8 October 2018

General News – applies to all three phases

Annual Renewal of Contracts for 2019

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. Thank you to those parents who have already submitted their documents.

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

Term Dates for 2020

Term 1                                 15 January – 20 March 2020

Term 2                                 1 April – 12 June 2020

Term 3                                 7 July – 18 September 2020

Term 4                                5 October – 4 December 2020

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

Completion of Wall

We are thrilled to mention that the barrier wall at the pre-school campus has been fully completed and is looking neat and smart.

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 soon.

Full day stage rehearsals at the Atterbury Theatre take place on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th December. Transport is provided, for the children, to and from the theatre on these days. Parents are not allowed to watch these rehearsals.

Parents are reminded that children will perform on both evenings and must be available for both performances on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December. These performances start at 18:30 and will end around 21:30. Children are expected to be dropped off at the theatre by 16:30 and collected once the performance has ended and children have been changed.

There is no school on Friday 7th December.

School Photographs

A professional school photographer shall be coming to take school photos on Thursday 25 October during the school morning. The photos shall be taken at the primary school campus. Children are to be dressed neatly for their photo.

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.

Swimming

Weather permitting, 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

New Developments

We are proud to announce that the primary school campus has had some lovely outdoor developments made.

Additional Astra Turf lawn, by TuffTurf, has been laid next to the jungle-gym.

Extensive paving, by Value Paving, has been done at the playground area around the water fountain.

Full Shade Cover Ports, by Shade Galore, have been erected on the playground area.

International Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Examinations for Grade 6

These international examinations start on Monday 8 October and students will write until the 19 October 2018. We wish our Grade 6 students the very best for their final examinations and extend much support as they sit these examinations. Results, from Cambridge, will only arrive between the 8th and 16th January 2019.

Extra Murals

Term 4 extra mural forms shall be handed out to children. 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.

New Uniform Suppliers

John and Sanet from Eccentry Outdoor & Leisure are the new uniform suppliers. There will be a summer uniform showcase 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. Most parents will be able to order uniform items.

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. This week, the award is for “Most Progress in English Story Writing or Story Telling”.

Cycle Test Results

Students in Grade 3 – 5 shall receive their cycle test results on Friday 19 October. Parents can collect these results from the school office.

Swimming Season

Swimming has started. 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.

School Photographs

A professional school photographer shall be coming to take school photos on Thursday 25 October during the school morning. The photos shall be taken at the primary school campus. Children are to be dressed neatly for their photo, wearing 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

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 soon.

Full day stage rehearsals at the Atterbury Theatre take place on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th December. Transport is provided, for the children, to and from the theatre on these days. Parents are not allowed to watch these rehearsals.

Parents are reminded that children will perform on both evenings and must be available for both performances on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December. These performances start at 18:30 and will end around 21:30. Children are expected to be dropped off at the theatre by 16:30 and collected once the performance has ended and children have been changed.

There is no school on Friday 7th December.

Important Dates to Remember

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
7 December 
No school
16 January 2019 
School reopens for the new academic year
18 – 23 February 2019
Leadership/Adventure Camp for Grade 3 – 6 students

 

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.