2 March 2020

General Information Pertaining to Important Dates and Events


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. The Stage Production takes place at The Atterbury Theatre.

Important Dates to Remember

9 – 13 March
Charity Collection of food and/or clothing for students at Primary Campus
Monday 16 March
Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra’s ‘Peter-and-the-Wolf’ performance for Reception Year to Year 5
16 – 19 March
Cycle Tests for children in Year 3, 4 and 5
Friday 20 March 
Term 1 Ends – Autumn Holiday
Saturday 21 March
Human Right’s Day Public Holiday
Wednesday 1 April
Term 2 begins
5 – 10 April
Senior Leadership Camp in Cape Town for Year 8 to A-Level
6,7,8 April  
Geography, ICT Theory and History Cycle Tests for Year 3 – 5
Thursday 23 April  
First Cycle Academic Reports for Reception Year to Year 5 ready for collection
Friday 10 April
Good Friday Public Holiday
Monday 13 April 
Family Day Public Holiday
Monday 27 April 
Freedom Day Public Holiday
27 April – 1 May
No School due to Long Weekends
Friday 1 May 
Worker’s Day/ Labour Day Public Holiday
26 May – 5 June
Mid-Year Exams for children in Year 3 to 5
Friday 12 June
Term 2 Ends – Winter Holiday
Tuesday 16 June
Youth Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 7 July
Term 3 Starts
Thursday 30 July  
 Mid-Year Academic Reports for Reception Year to Year 5 ready for collection




Specific Information Pertaining to Teachers and Students


Junior Adventure/Leadership/Educational Camp – February 2020

The Cape Town Tour was a great success and everybody had a wonderful, fun-filled, exciting and amazing experience. A lot was achieved and gained and we are extremely proud of all the children who attended camp 2020 as they were well behaved and superb to work with. Thank you to the parents for making this experience possible for the children but for all the effort that went into preparing their child for camp. Thank you, too, to the team of teachers, Teachers Demi, Tash, Danielle, Riana, Cyd and Emil, who accompanied the group and for taking such good care of the children.

Special thanks to the staff at Boot Camp Cape Town, Sergeants Lion, Mouse, Wolf and Snakebite, for their excellent presentation of teambuilding activities as well as to Aunty Lea for the outstanding meals.

Senior Adventure/Leadership/Educational Camp – April 2020

Parents are asked to please ensure that all documents are completed, signed and returned to the school office as soon as possible. Certified copies of documents are also required. Outstanding payments are to be settled urgently please. Entries for attendance at this camp are now officially closed.


A warm and hearty welcome is extended to the new local and international families who have recently joined Courtney House. We wish them a memorable and fantastic time in South Africa and at our amazing school.

Charity Collection

During the week of 9 – 13 March, children in Reception Year to Year 5 are encouraged to bring in some donations to assist those who are disadvantaged and living in poor and deprived communities. The following items are most welcome:

Non-Perishable foodstuff such as tinned food, mealie-meal, samp, peanut butter, sugar, rice, tea, coffee and long-life milk or powdered milk.

Clothing and shoes for adults and children as well as blankets and old bedding.

Toys and books.

We request that items are only brought during this week otherwise storage space is a problem. The charity items will be handed over to a registered charity organisation who will distribute them to the needy.

A good time to start spring-cleaning those cupboards and garages!

Sick Children

Parents are asked to please keep children who are sick with fever, tummy issues, vomiting, bad colds and flu or extremely sore throats, at home until they have fully recovered. School buildings and campus areas are sanitised regularly to ward off germs, however, sick children spread germs quickly so we ask that parents are considerate in terms of this.

Parents can send an email to school office emails or a whatsapp message to the school cell phones notifying either Shirley or Thelma of absent children, who will then notify the relevant teachers.

No Tolerance for Misconduct at School

We wish to remind parents and students of the school’s Behaviour Policies and Code of Conduct. A no tolerance approach to teasing, bullying, hate speech, theft, misconduct of any kind, use of inappropriate language or symbolism, sexual harassment and forms of disrespect towards teachers and peers will be taken, with immediate suspension and expulsion being the consequences.

The policies and code of conduct apply at school during school hours as well as during any school-related functions, evening events, special days, camps and other events which may be at different venues.

Parents are asked to read the code of conduct and school policies thoroughly and to discuss such content with their children (at age-appropriate levels of course) so as to reiterate the consequences of negative behaviour. We wish to maintain strict discipline at all our campuses and ask that parents and students comply with the requirements set out in our school policies.

Courtney House is serious about discipline and we take a firm stance against all forms of misconduct.

National Dress on National Days

We remind all our families that children may come to school wearing their country’s traditional clothing on the National Day or Independence Day of their country.  Thank you to those students who are proud of their cultural heritage and follow through on this invitation, it is lovely to see.

Birthday Civvies

Children in Reception Year to Year 7 may wear civvies (clothing of their choice) to school on the day of their birthday. If their birthday falls over a weekend or holiday session, they may wear civvies on the Monday directly after a weekend or the day returning from a holiday session.

School Uniform Orders

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

Orders can only be placed via the online forms.