Cordwalles Prep September News

Cordwalles Prep September News

SupaPiet inspires Cordwalles Prep Boys

Back from left: Clement Chuuya, Lance Veenstra (Cordwalles Headmaster) and Luke Hounsom (Junior Deputy and Head of Sport).
Middle from left: Declan Sawyer, Alex Barnard and Ilse du Preez (Pieter’s wife).
Front from left: Pietman du Preez (Pieter and Ilse’s son who is 4 months old) Pieter du Preez and Jordan Anastasis.

Have you ever had a dream (big or small)? Have you taken that dream and made it into a goal? Have you then achieved that goal when all the odds were against you? Well that is what Pieter du Preez did. He never took no for an answer and he overcame every challenge in his way. With a positive mindset and determination Pieter made the impossible possible.

The boys of Cordwalles Preparatory School had the privilege to meet a true hero. Pieter du Preez shared his life story with the boys and inspired them to never give up!



Back from left: Oliver Bekker, Kelby Blunt, Oliver Armstrong, Andisa Young, Kamesh Padayachi, Kamo Rathepe, Olwethu Kweyama and Jarryd Pike.  Front from left: Richard Robertson (1st Team coach), Nkosi Shozi, Michael Sara, Jeremy Foss, James Gilson, Jason Dix and Ruben Holman (1st Team coach).

Cordwalles Prep at National Prep Schools Hockey Fest
Congratulations to the Cordwalles Preparatory School First XI hockey team and their coaches on their brilliant results at the National Prep Schools Hockey Festival.
Vs St. John’s won 3-2;  vs KEPS won 9-1;  vs Selborne won 2-1;  vs The Ridge won 2-1;  vs St Andrews (Bloemfontein) won 3-1.
Excellent results – excellent team work – well done Cordies!

Cordwalles Prep celebrates Grandprents
What a beautiful and special day for the Cordwalles Preparatory School Pre-Primary and Junior Primary Grandparents’ Day. Once again the grandparents arrived early for an extravagant, luxurious sit down tea of note. They were treated to the most wonderful spread and the background music and their chatter enriched the normal Friday morning routine in and around the brick quad.

Photographed here from the Pre-Primary is: Veer Bhagwan working with his grandmother Niri Sewgoolam.

The Pre-Primary boys got to show their grandparents around their school and did lots of crafts and games. The Junior Primary boys put on a lovely concert called “The Sound of Sunshine” which was enjoyed by all. After the busy morning the boys went home with their grandparents to end off the special morning of bonding.

From the Junior Primary: Craig Nel and his grandfather Sam Nel and his great grandmother Hettie Uys, on their way home after a wonderful morning.





Cordwalles Prep Dads and Lads Amazing Race

The Grade 3 boys at Cordwalles Preparatory School and there dads had an exciting and special time bonding during their dads and lads evening.

Photographed here during one of the academic challenges: from left: Craig Cook, Bradley Cook and Nicholas Adam.

The event for the evening was ‘Amazing Race’ and the boys and their dads raced around the school grounds completing different tasks and getting clues for the next task. The evening ended off with a relaxed braai at the school pavilion for all the dads and sons.


Cordwalles Prep goes Victorian with TWC

Photographed here is from left: Matthew Martin and Shivaan Bhana enjoying a cup cake after a busy morning of bowls and croquet.

As part of the local history syllabus which includes the Victorian period, Cordwalles Preparatory School grade 4 boys invited The Wykeham Collegiate grade 4 girls to join them for a wonderful morning of croquet and bowls at the Pietermaritzburg Croquet and Bowling Clubs.

Market Day at Cordwalles Prep
Grade 6 Entrepreneurial Market Day at Cordwalles Preparatory School was a success. The grade 6 boys showed off their selling skills and the buyers loved it. It was a fabulous afternoon enjoyed by the whole Cordies Family.

Photographed front left: Thomas Cullis buying some farm fresh strawberries from Michael Sara and back right Jack Williamson.