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Prep Newsletter - 6 May 2016

MESSAGE FROM THE PREPARATORY HEADMASTER: GRAEME EDWARDS

Graeme Edwards 2

 Dear Parents, Staff and Boys,

Welcome back to term 2. We trust that the April holidays brought with them a time of rest, reflection and rejuvenation. Whilst the cooler air is becoming a topic of discussion, we look forward to a busy and exciting term. The highlight of the coming term will be the Jubilee week in June. Adding to that which has already been sent to you, please look out for further communication containing arrangements and details.

This newsletter marks the start of a new format. From today, one weekly newsletter for Grade 1-12 will be issued. Whilst information pertinent to the Prep School and College will be included, this format provides an opportunity to gain insight of the entire school. Please take a moment to note the varied and different facets of school life that contribute to the energy that is St David’s.

Whilst as parents and educators, we desire our children’s growth and development, the advantage of age and experience reminds us that they are vulnerable to the ‘dangers out there’. My attention was drawn to an article which critiqued the level to which we ‘bubble wrap’ our children. No parent purposefully places their children in danger, but do we ‘protect’ them from life to their detriment? When does protection, become over-protection, and when does over-protection become ‘bubble wrapping’? The article responds to these questions as follows:

As parents and teachers, it's our job to help the children we are blessed to have in our lives learn the lessons, that will ultimately see them one-day grow into functional well rounded adults, even the slightly painful lessons that will give them the skills, defences, self-knowledge, and sense of humour to cope with a world that contains risk and is not under parental control.

I propose that immunization is a good metaphor. Let the small, non-serious disappointments and challenges in life, (spiritual, emotional, and even physical) help inoculate them and build their defences. In this way, our boys will learn to handle the bigger problems that, despite our best parenting and teaching intentions, may someday come their way. In addition, boys will take their lead from our responses and our guidance. Let them know that you are there, but let them solve what they are able to - at an age appropriate level of course. Raising boys is not an exact Science, but this I do know, they might forget what we say, but that will never forget what we do!


St David's APP is coming...

Our exciting St David’s App is finally packaged and ready to deliver! We have done the work, gathered the content, and it has been sent to all staff for review.St Davids App The app is due for launch next week. We are very excited about this as the main purpose for this App is to streamline all current communication platforms that currently exist in one formal, easily accessible place.

Please note that you will receive an email with all of the downloading instructions, as well as installation information from a lady by the name of Brenda Caplen: Brenda@MyAppZone.co.za

  1. Please read the email and follow instructions, as this will make the whole process much more efficient.
  2. If you do not receive an email by Friday 13th, please email StDavids@myappzone.co.za with your name, son’s grade and preferred email address, and we will send you the information. Sometimes emails end up in junkmail or spam folders, so keep a lookout.
  3. Please take some time to play with the app and find your way around it. Feel free to email StDavids@myappzone.co.za for assistance

We hope that you will be as excited about this App as we are and find it incredibly useful.

Carey Fisher- Gietzman 

Marketing Liaison


Reflection:

WHAT IS ASCENSION?

“The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (colloquially known as Ascension Thursday or Ascension Day) is one of the great solemnities, in the Christian liturgical calendar and commemorates the bodily ascension of Jesus into heaven.  Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter.  However, some Roman Catholic provinces have moved the observances to the following Sunday.  The feast is one of the ecumenical feasts ranking with the feasts of the Passion of Easter and Pentecost”.

Reflection

 Liturgical:

Sunday 8th May 2016       Ascension of our Lord

Ps 47, 2-3.6-9

Lk 24, 46-53


ST DAVID'S PREP NEWS

THE WEEK AHEAD

Saturday 07 May

Rugby vs The Ridge

17:30 Family Mass

Sunday 08 May

Mothers’ Day

Monday 09 May

PTA meeting

Friday 13 May

Cross-country at St Stithians

Saturday 14 May

Rugby vs CBC Boksburg


MOTHERS' DAY

We wish all moms a happy and blessed Mothers’ Day. Thank you for all that you so graciously and selflessly do for your children.

M         is for the million things she does for me;

O         means that her love is timeless, it never grows old;

T          is for the tears she shed for me;

H         is for the heart of purest gold;

E         is for the eyes with love-light shining;

R         she’s perfectly right for me!


