Newsletter 40                                                          19 November 2020


“Three things you cannot recover in life: the moment after it’s missed, the word after it’s said, and the time after it’s wasted.” ‒ Anonymous



U8 Swimmers in 2021 (Grade 1s 2020)
U8s are able to be part of our 2021 school swimming team. If your child can swim one or more of the following strokes with ease, over a distance of 25 m, he/she is welcome to attend the swimming trials.
• Freestyle
• Breaststroke
• Backstroke

Swimming trials 2021 (U8 – U13)
The trials will take place at the school swimming pool. Swimmers must only attend one trial session below, but must be available for the complete session on the chosen day.

Monday, 18 January 12:00 – 13:00
Tuesday, 19 January 12:00 – 13:00
Wednesday, 20 January 14:00 – 15:00
Thursday, 21 January 14:00 – 15:00

Training 2021
The pre-season training (only U9 – U13) will commence on Monday, 4 January up to, and including, Friday, 15 January. This training will take place at the school swimming pool on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 09:00 ‒ 10:00. This training is very important to improve the swimmers’ fitness levels in order to be ready for the trials and galas.

Normal swimming training (U8 – U13) will start on Monday, 25 January. The days and times are as follows: Mondays 06:00 – 07:00 or 14:00 – 15:00
Tuesdays 14:00 – 15:00
Wednesdays 14:00 – 15:00
Thursdays 14:00 – 15:00

Swimmers must attend at least two training sessions per week, of which one must be on a Monday or a Tuesday. Swimmers must please take the training days and times into account when planning other activities.



Uniform shop hours from November 2020 to January 2021.
 Monday to Friday (unless indicated otherwise): 07:00 – 17:00.
 3 – 15 December 2020 from 8:00 – 16:00.
 Open on Saturday, 5 December 2020 and Saturday, 16 January 2021 by appointment only from 9:00 –  
     13:00. Please make an appointment by contacting 064 937 0551 / 012 944 7651.
 The shop will close for the festive season on 15 December 2020 at 16:00 and re-open again on
     6 January 2021 at 08:00.
 6 – 15 January from 08:00 – 16:00.
 18 & 19 January from 08:00 – 17:00.

All COVID-19 procedures must be followed:
• Only 2 customers (Parent and Child x2) in the store at a time.
• Only bring essential shoppers to the store.
• Practise social distancing.
• Wear a mask at all times.
• Please sanitise your hands, when entering and exiting the shop.

We also offer an order and collect system for existing parents (no Grade 1s, Grade 8s and new learners) until the end of December. Unfortunately, we will not be able to process orders in January.
• Contact us for an order form or download the form from Facebook.
• Complete the order form and send it to us via WhatsApp or email.
• We will process the order and inform you of the amount.
• Payment can be done via EFT and proof of payment sent to us.
• Once we receive the proof of payment, we will let you know about the collection.
Tel: 064 937 0551



A holiday club will be offered by the school from Wednesday, 13 January to Tuesday, 19 January 2021. All children from Grade 1 to Grade 7 are welcome to attend. For further information, kindly contact Louise Grobbelaar on 083 412 6834 before 2 December 2020.



In this strange and challenging year, our ground staff once again proved themselves to be hard-working and dependable. Our school grounds look amazing, the classrooms are sanitized every afternoon and we are always greeted with happy smiles. 

Each year, we ask for donations to make Christmas special for our ground staff. This year we have decided to focus on necessities, i.e. consumables and household items that will cover the basic needs of a family. In order to make it a little bit easier, we have allocated one or two items per grade. However, you are welcome to send any of these suggested items, whether your child is in that grade or not. We hope, in this small way, to ease the burden so many have faced this year and to show our appreciation for their commitment and dedication to our beautiful school.

Ground Staff Christmas Gift List:
• Cooking oil – Grade 1
• Rice / pasta – Grade 2
• Soya mince / packets of soup – Grade 3
• Sugar and tea – Grade 4
• Peanut butter / jam – Grade 5
• Soap / Body cream – Grade 6
• Sweets – Grade 7

* The items per grade are just a suggestion. You are welcome to send any items.



Contact Hestha regarding any queries on 082 5200 478. The shop’s trading hours are available on the WhatsApp profile photo.



We would like to remind our parents to order their textbooks and stationery for 2021 before the end of November. Orders can be placed via the bookshop’s online platform or at the bookshop itself.

The bookshop is located at Castle Walk Stationers@Ridge, Shop 21, Shopping on Ridgeway.

Business hours:
Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 to 18:00
Saturdays from 08:00 to 14:00
Sundays from 10:00 to 13:00.

Tel no.: 083 446 6499



Auditions will be held on Tuesday, 24 November 2020 in music class no. 6.
 Grade 4 and 5: 10:15 ‒ 11:15
 Grade 6: 11:15 ‒ 12:00
 Grade 3: 12:00

During the audition, learners will be expected to sing an a capella (no accompaniment / background music allowed) song of no longer than one minute.
No parents will be allowed on the schoolgrounds during the auditions. Once your child has auditioned, they are welcome to go home. Results will be sent to parents via email.





All learners are again able to buy from the tuckshop. Note that strict Covid measures are applied.

We now also have an online shop and it is easy and convenient to place orders online. We will continue to deliver Grade 1 to 3 orders to their classrooms and receive the Grade 4 to 7 learners at the tuckshop for collection of their orders. You are welcome to visit the tuckshop and order one of our Tuck In lunchboxes, cooked lunches or something sweet for a class party.

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Midstream College Primary School - 1 Ashford Street, Midstream Estates, 1692

Tel: 012 661 0590
 Fax: 012 661 0643