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St John’s Preparatory School

St John’s Preparatory School Houghton Tel: 011 645 3100/ 087 550473

3 February 2011

Newsletter Number 1

Reminders from the Diary From the Headmaster… Introduction
Reminders from
the Diary
From the Headmaster…
Introduction

03/02 U11 Water Polo Festival

Open Water Polo Festival

04/02 Swimming Gala

05/02 Cricket Vs CBC Boksburg

09/02 ABRSM Music Theory Exam

09/02 UIII Feedback Evening

11/02 Swimming Gala

12/02 Cricket Vs St David’s

15/02 Parent Information Evening: Sport

17/02 U11 Water Polo Festival

Open Water Polo Festival

18/02 Swimming Gala

GROBS Rehearsal

19/02 Cricket Vs St Stithians

21/02 LII Camp to Kloofwaters Departs

GROBS Rehearsal

22/02 GROBS 2011

23/02 Golf Tour to Mpumalanga Departs

LII Camp Returns

Inter-Schools Quiz

GROBS 2011

24/02 Break up Mid-Term Break

Quiz GROBS 2011 24/02 Break up Mid-Term Break LIII Camp to Lapalala May I wish you

LIII Camp to Lapalala

May I wish you all the very best for 2011- I am excited about the year ahead and I hope that together we can help make this wonderful school an even better place for all of us.

The other day I heard someone refer to 2011 as Two Thousand and Heaven a lovely positive perspective - so let’s hope and pray that it is!

I thought I would share this wonderful prayer by General Douglas A MacArthur with you as I think that as parents and as teachers we can learn a great deal from it.

PRAYER FOR MY SON

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid. One who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

Build me a son who will know Thee – and know him- self in the foundation of knowledge.

Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here, let him learn to stand up in the storm, here let him learn compassion for those who fail.

Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high, a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men, one who will learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep, one who will reach out into the future yet never forget the past.

And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough sense of humour, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously.

Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength.

Then I, his father, will dare to whisper: ‘I HAVE NOT LIVED IN VAIN.’

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Page 2 St John’s Preparatory School Staff We welcome the following new staff and we hope
Page 2 St John’s Preparatory School Staff We welcome the following new staff and we hope

Staff

We welcome the following new staff and we hope that they will enjoy a long and happy time at St John’s Prep:

Craig Verdal-Austin Deputy Headmaster (Extra-Curricular and Discipline) Heather Baker Upper II Class Teacher Caroline Rimmer Learning Support Teacher Lynn Joubert Sports Coach Natalie Brummer Drama Teacher Charne Conway Intern Nick Falconer Gap Student (UK)

Curriculum matters

Our new curriculum changes are working very well and we are very pleased with them. I am certain that we will soon reap the benefits of these changes. I would like to thank all the staff and in particular, Margot Long, for all the hours of hard work they have put in to ensure that the changes are implemented smoothly and successfully.

Sport

Despite the unpredictable weather, our boys have managed to play some exciting cricket matches, participate in two wonderful water polo festivals, several fantastic swimming galas, as well as play several challenging chess matches.

Survey

A full report on our “How Good is St John’s Prep?” survey will be out shortly and various issues / queries which were not discussed in focus groups will be dealt with in forthcoming newsletters.

Reflection

We have begun the process of using our reflection times and this has proved quite interesting. Just getting the boys to keep still for a short while is proving to be a challenge, but we are getting there! I encourage you to talk to your sons about the process and about how, when we reflect on the past, it helps us improve the future. Just being able to sit quietly for a short time in our busy lives is beneficial!

Weekly Timetable

You may have noticed that we have a new weekly schedule on the School Communicator and up on the noticeboards. This schedule has all the events and fixtures for the week ahead and will be posted by 14h00 every Friday. Any feedback about this new initiative would be greatly appreciated and I thank Craig Verdal-Austin for taking this on.

Conclusion

Please know that my door is always open to anyone. Please feel free to come in and see me, even if it is just for a chat.

