Dunvegan Primary School – News & Newsletter

 

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NEWSLETTER 09/2018

 

9th May 2018

Dear Parents,

 

Mid-Year Exams are creeping up on us quickly. Our Mid-Year exam programme was sent last week to District for approval. A study programme will be sent home today. Final dates are still to be confirmed but the exam period should run from the 1st June until the 14th June.

 

MID YEAR EXAMS 2018

The exam timetable for Grades 4 to 7 is as follows:

Friday 1st June

CREATIVE ARTS (Gr 7)

Monday 4th June

EMS (Gr 7)

Tuesday 5th June

TECHNOLOGY (Gr 7)

Wednesday 6th June

AFRIKAANS (Gr 4 – 7)

Thursday 7th June

GEOGRAPHY (Gr 4 – 7)

Friday 8th June

PSW (Gr 4 – 6) LO (Gr 7)

Monday 11th June

MATHEMATICS (Gr 4 – 7)

Tuesday 12th June

ENGLISH (Gr 4 – 7)

Wednesday 13th June

NS/TECH (Gr 4 – 6) NATURAL SCIENCES (Gr 7)

Thursday 14th June

HISTORY (Gr 4 – 7)

Please note – Only one exam will be written per day. After each exam, children will resume classwork until the end of the formal school day.

 

UPCOMING DATES

May 2018

11

Grade 2 – Mom and Me

12

Mini Soccer and Netball day @ Dunvegan (Saturday)

16

Grade 3 – Planetarium and Guide Dogs

19

Holy Rosary Netball U11 – Opens (Saturday)

21

Governing Body meeting 18:30

22

Hooked on Books

26

Winter Sports Day

 

June 2018

1

Grade 1 Grandparents Tea

1 - 14

Exams Grades 4 to 7

15

Grade 2 Dad and Me

15

Winter Dance – Gold Diggers Event

16

Public Holiday – Youth Day (Saturday)

18

Governing Body Meeting 18:30

21

Golf Day – Gold Diggers Event

22

Last Day of Term. School ends at 12:00

 

Learning programme – Mid year exams

This was handed out today. Children are to be encouraged to continue their extra mural commitments as the learning programme is planned to run alongside the extra murals. Less homework will be issued by teachers to allow for studying time. All sporting fixtures (excepting mini sport) will have finished by the time the exams officially start.

 

WINTER SPORTS DAY

This will be held on Saturday 26th May 2018.There will be a House Assembly on Friday 18th  May, when each house will arrange their teams for all events.

N.B.   

1.  A pupil may only participate in one sport on the day.
2.  When a team spans a few years in age, the older pupils, who attend practices, are chosen first.

3. If your child is selected, please ensure he/she is at the allocated field 15 minutes before they are due to start the event.

 

Timetable of events are as follows:

Chess

08:15 - 10:00  in C19 Science Lab

Netball

Mini - Gr 1

Mini - Gr 2

Juniors

Intermediate

Seniors

8:30 M v W

8:30 J v F

8:30  J v F

8:30  J v F

8:30 M v W

8:45 J v F

8:45 M v W

8:50  M v W

8:50  M v W

8:50  J v F

9:00 F v W

9:00 J v M

9:10  J v M

9:10  J v M

9:10  F v W

9:15 J v M

9:15 F v W

9:30  F v W

9:30  F v W

9:30  J v M

9:30 F v M

9:30 J v W

9:50  J v W

9:50  J v W

9:50  F v M

9:45 J v W

9:45 F v M

10:10 F v M

10:10 F v M

10:10 J v W

 Hockey (Grade 5 – 7)

 

10:30  Mothers v Daughters

08:30 J v W

 

08:50 M v F

 

09:10 F v W

 

09:30 J v M

 

09:50 J v F

 

10:10 W v M

 

Soccer

 

 

Grade 1 (7 a side)

Grade 2 (7 a side)

Grade 3 (7 a side)

Grade 4 & 5

Grade 6 & 7

08:30 M v F

09:45 M v F

08:30 M v W

09:00 M v F

09:30 M v J

08:42 F v W

09:57 F v W

08:30 J v F

09:15 J v W

09:45 F v W

08:54  J v M

10:09  J v M

08:45 3rd v 4th

10:00 3rd  v 4th

10:15 3rd  v 4th

09:06 J v F

10:21 J v F

08:45 Final

10:30 Final

11:00 Final

09:18 W v J

10:33 W v J

 

 

 

09:30 M v W

10:45 M v W

 

 

 

 

STAFF NEWS

Welcome back to Mrs Abrahams after her maternity leave. Some of our Learnerships are currently doing teaching practice at other schools, and all of them are involved in Mid-Year exams. We wish them well during this period.

