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					                                  SETTLERS’ PARK PREPRIMARY SCHOOL
                                                    (INCORPORATED ASSOCIATION NOT FOR GAIN)
                                                        Reg. No. 1972/014384/08
                         Tel/Fax: 033 3473061                                               27 Allerton Road
                         E-Mail (general): settlerspp@telkomsa.net                          Northern Park
                         E-Mail (Principal): settprincipal@telkomsa.net                     Pietermaritzburg
                         Website: www.settlersparkpreprimary.co.za                          3201




NEWSLETTER NUMBER 1/2010                                                                    21 January 2010

Dear Parents

Welcome back to Settlers’ after the long holiday. I extend a very special welcome to all our new families and
hope you will soon feel part of the Settlers’ community.

We welcome back our existing staff and look forward to working with the new members of the team. The
specific roles of all staff are detailed below:
Administration: Our Secretary is Mrs. Lyn Packer. Lyn is responsible for most of the administration of the
school, for the fee collection and accounting of all income and expenditure. She liaises with the principal and
the treasurer of the governing body.
Crickets (2 - 2½ year olds): Mrs Robyn Wicks
Caterpillars (2½ Ŕ 3 year olds): Miss Maxine McKenzie is responsible for this group.
Butterflies (3 year olds): Mrs. Fay Muirhead is the teacher in charge of this class.
Ladybirds (4 year olds): Miss Marlene Jordaan is responsible for the Ladybird group and follows the N.C.S.
programme for Grade RR.
Grade R (5 Ŕ 6 year olds): Miss Bronwyn de Gouveia, who is employed by the KZN Department of
Education, is responsible for the Ants group (the younger school readiness children). I, Mary Gray, will be
responsible for the Bee group (older school readiness children).
The part-time assistant to the Principal is Mrs.Gillian Tredgold.
Aftercare: Mrs. Samantha van der Westhuizen is the full-time supervisor for the Aftercare. The assistant for
the aftercare programme is Miss Sharleen Boggs.
Cleaning Staff: Ms Veronica Ngcobo, her daughter Miss Emmaculate Ngcobo and Miss Lillian Ngubane, are
responsible for keeping the school clean.
Extra-murals: Professional coaches come to the school. Refer to the “Extra Mural” section in this newsletter.
Maintenance: Mr. Dux Deysel (Mr. Fix-It par excellence) assists with repairs and maintenance.
I hope this helps you when your child mentions names of people he/she interacts with at school.

These first few days are an anxious time for all of us, parents sending their little ones off to school for the first
time, children concerned about toilets, their belongings, their teacher and making friends, as well as
separation from their Mums. The teachers also experience a certain amount of anxiety as they begin to
establish important relationships with the parents and children who have been entrusted into their care. In
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Term dates 2010:
1st term: Wednesday, 13th January - 11am on Friday, 26th March (Sunday, 21st March is Human Rights Day
          and Monday, 22nd March is a public holiday);
 nd
2 term: Tuesday, 13th April - 11am on Wednesday, 9th June. (Monday, 26th April is a school holiday).
3rd term: Tuesday, 13th July - 11am on Thursday, 23rd September. (Monday, 9th August is a public holiday
          (Women’s Day))
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4th term: Tuesday, 5th October - 11am on Friday, 10th December

