I recently had the absolute pleasure and delight to spend an afternoon at EduExcellence in Noordhoek.
When Neal approached me about a powder paint shoot, I was excited and nervous at the same time, as I had never done something like this, or even heard of it. Upon arrival, I felt butterflies in my tummy, but from the minute I arrived, Neal and the staff made me feel right at home. The staff have a warm and sincere attitude and looking around at the beauty of the grounds, I could tell that any child would feel accepted and loved in a place so beautiful. It was a picture perfect day and the lawn sparkled like a bright green carpet under the sun. After enjoying a drink and mingling with the staff, it was time to let the games begin.
The staff first lined up in a row – each with a colourful balloon and white T.Shirt, for a ‘before’ photo. Then, without hestitation the fun began – colourful paint flying through the air. It looked like such a blast, that I wished I could be in their shoes.
At the end of the day, everyone had a smile on their colourful faces and I could feel the comradery shared among them. What a great team building experience!
A big thank you to Neal for the opportunity and adventure. I walked away with a feeling of elation.
Some information about the school :
The initial concept of EduExcellence Private Remedial Schools began in 2006 when a small group of parents encouraged our Founder and CEO, Dr Beulah van der Westhuizen, to initiate a new learning facility in the East of Pretoria. The result was the All Stars Learning Academy.
Beulah’s doctoral study focused on the application of an eco-systemic approach within an educational environment. Beulah specialised in the field of neuro-development, with special interest in children diagnosed and presenting with so called ADHD, attention difficulties, neuro-developmental delay and heightened motor activity.
Such was the need and interest of a school of this repute, the Academy grew rapidly and by the beginning of 2007 enrolled 18 new learners. It was obviously recognisable that learners who participated in this multi-professional eco-systemic educational environment displayed dramatic and definite improvement in their abilities.