Dear Parents and Friends,

‘No subject of study is more important than reading…all other intellectual powers depend on it.’ – as such, reading is one of the vital activities encouraged at JHC. At the recent Monday assemblies’ students had the opportunity to share the importance of what they have read over the summer holidays.

This is an interactive activity that doesn’t merely ask for a recall of information but answers to questions requiring deep reading. Thus far, those invited on stage, from Year 7 to Year 12 students, have risen to the challenge. The above is one way to inspire confidence and boost authentic literacy.

This include students reading about a subject, writing about it and speaking competently and independently about it. At each step, the learning deepens, until the student demonstrates mastery and ownership of the knowledge, at which point they can confidently express it to others. On another matter, previously the Year 9 students were congratulated for doing well in the Cambridge Checkpoint examinations.

Currently, we now praise them for an outstanding BECE result, the best-ever for JHC…CONGRATULATIONS! For more details please read the information ‘FROM THE DESK of the VICE PRINCIPAL (Academic)’. Furthermore, carefully consider the information summarised under ‘FUTURE EVENTS’ as your attendance and support will be required.

In conclusion, ‘A tree is known by its fruit; a person by their deeds. A good deed is never lost; he or she who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he/she who plants kindness gathers love’; also, ‘There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.’, and, ‘Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down’. Enjoy the week ahead and I look forward seeing you on Saturday, 6th of October for the Parents Visiting Day.

Yours faithfully

Abraham P. Swart



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