Students

Inspiration

“Botlhale jwa phala bo tswa phalaneng.”

“The wisdom of the parent/elder reveals itself in the offspring.”

Setswana proverb

Values

Courage

Do right and own your journey.

Creativity

It is the highest calling in all our endeavours to dare to look within, draw on that, and bring it into the world.

Community

It takes a village to raise a child.

The Dow Academy Difference

Building on a solid 25 year foundation of successful teaching and curriculum delivery leading to successful completion of Primary School Leaving Certificate and the Cambridge Certificate. 

Global partnership

Collapsing classroom walls to situate learning and teaching in the world.

The Dow Academy Fellowship

Co-creating learning & teaching experiences.

The Dow Academy Equality Institute

Understanding diversity & promoting inclusion.

Activities & Clubs

Primary School

Activities

Sports

Clubs

Secondary School

Activities

Sports

Clubs

Student Camps

KidCon

Fun holiday camp featuring games, sports and technology!

TeenCon

Immersive and exciting experiences designed to challenge and inspire our next leaders.

TDA Carats

TDA Carats are used to support learning about financial literacy and the value and challenges of participating in the economy. TDA Carats are your campus money. You can earn Carats by volunteering and taking responsibility to help the school community. To learn more about how you can earn and spend TDA Carats watch the video!

Primary School Gallery

See what you and your friends are up to! If you would like to share any of your photos from your school event, click on the contribute button below!

Secondary schooL Gallery

See what you and your friends are up to! If you would like to share any of your photos from your school event, click on the contribute button below!

Primary School Student Government

Kelly King

President

The king (♔,♚) is the most important piece in the game of chess. The object of the game is to threaten the opponent’s king in such a way that escape is not possible (checkmate). If a player’s king is threatened with capture, it is said to be in check, and the player must remove the threat of capture on the next move. If this cannot be done, the king is said to be in checkmate, resulting in a loss for that player. Although the king is the most important piece, it is usually the weakest piece in the game until a later phase, the endgame. Players cannot make any move that places their own king in check.

Tlhogi Queen

Vice President

The queen (♕, ♛) is the most powerful piece in the game of chess, able to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Each player starts the game with one queen, placed in the middle of the first rank next to the king. Because the queen is the strongest piece, a pawn is promoted to a queen in the vast majority of cases.

In the game shatranj, the ancestor of chess that included only male figures, the closest thing to the queen was the ferz, a weak piece only able to move or capture one step diagonally and not at all in any other direction. The modern chess queen gained power in the 15th century.

Leina Bishop

SECRETARY

The bishop (♗,♝) is a piece in the game of chess. Each player begins the game with two bishops. One starts between the king’s knight and the king, the other between the queen’s knight and the queen. The starting squares are c1 and f1 for White’s bishops, and c8 and f8 for Black’s bishops.

Lebitso Castle

Treasurer

The knight (♘,♞) is a piece in the game of chess, representing a knight (armored cavalry). It is normally represented by a horse’s head and neck. Each player starts with two knights, which begin on the row closest to the player, between the rooks and bishops.

Tino Rook

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT OFFICER

The rook (/rʊk/; ♖,♜) is a piece in the game of chess resembling a castle tower. Formerly the piece (from Persian رخ rokh/rukh) was called the towermarquessrector, and comes (Sunnucks 1970). The term castle is considered informal, incorrect, or old-fashioned.

Each player starts the game with two rooks, one on each of the corner squares on their own side of the board.

Nume Pawn

Built Environmental Officer

The pawn (♙,♟) is the most numerous piece in the game of chess, and in most circumstances, also the weakest. It historically represents infantry, or more particularly, armed peasants or pikemen. Each player begins a game with eight pawns, one on each square of the rank immediately in front of the other pieces. (The white pawns start on a2, b2, c2, d2, e2, f2, g2, h2; the black pawns start on a7, b7, c7, d7, e7, f7, g7, h7.)

Primary School Student Parliament

TDA Parliament

Secondary School Student Government

Kelly King

President

The king (♔,♚) is the most important piece in the game of chess. The object of the game is to threaten the opponent’s king in such a way that escape is not possible (checkmate). If a player’s king is threatened with capture, it is said to be in check, and the player must remove the threat of capture on the next move. If this cannot be done, the king is said to be in checkmate, resulting in a loss for that player. Although the king is the most important piece, it is usually the weakest piece in the game until a later phase, the endgame. Players cannot make any move that places their own king in check.

Tlhogi Queen

Vice President

The queen (♕, ♛) is the most powerful piece in the game of chess, able to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Each player starts the game with one queen, placed in the middle of the first rank next to the king. Because the queen is the strongest piece, a pawn is promoted to a queen in the vast majority of cases.

In the game shatranj, the ancestor of chess that included only male figures, the closest thing to the queen was the ferz, a weak piece only able to move or capture one step diagonally and not at all in any other direction. The modern chess queen gained power in the 15th century.

Leina Bishop

SECRETARY

The bishop (♗,♝) is a piece in the game of chess. Each player begins the game with two bishops. One starts between the king’s knight and the king, the other between the queen’s knight and the queen. The starting squares are c1 and f1 for White’s bishops, and c8 and f8 for Black’s bishops.

Lebitso Castle

Treasurer

The knight (♘,♞) is a piece in the game of chess, representing a knight (armored cavalry). It is normally represented by a horse’s head and neck. Each player starts with two knights, which begin on the row closest to the player, between the rooks and bishops.

Tino Rook

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT OFFICER

The rook (/rʊk/; ♖,♜) is a piece in the game of chess resembling a castle tower. Formerly the piece (from Persian رخ rokh/rukh) was called the towermarquessrector, and comes (Sunnucks 1970). The term castle is considered informal, incorrect, or old-fashioned.

Each player starts the game with two rooks, one on each of the corner squares on their own side of the board.

Nume Pawn

Built Environmental Officer

The pawn (♙,♟) is the most numerous piece in the game of chess, and in most circumstances, also the weakest. It historically represents infantry, or more particularly, armed peasants or pikemen. Each player begins a game with eight pawns, one on each square of the rank immediately in front of the other pieces. (The white pawns start on a2, b2, c2, d2, e2, f2, g2, h2; the black pawns start on a7, b7, c7, d7, e7, f7, g7, h7.)

Secondary School Student Parliament

TDA Parliament

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