Important Dates

Important Dates For 2021

DayDateTimeEvent
Monday18 January07h30Staff return
Tuesday19 January 14h00
14h30
14h45
15h00

15h45
17h00
New Boarders and New Day Boys (Grade 1 – 7) Arrive
Current boarders return
New day boys  and their Mentors arrive (Grades 1 to 7)
Headmaster welcomes all new boys (Boarders & Day Boys Grades 1 to 7). Refreshments served and visit to Classroom.
Meeting for all Boarder Parents in the Besant Theatre.
Boarder Parents’ and New Parents’ Cocktail Party at
Pennington Pavilion with Class parents and PA Members
Wednesday20 JanuaryFirst Term starts
Thursday21 January13h00Grade 7: Depart for Leadership camp until Saturday 23 January
Friday22 JanuaryBoarders’ closed weekend
Saturday23 January08h00 – 12h30Saturday School (Grades 4 to 6)
Wednesday27 January18h00INKY (Pre-Primary): Class Teacher/Parents’ Evening
Thursday28 January18h00
18h30
JP: Class Teacher/Parents’ Evening
SP: Class Teacher/Parents’ Evening
Friday29 January07h30 – 08h30Holy Communion and Blessing of Grade 7 Boys (parents welcome)
Friday5 February10h00Old Boys’ Day
Sunday7 FebruarySchool Birthday (109 years)
Monday15 February14h30 – 15h30SWIMMING: Pre-Gala events for selected boys (parents welcome)
Wednesday17 February07h30
After school &/0r after extra mural activities
13h00 – 16h00
18h00
Ash Wednesday Service (Grade 1 to 7)
Mid-term starts Grades RRR to Grade 2INTER-HOUSE: Swimming Gala (Compulsory for Grades 3 to 7 boys)
Mid-term starts Grades 3 to 7
100 Club at the Pennington Pavilion
Tuesday23 February07h30School resumes after Mid-term break
Monday15 MarchFirst Term Extra Mural timetable ends – Refer to Calendar Card for rugby practice times.
Friday19 March14h00 – 20h00RUGBY: Midlands Louis Botha Prestige Rugby Festival (1st & 2nd) at Merchiston
Saturday20 March08h00
08h00
08h00
08h00
15h00
RUGBY: Midlands Rugby Festivals (3rd to 6th XV) at St Charles College
RUGBY: Midlands Rugby Festivals (U11) at Howick Prep
RUGBY: Midlands Rugby Festivals (U10) at Cordwalles
RUGBY: Midlands Rugby Festivals (U9) at Cowan House
Thirsti Cordwalles Fundraising event campover at Karkloof Country Club
Sunday21  March06h30 – 13h00PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Human Rights Day)
Thirsti Cordwalles Fundraising event at Karkloof Country Club
Monday22 March07h30 – 12h30

08h30 – 10h00

After Gala
12h30
12h30

PUBLIC HOLIDAY (due to Human Rights Day on Sunday) School Working Day (Grades RRR to 7)
Inky (Pre-Primary Grades RR & R) and Grades 1 & 2 Swimming Gala
School ends for Grades RRR to 2
School ends for Grade 3
School ends for Grades 4 to 7
Wednesday24 March14h20 – 17h00
18h30 – 19h30
Parent/Teacher consultations
Easter Service. Compulsory for Grades 4 to 7 boys (parents welcome)
Thursday25 March07h30
14h20 – 17h00
JP: Easter service (parents welcome)
Parent/Teacher consultations
Friday26 March
10h00
10h30
End of First Term (Boys wear greys)
First Term ends Grades RRR to 3
First Term ends Grades 4 to 7
Wednesday31 MarchRUGBY: 1st XV Tour depart to St John’s College Easter Rugby Festival in Johannesburg until Monday 5 April
Friday2 AprilPUBLIC HOLIDAY EASTER: Good Friday
Saturday3 AprilPUBLIC HOLIDAY EASTER
Sunday4 AprilPUBLIC HOLIDAY EASTER Sunday
Monday5 AprilPUBLIC HOLIDAY EASTER Monday (Family Day)

DayDateTimeEvent
Monday19 April15h00 – 17h00All Boarders return
Tuesday20 April07h30Second Term starts
Friday23 AprilBoarders’ closed  weekend
Saturday24 April08h00 – 12h30Saturday School (Grades 4 to 6)
Tuesday27 April07h30 – 12h30

