21 August 2017

General News – applies to all three phases

Courtney International Day

Our ever-popular Courtney International Day event shall take place on Saturday 16th September 2017.

The Family Ticket of R 250-00 per family covers entry to the event. One family ticket may be purchased but it is unlimited to the number of family members and friends accompanying. Please extend the invitation to grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, neighbours and family-friends. There shall also be entertainment for the children and it is always a fun-filled day for families to get together and share their beautiful cultures and nationalities.  Parents and children can dress in their national costumes or traditional wear on the day.

Please return the forms if you are going to participate in either the “Showcase my Country” by presenting a table or two about your country of origin or cultural background so that we are aware of how many countries will be represented and arrangements can be made.

The “Market Stall” tickets are ONLY for those who want to have a flea-market type stall at the event and sell items. These are R 350-00 each.

Tickets are now available from the school offices. Please retain your ticket and bring it with to the event. There will also be a lucky draw on the day based on the number of your ticket.  We hope to see all our wonderful families at this event.

Term Dates for 2018

Term 1                                 17 January – 20 March 2018

Term 2                                 9 April – 22 June 2018

Term 3                                 16 July – 21 September 2018

Term 4                                1 October – 7 December 2018

The Courtney House Stage Production at the Atterbury Theatre to be staged on 7th and 8th December 2018.

Public Holidays Coming Up

There will be no school on Monday 25th September as it is Heritage Day, a South African Public Holiday (Bank Holiday).

Term Dates for 2017

Term 3                                 24 July – 29 September 2017

Term 4                                9 October – 8 December 2017

Courtney Kids News – applies to children in Grades 000 and 00

Field Trip to ‘The Farm Yard’

An exciting trip to a working farm called “wag-a-bietjie” has been arranged for Wednesday 30th August where children will experience a full morning educational programme. Parents are asked to please submit forms and make the payment of R 150-00 before the end of this week.

Courtney House News – applies to children in Reception Year to Year 6

Plettenburg Bay Tour to Ingwe Forest Adventures

Children have received information packs for the adventure/leadership/team-building and outdoor education camp planned for February 2018. Indemnity forms and a reservation fee of R 500-00 must be submitted as soon as possible but by 25 August 2017 to secure a place on this educational trip. The tour is planned for Grade 3 to Grade 8 students and has been booked for 19 – 24 February 2018.

Plettenburg Bay Camp Meeting

There will be a short question-and-answer answer session for parents who would like more information about the camp to Ingwe Forest Adventures. This will take place on Wednesday 23rd August at 17:00 at the primary school campus.

Field Trip to ‘The Farm Yard’

An exciting trip to a working farm called “wag-a-bietjie” in Olifantsfontein has been arranged for Wednesday 30th August where children will experience a full morning educational programme. Parents are asked to return the indemnity form and make the R 150-00 payments before the end of this week.

Parent Afternoon

Thank you to the parents who attended this parent-teacher afternoon which was held on Wednesday 16th August. It was wonderful to see so many parents there.

Spring Day Celebration

The children may wear civvies (clothes of their choice) on Friday 1st September to celebrate Spring Day. The theme is fairies, flowers, insects, bugs, birds and butterflies as a dress-up for the younger children (Reception Year and Grade 1) and “fun-in-the-sun” with a fancy hat for the older children (Grade 2 to 6).

Student of the Week

Each week, a child from each class is identified as “Student of the Week” for showing excellence or great progress in various areas. Congratulations to the children who received their badges last week for “Best Behaved Student”. This week’s award will be for “Most Progress in Mathematics”.

Cycle Tests for Term 3

Children in Grade 3 to 6 will write their cycle tests between 7 and 15 September. Cycle tests are shorter, term tests covering new concepts taught during the term. The Grade 6 students will write their Cambridge Primary Checkpoints mock exams during this time. Test Schedules shall be handed out during the week.

Speech Festival

The Speech Festival will take place on Thursday 21 September at Courtney House during the school morning between 08:30 and 12:30. Children will have an opportunity to recite their poem and will receive feedback in the form of an adjudication by the allocated external examiner. Parents are invited to watch their child’s session. More details about specific times for each class will be made available closer to the time.

Text Book Orders for 2018

Parents have received the text book order forms for 2018. Completed order forms and payment is due by no later than 10 November 2017.

Courtney College News – applies to students in Year 7 to A/AS-Level

Test Week/Mock Exams

All College students will write tests and mock exams from Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September.

Mark Schedules

Mark Schedules shall be emailed to parents on Friday 8 September.

Parent-Teacher Afternoon

Parents are invited to attend a parent-teacher afternoon to discuss their child’s progress and test results on Monday 11 September between 14:30 and 18:00.

Plettenburg Bay Tour to Ingwe Forest Adventures

Grade 7 students have received information packs for the adventure/leadership/team-building and outdoor education camp planned for February 2018. Indemnity forms and a reservation fee of R 500-00 must be submitted as soon as possible but by 25 August 2017 to secure a place on this educational trip. The tour is planned for Grade 3 to Grade 8 students and has been booked for 19 – 24 February 2018. There will be short question-and-answer answer session for parents who would like more information about the camp to Ingwe Forest Adventures. This will take place on Wednesday 23rd August at 17:00 at the primary school campus.