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NEWSLETTER 18/2017

 

11th October 2017

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome back to the final term of 2017. It is at this stage of the year that it feels like the beginning of a rollercoaster ride which only ends at the final bell on 6th December. A great deal needs to be accomplished before we break up. It will not be long before 4th Term marks need to be finalized and then the important end-of-year exams for Grades 4 to 7 will commence.

 

These final exams do carry a specific weighting, as per the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). Parents and pupils need to be aware of the implications of this weighting, as a poor performance in these exams can easily prove to be quite devastating.

 

Please ensure your child prepares for these important exams over the next few weeks. Each child will receive a learning/study programme, sometime this week, with guidelines on what to actually study for each subject. Please see they adhere to these guidelines and prepare themselves adequately.

 

The Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) requires these exams to count 25% towards your child's final promotion mark in Grades 4 - 6 and as much as 60% in Grade 7. This weighting can make a huge difference if your child is unprepared and does not perform to their potential in their exams. The department is also enforcing the Progression Criteria so your child will need to get the marks in order to progress to the next Grade.

 

STAFF NEWS

We welcome Mrs Angela Temlett on to the staff. Mrs Temlett has been employed as a full time counselor. She has previously worked part time at Dunvegan and we are thrilled to have her in a more permanent position.

 

The advert for the Administration position attracted a huge amount of applications. The shortlisting process has begun and candidates to be interviewed will be informed by the end of next week.

 

CHANGE OF DATES

Due to the exam timetable that has been set, the following activities have needed to be changed.

·         Fathers vs Sons Cricket match from the 11th November to 4th November

·         Senior Prize Giving from the 15th November to 7th November

 

ERRORS IN EXTRA MURAL TIMETABLE

There are some errors in the extra mural timetable that have been corrected on the school webpage. Please check the website under “Extra Mural Timetable” for the correct programme that will be followed up until the beginning of exams.

 

EDUCATIONAL TOURS

The Grade 4 – 6 children will be attending tours during the course of next week. As both Mr Laidley and Mr van Niekerk will be on tour, the website will only be updated once a day.

 Photos from the tour will also be put on the School Communicator.

 

UPCOMING DATES

Please be aware of the following dates:

October 2017

9

Eisteddfod from 9th – 13th @ Dunvegan Primary

11

Production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”

16

Governing Body Meeting 18:30

17

Grade 6 Tour Departs

18

Grade 4 and 5 Tour departs

20

Grade 4, 5 and 6 Tours return

21

Science Expo at Eastleigh Primary (Sat)

21

Grade 1 Baseline

25

Grade 6 Science Olympiad

25

Display of Work

26

Display of Work

27

Grade 2 Farmyard Outing

30

Grade 1 Waterwise

 

November 2017

3

Grade 1 Party

4

Fathers vs Sons Cricket Challenge – Commonwealth A team

6

Governing Body Meeting 18:30

7

Senior Primary Prize Giving

8

AGM

9

EXAMS – Grade 7 begin

10

Grade 3 Celebration

13

EXAMS – Grade 4 – 6 begin

30

Junior Primary Prize Giving

 

December 2017

4

Grade 7 Farewell

6

Last Day of School. School closes at 10a.m.

 

 

DISPLAY OF WORK

Our Annual Display of Pupil’s Work will be up in the Hall on 25th & 26th October 2017, from the end of the school day to 19:00. Please come and see the fine work done by all our pupils this year.

 

EXAM TIMETABLE 2017

The Final Exams will be written from the 9th – 22nd November. The Grade 6 NS/Tech and Mathematics Provincial Papers are set by the GDE.

 

DATE

GRADE 7

GRADE 4 - 6

9 NOV ( THUR)

EMS

 

10 NOV ( FRI)

AFRIKAANS

 

13 NOV (Mon)

GEOGRAPHY

PSW

14 NOV (Tues)

ENGLISH

AFRIKAANS

15 NOV (Wed)

HISTORY

NS/TECH (PROVINCIAL)

16 NOV(Thurs)

LIFE ORIENTATION

HISTORY

17 NOV (Fri)

NATURAL SCIENCES

MATHS (PROVINCIAL)

20 NOV (Mon)

TECHNOLOGY

ENGLISH

21 NOV (Tues)

MATHS

GEOGRAPHY

22 NOV(Wed)

CA WRITTEN

CA

 

 Normal teaching/revision will continue for all grades after the writing of the final exams.

 

NOTIFICATION OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

The official letter in this regard was sent home last term.

 

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Governing Body of Dunvegan Primary School will be held as follows:

                       

Date:               Wednesday, 8th November 2017.

                        Time:              6:00 pm.

                        Venue:            School Hall, Sheila Street, Dunvegan.

 

A quorum of 15% of parents must be present to vote the proposed budget for 2017 into place.

Parking will be made available on the School Field (entrance from Park Street) in the interests of security.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORMS – 4th Term

All pupils need to be in summer uniforms for the next two terms – Term 4 of 2017 and Term 1 of 2018.

 

SCHOOL WEBSITE

The school has a website at www.dunveganprimary.co.za

We ask parents to visit the site regularly for additional information, newsletters, sporting fixtures, photos, fundraising, tour updates, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

R.G Laidley

PRINCIPAL

 

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NEWSLETTER 17/2017

 

20th September 2017

Dear Parents,

 

As we draw to the end of another extremely busy term, we can look back on a successful term. Two of the highlights this term were Carnival Day and the Music Recital, where it is pleasing to see such wonderful talent amongst the youth of today.

 

STAFF NEWS - VACANCY FOR A SECRETARIAL POSITION.

