Dear Abacus Maths Parent(s)
We wish to extend a very special welcome to all of you. May 2016, be a blessed and fruitful
year for both you and your children. We wish to build on what has been learnt in 2015 to
ensure that your child progresses and grows in his /her confidence even more.
We wish to bring to your attention the following important information:
1. Registration 2016 ( Done online): www.abacusmaths.co.za
1.1. All children must complete a new registration form for 2016. Siblings should have their own completed registration form please.
1.2 Kits are only given to students once payment has been received.
1.3 Note: Only registered children will be taken into the class. We cannot take responsibility for children who are not registered with us.
2. Payment and reference of payment
2.1 Payment can be done by EFT or Cash. We prefer EFT payments.
2.2 When making EFT or cash ATM payments please ensure that you use a proper reference as it is impossible to allocate payments without proper references.
e.g Your child’s name is Ruan Brits in Laerskool Horison Gr 5
Your bank reference will be: R Brits Hor
e.g Your child is Boitumelo Tshabalala in Horizon View Primary Gr 3
Your bank reference will be: B Tshabalala HVP
3. Abacus programmes and equipment/material required for 2016
Children will continue working in their books that we used in 2015 before getting new books. (Should anything be lost it can be replaced: Colour books- R100, Black and white books R 55, Rainbow Abacus R 65 Brown Abacus R85.) All re-registrations need to pay the re-registration fee of R100,00 by 14 Feb 2016:
• First month of tuition (February’s payment will be due by the 7 th of Feb and so for all the other months as well.
4. Any arrangements/changes we need to be aware of:
Please notify us regarding any changes of last year’s routine: i.e. school changes/transport/ aftercare arrangements.
5. Saturday Centre: We have a Saturday centre in Horison should you wish to make an appointment to see any of our teachers. This can be done after 10:00.
NG Kerk Horison: Corner Mouton and Andries Bruyn Streets Horison.
6. Important dates for the year: Please diarise the following dates
6.1 Saturday 5 March 2016: Grading of students who plan to participate in Singapore 2016.
6.2 KONKA Bootcamp: Saturday 25 June to Tuesday 28 June 2016.( In the school holidays) see link for http://www.konka.co.za/index.php/gallery/virtual-tours/facilitiesvirtual tour:
6.2.1 This camp is a training camp for all students who wish to upgrade their levels. The cost per child is R1500,00. Parents will be responsible for transporting their children to the camp and back. Details for registration will be on the website soon.
6.2.2 Closing date for this will be 20 May 2016. Registration Fees should also be paid in full by then. R500,00 is payable by 31 March to reserve your child’s place.
6.2.3 Students who wish to participate internationally are encouraged to join us on this training camp. We are exploring the possibility for parents to also join.
6.2.4 Teachers and franchisees are all encouraged to join in this first time event.Everything that we learnt in Japan 2015 will be passed on to the students during this training session.
Please contact Quinnette Brits via e-mail should you have any enquiries in this regard. Quinnette@abacusmaths.co.za
6.3 Abacus Regional competition: Saturday 6 August 2016
6.4 International Abacus Competition: Sunday 2 October 2016- Singapore- Host Country.
6.5 National competition 2016: Saturday 22 October 2016 (AMSASA competition)
7. Interesting news: Abacus Maths is very excited to share that we now are teaching students in Ladysmith as well.
The Abacus Maths Team
Office number: 011 760 4575