Themes for 2010:
DATE         DURATION     THEME
TERM 1: “I’M SPECIAL”
13/1 Ŕ 29/1  2½ weeks     My School
1 / 2 - 12/2 2 weeks      My Body (Me)
15/2 Ŕ 26/2  2 weeks      Food and Health
1/3 Ŕ 12/3   2 weeks      Colour
15/3 Ŕ 26/3  2 weeks      Senses / Autumn
TERM 2: “THIS IS WHERE I LIVE”
13/4 Ŕ 30/4  2½ weeks     Family
3/5 Ŕ 14/5   2 weeks      Homes
17/5 Ŕ 28/5  2 weeks      Sports and Recreation
31/5 Ŕ 9/6   2 weeks      Transport
TERM 3: “I CARE FOR OTHERS”
13/7 Ŕ 23/7  2 weeks      People Who Help Us
26/7 Ŕ 13/8  3 weeks      Conservation
16/8 Ŕ 27/8  2 weeks      Pets
30/8 Ŕ 10/9  2 weeks      Spring (Including Elements) (Spring Day: 1 September)
13/9 Ŕ 23/9  2 weeks      Our Rainbow Nation (Heritage Day celebrations: 22 September)
TERM 4: “CELEBRATE AFRICA”
5/10 Ŕ 15/10 2 weeks      Number / Circus
18/10 Ŕ      2 weeks      What’s Inside?
29/10
1/11 Ŕ 19/11 3 weeks      Summer and the Sea
22/11 Ŕ      3 weeks      Christmas
10/12

To help you get to know other families, we are organising a variety of social events, some of which are listed
below. We hope you will join us for these as well as becoming involved in other ways. I have attached a
“Parent Participation” form Ŕ we would appreciate your willingness to help in any way. Please complete
this and return it to School as soon as possible.

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS FOR TERM 1:
1. Group Picnics : Invitations giving the details will be distributed this week. Each group will have a turn to
picnic with their parents in the garden. The aim is to get to know your child’s friends and their parents.
Teachers will also take the opportunity to address parents and answer queries about how Settlers, and in
particular your child’s class, operates. Dads and Mums are most welcome. Dates as follows:
Ants and Ladybirds: Monday, 25th January
Bees and Butterflies: Wednesday, 27th January
Crickets: Thursday, 28th January
Caterpillars: Friday, 29th January
2.Teacher / Parent Interviews: These will be conducted on an appointment basis.
Tuesday 16th March (12:30 Ŕ 14:00), Wednesday 17th (12:30 Ŕ 14:00 and 16:00 Ŕ 18:00) and Thursday 18th
March (12:30 Ŕ 14:00). The dates and times apply to all groups:
Lists for booking appointments will be displayed outside each classroom closer to the time.
3. Annual General Meeting: Thursday, 18th March 2010: This is an important event in our school year. The
business part of the meeting (the reports on the year 2009 and the election of the Governing Body members
for 2010) is traditionally very short, and will be followed by a brief talk on the ethos of Settlers and our
programme.
4. Group Outings: The groups will go on various outings this year and I do hope you will offer your
assistance to make the trip more educational and also get to know the other parents from your child’s group.
5. Family Fun and Games Day: Saturday, 13 March: 11:00 Ŕ 14:00: More information closer to the time.




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FUNDRAISING:
Our main fundraising event for the year is the Comrades Walk. This also provides a wonderful social
opportunity for parents and their children.
1. Comrades Walk Ŕ Saturday, 22nd May: Come and watch your child do the Settlers’ Comrades and join
other parents cheering on the participants.
2. Cookie Day: Each week cupcakes are “sold” to the children at snack time. The teacher will give each child
coins (the school provides this money) to “buy” a cookie. Each week a different mother from each group
bakes cupcakes for her child’s group. This child will then be the baker and sell the cookies to his/her
classmates. This serves the purpose of giving the children a shopping experience. The children also learn to
recognize the different coins and begin to learn their number bonds. All this forms part of Curriculum 2005.
Please volunteer to bake, by signing up at the Information Meeting.
If your child has special dietary needs, please provide something for him / her to eat on cookie day. I suggest
you consult the class teacher.
3. Party Hire: The school garden and verandah are available for birthday parties on Saturday mornings or
afternoons at a cost of R200.00. This includes the use of one toilet area, the climbing apparatus, swings,
trampoline, sandpits and cycle track plus equipment. Please speak to Lyn about this facility and book early to
avoid disappointment.
4. “My School” Card: A number of stores, restaurants etc will contribute a percentage of what you spend
with them towards school funds. You need to apply for a card if you do not yet have one. Please register on-
line if possible at www.myschool.co.za. For those without e-mail, a “My School Application Form” is
available from the office. Please complete and return it to Lyn. A brochure of participating stores can be
viewed in the office. This is the easiest way to raise funds Ŕ you just swipe your card as you make a purchase.
5. Recipe Books: Past Settlers mums’ favourite recipes Ŕ on sale from the office for R50.00 each
6. T-Shirts: Short sleeved (R40.00 for red and navy; R50.00 for lime green, turquoise and pink) and long-
sleeved (R50.00) are available from the office.
7. Ronnie Recycling Campaign: Please encourage your children to bring in newspaper, magazines and
pamphlets every Wednesday. Parents of children in the Caterpillar, Ladybird and Butterfly groups may post
the waste paper directly into the orange bin. I will issue Ronnie stickers to all children who contribute.
Parents should ask for stickers on a Wednesday morning. Children in the Ant and Bee groups should take
their waste paper to class. As part of an environmental awareness campaign, they will discuss environmental
issues and post their waste paper into the bin during the course of the day.

