Art and Culture
Creativity plays a crucial role in our educational approach. At Bateleur College, we foster a culture that encourages both our staff and students to infuse creativity into every aspect of our curriculum and daily lessons. We take immense pride in the artistic elements present throughout our school, as we strongly believe that learners should be immersed in an environment of beauty to cultivate their creative sensibilities.
While many of these artistic treasures are typically reserved for the enjoyment of our learners and staff, we have decided to showcase them on this page for everyone to appreciate. Here, you can explore and revel in the hidden (and not so hidden) artistic gems that adorn our campus. Bateleur College has been truly fortunate to have had the creative talents of Mrs. Roux. Her projects and artworks continue to serve as a lasting legacy for future generations to cherish.
Bateleur College encourages community engagement initiatives. We believe in giving back and actively participating in community projects, service-learning programs, and volunteering opportunities. By engaging with the community, we cultivate a sense of social responsibility and empower our students to become compassionate and active global citizens.
Thank you so much for your generosity in sending a boot full of food to CHOC Saxonwold House. I delivered the donation, along with the learners' Get Well Soon cards, on Monday afternoon, 12 September. The ladies at CHOC were very grateful and promised to keep us updated of future fundraising events. They were particularly taken by the heartfelt Get Well wishes.
Many thanks again.
As many of you may be aware the Randburg SPCA on Northumberland was destroyed by a fire this morning. This was a topic of conversation among the children at school today and we have decided that as a school we will be making a contribution towards the SPCA. All the animals were rescued to safety but all stock and buildings were destroyed. Please feel free to donate Dog/ cat food; Blankets; Animal toys; Food/water bowls or Cash contributions.
On Friday afternoon the 13 November all items and monies collected will be delivered to the SPCA.
In memory of Madiba, and for the centenary celebrations this year, Bateleur College embarked on an initiative to teach all of our learners (Grade R to Grade 7) to knit. Each learner was asked to donate a knitted square that would then be made into blankets and donated to a charity. We were not sure how big a challenge this would be, so we started at the beginning of April. We were amazed at how enthusiastic the learners (and parents) were and soon we were watching learners knitting in the playground, before school, after school and in class after their work was finished. Older learners helped younger ones, boys and girls knitted together. We received an impressive 450 squares from our 142 learners. Our support staff and volunteers spent the holidays sewing the squares into blankets which we lined with fleece. We made 32 blankets in total for Matchbox Babies. Learners listened attentively to Mr Jason Fivaz explaining how this charity works and how their donation will be used in a local community project. We were also featured in the Randburg Sun under the appropriate heading 'A close-knit community'.We could not be prouder of our wonderful school!