Good morning Pretoria Campus Parents,
Congratulations, once again, to all of our Athletes and Coaches who were so appropriately celebrated during last evening’s Sports Awards. It was a great event; well-organised, beautifully run and very genuine. A special shout-out to Robyn Hall for implementing this special occasion on our campus and for ensuring it becomes a valued tradition. This is a great legacy to leave behind, Robyn!
Today we are delighted to welcome Sean Yauger, former AISJ parent and DEA Agent, to talk to us on about Substance Abuse. If you have Middle School aged children, you will find this presentation particularly informative but everyone is welcome to attend. Topics such as alcohol, and drugs particular to the South African context, will be discussed. There will also be time for a Question & Answer session. We hope to see you there. The presentation will take place in our Library Annex 1:45–2:45 p.m. Sean met with our 8th Grade students a few weeks ago, and this session will include some of the content shared with those students to help parents talk with their children about this important topic.
The last MS Social of the year will be held today. We shall start the event at 1:30 p.m. with some House Events and continue until 4:30 p.m. A huge thank you to our PA for their generous support.
Dates for your Diary
Friday, May 11: Pretoria Season 3 Co-Curricular Activities end
Friday, May 11: Parent Presentation on Substance Abuse by Sean Yauger, DEA Agent at 1:45 p.m. in the Library Annex
Friday, May 11: Pretoria MS Social, in the Lapa at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12: Special Grade 1 event @ Waterkloof Ridge Dog Park, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, May 14: Field Trip Grades 6-8 Golf Elective at the Kimiad Golf Course
Thursday, May 17: Field Trip Grade 1 visiting Wet Nose
Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19: Pretoria Play in the Lapa, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22: Field Trip Grades 6–8 Indoor Climbing Barn at Mooiplaats
Wednesday, May 23: Service Learning Celebration
Thursday, May 24: Field Trip Grades 6–8 Indoor Climbing Barn at Mooiplaats
Friday, May 25: Grade 8 Promotions Ceremony in the Lapa, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 28: Field Trip Grades 6-8 Squash Elective at Boardwalk Meander
Wednesday, May 30: Field Trip Grades 6-8 Squash Elective at Boardwalk Meander
Friday, June 1: MAP Presentation for parents - facilitated by Dr Robert Evans, Library Annex, 1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6: ES and MS Report Cards released
Wednesday, June 6: Pretoria End of Year Assembly in the Lapa, 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 7: Pretoria MS Year-End Trip
Thursday, June 7: Pretoria Grade 5 Celebration Ceremony in the Lapa, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, June 8: Last day of School for Students. Early release, 1:30 p.m.
AISJ Pretoria presents Kokonut Island!
It’s that time of year when the excitement builds towards opening night. Please join us for our annual school play next Friday and Saturday evenings.
Come on board and get your diploma at Kokonut High! Laughter extraordinaire will certainly fill the Lapa, so come along and enjoy the fun!
May 18 and 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Measures of Academic Progress testing continues next week for our Middle School students. Please see below here the schedule. You may wish to visit this website to learn more about this adaptive assessment: https://www.nwea.org/map-growth. On June 1st, as per our Dates for your Diary, Dr Robert Evans, our Director of Teaching and Learning will facilitate a MAP session for all of our parents.
Returning and Departing/Withdrawing Families
If you are withdrawing your child/ren, but have yet to complete the online withdrawal form and forwarding email addresses in PS please click on this guide which contains instructions on how to complete the Withdrawal Form .
If your child/ren will be returning next year, or you are uncertain if they are returning, but have yet to complete the online re-enrolment form, please click on this guide which contains instructions on how to re-enrol students in PowerSchool Registration
Service Learning Celebration
Please join us in our Service Learning Celebration on May 23. We will start the day with an assembly at 8:00 a.m. and students will continue until 10:15 a.m. in a variety of Service Learning related workshops. There will also be an exhibition in the Parent Room from May 23 to May 25; we hope you can make some time to view this. If you would like to offer a workshop, please get in touch with any of the Service Learning representatives who can help to explain the possibilities: Marie firstname.lastname@example.org, Nate email@example.com, Nozizwe firstname.lastname@example.org. We are still in need of some workshops for grades EC-1 and Grades 2-5 so if you would like to help out in this regard we would be delighted. We are looking forward to welcoming you to celebrate Service!
The SL team
Please join us at midday on Wednesday June 6 in the lapa, as we celebrate our year together and say our goodbyes.
Our annual Winter School, open to students currently in EC to Grade 5, is open for registration. To access the required form please click here. Please print, complete and return to the Office.
Save the Date for Pretoria Grade 5 Celebration Ceremony
Pretoria 5th graders will be celebrating their completion of elementary school on June 7 at 1:30 p.m. Please save the date! Our program will include speeches, songs and the awarding of certificates. We will provide you with additional information closer to the date. See you there!
MS CWW 2018
Please click here to view last week’s presentation about next year’s CWW.
News From our PA
Staff Appreciation Week was a success and we wish to thank parents for taking the time to buy flowers, assist with making cards and sending in food! All these efforts made a difference and put smiles onto the many faces of our faculty and staff!
We are pleased to announce that our PA Annual General Meeting was held Wednesday, May 9 and a fantastic new team of officers was voted in. In addition, we amended the PA By Laws and created a new officer position, Service Learning Representative. Please join us in welcoming the following parents as PA officers for the 2018/2019 school year:
President - Mindy Rich
VP - position vacant
Treasurer - Micaela Gibson
Secretary - Sevda Teske
Events Coordinator - Eve FitzGerald
Welcome Coordinator - Kia Phillips
Elementary Room Parent Coordinator - Joana Forte
Eagle Shop Coordinator - Conny Espinoza
Middle School Coordinator - Brenda Tevalan de Aikomus
Service Learning Representative - Lauren Greene-Roesel
Fundraising Coordinator - position vacant
Best wishes for a lovely weekend,