When the rain set in for our annual Afrikaans Fees Dag at Grace College, innovative thinking around alternate solutions for some of the activities was required. All the activities went ahead including; karaoke, stokbrood braai, sokkie dancing, ball games, sack races and tug-o-war. Our teachers joined in the spirit of the day with their outfits.
Life Orientation Teacher, Mrs Fannin, organised another successful Careers Evening at the school during which the Grade 11 pupils were able to engage with representatives from top Tertiary Establishments to discuss possible career paths.
Pictured L-R: Ashley King, Mrs Kathryn Fannin and Toni Hemming.
Rehearsals for the upcoming stage production, Happy Natives are underway at Grace College under the direction of Pauline Cronje, Head of Drama. This satire by Greig Coetzee was selected because it is local, relevant and edgy.
‘Every stage production is a risk, however, the response to this play choice has been encouraging. The students are enjoying the theme, which is a challenge to South Africans to stop stereotyping and instead reach out authentically as human beings. Humour can defuse so much angst, come along and let us laugh together at ourselves. We may make our audience think, we will certainly entertain them!’ said Pauline Cronje.
Tickets cost R50.00 and can be purchased at Grace College for the performances on Thursday 16 March and Friday 17 March 2017. Come in to buy tickets at reception.
Pictured L-R: Pauline Cronje, Thando Molefe as Mto, Mvume Manzi as Mr Xaba and Ruth Taylor as Chenaye de Villiers.
Cole Baker and Sebastian Homan proved to be tough opponents in the Pietermaritzburg Schools’ C League Chess Tournament recently. Cole achieved a first place and Sebastian secured a third position. Cole went on to participate in the Pietermaritzburg Schools’ Open Chess Tournament and achieved an impressive second place.
Pictured L-R: Sebastian Homan and Cole Baker.
Sunny skies and a spirited atmosphere all made for a successful Inter-house Gala at the St Anne's pool. Ross Clelland (Pictured here with Mr V Luksich) was the star of the day, earning his 5th successive place on the podium as a Victor Ludorum recipient (since Grade 8). Sinai was the winning house, with Ararat in 2nd place and Carmel in third place. Carmel was awarded the spirit trophy. Heartfelt thanks go to all involved in ensuring that an enjoyable day was had by all.
We look forward to welcoming all our families with children currently in Grade 6 and 7 to enjoy a tour of our school on Friday, 24 February 2017. Tea will be served in the hall from 11h00.00 and tours will be conducted from 11h00 until 15h30, register for a tour at the gazebos on our front lawn during these times.
A presentation will be given in the hall from 16h30 until 17h30. To attend this please book with Mrs Jana Auge on 033 343 2177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace College provides excellent academic education for Midlands families in a co-educational, day scholar environment.
Founded in 1999, Grace College has quickly become the private high school of choice amongst parents who appreciate our purpose, which is "Transforming young adults through innovative educational excellence”.
With the staff dedicated to developing students beyond initial expectations, we have achieved some remarkable results. Amongst these we include a 100% matric pass record; this has been upheld since the schools inception.
Our Class of 2016 achieved a 90% Bachelor Degree pass rate.
Grace College has also become a serious contender on the sports field in recent years and values the lessons learnt by pupils competing both as individuals and as members of a team. A development programme is currently in place to expand the sports facilities.
Being the newest private school in the Midlands area, we’re extremely proud of what we have achieved. However, we are also very mindful of the growing needs of society and our responsibility to grow and develop young adults who become valuable members of society in the future.
We hope you will attend our Open Day and take the opportunity to see our school, meet some of the teaching staff and interact with some of our pupils.
Our Grade 9s recently enjoyed an adventurous Camp at BergVenture in the Champagne Valley. Activities included navigating an obstacle course, hiking, abseiling, horse riding and an overnight camp in the beautiful mountains. We thank the BergVenture Team for putting together a memorable programme for the Grade 9s to enjoy.
Pictured: Danella Bray, Nduduzo Nkenjane and Joshua Nicol on the obstacle course.
Grade 11 pupils, Hannah Watkinson and Ashley King have been chosen to go on a Rotary Exchange at the end of this year. We congratulate them on this achievement and wish them well as they prepare to host their respective exchange students before they themselves embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
Pictured: Hannah Watkinson and Ashley King
The Midmar Mile Tog Bag Service is a fundraising initiative undertaken annually by the Grace College Parents' Association. 2017 saw parents and pupils once again providing a valuable service to swimmers of the mile. If you are interested in assisting next year come along to the Parents' Association meetings or contact Mr Deon Van Wyk on 082 553 6628.
Pictured L-R: Beth Budke, Chad Ho (seven-time title holder for the Midmar Mile and Olympic swimmer), Larissa Van Wyk and Lara Botha.