NEWSLETTER TO PARENTS-ACACIA JUNIOR SCHOOL
Welcome To AJS
Season’s Greetings to all and hope we all had quality time with the pupils during the festive season just gone by. A hearty welcome to the new parents who have seen our enrolment almost doubled. Thank you for your great confidence in the A.J.S Project that hopes to produce the ACACIAN BRAND whose traits are KUVIMBIKA, HUNHU, KUZVIPIRA.
First Term 2017 Transport
We promised transport for Term1/2017 and parents agreed to a transport levy to help the school to procure its own vehicle(s). This is going to happen soonest and the Board is seized with the finalization of this venture. While we apologize for the inconvenience caused, we appeal to you to be patient and watch this space.
The school has acquired a Toyota Quantum which is being branded before use and a bigger bus will be purchased during the course of this term
Enrolment & Fees
We still have places in all classes but our increase in numbers is very encouraging and we owe it to you parents for your support. From an average of 6 per class last term we now have 12 and thank you so much.
Please be reminded that the school relies on fees to fund all its operations with no subsidies from anywhere. It is important that we stick to our payment plans so as not to affect the cash flow. You are encouraged to pay direct into our school account but we do have a P.O.S machine at school for your convenience.
I can understand parents’ frustration of not getting what they want at the start of the term! Due to the Christmas shut-downs suppliers are battling to catch up, as embroiders are overwhelmed. It is no excuse and we vehemently apologize and hope to have no repeat in future.
On haircuts for boys, short and brushable hair is preferred and no startling hairstyles please! For the girls who are plaited only “free hand/100 lines” is permitted.
While ECD A to Grade 2 will finish school at 12:30pm, Grades 3 and 4 finish at 1pm. Sadly, we did not manage to raise a Grade 5 Class.
From Monday 16th January 2017 Grades 3 and 4 will be finishing at 3:30pm. On Monday and Wednesday they will have Clubs and Studies respectively while on Tuesday and Thursday there will be sports. On offer for Clubs will be Art and Craft, Speech and Drama, First Aid, French, Chess, Brownies and Girl Guides.
Music, French and Computers
We are expecting to be offering both Music and French this term. The long awaited Classmate Computers will be done this term and the terms for purchase are being worked out. The supplier will offer two options of outright purchase and a deposit with balance in 3 months. Separate circular on this will follow. The school will be buying Interactive Touch Screen Boards that are compatible to the Classmates for the pupils.
I am looking forward to seeing parents participating in either supporting your children’s activities or the Parents Liaison Activities or the Fitness Programmes on the calendar, during this Term.