This week has been a little easier for children, teachers and parents as we are all settling in well and are becoming quite adept at using the Microsoft Teams platform. As the lockdown has been extended, it will mean that our online lessons will continue until further notice. We hope you are enjoying the downtime with your families and making the most of this lockdown. [read more]
Congratulations to all Riverside College teachers, parents and learners! You are absolutely amazing and because of the incredible teamwork we have made history by being able to embrace the current circumstances and still offer our best service to our learners by launching our very own, fully functioning E-learning program in a matter of days! [read more]
What a week it has been! From not being sure how our virtual classrooms would work, to being quite able, in just a few days. Well done to parents, children and teachers! What an awesome team we all make! Please feel free to let us know how you, as parents, are experiencing the e-learning platform, we would love to hear from you. [read more]
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]
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
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
NEWS FROM THE GRADE 000 CLASS
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]
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]
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]
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]
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!
NEWS FROM THE GRADE 5 CLASS
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]