LETTERS FROM OUR SENIOR PREPPIES

13 May 2019


Dear St George’s Family


Usually the beginning of our Newsletter is written by one of our Heads of Department but this week some of our Senior Preppies have contributed their thoughts and comments about various areas of school life, we hope you enjoy it?

u13A Girls Hockey

The hockey year has been amazing so far, and full of excitement and challenges. Our hockey team has learnt and progressed. We had many challenges but learnt to play as a team and face all our opponents with determination. The U13A hockey team have been fortunate enough to play in the Clarendon Festival, Kingswood Festival, Oakhill Festival on tour and to play in League matches. We played many tough matches versus skilled teams. Our team played DSG and lost 1-0, but the best part wasn’t the score, it was how we played together and worked hard as a team. We also played Collegiate and drew 0-0 which helped us prove that we could do anything if we worked together. We hope to continue playing great hockey and to have an amazing season ahead.

Aimee Arries

u13B Girls Hockey

I have only recently returned to hockey but I can’t believe I ever stopped! I have had to work extremely hard but it comes with ease because of my excellent coach who never stops believing in our team. Although we haven’t always had enough players, the u11 team has gladly stepped in and helped us from time to time and we are all in love with the sport.

Hannah Watson

U11 Girls Hockey

This year has been a new experience as we moved from 6 to 8 players and even had 11 players at times. Playing a full field has been fun. Being able to have more space has let us play better hockey. We have only played 5 games and have won them all – hoping to keep the winning going. Miss Dawson has taught us new skills like short corners, which sometimes can be scary. We are looking forward to the rest of the season and good hockey!

Jaime Mote

U11 Girls Netball

We have had an exceptional start to our u11 Netball season by drawing 1 match and winning the rest. We are grateful to coach Lucy for all the effort she has put in. We are looking forward to a fun and successful netball season.

Lily Krige

Strings

The year so far has been a very exciting and challenging few months. We have progressed very well in the String Orchestra and have learnt so much. Our Orchestra has attended many events such as the Collegiate concert, Grey assembly and our very own Strings Studio Concert. It has been an amazing journey to be on. The Orchestra has learnt so much already and we are looking forward to learning even more on the band camp

Aimee Arries

Band

So far, this year has been fun for the Band as we have been learning new pieces for the assembly performances and Spring Concert. We are all very excited as the Band Camp is coming up soon. It will be help on the 6th to the 8th of June 2019. We all continue to work hard and have fun during band on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Hannah Stiglingh

u13 Boys Hockey

Our school may be small but we get far in sports. We all are one team and try to do our best the whole time. We sometimes play really well and get the results we like and we must stay humble and sometimes the other team is better than us and we donʼt get results we want.  Hockey is a key sport at our school, we take it seriously and still have fun doing it. This school produces great hockey players. We always strive to do our best all the time.

Ben Ristow

U13 Netball

Netball at St George’s has started off with a bang. Our u12 team has won many matches so far, and on netball Tour they played like absolute superstars. Our younger teams such as u9 and u10 have started off a bit slower, since they are new to the sport, but have played a phenomenal few games. My u13 team did not win any matches on Tour, but learnt to play as a team and from then on we have played really well, not winning everything but loving playing the sport. Just the other day we beat Hermitage House 13-8 at the Woodridge Derby and have a lot still to come.  Netball season has started off with a bang, and will carry on as the season progresses.

Erin Johnson

Swimming

St George’s Prep’s 2019 swimming season got off to an excellent exciting start! Our annual inter-house swimming gala took place on the 30th of January 2019. Jaime Mote and Arav Sewsunker were named Junior Victrix and Victor Ludorum and Jessica Tanner and Francois Bruggeman named Senior Victrix and Victor Ludorum. Brawn House won the gala as well as the Spirit Award. We took part in the annual Independent School’s gala on the 19th of February 2019 at Kingswood School in Grahamstown and were placed an impressive second. We have participated in C-league, B-league and relay galas throughout the first term with six of our pupils qualifying to participate in the Top 8 gala at the Newton Park swimming pool on the 9th of March 2019. Many thanks to Mr Glover and all staff involved at the galas for their time, dedication and encouragement. I would like to finish off with this quote : “SWIMMERS do more kicks than a soccer player, more flips than a cheerleader, more sets than a volleyball player and more yards than a football player, but in less breaths than all of them combined”.

Stacey Leer

Kind Regards

SCHOOL NEWS

St George’s welcoming a new autumn’s day!

We are very proud of one of our Security Guards, Richard Tshimba, who graduated last week with his Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health!

