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12 November 2021

Dear Parents

Thank you to those Grade 2 parents who attended our coffee connections morning this morning.  It was wonderful to have such a large number of parents here to meet some of the Prep staff who were to be able to answer your questions as you move over to their campus next year.

All boys will recieve a new set of name tags for 2022. Please keep these somewhere safe until the new year when there will be many new items to mark, particularly Grade 1 and 2 boys that will need to use them for their stationery.


Sadly, our Divinity teacher, Jeremy Smith, has to move on. It is however ultimately good news for him as he has to attend a year at the Anglican Seminary in Grahamstown. We hope that this is a step closer to ordination as a priest in the Anglican Church. We have seen a real calling to full time ministry in Jeremy and we have really enjoyed his teaching and talks since October 2019. The boys and staff have appreciated his very down to earth approach, his inspiring messages and his open mindedness. We wish him well. We are now in the process of recruiting his replacement.

The updated Diversity and Transformation Policy is now on our website in three languages: English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa. Go to the Information tab and it appears under Policies. The Transformation Committee is currently working on another three policies. Thank you to all of you who provided input after the draft was sent out last term. It is greatly appreciated.


Wishing Mrs Venter a very Happy Birthday on Sunday 14th and Mrs van der Westhuizen a very happy birthday for Wednesday 17th.


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Kind regards


Friday 19th November

Grade 2 Father and Son campout

This is always mentioned by the Grade 2 boys as one of the highlights of their year.  We trust you are all packed and ready for some fun at the campout.  Some parents have asked about camping equipment. If you have the need, please email and she can send you the contact details to hire tents etc. We are really hoping for some great weather and some lasting memories.

Tuesday 30 November

Civvies Day

This civvies day collection will be shared between our cleaning staff.  These ladies: Ms Marilyn May, Mrs Dorris Lottering and Mrs Sharon Alberts have really gone the extra mile to keep our school clean and safe.  We thank and honour them for this. Any contribution will be gatefully accepted. This together with the food hampers go a very long way to support their families and ensure a wonderful festive celebration. We will send a reminder closer to the time.
Christmas Hampers

Please keep an eye out for a seperate email from one of the mums who is co-ordinating our hampers this year, with more detail about our collection.

Message from our Youth Pastor

The Lord be with you,


Yesterday we held conversations on Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. WW1 was deemed the war to end all wars but in retrospect we know many wars followed and many spaces of unrest still exist. In a world of unrest, and turmoil, where do we find peace?


We are invited by God to be people of peace.


It is our responsibility to work for the peace. Desmond Tutu once said, “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value”


Peace is the work of all people, everywhere, every day. May we as a school and community seek out measures and moments to act with agency and do the work that God requires. May we be the people of peace always.


May the peace of God be with you always.

Uxolo lukaThixo malube nani ngamaxesha onke

Mag die vrede van God altyd met u wees



Second Hand Uniform Shop

A reminder that the second hand uniform shop (located at the Prep)is open Tuesdays/Thursday mornings 7:30-8:30am and Fridays at 12-1pm. Prices will increase from 1 December 2021.

PA Talk on Mental Wellness

There is still space available to attend this talk on Thursday 18 November, either in person in Jagger Hall or online. Please click HERE to book.

Rememberence Day
Our boys were great at collecting money for the SA Legion by making a donation for a poppy and proudly wore them on their collar.  We have raised a total of   R819.00 so far. If boys would still like to make a donation, there are still poppies available from reception. Thank you to all those who contributed to our collection.  Some Grade 2 boys even attempted making poppies in our technology lesson!
Grade N and R where play is work!


Play is work, so much to do, so much to learn and discover.  How do things work, what do they sound like? Number and measurement. Boys enjoyed measurement everyday items using unifix cubes. 
Grade 1 trading day
The parents thoroughly enjoyed coming into the grade 1 classrooms for the first time this year, to help the boys set up for our annual Trading Day. Much fun was held by all as the boys exchanged their amazing wares and worked out change for their items. Thank you to all the boys and parents for making this day so special.
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