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21 November 2014 Newsletter


21 November 2014
To All Kyle Prep Parents
On Monday morning each grade planted an indigenous tree, the Water Berry Tree, and we hope the seven trees will grow to adorn the school for many years to come. 
Although there were not as many children doing business, on Entrepreneurs' Day, as anticipated, those who did take part showed a lot of ingenuity. 
The children really enjoyed the day with some having their wares sold out before they had finished setting up their stalls!
This morning our Pre-Schoolers have their concert and prize giving at the pavilion beginning at 9am.  
The Inter-House Quiz is on Wednesday morning at the pavilion.  You are very welcome to attend and support your house. 
The infants' prize giving and concert takes place in the Dutch Reformed Church Hall on Friday 28 November from 3.30pm to 5pm.   
The grade sevens leavers' dinner is on Saturday 29 November in Glenlivet.  The bus will take them from school at 4.30pm and bring them back by 10pm. 
Please remember the main prize giving and speech night is on Wednesday 3 December at 6pm in the Kolbe Hall at Kyle College. 
We are now coming to the end of the year and all text books and library books must be handed in.  ALL lost or damaged books will need to be replaced or paid for. 
All outstanding school and boarding fees should be paid in full no later than Friday 28 November 2014. 
Next year's term calendar is as follows: -

1st Term

Start Tue 13 Jan Half term 20-23 Feb End  Wed 1 April
2nd Term
Start Tue 5 May Half term 19 - 22 Jun End  Thur 6 Aug
 3rd Term
 Start Tue 8 Sept Half term 16 - 19 Oct End Thur 3 Dec
MERITS  (17 November)
1 Blue
Takudzwa Masaka-Nikisi
All round effort
Tatenda Nyahunda
Working hard


2 Yellow
Tawananyasha Mushangwe
Rutendo Shumba
Good test results


2 Green
Natasha Mumbire
Excellent consistent achievement in all her work
Thamsanqa Sibanda
Remarkable effort in all subjects


3 Ruzengwe
Alea Musakaruka
Tawananyasha Bizah
Full marks in the Mechanical Maths test


4 Muringani
Munyaradzi Machingambi
Very good Maths test result
Nicholas Mazarura
Good all round effort


5 Chindanya
Takudzwa Ganhure
Excellent Creative Writing
Bianca Makausi
Excellent English Language



Falcons 795                                    Eagles 760                                    Kites 735 

On Saturday the colts cricket team won Goldridge Colts Cricket Quadrangular Tournament Shield in Kwekwe.  Well done boys!!
Our swimming team tried hard at the Midlands Christian School Invitational Gala held in Gweru on Wednesday and came third. 
Tomorrow the South Eastern Districts' Swimming Gala is being held at Hillcrest Prep in Mutare.  We wish our swimmers a better gala than last week.  The bus leaves the school at 12.30pm on Friday and returns on Saturday at 6pm. 

 Next week there are no afternoon sports practices or clubs.  ALL children are to be collected at 1pm.
Upcoming Events  
22 November
S.E.D. Swimming Gala
26 November
Inter-House Quiz
28 November
Infants' Prize Giving and Concert
29 November
Grade 7 Leavers' Dinner
3 December
Speech Night and Prize Giving
4 December
School Closes

Yours sincerely                                                                                                                                                                       
W J Weideman
Headmaster 

Fixtures & Events 3rd term 2014


DATE
GROUP
EVENT
VENUE
8 Sep

Hostel Opens

9 Sep

Term Begins

13 Sep
Juniors + Seniors
Cricket and Tennis
MMS – Triangle
20 Sep
Seniors
Midlands Christian Tennis and
12-Overs Cricket Tournaments
MCS – Gweru  
22 Sep

Sponsored Spelling

24 Sep
Grade 2
Visit to Kyle National Park

Colts
Cricket vs Runyararo
Home
25 Sep
Individual + Sibling
Photographs

26 Sep
Group + Family

27 Sep-3 Oct
Grade 6
Outward Bound
Chimanimani
1 Oct

Inter-House Quiz

3 Oct
Grade 7
Consultation Day
Classrooms
4 Oct
Seniors
Murray MacDougall  Tennis and
Double Wicket Cricket Tournaments
MMS – Triangle  
10 Oct
Grade 5 + 6
Spelling Bee
MCS – Gweru
11 Oct
Colts
Cricket vs Runyararo
Home
7-16 Oct
Grade 7
ZIMSEC Examinations

