Term 4 – Welcome Newsletter

Good morning Parents

I feel so thrilled to be welcoming one and all to the fourth and final term of 2019. Here are the term dates that have been arranged, with additional outing dates to follow from individual teachers:

Term Dates:

1 October – School reopens for the fourth term

8th October – school photo day (pupils to be smartly dressed in full summer school uniform)

8th October – FET meeting at 17h30, Utrecht House

23rd October – Grade 1 orientation morning, van der Spuy House, 08h30 – 11h00

11th – 19th November – exams for Grade 6 – 9 pupils

21st November – movie character dress up and movie day (fund raiser)

22nd November – Park clean up and picnic

27th November – Grade 4 – 9 outing to Ice Rink

28th November – Grade 4 – 6 outing to Nazareth House for Christmas Carols

Grade 7 – 9 girls visit orphanage at Nazareth House

Grade 7 – 9 boys visit Fallen Angels

2nd December – Grade 3 – 9 outing to Tygerberg Nature Reserve

3rd December Art Exhibition and Prize Giving

4th December – school closes

More information about the above dates will be available on the D6 as time goes by.

Our dear Ms Olden celebrated her marriage during the holidays and has come back to us as Mrs Birns. Her email address will change accordingly to mbirns@abeilleruche.co.za

FET Meeting, 8th October, Utrecht House, 17h30

All parents who are interested in keeping their children at Abeille Ruche through to a matric equivalent are welcome to join us for an information session on Tuesday 8th October at 17h30 at Utrecht House. Our FET Phase (Grades 10 – 12) will offer the Cambridge Curriculum at IGCSE (Grades 10 & 11) and AS level (Grade 12). All parents of all grades are more than welcome to join us, but RSVP by return of email so that we will know how much accommodation will be needed. Maylin will provide you with an access code for the evening.


We request that supplies according to the attached list be send to the school by this Friday, 4th October.

Grade 1 Orientation Morning, 23rd October, 08h30 – 11h00:

Our new Grade pupils will be visiting us to spend time with Mrs Terry. on 23rd October. Current Grade 1 pupils will visit Grade 2 and so on up to Grade 5, who will visit Grade 6. Should you be planning to enrol siblings of our current pupils for 2020, please complete the attached application forms if you have not yet done so. Please also let friends and family know that we still have limited space available in our Grade 1 class for 2020.

Readmission forms:

Please complete your readmission form (attached) and return it to the school by 18th October, in order to ensure that your child has a space in our school for the new year.

Outreach Programme:

Exams will end on 19th November this year. This is an early date, but we have been notified by the education department that our end of year schedules must be presented to the WCED on 26th November and we will need the time to complete all our assessments and marking. School will not close, all pupils will be expected to participate in the outreach programme that will take place leading up to the end of term.

Parents are asked to donate the following in support of our community service:

small gifts eg chocolates/soaps for the elderly
pet related items, eg dog food, toys, blankets, treats
good used clothes, toys, books, games for the children in the orphanage

These items may be sent to the school at your convenience.

Our recycling project continues this term, with the first collection being this Wednesday. Plastic, paper and tins are welcome.

Here’s to a smooth and peaceful fourth term!

Kind regards

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