10 March 2017 – Newsletter

Dear Parents


It is with regret that we inform you that Mr Price, Chairman of the Governing Board, has resigned. Rob recently relocated to Nelspruit which has caused some logistical challenges. We thank Rob for serving Japari for ten years. We wish Rob and Patti everything of the best as they embark on this new adventure. A letter form the Board will follow shortly.


A reminder to all parents of the commemorative plaques which can be purchased from the Bursar, Mrs Lorraine Maratheftis. These are situated just outside Mrs Kamffer’s classroom next to the Jubilee Fountain. Purchasing a plaque will ensure that you will be part of Japari for years to come!!!!


Parents are reminded about the PTA AGM, which takes place on Tuesday
14 March at 18:00. This is where we will elect a new committee for 2017. Please attend this meeting. Our PTA serves such an important role in our school. Our PTA is an association of parents and teachers, whose aim is to bring into closer relationship the home and the school for the benefit of the children. The PTA forms a link between the school and the wider community. The child is at the centre of everything parents and teachers do.

We all have to work together in the school for the good of our children and, as we teach our children, a little “give and take” helps. PTA’s raise funds for the extras that are felt necessary for school. Usually a “wish list” of ideas from the Board/ Headmaster/ Staff is a great way of planning the fundraising.

The role of the Board is to govern the School.
The role of the Headmaster is to manage the school.
The role of the PTA, parents, family, and community is to support these by being involved in the school. So parents, we need you!!!!! Secure parking is available within the school grounds. Light refreshments will be served.


Grade Seven parents, family and friends are invited to attend the 2017 Monitor Mentor Induction Assembly which is scheduled to take place on 16 March 2017 at 11:00 in the School Hall. This is a very special occasion in the lives of our Grade Sevens as they embark on their leadership programme. This is a demanding programme where, through the completion of their duties, they are faced with true responsibility. Our Grade Sevens will be awarded their Leadership blazers and badges, signifying their respective duties and will be required to say the Monitor Mentor oath in front of the whole school community. They will be required to carry out these duties, to the best of their ability, until the end of the 2017 academic year. The Valedictory Service at the end of the year is when the baton of leadership is handed down to the Grade Sixes, who will take over these duties, in preparation for their induction as Monitors and Mentors in 2018.

Parents are requested to please let Sharmla know how many family and friends will be attending for seating and catering arrangements.

Thank you



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