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Senior Prep Notices 03 June 2016

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Grayston Carnival: Carnival Day/ Interhouse Soccer and Netball is a compulsory event for all Grade 1 to Grade 7 pupils. Children should please wear their house t-shirts or t-shirts in the colour of their Grayston houses. Soccer players need to wear Grayston navy shorts, Grayston soccer socks and shin pads. Netball players may wear either Grayston skorts or Grayston navy shorts. The children will need to meet their PE coaches at their respective meeting areas where they will be put into their positions for their matches.

Armbands are already on sale from the Grayston Cafe for R120.00 which includes inflatables and game stallsPlease email pta@graystonprep.co.za should you have any queries.

Staff News: Please note that Mrs Scriven and Mrs Chipps will be away at the Annual International Thinking Skills conference in the UK for the period, 13 June to 20 June. Mrs Janet Simmonds will be teaching Grade 5 English and Ms Nadya Bhagwan will be teaching Grade 6 and 7 Natural Science during this time. Please email either Ms Woodburn (Head of Languages) atdebbiew@graystonprep.co.za, Mr Huggett (Head of Student Affairs) at johnh@graystonprep.co.za or Mrs McKay (Head of Academics) at chem@graystonprep.co.za if you have any concerns during this time.

Movie Afternoon: The Grade 7 Care Bears and the Pre-Prep cubs from Grade 00 and Grade R will be getting together for a special movie afternoon on the 24 June from 14:00 until 16:00 in the hall. It’s time to snuggle into a pillow and warm blanket and enjoy some much needed downtime. The cost will be R50 per child and includes a hotdog, popcorn and juice. The children will be cared for by the Care Bears under the supervision of teachers. Please save the date and we will send reply slips closer to the time. 

IT Safety: Please continue to support us in our efforts to keep your child safe while they are at school by ensuring that they do not have a sim card installed in their iPad. Having a sim card or mobile data available at school allows your child to access content from the internet which would otherwise be filtered out by our firewall.
We encourage responsible use of the technology available to the learners, and to that end the Senior Prep Students will be signing up to complete a “digital driver’s licence”. This will help educate them on how to be better digital citizens, and keep themselves safe. Please encourage your child to spend some time working through the various modules and completing the questions that follow each module. Please could you also assist your child to download the digital driver’s licence app (called iDriveDigital in the App Store) onto their iPads by the end of next week (3rd June).

Roald Dahl 100: Did you know that this year we celebrate 100 years since Roald Dahl’s birth? To celebrate, we are giving you the chance to win big. For more information please click here. Send your entry to marketing@penguinrandomhouse.co.za by 22 July 2016.

Condolences: Our sincere condolences to a number of staff members and their families. Nicola Bosman’s grandmother passed away on Tuesday. Ezra Ngcobo from our estate team was involved in a fatal car accident on the weekend and Francois Conradie who taught orchestra, trumpet and the saxophone at Grayston sadly also passed away last week. Our thoughts are with all their families during this difficult time.

Aftercare: The Aftercare programmes from Grade 000 to Grade Seven are co-ordinated by experienced staff and cater for those parents who require supervised after school or sports care for their children.  Our Aftercare facility is offered at the school on a daily basis and also during the school holidays. The centre is open from 13h00 to 17h30 during the Academic Term and between 07h30 and 17h30 during the school holidays. Learners must be collected personally and signed out from this facility. Children may not wait at the cage to be collected in the afternoons after sporting activities they may attend aftercare or supervised homework.

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