A recent article in the Daily Mirror, referred to water as a ‘treasure for the survival of the species.’ Looking at the present situation in Cape Town, it appears that this may indeed be true. The plight of the city of Cape Town and her residents have tugged on our hearts strings at Trinityhouse Palm Lakes. In keeping with the Word of God, the Outreach Club in the High School embarked on a water collection at school, collecting 5 liters of bottled water that would be delivered to The Gift of the Givers, who would then transport and distribute it to the residents of Cape Town. While the water collection proceeds, we also pray fervently that this distressed province would receive the much-needed rains soon.
Sending Treasure to Cape Town!💦
A Big Thank you to the SA Guide-Dogs Association for showering us with incredible information this morning about the importance of a guard dog and why we need them so much!
Thank you to Jan for raising Daisy and Sellick to be so well mannered and patient whilst our Pre-Primary and Preparatory children receive a chance to show their love.
Trinityhouse Palm Lakes celebrated Ascension Day today!
The Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, also known as Holy Thursday, Ascension Day, or Ascension Thursday, commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
Trinityhouse Preparatory, Randpark Ridge recently went on their Vibes Christian camp. A group of forty-four children and four educators spent their Friday doing community outreach at Kloofwaters Intermediate School in Magaliesberg. The children painted and decorated two classrooms in the school. They also packed 70 gift bags containing books and stationery for the local children who attend the school. This was a life-changing experience for many of the Trinityhouse children who enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in acts of service for the less fortunate. Our weekend theme was “Come dine with me” from Rev 3:20 where Jesus says, “Here I am, knocking at the door; let me in to dine with you, and you to dine with me.” The spiritual challenge was to open your heart and invite conversations with the Lord. The rest of the weekend was spent doing fun camp activities at Kloofwaters Outdoor Centre. This included flag painting, tree climbing, camp bonfires, night hikes, as well as a talent contest. The camp was a great experience for all and thoroughly enjoyed by the campers.
Trinityhouse Little Falls is famous for it’s OPD (Other People’s Day) for Charity. On an OPD, the children are encouraged to do a chore to bring a donation to the monthly charity. To make it extra memorable, the child are given a theme that they can dress up to. We recently had a wild animal themed OPD in support of our charity school MATLA. In past OPD’s, we have given to other charities like JAM, FORA, and Reach for a Dream Foundation among a variety of others.
Our Grade 10 students recently participated in a Blankethon as one of their community outreach projects. This involved making a “no-sew” polar fleece baby blanket which will be distributed to babies in the maternity and neonatal wards of hospitals such as Baragwanath and Helen Joseph, as well as community clinics. The blankets are distributed by the Baragwanath Hospital Comforts Committee (BHCC) – Hospital and Clinic Outreach Project, a registered non-profit organisation. This is an ongoing project which the Grade 10 students have been involved in for several years. This year 115 blankets were made by the students and handed over to the Outreach Project. Well done to our students for their continued participation in this project.
Yesterday, we were so thrilled to have handed over the mattresses and blankets collected for Thabisang Primary School in Orlando West. Thank you to all of our parents for their contributions which allowed us to give 115 mattresses and a number of blankets to the Grade R’s. These were gratefully received by the Principal, Mrs Mabanga, and all of the excited Grade R’s. This contribution impacts the school greatly as it will provide all of the little ones with a mattress and blanket to sleep on and keep them warm and cozy during the cold winter. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Thabisang Primary School in the future.
We had a wonderful Friday with all children and teachers attending school in their pajamas. There was much excitement around the school amongst all the children. This day was put together to support a pajama drive for Project Orient. All pajamas, blankets, gowns, socks and beanies that were collected will be handed over to Project Orient to ensure that the kiddies in their schools are warm this winter. There was great support from the entire Pre-primary School for this wonderful initiative and we look forward to seeing many happy children with their new pajamas.
Trinityhouse Heritage Hill Pre-Primary took part in the highly anticipated 6th Annual Slipper Day. They strive to give children the opportunity to create memories that will last for a lifetime through making their unique dreams come to live. Every R10 makes a huge difference and it equips us to make these Dreams a reality. This year they got super creative and replaced the normal sticker with a wristband. This wristband was designed with so much love & thought by their Celebrity Ambassadors.
Our children and their mommies were encouraged to buy a wristband and wear their slipper to school on the 12th of May 2017. It was a huge success.
We want to thank you for a your loyal support towards this initiative.
The Preparatory School got into the giving spirit once again for this month’s OPD (Other People’s Day) with a theme of OPPOsites. On OPD, the pupils are encouraged to do a chore and raise R5 to bring for charity and in exchange they can dress according the theme. This month’s OPD raised money to help FORA buy animal food. At Trinityhouse Little Falls, we pride ourselves in giving and helping others. Throughout our school and staff is a selfless, giving spirit to the community and outreach programs.