Fairmont Focus 22: 23 July 2015

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<ol><li> 1. CIRCULAR NO. 22 23 June 2015 Dear Parent(s) / Guardian(s) THE ONLY DISABILITY IN LIFE IS A BAD ATTITUDE. Scott Hamilton Headboy Aydon Poole and Headgirl Kayleen Adams welcome Theresa Schuller (middle), an exchange student from Germany. </li><li> 2. 1) ACADEMICS Welcome back to school to all our Fairmont families. We trust that everyone had a good time with their families, and that our pupils are well rested to deal with the content of Term 3. The holiday recess was productive for many of our pupils and teachers. We had a successful tour to Westering in Port Elizabeth, and outstanding news from some of our other sporting disciplines. Well done to our hockey players who were selected for the South African sides! We are truly proud of your efforts. Our reports for the June examinations will be released today, and the ILST programme of assistance for those who did not achieve optimally will be set in motion. For our matrics, a very busy time lies ahead as they prepare for their trial examinations and the final examinations that follow shortly after. Parents are reminded of the academic consultative evenings next week and we hope that you make plans to meet the teachers of your children. We wish all our pupils a productive term and hope that they will give their very best with respect to their academics. FAIRMONT SETTLERS CONTACT A Fairmont Focus Special Edition : The Settlers Contact was sent to all parents regarding the sport derby to be held this coming Saturday, 25 July 2015. Please note that this day is compulsory for ALL learners. CONGRATULATIONS Mr Dingley was blessed with the birth of his 5th Grandchild (and his third granddaughter) Faye. We wish Faye and the family everything of the very best. Mrs Bianca Rabi (nee Cillie) got married during the July holidays. We hope the day was everything she ever dreamed of, and wish her and Johan a lifetime of happiness. </li><li> 3. MATRIC FOCUS 35 TEACHING DAYS TO FINAL EXAMS School Holidays Public Holidays Matrics writing exams July (6 Days) August (19 Days) September (3 Days) Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 1 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 26 27 28 29 30 31 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 27 28 29 30 30 31 October (7 Days) November December Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 29 30 27 28 29 30 31 2) TEST DAYS TERM 3 JULY 2015 TESTS SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 26 27 TEST 8-Afrikaans 9-English 10-Afrikaans 11-Afrikaans 12-Accounting 28 29 30 TEST 8-English 9-Afrikaans 10-History 11-CAT Theory 12-Maths/Maths Lit 31 AUGUST 2015 TESTS SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 1 2 3 TEST 8-Natural Sciences 9-Maths 10-Maths 11-Accounting 12-English 4 5 6 TEST 8-Maths 9-EMS 10-Business Studies 11-Consumer St. 12-History 7 8 9 National Womens Day 10 Public Holiday 11 TEST 8-Technology 9-English 10-Physical Sc. 11-Life Sciences 12-Visual Art 12 13 NO TEST 14 15 16 17 TEST 8-Maths 9-Natural Sciences 10-Accounting 11-Physical Sc. 12-Consumer St. 18 19 20 TEST 8-EMS 9-Technology 10-History 11-IT Theory 12-Life Sciences 21 Gr.10 Assembly 11-Maths (Ass.) 12-Geography 22 </li><li> 4. AUGUST 2015 TESTS SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 23 24 TEST 8-English 9-Maths 10-English 11-Geography/Mus. 12-IT Theory 25 10-IT Prac 26 10-CAT Prac 27 TEST 8-History 9-Geography 10-Visual Art 11-English 12-Design 28 Gr.9 Assembly 29 30 31 TEST 8-Geography 9-History 10-Design 11-History 12-Exams start SEPTEMBER 2015 SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 1 2 3 TEST 8-Afrikaans 9-Creative Arts 10-Geography/Music 11-Design 4 10-Afr. (Ass) 5 6 7 TEST 8-Creative Arts 9-Maths 10-IT Theory 11-Visual Art 8 9 10 TEST 8-English 9-Natural Sciences 10-Maths/Maths Lit 11-IT Prac 11 Gr. 12 LO (CAT) exam 12 13 14 TEST 8-English 9-Afrikaans 10-Life Sciences 11-Business Studies 15 ANA Gr. 8 Eng. 16 ANA Gr. 9 Eng. 17 TEST 8-ANA Gr. 8 Maths 9-Maths 10-CAT Theory 11-CAT Theory 18 9-ANA Gr. 9 Maths 19 20 21 TEST 8-Maths 9-English 10-Consumer St. 11-Maths/Maths Lit 22 12-Final Design Prac exam (8:00-17:00) 23 8-11-MARKS DUE 12- Design Final Prac exam (8:00-17:00) 24 Heritage Day 25 School Holiday 26 27 28 TEST 8-Maths 9-Maths 10-History 11-Afrikaans 12-Vis Art Final Prac exam (8:00-17:00) 29 12-Vis Art Final Prac exam (8:00-17:00) 30 12-Vis Art Final Prac exam (8:00-17:00) OCTOBER 2015 TESTS SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 1 2 SCHOOLS CLOSE 3 PLEASE NOTE! All pupils are required to be at school at the regular time - 07h55 - even if they are not writing a test. This time will be used for consolidation or tasks organized by various subject departments. All parents are asked to please be aware that when your child misses a Monday or a Thursday test, a relevant chemist slip (the date on the slip must pertain to the pupils absenteeism and medication bought), a certificate from the clinic or a doctors certificate is required. A medical certificate from either the clinic or the doctor is applicable for missing any exam. A note from you excusing your child from school for the days missed is also required. Grade 9 and Matric pupils must produce a doctors certificate for tests and exams missed as these are the two exit phases and their marks are externally moderated by the Education Department. </li><li> 5. Learners are not allowed to go home immediately after a test if they are ill. They have to stay until first break. If they are ill, then they should not come to school. A doctors certificate will be required. 