TRANSORANJE

SKOOL VIR DOWES / SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

OUERBRIEF / PARENTAL LETTER

       TRANSORANJE SKOOL VIR DOWES

TRANSORANJE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

 PARENT NEWSLETTER: 2018/03/02

Dear parent / guardian

 

“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do

 for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.” - Ann Landers.

 

Please note that some of the dates mentioned in this parent letter may change due

 to unforeseen circumstances.

 

1)        SORROW

Our condolences to the family and friends of the following people:

Mr Londani Mudau

Staff Member

Our condolences to Mr Mudau and his family. His mother passed away on 2018/02/15.

Mrs Thabita Ramperi

Staff Member

Our condolences to Mrs Thabita Ramperi and her family. Her mother passed away on 2018/02/08.

Mrs Nina Marais

Ex-staff Member

Our condolences to Mrs Nina Marais and her family. Her mother passed away on 2018/02/18.

Thapelo Tambani

Learner

One of our learners, Thapelo Tambani (Grade 2) passed away on 2018/02/28. Our deepest condolences to the family members and the community. We are thinking of them in our prayers

 

2)        CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to the following people

Mrs L Chothia

Staff Members

Congratulations to Mrs L Chothia. Her son was the best Grade 12 student in Arabic language in South Africa.

 

3)        STAFF MATTERS

Mrs Amanda Fourie

Staff Member

Mrs Amanda Fourie is on sick leave until 2018/03/05. We wish her a speedy recovery.

Mr Lucky Madondo

Staff Member

Welcome to Mr Lucky Madondo. He is appointed by the Department as a Class assistant.

Mr Thinus De Waal

Staff Member

Mr Thinus De Waal is on sick leave until 2018/03/02. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Mr Wojciech Palinkas

Assistant Educator

Welcome to Mr Wojciech Palinkas. He will assist in the Intermediate phase.

 

4)        CURRICULUM MATTERS

Senior phase

Examination dates and Report cards issue dates

 

Learners in the Senior phase will be writing exams on the following dates:

4 - 21 June

5 - 23 November

 

Report cards will be issued on the following dates:

Grade               Term 1              Term 2           Term 3             Term 4

Grade 8           13-April-18      20-Jul-18       12-Oct-18       12-Dec-18

Grade 9           13-April-18      20-Jul-18       12-Oct-18       12-Dec-18

Grade 10         13-April-18      20-Jul-18       12-Oct-18       12-Dec-18

Grade 11         13-April-18      20-Jul-18       12-Oct-18       12-Dec-18

Grade 12         13-April-18      20-Jul-18       12-Oct-18      

Intermediate phase

Test week

13-March-18    Maths

14-March-18    Social Sciences

15-March-18    English

16-March-18    Natural Science and Tech

20-March-18    Life Skills

22-March-18    SASL

 

5)        OTHER MATTERS

Learner’s possessions

The school / staff cannot accept responsibility or held liable for the loss of a learner’s possessions (e.g. Pocket money, clothing, shoes, jewellery, cell phones, electronic devices etc).

Learner’s Well being

Sister Trys Potgieter urges all parents / guardians to please dress their children according to the weather. It gets very hot during the day and learners are often dressed to warm. Too warm clothing can cause heat exhaustion.

Re-registration forms

Parents who have not yet handed in the re-registration forms for 2018, please return it to the school urgently.

Contact details

We urge parents to keep us up to date on any changes in contact details.

Hostel learners: toiletries

Parents of hostel learners are responsible for supplying their children with enough toiletries.

TAX / SARS

ITR-DD (Confirmation of Diagnosis of Disability) documentation for SARS are available at the School office.

 

6)        SPONSORING BODIES:  TOIBO & NPC

 

NPC

 

Golf day:

The annual SWING FOR A DEAF CHILD GOLF DAY will take place at Pretoria Golf Club on Tuesday 8 May 2018.  Golfers and sponsors are welcome.  For more information and bookings please contact Mrs A Koekemoer at email: transoranje3@gmail.com 

MySchool:  

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is one of South Africa's fundraising programmes and allows you to make a difference, just by shopping. Every time you use your card at any of the partner stores (e.g. Woolworth) they'll give back a percentage of your purchase value, on your behalf, to the school or charity you choose at absolutely no cost to you!     If you do not have a MySchool card, please get your free card today and choose TransOranje-Skool vir Dowes (use this spelling) to be your beneficiary.  Attached you will find an application form, complete and send back to the school.  We will give your new free card to your child to take home.  Please ask your child for the card after submitting your form.   You can also register online at https://www.myschool.co.za/supporter/apply/    Every swipe counts!

WeBenefit:

Whether you are a parent, business owner, community member or donor, you can do good by buying your everyday requirements – from stationery, electronic devices, electricity & airtime, healthy foods, and more at great prices, directly from the WeBenefit online store.  With every purchase the businesses contribute a certain % of the gross margin available to a school beneficiary of your choice. 

