Believe it or not, one of the major reasons for lack of success in Mathematics is the learner’s dysfunctional knowledge of the times table. I have addressed this issue with the educators and we will be taking steps to tackle the problem.  I would, however, appeal to parents to assist us in this regard, especially the grade 6 and 7 parents.  Please make an effort to test/revise your child’s tables on a daily basis for the next two terms.  The best way to reinforce the tables is for the child to recite/sing them over and over again until they become automatic.  Your co-operation in this regard will be much appreciated.


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.



Tuesday and Thursday:  7:15 – 8:00

Wednesday:  13:00 – 14:15.


Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis.  Our target is R35 000 by year end. Thanks to all participating parents.


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).


School will start at 07:30

Punctuality in the mornings is essential for all learners.


Grade 1 & 2 Mon – Fri:  13:00

Grade 3 Mon – Thurs:  13:30

Grade 3 Fri:  13:00

Grades 4 – 7:  14:00


Consumable stock R4 287, engraving/badges R1 268, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R790, kitchen supplies R2 117, Media Centre R2 468, Metro Services R26 857, office stationery R337, printing R1 945, Senior Primary books R3 916, sports R204, swimming pool R799, trips and shows R446.


To the following learners who have been selected as Computer Centre and KDA Monitors for 2013.

Computer Centre Monitors:  James Flottow, Jordan Curr, Karabo Motsamai, Kiara Coppens, Kimberly Pillay, Kyle Staschik, Luyanda Mabasa, Meagan Sommerville, Pari Momos and Sarah Hemmens.

KDA Monitors:  Aidan Riggien, Gareth Bragge, Michael Wood and Neshlin Archary.


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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 the parents of those wishing to wear civvies, please ensure that the children are dressed decorously.


As from Monday 4 February Grade 1s will finish school at 13:00.  The Grade 1s will also then start he extra mural timetable.


Friday 8 February:

  • Grades 4 – 7:  Social Science

The Friday 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 Fridays to write the weekly Group Test.


  • Grade 3:  Tuesday 5 February at 18:00



Monday 4 February:  Open A vs IRG (Away) ; Open B vs Northcliff (Away) ; Open C vs Trinity (Home)

Tuesday 5 February:  U11A vs IRG (Home) ; U11Bvs Northcliff (Away)

Wednesday 6 February:  U10A vs IRG (Home) ; U10B vs Charter House (Away)

Thursday 7 February:  U9A vs IRG (Home) ; U9B vs IRG (Away)


Friday 8 February:  A-Team (Montrose) ; B-Team (Sharonlea)


Wednesday 6 February:  Senior Girls vs North West Christian School (Home)

Thursday 7 February:  Senior Boys vs Louw Geldenhuys (Away)


Our Open A cricket boys played against Cliffview in the day/night series at Allan Glen High and lost by 2 wickets.  Well done boys!! You played beautifully. The next day/night game will be played on Wednesday 6 February at Allan Glen High School.


Senior Boys vs De la Salle and lost 47 – 33.


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 abusive language and inflammatory actions.


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


Parents must ensure that they discourage abusive language or inflammatory behaviour.


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


BANTER GRAPHICS: Do you like the new schools website? Does your business need that edge? For all your graphic and website design needs. Please contact Craig on

HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR:  Honeydew Shopping Centre. Cnr. Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets (011) 795-1617.  Compare our affordable prices to other stockists.

PIANO LESSONS: Given to children from the age of 7, adults also welcome.  Exams, if wanted taken through Trinity College of London.  Please phone (011) 794-5269 or 082 264 4024.

INDIVIDUAL TUTORING:  R110 per hour.  English: Grade 1 – 6, Maths:  Grade 1 – 4.  Contact Lesley Viljoen on (011) 478-2253 or 072 213 4239 (after 5pm).

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:  Around the world, see you there!  For more info contact 792-1340.

TENNIS COACHING:  Professional tennis coaching is offered at the school tennis courts, Monday to Saturday.  Group as well as private lessons available.  All levels catered for, as well as adult coaching.  Contact Sharon or 083 256 1969.

FOR SALE:  Silver Ford Fiesta 1.4 (Abiente), 6 months old with 7 000km, leather seats, anti-smash and grab R146 000.  Contact Nic on 082 905 5707.

DOMESTIC:  Maria a Malawian lady is looking for domestic work, part or full time.  Please contact her on 071 743 1989 or for a reference contact Desree on 082 828 8601.

ALLEGRO MUSIC STUDIO:  Are you musically inclined? Piano, Keyboard and Singing Training will develop your creativity and confidence.  Give your younger child a head start with Junior Music Lessons (from age 5).  For professional lessons in Bromhof  contact Amy Calf on 083 337 2702 or

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 us on (011) 795-4305 or www. studentsschoolwear

SKIN BY DESIGN:  Nimue facials, spray tans, lash extensions, waxing, manicures, pedicures and massages.  15% Off on presentation of this advert.  7 Kirsten Rd, Vandia Grove, Bryanston.  Contact 073 729 7251 or 082 931 3930.

ROOIVINK AFTERCARE CENTE:  Specializing in primary school aftercare and holiday care.  We offer supervised homework in a homely environment with competitive rates. Please contact Avron on  071  235 5437 or look on facebook:

TRANSPORT:  Safe, reliable transport offered from Rand Park Primary to surrounding areas at R450 per month.  Please contact me on 084 294 7804 or if you are interested, I am a parent at the school.

CRICKET ACADEMY:  A cricket academy will be starting at the school.  To register now or for more information please contact Albert Bouwer on 072 462 2400 for more information.   

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

AFRI-EASE:  Afrikaans group lessons (max 6), Grade 4 – 9, Mon – Thurs mornings and afternoons in Fontainebleau.  R150 for 1 hour lesson.  E-mail Anien Evans on

VAUGHN’S BOOKKEEPING SERVICES:  Calling all micro and small businesses, let me make your life easier by taking control of your bookkeeping/accounting/compliance needs.  No job too big or small, ad hoc or long term assignments, including payroll.  Contact Vaughn on 083 635 4280 or

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