Wow! So here we are, almost at the end of 2022! A busy year and one filled with many activities at school.
While sifting through photographs for the Yearbook, so many memories of the year pop up. Hopefully we
can move boldly towards the end of this year without worry or fear for the remaining weeks, whether at
work, or at school. Keep strong and resolute but do keep your sense of humor handy as well.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future,
or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Assembly Message: Don’t fear failure but be terrified of regret
As we approach the end of 2022, reflect on what regrets you may have from this year. Are there missed
opportunities, did you let people down or worse still, let yourself down by not committing to your own
promises and resolutions? The one thing that’s absolutely clear is that bathing in regret is a waste of
Unless it is a life and death situation, few things are greater than fear itself, and yet it can create paralysis.
It can stop you in your tracks and prevent you from fulfilling your true potential.
Make a promise to yourself that you are going to make a difference in your own life in 2023. Whether it is
work goals, personal achievements such as working on your fitness, learning a new skill or saving money
for a dream holiday or deposit for a house, the one thing that one can say without a doubt is that not trying
is a sure-fire way to fail. Trust yourself to get it right but allow yourself to have slip-ups along the way.
Please write down your plans, monitor them daily. Where your focus goes, the energy flows! Ask yourself,
where will I be this time next year?
Message from the Principal Carlien Ellis:
I would really like to thank all the parents who always honour their financial obligations towards Riverside
College. It is much appreciated. Without your support, we would not be able to run such a prestigious
school. With most of our functions coming to an end, I would like to thank everyone who made this
possible. We are still running the charity drive for Bright Lights Youth Centre in Pofadder. If you feel that
you can donate a Christmas shoebox, it will be much appreciated. There is nothing more rewarding than
With the NSC exam in full swing, our learners eased into this huge task quickly and without any issues.
We would like to support them to the best of our ability. For the rest of the students, I am counting 2 weeks
for the High School and 3 weeks for the Primary School before formal assessments will begin. We all
have a huge responsibility to keep each other accountable and to be supportive during this challenging
time. Exam stress and anxiety can be overwhelming, and we do not all cope well under these
I would like to stress that all the teachers are here to support each learner at our school. We are always
willing to walk the extra mile to ensure that quality education take place. I would like to encourage the
learners to reach out and use the teachers, because they are the most valuable resource during this time.
Good luck with all the preparations for the last 2-3 academic weeks. Prepare yourself to finish the race
with your head held high! We as staff are extremely proud of all our learners and we have your back!
“Life is not about winning the race. Life is about finishing the race, and how many people we can all help
finish this race. How we can start being kinder to each other” ~ Marc Mero
Let’s support each other and be that person who helps people to finish the race!