|Newsletter: 18 March 2016
Dear parents, we have reached the end of term one and it seems to have flown by in the wink of an eye. Despite the very hectic past three months, we wish to keep you in the loop of what is coming up the rest of the year for the Abacus Maths Calendar.
Before we do this, we wish to encourage you to ensure that your child continues to practise on his/her abacus during the holiday.
|Important dates: Please do add them to your calendar where applicable.
Term 2: Soroban Bootcamp: 25-28 June 2016
Grading session 2: 30 April 2016 @ 10:15-11:15. This is for all the level students who plan to participate in Singapore GAJSMA challenge in 2016. Students who have not attended this first grading session are strongly advised to attend this one. The third grading will be at the bootcamp in June. (See details further on at the boot camp note)
Reports: Please note that we do hand out progress reports twice a year, but it will be done in June and November respectively.
Our regional championship will be held on 6 August 2016. Details will follow later in the year.The ISDF (International Friendship Soroban Traning Camp) – is also in August (14 August 2016 to 18 August)
The goal of this camp is to meet other passionate soroban students all over the world. It has been running since 2003. It is a great opportunity to learn about the Japanese culture. Details will follow later on.
Term 3: Gauteng Regional Competition Saturday 6 August 2016
Term 4: GAJSMA International competition 2 October 2016
2nd AMSASA National Abacus Competition on Saturday, 22 October 2016
|We are also very excited to host our first Soroban “bootcamp”. It will be in Rustenburg from Saturday, 25 June 2016 to Tuesday, 28 June 2016. This is for all the Level students, Booking/registration is online on our website www.abacusmaths.co.za
The goal of the Soroban training camp is to further equip and train our students to improve their skills even more.
All students on a level may register for this camp. It promises to be an exciting and fruitful experience. All students must be registered online for the camp.
Parents who wish to attend the camp may contact Anita Potgieter (Marketing and Booking Co-ordinator) Cell: 072 289 7466 Fax: 086 572 7408 Direct: firstname.lastname@example.org to make their reservations
Our second international competition is scheduled on Sunday, 2 October 2016, in Singapore. We are looking forward to taking some of our students to this prestigious event. Here is a glimpse of the city… The registration form will be sent out before the school closes. Singapore airlines are currently running a special on their flights!
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|We do have a centre in Horison to accommodate students who cannot be accommodated at the school during the week. Venue: NG Church, Horison , Roodepoort: Corner Mouton and Andries bruyn streets. For enquiries contact 011 7604575 or mail email@example.com|
|General: There are extra worksheets on the website which you may download. They can be used for quick mental maths and also for multiplication tables.
Please make use of them.
We are looking forward to term two. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher should you have any queries. We also are able to make appointments on a Saturday should you wish to do so.
Enjoy the short break if you are fortunate enough to go away and travel safely!
The Abacus Maths Team