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Senior Prep Notices 18 November 2016

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Grade 6 and Grade 7 Exams: Exams began on Thursday 17 November and end on Friday 25 NovemberPlease be advised that children are required to be at school at 07:30 and late coming must be avoided by all means during the exam period. If your child is late, he/she will NOT be given extra time for the relevant exam paper. We therefore ask all parents to please assist by ensuring that the children are brought to school on time. Exam time alone is stressful enough for the children, and this can be made even worse if they get to the exam venue late. Please see your child’s exam timetable (which was sent last month) or check the calendar on the school’s website for more details on the exam dates.

BYOD App & EBook List: You should receive a copy of the App and EBook list via email today for Gr 5 – 7 2017. Please could you ensure that your child has the requisite Apps and EBooks on their iPad for the start of the new school year. You can access the list by following this link

Holiday Programming Club:  During the holidays, Think Ahead will be running a Codespace workshop, focusing on learning to programme using the app SwiftPlaygrounds. SwiftPlaygrounds is a good way for children to learn the basics of the Swift Programming Language which is used in all Apple based programmes. The course will be run on three different dates from 09:00 – 13:00: 8 – 9 December, 12 – 13 December and 14 – 15 December. The cost will be R800 which includes lunch, a t-shirt and a certificate. Your child will need to bring their iPad (iOS 10 required) with the app installed and headphones. Contact Think Ahead (codespace@thinkahead.co.za) for more information and to book your spot.

Assembly Reminder: There will be no assembly on Wednesday 23 November 2016 due to the Grade 6 & Grade 7 exams being written in the hall.

Senior Prep Prizegiving: The Grade 4 & Grade 5 Prizegiving takes place at 18:30 on Monday, 5 December and the Grade 6 & Grade 7 Prizegiving takes place at 18:30 on Tuesday, 6 December in the John Sounes hall. Each child will be receiving a personalised certificate. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. All children need to be dressed in summer uniform with no blazers and no jerseys and need to please meet in their classrooms at 18:15. Senior Prep artwork will be on display in the hall and we hope you all have a chance to view some of the children’s creative work. Tea, coffee and snacks will be served.

It’s Holiday Season Again: Make a difference in someone’s life and pledge a Grayston Shoebox and this is how you can get involved:

Step 1: Find a shoebox and wrap it in colourful paper or decorate it – Be creative!  

Step 2: Pack it using the handy hints below

Step 3: Label in neatly (Boy/Girl and age)

Ideas of what to pack inside your special box:

  • Toiletries – toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, facecloth, vaseline, deodorant
  • Stationery – crayons, chalk, pens, pencils, eraser, sharpener diary, notebook, calculator, geometry, set, round nosed scissors, pencil case
  • Other items – toy, skipping ropes, balls, puzzles, pajamas, T-shirt, shorts, caps, bubbles, cosmetics, sweets

NOTE: any liquids must be put into zip lock bags. Deliver your GRAYSTON GIFT BOX to the pavilion at any time of the day. The last date for deliveries is the 2 December 2016. Thank you for your support. This initiative is purely voluntary.

National/Provincial Colours: If any child has received their Provincial/National colours in any sport please could you send a copy of their certificate or letter to laurenh@graytsonprep.co.za

Aftercare/ Kids Club: Aftercare/ Kids Club will be closed on Wednesday, 7 December 2016 and will reopen on Thursday, 8 December 2016.

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