27 March 2020 – Newsletter #11 – COVID-19 Lockdown!

We are in Day 1 of the National lockdown! Two deaths have been recorded in the WC and the CoronaVirus infections have risen to just over 1000. Many people find themselves in a state of fear and uncertainty, which is normal for the time we are living in, but this too shall pass and life as we knew it will return to a new normal.

We are not sure at this point of exactly how long the lockdown will last or if it will be extended past the 16th of April. What we do know is that as promised, Riverside College is ready to start rolling out the E-Learning initiative that has been put in place for the learners and teachers. After much deliberation we have decided to go with Microsoft Teams because it supports the platforms that we need in order to ensure that we can continue with our academic objectives in an efficient manner. [more]

17 March 2020 – Newsletter #10 – Seniors

Time management skills and staying healthy are important in this period of a National Pandemic concerning the spread of the CORONA VIRUS.

  • While students are at home it is imperative that they adhere to a self-made study schedule and eat healthily
  • You can improve your time management skills by making a schedule
  • Rid yourself of distractions. Distractions seems to be around every corner
  • Complete important tasks first
  • Study during your spare time
  • Do not procrastinate
  • Most importantly avoid the sofa and the bed
  • The role of the immune system is to protect your body against harmful substances
  • Ways to healthy living is fun and can be practiced by the whole family
  • Wash hands regularly with soap
  • Include fruit and vegetables into your eating plan to lower the risk of certain types of illnesses
  • Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing
  • REMEMBER DO NOT SHAKE HANDS, find some other alternative


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17 March 2020 – Newsletter #10 – Juniors

We have finally reached the end of the first term.We would like to wish everyone a happy holiday and a blessed Easter. Stay safe.

Primary School Staff


Our little Grade 000 have been learning the skill and the gift of making friends. Friendship is not only a new word for them but
a way of recognising themselves as an individual in a new exciting environment. Thank you for bringing so much love and joy each day Gr 000. [read more]

13 March 2020 – Newsletter #09 – Juniors

Our learners are nearing the end of the test and assessment period and are anxiously waiting for their results. Our learners have all worked really hard throughout the term and we are proud of the effort they put in. There are only a few days left of term one and we will continue putting our best foot forward. May we all have a wonderful last week! [read more]

13 March 2020 – Newsletter #09 – Seniors

Most of us divide-up our life experience into those we like and those we don’t. It is better to accept the wholeness of life.

When an old farmer’s stallion wins a prize at a country show, his neighbour calls round to congratulate him, but the old farmer says, “Who knows what is good and what is bad?”

The next day some thieves come and steal his valuable animal. His neighbour comes to commiserate with him, but the old man replies, “Who knows what is good and what is bad?” [read more]

06 March 2020 – Newsletter #08 – Seniors

Respect is one of the most important qualities in your relationship with anyone, and there is no exception when it comes to your relationship with yourself. Self-respect encompasses a multitude of ideals, but it comes down to being the kind of person you are satisfied with showing the world and being someone that you and the people you care about are proud of. Self-respect is about having a sense of honour and dignity about yourself, your choices, and your life. It is about treating others well and knowing that by doing so, others will treat you well in return. Lastly, self-respect is knowing that not everyone will treat you well and choosing to respect everyone nonetheless, but still knowing that you deserve to be surrounded by great people. Having respect for yourself is vital in maintaining a positive self-image by allowing yourself to feel confident in who you are and content with the person you are becoming. [read more]

06 March 2020 – Newsletter #08 – Juniors

This week all the Primary School learners have been exercising their brains doing revision for the upcoming tests next week. Revision of work is essential as it enables learners to practice the work that they have learnt, giving them an accurate picture of their strengths and weaknesses. It is important that we as parents and educators need to work together to help the learners achieve the best that they can. Learners, always remember: school is tough, but so are you!

06 March 2020 – Newsletter #08 – Juniors 1


This week the Grade 5's have been working hard on revision activities for the upcoming tests next week. We finished Mathematics off with some work on capacity and volume. The Grade 5's used their guessing techniques to try to estimate the capacity of various food products, as well as putting their measuring skills to the test. [read more]


28 February 2020 – Newsletter #07 – Seniors

Can you recall a time somebody was kind to you?  Now change the scenario and think of a time you were kind to another person? Call to mind their reaction and how you responded.  Move into your heart and notice the feelings there.  You should know that kindness affects the user and the experiencer — leaving a lasting impression on both. In this fast-paced world, kindness and compassion takes a back seat to selfies, self-interest and expendable human interactions.  Every person is waiting to be discovered or become rich, believing it holds the key to their happiness. Yet when they attain success, they long for their former life having underestimated the trappings of fame and celebrity. [read more]

28 February 2020 – Newsletter #07 – Juniors

This week we have touched on Habit Number 5: “Seek first to understand then to be understood”.  This means we must not only listen but hear what people are telling us. This was beautifully explained in the story at assembly on Monday.  We so often want to put our point across first and not listen or even give the other person a chance to respond.

In using Habit 5, we should consider the following:

  • Care about other people’s feelings
  • Try to see things from others viewpoints
  • Listen without interrupting
  • Share your opinions and ideas [read more]

21 February 2020 – Newsletter #06 – Juniors

This week started with a positive message in assembly. We are discussing the 7 Habits of Happy Kids and the message this week was on how to have a Win-Win situation.

Students learnt of a little girl named Lilly who badly wanted a garden to plant strawberries. Initially Lilly’s mom declined her request . Instead of sulking or feeling angry Lilly wrote a note explaining that she would really work hard to keep the garden healthy and she would share her strawberries. Her mom agrees on these terms. [read more]

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