Junior Prep Outreach
The Junior Prep involved themselves in many ‘care’ initiatives this year.
Grade R supports ‘Animals in Distress’. The children were delighted to welcome Heather and her rescue dog, Ted, this year. Ted is an ambassador for ‘Animals in Distress’ and helped the children to understand what it means to be ‘distressed’. They learnt how to care for their pets and the importance of helping others to care for theirs. The children were encouraged to bring donations of pet food and jumble this year, in order to help look after abandoned and sick animals.
The Grade 1 children connected with Blair Athol School. Pen pal letters were sent back and forth throughout the year. This term the grade collected books for the Blair Athol library. The children were excited and grateful to receive their new books.
The Grade 2 children made sandwiches for the homeless. They were distributed by the Methodist Church and greatly appreciated by many hungry people.
Our staff, parents and children knitted and crocheted scarves and squares for blankets for the ‘67 blankets for Mandela day’ initiative. Blankets and scarves were also given to the Parktown North Methodist church for distribution to the homeless. This is an ongoing project along with other projects that take place around Mandela Day.
We have 3 civvies days per year and the proceeds go towards worthy causes.
We took part in campus outreach initiatives like the CANSA Shav-a-thon (always an exciting day as the children have their hair sprayed in bright colours) and the Thandulwazi Stationery Drive.
Lastly and most importantly, the children are making Christmas packets and filling them with goodies to be given to a children’s home, an old age home and the homeless.
‘If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a higher wall’.