New Hanover Prep News

New Hanover Prep News

Family Camp Out

Families who camp together stay together!

Families who camp together stay together!

New Hanover Prep is a family orientated school and we foster a sense of belonging in each of our pupils. It is important for children to be reminded of how fortunate they are to be a part of such wonderful communities in the farming areas. On a Friday night in November, New Hanover Prep hosted a family camp out on the school fields. Families enjoyed an evening together and shared stories and laughs around the campfire and under the stars.

 

 

 

New Hanover Prep’s International Festival

New Hanover Prep Grade 3 class showing off their international attire.

New Hanover Prep Grade 3 class showing off their international attire.

 

 

Exposing children to a variety of different cultures makes for a fun and exciting learning environment. The Grade Threes at New Hanover Prep held an International Festival for family and friends this week. They presented popular songs and national

Daniel Uys performs the Haka during the International Festival.

Daniel Uys performs the Haka during the International Festival.

anthems, recited interesting facts, dressed up in traditional clothing and shared favourite foods from the countries they had studied during the

term. Diversity activities such as these, teach children to respect and celebrate the differences in all people.

CHRISTMAS IS A SEASON OF GIVING
Although the spirit of giving can abound this time of year, the spirit of “me-ism” can quickly sneak in if we’re not careful. As much as we want our children at New Hanover Prep to get excited about all of the festivities of the holidays, we also want to teach them to focus their hearts and minds outward on others—just as Jesus Himself did.

New Hanover Prep Children Chloe Barnard, Charne Scheuer and Amkele Vilakazi with the very excited children at Fortmannspruit school.

New Hanover Prep Children Chloe Barnard, Charne Scheuer and Amkele Vilakazi with the very excited children at Fortmannspruit school.

Recently all the children from Grade RRR to Grade Seven presented carefully selected and decorated Christmas gifts to the delighted children at our neighbouring school. They also designed personalised cards to residents of surrounding care centres in the area thus sharing the joy of the festive season with others.
Christmas is a time for showing children how they can make a difference, even by the smallest act of kindness. It’s also a time to help them develop empathy and understanding of those in need and it’s a time for action – for not just thinking about it, but for doing something meaningful that helps others.