Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next momentOprah Winfrey


The above quote is self-explanatory. Simply put, learners need to be encouraged by their parents to deliver their best EFFORTS at all times. This is the recipe for success.


Thank you to all parents and learners who supported the Talent Evening. I am extremely proud of our learners who participated and the lovely talent that we have at Rand Park Primary. Thanks to all stakeholders who helped to make this evening such a great success.


The AGM will take place on Wednesday 22 October at 19:00 in the school hall. A reminder to parents that we need a quorum of at least 15% (± 214 parents) in order to go ahead on the 22 October 2014.


Capex R5 449, Metro services R29 096, printing R239, security R240, hardware / maintenance / plumbing R485, transport R638, trips and shows R10 490.


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.


To Danielle Rautenbach who has been selected for the U13 Gauteng Schools Waterpolo team.


The Athlete of the Year for 2014 was shared between Samantha Thomas and Channing Du Plessis.

Congratulations also to the following who were undefeated in their races: Retlametswe Moilwa U12 Girls

U13 Girls relay team: Channing Du Plessis, Samantha Thomas, Zeta Rabatin and Aliyah Akapo.


Would those of you wishing to make a cash sponsorship donation (to assist indigent parents/learners to pay a portion of the 2014 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).


Tuesday 23 September: Grade 7: English

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.


School will close at 12:00 on Friday 3 October. Please ensure that your child leaves school immediately after school closing. Learner reports will be handed to learners at this time. School will re-open for Term 4 on Monday 13 October.


As from TUESDAY 14 OCTOBER the school will close every Tuesday at 13:30 for the Senior Phase (Grade 4 – 7). This is due to the fact that we are not writing Cycle Test this term. The Foundation Phase will finish at 13:00 as usual.


ALL Extra Mural Activities have finished, unless otherwise arranged by the various stakeholders. In order to start preparing for the fourth term sporting codes Ms Michel will start with swimming fitness and Mr Niehaus will start with cricket from Grades 4 – 7, after the ANA Examinations. For further information regarding this please contact these two teachers at school. This is not compulsory.



Monday 22 September: RP vs Jan Celliers in Parkview (Away)



Rand Park played Risidale and won 9 – 3.


This is an ongoing problem at the school and I am appealing to parents to have a word with their children regarding these very serious matters:

  • Learners may NOT tamper with, damage or hide away another learner’s property.
  • Learner may NOT take or use another learner’s property without permission. Each learner must have their own stationery and equipment.
  • Vandalism or meddling with another property is a serious offence.

I would really appreciate it if you could assist us in this serious matter. Thank you!


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.


The bicycle sheds are out of bounds to all learners who do not bring bicycles to school.


Parents must ensure that they maintain current or up-to-date home, work and emergency telephone numbers at the school and keep the school informed of any change of address.


Learners undertake to do all academic assignments and activities including homework.


Educators must ensure that they conform to normal acceptable standards of personal cleanliness and neatness.


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Honeydew Shopping Centre, c/o Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets, (011) 795-1617. Huge winter special on the following: boys and girls long grey trousers, girl’s tunic, and blue long sleeve shirt.

PANORAMA 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 Panorama Sports Club, Paul Kruger Street, Wilgeheuwel every Friday from 17:30 – 18:30. For more info contact Natalie on 083 453 3744.

MY ACADEMICS TUTORING SERVICES: Now offering Maths and 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. E-mail or contact her on 082 820 0879 or (011) 792-7568 for YOUR success.

PRETTY IN PINK: We offer pamper parties for girls aged 4 – 12, our pampering includes facials, nails, foot treatments, “Pretty in Pink” pamper gift bags and more. Each pamper party is customised to fit your theme and age group. We’ll make you feel like a princess! For more information contact Dennilee on 082 384 7200.

SNUGGIES CUSHIONS: Stuck for gift ideas? Snuggies Cushions is your solution. Perfect for newborn babies to grandparents and everyone in between. My cushions are unique and affordable. Visit Snuggies Cushions on facebook for examples of cushions that have been made for all occasions. Contact Kim on 073 232 9462 or

GARDENING: If anybody is looking for a gardener, please contact Lovemore on 083 374 0886. For a reference please call 083 981 9734.

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 (011) 795-4305 or

KUMON: Give your child an edge with Maths or English in 2014. Enrol now for tuition where each child is an achiever. Contact Meloney on 082 966 8187 or (011) 791-4047.

TUTORING AVAILABLE: Current grade 12 learner at Rand Park High School offering tutoring in all subjects for grades 1 – 9. Available to start immediately. For further details please contact Keagan on 061 399 6030 or Tracy on 084 512 7718.

RED DOOR MUSIC STUDIO: Are you musically inclined? Vocal training, piano and keyboard lessons will develop your creativity and confidence. Take lessons at our fully equipped studio in Bromhof, or in the convenience of your own home. Contact Amy at Red Door Music Studio or on 083 337 2702.

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!! Our theme for Kid’s Club this week is “Disney Night”. Entrance is free, there will be games, music, food and loads of fun! We also have a special surprise for the kids! PLEASE NOTE: This week is our last week of Kid’s Club for the term.

BANTING SUPPORT: Courses for beginners or ad-hoc sessions for those needing help, created by Sally-Ann Creed co-author of the “Real Meal Revolution” – book of the year. Contact Elise on 083 455 7500 or e-mail

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