Simon Says … “School Uniform”

Writer’s note to you – “I’ve had the opportunity to chat to many of you about these articles. Sometimes at sports’ fixtures. Sometimes as we pass each other in the carpark or on-campus. Sometimes via email or off-site at a shopping mall. I really do appreciate these moments with you very much.”Simon I’ve written this […]

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Simon Says … “Relationship over Detail”

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Deputy Heads’ Conference held at Waterkloof House Preparatory School.  While the presentations were of a particularly high standard, what made it even more worthwhile was the time spent with my excellent colleagues and the deputies at HeronBridge: Helen Braithwaite, Gina Brunsden and Brett Nicolson.  I am […]

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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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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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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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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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Simon Says … “Sunrise”

As I drive in to work I always notice the sunrise and being a bit of a details chap, I see what time it rises and breaks the horizon each morning. It’s interesting to me how the sunrise gets later towards the winter solstice and my son, Joel, and I often talk about this as […]

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Simon Says … “I Will Support You As Strongly in Failure as in Success”

During the holiday, I watched a documentary on one of my favourite film-makers, Steven Spielberg. I’ve always enjoyed Spielberg’s movies, from the playful adventures of Indiana Jones, through the sheer terror of Jaws, to the emotional rollercoaster of Schindler’s List. For me Spielberg has always been a magical visual conductor and my childhood was happily […]

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Simon Says … “What do I want to know from a school report?”

My own school reports make for amusing reading now. They are littered with suggestions that “Simon could do better with a little more effort” and various comments about my lack of commitment to the task at hand. I was the very definition of underachievement. If you looked that word up in the dictionary there would […]

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Simon Says … “What is our primary goal at HeronBridge?”

Is it academic success, sporting prowess, cultural achievements or the wider Outreach programme? As a Christian School our heart for the Lord is front and centre. There is no doubt of that. We believe in our Lord and we work to serve Him. Our eternal salvation rests in Him. Snapshot… I had the privilege of interviewing a […]

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