Newsletter 35                                                          17 November 2022



This week is a week to give thanks and show our gratitude for God’s blessings and love.

Lord, teach me to offer you a heart of thanksgiving and praise in all my daily experiences of life. Teach me to be joyful always, to pray continually, and to give thanks in all my circumstances. Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. You have provided me with more than I could ever have imagined. I am extremely grateful for all of your blessings in my life, Lord. I pray that you remind me of just how blessed I am and that you never allow me to forget to show my gratitude in prayer and also in acts of kindness.



A holiday club will be held at the school from Thursday, 8 December to Wednesday, 14 December from 07:30 – 17:00 and on Thursday, 15 December from 07:30 – 13:00. All learners are welcome. If you are interested, please complete the Google form below before / on 20 November.

Google Form


Sing in Midstream is back and is going to be better than before. This year there will be old school sing-along Christmas carols for the whole family to enjoy. Join us from 17h00 on 27 November at Midstream Ridge Primary for a celebration with community, Christmas family photographs, fun for kids, refreshments and a bite to eat. Book your tickets from R50 at Quicket .

We will have 2 x R1000 SPAR vouchers as spot prizes during the evening. Together with Spar we are running a Charity Comfort Box initiative this year. It’s very simple - choose and remove a tag from the Christmas tree at the entrance of either of the Spar stores and scan it at the cashier. Your comfort box will be packed and added to the collection bin. Your comfort box will be first-line assistance for children, women, and men who have been victims of Gender Based Violence, rape, and human trafficking. Our support this year goes towards The Epic Foundation and Yenzani Children's Home.


MC Bookshop’s website for the ordering of textbooks and stationery for 2023 has already opened.

The bookshop is located in Castle Walk Stationers, Suite 003, Midstream Ridge sport Centre, midstream Ridge Estate (opposite the gym)

Orders need to be placed before 30 November 2022, as late orders will affect the availability of the books.

Contact details: 083 446 6499 (Bianca)

Information Book orders


It is time for our annual Christmas Box collection for our amazing ground staff! Please donate any of the items mentioned to fill their special Christmas presents. These “Christmas Care Boxes” are a show of our appreciation and gratitude to our ground staff who work so hard to keep our grounds impeccable and our classes and bathrooms clean all year round.
Please join in to celebrate our wonderful ground staff. Although we have divided the contents between the Foundation and Intersen phases, you are welcome to donate any of the products that you and your family wish to donate.

Please help us to fill the Christmas boxes and hearts of our wonderful and hard-working ground staff!

14 – 18 November
Week 1: Toiletries and Something Sweet

Intersen Phase
• Facecloth and a bar of soap
• Deodorant (e.g. sticks, sprays, roll-ons)
• Body cream
• Tube of toothpaste or a toothbrush
Foundation Phase
• Packet of sweets / chocolates
• Canned fruit
• Packet of cookies
• Dessert mix (e.g. jelly)
• Syrup / jam

28 November – 2 December
Week 3: Fill the empty spaces
– bring whatever you missed!

21 – 25 November
Week 2: Grocery Cupboard

Intersen Phase
• Canned vegetables
• Maize meal
• Soup packets (any flavour)
• Soya mince
Foundation Phase
• Bag of rice and/or packet of pasta
• Squash or cordial (e.g. Oros)
• Peanut butter
• Box of cereal



U8 swimmers for 2023 (Grade 1s 2022)
Your child can be part of the school’s swimming team from U8. If your child can swim one or more of the following strokes with ease and uninterrupted over a distance of 25 m, he/she is welcome to participate in the swimming trials.
• Freestyle
• Breaststroke
• Backstroke

Swimming trials 2023 (U8 – U13)
The swimming trials will take place at the school swimming pool. Swimmers must only attend one of the sessions listed below but must be available for the entire session.

Tuesday, 10 January 14:00 – 15:00
Wednesday, 11 January 14:00 – 15:00
Thursday, 12 January 14:00 – 15:00

Swimming practice 2023

The normal swimming practice (U8 – U13) will then start on Monday, 16 January. The days and times are as follows:

U8              13:30 – 14:00
U9 – U13  14:00 – 15:00
U8               13:30 – 14:00
U9 – U13   14:00 – 15:00
U8               13:30 –14:00
U9 – U13   14:00 – 15:00
U8               13:30 – 14:00
U9 – U13   14:00 – 15:00

Swimmers must attend at least two of the above swimming practices, one of which must be on a Monday or Tuesday. Swimmers should please consider the training days and times, when planning other activities.



Click on the link below for important dates.

Important Dates


The past year has been a very successful year in the Music department, with winners in different categories at various competitions. We have talented, professional musicians offering music lessons. Students attend 30 lessons per year with the payment thereof divided into 4 instalments. The lessons are 30 minutes per week and the music lessons are attended at the Midstream College studios. Music lessons take place in school hours during non-academic periods such as: L.O., Music, and Art, as well as after school.

The department is in high demand and a limited amount of space is available for 2023. If you are interested in enrolling your child for lessons for 2023, please follow the following link for more information on the webpage.

More information


Visit us at Tuck In for a large selection of tasty lunchbox options. Foundation Phase will receive their lunchbox orders at their classrooms!

Tuck In


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