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Pre Prep Notices 8 April 2016

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It is difficult to believe that we have reached the end of the first term for 2016.

The term has been packed with many activities and developments.  The children have applied themselves diligently in the classroom and have produced pleasing academic results, as well as some fantastic work products. The achievements of the Grade 7 Group in being offered 15 scholarships to high schools highlights the academic prowess of the pupils.

The children have also been busy on the sports field and a number, with a variety of children have been selected for making representative teams for cricket, swimming, and netball.  Congratulations go to the netball girls that participated in the Montrose Night Challenge where, with both the Under 11 and Open teams making the semifinals of the challenge.  A number of children have been involved in the Central Gauteng Aquatics and achieved fantastic results.

The music department has started to prepare for the RSM exams later in the year, and the children are developing their singing, marimba, and Orff skills on a weekly basis with incredible performances in the assemblies.

The renovations to the media centre during the final part of last year has allowed for a focused approach to collaboration and IT integration, with the BYOD programme in Grades 5 to 7 is showing the capabilities of the new technologies for teaching and learning. The children need to be commended for their positive approach to the initiative and the enthusiasm with which they have approached learning.

At the end of this term, we bid farewell to Mrs Tuamazos and Mrs Walker, we thank them for their commitment and service to the school. We wish them both well in the future and hope that they will come back to visit on a regular basis. Miss Aimee Johnson will replace Mrs Tuamazos in Grade 1 while the Afrikaans in Grade 5 will be taught by Mrs Human and the Grade 4 Afrikaans by Mrs Fourie.

The second term is packed with a variety of enjoyable activities and opportunities for the children. Enjoy the holidays with your children, rest well and we look forward to welcoming you all back on Wednesday, 4 May 2016.


Grandparents’ Tea Party: We extend a heartfelt thanks to the mums who served as hostesses and to the support and tuckshop staff for their hard work in preparing for this event. The children thoroughly enjoyed entertaining their guests and a wonderful atmosphere pervaded the school as your little ones revelled in the attention of their grandparents or other special guests.

Thank you: We would like to thank Mrs Figueiredo for her patience, enthusiasm and expertise in the music room this term while she filled in for Mrs Buck who has been on maternity leave. The quality of the children’s singing at the Grandparents’ Tea Party bore testimony to this!

Volunteers: If you are able to spare some time to assist with ‘puzzles and games’ (Grade R and Grade 00) and library duty (Grade R) during the Winter Term, please add your name to the lists displayed in the classrooms.

Uniform: Next term, children should please wear their school tracksuits and black tackies to school. To ensure that the children are warm, please purchase the long-sleeved winter shirt as children are not permitted to wear the summer shirt over a long-sleeved vest.

April Holiday Care: 14 countries in 16 days from Monday, 11 April 2016 till Friday, 29 April 2016. RSVP slips will be sent home. Attendance for the option 1 aftercare kids is free. R180 per day for all the other Grayston children. Click here for more information.

April Holiday Clinics: Please click here for more information on the holiday clinics offered for the April Holidays.

The Grayston Uniform Shop: will be open from 8:30 to 12:30 on Tuesday the 3 May 2016  for any last minute uniform shopping.


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