Newsletter No 6 of 2024

SURFWALK COLLECTING LIST 2024

Be advised that we ostensibly have 2 remaining weeks before collectively lists must be forwarded to school. We are therefore encouraging all our boys and girls to continue to diligently seek sponsors for this major fundraising event of term 1. We have set a target of  80 K, which is well within the reach of the collective learner body based on our enrolment numbers of 847 learners collectively. The following incentives are available for all learners

  • A minimum of R100 – secures the learners seat on the bus. Families of more than 1 child are given a reduced rate for multiple siblings at the school.
  • A minimum collection of R150 – secures the learners on the bus, with a slab of chocolate 
  • The top collector will receive a TV – LCD screen.
  • Learners in the 350 – 500 category will have their names entered into a lucky draw to win a sweet hamper.
  • The class who collects the most money will be treated to a free civvies day and hotdog.

INTER HOUSE SPORTS COMPETITION

The event is scheduled for 28 February 2024 at the Solo Street facility. All parents are welcome to attend and support their children. A gate fee of R10 per adult and R10 for vehicles will be charged at the gate and R5 per child ( non delta) will be charged at the gate. We have arranged extra security to ensure all participants safety. Medical staff and an ambulance will be in attendance to attend to any health or injuries   The sports day primarily is for our Grade 4 – 7 learners. Where parents can make arrangements for grade R-3 learners it would be greatly appreciated, so that we can best manage the day. Delta Primary Foundation learners will not be charged at the gate. Please bring along an umbrella and sun hat. Seating for parents will be indicated by the security marshals. 

SGB 2024 – VALIDATION MEETINGS

Our first validation meeting for all categories of SGB is scheduled for 29 February at 13:00. I am therefore encouraging parents to nominate and second parents who are willing to serve on the SGB for 3 years. Please, ensure that the nomination form is duly completed as the school electoral officer (SEO) will only validate fully completed nomination forms.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. `Michael Jordan`

Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials MJ, is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. He played fifteen seasons in the National Basketball Association between 1984 and 2003, winning six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls

BRAINTEASER

I turn once, what is out will not get in. I turn again, what is in will not get out. What am I?

Newsletter No 5 of 2024

SURFWALK COLLECTING LIST

Learners have  received the surf walk collecting list. I have set an ambitious target of 80 K as a target for the gross takings onto our balance sheet. Given the fact that we are in excess of 800 learners and if every child commits to collecting R100 and more this target can easily be achieved. Some of our learners have already started receiving their incentive awards for collecting R150. We encourage all families to get behind the surf walk and purpose towards achieving our target.

INTERSCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS 

Below you will find the results of the inter school competition held last week and this week. A total of 10 schools participated on the various days.

Long Jump

U/10 girls Naylene Pretorius 6 th place (2.76m)

U/11 girls Lezandre Smith 6 th Place (2.66m)

U/12 girls Tamryn Alexander 8 th place (3.06m)

U/13 girls Shamaamah Abrahams 8 th place (2.62m)

High Jump

U/10 Monet Willenberg 5 th place (90cm)

U/11 Akeefah Davids 4 th place (95cm)

U/12 Summer Wilks 3 rd place (100cm)

U/13 Erin Williams 2 nd Place (115cm)

Shotput

U/10 Sidney Miller 6 th Place (2.55m)

U/11 Mckenzie Davids 6 th Place (4.93m)

U/12 Zaskia Philander 10 th place (3.60m)

U/13 Chante Galant 7 th place (5.73m)

Long Jump

U/10 boys Conor Anthony 3 rd Place (3.37)

U/11 boys Moegamat Moltie 6 th Place (3.22)

U/12 boys Malachi Du Plessis 7 th Place (3,33)

U/13 boys Reagan Fortuin 1 st Place (4,24)

High Jump

U/10 Keathen Pick 5 th Place (1,05m)

U/11 Chad Cornelius 4 th Place (1,18m)

U/12 Caleb Stemmet 5 th Place (1,15m)

U/13 Nahum Stemmet 3 rd Place (1,35m)

Shotput

U/10 Joshua De Klerk 10 th Place (4.56)

U/11 Zayden Julius 6 th Place (6.40)

U/12 Skyler Lewis 9 th Place (5.56)

U/13 Jevonne Julie 5 th Place (6.54)

The results of the track events will be published in our next newsletter.

