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Junior Prep Notices 8May2015

Humility PosterWelcome back: We welcome all our parents and children back to school for the Winter Term and trust that you enjoyed the holiday. At the beginning of the year, we introduced you to Grayston Prep’s new core values. They are;




Lifelong Learning



Each core value will be shared with you through powerful stories, but not just any stories. Each of the stories will relate to a core value and will be true and specific to Grayston Prep, as told through the events of a Grayston Prep child, parent or staff member. The third core value of Humility was announced by our Headmaster, Mark Hayter, in assembly on Wednesday. Humility is the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance. Our story of Humility is told by our Estate Assistant, Lucky Phiri and we encourage you to read it on our Grayston website or our Grayston Facebook page.

After much deliberation and consideration, it has been decided to discontinue the printing of the term z-folded calendars. But dont despair as each and every school event and sports fixture is detailed on our Grayston Google calendar which is live and available on the Grayston Prep App as well as on the Grayston website. For your convenience, you may download a PDF version of the term 2 calendar here but please bear in mind that you may still need to consult the Grayston App or the Grayston website for updates and possible changes to sports fixtures. The Grayston Prep communication portal app will let your child’s educational information find you on the move, and will improve the method of communication between you and the School.  This communication portal is an easy-to-use tool that pushes news information and notices directly to parents so no matter where you are, you’re never out of touch.  It’s simple and it’s immediate. To download the Grayston Prep App for Apple users and Android users, you may click here to visit the iTunes Store or  you may click here to visit the Google Play Store.

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Uniform: While the children were expected to return to school in winter uniform, the weather has been unseasonably warm and so we suggest that the children wear their shorts beneath the tracksuit pants, allowing them to shed layers during the course of the morning. Please remember that they are expected to wear the full tracksuit to assembly each Wednesday morning.

Yale Spizzwinks: Due to popular demand, we have managed to secure extra seating for this opportunity of a lifetime to watch the oldest underclass a cappella group in America! They will bring their blend of songs, humour and choreography BACK to Grayston Preparatory School as part of their 101st year. Their vast and varied repertoire allows them to craft a performance that is appropriate and enjoyable for any audience. Seats will be unreserved and tickets will cost R100.00 per adult and R50.00 per child and it will include a cup of delicious homemade soup and a fresh Portuguese bread roll. Due to limited seating, we have to limit the number of tickets booked to 6 per family. To reserve your tickets, please send your request to as bookings will not be taken telephonically.

Scrap paper: If any parents have access to scrap paper which we could use in the classroom (printed on one side is perfect), please let Mrs Lachenicht know.

Grade One Outing: The Grade One children will be visiting the farm on Wednesday, 13 May (1V and 1G) and Thursday, 14 May (1L and 1T). Details are included in the letter which has been sent home. Please ensure that you return the reply slip.

Prayer for Grayston: A group of parents will be meeting every Tuesday morning at 7:00am to pray for the wider Grayston School family. You are most welcome to join them in the Blue Room, which is the small auditorium classroom above the library. For further information please contact Amy on 082 418 2465 or

Autumn Harvest Feast:  The Grayston Prep 2015 Grade 7 Fundraising Committee and award winning chef, Dario De Angeli and his team from Cube Tasting Kitchen, will be taking you on a Rustic Tasting Exhibition. Click here for more information.

Netball Star:  Its time to book your daughter’s place in the Netball Star NETFIT teams with the terrific Netball Star coaching team. Its open to all girls from U7 to U13 age groups with a maximum of 18 girls per team / age group. Pre-bookings are essential. Contact Sanette on / 083 432 4963 or Click here for more details. Enrolments close on Monday, 11 May 2015.

Lost property:  Jason Leibowitz’s new body warmer from the uniform shop has been misplaced. Its is clearly marked with his name. If you have accidentally taken another child’s belongings, please return them to Reception at your earliest convenience

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