Library week

Six learners from our school participated in national library week that was done at a local library on the 24 & 25 of March. The participants were in grade 5 and 6. They took part in an English quiz and book reading in isiXhosa. In the English quiz Vayo Iminathi took first place followed by Aphiwe Tulela on 2nd place then Alupheli Dingaan in 3rd place. In the isiXhosa reading Mbasa Mbilini took first place followed by Likhona Zothe in 2nd place then Onwabe Cummings in 3rd place. It was a fun and educational experience for our learners.

Hopefully next year we will have more participants.

South African Police services visit

The South African Police Services together with the members from Makana Rape Victims visited the grade 7s & 8s learners11th of March on the to discuss the issues that learners are facing at school and at home. The topics that they thought were very important to discuss were Bullying, Theft and Rape. As we all know that Rape has escalated together with bullyism in our communities, the purpose wash to teach the learners the importance of not keeping quiet about being bullied at school and the steps one should follow when raped. After the talk hey gave 5 learners toiletries as a token of appreciation for participating in their fun talk.

Greetings from our principal Mr. Myona.

Greetings to all, it is surreal that this first term is coming to an end. Phew! What an indifferent and onerous term it has been, having to navigate and adjust in the ‘new normal’ caused by the Covid-19 pandemic which has disrupted the verve associated with schooling.

Despite a challenging year, with all odds stacked against them, the Class of 2020 did the school proud, surpassing a benchmark laid by their predecessors with an outstanding 92,8% pass rate, the best in recent past. Fortitude and hard work displayed by both educators and learners can never be discounted.

Cautiously, the school had to adjust and adopt a rotational timetable to maximize contact time with learners. Unfortunately, the Foundation phase classes (Grade 2 &3) were dealt a heavy blow as their teachers did not come back after the heavy lockdown of 2020.

The school was granted 16 appointees through the PEEI (Presidential Education Employment Initiative whose contracts run out by the April, 30.

School safety remains a priority during these trying times and the school has to make better use of the JoJo tanks for storage as water has become a scarce commodity.

We wish all our school community a healthy and safe year ahead.

Till we meet again in the second term which resumes in May, 3 2021. All the best!

Myona, Monde (HKCS-Principal)

PRINCIPAL’ S MESSAGE- 2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

Welcome Back to the new school!

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer vacation. I also hope you were well rested, relaxed, recharged, and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community.

Together we have navigated new terrains of uncharted water in the past year, and God’s grace has spared us of the ravaging pandemic gripping the world. We remain awed of the COVID-19 and its deadly impact, your safety above all else is remain our priority. I wish to welcome the new cohort in Grade R and 8 and everyone else who is new to this wonderful institution.
I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you in this academic year.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year ahead. Our skilled and devoted staff has already planned and prepared to take you through both curriculum and co-curricula programmes. Our enthusiastic office staff is busy updating our systems to ensure that we have adequate PPEs , ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire holiday thoroughly cleaning the facility. And our much-appreciated SGB is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs.

We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring learners and promoting high-level learning.

New Staff
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome sixteen newly appointed EAs and GSA which will make teaching and learning a whole lot easier and exciting. We have assigned EAs to different sections of the school.

Facilities Update

As you are aware of water-crisis in our Municipality we have put in Jojo Tanks to harvest water. I implore you to use this scarce resource sparingly, remember every drop counts. Water is life and we need water more than ever during this time of Covid Pandemic. I also implore you to always adhere to safety protocols. Social distancing remains paramount, that is why bigger classes will be operating on interchanging days’ timetable to accommodate spacing.

Finally, we all enjoy a fulfilling and successful year ahead.

           Monde Patrick Myona[ Hendrik Kanise Combined School-Principal

Grade 12 Class of 2020

Hendrik Kanise Grade 12 Class of 2020.

School Support Staff

The following are the members of the school support team. They are responsible for making sure that our learners are maintaining physical distancing and that screening of both learners and teachers is conducted in an orderly manner.

The members are:

  1. Babalwa Ndzandze
  2. Siyabulela Pontsana
  3. Busisiswe Nesi

Education Assistant

The school would like to welcome the following  education assistants.

Miss Ngcwayi

isiXhosa & Maths

Grade 7 & 8

 

Mrs Kolweni—Mnana

Maths & N.S Tech

Grade 4 to 6

 

Mr Vayo

N.S Tech

Grade 4, 6 & 8

 

Mr Gojela

Social Science

Gr ade 6

 

And two  assistants that are helping in the foundation phase in Grade 2 and 3.

Welcome to Hendrik Kanise Miss Bani and Miss Bavuma

Heritage Day Celebration 2020

Heritage Month in September  and Heritage day on 24 September in particular is celebrated annually to mark our nation’s diverse culture and heritage. This year the theme was  “Celebrating South  Africa’s living human treasures.” . At the school we celebrated this year’s heritage day by doing a Jerusalema Dance challenge that has been keeping people busy globally. The President Cyril Ramaphosa also urged the country to take part in the dance challenge to reflect on the difficult journey we have all travelled, to remember those who lost their lives because of the Corona Virus and to quietly rejoice in the remarkable and diverse heritage our nation.

“The people’s relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother” John Clarke

 

 

Clean Water Tank Installation at Our School

Clean water is one of the few things in life that never fails to live up to expectations. It is difficult to overstate the importance of having it and it’s probably impossible. Clean water changes almost  everything. This is why access to and management of clean water is very important.  Sometimes we find ourselves struggling to get water as the community of Alicedale is facing serious issues with the shortage of water.

That is why the Sifunda kunye  water sanitation project  has helped us very much. They installed  more than 5 JOJO tanks at the school.

Words cannot express how grateful the school is to Sifunda kunye.

 

Sanitary Towel Donation

Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, which when he was born. The Shamwari group decided to play their part by donating Sanitary towels to the girls of our school as part of celebrating the Madiba Month. On behalf of all the girls, the school would like to extend their gratitude to The Shamwari group for such an amazing gesture as we have been working very close with Shamwari for quite some time now. We all know the struggle of missing school every month because of not being able to afford sanitary towels. Thank you so much to the Shamwari group.

“Nangamso” A South African proveb