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VP Newsletter 30 November 2018

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Dear Parents

Thanks to everyone who attended our Carol Service on Wednesday evening. Everyone left the event singing, and the combination of the VP/GC choirs was wonderful. This was a very good way to kick off the festive season!

Next week Monday-Thursday school times will continue as 07:30-12:30 daily. On Friday school will finish at 10:30 and there will be no Aftercare. The arrangements for the week are as follows:

Tuesday, 4 December
We will have our Valedictory Assembly in the hall at 11:30. All Grade Seven parents are invited as we bid farewell to their daughters.

Wednesday, 5 December
Class parties for Grades 1-6. Girls will join their friends to mark the end of the year with their teachers. Children have had instructions from their teachers as to the format of their particular party.
In the evening the Gr 7’s will attend their Leavers’ Dinner at 18:00 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.

Thursday, 6 December
Gr 7 Fun Day – Grade Sevens will have their shirts signed and have some good clean fun!
Grade 00 & Grade R class parties.

Friday, 7 December
We will have our Final Academic Assembly from 09:00-10:00. Girls who have achieved Merit, Honours and received over 500 merits will receive their certificate at this assembly. Letters notifying parents will be sent out next week and you are welcome to attend.
Reports will be handed out at 10:10 and Gr 00-2 parents must please sign for their daughter’s reports in the classroom. Gr 3-7 girls will sign for their own reports. No reports will be handed out before this time. The “Tunnel” to bid our leaver’s farewell, will take place at 10:20; and school closes at 10:30. Please note that there is no Aftercare on Friday. Hostel will close at 13:00

The teachers for each grade for 2019 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 Bruns & Ms Christian
Gr 4 – Mrs Rafferty, Mrs Bester & Ms Knott-Craig
Gr 5 – Ms Miskin & Ms Danckwerts
Gr 6 – Mrs Sauls & Mrs Pike
Gr 7 – Mr Greyling, Mrs Sonne & Mr Jones

Next week the following children will be celebrating their birthdays: Mphoentle Moyikwa, Sange Mafani, Bubele Mvula, Tatum Jacobs, Tshegofatso Thabana, Kamva Tyatyeka, Akhona Fundani, Mamadae Bitso and Somto Nnadozie. We hope your day is very special, girls!

Mrs Kaiser’s Farewell Assembly
Although we have not yet had this event as we write this thanks, I think it would be amiss if we did not send our thanks to all the parents for their support and especially to our PTA parents for serving tea. The VP family effort contributed to a wonderful tribute to Mrs Kaiser.

Yours sincerely
Mrs M Rafferty
Deputy Princi pal

VP Newsletter 23 November 2018

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Dear Parents

Dates/times to take note of:
Tuesday, 27/11 – Pre-primary concert and prizegiving
Wednesday, 28/11 – Carol service 17:30
Friday, 30/11 – Farewell Assembly 13:00-15:00
Tuesday, 4/12 – Valedictory 11:30
Wednesday, 5/12 – Class parties & Leavers’ Dinner
Thursday, 6/12 – Gr 7 Fun Day
Friday, 7/12 – Final Academic Assembly 09:00-10:00; reports handed out 10:10; Tunnel 10:20; school closes at 10:30

Exams are finished and the girls are now preparing for all the events scheduled for the end of the year. Please note that reports will now be handed out on Friday, 7 December at 10:10. No reports will be handed out before this time. Girls in Grade 3-7 will sign for their own reports. Pre-primary and Grade 1 & 2 parents need to come in to sign for their child’s report.

On Tuesday, 27 November the Pre-primary will entertain parents with their end of year concert and prizegiving. This starts at 10:30. Please do not miss this cuteness overload!

Our school Carol Service is on Wednesday, 28 November at 17:30 in the Glennie Hall. Both the Choir and Orchestra will be performing at the service. This is a special school event and all Gr. 4-7 girls are expected to attend. We welcome parents as we would love to have you there to support your daughters and enjoy the evening with us. The Graeme Junior choir will be joining us for this service.
Choir members are to report to the orchestra room at 16:15 and the orchestra will meet in the hall at 17:00. All girls not performing in the Choir or Orchestra are to be at school by 17:00, dressed in smart civvies clothes. If you are unable to join us for the service please collect your daughter promptly at 18:30. All those attending are encouraged to bring an item on the Earlyact list, to assist the elderly of ACVV.

The orchestra will be practising on Thursday 29/11 10:30-11:30 please ensure that your daughter has her instrument at school.

On Friday, 30 November we will have our Farewell Assembly for Mrs Kaiser at 13:00. The assembly should run until 15:00. Parents of Pre-primary or Foundation Phase children can take them home at 14:00 as there will be an intermission before the senior classes present their tributes.

Our thanks go out to Mr Willem Nell from Build it who kindly donated forty litres of paint to the school. The Playbox and one of our Aftercare classrooms will be touched up.

If you have VP school clothing you no longer need, please consider donating them to our Clothing Exchange. The funds made from the sale of these clothes go 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 Thomson for all her assistance with the washing, sorting and selling of our uniform. Please note that items not collected from Lost Property by the end of November will be laundered and added to our Clothing Exchange.

SWIMMING
Alyson van der Merwe and Abigail Benn swam in the B league gala on Saturday, 17 November at Newton Park in Port Elizabeth. They both managed to clock some personal best times and Alyson came third in the 50m Butterfly. Well done girls, we are proud of your performance!

The Earlyact Club is hoping to present the elderly of ACVV with Christmas boxes full of goodies. The following donations to fill the boxes would be most welcome: face cloths; packets of soup; tubs of Vaseline or hand cream, chocolates; coffee/hot chocolate sachet sticks; 200/250ml Longlife milk.
You are welcome to donate money instead of the requested item. We will also need shoe boxes and wrapping paper to cover the boxes.
The deadline for donations is 30 November.

