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Dear Grace Family,
The start of Term 3 has certainly been a busy one. On the first weekend back we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the founding of Grace College. The day began with an assembly with guest speaker, Dr Rob Pluke, who gave an inspiring and entertaining address. We were also thrilled to have the founders of the school, Frances Stimson and Trish Gatland, in attendance. This was followed by the Inter-House Cross Country as well as a Soccer Festival where matches were fiercely contested. Both our Girls’ and Boys’ first teams acquitted themselves well against strong opposition. The day concluded with an Alumni braai where teachers and past pupils were reacquainted. This past weekend, our Inter-House Athletics was held. Sinai won a fiercely contested meeting where there were a number of truly outstanding performances.
Mr V Luksich
UMGUBO WESIZULU DAY
Our isiZulu students participated in a spirited cultural celebration on Wednesday, 18 July.
Our 20th Founders' Day was celebrated on Saturday 21 July. Thank you to everyone who joined us to honour this milestone.
INTERHOUSE TRACK EVENTS AND TUG-OF-WAR
It was lovely to see the spirit displayed by our pupils during this Interhouse competition.
ACADEMIC HALF COLOURS
Well done to the following matric students for earning their Academic Half Colours; Daryn Watkins (re-award), Ashley King, Nonhlelelo Mnchunu and Jason Tillett.
Sihle Sibiya in Grade 8 competed in a dressage training show at Buffelsbosh this weekend on Saturday where she entered three events on her horse Grandé;
Walk and Trot Class 1 scored 54,06%
Walk and Trot Class 2 scored 65,31%
Pole on Ground she achieved a clear round and won a rosette.
Nikhil Gopal (Grade 11) participated in a golf competition during the holidays in North Carolina and was placed second overall in the subsequent competition in the US he earned a top twenty spot.
Congratulations to Sam Moore in Grade 10 on his success at the Sappi Scottburgh 45km Classic where he was the 1st Junior home and he placed 12th overall.
Well done to every one of these pupils.
AUGUST CALENDAR DATES
2 Aug Afrikaans Spelethon @ Michaelhouse
Michaelhouse Inter-schools’ Quiz @ 17H30
4 Aug Hilton Car Show at Grace College @ 09H00 – 15H00
4 Aug 7s Rugby Festival @ Hilton College for Jnr Team (tbc)
6 Aug Career EXPO in the Hall at 9am
7 Aug PA Meeting @ 18H00
8 Aug Gr 10 Cake Sale and Civvies Day
School closes at 1pm
LAN at 5pm
9 Aug Public Holiday – no school
10 Aug Midterm Break
13 Aug Talent Show Rehearsals @ 17H00 – 20H00
15 Aug Talent Show @ 18H00
21-23 Aug Gr 11 Prep for Matric Ball
24 Aug Gr 8 Innovation Day
Gr 9 Nat Sci & Geog Field Trip
25 Aug Grade 10 Ball
27 Aug – 18 Sep Trials Examinations
31 Aug Afrikaans Author visit