1 What-Z-Up Glenstantia PO Box 33383, Glenstantia 0010. Tel: 012 9986116 Fax: 012 998 8742 www glenstantia.co.za or firstname.lastname@example.org Term 1, Issue # 5 14 March 2019 Glenstantia Primary School Inside this issue: Principal’s Desk Academics Maths Department. Parents’ Corner General News PA Fundraiser Tours 2019 Finance Department. Dates to remember Classifieds…… 1 4 5 9 7 14 15 16 20 21 Dear Parents, We have come to the end of a very busy, successful term. We say a big thank you to all our parents for their continued support – we are very grateful to you all as we would not be able to maintain our high standards without your assistance.
Thank you to all our staff as well, for their hard work this term.
Most of us are caught up in a hectic cycle of activities starting on Monday morning and ending on Sunday evening and then stating all over again. Time slips by as we rush to complete urgent tasks, juggling jobs, running the household, chauffeuring our children, our parents, relatives and spouses to work, school, appointments and other commitments. Yet, we can all acknowledge, that spending quality time together is the best way to show each other that we care and that our families are important. There was an incident at our school on Wednesday, 13 March 2019, where a learner brought a dangerous object to school.
Nobody was harmed and the parents of the learners involved were contacted and the matter is being dealt with according to the School’s Disciplinary Code of Conduct.
This incident has no bearing to the fact that an ambulance was at our school on the same day to assist a learner with a chronic medical condition. Please be assured that your child’s safety is our priority at school. To those who are going away, we wish you a safe and enjoyable journey. It is not always possible for parents to take leave during school holidays but we appeal to you to spend quality time with your children. We wish all our learners and parents a good holiday. April @ a glance Tues 2 Term 2 Starts Wed 3 PA Movie Night Thurs 4 Gr 4-7 Parents Evening Mon 8 Extramurals start Tues 9 Gr R - 3 Parents Meetings Wed 10 Gr R - 3 Parent’s Meetings Sat 13 Gr R Open Day
2 Congratulations to our Grade 7 learners selected to be the 2019 Prefects. Well done!!! We are very proud of you. 1 Keira Blake 7H 2 Pheladi Bopape 7M 3 Baatile Bopape 7S 4 Gabriella Brandao 7A 5 Relebogile Dikgale 7N 6 Mthokoziso Dube 7S 7 Tolulope Essien 7S 8 Shynna Jaya 7M 9 Tinevimbo Kapayapundo 7A 10 Taniel Levy 7M 11 Omolemo Mangwathe 7S 12 Thabang Masithela 7H 13 Boshoane Mohale 7N 14 Koketso Mokoena 7S 15 Mpho Maphiri 7D 16 Daniela Mukandila 7H 17 Emily Mwim 7D 18 Manisha Naicker 7S 19 Muofhe Nekhavhambe 7H 20 Yanga Ngamlana 7A 21 Phathutshedzo Ngwana 7M 22 Katlego Rammitlwa 7D 23 Lethea Reneke 7S 24 Simphiwe Sibiya 7N 25 Rufaro Tingini 7M 26 Yoliswa Xhamfu 7N 27 Taegan Kock 7D 28 Tumelo Phetla 7N 29 Palesa Ramboea 7M 30 Carla Meth 7S 31 Kock Taegan 7D 32 Phetla Tumelo 7N 33 Ramboea Palesa 7M 1 Aidan Du Bruyn 7D 2 Rhys Gold 7S 3 Sibabalwe Golimpi 7H 4 Benjamin Idika 7A 5 Phetho Kone 7N 6 Ziwnele Mabandla 7M 7 Asante Maja 7N 8 Neo Magakwe 7S 9 Avethandwa Makonco 7A 10 Masana Mmbodi 7A 11 Pranav Moopanar 7S 12 Aaron Naicker 7H 13 Phathutshedzo Netshiluvhi 7A 14 Mcedisi Nyandeni 7H 15 Gordon Peddie 7M 16 Phenyo Rammitlwa 7N 17 Ethan Small 7A 18 Kian Smith 7S 19 Cameron van der Meijden 7H 20 Alwande Yako 7M 21 Mandisi Yumata 7A 22 Tristan Emmanuel 7N 23 David He 7N 24 Yumata Mandisi 7A 25 Emmanuel Tristan 7N 26 He David 7N Head Prefects 2019 Well done to the following learners who were appointed as our Head Prefects: Head Boy Golimpi Sibabalwe Deputy Head Boy Aidan du Bruyn Deputy Head Boy Maja Asante Head Girl Yanga Ngamlana Deputy Head Girl Keira Blake Deputy Head Girl Emily Mwim
4 Academics The notice for this meeting will be included your child’s report envelope tomorrow. There will be two time slots on the evening. 1. SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS The first would be Scheduled Appointments, which means that the teachers urgently need to see you to discuss your child’s progress. These meetings will take place between 17:00 and 18:00 or another arranged time. A separate letter will be issued to those parents. 2. OPEN TIME The second is Open Time where all parents are welcome to discuss any concerns regarding their child. The Grade 4 – 7 teachers will be available in their classrooms from 18:00 to 19:00 to meet parents who would like to discuss any important matters.
