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    Life Southdowns Southdowns College Portal Code of Conduct Uniform Shop Electronic Calendar D6 Link Communicator Southdowns in Christ SIC and Kingdom Club Mothers in Touch Izzi Trust Code of Conduct SHOT Southdowns Helping Others Together Parents Association Business Forum Business Partners Southdowns Business Alliances Southdowns College Swimming reaches A League We are one A beautiful school a beautiful setting 67 minutes for Mandela Day January 07 2016 2015 Matric Results

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    Southdowns College Vision and Mission Information Founders Contact College House Aftercare Orcas Swimming School Academic Enrichment Centre Eco Schools Virtual Tour Year Calendars Enrolment Application Documents Fees Makro Application Form MySchool Application Form Life Southdowns Southdowns College Portal Code of Conduct Uniform Shop Electronic Calendar D6 Link Communicator Southdowns in Christ SIC and Kingdom Club Mothers in Touch Izzi Trust Code of Conduct SHOT Southdowns Helping Others Together Parents Association

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  • College | Southdowns College
    much positive media coverage at the time for our results We wish our current 2016 matric group everything of the best as they embark upon their final year New Staff We welcome nine new staff members onto our staff at Southdowns College Mr Erik Prinsloo HOD Afrikaans Department Ms Dalit Segal School Psychologist Ms Irene Bartlett Visual Arts Mr Brian Bothelezi Mathematics Mr Thero Modisagae History Ms Michelle Joubert Director of Hockey Boys and Girls Ms Steph du Toit EMS replacement for Mrs Pretorius on maternity leave Ms Ester van der Walt replacement for the incoming English teacher at the end of the term Ms Zoey Mncwango ADvTECH intern for isiZulu I am sure that you will soon get to know them and we wish them well as they make a positive contribution to the academic cultural and sporting life of our school Parents Association We have already had our first PA meeting at which the new committee was elected for the year ahead Congratulations to Tjaart Van Der Walt on his appointment as the 2016 chairperson He will be sending a letter to all high school parents pertaining to the first parent association function of the year which is set to take place on the 12 th of February Communication With the start of the year there is always much communication between the staff and pupils as well as between the school and the parents We have distributed our year planner which we will do our utmost to adhere to We have in the past sent out a very detailed weekly planner which essentially replicates the year planner and contains some information that is not relevant to parents We meet as staff on Friday mornings to review the week ahead and I have asked Mrs Nel to note the very important events and possible adjustments to times of matches and meetings and to e mail only those relevant details to parents We have implemented a strong drive at school for the pupils to take full responsibility for finding out when practices and events will be held Noticeboards will be fully utilised such as the board outside the sports office where the full sports training programme is displayed We are fine tuning the structure of the weekly e mail that is sent so please bear with us as the format will change a little from week to week Ms Shelley Carroll has been appointed to the position of acting marketing manager of Centurus Colleges and other ADvTECH school groups We are very proud of her and her achievement and extend our good wishes to her in the new position We will still occasionally see her at school in her new capacity It has become a default response of many parents to e mail Ms Carroll in reply to the various e mails sent out by the school She will no longer be in a position to reply to these e mails In future please address any e mail correspondence to

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  • Preparatory | Southdowns College
    also due to Mrs Angela Dannheimer on the birth of her baby girl Emma Dannheimer We trust that you be be richly blessed in the years that lie ahead of you Congratulations as well to Mrs Jessica Turner on the birth of her daughter Zara Vivienne Turner we trust that you will be blessed with many years of happiness in the years that lie ahead We are excited to announce that we will be employing 4 sports interns in 2016 as members of staff in order to further develop the sport side in 2016 Parents Association There has been a change in the format of the Parent s Association with each phase having their own chairman and Vice chairman The Preparatory PA Chairman will be Areth Serfontein and the Vice Chairman is Leigh Anne Derckson A reminder that the PA s role going forward will be that of ensuring fellowship and arranging social events in addition to occasional minor fundraising A reminder that it will not be a forum to discuss the management and operation of the school New plans Academic We have a number of new initiatives that we will be introducing in 2016 We are becoming a Thinking school and are joining a number of top private schools who are already members of Thinking Schools South Africa We have already had an initial Thinking School workshop where we as a staff were exposed to the different Thinking languages and selected a language that we would want to focus on in 2016 We are starting staff training in the Thinking Maps approach in January of 2016 Thinking Maps were developed by Dr David Hyerle They provide a common visual thinking language and are used for the explicit teaching of cognitive skills that can be transferred into all curriculum areas and with all age groups Thinking Maps are well tried and tested and have been shown to be effective in teaching young people how to develop and use a range of thinking processes They extend the quality of thinking and help to create effective learners In addition they have a significant impact on many aspects of teaching and learning including the quality of writing We recently have had a free trial period for both Mathletics and Reading Eggs in the entire school The teachers have found these programmes absolutely invaluable We will be running these programmes from the beginning of 2016 Mathletics has been developed in Australia and is used by thousands of schools around the world Teachers are able to set levels and tasks for each pupil on an individual basis The programme can be accessed from your home if you have a wi fi connection There are thousands of exercises which can be used for reinforcement remediation or extension of concepts that have been covered in our classrooms Teachers are able to monitor each child s progress and reports can be printed There is also a step by step animated support which is almost like having a teacher

