Grade 3 French Day

Our Grade 3s arrived wearing the colours of the French flag in celebration of French Day. Pupils dressed up as famous French personalities, artiest and fashinoistas. There was an impressive exhibition of the finest French cuisine set up along the corridors, depicting the famous pavement style French Cafés. The children enjoyed construction Eiffel Towers out of Marshmallows and tooth picks. Au Revoir!

Dancecapade Show 2016

Grade 7 opened the Dancecapade show with drums, pom-poms and fireworks.

Dancecapade is a much anticipated highlight on our school calendar. This year it thrilled audiences with its usual whirl of glitz and colour, as dancers from Grade One to Grade Seven took to the floor.  It is fascinating to note the progression of skill and confidence that dance training of this calibre affords our Children. Evashnee Pillay our Dance Teacher has an amazing ability for training others and particularly for visualising and choreographing large dance numbers.

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Picnic of Melodies Music evening

The “Picnic of Melodies” took place. Our Grade 6 and 7 children entertained us with a variety of music cuisine that delighted us all. Well done to all the participants. An evening of sound entertainment, orchestrated by Deidre Peel, Graham Barnes and Nina Watson. We are looking forward to participating in the Choir Festival at Ashton College where 51 of our children will be showcasing our strength in voice.

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Hairspray Drama Production

…. and the curtain closed on Hairspray Junior and what a week of sheer entertainment it was!
1962 in Baltimore, Tracy has one big dream, to dance on a well known TV show. This gave her and her friends the opportunity to celebrate students’ diversity and to celebrate the positive message of acceptance of each other.
The cast worked with passion, determination and a desire to achieve a show that we would all be proud of. Samantha Wright (Director) never doubted the ability of any child in the show. Her delightful, humorous coaching encouraged the children through each and very practice. Samantha uti-lized her talents as an Art and Drama Specialist to step up to the challenge of picking up with a given cast and ready script and produce a sell out show! My sincere thanks go to her for the ultimate success of the show.
Deidre Peel, Graeme Barnes our resident music specialists, joined by Nina Watson, a music teacher at the college and a homegrown student James Rice, added the vibe to the show. What a treat! It is wonderful to be in a position to share the talent of both schools on the campus.
Evashnee Pillay never fails to get each and every child to put his or her best foot forward and once again, a wonderful contribution of choreography was offered.

 

Our Superstar

Isabella Goate attended the Naledi Awards at the Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City as Shrek, The Musical was nominated for Children’s Theatre Show of the Year and they won. It was a great experience for her to firstly attend the awards ceremony and secondly to be part of such a phenomenal cast and production. We are very proud of Isabella and expect great things from her. Well done, Isabella!

Community and Leadership Programme

Students at Crawford College Sandton are committed to supporting their community and they actively participate in environmental and community projects. The school is a member of “Generation Earth” and ongoing recycling, e-waste, cartridge collections, clean-ups and energy saving projects are an integral part of the school.

A very large and successful Interact Club (sponsored by the Sandton Rotary Club) undertakes projects with the aged, abandoned babies, numerous AIDS programmes, Ma Afrika Tikkun, and many other organisations.

Students are given numerous opportunities to develop their leadership skills via the Student Executive, Peer Counselling, GYLC, Junior Council, Student Council, the SRC, and by initiating and managing many projects in the school.