At St Patrick’s Pre-Preparatory school in Kokstad, the children paddle in the stream, discover frogs under rocks, taste, smell and feel plants in the five senses garden and engage in fantasy play with ‘dinosaur’ bones in the desert, sheltering in the fort when needing protection from the burning desert sun.
Paging through The SAHETIAN (SAHETI’s school magazine), I couldn’t help but notice George. George in the 1st XV rugby team photo, proud to wear the blue and white stripes. A few pages on, George is in his white cricket shirt, crest on the chest. I found George in the third row of the athletics photo as well as top left in the swimming team. George was also in the chess club and the part of the public speaking and debating teams. George was, with all due respect, not a child prodigy and, as I found with further investigation, was not alone in representing our school in several sporting and cultural arenas at the highest level. George and others like him are beneficiaries of a small school.
Connecting South Africa and Europe with superior IT tertiary education: welcome to the Belgium Campus
Nestled against a magnificent rocky ridge in Pretoria, lies the Belgium Campus, a non-profit and registered Public Beneficiary organisation.
“The school is alive with the sound of music” is a thought that springs to mind as you walk the shaded byways of Thembelisha Junior Preparatory School.