The quote above applies.  You, as a parent cannot and should not endeavour to protect your child from all the bumps along the road of life.  They need to take responsibility for their work (or lack thereof).  We already have learners whose homework and class work is not done.  If you are the parent of such a child please have a stern word with him/her.  You need to take additional, punitive steps against your child.  A detention will not be enough.  It is, after all, only the second week of the year.  Similarly, please do pot bring things to school that the child has left at home.  The child must quickly learn that you will not fetch and carry for them.  They must accept the consequences of their oversights.


Will be held on Wednesday 29 January.  A letter with full details was distributed to learners today.  Please read it carefully.  Attendance by all learners is compulsory.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  Please come and support your children.


Computer related expenses R31 563,  Affiliation/Membership fees R5 800,  hardware/maintenance/plumbing R29 906 and Media Centre R2 031.


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).



Tuesday and Thursday:  7:15 – 8:00

Wednesday:  13:15 – 14:15.

Lots of stock available, including short sleeve boys shirts.


School will start at 7:30 EVERYDAY.  On Wednesday and Friday school will close at 13:30 (grades 4 – 7).  Punctuality in the morning is essential for all learners.


As from Monday 3 February Grade 1s will finish school at 13:00.


Tuesday 28 January: Grade 4 – 7:  Afrikaans

The Tuesday 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 Tuesdays to write the weekly Group Test.


Have been distributed to learners.  Please complete a separate form for each of your children and return to the class educator ASAP.



Boys:  Regulation blue board shorts, school golf shirt, white takkies, white socks, blue official school cap (optional).

Girls Navy skirt, official golf shirt, white takkies, white socks, blue official school cap (optional).


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.


Learners undertake to LEARN!


Learners will at all times be correctly dressed in the official school and sports uniform.


Educators must ensure that they regularly report for duty and are punctual.


Boys:  Grey shorts, blue short sleeved shirt with badge, grey socks, black lace up shoes.

Girls:  School dress, white socks, black baby doll or t-bar shoes.

Jerseys (optional) with no badge can only be worn till end of March.

TRACKSUIT TOP: (optional during summer) NO OLD TRACKSUIT TOPS MAY BE WORN, only the new ones are to be worn from 2014.  The phasing out period is finished.


Dates and times are as follows.

Grade 2:  Thursday 30 January 18:00

Grade 3:  Tuesday 4 February 18:00 Grade 4:  Wednesday 5 February 18:00 Grade 6:  Tuesday 28 January 18:00


Parents must ensure that they sign the homework diary on a daily basis.



Boys/Girls:  House t-shirt, blue regulation board shorts, school costume.


Boys:  Blue regulation board shorts, official golf shirt, soccer socks and white takkies.  Blue regulation school peak cap – this is compulsory for cricket


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR: Honeydew Shopping Centre, Cnr. Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets (011) 795-1617.  Visit us for our competitive prices and friendly service!

MERCY’S KIDZ TRANSPORT:  Reliable and affordable rates. Pick up and drop off.  Areas:  Randparkridge, Weltevreden Park, Boskruin and Sundowner.  Contact Mercy on 079 922 9858 or


DANCE STUDIO:  Hip hop, tap & modern, contemporary, exams, festivals and show. Qualified teacher in the Boskruin area.  Contact Tamra on 082 316 8505.

ART CLASSES:  By renowned artist and experienced teacher.  B.A. (ART), B.A. Fine Art, Advanced Diploma in Fine Art, Higher Diploma in Education P.G. (Secondary) U.C.T. All Welcome! (011) 782-1686 or 072 179 6574.

M&N AFTERCARE & LEARNING CENTRE:  80m From Rand Park Primary, after school till 17:30, holiday care included.  Supervised homework, grade 1 – 7.  Our results speak for themselves.  Contact Monica on 083 291 6734 or Nerina on 083 695 4667.

TRANSPORT: Safe and reliable transport services offered for school children in and around Joburg North Suburbs.  We are professional and our vehicles are safe and reliable.  We also offer sms service notifying you of any delays and also of when and where your kids have been picked up and dropped off.  Please call 071 046 1169 or e-mail

CRYSTAL CASTLE NURSERY SCHOOL: 25 Years superior reputation – experienced caring teaches, small classes, individual specialised attention, half – full day options, ex pupils excelling in school.  From 18 months – 7 year olds.  Contact Trish Dennis for enrolment details for 2014 on 083 766 9168 – spaces limited.

ROOIVINK AFTERCARE CENTRE: Aftercare with a difference at Rooivink Aftercare Centre in Bromhof.  Value for money, established centre with experienced, dedicated staff where children are allowed to still be children.  Come see what we offer.  Visit DaycareAftercareCentre or contact Avron on 071 235 5437.

SHERRY TREES: Fantastic for Christmas presents, available in white, silver or black, R250. Rand Park High Debs Fundraiser.  Please contact Stavros on 084 019 7281 or Nadia on 083 456 0877.

ACCOMMODATION WANTED: The lady working at the tuckshop is looking for a room in the Randparkridge area from January 2014.  She is willing to pay for accommodation.  Please contact Joe on 073 731 7592.

TRANSPORT: Safe reliable transport in the Randparkridge area and surrounds.  Contact Innmotion transport.  Contact Harold on 083 280 8558 or

DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS: From 20th February we will be running a 14 week programme.  Ages 6 – 12, Thursday 18:00 – 20:00.  Honeyridge Baptist Church, Eastwood Ave, Randparkrige. Contact Mal on (011) 026-6177.  Adult programme also available.

GARDENER/HANDYMAN: Joshua is looking for handyman, gardening work Mondays – Fridays.  Please contact him on 073 166 8950.

REMEDIAL TEACHING: A remedial method of correcting Dyslexia, a full evaluation of learning ability with a detailed report.  A remedial programme to strengthen spelling, reading, understanding what is read and basic number concepts as well as study skills.  Contact Barbara  on (011) 791-7395 nor 083 480 6222 or

OCTAPOOLS: Your local swimming pool specialists, we also offer weekly pool services, for any repairs and renovations call Mikki on 071 523 7059.

RUN/WALK FOR LIFE RANDPARKRIDGE: Started at Rand Park Primary on Tuesday 21 January 2014 @ 5pm.  All ages and fitness levels welcome!  Sessions will be held on Tues/Thurs @ 5pm and Sat 7am. Contact René on 082 772 1075.

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:  Smurfs!  See you there.  Please note this is the last Kids Club for the year.  For more info contact 792-1340.

TRANSPORT:  Safe and reliable, owner driven on a happy “family” basis.  Extra murals are catered for.  Have PDP and contactable references.  Regret no naughty kids.  Contact Christine on 082 440 5260.

CHESS COACHING:  Private Chess coaching, weekly lessons, from R330 per month, coaches combine  theory and practical play.  Learn basic tactics to improve your game.  Contact Estelle on 082 488 2774 or

Randpark Primary School