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Jul 14, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Mrs Blaine

Q: Where were you born and where did you grow up? Give us a bit of information on your school and work history: I was born […]
Jun 16, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Mrs Van, HOD Music

This week, we move over to the Music Department, to Mrs Fiona van der Merwe. Her inspiration with the boys, particularly in Choir, but also in […]
Jun 16, 2021

Bo’s Marvellous Artworks

One of our Grade 7 Prep pupils used the Covid lockdown time to create some impressive artworks and his own comic characters which he would like […]
Jun 16, 2021

Prep’s Tag Rugby

In spite of contact sport being banned, we figured out a way to play rugby without the contact: tag rugby. No tackles are made, nor scrums, […]
Jun 9, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Mrs Fowlds, Grade 3 Teacher

Meet our Grade 3 Teacher: Mrs Heidi Fowlds, who joined us in a chat about herself and her family: Q: Where were you born and where […]
Jun 9, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Ms Lynn Cordell, Grade 5 Teacher

Ms Cordell was born and grew up in Johannesburg and went to St Mary’s, Waverley. She studied Fine Art at Pietermaritzburg University. After getting involved in a […]
Jun 2, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – The Legendary Mrs Sharon Lister

Mrs Sharon Lister was born in Port Elizabeth, but grew up in the small farming town of Alexandria. She attended Alexandria High School from Sub A to […]
May 27, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Grade 2 Teacher, Sam Amm

I was born and raised in the beautiful farming area of the Letsitele Valley in Tzaneen, Limpopo. With family from Addo, the Eastern Cape has always […]
May 27, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Grade 6 Teacher

Prep’s Grade 6 teacher, Mr Warren van Vuuren, has been part of the Prep family since 2014 as a Grade 6 teacher. Here is a little […]
May 27, 2021

Sending Love to the Home of Joy

Over the past few weeks, our Prep parents, children and staff have joined forces to gather much-needed items for the local Home of Joy, an orphanage […]
May 27, 2021

Pre-Primary Hot Topic: Transport

Transport is our theme at Pre-Primary for the next few weeks – and it’s a hot topic in more ways than one! Early in the week, […]
May 19, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Senior Housemaster

George Wienekus is our overall Senior Housemaster and Housemaster of Griffin. We asked him a few questions to better acquaint our Prep families with the family […]
May 19, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Front-of-House

Taking over our Reception and Front-of-House since the second term this year is Rose Gumunyu. Rose was born, grew up and studied in Harare, Zimbabwe. In […]
May 17, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Our isiXhosa Teacher

Meet Bridget Swift Prep’s isiXhosa teacher, Bridget Swift, was born in Durban and grew up in Johannesburg. However, her Eastern Cape roots run deep and Bridget […]
May 17, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Our IT Guru

Meet Sibulele Magini Prep’s IT Teacher, Sibulele Magini, is from Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) and is the eldest of three boys. Having been required to be the […]
May 17, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Our Grade 4 Teacher

Meet Malaika Salbany Malaika Salbany joins us in our Grade 4 class from Pretoria. Malaika is a product of St Mary’s and the University of Pretoria. […]
May 17, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Our New Houseparents

Meet The Wilmans Jason and Ange Wilmans are originally from KZN, but grew their family and raised their three children in Cape Town. Emily has joined […]
May 7, 2021

A Taste of Victory!

Last week, our sport teams were able to play their first fixture of the year, and what an exciting lot of fixtures it proved to be! […]
Mar 26, 2021

The varied beaches of the Eastern Cape nearby offer a wealth of interesting tidal pools, lagoons, towering dunes and manageable waves and the Junior Preppies had […]
Mar 26, 2021

Science of Happiness!

St Andrew’s Junior Prep held it’s own Science Day, where classrooms transformed into laboratories and children into scientists conducting various exciting experiments. The focus of the […]
Mar 17, 2021

Pre-Primary Preppies in the Pool

While we celebrate the fun of galas and the end of our Summer Sports programme, our Pre-Primary children certainly couldn’t be left out! Last week, the […]
Mar 10, 2021

Junior Prep Fun Gala

The Prep pool was buzzing on Friday with the Junior Prep Fun Gala and, later, the Senior Prep Inter-house Gala. With very few schools around the […]
Mar 10, 2021

Brothers Scoop Junior and Senior Victor Ludorum Trophies

Two brothers at St Andrew’s Preparatory School in Grahamstown/Makhanda have bagged the two most coveted trophies in swimming by winning both the Senior and Junior Victor […]
Feb 24, 2021

River Mile Winner

The weather was cool on Sunday 21 February as the St Andrew’s Prep swimmers competed in the annual River Mile swim held on Bushman’s River. Under […]
Feb 17, 2021

Grade 7 Challenge

Grade 7 is an important year. It’s the first time the Preppies get to be the `seniors’ of the Senior Preppies. As with all challenges, preparation […]
Feb 15, 2021

Informal East London Info Session

Interested East London families are warmly invited to relax on the sofa and join us for an informal chat around what our family of schools has […]
Feb 12, 2021

Covid Cupids

The Covid Cupids were out at Prep today, handing out early heart-felt “Happy Valentine’s Day” wishes and chocolates to pleasantly surprised Prep staff. When our cupids […]
Feb 5, 2021

First Day of School!

The first day of Big School is a momentous occasion for our Pre-Primary children and their families. In spite of their first day being somewhat different […]
Feb 5, 2021

Prep Turns 136!

St Andrew’s Prep is officially 136 years old! Founded in 1885, Prep first opened it’s doors to 25 pupils. Over the century and some, it has […]
Nov 27, 2020

Feast 2020!

In spite of everything, Prep managed to host our most valued event in the calendar for our Grade 7s: Feast. Having bid farewell to the Grade […]
Nov 18, 2020

SAC College and Prep Council Chairman Awarded Lifetime Achiever

Congratulations to Mr Jacko Maree, Chairman of Council (Upper 1973) on being awarded the Sunday Times Lifetime Achiever Award for 2020! The award recognises an individual […]
Nov 18, 2020

Sintu Manjezi Takes the Bull by the Horns

Sintu Manjezi takes the Bulls by the horns Above is an excellent article on Sintu Manjezi (OP 2008, OA 2013), but the last paragraph stands out […]