Headmaster’s eNewsletter – 22 May 2019

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Dear Parents/ Guardians

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
Albert Einstein

A few days ago, I went for a walk around the All Out Adventure area behind the Indoor Centre. It was during the middle of the day with no-one around…a quiet and beautiful moment …and a reminder too, about how blessed our children are, to be able to experience the joys of “childhood” at Clifton. I took some photographs of the signboards that are linked to each element of the Adventure area. Each tells a significant story and has an appropriate message.

With over 700 children on our campus at the Inter-Schools and Inter-House Cross Country competition this past Friday, it was wonderful to see so many of our visitors making use of the Adventure Course too. A special space
on our campus.

The following article from the New York Times is an interesting read. The article asserts that the World Health organisation has announced that limiting, and in some cases eliminating, screen time for children under the age
of five will result in healthier adults. The link is:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/health/screen-time-kids.html.

It has been brought to my notice that our Nottingham Road Police Station has received significant awards in recent weeks: a Gold Award for the “Best domestic violence compliance station”, a Gold Award for Best Crime Prevention and a Silver Award for Best Overall Captain Station. Given that in many of our assemblies, I make frequent reference to “thankfulness”, I thought it appropriate for us to acknowledge our Notties Police Station. With this in mind, I would like to be able to deliver a “hamper of goodies” to the Notties Police Station as a show of Clifton’s appreciation for all that they do for our community. Should you have any edible treats which we could include in a hamper, I would be hugely grateful. This is entirely voluntary. I have mentioned to our children our intention (so, they may well ask you!). I would like to be able deliver this to the Police Station as soon after half-term as possible. Please could your child/children to deliver their contributions to Mrs Leanne Kurz in the Library. All donations will be most appreciated and I thank you in anticipation.

Please note, our Bursary Offices have moved to the main Admin block (opposite my office). Mr Pete Quinn’s office has moved to where Bursary was.

I remain hugely proud of the large number of children who have qualified for the KZN Inland Hockey and Rugby Teams. A significant achievement for any school! Please refer to the Sports’ results later in the newsletter.

All that is left to do, is to wish you a wonderful mid-term break!

Kind regards.

VIKTOR KURZ
HEADMASTER