If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.  - Brian Tracey


A request to parents at the beginning of 2016. Parents need to push their children to achieve to the maximum of their potential. Right at the start of the New Year/Term. If this is done on a regular basis, children begin to automatically deliver their best efforts at all times.   This then translates into a sound work ethic. A sound work ethic is what every future employer will be looking for in your child. Start now by making your child employable in the future.


Tuesday 26 January

Grade 4 – 7: Afrikaans

The Tuesday Group Test is very important as it makes up in

Grade 4 – 6, 30% and in Grade 7, 40% of the year mark.

Learners must attend school on Tuesdays.


Please note school will start at 7:30 EVERYDAY. Punctuality in the morning is essential for all learners. Grade 2s finish at 13:00 daily. Grade 3s finish at 13:30 Monday – Thursday and 13:00 on a Friday. Grade 4 – 7s finish at 14:00 on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and at 13:30 on a Wednesday and Friday.


Buildings & grounds R4 580, Capex R4 844, computer related expenses R5 971, consumable stock R13 507, general admin expenses R8 058, Insurance R102 000, Metro Services R42 566, Senior Phase books R20 363, swimming pool R6 019, toilets R2 041 and transport R6 244.


Will be held on Friday 22 January. A letter with full details will be distributed to learners on Monday. ATTENDANCE by all learners is compulsory. Parents are encouraged to attend, please come and support your children.


The school fee tariff is R7 900 per learner per year.

Payment options are as follows:

  • School fees are due and payable annually in advance at the beginning of the year.


  • Ten equal instalments of R790 commencing

January and ending October.

Failure to pay any single instalment by due date; will result in the full amount outstanding becoming due and payable immediately. 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 fullname as reference.


Would those of you wishing to make a cash sponsorship donation (to assist indigent parents/learners to pay a portion of the 2016 school fees), please ensure that you indicate clearly on the cheque, deposit slip, Internet banking or envelope, that the amount is for SPONSORSHIP.


As from Monday 1 February Grade 1s will finish school at 13:00. Until then they finish school at 12:00. I would also like to request that as from Monday 18 January parents refrain from going onto the corridor after the bell has gone, the same applies for the afternoon. Please remain standing on the grass. It causes disruption in the classes. Thank you for your co-operation.


Would parents please forward payment of R1 200 to school by FRIDAY 22 JANUARY. Further information letters will be distributed to Grade 7 learners on Monday 25 January.


These were distributed to learners today. Please complete a separate form for each of your children and return to the class teacher no later than Friday 29 January. Please ensure that these are returned on time as I don’t want to issue detentions to learners for forms not returned on time.


Please note that the Bargain Bin will be open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:15 – 8:00 and a Wednesday afternoon from 13:00 – 14:00.


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

Grade 2; Thursday 28 January at 18:00

Grade 3; Wednesday 27 January at 18:00

Grade 4; Tuesday 26 January at18:00


Each learner grades 4 – 7 is expected to bring 1 ream (500 sheets) of 80g white duplicating paper to school by the end of the week. Teachers will monitor the process of the class lists. Would parents please ensure that this is done.


Hair regulations must be strictly adhered to:

Girls – Hair that is shoulder length or longer must be plaited or tied up. The fringe must be above the eyebrows and should not obscure vision. Girls are not permitted to colour or tint their hair. Only a few simple blue or white clips, bands, scrunches, ribbons, elastics or hair ornaments may be worn. Gel, mousse, etc. is not permitted.

Boys – Hair must be nearly trimmed. No hair is to extend below the natural hairline in the neck. The fringe must be short and not obscure vision. Gel, mousse, etc. is not permitted. Hair may not be tinted/dyed. Outlandish cult (flavour of the month, e.g. comb over’s, shaved strips, step cut, undercut, wedge, afro, Rastafarian, dreadlocks, Mohawk, spiky, high tops, crop tops) hairstyles are NOT PERMITTED.


Learners may not use cell phones to send or receive calls or SMSs at any time during the school day. Phones must be switch off between 07:30 and 13:00/14:00 depending on what Grade they are in. Cell phones may only be used before and after school. A first offence will result in the phone being confiscated for a week; a second offence, till the end of the Term, or one month, whichever is longer.

A further offence will result in a full disciplinary hearing and suspension from the school. It would be preferred if cell phones were not brought to school.

HOUSE CAPTAINS: Congratulations to the following learners who have been selected as House Captains for 2016:


Captains: Zia Steyn, Gareth Marsden

Vice Captains: Saskia Pan, Keagan Haines  


Captains: Isabella Smith, Connor Beukes

Vice Captains: Cameron Moussa, Wade Wiegand


Captains: Hannah Desmet, Keanu Muller

Vice Captains: Teagan Hughes, Daegan Mangaroo  


Captains: Morokane Lekalakala, Liam Walters

Vice Captains: Kristan Nyar, Patrick Hoban


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Girls summer dresses on SPECIAL! Honeydew Shopping Centre, c/o Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets, (011) 795-1617.

SPLASHMATES SWIM SCHOOL: Swimming lessons from ages 2.5 – Adult. We focus on water safety, stroke correction and gala preparation. E-mail or contact her on (011) 793-5904.

RED DOOR MUSIC STUDIO: Taking singing, piano or keyboard lessons will develop your creativity and confidence. For lessons in the comfort of your own home, or at our studio in Bromhof, please contact Amy on 083 337 2702 or

TINA COWLEY READING CENTRE: Through a scientific test of your child’s current reading ability we are able to identify areas for improvement and how they may best be addressed to the advantage of your child. Ensure your child achieves their optimal learning ability be enrolling today at our Reading Centre. For more info contact Marlene on 083 306 3015.

VAL MILES SWIM ACADEMY: Will open in December and early January for learn to swim and stroke correction. Please call Val on 082 570 3038 or email

TRANSPORT:   Reliable transport available for your child. Contact Joanne on (011) 791-3545 or 071 295 9019. .

CHUBBY CHEEKS KIDS TRANSPORT:   Safe, reliable and affordable rates. Pick up and drop off. Areas covered Randpark Ridge, Weltevreden, Boskruin, Sundowner, Bromhof, Northriding, Northgate and Radiokop. Contact Mercy on 079 922 9858.

ALI’S SWIMMING SCHOOL: Swimming lessons for: tots, accompanied by moms/dads in water, stroke correction, preparation for galas – starts, turns and finishes. Heated pool with solar and heat pumps. Member of Swim South Africa (SSA) and Central Gauteng Aquatics (CGA). Contact Ali on (011) 792-7334 or 082 466 0191 or email

BANTING BUDDIES: The ‘Low Carb Hi Fat’ way. Coach accredited by Sally-Ann Creed, co-author of ‘Real Meal Revolution’ with Tim Noakes, improve your health and lose weight. or 083 455 7500.

Randpark Primary School