Start of Term 2 & National Elections 2019

Dear Kyalami Schools Community

You will no doubt be aware that President Ramaphosa has announced the 8th of May 2019 as the date for the South African General Elections.

Our Schools are due to open on Tuesday 07 May 2019, with teachers back a day earlier on Monday 06 May 2019.

We have taken the decision to leave these dates as they are, despite the Schools now being closed due to the Election on the Wednesday, as we do not want to lose any additional academic time:

  • Monday 06 May 2019 - School Staff return for the start of Term 2
  • Tuesday 07 May 2019 - Pupils return for the start of Term 2 (normal hours)
  • Wednesday 08 May 2019 - National General Elections (Schools Closed)
  • Thursday 09 May 2019 - Normal School Day
  • Friday 10 May 2019 - Normal School Day

Kind Regards
Gary Botha

Beaulieu Prep Newsletter 2 - 2019

From the Headmistress' Desk

You will probably be aware of the case against an Independent Prep school in which the school's contract with a parent was terminated following a spate of threatening and abusive behaviour, by the parent, of coaching and school staff.

This has been covered in the media over the last year as the courts handled, and upheld, the school's right to cancel the contract with the parent. Currently, there is a fresh round of media interest, as the parent's two sons have not been offered places in other Independent Schools.

Because our sports season has just begun and because we had three incidents last year in which our school was required to act against our own parents following abusive behaviour of other parents/ coaching/teaching staff, I thought it was a good idea to ensure that parents are aware of the school's stance on this and how poor behaviour, by parents, at sports practices and matches will be handled.

Although the general principles are already covered in the school documents with which parents are familiar, (Parent Contract, Parents' Charter and Co-curricular Policy) the Co-curricular Committee, which is comprised of parents and staff, feels that it has become necessary to explicitly state our expectations of parents when it comes to school sport.

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Beaulieu Prep Newsletter 1 - 2019

From the Headmistress’ Desk

We are delighted to have the children at school, once again, and we know that 2019 will take each of them strongly forward in so many ways. Our programme is jam-packed with opportunities for learning and we can't wait to get started once more.

A special welcome to our new children, parents and staff. Our school family has expanded again this year and will be complete in 2020.

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Newsletter 9 - Beaulieu Prep - 11 July 2018

From the Headmistress’ Desk

Dear Parents

This has been an incredibly busy period and this newsletter is  full of the details of some of the events which have taken place.

Next week, several of the school staff will be sleeping in cardboard boxes in the school quad in order to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless and to persuade you to donate some of the necessities, which are sorely lacking in nearby communities. Do come to see the teachers in their pajamas on the evening of Madiba’s centenary and to enjoy some star gazing whilst you are here. All donations for communities in need will be gratefully accepted.

During the same morning, the children will be doing a symbolic “Long Walk” in which they will physically carry their donations to a venue at which representatives of the recipient groups will
receive them.

We wish you all a happy three weeks in the run up to the August holidays. Keep warm!

Warm regards

Mrs N. Hillen
Headmistress

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