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Dear Parents START OF SCHOOL – 2016 Welcome to The King’s School West Rand for 2016. We trust that the year ahead will be a blessed one and that it will be a precious time in your life. Herewith a few important details for you to take note of:
School starts on Wednesday 13 January 2016 at 7h30. (Unless as stated below for Grade 8 learners)
GRADE RR-R learners are to go directly to the Pre-school area. Class lists will be displayed on the notice boards entering the Pre-School Jasper block.
GRADE 1 learners will go directly to their classes. Class lists will be displayed on the notice boards entering the Topaz block as well as the class teacher’s door.
New learners GRADE 4-12 to assemble at designated areas.
GRADE 2-12 learners are to meet in the hall for a welcome assembly and allocation to classrooms. They are to put their schoolbags in the designated areas and line-up to go into the hall for assembly. GRADE 2-3 schoolbags to be placed in the “line up” quad area.
The GRADE R-3 learners launch off the year with an exciting orientation week during the first few days of the term (13-15 January 2016). Textbooks and/or Stationery Packs for GRADE RR-3 will be handed out and organized during this week. Stationery requirements for GRADE 4-12 need to be at school from the first day of school.
Learners who have ordered their textbooks through the school will receive their textbooks during the first two days of school (13 & 14 January 2016).
NEW GRADE RR-3 pupils are invited to a “meet and greet” on 12 January 2016 from 10h00-10h30. (See attached letter). GRADE 7 and GRADE 8 INFORMATION PLEASE NOTE: GRADE 8 learners need to be at school on 12 January 2016 from 9h00-16h00. Please bring sun tan lotion, a hat and an extra set of clothing. They are allowed to wear civvies. A hot dog and cold drink will be provided for lunch. On 12-14 January 2016, GRADE 8 learners will need to stay at school until 16h00.
GRADE 8 Team-building and Concert rehearsal will be from 18h00 on Friday 15 January 2016 until Sunday 17 January 2016, being a sleep-over at the school. Your child can be collected on Sunday 17 January 2016 at 12h00. Further details will be handed out during the first week of school.
GRADE 7 learners need to be at school on SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 2016 from 09h00-17h00. Further details will follow in January 2016. HIGH SCHOOL – EVENING OF EXCELLENCE This will be held on Thursday 21 January 2016 at 19h00 for all GRADE 8-12 learners and by invitation only. INFORMATION MEETINGS Information meetings will be held on the following dates: These meeting give parents the opportunity to meet the teacher and understand specific class room and school procedures and requirements for your child in the coming year. Pre-school (Gr RR-R) – Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 18h00
Primary School (Grade RR-6) – Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 19h00
High School (Grade 7-12) – Thursday 4 February 2016 at 19h00. UNIFORMS Uniforms are available from Liza Smith (072 108 3670). Mrs Smith will also advise what is needed to complete your child’s uniform requirements.
Children are required to come to school in the correct uniform from the first day of school. Boy’s hair must be neatly cut. STATIONERY AND TEXT BOOKS Copies of the relevant stationery requirements and textbook and stationery lists can be accessed on our webpage under the “Our School” tab. Please click on the appropriate phase for the information. Our web address is www.kswr.org.za. Please note that all text books will be issued to your child during the first two days of school if ordered through the school A copy of the stationery list is included with the report. ATHLETICS MEETING There will be a compulsory inter-house athletics meeting held on 15 January 2016 for all GRADE 1-12 learners. It is held at The King’s School West Rand from 7h30 – 13h00. Learners to compete in their house colours.
GRADE 1 and NEW LEARNERS will be allocated to their houses. House T-shirts are available from Mrs Smith at the school-wear shop from 11 January 2016. CURRENT LEARNERS to place their order with Mrs Smith (Schoolwear Shop) for new interhouse T-shirts should they require.
The cost of these T-shirts is R90.00/T-shirt. New GRADE R-3 pupils must purchase a sun hat from the schoolwear shop. SCHOOL CAMP GRADE 5 – 12 : March 2016 (Details regarding costs, venues and final date to follow in January 2016). GRADE 4 Day camp will take place in March 2016. Details will follow. GENERAL The School has an agreement with Makro and MySchool Card whereby we gain a rebate on all purchases made at their stores by our parent community. We appeal to you to support this initiative by completing the form to link your Makro/MySchool Card to The King’s School West Rand. In this way, you can become eligible for discounts and can contribute to the school with every Makro/MySchool Card purchase, with no extra obligation to yourself.
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TUCKSHOP : We run a cashless tuck shop! Children will receive a magnetic strip card with their photo-ID and once parents activate and top up the card, it can be used to make purchases at the school tuck-shop. Using this system, parents can control not only what is spent, but also what is bought! You have the capability among others, to set a daily spend limit, monitor your child's spending, place orders, set food restrictions (e.g. no fizzy drinks), set alerts for allergies and view reports/statements. Your child will have the capability of checking their available balance at a swipe machine outside the tuck shop, this card will greatly reduce time in tuckshop queues and your child will be able to benefit from weekly card specials. There is also the potential of securing group discounts at the local retailers in the area. This service is supplied by a company called lunchcard cashless schooling at no extra cost. Cards will be prepared for new students in the first term. Parents can then opt to activate the service by registering the card online at http://www.lunchcard.co.za. D6 COMMUNICATOR: Please download the D6 communicator on our webpage. This will keep you updated of any upcoming school events. LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (04 December 2015) School closes on 4 December 2015 at 12h00. There will be a waiting class until 13h30.
AFTERCARE will run from 13h30-17h30. REPORTS (2015) GRADE 1-6 Reports can be collected on 4 December 2015 between 8h00-10h00 from your class teacher.
GRADE 7-11 Reports can be collected on 4 December 2015 between 8h00-10h00 from Venue 1 (above the staff room). Should you have any further queries please feel free to contact Michelle Dos Ramos on (011) 1005377 or on email at admissions@kswr.org.za.

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