Malcolm Pinto was welcomed as the new principal of Hyde Park Primary School, in Fairways, at the beginning of the year.
Teacher Lynn Meyer said since Mr Pinto started there has been a “renewed surge of positivity within the school and community”.
She said: “Mr Pinto is energised and highly motivated and his daily call has been for Hyde Park Primary’s pupils to succeed and excel in all aspects of their lives.
“As a team, we are committed to build and develop Hyde Park Primary as a beacon of hope for the future, in the Parkwood and Fairways community.”
Ms Meyer said among the events held at the school this year so far was a Valentine’s Day celebration on Wednesday February 14.
“The school was transformed into a sea of red and white. These colours symbolise love and peace. It was a day of celebration with the crowning of the king and queen in the Foundation and Intersen phase. The pupils enjoyed a session of listening to beautiful love songs while the entrants displayed their red and white apparel on stage. We had the privilege of judges from abroad such as Tienkie Zingaro, a Constantia resident who lives in Italy
and in South Africa. She has been instrumental in sourcing sponsorships for our less fortunate pu-
Ms Meyer said Ash Wednesday was also observed on the same day.“Our teachers and pupils, who participate in Ash Wednesday, attended a service in the hall conducted by lay ministers from the local Anglican church in Acacia Road.”