 

ADMISSIONS 2019

The school website has a page giving information on Admissions for 2019. The application period ends on 28th May 2018.

 

BLANKET AND FOOD DRIVE

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to our charity drive. We will continue until the end of this term. Please will parents check the “Best before” or “Sell by” dates on the food items as we cannot send food that has already reached its expiry date. Once again, your generosity and support is much appreciated.

 

FROM THE GOLD DIGGERS ASSOCIATION

 

Winter Sports Day – 26th May
Bacon and egg rolls and Hotdogs will be on sale, as well as Hot Chocolate and Coffee to get you through the morning chill.

 

If you are available to help cook at the braai’s or sell goods in the tuckshop, please use our signup to book your time slot: http://signup.com/go/uurhTHm

 

We are appealing to all parents for just an hour of your time.


Winter Dance – 15th June

Details for the Juniors Grade 1 - 3 
Dance starts at 17h15 till 18h30 
Tickets are R75 per person (includes entry, a meal, and a cold drink).

 

Details for the Seniors Grade 4 - 7 
Dance starts at 19h00 till 21h00 
Tickets are R75 per person (includes entry, a meal, and a cold drink).

 

Golf Day – 21st June

Join us for our annual Golf challenge at Germiston Country Club

v  A Four ball at a cost of R3000

v  Hole sponsorship at R2000 (No alcohol to be served)

v  Hole sponsorship at R2500 (Alcohol may be served – Limited to 5 holes)

v  4 Ball plus a hole sponsor R4000

v  Prizes may be donated

There are still some 4 balls available. Please contact Darryn (082 856 4221) ASAP to avoid any disappointment.

 

 

R.G. Laidley

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NEWSLETTER 08/2018

 

25th April 2018

 

Dear Parents,

 

STAFF NEWS

·         Mrs Abrahams will be returning to the Grade 4 group after spending the past four months on maternity leave.

·         We wish to thank Mrs du Plessis who stood in for Mrs Abrahams at the start of the year. You have certainly left your mark on the classes you taught.

·         This past weekend, Miss Nobrega got married. She will be returning after the long weekend as Mrs Bracegirdle.

·         Miss Cousins, one of the Learnerships, will be leaving us at the end of this month for personal reasons.

 

UPCOMING DATES

April 2018

25

Study Fit Parent information from 18:00 – 19:00

25

Study fit Grade 7

26

Study fit Grade 7

27

Public Holiday – Freedom Day (Friday)

30

School Holiday – School Closed (Monday)

 

May 2018

1

Public Holiday – Workers Day (Tuesday)

8

Grade 2 – Elephant Show

11

Grade 2 – Mom and Me

12

Mini Soccer and Netball day @ Dunvegan (Saturday)

16

Grade 3 – Planetarium and Guide Dogs

19

Holy Rosary Netball U11 – Opens (Saturday)

21

Governing Body meeting 18:30

22

Hooked on Books

26

Winter Sports Day

 

LONG WEEKEND

Please take note that school will end at normal time on Thursday, 26th April and commence on Wednesday, 2nd May 2018. Please make the necessary arrangements if you have to work on Monday, 30th April. We wish everyone a wonderful break and safe travels.

 

STUDY FIT PARENT INFORMATION

This meeting will take place tonight from 18:00 – 19:00. Any parent with a child in Grade 4 – 7, who has not previously attended the course, is encouraged to do so. Please bring along the manual that the children were issued. Parking will be available on the school field.

 

WINTER SCHOOL UNIFORM

All pupils are to be in full winter school uniform from May until end August.

 

Girls  

·         Winter Tunic in School colour OR Grey School Trousers. Dresses must at least touch the top of the knee cap and a hem must be in the dress at all times.

·         Plain White Long Sleeve Collared School Shirt – Fastening of the top button is optional.

·         Grey School Socks – Calf length with Maroon Bands Or Knitted Full length, Grey Stockings.

·         Black School Shoes.

 

Boys:

·         Grey School Long Trousers.

·         Plain White Long Sleeve Collared School shirt. The School shirt must be buttoned to the top. School Shirts must be tucked into the School Trousers at all times.

·         School Tie.

·         Belt – Black or Grey with a plain buckle.

·         Grey School Socks with Maroon Bands.

