NEWS

GOODBYE TO MRS ROSSEAU

Today we have to say farewell to our Business Studies and EMS teacher, Mrs Linette Rosseau. As a business studies and EMS teacher, she was an influential and passionate teacher of her subjects. She was very involved in her sporting codes: table tennis and squash. Mrs Rosseau personified integrity, respect, excellence, kindness. She was accepting and loving towards others. Saying farewell to a teacher is one of the things that Fairmont or any school never taught us. We, as the Fairmont Family, believe in the cycle of life hence we don’t believe in the concept of goodbye. Words don’t come easy when it comes to speaking about the retirement of Mrs Linette Rosseau, an amazing teacher. Today the time seems to have come for the Fairmont Family to say Farewell to Linette. It is difficult to realise an amazing teacher is retiring but she is leaving behind the love, care and guidance she gave to the Fairmont Family. The greatest sadness lies in the fact that it has been most memorable to the learners who will miss her presence. As we say Farewell, I’d like to share special moments achieved throughout her Fairmont Family Years. Linette had a brilliant mind and always brought new creative ideas to her colleagues and to the subjects she taught. Her contribution to her subjects was astounding by compiling Business Studies textbooks for each Grade every year. She was not only a fantastic colleague but a true friend to her colleagues. She always took time to listen was full of energy and happy to see everyone every morning. We, the Fairmont family were lucky to have the opportunity to work with her. Linette, you will be missed. This is not a goodbye as we know you will keep in touch. We would like to wish Linette and her family all the best for her new endeavours.

“This is the beginning of anything you want.”

A FOND FAREWELL!

On Friday the 21st of May we said farewell to our Marketing Manager Mr. Ronald Olckers. As Head of Marketing he was instrumental in the branding of the school campus and advertising the school in various publications. He also organised the Open Days and the visits to our feeder schools. He was very involved in sponsorships and secured the Canterbury Clothing sponsorship recently for the school. Mr. Olckers really embodied the values of the school and lived them out to the full everyday. He would always welcome visitors to the school with enthusiasm and a positive energy. He was a great listener and often provided important support to the staff at Fairmont. His contribution was never limited to his title and portfolio. Mr. Olckers has dedicated a lot of his time to Fairmont Cricket and Fairmont Rugby as well. He was passionate about forging life-long memories and bonds with the learners from Fairmont. He believed in the holistic development of the learners and used his coaching platform to share his valuable insight, energy and experience. As we say farewell to Mr. Olckers we are extremely grateful to have had him as part of the staff complement at Fairmont High School. We would like to wish him and his family all the best for his new endeavours.

GREEN IS FOR CEREBRAL PALSY DAY

Last week Wednesday the 25th of March, a call went out amongst staff to wear green in support of Cerebral Palsy awareness and in support of one our teachers and moms whose little boy, Markus, has cerebral palsy. This is the email Mrs Du Plessis sent staff in thanks for their support. We hope that in posting this we are helping to spread the word about support for children with Cerebral Palsy.

Dear staff


When I arrived at school today, I never in my wildest dreams expected to see so much support from everyone. Whether it was a ribbon, a tie, a shirt or pants - I noticed it all. Even those that simply shared some words of encouragement, thank you.


I was looking for some inspiration on dealing with Cerebral Palsy the other day and came across a quote that read: "In this family we don't fight alone." These words rang so true today and I feel so blessed to be a part of the Fairmont Family. I didn't just show up for work today, my work showed up for me.


So from my family to you, THANK YOU for cheering us on in this journey of ours.


Your sincerely


Sarisha

OUR GRADE 8 AND 9 RCL, ACR AND iMPACT SWEARING IN CEREMONY

OUR NEW GRADE 8 & 9 RCL MEMBERS ARE ANNOUNCED, AS WELL AS TWO iMPACT MEMBERS

MARIMBA VIBES!

SAYING GOODBYE

We bid a very fond farewell to Mrs Alta Behrendt who taught at FHS for 18 years! Mrs Sarisha Du Plessis wrote the following poem in honour of Mr Behrendt:

Alta,

Uiteindelik breek jou rustyd aan

Die einde van 'n onvergeetlike loopbaan

Deur die jare het iy gebak en brou,

Vriendskappe gebou wat vir ewig sal hou

Nou is dit tyd vir 'n nuwe hoofstuk

Waar jy in die swembad kan lê en uit mooi glase sluk

Ons gaan jou grappies en marmite scones só baie mis

Maar weet jou huis se deur staan altyd oop, dis gewis.

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