“Be like a postage stamp, stick to one thing until you get it right” - Josh Billings


A sincere welcome back to all staff, parents and learners for the second term. I hope that everybody had a good break and that we are all rested and inspired for the term. Learners must start working hard right from the onset as exams are just around the corner.


A sincere welcome to Mrs L Ramsden who has been appointed in Grade 7. We sincerely hope that you are going to enjoy your stay at Rand Park Primary.


You as a parent cannot and should not endeavour to protect your child from all the bumps along the road of life. They need to take responsibility for their work (or lack thereof). We have learners attending detention for homework and class work not done. If you are the parent of such a child, the detention is not enough. You need to take additional, punitive steps against your child. Similarly, please do not bring things to school that the child has left at home. The child must quickly learn that you will not fetch and carry for them. They must accept the consequences of their oversights.


Once again, a sincere thank you to all those parents who attended Parents Evening. If there are any problems regarding your child’s progress for the second term please
do not hesitate to make an appointment with the teacher or the school management team.


In Term 2 we do not write Cycle Test on Tuesdays. We do however write Exams towards the end of Term 2. Parents must ensure that learners do all the homework and classwork on a daily basis. Please draw up a management plan by which your child must revise the work completed weekly and even daily. Please check work and books regularly.


The school fee tariff is R7 900 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 R790 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.


See accompanying letter distributed to learners today – 8 April. On instruction from the GDE NO manual applications will be done or accepted.


Learners are still to wear FULLSUMMER UNIFORM at the moment. On Monday 2 May learners will be allowed to wear either Summer or Winter uniform. From Monday 16 May ALL learners should be in FULL WINTER UNIFORM. Thanks for your co-operation.


Buildings and grounds R3 280, general hardware and maintenance R4 166, Metro Services R24 294, sport R4 000, transport R1 270, printing consumables R1 455 and cleaning services R2 204.


Just a reminder to parents that due to the fact that we are writing exams in Term 2 the school will close at 13:30 every Tuesday for the Senior Phase learners (grade 4 – 7). No Cycle Tests will be written.


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


Parents must ensure that they provide their child with the resources, basic equipment, learning materials needed to complete school work (both class work and home work).


Learners undertake to be in possession of appropriate working/learning materials.


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.


The school has to renovate the Foundation Phase, Admin Block and Hall in the Second Term. There is mainly exterior painting to be done and I would appreciate it if there are parents who are able to donate or assist us with the purchasing of paint at a reasonable price. Please contact Mr Niehaus at school. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.


Soccer, Rugby and Netball are the most important sporting codes in Term 2. Please encourage learners to participate as we would like to do well.



Wednesday 13 April: RP vs Cliffview
U9, U10 & u11 (Home)
U12 & U13 (Away)


Thursday 14 April: RP vs Northcliff
Venue to be confirmed



HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Buy your winter uniform now and miss the rush. Blue long sleeve shirt and tracksuit on SPECIAL! Honeydew Shopping Centre, c/o Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets, (011) 795-1617.
AUPAIR AVAILABLE: I am available to Aupair from 3pm – 6 or 7pm, daily as well as on weekends. Please contact Linda on 082 672 3981 or e-mail lilydube123@gmail.com
RETIRED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT: Available immediately to do bookkeeping and accounting assignments for small/medium businesses. For more information contact Barry on 083 977 1012. Very affordable rate.
MY ACADEMICS TUTORING SERVICES: 13 Subjects, tutor at your home. We have ten years of success assisting students in all grades. Call Bronwyn on 082 820 0879 or (011) 792-7568 or e-mail bronwyn@myacademics.co.za For YOUR success!
MADENA TRANSPORT: Area covered: Fontainebleau, Malanshof, Rand Park, Bromhof, Boskruin, Moret, Boskop Sundowner and Northwold. Contact John on 083 755 8708 or Frans on 079 575 4946.
HAIR SALON: Professional and child friendly hair salon at Randpark Ridge Shopping Centre. Bring 2 kids and get one free. Boys R100, girls R150. Contact (011) 791-3929.
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SECOND HAND CLOTHING: 4 Tons of 2nd hand clothing needed for a big outreach to Lesotho in May. With Winter approaching and temperatures below freezing we are appealing to you to help us provide clothing to nearly 2 000 people we care for. No donation is too small, I will collect. Please call Elmarie on 082 880 0010,
KIP McGRATH HOMEWORK CENTRE: Registration now open for our homework centre. Tailor made to your child needs and your budget. 4 Packages to choose from, starting from R1 000 per month. Limited space/small groups. Call now for your free assessment, obligation free. Contact Shereen on 071 685 5354 or visit www.kipmcgrath.co.za
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TUTOR WISE: Tutor Wise offers individual aimed at helping learners grasp concepts, prepare for exams and homework assistance. We offer assistance for all grades and subjects. Hourly fees are R170. E-mail transcripttutors@gmail.com or www.tutor-wise.com
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