Newsletter 17 of 2015 19 May 2015 Dear Parents, Well done to all children and families for their response to the sandwich making part of the Sandwich Drive. Thank you to the families and companies who donated extra bread; packets; boxes; jam and peanut butter. Thank you to the willing helpers who no doubt enjoyed “eau de peanut butter” for at least a day. Thank you to the teachers who released their children so that they could make the sandwiches. Thank you to the Grade 7 helpers who were indispensable. Thank you to the office staff for putting our ideas together. Thank you to Mrs Roshni Moodley for organising and facilitating the whole event. Peanut Butter and Jam A total of 798,84kg of peanut butter and jam was collected. Thank you for your generosity. The winners of the class collection Foundation Phase: Grade 2 Luckan with 72kg Grade 2 Singh with 61,5kg Senior Phase Grade 7 Reeves with 101,230kg Grade 5 Dyter with 82,665kg These classes will get to enjoy an ice-cream treat. The children will have brought their sponsor forms home. Parents are urged to collect the money donated; pledged and/or sponsored and send it to school so that teachers can start their “Money Collected” Thermometers”. The closing date for sponsor/donated money is Friday 19th June, but parents are urged to take advantage of May month end to collect their child’s money from friends, families and friends of DNPS. Tracksuits Tracksuits have arrived. Please send the balance of payment in order to collect your child’s tracksuit. Senior Cricket Coaching Senior boys and girls in Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 are invited to attend cricket coaching with Coach Reddy on Saturdays at DNPS from 9:00a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please be advised, normal school uniform rules do apply. Parent Interview Week Teachers are already into the swing of things seeing their class’s parents at scheduled interview times. All parents are encouraged to make the most of this opportunity to enjoy a one-on-one meeting with their child’s class teacher. Term 2 dates Please be aware that dates may be subject to change without notice Date 18 – 21 May 18 – 22 May 1 June 8 June Day Mon-Thurs Mon - Fri Monday Monday 11 June Thursday 12 June 15 June 16 June 17 June 18 June 19 June 20 June 21 June Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 23 June Tuesday 25 June 26 June Thursday Friday Event Music and Drama exam Parent Interview Week Pre-exam week Exam week starts Exams End Youth Day Assembly (Grade 6 Brett) All sponsor money handed in School holiday Youth Day holiday Sponsored prizes Fathers’ Day Assembly Gr 2 and 3 Final Date for Sponsor money Sports Day – Date Changed to 1 August Fathers’ Day Reports go home Gr R – 7 Finalise Sandwich Drive Prizes Sandwich Drive Prize Giving Term 2 Ends One-liners for clever people Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want. Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard drive? What is a 'free' gift? - Aren't all gifts free? There's too much blood in my caffeine system. From the … Sports Office 13/05 – Senior Soccer vs Northcrest Primary U10 – Lost 0-1 The U10 team lost their first match this term and it was an unlucky result. Our boys created chances and played some good football during the match. Unfortunately one mistake in defence led to the goal. The boys need to develop their teamwork but their understanding of the game is improving every week, which is pleasing to note. U11 – Lost 0-2 Our U11 boys were unfortunately unable to turn a solid first half performance into a victory. The boys got tired in the second half and as they pushed for an equaliser the defence got caught on the counter-attack and this led to the second goal. The U11’s need to be strong for the entire match and work hard till the final whistle. U13 – Lost 0-6 This was another tough game for the U13 team. Mistakes in defence and a midfield that needs to work harder cost the team. Our boys did show a slight improvement from their previous matches but a lot of work still needs to be done. 13/05 – Senior Netball vs Northcrest Primary U10 – Lost 2-3 The U10 girls are improving with every match they play together. They must remember to communicate on the court and play until the whistle blows. Keep up the good work girls. U11 – Lost 5-10 The U11 girls have got a lot of potential to perform well as a team. If they keep up the good attendance at practices they will start seeing the difference in their overall games. Our shooting needs a lot of practice. U12A – Won 12 – 6 It was great to see everyone play with great enthusiasm and determination. It was particularly pleasing to see the girls work brilliantly as a team, encouraging and supporting each other. This team ethic definitely reflected in the score. U13A – Drew 3–3 The U13 girls are slowly improving but they are still too casual when playing matches. The girls are continuously encouraged to come to training more often, as what we do at training reflects how we play. U13B – Won 13 -6 The U13B girls played really well and they played as a team. On defence they were good and managed to give their opposing partner a difficult time. With more practice they will perform much better. Overall we are happy with their improvement. 16/05 – Mini-Soccer and Netball at Chelsea Prep Soccer – Team 1 – Drew 1, Lost 3 Team 2 – Drew 1, Lost 3 Our boys struggled a bit this week. Team 1 were extremely unlucky as they created many chances and hit the post on numerous occasions but they unfortunately could not find the goal. Team 2 improved as the morning went on and the boys managed a good result in their final match. Netball – Team 1 – Won 2, Lost 2 Team 2 – Lost 4 Our girls are improving with every week that we play matches. Team 1 are starting to understand the game much better and this is reflecting in the overall game. The girls just need to be more aggressive on the field. Team 2 had a difficult morning but after the second game they started playing much better. This Week’s Fixtures: 20/05 – Senior Soccer/Netball – vs Rosehill Primary, Chelsea Prep, and Our Lady of Fatima 23/05 – Junior Soccer/Netball – Northcrest Primary Please note that the soccer and netball match shirts are now available from Mrs Pather. All children playing in matches this term need to wear these shirts. A reminder to all the Senior Primary boys, Coach Reddy will be starting his morning cricket practices again this Saturday (23rd May 2015), for all interested boys in Grade 4 – 7. Practices start at 9am and finish at 11am. We encourage parents to make use of this opportunity to continue with cricket during the off-season.
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