Newsletter 15 June 2022

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15 JUNE 2022

 

NEWSLETTER

  1. CLOSURE OF SCHOOL FOR TERM 2

School will close for Term 2 on the 24th of June 2022 and will re-open for Term 3 on the 19th of July 2022. Learners will be released at 10:00. We wish our staff and learners an enjoyable school holiday.

  1. COLLECTION OF LEARNER PROGRESS REPORTS BY PARENTS

Parents are hereby informed that progress reports will only be issued to parents/legal guardians and NOT learners on Friday, 24 June 2022 from 07:30 – 10:00. Progress reports will be collected from the learners’ class.

  1. YOUTH DAY LONG WEEKEND

Parents and learners are reminded that school will be closed for the Youth Day long weekend from the 16th – 17th of June 2022. Therefore, learners will report to school on Monday, the 20th of June 2022.

  1. SPECIAL ASSEMBLY – INTERSEN (GRADE 4-7) YOUTH DAY CELEBRATIONS

Parents and learners are informed that there will be a special assembly in commemoration of Youth Day on the 21st of June 2022 (Grade 4 and Grade 6) and on the 22nd of June 2022 (Grade 5 and 7). Learners must be attired in their white shirts and school tie. Learners are to assemble in the school hall at 07:15.

  1. NEW APPLICATIONS FOR GRADES 2-7 (2023)

Applications for new admissions in Grades 2-7 for 2023 are opened (09/05/2022 – 16/09/2022). Parents are welcome to apply at school between 09:00 and 13:00. Kindly ensure that the compulsory certified documents (not older than three months) are brought to school as listed below. No late applications will be accepted. Required documents: Certified copies: Birth certificate, both parent’s ID’s. Also submit recent/latest school report, and municipality account/lease agreement. Kindly bring a black pen.

  1. REMINDER: GRADE 1 AND GRADE 8 APPLICATIONS FOR 2023

Applications for Grade 1 and Grade 8 admissions are done online and is not conducted internally at schools. Online applications will open on the 22nd of July 2022 at 08:00 and will close on the 19th of August 2022 at midnight. When applications open, parents can visit www.gdeadmissions.gov.za to apply.

  1. REMINDER: STEEL LOCKERS

Learners will be allowed to make use of school lockers from the beginning of Term 3 at a leasing cost of R50 payable to class teachers. We encourage parents to lease a locker for learners as this will assist in reducing the weight in their school bags. We also advise parents that under no circumstances will educators tolerate the excuse of leaving or forgetting books in the locker (incomplete homework). Using the locker comes with the responsibility of following your timetable and recording homework activities in the compulsory school diary. This will assist in knowing which books should be stored in the locker. Lockers will be available for learners in Grades 4-7 only.

  1. REMINDER: WINTER SCHOOL UNIFORM

Parents are instructed to ensure that learners wear the correct school uniform for Winter as stipulated in the school code of conduct that can be found in learners’ compulsory school diary. We expect maximum co-operation in this regard.

  1. APPEAL TO PARENTS: LEARNER SAFETY (PROHIBITION OF CELL PHONES AT SCHOOL)

We implore parents to monitor learners’ school bags to ensure that learners do not bring cell phones to school. The code of conduct clearly stipulates that cell phones will be confiscated if brought to school. Parents need to actively monitor the usage of learners’ cell phones at home. We are concerned about what learners are exposed to and the possibility of cyber bullying. We expect our parents to support the school on these issues of learner safety.

  1. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS MUST BE ADHERED TO

According to the current SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for schools, learners are expected to wear facemasks throughout the day, unless they are eating. This will continue until the DBE updates the SOPs. Thus, learners will continue to wear their facemasks when inside and outside the building. This will be revised once the updated SOPs are received from the DBE. Parents must ensure that learners wear a facemask when leaving home and have extras in their schoolbag. This will be strictly monitored. Learners are reminded to wash their hands and sanitize regularly. Parents of learners who are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms should seek medical attention. Learners should report to school when they have recovered.

  1. 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.

Kind Regards,

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 Mr. M. Mulaudzi

 Acting Principal

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

– Dr. Seuss.