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VP Newsletter 7 December 2017

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Dear Parents

I am sure that you’ll agree that 2017 seems to have come to a very hasty end. This is the last newsletter for the year and in it I would like to mention some of the activities and highlights of this final term of the year.

Our VP teachers have provided our girls with many opportunities to shine and to celebrate this special time of the year, so let me begin by thanking this group of dynamic, creative and talented educators. Their enormous commitment and energy set the very best example to our VP girls of people who are passionate about their life work! Next year Mrs Wilhelmi will be teaching in Grade R, Mrs Bester is moving to Grade Four and Ms Danckwerts into Grade Five and we welcome Mrs Pam Ryan into Grade Two. Miss Cloete who has been an intern in Grade R for the past four years has completed her studies and will be teaching our first ever Grade 00 class in 2018.

The end of year examination tested our girls’ skills and knowledge. Please go through your daughter’s report carefully with her and work on strategies to maintain or improve her results in 2018. As we went through our Assessment Meetings last week it was very evident that girls who have developed a good work ethic are the ones who have achieved their true potential this year. The following girls achieved Honours and Merit Awards at our Academic Assembly last Thursday:

Grade 4
Honours: Bronté Agnew (500 merits); Anne Cuthbert (500 merits);
Rutendo Chakona; Othandwayo Jaji; Kyla Banks (500 merits); Azosule Kanana (500 merits); Kuhle Mpama; Tara Bettridge (500 merits); Esona Mnqinana (500 mrerits).
Merits: Sydney Edwards; Ruby Short; Mika Davies; Danika Lensley; Chloe Maartens; Makayla Cock (500 merits); Catherine Roberts; Jennifer Sweetman (500 merits); Mairi van Schoor.
500 Merits: Likhanyile Peter

Grade 5
Honours: Kaede Bridger (500 merits); Isabella Greyling (500 merits); Lorena Jass (500 merits); Lithetha Mdaka; Danni Barrow (500 merits); Kaylee Koffie; Zukhanye Mzaidume (500 merits); Samatsha Khumalo (500 merits).
Merits: Sivuyisiwe Masingile; Sange Mafani; Khazimla Hempe; Tessa Ngoyi (500 merits); Lama Mbiko; Georgia-Mae Botha; Imihl’emihle Sibiya; Mpho Monaheng; Lakheni Qomiyana; Trisha Harjeven (500 merits); Iminathi Mengu (500 merits); Unathi Hlana.
500 Merits: Bamanye Mxoli; Sisitha Jaji.

Grade 6
Honours: Courtney Jacobs (500 merits); Emma Gush (500 merits); Siphosethu Mtyapi (500 merits); Ishka Fullarton; Alyson van der Merwe (500 merits); Sibulele Kulati (500 merits); Lathi-Tha Stofile (500 merits).
Merits: Lathitha Gxekwa; Tristyn Burger; Laaiqah Elie; Sinovuyo Mtsishe; Chanté Shaw (500 merits); Owethu Booysen; Thandile Mhlakaza.
500 Merits: Hayley Jade Wessels; Jasmyn Magabie; Sihle Tima; Akhona Fundani.

Grade 7
Honours: Tosca Stoloff; Nana Abebreseh (500 merits); Iqra Hayat (500 merits); Kamvelihle Ncula (500 merits); Priyanka Harjeven (500 merits).
Merits: Wafa Rizvi (500 merits); Sinokholo Ngwekazi; Amy Barrow (500 merits); Siwenza Matinyana; Emihle Maliwa; Marian Keen (500 merits); Avuyile Mbatyoti (500 merits).

Two new initiatives are being piloted next year; a Number Sense programme for the teaching of Mathematics will be used in Grades 1-4 and Physifun will be introduced in our Pre-Primary and Foundation Phase classes. All of our Foundation Phase teachers are being trained in Physifun techniques this week and Ms Christian and Mrs Arnold will be co-ordinating these lessons next year. Regular Physifun activities enhance core strength, postural control, balance and co-ordination, concentration, gross and fine motor skills as well as improved fitness and health.

The introduction of Chrome Books this year has enriched our girls’ learning and the Grade 6 and 7’s in particular, have developed many skills and embraced cloud computing. We will be adding to our bank of Chrome Books next year which will mean that a whole grade will be able to use the devices simultaneously. Our Grade 5-7 girls received their Google First Certificates for the coding course they completed this term. For this we thank Mr Chris Kabwato of Rhodes University for sharing his skills with our girls.

Our annual Prize Givings which were held in the Monument showcased our girls’ achievements this year. Thank you to all the parents and family members who supported our girls at one or both of the special functions.

Our music department has had a busy term. This year a record number of girls participated in the Trinity Music Examinations. Of the 23 girls who entered, ten obtained distinctions and thirteen achieved merit passes. Phoebe Bunyan was awarded full colours and Courtney Jacobs half colours in music. Our choir and orchestra performed at various events including our Prize Giving, the NG Church Carol Service and at our own Carol Service. Mrs Jones and Mr Wynne have spent many hours preparing our girls for these performances and I thank them for ensuring that music touches us all at VP. Billy Joel said, ” I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” Thank you to Mr Williams who assisted in our music department after Mrs Kunju left. Next year we will be joined by Mr Lwazi Mkula, a strings specialist.

Last week’s Carol Service and the Grade R Nativity Play, “Away in a Manger” was a really wonderful celebration of music and budding talent. Our Grade R’s made us all beam with pride as they reminded us of the love born in a stable.

At our House Assembly this term the 2018 Leadership Team was announced and the current team presented their reports. Mrs Sonne has steered the Leadership Team so well this year. Under her guidance this team has raised funds and continued to pay the fees of a child in the care of Child Welfare. The 2018 team start off the year with an exciting leadership training camp.

Our girls participated in the B league gala on the 25th November. Kyla Banks, Leah Banks, Abigail Benn, Alyson van der Merwe and Bronwyn van Onselen swam in the B- league gala at Newton Park in PE on the 25th of November. Everyone managed to get at least one personal best time, well done girls!
This term we held a fun morning of physical challenges at our annual Foundation Phase Mini-Olympics. The cool weather this term resulted in our girls not being able to spend much time in the pool. Despite the chilly conditions our swimmers participated in the Dolphin Shield Gala and a B-League Gala. All our swimmers who entered the B-League gala achieved personal best times and enjoyed the competition. Miss Knott-Craig continued with Dance classes all the way through the exam week and many of our girls took the opportunity to keep exercising and moving in time to the music!