Birthday wishes: Lisakhanya Mdoda, Esona Ketelo, Jana du Preez, Kungawo Ralo, Yanda Qotoyi, Hannah Kent, Tristyn Burger, Melissa Diedericks and Ade-Alizwa Nqokoqa celebrate their special day next week. We hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Yours sincerely
Mrs M Rafferty
Deputy Principal

VP Newsletter 16 November 2018

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Dear Parents
Wonderful News! Ava Karlee Sauls was born on Tuesday afternoon to Mr and Mrs Sauls. We congratulate them on the birth of their beautiful baby girl.

Mrs Gail Jackson has been appointed as our Librarian and Grade 7 English teacher in 2019. We are delighted to welcome Mrs Jackson back to VP.

We are half way through our exams. This weekend should yet again include revision and study time for our Gr 4-7’s, but the end is in sight! School will close at 12:30 every day until the end of the term, for all grades.
The timetable for next week is as follows:
Mon 19/11 – Maths (Gr 4-7)
Tues 20/11 – EMS (Gr 7) & Art (Gr 4-7)
Wed 21/11 – Eng Creative Writing (Gr 4-7)
Thurs 22/11 – SS/History (Gr 4-7)
Fri 23/11 – Afr/Xho Creative Writing & Tech (Gr 7)

Please note that text books must be returned on the day that the exam for that subject is written. All class readers, library books and merit badges must be returned to class teachers next week. If these items are not returned a request for payment in lieu of them will be sent home.
Art Books – All pupils from Grade 4-6 must please keep their Art books for continued use in 2019.

ORIENTATION: The 2019 Grade 00, R and 1’s will be visiting us on Friday, 23 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 and introducing the girls who are already at the VP Pre-primary to their new teachers and show them their classrooms for next year!

Our school Carol Service is on Wednesday, 28 November at 17:30 in the Glennie Hall. Both the Choir and Orchestra will be performing at the service. This is a special school event and all Gr. 4-7 girls are expected to attend. Parents are also encouraged to attend and we would love to have you there to support your daughters and enjoy the evening with us.
Choir members are to report to the orchestra room at 16:15 and the orchestra will meet in the hall at 17:00. All girls not performing in the Choir or Orchestra are to be at school by 17:00, dressed in smart civvies clothes. If you are unable to join us for the service please collect your daughter promptly at 18:30. All those attending are encouraged to bring an item on the Earlyact list, to assist the elderly of ACVV.

The orchestra will be practising on the following days, please ensure that your daughter has her instrument at school: Thursday 22/11 10:30-11:30 and Thursday 29/11 10:30-11:30

SWIMMING – early morning swimming continues as usual next week.
The next B-League Gala will take place on Saturday, 17 November in PE. We wish the girls participating good luck!

The Earlyact Club is hoping to present the elderly of ACVV with Christmas boxes full of goodies. The following donations to fill the boxes would be most welcome: face cloths; packets of soup; tubs of Vaseline or hand cream, chocolates; coffee/hot chocolate sachet sticks; 200/250ml Longlife milk.
You are welcome to donate money instead of the requested item. We will also need shoe boxes and wrapping paper to cover the boxes.
The deadline for donations is 30 November.

Birthday wishes: Nikilita Gabavana, Qhawe Mdolomba, Isiphile Ngcebetsha, Ludwe Ngcebetsha, Viola Stoloff, Bronté Agnew, Hailey de Clercq, Anita Nkanyana, Eila Chirombo, Iminqweno Fulani, Mbalenhle Menziwa, Kayla Page, Sawo Papu, Maham Rizvi, Sibulele Kulati and Maia Page celebrated their special day this week. We hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Dates to take note of:
17 November B League Gala
19 – 23 Nov. Exams continue
23 November Gr 1 Orientation 09:00-11:00
Gr 00 & R Orientation 13:00-14:00
27 November Pre-primary Play & Prizegiving at 10:30
28 November Carol Service
30 November Farewell Assembly

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
Principal

There will be Carols by Candlelight in the Cathedral on Tuesday, 20 November at 19:00. Please bring toys to donate for distribution to the needy.

VP Newsletter 9 November 2018

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Dear Parents

On Wednesday we had our House Assembly. The House Captains for 2018 reported on the year and received the House Awards for 2018. The Leadership Team Portfolios for 2019 were also announced:
Prefects:
Kaede Bridger Danni Barrow
Georgia-Mae Botha Isabella Greyling
Bronwyn van Onselen Samatsha Khumalo
Trisha Harjeven Lorena Jass
Hlubikazi Mqeke Cheree Lisher
Lakheni Qomiyana

Sport/Cultural Captains:
Athletics: Kelsey Frazer
Swimming: Bronwyn van Onselen
Tennis: Danni Barrow
Orchestra: Kaede Bridger
Choir: Sisitha Jaji

House and Deputy House Captains
ALOE: Zukhanye Mzaidume
Mpho Monaheng
DISA: Lithe Mdaka
Imihl’emihla Sibiya
ARUM: Unathi Hlana
Sisitha Jaji
FERN: Kelsey Frazer
Ethandwa Mzaidume

The Netball and Hockey Captains, Head Girl and Deputy will be announced in 2019.
Thank you to all our outgoing leaders and congratulations to our new leaders!

A great big thank you to the hostel staff for hosting a wonderful Christmas party for the boarders and school staff. It has certainly got us all in the spirit for the end of the year.

Our Personality of the Week this week is Somto Nnadosie for showing perseverance and a positive change of attitude. Well done, Somto!