·         Black School Shoes

 

As a privilege, Grade 7 Boys are permitted to wear grey, long flannels with a belt (black or grey with a plain buckle) all year, should they want to.

 

With all the above variations, cardigan and jerseys in school colours may be worn. A sleeveless jersey/pullover in school colours is also permissible

 

Should a child, for religious and/or cultural reasons, need to contravene these rules pertaining to school uniform, they would need to produce proof from their Religious/cultural Institution detailing why it is necessary before permission for exemption may be granted by the school.

 

ADMISSIONS 2019

Admissions for 2019 has been open for over a week. The school website has a page giving information on Admissions for 2019.

 

Grade 1 and 8 Applications all need to initially be done online at http://www.gdeadmissions.gov.za/ and the necessary documentation brought to the school.

 

All other applications are to be done through the Front Office where an Application Form needs to be collected, completed and necessary documentation added.

 

SCHOLAR PATROL

Once again parents and children of the school are disobeying the rules of the road. There are three Scholar Patrol points. Please make use of these points for your children to cross and do not “escort” them across anywhere else along the roads around the school.

 

USE OF SCHOOL PHONE

There are far too many children who approach the office to call their parents to fetch them. Please make the relevant arrangements as this is becoming a habit for some families. Any child who has not been collected may come to the office after waiting at least 30 minutes from the expected pick up time.

 

PARK STREET GATES

For security reasons, Park Street gates will not be open for collection of children after sport practices. Children must wait for their lifts at the main gate on Sheila Street. The Park Street pedestrian gate will be open when fixtures against other schools are played.

 

BOOK PEOPLE SALE

In recognition of world book day, The Book People will be selling a variety of books in the hall on Wednesday 25th April from 08h30 – 15h00 and Thursday 26th April from 07h30 – 14h00.

 

ITEMS LEFT AT HOME

The office may no longer receive any projects, homework diaries, work books, PE kit or sport kit that were forgotten at home or in the car. Sport kit may only be delivered after school directly to your child. The secretaries have been inundated with forgotten items.

 

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Golf Day

The 4 balls are selling out fast, please contact Darryn (082 856 4221) ASAP to avoid disappointment.

 

We are looking for assistance with prizes and hole sponsorships, please contact Darryn (082 856 4221) if you can assist.

 

Winter Dance

Details for the Juniors Grade 1 - 3
Friday, 15th  June
Dance starts at 17h15 until 18h30
Tickets are R75 per person (includes entry, a meal, and a cold drink).

 

Details for the Seniors Grade 4 - 7
Friday, 15th June
Dance starts at 19h00 until 21h00
Tickets are R75 per person (includes entry, a meal, and a cold drink).

 

 

R. G. Laidley

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YEAR THEME

Each year we work around a theme at Dunvegan Primary School. We work it into lessons and use it to develop thought, behaviour and appropriate actions from the pupils, staff and parents alike. Our theme for 2018 is:

 

 

 

 

PREVIOUS THEMES

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Some of our previous Year Theme slogans have been framed and presented to the school by Mrs Jenny Johnson, a former teacher. This collection can be found in our foyer area.

 

DISCIPLINE

Parents we are asking for your support

To help us, to help your children as we ought

Our job is to teach

Not to stand and preach and preach

We’ve so much to get done

With SELF DISCIPLINED pupils

We could say “we’ve won!”

Listening has become a dying thing

The teacher might as well stand and sing

It takes about 5 lots of instructions

To achieve any sort of production

 

Attending school is written in the law

Then why do so many pupils take time off more and more?

Ultimately by disciplining we are giving …

Your child the tools to earn a living

Being able to read & write

Won’t make him top dog in his Bosses sight

He can’t just stay off when he pleases

Or because he has a few sneezes

 

I quit this, I’m giving up that

I’m definitely not going back

Does anyone commit anymore

To see things through, even though it’s a chore?

 

Where’s your homework, why is it not done?

Do you think we give homework for fun?

With discipline it can be done in a wink

But when it’s never done, what must we think?

 

Your child spends so much time at school

Let’s make SELF DISCIPLINE our golden rule

Say to your child, Your teacher is the best

Let her pass your scrutiny test

You’ll be surprised if we work together

We’ll build the things that will last forever

 

So let’s discipline “our” children with love

For they are lent to us by God above

And if our voices we must raise

Let’s do it to cheer someone on or give him praise!

(Composed by Mrs S. Greig – Former HOD Foundation Phase)

 

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