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3rd Trimester 2018

We are approaching the end of the academic year at an alarming pace.  
It has been a year of achievements to date but also a year of disappointments as we see a daily decline in parent participation and interest in their children's work.  
Although we are trying our utmost to keep parents informed, it seems that the majority is too "busy" to teach their children basic manners, responsibility, respect, discipline and think that everything can be solved with money.  We need to address this problem urgently for the sake of all students at this school and elsewhere. 
Please note that school will be starting at 07:45 for students, on a daily basis.  Parents should make an effort to see that their children are on time for school and also that they are fetched punctually between 13:00 and 13:15.  We take NO responsibility for students, left on the parking area, after 13:15.  

Achievements and Problems

We hosted the Detox Camp for Year 7-8 students during this trimester.  The inability of most students, to solve problems and apply book knowledge to their surroundings and situation is alarming to say the least.   Most students were unable to do anything for themselves and had to be reassured at all times that they were on the right track in order for them to move on.  I do not think that parents realise how much damage they are doing by not letting their children do things for themselves.  Will you be there to protect your child for the rest of their days?  
We are hosting the Mini Triathlon again this year.  This involves running, swimming and cycling.  We will ensure, as always, that all precautions are taken to make this a safe and successful event.  The entry fee is N$50 per student.  We will also be doing basic water safety and swimming courses, before the triathlon, during PE classes.  Please do not worry, if your child cannot do one, more or any of these items.  It is our job to teach and we do it well.  We have had a few minor injuries, like scraped knees etc. during this event, in the past, but no fatalities have occured yet.  We have, however, experienced a great sense of achievement from most of the participants except those who show no signs of sportmanship.
An information session for parents who wish to make use of the online high school facilities offered by this school, will take place on 10th October 2018 at 08:00, here at school.  Parents who wish current Year 9 students to continue with this program must attend and make sure that they understand the implications of this facilitated program.  Interested visitors are also welcome.
Please make a note of the 23rd November 2018.  We will be hosting our 30th anniversity on that day with great festivities and also the Prize Giving Ceremony for 2018.  We hope that many, if not all, of our former students and their parents will attend.  

Unique Program
It has come to my attention that many parents are clueless as to how our unique program works, nonwithstanding all the Parent Information Programs.  Please make sure that you understand this program, as it is not comparable to any program in Namibia and is probably very far removed from the way in which most parents were taught.  Please take the time to ask questions, if there is something that you are unsure of regarding any of the school's programs.  Please also make sure that your child comes to school punctually, properly attired, fed, with manners and equipment to perform at peak level throughout the school day.
The extra-mural programs presented here at school, in the afternoon, is for the benefit of each student.  It is important that all students participate in these programs, as far as possible, to broaden their outlook and instill a sense of achievement and commitment.  All students are not academically inclined and therefore have to get an opportunity to practice their skills in other fields.
We have, over the last thirty years, seen the results and success, of students, who are now adults, who had the moral support of their parents and a broad experience, before they left this school.  These students have managed to grasp each opportunity and have been able to successfully integrate into the adult world.

It will remain our aim to equip all students for life rather than train them for exams only.  We can only do it with the co-operation of each parent and student.

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