EDUCATION IS SERIOUS
The above quote illustrated the point that parents must motivate and encourage their children to do a little more than what is required. Going the extra mile or putting in the extra effort must become an automatic response to schoolwork (and the world at work). Continuous improvement must be the aim of all learners and they must be strenuously supported in this by their parents. Please keep this in mind for 2014.
Will not be issued to learners next year if they did not return all their books this year. Missing/lost textbooks require a payment of R150 per book, to the school.
The Christmas Pageant will take place on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th November in the school hall, starting at 19:00.
Although there is no charge to attend the Carols By Candlelight, those who are attending are asked if possible to make a small monetary donation towards a worthy Christmas cause.
MY SCHOOL CARD
Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis. We have raised R42 300.54 to date. Thank you to all participating parents.
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:
Mrs G Moore and Mrs S Claase for the generous monetary donation towards our Fun Day.
The staff would be most grateful for the donation of these items for next year.
COMPULSORY SCHOOL FEES – 2013
ALL PARENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE PAID IN FULL BY THE END OF OCTOBER. AN URGENT APPEAL IS MADE TO ALL PARENTS WHO ARE IN ARREARS TO PAY THE FEES BY THIS TIME. ACCOUNTS IN ARREARS HAVE BEEN HANDED OVER TO OUR DEBT COLLECTION AGENCY.
Many thanks to the parents who have already paid in full.
Please note that for the duration of the exams the Bargain Bin will be open from 12:00 – 12:30 on Wednesdays.
CLOSING TIMES DURING EXAMS
School will close at 12:00 daily until 4th December. Parents are requested to make transport arrangements in order for the learners to get home early and study. Learners who are waiting for transport will not be allowed to loiter around outside the school; they will have to remain inside the school perimeter until their transport arrives.
On Wednesday 13 November we had the Annual General Meeting. We needed a quorum of 214 parents in order to approve a number of resolutions including the budget and school fees for 2014. We did not manage to achieve the number required for the quorum with the result that we have to return on Monday 2 December when no quorum is needed. Please attend on Monday 2 December at 19:00.
Computer related expenses R1 121, consumable stock R206, general admin purchases R741, Metro Services R20 204 and office stationery R2 428.
Learners will be allowed to wear the badgeless jersey till the end of March. At the beginning of April ALL learners should be wearing the new jersey.
CLEANER’S CHRISTMAS HAMPER
It is a tradition at our school that parents contribute towards a Christmas Hamper for our cleaning staff as a way of conveying to them our sincere thanks for the wonderful work they do during the course of the year. It will be greatly appreciated if each learner could bring to school one or more non perishable items as a contribution.
To Kyla Malotana who received the Marilyn Schott Trophy for Library.
To the following learners who received Sports Awards: Markus Maree was selected as the boy Tennis Player of the year and Melissa Matthysen was selected as the girl Tennis Player of the year. Cricket player of the year went to Neil Hoffman.
TERMS FOR 2014
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!
MY ACADEMICS TUTORING SERVICES: Maths, English, Afrikaans, Life and Natural Science, Accounts, Business, Economics, History and IT. Home-based one-to-one tuition. Holiday tuition available at discount. Call 082 378 3651 or (011) 792-7568 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOTPRINTS BABES & TODDLERS BABY DAY CARE CENTRE: 3 Months to 3 year old babies in a warm and loving home environment. Viewing times every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 9:00 – 12:00. Contact Zune on 083 643 2681 or Jenny on 073 126 4105 or visit www.footprintspreschool.co.za
BABY & KIDS FURNITURE, LINEN & DECOR: Are you pregnant and looking for stunning furniture and linen for your little one’s special space…… then look no further than Dinky Décor. Contact Ashlee on 082 464 5451 or visit www.dinkydecor.co.za
STATIONERY FOR ALL GRADES: Take the hassle out of stationery shopping for 2014. Fax your order to 086 606 2602 or e-mail to email@example.com for all queries. Cal Santosh on (011) 792-7905 or 079 520 7921. Free Delivery within 10km of the school.
DECEMBER HOLIDAY CARE: 9th – 14th & 17th – 20th December, from 8:00 – 15:00 at Team Chaz Gym at 78 Monkor Road, Randparkridge, Cost: R1 000 payable in advance. For more information please contact Val Miles on 082 570 3038.
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.
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: Fun Fair! See you there. For more info contact 792-1340.
SLEEPING BEAUTY ON ICE: Tickets available for Sleeping Beauty on Ice on 10 and 15 December for R200, usual price is R350. This is a Rand Park High School Debs Fundraiser, so please support this worthy cause. For further information contact Jean on 083 785 6426 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PAINTING/WATERPROOFING: Contact Coreilius on 078 477 1255.
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
GARDENER/HANDYMAN: Robert is looking for full or part time work as a gardener/handyman. Please contact him on 074 112 0920 or alternatively his wife Emma on 073 726 7326.
KIP McGRATH AFTERCARE LEARNING CENTRE: is opening in January 2014. 3 IN 1, ensuring homework is done, your child is taken care of and also using the Kip McGrath program to better the Maths, English and Afrikaans on a daily basis. Each child will have a personally designed program for their specific needs. Registration open for 2014, limited space. Register now! Contact Shereen on 071 685 5354.
BRAINIAC AFTERCARE & HOMEWORK CENTRE: Supervised homework sessions for learners by qualified experienced educator in Bromhof. Limited space available, small group. 1-on-1 tuition for grade 1 – 7. Safe environment for High School students to do homework. Transport from schools included. Light meals provided. We also offer holiday care, available on a daily rate. Contact Marinda on (011) 791-7758 or 072 248 6151.
REFLECTIONS BEAUTY SALON: Specialising in Biosculpture gel nails, Manicures, pedicures, waxing, RegimA and Environ facials, Aroma therapy massage, sunbed and make-up. Please contact Geraldine on 083 267 6725 for more information.
RANDRIDGE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT: Friday 22 November, 18:30 for 19:00 at Kiewiet Park, Wayne Avenue, Randparkridge Ext 13. Bring a picnic supper, chairs and blankets. Candles and boerewors rolls will be sold.
2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Estate Agent for the Randparkridge and surrounding area: looking for somebody with business or marketing qualification or relevant industry qualification, experience not essential. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends, must love people, property and must be highly motivated. Letting Agent: for the Randparkridge and surrounding area, relevant industry qualification would be beneficial, must love people and have a thick skin. If anybody is interested please contact Nicki on 083 982 1987