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VP Newsletter 6 August 2021

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Message from the office
This coming Monday, 9th August, is National Women’s Day and a public holiday. This commemorates the day on which 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against amendments to the Apartheid laws.  Helen Joseph said of this day; “I don’t doubt for a moment that the revolution will result in a non-racial society.” South African women today are still facing many struggles particularly that of domestic violence but our girls have more freedom and opportunities than their mothers had before them, thanks to the brave and powerful women who stood up for the many injustices at the time.

One of the best ways to empower women is to educate them. It is said that when you educate a man you educate just a man but when you educate a woman you educate an entire generation. The importance of your daughter’s schooling and the quality of the education she is receiving cannot be underestimated or undervalued both in our current climate and the history of our country.

VP’s Purpose Statement says, ‘Our objective is to lay the foundation for your daughter to create a hopeful future not only for herself but for further generations through impactful, holistic education with varied opportunities. We aim to nurture core values and to encourage her to be motivated, mindful and self-assured’.

At VP we are privileged to nurture and grow the next generation of women leaders when teaching them to enquire, question, listen, understand, learn and grow. As Charles Mayik said “The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world.”

The opportunities and the realities of the world around our girls have come a long way since 9 August 1956 and we thank the women who walked before us for fighting for the rights of our girls today.

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” – Unknown

Extramurals
It has been good having all our girls back in full swing this term and I feel that we are getting into a good working groove. This past weekend we received the new gazette which states that we are now permitted to return to a full extramural sporting and cultural programme. We have decided to continue with our current programme for our four day week next week (10-14 August), implement our Arts and Cultural Programme on the week of 16-20 August (full details of our exciting programme will be in next week’s newsletter) and we will then start with a full extramural programme for athletics as from 23 August.

Eisteddfod
There has been an overwhelming response and we look forward to seeing and hearing the creative works of our girls. Please note that today is the deadline for online entry forms. Artwork, videos and entry fees are due by Friday next week.

Music
All music rehearsals will resume next week. This includes the Junior and Senior Choirs, Orchestra and Woodwind Ensemble. Please see the extramural timetable for rehearsal details.

Mini Maestros
The following girls performed in the Mini Maestros competition last term: Ifeoma Nnadozie, Sally Kadye, Daniella McLean, Christelle Moriarty, Yusrah Suleman, Kungawo Koza, Amy Terblanche, Madison Edwards, Sibonokuhle Benge, Emily Weber, Eila Chirombo, Aliyah Bezuidenhout, Hluma Mbiko (medallist), Emily Steele, Stella Mullin, Unako Nondlazi, Kungothando Ngangani, and Chloe Bowker. They all played very well and the adjudicators’ comments were very positive. Congratulations, girls!

Merits
The following girls have received over 250 merits so far this year Hannah Stoltz and Olwethu Nojoko. Well done and keep it up!

Birthday wishes
The following staff and girls celebrated this week: Mr Nell, Keenya Loutz, Kwakhanya Hutu, Lelona Manyati, Lulo Leseane, Megan Peinke, Hannah Tarr, Rachel van der Merwe, Joslyn Mager, Mia-Lee Muller, Kiara Goliath, Kimberly Oosthuizen, Awethu Tshisani, Emma Beckmann, Liyabona Benyane, Gaby-Li Doyle, Yonwaba Majova and Siphesihle Chrisjan. Happy Birthday!

We would like to cheer up the school grounds by painting beautiful murals and quotes on the wall at the tennis courts. If you have any wall paint you could donate for this project we would be most grateful. We can use any colour that you can contribute. We would like to start painting on the 13th of August.

Warm regards
Mrs M Rafferty
Principal

VP Newsletter 30 July 2021

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A warm welcome back to everyone and I trust that you had a restful break with your daughters and kept safe despite the many unsettling incidents that were happening around us.

