Parent/child perception:  I really matter to the world.

RealityMany kids get the idea that they are special and important to everyone.  They receive an incessant amount of attention from parents who cater to their every whim.  As a result, many of these children develop an intense sense of entitlement that the world revolves around them.  I deliver a different message:  with 6.8 billion people in the world, most people neither know nor care a jot about you.  What you need or want doesn’t matter to these billions of people.  In spite of what your parents said, you are not really “special” unless you work hard to accomplish something.  The world will judge you by how you act.  Nurture your relationship with family and friends, for they are the only people who truly love you.

(G Ramey, Child Psychologist and vice-president for outpatient services at the Children’s Medical Centre, Ohio).


Computer related expenses R119,  Capex R6 170,  general admin purchases R251, Security R840,  hardware/maintenance/plumbing R1 972, Senior Phase books R734 and sports R1 350.


Dates and times are as follows.

Grade 3:  Tuesday 4 February 18:00 Grade 4:  Wednesday 5 February 18:00

CONGRATULATIONS  to the following learners who have been selected as Lab Monitors for 2014:  Sarah Calcada, Shannon Saunders, Kiara Pillay, Mikayla, Claase, Leah Blignaut, Dominique Wright, Tristan Brown, Keagan Rich, Zoe Marais, Connor Houston, Max Hutchinson, Hannah Zoutendyk, Tarryn Batt, Devan Garland, Doré Bouwer, Nicole Brzozowski, Gemma Rood, Caitlyn Thompson, Sasha Dube and Cassidy Davidson.


The convener of the Tuck Shop, Viv Wentworth is looking for any moms that are able to help for half an hour a week, please contact her on 082 821 7297.


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). 



Tuesday and Thursday:  7:15 – 8:00

Wednesday:  13:15 – 14:15.

Lots of stock available, including short sleeve boys shirts.


School will start at 7:30 EVERYDAY.  On Wednesday and Friday school will close at 13:30 (grades 4 – 7).  Punctuality in the morning is essential for all learners.


As from Monday 3 February Grade 1s will finish school at 13:00.


Tuesday 4 February:

Grade 4 – 7:  Maths

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 to write the weekly Group Test.


Have been distributed to learners.  Please complete a separate form for each of your children and return to the class educator ASAP.


Fever and fewer learners are taking part in the cricket at our school.  We have just spent R200 000 in upgrading the cricket facilities and in some age groups we can’t field two teams.  Please encourage your son to come and play cricket.  Cricket can be a great way to boost self esteem and improve self-confidence.  Cricket will teach them about goal setting and team work – all of which can boost self confidence.


Swimming:  Friday 7 February:

A-Team (Home); B-Team (North West Christian School.


Monday 3 February: Open A vs Boskop (Home)

Open B vs Boskop (Away)

Open C vs Trinity (Away)

Tuesday 4 February:  U11A vs Boskop (Home)

U11B (Cancelled)

Wednesday 5 February:  U10A vs Clifview (Home)

U10B vs Norhtcliff (Away)

Thursday 6 February:  U9A vs Charterhouse (Away)

U9B vs Risidale (Away)


Chess on Wednesdays is for new players and for grade 1 – 3 players.  Grade 1s and 2s must wait in waiting classes before chess starts at 13:50 – 14:50.  Chess on Thursday is only for players in Grade 4 – 7 and is from 14:00 – 15:10



Wednesday 5 February:  Senior Girls vs Trinity (Home)

Thursday 6 February:  Senior Boys vs Craighall (Home)


Congratulations to the following learners who have been selected as House Captains for 2014


Captains: Kiash Chetty, Cheyenne Moodley

Vice-Captains:  Kevell Umrao, Khyra Antunes


Captains: Michael Packman, Gemma Rood

Vice-Captains:  Max Hutchison, Andrea Ramsay


Captains: Kylo Deetlefs, Samantha Thomas

Vice-Captains:  David Jacobs, Paige Moore


Captains: Tyrese Naidoo, Georgia Cartwright

Vice-Captains:  Christopher Ayres, Janet Mavuso


A sincere thanks to all parents who attended the Interhouse Gala, it is greatly appreciated.   The results were as follows:  1st Eagles 542, 2nd Falcons 528, 3rd Hawks 524 and 4th Ravens 442.  The spirit trophy went to Falcons and the best dressed trophy went to Ravens.  Jnr Victor Ludorum:  Michael Stanton, Snr Victor Ludorum:  Dylan Courtaillac.  Jnr Victrix Ludorum:  Caley Fauconier,  Snr Victrix Ludorum:  Mikayla Claase.  The Brent Taylor Trophy went to Jenna van Niekerk who broke a record and equaled one.

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HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR:  Honeydew Shopping Centre, Cnr. Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets (011) 795-1617.  Visit us for our competitive prices and friendly service!

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST:  School readiness, subject choices and career guidance, psycho-education assessments, study skills and coaching, psychotherapy and play therapy.  Medical aid rates, contact Carina on (011) 431-3676 or 084 563 8334 or visit

MULTIPLE MINDS:  Extra Maths and English – ensure your child starts 2014 as prepared as possible.  Allow them to have more time to fix problem areas and be ready for future exams/test.  We provide personal tuition from grades 1 – 12.  Contact Desiree on 072 104 3747 or visit

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.

CHESS COACHING:  Private Chess coaching, weekly lessons, from R330 per month, coaches combine theory and practical play.  Learn basic tactics to improve your game.  Contact Estelle on 082 488 2774 or

CRYSTAL CASTLE NURSERY SCHOOL:  25 Years superior reputation – experienced caring teaches, small classes, individual specialised attention, half – full day options, ex pupils excelling in school.  From 18 months – 7 year olds.  Contact Trish Dennis for enrolment details for 2014 on 083 766 9168 – spaces limited

ACCOMMODATION WANTED:  The lady working at the tuckshop is looking for a room in the Randparkridge area from January 2014.  She is willing to pay for accommodation.  Please contact Joe on 073 731 7592.

FOR SALE:  2 Single beds, R300 each.  Contact 082 344 4299.

DOMESTIC:  Josephine is looking for domestic work on a Thursday and Saturday, please contact her on 072 900 6299.

RUN/WALK FOR LIFE RANDPARKRIDGE:  Started at Rand Park Primary on Tuesday 21 January 2014 @ 5pm.  All ages and fitness levels welcome!  Sessions will be held on Tues/Thurs @ 5pm and Sat 7am. Contact René on 082 772 1075.

DOMESTIC:  Cordelia is looking for a part-time/full time job.  Please contact her on 071 224 4289 or 071 230 7394.

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!! This week’s theme:  Master Chef!  See you there.  For more info contact 792-1340.

NB:  Kids Club is free!

OCTAPOOLS:  Your local swimming pool specialists, we also offer weekly pool services, for any repairs and renovations call Mikki on 071 523 7059.

DOMESTIC:  Elsie is looking for full time work with the option of living in or part time 3 days a week.  She is reliable, good with children and can be trusted with any task you give her.  She has been with us for 14 years but due to economic times we can no longer afford to keep her on.  Contact Sharon on 082 452 7611.