Believe it or not, one of the major reasons for lack of success in Mathematics is the learner’s dysfunctional knowledge of the times tables. I have addressed this issue with the educators and we will be taking steps to tackle the problem. I would, however, appeal to parents to assist us in this regard, especially grade 5, 6 and 7 parents. Please make an effort to test/revise your child’s tables on a daily basis for the next two terms. The best way to reinforce the tables is for the child to revise them over and over again until they become automatic. Tables are extremely important for fractions and other concepts. Your co-operation in this regard will be much appreciated.
Computer related expenses R6 000, Foundation Phase stock and stationery R1 225, sports R4 037, toilets R1 909, trips and shows R23 670.
Grades 1 – 6: as from Monday 19 May, please can you provide your child with earphones for their computer lesson. Our Computer Centre now has sound for interactive learning.
COMPULSORY SCHOOL FEES – 2014
The school fee tariff is R6 500 per learner per year and may be paid over 10 months. Payment options are as follows:
Full payment at the beginning of the year; or three pro-rata payments payable at the end of Term 1, 2 and 3; or ten monthly instalments of R650 (beginning January with the final (10th) instalment due end of October.
Payments may be made in cash, by cheque or via electronic banking. The school’s banking details are as follows: Standard Bank, Northcliff, Current Account Number 002954494, Branch Code 006305. Please use your child’s full name as reference.
PLEASE NOTE: The demarcation for the subjects and the exam timetable were handed out last week. Learners should be studying on a daily basis from now on, especially Maths and English.
|DATE||GRADE 4 – 6||GRADE 7|
|WEDNESDAY 11 JUNE||none||ENGLISH 1|
|THURSDAY 12 JUNE||none||AFRIKAANS 1|
|FRIDAY 13 JUNE||MATHEMATICS|
|MONDAY 16 JUNE||PUBLIC HOLIDAY||PUBLIC HOLIDAY|
|TUESDAY 17 JUNE||ENGLISH 1||SOCIAL SCIENCE 1: HISTORY|
|WEDNESDAY 18 JUNE||AFRIKAANS 1||LIFE ORIENTATION|
|THURSDAY 19 JUNE||MATHEMATICS||NATURAL SCIENCE|
|FRIDAY 20 JUNE||SOCIAL SCIENCE 1: HISTORY||ARTS & CULTURE|
|MONDAY 23 JUNE||NATURAL SCIENCE & TECH||TECHNOLOGY|
|TUESDAY 24 JUNE||LIFE SKILLS||EMS|
|WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE||ENGLISH 2||ENGLISH 2|
|THURSDAY 26 JUNE||AFRIKAANS 2||AFRIKAANS 2|
|FRIDAY 27 JUNE||SOCIAL SCIENCE 2: GEOGRAPHY||SOCIAL SCIENCE 2: GEOGRAPHY|
PLEASE NOTE: Learners who are not participating in Extra Mural Activities should make arrangements with their transport to go straight home after school in order to go and study for exams.
A special appeal is made to parents to please donate any school/sports uniforms that no longer fit your children or that they no longer require, to the school Bargain Bin. Any donations would be much appreciated.
Learners MUST now wear full winter uniform. PLEASE COMPLY WITH THE DRESS CODE REGULATIONS. The Winter Uniform is as follows:
Regulation grey shorts OR grey longs, tracksuit jacket, navy blue jersey with badge, grey socks, plus plain navy blue tie is to be worn at all times with long sleeve blue shirt. NO track suit pants may be worn over the school uniform.
Plain blue long sleeve shirt and navy blue tie, regulation girl’s grey longs (no pockets allowed) OR grey tunic, navy blue jersey with badge, tracksuit jacket.
ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE FROM HONEYDEW DRAPERS AND STUDENT SCHOOLWEAR.
NETBALL: RP vs Greenside
U9A Won 6 – 1
U10A Lost 5 – 3
U11A Lost 4 – 1
U12A Lost 7 – 6
Open A Won 17 – 0
SOCCER: RP vs Greenside
U8A Lost 6 – 0
U9B Won 2 – 0
SOCCER: RP vs Northcliff
U9A Lost 1 – 0
U9B Lost 1 – 0
U10A Lost 2 – 0
U10B Lost 3 – 1
U11A Won 5 – 1
U12A Won 3 – 2
U12B Lost 5 – 0
Open A Lost 4 – 0
Open B Lost 6 – 1
RP vs Risidale
Wednesday 28 May:
U9, U10 & U11 (Away)
U12 & Open (Home)
RP vs Cliffview
Tuesday 27 May:
U9, U10 & U11 (Away)
U12 & Open (Home)
RP vs Rosebank
Thursday 29 May:
U9, U10 & U11 (Home)
U12 & Open (Away)
SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT
All learners are to abide by the provisions of the Code of Conduct and it is the parents’ responsibility to ensure compliance. Copies of the Code are available from the school secretary.
Educators must ensure that they help develop good and sound working and inter-personal relations with colleagues, learners and parents.
Prefects are to be treated with respect and courtesy by all learners and their legitimate/reasonable instructions must be obeyed.
Learners undertake to refrain from disruptive or unco-operative behaviour both within and outside the classroom.
Parents must ensure that as far as possible, their child attends school in good health and conforms to generally accepted norms of personal cleanliness and neatness.
HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Honeydew Shopping Centre, c/o Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets, (011) 795-1617. Buy your winter uniform now and miss the rush!
KIP McGRATH EDUCATION CENTRES: Is offering short courses in school readiness, junior & senior study skills, exam essay writing, English as a second language and intelligence development. We also offer an excellent track record and outstanding materials. We can help you improve your Maths, English, Afrikaans, Physical Science and Accountancy. Call Shereen for a free assessment on 071 685 5354 or visit www.kipmcgrath.co.za
BLINDS: We are running a Winter Special on all types of blinds in Randpark and surrounding areas. Contact Sean on 071 104 6974 for a free quote.
MY ACADEMICS TUTORING SERVICES: Now offering Maths/Afrikaans lessons at our Randparkridge One to One CENTRE. These individual lessons cost R90. Payment options available. Also offering teacher/tutor for your home in 13 subjects. Call 082 378 3651 or (011) 792-7568, e-mail email@example.com for YOUR success.
RAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL DEBS DERBY DAY: Please support Rand Park vs Northcliff’s Annual Derby Day on Saturday 24 May at Rand Park High School. Loads of food stalls, crafts and games for ALL. See you there!
NO MORE CHLORINE: The Mermaid pool purifier will keep your pool water clean and sparkling. No chemicals, no salt, no fuss. Proven product – been in pools for over 20 years. Please contact Wayne on 082 375 8935.
PANDA PEN’S AFRO CIRCUS: Please support us on Saturday 31 May from 10:00 – 13:00. Food, snacks and cakes on sale. Games for the children with great prizes, inflatables for the children to enjoy, market stalls with goods for sale. Auction of art and various items. Entrance is FREE, see you there!
THE HELEN O’GRADY DRAMA ACADEMY: Runs its International Drama classes weekly in Randparkridge. Whether your child needs a confidence kick or just a great development activity – we have space for everyone! Contact Kelly on 083 410 2940 for a free trial lesson or visit www.helenogrady.co.za
DOMESTIC: Phat is looking for part time domestic work on a Monday and Friday, she has 19 years experience. Contact her on 078 612 3177 or for a reference contact Marie on 083 279 7793.