As if COVID 19 hadn’t sent our world into enough of a crazy spin, we had to watch with horror as people looted businesses in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal. The images that we saw seemed to be more from a doomsday movie than a reality in our country. We can only be grateful that the action did not extend to our borders and to other provinces. I can imagine that many businesses have only just begun to recover from the effects of COVID 19 and now this, not to mention the effect on the number of further job losses the looting will cause. It makes your heart break and ache.

I shared a quote from a post I read with our staff at the time of the looting, which was a response to a mom who had asked how we begin to encourage our children when they see images of our country like this. The post was a quote by Fred Rogers that said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find the people who are helping”. And in the days that followed that is exactly what we saw. It was very heartening and tear jerking to see South Africans from all walks of life coming together to clean up and to protect their neighbourhoods and local businesses and this is where the true spirit of South Africa lies.

We have many problems in our country but I do believe that the spirit and tenacity amongst our citizens are unique and something that we all hold dear. Focus on the positive, see the good, see the helpers and encourage your daughters to be the ones who help and fix. We need to nurture a desire to want to serve others. Our country needs a generation of helpers being lifted up and moving forward.

LOOK FOR THE HELPERS   By Michelle Heindenrich Barnes

Look for the helpers

The healers

The givers

The arms-open

Hand-holding

Everyday heroes

The ones who bring food

Extra clothes

And first aid

Who offer safe shelter

A roof

And a bed

Follow their lead

Be a hugger

A helper

A friend who will listen

A person

Who cares

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers-so many caring people in this world.”
― Fred Rogers

“Let’s all focus on the people who are helping, and be one of them.”― Peta Kelly


Staff News
We are so pleased to announce that Mrs Sauls had a baby girl, Shae, during the holidays. Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Sauls and Ava on the addition to their lovely family.


COVID SAFETY PROCEDURES: Screening and Access

A reminder that if your daughter has any Covid-19 symptoms or she has been in close contact with someone who has COVID, she needs to be kept at home. According to our Standard Operating Procedure any child who reports symptoms at our morning screening will have to be placed in isolation and then fetched and taken home.

Parents may still not gain access to our campus. For assistance, please report to the school office in Beaufort Street.

We will not have any afterhours extra murals except for our intervention sessions, team tennis and orchestra practises (please see the programme attached). We await further clear directives from the education department before implementing our full extramural programme again.

It is imperative that we remain vigilant during this third wave to ensure everyone’s safety.


Eisteddfod
The VP Eisteddfod is back this year, as part of the upcoming Arts & Culture week. The Eisteddfod is open to all girls in Grades 3-7. The categories are art, dance, drama, music and poetry. The entry form is available online at https://forms.gle/C9q4RpT9HxAG6v9o7 and the closing date for entries is 6 August 2021. Further information regarding dates and rules are available on the online entry form. We look forward to seeing (and hearing) the work of our creative VP girls!


Library News:  Zintle Magongo and Daniella McLean donated books for our library and class collections. Thank you!


Congratulations to Yolisa Pongolo who received the Personality of the Week at the end of last term for her positive outlook and helpfulness. Well done, Yolisa!


The following girls were our new recipients of the Ndlulamthi Badge last term:

Sally Kadye received this award last year too. She consistently displays the qualities we would like to see in all our VP girls. Sally is humble, gracious and kind. She is an exceptional student who performs well academically, participates enthusiastically in the sports program and makes a valuable contribution to the school music program. She does all of these things with grace and her interactions with her peers are always kind, helpful and sincere. Well done, Sally! You are a most worthy recipient of this award.

Mila Nonguba was nominated as she always tries hard in all the work she does. She enjoys joining in class discussions and often has very insightful things to say. She has very good manners and is very kind to those around her. Her school uniform is always neat and her work is always neatly presented. Mila exhibits all the qualities that VP promotes. Well done, Mila.

