THE KING‟S SCHOOL LINBRO PARK K ING ‟ S C HRONICLE Dear Members of the TKSLP Community, F RIDAY 20 TH JANUARY 2011—N O . 2 “Don’t blame it on the dog.” 14. The letters on the keyboard And in that time God, too, has CONTACTS are so worn I couldn't type remained the same. No techno- For an animal that is so often de- Landline: 087 9409595 logical change has been neces- scribed as “man’s best friend,” the 15. It was on top of the TV sary to “access” Him. No “ping poor dog has to put up with a lot of when the TV blew up. GOD” to see if He is there, or Fax: 087 9409596 nonsense for keeping the dubious 16. Yep — still there: the dog “cd\c:\GOD” to change folder or title of being so. ate it! drive or whatever to get into con- Mr Pilkington / Principal For so many years the most often tact. He remains as close as He We are incredible creations! With ever was—we are indwelt. He used excuse for homework not firstname.lastname@example.org all the ingenuity that God gave us done was “The dog ate it.” Admit it remains as faithful as He ever we seem to expend so much time — you have used variations of the was. He remains as involved in Mrs Valsamakis / Finances making excuses! theme yourself…. I confess to our lives as He ever was. having blamed a dog before, alt- And somehow, the excuses remain email@example.com We are still in the early days of hough there was no eating in- as lame as they were in every the year. It won’t take long to volved, and no teacher would generation before. The stolen Front Office / General catch up on that year reading have wanted the paper concerned computer story has been around plan of the bible that you promise if that particular claim of mine had forever in one way or another, each year to do. It won’t take firstname.lastname@example.org been true. including a school bag being stolen long to reach back out to Him in a robbery. and to settle Him in your heart 500 UK teachers and 1000 learn- Mr Fuller / Student Affairs ers were asked about the excuses Lame! How on earth could we again. that they receive or use; here are believe that a teacher would fall for email@example.com There will, of course, be more some of the most widely-used such a poor, poor embarrassingly excuses of the same theme but modern excuses. weak excuse…. Mrs Fuller / Admissions different contexts as to why you 1. The e-mail bounced back And yet. can’t start just yet, or why you will wait until your birthday before firstname.lastname@example.org 2. I finished it but deleted it There is something almost com- you re-commit to Him, or why by accident. forting knowing that the technology you won’t go to church this Sun- Sport Department and other advances have not al- day. 3. My computer crashed. tered something that is at our core. email@example.com 4. My printer broke. It is the God-designed human-ness But God doesn’t worry about that He loves so much despite and excuses, and He doesn’t need 5. It would not save. Mr Naidoo / High School possibly even because of our Sunday to meet with you. 6. I spilt a drink over the faults. This year, this day, this week, firstname.lastname@example.org computer and it broke. this whatever not-with-standing There is almost a sense of nostal- 7. My house was robbed and gia in the fact that were are still so — don’t blame it on the dog that Mr Geerlings / Primary Phases they took the computer much what we were when the you are putting off that moment homework on the papyrus was no with Jesus. email@example.com 8. I had no internet so I doubt also being eaten by dogs in couldn't research. the time of Moses! [And yet CATS 9. A hacker and a virus de- had the place of honour in Egypt, stroyed my drive despite DOGS being the best ex- CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS cuse….] Term 1 10. Vista crashed and wiped the programme. And in this time God’s Word has not changed either. His scriptures 11. I lost the laptop. remain valid and applicable regard- 21-23 February 12. I accidently put it in the less of the technology. The bible Marshalls Camp washing machine. on parchment is the same as the one on onion paper, or in digital 13. It fell out of my bag on the form. 26-28 February way to school. High School Camp BANK DETAILS: The King‟s School Linbro Park NEDBANK — Code 196 605 Account number # 1966 