We are prepared and ready for our year end examinations to begin and for our learners to reach new and exciting heights with their results. Please ensure that your child gets enough sleep, enough healthy food and yes, even enough time to relax! Unfortunately, you do need to be the bad cop at this time and limit the time they spend on electronic devices, social media and games. There will be more than enough time to game during the holidays so please ensure that they spend their time wisely. If there are still any concerns or questions about study methods, or assistance needed in a specific subject please come forward and we will assist. [read more]
We are very excited about our upcoming Prize Giving on Wednesday, 6 November. We hope to see each of you supporting your little stars for all the hard work they have done throughout the year. It is important to remember to praise your child for their own accomplishments and not focus on what they did not achieve. Let us appreciate them! Remember, you can’t compare the moon and the sun, both of them shine on their own time. [read more]
This week Riverside College took some time to celebrate and appreciate all the wonderful and dedicated teachers that we have at our school. We are so fortunate to have a group of people who have chosen to teach and help shape our country’s future generation.
Thank you for your continued commitment and dedication to all of the Riverside College Learners.
“For every one of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody out there to show you the way out. The light doesn’t always necessarily have to be in your family, for me it was teachers and school.” – Oprah Winfrey.
A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp when he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains, all that was keeping then from escaping was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.
As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but they didn’t even try.
Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked the elephant trainer why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.
The trainer replied, “when they are very young and much smaller, we use the same size rope to tie them and at that age the rope is enough to hold them.
As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away, they believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.” [read more]
“Attitudes are self-created. You are free to choose to be victimized by circumstance or people, or you can choose to look at life with an open mind and be victorious. No one else can choose your attitude for you. Your attitude gives you the power to be in control.” (Irene Dunlap)
The book, The Little Big Things by Henry Fraser is the story of Henry Fraser who at 17, became paralysed from the shoulders down, in an accident. Today he is a motivational speaker and an artist, largely due to his positive attitude and his amazing sense of gratitude. [read more]
For this week let us focus on the gift of friendship and the quality of being kind to one another. Remember we as humans benefit more from quality friendships and kindness, rather than being cruel to one another.
Let’s have a quick look at the three most important values of a good friendship and how it benefits us; a good friendship increases our sense of belonging, it boosts our happiness and reduces our stress levels, as well as improves our self-confidence and self-worth.
Let us encourage one another to be the best we can be to ourselves, our friends, our colleagues and our classmates. “Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend” – Albert Camus [read more]
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]