Imanathi Mcophele received the award as she was recognised as a great example of a VP girl. Imanathi is kind, caring and patient towards everyone. She constantly puts others before herself. She is a friend who listens and who uses her words to comfort and build others up. She shows commitment to her school work by working hard and having a positive attitude. Imanathi is excited to learn and she always does so with energy and enthusiasm. She takes pride in everything that she does, even when no one is watching. We are very proud of her.

Sophie Büttner is a worthy recipient as she is a dedicated young lady who displays all the qualities and values which VP wishes to instill in all our girls. Everything she does is always to the best of her ability. She is highly committed to the extramural programme and to her academics. She does not only show respect to everyone she comes into contact with, but she also respects her environment. She takes initiative to help others in her class in a quiet and gentle manner without expecting praise. Thank you, Sophie.

Well done to all these girls. We are very proud of you and the positive impact you have at our school.


Merits
The following girls have received over 250 merits so far this year Zazi Veto, Grace Gwed, Unako Nondlazi, Lisa-Jane Evans, Mbali Maxhaulana, Lunathi Zikishe, Luminathi Khonza, Layola Loliwe, Lethabo Maneli, Sinothando Matshaya, Kayla O’Linsky, Amahle Siyongwana and Ahluma Zwana.
Well done and keep it up!


Academic Awards:
We are also very pleased to announce the girls who received their Academic Honours and Merit Awards in Grade 4-7 for Term 2 of 2021.

Grade 4
Honours (80% and above): Emilie Niesing; Emily Steele; Stella Mullin; Azile Hambaze; Daniella Mc Lean; Amila Mdingi; Ifeoma Nnadozie; Cassandra Radovic; Maria Correa; Maya Christian
Merits (75-79%): Saskia van Wyk; Stephanie Folárànmi; Lunathi Zikishe; Kamva Tyatyeka; Zothando Nyati; Lunathi Mkosana; Lisakhanya Cetu; Abigail Green; Milani Nothoko; Khanya Matikinca, Talitha Dingani

Grade 5
Honours (80% and above): Sally Kadye; Lethabo Maneli; Hannah Tarr; Ahluma Zwana
Merits (75-79 %): Kayla O’Linsky

Grade 6
Honours (80% and above): Sophie Büttner; Kumnandi Ncumani; Okusha Dingani; Gracie Chitsike; Zazi Veto; Joylyn Chikiwa
Merits (75-79 %): Faye Jordaan; Liyabona Mbutye; Eleni Kyazze;
Asavela Mtuze; Onothando Mavumengwana; Mbali Maxhaulana;
Unako Nondlazi; Grace Gwed; Megan Peinke; Hluma Mbiko

Grade 7
Honours (80% and above): Haidee Thondhlana; Iyonke Nogqala;
Eve Daniels; Olivia Weyl; Okuye Funani; Lusanele Kesa; Rachel Wilhelmi
Merits (72-79 %): Aphiwe Bota; Shiloh du Plessis; Malihle Tima; Claire Lobb;
Ammaraah Elie; Yakhanani Yapi; Kiara Goliath; Philasande Sandi; Gabi-Li Doyle; Kwakhanya Nongubo; Phillipa Weyl
Well done to all these girls. We are very proud of you!


Birthday wishes
The following staff and girls celebrated their birthdays during the holidays and this week:
Mrs Turner, Ms Denston, Mrs Dewey, Mrs Terblanche, Khloe Botha, Lunathi Mkosana, Maya Christian, Holly Riddin, Mila McConnachie, Makatendeka Chakona, Haidee Thondhlana, Buhle Tshiki, Ammaraah Begg, Zinako Pikoli, Kayla O’Linsky, Lieschen Butterworth, Alwande Mthembu, Malihle Tima, Limnandi Dyibishe, Akhe Songongo, Liyabona Mbutye, Lisakhanya Batala, Iyeva Heshu, Aligugu Makeba, Elam Ntlokwana, Amoré van Wyk, Lwange Madikida, Berlynne Willemse, Libby Everton, Mercy Chidakwa and Zintle Magongo. Happy Birthday!


