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THURSDAY 19 October 2023
Dear Parents

My apologies for giving out the incorrect dates for two very important whole school events in the last two weeks of term.  These are the correct dates:
  • Carol Service                     Tuesday, 28 November (evening)
  • Prizegiving                        Thursday, 7 December 09h00

There were many tired boys and staff on Monday, some staff because they had completed the Cape Town Marathon the day before, but for most of us, tired because of a late Sunday night watching the Springboks beat France in a nerve-wracking one point victory and making it to the semi-final.

So the boys were very excited to hear the announcement yesterday that tomorrow would be another Bok Friday – civvies and something green, although anyone wanting to support the English rose is most welcome.

We announced Bok Friday at Music Assembly where we had just heard one of our boys play the harp, the first performance on a harp this year at a music assembly. A few boys guessed correctly that the harp belongs to the music family of strings. Boys were encouraged to consider the harp as an instrument, one that we have introduced over the last few years.

Best wishes for the weekend.

Kind regards

Friday 20 October 2023

Bok Friday

Boys may wear civvies with something green

Million Word Club Year End Event

Time: 19h00
Venue: Exclusive Books Cavendish

Monday 23 October 2023 Bishops Praise Service

Time: 09h50
Venue: Mallet Centre
Boys to wear No 1s
Tuesday 24 October 2023 Bramley House Picnic - Grade 3, 4 and 5

Time: 17h00 to 19h00
Venue: Prep Pool
Wednesday 25 October 2023 Inter-Schools General Knowledge Finals

Time: 19h00
Venue: Pinelands North Primary School
Friday 27 October 2023

Charlton House Grade 6 Outing

Time: 18h30
Further communication to follow

Saturday 28 October 2023

Inter-House Cricket U10 to U13

Time: 08h00

Please remember!

With summer having finally arrived, please remind your sons to bring their caps to school and to apply sunscreen every day.
Charlton House News
The Charlton House Grade 4 boys had an outing to Grand West last Friday where they played lazer tag, visited the games arcade and had a meal at the Spur. They had an amazing time having lots of fun together! Please visit our Facebook page for more photos.

Spotlight on Mathematics

The Mathematics department debunked the myth that Maths is boring by entertaining the school for an hour and 20 minutes with some fun activities during our Spotlight assembly last Friday. The boys were engaged with Maths Magic tricks performed by our Grade 6 boys, presentations of fun facts involving Mathematics, an interhouse 3D shape building contest, the Rubiks Cube challenge won by Ethan Lee Pan in Grade 5 with in an incredible 16,96 seconds, a countdown calculation challenge and of course the most inspiring mathematics jokes by Rupert and Jasper. Well done to all involved for creating such a buzz around Maths.

Water Polo News

Our U13A Water Polo team participated in the SACS Tournament last week. Our team played very well and made it to the quarter-finals. They finished 8th out of 28 schools, a result we can be proud of. Congratulations to Troy Webb who has been selected to represent WP Polo at the year-end Inter-Provincial Tournament and to Adam Tanfield and Jonah de Villiers who have been selected as non-travelling reserves.

Staff News

Congratulations to our amazing Prep staff members who successfully completed the Cape Town Marathon last weekend! Pictured here are Naadia Luzmore, Khwezi Mqomboti (ex-staff member), Thami Siko, JP Dudley and Zwelakhe Sodladla.
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