Today starts the Lasallian Month of Peace. The theme this year is “Peace Without Limits” which ties in nicely with our Heritage Month theme of “Love thy Neighbour”! Let us pray for peace in our beautiful country and throughout the world. “Make me an instrument of thy Peace” – let us spread peace within our homes, families and communities.
MATCH stands for “Measuring Abilities and Thinking Competences” and is a benchmarking opportunity aimed specifically at Grade 7 learners. It is intended to provide primary schools with an independent assessment of their Grade 7 learners’ preparedness for high school in terms of both academic proficiency and the necessary skills base needed for continued success at high school level.
The following students were in the top 3% of candidates:
Kate Edmunds, Keegan May, Robert Eliott Stuart Phipson, Finlay Leask
Kate Edmunds, Holly Spratley, Robert Eliott Kayleigh Stockter, Stuart Phipson, Erin Weirich
Kate Edmunds, Stuart Phipson, Robert Eliott, Kayleigh Stockter, Finlay Leask, Erin Weirich, Keegan May
Congratulations to you all on these excellent results!
We have a few spaces left for family messages in the 2017 yearbook. Please help us fund this wonderful book of memories for the children by sponsoring a page for R285. It is through the advertising and sponsorship that we are able to provide each family with a copy at no cost. Please contact Mrs Musto in the office.
Your child will receive a Yellow Ark at school on Friday 22 September. We ask for your help in filling the Ark with your loose change. All money collected will go to the Johannesburg Parent and Child Counselling Centre (JPCCC). JPCCC is an NGO providing counselling and assessments to children and families who desperately need these services, but whose parents cannot afford to pay for them. We offer these services from our head office in Parktown, our Soweto Office and at 30 schools across the city. We strive to reach as many children as possible in Johannesburg, and assist with all difficulties, from trauma, abuse, parents divorcing and learning difficulties. Please assist us in this endeavor by collecting as much as possible to go into the Ark. Arks are due back on 24 October.
The tickets for the Grade R concert will go on sale at 7:00 on Tuesday 26 September. Tickets upstairs will cost R40 and downstairs, R20. Only 4 upstairs tickets per family. This is a big night for our Grade R children and they have practised very hard. The slightest interruption can distract them. With this in mind, we would encourage parents to take very young children outside during the performance should they become restless. Children are welcome to attend the grandparents’ concert on 5 October.
Any children not collected within 15 minutes of the end of school or extra murals, will be sent to supervised homework or aftercare. Please do not ask the security guards to find your child as they are required to remain at the gate and make sure the school is secure. Please come into the school and fetch your child. The safety of your child is of paramount importance.
To make space for all the wonderful new books Mrs Heaney has bought, she is selling some of her older non-fiction books for R10 per book. Please pop up to the library to see what she has.
We have been asked for a donation of men’s clothes for a needy cause. If you are able to help, please bring donations in to the office.
August and September birthday children may wear civvies on Monday 2 October.
At the High School, as part of our Heritage Week Celebrations from 26-29 September, Ihron Rensburg, the Vice Chancellor of UJ and a very sought-after public speaker, will be speaking on Tuesday 26 September at 19h00. Please make every effort to attend – you won’t be sorry! Please see CV attached. IR Short Resume 2017
- Friday 22 September - Heritage Day Civvies – R10. Proceeds go towards the Christmas Boxes
- Friday 22 September - Blood Drive at the High School
- Monday 25 September - Heritage Day Public Holiday
- Tuesday 26 September 19:00 - Ihron Rensburg (Vice Chancellor of UJ) talk at the High School
- Saturday 30 September - Holy Cross Home Fete
- Monday 2 October - August and September birthdays may wear civvies
- Wednesday 4 October 08:00 - Mass for Feast of St Francis
- Thursday 5 October 09:00 - Grade R Grandparents’ Concert and Tea
- Saturday 14 October - 09:00-11:30 - First Confession
- Sunday 29 October 11:00 - First Holy Communion
Specials Menu: Tuesday 26 September to Friday 29 September
Tuesday - Pulled chicken and coleslaw rolls. Thai couscous salad
Wednesday - Spicy chicken wrap. Chicken schwarma salad
Thursday - Homemade beef burgers. Orzo pasta with olives and feta
Friday - Pizza pockets