Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects and teach them to think straight, if possibleRobert M Hutchins


As we reach the end of yet another busy term I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the support you have given both to your children and to the school. I would like to ask parents to help us make the final stretch for 2014 a success. Learners and staff have been involved in a wide range of events and activities and once again we have enjoyed and celebrated many   successes. I wish you all a peaceful and joyful break and look forward to finding you all refreshed in the last term.


The AGM will take place on Wednesday 22 October at 19:00 in the school hall. A reminder to parents that we need a quorum of at least 15% (± 214 parents) in order to go ahead on the 22 October 2014.


Capex R6 065, consumable stock R200, engraving/badges R1 033, general admin purchases R780, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R4 871, kitchen supplies R1 245, Metro Services R23 068, swimming pool R3 267, toilets R2 126, transport R2 926, trips and shows R2 620.


Grade 7s building collage for Creative Arts must be handed in on Monday 13 October.


To Mahela Moodaly who has been selected to represent Rand Park Primary at the SA School Judo Championships in October.


As from TUESDAY 14 OCTOBER the school will close every Tuesday at 13:30 for the Senior Phase (Grade 4 – 7). This is due to the fact that we are not writing Cycle Test this term. The Grade 1s and 2s will finish at 13:00 and the Grade 3s at 13:30 as usual.


School will re-open for Term 4 on Monday 13 October.


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:

Mrs Rood, Mr Naidoo and Mr Bello for the kind donation of flash drives for members of staff.


Learner Reports for Term 3 were handed out today. Please peruse these reports and discuss the progress with your child. There is one term left and some learners need to be encouraged to work hard towards year end. Feel free to make appointments for discussion with teachers regarding your child’s progress in the new term. Also included in the envelope is your child’s ANA results.


Please be advised that the Extra Mural Timetable was distributed to learners today as extra murals will start on MONDAY 13 OCTOBER, the day we return.


PLEASE NOTE that our annual Fun Day will take place on Saturday 1 November from 8:30 – 14:30 Entrance to the school on the day is FREE but access to the fun park will be R100 per child (if bought prior to the day) or R120 per child (if bought on the day). Wrist bands will be available from your class teacher from the first week in the 4th Term (13 October). There will be a host of fete type stalls, food stalls, music and loads of fun to be had by all. We look forward to your support. If there are any parents who are willing to sponsor/donate any monies or food ingredients for the day (perishables welcome, no fresh foods) please contact the office ASAP.


Congratulations to the learners from Grade 1 – 6 for the excellent ANA results achieved by all. Well Done!!

The test results for Rand Park Primary were as follows:

2013 2014
Grade 1 – Maths 73% Grade 1 – English 83% Grade 1 – Maths 84% Grade 1 – English 85%
Grade 2 – Maths 83% Grade 2 – English 85% Grade 2 – Maths 85% Grade 2 – English 89%
Grade 3 – Maths 69% Grade 3 – English 58% Grade 3 – Maths 79% Grade 3 – English 78%
Grade 4 – Maths 68% Grade 4 – English 75% Grade 4 – Maths 71% Grade 4 – English 79%
Grade 5 – Maths 70% Grade 5 – English 81% Grade 5 – Maths 72% Grade 5 – English 80%
Grade 6 – Maths 72% Grade 6 – English 84% Grade 6 – Maths 76% Grade 6 – English 86%


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.

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 Natalie on 083 453 3744.

ANTON POOL CLEANING SERVICE: Cleaned once a week, floater and HTH included, contact Anton on 082 684 4032 or e-mail

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. Contact Elise on 083 455 7500 or e-mail

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES: For all your IT support including maintenance contracts, websites and SME customised software solutions, call outs. For more information contact Brent on 083 707 7112 or e-mail

BEDAZZLED NAIL AND WAXING SALON: Manicures, pedicures, sets of nails and all your waxing requirements. Travel. Contact Ronel on 083 707 7113.

CANDLES: These exciting candles are impossible to resist. When lit, the colour starts to change through a rainbow of colours like magic. The perfect gift for that special occasion, small R70, medium R90 and large R110. For more info please contact Trish on 083 275 2375.

EAZY STITCH KIDZ: Developing creative skills for future entrepreneurs. Give your child a chance to improve his/her creative skills. We instil a love of needle and craft work from a young age with the Eazy Stitch programme. For more information contact Lorna on 083 292 0470.

HOMEWORK/STUDY SESSIONS: Facilitated by a remedial teacher. One on one hourly sessions. R90 – this includes transport. Please e-mail Michelle on or contact her on 074 117 5154.

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

IRG AFTERCARE: Will be running an exciting Holiday Club from 6 – 10 October, from 7:00 – 17:30 each day at IR Griffith Primary School, Blairgowrie. There will be games and activities organised during the day as well as baking and arts and crafts. Mid morning snacks and a full lunch will be provided. R120 per day. Contact us on (011) 886-8384 only between 13:00 and 15:30 or e-mail

TUTORING AVAILABLE: Current grade 12 learner at Rand Park High School offering tutoring in all subjects for grades 1 – 9. Available to start immediately. For further details please contact Keagan on 061 399 6030 or Tracy on 084 512 7718.

LEARN TO PLAY GOLF: Learn to play Golf with The Martin Whitcher Golf Schools. No equipment needed, conducted at Rand Park Primary. For more information contact Martin Whitcher Golf Schools on (011) 215-8631.

MATHS TUTORING: From grade 1 to Matric. Travel (Randpark Ridge area). For more information contact Brent on 083 707 7112 or e-mail

MY ACADEMICS TUTORING SERVICES: Now offering Maths and Afrikaans lessons at our Randparkridge One to One Centre. These individual lessons cost R90. Payment options available. Also offering teacher/tutor for your home in 13 subjects. E-mail or contact her on 082 820 0879 or (011) 792-7568 for YOUR success.

MARSHALL MUSIC: Music lessons only R200, available during the school holidays. Book Now!! Limited space. Krugersdorp: (011) 954-4733 or Roodepoort: (011) 679-1225.

PHOTOBOOTH TO HIRE: Christmas parties/functions, events, birthdays, weddings and more! Can be branded for corporate use. Uploads pics instantly to facebook, twitter and instagram. Includes fun props (hats, glasses, wigs, etc). From R1 850 for 2 hours. BOOK NOW. Contact Ashlee on 082 464 5451.