Beaulieu College News

Dear Beaulieu College Parents

Return to school for Grade 12 - 1 June 2020

In order for us to prepare for the return of our Grade 12 group, we require the parent/guardian of each of our Grade 12 pupils to complete a "Declaration of Health" form for their child.

Please note this form needs to be filled out even if it is your intention to continue keeping your child at home from 1 June.

The collection of the information contained in the form is part of the legal requirements in terms of the regulations governing the re-opening of schools. The information will allow us to plan for the exact number of pupils who will be returning on 1 June and will enable us to run a proper risk assessment on each of the pupils intending to return, with respect to their existing health and co-morbidities.

pdfRead the full letter - Return to school for Grade 12 - 1 June 2020

Beaulieu College Newsletter - 15 May 2020

From the desk of Mr Robert Warriner
Co-curricular Coordinator

So here we are, midway through what is proving to be the oddest of years. In my 20 years at Beaulieu College I do not think, frankly, that I have ever experienced a stranger time. This lockdown certainly has changed the way in which we as a College interact with our ‘clients’.

I am humbled by the sheer willingness and ability of my colleagues to rise to a challenge and adapt to a completely new style of interaction and tuition. These are trying times but I see the teachers learning new skills and developing new ways to engage with our pupils daily.

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Beaulieu College Newsletter - 9 April 2020

From the Headmistress' desk,
Mrs Danielle Meikle

We have reached the end of strange yet still very successful term at the College. If anyone had told me this time last year what March and April would look like in 2020, I would have brushed them off as slightly unhinged. And while it is true that everyone has risen to the challenge of delivering the “new normal”, I have so missed being surrounded, in the physical sense, by our staff and pupils for the last 3 weeks. We are social beings and teaching (or managing the school) online is not the same as being surrounded by pupils and staff in real-life. We are delivering our product without that face-to-face warmth of the classroom and the school in general. Teaching remotely has largely been successful and I am astounded at the adaptability of our staff and pupils, but nothing beats being in the same space and experiencing the warmth of physical human connection.

pdfRead the full Beaulieu College 9 April 2020 Newsletter (PDF)

Online Coaching for parents: Tea with Nikki Bush

Kyalami Schools (NPC) in association with Nikki Bush - Human Potential & Parenting Expert.

8 April 2020 - 11h00 - 12h00

Online Coaching for parents: Tea with Nikki Bush

See email for more details and links.

Parenting Webinar: Reframing Covid-19 for you and your Family with Nikki Bush

Kyalami Schools (NPC) in association with Nikki Bush - Human Potential & Parenting Expert.

7 April 2020 - 19h00 - 20h00

Parenting Webinar: Reframing Covid-19 for you and your Family with Nikki Bush

See email for more details and links.

Beaulieu College Newsletter - 27 March 2020

From the desk of Mr Jorge Ruiz-Mesa,
Academic Head.

“Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.”
Stephen Covey

The above quote has never been so vivid in my mind as it has for the last ten days. When Mrs Meikle said we have to start preparing for the eventuality of moving teaching to the virtual classroom, I knew that it was a possibility but I never thought it would become a reality so soon.

pdfRead the full Beaulieu College 27 March 2020 Newsletter (PDF)