Difficulties are meant to raise not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict  -W E Channing


The above quote illustrates the truth that difficulties can be character-building for the child. It’s neither possible nor desirable for parents to always shield the child from the knocks that school (and life) produce. When difficulties arise, try to persuade the child to adopt a positive approach to solving the problem – this is how they grow and develop.


Tuesday 23 February
Grade 4 – 7: Life Skills
Friday 26 February
Grade 7 ONLY: EMS
The Tuesday Group Test is very important as it makes up in
Grade 4 – 6, 30% and in Grade 7, 40% of the year mark.
Learners must attend school on Tuesdays.


Affiliation/Membership fees R1 550, admin and equipment R9 779, consumables R4 505, Foundation Phase stock and stationery R25 200, toilet cleaning R2 041, sports R1 050, trips and shows R2 810.


An appeal to parents to please check homework and homework diaries on a daily basis. The learners have work to do on a daily basis even if it is doing revision for the Group Test. I am already signing TOO many detention slips for poor work ethic or disruptive behaviour. When a detention slip is produced at home I would appreciate it if the matters on the slip is dealt with by the parents.
Thank you for your co-operation in this regard.


Please note our NEW TIMES:
Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:15 – 8:00.
Wednesday afternoon from 13:15 – 14:00.
We are running out of hangers so if parents are able to donate old hangers we would be very grateful.


The school fee tariff is R7 900 per learner per year.

Payment options are as follows:
• School fees are due and payable annually in advance at the beginning of the year.

• Ten equal instalments of R790 commencing

January and ending October.

Failure to pay any single instalment by due date; will result in the full amount outstanding becoming due and payable immediately.

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.


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.


Do NOT interfere with the possessions of others – THIS IS BECOMING AN ISSUE FOR ME AT THE SCHOOL.


Learners undertake to respect all persons and property.


Parents must ensure that they sign the homework diary on a daily basis – this is becoming an issue at the school.


SWIMMING: Friday 26 February: A-Team (Bryneven)
B-Team (Home)

TENNIS: Wednesday 24 February: Senior Girls (Bye) Thursday 25 February: Senior Boys vs Cliffview (Home)

Monday 22 February: Open A vs Cliffview (Away)
Open B vs Risidale (Home)
Tuesday 23 February: U11A vs Trinity (Home)
U11B vs Cliffview (Away)
Wednesday 24 February: U10A vs FDR (Away)
U10B vs (Cancelled)
Thursday 25 February: U9A vs Northcliff (To be confirmed)


Educators must ensure that they promote open and regular channels of communication between home and school.


RP Senior Girls played Fairlands and lost 81 – 0
RP Senior Boys played IRG and won 46 – 0

U9A vs Trinity and lost by 10
U10A vs Cliffview and drew
U11A vs Charterhouse and lost by 68 runs
U11B vs Robinhills and lost by 10 wickets
Open B vs IRG and lost by 10 runs


To the following learners who have been selected as Monitors for 2016:

Lab Monitor: Jade Martins
Media Centre Monitors: Jason Muller, Tayla Whittaker, Siobhan Warns, Nicole Wallett, Gabriel Fann, Justin Moore, Erin Gaskin, Naledi Mokoena, Asanda Lushaba, Genevieve De Billot, Jessi Brown, Tinotenda Marimira, Neriska Govender, Malulazi Nyewe, Berry Forro, Declan Hugo, James Taylor, Samantha Nyandoro and Thabiso Naka.

Media Centre Prefects: Siddi Singh, Sharzia Nana, Jade Martins, Timiah Vather, Juane Fourie, Terrence Broomberg, Mikayla Tyrer, Cody Van Der Heever, Daisy Ndebele, Jessica Moodley, Tanya Freese, Diya Sewbran, Thilitshi Tshivhase and Julia


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Girls summer dresses on SPECIAL! Honeydew Shopping Centre, c/o Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets, (011) 795-1617.

