Lack of success is often the cumulative result of a number of small, on-going omissions of continuous neglect of work.  A number of learners are habitually being referred to the Friday detention class for this constant neglect of work and bad behaviour.  The parents of these learners ignore these signs at their peril as learners who do not produce the required work cannot be assessed and, as a result may be in serious danger of not progressing to the next grade at year end.  I have to ask myself that when these detention slips are produced at home, what the parents actually do about it.  Are you pro-active or do you let it slide?  Point 9.19 of the Code of Conduct (School Rules) sates that learners have to attend detention if so required.


Our children are crossing the road on a daily basis when they are being picked up after school.  Please adhere to the speed limit in Medlar and Boekenhout Street, AT ALL TIMES.  Your co-operation in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Please pay special attention to the pedestrian crossings as I would not like our learners to be injured.


Computer related expenses R3 360, Capex R5 000, Foundation Phase stock and stationery R3 616, gardens and fields R471,  kitchen supplies R 1624, hardware /maintenance /plumbing R2 029,  sports R538, transport R456, trips and shows R9 415.


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.

Many thanks to those parents who have already made their contribution towards the school fees.  It is greatly appreciated!


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).

We thank the following parents / businesses for their sponsorship:

Mr & Mrs Wood of Silver Birch and Mr Shanoudy of Fornos Bakery in Rosebank for their kind donation of eats for the members of staff for Mother’s Day.


A request to parents who sit outside the school waiting for their children to please keep your door locked and your windows closed if possible.  We’ve had one or two incidents and this request is for your own safety.


Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis.  We had raised R16 752.71 at the end of April.  Thanks to all participating parents.


Should you wish to receive this newsletter by e-mail, please forward your address to  Please keep your email address current on our system in case of emergencies.


Due to the exams starting mid June, it is imperative that learners start early to revise the work done in the first and second term.


To Mrs Mol, our music teacher who is retiring on the 17th May.  She is thanked most sincerely for her many positive inputs at our school, her invaluable work with the choir and all other musical groups.  Mrs Mol, enjoy your rest, you deserve it and we wish you everything of the best for the future.


All learners must wear their FULL WINTER UNIFORM

From Monday 13 May.


The U10 /U11 match on Saturday 11 May against Old Eds has been confirmed. We are playing at Rand Park Primary.

The U12/U13 match on Saturday 11 May against UJ has been confirmed. We are playing at Milo Park.



Wednesday 15 May:  RP vs Blairgowrie

U9, U10 & U11 (Away)

U12 & Open (Home)


Thursday 16 May:  RP vs FDR

U9, U10 & U11 (Away)

U12 & Open (Home)


SOCCER: RP vs Risidale

U9A Lost 2 – 0

U9B Lost 5 – 0

U10A Drew 2 – 2

U10B Lost 3 – 1

U11A Lost 5 – 2

U11B Won 2 – 0

U12A Lost 4 – 3

U12B Drew 2 – 2

 U13A Lost 4 – 1

U13B Lost 4 – 3

NETBALL:  RP vs Northcliff

U9A Lost 5 – 1

U10A Lost 8 – 4

U10B Won 5 – 4

U11A Lost 5 – 1

U11B Lost 7 – 0

U12A Won 8 – 6

U12B Won 12 – 5

Open A Lost 17 – 1

Open B Lost 13 – 3


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 use of drugs, assault, carrying of dangerous weapons, criminal or illegal activities, bullying, rape,  sexual harassment, intimidation, victimisation, drunkenness, smoking or being in possession of pornographic material.


Learners must ensure that the homework diary is signed by a parent on a daily basis.


Educators must ensure that they abide by the rules, regulations and procedures set out by the school and the GDE .


Parents must ensure that they respect the smoke-free status of the school and do not smoke within the school boundaries.


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR:  Honeydew Shopping Centre, Cnr. Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets (011) 795-1617.  Blue long sleeve shirts are on SPECIAL at the moment.   Compare our affordable prices to other stockists.

BONETTS INTERIOR PROJECTS:  Under carpet, tile and wood heating, carpets, wood and vinyl flooring and blinds.  Contact Tony for a no obligation quote on 083 290 1757 or

HANDY MAN:  Are you looking for a good, reliable handyman?  Contact Mary on (011) 675-7128 081 467 0095 to make an appointment.

STâBURST HOUSEHOLD & INDUSTRIAL CLEANING PRODUCTS: 7 Piece value pack for R180.00.  Consists of: 1 each x 2l dishwashing liquid, 2l all purpose cleaner, 2l pine-gel with detol, 2l bleach, 2l fabric softener, 275ml Snap (similar to Pledge) and 2kg washing powder.  The company has been running for 10 years, for more information contact Imraan on 084 683 4666 or e-mail

DOMESTIC:  Ruth is looking for full or part time domestic work, she has good references.  Please contact her on 083 698 5489.

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

HOME SCHOOLING:  Struggling in Grade 4, receive a recognised education in a relaxed and small school environment at Tutor the Future.  A caring home schooling centre in Randpark Ridge offers small class teaching with qualified teachers.  Ideal for learners who prefer a more relaxed and informal school setting.  Contact Sue on 084 594 4236 or visit

GARDENER:  Costa is looking for gardening and odd jobs in and around the house.  He is committed, honest and a hard worker.  He comes highly recommended.  Please call 082 552 8557 / 084 883 7065.     

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

PANORAMA FOOTBALL CLUB:  We are based in Radiokop and are open to all ages from 5 years to Vets.  Panorama Football Club are proud to say we have 4 x level 1 SAFA coaches as well as UEFA licence A & B coaches.  We boast 4 full fields to accommodate our growing members.  We are also very proud that we have become the official satellite club for the Black Aces.  For more info on training days etc, please contact Mariesha on 079 769 2040 or visit

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:  Happy Mother’s Day!  See you there!  For more info contact 792-1340.

EXTRA MATHS LESSONS:  I am offering extra maths lessons for learners in Grade 7 – Grade 9, R150 for an hour lesson and will even travel to you, please e-mail me if you are interested on

DOMESTIC:  Alice is looking for part-time work, she is realiable, smart and excellent with children.  Has good references.  Please contact her on 071 760 2724.

PANORAMA COBRAS JUNIOR RUGBY CLUB: Rugby training has started at the Panorama Sports Club in Radiokop from 17:30 – 18:45 on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please come and join us for some fun.  Fees are R750 for the season excluding rugby kit.  Payment option plans are available.

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.