Crawford Chronicle 24 March


Crawford Chronicle 24 March
Crawford Preparatory Sandton
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Newsletter no. 10/2015
HOLIDAY WISHES: At term’s end we would like to thank all our pupils for the
positive contribution that they have made to Crawford Preparatory, Sandton.
It has been a very busy, yet productive term, with many highlights in the
classroom and the sportsfield. We wish all pupils and their families a welldeserved and enjoyable holiday. Our staff and pupils deserve a break from
school routine. We wish all those travelling to holiday destinations a safe and
pleasant journey.
LAST DAY OF TERM: Although we are sure that everyone is keenly aware of the commencement
of the holidays, parents and pupils are reminded that dismissal times on Friday, 27 March will be as
Foundation Phase
Intersen Phase
(Grades 000, 00, 0)
(Grades 1, 2 and 3)
(Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7)
: 11:30
: 12:00
: 12:30
We would like pupils to be picked up at these
listed times. Pupils may not be left at school
until late in the afternoon and should be
fetched within a half-hour of their dismissal
time. We appreciate your full co-operation.
The Adventure Club will be available until 17:30. The second term commences on Monday, 13
April with the academic programme for Day 2.
TRAVELLING BOOKSHOP VISITS AGAIN!: Following the overwhelming
success of ‘The Travelling Bookshop’ over the past few years, the extensive
range will once again be displayed in the Hall on the following days :
Thursday, 26 March
09:15 – 14:30
Friday, 27 March
07:00 – 13:30
Books can be purchased by the family for the family at low, discount prices.
We are looking forward to welcoming our parents and their children into the Hall on Thursday, 26
March and Friday, 27 March. Credit and Debit card facilities are available.
MONTROSE NIGHT SERIES: The Under 11 and 13 netball teams and the Under 13 cricket teams
competed in the Montrose Night Series over the past seven weeks. We are extremely proud of the
way the boys and girls played in the tournament.
Tournament teams were chosen and congratulations are extended to Ruvimbo Vambe for being
selected to the Under 13 netball team.
Well done to all the boys and girls who played in the tournament.
JOHANNESBURG FAR NORTH: Congratulations to the following boys who were selected for the
Johannesburg Far North Area cricket teams
U11 – Harlin Amaral, Matthew Purkiss
U12 – David Ewen, Rayen Naidoo
U13 – Dylan Ephron, Adam Kramer, Deyan Munsamy, Jordan Swartzberg, Alec Turner
Friday 13 March saw the Crawford field transformed into a colourful array of international food stalls.
There was such an amazing variety of foods available and so many eager sellers that no-one could
help but part with their money. From custard éclairs to penne napolitano and from ice-cream treats to
samoosas of every flavour – the Grade 6s excelled. Thank you to all the moms and dads who
provided the magnificent outfits to match the fabulous foods.
Congratulations to all the Grade 6s. It was such fun travelling ‘Around the World’ in half an hour!
1. Having completed a trimester with Cycle Tests being written on a Thursday and not on a
Tuesday, it has been decided that we will return to writing Cycle Tests on a Tuesday in the
second trimester. Although this means revising on a weekend, it seems to remain a better option
for extra-mural fixtures, other class assessments and support within the home. Please refer to the
Term Planner for the dates and schedule of Cycle Tests.
2. Please note the ‘Issue of Intersen Phase Reports’ scheduled for Friday, 27 March in the First
Term Planner is an error and reports will be issued on Friday, 24 April.
3. Emma Sadleir, an expert in Social Media and legal matters of a cyber nature, will be addressing
the Grade 5 – 7 pupils on Thursday, 7 May during school time. We are also very fortunate to have
booked her for the parents (parents from any grade may attend) for the same evening in the Hall.
Please book the date (Thursday, 7 May) as she is highly regarded in her field and this should be a
very informative talk. More details will follow in the new term.
Children played chess with their
parents on Friday, 20 March.
It was a fun afternoon between
parents and pupils. They all
enjoyed themselves.