9 October 2017

General News – applies to all three phases

Term 4

Term 4 resumes on Monday 9 October and continues until Friday 8 December. We wish all our students a happy and productive term ahead.


We extend a warm welcome to the new families who have joined us this term and hope that they will have a wonderful time as part of the Courtney family.

Cambridge International Examinations

We wish all our students, who are currently sitting their Cambridge International Examinations for the Primary Checkpoints; Checkpoints; IGCSE and A/AS-Levels, the very best of luck.

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 Text Books for 2018

Parents of children in Grade 00 are reminded to place their orders for the Cambridge Text Books for Reception Year. The orders and payments must be received by no later than Friday 10 November 2017. Thank you to those parents who have already done so.


Class swimming will start on Tuesday 10th October.

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

Primary Checkpoint Examinations

We wish our Year 6 students all the best as they begin their external international examinations on Monday 9 October. These students will only receive their results and certificates from Cambridge sometime around the 15th of December.

Swimming Season

The swimming season will start with class swimming on 10 October. 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.

A swimming gala is being organised for later this year, sometime between 23rd November and 6th December, whereby parents will be invited to watch. As soon as details have been finalised, parents will be informed.

The following classes will have swimming on the following days:

Tuesdays                            Grades 4, 5 and 6

Wednesdays                   Reception Year and Grades 1, 2 and 3

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 week.

Classical Music Concert

Teacher Polina’s piano students 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.

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

We thank the parents for making the first payments for camp by 5 October.

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

Examinations have already begun. Please take note of the details:

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.