Newsletter 2 of 2017 19 January 2017
Staffing: Mrs Mocke has replaced Mrs Leisegang and will be responsible for the Grade 6&7 Afrikaans. Miss Dlamini and Miss Bhoora have joined the team of Teacher Assistants and we now move closer to our vision of having a Teacher Assistant in every class. We extend a warm welcome to our new staff and wish them well at our school.
Updated parent information: In the recent months, we have experienced difficulty contacting parents, as their information on hand has changed. It is imperative that all parents fill in the attached parent information form and return it to the school by Monday, 23 January 2017.
Saving paper:In order to save paper and protect our environment, we will from now onwards, issue school communication to the eldest sibling only.
Extra Mural Programme and Sport:Please find attached, the Extra Mural Programme for Term One. I encourage our learners to participate in as many activities as possible. Please be mindful about the correct kit that is needed for extra mural activities, as well as school teams. All the best for Term One.
The following are important information that parents must take note of:
Arts and Crafts: Arts and Crafts takes place twice a week for each grade. If your child chooses Arts and Crafts as an extra mural, it is compulsory for them to attend on both days of the week and remain in the activity for the term. The reasoning behind this is that projects often take a few lessons to complete. Please ensure that your child adheres to this. If a learner intends changing his/her activity, this must be discussed with the Principal.
Water polo : Water polo has been introduced to our school for the first time this year. As this is a new activity, only Grades 6 & 7 boys and girls may attend water polo on a Friday. Our aim is to grow the sport in our school and eventually offer it to all age groups.
Senior Primary Inter-House Swimming Gala / Early Closure: We are hosting our Inter-House Swimming Gala on Friday, 27 January 2017, starting at 9h00. All parents are invited to join us on this special day. Please note that school will close at 12pm on this day for Grades 1 to 7.
School swimming team : The SP Inter-House Gala is taking place earlier this year, so that we can select our school swimming team early, in order for them to start training in preparation for the upcoming galas. The school team will
train on Mondays to Thursdays, from 6h30 to 7h15. If your child is selected to be a part of the school swimming team, it is compulsory for them to attend morning swimming training at least twice a week. We are happy to announce that our boys’ team finished in second position at last year’s DND Gala, and have been promoted up a league, which will take place on 23 February.
Age groups: There seems to be some confusion regarding age groups when it comes to sport. Age groups are worked out, irrespective of the month that the child is born in. For clarity, this is the breakdown for 2017;
U6 (born in 2011), U7(born in 2010), Under 8(born in 2009), U9(born in 2008), U10(born in 2007),
Under 11(born in 2006), U12 (born in 2005), U13(born in 2004).
|Sport||Practice kit||Match kit/inter-school meetings.|
|Athletics||Black PE shorts, house vest.||Black PE shorts, school vest.|
|Swimming||Plain black costume, black PE shorts, house vest, swimming cap.||Plain black costume, black PE shorts, school golfer, school tracksuit.|
|Cricket||White PE shorts, long grey school socks, white buttoned up school shirt, sport shoes (mostly white in colour), white hat.||White PE shorts, long grey school socks, school golf shirt, sport shoes (mostly white in colour), white hat.|
|Rugby||Black PE shorts, house vest, old T-shirt.||Black PE Shorts, school jersey.|
|Soccer||Black PE shorts, house vest, soccer boots, long socks, shin guards.||School soccer kit.|
|Table tennis||Black PE shorts, house vest.|
|Netball||Black PE shorts, house vest, short white school socks, sport shoes (mostly white in colour)||Black PE shorts, school golf shirt, short white school socks, sport shoes (mostly white in colour)|
|Girls Hockey||Black PE shorts, house vest, shin guards, gum guard, sport shoes (mostly white in colour) long socks.||Black PE shorts, house vest, shin guards, gum guard, sport shoes, long socks.|
|Water polo||Black PE shorts, house vest, plain black costume.||Black PE shorts, house vest, plain black costume.|
|Arts and crafts||School clothes, old T-shirt.||N/A|
|Cross country||Black PE shorts, house vest.||Black PE shorts, school vest.|