Where great eagles soar

Dr Jane Hofmeyr, Executive Director of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA), officially opened Bateleur College in Northriding, Johannesburg, earlier this year. She unveiled a magnificent brass plaque and officially announced that Bateleur had been elected to membership of ISASA.

In his speech, Headmaster Glen Greenway outlined the foundation years of a famous school in Johannesburg that had an eagle on its badge. This college produced some of the country’s finest leaders, as well as prominent sporting personalities. Academically, its students achieved outstanding results at tertiary level in the fields of medicine, law, commerce, science, art and engineering. A superb education model driven by accomplished teachers instilled self-confidence, integrity and leadership in the pupils.

Similarly, Bateleur College also has an eagle on its badge. Greenway expressed confidence that this not only symbolises the freedom to fly, but the freedom to soar to great and exciting heights. He predicted that Bateleur College was going to grow exponentially and emulate the great school he had been talking about. Already, although Bateleur was only a month old, it exudes an exciting vibrancy, epitomised by the sound of African drums that had been played as welcoming music at the ceremony.

Guests at the opening included all parents as well as local captains of industry, education, business and politics. Pupils played their role by entertaining everyone with delightful musical items, for which they were rewarded with generous slices of Bateleur birthday cake!

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Category: Winter 2011

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