Mairi van Schoor has achieved a Merit in her Trinity piano examination! Well done, Mairi!

Isiphile Msengana and Jessica Schlebush celebrated their special day this week. We hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Examinations: Exams will begin on Monday, 12 November. Once the exams begin school will close at 12:30 every day until the end of the term, for all grades. The timetable is as follows:

Mon 12/11
LS (Gr 4-6) & LO (Gr 7)

Tues 13/11
SS/Geography (Gr 4-7)

Wed 14/11
English Lang & Comp. (Gr 4-7)

Thurs 15/11
NS (Gr 4-7)

Fri 16/11
Afr/Xho Lang & Comp. (Gr 4-7)

Mon 19/11
Maths (Gr 4-7)

Tues 20/11
EMS (Gr 7) & Art (Gr 4-7)

Wed 21/11
Eng Creative Writing (Gr 4-7)

Thurs 22/11
SS/History (Gr 4-7)

Fri 23/11
Afr/Xho Creative Writing (Gr 4-7) & Tech (Gr 7)

Please note that text books must be returned on the day that the exam for that subject is written. All class readers, library books and merit badges must be returned to class teachers next week.

Art Books – All pupils from Grade 4-6 must please keep their Art books for continued use in use in 2019.

When parents or transport drivers drop off or collect girls at the front entrance in Beaufort Street, please make sure the girls (and adults) use the pedestrian crossing when crossing the road. With the addition of the traffic humps cars slow down and it is so much safer to cross the road, but crossing in other areas is still extremely dangerous. Safety is our priority.

SPORT
Well done to our swimming team which participated in the
Dolphin Shield Gala this week. On Tuesday 6th of November the Swimming Team swam in the Dolphin Shield Gala hosted by Graeme College at DSG. This was the first gala for most us for the season. The girls put their heads down and they swam beautifully. The results were as follows:

9 & U: Amber Isaacs- Backstroke 5th, Freestyle 6th
Skyla Davies- Backstroke 3rd, Freestyle 5th, Breaststroke 5th
Litha Tabensky- Breaststroke 7th
Freestyle Relay: 2nd

10 & U: Olivia Weyl- Butterfly 1st, Backstroke 6th, Freestyle 5th,
Breaststroke 7th
Tatum Jacobs- Freestyle 6th, Breaststroke 5th
Phillipa Weyl- Backstroke 7th
Freestyle Relay- 3rd

11& U: Tara Bettridge- Butterfly 6th, Backstroke 6th, Freestyle 5th
Kyla Banks- Butterfly 4th
Mikayla Still- Backstroke 5th, Freestyle 6th, Breaststroke 6th
Mika Davies- Breaststoke 5th

12& U: Bronwyn van Onselen- Butterfly 7th, backstroke 4th, Freestyle 5th,
Breaststroke 5th
Cheree Lisher- Butterfly 5th
Sydney Edwards- Backstroke 7th, Freestyle 7th, Breaststroke 7th
Freestyle Relay- 3rd

Open: Alyson van der Merwe- Butterfly 4th, Backstroke 5th, Freestyle 4th,
Breaststroke 5th
Abigail Benn- Butterfly 6th, Backstroke 6th, Freestyle 7th
Ishka Fullarton- Breaststroke 7th
Freestyle Relay 3rd.

Well done girls! Thank you to Mrs Davies, Ms Knott- Craig and Ms Danckwerts for helping with timekeeping at the gala.

The Earlyact Club is hoping to present the elderly of ACVV with Christmas boxes full of goodies. The following donations to fill the boxes would be most welcome:
Grade 1: Face cloths
Grade 2: Soup packets
Grade 3: Teabags
Grade 4: Small bottle of Vaseline
Grade 5: Soap
Grade 6: Coffee sticks / Hot chocolate sticks (single servings)
Grade 7: Small long life milk boxes (200ml /250ml)
You are welcome to donate money instead of the requested item. We will also need shoe boxes and wrapping paper to cover the boxes.
The deadline for donations is 30 November.

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
Principal

VP Newsletter 2 November 2018

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Dear Parents

Thank you to all our staff, girls and parents for making our Prizegivings such special events. They were a fitting acknowledgement of the hard work by staff and girls throughout the year; we hope you enjoyed attending the events as much as we enjoyed staging them.

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

At our House Assembly on Wednesday, 7 November at 09h20, the 2019 Leadership Team portfolios will be announced. The 2018 House Captains will present their reports and House trophies will be awarded. Parents are welcome to join us.

Earlier this year the Grade 4-7 girls were given the opportunity to write the Conquesta external examinations. Well done to all of you who attempted these challenging tests. The results were as follows:
(Bronze = 50 -59%, Silver 60-69%, Gold 70-75%, Diamond 76- 84%, Platinum 85-100%)
Grade 4:
Ammaarah Elie – English 1 (Silver); Natural Sciences & Technology (Silver)
Qhawe Mdolomba – Life Skills (Silver); Bible Study (Bronze)
Shiloh du Plessis – Afrikaans 2 (Diamond)
Eve Daniels – Life Skills (Diamond); Afrikaans 2 (Platinum)
Zinathi Nonzube – Life Skills (Silver)

