Sacred Heart College hosts bi-annual Mindworks programme

Penny Leong, Jane Ferreira, Marietjie Zimmerman, Robyn Picas, Dilshaad Hartley and Lynda Wilkinson next to a big 150 and 200 years in celebration of Marists at the Sacred Heart College in Observatory.


Sacred Heart College in Observatory held its Mindworks programme on 3 August as part its bi-annual activity.

The programme has been running for the past two decades and it is designed and managed by parents at the school.

The programme includes a variety of activities that run over a period of a week and this year they started from 31 July to 4 August.

On Thursday, children in the foundation phase participated in entertaining activities, including singing and dancing.

The school also organised a ‘croc city’ where children came close to the most feared reptiles – crocodiles and snakes. However, the children were not in danger.

“We had live crocodiles and snakes but they were not poisonous and did not pose any danger,” said college’s official, Lynn Walker.

College’s principal, Robyn Picas said the Mindworks programme was first held back in 1989 at their old campus in Yeoville.

Picas said the programme has always been run by parents of children at their school and it is a remarkable programme.

“This week is the highlight of our school year and the Mindworks programme is a phenomenal programme of Sacred Heart College. No school has such a programme,” said the principal.

Programme director and parent, Zogan Opperman, defined the Mindworks programme as an adequate tool to ensuring a more improved way of educating children. He described the word ‘work’ as a force to move an object a distance and ‘mind’ as a conscious and unconscious mental process.

“Therefore, Mindwork is a process of improvement and an attempt from Sacred Heart College’s parents to move education from traditional mental processes of human beings,” said Opperman.

Parents who played their part in organising the event and ensuring its success, were issued gifts and a big cake to celebrate. Marists were cut at the end of the occasion.

“It was for the 150-year anniversary of Marists in South Africa and 200 years worldwide,” said Walker.

Details: Sacred Heart College 011 081 2200.

Read: Sacred Heart College’s holiday tour to KZN a huge success

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