We are at that time of the year when the budget AND THE SCHOOL FEES for next year are being compiled.  The level of payment of this year’s fees has a direct bearing on the amount of school fees to be charged next year.  It’s therefore disappointing to note that, at this moment in time, our school fee collection is 5% down on last year’s total.  I make an earnest appeal to all parents who still owe fees, large and small, to meet their financial obligation to the school ASAP.  If not, you are the persons directly responsible for undermining the efforts of the school to provide quality education to all our children.  Payment of fees must be a priority in your budget.  I can never allow non-fee paying parents to simply walk away from their obligation, an obligation entrenched by LAW and I assure the vast majority of fee paying parents, that I will vigorously pursue those who have not paid.


The next detention will be on Friday 16 August due to the public holiday on Friday 9 August.


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.


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).


Computer related expenses R171, gardens and fields R128, hardware / maintenance / plumbing R10 996, Metro services R22 995, office stationery R317, staff development R4 698, toilets R2 146, toilet paper R6 648 and transport R3 874.


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.


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.


A big and sincere thank you to all the parents and learners who have contributed to our raffle initiative.  The response has been overwhelming. THANK YOU!!!

The draw took place during Assembly today and the following are winners:

1st Prize – Mrs Janine John

2nd Prize – Mr Alistair Steyn

3rd Prize – Mrs Sandra Govender

Winning Class was Grade 4N.

Top sellers in each grade:

Grade 1 – Travis Cottrell

Grade 2 – Ezekiel Thomas

Grade 3 – Jo-Anne Pelser

Grade 4 – Wade Wiegand

Grade 5 – Hannah Le Grange

Grade 6 – Phillip Bentley

Grade 7 – Rachel John

The top 3 sellers in the school:

1st Wade Wiegand, 2nd Jo-Anne Pelser and 3rd Travis Cottrell.


To the following boys who have been selected to play for the North West Cricket Teams.

U9:  Heinz Klingenberg, Ethan Wilke and Gabriel Fann

U10:  Keagan Potgieter

U11:  Chad Elliot

U12:  Christopher Ayres

Good luck for the season boys!


The staff of Rand Park Primary would like to wish all our Muslim families a joyous and prosperous Eid Mubaaruk.  May God bless you and your families on this auspicious day.


Friday 16 August:  Grades 4 – 6:  Maths

Grade 7:  EMS

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



Monday 12 August:  RP vs Fontainebleau  (Away)

Cross Country

Thursday 15 August:  Albert’s Farm


Wednesday 14 August at Bryanston Primary



Rand Park played Trinity A and Won 9½ – 2½


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 sign the homework diary on a regular basis.


Learners undertake to conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner.


Keep off all banks and out of the flower beds.


Educators must ensure that they seek changes in an orderly and approved manner


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.

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:  Movie Night – Madagascar 3.   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 Studio on 083 337 2702 or or

MASTER MATHS:   Problems with Maths?  Master Maths (Grade 4 – Grade 12) can help!  Individualised tuition.  Parkside Centre, Ostrich Road, Bromhof.  Contact Brenda on (011) 791-3967.

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.

STâBURST HOUSEHOLD & INDUSTRIAL CLEANING PRODUCTS: 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

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

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

LAWNMOWER LAND EST. 1973:   Winter Service Special – 50% OFF labour charged on servicing of your generator, chainsaw, edge-trimmer, lawnmower or any type of outdoor power equipment.  4 Month warranty on service.  Collection and delivery service also available.  Offer valid till 31 August.  443 Vale Ave, Ferndale (011) 789-2308 or or

THE HOMEWORK CENTRE:  Facilitated by a qualified remedial teacher (Bed Hons), situated in Boskruin.  One-on-one supervised homework, assisting in assignments, projects and exam preparation.  Instilling independence, responsibility, time management and planning skills.  Grades 1 – 5.  For further information please contact Michelle on 074 117 5154 or e-mail

ONLINE BRAIN PROFILING FOR:  Parenting, teaching & learning, study skills, career guidance, personal development, family dynamics, relationships and more. Individual written reports and consultations contact Mark on or 072 496 0040.

TRANSPORT:  Safe and reliable transport offered at competitive rates.  Contact Harold for a quote on (011) 792-0699 or 083 280 8558 or

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

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

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.

DOMESTIC:  Nobukhosi is looking for part or full time work as a domestic and child minder.  Contact her on 078 647 6941.

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