I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.Whitney Houston


Parents must encourage their children to have a positive attitude towards the school and their educators. Many parents make great personal sacrifices for their children to attend a school such as ours. Do not allow your children to take your sacrifice for granted. Make them understand that 80% of the school- going population does not have access to a school and facilities such as ours and that you expect them to make the most of every learning opportunity that’s presented to them. Insist that they take their schooling seriously.


Capex R5 653, computer related expenses R171, Metro services R18 696, sports R805, toilets R1 909, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R1 062 and transport R3 635.


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Please keep your e-mail address current on our system in case of emergencies.


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:

Sincere thanks to Kevin Elliot of Elliot Electrical for supplying and fitting lights in the newly renovated staff room and for installing two heaters.


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. THREE misdemeanours will result in a detention.


Tuesday 12 August: 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.


There will be a two week transition period from Monday 1 September, during which learners may choose to wear either the FULL Winter or Summer uniform.  From Monday 15 September, ALL LEARNERS MUST BE DRESSED IN THE FULL SUMMER UNIFORM.  Parental co-operation in this regard will be greatly appreciated.


Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis. We have received R37 872.35 this year.


Please note that all learners must have an English reading book in their school bags at all times.  We are trying to improve literacy by encouraging the children to read more.


  • Chess: Monday 11 August: RP vs FDR Primary (Away)
  • Cross Country: Thursday 14 August:  Delta Park (Blairgowrie)
  • Athletics: Wednesday 13 August at Rand Park Primary


CROSS COUNTRY:  Rand Park Primary participated in a Cross Country meeting at Ruimsig yesterday.  The following athletes obtained places in the top 20 of their age groups:  Aimee Young came 14th in the U9 girl’s race, Jenna Van Niekerk came 12th in the U12 girl’s race, Ikenna Ehirim came 14th in the U13 boy’s race, Tarryn Batt came 14th and Jabulile Mbanjwa came 15th in the U13 girl’s race.


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 must at all times be correctly dressed in the official school and sports uniform.


Parents must ensure that they sign the formal Tuesday Test, Grades 4 – 7 each week.


Learners undertake to attend all classes daily and on time.


Educators must ensure that they endeavour to maintain a classroom and school atmosphere which promotes good behaviour and effective teaching and learning.


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.

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!! Our theme for Kid’s Club this week is “frozen”. Entrance is free and Grade 1 – 7’s are welcome.

MASTER MATHS: Problems with Maths? Master Maths (Grade 4 – Grade 12) can help! Individualised tuition. Enrol early for maximum benefit. Parkside Centre, Ostrich Road, Bromhof. Contact Brenda on (011) 791-3967.

DESIGNER BLINDS, FLOORS & DECOR: Situated at Randridge Mall. Exquisite laminates, vinyl and luxury vinyl tiles as well as beautiful carpets. We also offer an extensive range of blinds for your home and office as well as a selection of artwork and mirrors. Contact Wayne on 083 454 6511 for a free quotation.

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.

STREAKS HAIR STUDIO: Fully equipped salon, reasonable prices, travel if more than 4 clients, individual attention, open public holidays, Saturdays and Sundays. Weddings and special occasions. Also offer Brazilian blow. Contact Karen on 083 628 5180.

RIDE FOR JESSICA’S FRIENDS: Please join hands with us and make a difference in a child’s life, join our team and make every pedal count. Please contact me to join our team riding the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge for a group of disabled children, you can make a difference. Contact Gary on 083 233 7131 or checkout our facebook page www.facebook.com/jessicasfriends

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 www. studentsschoolwear .co.za

DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS:  14 Week programme for children from 6 – 12 years.  Sundays 5:30 – 7:30.  The programme starts 17th August. Honeyridge Baptist Church, cnr. Eastwood Ave and Beyers Naude, Randpark Ridge, R8 000.  Contact Mal on (011) 026-6177.

42ND PRECINCT SECURITY:  For services relating to security guards, armed response, access control, biometrics, electric fencing, gate motors, intercoms, CCTV and alarms.  We do repairs and new installations.  Service is guaranteed, maintenance contracts are offered, (011) 791-6340 or 083 650 0313.

LOWER YOUR FUEL COSTS:  Everybody is affected by rising fuel costs, there is a solution, XFT is a comprehensive fuel treatment that lowers fuel consumption, increases performance and prolongs engine life. E-mail Kim on kimjhankinson@gmail.com  or contact her on 073 680 9146 or e-mail or visit www.kimh.mysyntek.com. Try it out for yourself.

KIP McGRATH EDUCATION CENTRE:  Is offering short courses in school readiness, junior & senior study skills, exam essay writing, English as a second language and intelligence development.  We also offer an excellent track record and outstanding materials.  We can help you improve your Maths, English, Afrikaans, Physical Science and Accountancy. Enquire about our homework centre. Visit www.kipmcgrath.co.za or call Shereen on 071 685 5354.

CATERING NEEDS:  Contact Suzyqskitchen for all your catering needs, snack platters, boardroom lunches, office parties, private parties and loads more.  Contact us at suzyqskitchen@gmail.com

KATHAK DANCE LESSONS:  Darpan Dance Studio, Indian Classical Kathak specialist.  E-mail Shika on info@kathakdarpan.co.za or contact her on 084 811 7837.

Randpark Primary School