Progressive Education ; Extraordinary People Rundle College offers relevant education, all the while taking cognisance of the need to provide its young students with the skills to meet life's challenges whilst adhering to a clear-cut set of values.
Students are afforded the opportunity to function in a constructive and stimulating environment; and together with the advanced educational programme it is a setting that will encourage and promote the freedom to express oneself. Discipline remains important and is a fundamental feature of Rundle College. Whilst Rundle College is challenging educational boundaries, it is done in a considered manne
Annabelle during her outstanding performance when she placed 2nd in Trampoline 🥈 - 'Gymnastics SA Gym Games 2022'
Annabelle's winning performance when she took 1st place in Double Mini during the 'Gymnastics SA Gym Games 2022' 🥇👏
Congratulations to Annabelle who competed in the 'Gymnastics SA Gym Games 2022' in Gauteng. She placed 1st in Double Mini 🥇 and 2nd in Trampoline 🥈
She also participated in tumbling and rhythmical gymnastics. 🤸♀️ Well done Annabelle, we are so proud of you! 👏
Happy Teacher's Day! 👨🏫🧑🏫 We would like to thank all our teachers for their hard work and dedication towards each and every student! You are much appreciated! 💐
Our grade 3 learners presented orals on an animal of their choice. The animals they chose were sloths, lions, flying squirrels, ostriches, quails and bees 🦥🦁🐿🐝☺️
The MFC's termly boerewors braai is in full swing ''Nou gaan ons braai''.
The fundraiser is for the next Matric Farewell. 💃🕺
Our New 2023 Prefects; Faris, Joel, Leala, Stefan along with Mr Doll, Mrs Olivier and Dr Colesky taking a break and enjoying a coffee at during their first leadership training. ☕️
Our Grade 4 students learning how to build electric circuits 🤓⚡️
Alumni of Rundle College, Yemaya is pursuing her passion for the ocean and is currently completing her diving instructor course! All the best Yemaya! 🐠🐬🐋🌊
The Gr 3 class hosted their Entrepreneurship Day after Grandparents day last week! We loved seeing our Grade 3’s clever ideas, and much fun was had as the grannies, grandpas and children supported our little entrepreneurs.
“Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child's growth as vitamins,” - Joyce Allston
Our Primary School hosted Grandparents Day and we cherished every moment of having grandparents at school with their grandchildren. They all enjoyed bonding over decorating a cupcake together and the children loved sharing the beautiful cards they made with their Grandparents. A special thank you to all who made the effort and attended this special day with us ❤️
Our Rundle Primary School learners ventured out recently to the Garden Route Botanical Garden and the Garden Route Birds of Prey Rehab Centre. So much knowledge about the birds was gained and the experience of holding these beautiful creatures was phenomenal. The outing ended with a lovely lunch at The Marshmallow Cafe. Lots of fun was had by all.
Look who popped in to Rundle College last week! Kyle Conradie is currently doing his PGA degree through the Professional Golfers Association of South Africa - we’re so proud of him and were so happy to see his face again 🤗
Hands-on learning at Rundle College 🎓 Our students recently completed their CP2 Science Lung Heart dissection practical, where they inflated lung tissue and viewed the difference in densities between lung and liver tissue.
Well done to Ava Smith on her impressive achievements at the Garden Route Eisteddfod! 🏆🎉 We are super proud of you!
Happy Secretary's Day to the lovely Jeannette and Warredea! 🌷💐 Thank you so much for everything that you do for each and every one of us - we don't know what we'd do without you!
Spring Day celebrations! 🌼🌿☀️ Yesterday we had a Carnival Day with lots of fun and games in the sunshine to celebrate Spring Day. A scavenger hunt started the festivities, jumping castle fun, egg and spoon races and lastly water balloon fights to cool off from the hot weather. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
Our Grade 3 learners recently went on a nature walk and had to collect items from nature to make something with, e.g. a picture frame 🌿🍄🌳 The creativity from these students is amazing, their creations are beautiful. Well done Grade 3's!
The primary school is getting ready for Spring Day festivities 🌼 🌸 Lots of fun in store for tomorrow... 🎪 🎉🎈
Round Two! Rundle College is excited to have once again taken part in the 2022 South African Mathematics Olympiad, with twelve students making it through to the second round. We are so proud of them all! 🏅🏆
Pictured with their certificates are the ten students able to attend round two. Left to right: Mr Doll, Shaun Beautement, Holly Hedges, Jack van Dam, Brinley Harris, Amy Loubser, Eonyak Kwak, Michael Dickinson, Anton-Ben Biehler, Clara Beautement, Haeun Kwak, and Dr Colesky. Two of these students, Matthew van Dam and Conner Belter, succeeded in obtaining entry to the second round, but unfortunately were not able to partake due to a different exam and a prior engagement. (📸: Megan Bester, Aug 29th)
Grade 6 learner, Kylie Bester, took part in the Garden Route Eisteddfod with her ballet group and they achieved A++ (90%)! 🏅 The category they took part in was Ballet Classical Group Novice 15 and Under. Congratulations Kylie, we are very proud of you!
