Learner Reports will be distributed on Thursday during Parents Evening. Parents will then have the opportunity to see whether their children are taking their schooling seriously or are basically fooling around, wasting time and losing out on educational opportunities offered in the classroom situation. Please make an effort to attend the Parents Evening.
BULLYING – NB! NB!
A reminder to parents that Rand Park Primary has a ZERO TOLERANCE approach to any form of bullying, emotional and physical. We endeavour to practice UBUNTU on a daily basis. I do however, need to inform parents that if bullying is reported to me in any form, I shall phone you straight away to fetch and take the learner home for the rest of the day. Please address this serious matter with your child as we are desperately trying to eradicate bullying at Rand Park Primary School. Thank you for your co-operation.
TEMPORARY TUESDAY CLOSING TIME
PLEASE NOTE: Due to there being no more weekly Group Tests for the rest of the Term, Grades 4 – 7 will finish school at 13:30 on Tuesdays.
Hardware/maintenance/plumbing R425, Metro Services R17 587, sports R3 142, trips and shows R2 500.
SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT
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.
SAFETY & SECURITY
A reminder to parents to please instill in your children the fact that they should not entertain strangers at all. They shouldn’t talk to them, go with them or listen to any promises made by a stranger; purely turn around and walk away and report the incident to the nearest adult (teacher) that they are familiar with. A request is made to learners waiting for transport to remain inside the school premises and to be seated on the main stands at all times.
Please click here for a letter from Warrant Officer Jacobs relating to a rumor than has a few parents contacting the office.
School will close at 12:00 on Friday 28 March and will open for Term 2 on Monday 7 April.
Educators must ensure that they confirm to normal, acceptable standards of personal cleanliness and hygiene.
Learners undertake to refrain from abusive language and inflammatory actions
COMPULSORY SCHOOL FEES – 2014
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:
Mr & Mrs Freese for the donation of chairs to be used in the staff room.
Remax Masters for printing our enrolment forms for 2015.
A sincere thank you to all parents who have complied with the school uniform codes. Please be advised however, that from April NO navy blue jerseys without badges may be worn.
Thank you for your co-operation.
SECURITY – BOTTOM GATE
The bottom gate seems to be a vulnerable area regarding safety and security. Lots of learners wait there to be picked up by parents etc. It is not safe down there as there are no teachers nor adults in the vicinity. Therefore; this gate will be closed at 14:15 and learners will then have to be picked up at the top gate where it is safer.
APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLMENTS 2015
Application forms for 2015 will be available from Monday 7 April 2014 at the office and parents may return completed forms from Tuesday 15 April at 05:00. A very serious request is made to all parents not to encourage friend, 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 2015.
Addresses and place of work will be verified.
The school needs to raise R6 500 000 via the school fees this year to ensure the maintenance and improvement of the quality of education offered to your children. More than 60%of this money is used to fund the salaries of additional teaching, admin and cleaning staff. If, for example, one of these teachers had to be retrenched due to lack of funds, the teacher : educator ratio in that particular grade would move from 35 : 1 to 46 : 1. Thankfully, in excess of 95% of our parents paid their school fees last year and the SGB and I would like to express our sincerest thanks for this. However, I would like to aim for 100% payment of the budgeted school fees this year. Thus I ask that ALL parents make a contribution this year. Our budget is always very tight and closely monitored (that’s why our school fees are so low, comparatively speaking). However, this then requires that we reach our fees collection budget. In addition, the school incurs significant start up costs at the beginning of the year. In the light of this, I ask that every family makes a payment, (in part or in full), by the end of March. Do not believe that your contribution is insignificant. Everyone is expected to pay something – it’s the right thing to do.
Thursday 27 March
17:00 – 19:00
All parents are invited to attend/visit the classroom and receive their child’s Learner Report for Term 1. PLEASE NOTE that this is not the time for an in depth discussion with the educators. Should you feel that this is required please contact the school secretary early in Term 2 to arrange a meeting with the educator concerned.
Parents must ensure that they receive regular academic reports from the school regarding their child’s progress.
Chewing of gum is NOT permitted.
Please note that the Travelling Bookshop will be visiting our school on Tuesday 25 March from 10:30 – 15:00 and Wednesday 26 March from 8:00 – 14:30.
HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Honeydew Shopping Centre, Cnr. Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets (011) 795-1617. Visit us for our competitive prices and friendly service!
BRAKE PADS, DISKS & MINOR SERVICES: In these tough and demanding times, we will collect and delivery your vehicle at no extra cost. Please contact Imraan on (011) 791-3213 or 072 620 6833 for all your motor vehicle needs as listed above and for reliable same day service. Call or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
KIDSCAPE ADVENTURE CAMPS: Kids welcome from grade 1 – 8, limited to 60 kids only, at Camp Nelu (Hekpoort). Date: 29 March to 2 April 2014. Activities include: hike, obstacle course, stalk the lantern, bush walk, team-building, life skills, character building, target shooting, archery, abseiling, zip wire and lots more. R1 500 for the whole package and includes transport. Contact Graeme on 083 457 7848 or www.kidscapeadventures.com
RED DOOR MUSIC STUDIO: Are you musically inclined? Vocal training, piano and keyboard lessons will develop your creativity and confidence. Take lessons at our fully equipped studio in Bromhof, or in the convenience of your own home. Contact Amy at Red Door Music Studio email@example.com or on 083 337 2702.
MERCY’S KIDZ TRANSPORT: Reliable and affordable rates, pick up and drop off. Areas: Randparkridge, Weltevreden, Boskruin, Sundowner. E-mail Mercy on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her on 079 922 9858.
FOR SALE: ToyotaTazz, 2000 model, 1400cc, white, 133 000km, 14 years of trouble free driving and in great condition! Asking in the late R40 000’s, voets toets. Contact 082 749 5575.
ACCOMMODATION WANTED: The lady working at the tuckshop is looking for a room in the Randparkridge/Bromhof area from January 2014. She is willing to pay for accommodation. Please contact Joe on 073 731 7592.
STREAKS HAIR STUDIO: March/April special – with every hair cut get a free blow dry. Hi-lites/tint, cut and blow from R500. Brazilian blow also offered. Contact Karen on 083 628 5180 for reasonable prices. Hours: 9:00 – 20:00.
SECOND HAND CLOTHING: I am looking for 2nd hand clothing and linen in good condition to buy. Contact Emma on 078 570 1880.
WANTED: One of our ground staff is looking to buy a TV. Please contact him on 072 610 5850.
MOMS 2 MOMS: Need safe reliable transport (driven by a mom) for your child to and from school, contact Kerry on 083646 3352 should you require my services. Areas: Randparkridge, Bromhof, Boskruin, Sundowner, Radiokop and Honeydew.
CATERING NEEDS: Contact Suzyqskitchen for all your catering needs, snack platters, boardroom lunches, office parties, private parties and loads more. Contact us at email@example.com
FOR ALL YOUR SECURITY NEEDS: For services relating to security guards, armed response, access control, biometrics, electric fencing, gate motors, intercoms, CCTV and alarms. We do repairs and new installations. Service is guaranteed, maintenance contracts are offered, (011) 791-6340 or 083 650 0313.
PEUGEOT & CITROEN SPECIALIST: Diagnostic machine for all your mechanical and electrical problems. Gearboxes, engine overhauls, clutch overhauls, brakes and servicing on all vehicles. Contact Pheris at PARIS AUTO on 072 094 7272 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org