Charlton Vos

NEWSLETTER 8 | TERM 1 – 2019

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 5th of March.

SCHOOL FEES:
All learners did receive an account last week.  Make sure that your child’s school fees are up to date before the school closes on the 15th of March.

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 Mrs. Lynette Rossouw that went with them.

CROSS COUNTRY:
They went for a cross country run of 3km at “Die Hoekie” and enjoyed it very much.  Thank you to the following teachers for helping and accompanying them:  Mrs. Rina vd Merwe, Mrs. Jenine vd Heever and Me Marelize Mentz.

TRAFFIC IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON INFRONT 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 advise 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 it 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 14th of March at 14h00 for the holidays.  We will re-open again on the 2nd of April 2019.  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 15th of March at 10h00 and re-open on the 2nd of April 2019.

BUS RULES:
A list of bus rules was given to all learners making use of bus transport.  These rules were given on the 4th of March 2019.  We can already see that some parents did speak their children, and we want to say thank you for helping us in this regard.

Mr. JS Diedericks
Operational Principal

CHARLTON VOS COLLEGE