5 November 2018

General News – applies to all three phases

Tickets for Moonstone Masquerade

Tickets for the stage production went on sale on Friday 2 November. Tickets can only be purchased from Thelma at the primary school office. Seats are reserved and tickets must be presented at the Atterbury Theatre to gain entrance to the production. Tickets are R 150 each. A lot of tickets have already been sold, so please purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing all the parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, family and friends at the event.

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

School Photograph Order Forms

Parents will receive an order form with information about payment details and how to order the photos.

Mobile Zoo Visit

On Tuesday 6 November, the Mobile Zoo will visit the pre-school. During this visit, children will view and interact with a variety of small animals.

Uniform for Reception Year

A date shall be confirmed whereby the uniform supplier will visit the pre-school for parents to view and purchase uniform for 2019.

Moonstone Masquerade

Tickets for the stage production can only be purchased from Thelma at the primary school office. Seats are reserved and tickets must be presented at the Atterbury Theatre to gain entrance to the production. Tickets are R 150 each, payable in cash or an EFT into the Concert Account beforehand.

For the dress rehearsals as well as performances, boy’s hair is to be neat and out of the face, girl’s hair is to be worn in a ballet bun and tightly secured with no fringes or hair in the face.

Parents are notified that the Atterbury Theatre does not allow patrons to use any form of recording electronics during the productions. Parents may not take their own photos or DVDs during the production, which is why we have professional photographers doing the Stage Photos and DVD.

Dew Drop Photography shall be responsible for the stage production photos which include individual, group and stage photos. Parents are asked to complete the order forms and make the payment of R 200 per child by Friday 23 November 2018.

Timeless Visual Entertainment shall be responsible for the DVD of the stage production. Parents are asked to complete the order form and make the payment of R 300 per DVD ordered by Friday 23 November 2018.

Thank you to those parents who have already made payments. We appreciate the sacrifices you may be making to cover all these extra costs.

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.

Children who are not participating in the stage production, will not have school on Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th December 2018.

There is no school for stage production participants on Friday 7th December.

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

Welcome

We welcome Sheri-Lee Vilar, who has been a member of the team since the middle of October, currently undergoing in-house training, under the superb guidance of Teacher Natasha.

Final Examinations

Children in Grade 3 to 6 will write their final examinations until 12 November. School proceeds as normal during the exam time and children may not leave to go home directly after an exam, unless there is a valid reason. School continues as normal. We wish all our children the very best as they sit these exams and look forward to their wonderful success.

Piano Concert

Some of our students shall be performing in a musical concert at The Brooklyn Theatre on Saturday 10 November at 11:00. We thank Teacher Polina for organising this.

Extra Mural Activities

All extra mural activities continue as normal during the exam session. Extra murals continue until Friday 30 November.

Text Book Orders

Text book order forms for 2019 shall be issued this week. Parents are asked to return the order forms and make payments as soon as possible.

School Photograph Order Forms

Parents will receive an order form with information about payment details and how to order the photos.

Parent-Teacher Meetings

All teachers will be available again on Wednesday 7 November between 14:30 and 17:00 for parents who would like to schedule short progress feedback meetings to discuss your child’s progress. Appointment times can be scheduled through Thelma at the school office.

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 last week for “Most Compassionate and Caring Student”. This week, the award is for “Most Progress in Physical Education/Y-Sports PE”.

Leadership-Adventure Camp 2019

Many parents have already submitted forms and made payment, thank you. Only 50 children can be accommodated on this trip. Extra police security will be arranged to accompany the group through OR Tambo airport on both departure and return. Children, who do not attend camp, will have school as usual during that time.

Moonstone Masquerade

Tickets can only be purchased from Thelma at the primary school office. Seats are reserved and tickets must be presented at the Atterbury Theatre to gain entrance to the production. Tickets are R 150 each, payable in cash or an EFT into the Concert Account beforehand.

For the dress rehearsals as well as performances, boy’s hair is to be neat and out of the face, girl’s hair is to be worn in a ballet bun and tightly secured with no fringes or hair in the face.

Parents are notified that the Atterbury Theatre does not allow patrons to use any form of recording electronics during the productions. Parents may not take their own photos or DVDs during the production, which is why we have professional photographers doing the Stage Photos and DVD.

Dew Drop Photography shall be responsible for the stage production photos which include individual, group and stage photos. Parents are asked to complete the order forms and make the payment of R 200 per child by Friday 23 November 2018.

Timeless Visual Entertainment shall be responsible for the DVD of the stage production. Parents are asked to complete the order form and make the payment of R 300 per DVD ordered by Friday 23 November 2018.

Thank you to those parents who have already made payments. We appreciate the sacrifices you may be making to cover all these extra costs.

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.

Children who are not participating in the stage production, will not have school on Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th December 2018.

There is no school for stage production participants on Friday 7th December.

Important Dates to Remember

Wednesday 7 November 
Parent-Teacher Afternoon
5 – 12 November
Final Examinations for students in Grade 3 to 6
15 November
Swimming season for 2018 concludes
Friday 23 November
Deadline Date for orders and payment for Stage Production Photos and DVDs
Friday 30 November 
All extra mural activities conclude
Tuesday 4 December
Final Reports are issued to parents
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

Academic Start

Our students have returned to school in order to start their new Grade. Booklists, stationery lists, timetables and other relevant information have been handed out. We welcome each student and wish them the very best as they begin their new Grades.