Manor Gardens Primary School

Manor Gardens Primary School
Newsletter No. 35
4 November 2014
“If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.” – Norman Vincent Peale
DATES TO DIARISE
5 November
5 November
5 November
6 November
14 November
14 November
14 November
19 November
21 November
21 November
25 November
26 November
26 -27 November
28 November
1 - 2 December
1 December
3 December
4 December
4 December
5 December
8 December
9 December
10 December
Grade 3 Cake Sale
Grade 7 Exams Start
2015 Budget and School Fee Presentation Meeting at 18h30
Interschool General Knowledge Quiz at Glenmore Primary School (18h00 – 19h30)
Grade R Swimming and Viewing at 11h30
Foundation Phase Parent Viewing at 12h30 – 13h00
Grade 7 Exams End
Grade 1 Orientation Day
Grade R Orientation Day
Extra Mural Programme ends
Music Evening
Foundation Phase Gala
Waltons Back-to-School
Grade R Phonics Dress up Day
Book Time
Instrumental Evening
Grade 7 Market Day
Sports Assembly
Grade R Concert (17h30 – 18h00)
General Knowledge Quiz
General Assistants Assembly
Grade 7 Prize giving Assembly
End of Fourth Term
MGPS VACANT SGB POST FOR 2014
The following advertisement was printed in the local newspapers and is supplied here for your information.
STUDENT TEACHER FP SPORT POST
SGB POST
Jan – Dec 2015
Registered student teacher required with sporting ability and teaching experience to teach FP PE lessons and coach FP extra mural
sports.
Fax a 2 page Curriculum Vitae with supporting documents to Fax No. 031-261 6166 by 14h00 on Wednesday 5 November 2014.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
MGPS is not obliged to fill the posts.
INTERSCHOOL GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ AT GLENMORE PRIMARY SCHOOL– Mrs Sibson
The Interschool General Knowledge Quiz will take place at Glenmore Primary School on Thursday 6 November - 18h00 to19h30. Good luck
to the team: Lamees Moola (Gr 7VH); Nolwandle Mfeka (Gr 7VH); Farah Yassin (Gr 7S) and Michaela Schotlz (Gr 7S).
WALTONS STATIONERY ORDERS
Your child would have brought home a Waltons Back-2-School 2015 Catalogue, a MGPS 2015 stationery requirement list
and a covering letter explaining the use of this service. Please return the order form to school by Tuesday 11 November
2014.
PROPOSED 2015 BUDGET AND SCHOOL FEE PRESENTATION MEETING: Ben Roberts – SGB Treasurer
The budget, summarized below, will be presented in full at the MGPS SGB Budget meeting set for Wednesday 5 November at 18h30 in
the school hall. Parents are encouraged to attend the meeting and can submit comments and suggestions to the SGB via SGB members or
direct to the Bursar, Mrs Strydom, at [email protected] prior to the meeting. Please note that this meeting is for adults only and a
child care facility will be provided in the Junior Primary Reading Room. If you have not completed the Budget Meeting attendance
reply slip below, please do so and return it to school at the latest by Wednesday morning.
The SGB is proposing a 9.5% school fee increase for the 2015 school budget which is expected to grow by an overall 10.3%. Despite
general inflationary pressure, the school remains committed to retaining its small family oriented feel as its facilities with small classrooms do
not allow for much growth in class sizes or pupil numbers. The main driver of the budget remains costs related to SGB employed teaching
staff, which make up more than 50% of the total staff complement at the school. State pay increases for teaching staff are expected to
range between 7% and 8% and it is imperative for the School to offer conditions similar to those earned by state employed teachers to
continue to ensure the retention of qualified staff. The proposed increase is likely to be within the range proposed by other government fee
paying primary schools in the area and every effort has been made to avoid any excess expenditure that cannot be justified. The budget has
also sought to take account of issues raised by parents during the course of the 2014 school year.
It should be noted that due to government policy requirements, we have again included items such as book fees into the full fees per Grade
to avoid charging these on an ad hoc basis. This was done for foundation phase gym fees in 2013 and for book fees since 2014.