Champagnat Day Challenge

CDChampagnat Day is approaching fast, it will be celebrated on Monday 6th June this year CD1(this is the actual date that Champagnat Day falls on).  Champagnat Day means that it is time to start getting ready for the Champagnat Day Challenge.  

The CDC is the exciting knock-out football tournament for Grade 4-Grade 7 boys, it will be held for the 10th time this year. 

All details can be found on the dedicated CDC website, just follow this link: http://eylesbugs.wix.com/cdc2014


ST DAVID'S COLLEGE NEWS

Photo Gallery: Grade 10 Service Day

Gr 10 Service Day 2016 7 Gr 10 Service Day 2016 11
Gr 10 Service Day 2016 15 Gr 10 Service Day 2016 24
Gr 10 Service Day 2016 38 Gr 10 Service Day 2016 42
Gr 10 Service Day 2016 46 Gr 10 Service Day 2016 47

Community Service Opportunity

Volunteering is a great way of assisting non-profit organisations. If you would like to make a contribution to your community or if you are looking for community service hours, The Grace Factory is appealing to volunteers to assist in their mission. The Grace Factory is a non-profit organisation that aims to support children’s homes by providing them with basic necessities such as clothes, blankets, toiletries, nappies, formula and much more… You can get involved by volunteering for ‘packing day’ events, assist with knitting jerseys, blankets, baby hats and by helping to raise funds for items to go in the packs that support new moms. To get in touch, email Alison – info@thegracefactory.co.za .To find out more, visit their website: www.thegracefactory.co.za

The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers. ~ Terri Guillemets

Service Portfolio 2016


Sweden Orienteering Tour

In the holidays, Rory Ellis and James Hancock participated in the Sweden Orienteering Tour. Please click on the following links for their blogs and photographs of the trip: http://juniororienteers.blogspot.co.za/ and https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricanYouthOrienteeringSquad/


Extra-curricular:

Please click on the links below:

WE ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO REFER TO THE ST DAVID’S SPORTS PORTAL FOR FIXTURE / TEAM / RESULT INFORMATION http://sport.stdavids.co.za/

HS SPORTS FIXTURES

HS SPORTS RESULTS  


SWOP SHOP

2016 SWOP SHOP TIMES
Day Time
Monday 07:15-­‐08:30
Tuesday 13:00-­‐14:30
Wednesday 07:15-­‐08:30
Thursday 07:15-­‐08:30

GOLF MEMBERSHIP AT THE WANDERERS FOR ST DAVID’S PUPILS (Please click here)


Marist Old Boys News

Update your details

Please follow the link and ‘like’ the Marist Old Boys Society Facebook page, for all the latest news and updates; Marist Old Boys Society

For any further information, or should you wish to let us know about any latest Old Boys’ news please contact Cheryl King at oldboys@stdavids.co.za.

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 2016 TERM CALENDAR

TERM 1

Start: Wednesday 13 January

Close: Friday8 April

Half Term: 12h00: Thursday 18 February

Return to School: Tuesday 23 February

Public Holiday:Monday 21 March (Human Rights Day)

Friday 25 March (Good Friday)

Monday 28 March (Family Day)

TERM 2

Start: Wednesday 4 May

Close: Friday 5 August

Half Term: Normal closing: Friday 1 July

Return to School: Monday 11 July

Public Holidays: Thursday 16 June (Youth Day)

Friday 17 June (School Holiday)

 

Prep Newsletter - 8 April 2016

Message From The Executive Headmaster: Mr M Thiel

Dear Parents, Staff and Boys, 

Reflections on a joyful term of Jubilee celebration and achievementMr Mike Thiel

The first term of 2016 launched in fine style with a celebratory Mass and blessing of the Jubilee Fountain on our 75th Birthday celebration in January. These celebrations represented each part of our community as we reminded ourselves that St David’s Marist Inanda is about relationships and a coming together of a rich diversity of people, men and women, to educate young boys and young men.

Generations have experienced the richness of Marist values and learned how to take these out into their adult lives as men who make a real difference to their communities and the world in general.

By sharing our beautiful campus with the boys’ schools of Southern Africa as we hosted the International Boys’ Schools’ Coalition Africa Regional conference, we acknowledged our commitment to monastic education as well as our commitment to the process of lifelong learning and growing. Our boys benefited directly from so many of our staff being energised in new directions by engaging with their fellow boys’ schools colleagues and an array of inspirational educational thinkers and presenters. As we repeatedly say to the boys – we need to open our minds and our thinking to new ideas if we are to be the creative problem-solvers our planet so desperately needs.

