Textbooks 2018

Term 1 – Newsletter 2

Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new week! Please take note of the following important notices.

Traffic Protocol
It is very important to ensure that we do not block the driveways of our neighbours, please!!
We have received complaints in this regard.
Kindly follow the protocol of always keeping to the same side as the school and ensure that you do not park in front of 1 Utrecht Street.
Please communicate this rule to all drivers and lift clubs.

Important Dates
Tuesday the 22 nd January: Parent Meeting for grades 1-6 at 19h00
Wednesday the 23 rd January: Parent Meeting for grades 7-9 at 19h00
Friday the 1 st of February: Supplies are due, please.

Grade 4 – 9 parents that haven’t bought textbooks yet, urgently need to do so.
Happy Tummy Feeding Scheme- please support by sending R5 for civvies every Friday.
Please ensure all books are covered
We are collecting plastic bread tags for recycling.

Homework Classes
Please take note of the advertisement attached, for more information.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Parent Meeting,
Theresa Minnë

Textbooks 2018

Term 1 – Newsletter 1

Dear Parents

It is with great excitement and anticipation that I welcome you to the academic year of 2019!

Kindly take note of the following important dates and information for the term ahead.

Monday 14th January – school opens for teachers
Wednesday 16th January – school opens for pupils
Tuesday 22nd January, 19h00, – Parent Information Evening, Grade 1 – 6
Wednesday 23rd January, 19h00, – Parent Information Evening, Grade 7 – 9
Thursday 7th to Wednesday 13th March – grade 7-9 Assessment Presentations
Tuesday 16th- Thursday 18th April – Grade 7-9 Camp
Friday 19th April – Public Holiday (Good Friday)
Monday 22nd April Public Holiday (Easter Monday)

Tuesday 19th March – Sports Day
Wednesday 20th March – school closes

Teachers will inform parents of dates of outings.

School will run a normal timetable from the first day:
Grade 1 & 2: 08h00 – 13h15
Grade 3: 08h00 – 14h00
Grade 4 – 9: 08h00 – 14h30
GED: 09h00 – 13h00

School closes at 13h15 for all pupils on Fridays

The school doors open at 07h30 and pupils should be in their classrooms by 07h45, ready to start promptly at 08h00.

Pupils should be collected timeously at closing times. Should parents be later than 15 minutes after closing, pupils will be handed over to the Aftercare in the van der Spuy house, where they can be collected at R60 per afternoon.

Class teachers can be contacted via email by using their initial and surname followed by, for example:
The finance team may be contacted via email on

Aftercare will be available for all grades from the first day of school and runs from straight after school until 17h30.
Homework is supervised by a qualified teacher.
Please pack a change of clothes and an extra snack in for your child as we do not provide lunch.
The Aftercare does not operate during the holidays.

Should you wish to enrol your child in permanent aftercare, please complete the attached form and return it to the school.

Should your child not be enrolled in the permanent Aftercare, but you would like him/her to stay at school if you’re running late or have other business to attend to, casual Aftercare is offered at R60 per afternoon, for which you will receive a statement for all usage during the month at the end thereof. Please phone the school to let the teacher know that your child must be handed over to the Aftercare.

Late collection after 17h30 will be charged at R100 per hour or part thereof.

Please make every effort to attend these important information sessions. Service providers for extra-murals will be available for you to sign up your child, you will get to spend time with your child’s teacher, have the opportunity to ask questions and receive other important information about the camp and other initiatives.

We have been supporting this worthy charity for some years and will continue to do so in 2019. Please send R5 with your child on Fridays, to place in the Happy Tummy collection which Mrs Simpson will continue to hand over to her church every Sunday. The funds support a feeding scheme.

Please send the supplies relevant to your child’s grade according to the attached list. Your assistance with supplies helps to keep our costs down and school fees affordable.

Our school has a small, limited Tuck Shop that cannot replace a healthy lunch that should be packed for your child daily. Please ensure that he/she also has a water bottle at school.

It is very important that all items belonging to your child are clearly marked with his/her full name and not just cryptic initials. Stationery & clothing items are too expensive for you to be replacing lost property during the course of the year. We have a collection of unmarked uniform items that have been unclaimed despite our efforts to find their owners.

HIGH SCHOOL CAMP, Grades 7 – 9
Our annual camp will take place in April as usual and parents of pupils in Grades 7 – 9 should be aware that they will need to budget for this event. More information will be provided at the Information Evening.

