Festive fun at Maloney’s Eye – kiddies’ Christmas party in pictures

  • December 04, 2013

A Grade R learner carries her food bucket to a shady spot

Hot dogs and fizzy drinks, popcorn, sweetie packs and jumping castles – the essential ingredients for any kiddies’ party. 

Yesterday’s (3 December) festive celebration at Maloney’s Eye Primary School in Krugersdorp was no different.

Facilitated by Maropeng and partners, and hosted at Maloney’s Eye School, the annual end-of-year celebration is an occasion for Maropeng and friends to interact with young children from the local community, and give them a day of fun, food and laughter.

Over and above the festive treats, the children were also given food packs to take home.

“We are here today to commemorate your achievements as a school,” said Maropeng managing director Tony Rubin.

“We want to celebrate with you, and we hope you accept these gifts and enjoy the day together.”

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Guests are welcomed to the school with song and dance

Welcoming representatives from Maropeng, Southern Spoor, Cathy Findlay PR, Flow Communications, the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site Management Authority, St Peter’s School, Spar, Big Time Liquors, and Andrew Staedler and Rob Jackson of Dads for Charity, Rubin thanked all sponsors for their involvement in the event, by donating resources and time to the Christmas Party out of the kindness of their hearts.

The kids were so excited about their sweetie gift packs

Principal Ellen Mpho Sechotlo thanked Maropeng’s Magel van de Venter for her ongoing efforts to bring resources to the school, describing her as an angel sent from God.

“With your help and support, the learners have managed to achieve better results this year. We are proud to announce that we are no longer on the Education Department’s list of under-performing schools,” she said.

“We sincerely appreciate your assistance and we hope you’ll continue to support the school.”

The Maloney's Eye team gives the Christmas party a big thumbs-up

Maloney’s Eye Primary School is a place of education for more than 300 under-privileged learners who live in the Magaliesberg and Krugersdorp areas. Over the years Maropeng and partners have assisted in the development of the school grounds, facilities and premises, including building a kitchen, installing jungle gyms and revamping the ablution facilities.

Cathy Findlay hands out sweetie packs to the learners

“As our official CSI project, Maloney’s Eye Primary School is very close to our hearts,” says Van de Venter.

“The children who attend this institution come from very poor backgrounds – many of them come to school with empty tummies and bare feet, and yet they remain committed to learning.

“Today is a celebration of giving. We see it as an occasion to give these kids a day unlike any other – a day when they are on the receiving end of food, fun and fanfare.”

The staff at Maloney's Eye


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