We only have about five weeks left of your child’s year in Grade 0.  This has been a very busy and exciting term.  On Saturday 18 September, the Penguin and Flamingo girls participated in their very first Sports Day.  It was so amazing to see all of them running their very best and cheering for each other.  That’s what the APPS spirit is all about!

On Thursday 23 September, we had the Grade 0 Girls and Parents Bring and Braai.  This was a combination of Father’s Day Braai and Mother’s Day Picnic which was postponed due to Covid restrictions.  All the dads and significant others looked absolutely stunning in their stylish t-shirt with a personalised hand-painted tie from their own daughter.

The Penguin and Flamingo classes warmly welcomed their parents in style and engrossed them in songs and poems.  This was followed by a gym demonstration by our very fit Headmistress.

The fun filled ambience of the morning ended with a delicious braai on the lawn and parents spending time in the classroom looking at all the super work that the girls have done so far.

Our beloved school turned 100 years old on Friday 1 October.  We had a whole weekend of celebrations packed with a variety of exciting activities and talks.  All our girls were encouraged to pick flowers from their own gardens and bring them to school for Flower Day.  They collected tinned food for the community in need and decorated their very own tin and turned it into a beautiful vase.  The girls had so much fun arranging their flowers and then went around the school to see the arrangements made by others.  All flower arrangements were absolutely magnificent!

On Monday 4 October, we had something extremely egg-citing happening.  We saw the arrival of eggs in an incubator from Wild and Earthly in the Grade 0 kitchen.  This was to tie in perfectly with our theme ‘Animals that hatch from eggs’.  This will be the girls’ presentation topic after half term break.  The girls’ egg-citement to watch chicks hatch however, was short-lived when Eskom implemented loadshedding.  The eggs were taken back to their home for safety.  They were brought back to our school on Thursday as beautiful chirping chicks.  The girls will have another chance to watch the hatching eggs after the half term break.  This will be a meaningful, and fun learning experience for them all.

Finally, Penguin and Flamingo girls are busy practising songs and learning their lines for their Grade 0 end of year concert.  This is the highlight of the year and promises to blow your socks off!

Have a wonderful and safe midterm break.
Ms Liziwe Seabi