Newsletter – Nr.33 – 5th of November 2021 – Juniors

“Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

As a parent, no one knows your child and their potential, better than you do! The better you know and understand your child, the more you can help them achieve their greatest potential.

It is important to always encourage children to dream big and help them along their journey in achieving these big dreams. The quote above is a beautiful reminder that everyone has the ability to achieve amazing things if we put our minds to it! [read more]

Newsletter – Nr.32 – 29th of October 2021 – Juniors

This week, Mrs. Menton gave the learners a wonderful lesson about friendship and how important friendship is. It is important to always trust in your friends and to communicate with them through any difficulties and conflicts that might arise. When you think only about yourself and your needs, then you can not only hurt your friends and their friends but there are also other people whose feelings are hurt as a consequence that may not even be part of your conflict. We hope that the learners will take this message and be the best friends they could possibly be! [read more]

Newsletter – Nr.32 – 29th of October 2021 – Seniors

Once upon a time, a man found a butterfly that was starting to hatch from its cocoon. He sat down and watched the butterfly for hours as it struggled to force itself through a tiny hole. Then, it suddenly stopped making progress and looked like it was stuck.

The man decided to help the butterfly out. He took a pair of scissors and cut off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily although it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man thought nothing of it, and he sat there waiting for the wings to enlarge to support the butterfly. However, that never happened. The butterfly spent the rest of its life unable to fly, crawling around with small wings and a swollen body.

Despite the man’s kind heart, he didn’t understand that the restricting cocoon and the struggle needed by the butterfly to get itself through the small hole were the way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings to prepare itself for flying once it was free.

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength. Without struggles, we never grow and never get stronger, so it’s important for us to tackle challenges on our own, and not be relying on help from others.

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. [read more]

Newsletter – Nr.31 – 22nd of October 2021 – Seniors

One day Albert Einstein wrote on the board


In class everyone laughed at him because of the mistake at the end. Albert Einstein waited until everyone was silent and explained:

Although I answered the first 9 questions correctly, nobody congratulated me, but when I made a mistake, everyone laughed at me. That means that despite our many successes society will note our smallest mistake and enjoy it.

Don’t let simple criticism destroy your dreams. Only those who do nothing make no mistakes.

We live in difficult times. Life is hard. Bad news is the order of the day. It is easy to give up when it seems that nothing is going your way.

Hope is the light that defeats this darkness, Hope of a brighter tomorrow. Continue to do your best, continue to work hard, continue to believe. [read more]

Newsletter – Nr.31 – 22nd of October 2021 – Juniors

We have all heard the phrase “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” We might say this to others to put up a brave front, but the truth is words have the power to hurt us, even if they are said by mistake or as a joke. As the saying goes, “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” We sometimes forget this and tend to speak without thinking, not realising the impact our words have on others. However, we also should remember that words also have the power to heal and make others feel good about themselves. This week we challenged our learners to focus on saying positive things and to let our words bring joy to others instead of despair. [read more]

Newsletter – Nr.30 – 15th of October 2021 – Juniors

A very warm welcome back. We hope that the learners had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. As we commence the 4th term and the final stretch of the year, I would just like to motivate the learners to keep working hard so that they can achieve the results they want and enjoy a well-deserved break at the end of the year. We all progress at different speeds and in different ways, so be patient and don’t give up! Remember that a river cuts through a rock, not because of its power but its persistence. [read more]

Newsletter – Nr.30 – 15th of October 2021 – Seniors

The Obstacle in our Path

There once was a very wealthy and curious king. This king had a huge boulder placed in the middle of a road. Then he hid nearby to see if anyone would try to remove the gigantic rock from the road.

The first people to pass by were some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers. Rather than moving it, they simply walked around it.

A few loudly blamed the King for not maintaining the roads. Not one of them tried to move the boulder.

Finally, a peasant came along. His arms were full of vegetables. When he got near the boulder, rather than simply walking around it as the others had, the peasant put down his load and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. It took a lot of effort, but he finally succeeded.

The peasant gathered up his load and was ready to go on his way when he sees a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The peasant opened the purse.

The purse was stuffed full of gold coins and a note from the king. The king’s note said the purse’s gold was a reward for moving the boulder from the road.

The king showed the peasant what many of us never understand: every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition. [read more]

Newsletter – Nr.29 – 22nd of September 2021 – Juniors

Our Primary school learners have worked hard this term and we are so proud of all of them. Even in these difficult times they still manage to amaze me, with their positive attitudes and never give up mentality. I hope to see the same dedication and motivation next term.

Enjoy your holiday, you all deserve every fun-filled minute of it. And remember- “Your biggest commitment must always be to yourself (Bridgett Devoue). So, take care of yourself this holiday and stay safe. [read more]

Newsletter – Nr.29 – 22nd of September 2021 – Seniors

When it comes to patience, can’t we all use a little more of it?  I find I have patience with some people and situations, but not all. How patient are you?  I’ve heard it said that patience is a virtue. Why?

Patience is a virtue because it makes us better people. The definition of the word is to tolerate delay. This implies self-control and forbearance as opposed to wanting what we want when we want it. How many times have we jumped the gun and found out it would have been better to tolerate delay or had self-control? What did we miss out on? Did we hurt someone we love?

Patience reduces stress levels and results in better decision-making. The chances of making a big mistake lessen because you avoid making it in haste.  It also helps to develop understanding, empathy, and compassion. Patient people take the time to process what they go through and can determine what it takes to overcome obstacles.

How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? –Shakespeare [read more]

Newsletter – Nr.28 – 17th of September 2021 – Juniors

We all know the story of the jar being filled with rocks, pebbles and sand. I believe it can teach us a valuable lesson. The story goes like this: a professor entered the classroom with a jar, rocks, pebbles and sand. With the students watching him, he filled the jar with rocks. He asked them if the jar was full and they all nodded. He added the pebbles and shook the jar which allowed the pebbles to go through the gaps in between the rocks. He asked them the same question and again they responded that the jar is full. He then poured the sand in the jar which filled all the tiny gaps between the rocks and pebbles.

He explained that this is how you should prioritise your life. The rocks are like your family, the pebbles are like your career and the sand is the least important or the unnecessary things. If you were to put the sand in the jar first, there would be no space for the rocks or pebbles.

You should decide what your priorities in life are and focus on these things rather than wasting your time and efforts on unnecessary things in life. Let’s put the rocks in our jars first and do the things that matter. Spend more time with your loved ones and take interest in each other’s lives and well-being. [read more]

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