Textbooks 2018

Term 2 – Newsletter 2

Dear Parents,

There are some important activities and events coming up. Please take note of the following:

Parent Meetings
Parent meetings are taking place this week. A reminder that parents of Grade 7 to 9 pupils are asked to come and fill in their preferred timeslot on the timetable in the entrance of the Utrecht House Campus. You may also write a requested timeslot for Wednesday or Thursday in your child’s homework diary.

Uniform Bank
A reminder to please make use of our clothing bank for your child’s uniform needs.

Assessment Programme
Assessment plans will be sent home this week. The plans will indicate dates of tasks that pupils and parents need to remember. Any changes will be sent out a week in advance.

Reminder:
Projects are always to be done at school, never at home. Research and materials may be gathered at home.

Camp
The senior pupils are gearing up for an exciting camp next week, however we need to make another urgent appeal to parents for assistance with lifts. At present, we do not have enough lifts to get all of our pupils there and back.

Cultural Evening
We are very excited about our Cultural Evening on the 16 th of May. This is going to be a wonderful opportunity to gather together and celebrate family (Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are in the same week).
Please diarise this date and make a point of inviting friends and other members of the community to join us. The concept will be to enjoy cuisine from various countries whilst socialising with other families.
Please bring along your picnic blanket and chairs to set up in our playground area so that you can enjoy the fare that will be on sale.
We appeal to parents for assistance to make this event possible and you will be receiving more information from your child’s class teacher in this regard.

Social Media Policy
The school has realised the necessity of implementing a Social Media Policy in order to protect pupils, staff and parents when participating in social media activities. Please find a copy of this policy in the attachments.

Warm regards
Theresa Minnë
Dean of Studies

“Its not about what it is, its about what it can become.”
-Dr. Seuss

Textbooks 2018

Term 2 – Newsletter 1

Dear Parents,

A warm welcome to the new term where things are getting a bit chillier and darker in
the mornings!

Please take note of the following important dates:
– 2nd April: School starts
– 8th -11th April: Parent Meetings
– 16th -18th April: Grade 7-9 Camp
– 1st May: Public holiday
– 8th May: Voting Day
– 16th May: Family Cultural Evening Fundraiser
– 30th May – 6th June: Grade 6-9 Examinations
– 14th June Break up day

Supplies for Term 2
Please refer to the attachment for information about supplies requested for this term.
We look forward to welcoming all our pupils back to school tomorrow morning!

Warm regards,
Theresa Minnë
Dean of Studies

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
-J.K. Rowling

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Term 1 – Final Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Firstly, a humble apology for the late release of the reports this term. I know that you have been waiting in eager anticipation all day, but by now your child’s report should have arrived. If you have not received it, please let me know.

A few end-of-term notices…

Sports Day
Thank you for all your support! Sports Day was another wonderful event. R1740 was raised through the snack packs and R230 from tuckshop. This will go towards covering the cost of all the new paving being done on the school grounds.

Supplies for Term 2
Please refer to the attachment for information about supplies requested for next term.

Aftercare
Aftercare resumes on the 2nd of April when school re-opens.

Thank you to all of our hard-working and dedicated teachers for everything they have done for our children this term and thank you, parents, for all your support.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday,

Theresa Minnë
Dean of Studies

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”
-Edmund Hillary (first person to climb Mount Everest)

Textbooks 2018

Term 1 – Newsletter 9

Dear Parents,

The last week of term is now upon us! Thank you for all your support throughout.

Please take note of the following important notices:

Sports Day
A reminder that Sports Day is scheduled for the 19th of March. Thank you to the parents who have offered to come in early tomorrow morning to assist with making up the snack packs.
Pupils need to come to school in their sports kit; house colour t-shirt, shorts and running shoes. Please remember sunscreen and hats. Pupils are required to assist with cleaning up after the event and must inform their teacher if they are going home directly from the field with a parent.
Parents, you may drop your child off at school and then proceed directly to the field if you are joining us for the day. Please bring along folding chairs and blankets to sit on.
Tuckshop will be available on the day. We will finish at approximately 12h30.

Cake Sales
A huge thank you to our grades 7, 8 and 9 parents for the generous donations of cakes which allowed us to have our cake sale last week. We managed to raise R659 which is going to go towards subsidising travel costs for the senior camp.

Supplies for Term 2
Please refer to the attachment for information about supplies requested for next term.

Break-Up Day and Reports
School breaks up at 10h30 on Wednesday the 20th of March and reports will be emailed to you on this day. Our second term resumes on the 2nd of April.

