Prof. Jansen visits Riebeek College

2015-06-18 06:00
=At the back are Yolisa Sompuku, Marilyn Woods (principal of Riebeek), Prof. Jansen, Silindokuhle Daka, Lesray Ferendale. In f
ront are Khanyisa Phillip, Mikhayla Michaels, Joanne Saaiman and Carleen Braun.

=At the back are Yolisa Sompuku, Marilyn Woods (principal of Riebeek), Prof. Jansen, Silindokuhle Daka, Lesray Ferendale. In f ront are Khanyisa Phillip, Mikhayla Michaels, Joanne Saaiman and Carleen Braun.

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Professor Jonathan Jansen visited Riebeek College Girls’ High School last week and his humorous and charismatic manner enthralled all.

His message to the girls was not only inspirational but also powerful as he spoke about their beloved teacher Jayde Panayiotou who was murdered recently.

“And as you carry with you the memory of this beautiful heart, your teacher, Jayde, I want you to grieve as you have and should, but I also want you to look over the rainbow and see the future,” said Prof Jansen.

“Also remember you are better than us. Get a degree but also get decency. Get an education, but also as is said in the beautiful Afrikaans word ‘’n opvoeding’ which is more than an education – it is becoming human.”

Marilyn Woods, principal of Riebeek College, said, “It was good for our girls and staff to have a chance to laugh after the tragic times that befell us.

“Although it was exam time, we were absolutely thrilled when we were contacted about Prof. Jansen wanting to pay us a visit. We felt honoured that he had heard of our sadness at the school and of our achievements.

“We are thankful to Prof. Jansen for sharing himself so fully with us in an amazing, inspirational and uplifting speech.”

To hear him play on the piano was an added bonus! Prof. Jansen also visited the Consumer Studies room and tasted the matric practical eats (cup cakes and pumpkin fritters) and enjoyed tea on the verandah with the principal Marilyn Woods and staff members

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