You will be expected to wait your turn at each teacher’s class who you would like to see. Teachers will keep appointments to a maximum of 10 minutes and will schedule another meeting if the meeting exceeds 10 minutes in order to accommodate all the parents. He/she will see you on a first come first served basis.
If these dates and times are not convenient for you, please make an appointment with the Receptionists to see the teachers any morning from 07:00 to 07:15. PARENTS EVENING INVITATION We appeal to all parents to attend the Parents’ Evening to be held in the first week of next term on Thursday, 4 April 2019. Hope to see you there!
5 Maths Department. Horizon Maths Competition 201 9 Congratulations to the following learners who have successfully completed the first round of the Horizon Mathematics Competition (HMC), which is hosted by Star College: GRADE 5 Humaira Bhyat Johanna Exile Tumelo Karuma Reneiloe Khoza Njabulo Mahlangu Mohapi Mohapi Tawanda Tingini Moyin Adeyinka Mukudzeiishe Beta Adrienne King Tinotenda Mrewa Omolemo Ramokolo Oluhle Segone Mthokozisi Skosana Vukosi Baloyi Ogalaletseng Khosana Gamuchirai Ndamba Khayelihle Nene MaphutiTlabela Jesse Abache Owethu Nkosi Bahle Ntshangase Jeremy Tshiswaka Kukhanye Buthelezi Oyin Fatoki Thando Golimpi Mpho Gumbi Tshegofatso More Thabelo Tambani Neo Zengele Rachel Tshiswaka Tanner Kock Lintle Tseppe Atlegang Mohlala GRADE 6 Bronkhorst Kaniesha Coetzer Frank De Gouveia Isabella Kgaka Kopano Lelosa Tebello Matshaba Khumo Musanhu Nyasha Swanevelder Benjamin Tyala Siba Wong Zachery Beya Sharon Fanti Vuyolwethu Le Duy Anh Maleka Dimpho Maswanganye Nhlamulo Matimbi Mulalo Mdluli Thando Mokone Lwandile Motena Thoriso Mukandila Israel Muller Leony Namane Reabetswe Ravjee Shahil Sodade Sergio Ademola Lethabo Chauke Caiden du Toit Thando Fani Njabulo Gasa Tshehofatso Khokhotho Thato Khumalo Siya Mongwe Gofa Mogomoisi Mwanza Mwanza Molatelo Nale GRADE 6 continued…… Thabang Pule Aneef Saliu Kamo Thabethe Josh Tierney Nsako Zubane Vhugala Bale Francisco Brandao De Oliveira Shalom Brandl Kirstin Feltman Lethabo Legadimane Oratile Lehabe Kuma Lehloesa Hope Liphadzi Kehilwe Macomo Otsile Mahlabegoane Rofhiwa Rathumbu Stanley Sebogodi Kudzai Zondi Macy Zungu Konani Demana Mxolisi Mabaso Rokhuda Mafela Sibabalo Magungxu Anele Mahlangu Malwande Myeza Kayden Neath Pelo Ntelekoa Tumelo Seamatha Pretty Tshipote Oscar Yip Alessandro Alves Do Nascimento Andrea Baudouln Qiyaam Jacobs Craig Maina Didi Mogale Amogelang Pholoba Tokelo Sereko
6 This competition encourages our learners to work outside the curriculum and widen their knowledge of Mathematics. The Final Round will be held on Saturday, 11 May 2019, between 07:30 – 10:00, at STAR COLLEGE, PRETORIA. Past year papers have been given to the learners to practice over the holidays. Please encourage your child to study. It is, after all, an honour and privilege to have been selected to participate in this competition. We are very proud of all the learners for making it so far and wish them GOOD LUCK on Saturday, 11 May 2019.
