The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not. - Aldous Huxley - British Author


For those learners whose term 1 results are not what they or their parents would like them to be, the above quote applies; the holidays provide these learners with an opportunity to get back on track by taking an hour or so each day to get the little things right – catch up on incomplete work; tidy up their books; learn a little from their notes; practice Maths examples from the textbook; practice handwriting and figure formation; practice reading, etc. Schooling is serious and the results obtained in term 1 comprise one quarter of the final end of year progression/retention mark. So if this term’s result is poor, hard work lies ahead in term 2. If your child’s mark is below the grade average it becomes immediately obvious that your child is in fact performing at a level below that of his/her peers.


On behalf of the Rand Park Primary staff I would like to wish all parents and learners a wonderful April and Easter Holiday. If you are going away please drive safely and return inspired and invigorated in term 2.


Computer related expenses R3 950, Senior Phase books R325 and swimming pool R6 748.


Application forms for 2016 will be available FROM Monday 13 April 2015 at the office and parents may return completed forms from TUESDAY 21 APRIL AT 05:00. A very serious request is made to parents NOT to encourage friends, relative, etc who live outside our immediate area to apply for space at our school. Our school is always over-subscribed and we must all co-operate to keep learner numbers in check, in order to control the Learner : Teacher ratio at the school. For Grade 1 learners, preference will be given to in-area learners who turn 7 during the course of 2016. Addresses and place of work will be verified.

SGB 2012 – 2015

A sincere word of thanks to the outgoing SGB. Thanks for your loyalty and commitment to our fine school over the last three years. Your input is greatly appreciated by parents and the staff of Rand Park Primary.


Thank you to all those parents who attended Parents’ Evening. It is greatly appreciated.


Soccer and Netball are the most important sporting codes for term 2. Please encourage learners to participate as we would like to do well.


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.


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).


School will open for Term 2 on Monday 13 April.


Please ensure that your child returns to school next term in the full, correct SUMMER uniform and both the girls and boys with neat hair in accordance with the School Code of Conduct. (NO outlandish hairstyles).


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

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

HOLIDAY SOCCER CLINIC: Football Academy Plus will be hosting 4 holiday clinics. Dates: 31 March, 3 April, 7 April and 10 April. Time: 11:00 – 14:00, cost R150 per day. Packed lunch required. Emphasis will be placed on skill development mixed with lots of fun games to play. Contact 079 671 8971 or email to reserve your child’s place in our clinics.

CREATIVE MINDS: Fun and easy computer training for adults, we specialize in teaching beginners up to advanced. Within no time you will be able to: type letter, help your children with their school tasks, browse the Internet and use email effectively, work from home, better your chances in the job market. Call us today for a free introduction lesson, (011) 781-4832 or 083 232 6608.

HOLIDAY CARE 26 MARCH – 10 APRIL, SHERPA KIDS: From R120 per day, incl morning snack, light lunch, afternoon snack. Different theme daily, 60 Interactive localised themes. Over 1000 curriculum aligned activities. Open 50 weeks per year until 6pm. Contact (011) 792-4679. E-mail or visit Market leader International best practice in childcare.

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

GARDENER: Lovemore is looking for work on a Monday, Tues, Wed, Thurs and Saturday, please contact him on 083 374 0886 or for a reference contact 063 200 9095.

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. E-mail or contact (011) 794-8107.

ONE DIRECTION TICKETS: 6 Golden Circle tickets available, R1 500 each. Please call Jonathan on 076 466 7986.

FAMILY HOME: Extensive, secure family home PLUS independent flat PLUS independent office with 4 automated garages and 5 carports, adjacent to Rand Park Primary for sale or to let. Contact Charmaine on 082 855 7976.

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!

HOLIDAY CLUB: Trinity Methodist Church is hosting a Lego themed Holiday Club from Monday 30 March – Thursday 2nd April from 8:00 – 13:00pm. It is offered for all pupils in grade 0 – 7 and there is no cost involved. For more information contact Kate on (011) 888-1740.

BUNNY CORNER DAYCARE: We provide quality education in a safe and nurturing environment for little ones from 3months – 5years. Half day: R1 200 6:30-2pm. Full day: R1 700 6:30-5:30pm. 4 Johnson Rd, Ruiterhof, Randburg. We also provide transport in and around Ruiterhof, Fontainebleau, Robindale and Ferndale. For more information contact Ruth on 0764923673 or Nicole on 0722244131 or e-mail

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).

YOUNG ENGINEERS EXTRA MURAL: Provides theoretical knowledge and practical implementation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths for children 4 – 12 years. Achieved by using K’nex,LEGO Bricks & Technic LEGO assembly kits, demonstrating scientific principles in a fun & interactive way; combining experiments with stories that capture the imagination. Contact Alan on 083 331 2567 or

BHARATHA NATYAM DANCE CLASSES: Are offered in Randpark Ridge on Saturday mornings. Ages from 5 years, adults welcome. Registrations are open for 2015. Please contact Dashny for more information on 084 657 4421 or

KUMON: Enable your child to excel in MATHS and ENGLISH. Develop your child’s confidence and concentration. Provide trusted support. For more information contact Meloney on (011) 791-4047 or 082 966 8187.

COMPUTER NEEDS: Contact me for all your computer related problems at excellent rates. I have been in the industry for more than 20 years and no job is too small. My call out fee will be waivered should you agree to let me proceed with the job quoted on. I do everything computer related which includes servicing, problem solving, fault finding, re installations, upgrades to virus issues and all the way to networking, ADSL and wireless setups; I will travel to you and get you up and running in record time depending on the issues at hand. Contact Imraan on 072 620 6833 or e-mail CARPET

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