Welcome back. I hope that you all had a restful holiday. We would like to welcome all new parents and students to the Twin Rivers family.
As per your enrolment contract, we require one full term’s notice of withdrawal in writing to the Headmistress, in the event of a child being withdrawn from the school. If the requisite notice has not been given, the parent(s) / guardian(s) will be liable to pay one term’s fee in lieu of notice. You may give the school provisional notice before your move is confirmed, to avoid being penalized.
ARRIVAL AND COLLECTION
It is important that all children are at school on time in the morning. The bell rings at 7.45am and therefore they should arrive at school no later than 7.40am.
I am going to be very strict regarding latecomers. The gate will be closed at 7.45am. Any children arriving after this time will have to be accompanied by a parent to the office or their classroom.
All Grade 1s and 2s are to be collected at 12.30pm or 1pm at the very latest, from the verandah on the south side of the Hall. Grade 1 and 2 pupils will NOT be allowed to stay and wait for an older sibling to finish sport.
If you organize for someone else to fetch your child, please send written authorization or call the office to inform us of who is collecting your child. If your child is walking home they will require a gate pass from the office.
No parent is to drive their car on the field to collect their child when it is raining.
When parking in the car park please be considerate of others. Please do not double park or park-in others. Parents, please do not leave your valuables in your car. The school will not be responsible for any loss of property.
STAFF CAR PARK
When collecting or taking your child to the classroom please do not walk through the Staff Car Park. Either walk on the paths or the field. ALL Grades 3 to 7 children are to be collected from under the trees on the field near the swimming pool area.No parents are to wait in the Quad or in front of the Grade 4 classrooms.
NO CHILDREN ARE TO WALK THROUGH THE STAFF CAR PARK AT ANY TIME. PLEASE USE THE PATHS.
CROSS COUNTRY AND ATHLETICS
Parents please note that in the 1st term cross country and athletics are the compulsory sports unless it is raining. Cross country will end at half term. Your printed copy of afternoon activities has two pages, one for before half term, the other for after half term. Parents are to sit in the designated areas during afternoon activities. If you have any queries or complaints please see the Sports Director Mr Bezuidenhout.
DRESS CODE FOR CROSS COUNTRY AND ATHLETICS
Girls - Black boxer shorts, House T shirt, hat and suitable running shoes.
Boys - Black boxer shorts, House T shirt, hat and suitable running shoes.
Please note that children are not to leave school bare-foot.
EVERYTHING must be marked with your child’s full name - including underwear, socks and shoes. All bags must be named with paint in either white or yellow, and should be of an appropriate size. NO WHEELIE BAGS please. Children may only use the trolley bags for their cricket and golf gear.
INTER-HOUSE CROSS COUNTRY
Inter-house cross country will be held on Thursday 18 February from 8.30am. The same dress code as above applies for the event. Children may leave for the half term only at the end of presentation. School will re-open on Tuesday 23 February.
I have reintroduced the attainment cards. These will go out at half term and at the end of this term. Please may you sign them and return them to the class teacher. If you lose your card or fail to return it there will be no replacement issued.
Please ensure that these forms are fully completed and returned to the class teacher.
Please note that NO ELECTRONIC devices or toys are allowed to be brought to school at any time. If your child is caught with a device it will be confiscated and returned to you at the end of the year.
LOST PROPERTY/THRIFT SHOP
The shop is open at the following times on the following days: Monday 7.30am to 8am 10.30am to 11am 12.30pm to 1pm Wednesday 7.30am to 8am 10.30am to 11am 12.30pm to 1pm Friday 7.30am to 8am 10.30am to 11am 12.15pm to 12.45pm
The uniform shop next to the tuck shop is open at the following times on the following days: Monday 7.30am to 1pm Wednesday 7.30am to 1pm Friday 7.30am to 12.30pm
Please ensure that you bring small denominations of money, as change is a challenge! It is helpful to bring your child with you to buy uniforms. Goods returned must be clean and exchanged within one week of purchase. Any returns thereafter will not be accepted.
Mr Brown holds Taekwondo-do on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Grades 1 & 2 12.30 to 1.30pm
Grades 3 to 7 1.30 to 2.30pm
Please contact Mr Brown on 0733 255 992 for further information. Fees are paid directly to Mr Brown.
If your child is interested in learning ballet please contact Ms Angie Klassen on 0772 314 760. Lessons take place at the Grade 0 Block every Tuesday between 12.45 and 4.30pm. Fees are paid directly to Ms Klassen.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday 5 February - Grade 4 Parents meeting in the hall 11.45 for 12pm
Friday 12 February - Grade 7 Parents meeting in the hall 11.45 for 12pm
Thursday 18 February - Inter-house Cross Country starting at 8.30am
Thursday 18 February - Children leave for Half Term after Inter-house Cross Country
Monday 22 February - School reopens at 7.45am
I hope to see you at the Inter-house Cross Country.