Grade 5:
Chloe Maartens – Mathematics 1 (Diamond);
Life Skills (Diamond); General Knowledge (Silver)
Amyoli Nyongo – Mathematics 1 (Bronze); General Knowledge (Bronze)
Mairi van School – Mathematics 1 (Diamond); English 1 (Diamond)
Rutendo Chakona – Mathematics 1 (Silver); English 1 (Silver), Life Skills (Gold)
Bronté Agnew – Mathematics 1 (Silver); English 1 (Silver); Life Skills (Gold)
Marlene Loëffler – Life Skills 1 (Bronze); Life Skills 2 (Bronze)
Anne Cuthbert – Mathematics 1 (Bronze); English 1 (Silver); Natural Sciences & Tech (Silver)
Sydney Edwards – Mathematics 1 (Silver); English 1 (Bronze)
Mika Davies – Mathematics 1 (Gold); English 1 (Silver)
Alulutho Solani – Mathematics 2 (Bronze); English 2 (Gold)
Esona Mnqinana – Life Skills (Gold); Mathematics 2 (Silver)
Tara Bettridge – Mathematics 1 (Bronze); Englush 1 (Bronze); Life Skills (Platinum)
Catherine Roberts – Mathematics 1 (Silver)
Sue-Ann Swanepoel – Mathematics 1 (Gold); Life Skills (Gold); Afrikaans 2 (Gold)
Mbalenhle Menziwa – Social Sciences (Bronze)
Mikayla Cock – English 1 (Bronze); Social Sciences (Bronze); Mathematics 2 (Gold)
Jayda Kohl – Life Skills (Bronze)

Grade 6:
Tessa Ngoyi – Mathematics 2 (Silver)
Danni Barrow – Mathematics 1 (Silver); Social Sciences (Diamond); Natural Sciences & Tech. (Silver); General Knowledge (Bronze); Mathematics 2 (Diamond)
Liana Futuse – English 1 (Bronze)
Zahida Davies – Social Sciences (Silver); Natural Sciences & Tech. (Diamond); General Knowledge (Bronze); Mathematics 2 (Bronze); Afrikaans 2 (Gold)
Bronwyn van Onselen – General Knowledge (Bronze); Afrikaans 2 (Bronze)
Trisha Harjeven – English 1 (Silver); Social Sciences (Bronze); Life Skills (Bronze)
Phoebe Bunyan – Mathematics 1 (Bronze); English 1 (Gold); Social Sciences (Gold); Life Skills (Diamond); Natural Sciences & Tech. (Gold); General Knowledge (Silver)

Grade 7:
Safa Shahzad – Mathematics 1 (Bronze); English 1 (Bronze); General Knowledge (Bronze)
Emma Gush – Mathematics 1 (Diamond); Social Sciences (Gold);
Natural Sciences (Diamond); Technology (Gold); General Knowledge (Bronze)
Nikilita Mondliwa – Mathematics 1 (Bronze); English 1 (Gold); Social Sciences (Bronze); Life Orientation (Silver); Technology (Silver); EMS (Gold); Mathematics 2 (Silver); English 2 (Bronze)
Laaiqah Elie – English 1 (Gold); Creative Arts (Silver)

The Earlyact Club is hoping to present the elderly of ACVV with Christmas boxes full of goodies. The following donations to fill the boxes would be most welcome:
Grade 1: Face cloths
Grade 2: Soup packets
Grade 3: Teabags
Grade 4: Small bottle of Vaseline
Grade 5: Soap
Grade 6: Coffee sticks / Hot chocolate sticks (single servings)
Grade 7: Small long life milk boxes (200ml /250ml)
You are welcome to donate money instead of the requested item. We will also need shoe boxes and wrapping paper to cover the boxes.
The deadline for donations is 30 November.

SPORT
The Dolphin Shield Gala takes place at the DSG indoor pool on
Tuesday, 6 November at 14:00. All girls participating have received a letter.

Albany Tennis Trials report back
Well done to the following girls who participated in the Albany Tennis Trials on 26 October and have been selected for the Albany Tennis Team for 2019.
U10 – Viola Stoloff is ranked number 7
U12 – Anne Cuthbert is ranked number 3 and Tara Bettridge is number 7.
The girls will need to continue practising their skills as there will be challenge matches in the new year for the final ranking. An Albany Tennis Tour is being organised in the Western Cape for 2019. This is a great incentive to stay at the top of your game. Please contact Ms Miskin if your daughter would like to challenge to move up the ranking. The Challenge weekend will take place in February 2019.

Coming up next week
Monday: SGB Finance meeting 17:15
Tuesday: SGB meeting 17:15 & Dolphin Shield gala at DSG
Wednesday: House Assembly 09:20 & Hostel Christmas party
Friday: Extramurals end.
Please remember to return all library books and class readers next week!

The following girls celebrated their birthdays this week: Lathitha Waka, Liqalo Gora, Eleni Kyazze, Onwaba Santi, Liana Futuse, Iyana Myataza, Hayley-Jade Wessels and Talia Kara. We hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
Principal

VP Newsletter 26 October 2018

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Dear Parents

VP Prizegiving – Thursday, 1 November

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 this week. However, it is compulsory for ALL Intersen girls to attend the Intersen Prizegiving. The Pre-primary children do not attend either prizegiving, however their teachers are required to attend and therefore school for Gr 00 and R will end at 10:00. As there is no Aftercare available, all children must be collected at 10:00. You are welcome to keep your daughter at home if it is more convenient for you.

Prizegiving arrangements for Foundation Phase girls (Gr 1- 3)
Wednesday, 31 October:
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, 1 November:
08:00 – Girls to be dropped off at the Monument dressed neatly in summer uniform for prizegiving. Please bring 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, 31 October:
08:00 Intersen Girls arrive at the 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, 1 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.

Although there are no extramurals next week, due to the prizegiving ceremonies, the Choir and Orchestra will rehearse as follows:
Choir: Tuesday and Wednesday 2pm – 3pm
Orchestra: Wednesday 2pm-3pm
Swimming: Early morning swimming will continue as usual next week.
THERE WILL BE NO OTHER EXTRAMURALS NEXT WEEK

Coming up
Tennis: We wish the tennis girls selected to participate in the Albany trials this weekend, good weather and many aces!
Grade 2: The girls will go on an outing on Monday and Tuesday during school next week, have fun!
Swimming: There will be a B league gala in PE this weekend. Swim well Abigail Benn, Korra Jennings and Alyson van der Merwe!
C4C: The Gr 5’s will have C4C on Friday, 2 November.
Hostel Leave Out on Friday, 2-4 November. Enjoy your weekend, girls!