Patrick Lees

Headmaster

lees@stjohnscollege.co.za

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Page 3 St John’s Preparatory School This very interesting article by Rushworth Ki dder about Bullying
Page 3 St John’s Preparatory School This very interesting article by Rushworth Ki dder about Bullying
Page 3 St John’s Preparatory School This very interesting article by Rushworth Ki dder about Bullying

This very interesting article by Rushworth Kidder about Bullying and Courage appeared in The Ethics Newsline.

Bullying and Courage: Why The King’s Speech Speaks to Us Today

Could a film about a middle-aged man overcoming a speech defect become a box-office success? It would help, of course, if the man were a British monarch and if the historical tensions were legendary, the settings opulent, and the actors of the calibre of Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Still, a key question would remain: Why, in 2011, would moviegoers care about a stuttering king in the 1930s?

The King’s Speech answers that question brilliantly. Detailing the agony of King George

VI as he forces himself to deliver a key radio broadcast on the brink of World War II, it

focuses on two topics of keen interest these days: courage and bullying. … Based on the true story of Albert, Duke of York it probes the background of his publicly

debilitating stutter. At bottom, apparently, was a case of deliberate and persistent bully- ing by a royal family that willingly addressed “Bertie” (as Albert was known) as “B-B- B-Bertie.” Following popular post-Victorian views of abnormality, his parents insisted that his left-handedness be corrected by retraining, that his knock-kneed appearance

be altered by painful splints, and that (as his father demanded) he should will his way

through his stuttering by learning to “just spit it out!”

At the time, neither the royal family nor Western culture recognized that such aggressive,

persistent intimidation of the weak by the strong constituted a potentially deadly threat.

Yet in Bertie’s case, the harassment and denigration led not to suicide but to an astonishing expression of moral courage. Facing a situation that still strikes fear in the heart of many a perfectly normal adult — the requirement to speak publicly to large audiences — he faced up to the danger for the sake of his moral principles. His sense of duty, and the unorthodox but effective coaching he received from an iconoclastic speech therapist, impelled him onward. In the film’s climactic moment, he delivers a stirring nine-minute speech that helps galvanize his nation against Hitler’s advances — and is praised by those who know what he’s been through as one of the most courageous people of his generation.

As an object-lesson in overcoming bullying through moral courage, the film has deep relevance for today’s educators. As old-style bullying morphs into cyber-bullying, many schools are at a loss. In the old educational models, bullying typically was seen as a schoolyard phenomenon — and, therefore, subject to the school’s jurisdiction. Today, as bullies resort to relentless, anonymous digital pestering through texts, cell-phone messages, and Facebook postings, the schoolyard has become a cyber-yard. When the offending messages are sent outside of school hours, who’s in charge? Educators rightly question whether schools should — or even could — exercise control over their students’ private activities.

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Page 4 St John’s Preparatory School Yet without the community that the educators create, most cyber-bullying,
Page 4 St John’s Preparatory School Yet without the community that the educators create, most cyber-bullying,

Yet without the community that the educators create, most cyber-bullying, which typically takes place between individuals who are part of the same community, could not operate. So educators can’t shirk their responsibility for addressing this problem. Nor are they helpless. By seeing bullying as an issue rooted in community values, ethics, and moral courage, they can do two things:

First, help students understand that, as a community, their school needs to operate by humanity’s shared ethical values — fairness, respect, compassion, honesty, and responsibility — and that bullying violates all of them. Bottom line: There are no ethical bullies, and ethical communities can have no tolerance for bullying.

Second, teach students about moral courage — the willing endurance of significant danger for the sake of principle. Help them understand that in the triangular relationship of bully, victim, and onlooker, the bully has only the fake courage of bravado. Real courage resides in the victims who, like Bertie, rise to victory despite the bullying — and in those onlookers who, feeling their own values violated by the disrespect and irresponsibility of the bully, find courageous ways to intervene, speak up, or bear witness in ways that crimp or stop the behaviour.

