Pinehurst Outreach Programme

Our school motto DISCEMUS UT SERVEMUS means WE LEARN THAT WE MIGHT SERVE. At Pinehurst we aim to provide opportunities for our learners and their families to give expression to this value of community service and to make a meaningful difference to the

lives of others. We believe that serving others is enriching not only for those being served but also for those who serve.

Whole School activities:

Every term we hold a civvies day with money raised being donated to a chosen charity.

Where possible we aim to have a speaker from the organisation explaining their work and the needs of those they work with. We also hold a termly collection of items such as Easter eggs, jerseys, rain jackets, soft toys or groceries which are given to schools or organisations able to distribute them to those in need.

Each year in September our Gr 1s and 2s visit the local old age homes to entertain the

residents with songs and poems and to deliver spring posies. During 2016 we partnered with Koeberg Primary in Maitland. Some of our senior learners spent time reading with their Grade R learners, we ran a stationery collection for the school and held a Saturday work party of Pinehurst parents, children and staff to liven up the Foundation Phase playground with paint, plants and picnic tables. Towards the end of the year a drumming workshop with Gr5s from both schools was held and we hosted a sports fun day for the Grade 2’s from Koeberg and Pinehurst. These are the kinds of activities and partnerships we hope to develop further in the coming years in order to encourage more active engagement between our learners and those from less privileged communities and schools, for the benefit of all.

Pinehurst Outreach Program:

The Pinehurst Outreach Programme or P.O.P is a club which was created to encourage the children of Pinehurst to volunteer their time. Anyone in Grade 5,6 and 7 is able to take part in various outreach activities. There are usually two activities scheduled in the last week of

every term. Activities range from painting tyres as pot plant holders for a vegetable garden to performing musical pieces at the old age home up the road from the school. The ultimate aims being to foster a love for volunteering and giving back to others and to motivate the

children of Pinehurst to be kind whenever possible.

Desmond Tutu said: “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together

that overwhelm the world.”

We do hope you will join us in doing little bits of good!