Newsletter -May 2016

The time flies by and here in Cape Town we are gathering our winter woolies and umbrellas. We had a basketful of experiences during the first term and we are excited to share it with you.

Thank you

We receive gifts and donations throughout the year – we are blessed.

Thank you to Alet Coleman for the colourful beanies.  The children are ready for winter.We are a registered NPO!  Thank you Edward Bennet and Jo Swart for all the phone calls, e-mails and patience to register the school.

We had a fundraiser for one of the staff members.  Her wendy house needed repairs and it was made possible with the money raised.  Thank you to Tina Podbielski, Kelly and the UCSA team for the boerewors and vetkoek initiative.

The school’s ablution block is being renovated. We are extremely excited!  Thank you to Francois Carstens and Ben Swart for the generous donation to finish the project. Thank you Francois for all the time spent at the school and all the hard work that went into this project. The bathrooms look amazing and it makes a huge difference.

Thank you Pierre du Preez from Wesram Plant Hire & Construction for the repair work to the basement parking area, the consultation with the structural engineer and supervision of paving of the driveway.

Thank you James Turner from Clay Tile for the brick donation.  The paving looks amazing! Sanctimonia, your continued involvement and assistance with fixing the basement parking is highly appreciated. Thank you, Louis Smith for assisting with the structural report on the basement parking area and continued support during renovation.

One of our Life groups from our congregation baked pancakes during a church service to raise funds for the school.  Thank you Rynie – we appreciate all the hard work.

Outings

On the last day of the first term the teachers were spoilt with a day on the beach.  Six volunteers stepped in to entertain the children and the staff enjoyed the sun, ocean and waffle treat.  Thank you Jo Swart and Ilse Pistorius for investing in their lives.

Photo day

We had our own photo shoot in April!  Thank you to Cassandra who created lovely memories.  The children enjoyed the day and we were able to capture their personalities in a unique way.

Helping Animals Together

The children had a wonderful experience with Kim Slabber from Helping Animals Together.  She taught them about caring for pets.  Her dog and parrot came along and the children were fascinated.

UCSA

We are fortunate to welcome the UCSA team on a regular basis and they entertained us with a puppet show. We invited our sister school Little Days as well and the kids enjoyed the puppets and songs.

Masikhule training

We had the opportunity to send an assistant and a teacher on a Masikhule training course.  They returned with renewed enthusiasm and inspiration.

Eagles Encounter @ Spier

We had a great time at the Eagle Encounter at Spier.  Thank you Tracy for the wonderful experience – the children were mesmerized.

Supporters and friends – thank you for your support, prayers and love.

Christelle Venter

Principal