Book viewing, Swim-a-thon, P.E. Lessons & More

Thank you to all who attended our Book Viewing. Please take note of the comments on your child’s report and discuss them with your child. See that they do all their homework and they learn for tests.

Thank you to all Grade 1 to 7 girls who participated in our swim-a-thon. Parents, if you haven’t already, please can you return the form and money collected as soon as possible. If you have lost your sponsor form please send a letter with R20 (we wish to finalise everything by Thursday
17th April).

Instead of class swimming lessons there are now P.E lessons. Please check that your child has P.E. clothes that fit her comfortably and plain takkies/running shoes (white or predominately white. No black). Please ensure that your child packs her marked P.E kit on the day she has P.E and sport and make the necessary transport arrangements. Girls may not leave the school grounds or go to the shops without wearing their socks and school shoes/takkies.

Please can the Grade 4 girls bring a 9 or 10 pack of toilet rolls (Twin Saver or Similar) to school.

Many parents haven’t paid any school fees so far this year. As per the Agreement to pay school fees; “if you should fail to pay the school fees after a period of 3 months” your account will be handed over to the lawyers. Parents please make sure that you pay something towards your child’s fees, even if you are waiting to hear about your subsidy request. Please take note that subsidies are not bursaries and if your child does receive a partial subsidy it means that other parents are then contributing to your child’s educational costs. Please note, our school cannot afford to have its capital for running expenses drained by the payment of subsidies.

We are introducing a new addition to our school uniform. As the weather gets colder our girls usually wear tracksuits and tuck in their dresses. Now we are introducing a lovely blue school blouse/shirt that may be worn with a tracksuit instead of a dress. The blouse isn’t tucked in and may be worn without the tracksuit jacket. Blouses are available from Tuesday at R110.

Your child is required to be at school every day, in class or in Assembly by 7:40 am, the official starting time of our school. The Education Department has instructed schools to ensure that learners arrive at school timeously as well as attending school regularly. Parents please try and make appointments after school hours and only ask for your child to leave school early if there is an emergency. Your child should also attend school on the last day of every term as learning and assessing takes place right until the end. Whenever your child misses a day’s school a letter or note in the homework book is required.

Please discuss with your daughter who is fetching her and at what time to avoid anxious girls worrying the secretaries and making unnecessary phone calls at the school’s expense. We are also concerned about some of our girls that use transport/lift clubs that are regularly dropped off late for school and others that have to try and squeeze into overcrowded combi’s in the afternoons.

Parents, we are concerned about the many “near” accidents. Some of our girls dash across the car park to their lifts without worrying about moving cars. Drivers turning right out of the gate often nearly hit walkers and even passing cars. During busy times it would be safer going left and round the block.

Please remember to help save our planet by recycling and help towards ensuring a healthier, better environment for the future of our children. Please send cardboard, plastic, paper, magazines, newspapers, cans, milk/juice cartons and polystyrene to school.

School photos will be taken in May, JP girls on Wednesday 14th May and SP girls on Thursday 15th May. An A4 photo package consists of 1 x A5 enlargement, 2 x jumbo photos, 1 x ID strip of photos and 1 x A5 class photo. The package will cost R30. If you require just a class photo on its own it will cost R15. SP Sport team photos and Senior photos will cost R15. Please send your money for the set of photos or just a class photo as soon as possible. Individual photos will only be taken if the money has been received.

Sandy from “Feed the Babies” organization attended our school assembly. She shared about the many hungry babies that the organization is feeding. Sandy said that the LGS girls could help by earning money to help pay for porridge for the babies. Parents please can you encourage and support your children in raising money for hungry babies.

A very big thank you to all the parents who attended Brad Sadler’s talk on Saturday. There was a wonderful turnout. The talk was very beneficial as well as entertaining.

Reading is vitally important for your daughter to really excel at school and in life. As a family everyone should spend time reading the newspaper, magazines and books. Read to your younger daughters and encourage your older daughters to extend their reading. This will foster a love of books, develop their word recognition, fluency and broaden their vocabulary as well as improving their sentence construction, grammatical awareness and writing skills.
So READ! READ! READ ! Whenever you can.

This weekend is the Easter Weekend and there is no school on Friday 18th April and Monday 21st April.
Thursday 17th April school will close at the usual time.

The Whole Week
Monday 28th April to Friday 2nd May there will be no school.

Election Day
On Wednesday 7th May there is also no school due to the Elections.