Shireen Gallie, Bellville: Teachers’ lockdown anthem goes viral
The Settlers High School in Bellville tapped into their creative side to express how much staff members miss the learners, says principal Shireen Gallie.
Our school launched its lockdown anthem on social media to great acclaim from parents, learners and alumni. The YouTube views alone have reached more than 39 000 views!
Watch the video here:
Music video sparked by teachers missing learners
A discussion on our staff’s WhatsApp group revealed how much they missed the learners and sparked the idea to demonstrate how they feel.
Besides academics, we pride ourselves on being a very musical and creative school and it was therefore decided to be the best way to show them.
The production of the music video was spearheaded and coordinated by our deputy principal Hugo Smuts, who is the head of music and culture at the school and a celebrated musician in his own right.
School’s theme and values
The music video is aligned with our school’s theme and values — determination, respect, integrity, vision and excellence — for the year.
The video also features two teachers who received Protea colours for ballroom dancing of whom we are extremely proud of.
The learners love the video. It brought many of them to tears to see that we do miss them.
Generally, our learners are happy at school and most of them genuinely miss the school — their second home. Our learners, parents and friends of the school alike have sent us messages of support, appreciation and gratitude. At Settlers we always go the extra mile.