Newsletter#01#2021

05 FEBRUARY 2021

 

NEWSLETTER

 

  1. WELCOME TO THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2021!

On behalf of the SGB, management and staff of Midrand Primary School, it is our great honour to welcome you to the academic year of 2021! We trust that you have had an amazing Festive Season and that you are well-rested too. A special word of welcome to all our new parents who have joined our family this year. We look forward to establishing healthy, strong and long-lasting relationships with you as we embark on the educational journey of developing, nurturing and preparing your child for the challenging world ahead! To our existing parents, we look forward to continuing working with you, as we add another exciting chapter in the life of our great institution. 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 we look forward to working with you.

 

  1. TIMETABLE: ALTERNATION IN GROUPS WILL CONTINUE

The alternation timetable will continue to be followed. The updated timetable will be uploaded onto our website and an SMS link will be sent to all parents. School will re-open on the 15th of February 2021 and only learners in Group A must report to school. Learners in Group B will report to school on the 16th of February 2021. Learners should report to school on the correct day.

 

  1. ALL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS MUST BE ADHERED TO

Amid the tragic second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, we implore all learners and parents to strictly comply with all protocols and regulations related to Covid-19. Learners will be issued with cloth face-masks supplied by the GDE. Learners will not be allowed to enter the school premises without wearing a face-mask. Face-masks WILL NOT be provided by the school thereafter should learners forget their masks at home. Learners who display flu-like symptoms should remain at home or parents should seek urgent medical attention. During the screening, any learner who presents flu-like symptoms will be sent home. Their parents will be contacted to fetch them immediately. We remind everyone to constantly sanitize or wash their hands with soap and water, and to observe social distancing of at least two meters between yourself and others. We can only remain safe if everyone obeys and complies with all Covid-19 protocols.

 

  1. LTSM: TEXTBOOK AND EXERCISE BOOK COLLECTION/ STATIONERY DROP-OFF

An SMS (link) has been sent to all parents. The link contained a letter with important details and instructions for the collection of textbooks and exercise books. This letter will also be uploaded on our website (www.midrandprimary.co.za).

 

  1. SCHOOL TIMES

Parents and learners are reminded of the school times noted below. Screening takes place between 07:00 – 07:45 every day.

GRADES START TIME DISMISSAL TIMES
1 7:45 DAILY 12:00 DAILY
2 & LSEN 7:45 DAILY 13:00 DAILY
3 7:45 DAILY 13:30 DAILY
4-7 7:45 DAILY 14:00 DAILY

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Grade 1 learners will be released at 12:00 daily until further notice. There will be no waiting class for Foundation Phase learners. Learners must be fetched immediately after school.

 

  1. PE UNIFORM – TEMPORARY MEASURES

All learners (Grade 1-7 & LSEN) are expected to come to school attired in their PE uniform on the day they have a PE lesson and they will remain in their attire for the duration of the day. This is to ensure that no unnecessary movement occurs during PE lessons. Our aim is to promote learner safety.

 

  1. COMPULSORY SCHOOL DIARY

Parents are reminded that learners must have the compulsory school diary no later than Friday, 19 February 2021. The school diary is available at the finance office and costs R60.

 

  1. LEARNER SAFETY: LOCKING OF SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL HOURS

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, especially amid the second wave of Covid-19. This is non-negotiable and we expect maximum co-operation in this regard.

 

  1. SCHOOL UNIFORM

Learners must be attired in the correct and full school uniform daily. We expect our learners to be neatly groomed and presentable at all times. Please consult pages 6-7 of the school diary for the summer uniform for boys and girls. All learners are to be attired accordingly. Except for female prefects, girls are not allowed to wear white socks. All boys are expected to wear a black belt with their khaki school pants.

 

  1. SCHOOL FEES

We urge parents to take advantage of a massive 10% discount if fees are settled by 31 March 2021. 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.

Kind Regards,

 

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Mr. Kwena Kgaabi

    Principal