Social Responsibility to other communities in our area is a very important function for our boys. We need to make them aware of the plight of people less fortunate than ourselves and then provide opportunities for them to act upon this. Our focus in this regard remains Ashdown School in Edendale, however, we have not made it exclusively so. Various Grades are tasked with finding something that the boys can do for a day during the course of the year. The idea is to get the boys to experience situation first-hand and then to do something about it in a hands-on way.
As a member of the Anglican Board of Education, we are encouraged to reflect a generosity of spirit. One of the hallmarks of an Anglican School is a spirit of kindness, compassion and respect for all people. This expresses itself in a healthy relationship in the school as well as in the wider community. Concern for common good is shown through community service and the support of charity work.
Saturday Enrichment Programme
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who were called to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Bambisanani :Working hand in hand to make a difference
This initiative began in the peak of the COVID 19 pandemic, when there were children of staff at Cordwalles who were not receiving contact lessons during lockdown. What began as a provision of educational resources, soon escalated to the provision of literacy and numeracy lessons on a Saturday morning. The need for something like this was highlighted by observing and being a part of the excellent online learning that our Cordwalles boys were privileged to receive.
This programme has been running since June 2020. We are pleased that Mr Veenstra, and the management team have made provisions and allowance for this to continue.
During this enrichment programme we aim to provide an opportunity for children to improve and consolidate key skills to build on in their schooling, appropriate to their age and school phases.
Our hope is that we can make a difference in some small way by sharing what we have and who we have to help support our wider Cordwalles community.