A very big Foundation Phase thank you to Nadia van der Walt of the Washing Well Laundry for washing ALL our costumes from the FP play. We are very grateful!

Examinations: Exams will begin on Monday, 12 November. Once the exams begin school will close at 12:30 every day until the end of the term. The timetable is as follows:
Mon 12/11
LS (Gr 4-6)
LO (Gr 7)
Tues 13/11
SS/Geography (Gr 4-7)
Wed 14/11
English Lang & Comp. (Gr 4-7)
Thurs 15/11
NS (Gr 4-7)
Fri 16/11
Afr/Xho Lang & Comp. (Gr 4-7)
Mon 19/11
Maths (Gr 4-7)
Tues 20/11
EMS (Gr 7)
Art (Gr 4-7)
Wed 21/11
Eng Creative Writing (Gr 4-7)
Thurs 22/11
SS/History (Gr 4-7)
Fri 23/11
Afr/Xho Creative Writing (Gr 4-7)
Tech (Gr 7)

The Earlyact Club is hoping to present the elderly of ACVV with Christmas boxes full of goodies. The following donations to fill the boxes would be most welcome:
Grade 1: Face cloths
Grade 2: Soup packets
Grade 3: Teabags
Grade 4: Small bottle of Vaseline
Grade 5: Soap
Grade 6: Coffee sticks / Hot chocolate sticks (single servings)
Grade 7: Small long life milk boxes (200ml /250ml)
You are welcome to donate money instead of the requested item. We will also need shoe boxes and wrapping paper to cover the boxes.
The deadline for donations is 30 November.

SPORT
Tennis results
The U14 A team played singles and doubles matches against Kingswood. The girls won by 1 game in the singles and lost by 10 games in the doubles. The U14 B girls played two double matches and proudly won by 19 games. Results to be proud of! Well done, girls!

The following girls celebrated their birthdays this week: Abigail Green, Faye Jordaan, Limnandi Zweni, Sisonke Magopeni, Kwakhanya Mazibukwana, Aqamile Moli, Emihle Matyholweni, Sizanokuhle Qabaka and Indiphile Lombo. We hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
Principal

VP Newsletter 18 October 2018

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Dear Parents

This has been a very sad week for the Victoria Primary family as it started with the news of the passing of Mrs Lindsay Abrahams on Sunday. Mrs Abrahams taught at VP from 1992 and was also our Principal from 2013 until she retired. She then continued to work at our school as the Librarian and Gr 7 English teacher. All the girls got to learn a love and respect for books from Mrs A. She meant so much to us as a school; she was a colleague, a friend, a teacher, a mentor, a mother, and a granny to each of us.

Her funeral will be held at Christ Church in Speke Street on Friday, 19 October from 10:00 – 11:00. The choir will be singing and will be transported to the church. We will be hosting the tea after the funeral service at our Playbox from 11:00-12:30.

VP will be having a memorial service for Mrs Abrahams in our Remembrance Garden at 12:30, on Friday. We encourage all girls to wear a flower in remembrance of her on the day. This will be attended by all the girls from Gr 1 to Gr 7. The Gr 00 & Gr R’s will go home at their usual time; please use the Pre-primary gate when collecting them as the office will be closed for the duration of the memorial service. Grade 4 – 7 girls are to please wear their blazers. Girls should bring a blanket or cushion to put down on the grass. Parents are most welcome to come and pay their respects at our memorial service.

School will start at the usual time on Friday and will end at 13:30. Orchestra, Strings practice and Bible Study will be cancelled on Friday afternoon, however C4C will continue as usual.

Enviroquiz achievers!
Six of our Grade 6’s participated in the Enviroquiz last term. They had to do a project on Waste Management and provide solutions to reduce plastic use in schools and the community. Their projects were submitted to the DESTEA where they were placed 7th in the Eastern Cape. We are so proud of Georgia-Mae Botha, Isabella Greyling, Kaylee Koffie, Lithe Mdaka, Sama Khumalo and Rachel Thomson!

Foundation Phase Mini Sports Day
On Friday, 26 October the Foundation Phase will have their annual Mini Sports Day. The Pre-primary (Gr 00 & R) section will be from 10:00-11:30 and Foundation Phase (Gr 1, 2 & 3) will be from 11:30 to 13:00. Parents are invited to come and support the girls. More information will be in their homework books.

Prizegivings
As with last year we will once again have two prizegiving ceremonies at the Monument on the Thursday, 1 November – one for the Foundation Phase (Grade 1 -3) from 11:00 and then on the same day we will have our Intersen Prizegiving (Grade 4-7) from 14:30. Please be aware that your Gr 4-7 girls will need to be dropped off and collected from the monument on the day before prizegiving in order to practise for the event and the Gr 1-3 girls will be dropped off at the monument on the morning of the event to practise before their prizegiving. Please note that Aftercare will be closed on 1 November.

