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Tiger Kloof Combined School

courage  truth  patience

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O amogetswe! Tiger Kloof welcomes you!  

The school website will provide you with a range of information. We aim to post in our news blog, past events and happenings at the school or elsewhere. Our aim at Tiger Kloof is to provide a safe environment for every child where they will be happy and to keep them motivated to learn. In this way each child progresses academically as well as developing their own unique talents in other areas.

To the left is a video showcasing our learners in song and dance. It includes performances by high school and primary school learners. Tiger Kloof has a rich history and a powerful future as it educates and prepares children and youth to serve their communities and their nation to meet the ongoing challenges and opportunities of a reborn South Africa. You can click here to read more about the history of Tiger Kloof.

Principal's Message

Uderstanding young minds is our strength and we believe that every child has a different identity. We respect every child's individuality and we help them to reach their full potential. Our school value system. Click here to read more.

Contact Us

High School  

+27 53 928 7000 

Primary School  

+27 53 050 0148 OR +27 79 497 2179  

Pre-Primary : + 27 82 432 0825 

Postal Address : P O Box 441, VRYBURG, 8601, South Africa - Physical Address : Portion 5 Waterloo Farm, Vryburg District, VRYBURG, 8601 (North West Province)

Email : info@tigerkloof.or

School Calendar (click here)

Please check the official website of the DOE for our school terms and holidays. 


2024 , 2025 calendars - published

2026 calendar - draft  

2027 calendar - not yet available

ROUND SQUARE - The concept of Round Square was conceived in 1966 based on the educational ideology of Kurt Hahn, who founded two of its original member schools. The association was named after the Round Square building at Gordonstoun, where the first conference took place in 1967.  Tiger Kloof is a global member of Round Square since the year 2000.


MEMORIAL PLAQUE - It is possible for former students of Tiger Kloof, as well as friends of the institution to buy a plaque with their name on it and their date of matriculation, if appropriate. So far over 50 plaques have been sold and put up in the Aletta Tutu Hall.

These plaques cost R1500 each and the bulk of that money will go towards special projects in TIger Kloof as well as for maintenance of the Old TIgers' Hall. The plaques themselves are beautifully made of brass. If you would like to purchase one for yourself or for someone else, please email Louise Fouche -

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BRIEF STORY OF TIGER KLOOF... In the middle of the 19th century the London Missionary Society had founded a school at the Moffat Mission in Kuruman, but this school had struggled to take off and was eventually closed. 

In 1895 Kgosi (Chief) Khama III, Kgosi Bathoen and Kgosi Sebele visited Queen Victoria and Lord Chamberlain in London, in an effort to convince them not to incorporate British Bechuanaland (modern day Botswana) into the Cape Colony (part of the modern day South Africa). They were accompanied by a young Rev. W.C. Willoughby, a missionary then working amongst the Batswana. 


The Batswana wanted a good education for their sons and had approached the London Missionary Society to establish a school in Bechuanaland. After several attempts, delayed by the Anglo-Boer War, the Institution was finally established at Tiger Kloof, alongside Cecil Rhodes' Cape to Cairo railway. 1904 - Reverend William Charles Willoughby and his wife Bessie arrive on the banks of the Dryharts River, 10 km south of Vryburg. The aim of the original LMS Tiger Kloof Native Institution according to... Read more about this by clicking here


TIGER KLOOF SCHOOL SONG - The life of the writer, Reverend Steve de Gruchy - South African theologian, author and activist, Reverend de Gruchy wrote the school song many years ago. We still sing it at all important school events. He unfortunately died in a freak accident in 2010. And so his legacy lives on in song… ​Reverend de Gruchy drowned on the 21st of February 2010 while river tubing with his son in the Natal Midlands near the Drakensburg Mountains. He was 48. "Steve contributed so much. From the church's role in the struggle against apartheid to helping define a theology for social activism and transformation," said Janette O'Neill, director of Africa programs for Episcopal Relief & Development. "Click here to read more. 

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