SUMMARY OF MGPS PROPOSED BUDGET 2015 FOR CONSIDERATION
EXPENDITURE
Budget 2014
Budget 2015
% inc
STAFFING AND HUMAN RESOURCES
4,635,123.36
5,089,874.50
9.8%
ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND MARKETING
1,136,060.07
1,268,932.00
11.7%
SPORT
220,000.00
237,600.00
8.0%
REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
377,166.12
440,012.50
16.7%
TEACHING-RELATED EXPENSES
463,000.00
497,600.00
7.5%
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 2015 BUDGET
6,831,349.55
7,534,019.00
10.3%
NET EXPENSES TO BE COVERED BY FEES
6,378,149.55
6,989,712.50
9.6%
Fee Income
6,647,500.00
7,249,712.50
9.1
Less: Remissions
150,000.00
150,000.00
0.0
Less: Discounts
102,600.00
110,000.00
7.2
NET FEE INCOME
6,394,900.00
6,989,712.50
9.3
PLUS other income
453,200.00
544,306.50
20.1%
TOTAL INCOME 2015 BUDGET
6,831,349.55
7,534,019.00
10.3%
2014
2015
370
370
Grade R
18,100.00
19,782.00
Grade 1-3
17,600.00
19,215.00
Grade 4-7
17,200.00
18,815.00
Fee Increase %
7.3%
9.5%
INCOME
No of pupils
SCHOOL FEES
NB: Gymnastics (R400 per child for Grade R to Grade 3) and Book Fees (R200 per
child for Grade 1 to Grade 7) built into fees from 2014
Fee Discount
A discount of R1120.00 will be granted if paid on or before 31 January 2015
A discount of R930.00 will be granted if paid on or before 28 February 2015
A reduced discount will be granted if paid by the above dates with a credit card
UNIFORM AND TUCK SHOPS - CALLING ALL PARENTS – Mrs Watt
Manor Gardens Primary School requires fellow MGPS parents to take over the Uniform Shop and the Tuck-shop from Mrs Barbara Watt from
January 2015. MGPS will pay a parent to take over the responsibility of managing these two shops. This parent would need to start as
soon as possible so that Mrs Watt can train him / her. Please call Barbara on 072 474 5578 for more details.
LAST DAY FOR UNIFORM AND TUCK SHOP FOR 2014 – Mrs Watt
The last day to shop at the Uniform Shop will be Friday 28th November 2014. The ladies will be taking stock, cleaning and getting the
shop ready for 2015. The last day for Tuck Shop will be Friday 5th December.
MUSIC EVENING AUDITIONS
There will be auditions on the 11 and 13 November for the Music Evening. Forms will go out next week for any children who want to
audition. They will need to fill in this form and return it to Miss Wilken by Thursday 6 November. The individuals or groups auditioning must
have a polished performance and if necessary they must provide a backing track (this will improve their chances of being accepted).
ORIENTATION DAY FOR OUR 2015 ENROLLED GRADE ONE CHILDREN
Date: Wednesday 19 November 2014
Time: 07h30 – 10h30
Mad Bags (book bags and pencil bags), place mats, school uniforms (new and second hand), school bags, chair bags, etc. will be on sale
during the course of the morning. Waltons Stationers will also be in attendance with the Grade 1 stationery packs. A speed point facility for
credit and debit cards will be available.
ORIENTATION DAY FOR OUR 2015 ENROLLED GRADE R CHILDREN
Date: Friday 21 November 2014
Time: 07h30 – 09h45
Book bags, school uniforms (new and second hand), school bags, etc. will be on sale during the course of the morning from the uniform
shop. Waltons Stationers will also be in attendance with the Grade R stationery packs. A speed point facility for credit and debit cards will be
available.
