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Elementary School Weekly Update 6 September 2019
Elementary School Weekly Update 6 September 2019

Dear Parents, 

It was great to see so many of you at Open House this week. I hope that you found the information helpful. We will send home a survey regarding this event next week. This will help us to better respond to your needs at future Open House events. Here is a clearer image of the Portrait of a Learner that was shared with you last night.

MAP Assessment: Students in grades 3 to 5 will be taking the MAP assessment on Friday, September 13th, Monday, September 16th and Tuesday, September 17th. Please click here for more information regarding this assessment. 

ES Musical: Robert Edgar, Narina van Niekerk and Lauren Bastion met with a large group of enthusiastic thespians from grades three, four and five this week. The ES musical directors and producer introduced students to this year's musical, Princess Whatsername. If your child is interested in auditioning for the musical, please review the audition paperwork and rehearsal schedule with him or her over the weekend. The paperwork is due on the morning of Thursday, September 12th. Auditions will take place on Thursday, October 3rd and Friday, October 4th

A Message from the Tech Department Regarding an Increase in Insurance Deductible for Damage to Technology Equipment: Every annum, AISJ, and most organizations in South Africa need to renegotiate its insurance policies. This year is no different. 

Due to the high number of technology equipment related insurance claims last year, primarily for cracked screens on Apple MacBook laptops, the deductible for insurance claims for any damage to school-owned technology equipment such as laptops, computers, iPads and digital still and video cameras has increased from R1000.00 per instance to R2 500.00 per instance, as of immediate effective. 

The relevant information on the AISJ website – Tech Portal has been updated as follows: 

Parents will be required to contribute to the cost of repairing/replacing technology devices assigned to their Gr. 6-12 child if damaged, lost, or stolen, according to the table below: 


First Incident 

Second Incident 

Third Incident 

Accidental damage 

R2 500.00 or the cost of repair, whichever is less. 

R2 500.00 or the cost of repair, whichever is less. 

100% cost of repair. 

The device is lost or stolen 

R2 500.00 

R2 500.00 

100% cost of replacement 

AISJ supplied technology device chargers may not be covered under warranty or insurance where physical damage has occurred. Tech Service Center staff will assess each case on its merits. In the event, the damage is not covered under warranty or insurance, parents or employees will be required to contribute to the replacement of the charger according to the table above. 

Upcoming Events: 

Monday, September 9th: Faculty Inservice Day (No school for students) 

Wednesday, September 11th: Pre-K trip to Fourways Farm Nursery 

Thursday, September 12th: ES Musical audition registration forms are due 

Friday, September 20th: Arts Fest/Heritage Day 

Tuesday, September 24th, Heritage Day – Public Holiday (No school)

Thursday, October 3rd and Friday, October 4th: ES Musical auditions take place 

Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th: ES Parent-Teacher Conferences (No School for ES students) 


Thanks for your ongoing support of the elementary school program. 


Best regards, 

Barbara Rynerson

ES Principal