Charlton Vos

NEWSLETTER 4 | TERM 1 – 2020

Good day


There are still learners with the wrong uniform.  Please check diary for school rules. 

Please make sure that you child is wearing the correct uniform.  It is available at Silver Cross, 248 Eeufees Street, 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.

High School learners can wear the school Blazers, but they must wear WINTER UNIFORM if they wear the Blazer to school.  It is not worn with Summer Uniform.


The grade 2 – 7 learners’ photos were taken on Monday 10th February and Grade 8 – 12 on Tuesday 11th February. 

Due date for orders will be on the 4th of March 2020.  No orders will be taken in after the 4th of March.  We would like to hand out the photos before the end of term 1.


February 2020’s school fees had to be paid on the 3rd of February 2020.  We do ask that if you didn’t  pay yet to do so immediately.  All learners did receive an account on Friday 25 January 2019.  Accounts that are in arrears will be handed over for collection.


We will be selling pieces of cake on Friday, 14th of February here at school.  Cost is R5 per piece of cake. 


It saddens us to think that there are children that show bad behaviour on the bus and at school.  We know that our learners are brought up to respect and behave.  We do ask the parents to speak to your child about behaviour and respect.  On the bus we sit on the seats and not jump or run around.  It is extremely dangerous when they don’t obey the rules.  Such learners will be taken off the bus and will have to be transported by their parents to and from school.

In class learners need to show respect to the teacher and their fellow learners.  They need to obey the class and school rules at all times.  They must have all their books at school every day.  Homework must be done every day.  Bad behaviour disrupts the class and hamper the other learners and teacher to do their best, and this is not acceptable at all.  Such learners will be taken out of class and the parents will be contacted immediately.


Due to many district meetings that came through this week, it is impossible to have a parent/info meeting for grade 10 – 12.  The teachers already phoned and spoke to some parents of learners that are showing no progress or not behaving.  If you would like to see  a specific teacher about your child, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with the relevant teacher for after school.


We as school and the bus company are doing our utmost best to keep all learners safe when they are at school.  After school we don’t have any control over situations that might occur.  So we do ask that you speak to your child about the importance of climbing the right bus and go home immediately after the bus dropped your child off.  They must not go with a friend, if you as parent did not give your consent for it.  We don’t know all the friends of your child and it is impossible to know where they go when they get off the bus.  This is the responsibility of the parent to make sure your child knows to go home and keep you up to date where they are or what they do after school.


We are collecting tin food for an organization in our community that are feeding the homeless and the poor.  We do ask that each learner bring a minimum of 2 tins of food to school.  The project will be completed at the end of February 2020.  We will deliver the tin food to them during the first week of March 2020.  We would like to say thank you to all the learners and parents that brought tin food already.  We really appreciate it very much.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. JS Diedericks

Operational Principal