We trust a blessed Easter was had and enjoyed by all. Thank you for the Easter egg donations. The Junior Mini Council collected over 300 000 Easter Eggs! Well done!
We would like to thank and congratulate the choir, actors and teachers involved in putting on such a moving performance of the Passion Play. Well done.
The school will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Lebanon on Friday 3 May.
All learners are to change to their winter uniforms from 6 May. If it is still hot, learners may wear the short-sleeved shirt with their tracksuit. All uniforms must be clearly marked. You are welcome to visit our second hand uniform shop on Mondays and Wednesdays from 13:30 – 15:00.
NETBALL AND SOCCER
The netball and soccer league matches began this term. Some results:
U/9 won 9 – 2
U/10 won 2 – 0
U/13 won 11 – 10
U/9 lost 3 – 1
U/10 lost 3 – 1
U/15 lost (Coca-Cola Soccer Tournament)
Please be reminded that a special netball training session will be held on Friday, 3 May for the Grade 3, 4 & 7 teams and staff.
On Thursday, 9 May all learners may wear civvies. The R10 fee is to be given to their class teachers.
We continue our theme of “Good Choices” for our assemblies this term. It is a topic which can be encouraged and reinforced at home. Please see the list of topics below:
|Choose to read to gain knowledge||06 May|
|Choose to be generous||08 May|
|Choose to eat healthy and exercise||13 May|
|Choose to be positive||15 May|
|Choose to love yourself||20 May|
|Choose to do good||22 May|
|Choose to forgive||27 May|
|Choose to not be a “know-it-all.” Seek advice||29 May|
|Choose to keep the right perspective||3 June|
|Choose not to procrastinate||5 June|
|Choose to make it work||10 June|
|Choose to live simply||12 June|
|Choose to harm no one or no thing||19 June|
If a learner is absent from school a letter from the parents or a doctor’s note is compulsory. When a learner is absent from school on a Monday or Friday or for two or more consecutive days only a doctor’s note will be accepted. Please avoid making appointments for your children during school hours and fetching them early as this disrupts their learning.
The school and the U/13 and U/14 netball girls will be hosting a friendly Night Netball tournament on Friday 14 June. Join us in showing your support for this exciting event. The tournament will start at 17:30 until 20:00 and there will be food on sale.
This term the Grade RR – 3 learners will be supporting the Save the Rhino campaign, details will follow shortly. Our Grade 4 – 9 learners will be participating in the National Slipper day for the Reach for a Dream charity. R10 is to be paid to the class teacher. Slippers may be worn on Friday, 10 May. Teachers will further inform the learners.
Learners who have committed themselves by choosing to take part in the Eisteddfod are expected to attend ALL practices. Learners have the relevant details.
In term 3, reports will be sent home with learners on the last day of school. Parent meetings for specific reasons will only be held. We, therefore, encourage all parents to attend parent’s evening on Thursday, 20 June.
DATES TO REMEMBER
3 Fri 08:00 Mass (Feast of OLL)
10:00-11:30 Grade RR – R Grandparents Picnic
06-10 Mon – Wed English Week
08 Wed No School, National Elections
9 Thur Civvies Day
U/14 McDonalds Soccer Tournament
10 Fri 08:00 Mass HS
Grade 5 Cake & Candy
Slipper Day Gr 4 – 7
16 Thur Grade RR – R Grants Dairy
Career Expo Gr 8 – 9 learners
17 Fri 8:00 Mass PS
18 Sat U/14 & U/15 Netball at St. Theresa
09:30–12:30 Gr 7 – 9 Carmelite Convent Retreat
20 – 24 Mon – Fri Natural Science & Technology Week / Computers
23 Wed IEB Match Exams – Grade 7
24 Fri 08:00 Mass HS
High School Bible Quiz at Holy Rosary
25 Sat U/15 Soccer Tournament at La Salle College
26 Sun Church Festival
28/5-7/6 Thur Exams begin (Gr 7-9)
30 Ascension Thursday (Gr 4 – 9 mountain)
31/5-7/6 Thur Exams begin (4-6)
31 Fri 08:00 Mass PS
4 Tue 08:00 FP Expo (World around us)
7 Fri 08:00 Mass HS
Preshcool Teddy Bear Picnic / Pyjama Day
14 Fri 08:00 Mass PS
Last Day of Extra Murals
Night Netball Tournament
17 Mon Public Holiday
20 Thur 16:30 – 18:30 Parent’s Evening – Reports Collected
21 Fri 08:00 Mass PS & HS
Netball / Soccer Interhouse
11:00 School Closes
Some dates have been amended, please check to ensure that the correct information is noted.
THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR
We will be hosting a series of workshops this term for both parents and learners. The dates will be as follows:
Tues 14 May Parent Workshop on Emotional Intelligence – helping our children cope in different
situations (Shelley Ferrari) R70
Wed 15 May Learner Workshop on Emotional Intelligence – helping them cope in different
situations. (Shelley Ferrari) R30
Tues 11 June Cyber Bully Workshop for Learners (SaveTnet) R50
Thurs 13 June Cyber Bully Workshop for Parents (SaveTnet) R100
Tues 30 July Parenting pre-teens and teens (Shelley Ferrari) R70
All to be held in the gymnasium. The parent’s workshops will be from 18:00 – 19:00 All learners will participate and we encourage parents to attend, as these workshops will be held because of parent request and demand.
The cost of each workshop will be added to your account.
On 16 May, the Grade 8 & 9 learners will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of academic, technical and professional representatives at Career’s Day. The small event will take place during school hours and is geared at giving our learners access to career and study information. Parents are welcome to attend between 12:00 and 14:00.
Any parents or family members wishing to book an exhibition table on the day may contact Miss Schoombee at email@example.com to enquire.
We will be hosting our 18th Annual church Festival on Sunday, 26 May. Come and join us for some family fun at our game stalls and have a bite to eat while you enjoy the festivities.
This is your LAST CHANCE to buy a raffle ticket!
We are not asking for assistance or donations for our stalls at the festival as we require your support in purchasing/selling the raffle tickets. All proceeds come to our high school.
We encourage you to pre-purchase your tickets for the festival online at www.howler.co.za/events/our-lady-of-lebanon-adef. With Micasa and Dr Victor as our guests a large crowd is expected.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa