Parents must correct their child’s unacceptable behaviour/attitude formally and forcefully.  The softly, softly approach seldom works, particularly with the boys.  It’s very distressing to see the number of learners who have already had detention after detention.

I have to ask myself the question:  “Where are these parents and what are they doing?  Are they totally incapable of disciplining 8 – 13 year old children?” I find it incomprehensible that adults allow themselves to be ruled by their children.  The fact that the misdemeanour happens at school does not absolve the parent from the responsibility of sorting out the problem.  Do parents no longer feel any shame or embarrassment when their children continuously act in an unacceptable fashion?  Is it not a reflection upon you and your home environment?  Parents of problematic learners need to act and act quickly.  I cannot allow the educators and those learners wishing to learn, to be held ransom by the few unruly elements.  I need parents to address this issue immediately.


There will be a two week transition period from Monday 2 September to Friday 13 September, during which learners may choose to wear either the full Winter or Summer uniform.  From Monday 16 September ALL LEARNERS MUST BE DRESSED IN THE FULL SUMMER UNIFORMParental co-operation in this regard will be greatly appreciated.


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.


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.


Parents must ensure that they sign the formal Friday test, grades 4 – 7 each week.


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).


Membership Fees R600, Capex R10 000, computer related expenses R950, consumable stock R150, Fund Raising R2 800, Media Centre R135, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R3 400, Metro Services R29 702, office stationery R1 402 and printing R258.


Class photos are available from register teachers at R30.00 per photo.  The deadline for orders is Friday, 30 August.


Friday 30 August:  Grades 4 – 6:  Social Science

Grade 7:  Technology

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


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 have raised R29 799.79 to date. Thank you to all participating parents.


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.


Learners undertake to refrain from disruptive/undisciplined or unco-operative behaviour both within and outside the classroom.


Learners (grades 4 – 7) must ensure that the formal Friday test is signed by a parent every week.


Mental Maths Challenge

Kieran Miller represented Rand Park Primary at the Grade 3 Mental Maths Challenge, and he was the winner.  He will now be representing us at the next round on district level.

Grade 6 Social Science Olympiad

Tristan Brown and Mabunga Malumo represented Rand Park Primary at the Grade 6 Social Science Olympiad and did us proud.

Grade 7 Technology Olympiad

Tamryn Visagie and Michael Moore represented Rand Park Primary at the Grade 7 Technology Olympiad.  They worked as a team and came 3rd overall in our cluster.




Wednesday 28 August at I R Griffith Primary


Tuesday 27 August:  Juniour Boys vs UNIKA (Home)



Rand Park played Louw Geldenhuys and drew  6 – 6


Rand Park ran against 3 other schools on Wednesday.  The results were as follows:  4th Winchester 127, 3rd Robinhills 131, 2nd  Boskop 154 and 1st Rand Park 162.


Educators must ensure that they only smoke in the designated smoking area, adjacent to the staffroom.


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.

DESIGNER BLINDS & FLOORS:  Situated in Randridge Mall. Exquisite laminates, vinyl and luxury vinyl tiles as well as beautiful carpets.  We also offer an extensive range of blinds for your home and office.  Contact Wayne on 083 454 6511 for a free quotation.

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

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:  Game night!   See you there!  For more info contact 792-1340.

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.

DOMESTIC:  Loyal and trustworthy domestic seeks work for Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please contact Maria on 072 573 3941 and for a reference contact Mrs Pearce on (011) 792-2908.

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.

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

DOMESTIC:  Zama is looking for full or part time work, please contact her on 079 630 8196.

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.

URGENT LIFT REQUIRED:  Single mom of two boys living in Randpark Drive.  I urgently need a lift for my boys to school in the mornings. I am disabled and cannot drive.  If you travel down Randpark Drive in the mornings and are able to assist I would appreciate it.  Please contact Vanessa on 082 749 6736.

ADMIN ASSISTANT REQUIRED:  Company in Kya Sands seeks Junior Admin Assistant.  Applicant must be computer literate, work neatly and must have exceptional attention to detail.  Creditors knowledge an advantage.  Contactable references a must for your CV to be considered.  Please e-mail

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