From the Principal’s Desk – 8 February 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians

It’s that time of the year again when we get into the “SLIDES 4 SMILES” mood. We are planning some exciting, fun days before then. Slipper days. Funky hair days and more. Details to follow soon.

Our main event takes place on Friday, 1st March at the Waterworld in Strand.

I believe the theme this year is “COWBOYS”. This is certainly going to be exciting. Thursday, 14th February will be dress up day – like cowboys. The staff are going to dress up as well. This should be fun!

Keep a look out for the details coming your way.

As you are aware, we have been focusing on our appearance over the past few weeks. We require your continued support, so please check that, when you drop and collect your child, they are looking smart. The students have, in general, responded extremely positively and this is appreciated.

We will be introducing “formal” days from next term. This means that, on the days when they have assemblies, they dress in a more formal manner. More about this later.

Please ensure that the correct PE uniform is worn and this includes NAVY socks.

Cell phones are not permitted during school times. These will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day.

Weekly Thought: Poverty

“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” – Mother Teresa

After reading the first line of this profound quote, you don’t really see the second part coming – then it hits you right between the eyes…  As the saying goes: “Charity starts at home.”

In the year ahead of us, let’s be intentional about showing those in our homes and even at our places of work, that they are unique, special, wanted, loved and worthy of our attention and care.

If we do this, we’ll take a significant step in eradicating this 2nd type of poverty that Mother Teresa alluded to.

Have a brilliant weekend and make an impact.
Andre Swart
Head of School