The students’ involvement in community and environmental projects are an essential part of our school curriculum. Our school’s motto for our outreach arm is: “be the change you want to see in the world”. Our aim is to lead by example, to serve others, to respect other cultures and to contribute positively to society. We will be involved in reading schemes, numeracy and literacy training, art workshops and skills development.

Environment awareness

We have achieved Eco School – Platinum status. We care about doing our part to advance the “green” movement. By using products that are environmentally friendly, we can lead by example and make our students aware, from a practical view, how it is enforced. We have also introduced a formal recycling initiative into our school environment from the Executive Head’s office to the classrooms. Each student, as part of a team, will have a turn to categorise and dispose of our clean recyclable litter. We will educate the school staff and students on which items of litter can be recycled and hope that the ideas will filter into your homes too, among others.

Also envisaged is:

  • Social responsibility & investment.
  • Establishment of an educational trust.
  • Partners with the Mountain Cambridge School’s support of Ennis Thabong Primary, Lesedi House, CANSA, Rainbows & Smile, Hartbeespoort Animal Welfare Society, Ten Rooms School, Purple Pinkies for Polio Awareness & Dare to share
  • Santa Shoebox project
  • Jars of Hope
  • SANBS (Blood Drive)

Real unicorns have curves… at least our favorites do!

As part of our MCS Eco Campaign we decided to adopt a little rhino baby from The Rhino Orphanage. The Rhino Orphanage is a NPO that rescues and rehabilitates rhino babies that have been orphaned (mostly due to poaching). From our four finalists, Impi came out tops and MCS is now proudly TEAM IMPI!!

Impi is a female white rhino calf that was attacked at 5 weeks of age by a pride of 12 lions. Impi’s courageous mother, Manala, tried to protect her. Impi and her mother were both brought to safety of The Rhino Orphanage. She received intensive medical treatment for her injured right leg and the team of Animotion created and fitted a brace to help stabilize her foot initially and then her leg. Unfortunately, she needs further treatment and braces for her knee joint.

During the week before Easter, the MCS learners opened their hearts and piggy banks to buy bottles of formula milk for the orphanage and to help fund further medical treatment for Impi. In total R14400 was raised for the Orphanage.

We would like to thank every Mountain Cambridge School learner, parent, grandparent, aunty and uncle that contributed. We will keep you posted on her progress.

Go Team Impi!