‘Taking ownership’ at Aloe HS
22 August 2019
Principal of Aloe High School Envil Wertheim and his team are on a mission to set the school on an upward trajectory in continuous pursuit of “moving the school forward”.
“Over the last few years, we as a staff, have decided to take ownership of the many challenges our school has been facing,” he said.
In 2018, the school revised their vision statement to read: “We envision being a caring school where learners are happy, loved and valued.”
“All members of staff have been encouraged to, in line with our new vision statement, be the best they can be, and to do “whatever it takes” to make a difference; for building learners’ self-esteem; for treating them with dignity.”
“In line with the province and district, our theme for 2019 is “The year of the learner – developing a values mindset. With this in mind, we have realised the need to intensify our efforts around the “Transform to Perform” and “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve” campaigns, while always being mindful that the success of these initiatives is rooted in their inclusivity.”
Wertheim says that they have also adopted the following values thus far: January – Caring; February – Cleanliness; March – Service; April – Honesty; May - Creativity; June: Friendliness; July – Accountability.
“A (physical) transformation is taking place at our school, and although we have “’not yet arrived’, we have certainly made a start.”