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.Dear Parents and Guardians

I wonder whether the fact that there are just three Fridays left of the term fills you with dread or intense joy and relief? I hope a bit of both! The Intermediate Phase is fully into their final assessment cycle and on Friday, I had the opportunity of reminding them that this was an opportunity to consolidate the knowledge and skills learned this year in preparation for 2020. It is not a time to unduly stress nor change routine other than ensuring a good night’s sleep and healthy eating habits to optimise study time.  Much has been learned from the study skills workshops held in each grade and teachers look forward to the satisfying process of marking scripts and seeing how much our girls have learned!

Meantime the Foundation Phase is moving into a time of exciting preparation for end of year functions. The Grade 2s came to Chapel dressed as presents last week. They quite literally sparkled as they gave a message about the importance of what is on the inside. Next year they are the “seniors” of the Foundation Phase and what progress they have made!

Today the Grade 1s welcomed the Grade Rs to the Preparatory School in Chapel. How different they are to the awkward Grade 1s who arrived earlier this year unsure of protocol and overawed by a bigger school. They spoke and sang with such confidence that one wonders what the Grade 7 class of 2025 will achieve.

The Grade 3s meanwhile are preparing their farewell to the Phase on Friday, 29 November at 10h30. This is a moment to celebrate the great strides they have made. Without doubt they are ready for the challenge of the Intermediate Phase which will test both their organisational and academic skills as they take on new subjects, fully immersing themselves in Round Square activities and a wider range of sporting leagues.

The Grade 4BRM class joined in the Bokke Celebration Parade in the city centre on Monday. Watching the procession from the security of a sixth - floor office, I have no doubt it will be a moment the girls will savour. Grace - Ann Sampson, through a family connection, had the unique experience of joining the Bok bus as it journeyed up Loop Street.

During the last two weeks of School our Intermediate Phase girls will be getting their assessment scripts back, preparing for our Carol Service to be held in St George's Cathedral on 4 December at 18h00, and participating in an enrichment programme that includes a craft project, interesting speakers and other exciting activities. The Foundation Phase has organised a similar programme for their students. Their Carol Service will be held in the Hall on 2 December at 18h00. Their Fun Sports Day next week on Friday, 22 November, will be held on the Gardens Tech Rugby Field starting at 09h45 to give those parents watching the Grade R nativity play time to drive up.

Today the staff are being treated to lunch by the PA. Beautiful tables have been set up in the Voorkamer spreading out onto the stoep. As staff sit down to a meal overlooking the lush gardens and city below, I don’t know who is more grateful. We are proud to be working at a school like St Cyprian’s with girls so eager to learn. I so appreciate working with the calibre of teacher given me. Perhaps the staff will be enjoying a quiet moment on this rare occasion with few children on campus! Whatever the reason, we are savouring every moment of the time left with our girls. They are our “other family” and we have journeyed through a year of memorable events and survived!

Carol te Water
 
 
 
 

CLASSROOM NEWS


Gr 6s off to their Gold Challenge Award camp along the Breede River

Gr 6s bravely rope climbing

Our campers after their solo sleep out in the bush.  They all made it safely home!

Grade 2RW after their amazing Chapel story celebrating beauty in its different forms. The girls dressed up as  birthday presents and we learnt that what is inside is most important. 


India Naylor and Zara Turner Gr 2 RW loving their Wednesday IPAD time, here they are  working hard on maths seeds

Grade 7 students editing their final video for Flipgrid submission.  This was a Social Science project using Minecraft

Jemima Phillips, Olivia Simpson and Keira Bunsee Gr 7 MS busy with their project.

 
 
Ms Malherbe Gr 4BRM and Ms Salie on their way to the rugby parade for the World Cup Champions.  Note the big smiles.  


Isabella Greenfield and Elektra Botoulas Gr 4BRM waiting for the bus to arrive

Gr 4 BRM had the wonderful opportunity to share in the excitement and festivities of celebrating our Rugby World Cup champions as they paraded up and down the streets of Cape Town

Gr 1 RC Froggies in our welcome Chapel Service to the Gr Rs

Gr 1 MW were frogs and fishes in the big FP pond

Gr 1 LPG delighted us with their singing and croacking

 
Faf's underpants written by Grade 1RC
 
 

ART NEWS


Gr 5 birds

Gr 1s  Braai photos

Ruby Gallagher Gr 1MW - what I remember about the Rugby World Cup

Gr 5 Birds
 
 
Gr 6 swimming collages

Gr 4s Rugby World Cup

Chloe Jones Gr 2SU

Lena Suska Gr 3SAC - Van Gogh
 
 
 

SPORT NEWS


Gr 1s concentrating on their tennis skills

Molly Henry Gr 2 SU, a future tag rugby champion

Gr 4s enjoying tennis at the Good Hope campus
 
 
Gr 1s getting ready for swimming

Ready .. steady … go ... - Gr 3s at athletics

Emily van Niekerk and Siya Kweyama Gr 3 LH enjoying tag rugby and waving at their fans.
 
Thank you to all the parents for their support this past term.  Our girls have had a most enjoyable and successful season.  
 
Upcoming Events:
22 November: FP Fun Sports Day at Gardens Tech Field at 9:45 – 11:45 (please take note of the slight time delay to allow those parents attending the Nativity play to get to the venue).
22 November: All sport finishes for the year.  
 
 
 

SURFING AND RUNNING


 Yannah Figl Gr 7 BM with the team 

 
 
Selma Thomas Gr 7BM ran the 10km Gun Run raising R6400 for Groote Schuur Newborns Trust. She managed to improve her time by almost 3 minutes). She managed to fulfill her two passions, that of running and fundraising.  Well done, Selma!
Our SCS Team competed at Muizenberg in the annual Inter-schools Competition. Eight  High Schools participated.  St Cyprian's School, was placed fourth overall.  Well done Yannah Figl, Gr 7 BM.
 
 
 

MUSIC NEWS


 
 
 

Congratulations to all our budding violinists and cellists for their lovely performance at the FP Strings concert last night.  Thank you to all the Moms, Dads and friends who attended and for all the support and encouragement you have given these musicians throughout the year. 

 
 
 
Water Wise
 
 
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