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These are strange and challenging times. We have embraced the change in                                                I conclude with these words from the prophet Isaiah (11:1-6), “A shoot will come
              how  we do schooling  and our  college is moving in a positive direction.  The                                         up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the
              hybrid education system is here to stay. We remain flexible in our approach in                                         LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of
              taking our school into an exciting future by seizing the opportunities that this                                       counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD— and
              pandemic has ushered in. As I said earlier, we have preserved our strengths.                                           he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with
                                                                                                                                     his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will
              Through the chaos and uncertainty of this year, we have remained true to our                                           judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He
              Christian ethos. Trying to make sense of this pandemic and its effects, has meant                                      will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay
              that wellness became critical in our approach to support our learners and staff.                                       the wicked. Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his
              Staff devotions via WhatsApp groups, weekly liturgies for learners posted online                                       waist. The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the
              and daily prayer have been an important sustenance for us. There is no doubt                                           calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them”.
              in my mind that our shared faith as a community has sustained us through these
              tough times. Our beautiful campus environment remains a peaceful home for                                              Merry  Christmas  and  a  blessed  New  Year  to  the  entire  CBC  Mound  Edmund
              so many. Lockdown gave our earth a chance to heal albeit for a very short time                                         community!
              but we saw what can happen if we all go Green and protect the environment.

              As we end this year in gratitude to God for his love and protection, we look                                           Bernard Langton
              forward to a time to holiday and refresh in preparation for next year. We wish                                         College Principal
              Mrs Stella le Roux all the best in her retirement. After many years of loyal and
              dedicated service to the CBC community, we pray that this next chapter of her
              life brings her endless time to do the things she loves.

              I remain very optimistic about our future as we prepare for our centenary in
              2022. We also look forward to our Grade 12 results and wish them well in their
              careers next year. I pray that staff, parents and learners will remain safe and
              make every effort to sanitise regularly, keep physical distancing, avoid large
              crowds and indoor events and wear their face masks correctly.
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