As criminologists, auditors, and anticorruption experts can attest, crime declines when the community’s culture says, “We don’t do that around here.” Building courageous, values-driven educational cultures where individuals know why bullying is wrong — and dare to do what’s right — is no longer an option. Given the public anguish over bullying, it’s a requirement. ©2011 Institute for Global Ethics

Margot Long longma@stjohnscollege.co.za

4CTea

28th January 2011

Andrew Raney

Cricket

Matthew Gouveia

Helpful to new boys

Riyaadh Haffejee

Helpful to new boys

Janovin Scholtz

Exemplary behaviour

Kirvashan Govender

Exemplary behaviour

Jaan Niehaus

Exemplary behaviour

Tariq Seedat

Excellent behaviour

Jack Lees

Cricket

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Page 5 St John’s Preparatory School Bullying: Defend a Friend! On the 1 st of February,
Page 5 St John’s Preparatory School Bullying: Defend a Friend! On the 1 st of February,

Bullying:

Defend a Friend!

On the 1 st of February, all the boys at St John’s Prep watched a production entitled “Bullying: Defend a Friend. The production was put on by The Health and Wellness Theatre Company and it aimed to teach the boys about the effects of bullying behaviour. Whilst being thoroughly enjoyable and interactive, the production was also educational. The messages conveyed in the play were aimed at helping boys to identify bullying behaviour and provided appropriate ways of reacting to a bully. The vital role of the non-reactive bystander was emphasised, highlighting the importance of standing up for those who cannot do so on their own. We encourage all our boys to use the three magic words from the play by making sure they always “Defend a Friend”.

For further information or if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Hugo Meirim

School Psychologist

meirim@stjohnscollege.co.za

you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Hugo Meirim School Psychologist meirim@stjohnscollege.co.za
you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Hugo Meirim School Psychologist meirim@stjohnscollege.co.za
you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Hugo Meirim School Psychologist meirim@stjohnscollege.co.za

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Page 6 St John’s Preparatory School St John’s Script Our St John’s script has been in
Page 6 St John’s Preparatory School St John’s Script Our St John’s script has been in

St John’s Script

Our St John’s script has been in the news on Radio 702. St John’s script was introduced at St John’s Preparatory School in 2006. Teachers found that boys who had spent many hours learning cursive writing were making very little use of it and often reverted back to printing as they progressed through the Prep and into the College.

We felt that we needed to develop a form of writing that was closer to print and that the boys would continue to use. St John’s script is essentially a joined form of print.

St John’s script is essentially a joined form of print. For more information about St John’s

For more information about St John’s script, contact Mrs Ana de Gouveia (011 645 3100)

Or degouveia@stjohnscollege.co.za

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Page 7 St John’s Preparatory School Community Service: TLC Babies’ Home Many, many thanks to all
Page 7 St John’s Preparatory School Community Service: TLC Babies’ Home Many, many thanks to all

Community Service: TLC Babies’ Home

Preparatory School Community Service: TLC Babies’ Home Many, many thanks to all our boys who contributed

Many, many thanks to all our boys who contributed to the charity collections during the course of last year. At the end of the year, Ms Maitland used the last of the fund to buy this impressive pile of nappies and baby products, and during the holidays I delivered them to the TLC Babies’ Home in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg. Founded by the Jarvis family, TLC first began rescuing abandoned babies in 1993. Over the years, TLC has changed the lives of more than 600 babies.

Several St John’s families have become involved in assisting the home in different ways, and many of our College boys complete valuable community service hours there. If you would like more information about TLC, please visit their website:

http://www.tlc.org.za/TLC-DW/

aboutTLC.html

or feel free to contact me.

Margot Long

longma@stjohnscollege.co.za

011-645 3122

aboutTLC.html or feel free to contact me. Margot Long longma@stjohnscollege.co.za 011-645 3122

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Chess Results

Page 8 St John’s Preparatory School Chess Results 31st January 2011 St John’s A vs St
Page 8 St John’s Preparatory School Chess Results 31st January 2011 St John’s A vs St
Page 8 St John’s Preparatory School Chess Results 31st January 2011 St John’s A vs St

31st January 2011

St John’s A vs St Peter’s A

Seniors won

25 - 7

Juniors won

11 - 9

Over all won

36

16

St John’s B vs Auckland Park A

Seniors won

25 -7

Juniors won

18 -14

Over all won

43 - 21

Well done to the following boys who won both their games:

