The true meaning of Christmas is love, hope, joy, sharing – not presents, tinsel, receiving and over indulgence. It becomes more and more difficult each year, to see the true meaning of Christmas through the insel and the gift wrap”.


Yet another year has flown by.  I continue to be extremely proud to be a part of our fine school, it’s willing learners, dedicated educators, hardworking secretarial and cleaning staff, co-operative parents and supportive, professional Governing Body.  I wish to take this opportunity to thank all role-players most sincerely for their varied and values inputs during the course of this year.  The success of the school and its learners in 2012 can only be certain if all continue in this vein next year.  Sincerest best wishes are extended to all learners and their parents who leave Rand Park Primary at the end of this year.  To those travelling away on holiday – enjoy your vacation.  To those returning next year, have a wonderful rest and return refreshed and full of vigour in 2013.  Very best wishes to all for a merry, blessed and peaceful festive season.


Sincere thanks to all parents who contributed in such a meaningful way. The general assistants are extremely grateful.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


The school fee tariff is R5 900 per learner per year, and may be paid over 10 months.


School opening:

Wednesday 9 January 2013.


The staff would be most grateful for the donation of these items for next year.


HELP!! The Bargain Bin is only open two mornings a week as we cannot find anybody to assist.  Please contact us urgently if you are able to assist. It will only require 2 – 3 hours of your time a week. 


Consumable stock R6 577, desks R15 500, Foundation Phase stock and stationery R425, gardens and fields R1 350, Honours Board R 1 455,  hardware/maintenance/plumbing R1 927, Senior Primary books R17 818, swimming pool R 4 426, toilets R2 146 and transport R3 244.


The official school times at the school have changed.  This is due to the fact that with the implementation of CAPS in Grade 4 – 6 in 2013 – the requirement is for us to have 27,5 hours per week national time.  Times can also be viewed on the School Communicator.


Please ensure that your children return to school on day 1 of next year in the full, correct uniform and with hair neatly trimmed in accordance with the school code of conduct (NO outlandish hairstyles).


Grade 1 & 2:  13:00

Grade 3:  13:30

Grades 4 – 7:  14:00


School will start at 7:30 as from 9 January 2013.


Please remember to support our business partners on a regular basis.  We had raised R40 342.78 by the end of November.


Congratulations to the following learners who received academic awards:

Grade 1Kaitlyn Carlson, Nicolai Correa Mendes, Liyah Doyle, Tyra Dunkin, Meleza Masiza, Kelly Anderssen, Keaton Armstrong, Jennifer Leggatt, Gareth O’Neill, Thomas Thole, Akiria Chetty, Jade Erler, Jessica Hodgson, James Shirley, Aimee Young, Rachel Du Plessis, Cian Hoban, Makayla Rahme, Nicole Thomani and Loren Willis.

Grade 2: Keira Coetzer, Heinz Klingenberg, Rys Potter, Kayden Stemmet, Ethan Wilke, Genevieve De Billot, Riley Eadie, Arya Naidoo, Anthony Naude’, Caelan Niemand, Caley Fauconier, Amy Fowlds, Tinotenda Marimira, Rhys Meyer, Tyla Wright, Shannon Chisanga, Ryan Millard, Kieran Miller, Dante’ Steyn and Callum Townsley.

Grade 3: Hannah Desmet, Tanya Freese, Daisy Ndebele, Monique Nieuwenhuizen, Dean Ramsay, Sanasha Kandier, Rasika Murugan, Kimishca Naidoo, Kayla Schwartz, Tyler Smith, Terrence Broomberg, Denise Kondic, Siddhi Singh, Tshilitshi Tshivase, Matthew Wood, Patrick Hoban, Morakane Lekalakala, Kristan Nyar, Saskia Pan and Rachel Unstead.

Grade 4Michael Burgess, Daniell Van Der Merwe, Chad Elliot, Katherine Collier, Denae’ Naidoo, Cole Watters, Lethogonolo Liebenberg, Tarita Naidoo, Timothy-Lee Naynar, Sarah-Leigh Stanton, Starrion Fenn, Kyra Wilke, Hayden Millard, Kimeshan Naidoo, Dimitri Batis, Shannon Crosby, Suzette Klingenberg, Bohlale Ntlhola, Kamohelo Nkoliswa, Cadon Dangerfield.

