All our children enjoyed a bus ride to the museum where they enjoyed a lesson on animal coats and were able to touch specimens and participate actively in the lesson. A very worthwhile outing with a great deal to discuss back at school.
This month Russell Crowhurst has generously started screening our learners so that any eye problems can be identified and attended to. As an added 'bonus' Mrs Schnetler organised for Ms Hazel Smith, a retired physiotherapist who is blind, to chat to the children. Hazel generously typed the alphabet in braille for each child so that they were able to understand more fully how she reads and how she uses her hands so effectively to 'see'.
Our kitchen extensions are at last complete and to celebrate (and afford some new kitchen goodies!) we had a celebratory 'kitchen tea' on Thursday 28th February and our learners brought 'silver balls' (really R1, R2 and R5 coins) to stick onto our giant cupcake and then iced and decorated their own cupcakes for snack time. The amazing total of R920 was raised. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Our recycling bins and igloo are now being visited regularly and we are pleased that parents are supporting our children in this recycling project - Thank you! Instilling this practice now will hopefully make it a lifelong habit!