17 December 2018

General News – applies to all three phases

Moonstone Masquerade

Congratulations to all the performers (Grade 000 to Grade 6) who made us all so very proud at The Atterbury Theatre on 7 and 8 December. Every child shone on the stage and performed their assigned roles with enthusiasm, confidence and enjoyment. Congratulations to all the teachers and staff for their efforts and dedication and thank you to the College teachers for their assistance in the dressing rooms and backstage too.

Thank you, too, to the parents for their support and for all the many wonderful compliments and messages of congratulations received during the past week. You can be very proud of your talented children.

Words of Appreciation

Courtney Kids, Courtney House and Courtney College would like to take this opportunity to thank all our families for their wonderful support over the year and for all they do for their children. We trust that all families have had a great year filled with lots of learning and joy but also happy memories which will be treasured for a long time. We wish everyone a peaceful, splendid and exciting summer holiday and look forward to everyone’s safe return in 2019.

To the children, who for various reasons, have to leave us, we extend our very best for their future happiness and success and thank them for the opportunity we were given to teach them.

We thank all our teachers and staff for their exceptional efforts throughout 2018 and appreciate all the hard work that goes into making our school such a huge success and delightful place of learning.

School Offices

The main school offices have officially closed for the holiday period and shall re-open on Thursday 10 January 2019.

Term Dates for 2019

Term 1                                 16 January – 12 April 2019

Term 2                                 7 May – 28 June 2019

Term 3                                 23 July – 20 September 2019

Term 4                                7 October – 11 December 2019

Term Dates for 2020

Term 1                                 15 January – 20 March 2020

Term 2                                 1 April – 12 June 2020

Term 3                                 7 July – 18 September 2020

Term 4                                5 October – 4 December 2020

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

Moonstone Masquerade DVDs and Photos

Parents who have ordered DVDs and Photos from the Stage Production should receive their orders sometime in February 2019.

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

Thank You for Gifts

Thank you to all the families who showered the teachers so generously with gifts and cards. We appreciate the tokens of appreciation.


We welcome Lee Weich to the Courtney Team. Lee, who has a number of years of teaching experience, some at the International French School in Johannesburg, shall be teaching Grade 1 as of January 2019. We wish her a successful time with us.

Pre-Packed School Lunches

As of January 2019, parents shall be able to order healthy, well-balanced, wholesome and fresh pre-packed school lunches for breaks and aftercare. Parents should receive emailed information with details pertaining to placing orders as well as menu plans from Ali-Cat Deli.


A new uniform supplier for manufacturing (Wendy’s Promotions) and sales (Grant) has officially been sourced. Courtney House uniform items for summer shall be available for order and immediate purchase by the end of February 2019. Purchasing will take place directly at school for parents’ convenience.

Due to the factories and manufacturers having closed down already, this is the earliest time that stock shall be ready. Children may, however, wear any plain navy clothing or whatever they have until stock has arrived.

Cambridge Primary Checkpoints

The results from the Cambridge International Examinations for the Primary Checkpoints which the Grade 6 students wrote in October, shall only be available around 15 January 2019. Parents shall be informed once we have received these results.

Leadership-Adventure Camp 2019

Extra police security will be arranged to accompany the group through OR Tambo airport on both departure and return. Children, who do not attend camp, will have school as usual during that time. Thank you to parents who have already made payments.

An additional activity of horse-riding (trail) and/or carriage-riding has been included in the programme this year.

Moonstone Masquerade DVDs and Photos

Parents who have ordered DVDs and Photos from the Stage Production should receive their orders sometime in February 2019.

Important Dates to Remember

16 January 2019   
School reopens for the new academic year
18 – 23 February 2019
Leadership/Adventure Camp for Grade 3 – 6 students


Courtney College News – applies to students in Year 7 to A/AS-Level

Cambridge International Examinations

As soon as results have arrived from Cambridge, parents shall be informed. Results are expected around 15 January 2019.