I hope this email finds you in good faith and good health. I trust that you had a blessed festive season with your family and friends and are well rested; ready to tackle 2018.
I would like to extend a warm 2018 welcome to all our parents, and a special welcome to our new parents who have joined the Normies family for the first time. I hope your experiences will live up to your expectations and that it will reaffirm your good decision to send your child to Norman Henshilwood.
Our school prides itself in our brand and how we would like to project our school to the public. It is therefore important that learners are school-ready in every sense. Girls' dresses must be a hand's width above the knees. Skinny trousers are NOT allowed for the boys. Dyed hair (girls and boys) need to be restored. Transgression in this regard will be dealt with as stated in the Code of Conduct. Discipline in dress code leads to discipline in other areas - pride in your uniform leads to pride in your school. Apart from academics, we want to equip our learners with discipline and pride; values that will stand our learners in good stead in the future.
Our school was faced with many changes and many challenges in 2017. I am proud that we rose above these challenges.Our results Grades 8-12 are testament to that. We soldier ahead with conviction, positive that we will continue to strive for academic excellence and continue to challenge learners and educators to realise their full potential, academically, socially and within their extra mural activities.
We welcome 5 new educators to Norman Henshilwood.
Mr Dimitri Africa : Geography and Life Orientation
Ms Olivia Groenewald : Life Sciences
Mr Igshaan Majiet : Afrikaans
Mr Theo Valentyn : Maths
Mr Robin Falken : Sports Administrator.
We wish our new staff well and trust that their stay will be beneficial to our learners, the school and to themselves.
We celebrate our 50th birthday this year! Planning is well under way to celebrate this momentous occasion in true Normies style! Watch this space for further details...
I cannot stress enough how important parental support is. Support your child, support the teacher, support Norman Henshilwood. Home is where our children learn to be organised, learn to be honest and learn to show respect. We, as educators, will reinforce the education that our children receive at home from their parents. I urge you to take an active interest in what your child is doing. Know who their friends are, encourage them to participate in the sport and extra curricular activities, be firm and consistent in dealing with situations that require your authority. We have your child's best interest at heart and can ensure you of our best intention at all times.
To our Matric parents, get ready for a bumper 2018. It is a tough ride but worth all the effort, blood sweat and tears. This is YOUR year, grab the bull by its horns and tackle it head-on !
On a personal note, thank you for supporting me. I hope that I can count on your support for 2018. The success of the school is very important to me and I am proud to be given the opportunity to lead the school. After 20 years at Normies, I am still passionate, loyal and extremely proud to be here.