Our annual Hostel Christmas Dinner was celebrated with the hostel girls and the hostel staff together with our teaching staff and their children. It was a wonderful family evening with our hostel girls particularly enjoying their interactions with the younger members of the VP family. Sadly we will bid farewell to Mrs Sandow (Aunty Mattie) at the end of January next year. She is moving to Hoopstad to be with her daughter. Mrs Sandow has served the hostel for many years, where she has been in charge of the kitchen and catering. This is an enormous task as you can imagine. Her hard work and commitment to our hostel will be sorely missed. Mrs Jones, our Hostel Co-ordinator, together with the matrons and the duty teachers, under the leadership of Miss Christian, have ensured that Thursford House is a caring and happy environment for our boarders.

The Leavers’ Dinner last week was a real highlight of the term and an opportunity for the staff to wish the Grade Sevens well as they move on to high school next year. Mrs Pike and Miss Phillips were assisted by the 2018 Leadership Team and their parents to organise this special event. We wished our girls all of the best and encouraged them to remember to always be proud of their VP roots.

I extend my thanks to all the members of our Finance Committee, the Governing Body and the PTA for serving our school so generously this year. Next year we will be holding GB elections in March and I ask all parents to get involved in this very important process. Mrs Weyl, Mr Barrow, Mrs Japp, Mrs Burger, Mrs Gqutyana and Dr Davies have volunteered their time and expertise for the benefit of our school and we thank them for their valuable contributions.

Tanya van Onselen and her team of moms and dads have worked enthusiastically to provide additional funds for projects at our school. The money raised this year has been allocated to the renovation of the building for our two new Grade R classes. The formal opening of this building will be held on Founders’ Day on 9 March next year.

Our Admin team also play a crucial role in our school – finances, admissions, SASAMS and a host of administrative tasks make these demanding and extremely busy positions. Mrs Terblanche, Ms Lang and Ms Jamela provide excellent service to our school.

Mrs Goodes, Ms van der Merwe, Miss Cloete and Aunty Maya take care of our girls in Aftercare; completing homework and supervising play. The girls had a wonderful end of term braai and treats and they just loved their “Dummy Awards”! Thank you to our caring Aftercare team!
Mr Nell, our caretaker, works closely with the grounds and cleaning staff to ensure that the our buildings and grounds are clean and well maintained. The junior hostel bathroom has been re-tiled and painted and is looking fresh and smart again. The staff restroom was also recently upgraded. The roofs of the hostel, the Media Centre, the Music block and the Aftercare are all in the process of being repaired, cleaned and painted and will be completed early next year.

I also thank Paola Schmidt for keeping healthy options in our tuckshop and for her valued service to our girls. Mrs Thomson and Mrs de Jongh run our clothing exchange which helps keep the cost of uniforms down and for this we thank them for their time they spend helping others.

We wish the following girls a happy birhday: Sange Mafani, Tatum Jacobs, Tshegofatso Thabana, Akhona Fundani, Amy Barrow, Siphesihle Fatyi, Kia Mager, Asiyolise Tshete, Agcobile Dyonashe, Zisanda Kesa, Nicola Podesta, Sinokholo Ngwekazi, Sambese Vubela, Khazimla Hempe, Jayda Kohl, Lindokuhle Ndwayana, Iyonke Nogqala, Caitlin Christian, Sade Lessing, Amber-Jade Marthinus, Sue-Ann Swanepoel, Milisa Manyati, Luthando Zono, Talitha Dingani, Sydney Edwards, Timna Fobe and Ishka Fullarton. Have a happy HOLIDAY birthday!

On behalf of the VP team I wish you a blessed Christmas, a happy holiday with your girls and safe travels. See you in January ready to rekindle the VP vibe!

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
PRINCIPAL

VP Newsletter 24 November 2017

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Dear Parents

Exams are over and the girls have one week of term left! The schedule next week will be as follows:

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 November: School hours are 07:30 until 12:30

Wednesday 29 November: School hours are 07:30 until 12:30. The girls will have their class parties and the Grade 7’s will have their “Fun Day”. On Wednesday afternoon we will have our Grade R Nativity play and the Carol service starting at 17:30, this is always a lovely event. Parents are invited to join us for this special service. Girls are to wear smart civvies and the service will last about an hour.

Thursday 30 November: Gr R-2 school hours 07:30-11:30. Gr 3-7 07:30-13:00. At 08:00 we will have our final Academic Assembly for the year. Girls receiving certificates will receive a letter by Tuesday and parents are welcome to attend. At 12:00 we will have our Valedictory service in the hall which the Grade 3-7 girls will attend. On Thursday evening our Grade 7’s will attend their Leavers’ Dinner which starts at 18:30 and girls must be collected at 21:00 at the latest. This is a wonderful opportunity for the teachers and girls to interact and celebrate their years at VP.

Friday 1 December will be the last day of term for the girls. School will start at 07:30 and finish at 10:30. Hostel will close at 13:00. Reports will be available for collection from the teachers in Glennie Hall on Thursday, 7 December between 09:00 and 10:30.

The teachers for each grade for 2018 have been finalised.
They are:
Gr 00 – Ms Cloete
Gr R – Mrs Barrow & Mrs Wilhelmi
Gr 1 – Mrs Arnold & Mrs Orsmond
Gr 2 – Mrs Cox & Ms Ryan
Gr 3 – Ms Knott-Craig & Ms Bruns
Gr 4 – Mrs Rafferty & Mrs Bester
Gr 5 – Ms Miskin & Ms Danckwerts
Gr 6 – Ms Phillips & Mrs Pike
Gr 7 – Mr Greyling, Mrs Sonne & Mr Jones

Please encourage your daughter to check Lost Property next week. Any items not claimed will be donated to our Clothing Exchange at the end of the week.

Next week the following children will be celebrating their birthday’s: Esona Ketelo, Avuyile Mbatyoti, Nolukholo Mda, Jana du Preez, Kungawo Ralo, Yanda Qotoyi, Hannah Kent, Tristyn Burger, Melissa Diedericks, Natasha Smith, Phumelela George and Mphoentle Moyikwa. We hope your day is very special, girls!

