4 May 2016
As you read this newsletter, you are hopefully still reaping the benefits of a glorious long weekend of good weather and relaxing family time. In a previous newsletter, Bergvliet Primary was described as a busy and happening school. This statement will no doubt hold true for Term Two, when we anticipate an agenda crammed with learning, playing, fundraising, outreach, and very importantly, BPS family teamwork, thus ensuring our place in the community of high achieving schools in our Province.
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.