School closes on Thursday 22d September, at the normal time, for the spring holiday. School reopens on Monday 3rd October for the fourth term. We wish all our families a safe and happy holiday.
Celebrating Heritage Day and Cultural Diversity
On Thursday 22 September children will participate in an interactive presentation on Cultural Diversity and learning about cultural tolerance. On this day, children may wear civvies and dress up in their national costumes or clothing which represents their country, their country’s flag or national colours.
Cycle Test Results
The recent cycle test results, for children in Grade 3 to 6, shall be available on Wednesday 5th October from the school office.
Science Lab Visits
The Grade 3 to 6 classes visited Courtney College on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th September for science lab experiments whereby they built and worked with electric circuits as well as measuring liquids, solids and gas. Thank you to Teachers Martha and Debbie for their informative lab lessons.
Entrepreneur’s Day – Purple Pearls
Congratulations to the children in the Purple Pearls Team for raising a total of R 7 441 – 90 at the entrepreneur’s day. The following winners of the day are congratulated:
1st place = Javier Gallen-Moraga (Grade 5) with a total of R 735 – 00
2nd place = Mojalefa and Reatlegile Hlabela (Grade 1 and 5) with a total of R 664 – 00
3rd place = Teboho Motsatse (Grade 4) with a total of R 605 – 00
A special word of thanks goes out to all the parents and teachers who helped in so many ways to make the 2016 entrepreneur’s days so successful.
Overall Entrepreneur’s Day Challenge
The scoreboard is as follows:
1st Place = Blue Topaz with a total of R 8 375 – 25
2nd place = Purple Pearls with a total of R 7 441 – 90
3rd place = Yellow Diamonds with a total of R 6 689 – 40
4th place = Green Emeralds with a total of R 5 976 – 00
Congratulations and well done young merchants.
Tuck Shop on Thursday
Please note that tuck shop will be available on Thursday 22 September.
Children are asked to bring in old newspapers which are required for making stage props for Streets of Sapphire.
Congratulations to Teboho Motsatse from Grade 4 for her superb performance as a soloist pianist on Sunday 18 September. We are extremely proud of this talented young girl.
The “Bottle Tops for Wheelchairs” project is still continuing so children are reminded to continue bringing their plastic bottle tops in.
The aftercare facility which is available until 17:00 daily is a facility intended for full-day working parents and those children who use the school transport system. Parents are asked to refrain from abusing this facility and to please collect their children from school as soon as they have completed the school day or their extra mural. An increasingly large number of children are left at aftercare daily. If this trend continues, an aftercare-supervision fee will need to be introduced.
Streets of Sapphire
Thank you to parents who have completed the participation forms and made the stage production payments. Rehearsals have started.
Stage Rehearsal Dates 7th and 8th December 2016 (compulsory attendance required)
Performance Evenings 9th and 10th December 2016 (all children perform on both evenings)
Tickets are not on sale yet but as soon as they are ready, parents shall be notified.
Primary Checkpoints Examinations
The children in Year 6 (Grade 6) are expected to write their Cambridge International Examinations (Primary Checkpoints) in English, Mathematics and Science between the 10th and 21st October. These examinations are sent from Cambridge, written at Courtney College and returned to Cambridge for evaluation and marking. Results will only be available between the 8th and 16th of December 2016.
Final Year End Examinations
Children in Grade 3 to 6 shall write their final year end examinations between the 31st of October and 15th of November.
Class swimming will resume when the new term starts on 3 October 2016.
The warmer weather has arrived. Please contact Amy Pienaar from RP Agencies on email@example.com to order your child’s summer uniform and swimwear items.
Term Dates for 2016
Term 3 18 July – 22 September 2016
Term 4 3 October – 9 December 2016
Term Dates for 2017
Term 1 13 January – 31 March 2017
Term 2 18 April – 30 June 2017
Term 3 24 July – 29 September 2017
Term 4 9 October – 8 December 2017