Parents need to push their children to achieve to the maximum of their potential.  If this is done on a regular basis, children begin to automatically deliver their best efforts at all times.  This then translates into a sound work ethic.  A sound work ethic is what every future employer will be looking for in your child.  Start now to make your child employable in the future. 


We are in the third week of school and some learners have already brought to my office two detention slips (10 misdemeanours).  This is because these learners do not do their work at home, nor do they finish work in class.  They are disruptive in class and do not concentrate.  If you have signed two detention slips already please have a serious word with your child.  It is unacceptable behaviour.  Thank you for your co-operation.  


A sincere thanks to all parents who have attended the various info evenings.  I do hope that the information shared was informative.


This Grade 7 Fundraiser is open to all.  Learners who wish to wear civvies to school on this day, are expected to pay R5 for the privilege.  There is absolutely no compulsion to participate and those who would prefer not to, must wear their full school uniform.  Would parents of those wishing to wear civvies, please ensure that the children are dressed decorously.


Affiliation/Membership fees R500, Audit R16 000, Capex R138 600, communications R308, consumable stock R401, Foundation Phase stock and stationery R1 248, Insurance R1 148, kitchen supplies R2 174, medical supplies R863, Metro services R13 213, Office stationery R1 905, Senior Phase books R17 835, sports R750, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R4 848, transport R13 767, trips and shows R14 780.



Tuesday and Thursday:  7:15 – 8:00

Wednesday:  13:15 – 14:15.

Lots of stock available, including short sleeve boys shirts.


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


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


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:

Mrs Rich & Mrs Zoutendyk for their donations towards the Science Lab.


Tuesday 11 February:

Grade 4 – 6:  Natural Science & Technology

Grade 7:  Away on camp

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.


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.


Learners undertake to attend all classes daily and on time.


Learners must never do anything to jeopardise the fine name of the school, by word or deed.


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.


Swimming:  Friday 14 February:

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


All matches for senior girls and boys have been cancelled due to Grade 7s being away on camp.


Monday 10 February:

Open A and B team matches have been cancelled due to Grade 7s being away on camp.

Open B vs Boskop (Away)

Open C vs Sharonlea (Home)

Tuesday 11 February:

 U11A vs FDR (Away)

U11B vs Robinhills (Home)

Wednesday 12 February:

U10A vs Trinity (Away )

U10B vs Robinhills (Home)

Thursday 13 February:

U9A vs Boskop (Away)

U9B vs Charterhouse (Home)


to the following learners who have been selected as Media Prefects and Monitors for 2014:

Media Prefects:  Cassidy Davidson, Kayla Stoffels, Mishka Naidoo, Sanchia Pillay, Kayla Knotzer, Gabriella Smith, Paige Moore, Doré Bouwer, Itumeleng Manne, Andrea Ramsay, Mishka Stemmet, Kyra Broomberg, Jabulile Mbanjwa, Phoebe Redelinghuys and Tarryn Batt.

Media Monitors:  Paige Carter, Thomas Clifford, Kate Collier, Zoe Isaac, Suzette Klingenberg, Bonga Manana, Hayden Millard, Retlametswe Moilwa, Denae Naidoo, Prashanti Naidoo, Kamohelo Nkoliswa, Tyla Puzey, Sarah Stanton, Rick Weimar and Kyra Wilke.


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


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

SECOND HAND CLOTHING:  I am looking for 2nd hand clothing and linen in good condition to buy.  Contact Emma on 078 570 1880.

BALANCE THE BOOKS:  We will collect your paperwork and transform it into Monthly Management Accounts; we will sort out all your SARS worries, PAYE, UIF, SDL and VAT.  With a financial manager on call, all your queries will be handled.  Contact Dave on 079 896 3801.

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.

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.

THE HOMEWORK CENTRE:  Facilitated by a qualified remedial teacher (Bed Hons), situated in Boskruin.  One-on-one hourly supervised homework sessions. Assisting in assignments, projects and exam preparation.  For more information please contact Michelle on 074 117 5154 or email   

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, base and mattress R300 each.  Contact 082 344 4299.

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

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:  Camp Rock!  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.

KINDER GARDEN:  Baby care and nursery school, from birth to Grade R, R1 900 per month.  Your peace of mind is our priority.  Malanshof area.  Contact us on (011) 791-3146 or 084 582 2582.

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.

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.

KUMON:  The Math’s and English programme is not an instant solution but it will unleash your child’s potential! We are in the Malanshof/Ferndale centres.  Enrol now to give your child and edge in 2014.  Contact Meloney on 082 966 8187 or (011) 791-4047.