1. FOREWORD

Roseview Primary School in Bloemfontein, Free State, RSA is a progressive English medium school and its values are found in the Christian ethos. The child is educated with an all round approach which features Christian principles, academic and social behaviour and physical development. Strict discipline exists in order to create an atmosphere conducive for learning and teaching, which is to the benefit of all concerned.

It is indeed a privilege to direct this prospectus to you as parents. At our school every learner as an individual forms an important link of a strong chain and therefore every learner receives the attention and love he/she deserves. We are proud of the excellent achievements of our learners on academic, sport and cultural terrain. At our school we stress the importance of participation in all activities.

 

2. HISTORY OF SCHOOL

Our school was founded on 1 January 1994 as the Van Kerken Primary School, the first Model D Primary School in Bloemfontein.  The school started with 165 learners from Grade 1 to Grade 3.  The staff consisted of a principal and six educators. On 29 July 1994 the name of our school was changed to Roseview Primary School. The school moved from their old premises in Eeufees Road in Bloemspruit to their new premises in Victoria Road in Willows on 11 October 1999. The school has 1056 learners.

 

3. SCHOOL SONG

The school song was written by Mr. P.J. Pretorius and Mr. F.J. Pretorius and composed by Mrs. R. van Zyl and Mrs. E.L. van Rooyen.  Officially it was first sung on 29 July 1994.

 

Along the Southern border of our town
On the side of Victoria Road
In a school with roses a plenty                       )
The youth of a nation is built             )           x2

Our daily task well completed
Roseview grows from strength to strength
Faithful to the motto of our school    )
Firmly forward the way we go                       )           x2                          

 

4. SCHOOL BADGE

The new school badge was designed by Mr. A. Nortje taken into use in 2011.

 

5. MISSION

  • Roseview Primary School is committed to work in partnership with the members of the school community to ensure that each student receives the best education possible.  We will do this by:
  • Meeting the needs of all stakeholders.
  • Teaching the learners in English so that they may all be able to communicate well.
  • Valuing Christian values and norms.
  • Providing the necessary resources to ensure quality education.
  • Working in teams and being supportive, encouraging and trustworthy.
  • Preparing our learners to enter the careers of their choice as responsible citizens of society.
  • Proceeding from our Christian principles, our objective in collaboration with the parents is to materialize the effective and purposeful development of all our learners in order to prepare self-reliant and proficient young people for adulthood.
  • We hope to achieve these aims in a friendly and open atmosphere.

 

6. VISION

Roseview Primary School's vision is:

To provide career opportunities for all through excellence in education.  Every individual is special to the school. The personalities and skills of every learner should be developed to the full.  The school's vision is therefore not only confined to the classroom, but learners should be exposed to situations that prepare them for the challenges of life in general.

The role that parents and other stakeholders fulfil in educating learners is fully acknowledged.  Involvement of parents and other stakeholders in the development of skills and personalities of learners is a priority.

Roseview Primary School believes that the development of language skills, communication skills, mathematical skills and skills in natural science are critically important in the provision of the basic needs of its learners.

 

7. ACADEMIC MATTERS

7.1       SYLLABI
The prescribed syllabi (the work studied in a learning area) is thoroughly worked through and controlled by the principal, Heads of Department and learning facilitators from the Education Department. The school follows the National Curriculum Statement (NCS).

7.2       HOMEWORK
All learners do get homework and it is expected of parents to support and give guidance to learners.

7.3       SCHOOL HOURS

07:40   - 12:45            Grade 1 & 2
07:40   - 13:05            Grade 3
07:40   - 13:25            Grade 4 - 7

7.4       FACILITIES
7.4.1    Overhead projectors, photo copiers, a laminating machine, computers and a book binder are available for the educators.
7.4.2    We have a brand new library with computer technology to increase learners’ ability to read and write.

 

8. EXTRA-MURAL ACTIVITIES

8.1 SPORT
Provision is made for coaching in the following: netball, cricket, athletics, soccer, cross country, hockey and rugby.

8.2 CHOIR
Learners are auditioned to sing in the choir and practice takes place regularly.

8.3 DEBATING - SOCIETY
Learners with oratorical talents get the opportunity to take part in Inter - School debates.

8.4 JUNIOR AND SENIOR DANCE GROUP
We have our own dance group who achieved much success over the years.

8.5 CHESS
We have chess teams that compete against other schools.

8.6 PRAYER GROUP
The prayer group has meetings once a week and have spiritual camps on a regular basis.

 

9.  SCHOOL UNIFORM

9.1 Girls

Summer (Oct. - April)
School dress (Prescribed green and white check dress) short white socks (not towel cloth) and black shoes (lace up or with straps.  No tekkies!!!)

Winter (May - September)
Bottle green winter long pants, white long sleeve shirt, navy school jersey, navy     sleeveless pullover, with badge), school windbreaker (School badge embroided on) navy tie, white socks, black school shoes. No tekkies and no beanies allowed. No tracksuits will be permitted.