School fees for January are now due:
Grade 1 – 6: R4 392 per month, 1st January – 1st December
Grade 7 – 9: R4 872 per month, 1st January – 1st December

Up front annual fee payments are due by 31st January:
Grade 1 – 6: R50 073
Grade 7 – 9: R55 540

School and teachers – 021 5598902
Theresa – 021 5598902/ 071 8838283
Liz – 021 5598902 / 074 1819808
Finance – Maylin – 083 9408139

Kind regards

Theresa Minne

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Compliments of the Season

Elizabeth Simpson

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Good morning Parents

Compliments of the season to all and here’s to a wonderful year together at Abeille Ruche School.

Just a few reminders as we gear ourselves up for the new term:


School starts for our pupils next Wednesday, 16th January, so you still have a week for those last minute preparations for the new term.

School starts promptly at 08h00 every morning, so pupils need to be in class by 07h50. Our gate opens at 07h30 for the early birds.
School closing times: Grades 1 & 2 close at 13h15; Grade 3 closes at 14h00 and Grade 4 – 9 close at 14h30. Pupils who are not collected within fifteen minutes of closing will be handed over to the aftercare.
Aftercare opens on 16th January and operates from straight after school until 17h30. I have attached an aftercare form that can be handed in to Shelley, our aftercare supervisor, should you wish your child to join the aftercare. Aftercare runs at our van der Spuy House.


I have attached stationery and textbook lists for your convenience. Textbooks are applicable to Grade 4 – 9 pupils only. Please note that our English and Afrikaans textbooks have changed so, while you may have purchased second hand books from pupils leaving your child’s grade, all pupils will need to purchase the new English and Afrikaans books. I have attached the Book Box order form, should you wish to use them for your order. I have also attached a flyer advertising Eduguru bookshop that sells both new and second hand textbooks. Please ensure that your child has his/her stationery and textbooks requirements ready on the first day of school. All items belonging to your child should be clearly marked with his/her name.

I have attached the uniform order form.


At the end of last term, I announced a new management structure for our school, commencing this term. Our management and staff are as follows:

Dean of Studies: Mrs Theresa Minne:Theresa will be taking over communication from me once the new term commences, and you’ll be receiving weekly updates from her every Monday. Theresa can be contacted on or on the school phone number – 021 5598902. Theresa also runs the GED (matric alternative) at our school.
Dean of Academics: Ms Tamryn van Zyl: Tamryn takes charge of developing the curriculum, overseeing staff and pupil performance and can be contacted on Tamryn is also the EMS and Science teacher for Grade 7 – 9 pupils.
Head of Foundation Phase: Mrs Nikki Terry: Nikkki takes charge of all matters pertaining to the Foundation Phase and can be contacted on Nikki is also the Grade 1 teacher.
Grade 2: Mrs Marianne Leroux is substituting for Ms Nicole Brink for the first term. We congratulate Ms Brink on the arrival of little Lily during the holidays. Marianne can be contacted on
Grade 3 – Mrs Jann Penfold,
Grade 4 – Ms Claire Whittemore,
Grade 5 – Mrs Mariaan Avenant.
Grade 6 – Ms Mary Olden,
Grade 7 – 9 Afrikaans and Creative Arts – Mrs Christal Stemmet (along with Grade 4 – 6 Creative Arts),
Grade 7 – 9 Maths, Geography & Technology – Ms Tanielle Styane.
Grade 7 – 9 English, History and Life Orientation – Mr Matthew Tarling,

Many blessings and joy for the year ahead.

Textbooks 2018

Term 4 – Newsletter 9

Dear Parents

Greetings on this wet and beautiful morning. Hopefully the rain will hold off for our outings and Prize Giving scheduled for this week:

Tomorrow, Tuesday, our pupils will be visiting Nazareth House to sing Christmas Carols and distribute gifts to the elderly, along with your generous donations of toys and clothes, to the children. Pupils should wear their school uniforms on this outing. Parents are most welcome to join us and provide transport.

Fallen Angels animal rescue society will be visiting our school tomorrow and will receive your donations to their charity.

On Wednesday, our Grade 3 – 9 pupils will be walking in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve. The cost of this outing is R10. Pupils may wear civvies on Wednesday. Parents are most welcome to join us and provide transport.

On Thursday, we will practise for Prize Giving.

School will close at 13h15 from today until Thursday and Aftercare will run as normal.

On Friday school will close at 10h30, after Prize Giving practice. Aftercare will close at 17h30 on Friday and will reopen on 16th January.

