Monthly Newsletter



Dear Parents / Guardian

Hello and welcome to Fabulous February!


PLEASE BE SURE TO DIARISE…

Wed    06 Feb            Gr 3 Cake Sale: Mrs Olivier, Ms Kirtley and Mrs Surajpersadh

Fri       08 Feb            Gr R Valentine’s Day Picnic

Sat      09 Feb            Gr 1, 2 and 3 Boys Cricket Tournament at Suid-Natal Primary 07:30-11:30

 

Tues   12 Feb            Gr 1 Boys Cricket Tournament at Southcity 12:15-15:30

Wed    13 Feb            Gr 2 Boys Cricket Tournament at Southcity 12:15-15:30

Thur    14 Feb            Gr 3 Boys Cricket Tournament at Southcity 12:15-15:30

 

Thur    14 Feb            Valentine’s Day for the whole school - dress in red & white/pink & white

                                   Children will not have to pay for the privilege of wearing civvies on this day

 

Thur   14 Feb           Diskonto / Travelling Bookshop in PSJP school hall 09:00-16:00

Fri      15 Feb           Diskonto /Travelling Bookshop in the PSJP school hall 07:30-11:00

                                   

Wed    20 Feb            Productions 2000 Show “The Puzzle ” – in the school hall from 08:00 sharp

 

 

INFORMATION AND HOMEWORK MEETINGS HELD FOR GRADES 1, 2 & 3

The Homework meetings for parents were well - attended and most successful judging by the number of parents keen to do a good job of homework with their children. Encourage your child to slowly chip away at the homework every evening in order to reap the rich rewards of an excellent education at PSJP.

Parents who were unable to attend the meetings are most welcome to make an appointment with their child’s educator to discuss any queries they may have.

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY AND NOTE THAT …

 

GRADE R APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORMS WILL BE HANDED OUT ON A DIFFERENT DAY AND MONTH FROM THE GRADE ONE FORMS…

 

THIS IS TO ALLEVIATE THE LONG QUEUES WE HAVE EXPERIENCED IN THE PAST.

GRADE R APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONS 2020

GRADE R ADMISSIONS for current parents of children schooling at PSJP with biological siblings wanting to enroll for Grade R for 2020, must come in to school and collect an Application for Admission Form any time from Tuesday, 02 April to Friday, 12 April 2019. Should you fail to collect forms timeously your child’s name will be placed on a waiting list.

 

Grade R Admissions 2020 will open to the PUBLIC (that is excluding our current parents) on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, until application forms are finished.

 

Current Grade R learners do not need to apply for Grade One 2020 as they are already enrolled at PSJP and will automatically be accepted into Grade One, provided they meet the requirements for promotion.


GRADE ONE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONS 2020

Current parents of children schooling at PSJP with biological siblings wanting to enroll for Grade One 2020, must come in to school to collect an Application for Admission Form any time from Tuesday, 02 April to Friday, 12 April 2019. Should you fail to collect your child’s name  will be placed on a waiting list.

 

Grade One 2020 admissions will open to the PUBLIC on Tuesday, 07 May 2019 until application forms are finished.

 

WORLD READ ALOUD DAY – 01 FEBRUARY 2019

The school celebrated World Read Aloud Day in Assembly on Friday, 01 February 2019. Mr Noel Roos, a talented performer read out aloud Dr Zeus’s book entitled “The Eye Book” and had the whole school, teachers included absolutely spellbound.

Parents, please read a story to your child/children every day. A reader is a Leader!


D6 SCHOOL COMMUNICATOR – Make your life simpler and download this app J

To date we have an 82% usage rate, which is great – BUT – we would like to make it 100%!! Please encourage your family and friends as well as Aftercares, lift clubs and taxi drivers to download the D6 as it is a wonderful means of communication.  You can see upcoming sport fixtures and events, photos, notifications regarding cancellation of sport or rainy day procedures and much, much more!  If you did not get the email or sms then please go the App Store or Google Play Store app on your cellphone and download the app or go to www.d6schoolcommunicator.com and follow the prompts.

