The 2021 school year started with the Covid protocols still in place, a situation which was now “normal” for the Grade 7 learners, who were eager to finally be the “seniors” of the school. They soon realised that this included the challenge of being an example to the rest of the school! Every year, the Grade 7 teachers introduce a unique theme for that particular year’s class, in order to make their final year as Kenridge learners as special as possible. Hierdie jaar het ons besluit om “ORIGINAL” deur Sia, te kies. This song encourages our Grade 7s to strive to “be original” to both themselves and others.
“And I won’t waste my life being typical
I’ma be original
Even when it’s difficult
And I won’t change myself when they tell me, “No”
I’ma be original
I’ma be original”
We believe that each of our children has the potential to be an original and unique person. As the words of the song state:
“It’s time to stand up and sing
For my life”
Throughout their school careers, but especially in 2021, all of the Grade 7 Kenridge teachers will continue to encourage the learners to be themselves in everything they do, and whilst it might not mean that they will always succeed, we hope that by the end of the year, they will be able to say that they made full use of every opportunity to be an ORIGINAL in every sense of the word!
The Grade 7 Educators for 2021 are as follows:
Mrs S. Jellicoe (7SJ – Eng)
Mr Q. van Dyk (7QV – Eng)
Mrs D. Chandler (7DC – Eng)
Mrs L. Tanner (7LT – Eng)
Mr P. van den Bergh (7PB – Eng)
Mev. L. Kotze (7LK – Afr)
Mev. J. Nadel (7JN – Afr)
Mev. M. van Rhyn (7MV – Afr)
Mnr. C. Dunn Technology / Tegnologie and Afrikaans
Miss J. Hamilton Maths
Mrs S. de Villiers Geography
Mrs D. de Lange Geography / Aardrykskunde
Mev. M. Steyn en M. Rothman Physical Education
Mev. L. Hewitt Kuns
Me. M. Nortjé Kultuur
As Grade 7 educators, our aim is to ensure that your child grows both academically and socially. We take pride in the fact that we have a firm yet open approach with our learners. Ons wil graag gebalanseerde jong mense ontwikkel, wat hard werk, hard lag en die lewe ook voluit geniet.
2021 lies ahead as a wonderful challenge, although it remains to be seen if the Grade 7s will be able to enjoy any of their normal traditions, such as the camp, discos, theme days, the Grade 7 concert, Entrepreneurs’ Day, sports tours (and let’s not forget…EXAMS). We trust that the learners will be “original”, in every way possible, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Ons sien daarna uit om hierdie jong mense op te voed. Educating the Grade 7s is a privilege!