Beaulieu Prep Newsletter 2 - 2020

There is a silent tragedy that is developing today in our homes and affecting our most beloved ones: our children. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! Over the last 15 years, researchers have given us more and more news about the epidemics:

  • 1 in 5 children with mental health problems;
  • 43% ADHD increase observed;
  • 37% increase in adolescent depression;
  • 200% increase in suicide rate in children aged 10 to 14 years.

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Beaulieu Prep Newsletter 1 - 2020

From the Headmistress' Desk

It is wonderful to have the children back at school and excitement levels are high. We do hope that they will enjoy the many opportunities on offer for them, this term, and that they will make the most of their learning experiences. We welcome our new pupils and their parents and hope that they will soon feel at home here and part of the school family.

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Beaulieu Prep Newsletter 14 - 2019

From the Headmistress' Desk

I have it on good authority (the children's!) that there are nine 'sleeps' left until the December holidays begin. What a busy and eventful year it has been and there is still much to do before we rest.

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Beaulieu Prep Newsletter 13 - 2019

From the Headmistress' Desk

In this, the penultimate newsletter of the year, we reflect on examinations and why we do them. Simply put, the education system, of which we are part, requires results from Matric examinations (and Grade 11 examinations) in order to select candidates for tertiary study.

Tertiary study, in turn, is supposed to set up young people with the knowledge and skills needed to land the best jobs. The only way to learn the many skills and techniques required to successfully write exams, is to practise them in real exam situations. 

Whist we wish our children to learn these skills, because it is likely that Matric exams will still be in place during the next decade, we also know that exams are not the be-all and end-all of successful learning. Now, more than at any time in the past, society is realising that human learning can no longer be linear. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has seen to that.

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Beaulieu Prep Newsletter 12 - 2019

This newsletter brings you accounts of just some of the events in which our children have been involved over the past few weeks. The Co-curricular timetable has changed in the interim too, and we are into the final 'season' of the year.

The highlight of the past week was being present at Saturday's athletics meet at Grayston at which we were placed first by more than 50 points against De la Salle, Grayston, Redhill and Saheti. Our children did themselves proud and the relays were poetry in motion. We've since hosted the first gala of the season, at home, this week and were delighted to take a credible second place there.

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