Dear Parents

I am happy to report that we have welcomed Grade R, Grade 3 and a few Grade RRR boys back to Merchiston. Judging by the staff report backs, parent comments and the numerous photographs, all is well, and the boys are thoroughly enjoying themselves. The return of these cohorts is undoubtedly an excellent tonic for both staff and boys. Next week brings the rest of our boys back to the fold and what a day it is going to be. All cohorts of Mudrats will celebrate the togetherness that has been missing for so long.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is well-known in the field of psychology. Maslow first introduced his concept of a hierarchy of  needs in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” and his subsequent book Motivation and Personality. This hierarchy suggests that people are motivated to fulfil basic needs before moving on to other, more advanced needs.