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Thank you so much for the support πŸ₯°

Winter mornings and these sunrises make getting up early before first light worth every moment. Cherish the blessings we are given freely in abundance.
πŸ“· Courtesy of Jodi Lawson

Winter mornings and these sunrises make getting up early before first light worth every moment. Cherish the blessings we are given freely in abundance.
πŸ“· Courtesy of Jodi Lawson
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Jodi Lawson

Hi Jodi

Beautiful xxx

7 days ago

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This is breathtaking beautiful. I will always love this school

Stunning photo. Many happy memories.

I miss Mose’s and his huge smile πŸ˜€

Missing driving in and out of those gates 3 to 4 times a day.. Never thought I would say that 🐡

A special place πŸ’™

Gosh I miss this place, my early morning coffee and brekkies 😊

Courtney Kim MorrisCourtney - this will bring back great memories. 😊

I miss this place too!!! ♥️♥️

❀️❀️❀️

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Beautiful 🌸

Beautiful!

Good memories of my old dorm

❀️

Dope shot πŸ‘ŒπŸΏ

Beautiful pic 😊

Wow. Lovely pic

Too lovely x

So beautiful!

Everytime I see this house memories come flooding back.

Lea Cloete

Incredible photo- and school!

Just beautiful 🌸

Miss this school

Stunning ❀

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Choosing a school for your child can be a daunting process.  Here at Thomas More College our warm and friendly Admissions Secretary would be delighted to welcome you onto campus, give her a call - Juliet Hartley will schedule a tour where you will get a first-hand feel for the school day as it takes place. Contact Juliet on 031 764 8640 or email her on info@thomasmore.co.za.

Choosing a school for your child can be a daunting process. Here at Thomas More College our warm and friendly Admissions Secretary would be delighted to welcome you onto campus, give her a call - Juliet Hartley will schedule a tour where you will get a first-hand feel for the school day as it takes place. Contact Juliet on 031 764 8640 or email her on info@thomasmore.co.za. ... See MoreSee Less

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Indeed an incredibly special place where we walk the talk and every child genuinely matters and the teachers go the extra whether the children are on campus or online connecting with them and genuinely offering them an inspired education as we prepare them to be tomorrow's leaders. So very privileged to work with such amazing educators for the past 12 years.

I have to say seeing the headmaster greeting every child by name and making them feel special yesterday after so many months of lockdown , melted my heart. I drove away in tears. I love this school. I taught there a long time ago, and now my kids have the priveledge of going there. Thank you TMC. Where individuality counts.

My daughter only started this month but she can’t stop talking about Miss Rudolph. Sometimes she call me and her dad” beautiful Tom toms”. I’m so happy that I chose the best school for our daughter. Keep it upπŸ’•πŸ’•

A very very special place . You know when your kids can't wait to ger back to school.you have done something right .

A very special schoolβ™‘

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We Go Forward!

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Well done Scotty . Belinda Pickering Bentley pretty much captured my thoughts.

Well done Scotty! Always an inspiration!

Inspiration educator at his best 😊

Wow Scott Drew and friends thank you for keeping tradition alive! Well done to you all because the Long Walk is not just about finishing but about effort and togetherness!

Well done to you all xx

Great stuff Scott Drew. Keeping it alive πŸ’―

Well done

Go Scotty and friends! Do your thing.

Amazing!! Well done!! πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Scott Drew

Scott Drew go Scotty πŸ’ͺ🏼

Vaughn Larkin Lees one of your tribe?

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Our 2020 Country Fair was due to take place this past weekend, while we weren't able to hold this event, let us take the time to acknowledge the many hours which our Parents' Council and Country Fair committee spend putting together this mammoth event every year. We have no doubt that next year's event will blow our socks off πŸ˜‰. We hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane with us. ... See MoreSee Less

Looking good, we cant wait for completion...watch this space.Image attachment

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Sorry I just see a beautiful space for dancing in 🀣

Called the McKenzie centre for sporting excellence

Have you guys thought about approaching KZN department of Health to offer this open space as a field hospital to assist with the inevitable case load coming in KZN? It would be a mighty game changer and I am sure it would make a number of past pupils extremely proud! #proudpastpupils

Looks πŸ‘ great

Wow awesome

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2 weeks ago

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Magic, the lads will love this. I hope we can go in our barefeet, Freddy.