These first celebrations will be brought to a head in June with the Jubilee Week when every part of our community will come together to remember the glorious past, revel in the fun of the present and re-focus our school for the next 75 years. St David’s will continue to provide educational opportunities of the highest standards for the boys of tomorrow, for your grandchildren and their children.  Come together as friends, old boys, parents and past parents and join the festivities.

While much work is being done to create suitable events to mark this milestone, the comprehensive booking site for all tickets will open in May. This is being done to allow you time to gather your table bookings for the Jubilee Gala Dinner and to ensure that you are ready to join all the celebrations from 4th to 12th June. Put it into your diary and commit you and your family to Jubilee Week 2016.

Building our School and our Campus for the next 75 years

On your return to school after this holiday period, we will officially be in the construction phase of the new Multi-Sport Facility. This is a much anticipated development project situated below the current swimming pool and kicks off with some demolition during the holiday and the establishment of the hoardings around what will be the construction site from May. The project includes the construction of the new waterpolo pool, the new learn-to-swim pool, three new Basketball courts, a re-working of the current tennis court area and stands, storage areas, changerooms and ablution facilities to serve all three of these sporting codes – Aquatics, Tennis and Basketball. This is a major and costly development programme, which has benefited from a significant donation from PTA fundraising over some years now. It will provide us with significant facilities to reflect the growing stature and achievement being experienced in all these sporting codes. Thank you to the Development Committee of the Board of Governors and all who are working on this project and will now see the fruits of this hard work.

Well done and thank you

In the midst of this celebration and renewal it is critical that we continue our programmes of building boys into men, of bringing our faith, our culture and our life into harmony. This has been a busy term and one in which the achievements of our boys have been exemplary. The matrics continue to provide quality leadership, firm in expectation and exuberant in spirit. Wherever our boys are in the school, they reflect the fun and the enjoyment of learning and we celebrate not only the achievements of our boys but the incremental progress they are making along the way. This is what St David’s is all about, and whatever role you fulfil in our community, I commend and thank you all for your contributions to our school. May your holiday be a time of rest and reflection, and an opportunity to return refreshed and ready for the next chapter in the history of this great school.

Mr M Thiel


KINGSMEAD CHOIR FESTIVAL

The Choir Festival which was scheduled for 2 April has been moved to the end of term 2.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BREAKFAST – Advice from a Paediatrician

Breakfast is regarded as the most important meal of the day. Up to 30% of children aged 8 to 13 do not eat breakfast every day.

There are a number of reasons why breakfast is important.

Breakfast has been shown definitively in many studies to improve academic performance- according to Dr. Kleinman, chief of Paediatrics at Harvard Medical School. They have higher test scores, better concentration and better muscle coordination.

In an era of obesity, a regular breakfast is part of the solution, as people who skip breakfast eat more calories in the day.

Breakfast (with its avoidance of hypoglycaemia ) also brightens mood which helps build a positive self esteem – and also teaches our children a positive life skill which they will take into adulthood.

It is really important that we, as parents and teachers, encourage our children to eat a healthy breakfast every day – even if it means waking up a little earlier and arguing a little more!

Dr Hay - Paediatrician  

Mr G Edwards 


SHERPA KIDS AFTERCARE AND HGOLIDAY PROGRAMME

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  SHERPA KIDS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

  MID-TERM AND 1ST TERM HOLIDAY PROGRAMME


St David’s book Club’/Shop (Swop Shop Moms) – a 75th Jubilee Circles of Friendship Initiative

St David’s Bookclub Friendship Circle

Thank you for the super books already donated to the St David’s Bookclub! Please keep them coming!

Have a look at what we have waiting on our shelves for you.

There is something for everyone. We have books for the boys too. 

You will find us @ the Swop Shop, open Mon, Wed & Thu 7:15-8:30am and Tues 1-3pm.

BookClub 


Reflection 

Click here to read this week's reflection: Divine Mercy Sunday
Have a blessed holiday and be safe wherever you go.

