New Hanover Prep School news

2016-02-17 06:00
Udo Lütge plays cricket with his son Mark.

Udo Lütge plays cricket with his son Mark.

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NEW Hanover Prep aims to create a school environment that welcomes parents to participate in their children’s learning. When parents are involved, pupils achieve more and exhibit positive attitudes and behaviour.

All parents are encouraged to attend the opening assembly in the church as well as the parent information evening as we believe in the importance of family-school partnerships to help every child reach his or her full potential.

In the first week the school provides an opportunity for fathers and sons to enjoy a morning of cricket together while the mothers and daughters play tennis. This is followed by an informal picnic.

At New Hanover Prep swimming provides the health benefits of a vigorous workout as well as the fun and thrill of competition. Swimming is a unique sport as children get the benefit of participating as an individual while developing the skills needed to excel in a team environment.

The children at NHP take part in various galas in the first term, the highlight being the inter-house gala, which is always well supported by family and friends. This year the children again excelled with records being broken in the mixed U10 relay as well as the mixed U12 relay.
Chloë Barnard is to be congratulated on being awarded not only the “Style Cup” and senior victrix ludorum trophy, but also on breaking a record in the girls’ open 100m freestyle race.
Ryan Dobeyn was the proud recipient of the senior victor ludorum trophy while Liam Freese and Bianca Hillermann were worthy winners of the junior victor and victrix ludorum. Although many children had made great progress in swimming, Rayne Singh was chosen as the most improved swimmer of the season.
At the end of the day, Rietbok won the gala convincingly by 51 points while Duiker was commended on their great spirit throughout.

The annual fund-raising Duck Race also takes place at the inter-house gala. The Grade 1 and 2 children lined the side of the pool and kicked and splashed until the ducks reached the other side.

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