EDUCATION – If I Could Teach You, Teacher

If I could teach you, teacher

I’d teach you how much more

you have accomplished

than you think you have.

I’d show you the seeds

you planted years ago

that are now coming into bloom.

I’d reveal to you the young minds

that have expanded under your care,

the hearts that are serving others

because they had you as a role model.

If I could teach you, teacher,

I’d show you the positive effect

you have had on me and my life.

Your homework is

to know your value to the world,

to acknowledge it, to believe it.

Thank you, teacher.

                                  By Joanna Fuchs

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


Exams start on Tuesday 11 June.  As a previous letter stated, the school will close at 12 o’clock for all Grades.  I appeal to parents to please arrange transport for their children.  Learners will not be allowed to leave the premises and loiter around in the streets.  Learners will be kept inside the school perimeter until their transport arrives.

GOOD LUCK  to all Grade 4 – 7 learners for the exams.  Success is just around the corner.  Study hard and you will reap the benefits.


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).

We thank the following parents/businesses for their sponsorship:

Mr R Weimar for his generous donation of 3 Lap Tops for our Foundation Phase Educators.


Thanks to all parents and learner who contributed to our “Save the Rhino” Campaign.  The response was fabulous and we really do appreciate it.


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.  The raffle is taking place this term and books were distributed to learners today.  Last year’s raffle was a great success and I once again ask for your support with this initiative.  Thanking you in advance.


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


Capex  R7 570, computer related expenses R1 482, Fund Raising R3 192, kitchen supplies R2 318, hardware/maintenance/plumbing R7 504, Metro services R19 361, printing R1 642, sports R23 793, swimming pool R360, toilet cleaning R2 146, transport R4 393, trips and shows R1 490.


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.


Extra Murals are now finished for this ter.   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.


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 they regularly report for duty and are punctual.


Learners undertake to learn (Exams, Tests).


Prefects are to be treated with respect and courtesy by all learners and their legitimate/reasonable instructions must be obeyed.


Parents must ensure that meet all their financial commitments with respect to learners.


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.

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

SONRISE HOLIDAY CAMP:  Come have a blast on Sonrise Camp these school holidays.  Make friends and keep busy with awesome activities.  For more info contact 083 455 3720 or 079 516 9161 or e-mail

GARDENER/HOUSEBOY:  Russel a Malawian is looking for work as a gardener or house boy.  Please contact him on 073 410 1077 or for a reference contact Peter on 072 106 1556.

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:  Karaoke!  See you there!  For more info contact 792-1340.

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 HOTSTONE 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.  

COUNSELLING:  For counselling in the following areas:  bullying, coping with divorce, ADHD, depression, behaviour problems, trauma, anger management, low self-esteem, sexuality, eating disorders and substance abuse contact Barbra Smith, MAPC, CPRP, 071 455 9339 www.the

“GOTTA MOVE” HOLIDAY CLUB:  Kids no need to be bored this holiday!! Come and join our fun filled holiday club!! From 8 – 12 July.  Honeyridge Baptist Church, Cnr Eastwood Ave & Knoppiesdoring Rd.  From Grade 000 up.  Contact Bronwyn on 073 170 6772.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Randpark Primary School