Father T  

Liturgical

Sunday 10th April -  3rd Sunday of Easter

Ps 30 2. 4-6, 11-13

Jn 21: 1-19 


SPORT

Mr Garreth Kolkenbeck Ruh

SPORTS WEBSITE  Our Sports Website:  http://sport.stdavids.co.za

You might want to save the link in your favourites and send it to your family and friends. To see at a glance What’s On, Where and When you have a number of choices: 

  • You can either navigate to our Sports Calendar via the main menu, and then select the day you are interested in and then click the Details link. This shows the venue and if we’re playing away will have a link to the location map of our opponent’s school. You can also see the team selected for the fixture wherever you see this blue image .  Normally we announce team selections at least the day before and in some cases 48 hours before.
  • From the Sports Calendar you can also click directly through to a team’s fixtures & results listing by clicking the Team’s Name. e.g. click  on the “Girls-U16A”.
  • If you are following a particular team or teams you can also select Sports & Teams Fixtures & Results from the main menu.  Then select a particular sport and your team to see past results and upcoming fixtures.
  • From any teams Fixture list you can “Spy” on the opponents recent results by clicking on the spyglass button , see the playing record by clicking on the folder button , or find their location by clicking on the map point button
  • From any teamFixtures & Results listings you can also download the entire fixture list to your personal calendar on your PC or mobile device (such as an iPhone or iPad).  Any changes we make to our fixtures will be synchronised with your personal calendar whenever you connect your PC or mobile device to the Internet. 
  • If you need to quickly find an away venue for one of our opponents you can either choose the map link directly from a fixture, available via the “details” button as described above, or you can select “Opponent Maps & Links” from the main menu. 

We hope this helps to keep you informed.

RUGBY CLINIC

In order to prepare for the Rugby season, the Prep school will be holding a voluntary rugby clinic from Monday 25th April to Wednesday 27th April during the last week of the holidays.  This will be for U/9 to Open boys starting at 08:30 and finishing at 10:30.  The cost for this clinic will be R100 per day. We encourage boys who are not away on holiday to attend this clinic. 

There will be limited contact sessions, so boys must please bring along their protective gear, but we will also be working on fitness and skills so that when the rugby season starts, we will be prepared for our first matches.  Boys will wear rugby kit and play barefoot, apart from the open age group.  Please make sure boys have gum guards.  Headgear and shoulder padding is optional, but recommended.  The Prep pavilion will be open for refreshments. Please email Mr Heunis on heunisj@stdavids.co.za if your son will be attending.

 

TEMBA BAVUMA CLINIC

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Mr G. Kolkenbeck-Ruh

Deputy Headmaster: Extra murals & Student Affairs


Clean put your cupbaords this holiday

Click here to download the letter:Cash to clothes letter and form

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SAVE THE DATE

St David’s Golf Day 20 May 2016

Details to follow shortly….

Date is Friday the 20th May for a shotgun start at 12.00 at Houghton Golf Club.

Price of a 4-ball is R4400 and sponsorship and partnership opportunities available.

To book please contact Jodi Scott at jodi@cinet.co.za


First school day for boys Wednesday, 04 May
Last school day for boys Wednesday, 03 August
Half term 02 – 10 July
Public holidays

Thursday, 16 June: Youth Day                                    

Friday, 17 June: School holiday

TERM TWOTERM ONE 2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR

TERM THREE

First school day for boys Wednesday, 07 September
Last school day for boys Tuesday, 06 December
Half term 21-24 October
Public holidays Saturday, 24 September (Heritage Day)

PLEASE NOTE:

Term 2 commences on 04 May. Boys must return in winter uniform.

Prep Newsletter - 1 April 2016

Message From Prep Senior Deputy Headmaster: Academics

Dear Parents, Staff and Boys, Tony Williams

I was recently fortunate enough to present at the IBSC Conference held at St David’s on the topic of, “GRIT – Teaching Boys to use this Four Letter word”.  GRIT is currently a buzz word in education circles and in a nutshell can be defined as ‘a child’s perseverance and passion for long-term goals’.  GRIT as a character trait is seen as a combination of passion, resilience, determination and focus that allows a child to maintain the discipline and optimism to persevere in their goals even in the face of discomfort.

