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Junior Prep Notices 03 March 2017

Parent Interviews: We invite all parents to make an appointment to see your child’s teacher between 13 March and 12 April. Each teacher will post an interview schedule on her classroom window on Monday, 6 March so that parents can book a convenient time. These interviews are designed to give you in-depth information about the children’s progress thus far and will be followed by a formal, written report at the end of June.

Dates to Diarise: Please diarise the following dates – details about these events will follow shortly:

  • Maths Mornings for Grades One and Two – Monday 27, Tuesday 28 or Wednesday 29 March 07:30 to 08:30 (one morning of choice)
  • Maths Mornings for Grade Three – Monday 27 March, Tuesday 28 March or Monday 3 April 07:30 to 08:30 (one morning of choice)
  • Grandparents’ Tea Party – Wednesday, 12 April 10:30 (letter going home on Monday 6 March)

World Book Day: Grayston celebrated World Book Day yesterday. Some very excited Dr Seuss character ‘look-alikes’ arrived at school and we commend the parents on their enthusiasm and creativity – the costumes were amazing! The Hooked on Books show was fantastic as usual and it was wonderful to see our little ones sharing storytime with their older Grayston counterparts when the Senior Prep children took time out to read to them.

Biathle 17 March 2017: It is that time of the year again and everyone is looking forward to this event. The Biathle is open to children from Grade 1 – 7 and each year this race proves to be a success. There are two more events that have been added into the programme to allow more children to compete. These events are non-competitive, but the learners will still receive a goodie bag and medal. If you have any queries related to this event, please feel free to contact Nicola Scriven (

Co-Curricular: The new co-curricular will be published on Monday, 6 March 2017.

Social Cohesion Update: Following on from our surveys which were conducted at the start of the term we would now like to invite parents to attend a focus group to discuss the outcomes of the survey results. Two focus groups will take place with the first on Tuesday 14 March from 6pm – 7:30pm and the second on Wednesday 15 March from 6pm – 7:30pm. Both focus groups will take place in the school staff room. Parents interested in attending are asked to please email Nicole Liebenberg at and state the date of the focus group they would like to participate in.

Holiday Care: Please note that Holiday care will be closed on the following dates: 20 March 2017 and 28 April 2017.

Barefoot day: Thank you to everyone who donated to this wonderful cause. We have collected hundreds of shoes that will definitely make a difference this winter.

Grade One

  • The Grade Ones have worked excitedly on creating ideas and characters based on the book If I Ran a Circus by Dr Seuss. Fantasy animals and crazy performances abounded!
  • We are still looking for paper for all the Grade One classrooms.

Grade Two

  • The Grade Twos are enjoying learning about different homes and were fascinated by the idea of a motor home! Sleeping in what we travel in sounds like such fun!    

Grade Three

  • The Grade Three corridor has been abuzz with excitement for World Book Day this week. What fun it has been celebrating books and the works of Dr Seuss in particular!
  • Please return any outstanding reply slips for the outing which takes place on Thursday, 9 March.
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