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Senior Prep Notices Friday 7 July 2017

SP Consultation Evening: Reminder that the parent consultation evening has been moved to Monday 17 July 2017, starting at 15:15 till 19:00 in the hall. This will be an opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s progress with the teachers. Please note that the following teachers will not be available on the evening: Mr Mark Hayter (Grade 6 and 7 English) and Miss Catherine Came (Grade 4 and 5 Technology). Please email these two teachers directly should you wish to meet with them personally.

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.

Grayston Prep CEO Sleepout Revised Date: Please diarise the Friday, 14 July for the Grade Seven CEO Sleepout. Through this initiative, we will be donating baby products to the Refilwe Community Project, which is a beneficiary for this year’s event. If you would like to donate any items, please feel free to drop them off in the hall foyer before Friday, 14 July. Examples of items include nappies, baby food, formula, blankets, towels, baby safe toys, clothes.

Senior Hockey Team: The Grade 6 and Grade 7 children will be practising at Morningside Country Club Astro from Monday 10 July 2017. The children will travel on the school bus after school and should return at approximately 15:00. You are welcome to collect your child from the Country Club but please inform the coaches.

Senior Hockey: The senior hockey match scheduled for Wednesday 12 July 2017 has been postponed to Thursday, 13 July 2017. 

Sports Awards: Netball, Soccer, Equestrian, Cross Country and Hockey team awards will be handed out in assembly on Friday 21 July 2017.

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 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 nicolas@graystonprep.co.za 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.

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