Sunday, 17 February 2019

Acts of Kindness:John

Today one of our older boys, John, talks about acts of kindness.
He and his two younger siblings have been members of our Happy House family since 2016.
At the time they were in a rescue centre following family tragedy and desperate for a proper home where they would safe and loved. 
They found that at our Happy house where John has learned so much about caring, and kindness from his Mama Sue.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Mid-term tests

This week has been exam time at Happy House School.
The mid-term examinations are a good indication of how the students have settled in to their new classes as this is the first term of the academic year.
Everyone has been revising hard and we look forward to some good results.
Good luck kids.

Friday, 15 February 2019

School grounds get a new finish

 The strong breeze that blows through the grounds of Happy House School grounds whipping up dust.
So Mama Sue has called on our friendly builder Carlos to help solve the problem.
The plan is to have a grass area for the children to play on, and then areas of compacted hardcore and stone chippings for assemblies, parking etc. Plus there will more raised flower borders to give a flourishing floral finish.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Top talkers win through

Three Happy House primary school debaters, Rukia, Savanna and Quincy won through to the third level of an inter-schools debating competition.
The teams at the contest, hosted by Happy House, were Happy House and Gede Angels combined versus Kanani and Jacaranda primary combined. 
The topic under debate was Boarding schools are better than day schools, which we opposed.
Rukia was in first place with Quincy second and Savanna third.
Well done kids.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Catwalk kids

 Looking every inch model kids our children took to the catwalk with ease.
They  were putting on a show for  America visitors Anita Patel and her mum, Raksha, who had travelled from New York.
Many of the clothes modelled were those brought by Anita and Raksha and Mama Sue thought it would nice for them to see our Happy House kids model them.
The children also displayed their talents by performing short plays. singing and dancing.
David won the dancing competition.
They had pineapple and biscuits for treats.
As John is turning 17, Mama presented him with his birthday gifts.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

With love from the USA

Anita Patel and her mum, Raksha, arrived at Happy House with their hearts full of love for our kids - and a case full of clothes to give them!
Anita and Raksha are from New York where Anita works as a teacher in the Bronx district.
They have visited Happy House before and vowed to come back because they loved it.
Mama decided to surprise our guests by laying on some special entertainment at Kidz Club, including a fashion parade featuring the clothes they brought with them.
The kids took to the catwalk with confidence and loved every minute - as we will show you in a video on tomorrow's blog.
For today we have  the kids getting the seats ready for the show and Mama Sue's welcome to Anita and Raksha.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Meet the teachers

Today, we join Mama Sue at one of her weekly meetings with teachers at our Happy House School.
Mama, founder of our charity, has a busy life running both the Happy House Children's Home and its schools.
While staff can, and do, go to her at any time with a question, idea, or problem,  the weekly staff meetings are a chance to share  and discuss topics affecting school, students and staff as a collective.