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Sep 21, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Mrs Lowe!

Debbie Lowe has been part of the Prep family as our Academic Support Teacher for 23 years. Stories of pupils she has nurtured through their crucial […]
Sep 21, 2021

Record Breakers!

To break a record – particularly one that has been long-standing – is no mean feat, but deep into our second year of Covid constraints and […]
Aug 4, 2021

A Weekend in the Life of a Prep Boarder!

Our Prep boarders enjoy an extraordinary programme that is jam-packed full of exciting things to do over the weekends. Sport takes priority and is always well-supported. […]
Aug 4, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Mrs Sparrow

Mrs Morgan Sparrow is one of those people you feel has always been around – and she certainly has been a part of both Junior and […]
Aug 3, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Our Grade 00 Teacher

Mrs Cathy Brown joined us a couple of years ago as our Grade 00 Teacher. She was born in Johannesburg and spent all of her happy […]
Jul 29, 2021

100 Days In Class!

On Friday last week, we celebrated 100 days of being at school, on campus, in class. We have been counting up to this super special day […]
Jul 29, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Our Grade 2.2 Teacher!

Kirsten Porter, our Grade 2.2 Teacher is also an Eastern Cape girl. Here is part of a conversation we had: Q: Where were you born and […]
Jul 29, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Grade R Teacher!

Our Grade R.2 Teacher, Megan Yendall was born in our very own Settler’s Hospital here in Makhanda, and grew up in and near Grahamstown, so she […]
Jul 21, 2021

Preppies Learning Online

Online learning for our Preppies is, thankfully, not a new concept, as it was last year. Amazingly, the material needed to progress fairly seamlessly from in-person […]
Jul 21, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – Our Fairlawn House-Mother!

Fairlawn is a happy place and our House-Mother, Victoria Wilson has taken our Fairlawn Prep boarders under her wing, listening to stories of their days, patching […]
Jul 14, 2021

Part of the Prep Team – The Wonderful Wyngaards!

Q: Where were you born and where did you grow up, Rich and Christine? R: My early years were spent in the Eastern Cape and in […]
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 […]
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