30 September 2016
As we come to the end of another busy term, filled with many highlights, we owe a debt of thanks to all staff, learners and parents who contributed to the well-being of our amazing school. I usually receive reams of daily inspiration in my mail box, but I thought the following article was worth sharing…
RULES FOR A BETTER WAY TO LIVE….
Rule One . . . for a better way to live: Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward in the life that God intended for you … with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
Rule Two. . . for a better way to live: Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don’t look back at it too long. Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all. And your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.
Rule Three . . . for a better way to live: You will achieve grand dreams, a day at a time, so set goals for each day — not long and difficult projects, but chores that will take you, step by step, toward your rainbow. Write them down, if you must, but limit your list so that you won’t have to drag today’s undone matters into tomorrow. Remember that you cannot build your pyramid in twenty-four hours. Be patient. Never allow your day to become so cluttered that you neglect your most important goal – to do the best you can, enjoy this day and rest satisfied with what you have accomplished.
Having read this, I am sure you will agree it is worth sharing. Please share this message constantly with your children. Praise them, encourage them and help them to be the best they can be. We wish you a wonderful holiday with your families, may you return refreshed, ready to tackle the chal-lenges of the final term of 2016
Tug of Life Report
‘Be an Upstander not a Bystander’
This year we have run the Campaign, it is COOL 2B KIND. This has incorporated the “Be a Buddy not a Bully”, as well as “Be an Upstander not a Bystander” Programmes. These campaigns are about creating awareness, making sure our children can learn in a safe and happy environment and where they will grow healthy self-esteems. Our learners are constantly reminded through these programmes to be the best that they can be. Please note that these programmes and campaigns are only successful when everybody buys into it.
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.