Thursday, 6 June 2013

Chris Bradford, Samurai Sword Series Author

On Thursday 6th June an excited group of Grade 5's together with their class teacher and Mrs Regaud arrived at Manor Gardens Primary School, to listen to Chris Bradford, author of the popular Samurai Series books.  What an enthralling hour we had.  Chris, dressed in full Samurai costume explained and demonstrated to us the life and training of Samurai soldiers and the use of the sword. I think there were many in the audience who at times had sweaty palms as Chris demonstrated the various techniques.


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Books to Africa

Mrs Regaud and the Grade 5's have been busy this year  corresponding and assisting with the librarian, Mrs Hembree from   Bell Elementary Primary School in USA, with her dream of "Books to Africa".  Mrs Hembree's dream was to send  picture books to much needed organisations in Africa.  Eden College received 4 such boxes of books and these have been distributed to local organisations.

On Tuesday 14th May Mrs Regaud visited  the  Durban based CHOC foundation which caters for children and their families whilst they are being treated for cancer.


 Kayvand Touchei, a grade 12 pupil from Eden College,  has started his own library for children in the Cato Manor area, next to his father's surgery.  This small library caters for children who live in the squatter camps of Cato Manor.  Kayvand received 2 boxes of colourful, picture books for his library.

Friday, 3 May 2013

HOB = Hooked on Books

Once again the pupils  and staff alike were entertained by the fabulous cast of HOB on Thursday 25th April.  Much fun and laughter could be heard coming from the hall, especially when some pupils displayed their acting talents along with the cast. The favourite book from the show was "Tusk".

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Tribute to William Shakespeare

On Wednesday 24th April, Grade 3L paid a wonderful tribute to William Shakespeare  during our assembly time. Not only did they tell us about Shakespeare's life story and  the wonderful plays he wrote but they also managed to rehearse some of his well known lines.  Well done, Grade 3L, you did us proud!

“Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble!”
Karuna, Aruhi and Treya, the three witches from McBeth.
On 23rd April, pupils at Eden College  celebrated  World Book Day by coming to school dressed as their favourite book character.  What a bright and colorful day, as we all got to meet some of these wonderful characters. From the mischievious One Thing,  Two Thing and   Cat in the Hat  to the beautiful classics of Alice in Wonderland and Tom Sawyer. Thank you to all the parents and children who made this such a wonderful  book day celebration.