Some stories from our Grade 2 class ✍️📖 Our talented little authors had to write their own story where there was a problem and they had to find a solution with a happy ending.
Grade 6 learner, Annabelle Kruger, participated in the Western Cape Gymnastics Championship and achieved a gold medal for trampoline as well as double mini! 🥇 She will soon be participating in SA Nationals, and we're so proud of her fantastic achievement! Well done, Annabelle, and good luck for Nationals 🤞🏻
We're going on a trip in our favourite rocket ship! 🎶🚀 Our recent Gr 1 and Gr 2 Foundation Phase art puzzle 🎨🖌
Grade 6 learner, Ellen Ntuli, achieved A++ (90%) for her commercial hip hop straight solo dance and A+++ (95%) for a commercial hip hop straight group dance in the George Eisteddfod 🏆🎶 Congratulations Ellen, we are very proud of you!
Look who popped in to visit. Liam van Rensburg came down to George from Pretoria to visit old friends and Rundle College. Liam is studying a degree of LLB at the University of Pretoria and is enjoying it very much.
The School Lunchbox
Covid-19 restrictions were lifted. Hurrah! At the Primary School we threw open the doors at break time and let the students eat their lunches outside at the picnic tables. It was lovely. However, the lure of ‘the beautiful game’ proved too great for some.
Learners were rushing their food, putting food in the bin and a few stopped bringing their boxes completely, so keen were they to put foot to ball. So, it was back to the classroom, with 10-15 minutes dedicated to eating this all-important meal.
This caused me to reflect on the importance of the lunchbox and its content. The day starts very early in South Africa, and for some of us who may have missed breakfast (loadshedding, sick pets or the dreaded missing homework diary), it could be the first meal of the day, so it needs to be tasty and nutritious.
What is a good lunchbox?
A good lunchbox contains food that is going to help us stay active, alert and focused during lessons and play. It needs to fill us up and be varied enough to keep us interested.
Experts recommend a balance of the different food groups. They suggest that half your lunchbox should contain colourful fruit and vegetables (vitamins and minerals for increased brain function), one-quarter whole grains (energy, fibre and they fill you up) and the remaining quarter healthy proteins and a dairy (healthy growth and concentration ) . Whilst this is an idealistic approach, it does provide a good guide to remind us to include a bit of everything in our lunchboxes. What about salty and sugary snacks?
There is nothing wrong with having a treat. On the other hand, having removed several learners from the ceiling, after they over-indulged on sugary sweets and salty snacks, we have limited Tuck Shop to two afternoons a week and encourage moderation. Baker’s Man is a Friday treat, that we all look forward to.
Scientist do not recommend that you add salty snacks such as chips and pies to your lunchbox because they have a high salt and fat content. Salt causes you to become thirsty, can raise blood pressure and can lead to health complications later in life . Rather save these as a weekly treat.
Experts advise against sugary snacks such as iced cakes, biscuits, fizzy drinks and sweets in the lunch box as they lead to a sugar high, followed by a dip when the brain then becomes lethargic and lacks concentration. The sugar remains on the teeth all day which can cause tooth decay. So what does this all mean?
At the end of the day, we all want the best for our children. We all want them to be happy, healthy and do well at school. A healthy lunchbox, with the occasional treat, is a good starting place.
Here are some ideas from lunchboxes I have seen at school:
· Wholemeal tuna fish sandwiches, carrot and cucumber sticks, a yoghurt and a naartjie
· Bread roll, droewors, cherry tomatoes, roasted butternut cubes, dried fruit and nuts
· Macaroni pasta with pesto, grated cheese and cherry tomatoes, and a rusk
· Ham, lettuce and tomato sandwiches, carrot chunks, grapes, and a small muffin
· Crackers, cheese, biltong, apple slices, and strawberries
· Peanut butter and apricot jam sandwich, a banana, and dried fruit
· Egg mayo roll, cherry tomatoes, apple and orange slices, and a yoghurt
I hope this provides some ‘food for thought’ as, at the end of the day, ‘we are what we eat’.
Ms Gayle Hedges
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Circuit, cell, bulb, switch... The Grade 2 students learnt more about the basic concepts of electricity, what electricity is and how energy is used to power electrical items in and around the home, school and office buildings. The students made their own working models of simple electric circuits in the classroom and discussed electrical safety with Rundle preparatory teacher Ms La Grange.
Hands-on learning with tangrams and counters.
Look who popped in! Yemaya Morley, one of our 2019 students, is currently back home from Thailand. She returns there again in a couple of weeks to do a Thai language course and to continue her adventures. Here she is pictured with teacher, Ms Tana Scott.
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