10 Apr 2014

College | Newsletter, end of 1st term April 2014

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Dear Parents

Everyone will be looking forward to the holidays after the busy term that is now in its final week.

The first term sees so much change with new boys arriving, new learning paths and a wide variety of sporting and cultural activity.

It has been a successful term for the College in every respect: outstanding public examination results that rank amongst the best in the country overall; sporting teams that have enjoyed continued success and cultural activities that expand individual horizons and potential.

During March the annual NIAA Eisteddfod took place over three weeks. With the rejuvenated music department now in full swing, many of the College’s musicians were awarded high quality gradings. In all, 15 Honours gradings were awarded in a wide variety of disciplines, including Senior Choir and Senior Mixed Choir. In addition to the Honours awards, College musicians were awarded a further 52 grading certificates.

To celebrate the achievements of our musicians, the College will be hosting a musical soirée on Wednesday 9 April from 18h00 onwards. Everyone is welcome for this, the final event of the cultural calendar until next term.

The College MUN (Model United Nations) club attended a major conference in Dubai and were recognised for their skills through the awarding of the trophy for Best Delegation. To follow this up, the MUN members will be attending another conference in Dublin, Ireland, at the start of the holidays.

The RAMS rugby squad has been very busy preparing for their upcoming games at the St. John’s College (Jnb.) Easter Festival. Under the skilled guidance of Head Coach, Scotty Gray, the boys have been working extremely hard to get fit and to mould themselves into a competitive unit.

They will be playing some tough opposition in Johannesburg, underlining the necessity of ensuring that they are as fit and conditioned as possible.

The first game will be played against Paul Roos Gymnasium, followed by matches against St. Charles and the Klein Nederburg Academy.

The 1st XI hockey team will travel to Port Elizabeth towards the end of April where eight challenging games are lined up.

To date, the squad has been busy improving fitness and playing warm up matches on the Arundel astro turf.

Finally, the College Pipe Band will travel to Johannesburg over the first weekend of the second term. The band will play at the Celtic Fest in Modderfontein.

Dominus Pastor

William J Annandale

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