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2018

The Junior Sports Day was held today.  The children participated in a number of different races.  The sack race was definitely the most challenging of all. 


The Receptions treated the school to their version of Jack and the Beanstalk this morning and sang two songs about a cow and the Giant.  Well done to the little ones for remembering the words.


The Standard 7 assembly this morning taught us about the moon and eclipses.  They also presented a poem and sang a song to all the parents for Parents’ Day tomorrow.


The “Kalahari Scientist” came to visit us today. He demonstrated various chemical reactions, showing how liquids change colours and cause explosions.  As usual, the children were enthralled with the bangs and ‘magic’ of how chemicals can cause small, controlled explosions.  We also learnt about how acid digests food and how heat and cold can cause things to expand and contract.


To celebrate President’s Day, the Traditional dance groups performed during assembly today.


Standard Five presented an assembly on manners and respect this morning.  


Some of the Standard Three children entertained the school to a piece played on their recorders, followed by two groups of girls playing instruments and singing “Diamonds” and “Perfect”.  Well done to all who played or sang, you are ‘diamonds in the making’ and your performances were perfect!

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Our “Diamonds” are:  Resego Giddie, Nobubele Moyo, Reneilwe Serema, Sethunya Pontsho, Skye Baaitse and Gae Sediadie.

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Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’, sung and played by: Nasima Steyn, Wanatsha Pie, Phindile Gwizi, Tamara Tau, Nthabaleng Semele and Keletso Baruti.

For National Teacher’s Day, a group of Standard Five girls put together a little presentation on ‘How well do you know your teacher’.  This was an opportunity to learn about the teachers favourite colours, if they preferred the Ocean or the mountains and some other interesting facts about them.  Well done girls on your efforts.

Back:  Aone Mpoeleng, Thata Ramakoloi, Luba Christmas and Refentse Mzwinila.

Front:  Motheo Tshekedi, Resego Selelo, Peo Sekwale, Monica Crumplin and Loapi Ramaselwana.

 


Welcome back to the learners and parents and a warm welcome to all of our new learners and parents.  We trust you had a good, relaxing holiday.  This term starts off on a busy note, with athletics beginning on Wednesday 16th May, in preparation for the Inter-House competition.  Please ensure that your children have their P.E kit everyday.


Last night we were treated to a wonderful performance by the children at the annual ‘Stars under starlight’, which took place at Maitisong.  Well Done Ms. Phaure and Ms. Sola for all the time and effort put into getting the children to learn all the words to the songs, the Std. 7 children who were the MC’s for the night and last but certainly not least, the children themselves for the lovely performances.  


The Standard Four assembly was about the recent Winter Olympic Games, held in PyeongChang.  The children related information regarding the Winter Games and then did a Korean dance and song.


The Standard 2’s sang ‘The Tens Frame Dance’ Song for everyone in assembly this morning.  Hopefully they now all remember how to use the Ten Frame for addition. 

It was the Teddy Bears’ picnic at school today.  Reception children got to bring their Teddies to school to share a picnic with them.

 


The Standard 3’s entertained us with their version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ this morning.  

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Sunday, 4th February, Broadhurst Primary hosted the annual High Schools Expo.  There were a large number of schools at this year’s Expo, with a couple of ex-Broadhurst pupils presenting information on their High Schools to prospective students.  Well done to all involved for a fantastic set up.


Prefects for 2018:

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Back:   Abrah Ghosh, Mano Senthil- Maran, Akshaj Sunil, Rethabile Thabo, Nlisi Mphathiwa.

Front:  Hannah Boakgomo, Amantle Moeti, Kagisano Segage, Larona Mongwaketse, Sesame Moetse.

Library Prefects for 2018:

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Back:  Adriaan Scharnick, Simbarashe Magate, Megan Turp, Basetsana Thebe, Talinda Matlhare, Gladys Chikede.

Front:  Nataizya Malama, Aisha Ahmed, Gugu Ketshabile, Oagile Mmono.


The Reception parents were welcomed this morning with a tea and the chance to find out more about what their children will be doing and learning about during the year.


Happy New Year!  Welcome back to all of our parents and children and a very warm welcome to our new children and parents.  

The Bursars Office, Uniform shop and Admin block are open from 8:00 – 12:30 until Friday 12 January and on Monday 15 January.  

