Reflections on Term One
As the leaves fall from the trees and the dew lies thick on the morning grass, it gives us time to reflect on the wonderful work displayed by our boys and staff in the first term of 2018.
Our Grade 3 boys have settled into the rhythm and routine of ‘big school’ and now confidently navigate their way around the school, the Grade 4 boys display their enthusiasm for school and lessons by running through the corridors to get to the next class – we need to have an OUTsurance traffic cop on permanent duty! Our senior boys have embraced all that has been offered to them, in particular our Grade 7 boys who showed some excellent thought and innovation when presenting their Natural Science projects to the school. Our Grade 5 and 6 boys thoroughly enjoyed using the ‘Metaverse’ app to celebrate Pi Day. Staff and boys are enjoying the application of Google Classroom in our school. We were very proud of the boys who represented Boys’ Prep with such aplomb at the annual Round Square Conference at Bridge House School in Franschhoek.
Our senior Marimba band has been practicing hard for their upcoming tour to South America. Our Senior Choir and Gr7 Barons ‘wowed’ the audience at the GC “Night of the Stars” evening. Our music theory students worked hard under the tutelage of Mr Moolman to prepare for the upcoming Music Theory examinations. Our musicians entertained the school at a Celebrate Chapel Service, with a variety of instruments on display.
Our boys showed much enthusiasm and determination on the sports fields. 120 boys travelled down to Durban to participate in Tennis, Golf, Water Polo and Cricket matches against Clifton Durban and DPHS, our First Cricket team participated in the Independent Schools Cricket Festival hosted by Western Province Preparatory School in Cape Town and hosted a touring team from Cornwall, England. The Water Polo boys held their heads high at the annual KEPS polo festival. The Basketball courts are always full! We celebrated an excellent Interhouse Athletics meeting, and despite an Athletics season seriously curtailed by inclement weather our A and B athletics teams performed well at the Annual Prestige athletics meeting, hosted by St Davids. The Grade 7 rugby boys trained hard to prepare for the St John’s Easter Prep Schools Festival, where they showed some fierce determination and much grit in the games they played. The highlight for our boys, however, had to be our Prep Sports Festival, where they showcased their rugby and tennis skills. A fantastic three days, with close to 1000 primary school children participating in netball, rugby and tennis!
I salute the effort and energy of the staff of Boys’ Prep. These amazing men and women constantly give of themselves to ensure that we grow and develop young boys into good men who will participate, lead and serve society meaningfully. We look forward to an exciting Term Two!