Newsletter 29                                                         14 September 2023

 

FROM THE OFFICE

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. – Zig Ziglar.

It takes months of meticulous planning and hard work to organize the SpringFest. I would like to thank all involved from the bottom of my heart,  especially the SpringFest committee,  Your dedication, enthusiasm and time are greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, there was a tragic accident which involved a staff member from Happyland. Our condolences go out to the Happyland Staff and especially to the family of the employee.

We look forward to the SpringClassics tonight and to seeing our Cultural Stars in action.
Good luck for the last week of the term.

We are very proud of our Junior Revue who received second place and our Senior Revue  who were placed third in the Lefra-production!

 

YADAH

This week we pray for the church. We ask for the Lord’s blessing and guidance of the churches in our community. We pray that God will fill each church with His Holy presence. We pray for wisdom for the church leaders, ministers, and pastors and that the Lord will help them to be faithful servants of His kingdom. We pray that the church will grow in faith and love, and will be a beacon of light and hope in our community.

 

IMPORTANT  DATES

Click on the link below for the important dates.

Important Dates

SPORT RESULTS

Click on the link below for the sport results

Sport Results
 

SPRING CLASSICS

We are so excited to celebrate the highlight of our Cultural Festival with our Spring Classics showcase which will be hosted as a “table seating” format. Our cultural groups have also had an amazing year and the evening will afford them an opportunity to grace our stage and wow the audience.

Please take note of the following information.
Date: 14 September
Venue: Midstream College School Hall
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Table seating is unreserved and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Parents may bring picnic baskets with all cutlery and crockery (glasses as well as plates) that they may need for their picnic. Tablecloths will be provided. Doors open strictly at 18:00.

 

SPRINGFEST - 9 SEPTEMBER

 

HERITAGE DAY

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand”. – Nelson Mandela.

We will be holding a Heritage Day Celebration simultaneously with a Rugby World Cup initiative on Friday, 22 September. All learners are invited to wear either an outfit to celebrate their heritage or green and gold or alternatively any other colours of a South African sports team. We look forward to a colourful last day of term.

 

NOTICE

We remind you in the event that a learner leaves the school, the deposit is only refundable if you have given one term’s written notice. Should your child be leaving the school at the end of the year, please send an email to corrieb@midstreamcollege.co.za.

VISA LETTERS

If you will be applying for visas for learners during the holidays and need a letter from the school in this regard, we request that you kindly submit the request for the visa letters before the holidays and send it to maritas@midstreamcollege.co.za.

 

LIBRARY WEEK

A big thank you to every learner and parent for all the book donations to the library. The book sale was also a huge success and in many homes there are piles of new books! The learners really enjoyed Jaco Jacobs’ visit and we are in the process of getting the photos of Jaco with the learners to our parents. The “Reading Ladies” enjoyed reading stories aloud to our learners almost more than the learners loved hearing them. Many thanks to Ms. Hill (Mickey Muis), Ms. Brown (Tier), Ms. Lambrechs (Hasie), Ms. van Heerden (Seerower), Ms. Arnold (Feëtjie), Ms. Lelanie Groenewald (Heksie).

 

TENNIS TRIALS FOR 2024 TEAMS

• Tennis trials for 2024 teams take place in the 4th term.
• All interested players have to enter by 20 September. Players must be available to play in playoff matches
  on any/all Monday and/or Friday afternoons in term 4.
• NO late entries can be considered.
• The result of the trials will decide the U11 and U13 teams for 2024.
• ALL players who played in 2023 teams, must enter again if they want to be considered for 2024 teams.
• Players should be able to play a match on a full court, serve form the back line and score, to be able to 
  challenge for a team position.
• Grade 1 players will be considered upon recommendation by their coaches.
• Grade 2 to 4 players, compete for 2024 U11 teams.
• Grade 5 to 6 players, compete for 2024 U13 teams.
• Enter by sending a WhatsApp (082 486 1950) or email (nicolinew@midstreamcollege.co.za) to Nicoline 
  Wildenboer, tennis organiser.
• Feel free to use the same contact details for any enquiries!

