END OF TERM 1/2017 NEWS LETTER TO PARENTS
It was with the greatest happiness that we welcomed 45 new Acacians and their parents during this term. From our humbling 30 pioneer students in January 2016 it is gratifying to see the growth and the appreciation of the Acacia Brand by the stakeholders. Thank you for your part that you played and we hope to live our values of KUVIMBIKA, HUNHU, KUZVIPIRA. We expecting a handful to join us next term.
It was satisfying to see your involvement during events you were called to at school. From the Familiarisation, to the Reading Workshop and the Consultation Day last Friday you showed us your keenness and support to us assist our pupils in their learning. Positive end of term reports are a true reflection of the tremendous work going on.
This was a very colourful day in which pupils, teachers and some parents dressed in African Attire. In classes pupils played traditional games and African Values were encouraged.
SPORTS DAY/INTER-HOUSE ATHLETICS
This was another well supported event that saw all pupils involved in sports and for a change Mupangara House wrestled the Inter-House shield from Muunga House.
We thank Mr Matarino and his interim Committee for all they did in their year. A good turn-out of 42 was noted and four members were retained as three new were elected. Once the executive meet and choose their Office Bearers we will advise of the 2017 executive.
Thank you to those parents that stick to their payment arrangements assisting the school in its planning. Please be reminded that the school relies on fees to fund its day to day business. The quicker you pay the better for all in the system.
Last year your Board listened to your concerns and lowered fees and parents through the PLC agreed to a Bus Levy of $40/month for 12 months to assist the school in purchasing school transport. We appeal to all parents to pay this levy as all students will have use of this facility at some stge.
I know that you have been inconvenienced by failing to get what you want and correct sizes. We have been let down by suppliers and the Board is in the process of securing an official stockiest who will supply everything under one roof. We hope this will be in place for Term 2.
AJS BUS RUN
The Board purchased the Toyota Quantum which is in our possession. Talk of ease of doing business-the beaurocracy involved has seen us going round in circles in our quest to have the necessary paper work to comply with regulations. It has been branded and applied for the Route Authority (RMT). I profusely apologise for the delay which was beyond our control and I promised at the AGM that it will be ready for Term 2.
We are indebted to the sponsor for the wonderful state-of-the-art infrastructure at our disposal. The Board is seized with logistics for further expansion to build extra classrooms to cater for further grades in addition to an all-purpose – all weather courts.
HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
The school office will be open during normal working hours except on public holidays when we are closed. The Head or T.I.C. will be available between 10am and 1 pm but you are advised to make appointments if need be.
TERMINAL DATES 2017
Tuesday 9th May – Schools open Term 2
Friday 23 – 26 June – Exeat weekend.
Thursday 10th August – Schools close. Term 2
Tuesday 12th September – School open Term 3
Thursday 7th December – Schools close Term 3
Have some quality time with the boys and girls during the break time but please remind them: READING IS THE KEY AND THE KEY IS READING!
With best wishes from all at AJS.