Elementary School Weekly Update 15 March 2019
Posted 15-03-2019 02:13PM

Dear Parents,

Thanks to all of you who were able to come along this morning and cheer the students on in our annual Festival of Running event. This is always one of the highlights of the year for me, and I love watching our children challenged in pushing themselves through this event. Thanks to our PE department, in particular John Bellamy, Clinton Keet and Ingrid Ferguson and the rest of the AISJ faculty and staff for their organisation of this event.

Thanks also to all our children who participated in the Spray-a-thon event to raise money for CANSA. We do not have the official count yet but will announce this at our next assembly on March 28th. Thanks to Karen Vicente, Lee Chadderton and Carolynn Petit for the leadership of this event.

Family Fun Day

Mark your calendars for AISJ's annual Family Fun Day on April 6th! The AISJ Parent Association is busy planning a fun day of activities, raffles, food and auctions! The ES students will receive information regarding event details and raffle tickets the week of March 25th. We look forward to a fun filled day! 

Parent Association Social Event

Dlala Nje is delighted to pilot this custom tour with the AISJ Parent Association on Tuesday, 26 March 2019. We will be visiting some of our favourite spaces and exploring what they mean to us and the role they have played in the transformation of Johannesburg. 

Telkom Tower
It has been the tallest structure in Africa for 45 years. The tower was initially known as the JG Strijdom Tower, after JG Strijdom, South African Prime Minister from 1954 to 1958. On 31 May 2005 it was renamed the Telkom Jo'burg Tower. The Hillbrow Tower has been closed to visitors since 1981, primarily due to security reasons. Before the closure, the Hillbrow tower was one of the largest tourist draws in Johannesburg.

Alhambra Theatre
The grand old dame of Doornfontein, the Alhambra Theatre, is set to be transformed into a much-needed arts and training centre. The 1921 building, once famous for its theatre productions which drew people from across the country and which staged some of the best productions, has been lying empty for 20 years. The building, which was owned by Pieter Toerien, has been sold to the Affordable Housing Company (Afhco) to be turned into a centre for arts learning and training.

Nandos

Welcome home to Central Kitchen! Nando's started in South Africa and, as they've broadened their reach around the world, we've recognised that Nando's will always have it's soul in Africa. Central Kitchen is the heartbeat and the lifeblood of Nando's South Africa.

Victoria Yards

Redefining the Joburg inner-city landscape. Through building an eco-system where tenants thrive as a community, Victoria Yards presents a uniquely integrated urban complex that is as much about social development as it is commercial enterprise.

Kind Regards,

Penny Dixon

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday, and we look forward to welcoming your children back to school on Monday, March 25th.

 

Kind regards,

Ben Hart

ES Principal

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


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