8 May 2017

General News – applies to all three phases

Entrepreneur’s Day Coming Up

Children in the Green Emerald’s Team (Reception Year to Grade 6) will have their entrepreneur’s day on Thursday 11 May during the school morning. The students from Courtney College and the children from Courtney Kids have been invited to visit and support the young entrepreneurs. We hope all the thinking caps are on for creative and/or delicious things to sell. A reminder to all the entrepreneurs to have a total of R50 only available for a float. No more than that will be allowed and the float will be subtracted from the total to determine the profit made. Teachers will assist the younger children with the selling task.

Courtney International Day

Our ever-popular Courtney International Day event shall take place on Saturday 16th September 2017. Please save this date, more information to follow soon. South Africa celebrates National Heritage Day on 24th September and this international event aims to celebrate our diverse cultural heritage which is truly evident at our school. This event will be held at the Primary School Campus.

Public Holidays Coming Up

There will be no school on Friday 16th June as it is Youth Day, a Public Holiday in South Africa.

There will be no school on Wednesday 9th August as it is National Woman’s Day, a Public Holiday.

There will be no school on Monday 25th September as it is Heritage Day, a South African Public Holiday (Bank Holiday).

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

 

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

Entrepreneur’s Day

The children of Courtney Kids Pre-School will attend the Courtney House Entrepreneur’s Day on Thursday 11th May during the school morning. Please send some cash with the children as they will support the young entrepreneurs by purchasing their goods on sale. The items on sale will vary between edibles such as sweets, popcorn, chips and homemade trinkets, jewellery and little toys.

Fun Activities for Term 2 at Courtney Kids

Friday 12th May – Science Experiment Activities

Friday 26th May – Make-and-Bake Activities

Friday 9th June – Sensory Day

Friday 23rd June – Dress Up Day

More information with regards to details about these fun days will follow closer to the specific dates.

Courtney Kids Facebook Page

Please remember to like our Facebook page! Photos of events and activities are posted regularly.

 

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

Artistic Pancake Decorating Competition Winners

Junior Category Winner – Deehah Mustanser from Grade 6

Junior Category Runner Up – Pamela Mabena from Grade 3

Senior Category Winner – Eden Agossou from Grade 7

Senior Category Runner Up – Mohale Serote from Grade 8

Congratulations to these students and thank you to the following judges who had the daunting task of choosing between all the many wonderful and creative designs: Teachers Marlize, Loriana, Martha, Morgainne and Ziphora (Zippy).

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. Congratulations to the children who kept their badges last week for “Most Progress in Afrikaans, French and Spanish”. This week’s theme will be for “Most Progress in English Language”.

Quizmasters Quiz

All children from Reception Year to Grade 6 will participate in a Quizmasters Quiz on Wednesday 28th June during the school morning. The four house teams will compete against each other for scores. The challenge is on…….get those general knowledge thinking caps on!!

Mid-Year Examinations

Children in Grade 3 to 6 will write their Mid-Year Examinations between Monday 12th June and Friday 23rd June. Examination Schedules will be handed out to children during this coming week. Teachers will start preparing the children for these examinations and will assist with study methods to further assist the children.

Mid-Year Academic Progress Reports

Mid-Year academic reports will be available for collection from the school office on Tuesday 8th August.

National Science Olympiad

Children in Grade 3 to 6 have been invited to participate in the National Science Olympiad which will take place on Tuesday 1st August during the school morning. Information slips for those children who have shown an interest have been made available. More details about this Olympiad will be available soon.

Entrepreneur’s Days

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

 

Courtney College News – applies to students in Year 7 to A/AS-Level

Artistic Pancake Decorating Competition Winners

Junior Category Winner – Deehah Mustanser from Grade 6

Junior Category Runner Up – Pamela Mabena from Grade 3

Senior Category Winner – Eden Agossou from Grade 7

Senior Category Runner Up – Mohale Serote from Grade 8

Congratulations to these students and thank you to the following judges who had the daunting task of choosing between all the many wonderful and creative designs: Teachers Marlize, Loriana, Martha, Morgainne and Ziphora (Zippy).

Test Week for Term 2

Students in Year 7 to A/AS-Level will write their Term 2 tests from 22nd – 26th May. Students are encouraged to prepare adequately for these tests and to do their best. Students are reminded to approach teachers for assistance or clarification of concepts they are not sure of.