I would like to use this opportunity to welcome the Fairmont family back to school and at the same time, wish you all a successful 2018. I hope all your dreams come true this year.
As a passionate educationalist, I believe in the holistic development of young men and women. Our core business at Fairmont is to provide opportunities for learners to fully develop their Academic potential. We also put a lot of effort into helping learners develop their Sporting, Cultural and Leadership potential, as well as their spiritual side. However, I believe that character building is by far the most important of all of these focus areas. If you are someone of great character, your priorities will be in place. You will know when to study and when to focus on the other things that add meaning to your life. Finding out who you really are and what is important in your life and then reaching out to others will come naturally. Passion and commitment in tackling tasks are non- negotiable. Together with that comes involvement in your school. Fully involved learners will eventually become fully involved adults who will be great parents and they will also be extremely valuable to any organisation and community.
Witnessing our sportsmen and sportswomen on the fields is indicative of the involvement I am talking about and that I will expect from my learners. Discipline and then the development of self-discipline is of vital importance and I believe in old school values of respect and good appearance.
To end off, I want to again welcome you all back and I hope you will continue to support this great school.
Mr L M Erasmus