1.  Don’t leave any questions unanswered  – If you are short of time, use note form.  Remember, you can only be marked on the answers you give.

2.  Never leave the room early – If you have time at the end, go over your work, add information (e.g. in the margin).  You can’t return if you suddenly remember a fact after you have left.

3.  Do not spend too long on multiple choice questions – with multiple choice questions it is best to cover the answers and work out your own before looking at the choices on paper.  If you can’t answer the question come back to it later – have a guess.

4.  Never omit an entire question – no matter how well you answer other questions, you must leave time for all questions – a perfect answer can still only earn a certain number of marks.  If you write nothing, you can’t receive any marks and you have lost all your marks for a particular question.  Write something – it may at least give you a few points.

5.  Maintain a stable energy level – eating foods such as chocolate bars before an exam might give you an energy boost to begin with but your blood sugar levels will drop within an hour and your energy will plunge dramatically, making it hard for you to concentrate.


The school will be running the “Save the Rhino” campaign until Monday 3 June.  Please assist us by sending any cash donations to support this cause.


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.

Many thanks to those parents who have already made their contribution towards the school fees.  It is greatly appreciated!


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).


The Grade 3 teachers require new costumes for the Christmas play at the end of the year.  Should there be any parents who are able to assist with donations in the form of costumes/sewing expertise and/or monetary donations for the purchase of the required items, please contact Mrs Michas at the school.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Engraving/badges R887, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R2 704, Metro services R17 314 and sports R450.


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.


Extra Murals will end today.  Parents must please ensure that learners are collected straight after school in order to go and prepare for the exams.  I do not want learners loitering around in the afternoons.


Rand Park Primary School is embarking on a blanket drive to assist the destitute during the cold spell.  We would greatly appreciate your donation of a blanket.


NETBALL:  RP vs Cliffview

U9A Lost 0 – 3

U9B Lost 5 – 6

U10A Lost 7 – 1

U10B Won 3 – 0

U11A Won 7 – 4

U11B Lost 9 – 4

U12A Lost 8 – 6

U12B Won 5 – 4

U12C Lost 4 – 1

Open A Lost 9 – 2

Open B Lost 15 – 2

SOCCER: RP vs Sharonlea

U9A Won 2 – 1

U9B Lost 5 – 0

U10A Won 4 – 2

U10B Lost 2 – 0

U11A Drew 1 – 1

U12A Won 4 – 3

U12B Lost 9 – 1

 U13A Won 4 – 2

U13B Lost 4 – 2


The Interhouse matches were played this week and the results were as follows:

 Junior Soccer:  

1st Falcons, 2nd Eagles, 3rd Ravens & 4th Hawks

Senior Soccer:  

1st Falcons, 2nd Hawks, 3rd Ravens & 4th Eagles

Junior Netball:  

1st Ravens, 2nd Eagles, 3rd Hawks & 4th Falcons

Senior Netball:

1st Ravens, 2nd Eagles,

3rd Hawks & 4th Falcons


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.


Educators must ensure that encourage and endeavour, to maintain learner involvement in the activities of the school.


Rough play/games are not permitted on the fields.  The educator on playground duty will use his/her discretion in this regard.


Learners undertake to have the formal Friday Test signed by a parent each week, in the first and third term (Grades 4 – 7).


Parents must ensure that they bring to the attention of the school management any problem, condition or circumstance which affects their child or other children or persons in the school community.

Please take note of our Exam Timetable – All the info can be found here.


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOL WEAR:  Honeydew Shopping Centre, Cnr. Beyers Naude & Blueberry Streets (011) 795-1617.  Girls grey tunic on GREAT SPECIAL at the moment.   Compare our affordable prices to other stockists.


Unlimited GP visits and medications.  Basic dentistry, pathology, radiology and optometry from R279 per month.  Hospital plan, emergency treatment, dread disease and death benefits from R379 per month.  Please contact Trish Clayton on 083 275 2375.

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.


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

EXTRA MATHS LESSONS:  I am offering extra maths lessons for learners in Grade 7 – Grade 9, R150 for an hour lesson and will even travel to you, please e-mail me if you are interested on

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

CHILDREN WITH LEARNING CHALLENGES:  If your child struggles with math, reading, writing or general academic performance, please send them to Bitline Assessment Services for a quick or full assessment.  For more details contact Clinical Psychologist:  Lindi Grootboom on 082 448 5057 or Tidi Padi on 076 376 5933 or (011) 794-5986. We are in Randpark Ridge.

A SMALL WORLD AFTERCARE CENTRE:  Small groups, home-cooked lunch, afternoon snack and drink.  Homework supervision, transport with PDP driver and active holiday programme.  Large, park-like playground and fully equipped centre.  We are open daily from 6:30 – 17:30, Mon – Friday.  Contact (011) 793-4118.

FREE 20MIN HOTSOTNE BACK MASSAGE:  With every full facial booked in June – FACIAL includes brows, specialized mask and massage R360.  Contact Liz at Radiance Beauty Clinic on 082 852 7093, located in Randpark Ridge and open until 7pm weekdays.  ENVIRON stockist.  

AFRIKAANS LESSONS:  Worried about the upcoming Afrikaans exams?  Let us help.  All grades.  Competitive rates.  Please contact Linda on 083 389 0054 or

Randpark Primary School