News & Events
The 2015 school magazine is coming along beautifully and we look forward to presenting the pupils with their very own copy at the end of the year. Should you wish to sponsor a page or advertise your business, it’s not too late to apply. For further details, please contact Jana Auge via e-mail on email@example.com or download the attached booking sheet.
Grace College celebrated Founders’ Day on 26 July. The day was packed with exciting activities; starting with an assembly during which the school community reflected on God’s goodness and provision since Grace College’s inception in 1999. Guest speaker, The Reverend Colin Bishop, inspired the audience, and in particular the pupils, with his talk on ‘being the solution to the problem’. The assembly was followed by an Inter-house soccer festival, marking the start to a great soccer season. A Founders’ Dinner Dance took place later in the evening. The guests were treated to the wit and sharp sense of humour of the MC, James Cuenod, a delicious 3-course meal and live music by the band, Los Locos. Many lucky draw prizes were won and the school is grateful to the sponsors for the generous donation of prizes. To end the evening, the guests took to the dance floor to music provided by our own DJ, Aiden Kobus. Grace College thanks the PA for organizing this most enjoyable evening. Heartfelt thanks also go to all staff members, parents and pupils involved in ensuring that Founders’ Day was a great success.
Pictured: Mrs Trish Gatland (Founder), The Reverend Colin Bishop (Guest Speaker) and Mrs Frances Stimson (Founder)
A group of nine students will be attending the Jongosi Hilton Arts Festival on Friday 19 September. The program is especially geared towards High School students and offers a variety of experiences.
The students will attend three performances and participate in three interactive workshops during the day.
The first play,"Oedipus @ Koo-Nu!", is "based on the tragedy 'Oedipus at Colonus' by Sophocles. It is a playful theatrical allegory that offers a satirical take on the past, present and potential future of South Africa's complicated, fraught and dynamic political landscape" (Jongosi Festival Program).
The second play, "Designer Genes XXL" is performed by South African comic and theatre legend, Tim Plewman. It is a take on the "inherent hilarity of relationship politics that will appeal to all."
The festival program describes the third play, "Illusive", as "Pure sleight of hand artistry, immersed in psychology and wrapped in imagination, delivering an experience of wonder that is rare, beautiful and illusive."
The students will participate in workshops of improvisation and creative movement. The final workshop is based on "Graffiti Art that introduces and creates discussion around the theme "Freedom of Expression" as part of the country's observation of 20 years of democracy.
It promises to be an exciting day, full of creative energy.
Grace College pupil, Carl Brann (Gr 9), was awarded a Silver Certificate for achieving 2nd place in KZN in the World Knowledge Olympiad. Carl actively participates in all spheres of school life and is congratulated for this well-deserved award.
Pictured: Carl Brann with his Silver Certificate