GRACE VINE ISSUE 11 2017
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Welcome to the eleventh issue of THE GRACE VINE for 2017.
FROM THE DESK OF OUR HEADMASTER (MR VINCENT LUKSICH)
‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.’ Jeremiah 6:16
Dear Grace Family,
As 2017 draws rapidly to a close, we are able to reflect back on the many blessings that God has lavished on us this year. We rejoice in the many achievements of our pupils on the sports field, in the classrooms and on the stage. We are grateful that goals have been achieved, often with great effort and sacrifice from pupils as well as staff. God has also been with us through many trials, be it illness, or the loss of loved ones. He has been true to his promise that He would never leave us nor forsake us. This gives us comfort and encouragement to confidently and boldly say, ‘The Lord is my Helper.’ (Hebrews 13:5-6)
My prayer is that you may all have time this holiday to not only find rest for mind and body, but, that as you ponder the birth of our Saviour Jesus, you would truly find rest for your souls as well.
May you have a wonderful holiday and return safely to us in the New Year..
Mr V. Luksich Headmaster
Channell Da Rosa, in Grade 11, played in a T20 game this month. It was the Maritzburg Cricket Club (MCC) Men vs the Ladies.
Her performance was outstanding, bowling 2 overs 9/4, she made 30 runs of which 4 where sixes. At the prize-giving she received bowler, batsman and overall player of the game. The final score was 183 after 20 overs for the ladies and the men won by just 1 run.
Chloe Olivier in Grade 9 competed in the Buffelsbosch Training Show earlier this term, riding Splashy Fen.
She took first place for 60cm, first place for 6 bar and clocked the fastest time for 70cm.
JUMP CITY STADIUM DASH
In Durban on Saturday, 25 November, in rainy conditions Channell Da Rosa competed in the Jump City Stadium Dash. Channell finished in a time of 1:30:54, she was the 118 female finisher out of 379.
Sam Moore, Grade 9, attended the KZN MTB awards ceremony where he received his provincial colours for XCO (Coss-Country Olympic Cycling).
Wandile Mbekeni in Grade 10 delivered a record breaking catch and pass routine during the Nashua Skills Programme training at Grace College during the year. On comparing statistics from the second session with the first, Wandile showed the greatest improvement of all our rugby players. In acknowledgement of this achievement he was presented with a new pair of rugby boots by JP Du Toit, the Nashua Pietermaritzburg sales director.
Well done to all these pupils.
If your child will be absent from school please call Mrs Nonhlanhla Majola on 033 343 2177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 or Mr Aaron Westerdale 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 email@example.com to secure a locker.
Bookings are now open for SPEECHCRAFT in Term 1, 2018. Give your child the opportunity to elevate their ability to speak in public with skill and confidence. The following feedback was received from parents;
'We were really impressed with the confidence and speaking skills the children developed. The ability to communicate confidently in the modern world is of utmost importance. Thank you Grace College for this opportunity!' John and Debbie Comley.
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.
The Uniform Shop is open on a Monday from 14H30 to 15H30 and on a Wednesday from 13H30 to 14h30. Additionally the Uniform Shop will open on Monday, 4 December from 09H00 until 13H00 for Gr11 pupils to buy their matric uniforms.Payment may be made by Credit Card or by Cash or in advance by EFT.
EURO TOUR 2019
A MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH
Tuesday, 5 December - Prize-giving - Compulsory for whole school
Tuesday, 5 December - Term 4 ends
COMING UP IN 2018
Tuesday, 16 January - Term 1 begins
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