6 August 2018

General News – applies to all three phases

Long Weekend Coming Up

There is no school on Thursday 9 August and Friday 10 August 2018. The 9th of August is celebrated as National Women’s Day which is a Public Holiday (Bank Holiday) in South Africa. School will resume on Monday 13 August.

We wish all our families a wonderful long weekend.

Transport Service

A company by the name of ‘CK Kiddies Wheels’ offers a safe, reliable and affordable transport service with fully branded vehicles for easy identification. The service is available for school transport, extra-mural driving and exam lifts for irregular exam hours. Parents who are interested in this service can contact Tiffany on 082 304 9072 or email on ckkiddieswheels@gmail.com

Term Dates for 2018

Term 3                                 16 July – 14 September 2018

Term 4                                1 October – 7 December 2018

Moonstone Masquerade Stage Production for children in Grades 000 – Grade 6 shall be staged at the Atterbury Theatre on the evenings of Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December 2018. A reminder that full day stage rehearsals take place on 5th and 6th December 2018.

Term Dates for 2019

Term 1                                 16 January – 12 April 2019

Term 2                                 7 May – 28 June 2019

Term 3                                 23 July – 20 September 2019

Term 4                                7 October – 11 December 2019

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

Moonstone Masquerade

Parents, who have not already done so, are asked to complete and sign the consent form for their children to participate. A reminder to parents that the stage production fee is also payable before 17 October 2018. Please consult the information form for more details.

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

Mid-Year Reports

Parents can collect their child’s Mid-Year Academic Report from the school office on Wednesday 8 August between 07:30 and 16:00. Please note that parents must sign for these reports.

Deans’ Stationery Pack Orders for 2019

Parents shall receive order forms, in the report envelopes, for Deans’ Stationery Pack Orders for 2019. Please consult these order forms and place orders to qualify for the special discounted rates they are offering on high quality stationery items. Some samples of the stationery packs shall be on display for parents to have a look at.

Uniform Clearance Sale

Courtney House winter and summer stock will go on a reduced, clearance sale on Wednesday 8 August between 07:30 and 16:00. Items will be available at marked down costs, available directly from the school office. All stock is to be cleared before the new suppliers take over later this year. Courtney House tracksuits, jerseys, winter shirts, summer golf shirts, sleeveless shirts, skirts, dresses and shorts as well as caps and hats shall be available. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this sale.

Girl School Course

Thank you to the parents who have signed their children up to participate in the “Girl School Course” which is an etiquette and personal-care programme for girls aged between 9 and 12 years. The course has been confirmed and will take place on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th September (during the Spring Holiday) from 09:00 – 16:00 each day. Parents will receive forms and information about payment details this week.

Pink Friday

On Friday, 17 August, children in Reception Year to Grade 6, are invited to pay R10 and dress up in anything pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. This is a civvies day whereby children can wear clothing of their choice, however, we would like to see everyone wearing pink clothing or pink accessories. Proceeds to benefit Pink Drive for Cancer Awareness.

Community Upliftment

On Friday, 30 August, children from Tshepang Care Centre shall be visiting the primary campus for a day of community service on behalf of our children, as they partner with children from the care centre in terms of learning skills and enhancing social interaction.

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. The children are awarded badges at line-up. Congratulations to the children who received badges for “Most Caring and Compassionate Student”. This week, the award is for “Most Courteous and Polite Student”.

Cycle Tests and Mock Examinations in September

The Grade 3 – 5 children shall write cycle tests in all their subjects from 10 – 14 September.

The Grade 6 students shall write Cambridge Primary Mock Examinations in their core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) between 3 and 7 September.

We wish all our children much success at these tests and examinations.

Entrepreneur’s Day

A reminder to children in Grades 1, 4 and 6 that their entrepreneur’s sale is on Thursday 16 August during the school morning. This is an opportunity for these children to make and sell items with the aim of making a profit. Should children want to sell items, they are to reserve their table through the school office. We look forward to some wonderful treats and creative ideas!

Poetry Festival

Parents are reminded of the Poetry Festival on Friday 24 August. Each child in Reception Year to Grade 5 will have an opportunity to recite their poem and be adjudicated by the external examiners. The sessions will take place at school between 08:30 and 12:30. Parents are invited to watch their child’s session.

Moonstone Masquerade

Parents, who have not already done so, are asked to complete and sign the consent form for their children to participate. A reminder to parents that the stage production fee is also payable before 17 October 2018. Please consult the information form for more details.

Ballet Stage Production

The ballet students shall perform in a ballet stage production on Saturday 8 September. There are two performances, at 14:30 and again at 18:30. Janet has provided parents with letters containing all the information needed for this production. She has requested that parents take note of the details and that children do not miss the extra rehearsals which have been scheduled.

Important Dates to Remember

Wednesday 8 August    
Mid- Year Reports and Uniform Clearance Sale
9 and 10 August     
No school
Thursday 16 August     
Entrepreneur’s Day for Grade 1, 4 and 6
Friday 24 August 
Poetry/Speech Festival for Reception Year to Grade 5
3 – 7 September
Mock examinations for Grade 6 students
10 – 14 September
Cycle tests for Grade 3 – 5 students
1 – 19 October 
Cambridge International Primary Checkpoint Examinations for students in Grade 6
5 – 11 November  
Final Examinations for students in Grade 3 to 6
Tuesday 4 December  
Final Reports
5 – 8 December 
Moonstone Masquerade Stage Production Rehearsals and Performances at The Atterbury Theatre

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

Mock Examinations and Tests

Please take note of the following important dates with regard to the upcoming Mock Examination and Test Week at the College:

Mock Examinations

Grades writing mock examinations: IGCSE 2018 and AS/A-Level 2018

Duration Dates: 6 August – 24 August

Checkpoint 2018

Checkpoint 2018 students will write their Mock Examinations for their core subjects (Mathematics, Science and English).

Duration Dates: 13 August – 17 August

Tests in their other subjects will be written during the following week: 20 – 24 August.

Test Week

Grades: Checkpoint 2019 and IGCSE 2019

Duration Dates: 13 August – 17 August

Parent Information

Parents should be aware that students only come to school, during the upcoming Mock Exams and Test Week, to write their papers. They are allowed to leave at the end of their last session of the day. The College, will, however, provide study supervision classrooms that will allow students to study during the day or after their tests if parents are not able to fetch them directly after their tests or exams.

Please ensure that students are at school before the start of their session as students arriving late for sessions may not be allowed into the exam room. Thank you for your co-operation with regard to this arrangement.

Extra Murals

Extra mural activities will continue during the mock exams and test week.