paper, the Black Stars looked a much better and well composed side: with a FIFA ranking of 26th in the world and 2nd in Africa. The Zebras are ranked 89th in the world and 23rd in Africa. Both sides were missing vital players: Michael Essien, the Chelsea number 5, was ruled out from the Ghana side due to injury, and the Zebra’s Joel Mogorosi fractured his hand during a practice session – and so was declared out of the match. Botswana’s Dipsy Selolwane was also on the bench, serving a one match ban from a previous red card.
It’s been 4 decades and we have only just begun: this year Maru-A-Pula celebrates its 40th anniversary. MaP was founded in 1972, and since then, has flourished into a world renowned school of excellence.
Celebrations commence officially on February 4th with a Fun Day and continue all the way through to July, where a Gala Dinner is planned. Although the point of the day is not to raise money, but to involve the MaP community, all the money raised will go towards the Maru-A-Pula Orphans and Vulnerable Children Bursary Fund.
Recently Maru-a-Pula has undergone many cosmetic and structural changes, these include: the painting of certain parts of the school; a new section of the library; air conditioners in all of the classrooms; the refurbishing of the AV centre; and now: a brand new café.
The latest addition to the Maru-a-Pula campus is the ‘Bean Bag Café’, which already seems to be very popular with students and staff alike. The café is not a replacement for the tuck-shop and is open from 10am-6pm every day. The café menu consists of items such as smoothies, burgers, wraps, salads and much more. Although more expensive than the tuck-shop, the Bean Bag still seems to attract a lot of customers, especially during the second break and at lunch time.
27 January 2012 | by Natasha Mbwana
“Are you ready for school? Are you ready for Form 5?”
“What kind of question is that? Whether I’m ready or not it’s going to happen.”
The above is a conversation I had, during the holidays, with a friend of mine that got me thinking: how much control do we really have over our own futures? Here I am in Form 5, a place that seemed so far away only a couple of years ago, and I’m dumbstruck at how fast time has gone by.