Dear CBC Mount Edmund community,

One of the highlights of 2018 was how our college community responded to the call to make a difference on Mandela Day and we came together to bless the learners and staff at Impendulo Primary School with a special treat, collected, packed and served by learners, parents and staff of CBC. This year will be no different, CBC will once again head the call to action and make a difference. I will detail the plans for Mandela Day on the 18th July and invite parents to join us wherever they see fit.

Impendulo Primary School (Mamelodi)

Kitchen Renovation:
Every day there are almost two thousand meals prepared and served from the Impendulo Primary school kitchen/tuckshop. This year, CBC Mount Edmund will renovate this serving facility so that it meets the Health Department’s standards.
During the June-July school holidays, our maintenance team will tile and paint the walls; as well as manufacture and install the stainless steel serving stations and storage containers. In solidarity of Nelson Mandela Day, the 18th July 2019 will mark the official handover of the revived kitchen and serving facility at Impendulo.

Sports Clinic:
Our learners have shown a keen interest in playing their part as well. Also on the 18th July, we will transport some of the Impendulo sports teams to join our learners here at CBC for a sports clinic on our CBC grounds. The day will be organised by our CBC staff, together with our high school learners who will provide training and practice for our visiting teams. At the end of the sessions, they will share a snack before returning back home to Mamelodi.

Emmanuel School of Hope (Soshanguve)

On the 18th July, some of our CBC High School learners will be given the opportunity to spend some time at the
Emmanuel School of Hope in Soshanguve. This team will be helping with cleaning, painting and gardening at the school, together with one of our partners, “Us4You Foundation” (CBC Old Boys).
Simultaneously, we will transport the learners and staff from Emmanuel School of Hope to CBC Mount for the day.
Our Primary School staff and learners will prepare sandwiches for and with our visitors, whilst having some fun and sharing a meal.
Each learner, from Emmanuel School of Hope, will receive a poncho and scarf made by our Primary School learners on the day in our college hall. Each of these items will be individually labelled for Emmanuel School learners. They will also
receive a snack before boarding the bus.
The at the end of the day, our bus will return our visitors to Soshanguve and then return our CBC learners back to Mount Edmund.

There are a number of opportunities for our parents to be involved. Remembering that 2019 marks the 10 Year anniversary of this keynote international movement, with the theme: “Action Against Poverty”, we are inviting our CBC community to come on board and help make this Mandela Day, yet another success. If you want to contribute in any way, please
contact Mrs Sherelle Myburgh for more information.


Bernard Langton
College Principal