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VP Newsletter 29 November 2019

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Message from the office:
I am so upset that I missed our Pre-primary play and prizegiving yesterday. I was called out to a last minute department meeting in Kirkwood! Apparently it was just too cute for words. Thank you for all the support of our proud parents who were there and to our dedicated teachers; Mrs Barrow, Mrs Wilhelmi and Ms Grobbelaar for the many hours they put into making it so special. I mustn’t forget to say thank you to our gorgeous little preprimary girls for the delightful performance.

Please do yourself a favour and view our new video clip which promotes our school and which gave me goosebumps and tears. You can view it on the following link   Thank you so much to Jill Japp for putting it together for us. We so appreciate the time and effort that you put into it. It is beautifully done and really gives a sense of how special our little school is.

On a sadder note we recently received news that Mr and Mrs Jones will be emigrating to New Zealand. We wish them and their little family all the best as they start a new life there. We thank them for their many years of dedication and service to our school. We will say farewell to them at an assembly on the 3 December at 11:00.

Do not fear, we have our new staff establishment ready for next year. I will put this into our final newsletter for the year and I am very excited about the calibre and enthusiasm of those who are about to become part of our wonderful VP family.

Next week Monday and Tuesday school times will continue as 07:30-12:30, on Wednesday school will finish at 10:30 and there will be no Aftercare. The arrangements for the week are as follows:

Monday 2 December
Class parties for Grades 1-7. 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.

Tuesday 3 December
Farewell for Mr and Mrs Jones at 11:00.
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.

Wednesday 4 December
We will have our Final Academic Assembly from 08:00-09:00. Girls who have achieved Merit or Honours and/or 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.
We will have our Valedictory Assembly in the hall at 09:30-10:15. All Grade Seven parents are invited to attend as we bid farewell to their daughters.
The “Tunnel” to bid our leavers farewell, will take place at 10:20.
Reports will be handed out at 10:30 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, and school closes at 10:30. Please note that there is no Aftercare on Wednesday. Hostel will close at 12:30

Next week the following children will be celebrating their birthdays: Esona Makabe, Ade-Alizwa Nqokoqa, Mphoentle Moyikwa, Sange Mafani, Bubele Mvula, Tatum Jacobs, Tshegofatso Thabana and Kamva Tyateka. We hope your day is very special, girls!

Warm regards
Mrs M Rafferty

Coming up….
Monday 2/12 – Class parties
Tuesday 3/12 – Farewell for Mr & Mrs Jones 11:00;
Leavers’ Dinner 18:00
Wednesday 4/12 – Academic Assembly 08:00
Valedictory 09:30
School ends at 10:30.
No Aftercare.
Hostel closes at 12:30

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