26 February 2018

General News – applies to all three phases

Plastic Bottle Tops

Please remember that plastic cold-drink/water/milk bottle tops are still being collected to help support a charity organisation which assists lesser-privileged people to attain wheelchairs. These plastic bottle tops can be handed in at the school offices. Thank you to those who have always been most thoughtful in this endeavour.

Glass Medicine Bottles

Teacher Lauren at Courtney College is still collecting glass medicine bottles which are used in the Science Laboratory. The brown traditional glass medicine bottles together with their lids are the most suitable. All other glass medicine bottles are also useful. Please send medicine bottles to the school offices. Thank you to those who have collected glass medicine bottles in the past.

Term Dates for 2018

Term 1                                 17 January – 20 March 2018

Term 2                                 9 April – 22 June 2018

Term 3                                 16 July – 14 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.

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

Welcome Reports

“Welcome Reports” were handed out on Friday 23 February 2018. Parents are asked to please check their child’s message folder for these.

Hats and Caps

Parents are reminded to send hats to school every day for the sun. Children can leave their hats at school in their lockers.

Show-and-Tell

Friday, 2nd March is Show-and-Tell. Children may bring a special toy, item or something related to the weekly theme. Each child will have an opportunity to tell the classmates about the item.

Early Morning Drop Off

Parents are reminded that the school opens at 07:00 with a teacher on supervision duty. Children may not be left at school before this time in the mornings.

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

Welcome Back Campers

We welcome our awesome group of Courtney Campers back from their amazing week away at Ingwe Forest Adventures in Plettenburg Bay. The group were truly amazing and participated in all activities of teambuilding, adventure, problem-solving and leadership with enthusiasm, energy and eagerness not to mention heightened excitement. What a special privilege it was to work with such wonderful children. We are proud of each and every one of them.

A facebook page of the camp has been created for those who would like to view the activities and visuals.  https://facebook.com/courtneyhousecamp/

A collection of camp photos will be processed, as well as the Ingwe Slideshow of photos, into a format to enable each child to receive a full copy. The camp certificates as well as Ingwe reflector stickers will be handed out to the children together with the photo pack.

Thank you to Elliot, Mariechen, Danielle, Marlize, Tash and Demi for their time and effort in ensuring that all ran smoothly during the duration of the camp and for caring for the children.

A special word of thanks is extended to Debbie; Kathy; James; Cias and Mila from Ingwe Forest Adventures as well as their lovely team for the stunning venue, sumptuous meals and inspiring activities. The group learnt a tremendous amount about the environment and Science related topics but also developed some superb social skills and leadership techniques.

Thank You

Thank you to Teacher Anthea and Teacher Cara as well as Dave for ensuring that the primary campus ran smoothly in Demi’s absence. Their efforts are mostly appreciated.

Charity Drive

Children are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable foodstuff for the poor. These items include: mealie-meal; maize meal; rice; dry noodles; pasta; packet soup; tinned food products; brown sugar; tea; peanut butter and jam. Their donations can be handed in at the school office any time between now and Friday 16th March. These items will be donated to a charity feeding scheme.

Cycle Tests

Children in Grade 3 to 6 will write their Cycle Tests from 8 till 16 March.  They have received their test schedules.

First Cycle Progress Reports

First Cycle Academic Reports for children in Reception Year to Grade 6 will be available for collection from the school office on Friday 20 April 2018. There are three reporting cycles in the year: April; August and December.

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

Test Week Results

The Grade 8 to AS/A Level students who wrote tests during Test Week will receive their results on Friday 2nd March. Parents can expect an email of the results during the course of the day.

Parent Afternoon

On Monday 5th March, from 14:15 till 18:00, parents are given the opportunity to meet with their child’s subject teachers and discuss their child’s progress thus far.

Sexuality Education

On Friday 2nd March, Teacher Martha will be hosting sexuality education discussions with the IGCSE and AS/A Level students. This will take the form of well-structured and informative yet interactive discussions which will be age-and-gender-specific.

Welcome Back Campers

We welcome our awesome group of Courtney Campers back from their amazing week away at Ingwe Forest Adventures in Plettenburg Bay. The group were truly amazing and participated in all activities of teambuilding, adventure, problem-solving and leadership with enthusiasm, energy and eagerness not to mention heightened excitement. What a special privilege it was to work with such wonderful children. We are proud of each and every one of them.

A facebook page of the camp has been created for those who would like to view the activities and visuals.  https://facebook.com/courtneyhousecamp/

A collection of camp photos will be processed, as well as the Ingwe Slideshow of photos, into a format to enable each child to receive a full copy. The camp certificates as well as Ingwe reflector stickers will be handed out to the children together with the photo pack.

Thank you to Elliot, Mariechen, Danielle, Marlize, Tash and Demi for their time and effort in ensuring that all ran smoothly during the duration of the camp and for caring for the children.

A special word of thanks is extended to Debbie; Kathy; James; Cias and Mila from Ingwe Forest Adventures as well as their lovely team for the stunning venue, sumptuous meals and inspiring activities. The group learnt a tremendous amount about the environment and Science related topics but also developed some superb social skills and leadership techniques.