Charlton Vos

NEWSLETTER 2 | TERM 1 – 2019

Good day

Please make sure that you child is wearing the correct uniform.  It is available at Silver Cross, Madelief Centre, Pretoria-North.  For PT – Physical Training – they have to wear the Vossie black short with the PT golf shirt.  The school’s PT tracksuit pant is also available from Silver Cross.  No other tracksuit pant will be allowed, so please make sure you buy the correct PT uniform.  They are only allowed to wear the PT uniform when the teacher tells them they will be doing exercises outside.

When a learner is not dressed correctly, such learner’s parent will be contacted to bring the correct uniform.  We will not tolerate any incorrect uniform.

Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.  Grade 8 – 12 will have their photo day on the 25th of January 2019.  They will dress in full summer uniform and all school rules apply.

February 2019’s school fees must be paid by the 3rd of February 2019.  We do ask that you do so promptly.  All learners will receive an account on Friday 25 January 2019.

There are still parents that drop their learners off late at school.  Late comers are disturbing the class when coming into period 1 late.  Therefore they will not be allowed to enter the class while the teachers are busy.  They will go to class with the start of period 2.

School hours:

Bell rings at 7h40, period starts at 7h45.

When the first bell rings all learners need to be lined up in front of period 1 class.

Learners are not allowed to use their cell phones at school.  If a learner is guilty, such learner’s cell phone will be confiscated.  Please make sure you read the rules in the diary that clearly stipulates that cell phones will not be allowed at all.

A study has shown that learners that are constantly on their phones, talking, playing games, listening to music are not performing to the best of their ability.

Bus transport is a subcontracted free service.  It is not compulsory for your child to make use of the bus transport, and therefore if it is going to be easier to transport your child yourself you are more than welcome to do so.  We have set rules for the bus transport and you as parents and the learners need to respect it.  For any problems contact Madibana, 082 379 1091.  There are private transport also available (arrange yourself with these drivers) if you would like to rather make use of private transport.

All learners need to be fetched from school not later than 14h15.  WE DON’T HAVE AN AFTERCARE AND THE SECURITY AND SCHOOL ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CHILD AFTER 14H15.

Primary school learners may wear casual clothes on their birthday.  If you are going to send party stuff to school, please send cupcakes and if you are providing cold drink remember to send disposable cups with.  We don’t provide glasses for parties.

GRADE 8 & 9:
The grade 8 & 9 learners will be attending a day camp on the 1st of February 2019.  The camp will be held at Iris on Avenue (opposite the school).  Each grade 8 & 9 learner already received a letter concerning the day camp.  If you didn’t send back the tear off slip, do so before or on the 28th of January 2019.

We do ask that all parents take the hands of the teachers and help them to strengthen the circle of learning.  There are already learners not doing their homework.  And as you know homework is of cardinal importance to help each learner to understand the work explained that day.  Homework also help them when learning for a test or exam and completing assignments.  It stays the responsibility of each parent to make sure that all homework is done for the next day.  Homework not done leads to a learner falling behind.  This can’t be tolerated.  Draw up a schedule for your child when to start with homework and to study – FOR EACH DAY!!!!!

Yours sincerely,

Mr. JS Diedericks
Operational Principal