“Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them, for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” Aristotle


Homework has been a part of learner’s lives since the beginning of formal schooling. Research has shown that parent involvement can have either a positive or negative impact on the value of homework. It can enhance parent’s appreciation of education. Homework can give parents the opportunity to express positive attitudes about the value of success in school. If a child is having difficulty with homework, parents should become involved by paying close attention. Homework can be an effective way for learners to improve their learning and for parents to communicate their appreciation of schooling.


You as a parent cannot and should not endeavour to protect your child from all the bumps along the road of life. They need to take responsibility for their work (or lack thereof). We have learners attending detention for homework and class work not done. If you are the parent of such a child, the detention is not enough. You need to take additional, punitive steps against your child. Similarly, please do not bring things to school that the child has left at home. The child must quickly learn that you will not fetch and carry for them. They must accept the consequences of their oversights.


In Term 2 we do not write Cycle Test on Tuesdays. We do however write Exams towards the end of Term 2. Parents must ensure that learners do all the homework and classwork on a daily basis. Please draw up a management plan by which your child must revise the work completed weekly and even daily. Please check work and books regularly.


Just a reminder to parents that due to the fact that we are writing exams in Term 2 the school will close at 13:30 every Tuesday for the Senior Phase learners (grade 4 – 7). No Cycle Tests will be written.


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.


On instruction from the GDE NO manual applications will be done for Grade 1. Grade 1 parents must apply ON LINE on Tuesday 19th April from 08:00 onwards. Grade 2 – 7 applicants will apply on Tuesday 19th April from 08:00 at the school.


Learners are still to wear FULLSUMMER UNIFORM at the moment. On Monday 2 May learners will be allowed to wear either Summer or Winter uniform. From Monday 16 May ALL learners should be in FULL WINTER UNIFORM. Thanks for your co-operation.


Admin and equipment R2 205, cleaning services R2 204, consumable stock R1 126, communication R1 000, Capex R37 000, computer related expenses R3 394, kitchen supplies R1 115, Senior Phase boos and games R1 896, transport R1 270, trips and shows R6 800.


The school has to renovate the Foundation Phase, Admin Block and Hall in the Second Term. There is mainly exterior painting to be done and I would appreciate it if there are parents who are able to donate or assist us with the purchasing of paint at a reasonable price. Please contact Mr Niehaus at school. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.


Please note only Wednesday 27th April is a Public Holiday. Normal school programme will continue for Thursday 28th April and Friday 29th April. ALL learners are expected to be at school. Monday 2 May is a Public Holiday.


No learner enters the pool area except in the company of an educator.


Parents must ensure that they obtain a copy of the school weekly Newsletter, each Friday from their child.


Learners undertake to be responsible for their own work.


Educators must ensure that they only smoke in the designated smoking area, adjacent to the staff room.


Wednesday 20 April: RP vs Risidale
U9, U10 & U11 (Away)
U12 & U13 (Home)

Wednesday 20 April: PR vs Boskop
U10 & U11 (Away)
U12 & Open (Home)
To be confirmed


Rand Park vs Cliffview:
U9A Lost 5 – 1
U9B Lost 3 – 0
U10A Lost 3 – 2
U10B Drew 0 – 0
U11A Lost 4 – 1
U11B Lost 3 – 0
U12A Lost 3 – 1
U12B Won 2 – 1
Open A Lost 3 – 0
Open B Drew 2 – 2

Rand Park vs Northcliff:
U11 Won 20 – 15
2nd Lost 5 – 20
1st Won 15 – 5


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Buy your winter uniform now and miss the rush. Blue long sleeve shirt and tracksuit on SPECIAL! Honeydew Shopping Centre, c/o Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets, (011) 795-1617.
AUPAIR AVAILABLE: I am available to Aupair from 3pm – 6 or 7pm, daily as well as on weekends. Please contact Linda on 082 672 3981 or e-mail lilydube123@gmail.com
DOMESTIC: Patricia is looking for work on a Tues, Thurs, and Sat. She is a good worker as she was trained by Molly Maids. Please call 078 069 0894 for a reference.
RETIRED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT: Available immediately to do bookkeeping and accounting assignments for small/medium businesses. For more information contact Barry on 083 977 1012. Very affordable rate.
REDLINE MUSIC: Taking singing, piano or keyboard lessons will develop your creativity and confidence. For lesson in the comfort in the comfort of your own home or at our studio in Bromhof please contact Amy Calf on 083 337 2702 or reddoormusicians@gmail.com
MADENA TRANSPORT: Area covered: Fontainebleau, Malanshof, Rand Park, Bromhof, Boskruin, Moret, Boskop Sundowner and Northwold. Contact John on 083 755 8708 or Frans on 079 575 4946.
SECOND HAND CLOTHING: 4 Tons of 2nd hand clothing needed for a big outreach to Lesotho in May. With Winter approaching and temperatures below freezing we are appealing to you to help us provide clothing to nearly 2 000 people we care for. No donation is too small, I will collect. Please call Elmarie on 082 880 0010,
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.
KIP McGRATH HOMEWORK CENTRE: Registration now open for our homework centre. Tailor made to your child needs and your budget. 4 Packages to choose from, starting from R1 000 per month. Limited space/small groups. Call now for your free assessment, obligation free. Contact Shereen on 071 685 5354 or visit www.kipmcgrath.co.za
SIMPLY CAKES: Call on us to handle the fuss. We deliver beautiful birthday and cupcakes for your children’s special day directly to their school. No more last minute madness. Contact Angie on 084 036 8202 or Lee on 084 504 2012 or Find us on Facebook – Simply Cakes.
DOMESTIC: Florence is looking for part-time employment as a domestic worker on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please contact her on 074 610 4047.
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, as well as installation and repairs to PVC Guttering, we can do it! Contact Trevor on 071 482 6735 or trevor@fortre.co.za
4 BED TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT IN RANDPARK RIDGE: 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms, pen plan kitchen, lounge and dining room, with courtyard & small garden. Sorry, not pet friendly, walking distance from Randpark Primary and High. Secure, friendly, plenty of parking, with swimming pool complex. Available immediately or 01 May, R10 300.00 per month excluding water & electricity. Contact Richenda on 083 775 4815 or Richenda@telkomsa.net
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

Randpark Primary School