EDUCATION IS SERIOUS
The question you as a parent need to ask yourself is, is your child going to be “a man of merit”? The answer to this can be found in simple things. Does your child have good manners, show respect for others, especially adults, behave appropriately and obey home and school rules, do the work that is needed to be done, listen respectfully to others, display a caring attitude towards other, have a positive attitude …. etc?
CLOSING TIMES DURING EXAMS
School will close at 12:00 daily until 4 December. Parents are requested to make transport arrangements in order for the learners to get home early and study. Learners who are waiting for transport will not be allowed to loiter around outside the school; they will have to remain inside the school perimeter until their transport arrives.
The staff would be most grateful for the donation of these items for next year.
Please note that for the duration of the exams the Bargain Bin will be open from 12:00 – 12:30 on Wednesdays.
CLEANER’S CHRISTMAS HAMPER
It is a tradition at our school that parents contribute towards a Christmas Hamper for our cleaning staff as a way of conveying to them our sincere thanks for the wonderful work they do during the course of the year. It will be greatly appreciated if each learner could bring to school one or more non perishable items as a contribution.
The Grade 3s are looking for a toy sheep or lamb to use in the Christmas play. It must be large enough to be seen by the audience. If you have a suitable toy sheep that we may borrow, please contact Mrs Michas.
The Christmas Pageant will take place on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th November.
Learners will be allowed to wear the badgeless jersey till the end of March. At the beginning of April ALL learners should be wearing the new jersey.
COMPULSORY SCHOOL FEES – 2013
The school fee tariff is R5 900 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 R590 beginning January with the final (10th) instalment due end of October.
ALL PARENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE PAID IN FULL BY THE END OF OCTOBER. AN URGENT APPEAL IS MADE TO ALL PARENTS WHO ARE IN ARREARS TO PAY THE FEES BY THIS TIME. ACCOUNTS IN ARREARS WILL BE HANDED OVER TO OUR DEBT-COLLECTION AGENCY FROM NEXT WEEK.
OLD DEBTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN HANDED OVER.
Many thanks to the parents who have already paid in full.
Would those of you wishing to make a cash sponsorship donation (to assist indigent parents/learners to pay a portion of the 2013 school fees), please ensure that you indicate clearly on the cheque, deposit slip, Internet banking or envelope, that the amount is for SPONSORSHIP (SCHOOL FEES).
We thank the following parents/businesses for their sponsorship:
Mr Bailes of Stanley Tools for the kind donation of various tools.
Communications R128, computer related expensesR11 455, consumable stock R2 760, machinery maintenance R431, office stationery R1 386, printing R890, security R405 and sports R938.
On Wednesday 13 November we had the Annual General Meeting. We needed a quorum of 214 parents in order to approve a number of resolutions including the budget and school fees for 2014. We did not manage to achieve the number required for the quorum with the result that we have to return on Monday 2 December when no quorum is needed. Please attend on Monday 2 December at 19:00. Thank you to those parents who attended on the 13th November.
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.
Parents must ensure that they respect the smoke free status of the school and do not smoke within the school boundaries. .
No riding of bicycles or skateboards etc within the school boundaries.
Educators must ensure that conduct themselves in a responsible and professional manner.
Learners undertake to attend all classes daily and on time.
HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Honeydew Shopping Centre, Cnr. Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets (011) 795-1617. Buy your summer uniform early and miss the ‘back to school’ rush!
MY ACADEMICS TUTORING SERVICES: Maths, English, Afrikaans, Life and Natural Science, Accounts, Business, Economics, History and IT. Home-based one-to-one tuition. Holiday tuition available at discount. Call 082 378 3651 or (011) 792-7568 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOTPRINTS BABES & TODDLERS BABY DAY CARE CENTRE:
3 Months to 3 year old babies in a warm and loving home environment. Viewing times every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 9:00 – 12:00. Contact Zune on 083 643 2681 or Jenny on 073 126 4105 or visit www.footprintspreschool.co.za
BABY & KIDS FURNITURE, LINEN & DECOR: Are you pregnant and looking for stunning furniture and linen for your little one’s special space…… then look no further than Dinky Décor. Contact Ashlee on 082 464 5451 or visit www.dinkydecor.co.za
STATIONERY FOR ALL GRADES: Take the hassle out of stationery shopping for 2014. Fax your order to 086 606 2602 or e-mail to email@example.com for all queries. Cal Santosh on (011) 792-7905 or 079 520 7921. Free Delivery within 10km of the school.
