NEWSLETTER NO. 20                          MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2018




Dear Parents/Guardians



I would like to welcome Ms Lisa Mostert to Sharon School.  She is a well-known and highly qualified music teacher and we look forward to some wonderful musical times ahead.  Any queries regarding music please contact Ms Mostert.



The cholera outbreak is concerning.  The “Gold Standard” of infection control is effective hand washing using soap and running water.  Everyone should be encouraged to thoroughly wash their hands:-


  1. after using the bathroom
  2. before preparing food and
  3. before eating.


Our bathrooms are cleaned with disinfectant and have soap and water readily available.  However, as an added precaution it would be a good idea to send you child to school with a hand sanitiser and encourage them to use it whenever necessary.  Our borehole water is tested regularly and we will be having it analysed again now.  We will also be sending some soil from the field to be tested.  We have purchased WaterGuard to add to our drinking water but please supply your children with extra water bottles.  We are taking every precaution to keep your children safe and you will be notified with further updates.



Yom Kippur is also known as the “Day of Atonement” and is the holiest day of the year in Judaism.  This year the day begins on the evening of Tuesday 18th September and ends on the evening of Wednesday 19th September.  This time of twenty-five hours is observed fasting and with intensive prayer.  Its central themes are atonement and repentance.  It marks the culmination of the “Ten Days of Awe”, a period of introspection and repentance that follows Rosh Hashanah.  We will celebrate Yom Kippur on Tuesday 18th September when all the children will wear white.  The ceremony will be at 8.00 am and all parents are welcome.  Children to be collected by 1.30 pm at the latest as there are no afternoon activities except for BTA Tennis.  School will be closed on Wednesday 19th September.



This is designed to help children who are experiencing difficulty with these subjects.  Extra lessons will take place at prep time and the children can go to the allocated classes and be given help by the teachers.  The class teachers can suggest pupils to have extra lessons but the onus is on the children to attend.


Mathematics Seniors Wednesday 1.30 – 2.30 pm Ms Le Roux

Mathematics Juniors   Thursday 1.30 – 2.30 pm Miss Hardy


Computer Seniors        Thursday 1.30 – 2.30 pm Mr Banda



Please note that if your child is not playing in a match there will still be cricket practice.






This was a wonderful day.  We were delighted with the turn out and the Grade Sixes did an excellent job hosting the grandparents.  My thanks to Mrs Nell for overseeing this event, to the teachers for preparing the children and to the Grade Five mums for pouring the teas and providing the lovely eats.



Sukkot is also known as the “Feast of the Tabernacles” and is celebrated by first of all building a sukkah.  Sukkot commemorates the years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land and celebrates the way in which G-d protected them.  Sukkot lasts for seven to eight days.  The first day of Sukkot is kept like the Sabbath so many Jewish people do not engage in certain work activities on this day.  Four important symbols of Sukkot, which represent the blessings of nature, are the:-


lulav – a green closed frond from a date palm tree

hadass – boughs with leaves from the myrtle tree

aravah – branches with leaves from the willow tree

etrog –  a lemon like fruit from a citron tree


Our sukkot ceremony will take place on Friday 21st September at 11.30 am at the Sukkah.  Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th September are Jewish Holy days and the school will be closed.



As a school we will be visiting the Shul on Friday 28th Spetember at 11.30 am.  Mr Kably will be talking to the children and showing them the Torah.  This is a lovely visit and all parents are welcome.



Thank you to those parents who have already sent in a packet of biscuits.  To those who have not, please we would appreciate a packet of biscuits from each child for home match refreshments and if you are able to provide a plate of eats for parents/coaches at home games, this would be most welcome.



This is open every Wednesday from 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm.  Should you have any queries please contact Robyn Weare on +263774073186


Yours sincerely



Mrs S P Ellis


Sharon School

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