IMPORTANT DATES & TIMES
27 November: School hours 07:30-12:30
28 November: School hours 07:30-12:30
29 November: School hours 07:30-12:30; Gr 7 Fun Day & class parties; Gr R Nativity & Carol Service 17:30
30 November: School hours Gr R-2 07:30-11:30; School hours Gr 3-7 07:30-13:00; Academic Assembly 08:00; Valedictory Assembly 12:00-13:00; Leavers’ Dinner 18:30-21:00.
1 December: School hours 07:30-10:30; Gr 7 Tunnel; Hostel closes at 13:00
7 December: Collect reports in Glennie Hall 09:00-10:30.

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
PRINCIPAL

VP Newsletter 17 November 2017

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Dear Parents

TRINITY MUSIC EXAMINATIONS
On Monday, 30 October twenty of our musicians took their Trinity Music Exams. The results are as follows:
Passed with Distinction – Anitha Dyantyi, Phoebe Bunyan, Zisanda Kesa, Chloë Maartens, Okuye Funani, Skyla Davies, Amber Isaacs and Sophie Büttner.
Passed with Merit – Simele August, Ilse Strauss, Thimna Ngcipu, Bonga Sakhela, Amahle Sandi, Oyama Phinda, Kyla Banks, Tazné du Plessis, Lailah King, Lusanele Kesa, Kimberly Oosthuizen and Tehzeeb Syed Cassim. Congratulations to these girls and Mr Wynne on these excellent results!
Mairi van Schoor who does music privately passed her Grade1 Piano Trinity exam. Well done!

NG KERK CHRISTMAS SERVICE
The Choir will be singing at the NG Kerk this Sunday, 19 November at 09:00. All participating singers are to arrive at the venue by 08:30 dressed in summer uniform with blazers. Parents are welcome to attend the service.

EXAMINATIONS
There is one more week of exams so keep up the hard work, girls!
Mon. 20 Nov: Maths Gr 4&5 and Common exam – Maths Gr 3,6 & 7
Tues. 21 Nov: EMS Gr 7
Wed. 22 Nov: English Comprehension & Language Gr 4,5 & 7 and
Common exam English Gr 3 and English Creative Writing Gr 6
Thurs. 23 Nov: Natural Sciences Gr 4-7
Fri. 24 Nov: Xho/Afr Comprehension & Language Gr 4-7
Common exam – Afrikaans Gr 3 and Afrikaans Creative Writing Gr 6

ORIENTATION
The 2018 Grade 00, R and 1’s will be visiting us on Friday, 24 November. The new Gr 1’s will be here at 09:00-11:00 and the Gr 00 & R’s at 13:00-14:00. We look forward to welcoming our new additions to the VP family!

SWIMMING
The next B-League Gala will take place on Saturday, 18 November in PE. We wish the girls participating good luck!
We are still waiting for the Dolphin Shield Gala results.

CLOTHING EXCHANGE
If you have VP school clothing you no longer need, please consider donating it to our Clothing Exchange. The funds made from the sale of these clothes all goes to the school and it puts us in a position to donate to children when needed. Many thanks to all our generous parents who have done so throughout the year, and a huge thank you to Mrs de Jongh and Mrs Thomson for all their assistance with the washing, sorting and selling of our uniform.

BIRTHDAY WISHES
Next week the following children will be celebrating their birthday’s: Bronte Agnew, Hailey de Clercq, Mbalenhle Menziwa, Kayla Page, Sawu Papu, Sibulele Kulati, Unake Mashaba, Maia Page, Zezemihle Gontshi and Lisakhanya Mdoda. We hope your day is very special, girls!

IMPORTANT DATES
18 November B League Gala
19 November Christmas service @NG Kerk
20 – 24 Nov. Exams continue
24 November Gr 1 Orientation 09:00-11:00 and Gr 00 & R Orientation 13:00-14:00
29 November Gr 7 Fun Day & class parties and Gr R Nativity & Carol Service
30 November Academic assembly and Leavers’ Dinner
1 December Gr 7 Tunnel; School closes at 10h30; Hostel closes at 14h30
7 December Collect reports 09h00-10h00

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
PRINCIPAL

VP Newsletter 10 November 2017

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Dear Parents

LEADERSHIP TEAM 2018
On Wednesday we had our House Assembly. The House Captains for 2017 reported on the year and received the House Awards for 2017.
The Leadership Team Portfolios for 2018 were also announced:

Prefects: Emma Gush; Thimna Ngciphu; Courtney Jacobs; Lathi-Tha Stofile; Ishka Fullarton; Emihle Phillips; Owethu Booysen; Thandile Mhlakaza.

Sport/Cultural Captains:
Athletics: Anthemba Zondani
Swimming: Abigail Benn
Tennis: Tristyn Burger
Orchestra: Siphosethu Mtyapi
Choir: Owethu Booysen

House and Deputy House Captains
ALOE: Tristyn Burger & Qhama Zwana
DISA: Siphosethu Mtyapi & Abigail Benn
ARUM: Sibulele Kulati & Lathitha Matebese
FERN: Anethemba Zondani & Nikilita Gabavana

The Netball and Hockey Captains, Head Girl and Deputy will be announced in 2018. Thank you to all our outgoing leaders and congratulations to our new leaders!

GOOGLE CODING COURSE
We live in a world that is very much controlled by technology – from our digital alarm clocks, WhatsApp and online shopping and computer and cellphone games. This technology works because a set of codes were programmed by a developer or software engineer, so when it comes to preparing your daughter for a brighter future there are few better ways to do so than through learning the basics of coding. As part of an initiative by Google SA and Rhodes University our Gr 5, 6 & 7 girls have been busy “coding” since the third term. This has been a wonderful opportunity which has empowered them to make a difference in the technological world they live in. We’d like to thank Tatenda, Mandisa and Chris Kabwato from Rhodes University for their endless patience with our girls and for giving of their time. I’m sure we have a budding Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg or Sara Haider (software engineer behind Twitter), amongst us!

CONQUESTA
Well done to all the girls who participated in the Conquesta who were presented with their certificates this week. The top achievers were: Ruby Short; Isabella Greyling; Phoebe Bunyan; Zahida Davies; Lithetha Mdaka; Emma Gush; Chante Shaw; Lisakhanya Mdoda; Lathi-tha Stofile; Wafa Rizvi; Priyanka Harjeven; Tosca Stoloff; Marian Keen; Iqra Hayat. Special mention must be made of Tosca Stoloff who achieved a Platinum Award (90%) for Social Sciences!

