The Covid-19 numbers in Gauteng and in our community are unfortunately on the rise. In line with the Department of Basic Education’s directives banning travel to other schools, all sport and cultural events against other schools have been cancelled, with the exception of a number of virtual chess matches. For more detail regarding extra-mural activities and practices, refer to the specific paragraph later in this circular. We believe we will have more clarity about extra-murals towards the end of the term and hope that the numbers will allow matches next term. Congratulations to the learners and parents on your enthusiasm and positive reaction to our adventure club’s planned excursions to the Drakensberg (Mont-aux-Sources), the Orange River expedition, as well as the scuba tour to Sodwana Bay. Due to the overwhelming response we have scheduled two trips to the Orange River, and the Drakensberg trip in August is already our second one this year. I believe learners are very safe outside in nature. I also would like to encourage parents to send their children on our grade camps, including the Odyssey, during September. All Covid-19 protocols will be upheld. (Refer to the camp section later in this circular for more detail.) It would have been nice to host parents for another Coffee-with-Carel session before the end of this term, but due to the current lockdown restrictions, we will have to postpone our family meeting to next term. The June examinations start next Saturday and I hope the learners have already started to study or at least have started to plan to study. It is very important that learners write all their papers, so please study the detail below regarding the measures in place should your child have to isolate. I would like to encourage every parent, teacher and learner to stay safe, sanitise, wear masks and to maintain social distancing 24/7.