ACHIEVAKIDS EDUCATION CENTRE: Aftercare Centre: offers transport from school, small groups, grade 1 – 3 only, GDE terms only. Remedial Centre: Experienced qualified remedial teaches in Afr (Grade 1 – 10), English (Grade 1 – 9), Maths (Grade 1 – 6) and balance board therapy, which helps to overcome reading/spelling difficulties. Success achieved with ADD children. Contact Anne on 084 860 4365.
DECEMBER HOLIDAY CARE: 9th – 14th & 17th – 20th December, from 8:00 – 15:00 at Team Chaz Gym at 78 Monkor Road, Randparkridge, Cost: R1 000 payable in advance. For more information please contact Val Miles on 082 570 3038.
KIDS CLUB: Every Friday night from 6pm – 7:30pm, at The Barn Christian Fellowship, cnr. Kelly Ave & Sylvan Road, Boskruin. A fun and safe environment for your kids to come to!! This week’s theme: Burger Bling – Come create your own burger, for free!! See you there. For more info contact 792-1340.
SLEEPING BEAUTY ON ICE: Tickets available for Sleeping Beauty on Ice on 10 and 15 December for R200, usual price is R350. This is a Rand Park High School Debs Fundraiser, so please support this worthy cause. For further information contact Jean on 083 785 6426 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SWIMMING LESSONS: Beginners and stroke correction, please make your bookings with Val after 7pm or if you prefer leave a message and Val will return your call. Contact 082 570 3038.
STUDENT’S SCHOOLWEAR & SPORT: For the best prices on quality school wear, skate, surf wear and stationery. Efficient and friendly service. All uniform in stock. Open 7 days a week. Trinity Village Shopping Centre (opp Trinity School). Contact us on (011) 795-4305 or www. studentsschoolwear .co.za
GARDENER/HANDYMAN: Robert is looking for full or part time work as a gardener/handyman. Please contact him on 074 112 0920 or alternatively his wife Emma on 073 726 7326.
KIP McGRATH AFTERCARE LEARNING CENTRE: is opening in January 2014. 3 IN 1, ensuring homework is done, your child is taken care of and also using the Kip McGrath program to better the Maths, English and Afrikaans on a daily basis. Each child will have a personally designed program for their specific needs. Registration open for 2014, limited space. Register now! Contact Shereen on 071 685 5354.
BRAINIAC AFTERCARE & HOMEWORK CENTRE: Supervised homework sessions for learners by qualified experienced educator in Bromhof. Limited space available, small group. 1-on-1 tuition for grade 1 – 7. Safe environment for High School students to do homework. Transport from schools included. Light meals provided. We also offer holiday care, available on a daily rate. Contact Marinda on (011) 791-7758 or 072 248 6151.
DO YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: Lower back pain or stiffness; aching between the shoulder blades; leg and/or foot cramps; indigestion or heartburn; headaches; “pins and needles” in the arms or hands; constipation or bed wetting; babies who cry for “no reason”; or youngsters who have “growing pains” lack of concentration or “fidget” all the time? If so, contact Dan, a Body Stress Release Practitioner on 076 381 4561.
REDLINE MUSIC: Sign up for music lessons in drums, guitar, keyboard and vocals. Weekly one on one lessons for only R700 per month. Fun lessons * performance opportunities * low pressured learning environment. Contact us for more info on (011) 791-0986 or email@example.com we are at Shop 18, Appleton’s Village, Malibongwe Drive, Randburg.
REFLECTIONS BEAUTY SALON: Specialising in Biosculpture gel nails, Manicures, pedicures, waxing, RegimA and Environ facials, Aroma therapy massage, sunbed and make-up. Please contact Geraldine on 083 267 6725 for more information.
RANDRIDGE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT: Friday 22 November, 18:30 for 19:00 at Kiewiet Park, Wayne Avenue, Randparkridge Ext 13. Bring a picnic supper, chairs and blankets. Candles and boerewors rolls will be sold.