1 April 2017

Pre-Reception to Year 6 – Swimming Gala Success

Wow! What a successful Mini Inter-House gala. Well done to all the children, including the little pre-schoolers, who swam so incredibly well and did their team proud. Congratulations to the teams for their outstanding performances:

  1. First Place – Yellow Diamonds
  2. Second Place – Blue Topaz
  3. Third Place – Purple Pearls
  4. Fourth Place – Green Emeralds

Congratulations to the Purple Pearls for winning the Spirit Award for their war-cries, team spirit and enthusiasm.

Treasure Hunt in the Park

Such an incredible day out in the beautiful sunshine and time spent with children of all ages. The treasure hunt was thoroughly enjoyed by all with many marshmallow eggs hiding between the trees and plants at the park waiting to be found. Lots of traditional picnic games were played, with some favourites being: tug-o-war; bopping for apples; flour surprise; three-legged race; duck-duck-goose and volleyball. This was agreed to be an excellent way to end off the first term. Thank you to all teachers and staff for their wonderful effort in making it such a huge success.

Parent-Teacher Afternoons

Thank you to all the parents who attended the parent-teacher afternoon and for their valuable feedback.

Streets of Sapphire DVD and Photo Orders

The Stage production DVD’s were handed out to the children during the week. The printed photographs have not arrived yet but parents should receive these once the new term opens.

Bottle Tops for Wheelchairs Challenge

A phenomenal total of 55 670 plastic bottle tops were collected by the Courtney House children since the beginning of the term. Congratulations to the following classes for their amazing contributions and achievement:

  1. First Place – Teacher Marlize’s Grade 3 Class (Total of 20 060)
  2. Second Place – Teacher Danielle’s Reception Year Class (Total of 16  830)
  3. Third Place – Teacher Anthea’s Grade 6 Class (Total of 6 540)

Autumn Holiday

We wish all our families a lovely and restful holiday period and look forward to everyone’s safe return for Term 2 which begins on Tuesday 18 April.

Office Closed

Please take note that the school will not be open on 13th April and on the public holidays.

Parent Survey

Thank you to those parents who completed and submitted their responses, your feedback is appreciated. We shall be getting to putting some of the feasible suggestions and ideas into place soon.

Public Holidays Coming Up

Please take note that due to public holidays on Thursday 27 April as well as Monday 1st May, there will be no school on Friday 28th April.

Extra Murals for Term 2

Please note that extra murals for Term 2 will only commence from the 2nd May. This is due to all the public holiday interference but will also enable us to introduce exciting new extra murals with a wider variety.

Website under Construction

The www.courtney.co.za is currently under construction. Apologies for the inconvenience but watch the space for wonderful changes to be made.

First Cycle Academic Progress Reports (Reception Year to Grade 6)

The academic progress reports for the first reporting cycle will be available for collection from the Courtney House reception office on Tuesday 25 April between 07:30 and 17:00. Parents will need to sign in order to receive the report.

Worker’s Day Celebration Dress Up (Reception Year to Grade 6)

The 1st of May is Worker’s Day, which is a public holiday. In order to celebrate workers and the world of work, we will celebrate this day on Wednesday 26th April, whereby children are to dress up in clothes and/or costumes to reflect what they would like to become one day. Aspects of careers and career fields will be discussed and role-played.

Entrepreneur’s Days (Reception Year to Grade 6)

The following dates have been set aside for the most successful entrepreneur’s day events we started last year:

  • 11 May – Green Emeralds Team
  • 3 August – Yellow Diamonds Team
  • 19 October – Blue Topaz Team
  • 16 November – Purple Pearls Team

Term Dates for 2017

  • Term 2:  18 April – 30 June 2017
  • Term 3:  24 July – 29 September 2017
  • Term 4:  9 October – 8 December 2017