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Head of Prep School Update

College Blog Head of Preparatory School Update
31 March 2021

It has been a hectic finish to the term. Fortunately, we have had many events where we have welcomed parents and grandparents into our school.

On Friday 19 March, we held our annual inter-house cross country event. Children from our ELC to Year 6 competed in a fun-filled day. The cross-country is one of my favourite events as it places everyone on equal ground, and all students have a go. It was great to see the enthusiasm on the youngest boy's faces as they ran, walked, and skipped their way around the course. Their teachers and the Year 6 captains supported them as they were cheered on by their parents.

In the afternoon, our Year 3 to 6 boys ran the challenging two and three kilometre courses. Again, they all did very well and put in a great effort. We saw some speedy times as many of the boys worked hard to keep running for the race duration. I want to thank Mr Barton for his efforts to organise the day for our school and congratulate all of the runners who demonstrated such excellent sportsmanship.

Grandies’ Day quickly followed Cross Country. COVID resulted in this special day being cancelled in 2020, so it was great to welcome grandparents into our school again this year. The day featured three special assemblies that included marimba performances by 5L and 6M and a video presentation of why our boys love their grandparents, and a special song just for them. It was a fantastic day as it was an opportunity for the boys and the College to thank the grandparents for the support and love they provide these special young men each day.

Earlier in the term, we held out Inter-House swimming event. Our champions boys from Year 3 to 7 represented the College and the district at the SAPSSA swimming championship. What a day we had with nine of our boys winning their events as PAC helped the district win the competition.

The second half of the term certainly has been filled with many successes. We hosted coffee mornings, workshops in maths games, and reading and saw our boys succeed in their learning and sports. Most importantly, we were able to open our doors to parents and grandparents and celebrate together our boys' success. Long may it continue!

John Stewart
Head of Preparatory School

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