[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=\”8259\” img_size=\”medium\” alignment=\”center\” style=\”vc_box_border_circle\” image_hovers=\”false\”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff   It feels like not too long ago that I was writing my Welcome to 2020 speech. And here I am already, preparing an End of Year notice. Time really humbles you. Time humbles you in a way you will never expect and won’t think you need and you don’t see it coming. It is the one thing that we take for granted. Yet, it is the one thing we need the most, to get where we want to be. But mostly Time teaches us to see, to see what matters and what doesn’t. Have we made full use of our time this year? That is for each of us to decide. If you have not, then do better next year. I am grateful that we were able to provide our learners with a 2021 curriculum, as normal as we could. The year has not been without its challenges, but it’s these challenges and obstacles that stare us in the face, and once we have kicked them out of the ball park, the victory is so, so sweet. Our learners and staff have been true warriors, tackling every hurdle, picking their battles wisely, knowing that no matter how tough things may feel, there is always something good waiting around the corner. Congratulations to our learners who have achieved academic success. For those who have not reached their goals, do not despair, just do better! Every student has the ability to learn, just not on the same day or in the same way. Persevere! We said farewell to five teachers and even though teachers can be replaced, I’ve realized that the value, the experiences, the emotions and the memories that we have of each of them are irreplaceable. They have left their mark at Normies and we will miss them dearly. I wish them well as they each begin a new chapter in their lives. Our matric 2021 results will be released on 21 January 2022. I look forward to celebrating this day with them. Learners return to school on Wednesday 19 January 2022. I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the staff, parents and the greater Normies community for their continuous support during another challenging year. While it may seem that 2021 should’ve seen us more prepared than 2020, it wasn’t without immense pressure to perform and to adjust to the “new normal.” We have experienced the loss of life due to Covid-related illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and school communities who have been harshly affected by the pandemic. I, therefore, ask you to take every precaution to keep you and your family as safe and healthy as possible during these holidays. Every positive thought propels you in the right direction. Let us remain positive and hopeful that 2022 will be the best year yet.   Stay safe and enjoy the holidays \"\"[/vc_column_text][vc_separator style=\”shadow\” border_width=\”10\”][vc_separator style=\”shadow\” border_width=\”10\”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff

Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff

Term 1 has flown by so quickly, I cannot believe we are already into the 4th month of the year.

We were faced with many challenges as we returned to 100% daily attendance, but we persevered and quickly found our rhythm once again. The learners easily adjusted to the pace and enjoyed the interaction with their friends, and it became clear that the decision to return to full capacity was the correct one.  

The term was indeed a jam-packed one. We participated in Inter-house Athletics, Inter-school Athletics, and also competed at the Zonal Championships, WP and SA Championships. Congratulations to our athletes who excelled in their events.

Our PTA hosted a very successful Open Mic Evening this term. Thank you to all those who supported our event.

The highlight for me was definitely the opening of the Normies Media Centre, a project that started out as a conversation in 2016 and became a reality in 2022. We are indeed blessed, to be able to provide our learners with the opportunity to work and learn in such a space.

As restrictions around Covid -19 are slowly being lifted, I appeal to you to continue to practice social distancing, wash and sanitize your hands as often as possible. Please continue to be vigilant, as this is not the time to let your guard down.

School fees remain our biggest source of income. Without school fees, 50% of our teachers cannot be paid and daily expenses cannot be honoured. I therefore appeal to you to pay your school fees. A huge thank you to those who diligently pay school fees.

 Our academic results this term were pleasing, but with lots of room for improvement. I am positive that with some introspection and intervention, we can do even better. Congratulations to our Top Achievers in each Grade. Congratulations to our learners who have worked hard, did their best and achieved their goals. Those who were not successful, do not despair. There is always an opportunity to learn from your mistakes and do better.

As we approach the month of Ramadaan and Easter, I would like to wish the communities all the best. May this time be one of spiritual reflection filled with gratitude, peace and contentment.

Thank you to our parents for the continued support. Please continue to engage with us, for the benefit of our children.

Thank you to the Almighty for His infinite protection and mercies.

Kind Regards

J Holland

Principal

Every positive thought propels you in the right direction. Let us remain positive and hopeful that 2022 will be the best year yet. Stay safe and enjoy the holidays