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18 August 2017

Dear Parents

 

Thank you all very much for your support in bringing boys back and forth to the rehearsals for Narnia.  This has been an exhausting and exhilarating time for all at the Pre-prep.  We value and appreciate your support and assistance and together with the rain, we have had our challenges, trying to keep excited little people calm and focused.

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We are extremely proud to present our bi-annual production - this year being Narnia.  All grade one and two boys will be involved and it promises to be spectacular.  If you have not yet managed to purchase your ticket, there may be a few left.  Please enquire at the school shop. 021 659 1970.

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On Saturday morning, the professional photographer will be busy with shots for the play.  Because of the number of boys and the two casts, it may take a little longer than expected so if your son does not emerge at exactly 11am, please can we ask you to be a little patient as he may still be busy with one of the scenes.  Boys can be collected from the same venues that you drop them off at. The whole show is approximately 1hour 15min.

 

We have communicated regularly around the duration of the production evenings.  The supporting cast is expected to be there on all 4 nights.  There is no option to not attend one or two nights, as the whole scene is based around the characters and severely impacts on the visual aesthetics on stage.  

 

It may be a good idea to send along a small bottle of water each of the 4 nights and a pair of slip slops which are easier to put on and take off.  Remember that school will only officially start at 9am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week.  Each grade will however have a holding room from 7.30am for boys who arrive early.  Normal morning holding for Grade N and R will be from 7am in the hall as usual.

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All sport will continue as usual next week.  If, for any reason, you feel your son is tired and needs extra rest between production nights, please contact the relevant coach to excuse him.

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22 Aug 2017

Opening night of Narnia

23 Aug 2017

School begins @ 09:00 for Gr 1 & 2 boys.  There will be one classroom open from 07:30 for boys who arrive early.  These boys will be supervised.

24 Aug 2017

School begins @ 09:00 for Gr 1 & 2 boys.  There will be one classroom open from 07:30 for boys who arrive early.  These boys will be supervised.

25 Aug 2017

School begins @ 09:00 for Gr 1 & 2 boys.  There will be one classroom open from 07:30 for boys who arrive early.  These boys will be supervised.

Morning care will run as usual from 7am in the hall.  Grade 1 and 2 boys will start at 9am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday but will have venues available for supervision from 7.30 am.

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Please remember to send a khaki hat to school for break time.  Boys are required to wear hats throughout the year.  Lost property is in the large green basket in the hall.  Please remind your boys to go up and check for any items.

 

Social Media:

One of our parents, Kirsty Horn, has a wonderful take on how families can embrace their children’s use of social media and time on portable devices so that boys learn how to best utilise these and also learn how to control their usage, both in terms of appropriateness and time. Kirsty is offering a presentation which takes place in the Jagger Hall this Wednesday, 23 August and you are invited to attend if you can. Please follow the link here  Her presentations are positive, uplifting and very practical.

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Aftercare will run as usual next week until 5pm except on Friday when it closes at 4pm.

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Lost:  Julie Lunn's long silver necklace fell off between her home and school yesterday.  If by any chance you find it please hand in to Nicky in the office.  It is a very special "family" necklace with 4 charms on it; a round disc with "Hope, Grace, Love", a heart and 2 boys engraved with "William" and "Seth".

Yours sincerely,


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SHARLENE GROOM
Head of Pre-Prep

Bishops Pre-Preparatory School: Sandown Road, Rondebosch 7700 | Tel: +27 21 659 1037/47