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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.  


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.


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


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.

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


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.


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Our President’s Day assembly, was the tale of a village Kgosi, who has a beautiful daughter.  All the eligible young men want to marry her, but they are set the challenge of eating something very spicy, without flinching, in order to win her hand.  The most unlikely of all the suitors is the lucky young man.


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 Standard Four assembly, teaching us about the Continents and the Oceans.

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This morning we were treated to a few French songs in celebration of French Music Festival, which is usually held on the 21 June each year.


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This week the ‘Thought for the week’ will be replaced by a poem read by Standard Four girls to the teachers for Teacher’s Day:

A Teacher’s Poem

Every day you greet your students with a smile upon your face.

Though paperwork the night before seemed like a grueling race.

Money’s not your motivation, it’s the love for what you do.

Your hear that special calling to which you always stay true.

Your students are your dedication, devotion is to them.

To you each child’s unique and special, a beautiful little gem.

Some days are just demanding and frustration takes its course.

Then you see those little faces, their inspiration is your force.

Each day you’re in your classroom reminds you why you’re there.

Making differences in children’s lives with whom your heart you share.

There’s a special pride in teachers, and a love for what you do.

And appreciation’s always shared between those little lives and you!

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Parents please note the following:

The Errigal Group has been tasked with carrying out a Whole School Evaluation: Management, Leadership and Learning. The review will take place through June-July with a final report completed by the end of July. The review report will highlight and affirm good practices and make recommendations where appropriate, to aid with the development and improvement of the school.

You may access the questionnaires using these instructions:

Go to the Website and click on the Broadhurst Primary School page link. On this page find the link for the teachers and parents questionnaires.

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For your convenience and to avoid long queues, the Bursar’s office and the Uniform shop, are open Monday 8th May to Friday 15th May from 8am to 12:30pm.

School reopens on Tuesday 16th May at 7:20am.


As we reach the end of a busy Term 1, we would like to wish all of our children and parents a lovely holiday.  If you are travelling, travel safely.  

To end off Book Week on a fun note, the teachers dressed as ‘Thing 1’ and ‘Thing 2’, with the Cat in The Hat leading the pack.


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The Inter-house Quiz was held yesterday, Wednesday 12th April.  Results to be announced.



Last night, Tuesday 11 April, we had our music evening.  This year instead of “Picnic with the pans”, it was a night of “Songs under Starlight”.  Well done to Ms. Phaure and all the children who performed for their parents.



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The winners of this week’s reading question are Melissa Mokgwathi – rec. B and Motheo Tshekedi – 4X. 

Last Night, Monday 3rd April, our Choir performed at the Choir Festival at Maitisong.  They sang from their hearts out and truly captivated the audience with their heartfelt performance.  Well done to the Ms. Phaure and The Voice.  



This week’s reading question:  Can you put the list of things to find in Alphabetical order?

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Std 3X entertained the school to their version of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ this morning.  



The winner of this week’s reading question is Omogolo Mashinyana 5Y.

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This week’s reading question: How many times do you see the word ‘read’?

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Today the Receptions (and their teachers) came to school in their pajamas for the annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic.



This morning we had a double celebratory assembly.  Celebrating the Commonwealth of Nations (presented by 5Y), as well as International Women’s Day (presented by the Std 7 girls).

The Standard 7 girls:  PHENOMENAL WOMEN

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size

But when I start to tell them,

They think I’m telling lies.

I say,

It’s in the reach of my arms,

The span of my hips,

The stride of my step,

The curl of my lips.

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

I walk into a room

Just as cool as you please,

I say,

It’s the fire in my eyes,

And the flash of my teeth,

The swing in my waist,

And the joy in my feet.

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

I say,

It’s in the arch of my back,

The sun of my smile,

The grace of my style.

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Now you understand

Just why my head’s not bowed.

I don’t shout or jump about

Or have to talk real loud.

When you see me passing,

It ought to make you proud.

I say,

It’s in the click of my heels,

The bend of my hair,

the palm of my hand,

The need for my care.

’Cause I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

You may write me down in history

With your bitter, twisted lies,

You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Never, like air, I’ll rise
I rise
Into a daybreak I rise
I am the dream , the hope ,the future
I rise, I rise, I rise.

the teacher ; the nurse; the officer

the mother ; the woman

she is phenomenal; today and forever

so love her, appreciate her, value her

for she is the phenomenal woman



Standard 5Y, dressed in the clothes of various countries in the Commonwealth.



