Solomon 2: 11 – 12
For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Dear parents

School Times – Gr R - 2:
Monday to Friday: 7:45 – 14:00 Aftercare: 14:00 – 18:00
It is of utmost importance that your child/ren are at school on time. Please also ensure to collect your child/ren on time in the afternoon.

Uniform:
All learners to wear their Summer uniform from 2 September. Boys – shorts and short sleeve shirts. Girls – skirts and short sleeve shirts. Grade 1’s to wear PE clothes to school on Mondays and Wednesdays only, and Grade 2’s on Mondays and Fridays only.

Grade 1 enrolments:
Grade 1, 2 and 3 enrolments at Benjamin Preparatory is open, until the end of September. Grade R learners currently at Benjamin Prep will need re-enrollment forms for Grade 1. Learners will not automatically be transferred. Application forms can be collected at Reception at either Benjamin Grade R, Benjamin Prep or Little Porcupine and Friends. Re-enrollments for 2020 will open on 2 September.

Swimming:
Swimming lessons will resume from 3 September until the end of Term 4. Please ensure that costumes, towels and swimming caps are marked and packed every Tuesday and Thursday.

Spring Day Dress up:
Learners can dress up for Spring on the 6th of September. Cost is R30, 00 per learner.

Term 3 Outings – Gr R & 1 & 2:
Grade 1 & 2 learners are going to Acrobranch and the Gr R learners will visit the Honeybee Farm on 13 September. Gr 1 girls with long hair to please make sure their hair is in a bun due to the nature of the activities on the day.

Parents Evening:
Parents evening has been changed to 16 September as some of our parents want to leave on holiday before the big rush starts. Grade R – 8:00 – 17:30. Grade 1 and 2: 8:00 – 9:00; 14:00 – 15:00; 16:00 – 17:30.

Donate a Book:
We are kindly asking parents to please consider donating a story book to the school. These books are the ones your children don’t want or need anymore. We will put inside each donated book the name of the family that donated it. We want to thank you in advance.

Birthday cakes:
You are welcome to send Birthday cakes or cupcakes to school for your child’s birthday. Please enquire on how many learners there are in the class to ensure they all get a slice or a cupcake.

Concert:
Benjamin Prep concert will be held on 26 October. Ticket sales will open 9 October.

School photos:
School photos will be taken on 16 September. Full Summer school uniform is required.

School Holidays:
School closes 20 September and will re-open 8 October. Civvies can be worn on the last day of school @ R20, 00.