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FRIDAY 09 June 2023

Dear Parents                                                                                                                                                                                 

Encouraging good manners in young children is an important aspect of their social development. Here are some strategies to promote and reinforce good manners: Be a role model: Children learn by observing and imitating their parents and caregivers. Display good manners consistently in your own behaviour, as children are more likely to adopt and imitate what they see. Teach basic manners: Start by teaching basic manners like saying "please," "thank you," and "excuse me." Explain why these words are important in showing respect and consideration for others. Use positive reinforcement: Praise and acknowledge children when they demonstrate good manners. Positive reinforcement can be as simple as saying "good job" or giving a high-five. This encourages children to continue exhibiting polite behaviour. Practice table manners: Teach children how to behave appropriately at the table. Teach them to wash their hands before meals, chew with their mouth closed, use utensils properly, and ask to be excused when finished. Role-play scenarios: Engage in role-play activities where you pretend to be in different social situations. Practice greetings, introductions, and polite requests. This helps children understand how to interact politely with others. Use stories and books: Read stories and books that highlight good manners and positive behaviour. Discuss the characters' actions and emphasize the importance of being polite and considerate. Set clear expectations: Establish clear and age-appropriate expectations for behaviour. Let your children know what is expected of them in different situations, such as visiting someone's house, going to a restaurant, or attending a social gathering. Encourage empathy: Teach children to think about the feelings of others. Help them understand how their actions can impact others and encourage them to consider how they would like to be treated. Correct and redirect: When children exhibit poor manners, address the behaviour calmly and explain why it is not appropriate. Provide guidance on how to behave politely and encourage them to make amends if necessary. Consistency is key: Consistently reinforce good manners and expectations. Children thrive on routine and repetition, so make sure to consistently model and reinforce positive behaviour. Remember, teaching good manners takes time and patience. Be consistent, provide gentle reminders, and celebrate their progress. With guidance and practice, children will develop good manners and carry these valuable life skills into adulthood.

Wishing Mrs Fiona Stuart a happy birthday today and Mrs Liz Daames and Mr Keanu Julius on Wednesday 14th. On Thursday the 15th we  wish both Mrs Lulama Gedu and Miss Gaea Hendrickse a very happy birthday.    Wishing you all a happy weekend!                      

Kind regards


Monday 12 June Family Chapel Service @ 8.15am in Memorial Chapel 

Please feel free to join us on Monday morning as we head to the chapel for our termly Family Chapel Service. We hope to see as many parents there as possible.      
Thursday 15 June 

End of extra murals 

This is the last day of extra murals this term.  Apologies for the error in the last newsletter stating that it was the 9th.  The 9th June was in fact the last day of Tag Rugby for this term and not all other extra mural activities. 

Friday 16 June Youth Day 

This is a public holiday. Please see My Bishops Life for the one day holiday care available on this day.  Also please see the information below regarding our collection of clothing, shoes and blankets.
Lost Property

These four pairs of glasses have not been claimed. If any of them belong to your son please could you collect them from our reception.


Please can all Library books be returned next week. Boys will not be taking books home in the last week of the term.
Message from Mr Tsotso

The Lord be with you
We are eagerly anticipating a special family chapel service on Monday, the 12th of June in the Memorial Chapel. During this gathering, we will reflect upon the unending presence of God in our lives, even when we cannot perceive it with our senses. It is a comforting reminder that God's love and guidance are constantly with us, providing solace and strength in both visible and invisible ways.
One beautiful analogy that helps us understand the concept of the Trinity is often explained through the image of an egg. Just as an egg consists of three distinct parts—the shell, the white, and the yolk—yet remains one cohesive entity, so too is God. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are distinct persons within the Trinity, yet they exist in perfect unity, bound together by an everlasting love that surpasses our human understanding. This illustration offers us a glimpse into the divine mystery of the Trinity, reminding us of the depth and complexity of God's nature.
As we gather in prayer, let us also take a moment to remember those who are facing immense challenges and lack basic human rights, such as shelter and food. We acknowledge that this is a difficult time for many, and we ask God to be present in their lives, bringing them comfort, strength, and a swift resolution to their plight. May we, as a community, seek ways to extend compassion and support to those in need, embodying God's love in practical and tangible ways.

Let us pray:
We come before you with grateful hearts, acknowledging your unending presence in our lives. We thank you for the assurance that even in times of darkness and uncertainty, you remain with us, guiding and comforting us along our journey.
We pray for those who are experiencing a lack of basic human rights, particularly those who do not have adequate shelter or sufficient food, we ask for your divine intervention in their lives. May you provide them as you have done for us and many, and may their circumstances improve swiftly. Grant and surround them with a community that cares for their well-being whilst giving us the wisdom to recognize the needs of others and the courage to act on their behalf. May we be beacons of hope and agents of change in a world that so desperately needs your justice and mercy.
In your infinite grace, hear our prayer and bless us with your divine presence. We offer these petitions with trust and faith, knowing that you are a God who hears and answers. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we pray.

Youth Day

Next Friday, 16 June we will be celebrating Youth Day.  We are asking parents to take a little time to please sift through cupboards to find some gently worn clothing and shoes, that perhaps no longer fit you or your children, and send them to school where we will establish some collection points.  Socks are something that are really in great demand so if you have some still in good condition, they will be most appreciated.  We will continue collecting until the last week of the term, and then afterwards deliver them to various organisations that can distribute them to the most vulnerable, in this chilly wet weather.  Anything warm such as blankets or old sleeping bags would also be most welcome.  Thank you in advance for your support in this initiative.       
Coffee Connections  

Thank you to all those that attended the Coffee Connections this morning which addressed, How to pack a healthy lunchbox..  We do hope that you left inspired and informed. Thank you to Mrs Essa for organising. 
Grade 2

The Grade 2’s have been busy building magnificent things before school as it’s been too rainy and cold to play outside. We’ve been talking about ‘Homes’ and one activity was about the boys’ dream houses. After writing about their dream houses and their specifications, they were asked to bring their dream houses to life by drawing them. Look at these amazing designs! One dream house even has a self cleaning feature! 

Grade 1

In Grade 1, we are dedicated to further developing a range of skills. Currently, we are focused on enhancing our technological abilities through activities such as coding with bee bots and using iPads for coding exercises. These experiences are helping us build a solid foundation in technology and fostering our interest in coding.


Grade R

The Grade Rs have had a fun week learning about Mini Beasts. During art, they made dragon flies, bees, spiders, and Numicon bugs. We learnt about bug hotels and worm farms and one of the boys even made a bug restaurant. We look froward to continuing with this theme next week and searching for worms and other creepy crawlies on the campus.

Grade N

This week we continued our Wild Animal theme. We learnt all about the small 5: Leopard Tortoise, Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Antlion, and the Rhino Beetle, as well as took a closer look at giraffes and zebras. Due to some cold weather and rainy days many activities were enjoyed in the warmth of the resource room and art room where boys played games, made giraffe crowns, and enjoyed the various construction toys that were set out. We would like to wish Mrs Stuart a very happy birthday and hope she has a wonderful weekend. 

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