Recent educational research on GRIT suggests that a child’s ability to work hard, endure struggle, fail, and try again may be the key to determining his long-term success and happiness.  It has been proven through various longitudinal studies that GRIT is a better indicator of future earnings and happiness than either IQ or natural talent.  Educational researcher John Hattie undertook such a research study from 1999 to 2009 whereby he sought to determine the most influential educational strategies on achievement in school-aged students.  This study contains the largest ever collection of qualitative and quantitative evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning – and what doesn’t.  His conclusions indicate that student expectations of their own ability to overcome challenges is ultimately the most effective strategy schools (and parents) can focus on developing in their children. In other words do they believe they can do it with perseverance?

The term GRIT was coined by Angela Duckworth whose original studies proved that the common denominator among spelling bee finalists, successful West Point cadets, salespeople, scholars and teachers who not only stick with, but improve in their performance, is GRIT. Findings since then in study after study conclude that people who are smart, talented, kind, curious, and come from stable, loving homes, generally don’t succeed if they don’t know how to work hard, remain committed to their goals, and persevere through struggles and failure.

A very real concern in the Independent School sector, where many children and families ‘have it all’ is that children can become ‘learned helpless’. This is essentially the complete opposite of GRIT, whereby any challenge faced by the child causes such demotivation, worry, fear and anxiety that the parents feel they have to step in to ‘solve’ the problem for the child.  This ultimately develops a false sense of confidence for the child who believes that he never has to work hard or move out of his comfort zone as everyone around him will help solve his problems.  An American Independent School Headmaster interviewed during the studies noted that he believes that such children who don’t develop GRIT are in danger of becoming, ‘Fragile Thoroughbreds”.  They are well-groomed, have all the latest gadgets, families that will pay for anything to make their lives easier, but ultimately, haven’t been given the opportunity to overcome difficulties and challenges.

In his New York Times article, “The Secret to Success is Failure,” author Paul Tough says it is a central paradox of contemporary parenting that we have an acute, almost biological impulse to provide for our children, to give them everything they want and need and to protect them from dangers and discomforts both large and small.  Yet we all know - on some level, at least - that what children need more than anything is a little hardship: some challenge, some deprivation that they can overcome, even if just to prove to themselves that they can. 

Mr T Williams


KINGSMEAD CHOIR FESTIVAL

The Choir Festival which was scheduled for 2 April has been moved to the end of term 2.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF BREAKFAST – Advice from a Paediatrician

Breakfast is regarded as the most important meal of the day. Up to 30% of children aged 8 to 13 do not eat breakfast every day.

There are a number of reasons why breakfast is important.

Breakfast has been shown definitively in many studies to improve academic performance- according to Dr. Kleinman, chief of Paediatrics at Harvard Medical School. They have higher test scores, better concentration and better muscle coordination.

In an era of obesity, a regular breakfast is part of the solution, as people who skip breakfast eat more calories in the day.

Breakfast (with its avoidance of hypoglycaemia ) also brightens mood which helps build a positive self esteem – and also teaches our children a positive life skill which they will take into adulthood.

It is really important that we, as parents and teachers, encourage our children to eat a healthy breakfast every day – even if it means waking up a little earlier and arguing a little more!

Dr Hay - Paediatrician  

Mr G Edwards


JOHANNESBURG MINI COUNCIL EASTER EGG COLLECTION

Thank you, once again to all boys and parents for the enormous support received. St David’s was one of the top ten schools in this initiative.

The boys who collected the most eggs per grade received their prizes this week. Well done to Grade 4H for collecting the most eggs and to Grade 2N for collecting the second largest amount.

The letter below provides an insight into the extent of the Easter egg campaign. 

TO: JHB Mini Councillors                                   

Re: Donation of Easter Eggs                                                 

Dear Councillors:                                                          

 I would just like to take this opportunity in thanking you for your wonderful efforts extended by all you and the mini counsellors regarding the wonderful donation of Easter eggs for the underprivileged children’s Easter egg hunt that will be taking place at Max Goodman Park, Bez Valley on 25h March 2016. The egg hunt is one of the highlights of the year for the kids, and the finding of an Easter egg just makes it that little bit more special.                                                     

 We will also be going to various old aged pensioners homes as well to hand out Easter eggs to the pensioners. It is very encouraging to know that people like yourself and the learners still care about the needs of others. To the parents of the learners we would also like to express our gratitude  for always coming to the party in supporting the efforts of your children. Avril, you and your team are a real blessing sent from God and if it weren’t for people like you, our efforts would not be realised because unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls and you and your team are one of the most radiant.                                                                                            

 To Quote :                                                                 

 James Russell Lowell                                                       

 ‘Not what we give, but what we share, for the gift without the giver is bare.’                                                                

 Once again thank you for going beyond the call of duty as you do not know how much your generosity astounds.                   

