Dear Parents

PLEASE JOIN US FOR: The Parent’s Support Group – this Wednesday. For anyone who would like advice or help and it’s a great way to meet other parents on a gently informal basis.

Mid-Term Break this Thursday, please remember school closes at 12:30pm and re opens on Tuesday 25 September

Please look at this with your child: The Dangers Of Social Media (Child Predator Social Experiment)

Parent Teacher Interviews

We are inviting all parents to make an appointment at school for a round table discussion with staff and parents, if they would like to discuss their child. This is a great opportunity to speak to each other so everyone is on the same page regarding your child’s education. If you would like to make an appointment, please phone Tracey and we can schedule an 30min meeting.

Cake Sale Thursday- Please send your child to school with money

cake saleThis Friday is the Grade 10 Group’s turn to supply cakes for the cake sale. They have decided what they will be bringing. Please discuss this with your child and support our fund raising drive. The goodies will be sold at first break so that all the children get a chance to buy something.

We have a competition running: the group that makes the most money will get pizza to share on Monday 21 September.

Cake Sale dates:

Grade 10 – 20 August This will be Thursday as 21 August is Mid Term Break
Grade 11 and 12 – 28 August
Grade Maths Classes – 4 September

Money Collected

Grades 8 – R360.00
Grades 9.a – R580.00
Grades 9.1 – R353.00

Our Community Project for Term 3

Charity DriveTerm 3 Charity Drive we will focus on raising as much food as possible for the SPCA and FreeMe. In addition to tinned food or biscuits, we would be most grateful for the donation of time which could include volunteering at the SPCA. Dogs and cats always need a cuddle, walk or brush. Other donations may include blankets or dishes for food and water.

Free Me are running their 2015 Raffle. Raffle tickets are R10 each. There are 20 tickets per raffle book. If you would like to help sell our tickets please let us know, or you are welcome to send R10 for the raffle tickets you require. The prizes are: A big boy scooter, 2 nights at Somkhanda Game Reserve, Samsung Tablets, Samsung 32” Television Sets and R500 Shoprite, Checkers shopping vouchers. Additionally there is a free ticket for the person who sells the most tickets.

Thank you to the Ayers family for returning one full book.

Weekly Reports

Weekly reports specifically look at learner’s drive, commitment and behaviour in class as well as at break. We also look at homework, politeness and disrespectfulness. Please look at these reports carefully and discuss them with your children. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please see the cycle test time table attached for Term 3. This can be found on the website: http://www.capulumcollege.co.za/cycle-test-time-table-for-term-3/

Stationery for Term 3

Please remember to send your photo copy paper to school for Term 3. If you have done so already, thank you very much.

Music for Auditory Learners

brain musicWe are receiving lots of requests from learners to listen to music while they work. This is proving to be quite tiresome as we are insisting that they remove their SIM cards. We cannot ensure the safety of the SIM cards or their identity. We are also finding that the learners are using Apps on their phones. Nondumiso, our Psychology Masters student will start administering learning styles tests to establish whether the student is visual, auditory or kinaesthetic. The auditory learners will then be able to listen to music.

TERM 3 DATES TO REMEMBER

Parent Support Group: 19th August. 5:00 for 5.50PM.
Mid Term Break: Friday 21-Monday 24 August. School Closes at 12:30pm on Thursday 20th August and begins on Tuesday 25th August.
Parent/Teacher Meeting: Thursday 10th September from 2:30pm
Term 3 Tests: Monday 14th September to Friday 18th September
Public Holiday Compulsory School Day: Thursday 24th September (Compulsory School Day) 8:am to 12pm
Break Up Day: Friday 25th September at 10am (Reports to be emailed unless printed copies are requested)

Parent Support Group Meeting

Will be held on Wednesday the 19th August at 5pm. Michelle who is an Immunologist from Tri Action in Howick will be the guest speaker; she will be talking about working with the Central Nervous System.

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