Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Room at the top

After a break from weekly competition, Mama has reintroduced the Room of the Week Award to  Happy House.
The room share with the tidiest and best kept bedroom will win a mirror for their room.
In our previous awards there was a wall clock as a prize, and every room managed to win one.
Now the competition is back on and rooms are being marked each day with points given for specific areas - lockers, beds, shoes, cleanliness etc.
The first room to win a mirror was a boys' room captained by Evans. His room mates are Baraka, Nickson, Levian and Lucky.
They were delighted to accept their prize from Mama - and to show off a bit of Boy Power to the girls.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Beach fun

 The Happy House family started the half-term break with a trip to the beach to have some fun in the sun.
They set off early morning on Saturday, before the sun became too intense, and enjoyed games on the beach and a splash around in the Indian ocean.
Mama, Papa and the kids were joined by Anita Patel and her mum, Raksha, who are visiting from the USA.
The older children helped to keep an eye on the little ones , to organise games and to give out snacks and drinks.
The kids had a great time and once they were dried off they set off on the walk home in time to have a shower and change before  lunch.
*Mama mentions our tenth anniversary, that's a little bit of slip as  it's our ninth this year, but Mama is so busy that time flies faster for her than for for most of us so entirely understandable!

Monday, 18 February 2019

Keeping things safe

Security has been increased at Happy House School to ensure all is kept safe.
From now on G4S security will be on standby to deal with any incidents that may cause concern.
There have been reports of some vehicles being around at night since our new computer suite was completed.
We already have askari on duty at night, plus an electric fence, to deter any potential thieves but Mama Sue wants to made sure that all is well, so G4S are being employed and security cameras installed.

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.