Newsletter – N22 16 June 23 JNR & SNR

Junior Newsletter

Dear Parents,
With exams coming to an end there is something I want all of us to remember. Not everyone is good at writing exams – some learners might do so well during the assessments during the term, but struggle to do well when it comes to exams due to many reasons. Remember to remind your children to just do their best and that they should not beat themselves up if they get a lower grade than what was wanted. Always know that a person’s ability to do well on exams does not define their intelligence. We are all good at different things and that is what makes all of us so very unique. As Albert Einstein said: “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein, 1879-1955 Keep this in mind in these times and do not be too hard on yourself! Ms. Van den Ber

Grade 5 News:
These past few weeks of the second term have been a big step into what it really is like being in Grade 5, it has been fast paced and our days have been crammed with learning! The Grade Fives have shown so much perseverance and determination during the term. I am sure all their hard work will pay off during the exams they have been writing and that they will be able to enjoy the fruits of their hard work and enjoy a wonderful chilly June/July holiday. They keep on making me prouder by the day. Let us keep up the hard work for the final few days of the term
grade fives, you can do it!

Stars of the Week:
Grade 000/R Emma Bergstedt  Grade 4 No star of the week.
Grade 1 Lefika Mei                        Grade 5 Angella Tshabalal
Grade 2 Chelsea Arenz                 Grade 6 No star of the week

Special message:
Don’t forget to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday the 18th of June. Please accept our thanks and our appreciation for ALL who stand in those shoes every day, ready to stand up and be the example, make the sacrifices needed to help protect, shape and guide the many children that we deal with every single day, regardless of whether we are parents, teachers, spiritual caregivers or just ordinary people who are helping to shape and guide the future moms, dads, leaders and societies, people who will look back one day with gratitude in their hearts and then move forward to make an even greater difference because of the efforts we are putting in today! Dads do make a difference, lets show them some love!

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Senior Newsletter

Dear Parents,
The following story was widely spread on social media. I found it very insightful and wish to share it with you. An elephant and a dog became pregnant at same time. Three months down the line the dog gave birth to six puppies. Six months later the dog was pregnant again, and nine months on it gave birth to another dozen puppies. The pattern continued. On the eighteenth month the dog approached the elephant questioning, “Are you sure that you are pregnant? We became pregnant on the same date, I have given birth three times to a dozen puppies, and they are now grown to become big dogs, yet you are still pregnant. What’s going on?”. The elephant replied, “There is something I want you to understand. What I am carrying is not a puppy but an elephant. I only give birth to one in two years. When my baby hits the ground, the earth feels it. When my baby crosses the road, human beings stop
and watch in admiration, what I carry draws attention. So, what I’m carrying is mighty and great.” Don’t lose faith when you see others succeed in life. Say to yourself “My time is coming, and when it hits the surface of the earth, people shall yield in admiration.” L. Ortell

Winter School:
Dear Parents, a letter was sent out on May the 30th with information about the winter school program. Please see the attached schedule for more details. The winter school is compulsory for grade 10-12.

Winter accessories:
Dear Parents,
We understand that keeping warm is important during the winter months. However, we ask that you please keep in mind our school colors when choosing winter accessories. To ensure that our learners maintain a uniform appearance, the following items are permitted:
– White or maroon scarves
– No beanies

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