Capulum College 2017 Term 1 Newsletter 1Capulum College 2017 Term 1 Newsletter 1 Junior School

Welcome back to the 2017 school year. We hope you had an enjoyable summer holiday with your family. Welcome to all our new learners and their families and we hope you continue to enjoy you time at Capulum College. We look forward to working with you. We know you will continue to work with us, so your child can grow in confidence, with a love of learning, and a determination to be the best person they can be.

Our website: . We hope you find our website helpful and informative. All of the information we send out via email will be found on the website. Our weekly newsletters are emailed to parents on Friday and up loaded to the website on Friday afternoon.

Additionally all homework, quick announcements and updates are sent via “whats App”; please down load “whats app”. It is free

Staff Member

Caroline Palmer; will be teaching Art, Music and Drama

School Times

School Starts @ 8am

School Ends @ 12:30pm for Sarah and Bailee

2:30pm for Grade 4 – 12

Friday School Ends @12:30pm Sarah and Bailee

2:00pm for Grade 4 – 12

The school building is open from 7am Monday to Friday, Our office hours are from 7:30am to 4:00pm only.

Important Term Dates

Half Term: 17 February to 20 February
Parent Teacher Meeting: 23 February 2:30pm to 7pm

School Fees

As you are aware our school is a self-funded school and we are totally reliant on school fees to pay for the running costs of the school. Please can you ensure that your school fees are paid on time!! If there is a problem paying the school fees on time please contact either the school accountant:

Grant Bullock on 0820428034 or
Tracey on 033 343 4086 or

Overdue school fees procedure is on the website. Please remit on time to avoid suspension from lessons.

Intermediate Group Weekly Ethic Reports

Intermediate Group Weekly Ethic Reports are emailed to parents every Friday afternoon. These reports are sent to parents to advise them on how the learners are behaving during the week. The idea is to help you the parent reward your child for good behaviour for that week rather than punishing their bad behaviour. We would like to develop a positive environment and the importance of doing the right things in the school setting.

Ethics we encourage:

  • Do no harm – No bullying or hurting people
  • Make Things better – Do homework
  • Be respectful all the time
  • Respect others – Tell the truth, keep promises

Healthy Lunch Box

Capulum College encourages children to eat healthy, a healthy lunch box full of fresh foods gives your child energy to learn and play all day. You might say; “How am I going to get my child to eat anything but bread, dairy and sugar!!” This term this column will be dedicated to understanding why children are picky eaters with some helpful tips on how to introduce new foods to your picky eater.

Many factors influence picky eating habits:

  • Anxiety
  • Food addictions/cravings
  • Sensory Sensitivity
  • Oral-motor challenges
  • Nutrient deficiencies

In the coming weeks we will examine each of the above influences to help you understand your picky eater and to offer helpful ideas and tips to move towards healthy meals.

Eating good food is very important for good health. Beginning a special diet can be scary but using a slow persistent, patient, step by step approach you can expand your child’s food choices dramatically, making it much easier to follow a healthy eating pattern.

Healthy Lunch Box Recipe

Crispy Chicken Nuggets for a Healthy Lunch Box Snack:

500g chicken fillets
1 cup almond flour – an estimate, use more if not sure
1 tsp fine grain sea salt
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp onion powder
¼ tsp black pepper
1 egg, whisked
¼ cup ghee or coconut oil for frying – you might need a bit more as you fry

  1. First, cut the chicken into 5cm bites sized pieces and set aside
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the almond flour, salt, smoked paprika, onion powder, and black pepper and mix well to combine
  3. In another shallow dish, whisk the egg. Heat a large cast iron pan over medium heat and add the coconut oil or ghee. Before adding the chicken, make sure the oil is hot enough by dropping a bit of almond flour in the pan to see if it sizzles.
  4. Since the chicken bites are small, you dredge several at a time and it will come out fine. Take the chicken and first coat in egg, then coat with almond flour mixture shaking off extra. Immediately add to the hot pan.
  5. Let the chicken cook about 2-4 minutes on each side, or until just cooked through. You will have to fry in 2 batches most likely. Adjust the heat to avoid burning the outside and add more cooking fat to the pan if you need to for the second batch.
  6. Transfer to a paper towel lined dish to drain excess oil, and then serve! Enjoy
Term 1 Newsletter 1 – Junior School