Passing the baton

2016-11-30 06:01
Castle Bridge School’s incoming principal Tau Seheri (left) and outgoing Gabriel Daniels.

Castle Bridge School’s incoming principal Tau Seheri (left) and outgoing Gabriel Daniels.

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After spending a long time at the helm of Castle Bridge School as principal, Gabriel Daniels is passing the baton to his successor, Tau Seheri. An astute educator in his own right, Daniels is going on retirement, ending his illustrious career in education spanning over 35 years. It is a nostalgic time for Daniels, having been in the field for so long.

“All days in one’s life are huge, but one of the greatest is to retire. There have been so many opportunities one gets as an individual to do things and accomplish them well. However, one somehow feels and will always feel that the moment has not yet arrived to retire. However, to arrive at that point is also very fulfilling.

“To all E’tsho Civils Management, Castle Bridge School’s management, parents, colleagues, learners and school community; to officials of the Free State Department of Education: I pronounce my departure with no regrets, but with gratitude, because together, we gave our best shot to have done whatever needed to be done.

“I feel humbled and grateful to have been entrusted with such a responsibility.

“Many thanks to God Almighty who always knows better than man and whose plans are in place for the benefit and beauty of every creature.

“I only wish the best for Castle Bridge school,” said Daniels.

The strides that Castle Bridge School has made under Daniels, achieving an 84% matric pass rate in 2015, speak volumes of what people can achieve together.

“On behalf of the management and staff, I would like to thank Mr Daniels for his time with us,” said Teddi Tokwe, chief executive officer of Castle Bridge School, in his tribute to Daniels.

“He inspired many through his love and the teachings that he imparted. It has been an exciting and educational 19 months with him at Castle Bridge School, facing all sorts of challenges and welcoming new developments within our institution.

“We say to him: we may not remember everything you have said, but we will not forget how you made us feel. Farewell, sir, and may the rest of your life be as bright and wonderful as you have made ours. Happy retirement!

“Castle Bridge School’s management would like to give a very warm welcome to our new principal, Mr Tau Seheri. We look forward to many productive years under his Leadership at Castle Bridge School and may this venture be as exciting to him as it is to us.”

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