Hair Accessories:

  • White, navy, green elastics, ribbons and clips.
  • Earrings - only silver and gold studs - no diamonds. 
  • Thin earrings notbigger than a 10c coin. Thickness same as paperclip.

Short hair: Extensions must be black. Long hair must befastened. No coloured hair.

9.2 Boys

Summer (Oct. - April)
Grey school shirt with long or short sleeves, T-shirts may not show under shirt! Normal accepted grey short/long school pants, grey school socks and black     school shoes, lace - up, without buckles.  No tekkies!

Winter (May - September)
Grey long sleeve shirt, grey long pants, navy school jersey, navy sleeveless pullover (with badge), school windbreaker (School badge embroided on) navy tie, grey socks, black school shoes. No tekkies and no beanies allowed.  No tracksuits are permitted.

Hair

  • Short - No extensions - No coloured hair.

The school uniform is available from Trio Supplies

9.3. SPORTS WEAR

Available at Trio supplies 


10. TRANSPORT

10.1 Bus transport provided by Interstate Bus Lines is available on a specific route through Mangaung, Heidedal and greater Bloemfontein at the following rate.

January

R220

May

R450

September

R450

February

R450

June

R450

October

R450

March

R450

July

R220

November

R450

April

R220

August

R450

 

 

10.2 Bus fees usually increase once a year after Interstate announced their increase.

10.3 After the 7th of each school month the child is not allowed on the bus without a ticket. Parents will receive sms messages if their child/s bus tickets is not paid up to date.

10.4 Cancellation of bus transport should be in writing and handed in at the payments office at least 1 month in advance.

10.5 The following stops are used:

Shift 0215 (Monica)

Free Square Container, Free Square Yellow gate, Peter Swart, Highway shop, Phase 4, Phase 6, Maditlabela, Turflaagte phone, Chris Hani Bontlehadi School, Kopano School, Toka School. Roseview.

Shift 0507 (Maria)

Rocklands, Tau Str, Chief Maroka Str, Steve Str, Rocklands Lib, Rocklands Post Office, Tshoene Str, Regent Str, Maphisa Str, Silver City, Phase 3, Jeremia, Chakela Tavern,  Library, Emily's Tavern, Roseview.

Shift 0504 (Elizabeth)

Phase 4,5, & 6, Corobrik,  Grassland, Pieter Swart, Bergman Square, Bloemside Carwash Bloemside Post Office ,Golden Fountain , Fourways Hotel, Dr Belcher Road, Roseview

Shift 0517 (Belina)

Crossing Peter Swartz and field between Freedom Square and Namibia, Zulu Street, Thakalekwala, Jabulane, Masike, The Year 2000 Corner, Irene Cash Store, Tshidi’s Kitchen, Madad Street, Mothibi Street,Library Phahameng Dr Mogale Surgery,  Roseview.

Shift 0023 (Anna)

Paradise Hall,  St Bernard School, Maleleka Street, Seven Days, Molokoane Street, Cook Avenue, Phamisang Primary School, Boschabela Location Kgosi Supermaket  Batho Location , Phahameng Busstop Action Garage Bus jika, Roseview.

Shift 0109 (Joyce)

Coke, Selaelo Corner, Barcelone, Phase Two, Modise Busstop, Xamela Busstop, Mafora Taelo Malusi, Erhlich Park, Fire Station, Roseview.

 

11. SCHOOL CALENDAR 2015

Term

Dates

No. of
weeks

No. of
days

1

14 Jan - 25 March

11

53

2

13 April - 26 June

11

55

3

20 July - 02 Oct

11

55

4

12 Oct - 9 Dec

9

45

Total:

42

208

 

12. GENERAL MATTERS

12.1 TEXTBOOKS AND EXERCISE BOOKS
Parents must please see to it that all books are handled with care. Damaged books will have to be replaced by the parent.

12.2 SCHOOL RULES
At the beginning of a school year all new parents will receive a set of school rules.

12.3 SCHOOL FEES
The amount due for school fees is determined annually by the School Governing Body. School fees for 2015 is:

  • R3850 per child per year. This amount can be paid in full, quarterly or R350-00 per month January - November (11 months). 
  • If the full amount is paid before the end of April 2015 school fees will be R3.500-00 and before the end of June 2015 - R3.675-00.
  • If paid in full after the end of June 2015 the full amount of R3.850-00 is payable.

12.4 ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL
When a child is absent, the parent must notify the educator or principal's office.

12.5 PARENT MEETINGS
Parent meetings are held once a term.              

12.6 SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY
The School Governing Body is elected every three years.  The function of the SGB is to govern the school. 

12.7 INVITATION
All parents are welcome to discuss any problem they might experience with the principal. Appointments with the principal can be made between 08:00 - 13:00.

 

13        CONCLUSION

The dedicated educators of Roseview Primary School have committed themselves to provide education in such a manner that it leads to the total development of all learners. We trust that your child will be a happy child in our school.

 

 

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