Discipline:  “Discipline is not punishment, it is education”.  The development of acceptable behaviour and positive attitude in children are learned behaviours.  So, too, are unacceptable behaviour and poor attitude.  It is the duty and responsibility of parents in the home environment to decide which way they are going to go.  Imagine the dizzy heights learners would achieve if all learners were well behaved, well mannered, with a positive attitude and strong work ethic.  Imagine what the educator could achieve in such a classroom.  Are you, as the parent, constantly directing your child along the first mentioned path or are you sending ill-disciplined children with a “don’t care” attitude into the school?  Poor behaviour/attitude can be unlearned, but it takes on-going effort by the parent – nagging, monitoring, reprimanding and rewarding positive changes.  Discipline is a critical aspect of the child’s upbringing and neglect thereof has extremely serious consequences as we, as a society, are beginning to see.  Please take your children in hand and lead them purposefully towards a bring future.


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 obtain a copy of the weekly Newsletter each Friday, from their child


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:

Mr Mashaba for the sponsorship of demarcation tape.


Computer related expenses R14 282, kitchen supplies R3 144, medical supplies R585, sports R340, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R1 026, staff development R47 045, swimming pool R2 893, transport R5 049, trips and shows R7 690.


Friday 6 September:  Grades 4 – 6:  Life Skills

Grade 7:  Life Orientation

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.


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.


Educators must ensure that they conform to normal, acceptable standards of personal cleanliness and neatness.


Learners undertake to abide by the internal rules, regulations and procedures of the school and the individual class teacher.


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.


Friday 6 September.  It will be much appreciated if every learner could bring a small posy of flowers to the school assembly, next Friday 6 September, as part of our community outreach programme.  These flowers will be delivered to local old age homes after the assembly.  If there are any moms/dads/grans that are able to help with these deliveries, please contact the office on (011) 793-7434.  We will need help from approximately 8:10 – 9:30.  This day will also be Civvies Day and those wishing to participate in this event must please donate R5 to the Grade 7 fund.  Parents must ensure that learners who participate in Civvies Day are dressed in an acceptable, decorous fashion.  There is absolutely no compulsion to participate in Civvies Day and those who choose not to do so, must wear their full school uniform on this day.



Wednesday 4 September at Northcliff Primary



Rand Park junior boys played Unika and lost


Rand Park ran against Risidale, Crawford Sandton and I R Griffiths on Wednesday and Rand Park won.


Learners Grades 4 – 7, must ensure that the formal Friday test is signed by a parent every week.


Educators must ensure that they conform to normal, acceptable standards of personal cleanliness and neatness.


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.

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:  Winter Olympic’s!   See you there!  For more info contact 792-1340.

SWIMMING LESSONS:  Learn to swim, stroke and squad training, 3 years and up.  Contact Michele on 082 829 0441.

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.

LOSE WEIGHT NOW, ASK ME HOW:  Contact Michele on 082 334 0987.

MASTER MATHS:   Problems with Maths?  Master Maths (Grade 4 – Grade 12) can help!  Individualised tuition.  Enrol before the end of September for end of year exams. Parkside Centre, Ostrich Road, Bromhof.  Contact Brenda on (011) 791-3967.

EXAM PREPARATION WITH MULTIPLE MINDS:  We offer extra maths classes for students from Grades 1 – 12.  Contact Desiree now on 072 104 3747 or visit us at the Honeydew Shopping Centre or on

HANDY MAN:  Are you looking for a good, reliable handyman?  Contact Mary on (011) 675-7128 081 467 0095 to make an appointment.

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

ZEMNDHU BEAUTY, HAIR & NAIL SALON:  We are running a special for the month of September. ¾ Leg wax and underarm wax to the value of R180 OR a pedicure to the value of R220 plus a free paraffin dip.  We are based in Randpark Ridge.  Contact Kate on (011) 792-0027.

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.

FOR SALE:  Rand Park Primary assorted school uniforms (incl winter grey tunics and tracksuit), would fit Grade 3 girl (approx), full tracksuit in good condition for older child approx Grade 7, lots of blue shirts various sizes never worn.  All in all worth over R1 000 – asking R450 for the lot.  Contact Ursula on 083 460 4321.

KIDSCAPE ADVENTURE CAMPS:  Kids welcome from grade 1 – 8, limited to 60 kids only. From 25 – 29 September at Camp Nelu (Hekpoort).  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 300 for the whole package and including transport.  Contact Graeme on 083 457 7848 or

RANDBURG CRICKET CLUB:   Invite junior cricketers from 5 – 13 years old to join for our 2013/4 Summer Season. Registrations open on Saturday 7 September at 8:30am at the Randburg Sports Complex in Silverpine Ave, Randburg.

GARDENER:  Costa is looking for gardening and odd jobs in and around the house.  He is committed, honest and a hard worker.  He comes highly recommended.  Please call 082 552 8557.

Randpark Primary School