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    June 2018 Newsletter

    Dear parents and learners

    Happy Youth Month!

    Term 2 is traditionally our fundraising term. Forms have been sent home and we require all forms to be returned by 20th July 2018 together with the donated funds. Please ensure that your child tries to at least collect R 50 towards this venture. We have extended the period the first school week in July to give the learners some time in the holidays to earn some money towards this fundraising effort to improve the school.

    Total as at 1 June: R4 200.00

    The target is R60 000.00

    Media books

    We have a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books in the library and encourage learners to borrow some to read. We, however, also need books to be returned on time so that others have the opportunity to read as well. If the books are overdue, a fine will be imposed. Please help us to get children to read! It is a life skill that will benefit always.

    Extramural awards for Term1

    Back left to right:
    P Mashigo(Half colours- Public Speaking, Full colours House Plays)
    Z Bekker (Half colours House plays and Sound and Lighting)
    L Vilakazi (Half colours Public Speaking, Full colours Extra Mural) L Maphoto (Half colours Public Speaking, Full colours House Plays)

    Front left to right:
    L Matabane (Half colours Public Speaking, Full colours Extra Mural)
    J Rumo (Half colours Public Speaking, Half colours extra Mural)
    G Mzimba (Half colours Public Speaking, Honours colours for Extra Mural)
    K Ledwaba (Half colours House Plays)
    L Leshaba (Half colours Public Speaking)

    Well done to all these learners who participated in many extra mural activities over their 5 years at Willowmoore.

    Shakespeare monologue competition

    First place: Z Hansa and J Maduray

    Commendation: J Rajgopaul

    English Olympiad

    Silver awards went to M Ebrahim and R Kunene. Well done!

    Leadership course

    The following learners went on a leadership course for senior learners. They were exposed to a lot of new ideas. H Manana, R Gunene, C Chawira,N Qhaule

    Easterns Soccer Team

    These boys were selected to be part of the Easters soccer team for 2018:

    K Mabena, K Simons, O Shabangu, R Raju, W Nonkwali, P Cele. Well done!

    Willowmoore Participated in the Take a girl-child to work day. Some learners visited the CCMA and others Atlas Copco. It was a good experience for all the girls to find out what really happens in the workplace.

    Willowmoore Interact activities for the term

    • Feed the Brakpan Project 100 food hampers
    • Junior Interacters – 100 beanies and gloves
    • Senior Interactors- 100 blankets
    • Takkie Tax – learners paid R10 for a sticker to be worn on 25 May together with their takkies. Most stickers have already been distributed to learners who have paid.

    Interact does not make any money from this project; we supported the nation-wide support for the vulnerable.

    Community service was conducted in two ways:

    • Seminars by House of Mercy, Lifestyle Choices
    • Community service at different venues included Collins House, Kids Haven and Salvation Army.

    Donations

    Thank you to SAGE accounting for donating a goodie-bag containing winter uniform to some of our learners and for spending some time motivating the learners to become the best that they can be.

    Collections

    Plastic bottle tops (deliver to Mrs Naidoo and the Rangers), beanies, gloves and non-perishable food items (deliver to Mrs Joseph).

    Africa day celebrations

    Traditional food was on sale and entertainment was provided by the Marimba band and the Choir.

    First Aid training

    A number of educators participated in level 1 first aid training over the last weekend in May. These people are now our first responders in case of any accident. The training has been put to good use already as we have had a number of incidents requiring first aid in the week.

    Term 3 events

    Please take note of the term 3 events such as:

    • 67 minutes for Mandela Day. This will also form part of our celebration of the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth which will be concluded by a Sleep Out on 20th July.
    • Women’s day celebrations
    • Pamper day for community workers.
    • Willowmoore Cultural Festival from mid-July to Mid August, and which includes house plays, public speaking, debating and theatre sports.

    If anyone would like to assist or donate towards any of these activities, please let us know.

    Communication with educators

    The quickest method of communicating with your child’s educator is to write a note in their school subject book or homework diary and request the educator to sign. A follow up can be made via e-mail.

    As the term draws to a close, we bid Mrs Stewart farewell as she takes up a post in Hong Kong. Best wishes go with you for a safe journey and settling into a new country.

    School uniform

    See the attached document for all the details.

    Reminders

    Grade 11 Camp

    This is a fun-filled 3 days spent getting to know their fellow classmates and teachers. It is not compulsory but we encourage as many learners as possible to go with us to camp. Those learners who want to go, must complete the form and pay the deposit by the end of June. The final amount is payable at the end of July as all costs and payments need to be finalized before we leave for camp. It is a wonderful experience and one of the highlights of their high school career. Any queries can be directed to Mrs van der Heever.

    School Rules

    All school rules apply from the time the learners leave home in the morning until they return home again while in school uniform. They do not lapse if the learner is off the school property or if it is outside of school hours.

    Litter

    We are addressing the litter in the school. Some learners are just too lazy to put the litter into a bin even if they are sitting right next to it. It is everyone’s responsibility to STOP, PICK IT UP and PUT IT IN THE BIN. Everyone can help and do their bit to keep the environment clean.

    Counselling

    All educators are available should you need to speak to anyone. If the matter is sensitive, you may put it in writing to the Principal and the matter will then be forwarded to the relevant person to assist you.

    The Heads of Grade assist with discipline and academic problems.

    Grade 8 – Ms Kera and Mr Mpiyakhe Grade 9 – Ms Gallagher and Mrs Jennings Grade 10 – Mr Brown and Mrs Joseph Grade 11 – Mrs Russell and Mrs Koboka Grade 12 – Mrs Chotoo and Mrs Sanders

    The SBST member for general counselling is Mrs Kata.

    The SBST member for homework sessions in the afternoon is Ms Zerf.

    The SBST member for account related issues and the feeding scheme is Mrs Healey.

    The Student Liaison officer, Mrs van der Heever, is responsible for general counselling and basic first aid assistance.

    The social worker, Mrs Hennessy, is available on referral from one of the above SBST members and she will make an appointment with the learner and/or family.

    Road safety

    Do not walk or play in the road. When getting out of taxis, please do not just rush across the road – first check for oncoming vehicles.

    Parental details

    Please make sure that we have correct contact cell number and e-mail details for both parents as well as a current emergency contact number. You can update your details directly if you are using the D6 app or send an SMS or an e-mail to us at enquiries@willowmoore.co.za

    Mrs L Sanders
    Principal

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