Education is not preparation for life; education is life itselfJohn Downey


Society and the world of work operate on a set of rules. It’s important that parents make it clear to their children that rules at home and at school are there to be obeyed. One cannot choose which to obey and which to ignore. It doesn’t even matter if they make sense or not. The life lesson is to learn to be obedient to the laws of the nation/society and this lesson is learned in school, by learners obeying all the school rules. Parents have a critical role to play in this regard and must enforce obedience to home and school rules.


Please note that the Bargain Bin will be open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:15 – 8:00 and a Wednesday afternoons from 13:00 – 14:00.


Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis. We have received R14 685.04 this year.


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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). 


The SGB Election will take place on Wednesday 11 March at 19:00 in the school hall. A letter with the relevant information has been distributed. It is important to know that a quorum of 220 parents is required at the first meeting in order to warrant an election.


Tuesday 10 March

Grade 4 – 6: Afrikaans

Grade 7: EMS

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.


General admin expenses R374, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R1 052, machinery maintenance R1 204, Metro Services R15 164, sports R8 442, toilets R1 909, transport R4 880, trips and shows R4 000.


To Julio Cardoso on being selected as one of the elite team to represent South Africa at the Karate World Championships in Scotland next year. We wish him all the very best.


Please note that Rand Park High School’s Open Day takes place on Saturday 7 March in the school hall. Presentations commence at 9:30, followed by a school tour and the opportunity to watch rugby, hockey and netball teams compete against Bryanston High School in an all-sports day.


All extra murals have finished unless otherwise arranged by the various stakeholders. Soccer and Netball from U9 – Opens to continue as normal next week as arranged by the coaches. Support lessons will commence again in Term 2.



Thursday 12 March:

Senior Boys vs North West Christian School (Home)



U9A vs Boskop and won by 87 runs

U10A vs Trinity and won by 8 wickets

U11A vs Charterhouse and won by 9 wickets

Open A vs Northcliff and won by 10 wickets

Open B vs Cliffview and lost by 6 wickets


A-Team: 1st Rand Park, 2nd North West Christian School, 3rd Constantia Kloof and 4th St Catherine’s.

B-Team: 1st Unika, 2nd Sharonlea and 3rd Rand Park


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.


Learners undertake to respect all property and persons.


Chewing of gum is not permitted.


Educators must ensure that they respect all persons, property and the confidentiality of information. 


Parents must ensure that they meet all their financial commitments with respect to the school.


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

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

OXFORD PRESCHOOL: 121 Oxford Street, Ferndale, Randburg. Half day: R1 400, full day R1 800, from 6:30am – 17:30. E-mail or call (011) 791-0891.

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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 or see

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

TRANSPORT: We transport children in the Fontainebleau, Boskruin, Bromhof, Rand Park Ridge and Malanshof area. For more information contact John on 083 755 8708.

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

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

POSITION AVAILABLE: Looking for an honest energetic make, aged between 18 – 25 for a warehouse/office/general job position, packing, cleaning, filing, answering e-mails and calls, must own a vehicle and live in the surrounding areas, salary between R3 200 – R3 600. No people with criminal records please. Please e-mail CV to

RAND PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL GOLF PROGRAM: Will be launched on Saturday 14 March from 12:00 – 14:00 at The Eagle Canyon Driving Range. Eagle Canyon in conjunction with the Buhrmann Du Toit Golf Academy is launching a schools golf program. This is a great opportunity to come see how you can expand your child’s sporting horizons and learn more about the game of golf.

DOMESTIC: Nomsa is looking for either full time or part time work. Has good references. Please contact her on 079 744 4993.

AFTERCARE RANDPARK RIDGE, SHERPA KIDS: From R600 per month, incl lunch, afternoon snack, homework supervision. Multiple aftercare options, play holiday care. Market leader International best practice in childcare. 60 Interactive localised weekly themes. Open 50 weeks per year until 6pm. Contact (011) 792-4679. E-mail or visit

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

TAYLOR BLINDS: For the best prices on quality blinds and shutters, and friendly and efficient service contact Taylor Blinds on (011) 794-1743 or visit

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