Grade 5Megan Shannon, Cheyenne Moodley, Channing Du Plessis, Mikhail Hassim, Kayla Knotzer, Phoebe Redelinghuys, Matthew Baker, Gaoreteleloe Mogokonyane, Kyle Inderpersad, Connor Houston, Damien Hill, Hannah Zoutendyk, Joshua Dennis, Kevell Umrao, Sarah Calcada, Mishka Stemmet, Mikayla Claase, Jason Wilson, Andrea Ramsay and Tanner McMahon.

Grade 6Rais Hassim, Matthew Young, Melissa Matthysen, Michael Wood, Tamryn Visagie, Ofure Ayere, Megan Rosslee, Erin Eadie, Veronica Shanoudy, Tinodaishe Naka, Karina Sivalingam, Muhammad Bux, Luc Marucchi, Jordan Eustice, Seshnie Naidoo, Michael Moore, Michael Gooding, Aidan Riggien, Camerynne Pan and Darlene Frank.

Grade 7: Thulo Serobe, Callum Trainer, Nicole Riley, Emma Van Der Merwe, Cameron Goodwin, Tiro Serobe, Arno Nieuwenhuizen, Kira Courtaillac, Osasere Ayere and Jennifer-Jane Fernandes.

English:  1st Thulo Serobe, 2nd Tiro Serobe.

Afrikaans1st Arno Nieuwenhuizen, 2nd Richard Kaldenberg.

Mathematics:  1st Thulo Serobe, 2nd Nicole Riley.

Natural Science:  1st Thulo Serobe, 2nd Callum Trainer.

Economic Management Skills:  1st Thulo Serobe, 2nd Callum Trainer.

Technology:  1st Thulo Serobe, 2nd Arno Nieuwenhuizen.

Arts & Culture:  1st Callum Trainer, 2nd Emma Van Der Merwe.

Life Orientation:  1st Callum Trainer, 2nd Thulo Serobe.

Social Sciences:  1st Callum Trainer, 2nd Thulo Serobe.

Dux ScholarThulo Serobe

Summit TrophyCameron Goodwin and Callum Trainer.


HONEYDEW DRAPERS SCHOOLWEAR:  Summer uniforms in stock!  Miss the rush and buy now.  Compare our affordable prices to other stockists.  We are at the Honeydew Shopping Centre, cnr. Beyers Naudé Drive & Blueberry Streets (opposite Boskop Primary). Tel (011) 795-1617.

RRVA:  Join the Randpark Ridge Village Association (a non-profit organisation) for only R300 per month, we maintain the parks, suburbs and provide dedicated 24 hour pro-active security vehicles in the area.  For this, other added services and peace of mind, contact the RRVA on

KIDSCAPE ADVENTURE CAMPS:  Kids welcome from grade 1 – 8, limited to 60 kids only. From 17 – 21 December 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 200 for the whole package and including transport.  Contact Graeme on 083 457 7848 or

FOR SALE:  Playstation 2 with 2 controllers and 54 games.  Includes Singit and Buzz Junior R2 200.  Contact Sandy on 083 415 1577.

RUBIX SHUTTLES & TRANSFERS:  Professional scholar transport solutions – 2013 registrations now open.  Daily school run (am & pm).  Also offered:  ad hoc extra mutual and daily school run options available.  Excellent parent endorsement.  Contact Sharon on 083 627 1997 / /

TRANSPORT:  Do you need reliable and safe transport for your child?  Daily, weekly or monthly rates.  Contact Tracey on 079 522 8953.  Randpark, Weltevreden and Honeydew area.

JUST LABELS:  Need stationery, clothing and shoe labels?  Visit our website for more information or for an order form contact (031) 266-1738 or

CARPETS, WOOD FLOORING, VINYL & BLINDS: Tony will come to your house/office with samples and measure.  Call him for a no obligation quote on 083 290 1757.

STUDENT’S SCHOOLWEAR & SPORT:  Opposite Trinityhouse School, Trinity Village Shopping Centre, cnr Eastwood & Knoppiesdoring Street. For the best prices on quality schoolwear, skate and surfwear.  Efficient and friendly service.  Rand Park Primary’s “NEW” navy sports caps now in stock. Open 7 days a week.  Contact  (011) 795-4305.

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