Monthly Newsletter



 

Dear Parents/Guardian,


INFORMATION AND HOMEWORK MEETINGS FOR GRADES 1, 2 & 3

These successful meetings were held for the parents early this term.  They were well attended with an average 80% attendance. Parents who were unable to attend the meeting are most welcome to make an appointment with their child’s educator to discuss any queries they may have.

 

ADMISSIONS 2018

Current parents of children schooling at PSJP with biological siblings to please note admissions open on Friday, 13 April 2018.

 

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

We are very excited to be using the D6 School Communicator.  To date we have 409 parents who have downloaded the app which is a 70% usage rate – let’s try get it up to 100%!!  Please encourage your family and friends 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, Choir,  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, swimmers and cricketers.  This is much appreciated.

 

SWIM-A-THON 5th – 9th March 2018

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

The Swim-a-thon is one of two 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 9th March 2018. Each child taking part in the Swim-a-thon will receive a Certificate of Participation. 

 

SCHOOL FEES REMINDER – 7% DISCOUNT ENDS ON WEDNESDAY 28 FEB 2018

Please note that school fees must be paid promptly in advance of every month with the first installment starting in January 2018 and the last (10th payment) in October 2018.  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 2018.  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 Wednesday 28 February 2018 midnight.  No extension of this date will be entertained.


School fees 2018 Grades 1 – 3                                                   R7850.00 per annum

Per month for 10 months (last payment by 31st Oct 2018)           R  785.00

If paid in full by 28th February 2017 a 7% discount given             R7300.00

 

School fees 2018 Grade R                                                           R9250.00

Per month for 10 months (last payment by 31st Oct 2018)            R  925.00

If paid in full by 28th February 2018 – 7% discount given              R8602.00

School Banking Details are as follows:

Bank    - FNB
Account number - 5348 1142 149
Branch code - 220228
Account name - Port Shepstone Junior Primary School
Reference:  your child's name and surname


CHEQUES

Cheques are no longer accepted.

 

CASH

Parents may pay the Financial Secretary with cash during school hours.  Should cash be sent with your child – please enclose the cash in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and class with a note in the envelope indicating the amount enclosed and reason for payment.  Children should be instructed to hand in money directly to the Financial Secretary or the Class Teacher first thing in the morning.  An official receipt will be issued for all cash payments.

 

SPEEDPOINT MACHINE

We are now offering a Speedpoint payment option at our school for your convenience. It will be fully operational as of Monday, 12 February 2018. 

 

URGENT APPEAL

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.


PRIVATE TUITION ON SCHOOL PREMISES AT PARENT’S COST:

Playball                     (Mondays)                             Suzette                      0837956721

Hip-Hop                    (Tuesdays)                            Angie                          0767815762

Gymbo Kidz             (Wednesdays)                      Keagan                        0741319803

Ballet                         (Thursdays)                           Kathleen                    0824139794

Soccer                       (Mon, Wed, Sat)                   Earl                             0820516917

 

LUNCHES/SCHOOL BAGS/SWIMMING KIT/LIBRARY BOOKS AND BAGS…..

Parents please ensure that your children come to school with their bags packed with their lunches and all their necessary items for the day.  This will alleviate unnecessary disturbance in the classroom and will help your child to become independent and responsible.  The secretaries have been inundated with lunches, swimming bags, library bags being dropped off by parents which takes them away from their work.

 

MUSLIM LEARNERS

For religious purposes, Muslim learners are permitted to leave school at 12h10 on a Friday (No earlier please).  If parents wont be collecting children early, please instruct your child to remain in the classroom to participate in the last lesson of the day.

 

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.

Tights can be purchased from most retail stores.


Yours sincerely


 
 

D Pendock
Principal