S Modi, M Berger, J Batzofin, W Kerr-Phillips, B Thomas, Li-An Pan, S Harryprasadh,

A Ionescu, D Greeff and S Omand

Individual Achievements
Individual Achievements
Equestrian
Equestrian
D Greeff and S Omand Individual Achievements Equestrian Euan Chew, LIIZ and Tristan Butler, LIIZ competed

Euan Chew, LIIZ and Tristan Butler, LIIZ competed in the SANEF Schools Equestrian League on Saturday 28th January. Euan is pictured doing one of his dressage tests on his pony Waterside Bonfire. Well done, boys!

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Upper I

The Upper I’s are currently covering the theme of “My Body”. They really enjoyed building their own skeletons and are looking forward to looking at real internal body parts… a cow’s heart and lungs! What fun!!

own skeletons and are looking forward to looking at real internal body parts… a cow’s heart
own skeletons and are looking forward to looking at real internal body parts… a cow’s heart
own skeletons and are looking forward to looking at real internal body parts… a cow’s heart
own skeletons and are looking forward to looking at real internal body parts… a cow’s heart
own skeletons and are looking forward to looking at real internal body parts… a cow’s heart
own skeletons and are looking forward to looking at real internal body parts… a cow’s heart

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Upper I - Don’t Poems

My Don’t Poem

Don’t write swear words on the school walls Don’t be rude to adults Don’t harm the school environment please! Don’t run around the school buildings Don’t steal school property please, please, please! Don’t not do your homework Says Mrs Löser BUT we don’t listen By Michael Gerhard UIL

Don’t scream in the classroom Don’t start a fight Don’t beat up and tease other boys Don’t break other peoples property Don’t blow up Mrs Reeves’ house Don’t break windows Says Mrs Reeve BUT we don’t listen By Kwindla Mangaliso UIR

Mrs Reeve BUT we don’t listen By Kwindla Mangaliso UIR Don’t dare your friends to do
Mrs Reeve BUT we don’t listen By Kwindla Mangaliso UIR Don’t dare your friends to do
Mrs Reeve BUT we don’t listen By Kwindla Mangaliso UIR Don’t dare your friends to do

Don’t dare your friends to do the wrong things Don’t run, scream and shout in the library Don’t settle for less than your best Don’t smack the teachers Don’t back chat the teachers Don’t forget to say hello to guests Says Mrs Löser BUT we don’t listen By Stuart Omand UIL

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Upper I - Don’t Poems

Don’t swear at Mr Lees

Don’t bully your friends

Don’t kick your teacher

Don’t fight Miss Whizz

Don’t shout at Mr Gunning

Don’t be mean to Mrs Reeve

Don’t play with fire

Don’t kill your friend

Don’t scream at anyone

Don’t smack your house master

Don’t hit your best friend

Don’t run around the classroom

Says Mrs Reeve BUT we don’t listen

By Ekow Daniels UIR

Says Mrs Reeve BUT we don’t listen By Ekow Daniels UIR Don’t swear in class Don’t
Says Mrs Reeve BUT we don’t listen By Ekow Daniels UIR Don’t swear in class Don’t

Don’t swear in class

Don’t jump on Mr Lees

Don’t scream in the library

Don’t kick Mr Gunning

Don’t throw the teacher out of the window

Don’t hang your friends on a tree by their underwear

Says Mrs De Gouveia BUT we don’t listen

By Matthew Russell UID

Don’t annoy your friends when they are working

Don’t sulk in the toilet

Don’t swear at Mr Lees

Don’t kick your teacher when you get something wrong

Don’t cheat when we play bingo

Says Mrs De Gouveia BUT WE DON’T LISTEN

you get something wrong Don’t cheat when we play bingo Says Mrs De Gouveia BUT WE

By Zaahid Sulliman UID

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LIII Camp to Lapalala - Photo Gallery
LIII Camp to Lapalala - Photo Gallery
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St John’s Preparatory School P a g e 1 2 LIII Camp to Lapalala - Photo
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St John’s Preparatory School P a g e 1 5 UPPER III ADVENTURE: SURVIVOR BABANANGO The
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P a g e 1 5 UPPER III ADVENTURE: SURVIVOR BABANANGO The Upper III boys took

