This week we spend time remembering Nelson Mandela and the legacy he left behind. Our Grade 7 Leaders shared the true meaning of service with the school this week. We celebrated the great servant leader, Madiba during assembly on Monday.
Extracts from Assembly by Irene Illsley:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. You playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Madiba loved children and he believed that our children hold the key to our future as a country.
“Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth, those who care for and protect our people.”
“Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future”.
For Madiba, one of the most important things is for every person to be educated:
“Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in the future as future leaders.”
Look upon your hands – different colours, sizes and shapes, representing different people. You are the rainbow people of God. We remember the rainbow in the Bible as the sign of peace. The rainbow is the sign of prosperity. We want peace, prosperity and justice and we can have it when all the people of God, the rainbow people of God, work together.
This week we give thanks for the life of Nelson Mandela. He was a man of great vision, compassion and integrity. In his life we have been shown courage when standing for justice, patience through suffering for peace, and hope that forges forgiveness. May his life inspire us to continue his good work and may he remain in our hearts forever.
This is a reminder of the decision taken regarding winter uniform. We have two and a half weeks left of winter. We will not be sending daily alerts as to whether the girls are allowed to wear tracksuits. It is also not the responsibility of the class representatives to make those decisions. As communicated before, we use the maximum temperature of 14 degrees as a guideline. Various weather applications and reports show differences, as can be expected.
Should your daughter feel more comfortable in a tracksuit for the remainder of the term, she is permitted to wear it.
Please take note of these expectations:
- Uniforms are to be worn neatly and smartly – using the guidelines available on the App. It is important that girls continue to take pride in their uniform and are dressed correctly at all times. Please do not combine different uniforms. Tracksuits are to be worn as a full tracksuit. School jerseys may only be worn under the tracksuit top. Blazers are to be worn with the full formal winter uniform.
- No house t–shirts are to be worn unless the girls are attending an inter-house event.
- Hair accessories – the same regulations apply as always and are available on the App.
- Full formal school uniform must be worn for outings and formal end of term assemblies.
All final regulations pertaining to the winter uniform will be taken up by a uniform committee for finalization for the winter term in 2019.
We wish you all a wonderful week ahead.
Kim Lowman – Head of Junior School