General News – applies to all three phases
Jaffa Morning Market
Jaffa House, around the corner from the primary campus, is hosting a Morning Market on Sunday 2 June from 09:00 until 14:00. This is a lovely Sunday morning family outing for those who are interested.
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.
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.
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
This coming Friday, 7 June, will be ‘show-and-Tell’ for the pre-school children.
Progress reports for Term 2 shall be handed out to parents on Friday 21 June.
Parents of the pre-school children are invited to attend our quarterly ‘Tea Morning’ on Thursday 27 June and Friday 28 June between 07:00 and 08:30.
Courtney House News – applies to children in Reception Year to Year 6
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.
Deadline for Reservations for Leadership Adventure Camp 2020 in Cape Town
Thank you to the many parents who have submitted their child’s camp reservation form and made deposit payments for Camp 2020.
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 so as to prepare effectively for their mid-year examinations.
Boy Talk and Girl Talk
Thank you to Teachers Demi and Johan for presenting the Girl Talk and Boy Talk Sessions for Grade 5 and 6 students on Friday. Both groups enjoyed their presentations and gained a lot from them. More sessions shall be arranged throughout the year.
Children have produced some amazing pieces of ‘Lighthouse Art’ and ‘Bubble Wrap Art’ during their morning Art lessons. Some of these are on display on the passage walls near the classrooms for parents to view.
“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.
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.
Please consult the website for ordering and purchasing school uniform items which is www.schooluniformshop.co.za
Children, who are wearing the correct uniform, are looking very smart and we commend them as well as their parents for making a plan to get the correct uniform and ensure that they are dressed neatly for school each day.
Thank you, too, to Grant and Jenny, the uniform suppliers, for their excellent service.
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.
Reptile Citi shall be visiting the primary campus on Thursday 21 August, during the school morning, for a presentation on reptiles, snakes, spiders and insects. Children will learn all about these reptiles and insects and also have an opportunity to touch and hold them.
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 Creative English Fiction Writer or Storyteller’.
This week’s award is for ‘Best Mental Math/Arithmetic Student’.
Important Dates to Remember
Courtney College News – applies to students in Year 7 to A/AS-Level
Test Week for the Checkpoint 2020, IGCSE 2020 and the AS/A-Level 2020 students will take place from 18th June until the 28th June.
Please take note that each student writing during this Test Week have already received a test schedule. Please contact the college office if your child has not received one.
Students are allowed to go home directly after their last test of the day, however, study room facilities will also be provided in the case of parents not being able to collect their child immediately after a test session.
Students should be present at the College Campus about thirty minutes before their test session begins.
Parents are asked to ensure that their child has the proper mathematics equipment and stationery required for each subject.
Student Representative Council (SRC)
The new SRC had their first meeting on Tuesday. We are thrilled to announce that we have selected a dynamic group of young people who are able to communicate relevant issues between their peers and the College. Well done to all!
We are currently looking at an outsourced business with regard to providing daily meals to our students.
The menu will include a variety of meals such as: beef lasagne, Hawaiian pizza, hotdogs, chicken nuggets and chips.
We are in the process of sorting out the practicalities in order to provide our students and our parents with a good quality service. We will communicate our plan via e-mail in the weeks to come.
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 have been made available to students.
Parents are asked to submit reservation forms and make camp deposit payments as soon as possible to avoid losing a space.