My School Card

Thank you to all our My School Card supporters who help us raise funds for our School. To become a supporter, you need to be registered with MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and select St George’s Prep as your beneficiary. You can register online

https://www.myschool.co.za/supporter/apply/.Please encourage family and friends toNjoin and support us in raising funds for our school without costing you a cent!

Supporters can swipe their cards at a range of national, regional and local retail partners on the MySchool MyVillageMyPlanet system. These stores will donate a percentage of your purchase to your chosen beneficiary everytime you swipe your card: There is no cost to you!

Some of the national partners include: Woolworths, Waltons, Loot, MySchool Travel and many more. For a comprehensive list please visit

http://www.myschool.co.za/partners/partner-profiles

                                                             

What’s happening  in May/June Term 2 :  30 May – 14 June  2019

School Events: 30 May - 14 June 2019

Day

Team

Start Time

Opposition

Venue

Estimated Finish

Thurs 30 May

Grade 6 & 7 Exams (Assessments)

Fri 31 May

Grade 6 & 7 Exams (Assessments)

Grade R Outing

09h30

 

SANCCOB

11h30

U13A Boys Hockey

BYE

 

 

 

U13B Boys Hockey

14h00

Woodridge

Away

15h30

U11A Boys Hockey

14h30

Lorraine

Away

15h30

U11B Boys Hockey

BYE

 

 

 

Sat 1 June

St George’s u9 & u10 Girls Hockey Festival

09h00

 

Crusaders field

13h00

Mon 3 June

 

 

 

 

 

Tues 4 June

Grade 3-7 Inter-House Athletics

08h00

The Westborne Oval

14h00

Wed 5 June

Pre-Prep World Environment Day

Thurs 6 June

Band Camp Departs

Fri 7 June

Band Camp

Grade 1 – 7 Co-Curricular Activities End for Term 2

Sat 8 June

Band Camp Returns

Mon 10 June

Music on the Magic Lawn

10h25

 

 

10h45

Grade 4,5 & 7 Quintathlon Assessments

Tues 11 June

Music on the Magic Lawn

10h25

 

 

10h45

Grade 6 Outing

tba

 

Settlers Park

tba

Wed 12 June

Welcome Wednesday

08h30

All Welcome

Tour of the Campus

10h00

Thurs 13 June

Pre-Prep Father’s Day

09h00

 

Pre-Prep

10h15

Junior Prep Father’s Day

11h00

 

Prep

12h30

Friday 14 June

Pre-Prep Pyjama & Popcorn Day

 

 

 

 

 

Inter-House Triathlon

08h00

 

 

10h00

 

Final Assembly

10h00

 

Jan Immelman Hall

10h30

 

Term 2 Ends

10h30

No Aftercare. Please pick up your child promptly

 

Grade 1-7 Reports emailed to parents

11h00

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

An up-to-date Term’s Calendar will be emailed to all parents at the end of this Term. 

The d6 Calendar is kept up to date with all events and fixtures.

