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Newsletter 18 January 2019
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Dear Parents, Staff and Boys

It is indeed both my pleasure and privilege to welcome you all back to our wonderful school on behalf of all at St Benedict’s Preparatory. I have been waiting patiently to begin my time as Headmaster and I am delighted to return to a boys’ school of such distinction. Though I have enjoyed some moments of welcoming each of the boys back, I look forward to addressing you, as parents, at the Preparatory Information Evening on Thursday 24 January in our school hall. This commences at 18h00 where I will take the opportunity of introducing myself to you, outlining the year ahead and providing you with the opportunity of meeting with the relevant staff in each grade.
 
As is alluded to by our theme for the year, ‘A Team Above All. Above All a Team’, it is fundamental that we take cognisance of the fact that kind, tolerant and progressive relationships form the core of all that we do here at St Benedict’s. I thoroughly look forward to establishing and maintaining constructive, authentic relationships with your sons and with you as parents so that we may travel this exciting journey together, collaboratively with a common purpose always in mind.
 
I would also like to extend a warm welcome to all boys joining St Benedict’s for the first time, including our Grade 4 boys who seem to be settling in well, guided by the expertise and warmth of the Grade 4 teaching team; we wish them all a fulfilling and meaningful journey ahead.
 
May 2019 be a blessed year for all here at St Benedict’s Preparatory. During one of my opportunities to address some of the boys this week, they were challenged to make memories this year, lifelong memories on which to reflect upon positively and proudly. I wish for each and every one of you the same.
 
Kindest regards

Brendan Quinn

AFTERNOON PLANNER

All afternoon activities will commence from Monday 21 January.

Afternoon Term1 2019.pdf

Confident Kids have not been added to the afternoon planner.  Should your son wish to do Confident Kids drama kindly contact them direct.

GRADE 4 PAIRED READING

The Grade 4 teachers warmly invite the Grade 4C and 4R parents to the Parent Reading Information Evening.

Date :  Wednesday 30 January

Time: 18:30 - 19:30

Venue : Boys in their classroom and parents in the library

This is compulsory for all 4C and 4R boys and a parent.

SPORT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Please consult the sports planner for details regarding venues and times

EXTRA-CURRICULAR MUSIC LESSONS

The Music Department offers extra cost instrumental lessons in the following instruments:
Piano/Recorder/Flute/Saxophone/Clarinet/Bagpipes/Violin/Cello/Electric Guitar/Bass Guitar/Acoustic Guitar/Voice/Drum Kit/Pipe Band Snare Drum 

2019 charges
i)   R 2120.00 per term for 10, 30 minute lessons
ii)  R 3180.00 per term for 10, 45 minute lessons              
ii)  R 4240.00 per term for 10, 60 minute lessons
 
Should your son be interested in learning an instrument in 2019, please click on the following link to access our Application Form

https://goo.gl/forms/4PjOK4Gp8HJ2Z0Cq1

Mrs J Chalmers

GRADE LEVY

Please remember that the grade levies on the textbook lists are payable on or before the 30 January.  This will ensure that your son receives his Mathletics password/username and art requirements.

 

 
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