“Education is the best provision for old age”Will Durant


Perhaps the most valuable result of all education and educating children is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not, it is the first lesson that ought to be learned and however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.


It is a tradition at our school that parents contribute towards a Christmas hamper for our cleaning staff as a way of conveying to them our sincere thanks for the wonderful work they do during the course of the year. It will be greatly appreciated if each learner could bring to school one or more non-perishable items as a contribution.


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


Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis. We have received R51 374.19 this year.


  • Wednesday 10 December – last day, school closes at 12:00.
  • Wednesday 14 January – first day of school 2015.


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).


The staff would be most grateful for the donation of these items for next year.


Your compulsory school fee commitment of R6 500 per learner for 2014 is due in full by Friday 31 October. Any school fee account not settled in full by this date will be handed over and legal action instituted.

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.


As from THURSDAY 13 NOVEMBER to break up day, 10 December the school will close at 12:00 daily. Parents are requested to make transport arrangements in order for the learners to get home early and study. Learners who are waiting for transport will NOT be allowed to loiter around outside the school; they will remain inside the register classes until their transport arrives.


Communications R1 599, consumable stock R11 534, general admin purchases R480, kitchen supplies R1 081, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R270, machinery maintenance R295 and security R245.


The school is urgently looking for a qualified Foundation Phase teacher registered with SACE to assist with relief teaching from the 8th February – 8th June. Please phone Mr Pienaar on (011) 793-7434/5.


Please note that the Bargain Bin will be open on a Wednesday from 11:45 – 12:15 till the end of the year, due to the learners finishing school early.


The annual Christmas Pageant will take place on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd December, from 19:00 in the school hall. Hope to see you all there.


to the following learners who received Sports Awards:

Junior Cricketer of the year Keagan Potgieter, Senior Cricketer of the year was shared by Christopher Ayres and Matthew Baker.

Swimmer of the year Megan Shannon.

Girl Tennis Player of the year Doré-Ann Bouwer, boy Tennis Player of the year Jason Wilson.


the following learners received certificates.

25 – 34 Hours: Thomas Clifford, Kate Collier, Kamohelo Nkoliswa, Sarah Stanton, Denae Naidoo, Katia Momos, Jade Bennie, Mishka Naidoo, Paige Moore, Andrea Ramsay, Phoebe Redelinghuys and Tarryn Batt.

35 – 44 Hours:   Kyra Wilke, Bonga Manana, Tyla Puzey, Retlametse Moilwa, Kayla Knotze and Doré-Ann Bouwer.

44 – 54 Hours: Mishka Stemmet, Kyra Broomberg and Rick Weimar.

55 – 64 Hours: Kayla Stoffels and Gabriella Smith.

Over 65 Hours: Suzette Klingenberg

Congratulations to Kayla Stoffels and Gabriella Smith who share the Marilyn Schott trophy for Media.


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Honeydew Shopping Centre, c/o Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets, (011) 795-1617. Miss the back to school rush and buy your summer uniform now!

FAVOUR KIDS TRANSPORT: For kids pick up and drop off, for school, extra murals. Our service area includes: Weltevredenpark, Wilgeheuwel, Radiokop, Allens Nek, Strubens Valley, Little Falls, Ruimsig, Allen Glen High School. For more info contact Maryann on 079 099 3121 or e-mail favourm64@yahoo.com

PLAY PLAY HOUSE: Save R6000 on nursery school fees for 2015!  (est 1995) 72 Mimosa Rd Randpark Ridge has place for children 3 months to 6 years (Grade R). Mon – Fri 6.30am – 6.00pm. Secure safe quiet neighbourhood, close to Randpark Primary. Full stimulation programme, learning through play, nutritional meals. Contact (011) 792-0660 or e-mail info@playplayhouse.co.za or visit www.playplayhouse.co.za.

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

PROFESSIONAL MINUTE TAKER: Corporate governance firm is seeking a part-time minute taker in its board administration division. Extensive minute taking experience, business English, experienced in a professional business environment, own laptop, stable internet access, own voice recorder, own transport, ability to work independently and meet deadlines required. 70% work from home and 30% meeting attendance. Legal or finance background an advantage. E-mail brief CV to eugene@fluidrockgovernance.com

STEP AHEAD NURSERY SCHOOL: Run by a qualified teacher, combines free fun and learning activities in a safe, caring and stimulating environment. Free extra murals and meals offered. Aftercare and transport available. Age 6 months to 5 years, R2 200 per month. Register before Jan 2015 and receive 25% discount on 3 months fees. For more information contact Serina on 072 600 0984 or 061 025 0898.

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

KIP McGRATH HOMEWORK CENTRE: Is offering homework supervision, preparation for exams, Kip McGrath remedial/advanced teaching included, supply 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 www.kipmcgrath.co.za

GO IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY: Have a Christmas, fun-time family shoot at the Delta environmental Centre. All high resolution images, 50 full edits also in black and white as well as sepia, all for R1 000. Contact Graeme on 083 457 7848 or graeme@goimage.co.za or see www.goimage.co.za

GOLF CLINIC: Register NOW for the Martin Whitcher Future Master’s Juniour Golf clinic on 15 – 19 December, from 8:00 -10:00, ages 6 – 10 or 15:00 – 17:00, ages 11 – 17. To book a spot please contact Darren on (011) 215-8631 or 082 925 0856.

NAMASTE – HAIR REMOVAL & NAIL SALON: We offer acrylic, tips, overlays, gelish, pedicure, manicure and hair removal. 5 Free underarm removal sessions for referrals. Contact 084 443 2202 or e-mail cat@namaste.co.za or see www.namaste.co.za

TRANSPORT 2015: I have a valid PDP, special insurance, regular servicing of vehicle, been in business for 4 and a half years and I drive the children myself, Regret, no naughty kids. Contact Christine on 082 440 5260 or christinevangreunen@yahoo.com

HOLIDAY CARE: R 120 per day during December. Loads of fun in Weltevreden Park, new aftercare opening in January 2015. Fill the Gap Aftercare. For further details contact Carol on 061 419 0683.

TRANSPORT: Reasonable and convenient transport service for your children, please contact Thabang on 072 490 9565 or send your enquiry to tb.kgatwane@gmail.com for more information. Pick-ups and drop offs in the Randburg, Cosmo City, Northgate, Northriding, Sundowner, Cresta, Northcliff, Windsor and surrounding areas.

DOMESTIC: Christina is looking for full or part-time domestic work. Contact her on 079 942 6364.

Randpark Primary School