Failure: “Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.”George Canning


The above quote applies to both adults and learners – learners must come to understand that tasks cannot be put off until later. This is a major cause for work not being completed timeously. The result thereof is poor or no marks – work that is incomplete or not done cannot be assessed. Perhaps this is a lesson that parents must carry forward to the beginning of next year and ensure that the learners work diligently from day one.


55 Years at Gombe – a talk by Dr Jane Goodall DBE Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace will be visiting Rand Park Primary on Thursday 12 February from 7:00pm – 8:30pm in the school hall, R40 per person.


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.


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.


Learners undertake to LEARN!!


No learner enters the pool area except in the company of an educator.


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:

  • Remax Masters for sponsoring our Newsletter letterheads.
  • Mrs Sudammah for the donation of peak caps and cooler bags.


An urgent appeal is made to parents to refrain from stopping in the middle of the road during peak hours in order to drop/fetch their children at the main gate. This practise causes serious traffic congestion. Please use the allocated parking spaces. DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE HOUSES’ DRIVEWAYS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROAD. We have had various complaints from residents. If this continues we will be forced to notify Metro in order to take action.


Tuesday 10 February

Grade 4 – 6: Natural Science

Thursday 19 February

Grade 7: Natural Science

The Tuesday Group Test is very important as it makes up in Grade 4 –6, 30% and in Grade 7, 40% of the year mark. Learners must attend school on Tuesdays.


Affiliation/Membership fees R500, engraving/badges R598, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R3 081, medical supplies R414, Metro Services R27 260, Senior Phase books R1 043, toilets R 1 909, transport R4 509, trips and shows R58 565.


Sincere thanks to all parents who attended the information evenings.


Educators must ensure that they conduct themselves in a responsible and professional manner.


Parents must ensure that they sign the homework diary on a daily basis.


Should you wish to receive this newsletter by e-mail, please forward your address to



U9A vs Charterhouse and lost

U10A vs Cliffview and lost by 29 runs

U10B vs Risidale and lost

U11A vs Trinity and won

Open A vs Charterhouse and won by 8 wickets

Open B vs Boskop and won by 10 wickets

Open C vs Knights Prep and won by 8 wickets


Senior Boys vs Cliffview and lost 37 – 44



Monday 9 February:

Open B vs IRG (Away)

Open C vs Robin Hills (Home)

Tuesday 10 February:

U11A vs FDR (Away)

U11B vs Cliffview (Away)

Wednesday 11 February:

U10A vs Boskop (Home)

U10B (Bye)

Thursday 12 February:

U9A vs North West Christian School (Home)

U9B (Bye)

Tennis: Thursday 12 February:

Senior Boys vs IRG (Away)


Swimming: Friday 13 February:

A-Team (St Catherine’s)

B-Team (Home)



To the following learners who have been selected as Computer Monitors for 2015: Dylan Van Dyk, Shayde Henegan, Ethan Le Roux, Damien Wickham, Declan Thompson and Gugu Nyoni and to the following learners who have been selected as KDA Monitors for 2015: Kimeshan Naidoo and Chad Elliot.



All learners are to abide by the provisions of the Code of Conduct and it is the parents’ responsibility to ensure compliance. Copies of the Code are available from the school secretary.


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

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.

HOMEWORK SUPERVISION/REVISION/TUTORING: 2 Blocks from Rand Park Primary, only Grade 6 – 7, exceptions for siblings. Contact 072 147 6324 or

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 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.

EAZY STITCH KIDS: is an extra-mural programme focusing on needlework and craft, where learners master a wide variety of sewing and craft techniques. Give your child a chance to improve his/her creative skills. Classes are held during the school term, 1 hour per week in the afternoon. For more info contact Lorna on 083 292 0470 or

MEDICAL AID: Unlimited doctors visits, medication, basic dentistry, radiology, pathology and optometry from R335 per month. First of its kind, individual, child cover from R331 per month. Dental plan, motor chip plan, funeral plan and emergency life or death rescue plans also available at excellent rates. Please sms TRISH to 47991 for a certified consultant to contact you, or

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

POSITION OFFERED: A leading national rental company based in Honeydew is looking for a mornings only receptionists internal/external sales support lady. The applicant must be a mature self-starter with organisational ability and must have considerable relevant experience. Please send CV’s to

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

DOMESTIC: Lindy is looking for full/part time domestic work. Please contact her on 082 434 2614.

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. Contact (011) 794-8107 or

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

DOMESTIC: Mavis is looking for full or part time work. Please contact her on 072 417 4150.

MY ACADEMICS TUTORING SERVICES: 13 Subjects, teacher/tutor 4 your home. We have eight years of success assisting students in all grades. Call Bronwyn on 082 820 0879 or (011) 792-7568 or e-mail

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST: Psycho-Educational assessments, subject choices and career guidance, study skills, psychotherapy and play therapy, coaching. Medical Aid Rates. 148 Market Street, Fariland. Contact Carina on (011) 431-3676 or 084 563 8334 or e-mail

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