Many thanks.
Warm regards,
Theresa Minnë
Dean of Studies

“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”
-Martin Luther King JR.

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Term 1 – Newsletter 8

Dear Parents,

Last week we had our scheduled visit from the delegates of UMALUSI. The teachers were well-prepared and the pupils were wonderful ambassadors- greeting respectfully and enjoying their lessons as usual. The day went smoothly and the
officials left with lots of smiles and expressed great gratitude… it was a proud day for our school.
The delegates were also full of praise for the delicious food that sustained them throughout the grueling day. We are so grateful to our Grade 8 parent, Xolisa Tyeya from Xsite Foods for generously providing the catering.

Thank you again, to our dedicated staff for all you do, the high standards we aspire to were evident as we were able to provide whatever was required for the inspection.

Cake Sales
This Thursday we are having our final cake sale for the term and kindly request donations from our grade 7, 8 and 9 classes.

Camp
The final total for the Senior Camp is R980 which includes a personalised camp t-shirt. Please note that the deadline for 50% of the camp fee is the 13 th of March. Any parents that can assist with lifts for the camp, please let the school know. Thank you to parents that have already offered assistance. We still need a few more!

Many thanks.
Warm regards,
Theresa Minnë
Dean of Studies

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you see the whole world”

-George Bernard Shaw
English Playwright

Textbooks 2018

Term 1 – Newsletter 7

Dear Parents,

This week we have our scheduled visit from UMALUSI and we are excited to showcase our high standards to the accreditation board!
The officials will be interviewing some of our pupils and we need your permission for this. Please see the indemnity form attached to the email. Hard copies were sent home in the homework diaries on Friday. If you did not return the hard copy, kindly fill out and return the form attached. Alternatively, you can just state whether you give permission or not, in your child’s homework diary.

Cake Sales
Thank you so much to our grade 4, 5 and 6 parents for the overwhelmingly generous donations of cakes for last week’s sale which allowed us to sell over two days. This managed to raise a total of R900 which will pay for our classrooms that need to have fans installed.
Our next cake sale is planned for grades 7, 8 and 9 (on the 14 th of March) and the proceeds will go towards the senior camp.

Sports Day Information
A reminder that snack-pack orders are due this Friday the 8 th of March. Grades 1 to 6 must have dress-up relay items at school by the 13 th of March. Thank you so much to those parents who have offered to assist on the day.
A reminder that Sports Kits need to be brought to school tomorrow.

Camp
The final total for the Senior Camp is R980 which includes a personalised camp t-shirt. Please note that the deadline for 50% of the camp fee is the 13 th of March, but please start sending in fees as soon as you are able.
Any parents that can assist with lifts for the camp, please let the school know.
Thank you to parents that have already offered assistance. We still need a few more!

Request for hangers
Thank you for the donations received.

Request to sign UMALUSI interview permission slip
Kindly see attached and return by tomorrow or write your reply in your child’s homework diary.

Many thanks.
Warm regards,
Theresa Minnë
Dean of Studies

“Tell me and I forget.Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”

-Native American Proverb

Textbooks 2018

Term 1 – Newsletter 6

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all Foundation Phase parents who contributed so generously to our Valentine’s Day Cake Sale! It was a wonderful success. Thanks to all those who supported by buying cakes, we raised a total of R997! The proceeds will go towards purchasing much-needed fans for our classrooms.

Cake Sales
Our next cake sale is planned for the 28 th of February and we are appealing to our grade 4, 5 and 6 parents for donations of cupcakes for this day. The last cake sale for the year, to be sponsored by the senior phase, will take place on the 14 th of March.

Sports Day Information
Order Forms for snack packs will be handed out to pupils. The snack packs will cost R30 each and will include a hotdog, a chocolate and flavoured water.
Any donations of hotdog rolls, small chocolate bars and flavoured water will be much appreciated. Cash donations are also welcomed.
We appeal to any parents who are available before 08h00 on the morning of the 18 th of March, to please assist with constructing the snack packs.

Houses for Sports Day:
All pupils must wear either black, white or house colour shorts, plain house colour t-shirt and socks with running shoes. No graphics on t-shirts. Sports kit must be brought to school during the week of Tuesday the 5 th of March.
– Honey Bees- plain yellow t-shirt
– Bumble Bees- plain purple t-shirt
– Worker Bees- plain white t-shirt

Camp
The final total for the Senior Camp is R980 which includes a personalised camp t-shirt. Please note that the deadline for camp fees is the 13 th of March, but please start sending in fees as soon as you are able.
Any parents that can assist with lifts for the camp, please let the school know.

