As we come to the end of another busy, but exhilarating year at BPS, let us pause for a moment and reflect on all that has been achieved during the 2019 Academic Year.
The WCED declared this year, 2019, the ‘Year of the Learner’, and thus, every undertaking at BPS was geared towards giving our learners opportunities to explore and grow as individuals. BPS can be described as a school of opportunities, where we focus on the development of the whole child. While the delivery of the curriculum is our core function, we believe in granting our learners opportunities beyond the classroom walls, in the spheres of sport, culture and service . Our choirs and orchestra participated in prestigious outside events, learners participated in Mathematics and Language Competitions, the World Scholars Cup, various sports tournaments, poetry, art and drama events, and so much more. We certainly lived out our school vision of “Holistic education which inspires and nurtures extra-ordinary human beings”.
Aristotle, the famous philosopher, said, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”. This statement sums up what BPS is all about.
I am sure we are all still basking in the euphoria of the Springboks being crowned world champions earlier this year. They were carried not just by the support of the nation, but by believing that they were “#stronger together”. This can certainly be applied to BPS: we are stronger together when we are all working towards the common goal of keeping BPS at the forefront of educational excellence.
I wish to acknowledge every single staff member in every department of our school who, through his or her own skills and talents, contributes to the greater good of this organisation. I am certainly blessed to work alongside such remarkable individuals, whose servant hearts are committed to enhancing the lives of the learners in their care.