Newsletter #01 2018

WELCOME TO THE 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR!

On behalf of the management and staff at Midrand Primary School, it is our great honour and privilege to welcome you to the academic year of 2018! I trust that you had blissful Festive Season and that you are well rested too and recuperated and most importantly, that you managed to spend quality time with your families and close friends. A special word of welcome to the new parents who have just joined our family this year. We look forward to establishing healthy, strong and long lasting relationships with you as we embark on the journey to develop, nurture and prepare your wards for the challenging world ahead! To our existing parents, we look forward to continue working with you, as we add another exciting chapter in the life of our great institution.

As we open a new chapter for the academic year 2018, we implore our parent community to take ownership of their children’s education to ensure that they achieve great results. We are of the firm belief that in order to be a successful school, your children need support from home and school. We are convinced that strong, healthy and working partnerships with you will have a positive influence in your children’s education. We thank you for your support and look forward to working with you.

 

COMPULSORY SCHOOL DIARY

All parents are reminded that all learners should have the compulsory school diary no later than Friday, 26 January 2018. The school diary is available at the finance office and costs R50.

 

COVERING OF SCHOOL BOOKS

All parents are urged to cover all exercise books with the relevant subject cover as well as plastic by Friday, 19 January 2018.

 

OUTSTANDING STATIONERY ITEMS

A reminder to parents to send all stationery as per the stationery lists as soon as possible to ensure effective learning. Kindly ensure that all items are individually labelled with your child’s name. Please note that the toilet rolls, boxes of tissue, colour paper and ream of paper requested are compulsory items for learners. Parents are urged to submit all outstanding stationary items by Monday, 22 January 2018.

 

SCHOOL TIMES

Please note that school times are as follows:

  Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4-7 LSEN
Monday 7:45-12:00 7:45-13:00 7:45-13:30 7:45-14:00 7:45-13:00
Tuesday 7:45-12:00 7:45-13:00 7:45-13:30 7:45-14:00 7:45-13:00
Wednesday 7:45-12:00 7:45-13:00 7:45-13:30 7:30-13:30 7:45-13:00
Thursday 7:30-12:00 7:30-13:00 7:30-13:30 7:30-13:30 7:30-13:00
Friday 7:30-12:00 7:30-13:00 7:30-13:30 7:30-14:00 7:30-14:00

 

Kindly note that grade 1 learners will be released at 12pm until 27/01/2018. All the parents and learners are reminded that punctuality is a must and non-negotiable. We expect maximal cooperation in this regard.

 

UNIFORM

Please consult page 4 of the school diary for the summer uniform for boys and girls.  All learners are to be attired accordingly.

 

TEXTBOOKS & SIGNED LOAN FORMS

Learners will receive their textbooks this week Friday, together with a loan form. Parents/guardian will be required to check their child’s textbooks according to the codes A-E. It is compulsory that the loan form must be returned together with the textbooks on Monday, 22 January 2018. Textbooks are to be taken care of. Textbooks will not be shared among learners. Please note that only parents/guardians may sign for textbooks, unless indicated otherwise through written communication to the class teacher.

 

PARENT’S EVENING (REMINDER)

All parents are invited to the parents evening to be held on 25 January 2018 from 16h00-19h00. It is compulsory for at least one parent/guardian to attend, as parents will be able to meet their children’s class teachers, as well as set academic targets for Term 1. This meeting is critical for our planning and evaluation of our work and parent’s support is important in this regard. The Grade 1 parents will attend a meeting in the school hall, which will start promptly at 4pm.

 

STEEL LOCKERS

Steel lockers will be made available to learners in grade 4-7, from Monday, 22 January 2018. A detailed letter, regarding the procedures and use of the lockers was issued to the learners yesterday. The due date for the once off locker-rental payment of R50 is Friday, 26 January 2018. Thank you to the parents who have already made payment.

 

SPEECH & DRAMA AUDITIONS 2018

Grade 5 to 7 Learners who would like to be a part of the Speech & Drama Club for 2018, try-outs will take place as follows:

Days: Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th January 2018

Time: After School till 15:30

Classroom: Science Lab

Parents are advised to make transport arrangements for their children. Contact Mr. Jokozela for further information regarding the Speech & Drama Club.

 

SCHOOL FEES

All parents are requested to ensure that their school fees account is up to date. School fees can be paid at the school’s finance office using debit or credit card or by direct deposit into the school’s bank account. No cash will be accepted.

 

BANK DETAILS:

BANK: NEDBANK          BRANCH: MIDRAND                 ACC. NO.: 1686 04 0075

CODE: 168642               TYPE: CURRENT                        REF: USE NAME, SURNAME & GRADE OF THE CHILD

Please use the correct references when making deposits.