Charlton Vos

NEWSLETTER 7 | TERM 1 – 2020

Good day

SCHOOL PHOTO: 

We hope and trust that everyone made use of this opportunity to order photos of his/her child/ren on or before the 4th of March.

SCHOOL FEES:

All learners did receive an account last week.  Make sure that your child’s school fees are paid up to date, to avoid interest and legal action.

PRIMARY SCHOOL LEADER CAMP:

The Junior leaders went on a camp this past weekend.   They enjoyed it very much and learned a lot about themselves and how to handle different situations.  We would like to thank Mrs. Rina vd Merwe and Mr. Kabelo Mashapa that went with them.

TRAFFIC IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON IN FRONT OF SCHOOL:

Life itself is in today’s life such a rush and it is then that we miss so many little things that are so important to us as a family.  Never drop your child at school in a rush.  Say goodbye and make sure they are safely inside the school premises before you leave for work.  And this is the reason why we ask that you park in the designated area when you drop your child at school.  Don’t park in the driveway and quickly drop them off.

Let us consider all the road users when you drop off or pick up your child at school.  Don’t ignore the road signs and rules.  Make sure you stay in your lane and don’t stop in the middle of the road to drop or pick up your child when traffic is piling up behind you.  That is very unfair and that creates accidents and unnecessary problems that can lead to tempers flaring between parents or other road users.  We are examples to our children, so let us be the best example they will ever get. 

GANGS AND GANG RELATED BEHAVIOUR:

Do you know where your child is after school and over weekends?  Many learners are seeking help or advice from wrong places and people.  They are afraid to talk to their parents about issues that they carry with them.  These so called “helpers” are showing affection to them but with the wrong intentions.  This is how our kids get caught in a web which is very difficult to get out of.  They get introduced to drugs, prostitution, theft and many other illegal things which have them just drifting further away from real life and their families.  We hear on a daily basis about violence and murder on tv and on social media.  Please make sure that your child is not doing the wrong thing using social media or belonging to a gang.  Take their phones and check regularly what they say and to whom they speak, or what photos they have on their phones or tablets.

You are the parent and you are responsible for your child’s well-being.  Don’t let outside factors destroy your child and your family.  Please have a conversation with your child on a regular basis about the above mentioned problems in our communities.  Violence and uproar is not a good example and we need to teach our children to talk to us as parents so we can solve a problem together.  Violence has never solved any problems, it just makes is worse.

Children need to be at home or under supervision when they come from school.  Don’t give adult responsibilities to a child – that is so unfair.

SCHOOL CLOSING DATE FOR TERM 1:

The school will be closing on the 20th of March at 11h00 for the holidays.  We will re-open again on the 31st of March 2020.  Please make the necessary arrangements for your children for the holidays that they are safe at all times.

The office will be closing on the 20th of March at 10h00 and re-open on the 31st of March 2020.

BUS RULES:

A list of bus rules were given to all learners making use of bus transport.   We can already see that some parents did speak to their children, and we want to say thank you for helping us in this regard.

TIN FOOD DRIVE:

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the tins that you have send to school.  We have dropped them at Ruth from People who care that will distribute it to all in need.   We are so fortunate to have parents and learners that still care about those that are less fortunate then we are.

DANGEREOUS GAMES:

Here at Charlton Vos we aim to provide a safe environment for your child to receive a quality education, therefore we are very strict regarding dangerous games and bully.  Learners can be influenced very easily by what they see in society, on the television etc.  So we ask that you as parent be vigilant to what your child is exposed to.  We have experienced learners playing dangerous games with other learners that they saw on television or computer games.

Please have a talk with your child warning them to keep their hand to themselves and not hurt other learners as well as not spread hurtful stories about their fellow learners.  The motto is:  “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all to another”, is something we all can follow.

GRADE 11 & 12 CAREER GUIDANCE EXHIBITION:

The grade 11 & 12 learners went to a career guidance exhibition on Wednesday the 4th of March at Hoërskool Overkruin, presented by Perfect Life for all schools.  Mr. Science Dube arranged this attendance to help the learners make a more thought through decision when it comes to careers.

We hope and trust with the knowledge at hand they will be able to make the right choice and also know that they have to work hard to achieve the minimum requirements for the different institutions.

Mr. JS Diedericks

Operational Principal

CHARLTON VOS COLLEGE