Charlton Vos

NEWSLETTER 22 | TERM 3 – 2021

Good day to all parents


The grade R, graduation photos were taken on the 24 of August.  Thank you to all the Grade R teachers for the arrangements.  Graduation ceremony details will be given through later.

BUS TRANSPORT (previous letter)

We are still experiencing problems on the bus with learners misbehaving or damaging property in the bus .  As we explained previously, we have a ZERO tolerance attitude against learners misbehaving or damaging property, and such learners will be taken off the bus permanently.  This is not negotiable.  Please remind your child to behave on the bus.  If a learner is taken off the bus, such learner’s parents will have to arrange alternative transport to and from school every day. 


The diary specify clearly how the learners must dress.  The boys can wear the skinny pants, but only the ones bought from Silver Cross.  Many boys are tailoring their own pants and it way to tight.  Some girls’ skirts are way to short. Please make sure that your girl’s skirt is the right length.  We will not allow it at all.  Some boys’ pants are also to short.  Please make sure that your child is properly dressed every day.  If they are not, they will be taken out and we will phone the parents to bring other clothes or the fetch them from school.  The rules also give clear indication on hairstyles, nails, jewellery etc.

Make sure you read all the rules in the diary and obey them. 


As from 1st of September all learners must start wearing Summer Uniform.  NO BEANIES anymore.  Make sure that your child has the correct summer uniform on from the 1st of September.  Visit Silver Cross early to purchase the summer uniform if your child’s uniform is too small or if you did not yet bought it.


Learners can’t do PT in their school uniform.  Make sure that your child wears the correct PT uniform on days of PT.  No other tracksuit pants or jackets except those prescribed for PT may be worn.


We have spoken about cell phones a few times, but there are still learners that are misusing the cell phone during school hours.  No cell phone, no ear phones are allowed at all.  Check the diary for rules about cell phones.  We have a ZERO tolerance policy.


Congratulations to all the newly appointed student council members of the high school.  We are very proud to have you on board.  May you excel in everything you do and we also pray that God will guide you in your term as a member of the student council.

The head leaders will be announced later during this year.


We are experiencing problems with some learners that are not prepared at all for any tests or assignments.  We ask that all parents make sure that their children are studying/preparing thoroughly for a test or assignment.  You can not expect your child to pass well, if he/she did not prepare enough.  It remains your responsibility to make sure your child studies and stick to a programme to help them manage their time.


The high school learners are still coming on a rotational basis.  We are monitoring the situation and will give a date when all high school learners will have to be back on a daily basis. 


We would like to thank our parents for the good discipline that they instill into their children.  Learners with good morals and values are learners who respect other people and do well in life.  They tend to excel in their work and are happy learners.

Unfortunately, we do have some unruly learners at school, which is creating a problem for us as teachers.  They are behind in homework, disrupt the class, are naughty on the bus.  We as school can’t tolerate this at all.  We have a responsibility towards other learners that are serious about work and performing well.  Unruly, bad behaved learners will be dealt with immediately so that education can take place in a calm and encouraging environment.  We do ask that you speak to your child about good and bad discipline and behaviour, at school and on the bus.  It saddens us to see how some learners are not listing at all.  Parents need to be stricter to avoid that some learners are lost along the way.


Covid-19 is till with us.  We need to take extra care of ourselves and adhere to all the rules.  Just go over all the pre-cautions with your child again, so that they will also be careful and know to look after themselves.  Always keep in mind your safety, as well as that of those around you.   

May you have a blessed weekend.
Mr.JS Diedericks