I would like to wish every learner, teacher and parent an enjoyable and well-deserved break from school routine. I am glad to report that our grade 12s (or at least most of them) survived their prelims. They start their Spring School on Saturday and the anticipation is killing them regarding their matric farewell on Saturday, 9 October. Their gong function will be streamed on Friday morning, 15 October. Detail to follow later. Veni, vidi, vici. We came, we saw and we conquered. Julius Caesar A special word of congratulations to each grade 10 that conquered the Odyssey. These memories will definitely stay with them for the rest of their life. A special word of thanks to Mr Dunkeld and his team who made this possible. I would also like to thank the parents who allowed their children to join the Odyssey or grade camps, both true carpe diem moments. Due to an unfortunate double booking, we had to move the grade 9 camp at very short notice, but feedback regarding the new camp venue is very positive. Nobody missed the 12-hour bus trip to the previous venue! Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. Kahlil Gibran I hope you all made new friends on camp, and where possible, surround yourself with positive people full of laughter.