INTERHOUSE 2024

The school inter-house track events are planned for 28 February 2024 at the Solo Sports facility in Steenberg. Parents are allowed to attend the event. A gate fee of R10 per adult and R5 per child ( non delta) will be charged at the gate. The sports day primarily is for our Grade 4 – 7 learners. Where parents can make arrangements for grade R-3 learners it would be greatly appreciated, so that we can best manage the day. Delta Primary Foundation learners will not be charged at the gate. Please bring along an umbrella and sun hat. Seating for parents will be indicated by the security marshals. 

VALENTINES DAY SUCCESS

Thank you to all our boys and girls who supported Valentine’s Day on Wednesday the 14 February 2024. All of you were smartly dressed and you contributed to a pleasant fundraising day.

SGB 2024 – VALIDATION MEETINGS

What is a validation meeting ?

A validation meeting is a meeting where the School Electoral Officer (SEO) comes to the school where,he/she was placed to manage the SGB election process. On this particular day he/she checks whether the required number of valid nominations for parents who wish to serve on SGB has been placed in the nomination box.

 What happens when 5 parents have been nominated at the 1st validation meeting to serve as the SGB reps and they have been validated by the SEO ?

If only 5 parents have been nominated by other parents , and the SEO has validated that the nominees are in fact parents/ guardians and eligible to serve on the SGB. The elections for SGB are then concluded. NO further process will be undertaken . The 5 parents would legally constitute the `new SGB`

What happens if less than 5 parents  have been nominated at the first validation meeting to serve as the SGB reps and they have been validated by the SEO ?

If less than 5 parents have been nominated at the 1st validation meeting , the SEO will call a 2nd validation meeting to receive more nominations. If a total of 5 parent nominations cumulatively ( 1st and 2nd validation meeting) has been received in total the process is complete.NO further process will be undertaken . The 5 parents would legally constitute the `new SGB`

What happens if more than 5 parent nominations are received at the 1st validation meeting ? 

If more than 5 parents have been nominated and the SEO has validated the nominations the process will revert to parent elections. In the case of Delta Primary School this would happen on the 14 March 2024 from 08.30 to 15.30.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The future doesn’t belong to the faint hearted, it belongs to the brave – Ronald Regan ( USA president from 1981 – 1989

BRAINTEASER 

The learner with the correct answer will be awarded a financial incentive.

Question:If a plane crashed on the border of South Africa and Lesotho, where would they bury the survivors?

Newsletter No 4 of 2024

SURFWALK 2024

It is once again the season for the Surfwalk. Our learners have all been issued a yellow collecting list during the course of the week.I have set an ambitious target of 80 K as a target for the gross takings onto our balance sheet. Given the fact that we are in excess of 800 learners, and if every child commits to collecting R100 and more, this target can easily be achieved. We have incentives for all the different categories within the collecting list

  1. The top collector will win a television set.
  2. The top collecting class with their teacher will receive a special prize.
  3. Each child who collects R150 will be given a slab of chocolate for their effort.

Our incentives for the learners will be improved as we are able to source more incentives for the learners. Parents who are able to assist the school with gifts are encouraged to make contact with the class teacher and obtain a sponsorship letter.

SPORTS UPDATE

The track events for the inter school will happen on Monday 12 February 2024 at Mandela Stadium. Parents are allowed to attend subject to a gate fee. Parents are allowed to support their children at the event. Regrettably no transport will be arranged to take parents to Mandela Park. The school will take responsibility for transporting the athletes. The event is scheduled to conclude at 6pm -7pm. Learners will be transported back to school from Mandela Stadium. Parents must please ensure that they meet the athletes at school within those time frames.

The school inter-house track events are planned for 28 February 2024 at the Solo Sports facility in Steenberg. Parents are allowed to attend the event. A gate fee of R10 per adult and R5 per child ( non delta) will be charged at the gate. The sports day primarily is for our Grade 4 – 7 learners. Where parents can make arrangements for grade R-3 learners it would be greatly appreciated, so that we can best manage the day.

The Foundation phase sports day is planned for 9 March 2024 on  Saturday. All parents are able to attend. The gate fee will be R5 for all participants. Delta learners need not pay an entry fee. 

At all the school arranged events a school tuck shop will be operational.

