Newsletter#15 2020

DATES FOR THE PHASED IN RE-OPENING OF SCHOOL FOR GRADE 1-6 & LSEN

The dates for the phased in return of learners has been released in the DBE gazette. However, please take note of item 3 below in conjunction with these dates. The dates as are follows:

DATES GRADES
6 JULY 2020 GRADES 1, 2, 3, LSEN & 6.
3 AUGUST 2020 GRADES 4 & 5.

NEW SCHOOL TIMES (CORRECTION)

  • GRADE 1, 2 & LSEN: 7:45-13:00 (MONDAY-FRIDAY)
  • GRADE 3: 7:45-13:30 (MONDAY-FRIDAY)
  • GRADE 4-7: 7:45-14:00 (MONDAY-FRIDAY)

 

PARENT ORIENTATION PACKS & THE ALTERNATION TIMETABLE APPROACH

Parents who did not collect Orientation packs on Monday and Tuesday should do so tomorrow, 03 July 2020 between 8:00-10:00 at the school gate. Learners who come to school on the incorrect day next week will be turned away. To avoid this, parents should collect these important orientation packs.  In order to adhere to the rules of social distancing, all our classes will be divided into two. Each class will only have 20 learners. The first 20 learners from each class list will be a part of the A class. The second 20 learners from the class list will be a part of the B class. Learners will not be attending school on a daily basis. A timetable is included in the Orientation pack indicating the days that learners in Group A and B should come to school.

LEARNERS WHO ARE UNWELL SHOULD STAY AT HOME

IMPORTANT: Parents must continuously monitor their children. If learners display any flu-like symptoms or are unwell, they are not allowed to come to school.  Learners are only allowed to return to school once they have received medical treatment and have fully recovered. Parents are instructed to ask learners the following questions at home and if the answer is yes to any one of these questions, the learner should stay at home.

Do you have a high temperature? (Feel the forehead and lower neck with back of your palm)

Do you have a cough or a headache?

Do you have a sore throat?

Do you have difficulty breathing (shortness of breath)?

Do you feel weak and tired today?

Can you taste food and drinks normally?

Can you smell normally?

 

GDE ONLINE ADMISSIONS FOR GRADE 1 AND GRADE 8

The Online Admissions Application period for the 2021 academic year for Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners has commenced on Thursday, 25 June 2020 at 8:00 and will close on 25 July 2020 at 00:00. Parents of all learners that are currently in Grade R and/or Grade 7 must apply for admission to Grade 1 or Grade 8 for the 2021 Academic year by logging on to the Gauteng Department of Education’s Online Admissions Application platform at www.gdeadmissions.gov.za. The application process consists of 3 steps: To begin the process, click on Apply for 2021. Parents must ensure that they complete all details for Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3. Parents will receive an SMS with a waiting list. Supporting documents are to be uploaded on the website and not brought to school. Further information in this regard can be found on the website mentioned above. We urge all parents to apply as soon as possible.

 

FOUNDATION PHASE ANNOUNCEMENT

Parents of learners in Grades 1-3 are informed that learners should not bring their chair bags to school. However, learners should bring their pencil case/space case to school daily.

SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS

The due date for the payment of photograph packages have been extended to the 3rd of August 2020. Parents are requested to send their proof of payment or payment envelopes to the class teacher.

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

Please use the correct references when making deposits.