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Welcome to the fourth issue of THE GRACE VINE for 2018.
Deuteronomy 31:8 "The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."
Dear Grace Family,
Mr Luksich was admitted to hospital last week for surgery. He is in the recovery period and will be back to school during this week. We thank God for his recovery and would like to thank all those who kept him in their prayers.
Mr H Jansen
GRADE 9 AFRIKAANS DINNER
This annual evening honouring Afrikaans and multiligualism was a success once more.
Jack Mackenzie in Gr10 participated in the aQuellé Richmond Mudman on 15 April, he placed 1st in the U16 paddle, cycle and run. On 22 April he placed 2nd in the men's Husqvarna Trail Run.
Erin Lane participated in the KZN Canoe Sprint Championship and the Canoeing South Africa’s Schools Sprints Championships during the school holidays.
In terms of KZN Canoe Sprint Championships Erin achieved the following:
4th 500m K1 Final
3rd 200m K1 Final
2nd 500m K2 Final
2nd 200m K2 Final
Placed 4th overall on the points table.
In terms of the South African School Sprints Championships Erin achieved the following:
5th 5000m K1 Final
5th 500m K1 Final
5th 200m K1 Final
6th 100m K1 Final
2nd 5000m K2 Final
2nd 500m K2 Final
2nd 200m K2 Final
2nd 100m K2 Final
5th overall on the points table.
She received 4 silver medals for 2nd place.
Well done Erin!
Roxanne Luxford (Gr10) placed 4th in her class at the Land Rover Durban Shongweni Derby on 12-15 April.
Nikhil Gopal, in Grade 11, birdied the 36th hole at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington, on Sunday, 22 April 2018 to finish ahead of Ryan van Velzen in the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series North Final. This secured Nikhil the top position which means that he will go on to compete in the prestigious US Junior North & South at Pinehurst, North Carolina in June 2018. Additionally Nikhil has been selected to the eight-man Presidents Team that will do battle against the SA Juniors and teams from Gauteng North, Western Province, Central Gauteng and the SA Universities in the annual SA Challenge Cup at Irene Country Club from 13-15 May.
Sven Van Zuydam in Gr8 competed in the Husqvarna Mid Illovo MTB 45km Classic on Sunday, 22 April where he came 22nd overall out of 205 males, and 8th in his age category (Youth) His time was 2:29:54.
GRAHAMSTOWN NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL TOUR 2018
If you and/or your child would like to go on an excellent tour that is not too expensive or too far away and that is loads of fun and artistically inspirational, then the Grahamstown Arts Festival Tour is an excellent choice.
This will be our fifth pilgrimage to the Eastern Cape during the July holidays for this internationally recognized arts festival. We will leave on Thursday 28 June 2018 and return on Tuesday 3rd July 2018.
The tour is open to parents, staff and students (past and present) of Grace College.
The cost of the tour is R7 500-00 which includes the following:
• Bus trip down to Grahamstown and back
• Transport around Grahamstown from residence to shows
• Five days bed and breakfast in a Rhodes University residence (safe, clean, comfortable, excellent breakfast, easy access to performance venues, art galleries, Village Green and eating venues)
• Attendance of 4 – 5 performances/exhibitions per day ( +- 20 shows)
• Daily allowance of R250-00 for lunch and dinner for 6 days
I respectfully draw to your attention that once you sign the reply slip committing yourself to the tour, your response will be considered legal and binding. It is impossible to organize the tour if people change their minds.
It will be necessary to pay half the cost of the tour by 4 May 2018 (R3750-00) and the balance by 1 June 2018 (R3750-00). The reason for this is that when booking accommodation and shows, upfront payment is needed in order to secure the places which fill up almost immediately.
If you and/or your child would like to join the tour, please complete the attached reply slip and return it AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO STUDENT MAY JOIN THE TOUR IF THEIR SCHOOL FEES ARE NOT PAID UP TO DATE.
If you need further information and clarity, please contact me on 0786066529 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child will be absent from school please call Mrs Nonhlanhla Majola on 033 343 2177 or email email@example.com.
COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS
Kindly note that the D6 Communicator is your go-to portal for communications from the school. Please ensure that you have downloaded this on your devices. Should you have any queries specific to installing the D6 Communicator please book an appointment with Mr Brendan Botha in our IT Department.
Students are reminded to come and check lost property as we have a large number of items that are unmarked.
Pupil lockers are available. Please email Mrs Jana Auge on firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a locker.
SPEED LIMIT ON SCHOOL GROUNDS
The maximum speed limit on Grace College grounds is 30kmph. At collection and drop off times in congested areas, we caution that this may even be too fast. Your children are precious. Please drive with extreme caution and exercise patience at all times.
Orders are open until mid-May for a new consignment of Supporter Wear at last years prices - place your order fast.
The Uniform Shop is open on a Monday from 15H00 to 16H00 and on a Wednesday from 14H00 to 15H00. Payment may be made by Credit Card or by Cash or in advance by EFT.
Various departments are in need of items, and we thought to ask our extended family in case anyone has the skills to assist or possibly has some of these items lying around gathering dust!
Drum Kit Repairs;
A bookshelf for a school.
4 May PA Morning Meeting @ 07H30
12 May Wembley 7s Rugby at Waterfall
25 May Night Relay @ 17H30
Wembley 7s at Wartburg
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