SOME REMINDERS!
School Photographs: Group and individual photo’s will be taken on Wednesday, 24th February.
Extra Murals: To provide our children with additional stimulation and enrich their skills, professionals
coach pupils after our programme ends.
Mondays: 12:20 Ŕ 12:50: Jumping Jacks Gym (Wendy Webber: 0747529990);
Tuesdays: 12:20 Ŕ 12:50: Ballet (Lisa Jennings School of Dance Ŕ Lisa, 083 300 5364 / 3460642);
Thursdays: 12:30 Ŕ 13:00: Edu-Clay (Louise Win, 0827491149 / 3962768)
Fridays: 12:20 Ŕ 12:50: Action Ball (Shannon Randall, 083 639 9096)
Leaflets are available in the foyer. For more information, contact Lyn.
Swimming: Lessons are conducted at private facilities. Please take your child to swimming lessons after
12:15.
Please pay extra-mural fees directly into their respective bank accounts where possible. These payments must
not be deposited into the school bank account, nor should cash or other communications be left with Lyn.
You may communicate or pay fees via the post boxes in the foyer.

Please take note of the following:
PAYMENT OF SCHOOL FEES: NB. A “Fee Commitment” form is attached. Please complete and return
the form tomorrow. To avoid large amounts of cash being held at the school and in the interests of your
child’s and the staff’s security, we request that CASH payments be made directly into our bank account. You
are welcome to make payment by CHEQUE to Lyn. Payments may be made electronically or by debit order.
Our bank details are:
Nedbank (Cascades), Current Account number 1343 017 068; Branch code 134 325. These details are also
shown on the fee statements.
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We have an excellent record of payment of school fees. Please help us continue this tradition by paying
school fees timeously, before due date. We have a strict procedure for late payers, which is rigorously
enforced but unpleasant for all concerned. Should you experience a financial problem, please approach me
before I need to contact you.

CONSENT FOR PUBLISHING PHOTOGRAPHS: We often post photos on our website. Also,
occasionally photographs of our school and the children appear in the press. We require consent from parents
to use photographs of your children for such purposes. Please complete and sign the attached “Consent to
Publish Photographs” form.

Finally, please return any outstanding Child Developmental History forms as well as the forms attached to
this letter.

We are all looking forward to a busy, fulfilling year with your child, and getting to know you, our partners in
education.

Kind regards




Mary Gray
PRINCIPAL

P.S. Please sign the form pasted in your child’s notebook when you receive each newsletter.

Attachments:    1. Rules and General Information
                2. School Policy Regarding Illness
                3. Aftercare Procedures
                4. Parent Participation form
                5. Consent to Publish Photographs form
                6. Fee Commitment Form




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RULES AND GENERAL INFORMATION: SETTLERS’ PARK PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL
Welcome to Settlers’ Park Pre-Primary School! It is hoped that this will be the beginning of a happy relationship
between you and Settlers’.