Information on your child’s class allocation and Class Teacher will be posted outside the classrooms on Monday 15 January.  School reopens on Tuesday 16th January at 7:20.  


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Term 3:

We would like to wish all of our parents and children a lovely, well deserved holiday.  For those who are travelling, travel safe.  Thank you for your support throughout the year.

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To the staff, have a good holiday and rest.  Safe travels to those who are travelling.


Parents PLEASE NOTE:

The Bursars office, Uniform shop and Admin Block will close on Friday 1 December at 13:00 for renovations.  Outstanding payments must be settled before 1 December please.  The Admin Block will re-open on Monday 8th January 2018.  Thank you for your co-operation.


Reception Christmas Party:  as usual Santa and his Elf were warmly greeted by very excited Reception children.  They sang a song before sitting patiently (and very quietly) waiting for their Christmas gifts.


Standard 7 Valedictory Assembly:

 

Leavers’ Lunch:


The Standard 5, 6 and 7 pupils went on various camps last week.  As usual they were kept very busy with a variety of activities and I am sure they came back tired, but happy and full of stories.

Standard 5:  Spirit of Adventure:

Standard 6:  Bushpigs:


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Congratulations Mr and Mrs Shaikh on the birth of your little boy, Asher, born on 30 July 2017. 

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This morning, the Standard Two’s presented “The Wizard of Oz” in assembly.  They entertained us with a short version of how Dorothy ended up in Oz and the characters she met along the way to get to the Wizard.


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The Reception classes performed their version of the “Hungry Caterpillar” this morning.  Well done Receptions, your presentation was very entertaining.


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Happy International Teacher’s Day – 5 October 2017.


This morning the Standard 1’s entertained us to a novel and slightly different version of “Old McDonald had a farm”.  


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Our annual Independence Day assembly was held this morning.  There were groups of children doing Traditional Dances, as well as an explanation on the road from Independence to the ’50+1′ celebration.  Pula Botswana, well done to all of our performers from the Grade 2’s to the Std 7’s.


BAYLOR CLINIC:  We have started our annual collection of gifts for the Baylor Clinic.  Letters have been sent home with the children appealing to our wonderful parents to please send in a gift appropriate for the age of your child.  We look forward to once again, making many little children very happy before Christmas.


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The Standard 1’s, 2′ and 3’s entertained us to a delightful song about the Roman way of life:

This year the students from Standard 5 to 7 did Science project work.  They all worked very hard and the results were amazing.


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Welcome back to all of our parents and children (and staff).   We trust you had a lovely, relaxing holiday. Please be reminded that school starts on Tuesday 5th September.  Afternoon activities begin on Monday 18th September.  Swimming, however, only begins on Monday 9th October.


Term 2:

Wishing all of our parents and children (and teaching staff) a lovely, relaxing holiday.  For those who are travelling, travel safely.

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Alice in Wonderland:

The production of Alice in Wonderland was performed for parents on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th August.  The hall was filled to capacity and the audience very enthusiastic about the performance of the children.  Well done to Ms. Phaure, Mrs Chiweshe, Miss Sola and all the children in the play.  Thank you to everyone who was involved in making costumes, doing make up and painting the backdrop and decorating the hall.  Thank you to all the teachers and teachers’ assistants who helped in the background with all the unseen tasks.


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Today, Friday 4th August, was the much anticipated annual Junior Fun Sports Day. This year the children took part in bean bag races, egg and spoon races, balancing a bean bag on a bat, sack races, roll a hoop races, skipping races, wheelbarrow races, as well as a fun dress up race.

 


Thought for the week:  It is fitting that this week’s ‘thought’ comes from the Standard 7 assembly:

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A ‘sneak peak’ into the production “Alice in Wonderland”, which is being presented on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th August.  Tickets are available outside of the school hall between 7-7:30 and 12:00 – 14:00 everyday.  Tickets for adults are P50 and children P20.

 


Standard 7X presented their class assembly today on Emotions and the effect they have on our bodies.

 


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Standard 3Y presented their class assembly today, with a very informative and interesting ‘Competition of the Planets’ – which Planet is the best of all.  We all know that Earth has to be the best, as we live here, but each Planet has it’s own unique attributes, making each one best in it’s own right.