31 August 2016
I’m sure we are still enthralled by the performance of our SA Olympians at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. What fascinated me most was that all our medalists had a story to tell. One battled cancer and beat it, another was a reformed drug addict, one fought against social prejudice, and another was a premature baby. I could go on and on. However, all of them overcame the odds, practised hard, had a goal and eventually achieved it because of hard work, dedication and the encouragement of master coaches.
Herein lies a story for all of us, adults and children alike. We are reminded by our Olympians that we too can overcome odds and succeed if we work hard, make sacrifices, keep our eyes on our goals, and enjoy the encouragement of a strong and supportive base.
Sometimes we have to make mistakes, or fail be-fore we can succeed. However, we also need to trust the coaches. In a school setup, these would be the teachers. Trust them enough to do what they do best: teach your children, believe in them, support and encourage them. By doing this, our children will reap the rewards, maybe not immediately, but in later years, as they strive to be the best that they can be.
Tug of Life Report
‘Be an Upstander not a Bystander’
On the 29th of July we launched the final instalment of our ‘Cool 2B Kind ‘campaign- ‘Be an Upstander not a Bystander’
The overall aim is to inspire all learners to stand up and do something about bullying and to share their stories of heroism in the ‘Kindness Box.’
Our Bergvliet Buddies are tasked with standing up to bullying whenever they become aware of it. Bullying often happens beyond the range of adult eyes and ears, so it is up to the children to take a stand and do something about it. There are three main groups of people when it comes to bullying:
The Bystander (those watching it happen)
The biggest group, is in fact, the bystanders, and they therefore have the most power to do something positive about it.
We were pleased to see the efforts made by the children to voice their support of the victim, as well as being brave enough to speak to their parents and teachers. 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.