Message from the office
We have ended our term with uncertainty that is unprecedented and bound to cause unease and anxiety. I trust that you all received the notice regarding our plans that were made in light of the school closing early and the later return. Let’s work together to keep calm and avoid causing our daughters unnecessary angst.
Keep your families and daughters safe. The education department shared directives from the Department of Health and NICD which we have been requested to share with our parents:
• Be vigilant and look out for symptoms of fever (more than 38 degrees celsius), coughing and shortness of breath.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
• Practice safe cough etiquette. Cough or sneeze into your flexed elbow or into a tissue and immediately dispose of the tissue in a safe place e.g. a bin.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as well as handshakes.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, spaces and areas.
• Identify, isolate and report anyone who is showing symptoms especially if they have travelled to highly affected countries as reported by the WHO.
Keep safe and find the time to read with your daughter these holidays. If you are going to need to find a way to bide the time, encourage your daughter to read. Please make sure that your daughter does the work that is provided to her to ensure that we do not fall too far behind in the curriculum and that she keeps on track during the holidays. Try not to let her leave it to the last minute where she is unable to complete it all as she’s left it too late. Encourage her to try do a little every day.
I’d like to express our thanks and admiration to our teaching staff for the production of “Can Giraffes Dance?”. It was a beautiful production. The girls were amazing on stage and the girls behind the scenes did an incredible job too. A special wow goes to Ms Knott-Craig who put the script together and the choreography of the beautiful dances. Thank you, talented teachers and girls. You have earned your rest!
Merit Achievers: Congratulations to the following girls who have received over 250 merits so far this year: Sophie Büttner, Gracie Chitsike, Onikayo Gude, Eleni Kyazze, Liyabona Mbutye, Haidee Thondlana, Zahraa Mansoor and Eve Daniels. Well done and keep up the hard work and positive attitude, girls.
We congratulate our top ten achievers in Grade 4-7. Well done!
Shiloh du Plessis
Governing Body By-elections
Due to the ban on gatherings, we have had to postpone our SGB by-election which was due to take place on Wednesday, 18 March at 17:30. We will now have the by-election on Thursday, 16 April at 17:30. All nominations that have already been submitted will be retained for this meeting. Thank you to those parents who have already volunteered and been nominated. We appreciate your willingness to work for your school.
Happy Birthday to the following girls who celebrate their birthdays in the holidays: Tazné du Plessis, Onika Jimmy, Pippa Wolmarans, Kylie Daniels, Emily Steele, Elethu-Ibhongo Makeleni, Marlene Loeffler, Amyoli Tshetu, Tristen Williams, Siyasisanda Nene, Kaylee Vosloo, Abongile Mtshemla, Likhanyile Mtshemla, Alulutho Solani, Anovuyo Nkohla, Zamankwali Dingela, Zahraa Mansoor, Grace Mayekiso, Azile Hambaze, Kelly de Jongh, Kayleah Evans, Mbali Maxhaulana, Unam Mazwi, Hluma Mbiko, Phumelela Macetyana, Lisakhe Mcilongo, Alexis Killian, Uviwe Ngcizela, Thobile Willy, Lisakhanya Mpahlwa, Zenazi Gqeke, Ayola Taboshe, Cayden Daniels and Emihle Nyenge. We hope you have a wonderful day!
Mrs M Rafferty