The Upper III boys took off on the second day of term for a nine-day experience in the heart of Zululand, SURVIVOR BABANANGO. It was a profound time of personal growth, bonding, getting to see each other and teachers in a new light, experiencing and appreciating the amazing natural environment, learning about Zulu culture, experiencing life in a rural Zulu homestead, completing various Extreme Explorers challenges and learning about leadership, team work and service. Without giving away too much more, here is a glimpse into what went down on camp. The Upper III parents will hear the full story from the boys at the Feedback Evening on Wednesday

9 th February.

camp. The Upper III parents will hear the full story from the boys at the Feedback
camp. The Upper III parents will hear the full story from the boys at the Feedback
camp. The Upper III parents will hear the full story from the boys at the Feedback
camp. The Upper III parents will hear the full story from the boys at the Feedback
camp. The Upper III parents will hear the full story from the boys at the Feedback
camp. The Upper III parents will hear the full story from the boys at the Feedback

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Notices

John’s Preparatory School P a g e 1 7 Notices Staff can be contacted via e-mail,
John’s Preparatory School P a g e 1 7 Notices Staff can be contacted via e-mail,
John’s Preparatory School P a g e 1 7 Notices Staff can be contacted via e-mail,

Staff can be contacted via e-mail, please see the list of addresses below. Please note that teachers will only be able to download their e-mails first thing in the morning and late afternoon.

Ana de Gouveia degouveia@stjohnscollege.co.za; Anita Trolese trolese@stjohnscollege.co.za Ben Oosthuizen oosthuizen@stjohnscollege.co.za Brigitte Taylor taylorb@stjohnscollege.co.za Caroline Rimmer rimmer@stjohnscollege.co.za Cheryl Reeve reeve@stjohnscollege.co.za Dave Odgers odgers@stjohnscollege.co.za Duduzile Mashele mashele@stjohnscollege.co.za; Grace Arthur arthur@stjohnscollege.co.za Heather Baker baker@stjohnscollege.co.za Ian Stevens stevens@stjohnscollege.co.za Ivan Forbes forbes@stjohnscollege.co.za Jean Bwasa bwasa@stjohnscollege.co.za Joe Xaba xaba@stjohnscollege.co.za J-P Lubbe lubbe@stjohnscollege.co.za Lynn Jonsson jonsson@stjohnscollege.co.za Marco Martins martinsm@stjohnscollege.co.za Michelle Fehrsen Rileym@stjohnscollege.co.za Nick Carter ncarter@stjohnscollege.co.za Nikki Sulter sulter@stjohnscollege.co.za Paul Rowney rowney@stjohnscollege.co.za Tony Johnson johnsont@stjohnscollege.co.za Zeza De Oliveira deoliveira@stjohnscollege.co.za

Anita Rossouw rossouw@stjohnscollege.co.za Ben Bornman bornman@stjohnscollege.co.za Brett Nicolson nicolson@stjohnscollege.co.za Bruno Poco poco@stjohnscollege.co.za Charney Conway conway@stjohnscollege.co.za Craig Verdal-Austin verdal@stjohnscollege.co.za David Mulenga mulenga@stjohnscollege.co.za Ethel Thomas thomas@stjohnscollege.co.za Grant Harrison gharrison@stjohnscollege.co.za Hugo Meirim Meirim@stjohnscollege.co.za Isabella Bonnet bonnet@stjohnscollege.co.za Jaques Pretorius Pretoriusj@stjohnscollege.co.za Jean Clarence Clarence@stjohnscollege.co.za Jonathan Gunning gunning@stjohnscollege.co.za Karen Maitland maitland@stjohnscollege.co.za Lynn Joubert joubert@stjohnscollege.co.za Margot Long longma@stjohnscollege.co.za Natalie Brummer brummer@stjohnscollege.co.za Nicola Loser loser@stjohnscollege.co.za Patrick Lees lees@stjohnscollege.co.za Tessa Van der Merwe vandermerwe@stjohnscollege.co.za Veronica Savage savage@stjohnscollege.co.za

Upper I Class Music

Please ensure that your son brings his Recorder and Razzmajazz book along to his class music on Thursdays.

