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					                                 HARTLEY ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
                                                                                      CIRCULAR 5 / 2008
                                                                                       14 APRIL 2008

Respected Parent / Guardian
                                                                                       www.hrps.co.za
                                      FROM HART TO HEART
                                   THE SANDS OF FORGIVENESS

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey
they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE.

They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who
had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.

After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE .

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in
the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?”

The other friend replied “When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of
forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave
it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”

LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE.

   JP & SP PARENT CONSULTATION
Parent Consultation will take place as follows :
Grade 1 2 & 3     :   Tuesday      22 nd   April 2008 : 4.00 pm       to    6.00 pm
Grade 4 5 6 & 7 : Wednesday 23 rd          April 2008 :    4.00 pm     to   6.00 pm


Parents will have an opportunity to view their children’s books and consult with the form
teachers. We have allocated 5 minutes to every parent per teacher consultation and we appeal to
you to keep to the time limit so that our teachers have an opportunity to consult with every
parent.


Parents of grade 4 5 6 & 7 learners should note the following :


   You will first consult with the form teacher who will report on your child’s performance
    in all his of her subjects .
   If your child has performed poorly in any subject/s ; then only will the form teacher
    advise you to consult with the relevant subject educators .
   Our educators will also comment on the attendance and behaviour of your child.
We make an earnest appeal to all our parents to attend . We have this year decided to start the
consultations at 4.00 pm so that parents may proceed with the consultations when they pick up
their kids after madressa .
    SCHOOL UNIFORM

Although the majority of learners are ensuring that they come attired in school uniform ; there
are a handful who deliberately break the school rules. We have been patient and accommodating
during the first term , but from the second term onwards , learners who come to school not
attired in school uniform will unfortunately be sent home to change. The Secretary will call you
and ask you to pick up your child. Please ensure that your child is properly attired before he or
she leaves home . Your co-operation will be greatly appreciated.

    ATHLETIC TRAINING

Training for our Annual Athletic Meeting to be held on the 22nd of May 2008 at Kings Park will
commence from tomorrow onwards. Training will take place everyday except Fridays.

    VALUE FOR APRIL & MAY : BE THE FIRST TO DO A GOOD DEED

Our vision at HRPS is to instill excellent character in our children and our Value for the Month
Programme is a step in that direction . Our NABI [ SAW] said :

“ The dearest of you to me is he who is the best of you in character “

We urge parents to remind our children to practice the Hartley values at home and ask them to
learn the Value Songs from the Values Booklet .

    GRADE 4 EXCURSION

Our grade 4’s went on an enjoyable excursion to the Mangroves . A learner gave us the following
report :

Our excursion to the Mangroves. What an educational experience? I found the day fun although
somewhat exhausting. A nature guide Pendile, led us on a fun hike down towards the beach.
She shared her knowledge with us, giving us all insight into the world of nature. The trail we
hiked on lead us down towards the beach. Here we observed crabs, were introduced to different
species of trees and were educated on things that contributed to air pollution. Collecting crabs
was fun although a bit scary. The best part was learning about different flowers. What a
memorable excursion! [ Well done to our grade 4 educators – our kids had an exciting outing ]

    INTER SCHOOL SOCCER

Our inter school soccer programme kicks off from the 21 st of April 2008 . Our inter class
tournament was held last term and our Sports Committee has almost finalized the selections.
We have entered three teams viz: U 10 ; U 12 & U 14 . Check out our website for a detailed
fixture list . Parents who wish to assist with soccer coaching should contact M.R. Ballim .

    FORTHCOMING EVENTS

-   JP Consultation             Tuesday         22/04/08 [ 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm ]
-   SP Consultation             Wednesday       23/04/08 [ 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm ]
-   Winter Fair Bookings Open   Monday          05/05/08
-   AMS Cross Country           Saturday        10/05/08 [ As Salaam Institute ]
-   JP Novelty Events           Monday          19/05/08 [ 9.00 am at HRPS ]
-   SP Novelty Events           Tuesday         20/05/08 [ 9.00 am at HRPS ]
-   Sports Day                  Thursday        22/05/08 [ 9.00 am at Kingspark]
-   Grade 1 Excursion           Wednesday       28/05/08 [ Botha’s Hill ]
-   Hartley Winter Fair         Sat & Sun       28th & 29 th June @ HRPS
-   Hartley Fun Run             Sunday           24 th August @ Surprise
-   Hartley Dinner               Friday         24 th October @ NMJ Hall

M.R. BALLIM                                                       A.A.DESAI
[ ACTING PRINCIPAL ]                                             [ CHAIRMAN ]

				
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