Newsletter #34 – 18 October 2019 – Juniors

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]

Newsletter #33 – 11 October 2019 – Seniors

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]

Newsletter #32 – 04 October 2019 – Seniors

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]

Newsletter #32 – 04 October 2019 – Juniors

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]

Newsletter #31 – 19 September 2019 – Juniors

Heritage Day is around the corner which is the time of year we celebrate who we are and where we come from. An important part of the culture we grow up in are the morals and values we learn from our elders. Children cannot be expected to develop good morals and values without a solid foundation from home. Children learn by watching, not by listening. Showing your children how to be moral through your actions and not your words will teach them to be moral people for the rest of their lives.


The Grade 5's have been hard at work last week with studying and tests. They have spent many long hours making sure that they achieve good results. During the test week, the Grade 5's have been working on a Natural Sciences and Technology practical - building their very own working car. Through the last few weeks of the term, wheels and axles were the topic of NST, and so the Grade 5's got to put their knowledge to the test. There were some very impressive designs and fun was had by all. [read more]

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]

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