WE BELIEVE IN THEIR FUTURE - THE EARLY YEARS OF A CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT ARE THE MOST CRUCIAL

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CHRISTA REPORT  JULY 2021

 

Mid year moments.

July 2021. Blessed to the brim there is cause for big celebration.

All rainwater harvesting tanks are overflowing because of the rainy season in the Western Cape.

The vegetable garden is flourishing. The grade R’s  delight in the part they play in cultivating the seedlings and taking care of the garden. They took part in a tree planting  initiative organised by JP, who in collaboration with Gavin and the help of Collins, are the driving force behind the garden. A huge thank you to them. The vegetables harvested were enjoyed by the children and staff. More exciting adventures are to follow in the future. We will share it with you as it happens.

Chempak and Mr. Rory  Antrobus donated a Wendy classroom, fondly called “Brak en Jan Beach House”, because of its beautiful blue colour under the blue gum tree.  This gives the teachers the opportunity to tend to the learning needs of the children in a smaller group and it also served as venue for a refresher First Aid Course for members of the staff. A heartfelt thank you to them.

In May a delightful market day, as part of the curriculum, brought great joy to the children and staff alike. It even

inspired two medical students to donate wrapped fudge on a beautiful stand, amidst their exams. Thank you ladies, staff and children.

Mother’s day cards were made by the children to celebrate the mothers who are so important in our lives.

June followed with the opportunity to say thank you to the dad’s. The creativity with which the cards were made impressed and the feeling of accomplishment it left with the children is truly rewarding. Not only was it Father’s day, but also Youth Day! Someone once said” Life allows us to live each day better than our last.” That and Mandela Day in July, served as inspiration for a giving Youth Day. Paper bags were beautifully decorated by the children for gifts to the teachers of Raithby Primary School as well as our own staff members, members of learning assisting initiatives and the elderly in the Raithby community. The children were involved in sharing the gifts. The gratitude with which the tokens of appreciation were received served as another blessing in our mid year moments.

With Covid still part of our everyday lives we are so grateful to report that there were only two contact cases in the Brak en Jan family. By the grace of God both contacts stayed healthy and the people who had Covid recovered well. The teachers are all registered for their vaccinations and awaiting their turn. With the adjusted level 4 lockdown measures in place our Grade R’s, who form part of Department of Education, will be on holiday till 19/7/2021. The rest of the crèche will continue as per usual as it is part of Department of Social Development.

Memories are timeless treasures of the heart. Thank you to each and every one who adds, in which ever a way, to the treasures of Brak en Jan Creche and Pre school’s heart.

To conclude the mid year moments I leave you with a thought by Mother Theresa: “ Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need not more”

Be safe, be happy, live each day better than the last and gather beautiful treasures for each of your hearts.

Christa

 

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