St Charles College September News
St Charles College September News
St Charles College annual Speech Night
The highlight of the St Charles College calendar is our annual Speech Night. The Indoor Centre was completely transformed into a beautiful venue, fit for an evening celebrating all that the St Charles College community, and in particular the boys, have achieved over the past year.
The Matric class of 2017 took pride of place in front of the stage, savouring their final formal function in their schooling careers. The guest speaker was Mr Mark Barber, who is the Senior Manager of the Cambridge International Examinations of Southern Africa. One of the highlights of the evening was the speech given by 2017 Head Boy, Tehan Martinson. Seeing the College through the eyes of the Head Boy is an insightful experience and it is wonderful to hear of the memories he will cherish of his years at St Charles College.
The announcement of the 2018 prefect body was one of the most anticipated items on the programme. Congratulations to all those who were selected to be Prefects and Council Leaders. The top five selected to represent the College as Head Boy and Deputies are Matthew Mortimer (Head Boy), Scott Anderson, Njabulo Tenza, Luke Adam and Dominic Casey . The evening concluded with a rousing rendition of the College’s school song that could be heard well beyond the walls of the Indoor Centre.
St Charles College Inter-House Athletics in the Senior School
The annual Middle and Upper School Inter House Athletics was contested in very hot conditions on Tuesday afternoon. Our special Guests were Mr and Mrs Becker, parents of our captain and 800m winner, Oliver Becker. Although Conway won 8 out of 16 individual trophies, the overall champion house was a tight affair with the outcome only decided after the final event of the afternoon. Well done to Smith house who won first place on the day!
Grandparents Day in the Pre-Primary School
Bursting with excitement, the boys welcomed their Grandparents to Scrummies this week for their annual Grandparents’ Day! The Scrummies teachers and boys have been working incredibly hard over the last few weeks to get ready for this special occasion. The visiting grandparents were treated to a wonderful performance before making their way to the boys’ classrooms. While there, the Grannies got a chance to do some art and crafts with the boys, and the Grandpas together with the boys built and painted wooden cars!
Pen-pal visits in St Charles College Junior Primary
On Spring Day, the St Charles College Grade 2 boys welcomed their pen-pals from St John’s D.S.G. and were very excited to spend the morning with them. Their morning started in the dining room where the girls and boys spent time making cupcakes together. After some fun and a snack, they headed to the library where they were treated to an interesting lesson about dinosaurs from Educate and Fascinate. Before returning to school, the boys made a tunnel for the girls to walk through after handing them some beautiful flowers!
Sevens Rugby win for SCC
Saints Sevens continued their impressive season with a string of high quality performances on Saturday, 2 September. Going through the pool stages unbeaten, our 1st XV beat Pionier 27 – 7 in the semi-finals and then faced Kearsney in the final. We defended bravely and attacked with flair to win 17 – 12.
Scrummies gets a visit from the Prefects
Emitting pure happiness and excitement at the arrival of their special guests, the boys from Scrummies bowled the Prefects over with massive hugs recently! Their tea-break visit saw boys, both young and old, laughing on the playground, kicking the ball around, jumping, swinging and painting. Approaching the end of their High School chapter, the prefects loved the opportunity to share this moment creating memories with the boys just starting out their journey with St Charles College.
Words Week at St Charles College
Over the course of a week the Prep School enjoyed their annual Words Week, where all things literature and language based are celebrated. To start off the week, the boys from Scrummies and the Junior Primary arrived at school dressed as their favourite book characters and got to spend some time together reading.