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  • Pre-Preparatory | Southdowns College
    Southdowns Helping Others Together Parents Association Business Forum Business Partners Southdowns Business Alliances Sub Navigation Staff Gallery Co curricular Extra Murals Calendar Pre Prep Newsletter Pre Preparatory A Message from Teacher Caroline Sean Covey wrote the book The 7 Habits of Happy Kids and in it he reminds us about the power of living according to principles principles such as responsibility planning ahead respect for others teamwork and balance Principles are like gravity They are timeless universal and self evident and they are needed today more than ever Teaching these principles to the children of today is what will determine and enrich their future As teachers we cannot do this alone and appreciate and value the support we receive from all our parents The theme for 2015 was We R 1 one mind one vision one journey Thank you for joining us on our journey and for getting us one step closer to our vision This has been a year of turmoil for many of the Pre Prep staff and I thank them for their continued commitment and dedication through it all May 2016 be a brighter year for everyone We wish all our families a happy holiday May this time with your loved ones be special and blessed Sean Covey wrote the book The 7 Habits of Happy Kids and in it he reminds us about the power of living according to principles principles such as responsibility planning ahead respect for others teamwork and balance Principles are like gravity They are timeless universal and self evident and they are needed today more than ever Teaching these principles to the children of today is what will determine and enrich their future As teachers we cannot do this alone and appreciate and value the support we receive from all our parents

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  • Vision and Mission | About Southdowns College | Southdowns College
    Link Communicator Southdowns in Christ SIC and Kingdom Club Mothers in Touch Izzi Trust Code of Conduct SHOT Southdowns Helping Others Together Parents Association Business Forum Business Partners Southdowns Business Alliances Sub Navigation Vision and Mission Information Founders Contact College House Aftercare Orcas Swimming School Academic Enrichment Centre Eco Schools Virtual Tour Year Calendars Vision and Mission Southdowns Mission Statement is to provide a dynamic and progressive education for all pupils who respect individual needs and embrace diversity and change in pursuit of academic sporting and cultural excellence while providing social and leadership skills and nurturing spiritual growth Southdowns College is an independent combined school of excellence The college provides outstanding facilities and qualified and dedicated educators with passion and enthusiasm to fulfill the needs of each learner in a sensitive and caring manner Southdowns College also offers a balanced programme of academic cultural sporting and adventure pursuits This is possible due to our Southdowns Vision of creating dynamic independent leaders for a global society We strive to live our lives according to the Christian values of integrity humility compassion and courage in service to our community and country Southdowns pupils are encouraged to take part in both sporting and

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  • Information | About Southdowns College | Southdowns College
    together exceptional resources in education and provides exciting value added components to the curriculum Graduates of Southdowns College will thus emerge as fully rounded individuals moulded by the College s ethos and opportunities ready to face life s challenges with truly enlightened minds Centurus Colleges motto Teaching on the Edge challenges teachers and pupils to think creatively and challenge existing parameters in their lives seeking new ways of thinking and new worlds to explore Centurus Colleges seeks to make all teaching and learning at its member schools relevant to the real world and focused on the needs of the pupils in our country right now ADvTECH leads the private sector in the fields of education and resourcing contributing meaningfully towards the sustainable development of human capacity in South Africa The values which matter most to us are 1 Ethics Through our own ethical conduct practices and policies we seek to set an example to our pupils students and clients 2 People centeredness Sound education and placement depends on empowered and successful human interaction on a personal level We seek to set an example to our pupils students and clients 3 High quality We aim to create and add quality in everything we do 4 Sustainability By using resources wisely and within the means created by our income we aim to ensure that our organisation continues to serve future generations 5 Caring and responsible leadership We take special responsibility for the people especially young people who are students clients and staff by our example and by caring for their safety and needs 6 Respect Respecting each other as well as our clients and candidates ADvTECH leads the private sector in the fields of education and resourcing contributing meaningfully towards the sustainable development of human capacity in South Africa The values which

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  • Founders | About Southdowns College | Southdowns College
    Calendar D6 Link Communicator Southdowns in Christ SIC and Kingdom Club Mothers in Touch Izzi Trust Code of Conduct SHOT Southdowns Helping Others Together Parents Association Business Forum Business Partners Southdowns Business Alliances Sub Navigation Vision and Mission Information Founders Contact College House Aftercare Orcas Swimming School Academic Enrichment Centre Eco Schools Virtual Tour Year Calendars Founders The vision of our founders Centurus Pty Ltd is that the area along

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