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PAST PUPILS’ ACHIEVEMENTS
Congratulations to the following MGPS past pupils for their outstanding achievements:
Durban Girls College
GRADE 10
Prize for Mathematical Literacy
Sarah Kitching
Academic Prize
Emily Rouah Prize for Mathematics
Margaret Gay Prize for Physical Science
Glenda Watt
GRADE 12
Academic Prize (Cum Laude)
David Hodges Prize for Physical Science
Elizabeth Law Prize for English
Rogers Memorial Prize for History
Rutherford Memorial Prize for Mathematics
The Nicky Lapinsky Prize for Advanced Programme Mathematics
The Clarkson Memorial Prize for Life Sciences
The Cramb Family Prize for Practical Work in Life
Emil Jack Maehler Award for Consistent Achievement of Excellence
Balfour Collier Prize for Dux
Fiona Watt
NITS AND LICE ALERT
We request that you check your child’s hair as a matter of urgency, as it has come to our attention that a number of Grade 2 children have
head lice. Should lice/nits be detected, treatment must be carried out as soon as possible. The following information should assist with the
detection and treatment of lice and nits:
How are head lice and nits detected:
- Adult louse are smaller than a grain of rice in length and have 6 legs
- Head lice are greyish and are not easily spotted among the hair
- Nits (eggs) are the size of a grain of sugar
- Lice and nits are usually found in the hair line close to the scalp, behind the ears and in the nape of the neck
- Nits are firmly attached to the hair whilst dandruff lies loosely around the hair and is easily removed
- Fine black dust (the excrement of lice) can be seen on pillows.
How is head lice treated:
- All members of the family must be treated simultaneously otherwise re-infestation can occur
- Ordinary shampoo and soap cannot kill lice and nits
- Use medicated shampoos or lotions from the chemist to kill lice and nits and use the comb in the package
- Use the medicated preparations strictly according to directions
- Divide the wet hair into small segments and comb with the fine tooth comb to remove the nits and lice
- Inspect the hair daily for the next 10 days for remaining live nits and lice. Repeat the treatment if necessary
- Wash clothes and bedding in hot water and iron to kill live nits
- Do not exchange hats, combs or brushes
- Wash combs and brushes with the medicated lotion or shampoo
- Avoid physical contact with people that are infected.
Lice do NOT come from being dirty. Head lice are quite common in schools as it is easily spread amongst groups of children.
Your child may not return to school until they are completely free of lice or nits. You may need to get a certificate to prove
this from your clinic or doctor.
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2015 BUDGET AND SCHOOL FEE PRESENTATION MEETING REPLY SLIP
REPLY SLIP TO BE RETURNED BY WEDNESDAY 5 November 2014
I, __________________________________________________________________________________________________, parent/guardian
of _________________________________________ in Grade __________ have received notification of the 2015 Budget and School Fee
Presentation Meeting to be held on Wednesday 5th November 2014.
Please note that this meeting is for adults only and a child care facility will be provided in the Junior Primary Reading
Room.
Parent/Guardian’s Signature: _________________________________ Number of adults attending: ________________________________
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SPORTS MATTERS – Mr Goodwin and Mr Fernandez
Fixtures
Cricket
DATE
4 November
4 November
5 November
5 November
10 November
10 November
12 November
17 - 22 November
18 - 22 November
19 - 22 November
20 - 22 November
24 November
24 November
26 November
Girls Indoor Hockey
DATE
6 November
13 November
TEAM
U10
U11
U13B
U13A
U10
U11
U13
U10
U11
U13B
U13A
U10
U11
U13
SCHOOL
Clarence
Clarence
Clarence
Clarence
Glenmore
Glenmore
Glenmore
Parkside
Parkside
Parkside
Parkside
Durban Primary
Durban Primary
Durban Primary
VENUE
MGPS
Clarence
Clarence
MGPS
MGPS
Glenmore
MGPS
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
MGPS
Durban Primary
MGPS
TEAM
U13
U13
SCHOOL
Crawford College
Maris Stella B
VENUE
Maris Stella
Maris Stella
Results
Cricket
U11A vs Penzance Primary School
Penzance
135/3
Tristan Naicker
21 – 2
MGPS
80/7
Tristan Naicker
40
U13A vs Penzance
MGPS
Jahar Persad
Penzance
Primary School
71 All Out
16 runs
72/1
Penzance won by 55 Runs
Penzance won by 9 wickets
U13B vs Penzance Primary School
Penzance
185/4
Unami Ngcobo
2 wickets
MGPS
122/8
Noah Laurenz
56 runs
Steven Jamarie
21 runs
Penzance won by 63 runs
Girls Indoor Hockey
vs Virginia Prep
U13 Girls
-
Lost
5-0
CAROL LOTTERING
PRINCIPAL
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