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Prospectus CHARLO PRIMARY SCHOOL

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CHARLO PRIMARY SCHOOL




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A hearty welcome to CHARLO PRIMARY
SCHOOL.
We would like to invite you to share in all our
activities.

It is also our sincere wish that your association with
our school will be a very happy one.

PRINCIPAL AND STAFF




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                                     TABLE OF CONTENTS
OUR MISSION......................................................................................................... 4
SCHOOL SONG ....................................................................................................... 4
SCHOOL BADGE AND MOTTO ............................................................................ 4
OUR SCHOOL ......................................................................................................... 5
LEARNING AREAS................................................................................................. 5
DIDACTICAL AID TEAM:...................................................................................... 5
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES: ...................................................................................... 5
COMPUTER CENTRE............................................................................................. 6
PRE-PRIMARY SECTION....................................................................................... 6
AFTER CARE CENTRE .......................................................................................... 6
STAFF ...................................................................................................................... 6
DAILY ROSTER ...................................................................................................... 6
PARENT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION ................................................................... 6
SUPPORTER ASSOCIATION ................................................................................. 6
BOOKS..................................................................................................................... 7
PRIZES FOR THE ANNUAL PRIZE-GIVING ........................................................ 7
SCHOOL RULES (see Code of Conduct).................................................................. 7
PRESCRIBED SCHOOL UNIFORM ......................................................................10
SCHOOL FEES .......................................................................................................10
CLOTHING BANK .................................................................................................10
TUCK SHOP............................................................................................................10
                                 OUR MISSION
At Charlo Primary we strive to achieve the following:

1    To base our education and teaching on Christian values.
2    The highest possible academic and cultural achievements.
3    To develop and apply the pupils' talents and skills.
4    To lead the pupils to be independant but also to work in groups.
5    To enrich and expand the pupils social and emotional development in order to
     make them happy and effective members of the school community.
6    To maintain good discipline at school.
7    To enhance communication between school and family.




                                 SCHOOL SONG
High above our friendly city fair
We stand upright in faith.
The blue is from Algoa Bay,
The gold our anchor safe.

The stars we have for guidance
To shine upon our way,
For when we're all together
You'll always hear us say:
We come from Charlo, (2)
Where together we shall prove
That we come from Charlo (2)
The school we love so dear.


                   SCHOOL BADGE AND MOTTO
DESIGNER: MR OTTO HEUNIS
The silver lines and the light blue background symbolises the sea across which our
forefathers sailed to this land. The stars were used to show them the way, while the
anchor of faith also in our Heavenly Father, is our source of strength and also the
basis of our Christian Education.




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                                 OUR SCHOOL
Charlo Primary School is a parallel medium school which opened its doors in January
1973 with Mr O B Heunis as the first Principal. Mr J R Viljoen was appointed in
March 1974 and retired in 1992. Mr A A E van Schalkwyk was appointed from
January 1993 to March 1995. Our present headmaster, Mr J McLeod was appointed
in July 1995.
At present there are over 470 pupils attending our school. The number of pupils per
class varies. The average, however, appears to be 31 pupils per class. There is one
class for every standard in both the English and Afrikaans stream. The following
subjects are offered:


                             LEARNING AREAS
Languages
Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences (History and Georgraphy)
Technology
Economy
Life Orientation
Arts and Culture
ADDITIONAL STIMULATION:
Pupils are given additional stimulation in the form of project solving exercises and
individual projects.
During the year short excursions are organised for our pupils to visit places of interest.
Excursions to Oudtshoorn etc. are organised for our senior primary pupils.


                        DIDACTICAL AID TEAM:
Didactical assistance is given to pupils who may have, for some reason, fallen behind
in their concepts of Spelling, Written Communication, Reading and Mathematics and
yet do not require full time Remedial Aid.


                        CULTURAL ACTIVITIES:
Choir, Speech and Drama, Orators Debating Society, SCA, Chess, Computer Club
and Entrepreneurs Club
SPORT:
GIRLS:                           BOYS:
Netball                           Rugby
Hockey & Mini HockeyCricket & Mini Cricket
Athletics                       Athletics
Tennis                            Tennis
Mini Tennis                  Mini Tennis
Cross Country              Cross Country
Karate                            Karate
Ballet
Golf                               Gholf




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                           COMPUTER CENTRE
Our school is very proud of our well equipped Computer Centre, where all pupils of
the school are given the opportunity to personally operate computers.
Computer courses are also presented at school to talented pupils and parents after
hours.


