Term 4 – Newsletter 1

Dear Parents

A wonderful welcome to the final term of 2017. This term will be short and intense, so hang onto your hats as things speed up.

Please diarise these important dates:
Thursday 12th & Friday 13th October – The Book People
Monday 16th – Thursday 19th October – Parent/Teacher meetings
Tuesday 17th October – Orientation Day
Wednesday 18th October – Photo Day’
Tuesday 7th November – Mobile Bookstore
16th – 24th November – approximate dates for exams for Grade 6 – 9
Tuesday 5th December – Art Exhibition & Prize Giving

Class teachers will inform parents of dates of outings to take place in the term.

THE BOOK PEOPLE
A display of books for sale will be set up in the Art room this Thursday and Friday and you’re welcome to visit the school between 10h30 and 15h00 in order to purchase books for your children. You may also purchase a book to donate to the school, should you wish to do so. This is a good opportunity to get some early Christmas shopping done! Your child has a leaflet in his/her homework book with further details.

PARENT/TEACHER MEETINGS
These important meetings will take place next week. Your child’s teacher will supply you with a mutually acceptable day and time to attend. Grade 7 – 9 pupils must attend with their parents.

ORIENTATION DAY
Orientation Day for our new Grade 1 pupils of 2018 will take place next Tuesday, 17th October from 08h30 – 10h30. Current grade 1 pupils will spend the time in Grade 2 and so on up to Grade 5, giving them a chance to experience life in the grade they will be in next year..

PHOTO DAY
Next Wednesday is photo day, so please ensure that your children are dressed in the correct school uniform for the day.

MOBILE BOOKSTORE
On 7th November, a mobile bookstore will visit our school, where, once again, you’ll be able to purchase books for your children.

EXAMS
Exams are just a little over a month away, so it is imperative that our Grade 6 – 9 pupils stay on top of their work and make sure that they are studying every day, starting today.
Grade 1 – 5 pupils will be assessed continuously during the course of the term.

ART EXHIBITION & PRIZE GIVING
Our school year will end with our annual Art Exhibition at St Mark’s Church on Tuesday 5th December, commencing at 18h00. You will be able to “purchase” your child’s artworks for a donation (minimum R50). Our annual Prize Giving ceremony will take place on the same evening, at 19h00.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Our annual Community Service will take place after exams. We’ll be asking for donations of small gifts of toiletries to take to the Retirement Village and books and magazines as well. Also for pet related items to take to Animal Anti-Cruelty and clothes, books and toys to take to the orphanage that we support. You may start sending these to school as soon as possible.

Happy Tummy is ongoing every Friday, where you may send a minimum of R5 to school and if your child donates, he/she may wear civvies on Fridays.

We’re collecting plastic bread tags, so send these along to school too, and our paper recycling is ongoing.

SUPPLIES
Please send supplies to school as per the attached roster, as soon as possible. but by Friday at the latest.

“Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” – Ted Williams

Kind regards
Liz

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