Monthly Newsletter



 

Dear Parents/Guardian,


ASSESSMENTS

Encourage learner attendance daily as weekly assessments are ongoing.  These form part of continuous assessment.  Formal assessments will be conducted in weeks 7, 8 and 9.  Ensure your child revises work daily from the flip-file. By completing homework daily, you will be helping your child prepare for the assessments.

LATE COLLECTION OF LEARNERS

There is an ongoing problem with children being collected late, especially after they have done sport.  Parents must please make the necessary arrangements with Aftercares and taxi drivers to ensure children are collected timeously. Learners must be collected within half an hour, thereafter they will be sent to Buddies Aftercare (on Port Shepstone Senior Primary premises) and this will be at the parents’ expense.

 


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DE-WORMING – TUESDAY 22 MAY 2018

 There has been confusion with the forms supplied by the Health Department regarding their visit.   Please note that the nurses will ONLY be administering medication for DE-WORMING.

No other medication/options will be available.

 


PUPPET SHOW “OUR WORLD, OUR RESPONSIBILITY” – THURSDAY 24 MAY 2018

This is an interactive, educational show presented by Puppet World: “We only have one world and each one of us needs to take responsibility for it now!  We hear about all the ways each one of us can make a difference but unless we are active now, we are not going to save our planet”. Cost is R12 per child, please ensure payment is made no later than Monday, 21 May 2018 in order that your child may attend the show J

HOSPICE FUNDRAISER “TEKKIE TAX DAY” – FRIDAY 25 MAY 2018

Our local Hospice has appealed to our school to take part in this fundraising campaign by buying a Tekkie Tax Day sticker for a R10 donation.  Learners and staff members will show their support by wearing the stickers, their “tekkies” and civvies/play clothes to school on Friday 25 May 2018.

Please note participation in this fundraiser is optional.


PHOTOGRAPHS – WEDNESDAY 31 MAY

Individual and class photographs are scheduled to start at 07:30. Girls are to wear their newest, neatest school dresses with their white socks, polished school shoes and neat hair styles - no colourful hairbands or glitzy Alice-bands. Please tie hair up

if shoulder length.  Boys are to wear their newest grey t-shirt and grey shorts, long grey socks, polished school shoes and neat hair styles (no gel and NO modern cuts). NO Tracksuits. Your child will not be allowed in the school photograph if incorrectly dressed.

 

GRADE ONE LEARNERS WILL BRING THE ALPHABET ALIVE ON FRIDAY 01 JUNE 2018

On Friday 01 June 2018 the Grade Ones will dress up as something that starts with their favourite letter in the alphabet.  This makes “learning-through-play” a memorable and fun experience.  Your child must come to school dressed in the Alphabet character costume of his/her choice.  There is no need to buy or rent an outfit, you can create one from materials/items you have at home. The Grade One pupils will parade their colourful outfits to the whole school and bring the Alphabet to life.

Please send to school with your child, a set of play clothes to change into as the Alphabet outfit may be too uncomfortable to play in for the rest of the day day.

 

GENERAL APPEARANCE OF LEARNERS

Please ensure that your child’s uniform is clean and in good repair. Check for missing buttons, torn pockets, hems or shorts that are too short; check that your child’s fingernails are clean and neatly trimmed; boys hair must be reasonably short and girls must have their hair tied up and back off their little faces if at shoulder length.

 

LUNCH

Grade 3 pupils are growing fast and get hungry at second break. Please ensure that an extra sandwich and juice is packed for their lunch.


GENERAL

  • Parents, please inform taxi drivers/lift clubs that they must not drop off children and drive away after the gates have been locked as we do not have a security guard posted at the gates all day.
  • It is not necessary to collect work for children when they are off sick.  Allow them to recover and then they will catch up on their return to school.

 

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

Please download the D6 as it is a wonderful means of communication and alleviates unnecessary phone calls to the school.  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.

 

BEST WISHES

All our Muslim families are wished a peaceful and blessed Ramadan Mubarak.

 

 

 

D Pendock
Principal