Examinations
Please note that exams will begin on Monday, 12 November. Your daughter should start her revision and preparation. Once the exams begin school will close at 12:30 every day until the end of the term.
The timetable is as follows:
Mon 12/11
LS (Gr 4-6) & LO (Gr 7)
Tues 13/11
SS/Geography (Gr 4-7)
Wed 14/11
English Lang & Comp. (Gr 4-7)
Thurs 15/11
NS (Gr 4-7)
Fri 16/11
Afr/Xho Lang & Comp. (Gr 4-7)
Mon 19/11
Maths (Gr 4-7)
Tues 20/11
EMS (Gr 7) & Art (Gr 4-7)
Wed 21/11
Eng Creative Writing (Gr 4-7)
Thurs 22/11
SS/History (Gr 4-7)
Fri 23/11
Afr/Xho Creative Writing (Gr 4-7) & Tech (Gr 7)

Albany Tennis
The following girls have been accepted to take part in the Albany Tennis Trials next weekend. Congratulations to:
U 10 – Viola Stoloff, Megan Peinke, Amber Isaacs, Nqobile Gxoshe, Zazi Veto, Iminqweno Gqutyana.
U 12 – Anne Cuthbert, Tara Bettridge, Grace Mayekiso, Kendra May, Nicole Swart.
U 14 – Isabella Greyling, Tristyn Burger, Danni Barrow, Bronwyn van Onselen, Trisha Harjeven, Emma Gush, Ishka Fullarton, Cheree Lisher.

There will be a tennis match against Kingwood on Wednesday, 24 October. The A team matches will take place at Kingswood and B team at VP. Good luck to the girls. The girls have received a letter if they are playing.

The following girls celebrated their birthdays this week: Bunono Nkwinti, Kwakhanya Nongubo, Buhle Gxotiwe, Rachel Kelly, Amyoli Nyongo and Lusanele Kesa. We hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
Principal

VP Newsletter 12 October 2018

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Coming up….
Saturday:
Gr 7’s return from their tour @14:00. Please collect them from the hostel bubble.
Tuesday:
Gr 5 outing to Addo
Victoria Girls’ Prizegiving
Wednesday:
Gr 5 return from Addo.
VG Valedictory
Graeme College Prizegiving
Thursday:
PJ Olivier Prizegiving

Dear Parents

Welcome back to school!
We start off our term with the wonderful news of an addition to the VP family! On Thursday, 4 October Ms Makeba gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Lanele. Congratulations mom, dad and Aligugu!

We also welcome Ms Simani who will be teaching Foundation Phase isiXhosa while Ms Makeba is on leave.

This term is very short and the teachers will be working extremely hard with your daughter to finalise the syllabus and prepare for exams. Please ensure that your daughter is only absent if absolutely necessary so she does not miss out on essential lessons. It is also an exciting term packed full of fun events. So here we go…..only 73 days until Christmas!

A reminder about our school uniform code:
Watches may be worn, if desired. Children are responsible for their own watches. (Please avoid overly ‘bling’ and large watches)
Earrings – girls may have their ears pierced. Only studs or sleepers (small) may be worn. No coloured earrings are allowed. Only one earring may be worn in each earlobe. (Girls must wear the same earring in both ears)
No bracelets, neck or ankle-chains are allowed, unless the bracelet or chain bears a ‘Medicalert’ disc.
Only Prefects may wear their badges on the blazer lapel. No badges other than school badges may be worn while in school uniform.
Clips and hair accessories must be black, green or navy. Hair should be neat and manageable.

Prizegiving information
All VP girls attending prizegivings for other schools must be neatly dressed in full school uniform. Girls from Grade Four must wear their blazers.
The VG Valedictory Service is on Wednesday,17 October. Girls with siblings at VG who would like to attend this function must wear uniform with their blazer.

VP sponsors a little girl from iKhaya Lethu. This term the Eco Club is selling raffle tickets to raise funds for her school fees. If we reach our target of R2500, the VP teachers have agreed to accept a challenge from the girls…they might dance, they might sing…who knows? Please support us. Tickets are R5 each and can be purchased from Mrs Orsmond.

Communication
At VP we strive to give parents as much information as possible. Once a week (on Friday) a paper newsletter is sent home which will include information relevant to the coming week. If you would like to receive this newsletter electronically please send your email address to i.lang@vps.ecape.school.za and you will be added to the mailing list. Alternatively you can log onto the D6 Communicator app on your smart phone or computer which will give you access to a calendar with school events, a look at the news of the week and in the “Resources” section you can download copies of the term calendar, extramural programme and the weekly newsletter. If, due to unforseen circumstances sport is cancelled an “alert” will be sent to the D6 Communicator app so that you know to collect your daughter earlier.
You can also log onto our website www.victoriaprimary.co.za for the weekly news, if you wish, and from there you can select the link to our “closed” Facebook page. If you are not yet a “friend” please put in a request.
If you think our communication can be improved please let us know at the email address above.

The following girls celebrated their birthdays during the holiday and this week: Lisakhanya Ndlovu, Amy Terblanche, Eryn Gouws, Kelsey Hubbard, Jessie Magabie, Bonga Sakhela, Shandrei Lockwood,Kwakho Ngqola, Awongwa Zono, Sophie Büttner, Sivuyisiwe Jacob, Khloë Thompsom, Lisakhanya Cetu, Lathitha Gxekwa, Liyabona Magopeni and Daniella McLean. We hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
Principal

23rd Rapportryers Hoërskool PJ Olivier Fun Run – 25 October 2018 at 17:30

The annual Rapportryers – Hoërskool PJ Olivier Fun Run will take place on 25 October at 17:30 starting at PJ Olivier. The proceeds of the fun run will go to the Grahamstown SPCA

Medals will be awarded to the first 100 participants to finish the fun run and prize money as well as spot prizes are up for grabs. Entries: R20 per adult and R15 per scholar. Walkers are welcome, as well as canine friends on leashes.

Prize Money
Position Male Female
1st R 500 R 500
2nd R 200 R 200
3rd R 150 R 150

For more information contact Joubert Retief at 0828298409,jcretief@hspjolivier.co.za

VP Newsletter 21 September 2018

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Coming up:
Saturday 22/09: Children’s flower competition at JC Art Centre.
Monday 24/09: Heritage Day. No school.
Tuesday 25/09: 17:45 FP Play for Gr 3 parents and staff.
Wednesday 26/09: 09:00 FP Play Cushion Show for Grahamstown schools & 14:15 Prestige music concert.
Thursday 27/09: 17:45 FP Play for Gr 1&2 and FP hostel parents. FP reports will be handed out after the performance.
Friday 28/09: End of term. School finishes at 10:30. Reports will only be handed out to the girls at 10:30.

Dear Parents
Thank you to all the parents who attended our SGB AGM on Thursday afternoon, 20 September. The fees for next year were set at the following:
Gr 00 & R – R20 500 per annum
Gr 1, 2 & 3 – R17 400 per annum
Gr 4, 5, 6 & 7 – R16 800 per annum
Music fees – R3 200 (ind.) & R2 600 (group) per annum
Hostel fees – R46 500 per annum,
Thanks to the Governing Body finance team and especially Mrs Terblanche for preparing the budget for next year.

We had a wonderful Athletics Day last week, thank you to all the parents who facilitated their daughters getting to and from Graeme College and everyone who supported – and participated. This was definitely a highlight on our sporting calendar.

We would like to once again congratulate our artists for all their wonderful work which was on display at the Johan Carinus Art Exhibition, which opened on Thursday evening. The exhibition is open daily, runs through to the 27th of September 08:00-15:00 daily and is well worth a visit.

Don’t forget that the Albany Horticultural Society is having a children’s flower competition on Saturday, 22 September at the Johan Carinus Art Centre (Beaufort Street). The exhibition fee is R10. Children will need to set up between 07:30 to 09:10. Exhibitor age groups are: Pre-Primary; Grade 1-3 & Grade 4-7. Activities on the day include: Plant workshop, Children’s Treasure Hunt & Prize Giving. Contact heathersurridge@gmail.com

A handful of our senior musicians have been selected to perform in the Prestige Concert, which will take place in the Orchestra Room on Wednesday 26 September at 14h15. This short recital is aimed at creating a non-exam performance opportunity for our girls and it gives them a chance to listen to each other play. The concert is open to all who would like to attend, so please feel free to come and support our young performers.

Choir: Although extramurals come to an end this week, the choir will have one final rehearsal on Tuesday, 25 September from 14:00-15:00

Please remember to book your tickets for the talk by a visiting astronaut. The talk will take place on Wednesday, 26 September at 18:00 at VGHS. This promises to be a very interesting presentation. Tickets are available on
https://www.quicket.co.za/events/55576-living-maths-space-tour-2018-grahamstown/

Our Gr 1, 2 and 3’s play, The Peace Child was performed this morning for our school, they certainly did well! Next week there will be another three presentations: in the evening on Tuesday, 25 September at 18:00 for Gr 3 parents, on the morning of Wednesday, 26 September for other Grahamstown schools and their final performance will be on Thursday evening, 27 September for Gr 1, 2 & hostel parents. Letters have been sent out to the Gr 1,2 and 3 parents with the arrangements for next week. Reports for FP will be handed out after the show on Thursday evening. We hope you enjoy our show!

Well done to Sadie Bartis who has over 250 merits so far this year! Keep it up, Sadie!

SPORT
Interhouse Athletics Results
: Well done to all our girls who participated in our Interhouse Athletics on Friday the 14 September. It was a spirit-filled and exciting morning. Thank you to all our teachers who helped prepare for the day and to our moms and dads for their support. A special thanks to our PTA parents for providing eats.

We are thrilled that four records were broken this year:
U9 Long Jump record was broken by Lisa -Jane Evans and it now stands at 3.40m
U10 High Jump record was broken by Grace Mayekiso and it now stands at 1.20m
U9 4x100m relay record was broken by the Fern team and it now stands at 1.15.57
U10 4x100m relay record was broken by the Arum team and it now stands at 1.10.00

Congratulations to the following girls who were the top point earners for their houses in their respective age-groups:
U9- Lisa-Jane Evans
U10- Grace Mayekiso
U11- Liqhawe Sotyato
U12- Kelsey Frazer
U13- Mandi Musekwa
U14- Shared between Timna Ncepu and Sibulele Kulati

The trophies were awarded to:
U9 Victrix Ludorum – Lisa-Jane Evans
Junior Victrix Ludorum – Grace Mayekiso
Senior Victrix Ludorum – Kelsey Frazer
Best Track Performance – Kelsey Frazer
Best Field Performance – Grace Mayekiso
Most Courageous – Liana Futuse

Overall House winners:
1st: Fern (515 points)
2nd: Arum (470 points)
3rd: Aloe (402 points)
4th: Disa (384 points)

Triangular Results:
Our girls once again did us extremely proud at the Triangular. We came second overall and added two new records to the VP name. Well done to Lisa-Jane Evans for breaking the U10, 100m ‘B’ record and it now stands 16.34 and to Zama Mdingela for breaking the U9 Cricket Ball record which now stands at 26.55m.

The following girls celebrated their birthdays this week: Aslyn Classen, Léyaan-Té Jacobs, Linathi Klaas, Unako Mengo and Maria Nnadozie. We hope you had a wonderful day!

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
Principal

VP Newsletter 13 September 2018

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Dear Parents
All parents are invited to attend the SGB AGM on Thursday, 20 September at 17:30. At this meeting the Governing Body will present the proposed budget and fee structure for 2019.