 

HOLIDAY CLUB

A holiday club will be held on Tuesday, 26 September, Wednesday, 27 September Thursday, 28 September from 7:30 – 17:00 and Friday, 30 September from 7:30 – 13:00. All Midstream College Primary learners are welcome to attend. If you are interested, please complete the Google form below on or before 17 September.

Google Form
 

THE UNIFORM SHOP

September / October Trading Hours
22 September: 07:00 – 15:00
23 September – 4 October: Closed
5 – 6 October: 08:00 – 16:00
9 October: 08:00 – 17:00
From 10 October: 07:00 – 17:00
For urgent requests, call 064 937 0551

 

BRAIN, LEARN & MEMORY GYMNASIUM

Secure a future for your child by using the correct study methods. This course will be presented for Grade 4 – 7 English-speaking learners. For more information, click on the link below.

Study Method Course
 

SWIMATHON

Our very first Midstream Mile Swimathon, in association with CANSA, is to be held on Thursday, 21 September 2023. This is a wonderful initiative to support a good cause, and we are so excited! The Midstream Mile is open to both children (all day) and adults (between 17:00 and 18:00) within the Midstream community. A R50 donation is payable via the Quicket link and the attached Google Form must also be completed for your entry to be successful. Please click on the link below to enter. The Quicket link will be available on the last page of the Google Form once the form has been submitted. 

Google Form
 

SWIMMING TRIALS

Minimum requirements for U7 and U8 swimmers:
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

Minimum requirements for U9 to U13 swimmers:
If your child can swim two or more of the following strokes with ease and uninterrupted over a distance of
50 m, he/she is welcome to participate in the swimming trials.

• Freestyle
• Breaststroke
• Backstroke
• Butterfly

Swimming trials
U7 to U11 swimmers
U7 – U11     Monday 18 September     14:15 – 15:00
U7 – U11     Tuesday 19 September    14:15 – 15:00
U7 – U11     Wednesday 20 September    14:15 – 15:00

 

MCP – OUTREACH PROJECT

We are very excited to launch our Term 3 Outreach Project!

Kungwini Welfare Organisation is a non-profit organisation that started in 1983. Since then they have come a long way and now they offer medical care and residence to 140 disabled adults. They also offer social work services and projects to assist and uplift the whole community in their immediate area, including an Early learning Centre that offers schooling for pre-school children of the community.

Should you wish to know more, please visit their website at https://www.kwo.org.za

Kungwini relies on contributions from the public to continue providing services to their beneficiaries and we would love to support and help them where possible!

Please see the list below for the items they really need. Should you wish to participate in this Yadah #MCPcares project, please buy any of the items listed below and send it/ them to your child’s register class.

Grade 7
• Milk – Long-life boxes last longer
• Tea – Rooibos and normal
• Sugar
• Coffee

Grade 6
• Cornflakes
• Weetbix
• Instant porridge (Mabela and Oats)

Grade 5
• Rice
• Pasta
• Mayonnaise

Grade 4
• Washing powder
• Sta-soft

Grade 3
• Bleach
• Toilet Paper

Grade 1 - 2
• Toiletries – like toothpaste, soap, cream, face cloths, toothbrushes, disposable razors, shampoo, and conditioner.

Thank you in advance for your participation and generosity!

 

TINA COWLEY MIDSTREAM

The programme focuses on reading skills such as comprehension reading and improvement of reading speed to help learners with studying, learning and answering of question papers. These skills will be needed for the rest of their lives. Click on the link below for more information.

Tina Cowley Midstream
 

TUCK IN

Visit us at school or online for healthy lunches and lunchbox options, as well as many more tasty snacks. We can also cater for all your birthday party needs!

Tuck In
 

 

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