CHOIR PERFORMANCE
On Sunday, 19 November the Choir will perform as part of the Christmas Carol Service at the N.G. Kerk in Hill Street. The service starts at 09h00 and parents are welcome to attend.

ECO-CLUB
As a final project for 2017 the Eco-club would like to respond to an appeal for second hand books and puzzles which will be donated to nearby rural schools. We would like to encourage all VP girls and their siblings to donate a book or puzzle that they no longer read or play with. Please DO NOT buy anything new to donate, the point of the project is to reduce consumption and donate books and puzzles to be reused by someone else. Thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness we hope to collect at least 200 books and 50 puzzles to pass along.

HOSTEL CHRISTMAS DINNER
Thank you to Mrs Jones, all our matrons, duty teachers and hostel staff who worked so hard to prepare for our hostel Christmas Dinner on Wednesday evening. The staff and girls really appreciate all the effort which goes into this very special function.

COLLECTION FROM SCHOOL
The safety of our girls is very important to us all. If it is necessary for someone other than a parent or the regular transport provider to collect girls from school, it is essential that this is communicated to your daughter or to the school if this arrangement has to be made during the course of the school day. It is very disconcerting for the girls and for the staff when parents make travel arrangements which are not communicated to the girls and the school. Please do not take other children home with you unless this has been cleared with the parents of the child involved. While it may be very generous and kind of people to help when girls are collected late, incidents of this nature can cause great anxiety for parents and staff.

EXAMINATIONS
The examinations for our Grade 3-7’s will begin on Monday, 13 November and continue until 24 November. As from Monday school will finish at 13:00 for Gr 1-7, until the end of the term. Please make arrangements for your daughter to be collected on time so that she can prepare for the next day.

Mon. 13 Nov: SS/History Gr 4-7 and Eng. Literature Gr 7
Tues. 14 Nov: Art Gr 4-7 and Techology Gr 7
Wed. 15 Nov: Eng. Creative Writing Gr 4,5,7 and Common exam-Eng. Comp. & Lang. Gr 6
Thurs. 16 Nov: Life Skills Gr 4-6 and Life Orientation Gr 7
Fri. 17 Nov: Xho/Afr Creative Writing Gr 4-7 and Common Exam – Afr. Comp. & Lang. Gr 6 and SS/Geog, Gr 4-7
Mon. 20 Nov: Maths Gr 4&5 and Common exam – Maths Gr 3,6 & 7
Tues. 21 Nov: EMS Gr 7
Wed. 22 Nov: Eng. Comp.& Lang. Gr 4,5 & 7 and Common exam Eng. Creative Writing Gr 3 & 6
Thurs. 23 Nov: Natural Sciences Gr 4-7
Fri. 24 Nov: Xho/Afr Comp. & Lang. Gr 4-7 and Common exam – Afr. Creative Writing Gr 3 & 6

SPORT
Well done to our swimming team which participated in the Dolphin Shield Gala this week. We are awaiting results from this gala.

EXTRAMURALS
There will be DANCE on the following days next week:
Monday 13:00-14:00 for Gr 6&7
Thursday 13:00-14:00 for Gr 4 & 5

BIRTHDAYS
Next week the following children will be celebrating their birthday’s: Iminathi Mengu, Emma Gush, Kamvelihle Jongilanga, Amaya Madikida. Linathi Tyali, Chelsy van der Merwe, Nikilita Gabavana, Qhawe Mdolomba, Isiphile Ngcebetsha, Ludwe Ngcebetsha and Viola Stoloff. We hope your day is very special, girls!

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
PRINCIPAL

VP Newsletter 3 November 2017

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Dear Parents

PRIZEGIVING
Thank you to all our staff, girls and parents for making our Prizegiving such a special event. It was a fitting acknowledgement of the hard work by staff and girls throughout the year, we hope you enjoyed attending the event as much as we enjoyed staging it.

Its Leave Out weekend for our hostel girls. Travel safely and enjoy your time with your family, girls.

At our HOUSE ASSEMBLY on Wednesday, 8 November at 09h20, the 2018 Leadership Team portfolio’s will be announced, the 2017 House Captains will present their reports and House trophies will be awarded. Please could the 2018 Leadership team each provide a plate of eats for this event. Parents are welcome to join us.

The examinations for our Grade 3-7’s will begin on Monday, 13 November and continute until 24 November. Once exams start school will finish at 13:00 for Gr 1-7, until the end of the term.
Mon. 13 November: SS/History Gr 4-7
Eng. Literature Gr 7
Tues. 14 November: Art Gr 4-7
Techology Gr 7
Wed. 15 November: Eng. Creative Writing Gr 4,5,7
Common exam- Eng. Creative Writing Gr 6
Thurs. 16 November: Life Skills Gr 4-6
Life Orientation Gr 7
Fri. 17 November: Xho/Afr Creative Writing Gr 4-7
Common Exam – Afr. Creative Writing Gr 6
SS/Geog, Gr 4-7
Mon. 20 November: Maths Gr 4&5
Common exam – Maths Gr 3,6 & 7
Tues. 21 November: EMS Gr 7
Wed. 22 November: Eng. Comp. & Language Gr 4,5 & 7
Common exam Eng. Comp & Language Gr 3 & 6
Thurs. 23 November: Natural Sciences Gr 4-7
Fri. 24 November: Xho/Afr Comp. & Lang. Gr 4-7
Common exam – Afr. Comp. & Lang. Gr 3& 6

Extramurals for next week
Choir: Tuesday 14:00-15:00
Orchestra: Friday 13:45-14:45
Dance/Aerobics: Mon. 14:00-15:00 for Gr 6&7/Thurs.14:00-15:00 Gr 4&5
Team swimming: Monday 14:00-15:00
THERE WILL BE NO OTHER EXTRAMURALS NEXT WEEK

SPORT
The Dolphin Shield Gala takes place at the DSG indoor pool on Tuesday, 7 November at 14:00. All girls participating have received a letter.

