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Feb 2023 Newsletter

Dear Vista Junior Academy Parents,

From the Principal’s desk:  

Dear parents and guardians,

I hope this letter finds you well. Compliments of the new year to you all. May 2023 be a blessed year for our learners, parents, guardians and staff.

We at VJA are very excited for the year 2023. New year filled with new opportunities and adventures. Our theme for this year is “Only my best is good enough” and we know God will do the rest.

So lovely to see all the learners return and so happy to see their friends and teachers. I have no doubt with such an awesome positive atmosphere that 2023 is going to be an outstanding year for our school.

Foundation Phase

A warm welcome to all the new parents and learners in the Foundation phase.
Term 1 of the new year and new grade has started with a bang. Stationery is handed out, Baseline assessments started and week 1 is done and dusted.

Parents, we as teachers want to thank you for trusting us with your little ones. We are very excited to teach them and let them reach their full potential. So parents let us take hands together and make it possible for each learner to be the best they can be.

Term 1 has a lot of fun and excited things we want to do. We will have our mini – atheletics day, Valentine’s day and the Pre – primary will have their fieldtrip – dates to be determined. Grade 1’s will also have their Grade 1 photo day – a formal letter will be send out.

Foundation phase teachers:
Toddler class: Patricia Mahlobo (Teacher), Tsholo Taylor and Ntaoleng Sealoma (Assistants)
Grade RR-A: Lydia Matlhoko (Head of Grade RR)
Grade RR-B: Lebo Mosiane
Grade RA: Matseko Mcela (Head of Grade R)
Grade RB: Nieleen Swanepoel
Grade 1A: Gabisile Dlamini
Grade 1B: Naledi Majombozi
Grade 1C: Kimberley Gunnell ( Head of Grade 1’s)
Grade 2A: Aneleh Coetzer (HOD & Head of Grade 2), Jacky van Zyl (Intern)
Grade 2B: Cailynne Goetsch
Grade 2C: Chane van der Mescht
Grade 3A: Tuane Ferreira (Head of Grade 3)
Grade 3B: Inge van Staden
Grade 3C: Keamogetsoe Mabale

Parents please make sure that you are on a whatsapp group. A meet the teacher will be send out by Friday 13 January, please feel free to contact the class teacher with any challenges that you may have.


Intermediate Phase

Welcome back to the Intermediate phase. We look forward to serving you with the best education you need to fulfill your dreams.

We also welcome new students! We look forward to seeing you at your best in every learning endeavour. We are so proud of you already!

Meet our teachers:
4A: Teacher Cara
4B: Teacher Tshitso
5A: Teacher Clarissa
5B: Teacher Charné
6A: Teacher Katleho
6B: Teacher Moeketsi
Substitute teacher: Nthabeleng Mokede

Senior & FET

Compliments of the new year to all senior and FET phase parents and learners. Our phase has grown beautifully and we would like to welcome the splitting of the classes as well as our new teachers.

Meet our teachers:
7A: Mosa Mosholi
7B: Relebogile Monyaki
Senior: Nomsa Chabalala
8B: Naledi Skwebu

We look forward to working with you during the academic year.


School Hours:

Gates open at 06h30
Toddlers – Grade 3 Classes start at 08h00
Grade 4 – 10 Classes start at 07h30
Learners ARE NOT ALLOWED to arrive at school after 07h30. Please be on TIME!

Toddlers – Grade R adjourns at 12h00
Grade 1 & Grade 2 adjourns at 13h00
Grade 3 adjourns at 13h30 and 13h00 (Friday)
Grade 4-6 adjourns at 14h30 (Mon-Thurs) and 13h30 (Friday)
Grade 7-10 adjourns at 14h30 (Mon-Thurs) and 13h30 (Friday)

Only aftercare learners will be allowed on school

premises after 14h30.

• All aftercare learners must be collected by 17h30.
• See letter for the fines



• 2 January – Anna Lebajoa (Bursar)
• 10 January – Martha Mafereka (Kitchen)
• 10 January – Mosa Mosholi (Gr.7A Teacher)
• 28 January – Chane van der Mescht (Gr. 2C Teacher)
• 30 January – Adriaan (Gr.8A Teacher)
• 4 February – Tuane Ferreira (Grade 3A Teacher)
• 16 March – Kea Mabale (Grade 3C Teacher)

I conclude with Philemon 1:3 – May God, our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
Kind regards
Mr Debbo

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