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THURSDAY 16 February 2023
Dear Parents

Thank you for supporting us in improving the parking situation in Duke and Fir Roads. You will have seen that we have put out large beacons along the Rossall side of Duke Road as far as Fir Road and we intend extending this up to the intersection of Duke and Erin Road. This means that boys walking up to sport have unfettered access to the pavements; without beacons, boys have to walk in the road or bump cars with their kit if they go through the narrow “tunnel” left on the pavement when parents have parked on it.  The safety of our boys is paramount.

It is human nature to want to park as close as possible to a pick up or drop off point, but it is problematic around a school. Please use the parking area next to the Campground Road subway or the one near to the station. It is not too far to walk for parents or boys. Alternatively, arrive slightly later (10 or 15 minutes) once the initial congestion has eased. As always, I thank you in advance for your support with this very important issue.

Enjoy our sport and activity-free weekend. I am sure it will give everyone a chance to catch their breath.

Kind regards

Friday 17 February 2023

Mid Term Break

No extra-murals this weekend

Tuesday 21 February 2023 Pentangular Gala

Time: 17h30 to 19300
Venue: SACS High School Pool
Wednesday 22 February 2023

Ash Wednesday Service

Time: 11h00
Venue: Memorial Chapel

Boys to wear No 1s

All parents welcome

Friday 24 February 2023

Civvies Day

Please see details under TAKE Note

Van der Bijl House Family Braai - Grade 3 - 7

Time: 17h30 to 20h00
Venue: Stanmore Field

Brooke House Family Braai - Grade 3 - 7

Time: 17h30 to 20h00
Venue: Prep Pool

Bramley House Family Picnic - Grade 3 - 7

Time: 17h30 to 20h00
Venue: Clifton 4th Beach


Outreach - Civvies Day

Civvies Day will take place on Friday 24th February. Boys can wear civvies for our chosen charity, DARG animal shelter in Hout Bay. We will be collecting dog and cat food, blankets, bowls, brushes and toys. DARG representatives will be popping into assembly to talk us about their community drives and we look forward to learning more about them, so don’t fur-get this pawsome date and your donation, Friday 24th February.
Athletics Notice

Well done to all our boys who braved the heat during our Sports Day last Friday and performed superbly for their houses.
Please click HERE to see the trophy winners and HERE to see the medal winners. Congratulations to them! Please note these boys are to attend their age group athletics practices next week to prepare for the Pentangular and Quadrangular the following week.
OD Nominations

Reminder to all parents who are also ODs.  Nominations for the next ODU Committee close at the end of this week.  Be sure to get your nominations in today. To submit a nomination, please click on THIS LINK.


Book a table with bubbles (non-alcoholic options available) and picnic boxes (mezze meat, mezze vegetarian or cheese) and you will be sitting pretty at the Bishops Carnival taking place on 3 March. Please click on THIS LINK to prebook a table and/or picnic box.

Founders Day Sport

Calling all ODs who want to take part in Founders Day Sport.  We are making teams to play against the college boys.  To sign up please CLICK HERE.

Volunteering at VUSA

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who have signed up to assist with the VUSA ECD Programme following our call-to-action last week.  The first group of volunteers went out to Dalukhanyo Pre-School yesterday and are excited to head back next week!

The aim of our programme is to get two to three people to sign up to the roster each week and grow our database of volunteers coming out to Langa! If you have availability on a Tuesday morning (11.30 – 12.15) please consider signing up to this special programme.  A larger volunteer group ensures the programme continues and means you don't have to commit weekly.  
The programme works with children aged 4-6 years old and activities  will include puzzles, playdough, reading and games.  
Please contact Nikki Matthews (0794374276) or Aoife Doherty (076 052 2405) should you be interested in participating in the rewarding initiative. For more information on the VUSA Academy, please watch THIS short clip.

OD Dinner

Tickets are selling fast.  All OD’s are reminded to book their OD Dinner tickets to avoid missing out on a great evening with old school friends.

Sports Day
A very successful Sports day was held last Friday despite the soaring temperatures! Very well done to all involved and well done to Bramley House for winning the Spirit Trophy. Please visit our website photo gallery for more photos.
Valentine's Day

Love is alive and well at the Prep! The 7B class celebrated Valentines Day by preparing roses with messages and handing them out to women walking to and from work as well as to staff members. Our staff also rose to the occasion by wearing shades of red and pink to mark the day!
Grade 7 News
Grade 7s have been learning about aquatic marine life in Science class and they really enjoyed the Rocky Shore Presentation earlier this week.
Cricket News
Our under 13A cricket team hosted Wellesley Prep (UK) yesterday. It was a great afternoon of cricket. Congratulations to Ibraheem Taliep on scoring 100. Ibraheem was presented with a Wellesley shirt by the opposition captain.
Brooke House News
Brooke boys proudly showing off their new caps!
Our Grade 4s, 5s and 6s have all been on camp this week to High Noon, Disakloof and Bonamanzi respectively. They have been having a fantastic time. Please visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for more photos.
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