14 OCTOBER 2015
Here we are, back at BPS. This is the last, and usually very fast, term of the academic year. There is plenty to do, lots of exciting activities to look forward to, and also, most importantly, an opportunity to shine academically, ensuring that the report taken home at the end of 2015 literally glows with achievement. A fail-safe recipe for success, easy to remember by the letters “DEF”, is Determined Effort and Focus! Determined = resolute, unflinching and decisive; Effort = strenuous exertion, display of energy, and Focus = concentrated interest and attention to the subject or activity undertaken. Winning words indeed. A decisive factor in the results achieved by learners during the course of the term is the amount of time spent away from the classroom due to absenteeism for one reason or another. If your child is clearly unwell in the morning, it is not a good idea to send him/her to school as it is most disruptive to the pattern of the day’s learning when children are compelled to leave the classroom to be collected and taken home again. Energising outdoor activities, a balanced diet and at least 8 hours of sleep each night are all instrumental in maintaining good health. A good vitamin supplement or tonic prescribed by your health care advisor may also be helpful to flagging energy.
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.