30 October 2017

General News – applies to all three phases


Parents are asked to inform the school offices of any possible relocations that may apply between now and June 2018 in terms of our foreign families returning abroad or moving on to a different international posting. Many of our classes have intense waiting lists and we would like to be able to inform families of any vacancies for 2018.

Plastic Bottle Tops and Glass Medicine Bottles

A reminder that we are still collecting the plastic cold-drink-, milk- and water bottle tops to help assist an organisation purchase wheelchairs for those who cannot afford it.

Teacher Lauren is still collecting glass medicine bottles of any size for the Science Lab.

Please hand these items in at the school offices.

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

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.

Science Expo

Children in Grade 2 to 6 may participate in a Science Fair to be held on Tuesday 28th November during the school morning. Children received information leaflets explaining the requirements for the Science Expo. Those children who would like to participate need to complete the return slip and hand it in to their class teacher as soon as possible.

Uniform Shop

Amy Pienaar from Ruler Clothing, our current uniform supplier, is available at the primary school campus on Thursday mornings between 07:00 and 09:30 for parents who would like to purchase and/or order uniform items. Please get orders for 2018 in now before factories start closing for the December holidays.

Hispanic Cultural Celebration

On Wednesday 25 October, the children were treated to a highly informative, interesting and beautiful presentation about the Mexican Celebration known as “The Days of the Dead” or “Dia de los Muertos”. A special word of thanks is extended to the Valdes family from the Embassy of Mexico, for their wonderful presentation which was enjoyed by the teachers and children alike. Thank you, too, to Teacher Marisol, for organising the lovely event. The children looked gorgeous in their Latin-American outfits and costumes.

Purple Pearls’ Entrepreneur’s Day Success

The children in the purple team had a successful entrepreneur’s sale with lots of interesting and unique items on sale as well as delicious home-baked treats. Thank you to Teacher Cherize for her superb help with arranging the event. Congratulations to the following children who raised the most money:

First Place                         Molly (Reception Year) and Oscar (Grade 4) De Souza

Second Place                   Rohaan Bhaktawar (Grade 4)

Third Place                       Düsan Radojevic (Grade 5)

Grade 4 and 6 Meetings                                                  

Thank you to the parents who attended the Grade 4 and 6 meetings which took place on Wednesday and Thursday last week.

No Homework

Children in Grade 3 to 6 will not receive any written homework as of this week so as to prepare for the final examinations.

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 Helpful Student”. This week’s award will be for “Best Puzzle-Builder or Best Chess Student”.

Courtney House is Expanding

As of January 2018, we will have two Grade 1 classes. This is due, once again, to the high demand of families wanting space for their children at the school. We thank parents for their wonderful support and valuable input.

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 Day

The children in the Blue Topaz Team will have their entrepreneur’s day on Thursday 30th 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

Classes at the College Continue

Grade 7: These students return to school for Grade 8 on Monday 30 October.

Grade 8: These students return to school on Monday 30 October to start IGCSE.

IGCSE 2017: These students return to school on 17 January 2018 to start AS/A 2019.

IGCSE 2018:  These students return to school on Monday 30 October to continue IGCSE 2018.

AS/A 2018: These students return to school on Monday 30 October to continue AS/A 2018.