3) IMPORTANT NOTICE : GENERAL CALENDAR : 3RD TERM Sat, 25 Jul Settlers Contact (A) Mon, 27 Jul Gr. 8 &amp; Gr. 9 Parent meeting Teddington (UK) Tour Tue, 28 Jul Gr. 10 12 Parent meeting Guildford (UK) Tour Wed, 29 Jul Gr.11 Life Sciences excursion Mon, 3 Aug Blundells (UK) Tour Thu, 6 Aug Four schools music evening (Stellenbosch) Wed, 12 Aug Annual Production Thu, 13 Aug Annual Production Fri, 14 Aug Annual Production Gala Evening Edgemead Derby (A) Sat, 15 Aug Edgemead Derby (A) Tue, 18 Aug Gr. 9 Subject Choices Wed, 19 Aug Winter Sport photos Thu, 20 Aug Academic Honours Dinner Blood Clinic Tue, 25 Aug Cultural Awards Mon, 31 Aug Gr. 12 Exams start Sat, 5 Sep Past Pupils Sport Day Mon, 21 Sep Girls Choir Festival Mon, 28 Sep Winter Sport Awards Thu, 1 Oct Matric Dance Fri, 2 Oct Schools Close 4) WELCOME TO YOUTH ALPHA Two of the greatest questions mankind has ever asked, has been: "What on Earth am I here for?", and "What is my purpose in life?" The Alpha Course is designed to create a space where questions like these can be asked and answered. Alpha is a 10 week course that will be running on Friday nights at Fairmont High School. It will be taking place at 19h00 in the Upper MPC (Multi-Purpose Centre) and is open to all high schoolers who want a safe space to talk about life, faith and God. Meals will be provided on these nights (donations accepted - R30 - BUT not required). This is an open course for all schools and so we encourage you to come along for the journey. All people from all walks of life with all beliefs are welcome! See you at 19h00 on 24 July 2015! </li><li> 6. 5) GRADE 9 SUBJECT CHOICE MEETING On 18 August at 7pm the grade 9s of 2015 will be gathering in the Student Centre for a subject choice meeting where they will learn about their options for the future. If you have a career that you are passionate about and are willing to share your experiences, please contact the school office so that you can be available to share a little bit about your career before or after the meeting with learners and parents who wish to ask questions. Let us help our youth to make informed decisions about their future. We would love to hear from doctors, geologists, lawyers, engineers, designers to name but a few. Please e-mail your details to tcarter@fairmont.co.za 6) MADCO FUNDRAISER : BARNYARD : ROCK ROYALTY As part of our annual fundraising initiative in benefit for the Matric Dance, the Matric Dance Committee has been actively selling tickets for a show at the Barnyard Theatre (Willowbridge) entitled ROCK ROYALTY. We would like to encourage you to buy a ticket to this enjoyable performance taking place on Saturday, 1 August 2015. Tickets are sold at R140-00 per ticket. The doors will open at 18h30 and the show will commence at 20h00. Feel free to pack a picnic basket, and drinks are only to be purchased at the cash bar. Thank you to all who support us in our efforts to make the Matric Dance of 2015 a truly memorable event. ROCK ROYALTY A Tribute to flamboyant Rock Stars Get ready for an explosion of electric charge as we pay tribute to the flamboyant and outrageous music legends of our time. Rock Royalty will give you a music experience close to the real thing! Watch and hear this 10-piece cast pay tribute to legends: Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Pink, George Michael, Prince, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Madonna, Beyonc, Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Whitney Houston, and many more. So if you are into danger and excitement on stage put yourself out on a limb and get down to see the awesome new Barnyard Theatre show: Rock Royalty and you will be rocked till eternity! Book your ticket by Friday, 26 June 2015. </li><li> 7. 7) INTERACT SOCIETY Please come and join the Interact Society as we hold our first Knitting Drive in celebration of Mandela Day. Where: The Upper MPC When: Tuesday, 28 July 2015 Time: 14h35 16h00 Bring: Knitting Needles Everyone is welcome and with this drive we will be knitting squares for blankets which will go towards the homeless via the Dandelion Project. Tea and coffee will be supplied. We hope to see you there! 8) LITERARY SOCIETY : POETRY EVENING </li><li> 8. 9) FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL SHOP NEWS New stock item available Girls ladderless (non-run) stockings at only R60.00. They are long lasting, extra strength, contoured leg and with elastane (S XL). We also supply the normal stockings at only R27.00 (S XXL). Dont forget our winter items: Secret socks worn under the girls stockings @ R15.00 Gloves @ R35.00 Scarves @ R70.00 Blankets @ R65.00 Supporters rain jacket @ R250.00 Supporters rain poncho @ R250.00 For any enquiries, please contact Mrs Sparks on 021 975 2356. 10) CULTURAL TOUR TO ITALY 17 Learners and 2 staff members travelled to Italy on the 2015 Cultural Tour. The group is at the top of a Tuscan hill while visiting the Arcetri observatory. While we are enjoying the chills of Winter, this touring party were enjoying sweltering heat. These learners and their chaperones will be returning tomorrow. </li><li> 9. 11) MR &amp; MISS FHS - SPONSORSHIP 23 July 2015 ATTENTION: Manager / Owner of Business Concerned Dear Sponsor LETTER OF SPONSORSHIP Please accept this letter as our request for sponsorship. In March 2016, Fairmont High School is hosting our annual Mr &amp; Miss Fairmont in the Durbanville area. Mr &amp; Miss Fairmont is certainly one of the most prestigious events on our school calendar. This evening of glitz and glamour is very well attended by pupils, parents and the greater Durbanville community. We would be grateful if you could sponsor our prestigious event with any of the following: Gift vouchers Dinner for two Make-overs (such as hair, make-up, nails, etc) Spa Treatments Movie tickets Electronic equipment Monetary sponsorship We would like to thank you for taking the time to review our application. All queries may be directed to the email address below. Kind regards Mrs B. Soga Mr B. Zeilinga Mr R H Dingley EVENT CO-ORDINATOR EVENT CO-ORDINATOR PRINCIPAL bsoga@fairmont.co.za bzeilinga@fairmont.co.za Fairmont High School Private Bag X11, Durbanville, 7551 Medway, Durbell, Durbanville, 7550 Tel: (021) 976-1147 Fax: (021) 976-835 E-mail: secretary@fairmont.co.za Website: www.fairmont.co.za </li><li> 10. 12) GRADE 10 : COMMUNITY SERVICE </li><li> 11. 13) DRUMMIES During the July holidays, our Fairmont Drummies squad performed at Nationals and obtained 8th position, a very successful result for the squad. The girls produced some beautiful displays and were great ambassadors for Fairmont High School. Well done, ladies! </li><li> 12. 14) ANNUAL PRODUCTION 2015 : DEADLY DEVIOUS DOMESTICATION Annual Production 2015 Deadly devious domestication 12 &amp; 13 AUGUST R40 PER TICKET 14 AUGUST GALA EVENING R100 PER TICKET The housekeepers and butlers of an upper-class neighbourhood of East Village are shaken to the core when they, together with their employers, become the suspects of a heinous murder. They are all impressed and uncomfortable to be forced into the limelight. They conduct their own investigation mainly by satirically commenting and analysing the nature of their employers characters and lifestyles. This satire pokes fun with various stereotypes whilst the detective desperately tries to solve the crime. As an outsider, his task is almost impossible and he finds it difficult to infiltrate this closely knit community to get to the facts and find what has truly happened. Tickets on sale from 27 July at the payments office! </li><li> 13. 15) LIBRARIANS CHOICE COMING HOME by Karen Kingsbury The Baxters make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion in celebration of John Baxters seventieth birthday. But before the big day, the unthinkable happens. As the Baxter Family rallies together, memories come to light in the grief-stricken hours of waiting and praying, memories that bring healing and hope during a time when darkness may otherwise have had the final word. In a season that changes all of them, the brilliance of family love overshadows the valley of heartache. Along the way, secrets are revealed, and the truth about the Baxter Family history is finally made known. Ultimately, in this portrait of family love, the Baxters cling to each other and to Gods promise of forever. 16) NATURAL BEAUTY AND AWSUM NEWSPAPER COMPETITION The AWSUM newspaper, in collaboration with Natural Beauty, has a competition running in which schools have the opportunity to WIN R10 000 and Fairmont is a finalist! For Fairmont to receive as many votes as possible all you have to do is go to the Natural Beauty Facebook page, like the page and post Fairmont High School. There will be a live draw held at Fairmont on the 14th of August during assembly. Students who voted will also go into a draw for other prizes on the day! Dont miss out on this great opportunity! Vote for Fairmont today. 17) MY SCHOOL NEWS Records once again show that we have raised R8,909.28 this month, against R7,654.42 last month. 718 supporters raised funds for us this month, whilst 704 supporters used their MySchool card to support us last month. Thank you Fairmont family and friends. </li><li> 14. 18) LANDSDIENS Landsdiens Land Service WES-KAAP / WESTERN CAPE 23 July 2015 A...</li></ol>