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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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