    1.   SCHOOL TERMS AND HOURS
         N.B. The terms coincide with those of the Public Schools, EXCEPT where public schools are due to start a term
         on a Monday. In such cases, Settlers’ opens on the next Tuesday.
         Hours of our pre-primary school are as follows: Doors are opened at 07:20 for the benefit of parents who have
         to be at work by 07:30. School is from 08:00 Ŕ 12:15 for the Crickets, Caterpillars, Butterflies and Ladybirds.
         The programme for the Ant and Bee groups starts at 07:45.
         Please adhere to the programme times; it is disruptive if children arrive late.
         Please note that no child may be left unattended and must be accompanied to the door by the person bringing
         the child to school each day. Punctuality is also requested Ŕ particularly in fetching your child promptly. Any
         child not collected by 12:30 will be sent to Aftercare, and a day’s fees charged.
         If you need to collect your child during the morning, please discuss a convenient time slot with the teacher.
    2.   SCHOOL FEES
         Two full months’ (60 days) notice of withdrawal in writing is required, in lieu of which two twelfths of the
         annual school fees will be payable. Fees are payable as usual during a child’s absence due to illness or holidays.
         PAYMENT OF SCHOOL FEES: To avoid large amounts of cash being held at the school and in the interests of
         your child’s and the staff’s security, we request that CASH payments be made directly into our bank account.
         You are welcome to make payment by CHEQUE to the secretary. Payments may be made electronically or by
         debit order. Our bank details are:
         Nedbank (Cascades), Current Account number 1343 017 068; Branch code 134 325. These details are also
         shown on the fee statements.
         We have an excellent record of payment of school fees. Please help us continue this tradition by paying school
         fees timeously, before due date. We have a strict procedure for late payers, which is rigorously enforced but
         unpleasant for all concerned. Should you experience a financial problem, please approach the Principal.
    3.   REQUISITES
               All clothes must be marked with the child’s name.
               It is advisable for children to wear comfortable play clothes to school.
               Children are required to bring a change of clothing in their suitcase every day in case of accidents.
               Please discourage your child from bringing toys, sweets and money to school.
               Please provide your child with a lunch box (marked with his/her name) containing fruit, a sandwich
                   with a nutritious filling, and a bottle of juice (also marked, please).
    4.   AFTERCARE
         The Settlers’ aftercare is an extension of the school day with the same ethos in both school and aftercare. This
         affords parents peace of mind and a high level of care for the children.
         1. Aftercare operates from 12:15 to 17:00.
         2. Please provide your child with a healthy, nutritious lunch, preferably packed in a cooler bag during the hot
         summer months.
         3. Fees for regular attendance are payable monthly, in advance. Fees for casual attendance are payable in cash
         on the day. Penalties of R25.00 per 5 minutes are imposed for fetching after 17:00. (This is to cover overtime
         wages to be paid to staff.)
         Juice and biscuits are provided free of charge, so there is no need for sweets, crisps etc.
         Security for Aftercare: Children must be fetched by a designated adult, and must be signed out by the
         adult on leaving.
         Only members of staff may unlock the front security gate to admit parents and lock after the parent and child
         exit the school.
    5.   EXTRA MURALS:
         To provide our children with additional stimulation and enrich their skills, professionals coach pupils after
         school. The extra-mural timetable will be distributed at the beginning of the first term.
    6.   HOLIDAY CARE
         Please note that no holiday care is offered at this school.
    7.   SECURITY: We are currently upgrading our emergency procedure system. Parents will be informed once the
         new system is in place. In the interim, the following will apply:
         In case of a fire or other emergency, you will be phoned and told the place to which the children have been
         evacuated. I hope we never have to put the drills into practice, but we must be prepared for any eventuality.
         Please be vigilant on your way to and from School and in the car park as we are vulnerable in this area.