MRS V NAIDOO (HOD MATHS) GRADE 7 Gabriella Brandao De Oliveira PinheiroBenjamin Idika Tinevimbo Kapayapundo Mhleki Mabaso, Masana Mmbodi Boipelo Tiego Molekwa Phathutshedzo Netshiluvhi Yanga Esethu Ngamlana Nkateko Nghonyama Ngomani Amahle Mphakwana Ngwenya Busisiwe Nsibande Emmanuel Ayomikun Ogbeide Thendo Zwivhuya Rasivhaga Ethan Small Thristen Collin Botes Aidan Du Bruyn Makanaka Audrey Kurauone Caellum Lincoln Joshua Madurai Kimberly Tapiwanashe Manyika Mpho Maphiri Naledi Hilary Mlilo Andy Owame Mohlala Masego Tintswalo Molamu Tabane Tiro Moloi Chidalu Emily Mwim Joy Rita Sanders Tsepo Mphutlane Sehlabo Tseppe Pheladi Mpho Bopape Blair Mark Carson Malusi Mbuso Clement Coka Hans Leon Fotso Kuate Busisiwe Gaba Gabriella Kettledas, GRADE 7 continued…… Lebogang Raesetsa Jerminah Lelaka Taniel Rose Levy Hlumela Ongezwa Loza Mokhabenyana Kgatliso Matshidiso Owethu Taelo Nduna Phathutshedzo Ngwana Andile Sizwesethu Nhlangothi Gordon Mckenzie Peddie Palesa Masego Ramaboea Kaone Ratsoga Callum Rogers Cathrine Rufaro Tingini Malique Duncan Tomes Keira Olivia Blake Ryan Gerbach Sibabalwe Golimpi Kaitlyn Govender Sinovuyo Luthando Hamilton Nguyen Minh Anh Le Thabang Grace Masithela Monda Daniela Mukandila Muofhe Nekhavhambe Kuziwa Nyamaharo Atlehang Mcedisi Nyandeni Thapelo Thendo Ramalebana Orifha Themeli Cameron Trevor Van der Meijden Giovanno David Viljoen Toshanè Shireen Barnard Relebogile Onalerona Dikgale Tristan Malcolm Emmanuel GRADE 7 continued…… David He Megan Leigh Innes Phetho Blessing Kone Troy Langham Kagiso Percy Mafologela Vhugala Rofhiwa Matsila Daniel Ryan Mc Cormick Kamva NalediMdingi Oagile Molebogeng Mogane Nape Boshoane Mohale Mmaijane Raisibe Sarah Mothapo Thabisile Ndala Maryana Tumelo Phetla Phenyo Trevor Rammitlwa Alvin Ruwuya Simphiwe Lubanzi Sibiya Simphiwe Njabulo Twala Yoliswa Xhamfu Mthokozisi Dube Vanessa Tolulope Essien Onthatile Eyakem Rhys Wallace Gold Omolemo Gorata Mangwathe Mpumelelo Akhona Mbatha Rhulani Kutloano Mbatsane Dikeledi Koketso Mokoena Pranav Anand Moopanar Manisha Naicker Phumelele Kwanda Ncokazi Tinotenda Louise Nkomo Sphelele Nontombi Ntandane Oreneile Lethea Reneke Milani Andile Sibinda Kian Smith Mfumo Sono Morati Linda Shole 63 ÷ 9 = 7 1st Place: IPad and GOLD Medal 2nd Place: Tablet 10 and SILVER Medal 3rd Place: Smartphone and SILVER Medal 4th Place Smartphone and SILVER Medal 5th Place: Bicycle and SILVER Medal 6th Place: Bicycle and SILVER Medal 7th Place: Bicycle and SILVER Medal 8th Place: Tablet 7 and SILVER Medal 9th Place: Tablet 7 and SILVER Medal 10th Place: Tablet 7 and SILVER Medal 11-50 place: BRONZE Medal and Various Prizes 51-100 place: CERTIFICATES and Various Prizes
7 Parents Corner With the school holidays starting tomorrow, keeping kids occupied will be occupying many parents’ minds and with the Possible cooler weather setting in, some activities are out of the question, and those that aren’t, can be quite pricey. https://www.iol.co.za/mercury/10-ways-to-keep-kids-busy-and-entertained-the se-school-holidays- 15612003 Here are 10 tips for keeping kids busy over the holidays:1. Bring the movies home. Bringing the box office to you is easier than ever, and a lot more cost effective, considering that sending one child to the movies will set you back over R100, including snacks.
So instead, draw the curtains, make some popcorn, try a super simple slush puppy recipe and hit play. 2. Splurge when there’s a special.
There may be days where the kids just need to get out, so keep an eye on the news and social media for school holiday special offers and discounts or take advantage of year-round offers like half price movies or kids eat free specials. 3. Mind game madness. Forget your average word search, word games have come a long way. A puzzle, for example, can double up as a spelling or story telling game by writing a sentence or story at the back of puzzle pieces. This way they can unravel a story or read a new sentence by putting the flipside of the puzzle together. There are thousands of printable word games online to suite every child’s interest.
