Blame shifting: A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame someone else John Burroughs


Often learners are quick to blame others for poor behaviour, incomplete work, poor academic results, etc.

In order not to admit or accept responsibility, they lie and blame the teachers, peers and even their parents. Parents must guard against accepting stories at face value and must ensure that their children learn the hard lesson of accepting responsibility and the accompanying repercussions for delivering less than their best.


Please note that the Bargain Bin will be open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:15 – 8:00 and a Wednesday afternoon from 13:00 – 14:00.


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Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis. We have received R 9 487.85 this year.


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).


Thank you to all those parents and learners who attended the Dr Jane Goodall talk. We were privileged that Dr Goodall launched ‘The Tree Baton Challenge’ at Rand Park Primary. Look out for further details.


The school fee tariff is R7 400 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 R740 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.


An urgent appeal is made to parents to refrain from stopping in the middle of the road during peak hours in order to drop/fetch their children at the main gate. This practise causes serious traffic congestion. Please use the allocated parking spaces. DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE HOUSES’ DRIVEWAYS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROAD. We have had various complaints from residents. If this continues we will be forced to notify Metro in order to take action.


Tuesday 24 February

Grade 4 – 7: Life Skills

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.



Monday 23 February:

Open A vs NWCS (Home)

Open B vs Northcliff (Away)

Open C (Bye)

Tuesday 24 February:

U11A vs Trinity (Home)

U11B vs Northcliff (Away)

Wednesday 25 February:

U10A vs FDR (Away)

U10B vs Northcliff (Away)

Thursday 26 February:

U9A vs Trinity (Away)


Friday 27 February:

A-Team (Constantia Kloof)

B-Team (Sharonlea)


Thursday 26 February:

Senior Boys vs Parkview (Away)



U10A vs NWCS and won by 30 runs

Open A vs Risidale and won by 8 wickets

Open B vs Trinity and won by 7 wickets


A-Team: 1st Monument, 2nd Rand Park and 3rd St Catherine’s.

B-Team: 1st Northcliff, 2nd Parkview, 3rd King David and 4th Rand Park.


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 be responsible for their own work.


No running on corridors or on the stairs.


Educators must ensure that they refrain from abusive language or inflammatory actions.


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


STUDENT’S SCHOOLWEAR & SPORT: For the best prices on quality schoolwear, 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

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

OXFORD PRESCHOOL: 121 Oxford Street, Ferndale, Randburg. Half day: R1 400, full day R1 800, from 6:30am – 17:30. E-mail or call (011) 791-0891.

PAMPER PARTIES: Treat your princess to a pamper party that she will never forget! Packages include make-over’s, manicures and pedicures, bubble foot spa’s, hair-styling, photo shoots, non-alcoholic cocktails and pamper-packs which each glamour girl will love. Contact Shannon on 084 281 2109 to book your party!

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.

MEDICAL INSURANCE: Unlimited doctors visits, medication, basic dentistry, radiology, pathology and optometry from R335 per month. First of its kind, individual, child cover from R331 per month. Dental plan, motor chip plan, funeral plan and emergency life or death rescue plans also available at excellent rates. Please sms TRISH to 47991 for a certified consultant to contact you, or

PARENTING THE WIRED GENERATION: Future-proof your child. Parenting the wired generation by Graeme Codrington on Saturday 21 Feb from 8:30 – 13:00, cost R50. United Church, 46 Tim Road, Bromhof.  

DOMESTIC: Lindy is looking for full/part time domestic work. Please contact her on 082 434 2614.

TAYLOR BLINDS: For the best prices on quality blinds and shutters, and friendly and efficient service contact Taylor Blinds on (011) 794-1743 or visit

HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Honeydew Shopping Centre, c/o Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets, (011) 795-1617. Best service, best prices!

POSITION OFFERED: A leading national rental company based in Honeydew is looking for a mornings only receptionists internal/external sales support lady. The applicant must be a mature self-starter with organisational ability and must have considerable relevant experience. Please send CV’s to

BUNNY CORNER DAYCARE: We provide quality education in a safe environment for kids 3months -5years. Half day: R1 200 6:30-2pm. Full day: R1 700 6:30-5:30pm. 4 Johnson Rd, Ruiterhof, Randburg. Contact Ruth on 0764923673 or Nicole on 0722244131 or e-mail or FB Page: Bunny Corner Daycare

CARPET CLEANING SERVICES: For furniture and carpet cleaning contact Frederick on 083 387 6518 (SMS ONLY) or e-mail

KIP McGRATH HOMEWORK CENTRE: Is offering the following for Grade 1 to Grade 10. Homework supervision, preparation for exams, Kip McGrath remedial/advanced teaching, cooked meals, safe environment, and progress reports every three months. Open during school holidays from 7am – 6pm. We also offer you an excellent track record and outstanding materials. Contact Shereen for a free assessment on 071 685 5354 or visit

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. Being one of the smaller removal companies, we pride ourselves on our professional integrity and ensure exceptional personalised service. Our 2 & 3 Ton closed trucks are allowed into complexes. Contact (011) 794-8107 or

MODERN DANCE: Taught by a qualified A.I.D.T. (Association of International Dance Teachers) teacher, this modern technique is aimed not only at producing food dancers, but also to give joy and stimulation to children. Classes are held on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon in the school hall. For more information please e-mail Jenee on or 083 677 5280 (after hours).

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