JANUARY ……… The start of three hundred and sixty-five sun kissed mornings and starlit evenings, 52 weeks filled with potential, 12 months bursting with promise.  This is the time to dream, to look forward to the year ahead and to journey within, to reflect on cherished memories and withdraw from the past.  New beginnings beckon to recreate our life journey through vision, change and discovery.  Come, let this NEW YEAR weave her glorious spell.


To all new learners, their parents and especially Grade 1 learners.  We trust that your association with our school will be a pleasant and mutually rewarding one.  Welcome too, to all returning educators and learners.  It’s important for learners to understand that serious application to work must begin immediately, as the school follows a policy of continuous assessment where all aspects of class and homework are evaluated.


Will be held on Wednesday 29 January.  A letter with full details will be distributed in due course.  Please read it carefully.  Attendance by all learners is compulsory.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  Please come and support your children.


Attendance is compulsory

Grades 4 – 7

Heats will take place on Tuesday during the course of the day.  ALL houses to bring costumes on TUESDAY 21 JANUARY!!  NO EXCUSES WILL BE ACCEPTED!! 


Have been distributed to learners. Please complete a separate form for each of your children and return to the class educator ASAP.



Boys:  Grey shorts, blue short sleeved shirt with badge, grey socks, black lace up shoes.

Girls:  School dress, white socks, black baby doll or t-bar shoes.

Jerseys (optional) with no badge can only be worn till end of March.

TRACKSUIT TOP: (optional during summer) NO OLD TRACKSUIT TOPS MAY BE WORN, only the new ones are to be worn from 2014.  The phasing out period is finished.



Tuesday and Thursday:  7:15 – 8:00

Wednesday:  13:00 – 14:00.



BoysRegulation blue board shorts, school golf shirt, white takkies, white socks, blue official school cap (optional).

Girls:  Navy skirt, official golf shirt, white takkies, white socks, blue official school cap (optional).


The school fee tariff is R6 500 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 R650 (beginning January with the final (10th) instalment due end of October.

Payments may be made in cash, by cheque or via electronic banking.  The school’s banking details are as follows:  Standard Bank, Northcliff, Current Account Number 002954494, Branch Code 006305.  Please use your child’s full name as reference.


Would those of you wishing to make a cash sponsorship donation (to assist indigent parents/learners to pay a portion of the 2014 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:

Remax Masters Rock Cottage for the printing of book covers.



Boys/GirlsHouse t-shirt, blue regulation board shorts, school costume.


BoysBlue regulation board shorts, official golf shirt, soccer socks and white takkies.  Blue regulation school peak cap – this is compulsory for cricket.


Will be held during the next two weeks.  Dates and times are as follows

Grade 2 30 January 18:00
Grade 3 4 February 18:00
Grade 4 5 February 18:00
Grade 5 22 January 18:00
Grade 6 23 January 18:00
Grade 7 20 January 18:00


School will start at 7:30 EVERYDAY.  On Wednesday and Friday school will close at 13:30 (grades 4 – 7).  Punctuality in the morning is essential for all learners.


As from Monday 3 February Grade 1s will finish school at 13:00.


Each learner Grades 4 – 7 are expected to bring 1 ream (500 sheets) of 80g white duplicating paper to school by the end of the week.  Would parents please ensure that this is done.


Assembly will now take place on a MONDAY and the Group Test will be written on a TUESDAY.


Tuesday 21 January:

Grade 4 – 7:  English

The Tuesday 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 Tuesdays to write the weekly Group Test.


Computer related expenses R3 268, consumable stock R45 559, Foundation Phase stock and stationery R16 635, gardens and fields R154, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R17 620, Insurance R93 747, Media Centre R9 149, Metro Services R38 926, Senior Phase books R7 119 and transport R4 315.


Congratulations to the following Grade 7 learners who have been selected as prefects for this year:

Khyra Antunes, Christopher Ayres, Matthew Baker, Tarryn Batt, Dore-Ann Bouwer, Kyra Broomberg, Kiash Chetty, Mikayla Claase, Channing Du Plessis, Jamie Flack, Devan Garland, Jordyn Hugo, Max Hutchison, Kyle Inderpersad, Bella Irwin, David Jacobs, Kayla Knotzer, Jabulile Mbanjwa, Tanner McMahon, Thandeka Moganwa, Gaoreteleloe Mogokonyane, Cheyenne Moodley, Paige Moore, Phoki Mosime, Mishka Naidoo, Lindelani Ntshingila, Zavier Rabatin, Zeta Rabatin, Andrea Ramsay, Phoebe Redelinghuys, Gemma Rood, Lesedi Selepe, Thabiso Selolo, Megan Shannon, Gabriella Smith, Mishka Stemmet, Kayla Stoffels, Leah Thackeray, Samantha Thomas, Kevell Umrao, Jamie Wilson, Jason Wilson, Dominique Wright and Hannah Zoutendyk.


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Honeydew Shopping Centre, Cnr. Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets (011) 795-1617.  Buy your summer uniform early and miss the ‘back to school’ rush!

MERCY’S KIDZ TRANSPORT:  Reliable and affordable rates. Pick up and drop off.  Areas:  Randparkridge, Weltevreden Park, Boskruin and Sundowner.  Contact Mercy on 079 922 9858 or e-mail kembomercy@yahoo.com

ROOIVINK AFTERCARE CENTRE: Aftercare with a difference at Rooivink Aftercare Centre in Bromhof.  Value for money, established centre with experienced, dedicated staff where children are allowed to still be children.  Come see what we offer.  Visit www.facebook.com/Rooivink DaycareAftercareCentre or contact Avron on 071 235 5437.

SWIMMING LESSONS: Beginners and stroke correction, please make your bookings with Val after 7pm or if you prefer leave a message and Val will return your call.  Contact 082 570 3038.

SHERRY TREES:  Fantastic for Christmas presents, available in white, silver or black, R250. Rand Park High Debs Fundraiser.  Please contact Stavros on 084 019 7281 or Nadia on 083 456 0877.

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 .co.za

ACCOMMODATION WANTED:  The lady working at the tuckshop is looking for a room in the Randparkridge area from January 2014.  She is willing to pay for accommodation.  Please contact Joe on 073 731 7592.

POSITION OFFERED – SALES SUPPORT PERSON:  The leading operator in the supply of office, storage accommodation facilities is looking for a mature experienced lady to assist the dynamic sales team.  You will be on the road following up on hot leads and looking for sales opportunities under guidance of the sales team.  You must be energetic, goal orientated and very positive minded to fit into the culture of the business.  Send your CV to sales@hutrentals.co.za

TRANSPORT:  Safe reliable transport in the Randparkridge area and surrounds.  Contact Innmotion transport.  Contact Harold on 083 280 8558 or harold@schoolman.co.za

Randpark Primary School