Success isn’t measured by the position you reach in life; it’s measured by the number of obstacles you overcomeBooker T Washington


Research indicates that primary school children require a minimum of 10 hours sleep per night in order to function at their optimum during the school day. On this basis, it would be beneficial for our learners to be in bed by 20:00 each night. It’s reported by educators that a number of learners are sleeping with their cell phones under their pillows, set to vibrate mode, and are being wakened and are waking friends at all hours of the night via sms/texting, etc. Many learners also report that they are going to

bed after 21:00. As a result, many learners are arriving

at school half asleep and are not able to function to potential. We urge parents to ensure that their children are in bed at an appropriate time and also to take cell phones away at bedtime and distribute them the next morning.

Do not assume that your child is not sending/receiving texts during the night. Learners need to attend school each day refreshed by a good night’s sleep.


The school is looking for assistance from parents regarding prizes for our Golf Day. Notices did go out informing parents of the event. Please feel free to contact Mrs Correia at the school if you are able to assist.


It will be much appreciated if every learner could bring a small posy of flowers to the school Assembly on MONDAY 31 AUGUST as part of our community outreach programme. These flowers will be delivered to local Old Age Homes after our Spring Assembly. If there are any parents who are able to assist with these deliveries please contact the office on (011) 793-7434/5. This day will also be Civvies Day and those wishing to participate in this event must please donate R5 to the Grade 7 fund. Parents must ensure that learners who participate are dressed in an acceptable, decorous fashion. There is absolutely no compulsion to participate and those who wish not to do so, must wear their school uniform on this day.


There will be a two week transition period from 31 August to 11 September during which learners may choose to wear either the full Winter or full Summer uniform. From MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER all learners must be dressed in the FULL SUMMER UNIFORM.


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.


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CHESS: Monday 24 August: RP vs The King’s School Robin Hills (Away)

TENNIS: Tuesday 25 August: Junior boys vs Parkview (Home)

ATHLETICS: Wednesday 26 August: RP vs Crawford Lonehill (Away)

CROSS COUNTRY: Thursday 27 August: Albert’s Farm

RUGBY: Saturday 22 August: At Bedford View Primary


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.


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 18 August

Grade 4 – 7: Social Science

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


Foundation Phase stock and stationery R70 949, gardens and fields R3 192, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R7 529, Media Centre R1 193, Senior Phase books R8 100, sports R15 050, trips and shows R4 620.


To the following boys on being selected to play for the JHB Northwest cricket sides: U11 – Mark Shirley and Heinz Klingenberg and U12 – Keagan Potgieter.

Well done boys!


CHESS: Rand Park played Newton House and

Won 7½ – 4½.

ATHLETICS: 1st Rand Park, 2nd IRG, 3rd Trinity,

4th FDR and 5th Cliffview.

TENNIS: Junior boys vs Kings School Robin Hills and won 20 – 8

RUGBY: RP played Wendy Wood Primary and won

25 – 10.

CROSS COUNTRY: The follwoing athletes did very well at yesterday’s meet at Alvert’s Farm. Boys U10: Tristan Erler came 15th and Bailey Matthew came 13th. Girls U10: Rachel Bibb came 29th. Girls U11: Erin Gaskin came 25th and Kayla-Lee Dixon came 29th. Boys U12: Liam Walters came 13th. Girls U12: Erin Meredith came 16th and Lerise Kaldenberg came 18th. Boys U13: Kyle Viede came 11th. Girls U13: Shakira January came 16th.  Boys U14: Seth De Ruiter came 6th and Christopher Loos came 22nd.

Well done to Tamera Owtram and Hayden Millard who signigicatly improved their positions.


Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis. We have received R41 428.37 to date


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


Parents must ensure that they sign the homework diary on a daily basis.


Prefects are to be treated with respect and courtesy by all learners and their legitimate/reasonable instructions must be obeyed.


Educators must ensure that they conduct themselves in a reasonable and professional manner.


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Be ready for the cold front with scarves, gloves and jerseys available from us! Honeydew Shopping Centre, c/o Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets, (011) 795-1617.

BLINDS: Special on blinds for the month of August. Order any blinds and get a 10% discount PLUS FREE INSTALLATION. For professional advice and service call Bradley on 084 688 5818 for a no obligation quotation.

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.

BUTTERFLIES AND RAINBOWS EDUCARE AND AFTERCARE CENTRE: Affordable aftercare services offered. Includes include meals and homework supervision. Learners are collected at school. We cater for smaller numbers. Holiday care also offered. Address: 8 Kersboom Road, Randparkridge (opposite Rand Park Primary). Aftercare: R1 000. For more information contact Nicole on (011) 039-1211 or 072 224 4131 or email

MOTIV8TUITION: Quality tuition for primary school learners, according to your child’s learning style, by our trained, enthusiastic tutors. 10% off when you register before 31 August 2015. Contact Lisa at or 074 144 0772 after 2pm.

TUTORS @ YOUR SERVICE: We come to you. All tutors achieved distinctions in area of subject 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. Contact Mandy on 082 217 2077 or Theresa on 083 453 4792 or

KICK UP A PARTY:   The ultimate soccer experience for your children’s party! Energetic and experienced coaches, fun soccer equipment, one and a half hours of fun and games within a structured, educational and safe environment. Email us at

MOBILE CURTAIN DRY CLEANING: Welcome to our world of mobile, on-site dry cleaning. We will prolong the life of your curtains, blinds, upholstery and Persian carpets. Wash or dry clean in the comfort of your own home, office, guesthouse or hotel. No need to remove or refit your curtains and blinds. No shrinking or damage. Contact Tertius for a free quote, 083 553 3235 or

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

MY ACADEMICS TUTORING SERVICES: 13 Subjects, teacher/tutor 4 your home. We have nine years of success assisting students in all grades. Call Bronwyn on 082 820 0879 or (011) 792-7568 or e-mail For YOUR success!

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