There appears to be a rise in this phenomenon, especially among the Grade 6 and 7 learners.  This has become a problem and parents need to be aware of what their sons and daughter are looking at, doing and saying on their cell phones.  We have been asking for your co-operation on a number of occasions.  This is what you can do:

  • Check your child’s cell phone on a regular and unexpected basis
  • Try and purchase cell phones that do not have cameras – this stops them from taking, sending and receiving visual images.
  • Take away the cell phone before bedtime and hand it over in the morning.  A lot of nonsense goes on at night while you think your child is sleeping.

I am currently receiving loads of complaints from parents about social network bullying, Facebook, BBM, etc.  Please talk to your children about this serious matter.  Thank you for your co-operation in this regard.


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.


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:

Flooring Projects for the kind donation of carpets for our Grade 1 classrooms.


Computer related expenses R2 000, transport R648 and trips and shows R102 950.


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Friday 22 February:  Grades 4 – 6:  English

Wednesday 20 February Grade 7:  EMS

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.


Friday 22 February is the anniversary of Baden Powell’s Birthday.  All Brownies, Cubs and Scouts can wear their relevant uniforms on this day.


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


It is a GDE requirement that we have a “late comers” register in which we record the name of learners arriving late.  Our Code of Conduct also states that learners should be punctual on a daily basis in order to avoid disruptions in class as teaching starts immediately.  However I am fully aware of the traffic volumes sometimes in the morning.  I urge parents to make a concerted effort to get children to school on time.  Your co-operation in this regard will be greatly appreciated.


PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW TIMES:  Tuesday and Thursday:  7:15 – 8:00

Wednesday:  13:00 – 14:15.


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


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



U9 A vs Aurora and lost by 7 wickets

U10A vs Aurora and lost by 10 runs

U11B vs Robinhills and lost


A-Team:  1st Bryanston, 2nd Rand Park and 3rd Montrose.

B-Team:  1st Northcliff, 2nd North West Christian School, 3rd Rand Park and 4th Sharonlea.


Senior Girls vs King David and lost



Monday 18 February: Open A vs Charter House (Away) ; Open B vs Charter House (Home) ; Open C (Bye)

Tuesday 19 February: U11A vs Charter House (Cancelled) ; U11B vs Trinity (Home)

Wednesday 20 February: U10A vs Charter House (Cancelled) ; U10B vs Robinhills (Home)

Thursday 21 February: U9A vs Charter House (Cancelled) ; U9B vs Charter House (Cancelled)


Friday 22 February:  A-Team (Randpark) ; B-Team (Northcliff)


Wednesday 20 February:  Senior Girls vs Unika (Away)

Thursday 21 February:  Senior Boys vs Fontainebleau (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.


Parents must ensure that their child attends school each day, is punctual and in case of absence, provide an explanation/reason(s) for such absence from school.


No riding of bicycles within the school boundaries.


Learners undertake to respect all persons and property.


Educators must ensure that they respect all persons and property and the confidentiality of information.


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.

MUSIC LESSONS:  Join a guitar class (private or in a group – maximum 4 students – electric or classical).  Piano and music theory also available.  All music grades covered up to Grade 8 level, and all music examination material covered.  Down to earth and focus on the individual.  Contact 072 236 4656 or 072 900 4232 or (011) 791-4609 to book an appointment.

DOMESTIC:  Betty is looking for extra work on a Saturday.  Please contact her employee on 084 813 2706 for a reference.  She is honest, reliable, hardworking and kind.  Please contact her on 072 779 8230.

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

COMPLETE HAIR:  Is offering all ladies a free blow wave for Valentine’s Day.  Valid on Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st February, on presentation of this voucher.  Please phone (011) 791-4159 for an appointment.  Shop 2, Bromhof Village, Cnr C R Swart & Tin Road.

TIGHT & TIDY PLUMBING:  Reliable, fast, professional plumbers! Burst geysers and pipes, blocked drains, leaking/running toilets, geyser thermostats and valves, dripping taps, drainage and customised projects.  Contact us for all your plumbing requirements! Contact Dean on 082 333 7178. 

A-1 PANELBEATERS:  Panel beating, spray painting and services for all vehicles at very competitive prices.  Please contact Valentino on 084 463 3526, we are in North Riding.

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.

GARDENER:  Lyson Aubrey is looking for work on a Mon, Fri and Sunday.  For a references contact Angela on 082 561 0647 or Lyson on 083 580 8533.

DOMESTIC:  Mavis is looking for domestic work on a Tues, Wed and Thurs.  Comes with good references.  Please contact her on 076 331 5792 or 072 417 4150.

DOMESTIC:  Edith is looking for domestic work 3 x days per week (Mon/Wed/Fri).  Has worked for the same family for 11 years and is good with children.  Contact her on 084 992 3686.

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.

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A GIRL SCOUT:  ADIERO Scout Group is an all girls scout troop that meets on a Friday evening at Randpark Ridge Scout Hall.  For info please contact Louise on 082 437 0297 or  Girls from 11 up are welcome.

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:  Love Day!! see you there!  For more info contact 792-1340.

CCTV:  Spy-man cctv complete kit (consists of 4 cameras, cable, machine, etc.) special from R2 999.  For more information contact Tim on 073 846 6662 or

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.  

KUMON:  The Math’s and English programme is not an instant solution but it will unleash your child’s potential!  Contact Meloney on (011) 791-4047 or 082 966 8187.  Enrol now to give your child and edge in 2013.

RANDPARK RIDGE CUBS:  is the best fun ever for boys and girls aged 7 – 10.  Come see for yourself at our Open Day on Saturday 16 February.  Normal pack meeting are on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 RPR Scout Hall, Boskruin (next to Community Centre).  Or contact Akela (Yvonne) on 074 539 4820.

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

DOMESTIC:  Aby is looking for domestic work/child minding on Saturdays.  She lives in Randpark is hardworking and loves children.  Contact Aby on 073 154 2458 or Sandra for a reference on 083 291 8261.

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).

Randpark Primary School