Albany Tennis Trials report back
On Saturday, 28 October our girls participated in the Albany Tennis Trials. There were 16 players per age group from the Grahamstown district taking part. The following girls from VP were selected to play: Zikhona Xhalabile , Lara Schmidt, Nana Abebreseh, Isabella Greyling, Danni Barrow, Tara Bettridge, Anne Cuthbert, Imi Gqytyana, Tehzeeb Cassim and Megan Peinke. It was a beautiful day for tennis and all the girls arrived on time at their different venues, ready for action (thank you, parents). Well played to all the girls who were selected, especially to the girls who made the top 8 positions. Isabella Greyling was ranked number 3 in the U12 age group and Danni Barrow just missed 8th position and has an opportunity to challenge the player ranked number 8 within the next two weeks. Good luck, Danni.
A reminder to all the girls that there will be a second round of challengers next year for those who did not make the trials this time. Please practise your tennis skills during the holidays. Thank you for a wonderful season of tennis. We wish our Grade 7 tennis players all the best in their new schools and we hope that you continue playing tennis.

Please remember to return all library books and class readers next week!

Happy birthday to Siphe Matinisi, Isiphile Msengana and Jessica Schlebush who have their special day next week.

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
PRINCIPAL

VP Newsletter 27 October 2017

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Dear Parents

Please remember that if your daughter has to bring her cellphone to school, it must be handed in at the office before school and signed out after her last extramural. During exams we recommend limited access to cellphones as they need to be giving their full attention to their studies.

Unfortunately the Foundation Phase Mini Olympics has had to be postponed until next Friday, due to the rain today. The arrangements will remain the same with the event beginning at 10:30 and finishing at 13:00. We hope you can join us!

Congratulations to Priyanka Harjeven who was presented with Full Colours for Academics at assembly this week.

Enviroquiz Report back: Last weekend our Enviroquiz team travelled to Gariep Dam to participate in the finals and certainly did VP proud. We would like to thank Mr and Mrs Lockwood for their assistance and Pick ‘n Pay and AloeX for the sponsorship of their food and the wonderful team t-shirts for the event. Our team came 10th overall out of 824 teams who participated in the 2017 competition. Well done!

On Saturday Sue-Ann Swanepoel and Caitlin Christian participated in a Ballroom Dancing competition in East London. Sue-Anne received two first places for Ballroom and Latin with partner and Caitlin also received first places for Ballroom and Latin. Well done, girls!

The following musicians will be doing their Trinity Music examinations on Monday, 30 October at VGHS: Simele August; Kyla Banks; Tazné du Plessis; Lailah King; Phoebe Bunyan; Anitha Dyantyi; Bonga Sakhela;
Amahle Sandi; Mairi van Schoor; Lusanele Kesa; Kimberly Oosthuizen; Okuye Funani; Skyla Davies; Amber Isaacs; Sophie Büttner; Ilse Strauss; Thimna Ngcipu; Oyama Phinda; Zisanda Kesa; Tehzeeb Syed Cassim and Chloë Maartens. Play well, girls!
Mr Wynne will supervise the girls and ensure that they arrive at the exam venue on time. If your daughter is playing an exam, please make sure that she brings her instrument to school on Monday.

VP Prizegiving
We are doing things a little differently this year so please read through the arrangements for next week and make plans accordingly to ensure your daughter will be at the right place at the right time. We would also love to have as many parents and grandparents supporting their daughters at the prizegivings as possible. All FP children will receive a prize. If your Intersen daughter (Gr 4-7) is receiving a prize she would have received a letter last week. However, it is compulsory for ALL Intersen girls to attend the Intersen Prizegiving.

Please note that Aftercare will not be open on the afternoon of Thurs, 2 November.

Prizegiving arrangements for Foundation Phase girls (Gr R- 3)
Wednesday, 1 November:
School starts at 07:25 – Normal School day. Girls come to school in civvies clothes (Please bring a donation or non perishable item for our ground staff’s Christmas hamper).
Thursday, 2 November:
08:00 – Girls to be dropped off at 1820 Settlers Monument dressed neatly in summer uniform for prizegiving. Please bring a lunch and juice in a packet. Girls will stay at monument with their teachers until their prizegiving begins.
10:30 for 10:45 – Parents arrive for Foundation Phase Prizegiving.
11:00 to approximately 12:30 – Foundation Phase Prizegiving. Please arrange for your daughter to be fetched from the monument at 12:30. If your FP child would like to attend the Intersen Prizegiving she must be accompanied by a parent. They may not sit with their older VP sibling.

Prizegiving arrangements for Intersen Phase girls (Gr 4-7)
Wednesday, 1 November:
08:00 Intersen Girls arrive at Monument in their sports clothes or school tracksuit with takkies. 13:45 Girls must be fetched from the monument. No girl will be allowed to walk to town or school.
Thursday, 2 November:
07:25 -10:00 Short school day at VP. Girls come dressed in civvies clothes. Bring books for the first 3 periods of the day. (Please bring a donation or non perishable item for our ground staff’s Christmas hamper).
10:00 Girls to be fetched from school.
13:30 Choir and orchestra arrive at the Monument dressed in summer uniform with blazer.
14:00 All Intersen children to arrive at the Monument dressed in summer uniform with blazer.
14:00-14:15 Parents arrive at the Monument.
14:30 until approximately 16:30 Intersen Prizegiving. Please arrange for your daughter to be fetched from the monument at 16:30. Girls will not be allowed to walk back to school.

Extramurals for next week
Music: Tuesday 14:00-15:00 Choir & Orchestra combined rehearsal
Dance/Aerobics: Monday 14:00-15:00 for Gr 4-7
Team swimming: Monday 14:00-15:00
THERE WILL BE NO OTHER EXTRAMURALS NEXT WEEK

Coming up next week….
Monday: Trinity examinations at VGHS
Tuesday: Day 7
Wednesday: Civvies Day for Gr R-3. Arrive at school as usual
Gr 4-7 to be dropped at the Monument at 08:00
Thursday: Gr R-3 girls to be dropped at the Monument at 08:00;
Civvies day for Gr 4-7, these girls will go home at 10:00 to prepare for Prizegiving.
Friday: FP Mini Olympics 10:30-13:00; Leave out for boarders
Sunday: Boarders return

Happy birthday to Lathitha Waka, Liqalo Gora, Eleni Kyazze, Onwaba Santi, Iyana Myataza, Hayley Wessels, Talia Kara and Ntomboxolo Mangweni who have their special day next week.

