A major factor in determining success is a positive attitude. This is particularly true of school work.  Learners must understand that the correct attitude will result in success.  There is no benefit in moaning, complaining and being negative about school, schoolwork, teachers, etc.  Parents must assist children in this regard and also at the same time support their children with homework and learning in general.  Check their diaries and workbooks on a daily basis.  There is always homework and revision to be done – thank you for your co-operation.


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.


The winter uniform is as follows:


Regulation grey shorts OR grey longs, tracksuit jacket, grey socks, plus plain navy blue tie is to be worn at all times with long sleeve blue shirt. NO track suit pants may be worn over the school uniform.


Plain blue long sleeve shirt and navy blue tie, regulation girl’s grey longs OR grey tunic, plain navy jersey (optional), tracksuit jacket.


NB!  Just a reminder to parents that at the moment the children have to wear summer uniform.  Winter uniform becomes optional on 6th May till the 20th May when every pupil should be in FULL WINTER UNIFORM.


Rand Park Primary School will be holding a rugby clinic at the school on Saturday 20 April from 09:00 – 11:00, for all age groups.  All welcome!


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).


Computer related expenses R3 292, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R5 251, gardens and fields R603, kitchen supplies R1 345, machinery maintenance R115, Metro services R52 276, security R315, swimming pool R3 010, toilets R2 146 and transport R6 911.


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Application forms for 2014 are available at the office and parents may return completed forms from Wednesday 17 April 2013.  A very serious request is made to all parents not to encourage friends/relatives etc. who live outside our immediate area to apply for space at our school.  Our school is always over-subscribed and  we must all co-operate to keep learner numbers in check, in order to control the Learner: Teacher ratio at the school.  For Grade 1 learners, preference will be given to in-area learners who turn 7 during the course of 2014Personal and professional experience suggests that the enrolment of the younger learners can be problematic for them.  My honest opinion is for you to keep them out of formal education for the additional year.  Please let us all do whatever we can to ensure that we do not flood the school next year.  An increase in the Learner : Teacher ratio is certainly not in the best educational interest of your children.

Admissions/enrollments will open on Wednesday 17 April at 6:00 in the morning. 


As from Friday 19 April, the school will close at 13:30 for the Senior Phase (Grade 4 – 7).  This is due to the fact that we are not writing cycle tests this Term.  The Foundation Phase will close at 13:00 as usual.  Please note that detention for Senior Phase will therefore start at 13:30 and finish at 14:45.



Wednesday 17 April:  RP vs FDR:

U9, U10 & U11 (Home)

U12 & Open (Away)


Thursday 18 April:  RP vs Robinhills:  U9, U10 & U11 (Away) U12 & Open (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.


Learners undertake to LEARN!


Chewing of gum is NOT permitted.


Educators must endeavour to maintain a flexible work programme that will as far as is practicable address the divergent needs, interests and abilities of the learners.


Parents must ensure that as far as is possible, their child attends school in good health and conforms to generally accepted norms of personal cleanliness and neatness.


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.

ART CLASSES:  By renowned artist and experienced teacher.  B.A. (ART), B.A. Fine Art, Advanced Diploma in Fine Art, Higher Diploma in Education P.G. (Secondary) U.C.T.  All welcome.  Contact (011) 782-1686 or 072 179 6574.

MONICA’S AFTERCARE:  Were you happy with your child’s Term 1 results?  Monica’s Aftercare transport, meals, supervised homework and help with studying for exams.  Contact 083 291 6734.

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:  Master Chef!  See you there!  For more info contact 792-1340.

ALLEGRO MUSIC STUDIO:  Are you musically inclined? Vocal training, guitar, drum piano and keyboard lessons will develop your creativity and confidence.  Take lessons in the convenience of your own home, or at our fully equipped studio in Bromhof.  Please contact Amy at Allegro Studio on 083 337 2702 or

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

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.

MINISTRY OF DANCE STUDIO:  North Riding/Bryanston studios.  Hip hop, freestyle and modern dance.  Contact Blair on 078 893 6887 or 082 941 7278 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

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

TRANSPORT:  For reliable and personal care transporting your kids to and from Rand Park Primary and Rand Park High Schools contact Christine on 082 440 4260.  PDP Registered.

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

EXTRA MATHS: Multiple Minds offers extra maths for students from Grades 1 – 12. Maximum 3 students per group.  We are open Monday to Saturday.  Please contact Desiree for a free trial lesson on 072 104 3747 or

AFTER SCHOOL TUITION:  Give your child a boost:  UK experienced teacher offers after school tuition in Eng, Maths and Afr.  Homework assistance and after care facilities are also available.  We can also fetch your child from school.  Contact Rani on (011) 791-3377 or 081 825 8230.

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.