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Term 2 – Newsletter 1

Culture Café

Learning about different cultures around the world is an important way to help teach your children empathy, acceptance and understanding and give them cultural awareness that there is much more beyond the small world they currently know.

Hu Jintao said, “The Chinese culture belongs not only to the Chinese but also to the whole world.” On the 26th of May our learners were introduced to the Chinese Culture. They excitedly dressed up for this occasion. The school created a real traditional feel with music and decorations all over. The learners tasted traditional Chinese noodles, fortune cookies and animated flavoured sparkling water from 888 Supermarket, Mother of Asia.

The children enjoyed the experience and loved learning about a new culture. We cannot wait for our next Culture Café event introducing a new culture to our learners.

ORS Box

We launched a project “Jar of Hope” to help people in need with a jar of soup. The parents outdid themselves and showed a great gesture by contributing to this initiative.

The jars were donated to the Athalia Outreach in Bloemfontein which offers accommodation to the elderly with caring assistance.
“It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” this is the words of Mother Theresa and what we believe in.

Giving back to our community is the best way of showing gratitude to what we have. We have two projects per year, a winter and Christmas drive. We aspire to be more involved in charity projects in the future.

Majorettes

With a lot of practice and persistence from our Majorettes and their coaches all our teams did very well.

We have 3 Majorette teams, The Purple Puffs, Emeralds and Amethysts.
Our Purple Puffs did very well considering that it was their first time competing. They sure had a lot of fun and gained a ton of experience. Teacher Danielle and Teacher Chanté said that they cannot wait to see what they will achieve in the future.

Our Amethyst team qualified to go to Nationals that will take place in Cape Town during the school holidays. We look forward to their results and wish them the best of luck with their competition.

Hope in the House

The theatre production “Hope in the House” which featured choirs, acting, mime and dance groups was created to deliver a message of hope to every house and family across the world. It was a community project involving children and adults from Bloemfontein and other areas.

The production took place on the 20th of May at the Sand du Plessis Theatre where all our Junior Preparatory and our singing group in the Senior preparatory participated.

It was hard work and a lot of preparation. Teacher Skye was the drive behind this production and ensured a great performance from our students. We look forward to many more productions in the future.

Chess league

Chess is a game of strategy. It encourages and trains a player’s concentration. It has been proven that playing chess may have a positive effect on success in Mathematics.

We played in the Chess League against different schools in Bloemfontein and did very well in the league. Our junior team won 2 of won games and the Senior team won 4 out of 6 games.

Interview with Teacher
Francelle Geldenhuys

Profession: Grade 3 Educator
Where are you from: Wepener, Free State
Which school did you attend: Sentraal Hoërskool
Favourite colour: Yellow
Favourite food: Sushi
Favourite Holiday destination: Any place at the sea
Who is your role model: God is my role model

Sport Calendar – Term 3

Enjoy your holiday. We can’t wait to see all our students on the 18th of July.

Compiled by: Ms Nadine, Mr Botha and Ms Tanya

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