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
PRINCIPAL

VP Newsletter 20 October 2017

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Dear Parents

This term is flying by and girls will have been told by their teachers what work they should be preparing for their exams. The exams will begin on the 13th of November and here are some tips on how to prepare:
1. Don’t leave it until the last minute. Set out a timetable for your study. Start today if you haven’t already started.
2. Make sure you have enough space to spread your textbooks and notes out. Have you got enough light? Is your chair comfortable?
3. Visual aids can be really helpful when revising. At the start of a topic, challenge yourself to write down everything you already know about a topic – and then highlight where the gaps lie.
4. Go over old tests as they help to see if you understand your work. You never know… maybe the same question may come up in an exam!
5. Parents and little brothers and sisters don’t have to be annoying around exam time! Use them. Explain an answer to a question to them. That will help you to get it clear in your head, and also to highlight any areas where you need more work.
6. As you start studying you may find things you still don’t understand or that you have forgotten. You still have time to ask your teacher to help or re-explain. But find a time that won’t disrupt the current lessons you are presently doing.
7. Studies have shown that for you to remember what you learnt, regular breaks really help. Take walks for your breaks and get fresh air. Break time is best not spent in front of a TV or any other screen.
8. Switch your phone off and avoid distractions.
9. Keep your body and brain well-fuelled by choosing nutritious foods that have been proven to help you concentrate and improve your memory, such as fish, nuts, seeds and yoghurt. On exam day – eat a good breakfast before your exam.
9. Drink plenty of water – it helps to keep your brain hydrated.

The Personality of the Week is Somila Tumani for kindness! Thank you, Somila.

Congratulations to the Computer and Library Monitors for 2017 who received their badges at assembly this week.
The Computer monitors are: Lihle Bistoli; Liyema Maphaqa; Sambesiwe Mbambo; Imie Nduna; Simele August; Unake Mashaba; Siwenza Matinyana and Thandile Deyi.
The Library Monitors are: Zeze Gontshi and Nana Abebreseh.

AMESA South African Mathematics Challenge 2017
We congratulate the following girls who received certificates for the challenge: Priyanka Harjeven (Silver); Wafa Rizvi (Silver) and Tosca Stoloff (Bronze).

Enviroquiz Finals
Our Grade 6 Enviroquiz team made up of Shandrei Lockwood, Tristyn Burger, Ilse Strauss, Rene Barnard, Tyla Clark and Abigail Benn will travel to Gariep Dam with Mr and Mrs Kaiser this weekend to participate in the final round of the 2017 Enviro Quiz. Their team was selected to be in the Top 4 from 30 schools in the Eastern Cape. In the final round they will be competing against the other Top 4 teams from the Eastern Cape, as well as the Top 10 teams from the Free State. Travel safely, learn lots and have fun!

Arrangements for Prizegiving week
We are doing things a little differently this year so please read through the arrangements for the week of prizegiving and make plans accordingly to ensure your daughter will be at the right place at the right time. We would also love to have as many parents and grandparents supporting their daughters at the prizegivings as possible. All FP children will receive a prize. If your Intersen daughter (Gr 4-7) is receiving a prize she would have received a letter today. However, it is compulsory for ALL intersen girls to attend the Intersen Prizegiving. Please note that Aftercare will not be open on the afternoon of Thursday, 2 November.

Arrangements for Foundation Phase girls (Gr R- 3)
Wednesday(1 Nov.): school starts at 07:25 Normal School day. Girls come to school in civvies clothes (Please bring a donation or non perishable item for our ground staff’s Christmas hamper).
Thursday(2 Nov.): 08:00 – Girls to be dropped off at 1820 Settlers Monument dressed neatly for prizegiving. Please bring a lunch and juice in a packet. Girls will stay at monument with their teachers until their prizegiving begins.
10:30 for 10:45 – Parents arrive for Foundation Phase Prizegiving.
11:00 – approximately 12:30 – Foundation Phase Prizegiving. Please arrange for your daughter to be fetched from the monument at 12:30. If your FP child would like to attend the Intersen Prizegiving she must be accompanied by a parent. They may not sit with their older VP sibling.

Arrangements for Intersen Phase girls (Gr 4-7)
Wednesday (1 Nov.): 08:00 Intersen Girls arrive at Monument in their sports clothes or tracksuit with takkies. 13:45 Girls must be fetched from the monument at 13:45. No girl will be allowed to walk to town or school.
Thursday ( 2 Nov.): 07:25 -10:00 Short school day at VP. Girls come dressed in civvies clothes. (Please bring a donation or non perishable item for our ground staff’s Christmas hamper). Girls to be fetched from school at 10:00. Bring books for the first 3 periods of the day.
13:30 Choir and orchestra arrive at monument dressed in summer uniform with blazer.
14:00 All Intersen children to arrive dressed in summer uniform with blazer.
14:00-14:15 Parents arrive.
14:30- approximately 16:30 Intersen Prizegiving starts. Please arrange for your daughter to be fetched from the monument on time. Girls will not be allowed to walk back to school.

Mrs Barrow would like to thank the following people for their contributions to Grade R. The Bettridge family for books, Leanne van der Merwe for a shelving unit for the store room and Ishka Fullarton for the “dress up” outfits.

Foundation Phase Mini Olympics
On Friday, 27 October our Gr R, 1, 2 and 3’s will participate in the FP Mini Olympics. The fun begins at 10:30 and it will be finished at 13:00. Parents are invited to come and watch. Please ensure that your daughter brings her hat, sun cream and extra water to school.

Tennis VP Championship results
U10 singles champ: Anne Cuthbert
U11 singles champ: Isabella Greyling
Junior doubles champs: Danni Barrow and Isabella Greyling.
Well done, Champs!

Karate
Tehzeeb Syed Cassim, Viola Stoloff and Marlene Loeffler participated in the East Cape Shotokan karate tournament hosted by Rhodes last week. Marlene received gold medals for her Kumite and Kata; Tehzeeb got gold for her Kata and silver for Kumite and Viola received a silver medal for her Kata. Well done, girls!

Extramurals end for the year on Friday, 27 October.

Happy birthday to Sisonke Magopeni, Kwakhanya Mazibukwana, Aqamile Moli, Emihle Matyholweni, Sizanoxolo Mayana and Sizanokuhle Qabaka, who have their special day next week.

Yours sincerely

Mrs C Kaiser
PRINCIPAL

VP Newsletter 13 October 2017

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Dear Parents

We start off with wonderful news… the total raised by the Green Fete and Raffle is R70 787! I’m sure you will join me in congratulating and thanking Mrs van Onselen and our PTA parents, the VP parents, VP staff, our special girls and the Grahamstown community on all they did to make this event a resounding success!

