Hip, hip, hurray! It's back to school again. Welcome back, everyone. To the old and the new learners, it is great to see you all and especially in the new building. We hope you all had a wonderful break. We also hope that you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start the new school year!
Our goal this year is ‘to over deliver, not under. Under delivery isn’t an option. [read more...]
It was a very busy holiday as we readied ourselves for the opening of the new campus. Moving all the furniture and fittings into the new classrooms, laying grass to stop the sand from blowing into every open space and ensuring that the site looked respectable and presentable for everyone when the school opened.
I am happy to say that it was well worth every ounce of energy spent to witness and have the thrilling experience of seeing the first learners and teachers when they entered through the doors for the first time on Monday and saw this beautiful space that had been created for them. [read more...]
This week in assembly we listened to a very good story that taught us an important lesson about telling the truth. It is closely related to ‘the boy who cried wolf.’ We learned that we should never tell lies or make up stories to prevent getting into trouble. Rather tell the truth if you are guilty of something, because lying might get you into bigger trouble in the end. Remember, honesty is the best policy.
We would like to congratulate Ronan Janeiro (Grade 8) who participated in a swimming Gala at Freda Barnard in Oudtshoorn from 2 – 4 Nov 2018. He received two silver medals for IM and Free-style.
Personal development is much like a rubber band. It can stretch us, it can propel us to distances we could not imagine, or it can snap back and bite us, leaving us limp and tongue tied.
Have you ever tried to take on a new habit? Have you ever said to yourself,”I’m going to go on a new fitness regime, and I’m going to buy this Ab machine and workout every day for 3 months until I have 6 pack abs”. After a week or two you no longer use it, and you must put up with its hurtful evil glares as you pass by it in the living room, until one day in a KFC induced frenzy of guilt and procrastination you are forced to do the only sane thing left to do… to put it away in the closet or the garage.
Have you ever tried to stretch yourself and do something a bit crazy? Have you ever tried to learn a new language, or simply create an Impossible List?
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This week in assembly we were reminded to always think before we speak. If our words are getting us into trouble or hurting others, we’re showing others the very worst parts of us. Be kind and gentle. ‘Take care of your tongue like you would take care of your gold and silver’ ~ Ali Ibn Abi Talib A.S
Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Maybe a fireman? A baker? A ballerina? Whether or not you still hold those childhood dreams of twirling around in a pink tutu or rushing off to be the hero in a house fire, you probably have some sort of idea what you ultimately want to do with your life. But are you actually doing it? Are you working towards it? Or have you given up on your dreams? Have the burdens of daily life and negativity pulled you down?
Your attitude determines your direction…our mind is an incredibly powerful tool, and if you fill it with positivity you will experience positive results. Just so, if you allow negativity to take up space in your mind it will pull you in that direction.
So in order to counter all the negative influences around you remember the following:
- Start your day with a positive thought or activity.
- Be optimistic and always anticipate that the best is going to happen.
- Believe that you can overcome anything.
- Your vibe attracts your tribe – so make sure that you surround yourself with positive people.
- Distance yourself from negative thoughts, opinions and actions and watch how amazing things start to happen for you.
Happiness is a choice…so be careful not to miss out on something so spectacular!!
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