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Tomorrow’s the night!

I hope you are all excited for an enjoyable evening tomorrow night.  The weather looks great and tickets sales have been positive.  We are expecting about 150 people which will be fantastic.

A couple of details for students about tomorrow:

  • You will be picked up @ 3.30pm and transported to Carramar.
  • Your choice of clothes for the evening
  • Don’t forget to deposit your money through the link or hand to one of the tour leaders
  • Bring a salad to share. (Don’t ask your parents to do it!)
  • Let your family and friends know where to park and where we will be located.  It should be easy as the noise of the drums will be pretty easy to locate (see map below)
  • Have a practise at your drumming skills tonight at home in preparation!


See you tomorrow


Mr Thomas

Important – Event Location Change

Due to a conflict of venues, we have made the decision to relocate the Drum for a Cause event.  It will now be held on the Carramar Campus Common.  Arrangements are being made to transport students to Carramar for the event.  We understand that this may be an inconvenience to some, however this decision was not taken lightly.

In addition we have been able to extend the time that the Drummers will be performing.  They will now start at 6pm.


It is a great night of entertainment as can be seen in the video below.


Bang the drum!

Welcome back to school after a couple of weeks holiday.  We hope that you had a restful and enjoyable time.

There is 8 days to go until our first fundraising night – the Drum for a Cause evening.  Hopefully you have been busy promoting the event and selling tickets to family and friends.  It is a really enjoyable night and I am sure that everyone will have a great time.  Remember that all the tickets that are sold by students go to their individual fundraising allocation so push hard over the next week!!

The afternoon will begin with a presentation to the students on the history of South Africa from 4 – 5pm.  We will then begin setting up the tables, chairs and bbqs for the evening.


If you have any queries or need more tickets, please see your Tour Leader.


Mr Thomas

Fundraising Deposit Link

For those of you ready to start depositing your fundraising money, the link below takes you to the relevant site.

Parents need to include the student’s name and ref in the box provided i.e. Josh Brown SAF FUND. There is limited space

but if you include FUND we will know it is for the South Africa tour.

If you encounter any problems, please let us know so that we can fix.


South Africa Tour 2019 Fundraising


Mr Thomas

Drumming Fundraiser 17th of October

One of our main fundraising activities the African Drumming For a Cause event is being held on Wednesday the 17th of October in the Quad of the Duncraig Campus. The evening will consist of a South African style braii and traditional drumming by the Akwaaba Drumming group.  It has been an enjoyable evening in the past where you can try your hand at drumming.


Students have been allocated tickets to sell for the event.  It is important to remember that ticket sales contribute directly to each individual’s personal fundraising targets.  We have encouraged each student to sell a minimum of 10 tickets, however the more the better.


Parent Info Evening Summary

For those who were unable to attend the recent Parent Info evening or those that wanted a summary of the info that was presented, the link below contains information that was discussed.  Importantly, families should be discussing and arranging passports, copies of birth certificates and vaccinations.  If you have further queries please discuss with one of your tour leaders

Parent Info Evening Summary


It’s been a busy and exciting term and we hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday.  Next term will be full of sausage sizzles and car washes so get plenty of rest!


Mr Thomas

Duffle bag sale – Anaconda

Anaconda Sale (thanks to those who have alerted me to this)

As discussed at our parent evenings, students will need 2 duffle bags for the trip.  Currently Anaconda have a sale until the end of the weekend.  The “club” price is almost 50% off and there is no cost to join.

I have attached a link to the bag that many students had last year but this in ways means that it is the only one avaialble.  I would recommend the 140L bags as the best size.

If you are unable to take advantage of this sale, don’t be too worried as they offer this a couple of times a year.


Over the next couple of days I will be adding the fundraising link, the parent evening summary and details for our exciting “Drumming for a Cause” event.


I hope tonight’s music recital goes well for those involved.


Mr Thomas

Parent Evening details

Just confirming that tonight’s information evening will begin at 6.15pm in Cousin’s Hall at Duncraig campus.  The evening should last not more than 45 minutes.

We will be covering information such as updates on the tour, documents and safety as well as fundraising.

For those families who are unable to make the evening we will be able to forward information home later on in the week.


Mr Thomas

Parent Info Evening

Our Parent Info Evening will be held next Monday.  We are still confirming the location and time however it will likely be a 6pm or 6.15pm start.

The evening will include an update on tour arrangements, discussion for fundraising and an opportunity for families to meet other parents and the tour staff.

If you are unable to make it, information will be uploaded to our blog in the days following the evening.


Mr Thomas

This entry was posted on August 20, 2018. 1 Comment

It’s time!!

Tomorrow is our first catch up event.  Thanks to all of you for replying.

I will be at Duncraig to help with transport to Carramar after school.  If you wish to bring a change of clothes for the activities and dinner –  that is up to you.   Whilst we have lots of activities and planning to do, it will be pretty casual.

Dinner will finish at 7pm at which time you will be free for pick up by your parents. You will only need about $20 for dinner.

If possible can you bring a photocopy of your passport information page if you haven’t already.  We will need to these to begin booking flights.


As per normal if you have any questions, ask your tour leaders at your campus.


See you tomorrow!


Mr Thomas

One week to go!

Quick reminder about our first meet up next Wednesday afterschool.  Can you please reply that you are coming in the comments below so that we know that you have received this information?

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Looking forward to catching up with you all next week and outlining some of the dates we have booked for you already!


Sien jou dan (See you then)

Mr Thomas