Newsletter September 2015


We will be hosting a farmyard spring day for the children on Friday 4 September 2015.
9:00-10:00 Let’s plant!
10:00-10:30 Snacks and Ice cream
10:30-11:30 Jumping castle and fun in the sun!
There will be a flowerbed allocated to each class!
The learners will have the opportunity to plant their own seedlings and watch them grow!
Please send a seedling/plant to school for your child on the day.
Farmyard will provide the snacks, ice cream and jumping castle.


These photos will be taken at school by Exclusive Studios on Wednesday 9 September 2015 at 8:00. Please make sure your child is not absent on that day. There will be no additional cost involved for you as parents.
Boys and girls must be dressed in any dark coloured t-shirt, jeans and shoes.
You do not need to buy new clothing as the graduation robe covers most of their clothes. We provide the robes.
Please do not send the girls to school with high pony tails or elaborate hair styles, as they will be wearing their graduation caps.
You are welcome to curl their hair. Kindly do not use gel on your child’s hair, boy or girl.


Please keep in mind that the graduation ceremony is only meant for the Gr. R AND Gr. RR learners (children born in 2009 and 2010).
This is a very special event which marks the end of the huge effort every learner has put into preparing for the next level of their education. Teacher Rietha, Jeanne, Claire and the learners have been practising since June to present 5 items to you. The learners are excitedly anticipating the day on which they can impress you with their talents!
Please take into consideration that the ceremony is being held on a weekday morning, therefore you will have to make the relevant arrangements to be able to attend.
If you are not able to attend the ceremony, please send someone in your place, e.g. grandparents.
You may bring as many guests as you like as there is sufficient seating. An information letter will be sent out in September.
Date: 28 October 2015 Duration: 50 minutes
Time: 9:00 (learners must be at the Auditorium at 8:30)
Venue: AFM Church Auditorium – Libertas street Noordheuwel
Concert clothing to be provided by parents Gr. R and RR
Kindly provide the following items and hand them in (clearly marked) to Teacher Rietha on or before. These items are available at Pep stores.
Girls: A plain black t-shirt with a long pair of black leggings/tights.
Boys: A plain black t-shirt with a pair of black pants. (not jeans)
Please note: The learners will be bare foot on stage, and must come to the Auditorium without shoes on the day of the concert. Farmyard will provide the graduation robes and all concert accessories.


Farmyard will be closed on Wednesday 24 September (Heritage day) AND on 25 September.
Our last day of school for 2015 is on Wednesday 9 December.
Our first day of school for 2016 is Wednesday 6 January.

PLEASE NOTE the following:

*1 October: Re-registration for 2016:
Gr. R and RR (all the learners born in 2010 and 2011) = R 1000.
The younger learners = R600.
The registration fee will be reflected on your October invoice.
*Please go through the details on your invoice. There has been an increase in the school fees as of 1 August 2015.
*Apply sun block to your child’s face and any exposed areas of his/her body every morning before school. If your child does not already have one at school, remember to send a clearly marked hat.
*Always leave a warm jacket in your child’s school bag.


The ballet girls may wear their ballet clothes on Tuesdays from 1 September 2015.
By then it should be warm enough! Please mark all clothing clearly. Thank you.