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      It is essential that you inform the school of changes in “going home” arrangements. The school must be advised
      by the parents, personally or in writing, of any change in the lift scheme. We will not allow someone we do not
      know to remove a child from the school unless we have your authority to do so.
      If, for some reason, you need to fetch your child early, please make it before 11:45, so as not to disturb story
      time.
8.    MEDICAL: A copy of our School Policy Regarding Illnesses is attached for your information.
      Please inform the school if your child is absent due to a serious, infectious illness. Children suffering from
      severe coughs, colds or any infectious conditions should be kept at home until the infection has cleared.
      N.B. NO MEDICINES ARE TO BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL.
9.    BIRTHDAYS: It is customary for the children to have a small celebration at school on their birthdays to
      which the parents are invited. We request that you arrive at the usual time, spend time with the group and group
      teacher, doing some activities and then share the birthday greeting ring and leave at about 08:30. Please advise
      your child’s teacher of the preferred celebration day to avoid clashes with other birthdays or planned activities.
      For the birthday celebration, it would be appreciated if you could send one iced cupcake for each child in the
      class. No other party fare is required. Please do not ask the teachers to hand out party invitations at school.
      A list of children in each class, with addresses and phone numbers, will be available for your information.
10.   COMMUNICATION WITH THE SCHOOL:
      1. Communication is a key principle for the efficient and effective running of the school. If you have any
      concerns, problems and anything else you would like to discuss with me regarding your child or Settlers’,
      please feel free to make an appointment. In an emergency, you are welcome to request an immediate
      appointment. Your child’s teacher is available to see you between 12.30 and 1.30, or by appointment.
      2. Each child will be provided with a notebook for messages to and from school. Newsletters, accounts and
      receipts will be placed in the designated pockets in the foyer. Please make a habit of looking at your notebook
      EVERY DAY. Sign the notebook and acknowledge the letters so that we know you have received them. Should
      the notebook be mislaid, please replace it with a new one.
      Please advise the school in writing of any change of address, telephone number or e-mail.
      3. Newsletters are distributed by e-mail. If you do not have e-mail, newsletters will be sent home. Newsletters
      are distributed on a Monday approximately once a fortnight.
      4. Parent / Teacher interviews are held in the first and third terms.
      5. Written reports are sent to parents in June and November.
      We hope that you will join in our social events and activities!
11.   DISCIPLINE
      1. We have introduced an assertive discipline system in both the school and aftercare. Basic routines and rules
      have been established. Within the system learners receive positive feedback for following rules. Inappropriate
      or disruptive behaviour is controlled through corrective actions. We go out of our way to make each child’s day
      at Settlers a happy, positive experience.
      2. Please help us by reinforcing our strategies at home. Please also reinforce at home that should your child
      experience any socially unacceptable behaviour, he/she knows to say “STOP THAT Ŕ I DON’T LIKE IT”. If
      the other child does not stop the behaviour, then it is important to “tell on ---“ i.e. ask the closest teacher to help
      sort out the matter. We also encourage and help the children to think of a plan to solve the difficulty.
      Physical, verbal or emotional abuse is not tolerated at Settlers’ Park Pre-Primary School. When it happens we
      assist as follows:
      The victim is guided to become assertive and form strategies to deal with the behaviour; the bully is given
      assistance with anger management and helped to understand why the behaviour is unacceptable. He is also
      helped to think of other acceptable ways to deal with the underlying incident.
      If the bullying continues, the Principal will counsel the bully. The parents will be notified and interviewed. If
      the behaviour still continues, the Chairperson of the Governing Body or representative, the Principal, class
      teacher, aftercare supervisor and parents / guardians will meet to discuss the issue in order to seek a solution.
      3. All the adults at School and home need to work together to support the children by dealing with incidents
      calmly, factually and unemotionally.
12.   TOYS:
      Please leave toys at home. Should a child have something special to show his/her teacher, this can be done
      before the programme starts and then sent home. Lost or broken toys at School mean tears and disappointment.
13.   JEWELLERY:
      No jewellery may be worn at school.
14.   DRESS:
      Children learn through activity and some of our activities are very messy. Play clothes that can withstand mud,
      paint and glue, as well as allow children to run, climb and move freely, are best. A change of clothing should be
      sent with your child each day. School T-shirts are available from the office and may be worn to school.
15.   EQUIPMENT:
      NB: We occasionally have a hassle with equipment being “adopted” by our children and taken home. Should
      you receive any “foster” toys in your home, please help your child return the equipment to Settlers’. This issue
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        has to be handled sensitively and we find the best way is for the child to quietly return the toy to its rightful
        place. A brief explanation that Settlers’ would be a very boring place if everybody removed equipment would
        also be helpful. We deal with the matter through stories, puppet shows and discussions.
    16. PARKING:
        NB: Parking in the car park can be problematic. Please help us by:
        1. Not stopping in the gateway whilst waiting for a place to park Ŕ rather drive through and park in the road;
        2. Parking in the designated bays;
        3. Being aware of little ones in the car park and holding your own child by the hand whilst crossing the tar;
        4. Keeping the yellow line adjacent to the school free for little people to walk in front of the cars, not behind.
        5. Helping the children to use the pedestrian crossing correctly. (Please do not park on the crossing.)
        ANTIWASTE:
        Please will you collect boxes, reels, bits of card, off-cuts of materials, wool, shells, dried flowers, seeds, pods
        etc, for use in our creative activities. We make good use of magazines, especially home decorating, gardening
        etc. We will also be very pleased to receive used Christmas cards and other greeting cards. We also collect
        containers for the water laboratory; 1L and 2L containers of different shapes, 250ml and 100ml scoops from
        soap powders, as well as funnels and bits of piping e.g. Old garden hose and swimming pool pipes. If you have
        any plastic guttering or down pipes you no longer need, these can be put to good use in the sandpit and water
        laboratory. We would also appreciate baubles and beads, small empty cereal boxes etc for our fantasy room. We
        make good use of most waste Ŕ if in doubt, send it! To facilitate the collection and storage of anti-waste
        materials, please deliver your anti-waste to school on MONDAYS ONLY.
    17. SUNSMART: Please put sun block on your child each day. You are also welcome to send a hat to school.
        During the hot weather we let the children play under the sprinkler to cool off. We encourage them to play in
        the shade or indoors and to drink lots of water. You may like to send extra water in a bottle; we have a water
        fountain in the garden and they can drink whenever they like but some children prefer their own bottles from
        home.
    18. CORE VALUES
        Sharing, caring, honesty and fairness is expected by all.