On Friday evening, Foundation Phase Prize Giving will take place from 18h00 – 19h00. Please bring your own chair if available and a plate of sweet and a plate of savoury snacks to share after the Prize Giving.

Foundation Phase pupils (Grades 1 – 3) should arrive at school at 17h30 for the Prize Giving. Parents may view the art that will be on display while waiting for the event to start at 18h00.

Senior Phase pupils (Grades 4 – 9) should arrive at 19h00 for their Prize Giving, that will take place from 19h30 – 20h30. Please bring chairs if avaialble and a plate of savoury and a plate of sweet snacks to share after the event. Parents may view the art that will be on display while waiting for the event to commence at 19h30.

Pupils are to dress smartly for Prize Giving – boys in collar and tie and girls to wear pretty dresses.

I have attached the stationery and textbook lists. The Narnia set-books for next year are avaialble at the school at R20. Should you wish to purchase a Narnia book, please send R20 in an envelope marked with the book’s name and your child’s name.

Our textbook supplier will be on campus on 6th December. Their order form is attached, should you wish to purchase from them.

Reports will be sent out electronically, once our schedules have been approved by the WCED, by the end of the official WCED term.

Our school will close on Friday after Prize Giving and will reopen on Wednesday 16th January (not 14th as per my previous email). We have chosen to close a little early and to open a few days late so that our Christmas holiday period is extended a little. We will catch up the “missing” three days at the end of the first term, when our school will close on 20th March.

I’m looking forward to seeing all at Prize Giving on Friday.

Kind regards

Textbooks 2018

Term 4 – Newsletter 8

Good morning Parents,

I write to the dulcet tones of our pupils preparing the Christmas Carols they’ll be singing at the retirement home next week and that reminds me to remind you that we’re collecting small gifts of sweets/chocolates/toiletries to take along as part of our community service this year. Grateful thanks to all who have supported our charity drive. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated by those who receive from us.

Next week is our last of the academic year and all pupils are required to attend school daily until Prize Giving on 7th December.

It was kindly pointed our to me that, having two events in one week may not be a great idea, so we have moved our Art Exhibition to coincide with Prize Giving on 7th December. I think all will agree that this will make life less complicated for our parents – having to come out to school on one, instead of two evenings in the same week.

We would like you to invite extended family and friends to attend the Prize Giving and Art Exhibition. As we did for the Speech & Drama evenings, please bring along folding chairs, if you can.

Our “Art Gallery” will be open from 17h30. You are welcome to come, browse and “buy” your child’s art by donation (suggested R50).

Times: Foundation Phase Prize Giving (Grades 1 – 3) will take place at 18h00 and the senior phase (Grades 4 – 9) at 19h30. Refreshments will be provided after each prize giving. Please bring a plate of sweet and a plate of savoury eats along to share.

Dress code for Prize Giving: Prize Giving is our elegant occasion and the one time in the year when our pupils dress in their best to impress! Boys please wear a collar and tie and girls, a pretty dress.

Medals & awards: Many of our pupils participate in extra-mural activities off of our campus and sometimes achieve medals and awards for these activities. Should your child have received a sporting or other award in the course of 2018, please send the award to school so that it can be handed out at the Prize Giving on 7th December.

Please get your textbook order form back to school this week as the supplier will be on campus on 6th December to hand out the books that have been ordered and to receive payment.

The mobile bookstore will not be visiting our campus as I had hoped, but they have dropped off set-books for purchase at prices that range from R20 – R30. Should you wish your child to purchase his/her set-books from the school, please send R20/R30 in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and the name of the book you wish to purchase. Stocks are limited, so first come will be first served.

Another option is for you to use the supplier whose pamphlet I have attached.

Should you wish to sell your child’s textbooks to a pupil vacating his/her next grade, please make a poster as described in my previous emails.

Wherever you source your textbooks, it is advisable to do so as soon as possible. If you wait for January, suppliers will be out of stock.

I would also like to encourage you to place your uniform orders for the new year. I have attached the order form in this regard.

School will close at 13h15 from Monday to Thursday next week and at 10h30 on Friday 7th. Pupils will return to school for their Prize Giving events.

Aftercare will run as normal next week and will close at 17h30 on Friday 7th December. Aftercare will reopen on Wednesday 14th January.

