Important Dates

Important Dates For Parents 2019

Day Date Time Event
Tuesday 15 January 14h00
14h30
14h50
15h0016h00
17h00
New Boarders and New Day Boys (Grade 1 – 7) Arrive
Current boarders return
New day boys arrive
Headmaster welcomes all new boys (Boarders & Day Boys Grades 1 to 7). Refreshments served and visit to Classroom.
Meeting for all Boarder Parents
Boarder Parents’ and New Parents’ Cocktail Party at
Pennington Pavilion with Class arents and PA Members
Wednesday 16 January 07h30 First Term begins
Thursday 17 January 13h00 Grade 7: Depart for Leadership camp until Saturday 19 January
Friday 18 January Boarders closed weekend
Saturday 19 January 07h30 – 12h30 Saturday School Grade 4 – 6
Monday 21 January Grade 3 to 7 Extra Mural Timetable begins
Tuesday 22 January 13h00 Grades 1 & 2 Cricket Begins
Thursday 24 January 18h00
18h30
18h30
INKY (Pre-Primary): Class Teacher/Parents’ Evening
JP: Class Teacher/Parents’ Evening
SP: Class Teacher/Parents’ Evening
Thursday 7 February 10h00 School Birthday Celebrations (107 years)
Friday 8 February Old Boys’ Day
Friday 15 February 14h30 – 15h30 SWIMMING:  Pre-Gala Events (parents welcome)
Wednesday 20 February 13h00 – 16h00

18h30

INTER-HOUSE: Swimming Gala (Compulsory for Grades 3 to 7 boys)
100 Club at the Pennington Pavilion
Thursday 21 February

10h00
10h30
CRICKET: 1st XI to Prep Schools Cricket Festival in Grahamstown until Sunday 24 February
Mid-Term Break (Boys wear greys)
Mid-Term begins Grade RRR to 3
Mid-Term begins Grade 4 to 7
Tuesday 26 February 07h30 – 12h30 School resumes after Mid-Term
Saturday 9 March No Sport
Saturday 16 March 13h00 – 12h30 (Sunday) Camp-over at Orient Park Midmar Dam
Sunday 17 March 07h00 – 12h00 aQuelle Cordwalles Mudman at Midmar Dam
Monday 18  March 1st Term Extra Mural Timetable Ends, refer to Calendar Card for Rugby Practice Times for the Rest of the Term
Tuesday 19 March 13h00 Last Day for Grades 1 & 2 Sport
Thursday 21 March 07h30 – 12h30

08h30 – 10h00

PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Human Rights Day) School Working Day
Grades 1,2 & Inky (Pre-Primary) Swimming Gala
Saturday 23 March 07h30 – 12h30 Saturday School (Grades 4 to 7)
Wednesday 27 March 14h20 – 17h00 Report Distribution
Thursday 28 March 14h20 – 17h00
18h30 – 19h30
Report Distribution
Easter Chapel Service. Compulsory for Grades 4 to 7 boys (parents welcome)
Friday 29 March
07h30
10h00
10h30
10h30 – 11h30
End of First Term (Boys wear greys)
Awards Assembly
First Term ends Grades RRR to 3
First Term ends Grades 4 to 7
Report Distribution – Boarder Parents Only (By Appointment)
Wednesday 17 April RUGBY: 1st XV Tour Depart to St John’s College Easter Rugby Festival in Johannesburg until Monday 22 April
Friday 19 April Public Holiday Easter: Good Friday
Saturday 20 April Public Holiday Easter
Sunday 21 April Public Holiday Easter Sunday
Monday 22 April Public Holiday Easter Monday (Family Day)

