For those learners whose Term 1 results are not what they or their parents would like them to be, the above quote applies; the holidays provide these learners with an opportunity to get back on track by taking an hour or so each day to get the little things right – catch up on incomplete work; tidy up their books; learn a little from their notes; practice Maths examples from the textbook; practice especially reading, etc.  Schooling is serious and the results obtained in Term 1 count towards the final end of year progression/retention mark, so if this term’s result is poor, hard work lies ahead in Term 2.  Return safely if you are travelling and enjoy the holidays.  


Thank you to all the parents who attended parent’s evening.


Application forms for 2015 will be available from Monday 7 April 2014 at the office and parents may return completed forms from Tuesday 15 April at 05:00.  A very serious request is made to all parents NOT to encourage friend, relatives, etc who live outside our immediate area to apply for space at our school.  Our school is always over-subscribed and we must all co-operate to keep learner numbers in check, in order to control the Learner : Teacher ratio at the school.  For Grade 1 learners, preference will be given to in-area learners who turn 7 during the course of 2015.

Addresses and place of work will be verified.


Computer related expenses R6 171, Capex R57 955, general admin purchases R2 736, kitchen supplies R1 654, machinery maintenance R1 835, Media Centre R1 835, medical supplies R184, office stationery R1 629, security R160, Senior Phase books R684 and sport R3 808.


School will open for Term 2 on Monday 7 April.


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).

We thank the following parents/businesses for their sponsorship:

Mrs Hutton for printing of various

Posters for the school.

Mrs Brown for her donation to the Science Lab.


A sincere thank you to all parents who have complied with the school uniform codes.  Please be advised however, that from April NO navy blue jerseys without badges may be worn.

Thank you for your co-operation.


Please be advised that applications for 2015 for Rand Park High School will open on 15 April 2014 at 00h00.

Please check their website for details and forms.


The school needs to raise R6 500 000 via the school fees this year to ensure the maintenance and improvement of the quality of education offered to your children.  More than 60% of this money is used to fund the salaries of additional teaching, admin and cleaning staff.  If, for example, one of these teachers had to be retrenched due to lack of funds, the teacher : learner ratio in that particular grade would move from 35 : 1 to 46 : 1.  Thankfully, in excess of 95% of our parents paid their school fees last year and the SGB and I would like to express our sincerest thanks for this.  However, I would like to aim for 100% payment of the budgeted school fees this year.  Thus I ask that ALL parents make a contribution this year.  Our budget is always very tight and closely monitored (that’s why our school fees are so low, comparatively speaking).  However, this then requires that we reach our fees collection budget.  In addition, the school incurs significant start up costs at the beginning of the year.  In the light of this, I ask that every family makes a payment, (in part or in full), by the end of March.  Do not believe that your contribution is insignificant.  Everyone is expected to pay something – it’s the right thing to do.


It is with great sadness that we say farewell to three of our educators.  Mrs Curle, Ms Beukes and Ms Gordon are going to seek other experiences in their lives.  We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.  They will be replaced by Mrs Whyte, Ms Routledge and Ms Le Roux.


The bottom gate seems to be a vulnerable area regarding safety and security.  Lots of learners wait there to be picked up by parents, etc.  It is not safe down there as there are neither teachers nor adults in the vicinity.  Therefore, this gate will be closed at 14:15 and learners will then have to be picked up at the top gate where it is safer.


Please diarise these important dates.

  • Friday 18 April – Public Holiday
  • Monday 21 April – Public Holiday
  • Monday 28 April – Public Holiday
  • Tuesday 29 April – School Holiday
  • Wednesday 30 April – School Holiday
  • Thursday 1 May – Public Holiday
  • Friday 2 May – School Holiday 


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

BRAKE PADS, DISKS & MINOR SERVICES:  In these tough and demanding times, we will collect and delivery your vehicle at no extra cost.  Please contact Imraan on (011) 791-3213 or 072 620 6833 for all your motor vehicle needs as listed above and for reliable same day service.  Call or e-mail me at for a quote.

KIDSCAPE ADVENTURE CAMPS:  Kids welcome from grade 1 – 8, limited to 60 kids only, at Camp Nelu (Hekpoort). Date:  29 March to 2 April 2014.   Activities include:  hike, obstacle course, stalk the lantern, bush walk, team-building, life skills, character building, target shooting, archery, abseiling, zip wire and lots more.  R1 500 for the whole package and includes transport.  Contact Graeme on 083 457 7848 or

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

FOR SALE:   ToyotaTazz, 2000 model, 1400cc, white, 133 000km, 14 years of trouble free driving and in great condition!  Asking in the late R40 000’s, voets toets.  Contact 082 749 5575.

CATERING NEEDS:  Contact Suzyqskitchen for all your catering needs, snack platters, boardroom lunches, office parties, private parties and loads more.  Contact us at

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

MY ACADEMICS TUTORING SERVICES:  Don’t burn …. Learn! …. My Academics.  13 Subjects, teacher/tutor for your home.  Sms ‘tuition’ to 082 378 3651, e-mail or call (011) 792-7568 (office hours).  Your flexible and professional tutors!

REWIRED EVENT – HOSTED BY THE BARN:  This will take place at Rand Park Primary on Friday 28 March from 16:00 – 20:00 and on Saturday from 12:00 – 16:00.  Free entrance, waterslides, foam party, music etc. Pizza and cool drinks will be on sale.  Join us for lots of fun!

ONSIES FOR SALE:  Available in fleece or t-shirt material, stock available but we can also make different sizes up as per your specifications.  Contact 082 344 4299.

TUTOR THE FUTURE:  Home schooling tutor centre in Randparkridge offers small classes, individual attention and a comprehensive education for grade 4 – 7 learners.  Qualified teachers, educational psychologist, karate, computers, camps and outings.  Limited space available in Grades 4 & 5.  Visit or contact Sue on 084 594 4236.

SECOND HAND CLOTHING:  I am looking for 2nd hand clothing and linen in good condition to buy.  Contact Emma on 078 570 1880.

FOR ALL YOUR SECURITY NEEDS:  For services relating to security guards, armed response, access control, biometrics, electric fencing, gate motors, intercoms, CCTV and alarms.  We do repairs and new installations.  Service is guaranteed, maintenance contracts are offered, (011) 791-6340 or 083 650 0313.

Randpark Primary School