1 October 2018

General News – applies to all three phases

Welcome Back

School reopens on Monday 1st of October for Term 4. We welcome all our families and extend best wishes for a superb term ahead.

Welcome to New Families

We extend a warm welcome to the new local and international families who are joining the Courtney family this term. We wish them a happy and memorable time with us.

Annual Renewal of Contracts for 2019

Family Envelopes, containing annual renewal of contract documents and updated school policy documents for the 2019 academic year, were sent home with children. All documents must be completed, signed and submitted to the school offices by no later than Friday 12 October to secure your child’s place for 2019. This only applies to current students.

Sick Students

Parents are urged to ensure that children who are sick and not fit for school are kept home and taken to a doctor. Many children arrive at school with extreme colds and tummy bugs as well as fever and/or other infectious symptoms and end up spreading the germs and viruses. A doctor’s note is required should a child not be well enough to write an examination.

Term Dates for 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

GermCure Disinfectant Treatment

A non-chemical based, electrostatic disinfectant fogger-spray has been professionally applied to all classrooms, bathrooms and play areas of the pre-school campus to sanitise and prevent the spreading of germs. This procedure was carried out during the holiday.

Moonstone Masquerade

Parents are reminded to pay R 400 by 17 October for the stage production costume. More information, concerning production photographs; DVDs and Tickets, shall be made available to parents next term.

School Photographs

A professional school photographer shall be coming to take school photos on Thursday 25 October during the school morning. This applies to all children at the pre-school as well as children in Reception Year to Grade 6 whose parents opt for this offer. The photos shall be taken at the primary school campus. The package includes a variety of photo sizes and is R 70 – 00 per child. Order forms shall be handed out after the photos have been taken.

Swimming

Swimming will start during the first week of Term 4. Children in Tiny Tots, Grade 000 and 00 will have swimming on Thursday mornings. Swimming runs from 2 October and concludes on 15 November 2018.

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

GermCure Disinfectant Treatment

A non-chemical based, electrostatic disinfectant fogger-spray has been professionally applied to all classrooms, bathrooms and play areas of the primary school campus to sanitise and prevent the spreading of germs. This procedure was carried out during the holiday.

Cycle Tests Postponed

Due to many children reporting sick and absent from school, the cycle tests had to be cancelled and postponed to the first week of October. Children in Grade 3 to 5 shall now write their cycle tests as follows:

Wednesday 3 October                      Languages and Geography

Thursday 4 October                           History and ICT Theory (Grades 4 & 5) or Integrated Studies (Grade 3)

Friday 5 October                                  Science

Children who were not at school to write the Math and English papers shall write these on Tuesday 2 October and Friday 5 October.

Extra Murals

Term 4 extra mural forms shall be handed out to children this week. Please select the extra murals of your choice and make the relevant payments. Forms are to be returned to the school office as soon as possible. Extra mural activities will start the week of 8 October and will end on Friday 30 November 2018.

Swimming Season

Swimming resumes during the first week of October. Parents are reminded to purchase plain, navy-blue lycra swimwear from local retail stores such as: Woolworths, Edgars, Mr Price Sport and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Girls are to wear a one-piece, full swimming costume. Boys are to wear swim shorts. Swim caps are essential.

Swimming classes are as follows:

Tuesdays                            Grades 5, 4, 2 and Reception Year

Wednesdays                   Grade 6, 3, and Grade 1

Swimming runs from 2 October and concludes on 15 November 2018.

International Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Examinations for Grade 6

These international examinations have been confirmed to start on Monday 8 October and students will write until the 19 October 2018. Information packs containing important information pertaining to these examinations have been provided to parents. We wish our Grade 6 students the very best for their final examinations and extend much support as they make final preparations.

New Uniform Suppliers

John and Sanet from Eccentry Outdoor & Leisure are the new uniform suppliers. There will be a summer uniform sale at Courtney House on Tuesday 9 October between 07:00 and 14:30 for parents who would like to order and/or purchase summer uniform items. Cash payments can be made on the day. Alternatively, a card facility will be available. A cash deposit shall be required if parents are to make an EFT payment.

School Photographs

A school photographer shall be coming to take school photos on Thursday 25 October during the school morning. This applies to the pre-school as well as children in Reception Year to Grade 6. The photos shall be taken at the primary school campus and children must be dressed in their Courtney House uniform. All children will have photos taken on this day. Once all photos have been taken, parents will receive an order form with information about payment details and how to order the photos should they want them. The package includes a variety of photo sizes and is R 70 – 00 per child.

Other Important Documents

Parents shall receive information pertaining to the 2019 leadership camp as well as text book order forms over the next week or so. Preparations and payments need to be put in place now for 2019.

Moonstone Masquerade

A reminder to parents that the stage production fee, of R 400 per child, is also payable before 17 October 2018. Please consult the information form for more details. This fee only covers costumes. More information, concerning production photographs; DVDs and Tickets, shall be made available to parents next term.

Important Dates to Remember

Monday 1 October  
School reopens for Term 4
Tuesday 2 October   
Swimming season starts
8 – 19 October 
Cambridge International Primary Checkpoint Examinations for students in Grade 6
Tuesday 9 October 
Summer Uniform Sale between 07:00 and 14:30
Thursday 25 October 
School Photos
5 – 12 November 
Final Examinations for students in Grade 3 to 6
15 November
Swimming season for 2018 concludes
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

Examinations

We wish all our students the very best as they prepare for their Cambridge International Examinations for Cambridge Checkpoints, IGCSE and AS/A-Levels.