 

The WeBenefit School Fee Benefit is a new, innovative solution, empowering parents, community members and businesses to accumulate funds towards a child’s school fees by shopping on the WeBenefit online platform.   More info about the School Fee Benefit on the WeBenefit website, search for https://www.webenefit.co.za/Default/Schools

 

Register online at  https://www.webenefit.co.za/?scrollToRegister=True   

Please choose Transoranje School for the Deaf as your beneficiary

 

 

NPC

Christmas market

 

Christmas Market:

We would like to thank all the Parents, Staff, Learners, Sponsors, Exhibitors and Clients for their participation, loyalty and support over the past 21 years at Transoranje Christmas Market.   

 

We are sorry to inform you that after careful consideration, the Transoranje School NPC decided not to proceed with the annual Christmas Market.  Several factors contributed to the decision but the decisive factor was that the financial risk became too large for its survival.

 

The Transoranje School NPC assures you that all efforts will be made to continue to raise funds for Transoranje School to ensure that the school will benefit and be promoted in all respects.

Recycling Week

Paper recycling week 19-23 Feb 2018

Paper recycling is one of the many fundraising projects at the school.  From 19-23 Feb 2018 this project was boost with an exhibition in the Multi-media centre and 2 competitions form part of the encouragement.  A fantastic 380kg paper were collected in this attempt.  The winners of the competitions:  Class who collected the heaviest load of paper:   Grade 5.3 Ms N Jock, Mr A van Rensburg, Mr WOJO The class who won the "Creative Thinking Recycled Paper Item:  Grade R4, Ms MML Mamaila, Ms T Mello.  The learners also received a bag which they can fill with paper to recycle (no glass, plastic, metal or other materials) and bring back the bag to the school.     

 7)        FINANCIAL MATTERS

Account payments:

School and hostel fees Account No: 040840311. ABSA. Cheque account.

Reference: Please ensure that your child’s reference number or name reflects on the bank deposits or internet payments.

Receipts: Please keep all your receipts for future reference.

The hostel bank account is closed. Use only Absa 040840311. Please specify whether the deposit is for school or hostel fees.

Exemption of school fees

There is exemption forms available at the Finance offices. All exemption forms must be handed in by no later than 23 March 2018.

 

8)        Year Programme: 2018

2018/03/02

Election of new SGB representatives.

2018/03/10

GSSD. Preliminary Winter Games Team selections. (Netball, Soccer) Filadelfia school.

2018/03/16 - 2018/03/20

SADSF National Deaf Development Games. Polokwane.

2018/03/21

Public Holiday: Human Rights day. The school is closed. The hostel is open.

2018/03/21 - 2018/03/24

SASA / National LSEN Athletics. Potchefstroom.

2018/03/28 - 2018/04/10

School closes.

2018/03/30

Public Holiday: Good Friday.

2018/04/02

Public Holiday: Family Day.

2018/04/09

Hostel opens for the learners at 15h00.

2018/04/10

School opens.

2018/04/26

Hostel closed weekend. Hostel learners must go home before 19h00.

2018/04/27 - 2018/04/30

Hostel closed.

2018/04/27

Public Holiday: Freedom day.

2018/04/30

Special School Holiday. School and hostel closed.

2018/05/01

Hostel learners my return to the hostel from 15h00.

2018/05/01

Public Holiday: Workers day

2018/05/10

Christian Holy day: Ascension day.

2018/05/02

International Nurses day.

2018/05/17

Alma school Soccer and Netball day

2018/05/18 - 2018/05/20

Chess tournament.

2018/05/24

Alma school soccer and Netball

2018/05/24

Final of soccer day

2018/06/16

Public Holiday: Youth day

2018/06/17

Father’s day

2018/06/22

School closes.

2018/07/16

Hostel opens for the learners at 15h00.

2018/07/17

School opens.

2018/07/25

Madiba day.

2018/08/01

National Women’s month.

2018/08/08

Hostel closed weekend. Hostel learners must go home before 19h00.

2018/08/09 - 2018/08/11

Hostels closed.

2018/08/09

Public Holiday: National Women’s day. The school is closed.

2018/08/10

Special school Holiday. School and hostel closed.

2018/08/12

Hostel learners may return to the hostels from 15h00

2018/09/01

Casual day.

2018/09/01

Deaf Awareness month: September

2018/09/05

Secretary’s day

2018/09/19

Alma school soccer & netball

2018/09/21

Hostel closed weekend. Hostel learners must go home before 19h00.

2018/09/24

Public Holiday: Heritage Day

2018/09/24

Hostel learners may return to the hostels from 15:00.

2018/09/28

School closes

2018/10/05

World Teacher’s Day

2018/10/07

Grandparents Day

2018/10/08

Hostel opens for the learners at 15h00.

2018/10/09

School opens

2018/11/02

Merit award function. Budget and Annual meeting.

2018/12/12

School closes for the learners.

2018/12/14

School closes for the staff.

2018/12/16

Public Holiday: Day of Reconciliation

2018/12/17

Public Holiday

2018/12/25

Public Holiday: Christmas day

2018/12/26

Public Holiday: Day of Goodwill

2018/12/31

New Year’s Eve.

 

Please feel free to contact us, should you need more information.

 

Yours sincerely

 DR. WYNAND DE WET

PRINCIPAL

Vision: An Empowered Learner