- LIFE is like the ocean it can be calm or still, and rough or rigid but in the end it is always BEAUTIFUL
National Child Protection Week is marked annually to raise awareness for the rights of children. It aims to mobilise all sectors of society to care for and protect children. Child Protection Week allows us to shine a spotlight on children’s issues; highlight successes and identify what still needs to be done.
However, despite these and other protections many children still remain vulnerable to abuse, neglect and exploitation.
As a society we have a duty to do more to ensure that the most vulnerable in our society do not suffer abuse. It is in our hands to stop the cycle of neglect, abuse, violence and exploitation of children. By working together we can create safer and healthier communities so that our children can thrive.
The staff, the children, Sandra & I participated in the march against violence and child abuse.
Eloise Smith, who attended our school 2010-2013, now in Gr. 4, participated in the Eisteddfod for Poetry and was awarded a Golden Certificate. Well done Eloise. Results such as this are proof of the importance of Early Child Education.
Anthony and Dawn arrived at the school with a trailer, loaded with handcrafted wooden toys, balls small and large and the most beautiful art desk. The Art Desk ‘What a Wonderful Idea’. Anthony, also, revamped an old double swing for the little ones. No words can describe our appreciation for all your work and dedication in caring for the children.
It is the second year that the girls, Kayla, Shelby & Sian Prothero & their friend Alyssa Pretorius spent time at our school doing various activities with the children. Oh! how the children enjoyed, the dancing, singing, reading and painting. Thank you girls, as always you are all Super Stars.
As usual our school celebrated Mandela Day by making a difference. This year the staff & children invited the elderly Mooi Uitsig residents for morning tea/coffee. Louise (our Cook) baked the scones, Sandra (our Chairlady) supplied Koesisters and Cake. The children served the guests & thereafter washed the dishes. Each guest received a Gift. The Grannies & Grandpas thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are very proud of their grandchildren.
Adelaine van Zyl turned 4 this month. Congratulations little princess!
Sadly, a Bryde’s Whale washed onto the rocks of Pringle Bay Beach. We took the children to view the size of a whale. They were amazed and could not believe their eyes. It will have to be cut up for removal by hand & the remains will be transferred to a waste site on the West Coast.
A local resident is pursuing a wonderful but ambitious plan to arrange for burial and later recovery of the skeleton for ultimate display in the village. The locals have been warned not to enter the sea for a week after removal due to shark threat.
A special thank you to Sandy, Craig & Rory of Sandcastle Estates. Whenever they sell a property, they mention to their clients that if they have Items and clothing they no longer have use for, that some be donated to our Charity Shop in the Village Centre, Betty’s Bay.
DONATIONS IN KIND
- NA GREEN
- M PIERSON JURRIAANS
- JA RUSSEL
- M BARNETSON
- JACK BEIGHTON
- EM MULLER
- LORETTE LUCKETT
- DONATION UNKNOWN
- GRAHAM CHARNOCK
- CACTUSBERRY LODGE
- PROF. I. GROBLER
- J.H. CARROLL
- RINA LIFMAN
- HELEN GEORGE
- DIARMUID & JENNY BAIGRIE
- P. BERRISFORD
- OUMA M
- DG HOFMER
- DAVID & RACHEL FOWKES
- JUDY & CHRIS NEW
- NANCY & ANDREW PARKER
- BB GLASS
- LAMPIES CORNELIUS
- PROF. I. GROBLER
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