Research shows that parent involvement can have either a positive or negative impact on the value of homework.  Parent involvement can be used to speed up a child’s learning.  Homework can involve parents in the school process.  My personal opinion is it can enhance parents’ appreciation of education.  It can give them an opportunity to express positive attitudes about the value of success in school.  Parents must, however, not complete tasks that the child is capable of completing by him or herself.  Parents should avoid interfering in the independent completion of assignments if your child is doing well at school.  Parents should assist the teachers in maximising the positive effects of homework and minimize the negative ones.


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.


Rand Park High School will be hosting an open day on Saturday 2 March in the school hall at 09:30.  All welcome.


All extra mural activities will finish on Friday 8th March.


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).


Fire equipment service R998, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R4 131, kitchen supplies R1 001, machinery maintenance R515, office stationery R289, printing R1 122 and sports R1 290.


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Friday 8 March:  Grades 4 – 6:  Maths

Grade 7:  Life Orientation

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.


School starts 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


Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis.  Our target is R35000 by year end.  Thanks to all participating parents.



U9A vs Trinity and lost by 1 wicket

U9B vs Trinity and lost by 63 runs

U10A vs North West Christian School and won by 70 runs

U11A vs Trinity and won by 9 wickets

U11B  vs Sharonlea and won

Open B vs Trinity and lost



Monday 4 March:  Open A vs Cliffview (Home) ; Open B (Bye) ; Open C vs Ciffview (Away)

Tuesday 5 March:  U11A vs Cliffview (Away) ; U11B vs Cliffview (Home)

Wednesday 6 March:  U10A vs Risidale (Home) ; U10B vs Cliffview (Away)

Thursday 7 March:  U9A vs Cliffview (Home) ; U9B vs Cliffview (Away)


Wednesday 6 March:  Senior Girls vs Kings School Robin Hills (Home)

Thursday 7 March:  Senior Boys vs North West Christian School (Home)


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.


Educators must ensure that they promote open and regular channels of communication between home and school.


The bicycle sheds are out of bounds to all learners who do not bring bicycles to school.


Learners undertake to refrain from disruptive, undisciplined or unco-operative behaviour both within and outside the classroom.


Parents must ensure that they meet their financial commitments with respect to the school


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

KIP McGRATH EDUCATION CENTRE:  is offering short courses in school readiness, study skills, exam essay writing, English as a Second Language and Intelligence Development.  We can help you improve your Mathematics, English, Afrikaans, Physical Science and Life Science.   For a free assessment contact Shereen on 071 685 5354 or

DOMESTIC:  Thembi is looking for work on a Tues, Wed, Thur and Fri or full time work with accommodation.  Please contact her on 071 026 4166 or for a reference contact Jack on 072 210 2139.

SPECIAL NEEDS PRACTITIONER:  Offering a wide variety of one-to-one sessions and individually planned birthday parties. Fun, multi sensory parties, swimming and trampolining.  The one-to-one private sessions offered are music and song, swimming (halliwick), intensive interaction, trampolining (rebound) and sherbourne (whole body movement).  Contact Daelene on 081 882 5642 or

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:  Kids Club Party!! All children to wear bright colours.  See you there!  For more info contact 792-1340.

AQUALAND S.A. SWIMMING SCHOOL:  Indoor, heated pool, personalised 1-on-1 swimming lessons for pupils from 12 months to adult with a female swimming instructor.  2 Branches situated in Rand Park Ridge and Bromhof.  Open 7 days a week.  For more information contact Robbie on 082 521 2360 or also see

MONICA’S AFTERCARE:  Transport, meals and supervised homework.  Contact Monica on 083 291 6734.

LEARNING SKILL METHODS:  Grade 4 – 12.  For more information contact Eddie on or 083 454 0540.

BLINDS & LAMINATE FLOORING SPECIAL:  10% Discount on all orders placed during the month of March 2013 for basswood venetian, aluminium venetian and bamboo venetian blinds.  15% Discount on all laminate flooring.  Contact Brad on 084 688 5818 or

DOMESTIC:  Mavis is looking for part time work on a Tues, Wed and Thursday.  Has good references.  Please call her on 076 331 5792 or 072 417 4150.

COTTAGE TO LET:  One bedroom, bathroom, fully furnished kitchen, closed garage with remote control.  The cottage is situated 2km from Beyers Naude in a boomed area.  Contact Maseala on 079 881 6800 or Jackson on 082 976 9514.

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.

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

SHAVATHON:  Come and show your support for CANCER survivors @ Beauty on Oxford on Saturday 2 March from 9am – 3pm. Adults R50, children under 12 R25.  For a free haircut phone (011) 025-1277 by appointment only (Tues – Thurs), 88 Oxford Street Ferndale.

DOMESTIC:  Annie is looking for domestic work on a Tues & Wed.  Please call her on 073 169 0454, or for a reference call Zoe on 083 568 9819.

WANTED:  I am looking for a 2nd hand men’s bicycle for my gardener.  Please contact Jonathan on 076 466 7986.

FLOORING PROJECTS:  Commercial carpet and flooring specialist.  Contact Dave Irving on 083 273 2848.

KIDSCAPE ADVENTURE CAMPS:  Kids welcome from grade 1 – 8, limited to 60 kids only. From 28 March – 1 April at Camp Nelu (Hekpoort).  Activities include:  hike, obstacle course, stalk the lantern, bush walk, team-building, life skills, character building, target shooting, archery, abseiling, zip wire and lots more.  R1 300 for the whole package and including transport.  Contact Graeme on 083 457 7848 or

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.

SALES PERSON REQUIRED:  Selling a health product to pharmacies and health shops in the Gauteng area.  Own transport and invoicing necessary.  Would need to purchase stock to use as a selling tool.  Please send your details and a brief history of your sales experiences to Kirsten at

DOMESTIC:  Caroline is looking for part or full time domestic work.  Please contact her on 073 836 9320, has very good references.

BOOKKEEPING TO TRIAL BALANCE:  I do book-keeping for small companies, offer excellent monthly rates.  Debtors, creditors, PAYE/UIF and VAT returns.  Company tax and investment advice also available.  Contact Ashlee on 082 464 5451.

DESIGNER BLINDS &  FLOORS:  Situated in 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.  Contact Wayne on 083 454 6511 for a quote.

DRUM LESSONS:  With an experienced drum teacher in a recording-enabled studio available.  I also sell new & second hand drum equipment.  Please contact Darren on 082 927 0913 or at for any enquiries.

Randpark Primary School