First term: Wednesday 16th January – Wednesday 20th March
Second term: Tuesday 2nd April – Friday 14th June
Third term: Tuesday 9th July – Friday 20th September
Fourth term: Tuesday 1st October – Wednesday 4th December

“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

Kind regards

Textbooks 2018

Term 4 – Newsletter 7

Good morning Parents

Exams start this week for Grade 6 – 9 pupils, so our focus is shifting from teaching to finalising results for the year and ending off with our community service, as we look back with gratitude on an eventful year.

Grade 6 – 9 pupils will be starting exams on Wednesday. Pupils in these grades will leave school at 13h15 in order to avail them of quiet study time at home. They are welcome to study at school until normal closing time, should you prefer your children to do so. A quiet space will be made available for them.

Pupils in Grade 1 – 5 do not write exams. They will follow their regular timetable, as their teachers complete the syllabus for the year and use whatever time may be left over to reinforce the grade’s work and to provide pupils with stimulating academic activities on which to end the year.

School will close at 13h00 for all pupils from Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th December
School will close at 10h30 on 7th December, as pupils will need to return for their Prize Giving in the evening. School will close for pupils on 7th December after Prize Giving.

PRIZE GIVING, 7th December
Our Prize Giving will consist of two events this year:
18h00 – 19h00 – Foundation Phase
19h30 – 20h30 – Intermediate and Senior Phases

We will be using our outdoor area as our venue.

Each family, please provide a plate of savoury and a plate of sweet eats for the event. These may be placed in the kitchen at Utrecht House on your arrival.

We invite extended families and friends to join us for this joyous celebration.

Refreshments will be served after both events.

ART EXHIBITION, Wednesday 5th December, 17h30 – 19h00, van der Spuy House
Please let family and friends know that we will be exhibiting our pupils’ creative art after work on Wednesday 5th December at our van der Spuy House. Snacks and drinks will be available as you browse through our “gallery” and enjoy the work on display. Your child’s art may be purchased for a donation (suggested R50 or more!) and will be sent home with him/her the day following the exhibition.

We still have a couple of Speech & Drama mugs left for purchase at R60. Remember to keep sending donations of sweets, toiletries, good used clothing and toys and pet related items for us to take along when we participate in the community service at the end of term.

TYGERBURG NATURE WALK, Wednesday 5th December
Grade 3 – 9 pupils will be walking in the nature reserve from 09h00. The cost of the outing is R10 per pupil. We could do with some assistance with transport, so please let Ms van Zyl know if you’re able to help.

Parents are most welcome to accompany our pupils on all our community service outings. Please let Ms van Zyl know if you’re available and keen to join us.

Our school has started a clothing bank, so please feel free to donate your child’s outgrown uniforms to the bank, or to sell the items at our bank. Should you wish to sell, please place the items in a plastic bag that is clearly labelled with your child’s name and the amount you want to receive for the uniform. Hand the bag in to your child’s teacher, who will place in it the bin allocated for this purpose.

At this stage there are very few items in our bank, but should you wish to have a look and to purchase, please arrange to meet with me, so that you can view the items.

Linda would also like to remind parents that new uniform orders must reach her by 1st December, so please ensure that you make contact with her as soon as possible. She can be contacted on 021 939 0205 or 081 413 6107 or

Linda is encouraging parents to order the new dress for their daughters, as the factory has a minimum requirement of 50 dresses before they will supply, so I do encourage all girls to order the lovely dress for the new year.

Grade 4 – 9 pupils received textbook order forms last week. The supplier will be available on campus on Thursday 6th December. Textbooks will be handed out to all pupils who have ordered. A card machine will be available and cash will be accepted on that day. Order forms should be handed back to the school by Friday.

I have also made contact with the mobile bookshop to invite them to set up a display on that day. They may have literature set books for you to purchase at minimal cost. You may also allow your child to purchase books for him/herself and also consider donating to our library.

Should you wish to sell your child’s textbooks, please make a poster advertising the titles, the price and include your contact details so that you may deal directly with parents who wish to buy.

Pupils who wish to sell textbooks will display their posters in the Grade they wish to sell to .Should you wish to purchase textbooks, please pop in and have a look at the posters displayed in your child’s classroom.

Walton’s will be collecting stationery orders on Wednesday this week, so please ensure that your order is in by Tuesday, should you wish to make use of the Walton’s offering.