We have a vacancy in our administrative department. The ideal candidate will:

1. Be involved in assisting with Debt Collecting.

2. Buying and controlling of school catering and consumables.

3. Running off of pupils notes.

4. Typing of notes for teachers and typing of letters to parents.

5. Scanning of documents.

6. General Office Routine, filing, typing, etc.

7. Answering of telephones.

8. Working hours will be from 08:30 – 15:30.

 

CV's from interested applicants must reach the Principal (reception@dunveganprimary.co.za) by Wednesday, 27th September. The candidate should be available with immediate effect. Please note that this is a Governing Body post and the starting salary is R13 000.

 

UPCOMING DATES

 

September 2017

24

Public Holiday – Heritage Day

25

School Holiday (Monday)

27

3rd Term Reports Go Home.

27

Grade 6 Girls visit to Jeppe Girls

27

Grade 5 Girls Puberty talk

28

Grade 4 and 6 Girls Puberty Talk

28

Parent’s Evening  17:00 – 19:00

28

Travelling Bookshop until 19:00

29

Grade 7 Cake & Candy Sale

29

Last day of term. School closes at 12 noon

29

Staff vs Grade 6 and 7 Hockey Match

 

October 2017

9

First Day of Fourth Term.

9

Eisteddfod from 9th – 13th @ Dunvegan Primary

16

Governing Body Meeting 18:30

17

Grade 6 Tour Departs

18

Grade 4 and 5 Tour departs

20

Grade 4, 5 and 6 Tours return

21

Science Expo at Eastleigh Primary (Sat)

21

Grade 1 Baseline

25

Display of Work

26

Display of Work

27

Grade 2 Farmyard Outing

30

Grade 1 Waterwise

 

November 2017

3

Grade 1 Party

4

Fathers vs Sons Cricket Challenge – Commonwealth A team

6

Governing Body Meeting 18:30

7

Senior Primary Prize Giving

8

AGM

9

EXAMS – Grade 7 begin

10

Grade 3 Celebration

13

EXAMS – Grade 4 – 6 begin

30

Junior Primary Prize Giving

 

December 2017

4

Grade 7 Farewell

6

Last Day of School. School closes at 10a.m.

NOTIFICATION OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

The official letter in this regard was sent home today with this newsletter.

 

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Governing Body of Dunvegan Primary School will be held as follows:                      

Date:               Wednesday, 8th November 2017.

                        Time:              6:00 pm.

                        Venue:            School Hall, Sheila Street, Dunvegan.

A quorum of 15% of parents must be present to vote the proposed budget for 2018 into place.

Parking will be made available on the school field (entrance from Park Street) in the interests of security.

 

GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS

These are on display in the hall from Thursday, 7th September until Friday, 29th September. Price per photograph is R30,00. Orders are to be done using the brown envelope.

 

REPORTS AND PARENT'S EVENING

Your child will be bringing the Academic Report for the Third Term home with them next Wednesday. There is an "Open" Parent's Evening set for Thursday, 28th September from 17:00 to 19:00. All parents are welcome. Parking will be available on the main field.

 

RELOCATING

If you are relocating and leaving Dunvegan Primary at the end of the year, please send an email to Mrs Barber at bbarber@dunveganprimary.co.za as soon as possible to help with planning for 2018.

 

SWIMMING TRIALS – CHANGE OF TIMES

Swimming Trials will be held at the Holy Rosary Swimming Pool on Tuesday, 26th September from 2:30pm – 3:30pm for Juniors (2008 – 2010) and Thursday, 28th September from 3:15pm – 4:15pm for Seniors (2003 – 2007). Parents are required to transport their children to the pool. Please bring your costume, towel and swimming cap. Everyone who would like to try out for the team must attend, even those who were in the Swimming Team in Term 1. A reminder, that learners who attend trials, MUST be able to dive into a pool, and must be able to swim breastroke, backstroke, freestyle OR butterfly. We only select 4 children per age group for the team of which a maximum of 2 boys per age group are chosen as we swim mixed relays this term. Please note that this is not a swimming lesson, but rather trials for the School Swimming Team. These will be the only days that we will hold trials.

 

 SCHOOL UNIFORMS

From the beginning of next term, all pupils need to be in summer uniforms.

 

ADMISSIONS 2018

The Admissions Period for 2018 remains CLOSED. We await further instructions from the Gauteng Department of Education regarding late applications.

 

CAKE AND CANDY SALE

The Grade 7 pupils will be holding a cake and candy sale on the last day of term. This money goes towards the Grade 7 farewell and the Grade 7 gift to the school.

 

LOST AND FOUND

The ring that was picked up at the Grandparents tea has still not been claimed. If you have misplaced or lost your ring, please contact the front office.

 

FROM THE GOLD DIGGERS ASSOCIATION (GDA)

Worm Prizes
The Lucky draw for the Samsung Galaxy Tablet (1st Prize) Rocka Bluetooth Speaker (2nd Prize) and Rocka Headphones (3rd prize) was done in assembly on Friday, 8th September:

The lucky winners were:

Foundation Phase

1st – Jordan Reid

2nd – Michael Shelver

3rd – Gabriel de Vos

 

Intermediate and Senior Phase

1st  Matteo Napoli

2nd – Eric Southey

3rd – Cassidy Ulrich


SCHOOL WEBSITE

The school has a website at www.dunveganprimary.co.za

We ask parents to visit the site regularly for additional information, newsletters, sporting fixtures, photos, fundraising, tour updates, etc.

 

 

 

R.G. Laidley

PRINCIPAL

 

 

 

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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 2017 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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