From next week, Ms Putzier will have a box outside of her classroom for girls to pop in prayer requests and questions about the Bible. If you would like a reply to your question please write your names on the paper.


Thank you for all the Albany Bread bags that have been collected so far, we collected 1180 bags! The competition ends today. Thank you so much for your enthusiastic contributions!


We would like to cheer up the school grounds by painting beautiful murals and quotes on the wall at the tennis courts. If you have any wall paint you could donate for this project we would be most grateful. We can use any colour that you can contribute. We would like to start painting on the 13th of August.

Please note that the revised term dates for 2021 are as follows:
Term 3 26 July-1 October Term 4 11 October-15 December

Warm regards
Mrs M Rafferty
Principal

Delayed start to the third term

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12 July 2021
Dear VP Parents

As you are aware President Ramaphosa has announced that schools will be closed for a further week and will only reopen on Monday the 26 July 2021. Hostel girls are therefore to return on Sunday, 25 July.

One week’s worth of work is recoverable and we shall ensure this happens on the girls’ return. However, if there are further delays in schools reopening we will arrange for work packs and report collections during the course of the week of the 2nd August, depending on the revised term dates.

It is our greatest desire to get our girls back in the classroom and resume teaching sooner than later but we are cognisant of the severity of the third wave and everyone’s safety and well-being takes precedence at this stage.

We pray that you and your families remain safe during this time and we look forward to having our girls back in the classroom in due course and when it is safe to do so.

Warm Regards,

Mrs Michelle Rafferty
Principal

Addendum to letter regarding early school closure

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Dear Parents

Please note that we have just received notification from the minister of Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, that at this stage, schools will open for Term 3 on Monday, the 19th of July. Boarders are therefore to return on Sunday the 18th July. All other plans we have put in place will remain.

Thank you

Mrs Rafferty
Principal

Early closure for Term 2

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Dear VP Parents

As you may have heard from the president’s address, Mr Ramaphosa has called for schools to close this week. The girls’ last day this term will be on Wednesday, the 30 June 2021. Wednesday will still be a full school day and we will close at 12:30 for the Grade 00-3 and at 13:45 for Grade 4-7. We request that your daughters take ALL their books and textbooks home so that we are prepared for a possible further delay in returning to school for Term 3.

The staff will work until Friday the 2 July this week to finalise all our term’s work and our office will be open until 12h00 on Friday.

Hostel parents may take their daughters home AFTER school on Wednesday. Please do not arrange transport before then. All girls need to be out of the hostel by Thursday the 1 July by 17h00.

We still await clarity of when school will reopen for Term 3 as this has not been made clear. As soon as we know we will send further communication to you. Term 2 reports and the Term 3 calendar (once we are sure of dates) will be handed out next term on the girls’ return.

Please also keep an eye on the website for updates during the holidays.

Keep safe and have a restful holiday with your girls.

Warm regards,

Mrs Michelle Rafferty
Principal

VP Newsletter 25 June 2021

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Message from the office
We can finally breathe a sigh of relief as we have managed to get through the exams. It is a stressful time for all and I know that so many of you probably feel as if you’ve also been writing exams yourselves. Thank you for supporting and encouraging your daughters through their exams.

Please remember that every teaching day is invaluable and we need all girls to attend school every day for the last two weeks of school. We will be continuing our syllabus and teaching, making the most of every school day that we have as we do not know what the third wave may bring and how it will impact our school days going forward this year.

We are delighted that the Department of Health has opted to vaccinate the education sector. Many of our teachers and some support staff were vaccinated this week. I know that this will minimise the infections that may take place and be spread beyond our school environment.

