Important Dates

Important Dates For Parents 2020

Day Date Time Event
Tuesday 14 January 14h00
14h30
14h50
15h0016h00
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 arents and PA Members
Wednesday 15 January 07h30 First Term begins
Thursday 16 January 13h00 Grade 7: Depart for Leadership camp until Saturday 18 January
Friday 17 January Boarders closed weekend
Saturday 18 January 07h30 – 12h30 Saturday School Grade 4 – 6
Monday 20 January Grade 3 to 7 Extra Mural Timetable begins
Tuesday 21 January 13h00 Grades 1 & 2 Cricket Begins
Thursday 23 January 18h00
18h00
18h30
INKY (Pre-Primary): Class Teacher/Parents’ Evening
JP: Class Teacher/Parents’ Evening
SP: Class Teacher/Parents’ Evening
Friday 24 January 07h30 – 08h30 Holy Communion and Blessing of Grade 7 Boys (parents welcome)
Friday 7 February 10h00

14h30 – 15h30

School Birthday Celebrations (108 years)
Old Boys’ Day
SWIMMING:  Pre-Gala Events (parents welcome)
Wednesday 12 February 13h00 – 16h00

18h30

INTER-HOUSE: Swimming Gala (Compulsory for Grades 3 to 7 boys)
100 Club at the Pennington Pavilion
Thursday 13 February 10h00
10h30
CRICKET: 1st XI to Prep Schools Cricket Festival hosted by Cordwalles at Hilton College until Sunday 16 February
Mid-Term Break (Boys wear greys)
Mid-Term begins Grade RRR to 3
Mid-Term begins Grade 4 to 7
Tuesday 18 February 07h30 School resumes after Mid-Term
Monday 9 March First Term Extra Mural timetable ends – Refer to Calendar Card for rugby practice times.
Tuesday 10 March 13h00 Last Day for Grades 1 & 2 Sport
Friday 13 March 08h30 – 10h00

14h00 – 20h00

Inky (Pre-Primary Grades RR & R) and Grades 1 & 2 Swimming Gala
RUGBY: Midlands Louis Botha Prestige Rugby Festival (1st & 2nd) at Merchiston
Saturday 14 March 08h00

15h00

RUGBY: Midlands Rugby Festivals (3rd to 6th XV, U11, U10 & U9)
aQuelle Cordwalles DustBuster campover at Karkloof Country Club
Sunday 15  March 06h00 – 13h00 aQuelle Cordwalles DustBuster at Karkloof Country Club
Wednesday 18 March 14h20 – 17h00 Parent/Teacher consultations
Thursday 19 March 14h20 – 17h00
18h30 – 19h30
Parent/Teacher consultations
Easter Service. Compulsory for Grades 4 to 7 boys (parents welcome)
Friday 20 March 07h30
10h00
10h30
10h30 – 11h00
End of First Term (Boys wear greys)
Awards Assembly
First Term ends Grades RRR to 3
First Term ends Grades 4 to 7
Parent/Teacher consultations for boarder parents – by appointment only
Wednesday 8 April RUGBY: 1st XV Tour depart to St John’s College Easter Rugby Festival in Johannesburg until Monday 13 April
Friday 10 April Public Holiday Easter: Good Friday
Saturday 11 April Public Holiday Easter
Sunday 12 April Public Holiday Easter Sunday
Monday 13 April Public Holiday Easter Monday (Family Day)

Day Date Time Event
Tuesday 14 April 15h00 – 17h00 All Boarders return
Wednesday 15 April 07h30 Second Term begins
Grade 3 to 7 Extra Mural Timetable begins
Thursday 16 April 13h00 Grades 1 & 2 soccer starts
Saturday 18 April 07h30 – 12h30 Saturday School (Grades 4 to 6)
Monday 27 April 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
Friday 1 May 07h30

