Category Archives: Parent Information

The Film Club

The Film Club is a creative space for students to nurture their story telling skill through the use of audio-visual media. The students are given tasks such as coming up with movie concepts, dance videos and many more exciting exercises. Over the past few months, we’ve been working vigorously on music/dance video concepts and here are the results.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVRcqeOqK64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52ZxOkttB2I

Cycle Test Timetable – Term 3

2015 TERM 3 CYCLE TEST TIMETABLE

Tuesday 8 September

07:30 – 08:45

Technology (1½ hr)

Wednesday 9 September

07:30 – 08:45

Drama (1hr)

Thursday 10 September

07:30 – 08:45

Maths (1hr)

Friday 11 September

07:30 – 08:45

IT (1hr)

Monday 14 September

07:30 – 08:45

Setswana (1hr)

Tuesday 15 September

07:30 – 08:45

Humanities (1hr)

Wednesday 16 September

07:30 – 08:45

Science (1hr)

Thursday 17 September

07:30 – 08:45

English (1hr)

  • Second lesson will begin at 08:45 and will be only 45 minutes long.

  • Normal school times and lessons will be followed according to the timetable.

  • All tests will be paper based and one hour long.

  • The Technology test will be one and a half hours to allow for drawings.

  • All tests to be written in Lambda under strict exam conditions.

Report on Parents’ meeting held 22 August 2015

What follows is a brief report of the main issues presented by Mr Krige and the questions asked by the parents at the end of the meeting. Some of the points will not be discussed in full here and if you would like more information on these points it would be a good idea to ask Mr Krige directly.

Kitsong Parents’ Meeting 22 August 2015: Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. 2016
  3. Future Plans
  4. Registration
  5. Uniform
  6. Academic Feedback
  7. Tablets
  8. Sport
  9. Performing Arts
  10. Food and Tuckshop
  11. Parent Functions and Structures
  12. Question Time

There was a good turn out of parents for the meeting and Mr Krige welcomed everyone and thanked them for making the effort to attend.

Brochures advertising Kitsong and application forms are available and have been distributed via local primary schools given that our registration with the Department of Education seems to be imminent. Grade 8, 9 and 10 are invited to apply for 2016 as it is felt that we need to give Grand 10 scholars the opportunity to attend Kitsong in 2016 and that it will do our current Grade 8 scholars good to have older scholars to learn from and socialise with. Future plans may include a foundation phase which would grow into a primary school, but this has not been finalised and will definitely not happen in 2016.

Sports shorts and house t-shirts have been added to the school uniform. The school now stocks sport shorts (R130), house t-shirts (R70) and Kitsong golf shirts (R120) and these are available on a cash basis. Every scholar is expected to have a house t-shirt and sports shorts for sport lessons and occassional matches. It has been agreed that boys’ faun pants may only be purchased from the schoolwear stockists in Steen Street, Rustenburg.

Interim Academic Feedback will continue to be issued twice a term which is about every three weeks.

It is expected that every scholar have their own tablet at school every day and that their tablet is charged. During the course of the day lessons include quizzes, videos and notes which are all available only on their tablets. If a scholar does not have their tablet at school we try to help them out, but this wastes their time and puts them at a disadvantage.

Our sports programme has grown during the year and we now offer basketball, soccer and netball and many of our scholars have expressed an interest in running and participating in the Lebone Parkrun on a Saturday morning.

Mr Omphile Rapoo has joined the teaching staff and we now offer Drama as a school subject as well as film club as an extra-mural.

The issue of a tuckshop was raised again. While Kitsong has only 40 scholars, and not all of them would support a tuckshop, it is not economically viable for anyone to run one. Next year, with more students, we will revisit the idea of a tuckshop. Currently it is working well with the children bringing food to school.

Strong schools have a strong parent body. Mr Krige encouraged parents to organise themselves into a committee and organise a parents’ function of some sort.

A few issues were raised by parents during the question time.

  • One parents requested lockers so that scholars could keep their belongings safe. Lockers will definitely be purchased in the foreseeable future. The current arrangement is that valuables be given to Mrs Krige for safe keeping during the day.
  • 2 weeks’ notice was requested before meetings. It was agreed that all meeting dates will be put on the Kitsong calendar on our website (kitsong.co.za).
  • The issue of being a christian / church-based school was raised. Again, being such a small school it is difficult to employ a person purely for this role. However, we currently have two assemblies per week which are usually Bible-based and end with the Prayer for Africa.
  • The suggestion was made to offer a healthy breakfast and lunch to our scholars everyday for a fee. A survey will be done closer to the end of the year.
  • Videos of sports matches and drama will be put on the website as and when they become available from now on.
  • Career guidance will be offered to the scholars in grade 9 when subject choices need to be made.

The meeting closed with tea at 11:10

Parents’ Meeting

There will be a Parents’ Meeting on Saturday 22 August 2015 at 10:00 at Kitsong. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss general Kitsong issues and update you on the plans for 2016 and not specific academic issues relating to your child. We hope all our parents will be able to attend.

Uniform

Uniform

The winter uniform was presented at the last parents’ meeting and our students continue to be complimented on how smart they look. Girls are allowed to wear navy blue stockings in winter, not black. Navy blue beanies are also allowed to be worn. Children are asked to remove any item of clothing that they wear to school which is not school uniform, so please ensure that your child wears the correct uniform.

House t-shirts and sports shorts have been ordered and will be available to be purchased from Mrs Krige at school from early next term. Children will be expected to wear these shorts and the correct house t-shirt for sport every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We are also expecting a delivery of more school shirts. We sell to you at cost and do not make any profit from the uniform, but unfortunatelty prices have gone up. The new prices will be on the website as soon as we receive the stock, but school shirts cost + R 120, house t-shirts + R75 and sport shorts + R130.

After considering various options, the decision has been taken not to change the girls’ skirt. The wrap around skirt is attractive and unusual in a school uniform and the fact that buttons don’t need to be moved and zips can’t break is very appealing. If you need to order another one, please contact Virginia on 0737730353 as you did at the beginning of the year. Please negotiate a price with her directly. You are welcome to negotiate slight changes in cut, for example a slightly flared skirt may suit your daughter more than the current straight cut, but the wrap around style is our uniform.

Parent – Teacher Interviews

On Tuesday 21 April Teachers will be available from 15:00-17:00 for one-on-one interviews with any parent who would like to discuss their child. First Term reports went home on the last day of term and parents will have the opportunity to discuss any areas of concern that they might have with the teacher concerned.

Interviews will be held on a first come basis.

Winter Uniform

Uniform is being sourced through a supplier in Rustenburg. The boys’ uniform remains unchanged for winter. Girls will wear long navy socks or navy stockings. The jersey will be navy and we are waiting for the supplier to make a sample with our badge before we order. Currently the only addition to the uniform is a navy blue dri-mac or windbreak available from Pep, Ackermanns or any supplier of your choice.

 

Navy quantex sport shorts will soon be available and every child will be expected to purchase a pair and wear them to sport practices on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Match kits still needs to be finalised. It is essential that children wear takkies to sport practice.

We will send out more information as soon as the supplier has our uniform in stock.

Winter Uniform

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