Dear Parents / Guardians

The term has come to an end, amidst a very difficult and challenging period for our country. The coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the world has humbled the strongest.

While we accept that there will be major disruption until the pandemic is brought under control, we must not lose sight of the fact that the academic year remains our focus. Our learners have been amazing despite all the challenges we have faced this term. Term 1 has produced a set of pleasing academic results, excellent achievements on the sports field and a very successful movie night.

These are the successes that make me grateful to be part of a school such as Norman Henshilwood High, where our learners are allowed to excel in their chosen fields, encouraged to improve themselves and are nurtured to strive to be the best they can be. By striving for excellence and doing all they do with pride and integrity, they are surely destined for success.

Please be reminded that according to the Western Cape Education Department, schools will re-open on 14 April 2020. Kindly continue to monitor your emails and trusted media outlets as the situation concerning COVID-19 unfolds. In the meantime, every effort has been made by our teachers to ensure that the learners are kept up to speed with the curriculum. Learners and parents will be contacted by Subject Heads regarding holiday homework and/or assignments that need to be completed.

As for my amazing educators, admin staff, finance staff, ground staff and specifically my management team and the School Governing Body (SGB), I am humbled by your unwavering commitment to our learners and the daily functioning of our school. I appreciate you all.

The safety of our learners is of paramount importance to me and I urge parents and guardians to ensure their children reduce their social interaction with friends, minimising their risks of contraction. Instead, use this time to spend much needed quality time with each other, reflect and set goals.

Congratulations to our learners who have passed this term! Keep raising the bar, you have every reason to be proud of yourselves. To those who were not successful, I encourage you to reflect on where you went wrong and aim to do better. I am positive that you can. We will be there to assist you.

Finally, to the entire Henshilwood community, thank you for your support and your commitment to the children and the school.

I pray that the Almighty always keeps us in His infinite protection!

Kind Regards

J Holland