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KEEP THIS VILLAGE ALIVE

It has been the sudden and devastating reality that some sectors of our economy have been brought to a complete halt. It is important for all of us to understand that without intervention this village we live in will be irreparably harmed.

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A TIME TO BREATHE

Change always brings opportunity. Our opportunity during lockdown, from a sports perspective, has been to step off the roller coaster that is week-in, week-out fixtures, pre-seasons that intrude on current seasons, early morning HP sessions, tours, festivals; and just breathe for a moment. The opportunity to take stock has been interesting.

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DON'T YOU THINK IT'S TIME YOU GOT STARTED?

Have you been telling your son to close the books and get some sleep? Have you had to suggest that enough has been done for the day, and that an hour in the glorious afternoon sun would be good for body and mind? Or have you been nagging and interrogating? ‘Surely you can’t have completed you work for the day?’ Or, ‘Don’t you think it’s time you got started with your work for the lesson?’

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10 REASONS WHY YOU MIGHT HAVE A DIGITAL HEADACHE

If your head hurts don’t be surprised – working digitally can give you a real headache. There are at least 10 reasons why this could be true, and some practical things you can do to maintain mental digital wellness while working remotely.

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TOP CAMBRIDGE MATRIC RESULTS

Cambridge International A Level results were released on Wednesday and St Charles College pupil Jason Lazarov came out as the top A Level student for 2019. Jason achieved a remarkable full house of four distinctions and an average of 90% for his four A Level subjects. Once again St Charles College pupils have proven that South African learners can hold their own against their peers anywhere in the world.

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THE MAKING OF A SCHOOL TELESCOPE

One of the common complaints amongst students is a lack of practical application of the knowledge and skills learnt in class. At St Charles College, we address this by providing as many opportunities as possible for our boys to put their acquired theory into practice. For example in bridge-building and hydrology competitions, science and enviro-club to name but a few. This year, I decided to involve a group of boys in the building of a telescope for the school.

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TAKE THE TEARS OUT OF MATHS HOMEWORK

More tears are spilt over dining room tables between parents and children doing Maths homework than any other school subject. So, what can you do differently to make sure that homework doesn’t turn into a daily nightmare?

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