From the Headmistress

This seems to have been the longest term in years. Looking back on the last twelve weeks, it has been gratifying to have had a busy, vibrant term filled with sport, cultural activities and the start of our concert rehearsals ~ the school is alive with dancing feet! Not forgetting our formal common assessments to see where we are academically in terms of all schools in the district. We are very happy to report that our standards remain very high, causing some inconsistency between the marks in the first and second terms. We will return to setting our own papers again for the rest of the year. The Farrarmere brand is as strong as ever. Reports will go out in the first week of next term on the 21st July from 17:00 to 18:00 (school hall) and 22nd July from 7:00 to 8:00. An ‘invitation only’ parents evening will take place in the second week of the term.

We have noticed that some of our learners are still struggling to adjust to ‘normal’ school procedures like work deadlines, social media ethics, punctuality, and attendance accountability. Parents, please keep pushing your children to set acceptable standards of social and work behaviour.

Warm & Toasty on Pajama Day

Extra murals

We will be opening sports practices again to parents and grandparents only. No Au pairs. Please note that parents will only be allowed to sit on the pavilion stairs to watch practice sessions.

Communication

Please remember that our official mode of communication is via email and the D6 Communicator.

Recycling

Reminder that we are awarding our children this year at Prize Giving for their interest and participation in recycling, climate change and sustainability. Please remind your children to inform their register teachers when they participate in Eco friendly events or if they initiate any activity.

School Fees

Our school is an official fee-paying school, and we are thankful to the parents/guardians who consistently pay their school fees. Seventy percent of our staff are paid by the Governing Body and your support is much appreciated.

To those parents who do have financial concerns, in order to maintain facilities and standards, please contact Mrs Williams (debtors@fpschool.co.za) to set up a meeting on the way forward.

Lastly, enjoy the holiday break, I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the cross country league runs, as well as the hockey and cricket games. Remember, when ticket sales for the school concert open next term, to book tickets early to avoid disappointment. Rumour has it that the teachers will be putting on their very own ‘Teacher’s Act’.

Sports

“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” —Mary Lou Retton

Well done to all our Soccer and Netball team from Gr 1-7, we are super proud of what was accomplished over the term and your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed.

Michael Phelps once said “You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.”

Congratulations to Caylum De Wet and Tatum White from Farrarmere Primary on their selection to represent South Africa in the upcoming WBSC U12 Baseball World Cup to be held in Tainan, Taiwan from the 28th of July to the 7th of August 2022.

We wish them all the best in the tournament and know that the months of preparation will see them do well on this global stage.
Give it your best and know we are all behind you and cheering you on from home.