This has been a long and informative email, I hope not too confusing, so I conclude with the following exhortation for the week:

“Go out into the world
and as the days of the week unfold before you,
Show mercy
Show love
Respond with a compassionate heart
and let no one leave your presence empty
Live in joy” – William Barclay

Kind regards

Textbooks 2018

Term 4 – Newsletter 6

Dear Parents

Good afternoon all and welcome to another fun-filled week at Abeille Ruche. There are quite a few reminders for upcoming bits and pieces, along with preparations for next year, so please note the following:

Exams start next Wednesday, 28th November. Pupils in Grades 6 – 9 will be allowed to leave school after their exams each day, so that they may study in a quiet space at home. Should you prefer your child to study at school, he/she is welcome to stay until the normal closing time.

Pupils in Grades 1 – 5 will continue to be taught and will complete their year-end assessments during the course of the normal school timetable.

School will close at 13h00 for all pupils from Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th December
School will close at 10h30 on 7th December, as pupils will need to return for their Prize Giving in the evening. School will close for pupils on 7th December after Prize Giving.

We still have a few Speech & Drama commemoration mugs left, so please order by placing R60 per mug in an envelope, marked with your child’s name and send to the school.

We are looking forward to displaying our pupils’ art work, created during the course of the year, on 5th December, from 17h30 – 19h00. Snacks will be available, so we invite you to pop in after work for a browse around our gallery. you will be able to “purchase” your child’s art for a donation, that can be placed in an envelope and sent to the school.

Should you wish to make use of Walton’s for the purchase of your stationery, please ensure that your order form is returned to the school by this Friday, 16th November.

TEXTBOOKS 2019 (GR 4 – 9 pupils)
Should you wish to sell your child’s textbooks, please make a poster advertising the books, the cost and your contact details. There will be textbooks available for sale on 6th December (date moved from 27th November at the supplier’s request). An order form will be attached to your child’s homework book in the course of this week.

Many thanks to all parents who have already sent donations in for the various charity outreach projects we’ll be holding at the end of term. Your generosity is much appreciated.

“The day will come when, after harnessing space, winds, the tide and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, [humanity] will have discovered fire.” —Teilhard de Chardin

Kind regards

Textbooks 2018

Term 4 – Newsletter 5

Good morning Parents

We are already at the mid-point in our final term, so all are looking to end on a high note, with assessments and exams to complete, followed by our community service at the end of term.

ORIENTATION MORNING, 14th November, 08h30 – 10h30
Our new Grade 1 pupils will be visiting our school for their orientation morning on 14th November.

You received a Walton’s catalogue last week, along with our stationery and textbook lists for 2019. All items on the list are compulsory, but you may make use of any supplier you choose. Should you wish to make use of the Walton’s offering, you may return your order form to the school by 16th November. Your child’s stationery will be delivered direct to the school from Walton’s on 6th December. I have attached the stationery list for your convenience.

TEXTBOOKS (Grade 4 – 9 pupils only
I have attached the textbook list for 2019.

There have been a few changes for the new year, but you may still purchase relevant used textbooks from the outgoing pupils in the grade to which your child will progress. Should you wish to sell textbooks, please make a poster advertising the books, with a contact number and price, so that you can deal directly with the parents who wish to buy.

The new English and Afrikaans books will be on sale at the school on 27th November. Please send the correct amount for the textbooks in an envelope marked with your child’s name and grade, and the textbooks will be handed over to your child on that day. I have attached the price-list for the English & Afrikaans books.

I have also asked the mobile bookshop if they can visit us on the same day, 27th November, so that you can purchase literature set-books at their reduced prices. Other books will also be on sale on that day, so all pupils may purchase books for themselves and for the school, should you wish to make a donation of a library book to our school.

Linda says that orders are already coming in for the new dress that will be introduced in the school’s colours in 2019. Please ensure that all uniform orders get to her by 1st December.

Exam timetables are out and attached. All pupils in Grades 6 – 9 should be following their own study timetable over and above homework time daily in order to ensure that they are well-prepared for the final exams. Exams in the content subjects will cover the last two terms’ work and languages and Maths will cover the whole year’s work.

Once exams are complete, school attendance remains compulsory and we will be involved in community service as follows:
Monday 3 December – park clean up (pupils may bring rubber gloves to protect their hands)
Tuesday 4th December – Grades 4 – 6 will sing Christmas Carols at Nazareth House old age home and Grade 7 girls will visit the orphanage there, while Fallen Angels animal rescue will address the boys in Grades 7 – 9 on campus
Wednesday 5th December – hike in Tygerberg Nature Reserve
Thursday 6th December – a visiting speaker will address our pupils
Friday 7th December – Prize Giving practice and Prize Giving in the evening at 18h00 for Grades 1 – 3 and at 19h30 for Grades 4 – 9

Foundation Phase pupils will also be involved in an end-of-year programme that will be communicated by their teachers in due course.