347 359 Saturday 5th Feb Inter-House Gala Reference: Learner name or account number P AGE 2 G ENERAL NOTICES ANNUAL FEES: To DRUG TESTING REMINDER: D6 COMMUNICATOR: We are currently experiencing difficulties qualify for the discount Please remember that the school with the D6. Homework and other applies a random drug testing pro- fees must be paid by the gramme that will be applied at ir- info cannot be uploaded at present. As you will see below, the fault lies end of January. regular intervals. The testing will with D6 and not the school. be carried out on learners from Grade 7 to 12. Parents will be con- „Dear Contributors TUCKSHOP: please see the at- tacted should their child's name We are in the process of imple- tached page with regard to the come up and a parent is most wel- menting a new server environment. menu and healthy food options. come to ask to be present, but no This will add a number of new fea- They will let us know how these sell child will be excused from testing tures to the School Communicator, and about the itemised purchase on parent request. including a mobi site for every report. Purchase summaries will school. Unfortunately the transition be sent out quarterly. Please remember that learners who ask for our intervention and hasn‟t been as smooth as we assistance are treated very differ- would have liked, as I‟m sure many ently to a child who is found to be of you are aware. MIRACLE FRIDAYS: We will be using drugs through our testing. We‟re doing everything we can to starting Miracle Fridays: the aim is similar to Football Friday last year. remedy the problem, including add- The school is obliged by the Edu- ing additional servers and bringing We want to support our national cation Act to take action if there is sports teams in specialists to help us resolve the reason to suspect drug use, and in problems. who will be such cases there is no claim that representing the testing is random of nature. Please bear with us while we get it South Africa sorted out. We will keep you in- at internation- formed of when everything is re- al tourna- solved. Our apologies for the incon- ments this 2ND-HAND SHOP: will be open venience. year. Learners can wear cricket, on Thursday afternoons between rugby, soccer, netball or hockey 1pm and 2:30pm. Kind regards, National team shirts. This must be Jane Paton (Customer Relationship worn with jeans and takkies. Spe- Manager)‟ cific instructions will be given by the class teachers. PRE-SCHOOL Themes next week: Eagles, Owls & Parrots: MY SENSES. CUTE SAYINGS OF THE WEEK: 2 from the Eagles class. Teacher Retha says: ‘the lion is the King of the jungle’, Hannah says ‘no, Jesus is the King of the jungle!’ Jaydn: ‘Teacher, I think I know why God exists - to look after the earth’. LETTER: A Pre-school letter is be- ing sent home today with more spe- cifics for this phase. P AGE 3 FOUNDATION PHASE Welcome to the Foundation Phase. sign the diary. Try to encourage Healthy diet—your should eat a reading as much as possible. nutritious breakfast before coming As parents, you play a very important to school and have a balanced part in your child‟s life. Your interest Discipline is mostly through positive lunch. They need sufficient energy and enthusiasm will motivate and reinforcement of correct behaviour. to concentrate in class. encourage your child to the best they The discipline policy is in the diary. can. School is your child‟s place of Bedtimes: children need sufficient Stationery— please remember to work and learning is their occupa- sleep to allow their send all required items to school. tion—let‟s make it as pleasant as body time to relax possible by supporting them. We are Chores—we encourage you to give and gives their here to partner you in this process. your child small jobs at home, ensure brain time to rest. that they are capable and able to Homework is complete the required task and can given Monday— see an immediate result. This will Thursday and is give them confidence and a healthy in their diary. We are available to you if you have self worth and teach responsibility. Help them com- any concerns—speak to the class plete it where necessary and then teacher. INTERMEDIATE PHASE Formal tests start next week—please Remember Miracle Fridays starting encourage learners to