Newsletter – March 2006
‘Melanie!’ said the teacher sharply, ‘you’ve been doing Rebecca’s homework for her again! I recognised your handwriting in her exercise book.’
‘No, I haven’t, Miss, declared Melanie. ‘It’s just that we both use the same pencil!’
We want to thank the Cape Times Fresh Air Camp for once again sponsoring the entire week of the 6th to the 10th of February 2006. This is undoubtedly one of the highlights the learners experience during the year. We would also like to express our thanks to all our volunteers as well as the staff for making the camp a memorable experience.
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
FAMILY WALK 2006
Twenty of our learners including coaches participated in the City of Cape Town family Walk 2006. This formed part of Human Right’s Day celebrations on the 21 of March 2006.The 7 km walk was thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated in the event. Medals were awarded to the first 6000 entrants who finished. A variety of lucky draw prizes was up for grabs.
The event included loads of entertainment, refreshments, shows, exhibitions, a craft market, kiddie’s rides and lots more!
The school has been taking part in the following sporting codes for the first quarter of 2006.
- Ballroom Dancing
- Dragon Boat Racing
Three of our learners represented our school at the Retreat Club Gala. Reginald, Bianca and Flavio competed against able bodied learners of other clubs. They enjoyed themselves and did their best. They understood that it was not about coming first, but for their enjoyment, exposure as well as in preparation for the SASSA II Summer Games to be held in George.
Flavio, Bianca, Reginald and Moenier participated in the SASSA II Summer Games in George from the 20th to the 24th of March 2006. Here Mr. Cowley presents Bianca with a medal. Between the four of them they scooped 14 medals and one trophy.
SCHOOL RE - OPENS: 10 APRIL 2006
THE MIND OF A CHILD
The mind of a child is a beautiful place
An Eden where many things grow
A garden of beauty where, sheltered by love
Grow flowers in row upon row
TREASURE THIS MIND
We want to thank our parents for attending the PTA’s. We are always encouraged by our parent community for their interest shown in our learners.
Thank you Mr. Wilson Retreat Pool Supervisor, for allowing our learners to make use of their facilities and for his staff for the manner in which they receive our learners. We also want to thank Retreat Club for the use of their equipment.
Thank you also to the coaches of the Grassy Park Swimming Academy for their expertise and for the training of our learners.
Thanks Mrs. Oliver and Mrs. Harrison for assisting with the daily preparation of the bread. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
Thanks to Alan Wise Optometrists, Edgars Stores and Clicks, Blue Route Centre as well as Friends of Rentworks for their contribution towards our Talent / Variety Contest.
HOW YOU CAN INTERVENE IN CHILD ABUSE
- Check situations out if they look suspicious
- Call the police if a child is in a danger
- Report cases and act in collaboration with relevant authorities
- When taking a child the police, insist on a case number
- Get assistance from other neighbours
- Become safety parents
- Offer support and assistance to parents and children who have been abused
- Don’t ask the child too many questions
- Provide support to your neighbour in times of emergency, offer a meal, call the ambulance
- Give information to neighbours on child support grants, disability grants, and where to go if a child is abused
0800 05 55 55
REMINDER TO PARENTS
Learners are encouraged to wear school uniforms. Parents are requested to see to it that learners are dressed appropriately for school.
Tracksuits are available from Mrs. Gomez. Ph: 7103118
Please be reminded of the excellent prices that we received for the bathing costumes.
Girls R55 - Boys R50
We need our parents to support our fundraising events every Friday.
The much needed funds will be utilised towards our school leavers graduation function as well as to our different sporting codes.
We had a fantastic variety show that was enjoyed by our learners as well as our parents. The three categories for the show included
This was great fun and our learners had the opportunity of showcasing their talents. Some of our learners went the extra mile in preparation for the show. Here we have an insert of Melissa Beukes who took pride in her costume for the variety show.
Advertising costs are becoming very expensive. We would like to afford our parents and the business community the unique opportunity of advertising on our web site. For a nominal fee of R100 per month we will place a banner size advert on our web site. The number of visits to our web site for the period August 2005 to March 2006 was more than 30 000 in total. Expand your business today and save on exorbitant advertising costs. The web site statistics are available at the school on request.