Tuesday August 29 2023

Newsflash 29/8/23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Lessons resume on Tuesday 5 September. 

Some reminders:

  • All pupils must produce their Admission Slips for admission for Term 3. These are only issued by the Bursars’ Department. 
  • In order to have Admission Slips ready in advance of your arrival, please have concluded all fee payment or payment discussions with the Bursars’ Department by 1pm Thursday 31 August. 
  • The Bursars’ Department are on hand to assist you as needed. On Monday 4 September representatives will be available in the school hall from 10am for your convenience. 
Day Scholars:
  • A reminder that pupils are to be at school daily by 7:05am at the latest. 
  • Should you be interested in the possibility of a day scholar shuttle bus, please let us know. The bus would pick up and drop off along Riverside, Windsor Park, Kopje and Town routes but is subject to there being viable numbers. Please let us know your interest by Friday 1 September. We will then communicate directly with those who have expressed an interest. 
Boarders:
  • Check in for Term 3 is between 12noon and 5pm on Monday 4 September. 
  • Fixture Free weekends for this term:
    • 23 September, 14 October, 4 November. A reminder that all signing out requests should be received by Wednesday of the week concerned and should be in the form of a signed letter. 

First Week Programme:

– Tuesday 5 September – School ends 3:30pm. From Wednesday 6 September the full school day programme will be in effect. 

Speech Day:

Our pinnacle event which brings our school and stakeholder community together will take place at 9am on Friday 29 September. Please put this down in your diaries and plan to join us. Note that you may sign your child out for this weekend if you would like. 

Cricket Update:

Our boys have been busy on the cricket front, starting with those who were part of the Zimbabwe Schools Cricket teams that toured to South Africa earlier in the holidays. We now have 16 of our Eagles currently in Johannesburg – Pretoria on a pre-season tour. The exposure has been great and we are excited to see this sport continue to go from strength to strength in our school. We thank you as parents for your ongoing support! We know that achievements like this do not come without your support and sacrifice.

 

Don’t Forget:

  • Restock stationery – especially for public examinations as no sharing is allowed. 
  • Labelling of all items – we have so much good quality, unlabelled belongings in our lost property. We encourage ‘reclamation’ of these items from the laundry on Monday 4 September. All school uniform related items are to have one’s name embroidered on them.
  • Padlocks are required for lockers – both at school and in hostel. Spare keys are to be surrendered to Form Teachers and Hostel Parents. 
  • Gadgets – Form 1 – 4 pupils are only allowed to have single feature cell phones. Laptops/tablets/iPads are learning tools that we do use – but have to be used under our regulations. 
  • Sports for Forms 1 – 3 pupils this term includes compulsory swimming for boys and girls, and cricket for boys. School swimming costumes are a requirement. For cricket each boy is to have the following: own cricket bat, batting pads, batting gloves, groin box, helmet, thigh pad, chest guard (optional), abdominal guard (optional) and elbow guard (optional), 3 rubberised cricket practice balls, and 1 leather ball 156gm ball.
    Ensure that all items are clearly and permanently labeled. Cricket uniform wise – plain white golf shirt, a plain white pair of boxer shorts, knee length white sports socks, cricket spikes.
  • Hairstyles: Pupils must adhere to the correct standards (Details in Orientation Booklet) Boarder boys who use the barber are reminded to bring sufficient money for his services ($3 per hair cut – usually every two weeks). A reminder that boys are to be clean shaven – without excuse.

Reflection:

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.