Newsletter: December 2016

We are coming to the end of 2016 and what a busy and exciting year it has been. Thank you to all the supporters and volunteers who gave of their precious time and resources. We are forever grateful.

We had some interesting events in the fourth term and I eagerly share it with you all.

Snakes and reptiles

During our reptile week we had a visit from a local snake handler. He brought some interesting snakes and reptiles along. Although the children were hesitant to come closer, some of them were brave enough to handle the snakes. Thank you Rynie for making this outing possible.

Monkeynastix

The Grade R class completed their monkeynastix classes and they received their medals this term. Thank you Sanet and Dirk from Monkeynastix. A wide variety of Life skills were taught and it played a huge role in their listenings skills, gross and fine motor skills and concentration.

Concert 2016

The title of the concert was Goldilocks in a twist. The main idea of the story was to draw our hearts back to the true meaning of Christmas. It was delightful to see how the children grew into their roles and how their self confidence improved. A huge thank you to Life church for the use of the church, Madel and Jo Swart for their support. Bililda Kamp and her team were responsible for the décor and the costumes, Shannon and her team were responsible for the catering, Elri and Piet took lovely photos, and Miranda was on her post at the sound desk. Thank you to you all, the hall was packed with parents and supporters- everyone had a great time.

False bay High school

We treasure our relationship with False bay High school. We received a box filled with hand made beanies, scarves,mittens,sweets and stationary. Thank you Herman Janse van Rensburg for your involvement with our school.

Balwin Properties

On 26 November we were fortunate to receive a generous cheque from Balwin Properties of R40 000. They host a yearly charity hat walk and we were fortunate to be one of the beneficiaries. Thank you so much – this will impact many lives at Op die plaas Preschool.

Staff end of year function

The staff were blessed with a boat trip for the end of year function. It was a perfect day and we enjoyed each others company.

Saying goodbye

We are sad to say goodbye to the Grade R assistant, Kaylen. She has served the Grade R class with enthusiasm,energy and commitment. She will be attending a nursing course next year. We wish you all the best for your future and we are so grateful for all your hard work.

Christmas party

The children were treated to a Christmas party on 7 December. Thank you to all the generous people who filled shoe boxes. We received many thanks from parents and children.

2017

We are excited to announce that two of our staff members, Victoria and Tonya will be studying part time next year. We wish them all the best – we are so proud of them.

Merry Christmas to you all – may your hearts be filled with joy and peace and may you build lovely memories with friends and family. See you all in 2017!