END OF TERM REFLECTION
We are grateful that amidst the prevailing context we were able to do the work of educating our learners. Notwithstanding individual instances of misbehaviour, the vast majority of the learners have conducted themselves extremely well and we are proud of them. Some of our learners needed a hard talk from the teacher and the parents to ensure that they understand that discipline is the foundation from which all other wonderful things are able to emanate, namely: good grades, a wonderful daily experience at school, a sense of achievement etc. In this regard let’s keep on encouraging and holding our learners accountable for their behaviour and their actions in spite of the challenges. This process is encapsulated as part of the growth mindset value espoused in the WCED vision for schools.
The school celebrates 60 years of excellence and it is our intention to focus on the positive impact this fine school has had on thousands of lives. The founding fathers of Delta Primary School laid the foundation of excellence in 1963, it is our collective responsibility to ensure that we aspire to achieve the schools vision as contained in the school`s motto: ‘We strive forward’, ‘Ons strewe vorentoe’.
SCHOOL VACATION AND RETURN DATE
Learners and staff go on break as of 31 March 2023 and return on Wednesday 12 April 2023.Be advised that learners will be dismissed at 13:00 on Wednesday and Thursday and at 12.20 on Friday (the first week of school).
At the time of the release of newsletter No 9 of 2023, many community members will be engaged in the Month of Ramadan. The school community of Delta wishes each child and parent well over this holy period.
COLLECTING LIST WINNERS
During these challenging economic times, we acknowledged the loyalty of our parents who selflessly contributed to ensure that the collecting list remains an important income generating stream in term 1. The parents who contributed understand that if not for the benefit of their own child, a less fortunate child is supported via the fundraising project. We are especially proud of our learners who went the extra mile to collect R 150 and more so as to be entered into the lucky draw. Whether you have won a prize or not, know that we are extremely proud of your excellent effort over the past few weeks. The winners in the various categories are listed below
|Winner||Lucky draw item|
|Muinuddeen Mcwhite Gr 1
Mason Hendricks Gr 2
|blue-tooth music box.|
|Tristan Rank Gr 1||bicycle|
|Isabella Daintree Gr 1||40` LED TV|
|Grade RB Class||Each learner will receive a party pack|
|Conner Visagie – GR RB||Electronic device Top collector|
|Identified learners to receive in April||McDonalds meal|
CARMEN STEVENS WINE ESTATE
The school was once again in the fortunate position to offer identified learners on a rotational basis a small food hamper over the Easter weekend. The management expresses thanks and deep appreciation to the Carmen Stevens Foundation, who has continued offering their support to Delta Primary. The partnership with Carmen Stevens has its genesis during the height of the COVID pandemic and has continued from strength to strength. This term we were able to assist 50 families.
WESTERN PROVINCE ACHIEVEMENT
We congratulate Skyler Lewis a grade 5 learner at Delta Primary who obtained his Western Province colours for serving. This young man is riding the waves of success. We will watch this space closely for updates on his achievements.
GRADE 6 KIRSTENBOSCH VISIT
On Thursday 30/03/2023 grade 6 learners were accompanied to Kirstenbosch as part of their Science lesson. See pictures below
GRADE 4 BRIDGING CLASS
The concept behind the grade 4 bridging class, is to prepare identified learners to respond to the demands of the intersen phase as they have moved from grade 3 to grade 4. The learners were engaged in a dictionary activity when the pictures were captured. The bridging class focuses on the gateway subjects i.e Mathematics and Literacy.
BOOK CHARACTER DAY
Learners in the foundation phase held the annual book character day with a cake sale. We spotted Elsa, Spider-Man, Minions, Princesses etc
Given the constant threat of crime we wish to make a special appeal to all our parents and learners to ensure that our boys and girls remain safe during the vacation. Learners must inform their parents and guardians as to their whereabouts at all times. Learners making their way to the beach or near water activities are also reminded to take extra precaution as accidents around water happen so quickly.It is the season of braais and open fires, we urge all our boys and girls to practise caution. It may also be that many learners are home while parents go to work. Please speak to our learners about safety at home.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“ Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events and weak minds discuss people“- Socrates