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Holidays, AKA Letting the (Stop-and-Go) Dust Settle

They’re here, the August holidays, a time to Stop after all the Go-Go-Go-Go of a typically tiring, frantically frenetic Term 2 – it’s the same sense of relief as, as after half an hour at the Stop, finally being told to Go. After a term of inhaling dusty air and the Eat or be Eaten, […]

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Simon Says … is within the top 10 Best SA School Blogs

We are so pleased to share the fantastic news that HeronBridge College, through our website blogs, is within the top 10 of Best SA School Blogs. We congratulate our College Deputy Head, Mr Simon Crane on producing such an amazing blog and wonderful contribution! Here’s the link to the blog chosen for the award: https://www.twinkl.co.za/blog/twinkls-top-10-south-african-education-blogs.

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Simon Says … “The 22″

As we draw our second term to a close a few thoughts come to mind.  The exam season brings with it a complete shift in tone within our school. It’s a great deal quieter, as pupils spend less time at school, no one bustles from class to class and our co-curricular programme pauses to allow […]

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One Thing at a Time

About three years ago, when the juggling of to-do lists of knives, duties, watermelons, bowling pin things, balls, marking piles and flamethrowers were getting out of hand (literally and figuratively), l adopted this mantra in desperation. I now bleat it at myself, my friends, my mother, my car, my students and unreliably veering supermarket trolleys […]

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Simon Says … “Stopping the Conveyor-Belt”

Confession time…I sometimes find myself getting very frustrated with others on the road. I’m sure you know what I mean. I am often impatient and I struggle not to let my frustration get the better of me. Later in the day, I find myself reflecting and questioning why, in spite of knowing better, I continue […]

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The Pen is Less Grillerig than the Sword Or Why Weird School Days are Wonderful

I’ve been buying stationery again. It ultimately benefits the students, l promise. Also, green pens are for moderation, ironic in my case (see image). It’s a self-soothing, highly impractical and expensive habit. There’s also no end in sight for this fatal flaw, because l am a teacher – stationery is essential and NICE stationery is […]

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Everything’s better with coffee in hand!

Dear Parents, To help ease the pain of the stop and go, we are bringing the coffee to you! From tomorrow morning, Thursday 11 July, The Usual Mobile Coffee van will be on hand to serve you a delicious warm beverage to enjoy on your journey. Their mobile unit will be stationed outside our Baobab […]

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A Word of Thanks for this Morning’s Drop-Off 9th July 2019

A copy of an email received Tuesday, 09 July 2019 10:09 AM Good morning Please can you pass this message onto Mr Wilke and all involved in the road upgrade logistics. This morning’s drop off was a pleasure.  Whilst it did indeed take us a bit longer to get to school the flow of traffic was […]

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8 July 2019

Dear Parents, We would like to start off by thanking you all for your patience this morning regarding the recently implemented Stop and Go system for the roadworks on the R114. The only part of this construction that is in our control is the traffic within the school property. Redirecting the traffic flow around the […]

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Simon Says … “Success and …”

You’d probably expect me to write the word “failure” next. After all, we often place these two words together. “Success” and “Failure”. One has either succeeded at a task or failed to achieve the aims. I’m going to suggest we delete the word “fail” from our minds. Rather I prefer the title of this piece […]

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Sincere Support for School Support

You’d think that, with my pathological addiction to alliteration, books and setting poetry tests, I would be writing vast tracts in support of reading and other academic pursuits, and I am sure I have and will. But I am wholeheartedly, eleventy-million percent (Maths was never my strong point, something I sadly have in common with […]

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Simon Says … “Rohit Sharma”

I watched Rohit Sharma, batting for India, score his 23rd century in limited-overs cricket the other day. He was playing South Africa and I noticed how he responded when he reached that milestone. He took off his helmet and without a big show, he raised his bat to thank the crowd for their applause. He faced […]

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