 

RHYTHMIC DANCE, CHOIR SWIMMING AND CRICKET TEAM

Congratulations to the learners who have been selected for the Rhythmic Dance squad, the School Choir and the Swimming and Cricket Teams.  We wish you a successful and enjoyable year!  Thank you to the educators who will be giving of their time to coach our young dancers, singers, swimmers and cricketers – you are much appreciated!


SWIM-A-THON 4th - 8th March 2019

The learners are extremely excited about learning how to swim and are busy brushing up on their swimming skills in preparation for the Swim-a-thon!

The Swim-a-thon is one of two of our major, annual fundraisers. Learners will swim a number of widths/lengths according to their grade and ability in their allotted weekly swimming lesson during school hours. 

Learners are encouraged collect sponsorship/donations for their “big swim” from generous parents and family members. J Thank you to everyone in anticipation of your support.

 

All Swim-a-thon forms and monies are to please be handed in to your child’s educator by Friday 8th March 2019. Each child taking part in the Swim-a-thon will receive a Certificate of Participation. 


SCHOOL FEES REMINDER - 7% DISCOUNT ENDS ON THURSDAY 28 FEB 2019

Please note that school fees must be paid promptly in advance of every month with the first installment starting in January 2019 and the last (10th payment) in October 2019.  Unless prior arrangement has been made with the Financial Manager, Shareen Peterson, fees are to be paid each and every month.  Statements were sent out for the first time at the end of January 2019.  Please do not wait for statements before payments are made. Should you wish to pay your school fees in advance for the year a 7% discount is offered provided you pay your fees in full by Thursday 28 February 2019 midnight. 

No extension of this date will be entertained.

 

School fees 2019 Grades 1 – 3                                               R8800.00 per annum

Per month for 10 months (last payment by 31st Oct 2019)       R  880.00

If paid in full by 28th February 2019 a 7% discount given         R8184.00

 

School fees 2019 Grade R                                                      R10350.00

Per month for 10 months (last payment by 31st Oct 2019)       R  1035.00

If paid in full by 28th February 2019 – 7% discount given         R  9625.00


URGENT APPEAL

v  Parents must please notify aftercares and/or drivers in any change of home arrangements, eg: if your child attends after school sport.

v  Parents are to please organise for their child’s transport to take them directly home after school if they do not attend an Aftercare.  Loitering in public places such as the Public Library and on pavements, places the children in an extremely vulnerable and potentially dangerous and harmful situation. 

v  Please ensure that your child arrives in time for the first lesson of the day which is at 7:30 sharp.  It is very upsetting for a child to arrive at school late.

v  Unclaimed lost property will be kept for a term and then donated to a worthy cause.

 

PRIVATE TUITION ON SCHOOL PREMISES AT PARENT’S COST:

Playball                     (Mondays)                             Suzette                     0837956721

Hip-Hop                    (Tuesdays)                            Angie-Lee                  0767815762

Young Engineers     (Tuesdays)                            Claasen                     0846555428

Gymbo Kidz             (Wednesdays)                      Keagan                       0741319803

Ballet                         (Thursdays)                           Kathleen                    0824139794

Soccer                       (Mon, Wed, Sat)                   Earl                             0820516917

Junior Builders         (Fridays)                                Holly/JP                     0835005529


SCHOOL BANKING DETAILS are as follows:

Bank:  
FNB
Account Name:
Port Shepstone Junior Primary School
Branch Code:
220228
Account Number:
5348 1142 149
NB Reference:
child’s name and surname OR child’s school account number


NAVY BLUE TIGHTS ARE WINTER UNIFORM

Girls are permitted to wear navy blue tights under their school dress in the second and third term.  

It is far too hot at this time of the year for tights and tracksuits. The tights are particularly difficult for the girls to put back on after a swimming lesson which they are expected to do as they don’t have short white socks with them.

 

SPORT PRACTICES

Parents, a special request from sport coaches that you do not stay to watch the afternoon sport practices at school as the children are easily distracted which hampers the coaching of your child.

 

THANK YOU

Thank you parents for dropping children off at the front gate as we requested. By having less adults walking around the school your little children are just that more safe.

  

D Pendock
Principal