A very warm “Welcome Back!” to you all. We hope that you have had a wonderful, relaxing holiday with the children and that you have made many happy memories together.
We too, hope to make memories of our own this year, and the teachers‟ conference on Monday was abuzz with ideas and plans for the year. 2013 is on track and looking good!
We extend a special welcome to our new families. We hope that it will not be long before you are feeling relaxed and at home here.
Welcome back to Mrs Fernandes who returns after her well deserved long leave.
It is great to have you back at school Mrs Fernandes!
We welcome the new Nursery School staff and wish them and Mrs Bain a wonderful first year at BeNs. The Nursery School is looking FANTASTIC and we know that great times lie ahead for all involved.
Mrs Lyn Swales, our bursar, has resigned and will be leaving us at the end of January. She has been appointed bursar at an ISASA school in the Waterberg and is looking forward to living „in the bush‟.
Thank you for a good five years at Beaulieu Prep, Mrs Swales. We will miss you!
The search for a new bursar is currently underway and we shall let you know as soon as an appointment has been made.
This term, Mrs Kemink‟s Mathematics and Science load will be taken on by Mrs Gayle Roberts who has locumed for us many times in the past. Good to have you back for another stint Mrs. Roberts!
Miss Chené van Wyk also joins our staff as a Teacher Intern this year whilst she completes her teaching degree at Potch University. We appreciate the time she gives us as she learns the craft of teaching.
We have appointed teachers to replace Mrs. Kemink, Miss Smit and Mrs Edwards and will put these details on D6 as soon as the contracts have been signed.
We also welcome two new Auxiliary staff members, Mrs Zandile Banda and Mrs Elsie Kgoale.
Please do take time out to meet your child‟s class/grade teacher/s on Thursday Evening. The teachers will explain what is expected of the children and how parents can best support them at home.
JP Orientation : 17:30 to 18:30
(Gr 0 – Gr 3) Grade 0: Auditorium
Grade 1: Computer Room
Grade 2: Hillen Resource Centre
Grade 3: Classroom 11 (Mrs Judge)
SP Orientation : 19:30 to 20:30
(Gr 4 – Gr 7) Grade 4: Media Centre
Grade 5: Creative Centre (D and T classroom)
Grade 6: Auditorium
Grade 7: Hall
Please join us for the Parent Orientations AND for the PTF Elections and Cheese and Wine from 18:40 to 19:30 (see details below).
A big thank you to the PTF of 2012 for their efforts throughout last year. As a result, our school will have 35 iPads for use with our smartboards as a precursor to having iPads in the classrooms for the children in future years.
We are looking for a few new members of the PTF for 2013.
Parents are asked to let Mrs Hillen or Mr Darran Ledden (PTF Chair: 082 339 5003) know if they would like to make themselves available to join the PTF. An election will take place in the school hall from 18:40 to 19:30 this Thursday evening. Please give us half an hour of your time after the JP Parents Orientation, or before the SP Parents Orientation begins. The PTF represents you – Please give them your support.
Cheese and Wine will be available for parents during this time.
The Cheese and Wine on Thursday will replace the PTF Meet and Greet scheduled after the Gala on Friday evening.
Interhouse Gala (Grade 3 to 7 pupils)
This compulsory event takes place on Friday, 18 January from 16:00 to about 18:00. Pupils from Grade 3 to Grade 7 will be participating. Grade 0 to 2 pupils will be included in a junior gala in the THIRD term.
Children must be at school by 15:45 and will gather behind the specialist block to prepare for the march past. The march past will take place promptly at 16:00.
All pupils will swim in at least one race. Pupils are expected to wear regulation school costumes and a house T-shirt. Boys and girls must also wear school swimming caps. Children should, of course, be smeared liberally with a good sunscreen. We look forward to our first interhouse event of the year and hope to see as many parents as possible supporting their children and their team then.
In the event of bad weather on the day, if you have not received an SMS, please phone the school after 12:00 and we will let you know if the gala will go ahead. Our tuckshop will be open during the gala.
Beaulieu College – Matric Results
Congratulations to our Beaulieu College Matrics of 2012 for their 100% pass rate and 100% access to tertiary studies.
We are very proud of them. Particular congratulations to our past pupils who did exceptionally well (number of distinctions
given in brackets)
Tina Klintworth – Beaulieu College (6 distinctions)
Jamie Fensham – Beaulieu College (4 distinctions)
Monique Black – Beaulieu College (3 distinctions)
Sophie Foster – Beaulieu College (3 distinctions)
Jonas Vijverberg – Beaulieu College (2 distinctions)
Stephanie Fish – Beaulieu College (2 distinctions)
Catherine Keller – Beaulieu College (1 distinction)
Shawné Anderson – Beaulieu College (1 distinction)
Mikhaila Lauth – Beaulieu College (1 distinction)
Maja Janjic – Beaulieu College (1 distinction)
Jonathan Cole – Beaulieu College (1 distinction)
Wesley de Nobrega – Beaulieu College (1 distinction)
Erin Varejes – Beaulieu College (1 distinction)
Nicholas Fuller – Greys College, Port Elizabeth (6 distinctions – 96% for Maths)
Dylan Fourie – Pretoria Boys (5 distinctions)
Stephen Cant – KES (4 distinctions – 96% for Maths)
Justin Kemink – St Albans (2 distinctions)
Beaulieu Access Stickers
A reminder that the new, 2013 stickers will need to be displayed by 1 February 2013. Vehicles not displaying these stickers by that date will be stopped at the booms and their drivers will be asked to sign in.
Stickers are available at a cost of R20 from the B.C.E. office which is situated at the Papenfus entrance to Beaulieu. The office will operate between 07:30 and 14:00 from Monday to Thursday and on Fridays between 07:30 and 12:00. There are no forms to be completed. The B.C.E. office has a list of parents‟ names and surnames and this will be used to issue stickers.
It is good to have you all back at school. We look forward to a productive and exciting year for the children.
I will see you at the PTF Cheese and Wine and Election tonight! This will take the place of the PTF Meet and Greet tomorrow night.
With warm regards
MRS N. HILLEN