19 November 2018

General News – applies to all three phases

Tickets for Moonstone Masquerade

Tickets are selling very quickly, 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.

Tickets are R 150 each and 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.

Sad Farewell

Some of our families are leaving South Africa to return to their home countries or to move on to their next diplomatic posting. We are sad to say goodbye and extend the very best for their future happiness. We hope they have made some wonderful and memorable memories of South Africa and our lovely school.

School Rule

We remind parents and students alike of our school rule: “We do not hurt others with words or actions”. This rule encompasses all forms of teasing, bullying, poor discipline as well as rude and disruptive behaviour and is to be taken seriously.

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 Deadline

The deadline for placing orders and making payments for the school photos was Wednesday 14 November. Thank you to parents who  submitted orders and have made payments.

Meeting for Parents

Parents of children who are going to Reception Year (Grade 0) in January 2019 are invited to attend an information sharing meeting at the primary school campus on Monday 19 November at 17:00.

Swimming

Swimming has concluded for the year so there will not be swimming classes until January 2019. We thank our swimming coaches, Elke and Riana, for their excellent coaching throughout this season.

Pre-School Prize Giving

There is a prize giving ceremony at Courtney Kids for the pre-school children on Thursday 22 November at 17:30. We look forward to seeing all the families at this event.

Moonstone Masquerade

Tickets are R 150 each, payable in cash or an EFT into the Concert Account beforehand.

Stage Production Individual and Group Photos shall be taken on Monday 3 December during the school morning. Please ensure your child’s hair is neatly arranged for this day (as requested for the dress rehearsals) and that all performers are at school early on this day.

For the photos, 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.

Deadline Approaching: 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.

Deadline Approaching: 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

Meeting for Parents

Parents of new children who are going to Reception Year (Grade 0) or Year 1 (Grade 1) in January 2019 are invited to attend an information sharing meeting at the primary school campus on Monday 19 November at 17:00. This is a meeting predominantly for new families of children who are not currently at Courtney House.

Absenteeism

There has been a highly significant rise in absenteeism at the primary campus this last week. A reminder to parents that children need to attend school every day until the 8th of December as they cannot miss out on important rehearsals. Parents were duly informed, well in advance, of this and have subsequently signed the stage production consent form in agreement of this. All activities are still part of the school curriculum and therefore, form part of the child’s overall education.

Swimming

Swimming has concluded for the year so there will not be swimming classes until January 2019. We thank our swimming coaches, Elke and Riana, for their excellent coaching throughout this season.

School Photograph Order Deadline

The deadline for placing orders and making payments for the school photos was Wednesday 14 November. Thank you to parents who submitted their orders and made payments.

Text Book Order Deadline

Text book order forms for 2019 have been issued. Parents are asked to return the order forms and make payments into the school tuition account. The deadline for payments is Friday 30 November. Thank you to parents who have already made payments.

Uniform Supplier

We are aware of some issues pertaining to the new uniform supplier and orders placed. Please be patient as we try to resolve the issue. We do, however, apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Stationery Orders for 2019

Parents are reminded to get their orders in for the stationery packs for 2019. These orders can be placed directly through Deans Stationers so that all stationery requirements are sorted out for your child’s new academic year. Please get these orders completed by no later than Friday 16 November. Stationery packs shall be delivered to the school on Tuesday 4 December so that parents can collect these when they collect their child’s final academic report.

Extra Mural Activities

Extra murals continue until Friday 30 November.

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 “Top Achiever in Mathematics”. This week, the award is for “Top Achiever in Science”.

Leadership-Adventure Camp 2019

Many parents have already submitted forms and made payment, thank you. There are still a few places left. 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. Thank you to parents who have already made payments.

Final Academic Reports

Parents can collect their child’s final academic report on Tuesday 4th December from the school office between 07:30 and 16:00. Parents need to sign for their child’s report. Parents, who ordered pre-packed stationery packs from Deans can collect these packs on this day too.

Moonstone Masquerade

Tickets are R 150 each, payable in cash or an EFT into the Concert Account beforehand.

Stage Production Individual and Group Photos shall be taken on Monday 3 December during the school morning. Please ensure your child’s hair is neatly arranged for this day (as requested for the dress rehearsals) and that all performers are at school early on this day.

For the photos, 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.

Deadline Approaching: 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.

Deadline Approaching: 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

Friday 23 November 
Deadline Date for orders and payment for Stage Production Photos and DVDs
Friday 30 November
All extra mural activities conclude
Friday 30 November
Deadline Date for orders and payments for Text Books
Monday 3 December  
Stage Production Individual Photos to be taken
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

IGCSE Party

The IGCSE students will have their semi-formal event on Thursday 22 November at 17:30 for 18:00.