You as a parent cannot and should not endeavour to protect your child from all the bumps along the road of life. They need to take responsibility for their work (or lack thereof). We have learners attending detention for homework and class work not done.  If you are the parent of such a child, the detention is not enough. You need to take additional, punitive steps against your child. Similarly, please do not bring things to school that the child has left at home. The child must quickly learn that you will not fetch and carry for them.  They must accept the consequences of their oversights.


Class photos are available from register teachers at R30.00 per photo. The deadline for orders is Friday, 30 August.


Parents are yet again reminded to exercise extreme care on the roads surrounding the school in the mornings and afternoons.  Please do not put yourself in the unbearable situation of having to try and explain the unthinkable to another parent whose child has come to harm at your hands. A request is made to parents to refrain from abusive language and inflammatory action towards other parents dropping learners. Your co-operation in this matter will be 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) installment due end of October.

An urgent request to all parents in arrears to pay ASAP. 


Cross Country

Rand Park Primary participated in the Cross Country meeting at Delta Park last week Thursday.  The following athletes obtained places in the top 30 of their age groups:  Berry Forro came 12th , Kerry Emery came 20th and Tayla Whittaker came 29th in the U9 girl’s race, Erin Meredith came 19th in the U10 girl’s race, Damon Koch came 29th  in the U11 boys race, Jabulile Mbanjwa came 17th in the girls U12 race and Micah Forsythe came 10th in the girls U13 race.


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).


Capex R513, Choir Festival R350, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R259, engraving/badges R1 239, paper R19 152, Senior Phase books R150 000 and staff development R500.


As the school is 40 YEARS old this year I would like to ask parents to support any initiative that we might have in order to celebrate this auspicious occasion.


A big and sincere thank you to all the parents and learners who have contributed to our raffle initiative. The response has been overwhelming. The funds raised will be used for various Capex Projects.  We have recently installed new air conditioners in the prefabs and the learners really benefitted from this exercise during the cold winter.  Some of the funds will be utilised for the upgrading of the sporting facilities and also to enhance the technology in the classrooms.


Friday 23 August:  Grades 4 – 6:  Natural Science & Technology

Grade 7:  Arts & Culture

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



Monday 12 August:  RP vs Fontainebleau  (Away)


Wednesday 21 August at Rand Park Primary



Rand Park played Fontainebleau and lost 9 – 3


Rand Park played Kings School Robin Hills and won 24 – 4.


Rand Park ran against Constantia, Cliffview, Crawford and Bryanston.  Rand Park attained 1st position.


Cross Country

Rand Park Primary participated in the last Cross Country meeting at Albert’s Farm yesterday. The following athletes obtained places in the top 30 of their age groups:  Berry Forro came 8th in the U9 girl’s race, Erin Meredith came 15th in the U10 girl’s race, Liam Walters came 19th in the U10 boys race, Kyle Viede came 12th and Damon Koch came 23rd in the boys U11 race, Tarryn Batt came 11th and Jabulile Mbanjwa came 19th in the girls U12 race and Micah Forsythe came 8th in the girls U13 race.


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 they meet all their financial commitments with respect to the school.


Learners undertake to protect school property.


Classrooms are out of bounds unless the educator is present or has given learners permission to be in the classroom.


Educators must ensure that utilise generally accepted teaching methods.


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR:  Honeydew Shopping Centre, Cnr. Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets (011) 795-1617.  Girls grey tunic on  HUGE SPECIAL at the moment.   Compare our affordable prices to other stockists.

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 free quotation.

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, and Life Science.  From pre-school to Grade12.   For a free assessment contact Shereen on 071 685 5354 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:  Doctor, Doctor.   See you there!  For more info contact 792-1340.

BODY MEASURES BOOTCAMP:  R200 for the month of August.  Mon – Thurs @ 6pm, Panorama Sports Club, Cnr John Vorster & Paul Kruger Road, Radiokop.  Contact Kerry on 083 626 3302.

DOMESTIC:  Loyal and trustworthy domestic seeks work for Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please contact Maria on 072 573 3941 and for a reference contact Mrs Pearce on (011) 792-2908.

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

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

LAWNMOWER LAND EST. 1973:   Winter Service Special – 50% OFF labour charged on servicing of your generator, chainsaw, edge-trimmer, lawnmower or any type of outdoor power equipment.  4 Month warranty on service.  Collection and delivery service also available.  Offer valid till 31 August.  443 Vale Ave, Ferndale (011) 789-2308 or or

THE HOMEWORK CENTRE:  Facilitated by a qualified remedial teacher (Bed Hons), situated in Boskruin.  One-on-one supervised homework, assisting in assignments, projects and exam preparation.  Instilling independence, responsibility, time management and planning skills.  Grades 1 – 5.  For further information please contact Michelle on 074 117 5154 or e-mail

ONLINE BRAIN PROFILING FOR:  Parenting, teaching & learning, study skills, career guidance, personal development, family dynamics, relationships and more. Individual written reports and consultations contact Mark on or 072 496 0040.

DOMESTIC:  Zama is looking for full or part time work, please contact her on 079 630 8196.

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

LOSE WEIGHT NOW, ASK ME HOW:  Contact Michele on 082 334 0987.

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