Newsletter #01 2019

On behalf of the management and staff at Midrand Primary School, it is our great honour and privilege to welcome you to the academic year of 2019! We trust that you had blissful Festive Season and that you are well rested too and recuperated and most importantly, that you managed to spend quality time with your families and close friends. A special word of welcome to the new parents who have just joined our family this year. We look forward to establishing healthy, strong and long lasting relationships with you as we embark on the journey to develop, nurture and prepare your wards for the challenging world ahead! To our existing parents, we look forward to continue working with you, as we add another exciting chapter in the life of our great institution. As we open a new chapter for the academic year 2019, we implore our parent community to take ownership of their children’s education to ensure that they achieve great results. We are convinced that strong, healthy and working partnerships with you will have a positive influence in your children’s education. We thank you for your support and look forward to working with you.

 

COMPULSORY SCHOOL DIARY

All parents are reminded that all learners should have the compulsory school diary no later than Friday, 11 January 2019. The school diary is available at the finance office and costs R55.

 

COVERING OF SCHOOL BOOKS

All parents are urged to cover all exercise books with the relevant subject cover as well as good quality plastic by Friday, 11 January 2019.

 

OUTSTANDING STATIONERY ITEMS

A reminder to parents to send all stationery as per the stationery lists as soon as possible to ensure effective learning. Kindly ensure that all items are individually labelled with your child’s name. Please note that the toilet rolls, boxes of tissue, colour paper and ream of white paper (500 pages typec) requested are compulsory items for learners. Parents are urged to submit all the compulsory outstanding stationary items by Monday, 14 January 2019.

 

SCHOOL TIMES

Please note that school times are as follows:

Days Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4-7 LSEN
Monday 7:45-12:00 7:45-13:00 7:45-13:30 7:45-14:00 7:45-13:00
Tuesday 7:45-12:00 7:45-13:00 7:45-13:30 7:45-14:00 7:45-13:00
Wednesday 7:45-12:00 7:45-13:00 7:45-13:30 7:30-13:30 7:45-13:00
Thursday 7:30-12:00 7:30-13:00 7:30-13:30 7:30-13:30 7:30-13:00
Friday 7:30-12:00 7:30-13:00 7:30-13:30 7:30-14:00 7:30-13:00

 

Grade 1 learners will be released at 1pm daily from 04 February 2019. Kindly note that there is a compulsory waiting class for all Foundation Phase learners who are not fetched by transport drivers or parents. Only learners who walk home will be released and the rest of the learners will remain in the waiting class. The waiting class times are as follows: Monday, Tuesday and Friday until 2pm and Wednesday and Thursday until 13:30. All the parents and learners are reminded that punctuality is a must and non-negotiable. We expect maximal cooperation in this regard.

 

REMINDER: LOCKING OF SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL HOURS

This serves as a reminder of the letter received in Term 4 2018, that learners will not be allowed on the school premises after school hours. The gates will be locked at 14:30 and parents must fetch their children on time to ensure their safety. Learners who are participating in extra-mural activities will be escorted to the school gate after the activity is over. This is non-negotiable and we expect maximum co-operation in this regard.

 

UNIFORM

Please consult page 4 of the school diary for the summer uniform for boys and girls.  All learners are to be attired accordingly. Except for prefects, learners are not allowed to wear white socks. Grade 4-7 learners are instructed to wear their white school shirts and school tie every Tuesday for assembly.

 

TEXTBOOKS & SIGNED LOAN FORMS

Learners will receive their textbooks this week Friday, together with a loan form. Parents/guardian will be required to check their child’s textbooks according to the codes on the loan form. It is compulsory that the loan form be signed and returned together with the textbooks on Monday, 14 January 2019. Textbooks are to be taken care of. Textbooks will not be shared among learners. In order to avoid paying for lost or damaged textbooks, parents and learners are encouraged to take good care of all the textbooks as it is the property of the state. Please note that only parents/guardians may sign for textbooks, unless indicated otherwise through written communication to the class teacher.

 

PARENT’S EVENING (REMINDER)

All parents are invited to the compulsory parents’ evening to be held on 17 January 2019 from 16h00-19h00. It is compulsory for at least one parent/guardian to attend, as parents will be able to meet their children’s class teachers, as well as set academic targets for Term 1. This meeting is critical for our planning and evaluation of our work and parent’s support is important in this regard. The Grade 1 parents will attend a meeting in their child’s classroom, which will start promptly at 4pm.

 

STEEL LOCKERS

Steel lockers will be made available to learners in grade 4-7, from Monday, 14 January 2019. A detailed letter regarding the procedures and use of the lockers will be issued to learners. Payment can be made to class teachers immediately. Thank you to the parents who have already made payment.

 

SCHOOL FEES

All parents are requested to ensure that their school fees account is up to date. School fees can be paid at the school’s finance office using debit or credit card or by direct deposit into the school’s bank account. No cash will be accepted.

BANK DETAILS:

BANK: NEDBANK          BRANCH: MIDRAND                 ACC. NO.: 1686 04 0075

CODE: 168642               TYPE: CURRENT                        REF: USE NAME, SURNAME & GRADE OF THE CHILD