September 2016 newsletter

Op die Plaas snippets – September 2016

True to Cape Town we had a marvellous spring week in August and on 3 September we wore our winter woollies again!

Op die Plaas kids had a busy winter time and we are excited to see how they grow on an intellectual, emotional and spiritual level. The school is still growing and changing on a daily basis and we are honoured to share all the good news with you. We started a new reward system and the children love all the praise and encouragement. We had a great parents meeting this term – we have enthusiastic and loving parents. Parents, keep encouraging, loving and showing an interest in your child’s education.


We are excited to send our staff on training.  Thank you to Masikhule educare training facility  for taking good care of Lizelle, the Grade O assistant.  She is busy with her advanced Early learning course.  We are also very excited about our Persona doll.  We received her through Masikhule and she will be a valuable educational tool. We will be using her to teach emotional intelligence and also social knowledge and identity.

Thank you

We are the proud owners of 10 brand new Y-bikes!  Thank you Des Mcleod and ECHO @ Erinvale.

Thank you to Minette for another bike donation.

-Thank you to the Cape wine-lands health department for the lovely posters and advice to make the school even better.

Somerset Mall book fair 2016

We were fortunate to be a part of the book fair for the third year. We had lots of fun while we were making a huge profit. Thank you to all the volunteers, staff and friends who worked so hard to make a success. It was a great opportunity to showcase our school to the community as well.


Curro Sitari

We received a visit from one of our local private schools. They surprised us with some treats and tinned food products and they entertained the kids with their Mascot, Jagger. Thank you, Curro Sitari – we were honoured to meet the teachers and we are excited to follow your journey.

Community garden

We visited the Community garden in Somerset West. The children learned more about plants, and even planted their own beans. Thank you Desmond and the team from the centre for organizing the outing, we had a lot of fun!


We were entertained by the cutest pink piglets. Thank you, Carmen – the children fell in love with them and now everyone wants a pig as a pet!

Important dates

24 November 2016:  School concert @ Life church, Somerset West.  We are hard at work to make this event a success.

Until next time…

Christelle Venter