12h00
12h30

PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Workers Day) School Working Day (Grades RRR to 7)
School ends for Grades RRR to 3
School ends for Grades 4 to 7
Monday 4 May 18h30 – 19h30 MUSIC: Combined Choirs
Tuesday 5 May 18h30 – 19h30 MUSIC: Combined Choirs
Sunday 10 May 07h0
07h30
Grade 7: Environmental trip leaves for Babanango
Grade 6: Environmental trip leaves on Great Adventure
Monday 11 May 07h30
07h30
No Sport this week
Grade 5: Environmental trip leaves for Roselands
Grade 4: Environmental trip leaves for Spirit of Adventure
Tuesday 12 May 07h30
08h00
Grade 3: Environmental trip leaves for Cumberland
PHOTOGRAPHS: Inky (Pre-Primary), Grades 1 & 2 class & individual photographs
Wednesday 13 May 18h30 Environmental Trips return
100 Club at the Pennington Pavilion
Thursday 14 May 10h00
10h30
Mid-Term Break (Boys wear greys)
Mid-Term begins Grade RRR to 3
Mid-Term begins Grade 4 to 7
Monday 18 May Mid-Term
Tuesday 19 May 07h30 School resumes after Mid-Term break
Wednesday 3 June 07h30 PHOTOGRAPHS: Grades 3 to 7 sport/class (boys wear greys)
Friday 12 June 12h30 – 16h00
09h30 – 12h00
Grade 7: Market Day
Grades 4 to 6: Grandparents’ Day
Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

16 June

17 June

18 June

19 June

07h30 – 12h30

12h00
12h30

14h20 – 17h00

14h20 – 17h00

07h30
09h00
10h00
10h30
10h30 – 11h30

PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Youth Day) – School Working Day (Grades RRR to 7)
School ends for Grades RRR to 3
School ends for Grades 4 to 7Parent/Teacher consultationsParent/Teacher consultationsEnd of Second Term (boys wear greys)
Awards Assembly
Polar Bear Challenge (Grades 1 to 7)
Second Term ends Grades RRR to 3
Second Term ends Grades 4 to 7
Parent/Teacher consultations for boarder parents – by appointment only

Day Date Time Event
Monday 13 July 15h00 – 17h00
16h30 – 18h00
All Boarders return
Grade 6: Parents’ meeting with High Schools (parents and sons)
Tuesday 14 July 07h30 Third Term begins
Thursday 16 July  13h00 – 14h00 Grade 1 & 2 Hockey begins
Saturday 18 July 07h30 – 12h30 Saturday School Grade 4 to 7 
Monday 20 July 14h30 – 16h30 Athletics: Field Events (Finals Day 1) U9 to Open (selected boys)
Tuesday 21 July 14h30 – 16h00 Athletics: Field Events (Finals Day 2) U9 to Open (selected boys)
Wednesday 22 July 14h15 – 15h30 Athletics: 1200m and Tug of War (Finals)
Friday 24 July 09h00 – 10h30
14h00 – 17h00
Junior Athletics Day (Inky to Grade 2)
Inter-house: Senior Athletics Day (Compulsory for Grades 3 to 7)
Monday 3 August Grade 3 to 7 Extra Mural Timetable starts
Monday 10 August 07h30 – 13h00 PUBLIC 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)
Wednesday 12 August 18h30 100 Club and PA Social Evening
Thursday 13 August 10h00
10h30
Mid-Term Break (Boys wear greys)
Mid-Term begins Grade RRR to 3
Mid-Term begins Grade 4 to 7
Tuesday 18 August 07h30 School resumes after Mid-Term
Wednesday 14 August 18h30 100 Club
Friday 28 August 08h30
09h45
INKY (Pre-Primary): Grandparents’ Day
JP: Grandparents’ Day
Wednesday 2 September 07h30 PHOTOGRAPHS: Grades 3 to 7 sport/music (boys wear greys)
Thursday 10 September 13h00 Last day for Grades 1 & 2 Sport
Friday 11 September 09h30
10h30 – 12h30
Grade 7: Grandparents’ Day
Grade 7: Grandparents’ Day Play performance and visit to classroom
Monday 14 September Grades 3 to 7 Extra Mural Timetable ends
Wednesday 16 September 18h30 – 20h00 Grade 7: Play performance
Thursday 17 September 18h30 – 20h00 Grade 7: Play performance
Friday 18 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 2020 dates to follow once they have been finalised

Day Date Time Event
Tuesday 29 September 1500 – 17h00 ALL boarders return
Wednesday 30 September Grades 3 to 7 Extra Mural Timetable starts
Fourth Term starts

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