Should you have any queries about the administration of the school or about your child’s education, please approach the
Principal directly.
The co-operation of parents ensures the smooth running of the school and helps the staff to care for the children
effectively.

Thank you for your co-operation.

M.E.GRAY
PRINCIPAL




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   SETTLERS’ POLICY, REQUIREMENTS AND QUARANTINE PERIODS
         REGARDING ILLNESS AND CHILDHOOD DISEASES
A child who is not feeling well, has a bad cold or has been ill during the previous night should not attend school.
Children with illnesses such as gastro-enteritis or chicken pox, or skin infections such as ringworm or scabies cannot,
unfortunately, be readmitted to the group without a medical certificate.


Quarantine periods and periods of infectivity are set out below:

      Chicken Pox        From 2 days before rash until last scab has disappeared.

      Conjunctivitis     Until eyes are no longer red or discharging.

      Diphtheria         Until 6 daily throat swabs test negative.

      Hepatitis -
                          Until complete recovery. Minimum period of exclusion - 7 days.
       infectious

      Lice               After complete cleansing and eradication of lice and nits from head, body and clothing

      Measles            7 days after first appearance of rash.

      Measles (German) For 1 week after rash appears.

      Mumps              From the time that the symptoms start until swelling has disappeared.

      Ringworm           Return to school immediately if under appropriate treatment and affected parts are covered.
                         If no sore throat, no discharge from ears or nose, no recently enlarged glands or discharging
      Scarlet Fever and
                         sores and on production of a medical certificate.
       Strep Throat
                         Minimum period of exclusion - 14 days after commencement of treatment.
      Whooping Cough For 6 weeks after onset




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                                       AFTERCARE PROCEDURES: 2010

HOURS
Aftercare operates between 12:15 Ŕ 17:00 during school terms except for the last day of each term. There is no aftercare
on the last day of each term.