Please continue to send your donations to the above charities: pet related items for Fallen Angels, clothes and toys for the Nazareth House orphanage and sweets/chocolates/toiletries for the Nazareth House elderly.

Parent who are able to join us on the above outings would be most welcome. We would also welcome assistance with transport for the various outings. Please let Ms van Zyl know if you can assist.

School will close at 13h00 for all pupils from Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th December
School will close at 10h30 on 7th December, as pupils will need to return for their Prize Giving in the evening. School will close for pupils on 7th December after Prize Giving.

Reports will be sent out electronically on 11th December.

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela

Wishing you a very good week ahead

Textbooks 2018

Term 4 – Newsletter 4

Dear Parents

I hope all are enjoying the change in weather.

Our second evening was able to happen last week. I would like to thank all teachers and parents for their great team work in producing a successful Speech & Drama event this year.

A few commemoration mugs are available, so please let us have your order of R60 per mug as soon as possible.

ORIENTATION MORNING, 14th November, 08h30 – 10h30
Our Orientation Morning for new Grade 1 pupils will be held from 08h30 – 10h30 on 14th November. Should you know of family or friends who have children entering Grade 1 in 2019, who may be interested in attending, please let us know so we can invite them.

Linda has asked me to remind you that uniform orders need to be in by 1st December. She is also looking at providing a dress specifically for our girls, that will have lilac checks, so please hold on before going to School & Leisure for the brown checked dress. Girls are still welcome to wear their brown checks, but we’re looking forward to replacing this with our own school colour.

Once exams are over, our thoughts turn to the community around us and we look for ways to serve those less fortunate than ourselves. We will be involved in our regular three outreach programmes in the first week of December:

Nazareth House – retirement home and orphanage: please could you donate good used children’s clothing & toys for the children, and small gifts of chocolate/sweets/soap for the old people. Our Grade 4 – 6 pupils will be singing Christmas Carols to the elderly and our Grade 7 girls will visit the children in the orphanage on 4th December. Parents are welcome to accompany us and provide transport. If you would like to do so, please let Ms van Zyl know.
Fallen Angels animal rescue organisation – please donate pet related items (food/toys/bedding). Fallen Angels will visit our school on 4th December and do a presentation to our Grade 7 – 9 boys.
On 5th December, Grade 4 – 9 pupils will visit Tygerberg Nature reserve, from 09h00 – 12h00. Parents who would like to join the walk and/or provide transport, please let Ms van Zyl know.
Foundation Phase pupils will also be involved in special events at the end of term, so watch this space.

Further information regarding the above events will be provided nearer the time, but you may send your donations in the meantime.

As a Christian faith based school, we do not encourage Halloween activities, however, Monte Vista community is holding an event on 31st October that will support Boucher House, a safe haven for children in this area. I have attached the flyer and would like to encourage all to support this community event, which will be held on the big park where we had our Sports Day this year.

Many thanks to all parents for the readmission forms and for your loyalty to our school. You child will receive a Walton’s catalogue, along with stationery and textbook lists for 2019 during the course of this week.

“A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” – Nelson Mandela

Kind regards

Textbooks 2018

Term 4 – Newsletter 3

Good afternoon Parents

What a busy day I’ve had, catching up with all and meeting our new pupils. It’s good to be back home. Thank you so much to our management team and teachers for steering our little ship so well in my absence. And thanks to you for the well-wishes and prayers that I received along the road.

Many thanks for sending in your readmission forms. If you have not yet done so, please get them in as soon as possible.

It looks like we’ll have a beautiful evening for our final performant on Thursday evening. Pupils need to be at school at 18h00.

A reminder that uniform orders for next year should be in by 1st December in order to process them in time for the new year.

Tomorrow is photo day, so please ensure that your child is dressed in the correct uniform and that his/her hair complies with school standards.

In one month’s time, exams will be underway for our Grade 6 – 9 pupils. This year has nearly gone, but there are still tasks to be done and assessments to be completed before we can take a rest.

Thanks to all who are assisting our recycling drive. Please keep the items coming so we can help to save our environment.

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

I love the above quote from an amazing woman who overcame so many challenges. What a wonderful Monday inspiration.

Hope that all have a very wonderful week