This year we were able to resume in person one of the most emblematic traditions of our School, the Old Grangonian Day. The event to which the entire Community of The Grange School was invited, featured various and entertaining activities that took place between 10:00 and 17:00.
Among the activities of the day were sports matches between Old Grangonians and pupils, the FOGSS Solidarity Bazaar, the Vibrant Matter Conversation, guided tour of the Vibrant Matter mural, Top40 Jazz show, “6 a la Dixie” Orchestra, the 14th Company of Fire Brigade “The British & Commonwealth Fire and Rescue Company J.A.S. Jackson”, a stand of Consulta Ciudadana and the MICC of Carabineros de Chile.
We thank everyone who participated and attended Old Grangonian Day 2022, we look forward to meeting each of you again alongside new members of the Community next year.
We are waiting for you on Saturday, September 30 in the 2023 version!
Following the tradition established 63 years ago, on March 11, 2022, Founder’s Day was commemorated, a day on which since 1959 we have held a traditional ceremony in honour of our Founder John A.S. Jackson, on the date of his death.
During the ceremony, the laying of the wreaths was performed by representatives of the Jackson family; the John Jackson Educational Foundation (FEJJ); of the Board of Directors of the College; of the Old Grangonian Club; the Foundation Grangonian Spirit of Service (FOGSS); of The British and Commonwealth Fire & Rescue Company “J.A.S. Jackson”, 14th Fire Company of John Jackson XV; and Union No. 1 and Union No. 2 of the College.
The 2023 version of this commemoration will take place on Friday, March 10 2023.
Friday 11th November is Armistice Day and this remains an important occasion in The Grange School´s calendar. That day, the School held its annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the entrance to the Jackson Building, alongside the war memorial stone, in order to remember those pupils who served in the Second World War and did not return. The Service was held in the presence of Grange dignitaries, as well as 6º Básico and 4ºEM pupils. All pupils wore a Poppy to mark the occasion.
What is the Poppy Tradition? It is a symbol of our way to Remember the ultimate Spirit of Service, a pillar of our School’s values. Perhaps the best way I can pay tribute to the essence of this Poppy Tradition is through letters I have in my hand. It is correspondence from The Royal British Legion to Mr Jackson, all the way back in 1941, thanking the School for a record contribution that year. The Grange School has a proud tradition of supporting the Poppy Appeal and this continues today.
Cross Country is an emblematic event of The Grange School, which was resumed in 2006 after a few years in which it had not been carried out for various reasons. That year it was held within the College facilities and in 2007 it was transferred to the Old Grangonian Club. The years 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic could not be carried out again. We are very happy to have been able to resume it this year in our Club.
This race marks a true milestone in our Community since it is a competition in which all our students from Pre-K to 4th Middle School participate, also adding parents, Staff and former students of the School.
It is a massive event, in which parents and students participate with joy, enthusiasm and a great desire to live this wonderful race. We congratulate everyone who participated in the 2022 version and we reiterate our thanks to all who made it possible for this event to go ahead.
See you again on April 1, 2023!
The Steeplechase is one of the oldest and most emblematic events of The Grange School, in which pupils from 3º Básico to 4ºEM, Staff, parents and Old Grangonians participate.
We are very happy that we were able to resume the Steeplechase in 2022, after not being able to take place in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
This Steeplechase was crowned by the large number of participants in the final race +18, with approximately 150 Girls and 350 Boys, breaking any record that has been held for this activity in previous years.
We take advantage of giving a special thanks to everyone who made it possible for this emblematic event to take place again.
See you in the next version scheduled for October 21, 2023!
The Christmas Concert was born in 2012 as a joint project of the Music Department and the School Management, with the purpose of generating a Christmas meeting around music with the entire Community at the end of the year.
This is a presentation by the School Choirs and the Senior Instrumental Ensemble: Lower Prep Choir, Upper Prep Choir, Senior School Choir, The Senior Jazz Band and the Staff and Pupils’ Choir, with the participation of nearly 150 pupils and Staff members.
The preparation process is carried out during the Second Semester of each year with the work of music teachers and pupils, selecting and preparing the repertoires to be performed. To this is added the practice time of the teachers and members of the Staff who participate in the Choir, who with great dedication and enthusiasm, as the pupils, are an important part of this project. This format makes the different areas from Prekinder to 4ºEM convene, providing an impressive audiovisual show.
The program consists of various choral and instrumental repertoires that are interspersed with narratives about Christmas, complemented on occasions by stage performances. Carols and traditional Christmas carols together with larger choral works and pieces give variety to this Concert that has excited parents, guardians and the Community in general for years. The applause is received by each participating group executing their own interpretations and also when the entire cast unites to sing the famous Carols such as “Joy to the World”, “Hark the Herald Angels sing” and “Silent Night” being the latter the one that invites the attendees to sing when night falls and candles are lit.
It has been interesting that this activity has also been extended to other spaces and public areas outside the establishment, such as the Residence of the Embassy of England or the Prince of Wales Country Club, further expanding the challenge and interest of the boys and girls who participate each year.
This 2023 the expected Christmas Concert will be held on Wednesday, December 6, in which we hope to meet again to enjoy music with the families of our Community.