Notice to Parents 17 of 2016

26 October 2016

Dear Parents

DIWALI – Monday 31st October

The Department of Education has recognised Monday, 31 October 2016 as part of the Annual Diwali Celebrations.  Staff and Learners, who celebrate Diwali, will be given the opportunity to take the day off.  Learners will not be marked absent and there are no formal assessments planned on this day.  Learners celebrating Diwali are allowed to dress up in their traditional attire, either on Friday or Monday.  On behalf of the Scottburgh Primary Family, we would like to wish all our Hindu families a Happy Diwali.

SUPER FUN DAY – Friday 18 November

As part of our endeavor to make learning as fun as possible, we have introduced a “Super Fun Day”, where learners will be treated to a wide variety of inflatable water slides and other inflatable fun equipment.  Parents are most welcome to join us on the day.  Further information will follow closer to the date.  The cost per learner is R70.00 and must be paid in by 7 November as prior booking needs to be made.


A big thank you to all the parents who have already paid their R267.  A reminder that this amount has to be paid by 31 December, 2016.  We have negotiated with the service provider and they have very kindly given us access to the programmes from now.  The service provider also volunteered to do a training session for our parents on Tuesday, 01 November at 17:30. We are hoping to see many parents attend this training.  In order to gauge the feasibility of the service provider coming all this way for the training, kindly complete the attached feedback form and return it to school by Friday 28, October 2016.


Kindly find attached, a survey form that must be completed and returned to school by Monday, 31 October.

TABLET INITIATIVE SURVEY – New Grade 1 and current Grade 3 learners only

As part of our vision to equip our learners with the vital skills needed in our technologically advanced society, SPS would like to introduce the use of tablets as a tool to achieve this goal.  We would like to pilot this project for our 2017 Grade 1 and Grade 4 learners as these grades form the base for each phase.  Kindly fill in the attached tablet survey form, so that we could look at the viability of introducing such an amazing initiative.  We hope to get the necessary support from our parents.

FINAL EXAMS – Grades 4 – 7

I would like to wish our learners well for their exams.  They must focus on preparing themselves for their respective papers and work to the best of their ability.


A meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, 01 November at 8am for those who are interested in the tender process.

UNIFORM SHOP – Orientation Day – 25 November

Please be informed that Tigon Sports is closing its doors at the end of this year.  The “Little Shop” will be the only shop that will stock our official and approved school uniforms which include the new golf shirt, new PE shorts, new house shirt and new tracksuit (Grade 1 only).  The Little Shop will have all these uniforms available for sale on the 25 November, in our school hall, from 8am to 2pm, for our new and current parents to purchase.


31 October – Diwali

31 October to 18 November – No extra murals

7 November to 18 November – Final Exams – School closes at 12h30

17 November – Parents meeting (New grade 1 – 3 for 2017) only parents

18 November – Super Fun Day

21 November to 01 December – Extra murals continue

21 November – Orientation for new learners 2017

29 November – Mufti Day – FP Learners ONLY

30 November – Foundation Phase Special Assembly – Early closure 11h30

01 December – Mufti Day – SP learners ONLY

02 December – Senior Primary Prize Giving – Early closure 11h30

05 December –  Inter-school Lollipop Swimming Gala

06 December – Grade 7 Lunch

07 December – Last day for learners – Early closure 10h30


Yours Sincerely

Segran Naidoo