At school (and in the world of work), it is attention to the little things that build towards success.  Learners must appreciate from an early age that consistent, on-going attention to all aspects of their schoolwork is the recipe for academic success.  Classwork, homework, projects, tests, tasks all need to be tackled and dealt with in good time.  Attention to detail is important.  Parents have a great part to play in ensuiring that their children are organised and that the required work is being done timeously.


Our children are crossing the road on a daily basis when they are being picked up after school.  Please adhere to the speed limit in Medlar and Boekenhout Street AT ALL TIMES.  Your co-operation in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Please pay special attention to the pedestrian crossings as I would not like our learners to be injured.


Research shows that children do better in school when parents talk often with teachers and become involved in the school.  Therefore, parents should always communicate with the class teacher first.  After all, the teacher knows the child better than anyone else in the school.  If that fails talk to the Head of Department and lastly the Deputy Principal or the Principal!  This will ensure that there is a partnership between parent and teacher.  Teachers appreciate knowing that parents are concerned with their child’s progress.


Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis.  We had raised R16 752.71 at the end of April.  Thanks to all participating parents.


Should you wish to receive this newsletter by e-mail, please forward your address to  Please keep your email address current on our system in case of emergencies.


Demarcated learning for the exams will be distributed to learners on Monday 20 May.  Learners need to start preparing and revising well in advance.


The school fee tariff is R5 900 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 R590 beginning January with the final (10th) instalment due end of October.

Many thanks to those parents who have already made their contribution towards the school fees.  It is greatly appreciated!


Would those of you wishing to make a cash sponsorship donation (to assist indigent parents/learners to pay a portion of the 2013 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:

A big thank you to all those parents that contributed to Mrs Mol’s retirement gift.


A request is made to parents who sit outside the school waiting for their children to please keep your door locked and your windows closed if possible.  We’ve had one or two incidents and this request is for your own safety.


There will be a friendly match with the U11/U12 & U13’s on Saturday 18 May at Rand Park Primary at 8:00.  There will also be practice for the U10’s on Saturday 18 May.


Just a reminder to the boys of all ages that we do have a rugby clinic on Fridays from 14:00 – 15:00.  We would like to put some seven a side teams together and arrange some matches but it seems as if the numbers are dwindling a bit.  Come on boys, come and join in and learn some rugby skills.


Capex R10 000, communications R280, kitchen supplies R1 502, machinery maintenance R349, medical supplies R745, sports R1 830, and trips and shows R11 268.



Wednesday 22 May:  RP vs Robinhills

U9, U10 & U11 (Away)

U12 & Open (Home)


Thursday 23 May:  RP vs Craighall

U9, U10 & U11 (Away)

U12 & Open (Home)



 U7A Drew 1 – 1

U8A Drew 2 – 2

U8B Drew 0 – 0

SOCCER: RP vs Blairgowrie  

U9A Drew 1 – 1

U9B Won 2 – 0

U10A Won 5 – 1

U10B Lost 2 – 1

U11A Won 3 – 0

U11B Drew 1 – 1

U12A Lost 9 – 1

U12B Lost 3 – 0

 U13A Won 3 – 2

U13B Lost 5 – 4


U9A Won 11 – 1

U10A Lost 13 – 1

U11A Won 15 – 2

U12A Won 24 – 3

Open A Won 14 – 7


RP vs UJ

UJ scored 92 runs after 20 overs and Rand Park scored 60 runs all out after15.4 overs.


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 refrain from and report  any unauthorised removals of school property from the school property.


Girls may not wear jewellery, nail polish or make-up.  Girls with pierced ears may wear one small stud or simple sleeper per ear.  Boys are not permitted to wear earrings.


Educators must ensure that they are well-prepared on a daily basis to perform their educative task both within and outside the classroom situation and are in possession of the appropriate working materials.


Parents must ensure that they endeavour to promote positive interpersonal relations between learner, educator, other parents and Governing Body in the best educational interest of their children.


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR:  Honeydew Shopping Centre, Cnr. Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets (011) 795-1617.  Girls grey tunic on GREAT SPECIAL at the moment.   Compare our affordable prices to other stockists.

BUZZ DRAMA, DANCE & SINGING:  For kids 5 – 9, builds confidence, boost social skills, be creative, get buzzing! Original themed music, new friends, fun! Various venues include Berario Centre in Northcliff on Fridays, Roosevelt Park Centre on Mondays and many more.  FREE trial, spaces limited.  Contact (011) 025-2525 or visit

DOMESTIC:  Maria comes highly recommended, she is looking for part time or full time domestic work.  Please contact her on 072 810 3492.

A SMALL WORLD AFTERCARE CENTRE:  Small groups, home-cooked lunch, afternoon snack and drink.  Homework supervision, transport with PDP driver and active holiday programme.  Large, park-like playground and fully equipped centre.  We are open daily from 6:30 – 17:30, Mon – Friday.  Contact (011) 793-4118.

HANDY MAN:  Are you looking for a good, reliable handyman?  Contact Mary on (011) 675-7128 081 467 0095 to make an appointment.

STâBURST HOUSEHOLD & INDUSTRIAL CLEANING PRODUCTS: 7 Piece value pack for R180.00.  Consists of: 1 each x 2l dishwashing liquid, 2l all purpose cleaner, 2l pine-gel with detol, 2l bleach, 2l fabric softener, 275ml Snap (equivalent to Pledge) and 2kg washing powder.  The products have a 10 year track record and speak for themselves, for more information contact Imraan on 084 683 4666 or e-mail

LEOPARD COSTUME HIRE:  We hire wedding dresses as well as outfits for dress up parties for kids.  We also do nails and beauty for woman.  Contact 076 013 7764, shop 18, Cnr Bothma & Beyers Naude, Honeydew.

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:  Barefoot Evening!  See you there!  For more info contact 792-1340.

EXTRA MATHS LESSONS:  I am offering extra maths lessons for learners in Grade 7 – Grade 9, R150 for an hour lesson and will even travel to you, please e-mail me if you are interested on

MONICA’S AFTERCARE:  Worried about the upcoming exams? Let us help your child be exam ready.  We offer transport, meals, supervised homework and exam preparation.  Grades 1 – 7.  Contact Monica on 083 291 6734.

DOMESTIC:  Alice is looking for part-time work, she is reliable, smart and excellent with children.  Has good references.  Please contact her on 071 760 2724.

CHILDREN WITH LEARNING CHALLENGES:  If your child  struggles with math, reading, writing or general academic performance, please send them to Bitline Assessment Services for a quick or full assessment.  For more details contact Clinical Psychologist:  Lindi Grootboom on 082 448 5057 or Tidi Padi on 076 376 5933 or (011) 794-5986. We are in Randpark Ridge.

DAWN’S DANCE WORKSHOP:  We offer classes in the following:  Modern dance (jazz & contemporary), tap, aerobics, hip hop, beginner to advanced & teachers training.  Drama (acting skills) and Singing (Given by professional performer).  Contact Dawn Meyer (Principal teacher, examiner, judge and choreographer) on (011) 794-7283 or 082 477 2055/

AFFORDABLE & COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL INSURANCE: Unlimited GP visits and medications.  Basic dentistry, pathology, radiology and optometry from R279 per month.  Hospital plan, emergency treatment, dread disease and death benefits from R379 per month.

Randpark Primary School