Castle Bridge School aims to equip learners for future

2015-11-25 06:23
THE principal of the Castle Bridge School, Raletebele Gabriel Daniels.

THE principal of the Castle Bridge School, Raletebele Gabriel Daniels.

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TACKLING the turnaround of any ailing school is no small feat.

Thanks to a new benefactor and a distinguished leadership team, the Castle Bridge School, once in the doldrums, is now back on its feet and has risen to the challenge of educating tomorrow’s leaders!

With principal Raletebele Gabriel Daniels at the helm, the school has no choice but to stand tall as one of the best places to be in Bloemfontein.

Daniels is also an astute educator in his own right, having worked in education for 35 years prior to joining Castle Bridge School.

Supported by a proficient governing body, Daniels has introduced sweeping turnaround strategies that can only be described as remarkable.

While humbly accepting a string of compliments, the principal attributes the success to smart partnerships between parents, students, teachers, businesses and the community at large.

What is particularly heartening, is the collective effort to support learning and a move in tandem towards the school’s new vision.

The vision is: “To provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment that offers a high quality education that equips young people with relevant knowledge, skill and values to be responsible and contributing citizens, workers and family members.”

The school governing body has also worked hard to hire, develop and retain excellent teachers.

Professional development is encouraged to ensure that the school changes with the changing times.

With the right people in the right roles, inclusive of ancillary staff, the school is at the top of its game and is aptly positioned for greatness.

Daniels and his deputy, Jeantel Duffield, took pleasure in presenting awards to deserving achievers at the school’s recent prize giving day.

Awards were given based on academic and extracurricular achievements.

The awards were a true testament to the sheer hard work undertaken by both students and teachers alike.

The school has a comprehensive academic programme that caters for gr. R’s right through to gr. 12’s.

Castle Bridge School also has a healthy balance of sports and extracurricular activities that have seen the children participating at a competitive level in both the province and at a national level.

Driven by a deep moral sense to right certain ills in society and to mould upstanding leaders, the school became the first in the province to participate in the Adopt-A-Cop programme.

This programme serves to create awareness of the personal and social impact of drugs and crime on the community.

The strides that Castle Bridge School have made, speak volumes of what people meaningfully can achieve together to educate tomorrow’s leaders.

Daniels and his team are looking forward to welcome all new and returning students in 2016!

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