2 October 2017

General News – applies to all three phases

Spring Holiday

We wish all our families a safe and restful holiday. Term 4 resumes on Monday 9 October.

Cambridge International Examinations

We wish all our students who are due to write their Cambridge International Examinations for the Primary Checkpoints, Checkpoints/Lower Secondary; IGCSE and A/AS-Levels, the very best as they prepare this week.

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.

Term Dates for 2017

Term 4                                9 October – 8 December 2017

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

Reception Year Meeting

Thank you to all the parents who attended the meeting for Reception Year which was held at the Primary School on Wednesday evening. It was great to see everyone there. Valuable information was shared.


Class swimming will start on Tuesday 10th October.

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

Heritage Day Dress-Up Competition

Thank you to all the children who dressed up in their National Costumes and for taking part in a parade showcasing the different costumes, cultures and nationalities, which took place on Tuesday 26th September. A vibrant and colourful display of cultural diversity was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Congratulations to the following children for receiving the following prizes:

First Place                         Chloe Kemp from Reception Year, representing Lithuania

Second Place                   Vasundhara Shiva from Grade 5, representing India

Third Place                       Darshan Patel from Grade 3, representing India

Primary Checkpoint Examinations

The Grade 6 students have received their official Cambridge Examination Entries for the CIE Primary Checkpoint Examinations which they will write at Courtney College from 9 till 20 October 2017 in English, Mathematics and Science. We wish our Year 6 students all the best as they prepare for these external international examinations. These students will only receive their results and certificates from Cambridge sometime around the 15th of December.

Extra Murals for Term 4

Term 4 extra mural activities will start during the week of 16th October and will continue until the end of November. Children will receive their extra mural schedules during the first week of next term.

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 “Best History Student”.

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.

Ingwe Adventure Camp

Parents, of those who have signed up to attend the Ingwe Camp in Plettenburg Bay in February 2018, are reminded to make the first payments by 5 October 2017. We thank these parents for making the deposit payments and submitting the initial forms.

Swimming Season

The swimming season will start in October, at the start of the fourth term. Plain, navy-blue swimwear is to be worn. The girls’ one-piece, full swimming costume and the boys’ swim-jammers can easily be purchased from local retail stores in the school uniform departments. The navy-blue Courtney House swim-caps are available from Amy, the uniform supplier.

Classical Music Concert

Some of the students who take piano lessons with Teacher Polina, will be playing in a music concert at the Brooklyn Theatre on Saturday 14 October 2017 from 11:00 in the morning. The music concert involves music students of various ages from different schools as well as the Russian Embassy in Pretoria. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Instruments to be played include piano, violin and Oboe. It is a formal event. The children taking part are to be dressed in formal wear, hair to be tied up and out of the face.

Entrepreneur’s Days Coming Up

To accommodate examinations, both external and internal, the following dates for entrepreneur’s day now apply:

Purple Pearls                   Wednesday 25th October

Blue Topaz                       Thursday 30th November

Science Fair

Children in Grade 2 to 6 may participate in a Science Fair to be held on Tuesday 28th November during the school morning. Children will receive more information and details in the new term.

End-of-Year Examinations

Children in Grade 3 to 6 will write their final examinations between 8th and 22nd November.

Prize Giving Ceremony

A Prize Giving Ceremony for children in Reception Year to Grade 6 will take place on Tuesday 5th December starting at around 17:30.

Final Academic Reports

Parents can collect the final academic reports from the school office on Thursday 7th December between 07:30 and 16:00.

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

Cambridge International Examinations

Exams will start early next term.

The following Cambridge external exams will take place:

Grade 8 Checkpoint: 9-20 October. These students return to school for IGCSE 2019 on Monday 30 October.

IGCSE 2017 and AS/A 2017: Some papers start on 2 October and the last paper is on 16 November.

IGCSE students return to school on 17 January 2018 to start AS/A 2019.

The following internal exams will take place:

Grade 7: Revision classes will take place during the first week of school, 9-13 October. Exams will take place 16-27 October.

These students return to school for Grade 8 on Monday 30 October.

IGCSE 2018: 9-27 October. These students return to school Monday 30 October to continue IGCSE 2018.

AS/A 2018:  9-27 October. These students return to school Monday 30 October to continue AS/A 2018.