4. Good old-fashioned fun.
Many of us grew up playing games that encouraged physical activity and kept us busy for hours. Think hop-scotch, hide and seek, red rover, Simon says and Marco Polo. These are also a great way to get the kids outside in the sunshine on those milder autumn days. If the weather isn’t great, teaching them a new board or card game could be equally fun! 5. The giving game. There are hundreds of organisations around the country where kids can get involved in volunteering, from handing out soup and sandwiches at children’s homes and visiting the
8 elderly to walking dogs at the SPCA.
Take a look at sites like www.forgood.co.za for volunteering opportunities for you and your kids. 6. Let them make lunch. It’s as simple as using cookie cutters to create crafty sandwiches or arranging sliced up veggies in different shapes. This not only makes lunchtime more interesting, it also teaches them about doing things for themselves and doubles up as a fun in-door activity. Having ideas for each day will also help you plan your shopping list, and avoid overspending and unnecessary waste. 7. Get their creative juices flowing With a few pipe cleaners and a little paint, the sections of an egg box could transform into a dinosaur, a lady bug or a bee.
An empty toilet paper roll can soon be a zebra, a flower, serviette ring or even a super hero. So make sure to hold onto things like old milk cartons and cold drink bottles and check your art supply stock before the holidays start.
8. Let the craft come to life Let the kids make good use of their crafts with a puppet show to bring their characters to life, or a race with the toy cars they made to pit their engineering skills against each other. 9. Build a blanket fort It doesn’t get simpler than this. By rearranging some furniture, raiding the linen closet, and throwing together unused cushions 10.Embrace the explorer Choose a weekend during the holidays to take a drive somewhere the family’s never been before. Open Google Maps and do a little research on fun, budget-and-friendly places to spend the day Get the kids to help choose a place and where to stop along the way.
Pack a picnic basket and snacks to save money. Get ready to explore a small part of our big and beautiful country.
9 General New s PROCEDURE FOR THE END OF TERM 1 2019. School will close at 10:00 on Friday, 15 March 2019. Reports will be issued to learners before school closes. Should your child not be at school, the report may be collected from Reception before 11:00. If your child’s report is not collected by 11:00, it will be issued to him/her on the first day in Term 2. TIME TO GET THE WINTER UNIFORM READY All learners must wear their winter uniform as of Monday, 6 May 2019. Please ensure that you buy the uniform in time from one of the following suppliers: School Tuck Shop. School 2nd Hand Shop.
Constantia Outfitters, 469 Mendelsohn Street, Constantia Park. School and Leisure, Shop F1, Parkview Shopping Centre, 24 Garsfontein Road, Moreletapark.
SAVE THE DATE Our Annual Autumn Fair Will be held on Saturday, 4 May 2019. Please diarise this very important, FUN event. The School Photographer has informed us that they hope to deliver the photos in the first week of next term.
10 GRADE 1 AND 8 2020 APPLICATION PERIOD The Gauteng Department of Education has set provisional dates for online registration for 2020. The online application period: OPENS: Monday, 6 May 2019 at 08H00 CLOSES: Friday, 14 June 2019 at midnight. ALL EXISTING GRADE R’S IN THE SCHOOL MUST APPLY ONLINE FOR SPACE IN GRADE 1 2020.
Once you have applied online you have 7 working days to submit the supporting documents to the school/s applied for. The GDE website for online registration is: www.gdeadmissions.gov.za .
SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL MySchool Supporter Card and Makro Application to link MStudent forms are available on the school website: www.glenstantia.co.za Attention Grade R 2020 Registration for Grade R 2020 opens on Wednesday, 3 April 2019. Admission packs will be available from Reception, alternatively email Mrs Dore at: admissions @glenstatnia.co.za Second Hand Guitars. Our Music Teacher, Mrs Snyman, is requesting any good second hand guitars to please be donated to the school as she would like to introduce our learners to guitar music during her music classes.
11 Registration opens Wednesday, 3 April ‘19
12 Dr Tooth Little paid our Grade R learners a visit on Friday, 1 March 2019. Our learners where given a lesson on how to brush their teeth correctly and also which food is healthy for their teeth. All our little ones had a teeth screening check-up inside the mobile dentist bus. The learners were treated to a little gift pack containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, stickers and a game.
13 Charity Drive Term 1 201 9 Thank you to all our parents, learners and staff members who have already made generous contributions towards our Term 1 book drive. We wish to send the books to Ya Bana Village for the children on Saturday, 13 April 2019.
