Bright Hill pre-school was the best preschool I’ve ever attended. For me personally, it was not only a school but also a home. I am who I am today because of all the lessons I learned while attending the school.
We had the best teachers who made sure we were learning the right way. When I started my grade 1 most kids were struggling with writing or even speaking English, as for me I had no problems with either because of how I was taught at Bright Hill.
Bright Hill taught us how to show love to each other and up until this day I don't forget to show love to my fellow neighbour as I show love to myself. I can truly say that we received the best care, it was one of the places where parents would take their kids and never have to worry about their safety. Bright Hill also provided us with food daily, living in a poor community like Babilon you can go for some days without eating anything. We were also taught about God's love which was really great as most people or kids from the community come from homes with different belief systems and never hear about God. I must say, if I were to go back in the past to my childhood years, I would go back to Bright Hill Pre-School.
Asnath is currently working as a waitress to earn money to pay for her studies, in order to finish her course and become a Health caregiver.
First Term News 2021:
A word from the Director BRRRr...Winter Is Here!! It is time to get out those vitamin C– drinks and blankets! Snuggle up and enjoy the season of silent growth. We had a very good first term given the fears of the pandemic. God’s faithfulness and protection has been over us. This term we have 117 children enrolled with 8 full time teachers to shape, stimulate and challenge their minds. Working with each teacher is such and honour and privilege.
Who are the people making a difference?
Teacher Kelly a young motivated lady with an amazing love for the children in her class. This is one fun yet orderly class.
Teacher Moreen a mother’s heart beats in her. She does not just teach her children, she is also ready to help them. She is a veteran at the school.
Teacher Veronica the grade 0 class. She is the foundation layer in our group. Her enthusiasm and passion is outstanding, she is a neat and creative person, her kids get good preparation for grade 1. She creates an environment for the children to enjoy school, and she is a student herself currently studying childhood development. Teacher Katrina is one lady that knows how to get down and relate to her learners. She does not allow age to deter or prevent her from playing with her kids on the ground.
Teacher Katrina (3-4 year old class): I have 22 children in my class. I find so much joy in that my learners are very excited to be at school. They work, play and sing together in groups, I love it. The highlight for this term so far is the is the unity in the class. The learners will help each other to pack – up before leaving the class at the end of each school day. Teacher Kelly (4-5 year old class 1): The first term from January to April was great! Working with children always makes you wonder if you are making an impact. Then you meet a student boy named Haibodi Panduleng. He struggled with English like many others because it is not his first language. However, when the light goes on you find he knows his basic shapes, differentiates the colours, numbers and even a few rhymes. He is making progress and will continue to do so because he is hungry to learn.
Teacher Moreen (4-5 year old class 2): I am teaching the 4-5 year olds. A class of 28 children. What stood out for me the first term was how informed my class was about the Covid-19 pandemic and the knowledge on how to take care of themselves and each other. They would encourage one another to put on their masks. Even, as a teacher if I forgot they would remind me to wear my mask.
Teacher Veronica (5-6 year old class): I teach the 5-6 years old. I have 31 children in my class. What stood out for me during the first term; is that each child is unique. I was amazed at how they could co-operate with each other even with their differences.
December 2020 News:
To our faithful partners, board members and parents, we thank you for your genuine love, patience, contributions, prayers and all that you do for every Bright Hill child. Without you we would not have been able to make it this year, that had challenges and uncertainties, but yet wonders because of your role that you continue to play.
Our desire for 2021, is to build stronger relationships with parents, invest in teachers for a greater impact in the lives of the children, and better communication with our partners and board members. We thank you and look forward to 2021. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Eunice Luceu School Director
Last half of the year.
We started the year with 80 registered children however due to the pandemic some of the parents opted to take their children out of school. In the end we had 58 children who remained until the end of the school year. Maintaining social distance proved to be a challenge with the little ones. They knew the theory and recited it every morning but as soon as they leave class, they would no sooner be hugging their friends.
We had 18 children graduate from our preschool and will go to grade 1 in 2021. All the children found school for 2021 according to the parents. We started with 22 children and were blessed to only have 4 drop out.