When we started our theme on “Back to Basics” at the beginning of this term, it never occurred to me that it would also be something that we, as adults, would look at as well. With the interest rates the way they are and the price of food skyrocketing, it got me wondering how we can change our way of enjoying life but at less cost and get back to basic living. We must all have a family we know that is struggling and that could do with some light relief, so why not extend a hand, and try out one or two of these ideas over the holidays or next few weekends:
• Build a Burger evening. Everyone brings their own raw mince, potatoes and burger filling. Get the children to mix the patties and cook the patties. Pop some cut potatoes in the oven, (if there is no loadshedding) and make your own chips.
• Have a pasta night. Each family brings their own favourite pasta dish.
• Have a soup and, well, your own favourite beverage, night. • Have a games night and just supply pudding. We might be able to just make someone, or even a family have fun and relax and forget about hardships for just a moment. Mrs. Boake
Grade 4 News:
The Grade 4’s has been learning about pillars and the reinforcement thereof, with struts. After building cardboard square, cylindrical and triangular pillars and testing their weight bearing ability, we built a rectangular pillar but then inserted paper struts into the pillar for reinforcement. Then we loaded writing books onto it. It held 55 books before collapsing! We almost ran out of writing books! Here are some images of our tower
You are embarking on a transformative journey that will shape your future and unlock the doors to endless opportunities. High school may seem like a daunting task, but it’s also a time of self-discovery, growth, and building the foundation for a successful life ahead. As you navigate through this crucial phase, remember that you have immense potential within you waiting to be unleashed. With dedication, perseverance, and the right mindset, you can achieve greatness.
Believe in Yourself
The first step to achieving success is believing in yourself. Acknowledge your strengths, embrace your uniqueness, and understand that you are capable of great things. Each one of you possesses a unique set of skills, talents, and passions. Embrace them and use them to your advantage. When you believe in yourself, you can conquer any obstacle that comes your way.
Set Clear Goals
Success is not an accident; it is a result of careful planning and hard work. Take the time to set clear, realistic goals for yourself. Define what you want to achieve academically, personally, and professionally. Break down your goals into smaller, manageable tasks and create a roadmap to success. This will give you a sense of direction and purpose, allowing you to stay focused and motivated throughout your high school journey.
High school is filled with challenges, whether it’s challenging coursework, difficult exams, or extracurricular commitments. Embrace these challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. Instead of shying away from them, face them head-on with determination and resilience. Remember that challenges are steppingstones that lead to personal and intellectual development. Every obstacle you overcome will make you stronger and more prepared for the future.
Stay Disciplined and Organized
Success requires discipline and organization. Develop good study habits, manage your time effectively, and stay organized. Create a study schedule that allows for regular breaks and ensures that you cover all subjects adequately. Break down your tasks into smaller, manageable chunks and tackle them one at a time. Avoid procrastination, as it only hinders your progress. When you stay disciplined and organized, you’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish.
Remember, you don’t have to go through this journey alone. Seek support from your teachers, parents, and peers. They are there to guide and support you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. High school is a time of growth, and seeking support is a sign of strength, not weakness. Surround yourself with positive influences and find mentors who can inspire and motivate you. Together, you can achieve great things.