12h00
12h30

PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Freedom Day) – School Working Day (Grades RRR to 7)
School ends for Grades RRR to 3
School ends for Grades 4 to 7
Monday10 May18h30 – 19h30MUSIC: Combined Choirs
Tuesday11 May18h30 – 19h30MUSIC: Combined Choirs
Wednesday12 May18h30 – 19h30MUSIC: Combined Choirs
Sunday16 May10h00
07h30
Grade 7: Environmental trip
Grade 6: Environmental trip
Monday17 May
07h30
07h30
No Sport this week
Grade 5: Environmental trip
Grade 4: Environmental trip
Tuesday18 May07h30
08h00
Grade 3: Environmental trip
PHOTOGRAPHS: Inky (Pre-Primary), Grades 1 & 2 class & individual photographs
Wednesday19 MayEnvironmental Trips return
Mid-Term break starts Grades RRR to 3 after school or after extra mural activities
Mid-Term break starts Grades 4 to 7 on returning from Environmental trips
Tuesday25 May07h30 School resumes after Mid-Term break
Thursday10 June18h30 – 19h30Grades 4 to 6: Grandparents’ Day (dress rehearsal for parents)
Friday11 June09h30 – 12h00
16h30
Grades 4 to 6: Grandparents’ Day
Extra Mural Timetable ends
Wednesday16 June07h30 – 12h30

12h00
12h30
14h20 – 17h00

PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Youth Day) – School Working Day (Grades RRR to 7)
School ends for Grades RRR to 3
School ends for Grades 4 to 7
Parent/Teacher consultations
Thursday17 June12h30 – 16h00
09h30 – 12h00
Last Day for Grades 1 & 2 Sport
Parent/Teacher consultations
Friday18 June
07h30
10h00
10h30
End of Term (boys wear greys)
Awards Assembly (Grades 4 to 7)
Second Term ends Grades RRR to 3
Second Term ends Grades 4 to 7

DayDateTimeEvent
Monday12 July15h00 – 17h00
16h30 – 18h00
All Boarders return
Grade 6: Parents’ meeting with High Schools (parents and sons)
Tuesday13 July07h30Third Term starts
Thursday15 July 13h00 – 14h00Grade 1 & 2 Hockey starts
Saturday17 July08h00 – 12h30Saturday School Grade 4 to 7 
Monday19 July14h30 – 16h30Athletics: Field Events (Finals Day 1) U9 to Open (selected boys)
Tuesday20 July14h30 – 16h00Athletics: Field Events (Finals Day 2) U9 to Open (selected boys)
Wednesday21 July14h15 – 15h30Athletics: 1200m and Tug of War (Finals)
Friday23 July09h00 – 10h30
14h00 – 17h00
Junior Athletics Day (Inky to Grade 2)
Inter-house: Senior Athletics Day (Compulsory for Grades 3 to 7)
Monday2 AugustGrade 3 to 7 Extra Mural Timetable starts
Monday9 August07h30 – 13h00PUBLIC HOLIDAY (due to National Women’s Day on Sunday) – School working day for Grades 1 to 7 ONLY
School Picnic (Compulsory for boys Grades 1 to 7)
Wednesday11 AugustAfter school and/or after extra mural activities
18h00
Mid-Term break (boys wear greys)
Mid-Term starts Grades RRR to 3
Mid-Term starts Grades 4 to 7
100 Club
Tuesday17 August07h30School resumes after Mid-Term
Friday27 August08h30
9h45
INKY (Pre-Primary): Grandparents’ Day
JP: Grandparents’ Day
Thursday9 September13h00Last day for Grades 1 & 2 Sport
Friday10 September09h30
10h30 – 12h30
Grade 7: Grandparents’ Day Tea
Grade 7: Grandparents’ Day Play performance and visit to classroom
Saturday11 September08h00 – 12h30Saturday School (Grades 4 to 7)
Tuesday14 September10h30 – 12h30Grade 7: Play performance
Wednesday15 September18h30 – 20h00Grade 7: Play performance
Thursday16 September18h30 – 20h00Grade 7: Play performance
Friday17 September
07h30
10h00
10h30
End of Term (boys wear greys)
Awards Assembly
Third Term ends Grades RRR to 3
Third Term ends Grades 4 to 7


* Term 4 2021 dates to follow once they have been finalised

DayDateTimeEvent
Tuesday28 September1500 – 17h00ALL boarders return
Wednesday29 SeptemberFourth Term starts
Grades 3 to 7 Extra Mural Timetable starts

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Important Dates 2021