                        PRE-PRIMARY SECTION
At our school we have two Pre-Primary classes, (1 Afrikaans and 1 English Class) and
2 Grade R classes). These classes are administered and financed solely by the school.
The Departmental syllabus is followed.


                          AFTER CARE CENTRE
We also have an after care centre on our school premises. This is administered and
financed by the after care centre itself.
Pupils are in very good hands and great care is taken in assisting pupils with their
homework.


                                       STAFF
The staff consists of a Principal, a Deputy, 2 Heads of Department and 16 teachers.
The administration of the school is in the hands of 2 Secretaries, while the Caretaker,
assisted by 4 workers, is in charge of maintenance and the cleaning of the school.


                                DAILY ROSTER
The school begins at 08:00 and closes again in the afternoon at 12:30 for the Grade 1
and 2 pupils and at 13:50 for Grade 3 to 7 pupils. First break is from 10:00-10:20 and
second break is from 12:00-12:15 from Mondays to Thursdays. On Fridays school
starts at 08:00 but closes at 13:00 for Grade 3-7 pupils. Break on Fridays is from
10:15 to 10:45.
Sport commences straight after school. (A Sports roster is handed out to pupils at the
beginning of the summer season and again at the start of the winter season)


                PARENT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
The school boasts a very active P.T.A. All parents are automatically members of the
P.T.A. The main purpose of the P.T.A. is to create opportunities where parents and
teachers can meet formally and/or socially. The other function of the P.T.A. is to
raise funds for the school in order to improve and maintain the facilities at our school.


                      SUPPORTER ASSOCIATION
The School boast a very strong supporters association.         The sole pupose of the
association is to promote parent involvement.




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                                      BOOKS
Parents pay a book fee per year as set out by the Governing Body. Parents are
responsible for the purchase of the prescribed stationery as well as the calculator and
geometry set, where applicable. Parents of Grade 1 pupils will be informed about the
list of additional requisites.
NB: Tippex may under no circumstances be used in school books.


          PRIZES FOR THE ANNUAL PRIZE-GIVING
Pupils compete for the following honours bars:

1     First Award: The MERIT BAR is presented in cases where a pupil, according
      to the staff, has worked exceptionally hard, according to his/her ability
2     Second Award: The SPORTS BAR is presented to any pupil who achieves on
      the sports field
3     Third Award: The SPECIAL AWARD bar is awarded to pupils who win
      floating trophies
As soon as a pupil receives his or her first Bar, the school will present him/her with a
shield and a ribbon on which the bar can be fitted.
4.      Fourth Award: Certificates for Distinction in Subjects - 80% or higher
5.      Fifth Award: Certificates are also awarded to derserving pupils.



              SCHOOL RULES (see Code of Conduct)
A. Your person:

School uniform must be worn correctly at all times.

1    When pupils move to and from the school, they must always be correctly
     dressed, except: a) if they are transported by car, b) if they are correctly dressed
     in a Charlo tracksuit, c) other arrangements have been made with the
     Headmaster.
2    No jewellery (except a watch, a Medic Alert mark or plain earstuds) may be
     worn.
3    No badges or awards, other than those awarded by the school, may be worn on
     the tracksuit.
4    Hair: a) The boys' hair must be worn in accordance with the prescribed style.
     See page 18 - long hair will not be tolerated. b) Girls' hair must be fastened
     with white ribbons, a white alice band or white bobbles. Short hair must be cut
     so that when the child bends forward, the hair does not fall into the eyes.
5    Toys may under no circumstances be brought to school.




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B. Our School Grounds
When the bell rings at the beginning of every day and also at the end of breaks, pupils
will line up in their rows at prescribed places before leading off to their respective
classrooms.

