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, comprising Grace College pupils and staff, as well as four pupils from Glenwood Boys’, embarked on a ‘World Challenge’ tour to Vietnam in the July holidays. This tour involved trekking, community service as well as enjoying tourist attractions. Upon arrival, the team spent a few days in Hanoi to acclimatise themselves and enjoy true Vietnamese hospitality and culture. From there, the team went on an overnight train trip to Sapa for a three-day trek through the breath-taking mountainous areas and terraced rice fields. The team went on to stay in a community in Thai Binh to do community service, assisting with building and gardening projects. They also visited a pre-school and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the children. The team made a big impact on this community that had never seen foreigners before. The last few days were spent in Halong Bay for some well-deserved rest and recuperation. The ‘World Challenge' has been described as a life changing adventure and an experience of a lifetime. Grace College extends a heartfelt thank you to the World Challenge organizers and in particular, Mr Troy Bishop, Mrs Tarryn Bishop and Mr Dave Evans, who so capably led the team during this tour.
Pictured: The Grace College ‘World Challenge’ team whilst trekking in Sapa – from the left: James Brown, Shaun Malinga, Casey Da Serra, Liam Muller, Dave Evans (tour guide), Nhlaka Mnikathi, Keegan Rice, Nhalenhle Mabaso, Aiden Hill, Courtney Hulett, Conor Knowler, Dylan Smith, Tanay Gopal, Christopher Johnston and Alfodre Arendse
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
Grace College is proud to announce that four girls were selected to represent the Midlands Girls’ Soccer Teams in their respective age groups at the Inter-District Tournament. Keziah Dewing (left) represented the U15 Team as striker, Ki-An Kambaran and Celani Mchunu represented the U16 Team as midfielders and Megan Tychsen (right), represented the U19 Team as defender. Grace College is very proud of their dedication and achievements and wishes them well for the remaining matches this season.