Newsletter – September 2021


School holidays
School closes on Tuesday 21 September 2021 and commences on Thursday 30 September 2021. School will close at 12:00 on 21 September 2021.

Reports will be handed out on Tuesday 21 September 2021.

School calendar for October
·         Foundations and those not registered for externals will continue with the timetable as normal.
·         Those who are writing external exams are to book as many extra lessons as possible during this time.
·         Doing past papers and not handing them in for marking is a waste of time.
·         Those writing externals do not need permission for early leave.
·         We expect to see the children on days they are not writing.
·         There has been a direct correlation between those who reach potential because they handed in past papers and attended school during the exams, and those we don’t see after September and don’t fare as well.

External exams
The Art exam will be during the first week of October, all artwork must be submitted by 15th October for submission to Cambridge.

Science practicals, and foreign language speaking exams have not been scheduled as yet. We will inform you as soon as the dates are set.

Times for externals

Andrews Academy

AM 9:00 – 11:00
PM = 13:00 – 15:00

ENDING TIMES ARE STATIC (All exams END at 11:00 or 15:00)

Please note:
·         School uniform is compulsory
·         Ensure your child has all the required stationery
·         Your child must have their statement of entry and ID at every exam

Lifts to the venue
Please organise timeously! Let the office know if your child will need transport to the exam venues.

Details to follow.

Matric Farewell
The Matric Farewell will take place on 23 November 2021. The cost is R550.00 PER PERSON. Payment must be made before Thursday 30 September 2021.

Fun Day
We are not allowed to have our usual Fun Day due to Covid. However, we have decided to take the children on excursion to the Walter Sisulu botanical gardens.

Those who have their own transport, may use their cars. However, they may not transport other children who are not normally part of their lift scheme.

The office needs to be informed if the child won’t be attending OR if they are using their own vehicles.

Transport cost will be determined by numbers.

Date: Friday 10 September 2021
Entrance = R65.00 per person
Time: 9:00 – 13:15

The matrics will be selling goodies in the morning at school. Please support.

The tuckshop will be providing lunch, please order in advance. Options and cost will be forwarded to you with the indemnity form.


·         Children to wear casual, comfortable clothes and shoes
·         Sunblock and a hat
·         Bring bottled water

·         If you are enrolling a sibling for 2021, please send in an enrolment form.
·         If your child is leaving at the end of the year, a terms notice is required (NO NEED IF YOUR CHILD IS MATRICULATING).
·         Thank you to everyone who supported our Claw charity drive. Collections will be dropped off in the next two weeks.

Kind Regards
Sue Parry

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