13 December 2019

General News – applies to all students

Offices Closed

Please take note that the school offices will be closed between 13 December 2019 and 7 January 2020.

A special word of thanks to Shirley Matawela and Thelma Bokhale for their exceptional dedication as the office administrators.

Thank you for Gifts

Thank you to the parents and children for the many gifts and tokens of gratitude as well as well wishes received by the teachers and staff during the last few days. Your sincere appreciation of all that we do is acknowledged.

Festive Holiday Wishes and Words of Appreciation

We would like to take this opportunity to express a sincere word of appreciation to all our families for their wonderful support and assistance throughout the year. The positive feedback and co-operation we receive is highly appreciated.

We wish all the families a safe, festive and magical summer holiday where memories are made and happiness is shared.

Sad Farewell

To the families who are leaving South Africa for their new posting or relocation, we wish you well and will miss you all. We sincerely hope that your time in our lovely country has been spectacular.

Thank you

We thank all the teachers, administrators and assistant staff of Courtney Kids, Courtney House and Courtney College, for a productive and amazing year. Everyone has worked diligently and tirelessly to ensure that the best experience of education is awarded all. We, Teachers: Jo, Cara and Demi, are ever thankful and proud of our terrific team.

Campus Changes for 2020: Courtney House International School

Please take note of the following:

The Primary Campus (Reception Year to Year 5), headed by Teacher Demi, Charles Bramley/Mackie Street.

The Senior Campus (Year 6 to IGCSE), headed by Teacher Cara, Florence Ribeiro/Mackie Street.

The A-Level Campus (AS- and A-Levels), headed by Teacher Linda, Dey/Main Street.

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

Adventure/Leadership/Educational Camps in Cape Town

Junior Camp                   Sunday 23rd to Friday 28th February 2020                                                                               Grade 3 -7 children

Senior Camp                   Sunday 5th April to Friday 10th April 2020                                                                              Grade 8 – AS/A-Level students

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.





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

Sad Farewell and Thank You

As Courtney Kids has been phased out, we thank Melodie, Refilwe, Monique and Julia for all their wonderful work over the last three years.

We wish Melodie and Monique the very best for their new ventures in 2020 and may they be blessed with luck, happiness and success.

Julia and Refilwe will stay on as assistant staff.






Primary Campus News – applies to children in Reception Year to Year 5

Day Visit to National Children’s Theatre and Acrobranch in Johannesburg

Unfortunately, due to the excessive rain and floods, this outing had to be cancelled. Parents will be informed as to when a new date for the outing has been established.

New School Times for 2020

The following times will apply as of January 2020:

Reception Year to Year 2                                         Mondays to Fridays                            07:45 – 13:30

Year 3 to Year 5                                                              Mondays to Fridays                            07:45 – 14:00

Aftercare supervision is available until 17:00 daily.

Early morning supervision is available form 07:00 daily.

Text Book Orders for 2020

Text Books have all been ordered and books are expected during January-February 2020. As soon as books have arrived and are packaged, parents shall be notified.

Languages and Grammar Books

Children are required to keep their text books used for English Grammar as well as French, Afrikaans and Spanish as these books are used in the following year or two.

Adventure Camp for February 2020 – Year 3 – 7

There are still a few places available for late reservations for the leadership/team-building/educational and adventure camp which will take place in Cape Town in February 2020. This is a wonderful opportunity whereby children learn a variety of skills which cannot be accomplished in a classroom.

Parents who would like their child to attend can make reservation bookings with Thelma at the school office.

School Uniform Orders for 2020 – Please order now for 2020

Parents are asked to please place orders for 2020 uniform items now as stock becomes more difficult to purchase during the festive season. Only online orders are acceptable. This is particularly important for all the new children who will start at Courtney House in January 2020.

Jenny is available at the primary campus on Monday and Friday mornings (between 07:00 and 08:00) for assistance regarding uniform items. The physical address for fitting and purchasing uniform is available on the website. Please consult the website for ordering and purchasing school uniform items which is www.schooluniformshop.co.za

Important Dates to Remember

15 January 2020  
School opens for the 2020 academic year
20 January 2020
New swimming season starts
20 January 2020
Ballet Extra Mural starts
27 January 2020 
Extra mural activities for 2020 begin






Senior Campus News – applies to students in Year 6 to A/AS-Level

External Examination Results

Students of all Cambridge International Examinations, which were written during October-November 2019, can only expect to receive their results between Mid- to-end January 2020.

As soon as results have arrived from Cambridge, parents shall be notified.