A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.Anon


One of the most fundamental truths regarding parenting is a “hands on” approach is central to success. Please be “hands on” before your children leave for school in the morning. Your checklist should include a personal and uniform inspection; are your children neat, clean and presentable; are shoes clean/polished; are socks pulled up; are shirts tucked in; is your child dressed in the full school uniform; is hair neat and does it conform to the requirements as set out in the School Code of Conduct, etc.? Being neat, clean, smartly dressed in the school uniform, having appropriate hairstyles, etc. are all observable manifestations that create a positive external image for our child and this, in turn, leads to a positive self image. Be “hands on” – check the physical appearance of your child on a daily basis.


General Admin purchases R 1 303, kitchen supplies R1 752, medical supplies R797, sports R2 190 and transport R917.


This will take place on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th September from 18:30 – 20:00. Entrance will be R10 per person due to the fact that we would like to upgrade the music room. Seats will not be allocated but will be on a first come first serve basis. Tickets can be brought from the office during both breaks from Monday 8 September.


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.


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).

We thank the following parents/ businesses for their sponsorship:

A special thanks to Graeme Van Rooyen for his generous donation of carpet tiles for the music room. 


Tuesday 26 August: Grade 4 – 7: Social Sciences

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.


There will be a two week transition period from Monday 1 September, during which learners may choose to wear either the FULL Winter or Summer uniform. From Monday 15 September, ALL LEARNERS MUST BE DRESSED IN THE FULL SUMMER UNIFORM. Parental co-operation in this regard will be greatly appreciated.


Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis. We have received R37 872.35 this year.


It will be much appreciated if every learner could bring a small posy of flowers to the school assembly on MONDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 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.


Sincere thanks to the Gauteng Department of Education for enclosing the last section of the perimeter with palisade.  It is greatly appreciated.


Athletics:  13 August:  1st Sharonlea 123, 2nd Rand Park 117 and 3rd Constantia Kloof 95.  20 August:  1st Sharonlea, 2nd Rand Park, 3rd Risidale and 4th Fairways.

Cross Country:  Rand Park Primary participated in a Cross Country meeting at Albert’s Farm yesterday.  The following athletes obtained places in the top 30 of their age groups:  Aimee Young came 24th in the girl’s U9 race, Kyle Viede came 6h and Aidan Frank came 25th in the U12 boy’s race, Christopher Loos came 27th in the U13 boy’s race, Jabulile Mbanjwa came 18th in the U13 girl’s race and Tshepiso Rangaka came 30th in the U14 boy’s race.  Very well done to Aydin January, Camaryn Moussa and Michael Burgess who significantly improved their positions.

CONGRATULATIONS:  To the following cricket boys who were selected to play for the North West cricket sides.  U10 – Heinz Klingenberg and Mark Shirley, U11 – Keagan Potgieter and U12 – Chad Elliot.



The scheduled chess match for Monday 25 August against Jan Cilliers has been moved to Monday 22 September.

Cross Country:

Thursday 28 August at Ruimsig Stadium


Wednesday 27 August at FD Roosevelt 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.


Learners must never do anything to jeopardise the fine name of the school, by word or deed.


Parents must ensure that they discourage abusive language or inflammatory behaviour.


Learners undertake to have the homework diary signed, by a parent, on a daily basis.


Educators must ensure that they seek changes in an orderly and approved manner.


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.

ALI’S SWIMMING SCHOOL: Swimming lesson for: Tots, accompanied by Moms/Dads in the water, stroke correction, preparation for training – starts, turns and finishes. Heated pool with solar and heat pumps. Member of Swim South Africa and Central Gauteng Aquatics. For more information contact Ali on 082 466 0191 or (011) 792-7334.

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 082 344 4299.

DESIGNER BLINDS, FLOORS & DECOR: Situated at Randridge Mall. Exquisite laminates, vinyl and luxury vinyl tiles as well as beautiful carpets. We also offer an extensive range of blinds for your home and office as well as a selection of artwork and mirrors. Contact Wayne on 083 454 6511 for a free quotation.

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.

KATHAK DANCE LESSONS:Darpan Dance Studio, Indian Classical Kathak specialist. E-mail Shika on info@kathakdarpan.co.za or contact her on 084 811 7837.

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 www. studentsschoolwear .co.za

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 “Carnival”.  Entrance is free, juice and snacks will be provided.  Grade 1 – 7’s are welcome.

KIP McGRATH EDUCATION CENTRE:  Is offering short courses in school readiness, junior & senior study skills, exam essay writing, English as a second language and intelligence development.  We also offer an excellent track record and outstanding materials.  We can help you improve your Maths, English, Afrikaans, Physical Science and Accountancy. Enquire about our homework centre. Visit www.kipmcgrath.co.za or call Shereen on 071 685 5354.

SCRAPPERS ROUTE:  We offer affordable scrapbooking kits, products and handmade albums.  We offer a variety of classes from scrapbooking to mixed media and alternative art.  Group classes are held at a venue or taught in the comfort of your own home.  Parties, classes for all ages of aspiring scrapbookers from 8 – 100.  We also offer handmade corporate gifts and handmade albums for all occasions.  www.scrappersroute.co.za or call 079 949 9992.

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

Randpark Primary School