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Senior Prep Notices 8May2015

Humility PosterWelcome back: We welcome all our parents and children back to school for the Winter Term and trust that you enjoyed the holiday. At the beginning of the year, we introduced you to Grayston Prep’s new core values. They are;

Courage

Perseverance

Humility

Lifelong Learning

Trust

Community

Each core value will be shared with you through powerful stories, but not just any stories. Each of the stories will relate to a core value and will be true and specific to Grayston Prep, as told through the events of a Grayston Prep child, parent or staff member. The third core value of Humility was announced by our Headmaster, Mark Hayter, in assembly on Wednesday. Humility is the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance. Our story of Humility is told by our Estate Assistant, Lucky Phiri and we encourage you to read it on our Grayston website or our Grayston Facebook page.

After much deliberation and consideration, it has been decided to discontinue the printing of the term z-folded calendars. But dont despair as each and every school event and sports fixture is detailed on our Grayston Google calendar which is live and available on the Grayston Prep App as well as on the Grayston website. For your convenience, you may download a PDF version of the term 2 calendar here but please bear in mind that you may still need to consult the Grayston App or the Grayston website for updates and possible changes to sports fixtures. The Grayston Prep communication portal app will let your child’s educational information find you on the move, and will improve the method of communication between you and the School.  This communication portal is an easy-to-use tool that pushes news information and notices directly to parents so no matter where you are, you’re never out of touch.  It’s simple and it’s immediate. To download the Grayston Prep App for Apple users and Android users, you may click here to visit the iTunes Store or  you may click here to visit the Google Play Store.

Please be reminded that in addition to the Grayston Prep App, you may subscribe to the Subscription Service on the Notices page on our Grayston Prep website. All Newsletters, Notices and Sports notices are sent directly from these services to all who have subscribed. The subscription service is linked to the various categories of communication including notices for Sport, Pre-Prep, Junior Prep, Senior Prep and Grade notices for Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7.  All Grayston notices will be sent directly from this service. Please visit the Grayston Prep website to subscribe to the various notices categories, if you have not already done so. For your convenience, you may click here which will take you directly to the Notices page. Once you click on the link below, scroll down to the end of the page where you will find the fields for your subscription requirements.

FAMSA:  The Grade 5, 6 and 7 children will once again be attending an “Education for Living Programme” conducted by the Family Life Centre during the course of this term. Click here for a more detailed explanation outlining the dates and content covered.

Grade 5-7 parents are also invited to attend a parent talk on Wednesday, 20 May. The Grade 5 talk will be from 17:30 – 18:00 and the Grade 6 and 7 talk from 18:15 – 19:00. Please email chem@graystonprep.co.za by Friday, 15 May if you wish to attend the parent talk.

SP Cycle Test schedules: All Grade 4 to Grade 7 children will be receiving an email and a hard copy of the test schedule. Parents will also have this schedule shared with them and the dates will also appear on the Grayston website calendar. For your convenience, please click here to download a PDF of the cycle test schedule.

Condolences: We extend our condolences to Debbie Woodburn on the loss of her beloved father. Our thoughts and prayers are with her over this difficult time.

Yale Spizzwinks: Due to popular demand, we have managed to secure extra seating for this opportunity of a lifetime to watch the oldest underclass a cappella group in America! They will bring their blend of songs, humour and choreography BACK to Grayston Preparatory School as part of their 101st year. Their vast and varied repertoire allows them to craft a performance that is appropriate and enjoyable for any audience. Seats will be unreserved and tickets will cost R100.00 per adult and R50.00 per child and it will include a cup of delicious homemade soup and a fresh Portuguese bread roll. Due to limited seating, we have to limit the number of tickets booked to 6 per family. To reserve your tickets, please send your request to pta@graystonprep.co.za as bookings will not be taken telephonically.

Prayer for Grayston: A group of parents will be meeting every Tuesday morning at 7:00am to pray for the wider Grayston School family. You are most welcome to join them in the Blue Room, which is the small auditorium classroom above the library. For further information please contact Amy on 082 418 2465 or amy@quiding.co.za

Autumn Harvest Feast:  The Grayston Prep 2015 Grade 7 Fundraising Committee and award winning chef, Dario De Angeli and his team from Cube Tasting Kitchen, will be taking you on a Rustic Tasting Exhibition. Click here for more information.

Netball Star:  Its time to book your daughter’s place in the Netball Star NETFIT teams with the terrific Netball Star coaching team. Its open to all girls from U7 to U13 age groups with a maximum of 18 girls per team / age group. Pre-bookings are essential. Contact Sanette on netballstar@wol.co.za / 083 432 4963 or Click here for more details. Enrolments close on Monday, 11 May 2015.

Lost Property:  Kirsten McKenzie’s books and pencil case have been misplaced. If you have accidentally taken another child’s belongings, please return them to Reception at your earliest convenience or contact Jacqueline Mckenzie on 082 896 1826.

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