EL SHADDAI Christian Academy literally rode into Spring when its Grade 1 pupils went horse riding on Glendower Farm, owned by Adrian and Elizabeth Ford.
Bees are all a part of spring, so how appropriate that pupils participated in the District Spelling Bee. James Winkelmann won in the Grahamstown District and Quinton Oosthuizen was the runner-up. James went on to compete in the Provincial Spelling Bee in East London against 23 other districts. The competition was tough and he went out in the third round. It was nothing to sneeze at as this is the first time any El Shaddai pupils have achieved at such a level.
The Grade 10 pupils learned some skills at Debonairs on how the business operates and even got to taste their productions.
Spring was celebrated by planting trees for the future school. Zanoxolo Tyombo and Sonwabile Tukushe dug in and got the job done.
The little lambs class learnt about the wonders of the creation of God during this time of new life.
Creare, a team of creative art trainers from Bloemfontein, got pupils singing, dancing and praying to the glory of God. This team of dynamic young people then went into the classrooms and taught the children valuable life skills through mime, clowning and art.
The Grade 7-9 Entrepreneurs Day was a hit with water balloons tossed at clowns and staff, PlayStation game area, lots of yummy goodies to eat such as chocolate marshmallow smoors, pancakes, boerewors rolls, chicken curry wraps, Debonairs pizza slices, trifle and cupcakes of all shapes colours and sizes.
Not to be left out, the sports teams have hit the ground running this term with hockey matches against Shaw Park and Port Alfred High School and netball matches against Port Alfred High School.
El Shaddai is proud to announce that pupils Anrich Van Vuuren, Hannah Naude, Hannah Ford and Quinton Oosthuizen have qualified to represent Eastern Province at the National Archery Championships to be held in Uitenhage from October 3 – 6.