Newsletter #31 – 19 September 2019 – Seniors

As we get ready to enjoy a well-deserved break there are other families who will not see the light in their lives for some time to come. It is with great sadness that I share the news about 2 learners in our district that were shot and killed last night while in their home.

They were both just innocent little souls that got caught up in something they had no control over. Both these children were from the same family and school - Grade 1 and Grade 3. Our prayers are with that family and every other family that is grieving the loss of a child today.

In the same message a Principal narrowly missed flying bullets as he was unlocking the gate to the school premises this morning. These are the people who are responsible for keeping our children safe and creating an environment in which they can grow and develop, yet they are the targets of the senseless mayhem currently going on. We need to put a stop to this! [more]

Newsletter #30 – 13 September 2019 – Seniors

With safety on many minds last week, we would like to remind you to be vigilant when dropping your child off at school.  Make sure that your child enters the school yard before driving off. The gates will be closed and only opened by a teacher.

Important Dates and Announcements:

  • Grade 12 Prelims - 21 Aug – 16 Sep
  • Test Series Dates Gr 7 – 11 - 9 Sep – 16 Sep
  • Term 3 - School closes at 11:30 on the 19th of September.
  • Term 4 - 2 October – 4 December [read more]

Newsletter #29 – 06 September 2019 – Juniors

Our assessments will start on Monday the 9th of September. This can be a very stressful time for all so we encourage you to motivate your child to study all their material at home. Getting enough sleep and eating a substantial breakfast is very important.

Be prepared and make sure that the learners are equipped with the appropriate stationery items that they will need. Gr 4 – 6 learners should have the following items 2 pens, 2 pencils, eraser, sharpener, ruler. [read more]

Newsletter #29 – 06 September 2019 – Seniors

Our days are numbered. At this very moment, many thousands are born into the world, some destined to live only a few days or weeks, and then tragically succumb to illness or other misfortune.

Others are destined to push through to the century mark, perhaps even a bit beyond, and savour every taste life has to offer triumph, despair, joy, hatred, and love. We never know.

But whether we live a day or a century, a central question always remains: What is the purpose of our life? What makes our lives meaningful? [read more]

Newsletter #28 – 30 August 2019 – Juniors

We are coming closer to the assessments and the test series and some of the students are already feeling the pressure.

Just remember that you are in control of your own destiny and the choices you make. Study hard and always give your best.

We all believe in you!

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle!” – Christian D Larso [more]

Newsletter #28 – 30 August 2019 – Seniors

The masks we wear…

We wear masks for many reasons, good and bad. We wear them to hide our identity, to become someone else for a little while. We wear them to have fun and play out our wildest fantasies of being a princess, a prince, a villain or even a monster.

The reality is, we all wear masks daily. We are one person at home, another person at school and yet another person around our family and friends. Do we even remember who the person behind the mask is?

Technology has also become another mask we use to hide behind, to protect ourselves and sometimes to impress others. We post happy pictures of our families and ourselves on Facebook/Instagram to give the illusion that all is perfect in our lives; when in fact many of the people who post these photos are actually suffering terribly, whether emotionally, physically or financially.

Still, the mask goes up and we portray happy… happy… smiling… smiling. We barely look up and notice others around us, eventually forgetting they even exist. Lift your head, notice what is right in front of you, another person in need of a smile, a beautiful tree with changing leaves, the sky, a new-born baby yawning… Life is not to be missed – it passes too quickly before us, pay attention! [more]

Newsletter #27 – 23 August 2019 – Seniors

Have you ever made a mistake in your life? Have you ever felt like a failure?

Well then, join the club!

There are many famous, successful people, who became famous and even rich, after making several mistakes.

Here are just a few examples:

J K Rowling, the well-known author of the Harry Potter books. She says:
“I had failed on an epic scale. An exceptionally short-lived marriage had imploded, and I was jobless, a single parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain” Because she realised that she will have to provide for her children, she didn’t allow herself to dwell in her failure. She lifted her head, started writing and today her nett worth is estimated at an astounding $1 billion. [read more]

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