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Pre Prep Notices Friday 7 July 2017

Welcome back: We hope that you enjoyed a restful midterm break and are ready for the last stretch of the Winter Term.

Carnival: Looking forward to seeing you all at our Carnival tomorrow, Saturday 15 July 2017. Starting at 09:00 till 14:00.

Grayston Uniform Shop: Crazy day sale at the Grayston Carnival on Saturday 8 July 2017 from 08:00 till 12:00. On the day specials on blankets, large blazers, fleeces, kids sunglasses and further marks downs on sleeveless jerseys, base-layers and more.

Winter Term Reports: Please return the reply slip to acknowledge receipt of your child’s report. You are most welcome to set up an appointment to see the teacher should you be concerned about any aspect of the report.

Drumming Workshop: The Pre Prep children will participate in a drumming workshop during school on Friday 14 July.

2018 January Start Date: Just a reminder that our calendar does not fall completely in line with the ISASA schools calendar. We have decided to start the April holiday a little earlier than the ISASA schools calendar, to allow for a full 3 weeks’ break in April 2018.

In order to make up the school days that are lost during April, we will return to school two days earlier in January 2018. Therefore school will commence on Monday 15 January 2018. We trust that we have conveyed this information to you in sufficient time for you to plan for your holidays.

The Yale Whiffenpoofs: The Whiffenpoofs, a collegiate a cappella singing group are visiting Grayston Prep on Saturday 15 July. Please save the date as it’s one not to be missed! The Whiffenpoofs are the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group and are the seniors to the Yale Spizzwinks, who are all undergrads. Tickets cost R120 for adults, R70 for children. Soup and a roll are included in the price and seating is on a first come first served basis. The PA will be selling tickets every Wednesday and Friday after midterm, at the top and bottom gates.

Host a Whiffenpoof: We are looking for families who would be willing to host a student from Yale for the night of Saturday 15 July after the performance at school. If you are able to, please contact for more information.

67 Minutes for Mandela: We encourage all Grayston families to support our Mandela Day drive. We ask that, leading up to the 18 July, you spend 67 minutes of your time clearing out your bookshelves and sending any books that you have read but no longer need to school. These books may be suitable for all ages (from toddlers to adult) and will be donated to the Kwena Basin Community Library, a trust that we have supported for many years. Books may be delivered to Reception. We will also be collecting new or well-loved blankets. BanaBlankets will be on sale in the pavilion and at the entrances to the school. These blankets are made by an organisation in Alexandra Township, by unemployed women. There will be different sizes available and you are welcome to purchase a blanket for yourselves or donate it towards our outreach initiative.

Grade 000

  • The children were so excited to see all their friends again on Monday.
  • Our theme, On the Farm, will continue next week.
  • We learnt how to make Cheese Provitas during baking this week.
  • The baker for Cookie Day on Monday 10 July, is Lelo Mpondo.
  • We will be needing pieces of polystyrene or florist’s oasis for our next Project Based Learning experience in a couple of weeks time and would be most appreciative if parents are able to donate any of these items.

Grade 00

  • We have kicked off the term with the theme of Weather and the Seasons.
  • Cheese Provitas were on the baking menu this week.
  • Emma Gotthardt and Matthew Grimley are the bakers for Cookie Day on Monday 10 July.

Cheese Provitas


  • Provita biscuits
  • Grated cheese
  • Butter (margarine)


  • Take one strip of Provita.
  • Spread some butter on the biscuit.
  • Sprinkle some cheese on the buttered Provita

Grade R


  • The Grade R children will be involved in a Project Based Learning experience related to the theme of Transport this week. This will culminate in the children watching a movie at the ‘drive-in cinema’ while sitting in the ‘cars’ they have made on Monday 17 July.
  • We will be introducing the letter Pp next week.
  • Our next Cookie Day will take place on Monday 10 July. The bakers are Yashil Maken, Maloke Seopela and Kiana Naidoo.
  • The children should all bring a knife and fork to school in a ziplock bag on Monday. These will be used during next week’s baking activity and will be returned thereafter.
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