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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Our Matric Story

Across our nation schools broadcast their Matric results to a resounding peal of celebration. It’s fair to say that the bunfight to secure the top spot somewhere on a national cover page or similar is akin to a sports contest and certainly costs the winners a fair packet in fees for that press space too. […]

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Simon Says … Identity – “Unique versus Uniformed”

Very early on, at the start of each school year, I ask my classes to hold up their index finger. They are all a little surprised and unsure at this stage and understandably so. I remind them that their fingerprint is unique. I remind them that they have never existed before and they will never […]

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Simon Says … “Alone Time“. Thoughts about Community and Connections

As an educator one of the key happy ingredients in my day is seeing pupils at HeronBridge together, in community, with other pupils. Happy, smiling kids spending time together is so very rewarding for everyone. On a walkabout at break there is such happiness and job satisfaction to be gained from seeing our boys and […]

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Simon Says… Stained-glass Window

Last week we welcomed into our high school heart 118 Grade 8 boys and girls as well as 21 new pupils in the other grades. Each one is a precious son or precious daughter. Each one possibly a cousin, maybe a niece or nephew, probably a sister or brother. Each one a priceless individual never seen […]

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HeronBridge College celebrates the class of 2018

Congratulations to the HeronBridge College Grade 12 class of 2018. Congratulations to the HeronBridge College Matrics of 2018 on fantastic results, we are so proud of all our learners. – 100% pass, 96% Bachelor Degree pass, 158 Distinctions Here’s a summary of our top achievers:  

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We remember how our Teachers made us feel

Perhaps I am like you in that I don’t remember much of the content taught in my lessons at school. It isn’t because I wasn’t paying attention. It is just that the content is not the thing that survives. I am 50 years old and thinking back does not open up vivid memories of the […]

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Sneak Peek HeronBridge Pre-Preparatory Fantasy Village

Heronbridge Pre-Prep’s Fantasy Village is nearing completion and we would like to invite you to a sneak peek of what is in store for 2019. Please pop in on Friday 9 November 2019 from 09:00am to 10:00am for visiting families. We’re really excited for what’s in store for our Grade 0000 – Grade 0 children.

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Pride and Humility

The World Cup Football Tournament in Russia gives us all the visual cues that make it difficult to teach humility to the pupils in our care. We all see the post-goal-scoring dances and the showy celebrations of players and this is in stark contrast to the quality of humility that we want for our pupils. […]

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Values Are Vital

“Children in England don’t often stand-up and vacate a seat for an elderly person on public transport. They used to in my grandparents’ era, but this has been lost in time.” Heronbridge High School Deputy Head, Simon Crane, wrote our first advertorial which will be appearing in the Fourways Review today, Wednesday 20 June 2018, […]

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Maths & Science is Important & so is ECD

Are you asking the right questions? Consider the following when making the right choice of school for your child. Have you ever considered the time, effort and energy put into designing a twelve-storey building? While what you see above the ground is beautiful and often impressive, the real work in keeping that building standing is what […]

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