VALENTINES DAY

All our learners are encouraged to come dressed in white/red on Valentines Day 14 February 2024. This incentive will cost each child R5.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffet

Newsletter No 3 of 2024

PARENT AGM 2024

On Monday 29 January 2024 parents gathered for the parent AGM 2024. At this meeting the staff was introduced, school improvement plan, progression statistics as well as the SGB report was tabled. Following the AGM , parents met the individual class teachers. I express my appreciation to each parent who was able to brave the weather. For our parents who were unable to attend due to prior commitments or due work obligations. Feel free to make contact with the class teachers so that they are able to share salient  information to ensure a quality learning and teaching experience for each child in the class.

LEARNER BAGS

The office was able once again to supply learners who were in need of a school bag. These bags have kindly been donated by Syntel for the use by the learners of Delta Primary. The bag is only issued if the learner’s current bag is damaged beyond repair.

DELTA – GARDEN IN A BUCKET PROJECT LAUNCH

     

On Wednesday the 31 January 2024, Delta Primary in collaboration with Mhani Gingi , Food and Trees for Africa and the sponsors Shoprite. A contingency of 25 parents were the recipients of the tools to commence the garden in a bucket project.This initiative involves the distribution of resources and training of a group of parents. In our case pupils and parents of Delta Primary School. The resources and training are intended to support the recipients in producing food at their homes. Thus resources are intended to be used in their homes and will require effort and other resources, most importantly water, to succeed.The resources delivered included an information booklet, a watering can, a bucket, hand tools, seeds, and stickers.The training is designed to use the resources available (space, water, organic matter, shade, wind protection, people, etc.) to establish a garden that with ongoing energy, a willingness to learn and collaborate can become sustainable.

GOVERNING BODY ELECTIONS

Parental involvement in the governance of your child’s school  is a Constitutional right afforded to all eligible parents under the South African Schools Act. Governance broadly involves, attending mandatory meetings, serving on the fundraising committee, serving on disciplinary structures, assisting the school to develop networks to the benefit of all the learners. I wish to encourage parents who believe that they can make a positive contribution to the school to avail themselves to serve on the School Governing Body. New governing Body elections are scheduled for 14  March 2024 of this year. An official notification will follow soonest.

SURFWALK COLLECTING LIST

Learners will in the next few days receive the Surfwalk collecting list. I have set an ambitious target of 80 K as a target for the gross takings onto our balance sheet. Given the fact that we are in excess of 800 learners and if every child commits to collecting R100 and more this target can easily be achieved. Given the fact that Eid will be on our doorstep in a wink. We encourage all families to get behind the surfwalk and purpose towards achieving our target.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

`Iam no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind, and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want and much more than I need. But this power of mind is a universal one, available to the humblest person as it is to the greatest.` Andrew Carnergie

Newsletter No 2 of 2024

PARENT MEETING

Be advised that we will have our first  parent AGM on Monday the 29 January 2024 @ 18h00 in the Main Hall. We would like all our parents to be in attendance as important information will be shared with you. It will also be an opportunity for all parents to meet the class teacher.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

On the evening of 29 January 2024, parents will have an opportunity to view the quality of the school uniform as the suppliers of uniforms will be in attendance. I wish to encourage all parents who still wish to purchase additional school dresses and uniform items to make the arrangements with the secretaries at school. Grade 1 learners are permitted to wear their grade R T-shirt and shorts.

SPORTS PREPARATIONS

Teachers will as of the new week take our athletes through their paces in preparation for the sports day. It is important therefore that learners have a white shorts and a sweater, as practicing in their school uniform is not permitted.

LEARNER ASSEMBLIES

Learners can attest that during the course of the week after an engagement with the Principal. All learners were encouraged  to focus on their school work. It must be stated unequivocally that Delta Primary offers every learner the opportunity to excel academically. The school engenders a sense of pride in being part of the school, guided by a set of values that can easily be embraced by a fertile mind. The big question however remains,  what do I bring to the school? This is a question which each learner, parent and staff member must ask themselves going into the future.

COLLECTING LISTS

Collecting lists will be forwarded to all learners during the course of next week. Let’s all do our very best to collect much needed financial resources for our school.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

`Goal setting is powerful because it provides focus. It shapes our dreams. It gives us the ability to hone in on the exact actions we need to perform to achieve everything we desire in life.`- Jim Rohn