This week we have noticed an increase in the number of people getting tested for COVID19 and those who need to go into quarantine. The cases are rife in Gauteng and the Western Cape and it is only a matter of time before we start to feel the impact of this third wave. We will resort back to our full academic day as from Monday and our IPs (Grade 4-7) will finish school at 13:45 (please see the attached times as a reminder), however we have decided that as a precautionary measure, we will not have extra murals for the last two weeks of term to limit our girls’ interaction outside of the classroom and to keep us all safe. Please try to make sure that your daughter is fetched timeously after her school day. School times next week will be as follows:

Screening Gr 4-7:  07:00 – 07:40

Gr 1-3:  07:15-07:45 

Home time Gr 4-7: 13:45    FP: 12:45
All grades NO EXTRAMURALS

Keep safe dear VP families. I pray for God’s hand of protection over all of you!


Staff news
Mrs Sauls will be going on maternity leave next week Friday, 2 July. As from Monday our Grade 6s will return to three classes and Ms Futter will take over Mrs Sauls’ class. Mrs Calitz will go on maternity leave at the end of the term and Ms Slabbert will be filling in for her as from Term 3. We have no doubt that our little Grade 00s will adjust quickly to their new teacher.
We wish both Mrs Sauls and Mrs Calitz all the best as they welcome their little girls into the world.


Merits
The following girls have received over 250 merits so far this year: Iyana Myataza, Cazlin Du Plessis, Lejaye Du Plessis, Jayla Frans, Sambese Njilo, Sanda Stofile, Thobile Willy, Chenelle Tupiri, Zehra Rizvi and Iminathi Nkatsha. Well done and keep it up!


Birthday wishes
The following teacher intern and girls celebrate their birthdays next week: Ms Denston, Uminathi Kate, Linamandla Teyise, Zama Gwarube, Amy-Leigh Jacobs, Luyolise Nakase, Chelsey Koesnel, Shaziah Loutz, Katherine Marais, Zimfefe Kopo, Olothando Sityata, Kendra Chrisjan and Gabriel Nazley. Have a very happy birthday!


Art project donations. Ms Ebel requests donations of large yoghurt containers and items such as fabric, beads, glitter, string etc that can be used as texture for the Grade 5 art project next term. If you have items such as these please drop them off at the office or your daughter can give them to Ms Ebel directly.

Albany Bread “collect a bag” competition
This week Mrs Lang was surprised by a beautiful bouquet made out of Albany bread bags. Thank you, Zazi! Due to your continued support we have now collected 670 bags. Please keep sending them in, the competition ends on the 30th of July, let’s aim for 1000 before then!.

Bread tags for wheelchairs
Ms Putzier would like to thank her class and their families for making such an effort to contribute to the collection of bread tags. The bread tags are given to Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities (APD) which collects them in order to get wheelchairs for needy disabled members of our community. Bread tags are made of High Impact Polystyrene and they have a good recycling value. A bread bag full of tags holds 1kg of tags and it takes 200kg of tags to bring in enough money to buy one wheelchair. One of Ms Putzier’s girls brought four bread bags full of tags this week and Mrs Lang also received a bottle with over a thousand breadtags!

Warm regards
Mrs M Rafferty
Principal

Update re school on Monday

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20 June 2021

Dear VP Families

A very special happy Fathers’ Day to you all!

We have received assurance that all parties involved in the strike have been served with an interdict and that there should not be any action against the court order. We have also been informed that there is going to be more police visibility tomorrow. Based on this assurance, we will be open for business as usual tomorrow.

Thank you once again for your patience and support.

Regards
Mrs Rafferty
Principal

URGENT NOTICE

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It has been brought to our attention that many girls do not have their Life Skills books and Language books at home in order to study. We are aware that this is due to no fault of their own as no one predicted the school would be closed for two days. Unfortunately this did not occur to us when we revised our exam timetable and we can understand the anxiety this has caused when everyone received the newsletter. Please replace the exam timetable in the newsletter with this one:

Exam timetable (if Monday is a school day)
Mon 21 June Exam

Grade 4-7 NS

Tues 22 June

Exam

Grade 4-7 English Lang and Comp

Wed 23 June

Exam

Grade 4-6 LS

Grade 7 LO and

Tech

Thurs. 24 June

Exam

Grade 4-7 Geog

Grade 7 Art

Gr 7 Dance Prac (After Art exam and into the afternoon)

Friday 25 June

Exam

Grade 4-7 History

Grade 7: Drama Prac

Exam timetable
If school is cancelled on Monday- notice will be sent out on Sunday Tues 22 June Exam

Grade 4-7 NS

Wed 23 June

Exam

Grade 4-7 English Lang and Comp

Grade 4-6 LS

Grade 7 LO

Thurs 24 June

Exam

Grade 4-7 Geog

Grade 7 Tech

Fri 25 June

Exam

Grade 4-7 His

Grade 7 Art

Mon 28 June

Gr. 7 Dance and Drama Practicals

Regards
Mrs M. Rafferty
Principal

VP Newsletter 18 June 2021

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Message from the office
Thank you for your understanding with regards to the disruptions the strikes have caused. We have been through many challenges as educational institutions of late and we appreciate it when we have encouraging words and understanding from our parent body.

As shared on our notice sent out yesterday we will closely watch the situation in town and try our utmost to give you timeous notice with regards to school opening on Monday or not. We have provided two possible exam timetables to accommodate either eventuality. We have tried to stick to the original timetable as closely as possible and if your girls were prepared for their original days it should only entail revision for the new dates.

Please find my original message (written before the strikes) which seems even more relevant than before. I am sure that you too are aware of many people who are struggling at the moment. Many are just barely coping and battling through each day. Little things that used to be easy to handle, now seem to be big enough to break people.

Our world appears to be at odds with each other, people are being offended, others are being unapologetic and un-empathetic and others feel marginalised and misunderstood and relationships are brittle. This, on top of the anxiety that COVID-19 has caused, makes the world feel like an unsafe and unhappy place and this is causing much anxiety for our youth today.

People are delicate and sensitive and this includes our little girls who are not immune to the trying times we are in and they are also very sensitive to the challenges their family members are facing. We, as a staff, are finding ourselves counselling and comforting more and more fragile girls who are facing many struggles and who are trying their best to cope with each day.

Although we can’t completely protect our children from the harsh realities around us at the moment, we can try our best to provide them with a softer cushion to land on by being cognizant of the many things we do on a daily basis and we can try to provide them with some tools to manage the stressors that they are able to control. Try these few things that may help ease the tensions our little girls may be facing:
• Avoid TV programmes that add to a sense of violence and uncertainty. More than ever opt for “feel good and happy” movies/programmes for our children to watch.
• Watch out for music that our girls may be listening to, that fuels anger and bitterness. Encourage music that is uplifting and soul enriching.
• Limit or manage how much news your daughter watches and what they are viewing on social media. Although they need to know what’s going on in the world around them, a bombardment of it can cause anyone at any age to have a sense of unease.
• Mind your conversations. Be very selective in what you share with your children. Protect them, they are little, don’t burden them with issues that they don’t need to know.
• Hug your children and be as affectionate as you can. We aren’t able to do it at school and the soul craves it.
• Although you may be struggling, the smallest thing you can do for your daughter is to have a set routine that will give your child security. Ensure that she knows who will fetch her, and that she is fetched on time. Ensure she goes to bed at a set time each day, so she gets enough sleep. Get the family up early every day and get your child to school on time. All this will ease her anxiety and make her feel secure. As children, they need to know that the adults in their lives are in control and can be trusted.
• Allow your child a space to share her feelings and fears with you, acknowledge them and let her know that you can get through it together and correct any misconceptions she may have. Let her know that you will always love her unconditionally.
• Our girls often have friendship issues and this often seems to get worse from Grade 5. This too is when their friendships become more important in their lives than ever before. Often there may be a ‘break up’ of friendships that they’d had since they were in Grade 1, as they start to discover their own unique interests and talents. The ‘break-up’ can be devastating and girls can be very unkind. Support your daughters through these difficult relationships and through it all, remind them to always be kind. We need to teach our girls that just because someone is no longer their close friend, doesn’t mean that the friend is now an awful person.
• Make a conscious effort to do things as a family that will still ensure your safety during COVID19, but will also give you time to relax, bond and release those ‘feel good’ chemicals for everyone.
• If you are feeling overwhelmed or are very worried about your daughter’s emotional well-being and state of mind, please let us know your concerns so we can try to support both you and your daughter through these challenging times.


