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    November 2018 Newsletter

    Dear parents and learners

    The SGB AGM was held 31 October 2018 – Thank you to the parents who attended. It is vital that you support the SGB at these meetings to get the latest information relating to the running of the school. Please read the three (3) attached pages with regard to the school fee increase for 2019. Complete the two (2) relevant forms and return them to us by asking your child to hand the 2 pages in to office 14 or office 34.

    Thank you to all parents who have met their commitment to pay school fees. Outstanding accounts will be handed over to the debt collector. Without your payment it is very difficult to keep the classes small and the school running effectively.

    Textbooks:

    • Reminder that all textbooks MUST be returned according to the retrieval guide that was issued to all learners.

    • R250 must be paid to the accounts office for any lost textbook and the receipt must be taken to the media centre.

    Robotics

    Well done to the learners in the robotics team led by Z Hansa – they won the Trophy for Innovation and Strategy and have been invited to participate in the National competition at the end of November. We wish them well for this competition.

    Extra Mural awards

    These learners were awarded colours for Cricket and Softball- keep up the good work. A Semusemu was awarded Full Colours for Cricket.

    T. Khan entered her Artwork in a competition and was awarded a certificate for participation.

    Grade 12 Subject award winners for 2018.

    F Abilu – Afrikaans, mathematics, Life Science, Accounting and Top Matric Student awards

    N Maduna – Principal Award
    A Sidat –Business Study award

    Z Liyaqat-Ali – IT, Electrical and Technical award P Ntsibande – History Award

    A Pandarum, N Maduna – Most improved in Afrikaans Y Fakir – EGD, Geography awards

    E Tshiya Wa Ntita – Life Orientation, English, Physical Science, Consumer Study and Top Matric Student

    Plans for the rest of the term:

    Grade 8 and 9 exams start on Friday 9th November 2018. There will be a study venue available for learners who are not able to be collected or who have to wait for the Creative Arts Practical exam. No learners are allowed to play soccer or just wander around the school.

    Grade 12 registrations for 2019

    There are two (2) forms (blue and yellow) that every grade 11 learner must complete and return to the office 15 by 13th December. One form is a change of subject form and the other is a list of subjects that will be written in the NSC examinations in November 2019. No tippex on either form will be accepted and both forms must be signed by parent/guardian and learner. If these forms are not submitted by 13th December, your child will not be registered for grade 12 examinations.

    Subject change: – ONLY ONE subject can be changed. Take note that if your child is doing Accounting, they have to take Mathematics. If your child has already changed

    a subject at the beginning of grade 11 then they cannot change another subject. If the subject change request is not granted at Provincial level your child will have to revert to the old subject.

    From 3rd December – 11 th December:

    All learners at school must wear blue jeans/tracksuit pants/school shorts and the school T-shirt. The Senior RCL and House captains will be working and assisting the staff.

    Media monitors need to help in the media centre from 8am till 2pm as many days as they can. (Mrs Louw)

    Lab monitors need to help tidy the labs for the end of year stock taking. (Mrs Tsotetsi)

    Play directors need to assist with the clean-up and stock-take of the props room Grade 8 and 9 visit to Johannesburg Art gallery – by invitation – 4th December (Mr Mathipa)
    Grade 8 for 2019 Orientation – 5th and 6th December. (Mr Ramayaha)

    Inter-house Fun Triathlon 7th December from 9 am till 12 noon– anyone can enter R10 donation to charity. Register with Ms Scheepers. Book packs will be sold (Mrs Poonsammy)

    Reports

    Will be issued between 8 am and 9 am on the 12th December from the hall. (No need to wear school uniform)

    Parental Support

    Please ensure your child gets enough rest during this exam period so that they can learn and do well in their examinations. Also establishing a study schedule goes a long way.

    Food Drive for the Feeding programme of Needy Families

    Please support us by donating one of the following items:

    Baked beans, pilchards, jam, peanut butter, rice, teabags, cooking oil, packet soups, long life milk, salt, tomato and onion mix, soft porridge, oats, 2 minute noodles, sugar, pasta, biscuits, tinned veggies, corned meat, cake of soap, box of washing powder.

    Our families in need will be most grateful.

    Reminders:

    School Rules:

    All school rules apply while learners are in school uniform from the time the learners leave home in the morning until they return home again. They do not lapse if the learner is off the school property or if it is outside of school hours. Please inspect your child before he or she goes to school.

    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 Koboka and Ms Khumalo 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