 I send this letter to express our deep gratitude for the sterling contribution you have made in this regard.                                 

 Sincerely,                                                                 

 Rene du Plooy.       

Mr G Edwards


SHERPA KIDS AFTERCARE AND HGOLIDAY PROGRAMME

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  SHERPA KIDS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

  MID-TERM AND 1ST TERM HOLIDAY PROGRAMME


 

 

 

 


St David’s book Club’/Shop (Swop Shop Moms) – a 75th Jubilee Circles of Friendship Initiative

St David’s Bookclub Friendship Circleswop shop

Thank you for the super books already donated to the St David’s Bookclub! Please keep them coming!

Have a look at what we have waiting on our shelves for you.

There is something for everyone. We have books for the boys too. 

You will find us @ the Swop Shop, open Mon, Wed & Thu 7:15-8:30am and Tues 1-3pm.

BookClub 


 

Reflection 

EASTER REFLECTION

Since you’ve been resurrected with Christ, set your heart on what pertains to higher realms, where Christ is seated at God’s right hand (Col 3:1).

We began Holy Week in hope proclaiming hosanna. We end in hope proclaiming alleluia. Alleluia to the Risen Christ! Alleluia to hope rising and resounding with joy in our hearts!

Today’s epistle reading invites us to live as an Easter people, saying, “Since you’ve been resurrected with Christ, set your heart on what pertains to higher realms” (Col 3:1). This summons is given by disciples who committed themselves to continuing the nonviolent way of Jesus. With Christ as their stronghold, they lengthened the reach of nonviolence into the heart of society. Each time they were beaten or imprisoned, they persevered, never giving up, always reaching toward the greater good.

The way of nonviolence has a lot to do with reaching for the greater good. We reach for the greater good within ourselves and appeal to the greater good in one another. And we reach for the greater good that lies in the heart of society. We do this by calling forth and cultivating more of the stuff of heaven that we long for on earth. More justice, more peace, more love. More patience diffusing tempers and tension in conflicts. More mercy guiding public policies and washing over hearts filled with hatred. More healing in people and places harmed by violence.

“Each of us has a capacity for great good and that is what makes God say it was well worth the risk to bring us into existence,” writes Archbishop Desmond Tutu. “God … depends on us, puny, fragile, vulnerable as we may be, to accomplish God’s purposes for good, for justice, for forgiveness, for healing and wholeness.”

This is our summons. Fragile though we may be, we bring our faith. We bring our fortitude. And we bring our unwavering commitment to live as disciples of Christ who became vulnerable so that he might be victorious. Amen! Alleluia!

Reflection Question:

In what way(s) do you reach for the greater good in yourself? In others? In society?

Have a blessed weekend

Father T  

Liturgical

Sunday 3rd April -  2nd Sunday of Easter

Ps 118 2-4, 22-27

Jn 20: 19-31 


 

St Davids Mothers prayer group 2


SPORT

Mr Garreth Kolkenbeck Ruh

SPORTS WEBSITE  Our Sports Website:  http://sport.stdavids.co.za

You might want to save the link in your favourites and send it to your family and friends. To see at a glance What’s On, Where and When you have a number of choices: 

  • You can either navigate to our Sports Calendar via the main menu, and then select the day you are interested in and then click the Details link. This shows the venue and if we’re playing away will have a link to the location map of our opponent’s school. You can also see the team selected for the fixture wherever you see this blue image .  Normally we announce team selections at least the day before and in some cases 48 hours before.
  • From the Sports Calendar you can also click directly through to a team’s fixtures & results listing by clicking the Team’s Name. e.g. click  on the “Girls-U16A”.
  • If you are following a particular team or teams you can also select Sports & Teams Fixtures & Results from the main menu.  Then select a particular sport and your team to see past results and upcoming fixtures.
  • From any teams Fixture list you can “Spy” on the opponents recent results by clicking on the spyglass button , see the playing record by clicking on the folder button , or find their location by clicking on the map point button
  • From any teamFixtures & Results listings you can also download the entire fixture list to your personal calendar on your PC or mobile device (such as an iPhone or iPad).  Any changes we make to our fixtures will be synchronised with your personal calendar whenever you connect your PC or mobile device to the Internet. 
  • If you need to quickly find an away venue for one of our opponents you can either choose the map link directly from a fixture, available via the “details” button as described above, or you can select “Opponent Maps & Links” from the main menu. 

