Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to the 2018 Academic year!

“Love what you do. This is tough, but you must learn to love the practice, the sweat, the trials… in a word, everything. If you really want to succeed in this competitive world, you have to love the challenge. Learn to appreciate setbacks as necessary growth, always believing in your heart that your hard work will be rewarded.”

– Mike Reid

“I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honourable, to be compassionate. It is, after, all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have a made a difference that you have lived at all.”

– Leo Rosten

“Being positive in a negative is not naive, it’s leadership.”

– Ralph Marston

“True leaders make sure the job gets regardless of who gets the credit.”

– Dr John Tibane

As a team of stakeholders, let’s focus on staying positive by: firstly, not focusing on our own and other people’s weakness, but on said strengths and, by so doing, build a dynamic and powerful community and secondly by managing time better, not depleting our own energy and giving ourselves time to re-charge emotional, mental, physical and spiritual batteries.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

– Steve Jobs

“If you cant get enthusiastic about your work, it’s time to get alarmed p something is wrong. Compete with yourself. Set your teeth and dive into the job of breaking your own record.”

– Unknown

Excitement, zeal and passion are positive emotions. They energise us to press forward in our pursuits. Good emotions come from good decisions and good thoughts. Don’t get up each day and wait to see how you feel, letting those feelings  dictate the course of your day. Instead, set your mind in the right direction ahead of time and make decisions you know will produce emotions you can enjoy. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

“In today’s world, “I care” is not just a nice phrase – it’s a two-word recipe for excellence, success and fulfilment.”

– Bob Mooawad

“Noticing the shortcomings in ourselves is far  more useful than seeing a thousand in someone else. When it is our own, we can correct it.”

– Dalai Lama

“Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”

– Danny Thomas

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

These quotes were used last year in my welcoming letter, this year I challenge you to take it one step further… instead of only focussing on becoming successful, be a person of significance and add value to other people’s lives.

Let’s create a new collection noun… “Significance of Townsview Primary Team.”

“Commit everything you do to the Lord.Trust Him and He will help you.”

– Psalm 37: 5

May God continue to make His presence known in our lives and in our school with His grace and mercy. May we be blessed with strength, courage, wisdom and protection as we teach the learners in our care and strive to make a difference in the lives of everyone with whom we come in contact.

Yours Faithfully

L Esterhuizen

Principal