Parent Update Friday, May 25
Posted 25-05-2018 09:32AM

Good morning Pretoria Campus Parents,

I am sure that if you had the pleasure of attending Kokonut Island last weekend you will agree with me about what a spectacular success it was. Congratulations go to all of our fabulous performers and also to the adult team who worked so enthusiastically with them; Ms Claudia, Ms Danelle, and Ms Habeck. The significant contributions of our Art teachers Ms Dingelstad and Ms Louise, and their committed ASA students, must also be acknowledged. The set was stunning.

A highlight of this working week was our Service Learning Celebration, led so well by Ms Marie, Mr Nate and Ms Nozizwe in partnership with our K-12 Service Learning Coordinator Ms Tara Barton.  It was satisfying to celebrate so many service achievements and to enjoy a morning of totally varied workshops on this theme.

Tonight we are excited to celebrate our Grade 8 Promotions Ceremony during which we shall recognize and celebrate Pretoria’s ‘oldest’ student group as they prepare for the next stage of their academic adventure.


Dates for your Diary

Friday, May 25: Grade 8 Promotions Ceremony in the Lapa, 6:00 p.m. invitation only event.

Monday, May 28: Field Trip Grades 6-8 Squash Elective at Boardwalk Meander

Monday, May 28 – Friday, June: Candy Grams Fundraiser

Tuesday, May 29: Middle School Hide-n-Seek Activity on the Campus from 3:00 - 4:25 p.m.

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.

Friday. June 1: Gr 5 Market Day from 8:20 – 11:20 a.m.

Tuesday, June 5: Gr 8 Service Learning Carnival

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.


Board Meeting

The summary of the May 2018 AISJ Board of Directors meeting can be found here and further information about the Board and its work, can be found here.



During the course of next week, and before the presentation on June 1, you will receive your child’s MAP results via email.


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


Candy Grams

As the end of the year approaches, we will be having a Candy Gram fundraiser May 28 - June 1 to support the Meetse A Bophelo School in their design of Solar Cookers as a continuation of our Service Learning Project earlier this year.  Candy grams will be sold at the parent drop off area each morning.  We will use the proceeds to purchase materials to assist them in making and using their solar cookers.  Thank you for your support!



Grade 5 Market Day



MS Students Activity

With the end of year coming quickly, we'd like to add one more fun activity for the students!  On Tuesday, May 29, AISJ will be hosting a Middle School Hide-n-Seek activity after school from 3:00 - 4:25 p.m.  All MS students are invited to participate and we will be providing the ASA busses as a transport option at 4:30 p.m.  

If your student would like to attend, please complete the following Google Form link to provide approval.  

Hide-n-Seek Google Permission Form


Grade 8 Carnival

The third annual 8th grade Cardboard Carnival will take on Tuesday, June 5. As in year’s past, the 8th graders will create and run carnival style games. This is the 8th graders culminating service learning project. Students from all of our grade levels are encouraged to attend and purchase tickets to play the games. If you win a game you receive a tasty treat. Any student who spends at least R50 on tickets will be guaranteed at least one treat. All proceeds go to charity. Last year the 8th graders voted to use the profits in order to pay school tuition for a political refugee living at Mercy House.  The students are currently discussing the destination for this year’s funds. We shall let you know of their decision. The 8th graders thank you for your support and hope to see all of you at the carnival.


Final Assembly/Celebration

Please join us at midday on Wednesday, June 6 in the lapa, as we celebrate our year together and say our goodbyes.

Please click here for more information.



The second of our bi-annual student reports will be available to parents on PowerSchool from 3: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6. Please click here to view a How To document which can be used to guide you through the access steps.


Winter School

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. Please note that the deadline for Winter School applications are May 31, 2018.


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!


News From our PA

Three cheers for our Elementary School Room Parents!  Room parents play an important role in connecting us adults and enriching our school community and at the end of the year it is high time we thank them! This week, our PA Room Parent Coordinator, Joana Forte, hosted a breakfast to show our appreciation for all these wonderful parents have done.



Parent Buddies for the next Academic Year

If you are interested in being a Parent Buddy and helping a new incoming AISJ family to settle in at the beginning of the next academic year, please contact our Welcome Coordinator Kia Phillips: Kia will be pairing families up and reaching out to you in August. It won't take up a lot of your time but will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Best wishes for a lovely weekend,




Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.

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