Newsletter – N11 24 March 23 JNR & SNR

Junior Newsletter 

Dear Parents,
Over the long weekend I decided to reflect on some of our fundamental rights here in South Africa.
The right to life, human dignity and freedom. But the one right that really stands out to me is the right
to education. Even though it may not seem so at times, (especially when our kids do homework) we
are extremely privileged to have this right. Education can give us so much in this world, a career, an
opportunity to make a difference in the world and the ability to better the lives of others. So, as we
continue with our test series, study hard, try your best and remember: “Education is the most powerful
weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
Miss Barton

Grade 1 News:
The grade 1’s had their first taste of being in “Big School” this week. This being their first series of
assessments, every one of them were super excited to take on this new challenge and gave it their
all. I am extremely proud of each and every one of them. Keep on swimming Grade1’s

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Senior Newsletter

Dear Parents, 24 March 2023
Children are sometimes wise beyond their years. We see them as 16 or 17-year-olds with bad
temperaments, but we don’t always recognise that they have just as much to teach us as we can
teach them. I had a moment like this recently when one of our Grade 12 learners submitted an essay
for an assessment. A extract of the essay read as follows:

“Life can be compared to many things, but a card game is a great way to describe a person’s life. In
the beginning, you are dealt a hand. Sometimes you may get lucky and start good, while other times
you may be dealt a bad hand. It is not the hand you are dealt that determines whether you win or
lose, but rather how the hand is played. Some children may be born into wealthy households, whereas
others may be born into middle-class households. This division affects the quality of their childhood,
but it does not prevent them from achieving success. The card you decide to play is the same as the
life-changing decisions you will make.”
– Tristan Traut

Reading this essay has taught me one thing in particular – remain teachable, no matter how old you
are. Allow your children to share their knowledge with you. Allow them to be your teacher. Allow
yourself to be the learner every once in a while.
Ms. M. Scheepers

Mother and Daughter Event:
At Riverside College we like to create beautiful
memories and this Mother’s Day will be no different.
We are planning a beautiful mothers & daughters (and
grannies / aunts) experience, making vision boards.
The year may be running full steam ahead already, but
we can set new intentions and make fresh starts at any
given time.
Cost: R400 for 1 / R780 for 2 / R995 for 3
Date: Saturday 06 May, 10:00 -15:00
What you get when you attend: A workshop offered by
a certified practitioner, qualified to interpret your 9
sacred future focused areas on the vision board.
*A guided meditation
*All tools & materials provided
*Refreshments & snacks

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