1    As soon as pupils enter the school building, they must:
     a)    be quiet;
     b)    walk neatly in single file, on the left hand side of the corridor;
     c)    walk directly to their classrooms. Cloakrooms must be visited during
           breaktimes.
2    While pupils are walking in their lines, teachers may not be greeted. Should an
     adult enter the classroom, the pupils will stand, wait to be greeted, and then sit
     down. When the said adult leaves the classroom, the pupils will stand, and sit
     down as soon as the person has left.
3    Pupils may under no circumstances be in the school passages or classrooms
     before or after school time, except with the teacher's permission and then only if
     the pupil's name is written on the blackboard in the teacher's own handwriting.
4    On rainy days pupils go straight to their classes where they will be under the
     control of Gr 7 pupils. During this time they may talk quietly or keep
     themselves busy.
5    The passages of the school may under no circumstances be used as a short cut.
6    Pupils may not use the main entrance to the school.
7    Pupils may not, under any circumstances, enter the school hall unless a teacher
     is present.
8    Only people who have left their bicycles in the bicycle stands, may enter this
     quad.
9    Ice cream or sweets may not, under any circumstances, be bought from vendors
     over the school fences.
10   Chewing gum or bubble gum may NOT be chewed on school premises, in class
     or when on an excursion.
11   Pupils may not climb over the fence and may only practise on the sports fields if
     the main entrance gate is open.


C. Personal behaviour:
1    The following offences in and around the classrooms are viewed in a serious
     light:
    a       slovenly schoolwork
    b       neglecting to do homework
    c       telling lies
    d       arrogant behaviour and/or bad language
    e       interference with other pupils' belongings
    f       ignoring the instructions of prefects

2    The school's guideline "Discipline with Dignity" must be observed at all times.




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Use of sports clothing:
Netball: White Charlo golf shirt, blue Scooter (Quantec), white socks, predominantly
white track shoes

Hockey/Mini-Hockey: White Charlo golf shirt, blue Scooter (Quantec), long grey
socks with school stripes, predominantly white track shoes

Rugby: Rugby jersey, white shorts

Cricket/Mini cricket: White Charlo golf shirt, white shorts, long grey socks with
school stripes, predominantly white track shoes

Athletics: White Charlo golf shirt, blue Scooter (Quantec) - girls; white shorts - boys

Cross Country: White Charlo golf shirt, blue Scooter (Quantec) - girls; white shorts -
boys

Tennis/Mini tennis: Girls - White Charlo golf shirt, blue culotte white socks,
predominantly white track shoes
Boys - White Charlo golf shirt, white shorts, white socks, predominantly white track
shoes

Physical Education: White Charlo golf shirt, blue Scooter (Quantec) - girls; white
shorts - boys
All sports clothes are obtainable from the school's clothing bank.

A school tracksuit with badge for all pupils participating in interclub or interschool
competitions is required. Tracksuits are obtainable through the school. To prevent
the loss of clothing it is imperative that each item of school clothing be CLEARLY
MARKED. This will greatly assist us in tracing the owner of clothing left at school.
Parents are requested to co-operate by insisting that their children are correctly
dressed when attending school, in the regulation school dress detailed above.     The
school accepts no responsibility for the loss of any clothes.




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                 PRESCRIBED SCHOOL UNIFORM
Boys                               Girls
Summer:                            Summer:
White golf shirt with badge        White golf shirt with badge
Grey shorts                        Dark blue skirt
Grey socks with school colours     Short white socks
Black school shoes                 Black school shoes
Tracksuit top                      Tracksuit top
Winter:                            Winter:
School tracksuit                   School tracksuit
White golf shirt                   White golf shirt
Long grey socks                    White socks
Black school shoes                 Black school shoes
                                   Dark blue skirt
                                   Long Grey Socks with school
                                   colours


                                 SCHOOL FEES
The greater part of the school's income is derived from the parents, in the form of
school fees. This fund is essential for the purchasing of sport equipment, the
acquisition and maintenance of the school's transport system, cleaning materials,
teaching aids not provided by the Department, and many other necessities. School
fees are reviewed annually.


                             CLOTHING BANK
The school runs a very active clothing bank, where parents can obtain secondhand and
new clothing for their children. Parents are also encouraged to sell articles of school
clothing through the clothing bank.
Shopping hours during school term:        Every first and last Monday of the month
between 17:30 and 18:30.


                                  TUCK SHOP
The tuck shop is managed by the parents. All products are affordable and prove to be
of a very high quality. The tuck shop is open during break and after school for
business.




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