18 March 2016
As you read this, we will have come to the end of a very busy Term 1. It is inconceivable that time has passed so quickly, but as the saying goes “Time flies when you are having fun.” Many praiseworthy accomplishments have taken place over the course of this past term of which we may be justly proud, and indeed celebratory. As a school community we should always be aware of our empowering motto, “Servimus” (Latin for “we serve”), reminding ourselves of the need to actively display evidence of our belief in our children and in our school, which will in turn lead to greater all-round effort, satisfactory teamwork and five star results.
As we end the term we would like to reflect on what we have achieved in the Life Talk “Tug of Life” programme. The aim of the programme is firstly, to develop positive character traits in our learners. Secondly, we want to bully-proof all our children. And last but not least, we want to improve their self-esteem. In Term 1 the methodology was launched across the grades which created a platform for lively discussions and robust conversations. Our Grade Six and Seven learners discussed factors impacting upon their decision making, how to be aware of their Automatic Negative Thoughts and how to replace them with Creative Positive Responses. As we approach Term 2 we look forward to creating further opportunities for our children to embrace the value of Kindness by conducting various activities and experiences.
PER EVERY MAIN MEAL BOUGHT BY PARENTS AND KIDS OF THE SCHOOL, EITHER SIT-DOWN OR TAKE-AWAY, BASILICO STEENBERG DONATES R5.00 DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL.