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VP Newsletter 18 March 202

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MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE

An ambassador is simply a representative of something or someone. Wherever our VP girls go they are ambassadors of our school and of each pupil at VP. We expect our girls to always be mindful of that through their actions, interactions, manners and dress.

So many parents come to us to say that they always see the VP girls in town and admire how smart and well-mannered they are and it is through this sort of interaction that the community gets an impression of what happens at our school and what type of school we are. When your daughters are about town, please always make sure that she is dressed in full school uniform or sports clothes and is neatly presented.

This Saturday we are aware that many of our girls are eager to support their brothers and friends at the Graeme College Rugby day and it is an exciting event on the calendar. We remind all girls that they must be dressed neatly in their school uniform and, if they are in Grade 4-7, they should be wearing their blazers. We expect our girls to walk with pride and be wonderful representatives at this function. We request that you ensure that your daughter is dressed accordingly and be the best possible ambassadors for Victoria Primary School.

Reports for Term 1
We have just received the latest SASAMS patch from the Department of Education. We will still hand out reports in the second term on Friday 8 April to ensure that they are done correctly and checked thoroughly.

On Friday the 25th March, we will however hand out next term’s extramural programme and calendar and our final newsletter. Please make sure that you receive these so that you can make the proper plans for the new term
Merits Hlomla Ndungane, Manahil Rizvi, Amyoli Sesani, Abenathi Kulati and Elam Ntlokwana have received over 250 merits this year. Well done, girls!


CONGRATULATIONS

A Ndlulamthi badge goes to Iviwe Jakavula for the dedication, effort and pride she shows in her academics, music and sport.

We have two Workers of the Week this week. They are Anna Malamis and Nakhane Klei for their beautiful pictures and story-telling.

The following girls will be going through to the next round of the SA Maths Challenge, which will take place in May: Lisakhanya Cetu; Maria Correa, Azile Hambase, Daniella McLean; Lunathi Mkosana; Stella Mullin; Saskia van Wyk and Sophie Büttner. Well done, girls!

Netball results
Results from the Frans Erasmus tournament:
VP 8-3 Gill
VP 4-4 Cradock
VP 9-0 Fort Beaufort
VP 13-0 DSG
VP 2-4 Ntaba Maria
VP 14-2 St Mary’s

The girls played their hearts out and had great support from friends and family. Thank you, Ms Featherstone and Ms le Roux, for your coaching and support.

Lisa-Jane Evans; Joylyn Chikiwa and Zazi Veto were presented their Half colours for Athletics at assembly this week. Well done, girls!

We are proud to announce that Mbali Maxhaulana has been made the Hockey Captain for 2022! Well done!

GAP Tennis results
We are very proud to announce that two of our U10 players have been selected to represent the GAP Tennis Team. The schools that entered players were Port Alfred, Cradock, DSG and Kingswood. Marizaan Boucher was ranked number 1 and Madison Edwards is ranked number 6.
The team of 6 players will have their first match on Monday, 21 March. Good luck, girls!

Interhouse Tennis
Our girls have almost completed their singles Interhouse matches. The matches have been incredibly close.
The singles and doubles matches will continue on Tuesday, 22 March from 14:00 until 15:30.

Dancing
Amber Isaacs and Libby Everton competed in the East Coast Highland Dancing Festival in East London last weekend. Amber received one gold, three silver and two bronze medals! She was also the runner-up for the Novice Highland section trophy and won the Munro Family Shield for the Novice National section.
Libby danced in the Beginner All Ages section. While Libby did not receive any placings she has worked very hard in order to compete at this level.
Well done, girls!

Shotokan-Ryu Karate
We wish Abenathi Kulati best of luck as she enters the 2022 WUKF National Karate Championships & African Open in Gqeberha on the 24 & 25th of March. All the best, Abenathi!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Netball
Selected U7,8&9 girls will be participating in the St Andrew’s Preparatory Mini Netball Festival this afternoon. The matches will start at 14:00 at Prep Fairlawn Courts. Parents are welcome! A letter has been sent out to those participating.

Hockey
We wish our U13A hockey team all the best for the KC Hockey Festival next week.
The fixtures are as follows
Wednesday 23/03
17:00 KC vs VP

Thursday 24/03
13:30 VP vs Holy Cross
17:25 VP vs DSG

Friday 25/03
08:35 Stirling vs VP
11:30 Hangklip vs VP
15:00 VP vs Sunridge
Play well, Hokkie Bokkies!

U13 A&B hockey practice
On Tuesday, 22 March the U13A&B hockey teams will have practice from 14:00-15:00.

On Wednesday , 23 March the U13A team will have a hockey practice after the Interhouse gala in preparation for the Kingswood Hockey Festival. After the practice Mrs Andrews will drive the girls to the Kingswood Astro.

Interhouse Cross-Country
We are excited to be able to hold our Interhouse Cross Country event on Tuesday, 22 March.
The Pre-Primary and Grade 1s will run a course on the VP campus at 08:00 and will be supported by the Gr 7s in their houses.  The Grade 2-7s will run a short cross-country course in groups at the Botanical Gardens from 09:00-10:30.
Girls must come to school at the normal time dressed in their house shirts, black shorts, white socks and takkies.
Parents are welcome to support their girls at these events.

World Maths Day is on Wednesday, 23 March. Our IP classes will participate in an Interhouse Maths Challenge and the FP will do fun Maths games. Maths can be fun! We still encourage our girls to participate in the live Maths Challenge online at home, if they are able: tinyurl.com/2022mathschallenge


PLANS FOR NEXT WEEK
The extramural programme for this term ended today. There will be no other extramurals for FP and IP next week.

Monday, 21 March: Human Rights Day (public holiday)

Tuesday, 22 March: Interhouse Cross Country
Interhouse tennis matches continue 14:00-15:30
U13A&B hockey teams will have practice from 14:00-15:00.

Wednesday 23 March
11:00-12:00: Open Music Class (Gr 1-3).
12:00: FP (Gr 1-3) to go home
10:30-15:00 Splash & Interhouse gala
The Splash gala will begin at 10:30 and the Interhouse gala will run from 12:30 to 15:00. This is a compulsory event for Gr 4-7. Tuckshop will be available for sweets and drinks. Girls must arrive at school in their sports clothes, with either the official house shirt or their navy blue golf shirt. Please pack hats, sunblock, costume and towel in a separate bag. Parents are welcome to support the swimmers, please enter through the office entrance in Beaufort Street for screening.

Thursday, 24th March:
U13A KC Hockey Festival

Friday, 25th March:
U13 A KC Hockey Festival
08:00 Grade 00 & R Open Music class
09:30-10:30 Progress Concert.
10:30 School closes for the term for all
12:30 Hostel closes
No Aftercare


OUTREACH

Kind Club
Reminder that the Kind Club is putting dignity packs together to distribute at local soup kitchens for people in desperate need of toiletries. We appeal to the VP family to donate the following items towards this project: face cloths, roll-on deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary pads, body lotion, Vaseline. Thank you to those who have already donated.

PTA Fundraiser
Easter Raffle
Your daughter will be bringing home a raffle sheet for our Easter hamper raffle. Please encourage her to sell tickets at R5 each to friends and family. Thank you if you have already donated Easter Eggs for our raffle, if not please help us raise funds by donating. The draw will take place before Easter weekend.

Media Market Day
We thank the Gr 4s & 5s who had a very successful Media Marker days this term, we will continue with the Gr 6s & 7s next term.

VP will be supporting the Reach for a Dream Slipper Day again this year. Girls can purchase a sticker for R20 and will then be allowed to wear slippers at school on the 6th of May! Please buy these in advance from Mrs Mgogo (between 07:40-08:00). If you would like to bring slippers to school to wear for the day without buying a sticker you may do so for a R10 donation. All the proceeds will go to Reach for a Dream an organization that strives to fulfill the dreams of children who are suffering from life threatening illnesses. Looking forward to seeing you in your slippers, proving that NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES!

Happy birthday to everyone who had their special day this week! Next week the following girls will celebrate: Tadiwa Mavuku, Lathisa Ngabaza, Achumile Ntozake, Onika Jimmy, Pippa Wolmarans, Kylie Daniels, Emily Steele, Elethu-Ibhongo Makeleni and Amyoli Tshetu. We hope you have a wonderful day!

Regards

Mrs Rafferty
Principal

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