NEWSLETTER NO. 07 MONDAY 05 MARCH 2018
What a wonderful Purim festival we had on Friday 2 March. The children looked amazing in their brightly coloured outfits. My thanks to Mrs McCormick for organising the event, to Mrs Frampton for the music and to Mr Kably for sharing the story. Celebrating these festivals together is one of the contributing factors that makes our school united and special!
MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTAL EISTEDDFOD
Several of our pupils will be performing in the Eisteddfod over the next two weeks. Please refer to the timetable in last week’s newsletter for the times and location. I would like to wish all our participants an enjoyable competition.
INTER-HOUSE JUMPS WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH
Weather permitting, the inter-house jumps for grades 3 – 7 will take place on Wednesday 7 March from 10.30 am to approximately 1.30 pm.
INTER-HOUSE PUBLIC SPEAKING THURSDAY 8 MARCH
This competition will take place from 9.00 am to 10.00 am in the J. P. Hall. The following pupils will be taking part.
Juniors :- Andiswa Bukhwele, Giovanna Jones, Ryan Ferreira, Kamran Adam, Dishant Mangtani, Samantha Magava, Panashe Jirri and Kimberley Guzha.
Seniors:- Hanaa Khan, Charlene Hambury, Gugulethu Moyo, Reyaaz Bhagoo, Matthew Landman, Krishay Bhikha, Maitashe Chikuni and Liora Mupandanyama
The adjudicators are Mrs Le Roux and Miss de Bruijn.
All parents are welcome.
CAKE SALE FRIDAY 9 MARCH AT 1.00 PM
Please will all parents provide a plate of eats like a cake, vegetarian samoosas, half moons, cupcakes, popcorn for the cake sale in aid of the Choice Choir and Mrs Frampton. Eats can be placed in the kitchen on Friday morning and will be sold under the trees at the waiting area. The S.P.A. swipe machine will be available and hopefully an EcoCash line too! Thank you in advance for your support. The Choice Choir will be performing at 5.30 pm on Thursday 22 March at Hartmann House. This will be the beginning of their local tour.
SENIOR SCHOOL OPEN DAYS
The following Senior School Open Days will be taking place for interested Grade 6 pupils and their parents:-
Friday 9 March 7.00 am St John’s College
Friday 9 March 1.45 pm St George’s College
Monday 12 March 8.00 am Hellenic Senior School
Wednesday 7 March 9.00 am Eaglesvale (only those children NOT jumping can attend this event)
It is alarming the amount of items that are going missing. We have ordered more cameras to try and curtail this. However, unless someone is caught “red-handed” this is very difficult to prevent.
Please note that the amount of lost property is also alarming. Please make sure your children’s belongings are named and reiterate at home the importance of looking after property. We have handed out lost property twice in assembly and at least half of it was not named.
Please note, the kitchen is out of bounds to the children. No child is allowed to help themselves to hot water from the urn.
TIMEKEEPING AND PLACE JUDGING
My thanks to all the parents who returned the form volunteering to help with timekeeping and place judging. We really appreciate your assistance and will be calling upon you to help us in the near future.
JEWISH LIFE MAGAZINE
My thanks to Mr Leon for supplying the school with the “Jewish Life” magazine and “The Torah Weekly”. In the February edition of the “Jewish Life”, Dean Furman’s article on “Getting Creative” provided some interesting reading.
He states, “The more things you have to connect, the more likely you are to create something awesome. In a sense, if ideas are the output, learning is the input. You need to be insatiably curious.”
He created an acrostic out of learn :-
- L eave your pre-conceived ideas at home and investigate the world with an open mind. Don’t only
investigate new developments in your sector – broaden your horizons.
- E xplore solutions from other countries. If you have the luxury to travel, do and witness new
technologies. If not, the internet brings the world into the palm of your hand.
- A sk other people for their opinion and about their frustrations.
- R esearch any changing trends or statistics and react to these faster than others.
- N ever stop learning. Opportunities are never lost, they are simply found by someone else who
chose to think differently. The world is moving faster than ever. With change comes opportunity.
As Richard Branson said, “If your ideas don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”
Some food for thought indeed!
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Mrs S P Ellis