Beaulieu College News

Beaulieu College Newsletter - 4 October 2019

From the desk of Mrs Prinsloo - Head of Admin & Planning

We have started the third and final school term of 2019 with a “spring” in our step. With a lot of checklists and syllabus topics to complete before the November examinations start, we have all hit the ground running. With many events happening this term, from Heritage day to the upcoming Matric Valediction, life seems to be rushing past us and so I have used the saying “Life is a journey enjoy the ride” many times in my classroom over the past two weeks. Which led me to search for some articles with a similar heading. I stumbled across a podcast written by Karen Noé who is a renowned spiritual counsellor, and healer with a two-year waiting list.

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Beaulieu College Newsletter - 20 September 2019

From the Senior Deputy Head's Desk - Mr Gary Kenyon

We are 10 days into the last third of our academic year, with the final term, the most important one for our matrics, ahead of us.

I had the pleasure of attending the Deputies Head Conference at Waterkloof House Preparatory School along with Mr Ruiz-Mesa. The theme of the conference was "Peace by Piece". We were challenged and inspired by a host of guest speakers and workshops offering sage advice on providing strong, ethical leadership in these challenging times. It is exciting to return to our individual schools and share our revised way of thinking with our executive teams.

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Beaulieu College Newsletter - 28 June 2019

From the desk of Mr Ruiz-Mesa, Deputy Head: Academics

There are so many things that I admire about our teachers. They are on the “front line” every day with their students, working patiently and tirelessly to do what is best for their pupils. I have no idea what I would do without these inspiring, caring individuals! They are the reason I have dedicated my blog to the exceptional group of teachers we have at Beaulieu College. Thank you so much for everything you do, and for everything you bring to the school. I am really lucky to be working with all of you!

Being a teacher is something for which you must have a passion. It is more than just a job; rather, it is who you are. It can be both rewarding and frustrating. There will be times when you will wonder why on earth you chose this profession, and there will be many more times you realise there is nothing else in the world you would rather do. It is a wondrous feeling to know you have the capacity to influence so many young people who are our future.

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Mandela Day 2019 - Art Expo

17 - 20 July 2019 - Kyalami Corner

Please join us to celebrate our youth's art in celebration of Mandela Day.

This Mandela Day, Kyalami Corner will transform into an art gallery for our school children to display their creativity. Bring your friends and family and engage with inspired pieces created by our youth.

Beaulieu College Newsletter - 14 June 2019

From the desk of Ms Sanders - Head GET Phase

A smarter way to learn

What is it that differentiates a top academic pupil from an average academic pupil? Is it IQ? In a recent course that the staff attended hosted by Elevate Education, self-discipline and hard work were highlighted as more indicative of good results. Added to this, research indicates that top academic students have certain habits in common. So, as we approach examinations in five weeks, let us consider what a pupil can do to be more successful and how a parent can assist?

Time Management

Top academic achievers place emphasis on managing their time effectively during the term and during examination time. They always have a schedule, but they maintain balance in their lives and incorporate “down time” in their day and study schedules. So in the lead up to and during the examinations, it’s important for your child to attend their favourite gym class or make time to watch their favourite programme – as long as they don’t binge for hours! A study timetable does not just consist of studying. First and foremost, it incorporates time for socialising, sport, TV or hobbies. Children are not machines. They cannot just study during exam time. If they have something to look forward to, then they are more likely to be committed and motivated to study.

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Beaulieu College Newsletter - 31 May 2019

From the Desk of the Senior Deputy Head - Mr Gary Kenyon

Five months of 2019 have already flown by, with seven to go. This year is slipping past very quickly! For our matrics there are only four months of school left, of which two will be spent writing examinations. A lot of work and focus is going to be required of them as they head to their all-important final exams.

Last weekend we enjoyed the 16th Annual Stanford Lake Derby. It was a wonderful weekend that reunited us with old friends, and allowed us to meet new ones while enjoying very competitive games. From squash on Thursday evening, golf on Friday morning, chess, boys’ hockey and netball on Friday afternoon, to the girls’ hockey and rugby on Saturday morning, it was a very busy, enjoyable weekend indeed.

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