New principal takes the reigns at KSS

Change in leadership

17 October 2020 | Education

KSS principal; Jonathan Mashawu; “With or without Covid-19, KSS will remain a school of achievers.”

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Kuisebmond Secondary School welcomed Jonathan Mashawu (38) as new principal after Sedekia Gottlieb retired earlier this year.

Mashawu was a biology teacher at De Duine Secondary School and later moved to Kuisebmond Secondary School where he was the sciences head of department.

He began his teaching career in 2005 at De Duine as a relief teacher.

Walvis Bay circuit inspector Monica Gawises encouraged and challenged Mashawu to ensure that the discipline and the pass rate of the school does not fall.

“Improve on the standard set by previous leaders.”

Former principal Sedekia Gottlieb also shared some words of wisdom with his successor.

“The team that consists of teachers and learners will make him a great principal. Learners must learn, teachers must teach and parents must support. We now have a principal at the helm during the fourth industrial revolution; a digital principal during a digital time. Be a servant to the learners, teachers, parents as well as the school, and God will bless you.”

Gottlieb wished his successor all the best in his new journey as principal of KSS.

Mashawu said that KSS is a society of achievers, true to the slogan of the school ora et labora (pray and work).

“The commitment and professionalism of team KSS is commendable. People like Mr Gottlieb are the ones who lifted KSS to where it is today. A solid foundation has been laid and I know I have a mammoth task, but it is possible. Where there’s a will, there is a way.”

The new headmaster said that the journey he started now, is not a guaranteed smooth road.

“There will be difficult moments. I believe that difficult situations give us an opportunity to be a better person. Being principal of KSS, I believe strongly in promoting harmony and dedication.”

Mashawu added that the Covid-19 pandemic brought along its own challenges. However, “at the same time, it has presented us with an opportunity to test our resilience and innovation. With or without Covid-19, KSS will remain a school of achievers.”

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