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FRIDAY 10 May 2019
Dear Parents

Safety issues
There are 2 issues which I would like to bring to your attention:

I would like to appeal to parents to stick to the speed limit of 20km/h on the College campus. We do have boys crossing roads right down the avenue and speeding vehicles put them in danger.

The ISASA (Independent Schools’ Association of Southern Africa) policy unit have put out a memorandum to all schools about the use of the Uber taxi service. Uber’s own terms and conditions stipulate that the service is not available to persons under the age of 18 unless they are accompanied by an adult. I have attached the full memorandum for your attention. While the memorandum warns against the use of Uber we are aware that many boys are using Uber. This is largely a College phenomenon but I am aware that Uber is sometimes used by Prep boys: please note though that this is at parents’ own risk and the school will not be liable for any incidents resulting from the use of Uber by our boys.

Durbanville Primary Exchange
Last year was the first time we instituted a full whole Friday, whole school exchange with Durbanville Primary School, which was a great success. This year, as you know, is our turn to host Durbanville, so today is a completely different school day. We begin the exchange in the Chapel with Father Monwabisi leading the service assisted by Mr Woolls and boys from both schools. Our String Ensemble and Durbanville’s choir will contribute to the Service. The rest of the day consists of hockey, squash, golf and chess matches as well as a combined Amazing Race this afternoon and rugby tomorrow morning. Thank you to all of you who will be hosting the plus-minus ninety boys overnight.

There are a number of differences between us and Durbanville Primary. It is a dual medium school but with more Afrikaans speaking families than English, although both languages are used frequently at the school. The key difference of course, is that it is a co-educational school. Being as big as it is – two hundred in some grades – the number of boys is still more than the Prep put together. We are a traditional Anglican Boys’ School and Durbanville is a State co-educational school with a Christian ethos serving a completely different part of Cape Town. So for both schools it is a chance to interact - staff and boys and hopefully parents too – with a school community with whom we don’t overlap in the same way as that of Rondebosch and SACS.

A huge amount of work has gone into organising this and I hope it will prove an enriching experience for all.

Enjoy the week

Kind regards

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Ensemble Concert

Venue: Jagger Hall

Time: 19h30 to 21h00

Please note the change in time to allow our Muslim boys to break fast


Friday 24 May 2019

Grade 7 Tour First Aid Course

Venue: Maths Room

Time: 14h00 to 16h30


Charlton Movie Night (in aid of Animal Anti-Cruelty League)

Venue: Jagger Hall

Time: 18h30 to 20h30 (movie to start at 19h00)

Please note the change in time to allow our Muslim boys to break fast.


Prayer Groups



A reminder about the Prayer Groups that take place at the Woodlands Pavilion every Tuesday from 07h30. Also, please feel free to make use of the prayer box based at the Brooke Chapel entrance to add your prayer requests.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Men's Prayer Group next week.

Rugby Assistance Required

We will be hosting Durbanville tomorrow and need all hands on deck for a busy Saturday. Please could you volunteer for a 30 minute slot at either the Tuck Shop or the Egg and Bacon Stand. If you are able to assist, please click HERE to book your slot.


The PA Member in charge of the Tuck Shop, Tersia Velosa (aka "The Tuck Shop Tannie") would like to thank all the parents who volunteer at both the Tuck Shop and the Egg and Bacon Stand week after week. She really does appreciate your help!

Orange River Family Adventure



If you are interested, please contact

Rick the Bear Winners - Week 2
This week, Rick the Bear goes to the under 9B, 9C & 9D teams for their improved performances against Wynberg. Well done boys!
Dulwich Exchange
Our boys arrived back safely from a wonderful trip to Dulwich. They spent time at Dulwich Prep, were warmly hosted by Dulwich families and got to see many of the tourist attractions in London. Please visit our Facebook Page for many more photos.
Sandwich Outreach
The Grade 4s managed to contribute approximately 500 sandwiches this week. Many thanks to the parents and boys who provided ready-made sandwiches and those who helped to make them. Let's see if the Grade 5s can match or beat this total next week!
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