If you still have good, second hand, age appropriate books, that you are not using, we request that you please donate it towards this worthy cause. Seeing Double!! Glenstantia Primary School boasts w itha staggering 22 sets of tw ins across all the grades this year. So if you w alkonto the school property and thinkyou are seeing double, you need not adjust your spectacles. To encourage individuality, w e try our best to separate the tw ins and celebrate their differences!.
15 201 9 TOURS GRD TOUR DATE 1ST PAYMENT DUE BY FINAL PAYMENT DUE BY TOTAL 3 Camp Discovery 10 – 11 Oct (Group 1) 17 – 18 Oct (Group 2) R330.00 4 Jun R500.00 30 Aug R830.00 4 Klein Kariba 15 – 17 April R600.00 1 Feb R750.00 2 April R1350.00 5 Bush Pigs 8 – 12 April R920.00 5 Feb R1000.00 15 March R1920.00 6 Natalia 12 – 16 August R1800.00 26 April R2000.00 10 July R3800.00 7 Valley of Waves 28 November 1 Nov R380.00 BANKING DETAILS ACCOUNT NAME: Glenstantia Primary School BANK DETAILS: ABSA – Menlyn Business Bank TYPE OF ACCOUNT: Cheque Account BRANCH CODE: 632005 ACCOUNT NUMBER: 407 246 1468 The DEPOSIT paid on time secures your child’s place on the trip subject to the above conditions.
In order to finalise bookings and arrangements the DEPOSIT and FULL AMOUNT must be paid by the dates indicated above. No learner will be accepted late, unless prior arrangements have been made in writing. If there are any queries regarding the tours please contact Mr HPJ Pretorius (Principal) Tours can be paid for in any of the follow ing w ays: 1. Monthly payments up to the final date. 2. Debit or Credit Card 3. Deposits to the School account (EFT) Reference for EFT payment: Surname, class tour e.g. Pretorius, 6V, tour Fax confirmation to: 086 562 0258 (Attention Accounts Department) Alternatively send an email to: email@example.com NB! Please do not use your school fee reference, as payment will be allocated according to reference given.
Please note that these amounts are subject to change due to fluctuating prices. Changes will be communicated in the Newsletter, on the School Communicatorand via your child. The following educational tours have been organised for 2019. Learners with too many demerits and / or continuous bad behaviour will not be permitted to go on the tour. Please understand that these decisions are not taken lightly and any decisions made in this regard are final.
16 Finance Department School Fees Your child’s education is important to us; it should be important to you too.
Don’t forget to pay for it. The Finance Office can be contacted on 012 998 6116 Our Debtors Clerk is Thabang Kuzwayo for all school fee related queries. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Our Cashier is Kim Schutte for all payment related queries. Email address: email@example.com Our Business Administrator is Gaby Warren for other finance related queries. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org PAYMENT REFERENCE NUMBERS Please use the correct reference when making electronic payments: SCHOOL FEES: Family code + (SF) AFTERCARE: Family code + (AC) TOUR PAYMENTS: Child’s Surname, Class, Tour R150.00 will be charged for an incorrect reference used.
19 Tues 2 Term 2 Starts Wed 3 PA Movie Night – Wreck it Ralph 2 Thurs 4 Gr 7 Sexuality Training Fri 4 Gr 7 Sexuality Training Gr 4 – 7 Parents’ Evening Mon 8 Extramurals Start Re-enrolment starts for existing learners Grade 5 Trip to Bush Pigs (Mon 8 to Fri 12 April) Tues 9 Gr R to 3 Parent Meetings Wed 10 Gr R to 3 Parent Meetings Fri 12 Soccer Camp @ Camp Discovery (Fri 12 to Sun 14 April) Sat 13 Gr R Open Day – 09:00 to 11:00 Volunteers to Ya Bana Village for the children to read and hand over books collected Mon 15 Gr 4 Trip to Klein Kariba (Mon 15 to Wed 17 April) Wed 17 Gr 7 Outing to Freedom Park Best Birthday wishes go to the following staff members who will be celebrating their birthdays on the following dates: 19 March Mr M Shikwambana (Estate Manager) 20 March Ms A Mukase (General Assistant) Mrs S Jacobs (Gr R Teacher) 22 March Mrs M Dry (Gr 3 Teacher) 23 March Mrs N Skosana (Gr 7 Teacher) 28 March Ms M Bird-Duff (After School Centre) Mr H Pretorius (Principal) 29 March Mrs V Jacobs (Principal’s PA) Yours faithfully, HPJ PRETORIUS PRINCIPAL Dates to Remember
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