2 weeks ago

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How exciting is this progress! Just because Covid-19 put a few spanners in the works, doesn't mean we will let it stop us!
#proudlytmc
#wegoforward
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I believe this will be a wonderful facility for many years to come. The spectator visibility is so much better than others we have seen. Well done Reed Simpson.

Look at that lighting !!

Cant wait to be able to watch a match there. Well done - looks great

It's magnificent. Well done.

Looks Fantastic ❀️❀️❀️❀️

How exciting

Wow, looking good!

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3 weeks ago

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What do you have planned on this Nelson Mandela Day?

Let us all try to commit to doing something that enriches the life of another.Image attachmentImage attachment

What do you have planned on this Nelson Mandela Day?

Let us all try to commit to doing something that enriches the life of another.
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3 weeks ago

Thomas More College
We do hard things!

We are proudly Thomas More College.  Proudly inspired by our community, our children, our teachers and our school leaders and we will continue to inspire!

We do hard things!

We are proudly Thomas More College. Proudly inspired by our community, our children, our teachers and our school leaders and we will continue to inspire!
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Thinking of the TMC community right now and praying that you can all get back to your awesome school soon. πŸ™

Putting kids always first. Love it

Love this school !

Best school ever ❀️

Keep going

The teachers, and the entire TMC team, have been amazing through all this!

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3 weeks ago

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In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing and the worst thing you can do is nothing ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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3 weeks ago

Thomas More College
Dear TMC Community

Despite our good and collective planning for Term 3, one week in to the term for SP and FP, and just one day for the HS, we are dealing with the real effects of COVID-19 on campus. All decisions taken to date by our various sub-committees have put the safety of our children, their families, our staff and their families in the centre of things. Our ongoing commitment to this above all else informs this urgent message.

14 July 2020, the first day of High School classes, ended with one Grade 9 class of children sent home for a 14-day quarantine, along with 8 academic members of staff who similarly have to quarantine for 14 days, and another 4 staff who are being tracked. 5 of these teachers have children across the phases of the school, so they, too, will have to self-quarantine. The HS cannot run its current programme effectively or efficiently without these members of staff. Already, FP has 2 grade 3 classes affected, 1 Grade 000 class, 1 Grade 2 class and 1 Grade 00 class, but the circles of contact are extended to aftercare, which now adds 4 more staff members to this. In the SP we have had two teachers come into tertiary contact with someone who has tested positive and today we have another Grade 5 teacher whose brother has come onto contact with someone on Sunday so she will need to self-isolate from tomorrow also. We have growing numbers of children having parents choose online classes and also have a number of children who have been impacted through siblings in other phases.

After much debate about our core responsibility as the Executive Committee of the school, we wish to notify you that we will cease on-campus lessons - from 15th July and return fully to online lessons for the coming fortnight, returning to school on Wednesday, 29 July, during which time we will review how and when we resume on-campus teaching and learning. The circles of contact across 1200 pupils, our full staff compliment, and all families are exponential in the current KZN COVID-19 context. Our on-campus programme is under constant interruption by COVID-19 tracking and subsequent management of cases, subsequent communication thereof, managing very real staff fear and anxiety, and such from a score of parents. 

We are asking you all to support this brave – and we believe right – decision for the safety of all of our children, staff and their families, as well as in the interest of running an uninterrupted, constant programme online for the coming fortnight, effective immediate.
Yours in good faith
TMC EXCO

TMC Admin staff will be working remotely and are available on email.

Dear TMC Community

Despite our good and collective planning for Term 3, one week in to the term for SP and FP, and just one day for the HS, we are dealing with the real effects of COVID-19 on campus. All decisions taken to date by our various sub-committees have put the safety of our children, their families, our staff and their families in the centre of things. Our ongoing commitment to this above all else informs this urgent message.

14 July 2020, the first day of High School classes, ended with one Grade 9 class of children sent home for a 14-day quarantine, along with 8 academic members of staff who similarly have to quarantine for 14 days, and another 4 staff who are being tracked. 5 of these teachers have children across the phases of the school, so they, too, will have to self-quarantine. The HS cannot run its current programme effectively or efficiently without these members of staff. Already, FP has 2 grade 3 classes affected, 1 Grade 000 class, 1 Grade 2 class and 1 Grade 00 class, but the circles of contact are extended to aftercare, which now adds 4 more staff members to this. In the SP we have had two teachers come into tertiary contact with someone who has tested positive and today we have another Grade 5 teacher whose brother has come onto contact with someone on Sunday so she will need to self-isolate from tomorrow also. We have growing numbers of children having parents choose online classes and also have a number of children who have been impacted through siblings in other phases.

