27 November 2017

General News – applies to all three phases

Cambridge Academic Heads’ Conference

On Thursday 30 November, Teachers Cara and Demi will be attending a Cambridge Conference in Bryanston, Johannesburg, for the entire day.

Charity Collection of Baby Formula

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 before 30 November. Thank you to those who have already donated so generously.

End of Year

School closes officially, for students, on Friday 8 December 2017 at 12:00. Aftercare will be provided, as normal, on Friday 8 December. 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.

Term Dates for 2018

Term 1 17 January – 20 March 2018

Term 2 9 April – 22 June 2018

Term 3 16 July – 14 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

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

Young Engineers Holiday Club

The presenters of our ever-popular Big Builders, Lego Challenge and Galilego Clubs, are hosting supervised Lego-Building holiday programmes at the NG Stella Street Church. There is a programme scheduled for 11 – 22 December 2017, as well as 8 – 12 January 2018. Cost is R 150 per session. Discounts for siblings as well as multiple sessions apply. For more information and to take advantage of this offer, please contact Sally-Anne on 079 899 4552.

Science Expo

We look forward to the Courtney Science Fair to be held on Tuesday 28th November during the school morning. The fair will take the form of a “professional conference” whereby participants will each have a chance to present their Science Experiment and Findings to the panel of judges as well as the audience. Parents are invited to come along and watch the presentation from 10:30 till 12:30. Some interesting topics are being presented and we are excited about the enthusiasm shown. A panel of 5 external judges will be judging.

Entrepreneur’s Day

The children in the Blue Topaz Team will have their entrepreneur’s day on Thursday 30th November. Please remember to send some money with your child so that they can support the young entrepreneurs.

Swimming Gala

Children in Reception Year to Grade 6 will participate in a swimming gala at Hillcrest Swimming Pool on Tuesday 5 December 2017. The gala will take place from 09:30 am. till 13:00 pm. Parents and other family members are invited to come along and watch. Transport for Courtney House children will be provided.

Prize Giving Ceremony Moved

Due to the swimming gala now taking place on 5 December, Prize Giving has been moved to Monday 4 December 2017. We apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused, however, some things are out of our control, especially when using public facilities. The Prize Giving starts at 17:30 and will end at approximately 20:00. Children can wear civvies (clothes of their choice) to the ceremony. Parents are invited to attend and are asked to bring a small plate of finger snacks/eats (either sweet or savoury) which will be available as a cocktail buffet for interval.

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 “Improved Diligence and Work Ethic”. This week’s award will be for “Most Caring and Compassionate”.

Ingwe Forest Adventure Camp in Plettenburg Bay

We remind parents that the next payment is due by 5 December 2017. There are 50 children who are signed up and who will be participating in this leadership, teambuilding camp which aims to focus strongly on environmental education and conservation awareness.

Extra Murals

All extra murals will come to a close on Thursday 30 November 2017.

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

Park Day and Fitness

A basketball hoop has been put up at the College Campus for the students to use during break times and the students are excited about this. We encourage all students to use the opportunity to be physically active during the school day.

In addition to this, every Friday, there is a 40 minute second break, which allows the students time to walk to the Blue Crane Park. Teachers Linda, Cydne, Morgainne and Patrick accompany the students. Students are encouraged to bring their student cards to school on Park Days in order to be signed out by the security guard. We promote this idea because it is a break from the normal school routine and an opportunity for students to participate in some valuable exercise.