27 May 2019

General News – applies to all three phases

Waiting Lists and Relocations

A number of children are currently on waiting lists for most Grades. We therefore, request that families who know they will be relocating or changing schools, inform us as soon as possible so that we are able to make plans for children on waiting lists.

Also, a reminder that families are contractually bound to provide a full term’s notice should they be withdrawing their child.

National Days for International Students

We invite all our international students and children to dress up in their National Costume or National Dress on the day of their country’s National Day. We have such a vibrant and wonderful diversity of cultures at our school, which we are proud of and would like to appreciate.

School Policies and Codes of Conduct

We would like to remind all parents of the school policies and codes of conduct currently in place at the campuses and that we have a ‘no-tolerance’ approach to any students who contravene these policies or involve themselves in any misconduct at school or during school hours, including school outings, fun days, camps and socials etc. Disciplinary steps will be taken should this be necessary and certain behaviours will have serious consequences.

Public Holiday in June

There is no school on Monday 17 June due to the public holiday (bank holiday) on 16 June which is Youth Day.

International Day

Please keep Saturday 14 September 2019 open for the ever-popular Courtney House International Day event. This is a lovely, family day of fun whereby families can represent and showcase their countries of origin with a stall of traditional food, clothing, accessories etc. More details to follow soon.

Term Dates for 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 – 11 December 2020

Stage Production 2020

Dates have been confirmed for 9 – 12 December 2020, with evening performances on 11 and 12 December 2020. This involves all children at the primary campus. The Stage Production takes place at The Atterbury Theatre.



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

Occupations Dress up Day

Thank you to all the Courtney Kids who dressed up on Friday, 24 May. The theme for the dress-up was “What I want to be when I grow up”

Reception Year 2020 Meeting

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Reception Year 2020 Information Meeting on Wednesday 22 May. It was lovely to introduce the many families to the Primary School Campus. Please feel free to contact Teacher Demi should you have further questions or enquiries.



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

Deadline Approaching for Reservations for Leadership Adventure Camp 2020 in Cape Town

Closing date for reservations and initial payment is Friday 31 May 2019. Parents are asked to please get forms and payments in. This applies to students who will be in Grade 3 to 7 in 2020. The camp takes place from Sunday 23 February till Friday 28 February 2020. Thank you to those parents who have already submitted forms and made payments.

Mid-Year Examinations

Children in Grade 3 to 6 will write their mid-year exams in all subjects from Tuesday 18 June until Wednesday 26 June. Exam timetables as well as Exam Scopes have been handed out. We request that parents assist their child with establishing quiet and purposeful study time (away from electronics, TV and other distractions) and good study techniques in preparation for the exams.


Children in Grade 3 to 6 shall not receive written homework from Friday 31 May so as to prepare effectively for their mid-year examinations.

Boy Talk and Girl Talk

Boy Talk (presented by Johan from Courtney College) and Girl Talk (presented by Teacher Demi) has been scheduled for Grade 5 and 6 students on Friday 31 May during the school morning.

Meeting for Parents of Grade 5 and 6 Students

Parents of children who are currently in Grade 5 and 6 are requested to attend a meeting on Wednesday 5 June at 17:15 at the primary campus. Teachers Cara and Demi shall be informing parents of the procedures and policies concerning the transition over to the College Campus as of January 2020. We ask that parents do their best to attend this meeting.

Bullying Presentation

“The Bully Mystery”, a presentation on anti-bullying techniques, has been organised for children in Reception Year to Grade 6 on Thursday 13 June during the school morning.

Birthday Civvies

On the day of their birthday, children may wear civvies (ordinary clothes of their choice) to school. Should their birthday fall over a weekend, they may wear civvies on the Monday.

School Lunch Packs

We are pleased to announce that the lunch packs provided by Eat et cetera have been a huge hit with the children. Please contact the school office should you require more information in terms of ordering the lunch packs.

School Uniform

Please consult the website for ordering and purchasing school uniform items which is www.schooluniformshop.co.za

Grant shall be available at the primary campus on Monday and Friday mornings between 07:15 and 08:30 for any parents who may have questions or queries about uniform items.

The Mini Science Lab Presentation

All children in Reception Year to Grade 6 shall participate in ‘The Mini Science Lab’ on Friday 16 August whereby a variety of Science concepts shall be presented and demonstrated as experiments.

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. The children are awarded badges at line-up. There is a display near the school office where the children who receive badges are acknowledged.

Congratulations to the students who received badges last week for ‘Most Progress Overall’.

This week’s award is for ‘Most Creative English Fiction Writer or Storyteller’.

Important Dates to Remember

Friday 31 May 
Deadline for Camp 2020 Reservations
Friday 31 May
Boy Talk and Girl Talk for Grade 5 and 6 students
Wednesday 5 June 
Meeting for Parents of Grade 5 and 6 students
Thursday 13 June 
Bullying Presentation
Monday 17 June 
No school due to Youth Day on 16 June
18 – 26 June
Mid-Year Examinations for children in Grade 3 to 6
Thursday 27 June 
Grade 4 class to visit Asher Farm Sanctuary
Thursday 27 June 
“Three Little Pigs vs the Wolves” theatrical show for Reception Year to Grade 3 children at Youth Theatre
Wednesday 7 August 
Mid-Year Academic Reports available
Thursday 8 August  
National Women’s Day Public Holiday
Friday 9 August
No school
Friday 16 August
The Mini Science Lab Presentation for children in Reception Year to Grade 6
Saturday 14 September
International Day Event



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

Student Representative Council (SRC)

We would like to congratulate the following students on their recently appointed position as Student Representative for Term 2:

Checkpoint 2020                                 Lesedi Mahlangu

Checkpoint 2019 A                              Faith Folami

Checkpoint 2019 B                              Amie Vranken

IGCSE 2020                                            Ntsika Majozi

IGCSE 2019                                             Bianca Rhode

AS 2020                                                      Fathima Hyder

AS 2019                                                       Ksenia Burton

The SRC forms an important link of communication between the teachers and the students. We are proud of you and look forward to working with you this term.

Basketball Extra Mural

A few students have indicated that they would like a basketball team at the College. Students should give their names to Teacher Linda if they would like to join in Term 3.

College Leadership/Team Building Camp for 2020 in Cape Town

We are excited to announce that the leadership and teambuilding camp for Grade 8 to IGCSE students of 2020 shall take place from Sunday 5 April to Friday 10 April 2020. The College students will attend a camp at the same venue as the primary students in Cape Town. Information packs and indemnity forms as well as reservation details shall be made available to students.

Important Dates

Please take note that 16 June is Youth Day in South Africa and since it falls on a Sunday, our schools are closed for the public holiday on Monday 17 June.

This also gives our students who are writing tests during Test Week, the ideal opportunity to make full use of the long weekend to study as Test Week takes place from 18 June until 28 June. The 28th June is also the last day of term.

The following Grades will write during Test Week: Checkpoint 2020, IGCSE 2020 and AS/A-Level 2020.

The rest of the Grades such as Checkpoint 2019, IGCSE 2019 and AS/A-Level 2019 will continue with class as normal. These students are in their Cambridge Examination Year and will, therefore, write mock exams in term three.

School Times

A friendly reminder of the following school times:

School starts with a 45-minute Homeroom Time


14:15 – 15:00
Homework Room facilities are provided for students to focus on their daily homework or assignments


Please ensure that you collect your child by 17:00 as this is the time when our after-school facilities end

We request that students arrive on time for school daily.