After much debate about our core responsibility as the Executive Committee of the school, we wish to notify you that we will cease on-campus lessons - from 15th July and return fully to online lessons for the coming fortnight, returning to school on Wednesday, 29 July, during which time we will review how and when we resume on-campus teaching and learning. The circles of contact across 1200 pupils, our full staff compliment, and all families are exponential in the current KZN COVID-19 context. Our on-campus programme is under constant interruption by COVID-19 tracking and subsequent management of cases, subsequent communication thereof, managing very real staff fear and anxiety, and such from a score of parents.

We are asking you all to support this brave – and we believe right – decision for the safety of all of our children, staff and their families, as well as in the interest of running an uninterrupted, constant programme online for the coming fortnight, effective immediate.
Yours in good faith
TMC EXCO

TMC Admin staff will be working remotely and are available on email.
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Comment on Facebook Dear TMC Community ...

We have closed as of today, same reasons - John Wesley School πŸ₯Ί

Kerryn Van Rooyen

Shireen Moosa

Carol Cuthbert

Sharyn Taylor

Jenny Hartin Schuss

Debbie Williams Nel

Masooda Parker

Linda Ingle

Debbie Bold

Well done

Through such unprecedented times TMC have gone above and beyond ensuring that staff, children and parents are protected, this is a mammoth task in itself. Well Done TMC in all that you have done. Not once have we felt exposed when on campus. We look forward to the day when we can return without interruption πŸ™

Well done TMC, you have done the right thing. Thank you for putting the safety of the staff, pupils and parents first! God bless TMC!

Thanks EXCO for making this tough decision with the speed and decisiveness we know and love you for. It’s reassuring to know that our kids health is the driving force behind any and all decisions you have to make! Thank You!

Now this is an awesome school! Open communication and the right decisions being made for staff, pupils and families. Well done TMC.

Well done to TMC for your open communication, and brave response to a difficult time. I have absolute confidence in the committees decisions. Your care for the TMC family is commendable.

Hard as it can be to arrange for alternative care for our kids but we will rather be inconvenienced than to expose our kids, educators and supporting staff to this covid19. Thank you so much for your swift actions. Your care for people is totally out of this wordπŸ™

My heart goes out to you all at TMC and South Africa. My son was a student there 12 years ago. We have been going through this in Denmark and are now on the other side, we wish you all love and strength during these uncertain times. X

We appreciate the open communication and the extensive efforts to keep our kids safe. You prove again and again that we made the right decision for our kids.

Great decision and superb communication. Well done all.

Well Done to TMC, for taking this very difficult stance under such unprecedented times. Praying for the safety and courage of ALL at this time. Stay Happy, Health and SafeπŸ™

Well done TMC on taking such proactive measures to protect your staff and kids.

Very well done on the measures taken, definitely a wise decision.

Such tough decisions to be made, with conflicting consequences for every choice. Well done TMC for your proactive approach throughout. Wishing all staff and pupils strength and courage in these anxious times.

So proud of TMC! Thank you for all that you do and have done to keep us all safe.

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3 weeks ago

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Birgit Wileman Catherine Durholz

Well done, we all need a bit of a laugh during this time. Again well done to you all!

TMC you’re just amazing! Well done on another fun video!πŸ™ŒπŸ₯°

Love this! Always such fun!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Thumbs up TMC.... you are the bestπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Mr Ireland you made me laugh

Love it x

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4 weeks ago

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When arriving on campus to this new normal, some things remain unchanged and as beautiful as they once were before Covid-19. πŸ“Έ @Victoria du Buisson

When arriving on campus to this "new normal", some things remain unchanged and as beautiful as they once were before Covid-19. πŸ“Έ @Victoria du Buisson ... See MoreSee Less

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On golden pond...Always my favourite. Such a beautiful welcome for early morning sport. Loved getting to school first xxx

Wow Victoria du Buisson!

I photographed it too - the orange rays above the cloud, awesome!

Wow...I hope I will get a chance to see it sometime soon. This is beautiful πŸ’•

First time I’ve read any reference to what has not changed! Well done TMC πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’™

Very inspiring

It was a gorgeous sunrise indeed, thanks for sharing my pic β€οΈπŸ–€

Gorgeous!!!

How beautiful 🌞

Beautiful!