Upper IL and Upper ID have class music on Fridays.

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Notices

St John’s College Shop

New opening times:

Monday & Thursday 7am to 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 3pm Stationery and Labels as well as all your sports clothes, jerseys, bags and socks

Wednesday and Friday 10am to 3pm Stationery and Labels as well as all your sports clothes,

LOST PROPERTY Lost property will now be open every morning from 7h15 - 7h30

LOST PROPERTY Lost property will now be open every morning from 7h15 - 7h30

Class Mums 2011

Lower IIT

Jacqueline Gouveia

Lower IIV

Fatima Haffejee

Lower IIZ

Jane Golding

Upper IIH

Julia Cavalieri

Upper IIB

Michelle Lowdon

Upper IIF

Linda Roets

Lower IIIC Nicola Beswick

Lower IIIF

Lower IIIM Liza de Jesus

Paula Boshoff

Upper IIIS

Lauren Frew, Traci Gerber, Lesley Kinghorn

Upper IIIJ

Sue Bentley, Megan Nelson

Upper IIIC

Helen Harding, Jackie Standish-White

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Notices

Art club and extra classes

From the beginning of next term, Mr Poco is starting an Art Club (for LIII and UIII boys) and extra art classes for junior boys. Senior boys are encouraged to join the Art Club on Tuesdays from 14h00 -15h00 or Thursdays from 15h00- 16h00. Juniors may arrange extra art lessons with Mr Poco at alternative times and on alternative days.

We hope to see the senior boys joining the Art Club to create various exciting art works with mediums they do not normally use in class, such as print making, photography, oil painting and many more. This will be a fantastic opportunity for any boy who wishes to develop his art skills.

For further information e-mail Bruno Poco on poco@stjohnscollege.co.za

EXTRA ZULU LESSONS

Lower III and Upper III boys.

Every Thursday 13h45

Upper III Mrs Mashele

All Welcome

Italian

Language

Lessons

Small age appropriate classes and individual tuition offered outside school hours at St John’s.

Experienced mother-tongue graduate teacher using communicative method of conversation, maintaining cultural ties for solid IEB foundation.

Contact Lisabetta on 082 682 2859 or

Lisabetta@iafrica.com

maintaining cultural ties for solid IEB foundation. Contact Lisabetta on 082 682 2859 or Lisabetta@iafrica.com

Extra Math Lessons

Individual tuition offered

Mrs M Hauptfleisch

Call 011 442 1854

083 256 7714

Hair Dee-Lite

082 462 6813/

011 648 6367

Dee offers excellent work for the whole family, competitive prices and the added

convenience of being on campus.

Modern cuts, colours (from R300) and hi-lites.

Kids R50

7 Elm Street (Opposite Rice Field)

Open Tuesday to Friday

08h00 - 17h00

Saturday 08h00 - 13h00

EXTRA MATHS LESSONS

Lower III & Upper III boys in Mrs Jean Clarence’s classroom

Every Thursday 13h45 All Welcome

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St John’s Preparatory School Page 20 The Expert Little Joe Horner Sits in the corner As
St John’s Preparatory School Page 20 The Expert Little Joe Horner Sits in the corner As

The Expert

Little Joe Horner Sits in the corner As quiet as a packet of peas He wouldn’t say boo To a bucket of glue And he always says thank you and please

He can’t kick a ball And he’s no fun at all In the playground he sits on his own His writing is neat And his homework’s complete Cos he always takes lot of work home

But he’s the most popular Boy in the class Now you might think that odd, I agree But he’s expert at maths And at Science he’s brill And the best bit - he sits next to me

He’ll give you a hand If you’re stuck with your sums There is nothing that he doesn’t know If you can’t add or measure He’ll help you with pleasure And his charges are reasonably low

know If you can’t add or measure He’ll help you with pleasure And his charges are

By Roger Stevens

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