Loerie Letter April 2018


 

Dear Parents

Welcome back to the second term. I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday and is feeling refreshed and re-energised for the new term!
We are delighted to welcome back Tayla Blignaut (9-12 environment) and Pieter Gouws (Middle School environment). We welcome a number of new families who are joining us this term; Benjamin Brink, Sixten Katzen and Hannah Booysen to the Toddler class, Oliver Deane (9-12 environment) and Cameron Deane (Middle School environment). Max September (6-9 environment) and Daniella September (Middle School environment) and Tristan Brazier (9-12 environment). We hope you all settle well into your new environments and enjoy yourselves at school.

Joey’s toddlers hard at work in the Practical Life area

Thank you to Wilma Snetler for standing in for Marne Nigrini in the Afrikaans classes from Grade 7-Grade 11. Marne will be returning to school on the 17th May.
Phil Golson will be teaching choir to the 9-12 environment on Mondays from 11:10-11:55.
Hockey, Soccer and Netball are our Winter Sports and MARS and trail running are all-round sports offered at the Middle and High School level. There are a number of clubs on offer at the Junior (6-12) age group as well as a variety of clubs in the Middle and High School environments. Please note that clubs at the 6-9 & 9-12 school level are voluntary but at the Middle and High School level, Clubs on a Wednesday from 14:10-15:10 are compulsory. Final sign-up for sport and clubs at the Middle and High School level will be completed by Friday this week. Clubs and full sport programme will commence from Monday 23rd April.
The Biowise school competition is in full swing – many thanks to all the parents, children and staff who have been filling bottles during the holidays. Please continue – we need many bottles for construction. The Biowise organisers and promoters will be visiting our school to see how we are getting along so please keep the bottles coming to school!

The weekend before school started, twin kid goats were born – a very welcome addition to our Goat family. You are most welcome to come and visit and enjoy our farmyard and outdoor area and meet the as yet unnamed pair!

On Monday 30th April we will be hosting a reunion to celebrate our 10 years of IEB Matric students. We look forward to seeing many of our past students and look forward to hearing all their news and achievements.
Thank you to parents for your support in letting the office know in writing if your child is sick, is leaving school with another parent, is leaving school early or is absent from school. This really does help ensure not only the safety of the children, but also that we have reasons for children’s absence from school.
Please remember to let us know if your child has competed in an event or activity in the holidays so that we can acknowledge achievements.
Lost Property: Please can you help us to reduce the amount of lost property items by clearly labelling your children’s clothes and sport equipment. In the event of children bringing home items of clothing that do not belong to them, please send the item/s back to school or hand in at the office so that they can be handed back to the rightful owner. Please regularly check your children’s backpacks and sport bags and if you find any pieces of Montessori equipment please return them to the class teacher – one little piece lost can render the entire equipment useless, so your help in this regard would be most appreciated.

Please see the d6 communicator for the sport and club schedules as well as the calendar for the term.

Best wishes to you all for a happy and productive term

Sonia