Family Matters

Rock Toyz Making Noize

Rock Toyz Making Noize

With just over 2 months to go until the grand unveiling of “Rock Toyz“, work is well underway in multiple spheres to bring this production to life. Staff, parents and cast members have been working tirelessly, offering time on their weekends and evenings to make this year’s musical a great success. Members of the “Odd” cast at an early reading of[Read More…]

by June 20, 2016 Family Matters
How Much GRIT is Needed to be a Good Leader?

How Much GRIT is Needed to be a Good Leader?

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one who gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan Back Row (L to R): Keona Missing, Aimee Kornblum, Isabella Hayes, Abbie Deacon, Georgina Bester, Carlos da Costa, Luke Slabber. Middle Row (L to R): Gabriel Venter, Talita Ngesi, Safiya Mia, Eve[Read More…]

by June 11, 2016 Family Matters
Basic First Aid Training

Basic First Aid Training

Last week lots of laughter, giggles and real learning could be heard coming from our staffroom, as some of our Admin, BNN and Sports staff, were put through their paces during their basic first aid training. They were trained in many areas, from putting on a plaster to using a trauma board. All of them were given the chance to demonstrate patience[Read More…]

by April 20, 2016 Family Matters
‘New Blood’ in Family Affairs

‘New Blood’ in Family Affairs

Family Affairs has always been a diverse portfolio with various individuals coming together to ensure that our children and teacher are being cared for. We have been afforded the opportunity in 2016 to have Nadine De Meillon joining our team as the Head of First Aid for the Group of Schools. She has been part of our school for several[Read More…]

by March 8, 2016 Family Matters
Showing GRIT at Homebase

Showing GRIT at Homebase

Our Homebase family has weathered many storms and has shown our perseverance in many ways over the last few years. We are once again, with subtle changes, reinventing ourselves for the children that we care for at Homebase.                             As homework classes are no more, the afternoon[Read More…]

by February 18, 2016 Family Matters
Thank You Brian Pittman for Celebrating our Musical with an Act of Kindness

Thank You Brian Pittman for Celebrating our Musical with an Act of Kindness

The play is done and dusted. The set has been undressed. All that remains is the tree … that spectacular tree. No-one has the heart to dismantle it. We’ll just have to celebrate each Awards Ceremony with the tree and lights as the focal point. Thanks again Heather Ric Hanson for this magical creation. Brian Pittman came to see the[Read More…]

by August 31, 2015 Family Matters
“There are no Traffic Jams along the Extra Mile” Roger Staubach

“There are no Traffic Jams along the Extra Mile” Roger Staubach

For the traffic flow to work around our school we all need to buy into a mindset of  “going the extra mile”. There is a sense of satisfaction when we go the extra mile and everyone benefits. This is the type of mindset we need to embrace.     There are so many aspects to benefit from going the extra[Read More…]

by August 7, 2015 Family Matters
Grade 7 Prefects “LeAd” with Vulnerability

Grade 7 Prefects “LeAd” with Vulnerability

“What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better.”  Haruki Murakami What a delightful two days it was experiencing the leaders of tomorrow (and today in their own sphere of influence) embracing being real!  How does one become real, you might ask? Well, one way is to be authentic, honest and open. This is easier said than done and[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 Family Matters, Grade 7
Homebase in 2015

Homebase in 2015

    At Homebase we have been working really hard to ensure that our children are safe and feel loved. We have kept changes at Homebase to a minimum. The children have a specific teacher assistant for the bulk of the afternoon to keep the system constant. The Grade Rs and Ones have Funda and Sharon. The Grade Twos and Threes have Gaynor and Foster.[Read More…]

by May 26, 2015 Family Matters, Home Base
Reflections … Friend or Foe?

Reflections … Friend or Foe?

Reflecting is a restorative approach and focuses on the needs of the people involved. A restorative approach encourages taking responsibility for the one’s actions and helps to avoid future offenses. A punitive approach is more about punishment. The following short story shows how we can be slow learners in this journey called life. I truly believe that reflection aids us[Read More…]

by March 3, 2015 Family Matters