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Senior Prep Notices 25 November 2016

dsc_1485Academic Ad Futura Awards: The Academic Awards and Ad Futura Awards for Grade 6 and 7 will take place on Wednesday 30 November 2016.

Let the Grade 7 children Wait On You: Please join the Grade 7s at the Spur for their Outreach Fundraising Event. Bring your family along to the Morningside Glen Spur and enjoy a meal with our Grade 7 waiters. All proceeds from each meal will be donated to the school which in turn will be used by by the Outreach Committee for the number of schools we support. Because this evening is so popular, please try and let as many families eat between 18:00 and 20:30 as possible (only these bills count towards the fund-raising). Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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. 

2017 Stationery: The stationery boxes of those children that have placed their orders will be handed out to the children on Monday 28 November 2016.

Interhouse Galas: Parents are invited to attend the interhouse swimming galas as follows next week: Grades 3 – 7 on Thursday, 1 December at 09:00 and Grades 1 & 2 on Friday, 2 December. The gala on Thursday will probably end at about school closing and children whose parents are not present will be cared for until 13:20. The gala on Friday morning will last approximately an hour whereafter children will return to class for the rest of the day. Please ensure that children have their swimming costumes and caps with them as they will all be participating.

BYOD App & EBook List: You should have received a copy of the App and EBook list via email on Friday,18 November 2016 for Grade 5 – Grade 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

Report Cards: End of year report cards will be issued to the children on 7 December 2016.

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

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. 

iStore & Think Ahead Special: iStore and Think Ahead has a special just for Grayston Prep parents please click here for more info of the unique offer as well as the process to redeem the discount. Whilst you do your purchase online, you will still have access to all the iStore services listed on the letter. This amazing discount is valid until 30 December 2016.

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