Dear Parents

We have had a busy and eventful beginning to the second term between the terrible storm and all the exciting events taking place over the last few weeks.

Our Grade 4-7 learners are preparing for their upcoming exams. Please try to avoid unnecessary absenteeism and if your child is ill and needs to remain at home, please do try and assist your child in catching up any work they may have missed. Do not underestimate the power of preparation:

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

All the best to our older learners in their preparation and may all the hard work pay off.

We just want to take some time to say a big thank you to our parents for all the support and co-operation. We have been able to start some exciting initiatives and make a few significant upgrades which we were only able to do because of your support – keep reading to see what we have been busy with this term.

Warm regards

Nicole Liddle

Classroom TV’s

As a result of fundraising we were able to purchase and install four TV’s in our Grade 2-5 classrooms so that our learners and teachers are able to enjoy educational clips and presentations as part of their lessons.

One of our aims as a school is to start introducing more technology into the classroom and this has made our first step possible.

Every class from Grade 1 -7 now has a screen available in their classroom and the Grade R learners are able to use the screen in our Media Room which means all learners and teachers have access to a screen to improve and expand our methods of teaching and learning.

Book Week

Last Friday’s Book Character Dress-Up concluded our Book Week. We had a wonderful line up for the week and enjoyed watching the learners engage in illustrating their own characters under the guidance of Emily House.

We were all so impressed with the original costumes and characters that arrived at school today! Thank you for your book donations – the learners so appreciate the variety of reading material donated.

Family Fun Run

We are very excited about our first Fun Run taking place on Saturday 4 May between 10am and 1pm! Thank you to those parents who have volunteered and to those who are joining us as vendors or participants. We are so excited to see you all there.

There will be loads of delicious goodies to eat, crafts and homemade items as well as loads of entertainment for the children in the form of crafts, races, pony rides, face paint and even a snake show if you are brave enough. NB: Please note that all participants (including the learners) need to purchase a R30 ticket/lap card to participate in the race. Tickets/lap cards can be purchased through TapTuck or cash from the office. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Library Upgrades

We have been working on upgrading our library and media room. We will be adding your book donations to our shelves this week.

Please see the before and during pictures below and keep tuned in for the after pictures!

Important Dates

Wed 1 May – PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Worker’s Day)
Thurs 2 & Fri 3 May – Book Bus Visit
Sat 4 May – Family Fun Run
Tues 7 May – Class Photos
Mon 13 May – Grade 3-7 Exams Begin
Wed 5 June – Grade 4-5 Outing (Planetarium & Museum)
Thurs 6 June – Movie & PJ Night
Fri 14 June – Term 2 Ends (School Closes at 11:00)