Monthly Archives: February 2016

Circular 4/2016: d6 COMMUNICATOR, PHOTOS & ADMISSIONS

d6 COMMUNICATOR
This is the last Circular that will be printed and sent home. From now on Circulars will be sent via the d6 Communicator. If you would like information on how to download the d6 ask the class teacher for a copy.

PHOTOS
All girls will have their photo taken in their school dress on Wednesday 24th February for the class photos but only girls who have paid R25 by Wednesday will receive the Madiba information folder and the photos.

ADMISSIONS 2017 FOR GR RR and GR R ONLY
We would like to bring to your attention, the fact that nowadays there are far more people applying for placement at City Centre Schools than there are vacancies. We therefore urge you to apply timeously for any younger daughters whom you are intending to send to Longmarket Girls’ School in 2017. Applications for 2017 are available at the office from 7th March 2016. Applications will close on Thursday 14th April at 2:00 pm. PLEASE NOTE: Our present Grade R and RR parents, you don’t need to make a formal application. Your child will automatically be accepted IF SHE IS READY into Grade R and or Grade 1, AND FEES ARE UP TO DATE. N.B. Equally important is that our present Gr 7 parents apply for high schools. This needs to be done right away to ensure a placement for your daughter. Remember to apply to more than one school.

CAKE SALE – Grade 1 and 7
We will hold the first cake sale on Wednesday 2 March. Our Gr 1 and Grade 7 girls will provide the cakes or R40. All girls can bring their R5 or R10 in their money purse around their neck to purchase cake or popcorn.

SENIOR PRIMARY GALA
On Friday 4th March from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm, we will be having our Senior Primary Inter-House Gala to which all parents are invited. All Grade 4 to 7 girls, please come to school on Friday in your swimming costumes, P.E. Clothes and white takkies. If you are unable to participate in the gala send a doctor’s certificate.

GRADE 2 AND 3 GALAS
These will take place on Friday 11th March. First will be the Grade 2 Gala from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, then the Gr 3 Gala from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. All parents are invited to attend.

REPORTS AND BOOK VIEWING
Grade RR to Grade 7 Parents will receive their daughters first term report at the end of this term and are invited to Book Viewing on Wednesday 16th March 2017 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. There will be parking available on the field for Gr 1 – 3 parents. The Zulu teachers will be available.

TOILETRIES
Please can the Grade 2 and Grade 5 girls bring a 9 or 10 pack of toilet rolls (Twin Saver or similar) to school as well as all the Grade 1’s that have not done so yet .

PLASTIC BREAD TAGS
This year we will continue to collect the plastic tags from any bread packet to go towards the purchasing of wheelchairs. We will be helping the physically challenged children at St. Christopher’s School. The Polystyrene Packing Council (PPC) donates one wheelchair to St. Christophe’s School for every 250 kg of bread tags that are collected. In addition to this Sasko, Goldpack and CE Mobility have pledged to further boost this project by agreeing to donate a further 3 wheelchairs for every 1 they get from PPC.

RECYCLING
Parents, we are committed to saving our world by recycling. We are working with Wildlands Conservation Trust. Our school collects newspapers, magazines, cardboard, plastic, white paper and mixed paper. Please rinse food and drink containers. Items need to be taken out of packets at school and separated into respective bins. We receive a rebate for our recycling.

TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
The different Grades go on different trips or excursions. These are very beneficial and enjoyable but not compulsory. The trips are not funded out of school fees. They can be paid off in instalments as long as they are fully paid before the trip takes place. If paying by EFT please don’t just put your school fee reference but add the word TRIP or the money will just go to school fees.

READING
The 4th March is read-aloud-day. Parents please read to or with your girls. Teach them to love books and to look after them. Reading fluently, with expression and comprehension which is vitally important for all their education.

2016 SCHOOL FEES PAYMENT SCHEDULE
    13000
JANUARY 1181.81 11818.19
FEBRUARY 1181.81 10636.38
MARCH 1181.81 9454.57
APRIL 1181.81 8272.76
MAY 1181.81 7090.95
JUNE 1181.81 5909.14
JULY 1181.81 4727.33
AUGUST 1181.81 3545.52
SEPTEMBER 1181.81 2363.71
OCTOBER 1181.81 1181.90
NOVEMBER 1181.90 0.00

ALLERGIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Please inform the office, class teachers and coaches if your daughter is allergic to bees or is asthmatic. If she needs a pump with her at school please send one.

STAFF NEWS
Mrs Cole-Edwardes and Mrs Crouch will both be retiring from teaching this term. We commend them for their absolute dedication to teaching and thank them for the tremendous contribution that they have made to LGS. We wish them a happy and wonderful retirement. We also have 2 staff members needing to go into hospital for operations. Mrs Zondi on 23rd February and Mrs Pieterse on 11th March. We wish them all the best and hope that they have a speedy recovery.

END OF FIRST TERM
School will close on Thursday 17th March at 12:30 pm for JP classes and 12:45 pm for SP classes. There will be Aftercare as normal.

START OF SECOND TERM
Second Term will begin on Tuesday 5th April.

I wish everyone a happy, safe holiday and a blessed Easter time.

Yours sincerely

MISS D MUIR
PRINCIPAL

Circular 3/2016: Swim-a-thon, Valentine Market & More

SWIM-A-THON
Our school swim-a-thon will take place in the first term this year from Monday 15th February until Friday 19th February. The girls will do their laps during their class P.E lessons. We are busy fundraising to build change rooms at the swimming pool. There will be an inter-class competition to see which JP and SP class raises the most money. The winning classes will be given a treat. All sponsor forms and money must be sent back to school by 1ST March which is the closing date for the competition.
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