EDUCATION: “SCHOOLING IS SERIOUS BUSINESS”
The above quote applies – Parents must try to get across to their children the sentiments expressed above. It’s a matter of perception and attitude. Education is expensive and valuable, thus all learners should take their schooling seriously.
ANNUAL NATIONAL ASSESSMENT – POSTPONED
(The statement below was issued by the NAPTOSA Executive Director, Mr Henry Hendricks). NAPTOSA welcomes the joint decision to postpone the 2015 ANA
until 2016. The decision was taken following lengthly deliberations between the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and unions in the Education Sector, including NAPTOSA. The postponement will allow for the remodelling of the ANA by a joint task team that will comprise of Union Principals and Senior DBE officials.
It was also agreed that the remodelling will take place before the end of 2015. NAPTOSA furthermore welcomes the commitment by the Director-General (DG) of the DBE to improve relations between the Department and Unions as well as making more resources available for teacher development. The DG also committed to address the outstanding issues in the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) as a matter of urgency. Members are reminded that NAPTOSA supported the initial intention of the ANA as a systemic evaluation tool, but opposed the manner in which the ANA evolved into a high-stakes annual assessment system. NAPTOSA is also not in favour of the extension of the ANA to include other grades in addition to the initial focus grades namely, Grades 3, 6 and 9. NAPTOSA is pleased that the DBE finally adhered to all the Unions’ requests regarding the challenges presented by the ANA and is committed to working on remodelling the assessment system for future implementation.
GOLF DAY 2015
Rand Park Primary School hosted a very successful
Golf Day at Eagle Canyon on Friday 4th September. We would like to thank all the parents who sponsored prizes, contributed cash donations and sponsored holes on the day. Thank you also to all those who participated and
enjoyed the day with us. The total raised was R37 785. This will go towards remarbeliting the school swimming pool.
To Meagan Fowlds who received a medal for first place at the Prestige Athletics meeting. Also well done to all our athletes who participated at the prestige meeting held at Risidale.
Please note that from MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER all learners must be dressed in the FULL SUMMER UNIFORM – NO EXCEPTIONS.
COMPULSORY SCHOOL FEES – 2015
The school fee tariff is R7 400 per learner .
Please ensure that a minimum of R5 920.00 (R740 x 8 months) has been paid by end of August in order to avoid being handed over to our debt collectors.
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.
Would those of you wishing to make a cash sponsorship donation (to assist indigent parents/learners to pay a portion of the 2015 school fees), please ensure that you indicate clearly on the cheque, deposit slip, Internet banking or envelope, that the amount is for SPONSORSHIP.
Tuesday 15 September
Grade 4 – 6: Afrikaans
Grade 7: Creative Arts
The Tuesday Group Test is very important as it makes up in Grade 4 – 6, 25% and in Grade 7, 60% of the term/year mark. Learners must attend school on Tuesdays.
- Talent Evening – Monday 21st September and Tuesday 22nd
- Thursday 24 September – Public Holiday
- Friday 25 September – School Holiday
Computer related expenses R20 942, fund raising R13 715, gardens and fields R 1 289, printing R1 029, Metro Services
R31 057, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R3 847 and sports R2 250.
RUGBY: Friday 11 September
U12 & U13 vs Pirates Academy at Northcliff High School, kick off will be at 15:15.
RUGBY: Saturday 12 September at Reddam Primary School (32 Concorde Road, Bedfordview).
U12 & U13 vs Jeppe at 8:00am on the B field.
U11 vs Alberview at 10:15am on the C field.
NB: Please ensure that your child is there an hour before kick-off. However if your child is going to leave with the school bus please ensure that they are at Rand Park Primary by 6:20 am as the bus will leave at 6:30 sharp.
ATHLETICS: Congratulations and well done to the Athletics team who were placed 5th in the Athletics A league.
TENNIS: Junior boys vs North West Christian School and drew 14 all.
Senior boys vs Trinity and won 63 – 18.
Congratulations to the junior tennis team for being undefeated this term. Well done to Rhys Meyer, Ethan Wilke, Heinz Klingenberg, Daniel Linstrom and Gabriel Fann.
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
Learners undertake to protect school property.
Parents must ensure that they meet all their financial commitments with respect to the school.
Learners must ensure that the homework diary is signed by a parent every day.
Educators must ensure that they seek changes in an orderly and approved manner.
HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Miss the year end rush and buy your summer uniform now! Honeydew Shopping Centre, c/o Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets, (011) 795-1617.
DESIGNER BLINDS, FLOORS & DECOR: Situated at Randridge Mall. Exquisite laminates, vinyl and luxury vinyl tiles as well as beautiful carpets. We also offer an extensive range of blinds for your home and office as well as a selection of artwork and mirrors. Contact Wayne on 083 454 6511 for a free quotation.
DOMESTIC: Akhona is looking for part/full time work. Please call her on 083 746 9996.
MASTER MATHS: Problems with Maths? Master Maths (Grade 4 – Grade 12) can help! Individualised tuition. Enrol early for maximum benefit. Parkside Centre, Ostrich Road, Bromhof. Contact Brenda on (011) 791-3967.
DOMESTIC: Our honest, very reliable and hard working domestic worker is looking for new employment from the end of September. Please call Philippa on 083 384 1737.
EQUUS LIFE COACHING WORKSHOP: Ready for change and transformation? Want to smack the taste of knowing for sure you can trust your own answers? Join us for a two day Equus Life Coaching Workshop in Muldersdrift on the 21st and 22nd September. Experience expert guidance from trained facilitators and wise equine teachers. All work is done on the ground and no horse experience is required. Contact Susan Viljoen on 083 459 6983.
KIP McGRATH HOMEWORK CENTRE: Enrol now for our homework centre. Tailor made to your child needs and your budget. Includes, Remedial Kip McGrath Maths, English and Afrikaans, homework supervision, exam prep, lunch, open school holidays from 7am, 3 monthly progress feedback available, study skills course, safe environment, limited space/small groups. Call now for your free assessment, obligation free. Shereen on 071 685 5354 or visit www.kipmcgrath.co.za
PHANTOM COMPUTERS: Computer store & IT support company in Trinity Village established 1995. Offering onsite, remote & telephonic support. New and refurbished computers, accessories and software. We do hardware repairs to PCs, Apple Mac computers, tablets & phones. We do wired & wireless networking. Cloud solutions & backup. Email and website design. Virus removal. Migration from your old PC to your new PC. Contact (011) 794-5415 or email email@example.com or visit www.phantomcomputers.co.za
DOMESTIC: Melody is looking for full time or part time work any day of the week. Please contact her on 084 722 9896.
GARDENER: Lovemore is reliable and hard working, he is looking for work as a gardener, he is available any day of the week. Please contact him on 062 877 1735.
RED DOOR MUSIC STUDIO: Taking singing, piano or keyboard lessons will develop your creativity and confidence. For lessons in the comfort of your own home, or at our studio in Bromhof, please contact Amy on 083 337 2702 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CRYSTAL CASTLE EDUCARE: Established in 1988, open from 7am – 5:15pm. 18 months – 6 years, safe loving environment, dedicated to academic excellence. Nourishing meals, only 10 pupils per class. Situated in Bromhof. Contact us now for Admissions in 2016. Contact us on (011) 791-0362 or 083 766 9168.
42ND PRECINCT SECURITY: For services relating to security guards, armed response, access control, biometrics, electric fencing, gate motors, intercoms, CCTV and alarms. We do repairs and new installations. Service is guaranteed, maintenance contracts are offered, (011) 791-6340 or 083 650 0313.