Social Responsibility

Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" begins "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. And sorry I could not travel both and be one traveller long I stood."

Miles for Smiles

Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" begins "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. And sorry I could not travel both and be one traveller long I stood." We each reach a point in our lives where we have to decide which road we're going to take. These are the things that set us apart.

Our school held its 4th annual Miles for Smiles cycle rally on the 8th of May at Lourensford Wine Estate. Once again the weather was going to be questionable, with gale force storms the night before but this seems to be the pattern for our cycle rally, with a perfect opening in the sky over our venue on the day ! The track proved to be a challenge but was still tackled with enthusiasm and tenacity by our young cyclists. Entertainment was provided by our cyclists, in the form of Mrs Uys and her team of 'Jokers' sporting green hair cycling around the main track and Dean Finnie on his unicyle !

Thank you to those parents for taking the time to bring your children to the rally and supporting them. Thank you to Lourensford Wine Estate for allowing us to use the venue for free and thereby contribute a further R1 500 to Operation Smile. Thank you to the teachers for your valued time and support particularly Mr. Jerling and Mrs. Eksteen but most of all, thank you to the pupils of International School of Helderberg who gave of themselves so generously to make this happen - you are all amazing !

This year we raised R34 107.20!!!!! What a blessing to know that coupled with the Newberry Montessori School who raised a further R3 500, we are able to change the lives of 6 children in need of a smile. Six children and their families will know the blessing of 'normality' in their everyday lives. The gift of giving is beyond words. It's often said that it is difficult to change the whole world. But, you can change an individual's whole world. You can bring hope to those children who have none. You can make a difference and do something great. You can change the world one smile at a time and we are able to do that for 6 children this year.

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