Admissions, Reports, Cake Sales & More

ADMISSIONS 2015 FOR Gr RR, R AND 1 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 2015. Applications for 2015 are available at the office from today 3 March 2014. Applications will close on Tuesday 25th and R parents, you don’t need to make a formal application. Your child will automatically be accepted IF SHE IS READY for Grade R and or Grade 1, AND FEES ARE UP-TO-DATE. Equally important is that our present Grade 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.

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. Christopher’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.

REPORTS AND BOOK VIEWING
Grade RR to Grade 3 parents will receive their daughters first term report at the end of this term and are invited to Book Viewing on Wednesday 26th March 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Grade 4 -7 parents will also receive their daughters first term report at the end of this term and are invited to Book Viewing on Thursday 27th March from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

TOILETRIES
Please can the Grade 2 girls bring a 9 or 10 pack of toilet rolls (Twin Saver or similar) to school.

CAKE SALE
Our first cake sale for this year will be held on Wednesday 5th March. We ask the Grade 1 and 7 girls to provide the “cakes”. Mothers who don’t go out to work, we require your assistance at our cake sales. Your assistance will be needed to unpack the cakes and arrange the cakes on trays. We need help to sell the cakes to the Grade R to 7 girls. If you can help please contact Mrs Lochner.

SENIOR PRIMARY GALA
On Wednesday 5th March at 9:30am – ± 12 noon, 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 Wednesday in your swimming costumes, P.E. Clothes and white takkies. If you are unable to participate in the gala please send a doctor’s certificate. It will be a normal school day with afternoon classes and sport.

SWIM-A-THON
A reminder to all Grade 1 to 7 girls to ask their family and friends to sponsor them or give them a donation for their Swim-a-thon. The Swim-a-thon will take place from Friday 14th March 2014 to Thursday 20th March 2014.

NETBALL SKIRTS
Does anyone know of anyone who has a company, who would like to sponsor skirts for our netball girls.

FUTURE DATES
Wednesday 5th March – Cake Sale ( Grade 1 and 7 provide cakes)
– Gr 4 – 7 Gala at 9:30 am
Friday 14th March – Swim-a-thon starts
Thursday 13th March – Interschools D Gala @ Hilton College 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Monday 17th March – Grade 4 to 7 Winter Sport trials week starts
– Hockey trials U10, U11 and Open 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Tuesday 18th March – Netball trials U10, U11 and Open 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Wednesday 19th March – Hockey trials U10, U11 and Open 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Thursday 20th March – Netball trials U10, U11 and Open 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm
– LGS Civvies R5
Friday 21st March – SCHOOL HOLIDAY
Tuesday 25th March – Applications for Gr RR to 1 (2015) close at 12:00 noon
Wednesday 26th March – JP Book Viewing 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ward Hockey Trials Open A
Thursday 27th March – SP Book Viewing 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Friday 28th March – SCHOOL CLOSES
JP – 11:00 am
SP – 11:15 am
Aftercare 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday 7th April – 2nd Term starts

“No matter how difficult the challenge, when we spread our wings of faith and allow the winds of God’s spirit to lift us, no obstacle is too great to overcome.” – Roy Lessin