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FRIDAY 26 April 2019
Dear Parents

               The more that you read, the more things that you will know.
                       The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

                                                                                     Dr Seuss

On this Tuesday past, our librarian, Sue Kieswetter, and I attended the opening of a library and Shine Reading Centre at St John’s RC Primary School in Kensington. It was made possible by Partners for Possibility, an NGO that brings business and under-resourced schools together to create new opportunities for development. A past Prep teacher, Fambai Marara, who represented the first corporation involved, proved to be the catalyst for this development. Quite serendipitously, he discovered that we were completely overhauling our library and so we donated our considerable bookshelves and library furniture to St John’s. The Pre-Prep held a book drive and we were able to donate a few hundred books. In the end, a few businesses and NGOs, including The Bookery and another school, were also involved in this collaboration and, of course, many of the St John’s teachers. In the end, they have a brand new library and a Shine Reading Centre. I was amazed at the extent of the collaboration and the real effect of it, and pleased that we were able to play a small part in it. Please see the photographs below – notice our shelves completed rejuvenated with a coat of white paint.

Twelve Grade 6s and two teachers left last night for the Dulwich Exchange in the UK and will spend fourteen days there, experiencing school life, hosted by families as well as a few days out and about in London. I am going across to spend a few days at the school myself and so will be away until before the election. Rob Riches will manage the school in my absence.

Have a good weekend.

Kind regards

Friday 26 April 2019

Bramley Movie Night

Venue: Jagger Hall

Time: 17h30 to 20h00

Wednesday 1 May 2019 Public Holiday - Workers Day

Rugby Tuckshop

There are still a number of shifts available at the Tuck Shop, Egg and Bacon Stand and the U9 Tuck Shop at the Sahara Field. Please volunteer for a shift - it will only take 30 minutes out of your day. Please click HERE to book your slot.
Inter-House Fishing Competition


The annual Inter-House fishing competition took place on the Breede River over the Easter weekend. Everyone had a fantastic time and the results are as follows:


1. Van der Bijl
2. Charlton
3. Brooke
4. Bramley

Biggest fish: Tiaan Louw

Most fish caught: Luke Carter

More photos can be found on our Facebook Page.

World Book Day
In celebration of World Book Day, the Grade 6s came to read to the Grade 3s during reading period. More photos are available on our Facebook Page.
Dulwich Exchange
A very excited group of boys en route to Dulwich in the capable hands of Ms Johns and Mr Anderson. We wish them safe travels and a very happy time away!

Clothing Drive





Many thanks to the boys and parents who donated clothing this morning. These will be sent to Vusa, Leliebloem, The Haven and Straatwerk amongst others.

St John's Library





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