Author Archives: Rose-Anne Reynolds

About Rose-Anne Reynolds

I am head of Inclusive Support at Pinelands North Primary School in Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa. I am passionate about inclusion, children, embracing diversity, multilingualism, tolerance, joy and love in abundance. I am married to Brandan Reynolds who is an editorial cartoonist and political commentator, we have two children Kai and Ella.

What holds the rainbow down?

What holds the rainbow down? Words of the angry or angered? Words with a hashtag or without? The rainbow is coming down.   What holds the rainbow down? Words – some, more violent than rocks Used as shields, more potent … Continue reading

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The weight of paper

  One day, in 2010 when our son Kai* was in Grade 1 after he had finished the ‘work’ or ‘task’ assigned to him by his teacher he asked for a piece of paper to draw on. This is a … Continue reading

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I’m different now

I don’t think like I used to think I don’t write like I used to write I don’t read what I used to read I don’t look like I used to look I don’t love like I used to love … Continue reading

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Projecting projects

So this is ‘my’ project, birthed from the water restrictions and a garden with more lawn than needed! So it has no cover page and no list of references! The list of collaborators is long- Devillers our magic fingers gardener, … Continue reading

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And so the land is lost

And so the land was lost It now stands vacant A place holder, like a space bar  And so the land was lost  The people too District Six remains a place on a map A memory, an urgent reminder of … Continue reading

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Negotiating the first weeks of the new school year

If your children are struggling to bounce out of bed with unlimited enthusiasm because they are taking a bit longer to adjust to their (new) school, class or teacher, acknowledge their sadness and talk to them about what they are … Continue reading

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