  • 27 June – 9 July National Arts Festival, Port Elizabeth Fringe Exhibition (Jan Immelman Hall)
  • Wednesday 26 June Opening Night of the Exhibition (17h30 for 18h00) – ALL WELCOME
  • Tuesday 9 July Term 3 Commences
  • Grade 000 – Grade 7 Co-Curricular Activities Start
  • Wednesday 10 July Junior Prep Parent Interviews (15h30-18h30)
  • Senior Prep Parent Interviews (16h30-19h30)
  • Thursday 11 July Junior Prep Parent Interview (15h30-18h30)
  • Friday 12 July Hockey & Netball Festival vs Somerset House (08h00) (Home)
  • Boys Hockey and Girls Netball vs St Faiths (Home)
  • Monday 15 July Pre-Prep Parent Interviews (14h00-17h00)
  • Tuesday 16 July Pre-Prep Parent Interviews (14h00-17h00)
  • Wednesday 17 July Welcome Wednesday
  • St George’s Prep Talent Show (18h00-20h00)
  • Thursday 18 July Mandela Day
  • Friday 19 July Grade 1, 100 Days of School
  • Saturday 20 July DSG Hockey Festival (Away)
  • Monday 22 July St George’s Maths Competition
  • Thursday 25 July Pre-Prep and Junior Prep Incredible Dog Show
  • Friday 26 & Saturday 27 July Oakhill Derby (Away)
  • 29 July to 2 August Science Week
  • Monday 29 July St George’s Science Expo (Library)
  • Tuesday 30 July Pre-Prep International Friendship Day
  • Thursday 1 August Grade 4-7 Inter-House Quiz (09h25-10h25)
  • Saturday 3 August Erica Derby
  • Friday 9 August PUBLIC HOLIDAY – Women’s Day
  • Monday 13 August Grade 6 Outing to Addo
  • Guitar & Drums Studio Concert
  • Wednesday 14 August Welcome Wednesday
  • Friday 16 & Saturday 17 August Union Derby (Away)
  • Mon 19 – Fri 23 August Animal Welfare Drive
  • Friday 23 & Saturday 24 August SASMT Music Competition
  • Thursday 28 August Pre-Prep Concert
  • Friday 29 August Junior Prep Grandparents morning (09h00-10h00)
  • Pre-Prep Grandparents morning (10h30-11h30)
  • Mon 2 – Fri 6 September Reading Week
  • Wednesday 4 September Spring Concert (18h00) – Jan Immelman Hall
  • Friday 5 September Junior Prep Sports Morning (11h00-13h00) Daverin Field
  • Mon 9 – Fri 13 September Pre-Prep Roald Dahl Week
  • Wednesday 11 September Independent Schools Trail Run – St Andrews in Grahamstown
  • Friday 13 September u11 Soccer Festival – SGP
  • Grade 1-7 Co-Curricular Activities End for Term 3
  • Saturday 14 September u13 Soccer Festival – St Andrews
  • St George’s Grade 7 UK Exchange pupils depart for Holmewood House, UK
  • Wednesday 18 September Independent Schools Athletics Meeting – Kingswood
  • Thursday 19 September Pre-Prep Sports Morning (08h30)
  • Term 3 Ends
  • Friday 20 & Sat 21 September Co-ed Cricket Festival (East London)
  • Mon 23 – Thurs 26 September u11 Cricket Festival (Knysna)
  • Monday 30 September St George’s Grade 7 UK Exchange Pupils return
  • Wednesday 2 October Term 4 Commences 

National Arts Festival, Port Elizabeth Fringe Exhibition : 27 June – 9 July 2019

This group of well-known Artists, invite you to view their National Arts Festival Fringe group exhibition at the Jan Immelman Hall, St George’s Preparatory School once again this year. The artists exhibiting are as follows: Anne-Mari Burger, Bill Jones, Evelien Burger, Gaynor Gordon, Janet Kingwill, Jenny Maltby, Joseline Fick (Van Eyk), Les Bird, Lita Marais, Llise Dodd, Sonia Strümpfer, Susan Smith. All of these artists will be at the venue to host the exhibition. The Exhibition will be open daily (including Weekends) from 9am to 5pm from 27 June to 9 July 2019. 

All our St George’s parents are invited to the Opening Function at 5:30pm for 6pm on Wednesday 26th June 2019


All the exhibiting Artists will be there to meet and greet you over a cup of hearty soup! 
The variety of rich textures, vibrant colours and diverse subject matter make this an exhibition NOT to be missed!

For further details please refer to your email or the d6 Communicator.

A LOOK AROUND THE SCHOOL

We post photographs, events, announcements etc. on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram Accounts regularly – keep up to date with all that the Prep and Pre-Prep get up to – click on the links below and like, follow and share!  

What a treat to be spoilt by our String musicians last week! The Music Department presented a Strings Studio Concert where our Strings music students played for their parents and families.

Our Green Guardians are creating a colourful outdoor garden and gaining hands-on experience growing their own food!

“One Day without Shoes” Outreach Initiative – Wednesday 22 May 2019

All our Preppies spent ‘one day without shoes’ to help spread awareness for those less fortunate than us. Thank you to our entire community for the overwhelming donations of gently worn second hand shoes and we raised R7,000 which will go towards new school shoes and that will shortly find a home at Walmer Primary School. 

Thank you all for your continuous support for our outreach projects throughout the year.

Our mighty U9 hockey boys and girls taking part in the Herbert Hurd Hockey Festival

Our Grade 2’s walked & experienced some of the arts/cultural/historical Route 67 taking them past the Town Hall, the historic City Library, St Mary’s & onto the Donkin Reserve where they had a short talk on the history of our beautiful city and its connection with Nelson Mandela.

Such a wonderful day having our special moms join us for a beautiful Mother’s Day celebration.

A PEEK AT THE PREP  

 Mrs Carter and her little helpers shared a special story on how we can all be friends no matter what. Together we can be great! 

  Ahoy there! Look out for our Grade 00 pirates

Special moments in the Pre-Prep when Miss Pizzo shared a story about how we can be kind to everyone around us. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind”