28 March 2018
As we come to the end of another busy and successful term, please allow us to reflect on just some of the highlights. Our year started with the adoption of our new Vision, Mission and Culture for BPS. We also adopted 7 Values in the year of “Values Driven Education” instituted by the WCED. Even though we have seven values which we are focusing on this year, there are others which are just as important. We have focused intensely on Perseverance and Work Ethic this term. Learners have been given many tips and strategies to improve their work ethic and also how to persevere, especially during trying times. We are aware that we live in a society where instant gratification is the norm. However, we need to emphasize the lesson that, in order to achieve success in life we need to work hard and practise often. Although we will focus on the other 5 values during the terms ahead, we need to be constantly reminded that Respect is still the overarching value that we aspire to at BPS and this will be a theme in the months ahead. Already we are starting with the YOU programmes with our Grade R, 5 and 7 learners, teaching them to be “the best you that they can be.”
We have once again been recognised by the WCED as a school of excellence in the Grade 3 and 6 Language and Mathematics Results in the 2017 external WCED tests. We are very proud of these achievements. We had an amazing turnout at our annual Camp Out and our learners had loads of fun at the Soapbox Day. Our Recycling Unit continues to move to greater heights, placing second in the paper and glass regional competitions. A huge thank you to all our volunteers in all areas of our school, especially our new parents who have joined our BPA.
Our learners continue to excel on the sportsfield and our orchestra is growing on a weekly basis. All these achievements would never be possible without the commitment, dedication, enthusiasm and passion of our staff, our supportive parent body and our amazing learners. May we continue to turn the ordinary into extra-ordinary blessings at BPS as we work together to keep BPS at the forefront of education in our community and beyond.
We wish you a wonderful holiday with your families , and to families celebrating Easter, a very blessed and holy Easter with your loved ones.