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2017-01-14
January 2017 Newsletter - KRCP


January 2017 Newsletter

 

Dear Parents

Happy New Year!

I hope 2017 will be a prosperous year for all.

We welcome back all our existing children. A warm welcome to the new children and parents.  So far many of the children have returned and are settling well.  Thank you to the caring and competent teachers.

 

 GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017

Kyalami Ridge School Terms and Holidays

The school follows a 3 term calendar (Independent Schools) 

Please note that we do not close for the Midterm breaks and the only school holidays that we will be closing for are highlighted below:                                                    

Term 1

18 January – Wednesday 12 April

Term 2

Wednesday 3 May – Friday 4 August

Term 3

Tuesday 5 September - Thursday 7 December

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND SCHOOL DAYS THAT THE SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED

School Opens

9 January

School Closed

20 March (Monday)

Public Holiday

21 March (Tuesday) Human Rights Day

Public Holiday

14,17 April (Friday/Monday) Easter

School Closed

24.25.26.29 April

Public Holiday

27 April (Thursday) Freedom Day

Public Holiday

1 May (Monday) Workers day

Pubic Holiday

16 June (Friday)  Youth day

Public Holiday

9 August (Wednesday) Women’s Day

School Closed

7,8,10,11 August

Sunday

24 September Heritage Day

Public Holiday

25 September (Monday)

School Closes

15 December (Friday)

SCHOOL FEES FOR 2017

NURSERY

FEE

12:30pm

2:00pm

5:30pm

MONTHLY X12

    R3 650

  R3 990

  R4 390

TERMLY X3

 R14 170

  R15 490

R17 030

YEARLY

 R40 810

  R44 560

R49 000

       

PRE-SCHOOL

FEE

12:30pm

(No Lunch)

2:00pm

5:30pm

MONTHLY

    R3 520

  R3 870

 R4 260

TERMLY

  R13 660

R15 070

R16 520

YEARLY

  R39 280

R43 200

R47 520

 

Class Fund: R400, 00 per term.  The class fund is used for all the children’s entertainment e.g. Puppet shows, educational shows and hearing screening etc., as well as costs involved with the fun days, sports day and special projects the children may engage in.      

THE TERMLY AND YEARLY FEES ARE DISCOUNTED.

SCHOOL HOURS

The school opens at 7:00am and closes at 5:30pm.  The day is broken up as follows:

Morning

Half-day

Afternoon

Up to 12:30pm (excluding lunch)

including 10:00am snack (lunch by arrangement)

Up to 2:00pm (includes lunch & rest)

including 10:00am snack

Up to 5:30pm (including lunch and sleep)

including 10:00am snack & 3pm snack  

Teaching begins at 8:15am so it is important that the children arrive at school on time, especially the older classes in the school.
 

UPDATING THE INFORMATION FILES 

If your cell number, address, email or any other information has changed PLEASE inform the school, it is very important to keep our records up to date in case of emergencies, to send newsletter and invoices out and generally to keep in touch.  If you are having problems with receiving our emails or invoices please also inform the office staff. We also need a copy of your child’s updated immunisation Clinic Cards.

 

ITEMS TO BRING TO SCHOOL

Hat, Sunscreen and Water Bottle

The days are very long and hot so please put sunscreen on your child before school and we will re-apply later on during the day, also please ensure your child brings a hat and water bottle to school. Clearly marked with his/her name.

Face Cloth and Small Towel

As it is the beginning of the year please supply your child with a new face cloth and small towel clearly marked with his/her name. 

 

PLEASE LABEL ALL YOUR CHILD’S BELONGINGS. This makes it so much easier for the teachers to track down belongings when they go missing and also helps alleviate the problem when two children have identical items. Before the teachers/assistances go home in the afternoon the children’s bags are packed with all their belongings but sometimes things can get mixed up.  What some parents do is that they check their child’s bag every day when they collect their child from school.   We can then look for the missing item immediately. 

 

FRIDAY TOY DAY

This year we have decided to allow the children to bring a toy to school on a Friday ONLY, as many children try to sneak in their toys on a daily basis.  We want to create a child happy environment and also teach a sense of responsibility that they must look after their toy and that only one day a week is permitted to bring a toy.  However, please note the teachers will try their best to help the children to look after their toys but the teachers cannot be held responsible if the toys gets broken or lost. 

 

ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THE MONTH/YEAR

A monthly newsletter will be sent out at the beginning of each month informing parents of the upcoming events and themes.    A calendar will be attached to the newsletter each month to inform and remind parents of any events planned.  

 

MEET AND GREET THE TEACHER

This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher. The idea is to become familiar with the Class Teacher and to discuss the plans and expectations of your child for the coming year. This will be as a group meeting with all the parents in each particular class.  The meeting will start at 6:00pm. 

On Monday 30 January Teachers Lorna and Carmen @ 6:00pm

On Tuesday 31 January Teachers Kelly and Mariska @ 6:00pm

On Wednesday 1 February Teacher Lee @ 6:00pm

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The extra-curricular demonstrations will be taking place within the next two weeks.  All the children will be given an opportunity to partake in an open demonstration classes.  If the parents are interested in their child enrolling in an extra-curricular activity please collect an enrolment form from the office.

The extra murals for this year are:

Monday:          Soccerise Starz with Kennie

                        Little Brain’s Computers. (Compulsory for the Grade R children) and optional for the younger children.  

                        Clamberclub with Amore

 

Tuesday:        Kidi Talk with Carmen

                       Creative Drama with Chirene

                       Karate for kids with Alfredo

                       Swimming with Aquativity Swim School with Kerry and Louise

 

Wednesday: Tangonastix with William for all Kyalami Ridge Children (Sponsored by the School)

 

Thursday:     Science Club with Frances (Grade R children only)

                     Cricket

 

Friday           Into Golf with Eddie

                     Lucinda’s School of Ballet

                     Rugby

 

Please refer to the calendar for dates and times of the respective demonstrations. You many receive more information and application forms from the office. Please note that all payments must be paid directly to the extra-curricular companies. Kyalami Ridge is not responsible for their account collections 

 

Thought of the Month

“Children develop according to stages and not ages.”

 

Barbara and Team 

 

 

 REG. No. 1999/005206/07

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