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4 weeks ago

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We hope our Senior Primary Grade 6 and 7 pupils had a good first day back at school today. We know their teachers were thrilled to see them after such a long time, if only hugs were possible! Many air-hugs were exchanged. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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Social Distancing at Break time in the Senior Primary.

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Wonderful innovation. Thank you for caring to invent the new!!!

The unsocializing of our children into adults. This world will be a sad depressed world.

It is so scarey sending your child back to school. Especially not being there to check up on what they touch, and to note if the wash and sanitize often enough. A paranoid Mom waiting for the school day to be over.

So innovative & looks exemplary to other educational institutions

The boy said he had a "good day" back and that coming from him means it must have been super fantastic! πŸ€£πŸ‘

Very cleaver, circles are so much beta than square blocks. Well done

It's a different world... Well done!

Well done TMC. You do us all proud πŸ™

Well done TMC. β€οΈπŸ™

This is awesome!

The kids are so well settled in, in the social distanceing routine. Well done πŸ‘

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1 month ago

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FP Return Dates, Aftercare & Attire:
All FP Grades (Crèche to Grade 3) return on Tuesday 7 July wearing Civvies.
Uniforms as per normal - to be worn on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Civvies to be worn on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Clean masks to be worn daily – masks are compulsory - shields are optional.
FP Screening Stations are open from 06:50am – 07:45am, parking is available on Pickering Field for parents.
Aftercare will run as per usual – however from various venues, keeping social distancing protocols in place – venues still to be communicated (Online Karri Tuck shop will be available for Aftercare orders)
Further detailed info to follow from Mrs Hornsey shortly via email regarding school closing times etc.

SP Return Dates, Aftercare & Attire:
Grade 6 & 7 (in Civvies): Tuesday 7 July
Grade 5 (in Civvies): Thursday 9 July
Grade 4 (in uniform) Monday 13 July – i.e. full TMC Uniform, or full PE Kit if a hot day, or the tracksuit with suitable TMC T-Shirt under i.e House/PE or sports shirt)
SP will only have 1 break from 10.00am - 10.30am (Karri online pre-orders only via Karri, no cash tuck shop will be available)
SP Screening stations are open from 07:00am – 07:45am, please can we ask that parents drop and go without exiting their vehicles.
Grades 4 & 5 close at 12.30pm daily.
Grades 6 & 7 close at 12.45pm daily.
All SP pupils will then be required to wear the following attire on the days going forward:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: full TMC Uniform, or full PE Kit [if a hot day], or the tracksuit with suitable TMC T-Shirt under i.e House/PE or sports shirt
Tuesdays & Thursdays: Civvies
Clean masks to be worn daily – masks are compulsory - shields are optional.
Aftercare will run as per usual, however from the Savory Coffee Shop - closing at 5pm. (Online Karri Tuck shop will be available for Aftercare orders)
Further details will go to SP parents shortly via email.

HS Return Dates & Attire:
Tuesday 14 July: Grades 9, 11 & 12 (in multiform attire & civvies as explained below)
Wednesday 15 July: Grades 8 & 10 (all in multiform attire as per options explained below) this will be the Grade 11s 2nd day back at school.
HS Grades will attend school as follows thereafter:
Grade 12 – 4 x per week on campus: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays (off campus Wednesdays)
Grade 11 – 4 x per week on campus: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays (off campus Thursdays)
Grade 10 – 3 x per week on campus: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (off campus Tuesdays & Fridays)
Grade 9 – 2 x per week on campus: Tuesdays & Thursdays (off campus Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays)
Grade 8 – 2 x per week on campus: Wednesdays & Fridays (off campus Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Mondays 12 11 10
Tuesdays 12 11 9
Wednesdays 11 10 8
Thursdays 12 10 9
Fridays 12 11 8
Please refer to email for multiform and civvies required per grade on various days.
Clean masks to be worn daily – masks are compulsory - shields are optional
HS times:
HS Screening stations will be open from 07:10am – 07:50am, please drop and go without exiting your vehicles.
Grade 8 – 11 close @ 14:40pm
Grade 12 close @ 3pm

General:
The Coffee Shop will remain closed during Term 3, however the mobile coffee cart is available on Pickering Field - Masks must be worn while social distancing is observed.
Tuck Shop will not accept cash purchases - all orders must be placed online via Karri before 7.30am daily.
The Westville and Hillcrest buses will not run in the 3rd Term.
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Will we still receive info on how they will fit the kids in the classrooms or what other parts of the school is being repurposed as classrooms? As well as if it’s books or tablets they will be using?

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