DAY MOTHER NEEDED: My son is 15 months old and will only start school next year. I am looking for a day mother for 3 days a week in order for him to socialise with other children. I reside in Weltevreden Park and work at Rand Park Primary. If you are able to assist or know of someone that you can refer please let Mrs Derham in Grade Two know.

NORTHCLIFF HIGH SCHOOL OPEN EVENING: We invite prospective Grade 8 students and parents to join us, view our facilities and meet our students, on Tuesday 23 February from 17:30 – 19:00.

SPLASHMATES SWIM SCHOOL: Swimming lessons from ages 2.5 – Adult. We focus on water safety, stroke correction and gala preparation. Contact (011) 793-5904 or chantel@splashmates.co.za

KENNEDY BROWN STUDIOS: Has helped learners for 40 years. Now in Fairland. Extra lessons, study centre, speech, drama. Contact 072 551 2685 or visit www.kennedy-brown.com

TUTORS @ YOUR SERVICE: We come to you. All tutors achieved distinctions and are reliable and highly recommended. Primary and High school. All school subjects, including homework supervision. Excellent results. We also provide readers and scribes for exam facilitation. E-mail smp@icon.co.za or contact Mandy on 082 217 2077 or Theresa on 083 453 4792 or www.tutorsatyourservice.co.za

METS BASEBALL CLUB: We are looking for boys and girls of all ages to come and play Baseball, this is a fast growing sport, come and give it a try kids!! We practice at Randburg Sports Club on a Tuesday and Thursday from 17:30 – 18:30. Contact Michele on 082 773 1357.

PIGGY WIGGY PRESCHOOL: Offering your child the best of both worlds – state of the art equipment in a farm environment. Visit our web page on www.piggywiggy.co.za or contact 079 969 5165 for a viewing. Seeing is believing.

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.

MY ACADEMICS TUTORING SERVICES: 13 Subjects, tutor at your home. We have ten years of success assisting students in all grades. Call Bronwyn on 082 820 0879 or (011) 792-7568 or e-mail bronwyn@myacademics.co.za For YOUR success!

PIROUETTE COSTUME HIRE: For all your concerts, book days, dress up days, heritage days and character days! Visit us at 97 Rabie Street, Fontainebleau to get your costume! Bring this add along to quality for 10% discount. Contact us on (011) 792-1661.

PHANTOM COMPUTERS: We offer onsite, remote and telephonic support. We do hardware repairs to PCs, Apple Mac computers, tablets and phones. Wired and wireless networking. Cloud solutions and backup. Email and website design. Virus removal. Migration from old PC to new PC. Contact (011) 794-5415 or visit: www.phantomcomputers.co.za

BEST MINI REMOVALS: Reliable. Resourceful. Remarkable. Moving can be a stressful time. Let our experienced team provide you with fast, friendly and hassle-free assistance for your home or office relocation. Our 2 & 3 ton closed trucks are allowed into complexes. Visit www.bestminiremovals.co.za or contact: (011) 794-8107.

FORCEFIELD SECURITY: Electric fences, alarm systems, gate automation, CCTV and intercom for homes, businesses and complexes. Guaranteed work, excellent and friendly service. Please contact (011) 791-4888 or 072 657 1499 or visit www.forcefield.co.za
3m³ MINI SKIP: For all our garden refuse removal, household clean ups, minor alterations and more. Contact Chad on 082 856 4783 or chadnewerawaste@gmail.com

BUSH HILL CUB PACK: Boys and girls from 7 to 11 years welcome. Fridays 2:30 – 4:30. Tintinkie Rd, off Hofsanger Rd, next to the Boskruin Community Centre.

NEED A FIX-IT-GUY: Have odd jobs that you need done by a dependable, experienced and friendly guy? From hanging pictures to revamping kitchens/bathrooms we can do it! Contact Trevor on 071 482 6735 or trevor@fortre.co.za

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