Newsletter – N26 19 August 22 JNR & SNR

Junior Newsletter

This week in assembly we were dazzled by a magic show from Teacher Gabby. Her magic show was the
basis of magic which we use every day. Those special magic words, like ‘please’, ‘thank you’, ‘sorry’ and
‘pardon me’. These are words of good manners and good etiquette. Being kind and having these magic
words on your side lights a tunnel to build relationships with others. We hope that our learners will
remember the magic they saw and will spread their magic going forward.

The Grade 2’s have been learning all about transport. We have been discussing the
different types of transportation in Life Skills and learning the different transport in
Afrikaans. The Grade 2’s has done a wonderful oral presentation on the different
transportations and how it has changed over the years. We heard some very
interesting facts during the presentations. Well done Grade 2’s!

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Senior Newsletter

Who’s packing your parachute?
This last story proving the importance of teamwork is about a US jet fighter pilot in Vietnam – Charles
Plumb. He had completed 75 combat missions when he was shot down. Plumb was ejected and
parachuted into enemy hands, where he spent six years in a Vietnamese prison. One day, a man came
up to him and said, “You’re Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk.
You were shot down!” Plumb was confused and asked how the man knew about that. “I packed your
parachute,” the man replied. The man then shook his hand and said, “I guess it worked!” Plumb assured
him it had and said, “If your chute hadn’t worked, I wouldn’t be here today.” Plumb thought a lot about that
man who held the fate of someone he did not even know, in his hands. He kept pondering how many
times he might have seen the guy, and not even said anything because he was a fighter pilot, and the
stranger was just a sailor.” Charles Plumb is now a motivational speaker telling this story to hundreds.
After telling it, he always asks his audiences, “Who’s packing your parachute?” In our life, be it personal
or work related, many people have a hand in our parachutes. Are you taking the time to acknowledge,
thank, and reward them? It is very easy to overlook the work of many. It takes a lot of people to create a
team. C. Cronjé

Netball on 15th August will be moved to the 22nd of August at Montague Arena. The friendly game will start
at 18:00. The fee per game is R60 per player. Learners must be at the arena 30 minutes before the game.

Please ensure that you child is dressed in full winter attire, in line with the code of contact. Inspections
are done daily to ensure that the learners are always neat and tidy, this also includes the sport uniform.

We will be collecting new teddy bears (small to medium) to donate to the Children’s Hospital Trust at the
Red Cross Hospital. A date will be set when learners can start bringing their donated teddy bears to

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