16 Oct
Preschool-Grade 6
Consultation Day
Classrooms
17-20 Oct

Exeat Weekend

24 Oct

Inter-House Swimming Gala
Big Pool
25 Oct
Juniors + Seniors
Cricket and Tennis vs Rydings
Home
28 Oct
Grade 7
CHISZ Shona Examinations (written)

29 Oct
Grade 7
CHISZ Shona Examinations (oral)

30 Oct
Grade 7
CHISZ Computer  Examinations

31 Oct

Hillcrest Preparatory Invitational Gala
HPS – Mutare  
1 Nov
Seniors
Hillcrest Tennis and 8-a-side Cricket Festival
7 Nov
Preschool + Infants
Swimming Gala
Small Pool
3 – 7 Nov
Grade 7
Internal Examinations

10-14 Nov
Grade 7
Cultural Excursion
Bulawayo

Internal Examinations

15 Nov
Colts
Goldridge Cricket Quadrangular
GPS – Kwekwe
17 Nov

Tree Planting and Entrepreneurs Day

19 Nov

Midlands Christian Invitational Gala
MCS – Gweru  
21 Nov
Preschool
Prize Giving and Concert
Preschool
22 Nov

SED Swimming Gala
MMS – Triangle
28 Nov
Infants
Prize Giving and Concert
Dutch Reformed Church Hall
29 Nov
Grade 7
Leavers' Dinner
TBA
3 Dec
Grades 3-7
Speech Night and Prize Giving
Kolbe Hall – Kyle College
4 Dec

Term Ends










Events Calendar

10 October 2014 Newsletter


10 October 2014
To All Kyle Prep Parents
Consultation Day  (Pre-School – Grade 6)  
This will be on Thursday 16 October from 11.00am to 2.00pm.  Please come and discuss your child's performance with the class teacher and see his/her work.  After this, parents may take their children home for the mid-term break. 
Spelling Bee 
Two children each from grade 4, 5 and 6 will be taking part in the Midlands Christian School Spelling Bee this evening.  We wish them all the best.  
Mid-Term Break 
The mid-term break is from Friday 17 to Monday 20 October.  Children must be back at school on Tuesday 21 October at the usual starting time of 7.50am.  Boarders may come back to hostel after 2.00pm on Monday 20 October. 
2015 Enrolment 
We are still enrolling children for next year.  If you, or someone you know, would like to have your child in Kyle Prep next year please make sure your completed application forms are in before the end of October. 
School Photographs 
These will be taken on 22 and 23 October.  The order forms and money for photographs must be in by Thursday 16 October.  Boarders may return theirs on Monday 20 October.  The photographer will not take your child's picture if he/she has not returned his/her form and money.  
Kidzcan 
The children raised $629 for Kidzcan last term and the money was donated to the cancer Foundation. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this worthy cause. 

Last date for final payment of 2014 school and boarding fees is 
7 November 2014. 

MERITS
1 R
Courtney Chiriro
Excellent drawings
Shingirirai Musa
Good story writing


1 B
Tafadzwa Chikozho
Neat weekend news
Ashley Denhere
Improved reading


2 Y
Akanaka Paradza
All round effort
Tawananyasha Semwayo
Lovely colourful interest work


3 R
Matthew Smith
Good numberwork
Annette Masaire
Lovely neat work


4 Mur
Kudzaishe Gaza
Good spellings
Rodney Taru
Improved effort on neatness and presentation of work


5 Ch
Chantel Muzvidziwa
Good handwriting
Deborah Mhizha
Diligence


5 M
Tariro Tarume
Doing class monitor's duties well
Kudzaishe Chiinze
Mtabisi Mushure
Excellent long division work


7 S
Sheena Masikati
Buhlebenkosi Munyikwa
Anesu Mhike
Highest marks in sponsored spelling


Hostel
Mehluli Madziba
Settling in well
Hannah Mutendi
Being well mannered


                                                         EAGLES:     675           FALCONS:    700          KITES:     650
Sport
Our girls and boys did very well in the tennis and double wicket cricket tournaments played at Murray MacDougall School last Friday, considering that we had grade fours and fives playing with the seniors.  The girls came 4th and the boys came 5th out of nine participating schools.  Well done!!!
The colts played against the Development Side here at Kyle Prep on Wednesday afternoon and lost by 21 runs. 

Yours sincerely                                                                                                                                                                       
W J Weideman   
Headmaster 
 
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