Caitlyn Andrews, Jodi-Ann Marney and Lilita Dyala (Mr Calitz's register class, 10R) are writing Mathematical Literacy today. Jodi-Ann says Maths with Mrs Bean is interesting and that she wants to study law. She believes that hard work, determination, commitment, determination and dedication always pays off. Caitlyn says that they learn about everyday problems people face in Maths Lit such as calculating water tariffs and electricity bills. Caitlyn says Mrs Bean is a caring teacher who knows how to make things easy to understand and more interesting that it actually is. Lilita wants to study law and likes that they learn how to work with electricity and water bills because it will help "when we are old".
Simbulele Gosani, Saeedah Sirkhotte and Lesedi Adams prepare for their Maths Exam. Simbulele says that, although Maths is stereotyped as a difficult subject, it is a fun subject. Mrs Elie is her maths teacher and she makes each lesson fun and memorable. Simbulele wants to study LLB (Labour Law). She sees maths as an extreme thinking game. Saeeda's teacher is Mrs Stevens who makes the lessons enjoyable. Lesedi says it takes a lot of time and practice to perfect mathematics and that it teaches you to not give up without trying.
Academics ... In Pursuit of Excellence
Riebeek’s College’s vision is to maintain our high standards. The developmental vision of Riebeek College is encapsulated in the words of Jack Welch in Lessons in Leadership (2008) and so those involved in the development of Riebeek College will each continue to strive to be a “listening, trusting person with the courage to have discipline”. Riebeek is intimately involved in the community it serves. Our “Trustees of Humanity – Social Responsibility and Social Upliftment” drive is essential to assist our community and to teach our learners empathy. Thus, we will continue with fund-raising for charities and doing acts of kindness. Our vision is
- creating a happy, safe and fun environment and instilling values such as respect, patience, integrity, loyalty, tolerance, punctuality and many more on a continual dripping tap basis
- developing and nurturing the correct register at all times
- dedicated teachers with a phenomenal work ethic and a sincere sense of loyalty, empathy and pride in their continual striving for excellence for everyone
- consistent follow up of girls struggling academically and then the implementation of the correct intervention strategy
- a managerial structure ensuring direct contact with the parents whenever possible and necessary on an academic, behavioural or emotional level.
- Consistent, excellent and ongoing forward planning
Grade 8 Orientation Programme
An Appeal to our Parents
As you are the primary educator of your child, we are very conscious of your interest in the development and well-being of your daughter in the Riebeek environment. We trust that you will support us in our continuous effort to strive for academic excellence in a disciplined and respectful environment, in which your daughter can only learn, grow and develop to her full potential.
The following is an extract from the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996:
“6.1 The ultimate responsibility for learners’ behaviour rests with their parents or guardians. It is expected that parents will
(a) support the school, and require learners to observe all school rules and regulations and accept responsibility for any misbehaviour on their part; and
(b) take an active interest in their children’s schoolwork and make it possible for the children to complete assigned homework”
In the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 in Chapter 2 it also states:
“(4) Nothing contained in this Act exempts a learner from the obligation to comply with the code of conduct of the school attended by such learner.”
To all the “Demerit Free” learners – we thank you for your continual good, mature and responsible behaviour and attitude to your work and school. We thank you for your diligence and dedication. You make such a difference in our school.
Our 2013 theme for the year is, “THE ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE”. Gratitude is a basic human emotion that is expressed in some or other way by all ancient and modern cultures. New research shows that PRACTISING gratitude may be the fastest single pathway to happiness, health, long life and prosperity. People who take the time to notice and appreciate the good things that come their way through grace, or luck, or the goodness of others are happier and more peaceful. This is my wish for all of us at Riebeek this year – to practise being grateful every day!
We are truly committed to uphold the values and traditions of our school and to instill a sense of pride in the Riebeek colours and our motto “Ora et Labora”.(Pray and Work) This is only possible with the interest, love and support of all our learners, staff and parents! We need your help and encouragement, always!
Yours in discipline
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Making subject choices in Grade 10 can be quite a process. Herewith the
Subject Choice Form to demonstrate Riebeek's subject choice categories.
This form provides parents and learners with tips and suggestions and also highlights key points to consider during this process.
EMS Olympiad - Inter-school
Hosted by Riebeek
Riebeek Took First and Second Position
Matric History Lesson
The Road to Democracy
Consumer Study Practicals
Grade 5 Models
Grade 4 Oral