The lucky winners of the raffle were: Nadia van der Walt; Vuyokazi Mnqinana; Khazimla Mtlabati; N. G Nelani and Zeze Gontshi. The best class stall at the fete, as judged by Dr Weyl was Grade 5 and the prize for the best individual stall went to Emma Gush. The individual who sold the most raffle tickets was Danni Barrow and the class that sold the most tickets was Grade 6 Pike. Congratulations to you all! Thank you to Mrs Schmidt for donating tuckshop vouchers as prizes for these girls.

We will be having our Foundation Phase and Senior Phase Prizegivings on Thursday, 2 November. The arrangements will differ to those in the term calendar as both will take place during the day. The Foundation Phase prizegiving will start at 11:00 and the Intersen Phase prizegiving will start at 14:30. Both prizegivings will be approximately 2 hours long.

Please make it a priority to get your daughter to school on time in the morning. Unfortunately girls who are late are missing work in the classroom and will have to spend this amount of time catching up during their break time. Please note that children who arrive after 07:25 may not hand in their phones at the office (as this results in them missing time in class) and must leave their phones at home.

If your daughter misses school you must please call or email the school to inform us. She is required to bring a note from you when she returns to school. If she is absent for three or more days a doctors certificate is required when she returns to school.

It is always wonderful to acknowledge good deeds. This week Tenielle Morrison handed in R200 at the office which she found in the playground. The money was reunited with a very grateful Mr Isaacs and we are all very proud of Tenielle!
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Congratulations
During the school holidays Tosca Stoloff joined 600 budding scientists from 6 countries as they all gathered in Johannesburg for the Eskom EXPO For Young Scientists International Science Fair. They presented their projects which they have been working on since the beginning of this year and Tosca received a Silver Medal and the trophy for the Best Junior Project in the Plant Sciences -Including Marine Plants Category. Well done!

Tehzeeb Syed Cassim travelled to Johannesburg during the school holidays to participate in the SASKA Karate Nationals. She did very well, receiving a Gold medal for both her Kata and Kumite. Well done, Tehzeeb!

Amber Isaacs recently competed in the Eastern Cape Highland Dancing Gathering and received a Silver medal for her Sword Dance and another Silver medal for her Lilt. Well done, Amber!
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On Thursday and Friday next week, our Grade 3 and Grade 1 classes will be going on their beach outing to Keinemonde. We are hoping for very good weather for this fun and educational day trip.

You will notice from the calendar below that there are a lot of Prizegivings and Valedictory services next week. Please note that girls attending these functions must please be dressed in their school uniform with a blazer.

Early morning team swimming – this is on the extramural programme but with the temperatures as they are at the moment we will postpone this until further notice.

Happy birthday to Lathitha Gxekwa; Liyabona Magopeni; Daniella McLean; Lisakhanya Tali; Bunono Nkwinti who celebrated this week and Buhle Gxotiwe; Amyoli Nyongo and Lusanele Kesa who have their special day next week.

Coming up next week….
Monday Day 6
Tuesday Day 7 – VGHS Prizegiving
Wednesday Day 8 – Graeme Prizegiving; VGHS Sports & Cultural Prizegiving & Valedictory
Thursday Day 9 – Diwali; Grade 3 outing to the beach; Graeme College Valedictory & PJ Olivier Prizegiving
Friday Day 10 – Diwali; Grade 1 outing to the beach; Grade 6 Enviro Quiz team travel to Gariep Dam

Yours sincerely

Mrs C Kaiser
PRINCIPAL

VP Newsletter 29 September 2017

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Dear Parents

It is with sadness that we say farewell to Mrs Dower at the end of this term. Although she originally arrived to teach for four months, she stayed for over a year and became a part of our family. We thank her for her dedication and wish her every success in her future endeavours! We also say goodbye to Amelie and Ruby Bedelph who were with us for a while to experience what South African schools are all about. We enjoyed having you with us and we certainly hope you will take many happy memories with you!

Although we had a cold and wet day on Saturday, this did not dampen the fun at our fete! Tanya van Onselen and her PTA team worked tirelessly to make it a fun and profitable morning for our girls, their parents and the greater Grahamstown community. Thank you for supporting their efforts and for responding positively to their many requests and pleas. Our fete brought in over R34 000! This was raised as a result of the monstrous effort by all. The final amount will be announced once a few payments have been made. Our thanks is extended to our many donors and our generous parents! This money is being put towards the costs we have incurred in the renovation and refurbishing of the building which will become our two Gr R classrooms next year.

Raffles: Thank you to everyone who bought tickets from our Early Act Club raffle to “Guess the number of balloons in the school bus”. It was with great anticipation we saw little faces come and try to count all the balloons in the bus. The winners of the hampers were: Liza Botha, Lu-Wayne Jacobs and Asemahle Nobebe. Congratulations!

Pirates vs Mermaids: Congratulations to our talented Foundation Phase girls and their amazing team of teachers who showcased an incredible production this week. I am sure that you join me in thanking our Foundation Phase and music teachers on the huge collective effort which they put into preparing our girls to perform so confidently and with such a sense of style!

Personality of the Week: Our final POW for this term is Anne Cuthbert for good sportsmanship. Well done, Anne!

Merit achievers: The following girls have received over 250 merits this year: Owethu Singeni, Khazimla Hempe, Unathi Hlana, Zisanda Kesa, Abby Maartens, Aqamile Moli, Lakheni Qomiyana, Simele August, Caitlin Christian, Kamvelihle Jongilanga and Lara Schmidt. Keep it up, girls!

JCAC award winners: Unfortunately there were some errors made in the last newsletter. Here is the corrected list:
Grade 4:Gold: Azosule Kanana Silver: Ruby Short Bronze: Bronte Agnew.
Grade 5:Gold: Kaede Bridger Silver: Zanda Mabija Bronze: Abbey Maartens.
Grade 6:Gold: Laaiqah Elie Silver: Emma Gush Bronze: Rene Barnard.
Grade 7:Gold: Kamvelihle Ncula Silver: Amaya Madikida Bronze: Nicarla Moodley.

Prizegivings: This year we will have two prizegivings at the monument on the 2nd of November– one for the Foundation Phase (Grade R -3) from 15:00-17:00 and then on the same day we will have our Intersen Prizegiving (Grade 4-7) from 18:00-20:00. In spite of us moving to the monument three years ago we still struggled getting everyone into the auditorium when we had a combined prizegiving. Please be aware that your girls will need to be dropped off at the monument on the morning of prizegiving so that they can practise for the occasion.