study. Calen- tomorrow. Learners can wear crick- dars are in their school diary and et, rugby, soccer, netball or hock- available on the D6 Communicator ey National team shirts. (when it is operational). Learners who require scrolls can pur- chase them at the reception for R25 each. HIGH SCHOOL It is my privilege on behalf of the King‟s School. Planning for the school camp is High School to welcome four new well underway and learners can members to the high school team. It has been an exciting start to the look forward to that event later this They are Ms Ria Obermeyer - Mathe- year in which learners have settled month. There is a healthy hustle matics Department; Jeremy Naidoo - down quickly to the desired work and bustle about our activities Science Department; Ms Carla Silva ethic and it is my hope that this will which is very exciting. & Ms Jessica Momberg - English De- gain momentum as the year pro- gresses. As we embark on a brand new partment. year I am reminded of our motto We also welcome all new learners to The Assessment Calendars are out “Carpe Diem pro Deo” meaning the school and from the reports that and learners are expected to prepare seize the day for the Lord. we have after the first parent‟s meet- themselves accordingly. We serve an excellent King and our striving Mr. M. Naidoo ing on Monday is that most of them have settled well. We wish them well must be towards excellence at all High School Deputy Principal and a long and blessed stay at the times! EXTRA-MURALS Cricket: Please take at home and the u/13‟s away against Swimming: Please take note that note that the u/11 and Edenglen P/S. there will be no swimming practice u/13 boys will practice on the morning of Thursday 27 Jan- The senior team‟s match against uary. till 15:30 on Tuesdays King‟s Robin Hills will be rescheduled and Thursdays. On due to the High School Camp. Thursday 27 January the u/11‟s are playing Theking’sschool L i n b r o P a r k 134 RONALD AVE Inter-House Gala CNR 1ST RD LINBRO PARK P O BOX 134 LINBRO PARK 2065 Saturday 5th February ___________________ Edenvale Municipal Pool W E‟RE ON THE W EB AT: 17th Avenue, Edenvale. WWW.KSLP.ORG.ZA _________________________ VISION STATEMENT The vision of The King‟s School Linbro Park is to provide a Christ-centred environment that enables every child to access their own full potential. D OW NLOAD T HE D 6 K IN G‟ S S C HO O L C OMMUNICAT OR AND KEE P UP T O DATE ON YOUR DESKTOP. http://www.school-communicator.com/ download.php?schoolid=158 THE “SMALLS” PAGE…. A DVERTISING FOR YOU! MEMORY STICKS AVAILABLE: 2ND-HAND BOOKS needed for THE VILLAGE SAFE HAVEN is Prices including VAT are: 2gb @ Grade 4—Nuwe Afrikaans Sonder collecting any glass jars and bottles R79, 4gb @R 95, 8gb @ R155. Grense 1ste add taal—grade 4 (eg. Jam jars, chutney bottles, mayo Please contact Tammy Mc Arthur on (x1). Spelling—A complete jars etc.) so that they can make their 011 262 3686, cell: 082 572 2190 or Spelling Programme Grade 4 (x2). own jams and sauces. If you have www.magicgadgets.co.za Phonics in a Box any jars please send then in to the Grade 4 (x2). school office. LIFT NEEDED: MY 10yr old daugh- Please call Lucia ter is at the Montessori School on 1st on 082 805 4701. Road in Linbro Park and finishes HORSEY AU-PAIR: I will collect school at 1:30pm. She needs a lift your child from school and they will home to Illiondale everyday from spend the afternoon learning to school. Please call Shareen on 082 horse ride and care for a horse. I 432 6321 if you think you can help, or qualified with the South African Na- if you have any other ideas for me, tional Equestrian thank you. Federation and I have three years LIFT NEEDED: my daughter in as a „horsey au— Grade 6 needs a lift home in the after- pair‟ experience. noons to Lombardy East. If you can Contact Tanya help, please call Lindi Kunene on 082 LONDON ROAD CAFÉ: Great Richer on 074 639 0175. coffee, muffins, breakfasts etc. 125 8488. LIFTS: we would like to establish or join a lift club in the Lombardy East / AVROY SHLAIN PRODUCTS—For Rembrandt Park / Edenvale area. My all your Avroy Shlain beauty prod- son is in grade 8 this year. Please ucts, cosmetics, make-up, perfume & contact Peter on 083 pamper products for men & women. 226 1458. Contact Grace on 082 892 6472.