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Newsletter

 

Term 1 – 2021

 

Dear Modicademy parents,

We’ve reached the end of term one! We praise the Lord for keeping us healthy and Covid-free this term.
We are extremely grateful that we could keep to our school calendar. We know that you as parents will agree.

This past term we focused on Joyfulness as our Godly Character Trait for Unit Studies. The children and teachers had
a joyous time internalizing this concept. In the second term, we will focus on the Godly Character Trait Cooperation.
We look forward to learning all about this concept in the context of the human body.

On Wednesday, the 31st of March, the school will close at 11:00. Students may wear casual clothes and they are allowed
to bring treats along in their lunch boxes. Students are also encouraged to bring a toy along with them that they would
like to ‘Show and Tell’ their classmates about.

Take note of the following important dates for Term 2:
• Term 2: 15 April – 30 June

The long weekends are as follows:
 26 April: School holiday
 27 April: Public holiday
 14 June: School holiday
 15 June: School holiday
 16 June: Public holiday

The following dates are applicable for Gr R – Gr 6. The Think Digital students will receive their own dates.
• National speaking and reading competition: 30 April
• Public speaking: 24 April
• Poetry recital: 31 May
• Book report: 4 June
• Spelling Bee: 7 June

National public speaking and reading competition:
Please endeavour to enrol your children for one or both competitions before 30 April. Please contact Ma’am Martene privately
on WhatsApp for more information regarding the fees, rules and regulations. Let’s provide our students with stellar opportunities
to develop their skills, to foster a love for God and a love for learning!

Public speaking:
Students will choose one topic to speak about. Our speech topics for Gr 1 – Gr 6 are as follows:
• How to cooperate when you are at school, at home and within society.
• What God’s Word says about cooperation and how we should cooperate on a daily basis.
• Naming ways on how to cooperate in class.

Time constraints for the speeches according to their grades:
• Grade 1: 1-2 minutes
• Grade 2: 2-3 minutes
• Grade 3: 3-4 minutes
• Grade: 4-6: 4-6 minutes

TIP:
Make an audio recording of the student reciting the speech and ensure it falls within the correct time slot.
Help the students to check for grammatical errors as well.
• Que cards are compulsory.
• Remember to train your child to be a confident and enthusiastic speaker while delivering their speech.
Train them to use hand gestures, varying vocal pitch and help them to pronounce the punctuation marks correctly, according to these tools:
 Comma = short pause (breath)
 Full stop = long pause

Poem Recital:
Students will receive a poem to practice. On the 31st of May, they will be given opportunity to recite their poems.
Poems will be pasted in the poem- or homework books.

Book Report:
Each student from Grade 1 must complete a book report each term, and this term is no exception.
You will receive more instruction from your child’s teacher.

Spelling Bee:
Students need to study the chosen spelling words for the term to compete in the Spelling Bee competition.
It is always an exciting event, with amazing prizes to be won.

Hands of Hope:
First of all, thank you! Thank you for your kind contribution to those families in our community in desperate need of help.
We partnered with Hands of Hope this term and will continue to support them for the remainder of this year.
You are welcome to still contribute to this ministry. If you have any old clothes or non-perishable food, feel free to bring it to school.
We will ensure Hands of Hope distribute them to those in need.

The following students must enjoy their birthdays during the holiday:
• Erin Swart – 2 April
• Dimpho Makakase – 3 April
• Ouma Sekete – 4 April
• Adriaan Groenewald – 4 April
• Addy Mabokela – 5 April
• Lloyd Mabokela – 5 April
• Vutlharhi Hitekani Nhubunga – 12 April
• Dané Pretorius – 15 April

Please send a private message to your class teacher if you have any urgent prayer requests or
testimonies. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions.

We hope that you enjoyed this term with us. Make the most of this coming holiday.
Each day we are given is a blessing. Let’s use it to create lasting memories.

Be extremely blessed!
Albert, Lourin and the Modicademy Dream Team!