FEES
R350.00 x 10 monthly payments for regular users (5 days per week); R280.00 x 10 (4 days per week); R210.00 x 10 (3
days per week); R140.00 (3 days per week); R70.00 x 10 (1 day per week); R28.00 per day for casuals.
Unfortunately, it is necessary to fine parents if a child is collected after 17:00.

PROGRAMME (May vary slightly according to age group)
1. From 12.05, children are collected from classrooms.
2. Children put their belongings into their crates and proceed to garden.
3. Free play in garden / Extramural activities.
4. 13:15 Ŕ 13:30: Toilet routine.
4. 13.30 Ŕ 14:00: Lunch.
5. 14:00 Ŕ 15:00: Activities on verandah with supervisor and assistant (Activities and construction toys).
6. 14.00 Ŕ 15:30: Rest or activities on verandah.
7. 14.30: Free play in the garden.
8. 15:30: Juice and biscuits, then free play in the garden.
9. 15:50: Tidy garden, toilet, wash hands, pack up, tidy crates.
10. 16.15 Ŕ 17:00: Construction toys, Ladybird classroom.
Parents may fetch their children at a convenient time during the afternoon.

LUNCH
It is preferred that the children have a healthy, nutritious lunch. If a “treat” is included, it is suggested that this take the
form of yoghurt, nuts, dried fruit, biltong, cheese-square, hard-boiled egg, or fruit sticks. Sweets, crisps, biscuits and
cakes are not encouraged.

TUCK
The children choose a sweet for their tuck each day. This is provided by the school.

JUICE AND BISCUITS
These are provided by the School.
Please inform Samantha if you do not wish your child to have tuck or juice and biscuits. All the food we provide is
Halaal.

SECURITY
It is essential that you inform the school of changes in “going home” arrangements. We will not allow someone we do
not know to remove a child from the school unless we have your authority to do so.
The small pedestrian gate will remain unlocked during the afternoon for Aftercare parents. Please ring the buzzer at the
front door and a member of staff will unlock the Maxidor gate for you.

STAFF
Mrs Samantha van der Westhuizen is the full time supervisor of the aftercare facility. She is assisted by Miss Sharleen
Boggs. Miss Lillian Ngubane assists with changing nappies and clothing.

CHANGE OF CLOTHES
During the hot weather the children often play under the sprinkler, then quickly dry off in the sun. They should have
either a swimming costume or a change of underwear for this activity.




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                            PARENT PARTICIPATION FORM

NAME:                                                         _____________________(PARENT’S)

Please will you complete this form and return it to school by Friday, 22nd January. I realise that your
time is precious but we really appreciate any help that you can give us.
Can you help with any of the following? Please tick where you can help.

TRANSPORTING EQUIPMENT (Small bakkie):

REMOVAL OF GARDEN REFUSE:

SEWING                         BAKING

WOODWORK                       METAL WORK                     GENERAL MAINTENANCE:

PROVISION OF FLOWERS                                          FLOWER ARRANGING

FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES

OUTING TRANSPORT

PLAYING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS (Please state which instruments)

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ELECTRICAL / PLUMBING

ANTIWASTE MATERIALS / USEFUL CONTACTS (EG. Paper, cardboard, wood, boxes etc. Please list
names of contacts, telephone numbers and material)

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COLLATING / ORGANISING RESOURCES:

COVERING LIBRARY BOOKS:

IDEAS FOR SPEAKERS’ TOPICS AT PARENTS’ EVENINGS

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              SETTLERS’ PARK PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL
                                      (INCORPORATED ASSOCIATION NOT FOR GAIN)
                                               Reg. No. 1972/014384/08
Tel/Fax: 033 3473061                                                                               27 Allerton Road
E-Mail (general): settlerspp@telkomsa.net                                                          Northern Park
E-Mail (Principal): settprincipal@ttelkomsa.net                                                    Pietermaritzburg
Website: www.settlersparkpreprimary.co.za                                                          3201




                               CONSENT TO PUBLISH PHOTOGRAPHS


NAME OF PARENT / GUARDIAN: __________________________________________________________________



NAME OF CHILD: ________________________________________________________________________________


Please tick one of the boxes below:


        I consent to the use of photographs of my child in school advertising publications or on the website or in the
        press.


