Hello BOFS Family and friends,
We have just completed 5 weeks back at school after the extended July holiday. We are happy to report that all is going extremely well. The learners quickly and joyfully returned to their work cycles and routines. It has been 5 weeks full of fun and education with the various planned activities and 3 Educational shows! We have also had three student Educators doing their Teaching Practical with us and this has also been beneficial for the children to experience different teaching styles.
The Spring Day celebration today was most definitely the highlight of the past month. The children so enjoyed the variety of themed activities and spent a happy and exciting day outdoors, squeezing their own orange juice, making iced flower biscuits, face painting, bracelet making, painting of nails, bubble pool and participating in sports activities.
Parents and teachers have the same goals for the children and therein lies the good fortune for a collaborative approach between us. We view this partnership in their education as a critical factor in the achievement of our educational goals. The BOFS staff are well aware and will never forget our Parents who are our primary teachers and builders of character, our well-wishers and their continuous support with all our endeavours with your children.
As a parent, you want the best for your child and we are proud to be working with you to ensure that they are given the carefully planned individualised approach and the right knowledge to face future challenges. All of our teachers will be using communication applications to have frequent contact with you the parents.
It is a privilege to be part of a community so thoroughly dedicated to its learners.
My goal is to provide leadership that will continue to ensure a collaborative school environment and provides differentiated instruction that meets the needs of each and every child’s specific style of learning and needs.
We have an open-door policy so please feel free to approach either the Teacher or me with any queries.
Have a great weekend and thank you all for your co-operation, praise and support for everything.
I would like to end this with the quote by John Dewey who was an American philosopher and Educator. He was the founder of the philosophical movement known as pragmatism, meaning that children learn best through a hands-on approach. Dewey was thus a pioneer in functional psychology and a leader of the progressive movement in education
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”. John Dewey.
Yours in Education,
Cheryl de Melo.
|Literacy||Numeracy||Perceptual||Life Skills||Gross Motor Skills|
Write down 3 letter words starting with “w”
|Count in 2’s to 16(even).|
Count odd nos 1-17.
|Look around and find 3D objects and name them.|
eg. toilet roll is a cylinder.
|Spring – talk about the butterfly cycle and plants growing from a seed.||Find a racket/bat.|
Bounce a tennis ball down and up 10 x each.
Grades 1-3 Applications – We are Expanding
We are expanding and offering Grades 1 – 3 next year, providing an individualised approach. We are an independent school registered with the GDE. We follow the GDE calendar. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested and would like to enrol for 2022. These Grades will have small classes with personalised attention from our qualified educators.
Summer Uniforms and Sunscreen
As the weather is now warming up, please apply sunscreen on children before their day at school. Your child must bring their hat. They are also welcome to wear their summer uniform. Please ensure everything is clearly labelled.
No toys at school, please! Toys brought to school get lost or broken. Thank you.
We have a module on money as part of the Numeracy Curriculum. To make this more meaningful and to reinforce the different values of the South African currency we have set up an Imaginative Play Shop. Please could you send empty plastic, cardboard or tin containers to add to the fun of the “shop, shop” Please do not send glass containers. Thank you.
Yesterday Darin treated the BOFS to a safety show.