World CPR Day
In celebration of World CPR day this year, the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa encouraged their members to provide CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) training to community members.
Mr Barry Mey from Turtle Life Support took this plea to heart and approached us at Beaulieu Nursery School (BeNS) with a request to provide a venue for him to carry out some training. We were delighted to be in a position to help him. Barry conducted thorough, comprehensive and practical First Aid training for our staff earlier this year which a number of us have been able to put into practise successfully.
Read more: CPR Training done at Beaulieu Nursery School (BeNS)
Thank you to those of you who supported the Warrior Race. There is no doubt that the children loved it. Thank you to the BeNS staff who manned the different stations, keeping our little ones safe and on the move.
Our Grade Double Nought parents seem to be worrying about the swimming assessment which will be done towards the end of October. Please know that the safety of the children is uppermost in our minds. We will be taking 4 children at a time and will have swimming coaches both in, and out, of the water. You will receive an assessment of your child’s ability once we have finished. At no time will we force a child to do something they are not comfortable with.
Read the full BeNS 7 October 2019 Newsletter
As the second term draws to an end and we are preparing for the August holidays, this will be the last newsletter for Term 2.
We hope that those of you who attended the Grade 00 and Grade 000 concerts enjoyed the shows. Thank you, again, for your support. Few people realise the hard work that goes into a concert, particularly by the staff and children. The latter are only between three and five years old. For many of them, the BeNS concert is the first time they are put on stage, in an outfit, that is not necessarily of their choosing, and with make-up on. We are extremely proud of our little ones and you should be too!
“Thank you children, for making your concert days special days for us all”.
Read the full BeNS 1 August 2019 Newsletter
To those of you who took part in the Cycle Challenge, a big “Thank You”. We have had some positive and negative feedback which is always good. The negative feedback helps us to learn from our mistakes so that next year’s challenge is bigger and better. Congratulations to all our winners.
We are proud to report that the BeNS Spray-a-thon raised R5410.00 for the CANSA organisation. It was a highlight for our little ones who loved the idea of having different coloured hair. ‘Thank You’ for supporting this initiative.
Read the full BeNS 19 June 2019 Newsletter
The Kyalami Schools Group hosted our Open Day on Saturday 2nd March. The day began overcast but cleared up into a beautiful morning. We hosted many families and they gave positive, complimentary feedback which made us feel very proud of being part of BeNS and Beaulieu Preparatory. ‘Thank You’ to the staff for giving up a Saturday morning to help host the day.
As you know, we conducted a survey about the need for holiday care for our children and following intense debate, it was decided that a holiday programme will run for the duration of the April holidays this year. Please see the following page for the details. If you would like to enrol you child in either of these programmes please contact Mrs Beehan or Jerome (Matmic Aftercare). Their email addresses are on page 2 of this letter. Please watch the D6 Communicator for any further details.
Read the full BeNS 8 March 2019 Newsletter
Now that we have settled into the new school year, there are a couple of functions you need to know about.
February 14th; Friendship Day
The children may wear red/ pink and white on the day if they choose to. We will also be holding a Friendship Day Cake and Candy sale. Please allow your child to bring R5 to school to buy a treat. All of the money raised will go towards a year end gift for the auxiliary staff at BeNS.
Mid term break
School will close at 10:45am on Thursday 21st February for Mid Term break. There will be Aftercare that afternoon. School re-opens on Tuesday 26th February.
On Saturday 2nd March, the Kyalami Schools Group will be holding an Open Day on all our campuses. If you have any friends who are looking at schools for their children, please tell them about it.
Parent/ Teacher interviews will be held on Thursday 14th and Tuesday 19th March in the classrooms. Booking sheets will be put up at the door of each classroom for you to schedule your appointment with your child’s teacher.
Read the full BeNS 5 February 2019 Newsletter
Our first week is already done and we are so proud of how your children have coped! Fewer tears have been shed than expected as well.
Next week we will introduce all the specialist teachers and lessons to your little ones as well as have library for the first time this year. Please enjoy reading to your children and try your best to return library books on the correct day.
Read the full BeNS 24 January 2019 Newsletter
Half term is already upon us. With the amount of coughs, colds and flu the children have had I think it is just as well that we are all going to have a break from each other.
Thank you for your support of the CANSA Sprayathon on Friday. Beaulieu preparatory School raised R10,152.90. There was a lovely vibe in the BeNS kitchen as our little ones had their hair sprayed. The mums and dad who were here to do the spraying did a wonderful job – thank you. Pictured above are some of our Grade Nought children with their designer patterns.
A big thanks must also go to Bianca Cranston who donated her hair to the CANSA association – that was an amazing thing to do!
Read the full BeNS 20 June 2018 Newsletter
Thank you to the staff who attended the Darren August talk last week. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am sure those who were there did as well. He was very motivational and many of us came away feeling inspired to find the “seed of greatness in every child.”
The Grade Nought Sports Day was held on Saturday morning. We were so proud of our children who coped well with being put into the limelight. They showed team spirit while encouraging each other to do the best they could do. Thank you to the Grade Nought teachers
and the Playball coaches for giving up their Saturday morning for our children.
A big “Thank You” must also go to our parents for being so supportive. It was lovely to see you cheering for each other’s children and enjoying each other’s company.
Read the full BeNS 30 May 2018 Newsletter
Welcome back to school. I hope you have had an enjoyable break and that all the children are healthy and strong as we start the winter term.
I am pleased to announce that our much-loved Mrs Higgins will be staying with us in Grade Nought until the end of the year.
You may have known Mrs Lander was due to return to Grade Nought in the third term, after her maternity and long leave. In the interim, however, Mrs Lander has been considering returning to teach in the preparatory school, as this is the part of the school for which she
was originally trained. We had realised that should Mrs Lander take up a Grade One teaching position in the third term, disruption to the Grade Noughts, caused by a change of teacher, could be avoided.
Read the full BeNS 9 May 2018 Newsletter