Once again we would like to thank all of you for your on-going support and patience during our e-learning programme. We know it hasn’t been easy for many learners and parents, as working from home has been a challenge during lockdown. Our learners are used to their home being a place where they can relax, watch TV or play games, not do school work all day. E-learning is something new for all of us, learners, teachers and parents alike. Regardless of the challenges that we have faced over these last few weeks, just know that you are all doing an amazing job. [read more]
No one can avoid the unexpected. But these simple steps can help you better face life’s uncertainties.
- Be kind to yourself. Some people are better at dealing with uncertainties than others, so do not beat yourself up if your tolerance for unpredictability is lower than a friend’s. Remind yourself that it might take time for the stressful situation to resolve and be patient with yourself in the meantime. [read more]
It feels as though it has been a while since we have had a full school week – and we have finally reached the end, happy Friday all!
It is not always easy to create a healthy, consistent routine when life around us has changed, and when school as we know is different to the norm. So for those of you who managed to get through this week and keep a healthy routine, great job. For those of you who may have slipped here and there, that’s okay, tomorrow is a new day.
We would like to thank all the amazing parents for being wonderful team players. Remember to please constantly check your child’s work, and that they are logging on at the correct times. [read more]
Living a more positive lifestyle during this global pandemic comes down to attitude and action.
Let us choose to be proactive and not procrastinate in our daily tasks. We should all refrain from negative thinking and be grateful for what we have. Keep focused on the good in ourselves and others and in doing so we will all reap the rewards.
A shout out to all essential workers from my house to yours. J Chapman
Life as we know it has changed a lot. A new normal is waiting for all. With this in mind, I would like to share with you a post that I read this morning. It is a quote by Shelby Condo
Life changes so quickly
We can be happy one day, empty and broken the next
If we learn anything from this pandemic, I hope it is to value the moments, treasure the memories and hold onto what counts.
Make time each day to realize how fleeting life is and to be thankful for each blessing.
Maybe this pandemic will teach us to slow down, appreciate what we have and how quickly it can be gone.
Life is a gift.
Be safe and stay inside [read more]
We just like to remind you to please continuously check that the learner’s work is being completed, especially the grades that do written work. We know it isn’t easy, especially for moms and dads working at home. Thank you for your continued support, we couldn’t have done it without you.
Who says Grade 000 is too young for e-learning? They are rocking it and doing a fantastic job and wanted to share with you why they love it! [read more]
Another week has come and gone with E-learning. We are proud of our learners for coping well with the technology and keeping up with all the work. Remember to stay healthy as well through eating correctly and exercise. Also, work on having good posture during lessons. Some learners are sitting on the floor or bed. We would like them to have a proper work station for doing school work. Thank you to all the parents who have provided their children with this. [read more]
Many of us will have grown beans as kids and as such will be familiar with the process. For those of you that are not familiar with it, a seed is first securely wrapped in cotton wool followed by regular watering. Regular checking on the bean occurs during this incubation period, every millimetre of growth is celebrated, and the plant is moved from place to place to ensure perfect conditions. Finally, the day dawns when the fragile little plant will need to be planted outside and in time the nurturing hands of the gardener will push a firm stake into the ground to ensure it has the support needed to increase in size. [read more]
With the news of a further lockdown extension, until the end of April, it is even more important now for us to keep up with the e-learning that is taking place. Our learners have really taken very well to it and we are seeing some very positive work coming from it.
It is however important for us to keep an eye on discipline, and this is where we need you to assist us please. Learners are following their normal timetable and we need them to be in all their classes on time and ready to work. We cannot monitor this is they are not online, and all absenteeism will be recorded as per normal. [read more]
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]