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).
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!
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.
Mrs C Kaiser