Request for hangers
There is a request for donations of hangers for our second-hand clothing bank, please.

Request to sign school policy documents
You will be receiving an important parent contract document in your child’s homework diary that we kindly request you to sign and send back to us.

Many thanks
Warm regards,
Theresa Minnë
Dean of Studies

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude”

-William James

Textbooks 2018

Term 1 – Newsletter 5

Dear Parents,

We are very excited to have featured in last week’s Tygerburger, the headline of our article, “A school with a difference”!

This week we celebrate Valentine’s day and will mark it with a cake sale and civvies day… Please see below for more details:

Valentine’s Day Cake Sale
We are planning to have a few cake sales this term, with the first one on Thursday the 14 th of February. We ask all grade 1, 2 and 3 parents to please contribute cupcakes which will be sold for R5 each. We want to encourage the pupils to buy enough to take home for their families, so please remember to pack in a plastic container to store the cakes.

Extra Civvies Day
Pupils are allowed to wear red, white and pink on Valentine’s day for a contribution of R5. This will also go towards the Happy Tummy Fund as our gift of love on Thursday the 14 th .

Uniforms
The girls’ uniform is taking a bit longer than expected, but please keep in touch with Linda in this regard.

Aftercare Form Update
Please be advised that the aftercare form has been updated and we kindly request that all parents re-sign the updated form if your child is enrolled at Aftercare.

Many thanks.
Warm regards,
Theresa Minnë
Dean of Studies

“LOVE Is not only something you feel, it is something you do”
David Wilkerson

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Term 1 – Newsletter 4

Dear Parents,

We had an exciting week last week filled with visits from Theatre for Life, Woolworths Educational Programme and an author. Please follow our Facebook page for photos of all the wonderful activities.

Please note the following:

Request for Art Supplies
Our Art teacher, Mrs Stemmet, would be very grateful for the following donations:
– Old magazines
– Newspaper
– Toilet rolls (empty)
– Food colouring
– Old paint

Extra Maths Lessons
Ms Styane is generously offering her time once again this year; to assist pupils with extra mathematics lessons on Thursdays at 14h45-15h30.
One on one sessions are also available at parent’s cost, please contact tstyane@abeilleruche.co.za if you would like to arrange for private sessions.

Important Dates
– Grade 7-9 Assessments begin on the 7 th of March- all pupils have been
informed of the Assessment Programme.
– Sports Day: 19th March

Cake Sales
– We will be having cake sales sponsored by each phase every second Thursday. Our first fundraising cake sale, sponsored by Foundation Phase, will take place on Valentine’s Day, the 14th of February. Please send a container with your child so that they can bring some cake home for the family too!

Textbooks
Please be advised that Eduguru has the following books in stock and ready for collection:
Grade 4:
– Piekfyn Learner Book x2
– Piekfyn Reader x1
Grade 5
– Piekfyn Reader x1
Grade 6
– Piekfyn Learner Book x4
Grade 9
– Piekfyn Learner Book x 1
– English Learner Book x 1

Please note that you can also place orders with them if you need to. You will see their flyer attached.

Cultural Family Fun Day
We are very excited about the Cultural Family Day planned for the 16th of May. We are going to have food representing various countries on sale and we also want to have fun activities for the children to enjoy. Any profit made will go towards a much needed permanent covering structure for our wonderful outdoor playground area. We need parents to offer their assistance for this event, please confirm your availability via the reply slip emailed.

Warm regards,
Theresa Minnë
Dean of Studies

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”

Robert Matnard Hutchins

Textbooks 2018

Term 1 – Newsletter 3

Dear Parents,

We started our week off in joyful celebration by marking the entry into our 20th year with a School Blessing Service. Thank you to all who attended. It was certainly a blessed experience. We express our deep gratitude to Fr David for his role as celebrant and to all the participants that shared in this beautiful occasion.

Please note the following:

Punctual Arrival Time
Pupils must be on campus no later than 07h45. There is a disturbing trend of tardiness being noticed.

Civvies Day Dress Code
Please note that there is a dress code for Fridays when the pupils wear civvies for Happy Tummy. They may not wear t-shirts with messages on them and their jeans may not be tattered.

Important Dates
– Friday the 1 st of February: Supplies are due, please.

Reminders
– Grade 4 – 9 parents that haven’t bought textbooks yet, urgently need to do so.
– We are also collecting tins for recycling.

Warm regards,
Theresa Minnë
Dean of Studies

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy