“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.”Anon


Learners and parents must understand and accept that school work is not always fun there are things that simply need to be taught and, and such times it’s the task of the learner to sit down, be quiet, listen, concentrate and do the tasks set, irrespective of whether they find it difficult or boring, etc. The same applies in the home. Children do not automatically know the right thing to do or the correct and acceptable behaviour. These things need to be taught and constantly reinforced by the parent, through repetition and compulsion if necessary. Have rules, implement them consistently and apply sanctions to the child when he/she does not comply.


Will be held on FRIDAY 23 JANUARY ATTENDANCE BY ALL LEARNERS IS COMPULSORY. Parents are encouraged to attend; please come and support your children.


These were distributed to learners last week. Please complete a separate form for each of your children and return to the class teacher no later than Friday 30 January.


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.


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


We thank the following parents/ businesses for their sponsorship:

Mr & Mrs Wilke for the cash donation.


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.


Please note that school will start at 7:30 EVERYDAY.

Grades 4 – 7: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday finish at 14:00 and on Wednesday and Friday school will close at 13:30.



Tuesday 27 January

Grade 4 – 7: Afrikaans 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.


As from Monday 2 February Grade 1s will finish school at 13:00.


The extra-mural timetable is being distributed to learners today and will commence on MONDAY 26 JANUARY


Each learner Grades 4 – 7 is expected to bring 1 ream (500 sheets) of 80g white duplicating paper to school by the end of the week. Teachers will monitor the process on the class lists. Would parents please ensure that this is done.


Should you wish to receive this newsletter by e-mail, please forward your address to info@randparkprimary.co.za


Congratulations to the following learners who have been selected as House Captains for 2015:


Captains: Rinae Mamphaga, Sarah-Lee Stanton

Vice Captains: Chad Elliot, Danielle Rautenbach


Captains: Starrion Fenn, Retlametswe Moilwa

Vice Captains: Daniell Van Der Merwe, Paige Carter


Captains: Benjamin Du Preez, Kate Collier

Vice Captains: Kabelo Seleka, Jenna Van Niekerk


Captains: Dylan Lloyd, Danica Joubert

Vice Captains: Alwande Bhengu, Gugu Nyoni


Will be held during the next two weeks. Dates and times are as follows.

Grd 2 Thurs 29 Jan 18:00
Grd 3 Tues 3 Feb 18:00
Grd 4 Tues 27 Jan 18:00
Grd 6 Thurs 22 Jan 18:00


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 www.studentsschoolwear.co.za

DOMESTIC: Elizabeth is looking for part time work (2 days). I am reliable and have very good references. Please contact me on 081 093 2169 or 084 742 6448.

TUTORING: I offer tutoring for learners from grade 4 – 7 in any subject. I matriculated last year with a number of distinctions. For more information please contact Christian on 074 202 2438.

BUSH HILL CUB PACK:   Welcomes boys and girls aged 7 – 11. Meetings are on Fridays from 2:30 – 4:30pm at Randpark Scout Hall, Tintinkie Road. For details contact Heather haumant@iafrica.com

AFTERCARE in Randpark Ridge. Sherpa Kids South Africa, market leader in Aftercare services presently in over 155 primary schools in New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland and Canada. Launched in South Africa in 2013, Sherpa Kids offers international best practice in childcare. Curriculum aligned themed fun filled activities offered daily. 60 interactive localised weekly themes. From R600 per month. Incl lunch, afternoon snack and homework supervision. Multiple aftercare options (with or without transport from school) as well as Holiday Care. Open 50 weeks per year until 6pm. Contact (011) 792-4679 or e-mail info@sherpakids.co.za or visit www.sherpakids.co.za

RANDPARK RIDGE CUBS: Cubs have the most fun at Randpark Ridge Cub pack, boys and girls aged 7 – 10. Pack meetings are held on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30. Exciting events and outdoor adventures e.g. hiking and camping. Highly recommended by professionals for intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development. Contact Desiree on 082 307 9739.

MUZART: Guitar, piano and art lessons for children. Your child must be able to read to enrol for music lessons. We can also enter and prepare candidates for Trinity Guildhall exams and Eisteddfod. Children’s Art Lessons: I teach children to draw and paint, from ages 6 – 13. Your child will be exposed to a wide variety of subject matter and art mediums. Contact Lizelle on 079 495 9593 or devilliers.lizelle@gmail.com

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

ROOIVINK AFTERCARE CENTRE: Established, registered aftercare, specialising in primary school aftercare and holiday care. We offer competitive rates, transport from school as well as supervised homework in a homely environment. Valid PDP and First Aid Level 1 Certified. Please contact Avron on 071 235 5437 or have a look at www.facebook.com/Rooivink DaycareAftercareCentre

OXFORD PRESCHOOL: 121 Oxford Street, Ferndale, Randburg. Half day: R1 400, full day R1 800, from 6:30am – 17:30. For more information call (011) 791-0891 or e-mail info@oxfordpreschool.co.za

ADIERO SCOUT TROOP: Scouting uses outdoor activities to teach children valuable skills such as leadership and teamwork. Adiero is an all-girls scout troop that meets on a Friday evening at Randpark Ridge Scout Hall, Tintinkie Road. For more information contact Louise on 082 437 0297 or adieroscouttroop@gmail.com

SPLASHMATES SWIM SCHOOL: Swimming lessons from ages 2½ – adult. We focus on water safety, stroke correction and gala preparation. Contact Chantel on (011) 793-5904 or 082 441 9887 or e-mail chantel@splashmates.co.za

1ST HONEYDEW CUBS/SCOUTS: We are looking for new cubs at 1st Honeydew Scouts, based at Appleton College in Honeydew. Children aged 7 – 11 years old. This is really good for boys and girls as it gives them confidence and allows them to learn many things about life, they make things, go on camps and they earn badges for their advancements. Fees are R500 per term, which are the same as a school term. For more info contact Kim on 082 395 0790.

MASTER MATHS: Problems with Maths? Master Maths (Grade 4 – Grade 12) can help! Individualized tuition. Enrol early for maximum benefit. Parkside Centre, Ostrich Road, Bromhof. Contact Brenda on (011) 791 3967.

JUMP 4 JOY PLAYGROUP:   Ages 18 months – 4 years, situated in Randpark Ridge, from 8 – 12pm. GDE school terms. Christian ethos. Contact Kathy on 082 459 1980 or kathryno@absamail.co.za

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. For weight loss and health contact Elise on 083 455 7500 or elise@bantingbuddies.com

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