The winner of this week’s reading question is Basetsana Thebe 5Y.

This week’s reading question:  Read the page “Why can’t we skip reading tonight?” Which student is the better reader?

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The winner of this week’s reading question is Rethabile Seitei 5X.

This week’s reading question: On the page “Sound it out”, how many animals are there and what are their names?


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We have 5 swimmers who have been selected to swim in the Southern Schools swimming team for 2017.


Well done to Benco Van Rooyen, Jason Kebonang, Wanatsha Pie, Dean Sithole and Michelle Jack.  We are very proud of you!

“Fly Butterfly, fly by”.  The Voice, (Junior Choir) entertained us with their little song about colourful butterflies during assembly.



The winner of the reading competition this week is: Sebilo Mashungwa in 4X.  Well done Sebilo.

This week’s reading question: On the page ‘Tracking Print’:  How does tracking print help your child to read?




Library Monitors for 2017:


Back:  Kholeka Letsunyane, Hannah Boakgomo, Rethabile Thabo, Tlotlo Lekobane, Abrah Ghosh, Sesame Moetse and Meher Alex.

Front:  Olerato Mpelega, Akshaj Sunil and Lenaneo Kgobe.

This week’s reading question:  there is no question this week, due to Friday being a school holiday.





Our Choir ‘The Voice’ will be auditioning at Thornhill Primary today for the Choir Festival to be held at Maitisong.  We wish them all the best for their performance.

This week’s reading question:  What is the “Goldilocks” of finding the right book?


On Sunday, 12 February, Broadhurst hosted the annual High School Expo.  As usual, there were a number of schools represented, some even had past Broadhurst pupils as delegates.



The Staffroom was transformed into a lovely lunch venue.


Parents and children were welcomed by the “Voice”, our school choir.





All we need is Love!

The Standard 6’s shared their meanings of love with us at the Assembly this morning, as well as the origin of St. Valentine’s Day.  While they were singing, the classes were treated to delicious chocolate cupcakes, suitably decorated for the occasion.




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Well done Reneilwe.

This week sees the introduction of a reading competition.  Each child has received a Literacy Handout.  There will be a weekly question on one of the pages in this Handout.  In order to take part, your child needs to find the correct answer and write the answer, as well as their name and class and put the paper into this Competition Box in the Admin Office.


This weeks question:  On page 1, there is a spelling mistake.  Find the mistake and write it onto a piece of paper.  Don’t forget your name and class.




We would like to welcome the following staff members to Broadhurst.  


Ms. A. Seofeleng.


Mrs. R. Ngakaagae.


Ms. A. Masule


Ms. R. Carrim



The new prefects presented an entertaining take on “How to dress appropriately for school” during assembly today.  Reminding the children to wear their uniform with pride and ensure that hair is neat, with colourful examples of what socks are not acceptable, to the delight of the other children.



On a more formal note, our prefects for 2017 are:


Back row: Mohammed Khan, Ajay Pontsho, Mark Monare, Kayur Harry, Benco van Rooyen and Nonofo Giddie.

Front row:  Robin Turp, Ashleigh Solomon, Ipuseng Tsheko, Azeem Chand, Michelle Jack, Boitshepo Paseko and Reece Matthews.

Absent:  Masa Mpoeleng.


The Standard 7’s were given the chance to campaign for House Captains this morning.  There were many colourful posters and some very interesting presentations.





Reception Yellow and Reception Blue for 2017.

We would like to extend a warm WELCOME to all our new parents, as well as welcoming back our ‘old’ parents.  We trust you will have a good year with us.

Please note:  for your convenience the Bursar’s office and uniform shop are both open from 8:00am – 12:30pm until Friday 13th January.

Class lists will be posted outside the classrooms on Monday 16th January.

The Stork paid us yet another visit during the school holidays.  Mr and Mrs Inambao welcomed their baby girl, Amelia, on Monday 9th January.


Term Three:


We would like to wish all our children and parents a lovely, relaxing holiday and a Merry Christmas.  We would also like to thank everyone for their continued support throughout 2016 and look forward to a productive and happy 2017.

Father Christmas came to visit the Reception children today.  He arrived in an unusual ‘sleigh’ filled with balls for each child.  He was greeted with much excitement by the little ones.



The Standard 7 Leaver’s Dinner was a night of glitz and glamour, with the young men and ladies looking spectacular.