Aftercare collections
The situation in the parking area outside Aftercare has been monitored and it appears that parents or transport collecting children from Aftercare are using the parking bays that are reserved for tenants in our flats. There are nine such bays and they are clearly marked, please do not use them. There are five parking bays available for parents and transport collecting children from Aftercare or visiting the hostel. Please make use of these bays. Please note that these bays are to stop and collect and not for extended parking. There is absolutely no parking allowed in front of the remote controlled gate leading to the hostel kitchen. The best place to park is in Hill Street outside the gate as it is a short walk into the school to collect the girls. Please do not park on the opposite side of the road as the road is very busy with no demarcated crossing area. Your co-operation in this matter will be highly appreciated.

Music Colours
We were delighted to present a number of our musicians with colours awards at Monday’s assembly as a result of their excellent performances in the recent Trinity Music Examinations. The following girls received half-colours:
Haidee Thondhlana and Danni Barrow for Distinction in Grade 1 Piano. Jasmyn Magabie and Courtney Jacobs (re-award) for Merit in Grade 2 Piano. Emma Gush and Chanté Shaw for Distinction in Grade 1 Plectrum Guitar. Thimna Ngciphu, Tristyn Burger, Olivia Weyl, Kaede Bridger, Cheree Lisher, and Isabella Greyling for Distinction in Grade 1 Violin. Okuye Fundani for Distinction in Grade 1 Recorder. Ilse Strauss for Merit in Grade 2 Flute.
Full colours was re-awarded to Phoebe Bunyan for her Distinction in Grade 3 Recorder.
Congratulations on these achievements, girls. We are incredibly proud of you and your music teachers.

The Johan Carinus Art Exhibition will take place on Wednesday, 19 September at the Art School. Girls who will have their art exhibited have received an invitation to attend. The following girls are the Exhibition Award Winners for this year:
Grade 4: Gold: Claire Lobb; Silver: Haidee Thondhlana; Bronze: Phillipa Weyl
Grade 5: Gold: Esona Mnqinana; Silver: Rutendo Chakona; Bronze: Abongile Mtshemla
Grade 6: Gold: Kaede Bridger; Silver: Bonga Sakhela; Bronze: Phoebe Bunyan
Grade 7: Gold: Laaiqah Elie; Silver: Alyson van der Merwe; Bronze: Nicola Podesta
Well done to all our artists!

Lisakhanya Ndlovu has received over 250 merits this year. Well done and keep up the hard work!

The Early Act Club is selling Sunflower Topes (bandanas) for R30 each. The funds raised from this will go to the Sunflower Fund which fights blood diseases. There is a limited number of topes available and they can be bought from Mrs Sonne. On Friday, 21 September we will celebrate Sunflower Day with a civvies day. If you have bought a tope you may wear it with civvies.

Living Maths has been visiting Grahamstown for the past 10 years as part of SciFest. On Wednesday, 26 September at 18:00 they are bringing a former NASA Astronaut to Grahamstown to give a talk at VGHS. This promises to be a very interesting presentation. Tickets are available on https://www.quicket.co.za/events/55576-living-maths-space-tour-2018-grahamstown/

Sport
Tennis

Our Tennis Team girls participated in the VP Tennis Championships 2018 throughout this term. Some tough, nail biting games were played and the girls played their hearts out, striving to be named VP champion. We are pleased to announce the results:
The Junior singles champion 2018 is Anne Cuthbert; with Tara Bettridge in second and Nicole Swart in third place. Tara Bettridge and Anne Cuthbert won the Doubles Champs.
The Senior singles champion for 2018 is Tristyn Burger; with Isabella Greyling in second and Danni Barrow in third place. Isabella Greyling and Tristyn Burger won the Doubles Champs. Well done to all the girls who participated and thank you to all our loyal supporters!

Interhouse Athletics Day: 14 September 2018 at Graeme College, Somerset field.
Our Interhouse Athletics Day is a fun compulsory day for all Grade 3-7 (U9-U14) girls. The Grade 00 – 2 girls will come to school as usual.
The Grade 3-7 girls must be dropped off at Graeme College Somerset Field at 07:20 and meet up with their class teacher for roll call at 07:30. The event will start at 07:40 and end with the prize giving at approximately 12:15. The programme for Friday is on the back of this newsletter. Girls are to be collected by 13:00 from Graeme.
The girls must wear their house T-shirts (available from Heinen or Xtreme Embroidery), black shorts (NOT SKORTS), white socks, school hats, takkies and tracksuits. Please ensure that, if necessary, your daughter is wearing the necessary supportive sport bra. Girls must wear sunscreen. There will be NO TUCKSHOP. Please provide your daughter with plenty of water and a healthy lunch. We will have a break at 10:00. Girls will NOT be permitted to go to the Graeme tuckshop during the lunch break.
Parents are most welcome to support. If you are up to it we would like to have a parents’ relay team- so come dressed to sprint and give the teachers a run for their money! There will be no extramurals on this Friday.

We will be participating in our annual Triangular event next week Tuesday (18 September) at Graeme. The girls who will be participating will receive a letter after the prizegiving at our interhouse tomorrow with more details. If girls would like to support the triangular they must be neatly dressed in their school tracksuit or uniform. Pancakes will be sold during the afternoon at Graeme College.

The extramural programme for next week and the programme for Interhouse Athletics have been sent home with the paper version of this newsletter.

Horse-riding achievement: Well done Sophie Büttner who received the Rising Star award at the Eastern Cape Showing Awards Dinner!

The following girls celebrated their birthdays this week: Likuwe Fobe; Okuye Funani; Chloe Maartens; Khazimla Kwenxe; Ayman Hayat; Lily Jacobs-Pretorius; Luminathi Mpapha; Natalie Maart; Olilita Sityata; Shene Lockwood; Selby Tarr and Meekah Troskie. We hope you had a wonderful day!

Yours sincerely
Mrs C Kaiser
Principal

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