From the headmaster's desk

2014 has been a full and rewarding year and we express thanks and appreciation to our learners and their moms and dads for the support we have enjoyed throughout the year.  I have this feeling that 2015 is going to be another special year for this community.  It is now time to wind down and have a break from work.  I know this won’t be possible for all, but I truly hope that most of you will get away for part of the December period.  Mrs Hoggan and I are hoping to do so for at least a few days.


As is customary at this time of the year, we say farewell and thank you to staff members who are leaving the School.  All have in their unique way contributed to the success of this wonderful school.  Thank you and farewell to Mesdames Brummer, Labuschagne, Dyer and Miles.  We wish them well for the future.  I’m happy to report that all vacant posts have been filled for 2015.  We also say farewell and thank you to one of our teacher assistants, Mrs Heck.  The Foundation Phase HoDs are at present interviewing for a replacement.


We also wish our Grade 7s all the very best at high school and remember that we want to hear good things in the years to come.  To parents leaving the School with their children, we say God speed and many blessings for the future.


If you haven’t read my Headmaster’s report for the AGM on d6 (in the Resources section) then do so as I thanked all stakeholders at the School in it and won’t repeat what I said in this introduction to the newsletter.


To our Christian families, we wish you a blessed, peaceful and rewarding Christmas celebration.  May it be family centred with the real meaning of Christmas in mind.  To all moms and dads, please take care of your children and return them to school safely in the new term.


I leave you with these thoughts :


What we are is God’s gift to us.

What we become is our gift to God.


~  Eleanor Powell  ~


The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.


~  Thomas Henry Huxley  ~


R D Hoggan





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