In keeping with the importance of mental health, here are a few pointers on how to help yourself and your child maintain a positive and healthy state. It is easy for parents to identify their child’s physical needs: nutritious foods, warm clothes when it’s cold, bedtime at a reasonable hour, however, a child’s mental and emotional needs may not be that obvious. Here is a very basic list of these different needs [read more]
Love is in the air! We trust that you were spoiled with loads of love on Valentine’s Day. Our Primary School learners are looking forward to their annual Valentine’s Dance tonight. Learners will be all dressed up in red, white and pink. Look out for next week’s newsletter for more Valentine’s Day news and photos [read more]
The importance of kindness
The social world of high school is often challenging, with some teens experiencing bullying or being left out of cliques, and it is a crucial time to talk to your teenager about the value of being kind and welcoming to others. [read more]
Following on from last week’s message about how to be a great friend, Miss Bloem delighted us with a wonderful story in assembly about how we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
We might think that this person won’t be a good friend purely by the looks of them, but they could turn out to be the perfect friend to help you out in situations.
Let’s be mindful of our peers’ talents and what they have to offer as a person and not judge them by their appearances. [read more]
Life is all about going through the ups and downs in the pursuit of our dreams. Don’t let any kind of obstacle and failure pin you down or push you against the wall in life. Fight hard and take the challenges with courage, determination and perseverance.
Just keep moving forward with hope and before you know it the day will come for you to stand tall as a successful human being. Here are just a few inspirational messages about life. Click here to download the full newsletter.
With so many new learners entering our school this year, there are many opportunities for them to make some wonderful new friends. In assembly this week, the learners were given 10 important ingredients for making friends.
They will need: 1st a jar of kindness, 2nd a spoonful of listening,3rd a can of honesty, 4th a tub of trust, 5th a carton of patience, 6th 1kg of forgiveness, 7th a box of encouragement, 8th a pot of respect, 9th a bag of loyalty and finally a Bottle of fun.
Let’s hope they can use this to make some lasting friendships that will make their time at Riverside College even more special. Click here to download the full newsletter.
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.