        I do not consent to the use of photographs of my child in the school brochure and/or on the school website.




………………………………………………………
      Signature of parent




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                       SETTLERS’ PARK PREPRIMARY SCHOOL
               COMMITMENT TO PAY SCHOOL FEES AND AFTERCARE FEES, 2010

1.       CHILD

FULL NAME: …………………………………………………………CLASS:………………….……………………….

2.       PARENT/GUARDIAN RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF FEES

SURNAME ……………………………… FIRST NAMES……………………………………………………………...

IDENTITY NUMBER: ….……………………………………………….………………………………………………….

3.       ADDRESS

HOME: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……..

POSTAL: ...………………………………………….………………………………………………………………………

BUSINESS: ……………………………………..………………………………………………………………………….

4.       TELEPHONE:

HOME: …………………………………..…….                              BUSINESS: ……………………………………….………….……

CELLS / OTHER: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

5.    SCHOOL FEE ARRANGEMENTS
      Please tick the payment terms of your choice as stated below i.e. 5.1 or 5.2:
5.1           TEN MONTHLY SCHOOL FEE PAYMENTS OF R1,100.00, FIRST PAYMENT DUE 3
      FEBRUARY 2010. LAST PAYMENT DUE 3 NOVEMBER 2010; or
5.2           PAYMENT IN FULL OF R10,450.00 (R11,000 .00 Ŕ 5% DISCOUNT OF R550.00) BY 3
FEBRUARY 2010.
Note: A 2½% PER CHILD SIBLING DISCOUNT APPLIES IN RESPECT OF 5.1 OR 5.2 IF A FAMILY HAS
      MORE THAN ONE CHILD ATTENDING SETTLERS’. PLEASE TICK THE BLOCK IF THIS IS THE
      CASE: 
6.    AFTERCARE FEE ARRANGEMENTS
      Please tick the payment terms of your choice as stated below i.e. 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 or 6.6:
6.1           PAYMENT OF R350.00 PER MONTH FOR FIVE DAYS AFTERCARE PER WEEK: FIRST
      PAYMENT DUE 3 FEBRUARY 2010, LAST PAYMENT DUE 3 NOVEMBER 2010; or
6.2           PAYMENT OF R280.00 PER MONTH FOR FOUR DAYS AFTERCARE PER WEEK: FIRST
      PAYMENT DUE 3 FEBRUARY 2010, LAST PAYMENT DUE 3 NOVEMBER 2010; or
6.3           PAYMENT OF R210.00 PER MONTH FOR THREE DAYS AFTERCARE PER WEEK: FIRST
      PAYMENT DUE 3 FEBRUARY 2010, LAST PAYMENT DUE 3 NOVEMBER 2010; or
6.4           PAYMENT OF R140.00 PER MONTH FOR TWO DAYS AFTERCARE PER WEEK: FIRST
      PAYMENT DUE 3 FEBRUARY 2010, LAST PAYMENT DUE 3 NOVEMBER 2010; or
6.5           PAYMENT OF R70.00 PER MONTH FOR ONE DAY AFTERCARE PER WEEK: FIRST
      PAYMENT DUE 3 FEBRUARY 2010, LAST PAYMENT DUE 3 NOVEMBER 2010; or
6.6           PAYMENT OF R28.00 PER DAY, FOR CASUAL USE, PAYABLE IN CASH ON THE DAY.

I acknowledge debt of in respect of School Fees and Aftercare fees for the abovementioned child attending Settlers’ Park
Preprimary School for the year 2010 and agree to pay as indicated above. TWO FULL MONTHS’ (i.e. 60 DAYS)
WRITTEN NOTICE of withdrawal is required, in lieu of which two twelfths of the annual school fees will be payable.
In the event of the school instituting legal action against me for recovery of any outstanding school fees, I undertake to
pay all legal costs on the scale as between attorney and client.



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SIGNATURE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF FEES                                       DATE

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