23 October 2017

General News – applies to all three phases

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

Welcoming Party for Grade 00

The children in Grade 00 will be treated to a welcoming party at the primary school campus on Monday 6th November from 10:30 – 12:30. This will be an opportunity for the children to meet the current Reception Year children and to be introduced to the “Big School” campus. The current Grade 6 students, who are the current seniors of the campus, shall be organising and arranging the event. We look forward to welcoming the Courtney Kids to Courtney House.

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.

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

National Science Olympiad

Congratulations to the children who participated in the National Science Olympiad earlier this year. We are very proud of all the achievements. Well done and thank you to Teacher Anthea on her superb efforts in preparing the students.

Congratulations to Suryanshu Morya from Grade 6 who attained a Gold Award and has been invited to attend a Regional Award’s Celebration.

Congratulations to the following students who attained Silver Awards:

Milind Beeghadhur (Grade 4)

Michelle Daniel (Grade 4)

Oscar De Souza (Grade 4)

Erin Feldtmann (Grade 4)

Vasundhara Shiva (Grade 5)

Javier Gallen-Moraga (Grade 6)

Danielle Van Eeden (Grade 6)

Vidisha Raut (Grade 6)

Hispanic Cultural Celebration

On Wednesday 25 October, coupled with Entrepreneur’s Day, the children will have a Hispanic-Spanish Cultural Celebration at school, whereby they will learn more about the History of the Hispanic Countries, South and Central America and the important contributions made by these countries to society. Children will have a civvies or ‘dress-up” day reflecting South America. We look forward to seeing lovely, bright colours depicting rainforests, fruit, chocolate, cocoa and the vibrant lifestyle of Latin-America.

Purple Pearls’ Entrepreneur’s Day

The children in the purple team will have an opportunity to sell their goods and treats on Wednesday 25 October, during the school morning. Please remember to send some money with your child in order for them to support the young entrepreneurs.

Grade 4 Meeting

Parents of children in Grade 4 are invited to attend a class meeting on Wednesday 25th October at 17:30. We look forward to seeing the parents there.

Grade 6 Meeting

Current Grade 6 parents are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday 26 October at 17:30 at Courtney College. This will be an opportunity to be informed about the policies and procedures which will apply when their child moves on to the Cambridge Secondary Programme which starts in Grade 7. We look forward to seeing the parents.

Parent-Teacher Afternoon

Parents of children in Reception Year to Grade 6 are invited to attend a parent-teacher afternoon on Wednesday 1st November between 14:30 and 17:00. This is an opportunity for the parents to view their child’s work and have a brief chat with the teachers about general progress. We look forward to seeing our parents at this afternoon.

End of Year Examinations

Children in Grade 3 to 6 have received their end-of-year examination timetables. These examinations start on Wednesday 8 November and end on Tuesday 21 November.

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 those children who received their awards for “Most Creative Story-Writing or Story-Telling”. This week’s award will be for “Most Helpful Student”.

Deadline for Text Book Orders Approaching

Completed order forms and payment is due by no later than Friday 10 November 2017.

Ingwe Adventure Camp in Plettenburg Bay

We thank the parents for making the first payments for camp. The next payment is due by 5 December 2017.

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.

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.