We hope this helps to keep you informed.

EXTRA MURALS - Week of 4th - 9th April 

All Cultural Activities will remain unchanged as per extra mural timetable. 

Grade 1 and 2

Tennis, Judo, Karate. There will be NO athletics. 

Grade 3/Under 9

Tuesday—Rugby Practice          14:00—15:30

Wednesday—Rugby Practice     14:00—15:30

Thursday—Rugby Practice         14:00—15:30

Grade 4/Under 10

Monday—Rugby Practice          14:00—15:30

Wednesday—Rugby Practice     14:00—15:30

Grade 5/Under 11

Monday—Rugby Practice          14:00—15:30

Tuesday—Rugby Practice          14:00—15:30

Grade 6/Under 12

Monday—Rugby Practice          14:00—1500

Tuesday—Rugby Practice          14:00—15:00

CANOEING

The St David’s Marist Inanda paddling team won the Junior Boys School category at the interprovincial interschool annual sprinting competition.

Canoeing 

Well done boys we are so proud of you!

A big thank you to Mrs Harris who gives of her time weekly and on weekends.  It never goes unappreciated or unnoticed.  A thank you goes to Mr Horne too who assisted Mrs Harris. Thank you.

Water Polo

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The 1st team water polo had an unbelievably successful KEPS Water Polo Festival, wining this particular festival for the 3rd consecutive year, with great wins against all our traditional rivals including St Peter, St Stithians, St John’s and St Benedicts. A massive congratulations to all the boys involved and a big thank you to Mr Ramsey for all his efforts.

Rugby

Congratulations to our 1st XV rugby side for their two successful festivals, namely the St Stithians Night Festival and the St John’s Easter Rugby Festival. At St Stithians, the team beat Penryn and WHPS, and drew with St Andrew’s Grahamstown. At the St John’s Festival, the team achieved good wins against Clifton Durban, Orchards Primary and St Charles, with a narrow loss to St Benedicts.

These festivals served as great opportunity for our boys and will hopefully stand them in good stead for the season to come. Thank you to Mr Hewitt, Mr Heunis, Mr Engelbrecht and Mr Majozi for their hard work, and to all the parents for their loyal and unwavering support.

Mr G. Kolkenbeck-Ruh

Deputy Headmaster: Extra murals & Student Affairs


SAVE THE DATE

St David’s Golf Day 20 May 2016

Details to follow shortly….

Date is Friday the 20th May for a shotgun start at 12.00 at Houghton Golf Club.

Price of a 4-ball is R4400 and sponsorship and partnership opportunities available.

To book please contact Jodi Scott at jodi@cinet.co.za


     CAR PARK

First Avenue Car Park is soley a STOP & DROP.  

Parents are asked to please NOT park their cars in a parking bay, get out and walk their children to class.  These bays are for staff members who need to be at meetings at 7:15am.  We appreciate your understanding.


SCHOOL WEEK AHEAD  

TODAY Friday Grade 1 & 2 inter-house athletics
Saturday 02 April

Grade 3-7 Inter House athletics

17:30 Family Mass – all welcome

Monday 04 April Parent interviews
Tuesday 05 April

Grade 7’s depart to camp

Parent interviews

PTA meeting

Wednesday 06 April Grade 4, 5 and 6 depart for camp
Thursday 07 April SP camps
Friday 08 April

Term 1 closes

11:00 for Grade 1-4 boys

SP camps return

 

TERM TWOTERM ONE 2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR

First school day for boys Wednesday, 04 May
Last school day for boys Wednesday, 03 August
Half term 02 – 10 July
Public holidays

Thursday, 16 June: Youth Day                                    

Friday, 17 June: School holiday

TERM THREE

First school day for boys Wednesday, 07 September
Last school day for boys Tuesday, 06 December
Half term 21-24 October
Public holidays Saturday, 24 September (Heritage Day)

PLEASE NOTE:

Term 2 commences on 04 May. Boys must return in winter uniform.