I do trust once again that you all had a wonderful long week-end and quality family time, as I did.
Thank you to all those parents and staff who supported our Shakespeare Evening outside the Great House last Wednesday evening. It was a very special event- notwithstanding the load shedding- made even more auspicious by having this special performance in the month of Shakespeare’s birthday (the 23rd of April) and having our Great House with its Shakespearian ambience as the back drop. Sincere congratulations to Mrs Roberta Ramasamy and all those who supported her on drawing out the potential within our children, and thank you to you as parents for supporting us to be able to achieve this. It was wonderful to see the involvement of the recorder group and the Grade 7s who are to be commended on their efforts and commitment. It was also rewarding to see them grow in confidence and maturity. To quote Shakespeare: “we know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
Our rugby and netball matches started in earnest last week against Virginia. Thank you to our parents for not only supporting these matches but also for abiding by our parent code of conduct for sport. For those new to our school, or whose children are involved in team sport for the first time this year, I have included it below, for your easy access as it applies to
all sports and age groups.
PARENTS AND SPECTATORS’ CODE OF CONDUCT
· Your child is playing sport for his/her own enjoyment, not yours. Allow him/her to enjoy the game.
· You and your child are representing the school. Please be mindful of the image that your words and actions might reflect.
· We respectfully ask that spectators give the referees, coaches and all players the respect that they deserve. They are all trying their best.
· Coaches, parents or spectators who are found to be behaving in an inappropriate manner i.e. verbally abusing the referee, coaches or other spectators, will be asked to remove themselves from alongside the field of play before the match continues.
· Do not publicly question the referees’ judgment or their honesty.
· Children learn by example. Be a good example and applaud good play by both teams.
· Show respect for your son’s/ daughter’s opponents. Without them, there would be no game.
· Encourage your child to play by the rules.
· Praise your son/ daughter and his/her team on their efforts, not their results.
Please remember that all sport is, after all, just a game. If the game is played in the correct spirit, everyone will enjoy themselves.
We welcome back Mrs Sheila Chiles who will be doing the locum for Mrs Candice Mordecai-Jones while she is on accouchement leave. Candice’s baby girl, Mia, was born earlier than expected, on Thursday evening and mother and child are doing well.
All the best to you all for the week ahead, especially to those parents playing in our TMC Golf Day on Friday or attending our designated Mothers’ Day times with children in the Foundation Phase. To our moms and those in mothering roles, may you have a superb Mothers’ Day on Sunday.