15 November 2017
PENULTIMATE NEWSLETTER – NO 13
Please take note of the following:
Super Fun Day: Friday, 17 November: All learners are looking forward to this day and I am sure that they will have lots of fun. Please do pay in the monies, if you haven’t done so already. Learners must come to school in their PE kit, with their school costumes underneath, and slops/sandals. Girls must use their full school costume with shorts over the costume as an option and boys must use their costumes or baggies as an option. Please pack a towel, a cap and sun-tan lotion. There is no need for learners to carry their school bags on this day, as they will be on the field the entire day. Learners may, however, carry a small bag to keep their lunch, snacks and clothes. The tuck shop will be opened; however, only pies will be sold on the day. If learners require other food items, they must place an order on Thursday. Learners may alternatively carry a packed lunch. Parents are allowed to spend part of the day watching their children but are only allowed from 12pm onwards. You may bring your picnic baskets/umbrellas along to relax and enjoy the day. Parents and siblings are allowed to play on the rides from 2pm to 3pm. Parents must take full responsibility for the siblings. Please note that school finishes at 2pm on this day for all learners.
Hampers for our Caretakers (Reminder): The monitors will be co-ordinating a collection of non-perishable and tinned foodstuff to make up Christmas hampers for our hardworking caretakers, Sbu, Goodenough, Wiseman, Smart, Innocent, and Princess. Each child is asked to bring a donation by Thursday 30 November so we can make up the hampers. Donations of dry foods such as mealie meal / sugar / rice / samp / beans / packets of soup powder, or tinned goods of any kind are very welcome; special treats would be a bonus!
Arrangements for 16 November to 6 December
- Highlighting items from the term programme; as previously advised
16 November – 17 November
School will close at 12h30 for all learners.
Parent meeting for current Grade 6 learner at 5:30pm in the school hall.
SUPER FUN DAY: School will close at 2pm for all learners.
20 November – 24 November
Normal closing times resume.
NO EXTRA MURALS
Orientation day for new Grade 1 (2018) at 9am to 11am.
27 November – 1 December
Normal closing times continue.
Mufti/Civvies day for Grades 1-3 (R5,00 per learner)
Foundation Phase Special Assembly at 10h00
Early closure at 11:30am for Grades 1 to 7.
Mufti / Civvies day for Grades 4 – 7 (R5 per learner).
Senior Primary Prize Giving at 10h00
Early closure at 11:30am.
4 December to 6 December
Special Assembly. Inter House Academic and Sport Awards Assembly.
Back2School stationery collection 13h00 to 15h00.
Inter-House Spelling Bee Final
Grade 7 Lunch
Back2School stationery collection 13h00 to 15h00.
Parent /Teacher Meeting-2:30pm to 6:30pm. Collection of learner’s final report.
Final Assembly. End of fourth term. School closes at 10h30.
Foundation Phase Assembly: Wednesday 29 November, 10h00
All parents of Foundation Phase (Grades 1, 2 and 3) learners are encouraged to attend this special assembly. As this is a special assembly, learners are to wear full school uniform i.e. girls to wear white shirts under their tunics; boys to wear shorts; no tracksuits to be worn. We aim to finish at approximately 11:30 and all learners(Grades 1 to7) will be allowed to go home after the assembly. Foundation Phase learners will not attend the Senior Primary Prize Giving on Friday 01 December, and are excused from attending school on that day.
The school will be providing tea and eats which will be served after the assembly, and parents of learners in Grades 1 & 2 are requested to send a donation of R20 per learner in lieu of providing a plate of eats. Kindly complete the tear-off slip at the end of this notice and return to school with your R20 donation attached.
Senior Primary Prize Giving: Friday 1 December, 10h00
The Prize Giving Ceremony is the highlight of our academic year, and all parents of Senior Primary (Grades 4 – 7) learners are encouraged to attend. As this is a formal assembly, all learners are to wear full school uniform i.e. girls to wear white shirts under their tunics; boys to wear shorts; no tracksuits to be worn.
The school will be providing tea and eats which will be served after the prize giving and parents of learners in Grades 4,5,6 are requested to send a donation of R20 per learner in lieu of providing a plate of eats. Kindly complete the tear-off slip at the end of this notice and return to school with your R20 donation attached. All learners will leave school after Prize Giving.
Academic: Learners will be working on activities organized by their teachers right through to the last day of term. Games and toys may not be brought to school. Learners may not be absent without a valid excuse. Reports will be handed to parents at the Parent/Teacher Meeting on 5 December. Please do not request reports to be issued earlier than the given date, as teachers are already hard-pressed to meet the deadlines set.
Parent/Teacher Meeting- Appointment forms: This system worked well last term and will be used this term as well. Kindly fill in the appointment form and return to your class teacher.
Lost Property: There is still a large amount of unclaimed and unnamed items of clothing in our lost property basket. Any uniform items not claimed by the end of term, will be put into our thrift shop.
Class Placements for 2018: Please note that the allocation of children to classes is completed by Phase Leaders in consultation with class teachers, taking into account ability, social grouping and demographics. Parents are therefore asked not to request that children are placed with specific educators next year.
Transfer Cards: Children leaving the school are required to present a transfer card at their new school. Please inform Mrs. S. Jones if your child will be leaving our school so that a transfer card may be included with the school report.
Cat Food: Donations of cat pellets to assist with the feeding of our school cats during the holidays will be appreciated. Thank you for your ongoing support.
School Uniform Outlets:
- The Little Shop will be based at school on Friday, 24 November from 9am – 11am. Please use this opportunity to purchase your child’s school uniform, in particular, the new golf shirt, PE shorts and house shirts, which is compulsory for 2018. Please note that the new school tracksuit is ONLY for the current Grade One and new Grade One (2018).
- The Little Shop is situated in Kayden Centre, Scott Street, Scottburgh. Contact Number: 039 9760847