TRANSORANJE

SKOOL VIR DOWES / SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

OUERBRIEF / PARENTAL LETTER

       TRANSORANJE SKOOL VIR DOWES

TRANSORANJE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

 PARENT NEWSLETTER: 2018/06/22

Dear parent / guardian

 

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live                                                        forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi

 

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:

Mrs Lucy De Vos

Staff Member

Our condolences to Mrs Lucy De Vos and her family. Her mother passed away on 2018/06/05.

Ms Princess Ndlebe

Staff Member

Our condolences to Ms Princess Ndlebe and the family. Her Uncle passed away on 2018/06/07.

 

2)        STAFF MATTERS

Ms Carine De Wet

Staff Members

Congratulations to Ms Carine De Wet with the birth of her baby daughter.

Ms Tumelo Mello

Staff Member

Congratulations to Ms Tumelo Mello. She was chosen as assistant coach for the SA Deaf Netball team.

Mrs Amanda Fourie

Staff Member

Congratulations to Mrs Amanda Fourie. She became a grandmother again on 2018/06/13.

Mrs Babsie Basson

Staff Member

Congratulations to Mrs Babsie Basson. Her granddaughter was born on 2018/06/18.

 

3)        CURRICULUM MATTERS

Intermediate Phase

Examination dates and Report cards issue dates

Report cards will be issued on the following dates:

Grade                                Term 2           Term 3             Term 4

Grade 4 - 6                    20-Jul-18       12-Oct-18     12-Dec-18

Please contact the HOD if you feel your child needs extra classes.

Senior, FET and Prevocational Phase

Examination dates and Report cards issue dates

Learners in the Senior, FET and Prevocational Phase will be writing exams on the following dates:

5 - 23 November

 

Report cards will be issued on the following dates:

Grade                    Term 2           Term 3             Term 4

Grade 7-12          20-Jul-18       12-Oct-18       12-Dec-18

 

 

 

 

4)        OTHER MATTERS

Re-Registration forms 2019

The registration forms for 2019 were handed to the learners.

It is very important to check and update the necessary details, sign the forms and return to the teacher on 17 July when the school re-opens, to ensure that your child has a space for 2019.

Contact details

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

TAX / SARS

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

Mathematics classes

Crossing the boundaries of Mathematics is not easy, especially if you feel alone or left behind.  BOUNDARY CROSSING STUDY BUDDIES offer extra mathematics classes over weekends.

If your child struggles to cross the boundaries of mathematics don’t miss out on this special opportunity at R50 per hour. This service is also available for hearing impaired children.

WhatsApp today to make your booking:

Phillip Koekemoer - 072 273 9968

 

5)        SPONSORING BODIES

 

NPC

 

The Transoranje Touch of Class “Sound of Silence” concert - 26 July 2018 takes place at the Aula theatre (UP main campus). For more information and bookings please contact Mrs Koekemoer at email: transoranje3@gmail.com

MySchool:    Remember, you as a parent, relative or Transoranje staff member can make a difference without paying a cent by participating in the FREE MySchool or WeBenefit programs. By purchasing at participating stores or online, the stores donates a percentage of the profit to the school on your behalf. With the WeBenefit programme you can also contribute to settle a scholar’s school fund.  Register online for MySchool at https://www.myschool.co.za/supporter/apply/   

Please choose Transoranje-Skool vir Dowes as your beneficiary.

Register online for WeBenefit at

https://www.webenefit.co.za/Default/Schools

Please choose Transoranje School for the Deaf as your beneficiary.

 

6)        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

Please return all outstanding exemption forms to the admin office as soon as possible.

 

7)        Year Programme: 2018

2018/07/16

Hostel opens for the learners at 15h00.

2018/07/17

School opens.

2018/07/25

Reach for a Dream Foundation coin-collection.

Madiba day. Visitors. “Operation Gardening”.

2018/07/26

“Sound of Silence” concert with Touch of Class.

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.  Deaf Awareness day visitors.

2018/09/07

Casual Day “Be an Everyday Hero with Persons with Disabilities”

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.

2018/10/13

Nataniël Lifestyle talk.

2018/10/19

Preliminary budget for 2019 is available at the school’s reception.

2018/11/02

Merit award function. Budget and Annual General meeting with parents. The school’s budget will be discussed.

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