Riverside College, based in Burgundy Estate Plattekloof, have announced the start of construction on their new school building. Set for completion in 2018, the breaking ground event, was attended by learners, staff and school dignitaries.
With several new developments currently under construction on Burgundy Estate and about 2 500 residential opportunities predicted to be rolled out over the next decade, construction of the new school premises is well timed.
“Beyond providing quality private school tuition, our new school premises will provide ample ground to cater for all of our sporting and extra mural activities.
We aim to accommodate between 800 to 1 200 learners across pre-primary, primary and high school,” Founder and Director of Riverside College, Elana Edwards said.
Established in 2006, Riverside College’s holistic approach to education, together with their dedicated core of teachers has seen the school not only grow in numbers but in recognition as well.
The school has celebrated a 100% matric pass rate since their first group of matriculants wrote exams in 2013 and a number of their learners have received academic and sporting accolades.
“Children are our future. Our learners should be able to explore all possibilities and opportunities to ensure they have the best learning experience. The new school, the first of a chain of schools, will empower them with this opportunity,” Edwards said.
In line with environmental awareness, the school will be built using green building practices. Admissions for 2018 enrolment are now open. For more information, contact the school on 021 802 2001 or email email@example.com.
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July is National Savings Month. Encourage your teens to become super savers by giving them the confidence to handle their own money. This will not only empower them, but it should also take some of the financial stress off you (the parent) too.
“There is a huge gap in the education system when it comes to teaching children and teenagers how to manage their money,” says high school principal at Riverside College, Dave Swart. “If teens learn to use their money responsibly, it creates a culture of saving from a young age – this has a massive long-term benefit.”
Much like their avoidance of tackling a dirty pile of clothes stuffed under their beds, teens tend to put good sense when it comes to saving pretty low on their list of priorities. “A bit of encouragement and leading by example will go a long way in helping them to not only clean up after themselves, but also partake in the culture of saving,” says Swart.
Teach your teens to reap the future benefits of saving responsibly. Swart offers some useful tips to help you inspire your teen to save.
- Start the conversation: Talk to your teen about how to spot the low prices while grocery shopping, this will teach them to be mindful of price tags and the general cost of living.
- Earn it: Whether it’s mowing the lawn or tutoring the kid next door, giving your teen some incentive to work and earn their own income, will encourage them to become money conscious.
- Put it away: Having a bank account and a place to put their savings, will give your teen a sense of accomplishment and some motivation to save.
- Budget it: Create a budget timeline with your teen so that they are conscious of their saving and spending.
- Set goals: Whether it’s a new set of headphones or a skateboard that they have their eye on, help your teen to set up a savings plan, so that they can be reward themselves with the object of their desire.