Term 4 – Newsletter 5

Dear Parents

We are exactly one month from break-up day, so should be fastening our seat-belts for a smooth descent to the end of the academic year.

PHOTOS
Photo order envelopes have been stapled in your children’s homework books. The deadline for the return of the orders is 20th November.

WALTON’S STATIONERY ORDERS
If you missed last week’s deadline, but would like to hand in your stationery orders, please do so by Wednesday.

MOBILE BOOKSHOP
The mobile bookshop will be visiting our school between 13h00 and 15h00 tomorrow. These times coincide with school closing times in order to give you the opportunity to have a look at the books when you collect your child after school. I would like to encourage parents to support the bookshop as proceeds go to charity.

SMALL GIFTS FOR PENSIONERS
Our Grade 4 – 6 pupils will be visiting Panorama Palms to sing Christmas Carols and have tea with the residents. Please support this outing by sending a small gift, possibly a pretty bar of soap or some chocolate that we can use to fill Christmas crackers, even if your child will not be participating in the outing.

OTHER DONATIONS
Parents may also assist with pet-related products and good used clothes, books and toys for Boucher House.

TRANSPORT TO OUTINGS
We’ll need assistance from parents with transport to and from the Community Service Outings and parents are welcome to participate with their children. Please let Ms van Zyl know if you’re able to assist with transport to any of the following:
Monday 27th November, 08h45 – Tygerberg Nature Reserve (return at 12h00)
Monday 4th December, 09h45 – Panorama Palms (return at about 11h30) and AACL

ART EXHIBITION
The Art Exhibition will be held at St Mark’s Church, Edgemead on 5th December from 18h00. Parents who have donated a minimum of R50 for their children’s art will be able to collect the art after the Prize Giving. Please place your donation in an envelope, clearly marked with your child’s name and “Art Exhibition” and send to school.

PRIZE GIVING, 5th December, 19h00, St Mark’s Church, Edgemead
Prize Giving is our “elegant” occasion of the year, where our pupils dress up smartly: pretty dressed for the girls and collar & tie for the boys.
Each family is requested to provide one plate of savoury and one plate of sweet eats for this occasion.

NEW PROSPECTUS
A new edition of our prospectus is out. Thanks to Cindy de Swardt who is responsible for the new photos appearing in the prospectus. I have attached a copy for your perusal.

TEXTBOOKS
A reminder to make contact with an outgoing pupil in your child’s next grade should you wish to purchase second-hand textbooks.

CLOSING TIMES DURING EXAMS
15 – 24 November, Grades 6 – 9 only: school closes at 13h15
27 November – 5 December: School closes at 13h00 for all pupils

Pupils will be attending Prize Giving on 5th December and so do not need to attend school on 6th December.

The school calendar for 2018 is as follows:
Term All Provinces
Opens Closes
First 17 January 28 March
Second 10 April 22 June
Third 17 July 28 September
Fourth 09 October 12 December

2018 Public Holidays:
Date Title
01 January 2018 New Year’s Day
21 March 2018 Human Rights Day
30 March 2018 Good Friday
02 April 2018 Family Day
27 April 2018 Freedom Day
30 April 2018 School holiday
01 May 2018 Workers’ Day
16 June 2018 Youth Day
09 August 2018 National Women’s Day
10 August 2018 School holiday
24 September 2018 Heritage Day
16 December 2018 Day of Reconciliation
17 December 2018 Public holiday
25 December 2018 Christmas Day
26 December 2018 Day of Goodwill

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much,” – Helen Keller

Kind regards
Liz

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