Newsletter

3 July 2020

Good morning Intermediate Phase parents,

The end of the term is finally here and a three week rest.Your children are mentally, emotionally and physically drained. I encourage you to allow them to sleep late, have the odd ‘sweetie’ and just be a child during this time where imagination runs their thoughts and fairy tales follow through from their dreams.

This term we have issued your reports, you will notice a few changes. The first change is that at the bottom of the results there is a sentence stating if your child has passed or failed the term. According to our progression policy we do not pass a child if he/she has not received 50% for either English, Mathematics, Afrikaans, Natural Science, Social Science and Economic and Management Science (grade 7 only) the rest of the subjects have to be above 40% to pass the term. This whole document is on page 3 of the report to ensure all parents and students are aware of the policy.

We will be scheduling one-on-one meets with parents during the first few weeks of term three between the times of 1:15pm and 1:45pm. Please contact Helyn Pope to confirm your appointment.

A huge shout out to our teachers that have given up most of their days and nights to make sure your student’s learning environment is continuous. I salute you and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Parents, thank you for being there to support your child/ren, thank you for being patient and kind and empathetic towards your child and the teacher. Without you this would never have been possible!

Please give the school relevant information with regards to your holiday plans, should you be travelling. Send me an email to ensure we are aware of the provinces you have been to.

Aftercare will resume on the 21 July 2020, please contact Lomé at 078 802 2551 to secure your child's spot!

Have a lovely break, enjoy your children

All my love,

Helyn Pope
Head, Thorntree Preparatory School

 
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3 July 2020

Good morning Foundation Phase parents,

The end of the term is finally here and a three week rest, filled with play is really what our
children need. They are mentally, emotionally and physically drained. I encourage you to allow
them to sleep late, have the odd ‘sweetie’ and just be a child during this time where imagination
runs their thoughts and fairy tales follow through from their dreams.

This term we have issued a slightly different styled report, this has been a hard, long term and
with much consideration and conversation with ISASA schools, it has led us to deliver this
report.

To ensure you understand our outlook, I have explained the theory here: What is the premise of
the basis of assessment, is the assessment fair, valid, reliable and measured? This has been
the most important consideration for term 2 assessment. You, as a parent, have been very
involved in your child/ren learning at home and you have a very good idea of what topics your
child can do or struggles to do. Therefore, when asking yourself if an assessment is fair: has
every child got the same circumstances to evaluate? Is the child receiving help, or is the child
stuck without any help? Here: how can we validate fairness? How valid is the assessment?
Measured: how are we supposed to measure this process fairly without the supervision at
school?

The report you received today includes the amount of activities your grade has achieved over
the term online, it gives you clear indication of what outcomes should have been achieved by
your child. We encourage you to read through it carefully and understand the enormous amount
of work that goes into a term of learning.

A huge shout out to our teachers that have given up most of their days and nights to make sure
your student’s learning environment is continuous. I salute you and thank you from the bottom
of my heart.

Parents, thank you for being there to support your child/ren, thank you for being patient and kind
and empathetic towards your child and the teacher. Without you this would never have been
possible.

Please give the school relevant information with regards to your holiday plans, should you be
travelling. Send me an email to ensure we are aware of the
provinces you have been to.

Aftercare will resume on the 21 July 2020, please contact Lomé at 078 802 2551 to secure your
child's spot!

Have a lovely break, enjoy your children

All my love,

Helyn Pope
Head, Thorntree Preparatory School

 
 
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2020 Term Calendar - REVISED COVID 19

Term 1 (53 days)
Start 15 January 2020
Close 26 March 2020
Half term Close 19 February 2020
Return 24 February 2020
Extramural Activity Day
Saturday 7 March 2020

Term 2 (51 days)
Start 15 April 2020
Close 3 July 2020
Half term Close 27 May 2020
Return 1 June 2020
Public Holiday 1 May 2020 (Workers Day)
16 June 2020 (Youth Day) , Thorntree students will have 15 June Monday off too.

Term 3 (50 days)
Start 21 July 2020
Close 25 September 2020
Half term Close 7 August 2020
Return 12 August 2020
Extramural Activity Day
Saturday 1 August 2020

Term 4 (47 days)
Start Tuesday 6 October 2020
Close Wednesday 9 December 2020

School Houses Announced!

Matumi

Scientific name Breonadia Salicina, magestic evergreen tree.
Its wood is heavy and hard and always used for construction and creating beautiful furniture.

Key words for our Matumi house are Magestic, Consistent and quality.

Tamboti

Scientific name Spirostachysafricana, is a protected species of tree due to the unsustainable
overuse of its wood. Tamboti tree created beautiful furniture and is used to cure many eye and skin irritation.

Key words for our Tamboti house are Protection, Care, Empathy

Nuxia

Scientific name Buddlejaceae, attractive evergreen tree that flowers in winter, creates a dense rounded canopy.
The flower creates an abundant supply of nectar; it’s a good honey tree.

Key words for our Nuxia house are Attraction, Green, Environment

We have chosen our houses and we are elated to have our students allocated to specific houses!

Next week Friday 31 January 2020 - please wear the specific colour your house is associated with!

Go MATUMI!
Go TAMBOTI!
Go NUXIA!

If you'd like to know in which house your child is, click on the file to download the correct Grade list:

Baby Sprouts Little Sprouts Grade R
Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6
Grade 7    
Students 2019

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