The 80km Long Walk, coordinated by the Past Pupils’ Association and drawing extensively on the skills and resources of the Parents’ Council, is one of the older traditions of the School and usually takes place in March. The Long Walk has taken place every year since 1963. There are shorter walks for the younger children but the ultimate aim, especially for the High School pupils is to complete five 80km walks in their school career. It is a day on which everyone in the schools is afforded an opportunity to participate in this proud tradition. For each and every child the walk is an opportunity to develop perseverance, grit and to stretch each child to rise to life’s challenges. The walk is a non-profit making event but rather a spirit building initiative. Useful documents (2019 docs updated):
The Country Fair is a popular annual event on the TMC calendar. Whilst it is a fundraiser for the Parents’ Council, it is also an esprit de corps builder . It usually takes place on the campus on the last Saturday in July, or the first Saturday in August. Parents , staff and pupils join in and work at the different stalls. Tombola, a games alley, second-hand book stall, a beer tent, a tea garden, a House of Horrors, arena events and a lifestyle expo are some of the regular activities on the day. Country Fair Day is a compulsory school day.
The Golf Day is part of the Parents’ Council fundraising activities. It takes place at the Kloof Country Club. Parents are requested to sponsor holes, prizes etc.
The Parents‘ Council are offering the Grade 7 and 12 leavers and anyone else who is interested, the opportunity to have their child’s name or your family name put onto a Brick in the Habberton Hall as a reminder that “you were at TMC”. For further information and costs, please contact Rae Griesel on firstname.lastname@example.org
Also known as the 150 Club. We encourage every family to participate in this fundraiser. There is a minimal termly cost, with a draw each term, usually during a social event. The First Prize is one term’s charges free (credited to the oldest child).
These events take place on an ad hoc basis and details will be communicated to the community.
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