24 June 2016
It is unbelievable to think that we have arrived at the end of another busy term. We can honestly say that time certainly flies when you are having fun. It has been another busy term, where we can be proud of our achievements, academically, culturally, on the sportfield and in service to others, which are the pillars Bergvliet Primary is built on. Just some reasons to CELEBRATE are being recognized by the WCED for excellence in Language and Mathematics, our choirs and Poetry Club performing well at various eisteddfods, our learners excelling in Maths and Science competitions, the awesome School Production and Senior Primary Helen o’ Grady Productions, as well as our girls under 11 hockey team. performing well in a Hockey Festival. These are some of the many things to celebrate and be proud of. We have also launched our Cool 2B Kind campaign to help our learners stay true to the core values taught at home and reinforced at school.
As you are aware, our buzz words this year are CELEBRATE, BELIEVE and SERVIMUS. Based on the results of this term, we are very much on track, putting these words into action. We wish you a wonderful holiday, rest well and if you are travelling, please stay safe. We wish all our Muslim learners, families and friends a happy, holy and blessed Eid ul-Fitr
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.