Culture

Cultural activities include:

- public speaking

- drama (Inter-house plays and school productions)

- worship team

- outreach and service

- music

- art club

Starlight Production 2014

A year ago, knowing that we were celebrating our 30th birthday in 2014, I began to look for a suitable script that would reflect our values and showcase the God-given gifts and talents of our learners. I couldn’t find what I was looking for and so I asked Dominic Siaki, who matriculated in 2012, if he would rise to the challenge of writing a script for our major production. He was brave enough to come on board and contacted his mentor, Duncan Bouwer, who produced Godspell for our 25th birthday. (Dominic was a member of the cast of Godspell, as was Bubele Booi, another past learner).

COMMUNITY SERVICE

At The King’s School we encourage “other-centredness” and there are many opportunities for every learner to be involved in community service. This is one of the ways that we flesh out our core value of servanthood and live out our motto which is to “to make a difference”.

CANSA SPRAYATHON and SHAVEATHON

Annually, the school hosts a CANSA Sprayathon and our Grade 10 learners volunteer at the CANSA Shaveathon, with money raised supporting cancer patients. Over 50 of our Grade 10 learners were involved in the National CANSA Shavathon at Northgate shopping centre and Victory Park shopping centre in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, they helped raise R37 000!  In 2014, R4800 was raised at the CANSA Sprayathon at school.

NO SHOE DAY

On 4 April 2014 we had No Shoe Day, the purpose of which is "to raise global awareness for children's health and education" (www.onedaywithoutshoes.com) and participants (learners and staff) came to school barefoot, making donations of either cash or a pair of shoes.

CASUAL DAY

Each September we support the nationwide Casual Day.  Charities throughout the country are supported by donations gathered on this day, particularly organisations that help children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities.  The funds we raised over the last 2 years were donated to Pathways Roodepoort which is a stimulation centre for children and young adults with various disabilities. They are a non-profit organisation and rely on fundraising and donations to keep the centre thriving. In 2013 we raised R2535.

OTHER PROJECTS

Other community service projects include Blood drives hosted once per term; the collection of breadtags which are then exchanged for wheelchairs for disabled people; blanket drives; food collections; the collection of new and second-hand stationery for a nearby primary school and various other class community service initiatives.