11 September 2017

General News – applies to all three phases

Courtney International Day

We look forward to seeing all our families at the Courtney International Day event which will take place on Saturday 16th September 2017.

Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.

Tickets are available from the school offices. Please retain your ticket and bring it with to the event. There will also be a lucky draw on the day based on the number of your ticket.

Families are reminded to bring their picnic chairs, picnic blankets and umbrellas/gazebos for a lovely family day in the sun.

Designated Parking Areas will be allocated to patrons, however, no cars may be parked in Charles Bramley Street or directly in front of the park, as parents and children will be walking in those areas.

The park shall also be used for this event and extra security will be available.

A Soccer Challenge whereby fathers will take on the boys and moms will take on the girls has also been planned. This is in addition to a jumping castle and a rodeo bull. Y-Sports will also be present at the event and they will present some fun activities for the children to participate in.

New Families

We welcome all the many new international and local families who have recently joined the Courtney family and wish them a happy and memorable time with us.

Term Dates for 2018

Term 1                                 17 January – 20 March 2018

Term 2                                 9 April – 22 June 2018

Term 3                                 16 July – 21 September 2018

Term 4                                1 October – 7 December 2018

The Courtney House Stage Production at the Atterbury Theatre to be staged on 7th and 8th December 2018.

Public Holidays Coming Up

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 3                                 24 July – 29 September 2017

Term 4                                9 October – 8 December 2017

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

Meeting for Parents of Children in Grade 00

Parents of children who are currently in Grade 00, are invited to attend an information evening at the primary school campus on Wednesday 27th September at 17:30.  This meeting will highlight important aspects of the Reception Year (Grade 0) Programme and also introduce parents to procedures at the Primary Campus.

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

Chess Tournament at Courtney House

Congratulations to all the chess enthusiasts who participated in the NGA (Next Generation Academy) chess tournament which was held at Courtney House on Saturday 9 September. It was lovely to have the children from other schools such as WHPS, Reddam, Pretoria Chinese School, Zambezi Academy, Laerskool Magalieskruin, Woodhill, Reddford House, Tygervalley College  and some homeschoolers compete at our school. Well done to the Courtney Team for their remarkable performance and for achieving certificates. The following children are recognised for their achievements: Nadia Ally; Maria Mwebe; Zac Blumenow; Beatrix Grignon; Leone Mwebe; Kaelo Serote and Onkatile Koolatotse.

Thank you, too, to Dave and the primary campus teachers for their extra effort in making the tournament such a wonderful success and of course, to Tanya and Pieter as well as the NGA Coaches for their dedication and commitment.

Junior Hockey Match at Maragon Olympus

Children in the Junior Hockey Team (Grade 1 – 4) will participate in a friendly match at Maragon Private School in Olympus on Tuesday 12th September. The children must be dressed in the official Courtney House Navy-blue shirts and shorts and must remember to have shin-pads and hockey socks (preferably in white). Navy caps and hats for the sun are essential. We wish our hockey team the best of luck.

Heritage Day Dress Up

On Tuesday, 26th September, the children in Reception Year to Grade 6, may wear civvies but are asked to dress up in their country’s national outfits or the colours of their country’s flag. This is to commemorate the wonderful diversity at our school, following Heritage Day on Monday 25th September.

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 received their badges last week for “Most Progress in Science”. This week’s award will be for “Most Progress in Individual Reading (Reception Year to Grade 3) and ICT (Grade 4 to 6)”.

Cycle Tests for Term 3

Children in Grade 3 to 6 will write their cycle tests between 7 and 15 September. Cycle tests are shorter, term tests covering new concepts taught during the term. The Grade 6 students will write their Cambridge Primary Checkpoints mock exams during this time.

Speech Festival

The Speech Festival will take place on Thursday 21 September at Courtney House during the school morning between 08:30 and 12:30. Children will have an opportunity to recite their poem and will receive feedback in the form of an adjudication by the allocated external examiner. Parents are invited to watch their child’s session. More details about specific times for each class will be made available closer to the time.

Text Book Orders for 2018

Parents have received the text book order forms for 2018. Completed order forms and payment is due by no later than 10 November 2017.

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

Parent-Teacher Afternoon

Parents are invited to attend a parent-teacher afternoon to discuss their child’s progress and test results on Monday 11 September between 14:30 and 18:00.