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15 October 2021

Dear Parents

It was a strange week for us at the Pre-Prep, having our Grade 12 boys popping in to say goodbye.  Not so long ago they were occupying the little desks in our classrooms and filling the passages with shrieks of laughter.  It made me realise that in no time at all, this will be your boys coming to say goodbye! Yes, there is still a journey ahead but if they can pop in to say goodbye with the smiles as broad as the boys had this week, we have all succeeded.

We were able to start our sport programme this week and it has been wonderful to see the boys out and about.  Hopefully the boys have now settled into the routine of the summer term and are familiar with what sports they need to attend.


We would like to wish Mrs Catherine Rheeder a very Happy Birthday on 16 October. Have a wonderful weekend.


Kind regards


Friday 22 October Photographs

All Grade 1 and 2 boys please to wear whites to school for sport photographs.
From Mr Brown

You would have received my letter yesterday regarding Discipline and Communication. Please do read it – it contains an important message from the Principal, particularly important for parents of younger boys and how teenage behaviour and the school’s approach is perceived.


Please be reminded that boys need a school jersey at school every day. The weather changes quickly and often boys need something over their short sleeves.

The Lord is my friend and protector. There's nothing God can't handle.

In God, I’ve got a safe place to rest; And calm instead of frenzy.

Refresh me with your love,

And clear my eyes,

So that I have agency and can see.

When I panic and think everything is coming apart,

There's no need to be afraid.

God’s wisdom and power are there always. I do not need to fear.

And when my heart is heavy,

And it seems the world is about to do me in,

God can turn panic into peace

Because help and forgiveness are as close as my next breath.

So this is where I always want to be.





On Wednesday, 13 October, the official handover of the Atlas Digibus, to the VUSA Rugby and Learning Academy and Bishops, took place in Langa.


Sue Anderson, Executive Director of the Atlas Foundation South Africa, cut the ribbon and handed the keys to Greg Brown. The bus is a 42 seater Scania bus, which was fully funded by the Atlas Foundation, in partnership with Cognizant, has been converted into a mobile classroom, with 40 laptops and 2 teaching stations.   


VUSA will launch its programmes in 2022 and will support the 5 primary schools in Langa with an intervention at Grade 4 level.  Langa pupils learn in their mother tongue until Grade 3 and then transition to learning in English at Grade 4 level.  This is where many children fall behind.   The programme has thus far been partially funded by Coronation Fund Managers but additional funding is required.  Please contact Nikki Matthews ( if you wish to support or require additional information.

Ice Cream containers

We are collecting 2 litre ice cream containers and lids. Please if you have any spare, would you send them along to school.

Table tennis

The PA have received a request from Athwood Primary for any table tennis tables/bats/balls.  Please if you perhaps have a table that you no longer have a need for, they  would be ever so grateful to put it to good use.  Please could you let Ms Manyela know if you have one and we will put you in touch with the PA.

Our aspiring sportswoman
We could not resist sending you a little peep onto our playground with one of our cleaning staff, Ms Marilyn May in a full on cricket match with the boys at break time!  We are not sure how many runs she scored or how many wickets she is able to brag about.
Dinosaur fossils
Grade N had an exciting morning, convincing us that there were actually dinosaur fossils under the new jungle gym and no amount of negotiation could talk them out of it! Spades and brushes were sought out from any hiding place.
The boys were really excited to be able to play chess again.  Outside was the best option to stay safe and have fun!
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