The above quote is self-explanatory.  Simply put, learners need to be encouraged by their parents to deliver their best efforts at all times.  This is the recipe for success.


As from 19 July 2013, the Senior Phase (Grades 4 -7) will close at 14:00.  This is due to the fact that we are writing Group Tests this Term and no Exams.  The Foundation Phase (Grades 1 – 3) will close at 13:00 as usual.


Due to the children writing Group Tests this term Senior Phase detention will be held from 14:00 – 15:30 on Fridays.


A big thank you to all parents who gave of their time to attend the Interhouse Athletics and to support their children.  It is greatly appreciated and a fabulous day was had by all.  The results were as follows:  1ST RAVENS 267, 2nd EAGLES 234, 3rd FALCONS 204 and 4th HAWKS 181.  The Boskruin Motors spirit cup went to FALCONS and the Best Dressed House was EAGLES.  Victor Ludorum:  Ofure Ayere, Victrix Ludorum:  Luc Marucchi.   The following new records were set:  Girls U13 80m by Megan Wright and the Reserve Boys U7 60m by Arya Gareeb.


Please will parents refrain from standing in the staff car park area as a number of damages have occurred to members of staff’s vehicles.


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.


Congratulations to the following learners who received Certificate of Merit for Academic Excellence for Term 2.

Grade 4:  Dean Ramsay, Siddhi Singh,  Rasika Murugan, Matthew Wood, Tanya Freese, Hannah Desmet, Bilal Alli, Kimishca Naidoo, Monique Nieuwenhuizen and Terrence Broomberg.

Grade 5:  Michael Burgess, Daniell Van Der Merwe, Starrion Fenn, Chad Elliot, Denaé Naidoo, Shannon Crosby, Hayden Millard, Katherine Collier, Christy Martin, Suzette Klingenberg, Timothy-Lee Naynar, Sarah-Leigh Stanton, Tatum Julius, Bohlale Ntlhola, Cole Watters, Kamohelo Nkoliswa, Ngiyabonga Manana and Letlhogonolo Liebenberg.

Grade 6:  Megan Shannon, Channing De Plessis, Cheyenne Moodley, Phoebe Redelinghuys and Gaoreteleloe Mogokonyane.

Grade 7:  Tamryn Visagie, Matthew Young, Michael Moore, Megan Rosslee, Michael Wood, Seshnie Naidoo, Muhammad Bux, Michael Gooding, Luc Marucchi, Veronica Shanoudy, Karina Sivalingam, Melissa Matthysen, Ofure Ayere, Erin Eadie, Thandi Mpofu, Serusha Naidoo, Kyle Staschik, Camerynne Pan and Lauren Taylor.


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).


Capex R19 679, computer related expenses R2 000, fund raising R27 552, printing R654, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R6 635, sports R1 506, staff development R2 200, trips and shows R3 780.


Friday 2 August:

Grades 4 – 6:  English

Grade 7:  Natural Science

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



Rand Park played Unika and won 8 – 4

Cross Country

Rand Park Primary participated in a Cross Country meeting at Heronbridge yesterday. There are now 30 schools in our league and roughly 200 children per race so our children did extremely well.  The following athletes obtained places in the top 30 of their age groups:  Tayla Whittaker came 26th in the U9 girl’s race, Liam Walters came 30th in the boys U10 race, Kyle Viede came 7th in the boys U11 race, Jabulile Mbanjwa came 14th and Taryn Batt 15th in the girls U12 race, Micah Forsythe came 14th in the girls U13 race.


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.  The raffle is taking place this Term and books have already been distributed to learners.  Last year’s raffle was a great success and I once again ask for your support with this initiative.  Thanking you in advance.


Due to the slow intake of raffle tickets this Term, it has been decided to extend the raffle.  All raffle books and money must be returned to school by Friday 2nd August. The draw will take place on the 8th August at Assembly.


The 2013 cycle of Annual National Assessment will be administered in all PUBLIC and designated independent schools from 10 – 13 September.  During this period all learners in Grades 1 – 6 will write nationally set tests in English and Mathematics.  The results will be used to report progress related to achieving goals set in the Action Plan 2014, towards Schooling 2025. Further information to follow.


If any moms are able to assist in the Bargain Bin on a Wednesday afternoon for approximately 1 hour please contact the office urgently otherwise we are going to have to close the Bargain Bin on a Wednesdays.


This fundraising initiative will take place on Thursday 8 August. Learners are to please contribute R5 to participate.


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 had raised R20 499.21 at the end of May.  Thanks to all participating parents.



Monday 29 July:  RP vs Trinity (Home)

Cross Country

Thursday 1 August:  Ruimsig Stadium


Wednesday 31 August at Rivonia Primary.


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 receive regular academic reports from the school regarding their child’s progress.


Learners undertake to refrain from abusive language and inflammatory actions.


When learners arrange to leave the school during school hours, they are to wait in the foyer of the Admin Block for the responsible adult to collect them.


Educators must ensure that they seek changes in an orderly and approved manner.


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.

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:  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.   See you there!  For more info contact 792-1340.

ALLEGRO MUSIC STUDIO:  Are you musically inclined? Vocal training, piano and keyboard lessons will develop your creativity and confidence.  Take lessons in the convenience of your own home, or at our fully equipped studio in Bromhof.  Please contact Amy at Allegro Studio on 083 337 2702 or or

MINISTRY OF DANCE STUDIO:  North Riding/Bryanston studios. Hip Hop, Freestyle and modern dance.  Contact Blair on 078 893 6887 or 082 941 7278 or

SAFE & RELIABLE TRANSPORT:  Offered for school children in and around Johannesburg Northern Suburbs and  surrounding areas).  We are professional and our vehicles are safe and reliable.  Please call 071 046 1169.

AFRIKAANS TUTOR:  Two to four learners in a group.  Grades 3 – 7, Monday to Friday 1:30 – 4:30 and Saturdays by arrangement.  Please contact Rhodes on (011) 792-9791 or 072 481 7355.

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.

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

RAND PARK RIDGE CUB PACK:  Kids looking for adventure, fun, as well as social responsibility?  Look no further.  Visit us on our Open Day on Saturday 3 August from 9:30 – 11:30 to see what we do.  We meet at Randpark Ridge Scout Hall, Tintinkie Road, just off Kelly, next to the Bowling Club.  For more info call Akela (Ruth Taylor) on 082 074 7858. Would love to see you there!


7 Piece value pack for R180.00.  Consists of: 1 each x 2l dishwashing liquid, 2l all purpose cleaner, 2l pine-gel with detol, 2l bleach, 2l fabric softener, 275ml Snap (equivalent to Pledge) and 2kg washing powder.  The products have a 10 year track record and speak for themselves, for more information contact Imraan on 084 683 4666 or e-mail

Randpark Primary School