The month of October is National Bullying Prevention Month. In assembly we spoke about the possible reasons why people become bullies. They may be insecure or unhappy with themselves, have no stability at home or they could want attention. This week we challenged our learners to help stop bullying by being kind to others and making friends with someone you don’t know at school. [read more]
Is it hard for you to get motivated to sit down and study?
Let’s face it…It is so much easier to watch just one more YouTube video, or to scroll through your social media feed just one last time, or to check your WhatsApp messages. But the fact is that your exams are approaching at a phenomenal speed, and suddenly you have just days left to study and yesterday it was months. You have a rising sense of panic and dread, but you are paralyzed and don’t know where to begin. The more you panic, the harder it is to get to work. If you are feeling any of this or find yourself in this situation then you need to keep reading. [read more]
Welcome back! This is a short and very important term for all learners, particularly our Grade 12 learners. This is the end of 12 years of schooling for those who stay consistent in their efforts to study and to produce good results. Our final examinations start on the 23rd of October for the Grade 12 learners and finish at the end of November. We would like to wish each one of them the best of luck with their final preparations. It is also the end of the road for our grade 6 learners who will from next year join the ranks in the High School. We hope to see and to help each and every learner achieve their absolute best this term. All it takes to succeed is hard work and dedication [read more]
We are back for the fourth and final term. We hope that everyone had a well-rested break and that our learners are ready to take on the last bit of the school year. It’s a short term filled with many events, so it’s going to be busy for all of us here at Riverside College. We also have exams and assessments at the end of the term, therefore we must make sure to maintain a good balance between work and play. Let’s motivate and encourage each other to be the best versions of ourselves. Have a great term! [read more]
Thank for all the donations and the contributions that you as parents made to this special day. We hope that you enjoyed the activities that you were involved in for the annual 67 minutes for Mandela campaign.
Many of the activities are geared at helping those less fortunate than we are, those who cannot always help themselves with everything they need and those who are completely at the mercy of others.
While all these causes are very noble and much needed, we as a nation should not wait for the 18th of July each year to get involved and to lend a much-needed helping hand.
These children, men women and elderly people and are not hungry and in need of love, support, clothing and other basic items only on this special day, but rather every day of their lives, so in true Mandela spirit we should all endeavor to reach out a helping hand to those around us more often. [read more]
The Grade 4’s are really looking forward to spending some time with the elderly on Mandela Day and will, hopefully, bring some light into their lives for the day.
Thank you to the parents who have donated money and who volunteered extra goodies for the visit.
A big thank you to all the parents that have donated towards the Durbanville Children’s Home as well.
We are all so blessed. Learning to give back to others is such an important part of a child’s character building. [read more]
We trust that you had a lovely holiday with your loved ones. We are looking forward to a busy yet exciting term.
“Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth, those who care and protect our people” – Nelson Mandela
Mandela Day 2019
This year for Mandela Day we at Riverside would like to give back to our community.
The gr 000-3 learners would like to collect any clothes, toys (in working condition), blankets and toiletries to donate to the Durbanville Children’s Home.
We humbly ask that you send to school all items that you are able to donate so that we can then deliver these to the home on behalf of Riverside College.
The grade 4 – 6 learners will be reaching out to the residents in the Protea Old Age Home. We ask that each child donate R5 in order for us to buy some treats for the residents to enjoy when our learners visit them as their contribution to the 67 minutes campaign.
Our learners will spend 67 minutes chatting to, playing games with and reciting some of their favourite poetry to these elderly souls, many of whom have no family of their own. [read more]
We trust that you enjoyed your holiday and that you are feeling rested and rejuvenated…ready for the next chapter in this very exciting journey that we are all on with your children.
This term promises to be exciting and very busy, particularly for our grade 12 learners who face the enormous and sometimes daunting task of writing their prelim exams. We trust however that they too have rested well and are ready to take on the challenges and opportunities that face them this term.
We would like to welcome all our new learners and teachers who joined us this term and wish them a very happy and successful stay with us. [read more]
Well done to all the learners who completed their exams and assessments this week. Hopefully all their hard work and time spent studying pays off and that they will achieved the results they wanted. Everyone can now breathe a sigh of relief as they enter their final week of term two. [read more]
The Art Auction on Friday night carried a very specific theme which was clear to see in the paintings that were displayed for the auction. The theme - “New Beginnings” is what inspired Mr. Vosloo and the other staff members in the choices they made for each different piece. [read more]