13 November 2017

General News – applies to all three phases

Charity Collection

We are supporting the British High Commission with a charity collection to support them in collecting baby formula for lesser privileged families as well as organisations caring for abandoned babies. Any brand or type of baby formula is acceptable. Donations can be handed in at the school offices. We thank you, in advance, as we know this time of the year is a financially straining one.

End of Year

School closes officially, for students, on Friday 8 December 2017 at 12:00. School reopens for the next academic year on 17 January 2018.

Office Dates

Please take note that all three campuses as well as school offices will be closed completely between 16 December 2017 and 10 January 2018.

Classroom Showcase

Parents and students are reminded to view recent events and presentations on the website www.courtney.co.za under the classroom showcase link for each phase. Photos and interesting information are posted regularly. Grandparents and relatives living abroad can also see what the children are doing and enjoy some of the variety of events that are available to view.


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.

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.

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

Welcoming Party

The children in Grade 00 thoroughly enjoyed their welcoming party at the primary campus. Thank you to the Grade 6 students for organising and arranging the event as well as for entertaining the little ones. The theme was “Castles and Caves”. Much fun was had by all.

Extra Murals

Parents must take note that all extra mural activities for 2017 will end on Thursday 30 November.

Pre-School Prize Giving

The Courtney Kids Prize Giving Ceremony will take place on Thursday 30 November at 17:30 at the pre-school campus.

End of Year Reports

Parents can collect their child’s report on Thursday 7 December 2017.

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

Science Expo

Quite a few children have signed up to 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.  We encourage as many children to participate and to be as creative as they would like to but to keep it safe and hazard-free. External judges as well as a senior Science teacher from the College will be available to judge. Parents who would like to watch or view some of the judging are welcome to do so. The fair will take place between 10:30 and 12:30.

End of Year Examinations

These examinations take place from Wednesday 8 November and end on Tuesday 21 November. We wish all our children the very best for their final exams.

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 Improved in Self-Confidence”. This week’s award will be for “Most Progress in Physical Education or Physical Movement”.

Deadline for Text Book Orders

The deadline for ordering text books was Friday 10 November 2017. Thank you to all the parents who got their orders in and made payments.

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

Homeroom Challenge

The senior campus is hosting a competition between the different homeroom classes. Each homeroom class is to design a creative name and slogan which best describes them as a group. The winning class will be announced on Wednesday 15 November. The winner will be rewarded with a treat for each student as well as an hour of break on Friday. May the best group win!

Student Well-Being Facilitator

Johan Louw, the student well-being facilitator, comes to the College Campus every Thursday. He is able to assist students with subject choices, aptitude tests, career guidance as well as emotional support. Parents are most welcome to email Teacher Linda at linda@chouselive.org or contact her on the College cell-phone number in order to schedule individual time with Johan.