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    February 2018 Newsletter

    Dear parents and learners

    Welcome to February and what has been nearly a full month of schooling. My sincere thanks to all of you for a smooth start to the academic year.

    We welcome Ms Dlamini to our staff who has been appointed in a growth post at our school for 2018. She will be teaching Technology.

    Thank you to our general assistants for many years service to Willowmoore High School:

    • Mr Tshangana – 15 years
    • Mr Motimele-25 years
    • Mr Mbolompo- 25 years

    Thank you to all parents who have already paid school fees in full. Please ensure that all special subject fees – like for Consumer Studies or I.T. – have been paid up to date. We are glad to say that our finances are in a very good position. We would also appeal to parents not to send cash with learners; we would prefer you to swipe a card or do an EFT transaction. It is safer for all of us.

    Well done to our athletes.

    Athletics:

    • Jupiter won the inter house athletics.
    • Victor Ludorum Senior: M Magadulela
    • Victor Ludorum Junior: C Netshikulwe
    • Victrix Ludorum Senior: L Zungu
    • Victrix Ludorum Junior: A Magadulela

    Practices for the first term extra mural activities like hockey, public speaking and house plays have started and learners need to be punctual and attend all practices. Please note that athletics is still ongoing until the 15th February and that all athletes must complete their commitment to this activity before commencing with a new one; the organisers of Term 1 extra murals are aware of this and will make accommodation for these learners.

    Valentine’s Day:

    Learners may wear civvies at a cost of R 10. This money is used to support our charities and feeding scheme. All school rules still apply on that day. Please take note of the type of clothing your child will be wearing as we will not tolerate skimpy tops and very tight pants. There still needs to be a level of decorum.

    Blood drive:

    This will also take place on 14th February 2018. Please allow your child to book a time with the blood monitors. There are regulations with regard to weight and eating so check these out before booking to donate.

    There will be visitors from the Whole School Evaluation meet Committee in the school on the 14th February 2018 onwards. Please be courteous.

    Inter homeroom “Iron man”: (starts from 8am) Saturday 17th February 2018. Home room class teams need to book a time. Please be on time for your team event of the Iron man competition. The teams must be dressed in PT kit with their specific class team shirt (if needed). Interact fun water sports day: (starts from 9:30 am) Saturday 17th February 2018. The water sports fun day requires learners to have prepaid and filled in indemnity forms before participating- no one else will be allowed to arrive unregistered and participate on the day. The tuck shop, vending machines, Chip ‘n Dip and Cake sellers will be around during the day. Parents are welcome as spectators for the day.

    If you have any old school uniform that is still in good condition, please consider donating it to our second-hand shop as there are many learners who make use of this facility.

    Parent Meetings – registers will be kept

    SGB elections – a letter will go out on 14th February 2018 in connection with this.

    Uniform:

    Learners must wear correct summer uniform to school. The school baseball cap or cricket hat may be worn. The grade 11 and 12 learners should be wearing blazers at all times. Please ensure that the boys and girls’ hair styles are in line with the school rules. The wearing of caps is not an excuse for incorrect hairstyles. Dri-macs are worn only in rainy weather or for sport. Please ensure that your child is correctly dressed for school. Correct PT kit can be worn on the day that the learner has PT for Life Orientation. The PT kit is the school tracksuit pants/shorts with school Tshirt. Either the tracksuit top or school jersey or dri-mac may be worn for PT.

    Reminders:

    School Rules:

    All school rules apply from the time the learners leave home in the morning and 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 Principal Talk app or send an SMS or an e-mail to us at enquiries@willowmoore.co.za Willowmoore offers quality education at affordable rates. Please ensure that school fees are paid up to date. Thank you to all the paying parents who make it possible for us to continue our educational programmes and to support all our learners.

    Mrs L Sanders
    Principal