Happy Fathers’ Day
We would like to wish all those wonderful father figures in our girls’ lives a very happy Fathers’ Day on Sunday! Whether you are a grandpa, uncle, big brother, close family friend or dad, thank you for loving our little girls!


Happy news….
Congratulations to Ms Grobbelaar who got married recently and is now Mrs Calitz and to Ms Hanslo who will be getting married this weekend and will return to school on Monday as Mrs Turner. We are so happy for you both and wish you much happiness!


TIMES FOR IP (Grade 4-7) FOR EXAMINATIONS
Please note the following times that we will follow until Friday, 25 June to accommodate the examinations. Please note that every teaching day counts. We continue with our syllabus after the exam weeks end. Teaching will continue from 25 June – 9 July 2021. Your daughters must attend school until the 9th of July.

The Pre-Primary (Gr 00&R) and Foundation Phase (Grade 1-3) will continue with normal times.
07:00-07:40: Screening (arrive at school by 07:35)
12:45: Home time for girls who do not have extramurals
13:00-14:00: Extramurals & Intervention sessions (some intervention sessions end at 14:45)

After exams, as from Monday the 28 June, we will resort back to finishing school at 13:45 for Grade 4-7. We will once again monitor the COVID 19 situation and assess our extramurals on a weekly basis. A reminder that while we do have an extramural programme it is compulsory for all girls to participate.

EXAM TIMETABLE  (if Monday is a school day)
Mon. 21 June Exams

Gr 4-6: Life Skills

Gr 4-6: English Comp & Lang

Gr 7: LO

Gr 7: Tech

Tues. 22 June

Exam

Gr 4-7:Geography

Gr 7: English Comp & Lang.

Wed. 23 June Exam

Gr 4-7: NS

Gr 7: Art

Thurs.  24 June Exam

Gr 4-7: History

Gr 7: Dance Prac

Fri. 25 June

Exam

Gr 7: Drama Prac

EXAM TIMETABLE
If school is cancelled on Monday – notice will be sent out on Sunday Tues. 22 June

Exam

Gr 4-7:Geography

Gr 7: English Comp & Lang

Wed. 23 June Exam

Grade 4-7: NS

Grade 7: Art

Thurs.  24 June Exam

Gr 4-7: History

Gr 4-6: English Lang & Comp

Gr 7: Dance Prac

Fri. 25 June

Exam

Gr 4-6: Life Skills

Gr 7: LO

Gr 7: Drama Prac


Merits
The following girls have received over 250 merits so far this year: Ovayo Mdledle, Okusha Dingani, Eleni Kyazze and Yakhanani Yapi.
Well done and keep it up!


Birthday wishes
The following teacher and girls celebrate their birthdays next week:
Ms Hanslo, Aventhandwa Ponoshe, Lithalelanga Tabensky, Ella Radovic, Tatiana Radovic, Lithalethu Santi and Nakweziphi Mthetho.
Have a very happy birthday!


Art project donations. Ms Ebel requests donations of large yoghurt containers and items such as fabric, beads, glitter, string etc that can be used as texture for the Grade 5 art project next term. If you have items such as these please drop them off at the office or your daughter can give them to Ms Ebel directly.

Albany Bread “collect a bag” competition. We have already collected over 400 Albany bread bags, thank you! Please keep sending them in.

Extramural programme 21-25 June

Warm regards
Mrs M Rafferty
Principal

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