Day Date Time Event
Tuesday 23 April 15h00 – 17h00 All Boarders return
Wednesday 24 April 07h30 Second Term begins
Grade 3 to 7 Extra Mural Timetable begins
Wednesday 1 May 07h30 – 12h30 Public Holiday (Workers Day) – School Working Day
Monday 13 May 18h30 Combined Choirs
Tuesday 14 May 18h30 Combined Choirs
Thursday 16 May 18h30 Combined Choirs
Sunday 19 May 07h00
07h30
Grade 7: Environmental Trip leaves for Babanango
Grade 6: Environmental Trip leaves for the Great Adventure
Monday 20 May
07h30
07h30
No Sport this week
Grade 5: Environmental Trip leaves for Roselands
Grade 4: Environmental Trip leaves for Spirit of Adventure
Tuesday  21 May 07h30
08h00
Grade 3: Environmental Trip leaves for Cumberland
Photographs: Inky (Pre-Primary), Grades 1 & 2 Class & Individual Photographs
Wednesday 22 May 07h30
18h30
Environmental Trips return
100 Club at the Pennington Pavilion
Thursday 23 May
10h00
10h30
Boys wear Greys
Mid Term Break Grade RRR to 3
Mid Term Break Grade 4 to 7
Tuesday 28 May 07h30 School resumes after Mid-Term break
Wednesday  12 June 07h45 Photographs: Grade 3 to 7 sport/class/individual (Boys wear greys)
Friday 14 June 09h30 – 12h00 Grades 4 – 6 Grandparents’ Day
Monday 17 June 07h30
07h30 – 13h00
Public Holiday: School Working Day
School Picnic (Compulsory for boys Grades 1 to 7)
Wednesday 19 June 14h20 – 17h00 Report Distribution
Thursday 20 June 14h20 – 17h00 Report Distribution
Friday 21 June
07h30
09h00
10h00
10h30
10h30 – 11h30
End of Second Term (Boys wear)
Awards Assembly
Polar Bear Challenge (Grades 1 to 7)
Second Term ends Grades RRR to 3
Second Term ends Grades 4 to 7
Report Distribution for Board parents – by appointment only

Day Date Time Event
Monday 15 July 15h00 – 17h00
16h30 – 18h00
All Boarders return
Grade 6: Parents’ meeting with High Schools (parents and sons)
Tuesday 16 July 07h30 Third Term begins
Thursday 18 July  13h00 – 14h00 Grade 1 & 2 Hockey begins
Saturday 20 July 07h30 – 12h30 Saturday School Grade 4 to 7 
Monday 22 July 14h30 – 16h30 Athletics: Field Events (Finals Day 1) U9 to Open (selected boys)
Tuesday 23 July 14h30 – 16h00 Athletics: Field Events (Finals Day 2) U9 to Open (selected boys)
Wednesday 24 July 14h15 – 16h00 Athletics: 1200m and Tug of War (Finals)
Friday 26 July 14h00 – 17h00 Inter-house: Senior Athletics Day (Compulsory for Grades 3 to 7)
Thursday 1 August 10h00 Proudly Primary at Highbury until Saturday 3 August
Hockey: 1st XI Tour to KEPS until Sunday 4th August
Friday 2 August 18h30 School Closed due to Staff attending Proudly Primary conference at Highbury
Saturday 3 August No Sport due to Staff attending Proudly Primary conference at Highbury
Monday 5 August Grade 3 to 7 Extra Mural Timetable begins
Friday 9 August 07h30 -12h30

09h00 – 10h30

Public Holiday (National Women’s Day) – School working day
Junior Athletics Day (Inky to Grade 2)
Wednesday 14 August 18h30 100 Club
Thursday 15 August
10h00
10h30
Mid-Term Break (Boys wear greys)
Mid Term Break Grade RRR to 3
Mid Term Break Grade 4 to 7
Tuesday 20 August 07h30 School resumes after Mid-Term
Friday 30 August 08h30
09h30
Inky (Pre-Primary): Grandparents’ Day
JP: Grandparents’ Day
Tuesday 3 September 07h45 Photographs: Grades 3 to 7 sport/class/individual (Boys wear greys)
Friday 13 September 09h30 Grade 7: Grandparents’ Day
Monday 16 September 07h30 Grades 3 to 7 Extra Mural Timetable changes
Wednesday 18 September 18h30 – 20h00 Grade 7: Play performance
Thursday 19 September 18h30 – 20h00 Grade 7: Play performance
Friday 20 September
07h30
10h00
10h30
End of Third Term (Boys wear greys)
Awards Assembly
Third Term ends Grades RRR to 3
Third Term ends Grades 4 to 7


* Term 4 2019 dates to follow once they have been finalised

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