- Glenashley Preparatory School

DearMumsandDads
Ourfirstweekbackatschoolhasslippedbyalltooquickly.Daysareactionpacked
especiallysowiththerenovationswellunderway.Iamlearningsomuchintheprocess
withsitemeetingsbeingparticularlyinteresting.MumsandDads,ithasperhapsbeen
remissofmenottocommunicatetoourparentcommunitythattheenormouschanges
thatweareundergoingarenotfundedbythegovernmentorfromschoolfees.Our
benefactorisaprivateandconfidentialone.TheR52000allocatedtoGlenashleyby
KZNEducationannuallytoruntheschoolwouldnotnearlycoverthetuckshop
renovationalone.Justtoputitallintoperspective,ourelectricitybillthismonthis
R28000,hencewerelyheavilyonschoolfeestomeetourcommitments.Iwritethis,as
aparentrecentlyfeltaffrontedatthefinanceofficefollowinguponarrearfees,arguing
thatclearlytheschooldidn’tneedfeesifwecouldaffordsuchextravagantrenovations.
Successfulschoolfeecollectionisessentialforanyschooltodeliveraqualityeducation
tothechildreninourcare.Onamorepositivenotethough,dopopintothefrontoffice
andseetheplansondisplay.Glenashleyisonthemoveandourtaglineof“Expert
Education,ExtraOrdinaryPassion“isresonatingasweseeasurgeofinterestinour
beautifulschool.
Carnival
OurPAmumsanddadsareworkingveryhardon
carnivalpreparations.Pleasebe
suretoreturnalettersenthomewithyourchildren,
requestinghelp,byWednesday.ThePAare
lookingatcollectingthefollowingforthecarnival:
-mugs
-icecreamcontainers
-tombolagoodies-goodquality
-prizes-bouncyballs,stationery,hairaccessories,
stickers,-keyrings,bubbles,marbles,jewellery.
Ifyoucanhelpwithanyofthesedonations,please
sendthemtoschoolviayourclassteacher.
ThenextPAmeetingtakesplaceonWednesday
22Aprilat7.15amintheschoolhall.Ifyouare
able,pleasedoattend.
ParentInterviews
LoadSheddingisnotaffectingustoomuchatthisstage.Rebootingtheservereach
morningisalittlefrustratingbutallinallweareabletooperateasnormalwithminimal
disruptionstoourprogramme.Parents’Eveningwillgoaheadasplanned.Wemight
needtochattoyoubycandlelightifwehaveourusual4–6pmblackout.Pleasebear
withus,ourcalendarissofullthatreschedulingthisimportantcontacttimewithyou
beforetheexamperiodiswell-nighimpossible.
PublicHolidays
NextweekisashortweekatschoolwithMonday
27AprilandFriday1Maybeingpublicholidays.
Schoolcontinuesasnormalwithteachingand
learningtakingplaceonTuesday,Wednesday
andThursdayaswellastheextracurricular
programmeoperatingonthesedaystoo.
Congratulations
Inconclusion,ourverybestwishesareextendedtoMissAndersonandherfiancéeon
theoccasionoftheirweddingonSaturday25April.Weknowthatthisisthebeginningof
abeautifullife.Toaspecialcouplewhocompleteeachotherinsomanyways,the
Glenashleyfamilywishyoubothwarmandspecialmemoriesonyourweddingday.We
lookforwardtowelcomingMrsViljoenbacktoschoolonMonday4May.
Untilnextweek
P.J.Alston
PRINCIPAL
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