Too many learners are guilty of this practice to their own disadvantage.  Work is not done the day it is given, tasks are put off till later, work is not handed in on time.  To get things done on time and handed in is a very important life skill.  Learners who do not adhere to timeframes and due dates will be penalized and, please note, that marks cannot and will not be awarded for work that is not received or is incomplete.  Too many learners are throwing marks away, are attending unnecessary detentions for the reasons indicated above.  Please motivate your children to be responsible regarding these issues.  Non compliance is undoubtedly to their detriment.


As from 19 July 2013, the Senior Phase (Grades 4 -7) will close at 14:00.  This is due to the fact that we are writing Group Tests this Term and no Exams.  The Foundation Phase (Grades 1 – 3) will close at 13:00 as usual.


Due to the children writing Group Tests this term Senior Phase detention will be held from 14:00 – 15:30 on Fridays.


This fundraising initiative will take place on Thursday 8 August. Learners are to please contribute R5 to participate.


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.


Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis.  We had raised R24 884.33 at the end of June.  Thanks to all participating parents.


Thank you to all who participated in the raffle as it goes towards IT in the classrooms.  The draw will take place on the 8th August at Assembly.


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.


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.

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


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 Bentley for the generous donation of stationery.
  • Mr & Mrs Wood of “Smooch” for spoiling the members of staff.


Capex R11 779, computer related expenses R171, gardens and fields R198, general admin purchases R441, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R14 346, kitchen supplies R3 286, medical supplies R356, Metro Services R49 591, office equipment R317, printing R1 710, sports R4 390, toilets R2 146, transport R3 874, trips and shows R6 400.


The 2013 cycle of Annual National Assessment will be administered in all PUBLIC and designated independent schools from 10 – 13 September.  During this period all learners in Grades 1 – 6 will write nationally set tests in English and Mathematics.  The results will be used to report progress related to achieving goals set in the Action Plan 2014, towards Schooling 2025. Further information to follow.


Parents must ensure that they discuss learner reports, work assignments and homework tasks with their children.


Learners undertake to be responsible for their own work.


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.  The raffle is taking place this term and books have already been distributed to learners.  Last year’s raffle was a great success and I once again ask for your support with this initiative.  Thanking you in advance.


Friday 9 August:  Grades 4 – 6:  Afrikaans

Grade 7:  Social Science

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



Rand Park played Trinity B and lost  5 – 7


Rand Park ran against Rivonia, Glenanda and Meredale and came 3rd. Well done to all athletes.

Cross Country

Rand Park Primary participated in a Cross Country meeting at Ruimsig yesterday. There are now 30 schools in our league and roughly 200 children per race so our children did extremely well.  The following athletes obtained places in the top 30 of their age groups:  Berry Forro came 17th, Kerry Emery came 27th and Tayla Whittaker came 29th in the U9 girl’s race, Erin Meredith came 15th in the U10 girl’s race, Gareth Marsden came 13th in the U10 boys race, Kyle Viede came 11th in the boys U11 race, Tarryn Batt came 10th and Jabulile Mbanjwa came 19th in the girls U12 race and Micah Forsythe came 8th in the girls U13 race.



Monday 5 August:  RP vs Trinity A  (Home)

Cross Country

Thursday 8 August:  Delta Park


Wednesday 14 August at Bryanston Primary


Learners must attend DETENTION if so required.


Educators must ensure that they promote open and regular channels of communication between home and school.


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.

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:  Duster Hockey.   See you there!  For more info contact 792-1340.

ALLEGRO MUSIC STUDIO:  Are you musically inclined? Vocal training, 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 or

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.

RAND PARK RIDGE CUB PACK:  Kids looking for adventure, fun, as well as social responsibility?  Look no further.  Visit us on our Open Day on Saturday 3 August from 9:30 – 11:30 to see what we do.  We meet at Randpark Ridge Scout Hall, Tintinkie Road, just off Kelly, next to the Bowling Club.  For more info call Akela (Ruth Taylor) on 082 074 7858. Would love to see you there!

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 (equivalent to Pledge) and 2kg washing powder.  The products have a 10 year track record and speak for themselves, for more information contact Imraan on 084 683 4666 or e-mail

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

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.

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

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.

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.