EDUCATION IS SERIOUS
Reality check for kids with doting parents:
I really matter to the world.
Many kids get the idea that they are special and important to everyone. They receive an incessant amount of attention from parents who cater to their every whim. As a result, many of these children develop an intense sense of entitlement that the world revolves around them. I deliver a different message: with 6.8 billion people in the world, most people neither know or care a lot about you. What you need or want doesn’t matter to these billions of people. In spite of what your parents said, you are not really “special” unless you work hard to accomplish something. The world will judge you by how you act. Nurture your relationship with family and friends, for they are the only people who truly love you.
(G Ramsey, Child Psychologist and vice-president for outpatient services at The Children’s Medical Centre, Ohio).
COMPULSORY SCHOOL FEES – 2013
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.
ALL PARENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE PAID IN FULL BY THE END OF OCTOBER. AN URGENT APPEAL IS MADE TO ALL PARENTS WHO ARE IN ARREARS TO PAY THE FEES BY THIS TIME. ACCOUNTS IN ARREARS WILL BE HANDED OVER TO OUR DEBT-COLLECTION AGENCY FROM THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER.
OLD DEBTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN HANDED OVER.
MY SCHOOL CARD
Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis. We have raised R34 348.39 to date. Thank you to all participating parents.
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 & Mrs Wood of Silver Birch for their very generous donation of eats in celebrating Teachers’ Day.
Will be visiting us on Tuesday 15 October from 10:30 – 15:00 and on Wednesday 16 October from 8:00 – 14:30 in the school hall. They have a huge variety of brand new top quality books at amazing prices.
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.
CLOSING TIME FOR FRIDAYS – TERM 4
As from today the school will close every Friday at 13:30 for the Senior Phase (Grade 4 – 7). This is due to the fact that we are not writing Cycle Tests this term. The Foundation Phase will close at 13:00 as usual. Please note that detention for Senior Phase will therefore start at 13:30 and finish at 15:00.
Should your child be leaving the school at year end (grade 1 – 6) please forward a letter to this effect to the class teacher urgently.
Communications R4 181, computer related expenses R7 280, Fund Raising R288, Insurance R1 045, kitchen supplies R2 141, medical supplies R520, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R8 685, Metro Services R51 063, printing R16 156, toilets R2 146, transport R4 512, trips and shows R7 400
The AGM will take place on Wednesday 13 November at 19:00 in the school hall. A letter with all the details will follow.
OFFICIAL SCHOOL UNIFORM
As from January 2014, Rand Park Primary will have a school jersey with a school badge embroidered on it. Plain navy blue jerseys will no longer be allowed. This item will be available from our stockists soon.
Swimming: Friday 11 October:
A-Team (North West Christian School); B-Team (Rand Park)
SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT
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 bring to the attention of the school management any problem, condition or circumstance which affect their child or other children or persons in the school community.
Learners undertake to refrain from and report any unauthorised removals of school property from the school premises.
NO running on corridors or the stairs.
Educators must ensure that they endeavour to maintain a classroom and school atmosphere which promotes good behaviour and effective teaching and learning.
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.
LOSE WEIGHT NOW, ASK ME HOW: Contact Michele on 082 334 0987.
ZUMBA CLASSES: At Rhema Church every Monday from 18:30 – 19:30 in Fellowship Hall 3. Cost is R40 per class. Contact Robyn on 082 903 4257.
TRANSPORT: Safe and reliable transport offered at competitive rates. Contact Harold for a quote on (011) 792-0699 or 083 280 8558 or Harold@schoolman.co.za
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.
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: Ice Cream Party! 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 Music Studio on 083 337 2702 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.allegromusicstudio.co.za
HANDY MAN: Are you looking for a good, reliable handyman? Contact Mary on (011) 675-7128 081 467 0095 to make an appointment.
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.
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 .co.za
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.
PANORAMA BASEBALL CLUB: We are looking for boys and girls of all ages to come and play Baseball, this is a fast growing sport, come and give it a try kids!! We practice at Panorama Sports Club, Paul Kruger Street, Wilgeheuwel every Friday from 17:30 – 18:30. For more info contact 082 344 4299.
PUPPIES FOR SALE: Pekingese puppies, 8 weeks old, R650 each. Contact 082 553 8546.
SLEEPING BEAUTY ON ICE: Tickets available for Sleeping Beauty on Ice on 10 and 15 December for R200, usual price is R350. This is a Rand Park High School Debs Fundraiser, so please support this worthy cause. For further information contact Jean on 083 785 6426 or email@example.com
SUPER H QUALITY HOUSEHOLD & INDUSTRIAL CLEANING DETERGENTS: Super 7 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. All items can be supplied individually upon request. We have a wide range of industrial chemicals too. www.superh.co.za or contact Imraan on 072 620 6833.
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. Visit www.tutorthefuture.co.za or contact Sue on 084 594 4236.