Newsletter 31                                                         12 October 2023

 

FROM MIDSTREAM COLLEGE PRIMARY SCHOOL STAFF

It is with great pleasure that we welcome our new principal, Mr Wouter Rothmann, to Midstream College Primary School. We look forward to a very happy and fruitful future and wish him success and contentment at the school.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite all our parents to a quick “Meet and Greet” on Wednesday, 18 October to meet Mr Rothmann in our school hall at 18:30.

 

LEADERS AND HEAD LEADERS

At the end of last term, a final group of leaders was announced. They are:
Michéla Alston, Mizé Raubenheimer, Lika van der Merwe, Etjan Genis, Lethabo Lefakane and Caydin Venter.

Congratulations to the following learners who were announced as head leaders:
Head boy:               Beyers Pretorius
Deputy head boys: Sinokhule Sithole 
                                 Matthieu du Venage

Head girl:               Janelle Kirkpatrick
Deputy head girls:  Lené Greyling 
                                 Shauna Shamuyarura

We are extremely proud of you.

 

YADAH

This week we pray for Mr Rothman. We ask for the Lord’s favour on our new principal and that God will bless him with wisdom, integrity, a sense of humor, patience and the physical and mental energy equal to his tasks. We pray for strong support from parents, teachers and the community and that our school will enjoy God’s abundant love, joy and blessings during this next chapter.

 

IMPORTANT  DATES

Click on the link below for the important dates.

Important Dates
 

PARENTS’ AFTERNOON

The parents’ afternoon will take place on Wednesday,18 October. Appointments must please be made on the Parent Portal. The Parent Portal will be open from Thursday, 12 October at 14:00 until Tuesday, 17 October at 22:00. No appointments can therefore be made later than 22:00 on Tuesday, 17 October.

Sign on to the Parent Portal with your “Parent ID” (code starting with the number 3) and password.
Click on the “Student tab”.
Click on the learner’s photo.
Click on the “Parent/Teacher Appointments”.
Select a teacher.
Click on a timeslot.

You will then receive an e-mail confirming your appointment.

 

HOCKEY FESTIVAL

Midstream is proud to present the second 7-A-Side Hockey Festival this year in partnership with the MJ19 Hockey Academy.
Players from Grade R to Grade 7 can enter this fun festival. Registration is free and players must register using the online link below.
Registration will close on Sunday, 15 October at 20:00. No exceptions will be made. We look forward to seeing you there.

Registration link
 

WHEN IS A FRIENDSHIP HEALTHY, WHEN IS CONFLICT NORMAL

Friendship plays a vital role in a child's overall growth. Unfortunately, children often encounter disputes and conflict within their friendship circles. Navigating these issues as a parent can be challenging and daunting. We are pleased to inform you that Ms Karien van der Merwe and Mr Julian de la Hunt, an informative and highly acclaimed speaker, as well as a father to primary school children himself, will address the topic "When is a friendship healthy, when is conflict normal?" with our parents. Please join us on Thursday, 12 October at 18:30 in the Auditorium.

Please take note that this talk will be presented in English.

For further information about our speakers please click on the link below.

Information about speakers
 

SENIOR CHOIR 2024

Senior Choir auditions will take place from 14:00 to 15:00 on 17 and 24 October, in Mrs Badenhorst’s classroom. Children who wish to join the Senior Choir in 2024 must attend an audition, either on 17 or 24 October. No preparation is required for the audition. Existing members of the Senior Choir, and Grade 3 children in the Junior Choir, do not need to attend auditions. They will automatically be in the 2024 Senior Choir.
If your child wishes to attend an audition, please click on the link below and complete the Google form.

Google form
 

ATHLETICS

Please click on the link below for more information regarding the athletics which will take place during
term 4.
Please click on the relevant button to join the different WhatsApp groups

Information
Grade 1 - 3 Grade 4 - 5 Grade 6 - 7
 

TENNIS TRIALS FOR 2024 TEAMS

Please note that our annual tennis trials, to finalise teams for 2024, will take place in Term 4. The following practice arrangements will apply:
Monday: 14:00-17:00 (Only trial matches)
Wednesday: 14:00-15:00: Normal tennis practice for Grade 2 to 6 players not participating in trials.
Fridays: 14:00-17:00 (Only trial matches)

IMPORTANT:
• GRADE ONE PRACTICES ON MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS, 13:30 – 14:00, ARE NOT AFFECTED BY  
  THESE ARRANGEMENTS.
• Grade 7 players will join the high school practices. These take place on:
 Tuesdays 18:00-19:30: Social
 Thursdays 14:15-15:15: Beginner players
 Thursdays 15:15-16:15: Team players

 

BOOKSHOP – BOOK ORDERS FOR 2024 ARE OPEN

MC Bookshop’s website, where orders for textbooks and stationery for 2024 can be placed, has already opened.

The bookshop is operated from Castle Walk Stationers, Suite 003, Midstream Ridge Sport Centre, Midstream Ridge Estate (opposite the gym).

Website
 

PHOTOS

The group photos that can already be ordered, will only be printed after the photo day on 19 October, as the learners who were absent during the previous two photo days must first be photographed. Add-ins of these learners will then be done in the group photos. Once this process has been completed, the group photos will be printed and sent to the school.

The last photo day will be held on 19 October. On this day, the individual photographs of the learners who were absent during the previous photo days, will be taken. Sports and cultural groups that have not yet been photographed will also be photographed on this day. All photographs will be taken in the auditorium.

Important: Brothers/sisters photos will be taken as follows:
07:00 – 07:25:
Only photos of brothers and sisters who are in both High School and Primary School (at 7:30 High School learners must be in their classes). Learners should rather come too early than too late for the photos before school, as we can NOT take photos after 7:25.
10:00 – 10:15: Only photos of brothers and sisters who are in Primary School
12:15 – 12:45: Only photos of brothers and sisters who are in Primary School
13:45 – 14:15: Only photos of brothers and sisters who are in both High School and Primary School

 

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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www.midstream-primary.co.za

Tel: 012 661 0590