All Grades are given 30 minutes break twice a day at alternating periods to observe social distancing.
Our Facebook Page
Message from the Principal
I am Lesibana Mahlong and I come from Pudi-a-Kgopa, a village in Bakenberg, northwest of Mokopane in Limpopo Province. From these humble beginnings I had to make my way through life like many other young men and women who were not satisfied with the limited opportunities their direct environments offered.
I owe my appreciation to Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng departments of education for giving me an opportunity to serve them in the period between 1996 and 2015. These departments provided me with an opportunity to find my feet and mature in my teaching career for 20 years. The academic experiences, social interactions, interactions with unions, my service to education departments, my personal research and my own writing about socio-economic challenges and developments, is what formed and shaped me over the years.
I began to serve ACUDEO College Thornview in 2016 as Head of Department for Mathematics. In 2017 I took up the position of Deputy Principal and on 1 July 2018, following the separation of the primary and secondary schools due to the large number of students, I started in the position of Principal for the Secondary School.
The 21st century has new challenges that need new solutions and at ACUDEO College Thornview Secondary, we understand our challenge of developing new frontiers of knowledge and mastery that will help our learners to leverage the opportunities that the future holds. We are therefore constantly looking at ways to improve learning and growth within our schools. Teacher development will always be the cornerstone of this approach. We believe that teachers who understand the world and can master their own learning, will also be able to facilitate the same in the learners entrusted to them.
It is my utmost pleasure to welcome you to ACUDEO College Thornview Secondary and be a partner in creating futures.
Mr Lesibana Mahlong
Location of the school and facilities
ACUDEO is located just off the R53 in Soshanguve and easily accessible. We have 56 well equipped classrooms that are fitted with the best technology to enhance the learning experience of our learners. Three computer labs, equipped with 35 computers each, are dedicated to support learners in subjects like CAT and computer based learning programmes in Mathematics and Reading. These programs form part of the timetable and serve as interventions programs in the afternoons as well. Our science laboratories are equipped to give learners opportunities to experience science hands on and make links to everyday life.
We have a special Junior School section that accommodates from grade RR to 3. Special road safety track and equipment enhance the learning experience for our learners.
Our sports field has two netball courts and a soccer field with an athletics track.
The hall can accommodate just over 900 people where Drama, Music, Dance and other cultural activities take place. It forms the heartbeat of our school as this is the place where the school gathers for the opening on Monday mornings to start our week encouraged and motivated to conquer any challenge that might arise.
The Administrative block is where all the support for teaching and learning start. We have 6 offices, photocopy room, walk-in safe, storerooms, staff room/training room, boardroom, teachers’ meeting rooms and ablution facilities. In our workshop on site there are skilled maintenance staff that takes care of the everyday challenges in and around the buildings.
Our Tuck Shop is linked to our brain friendly philosophy. During the week we do not sell any fizzy drinks or sweets. Learners can buy healthy meals here at an affordable price. On Fridays we allow learners to use their money to get the sugar rush and then we send them home to their loving parents to enjoy it together.