School Magazine: Please see the letter which accompanies your daughter’s report, regarding magazine sponsorships. We would appreciate all donations and it does personalise the magazine if you have a quote included.

Birthday wishes for next week go to Lisakhanya Ndlovu, Thelu Gxabe, Jasmyn Magabie, Bonga Sakhela, Shandrei Lockwood, Kwakho Ngqola, Awongwa Zono, Sophie Büttner and Khloé Thompson. We hope you have a wonderful birthday!

After a very busy term I think we all deserve to put our feet up for a couple of days and relax these holidays. Thank you to ALL my staff who work with such joy and passion, that it makes our school a vibrant, happy place in which we all want to spend time. Thanks too, to our wonderful parents who show their support every day as they ensure their daughters are prepared and available to be taught and inspired by our special teachers. Let’s keep up this great spirit and enjoy our last term of 2017!

Yours sincerely

Mrs C Kaiser
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VP Newsletter 22 September 2017

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Dear Parents

Currently you may drop and collect your daughter from either the Beaufort Street or the Huntly Street entrances. If you enter at the Huntley Street gate please take note that you are on the school campus and children have the “right of way”. Please drive slowly and stop to allow the children to cross the road, especially if they are unaccompanied! No parent may park in the school “bubble” area. If you wish to park on the school campus you may only use the grassed area in front of Vicky’s. Please work with us to make our school a safe environment for the children.

2018 Fees
On Monday, 18 September we had the SGB AGM. The parents present voted in favour of the presented budget for 2018. A fee structure will be sent out with the reports at the end of term. The annual fees for 2018 will be as follows:
Grade 00 & R – R19 500 (stationery requirements are included in the fees)
Grade 1 to 3 – R16 000 (stationery requirements are included in the fees)
Grade 4 to 7 – R15 500
Hostel fees – R43 000
Individual music – R3 000 and Group music – R2 400

VPS Green Fete
On Saturday we will have our fete. Please come to support this annual function which is always a big winner with our entire community. Parents making contributions must please drop them off at school this afternoon. Baked goods can be dropped off tomorrow morning at 08h00. The fete will begin at 09h00 and will be done by about 13h00. Do join us!

Enviro Quiz
Six Grade 6 girls, Shandrei Lockwood, Tristyn Burger, Ilse Strauss, Rene Barnard, Tyla Clark and Abigail Benn have made it through to the final round of the 2017 Enviro Quiz. Their team was selected to be in the Top 4 from 30 schools in the Eastern Cape. In the final round they will be competing against the other Top 4 teams from the Eastern Cape, as well as the Top 10 teams from the Free State at the Gariep Dam from 20 -22 October 2017. This is a great opportunity for the girls to be exposed to other top quality science learners in the two provinces, and for them to expand their own skills while learning from the best. Well done, girls and good luck for the next round.

JCAC Exhibition and Prizegiving
On Wednesay, 20 September the Johan Carinus Art Centre had their prizegiving and the opening of their exhibition. The exhibition will be open for viewing from 08:00-15:00 next week if you would like to see the wonderful work that has been produced by the Grahamstown schools. The following Victoria Primary girls received prizes:
Grade 4: Gold – Azosule Kanana; Silver – Bronte Agnew; Bronze – Ruby Short
Grade 5: Gold – Kaede Bridger; Silver – Abby Maartens; Bronze – Zanda Mabija
Grade 6: Gold – Laaiqah Elie; Silver – Rene Barnard; Bronze – Emma Gush
Grade 7: Gold – Kamvelihle Ncula; Silver – Nicarla Moodley; Bronze – Amaya Madikida .
Well done to all our artists!

Pirates vs Mermaids
Our Gr 1, 2 and 3’s play Pirates versus Mermaids was performed this morning for a wonderful audience consisting of Foundation Phase children from other Grahamstown schools. Fun was had by all! Next week there will be another three presentations, in the evening on Tuesday, 26 September at 18:00 for Gr 1 and 2 parents, on the morning of Wednesday, 27 September for VP girls and their final performance will be on Thursday evening, 28 September for Gr 3 parents and special guests. Letters have been sent out to the Gr 1,2 and 3 parents with the arrangements for next week. We hope you enjoy our show!

Important dates
Saturday 23 Sept VP Green Fete
Monday 25 Sept Public holiday. Heritage Day
Tuesday 26 Sept. Gr 1,2&3 production 18:00
Wed. 27 Sept. Cushion show for VP girls
Thurs. 28 Sept. Gr 1,2&3 production 18:00
Friday 30 Sept. Term ends. Hand out reports. School finishes at 10h30.
Hostel closes 14h30.
Sun. 8 October Hostel opens. Girls return 13h00-16h00
Mon. 9 October Fourth term begins. Summer uniform.

Reports
Please note that reports will be handed out on Friday, 29 September on the last day of school. The girls will sign for their reports and take them home. No reports will be handed out before 10:30 unless they are for hostel girls travelling home by bus. Grade 1 parents must come and sign for their daughter’s report from their child’s classroom between 10h30 and 11h00. Please do not fetch reports earlier than this as it is disruptive to the morning. The office will close at 11h00. If reports are not fetched by then they will be handed to your daughters on the first day of Term 4.

SPORT

Tennis Champs senior results
U12 Singles winner – Tristyn Burger
U13 Singles winner – Zikhona Xhalabile
Doubles Champs – Amy Barrow & Lianke Nel
Well played to all the tennis girls!

Interschool Athletics Triangular
Well done to our athletics team, the girls ran, jumped and threw their hearts out! Special mention must be made of a new U9 Cricket ball record which was set by Cassidy du Plessis! Thank you to the parents who came out in support.

SA Mathematics Team Competition
In our last newsletter Priyanka Harjeven was unfortunately left off the list of VP representatives who participated in the SA Mathematics Team Competition. Apologies.

Mandela Day “love boxes”
Last week the Leadership team presented Hayton Old Age home with “love boxes” filled with goodies bought with the proceeds from our Mandela Day collection. A resident sent a note this week: “…thank you very much for thinking of us. What an exciting hamper full of such necessary items…” Well done to all who contributed, you made a difference in someone’s life!

Happy birthday to the following girls: Abby Rischbeter, Amvuyele Fobe, Somila Lunguza, Linothando Bantom and Tatum Strydom. We hope you have a great day!

Yours sincerely

Mrs C Kaiser
Principal

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