During 2015 Centurion Christian School was
involved in various outreaches in our community. Matthew 10:8 says: “Heal
the sick, cleanse
the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely
give.” This is
truly the heart behind our outreach program.
Thoko Kokela-Ntuli grew up on the Vlakfontein Farm
in Bronkhorstspruit. Melanie Prinsloo also resides on the Vlakfontein Farm and has
involved in various community development projects over the past 10 years. Melanie
started assisting orphan and vulnerable children and their extended families in
They helped secure Identity Documents for caregivers and Birth Certificates for
This enables the caregivers to apply for Childcare Grants. While visiting the
households, the neglect of the children touched their hearts and the vision of an
Learning Centre was born.
CCS annually collects various items such as cleaning material, stationary,
etc. for this school.
Shoes for Nokuphila School
On 13 January 2010, Nokuphila opened its doors to
45 preschoolers, aged four and five years old, drawn from informal settlements on
border of Tembisa. Children were admitted to the school based on their
vulnerability and the
willingness of the children’s caregivers to participate in the life of the
During 2015 we collected school shoes to help Jason Wood provide shoes for the
children of the school.
Money raised by ACE schools all over South Africa
will be used by the Fundisa Isizwe Trust to provide education to children in less
areas. Fundisa Isizwe means 'teach the nation'. Fundisa Isizwe is an independent
NPO, PBO and
NGO founded in 1987 to help build Early Childhood Development centres in South
provide a comprehensive and affordable early childhood education system for all
starting from 3 years old. To date 78 ECD and literacy centres have been funded by
The Mooiplaas informal Settlement just south of
Centurion calls a rubbish dump their home and their means of survival. CCS became
the community by supporting the crèche. In 2015 we visited them again and
focussed on spending
time with the staff and children. Each child made a wristband resembling the
colours in the
We also helped them to buy some gardening equipment like 5 L pesticide spray
bottles, dustbins, hammers, etc.
The project entails recycling breadtags in return
for wheelchairs. Each 1million bread tags, or 270kg, now equals 4 wheelchairs.
Open Doors Ministry
Christians all over the word are being persecuted
for their faith. In 2015 we again reached out to encourage them by praying for
them. To remind
us of our commitment, students could buy wristbands and shoe laces. The money
raised is used
to print and distribute Arabic children’s Bibles.
Incredible Dog Show
Lloyd recently qualified to compete at the
upcoming Agility World Championships in Italy, but due to the sport not receiving
sponsorship, Lloyd is financing the trip himself. Lloyd therefore travels all over
Africa with his amazing dogs presenting educational shows of obedience, respect,
care, etc. in
order to raise funds. CCS invited Lloyd to do a show for the entire school.
Feed-a-child is a Registered Section 21, Non-
Profit Organisation and a Public Organisation (Section 18A). It is the primary
Feed-a-Child to provide a nourishing meal to children who through circumstances
control, are found to be below the poverty line.
This is another ongoing project our school is involved in. We collect money in
special money tins which are placed in each Learning Centre. We also support their
Child shop by collecting whatever our parents do not use and donating it to the
shop to be
This year we became part of the Tekkie Tax Day fundraising event and held a
jumble drive to collect items for the Feed-a-Child shop.
Planting a tree, painting T-shirts and decorating cookies for our outreaches
and then spending the day celebrating the start of Spring.
Tshwane Place of Safety
The objectives of the Haven
- To provide a support structure to Tshwane Place of Safety Association with
regards to sick children;
- To provide a secure home environment for children with medical problems;
- To provide specialist care to babies and toddlers with medical problems;
- To liaise with doctors, clinics and specialists on specific problems of
babies and toddlers placed in the Haven;
- To provide an overnight shelter facility for the SAP until these children
can be placed with other Place of Safety parents.
The Haven is geared to cater for 12-15 children, 5 toddlers and 9 babies. The
type of children that can be accommodated are severely malnourished children, HIV+ with other
problems, TB with other problems, down syndrome, abused and premature babies as well as
children with heart and lung problems.
New Beginnings Morning
Centurion Christian School was blessed to host a
morning tea and fellowship on Saturday, 5 September at Lafayette Restaurant. The theme for our
tea was “New Beginnings”. Renewal starts with the heart as 2 Co 5:17 says:
“Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is
new”. However, we sometimes need a reminder that, as mothers and wives, we also have an
This memorable occasion was filled with fun, laughter, and wisdom from our
guest speakers. Every woman knows very well how difficult it is to juggle all the balls on a
daily basis - being a mother, lover and a woman (not to mention being cook, chef and bottle
washer as well)!
Jean Geerthsen shared in a light and humoristic way the roles women play in
2015, while stylist and business woman, Carina Nel (The Style and Fashion Club) entertained us
with an informative fashion show and tips on how to “renew” our style without a
lot of money.
Themba Community Church Outreach
Doornkloof Farm is situated in Middelrus, Kwazulu
Natal (Mooi River area). On this farm there is a relatively young congregation as well as two
neighbouring schools. CCS would like to start a sustainable outreach program to this community
that can grow in the future. A group of students and staff visited the farm and spread the
gospel by means of showing the Jesus Movie in Zulu at different venues for different age
groups, they entertained the school children and even played a few soccer games. A hotdog meal
was a tremendous blessing to the kids. They also did some much needed repairs to the school
Outreach is not only done in our community. We
also include outreaches within the CCS family. These events are aimed at blessing our parents,
grandparents, family members, etc.
On 13 November, CCS hosted our annual Grandparents’ Day. All grandparents
were invited to attend a fun morning where we spoiled them with some eats, gave away prizes
for the oldest grandparent, the grandparent with the most grand children, etc. and then
treated them to a show, put on by each Learning Centre.
A day of fun and games where our students showed off their talents and