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Site last updated: 07 April 2021

Currently on L1 Lock downplease follow all protocols/regulations to curb the spread! Save lives.

The latest circular issued is available here.

TERM 1 tests commence on 12 April 2021. Learners to come on alternate days as per time table available HERE. It is important that all learners are present as required for these formal tests, as they form part of the final promotion marks. All Grades 4 and 7 are to attend on Monday, 12th and Wednesday 14th April for their tests. All Grade 5 and 6 learners are to attend on Tuesday, 13th and Thursday 15th April 2021. On 16 April, normal teaching resumes with all B classes attending school and A classes on 19 April on a rotational basis. Circular 8 of 21 will detail Term 2 plans and which classes will come in on 3 May when we reopen for the 2nd Term. 

SGB ELECTIONS for 2021 – 2024 period is on Saturday, 17 APRIL 2021 from 09:00 until 13:00, due to poor attendance on 7 April. Parents are to come with their Identity Documents to cast their 5 votes each. Parents who have already voted do not need to come again.

The following parents have been nominated. 

NAME: CELE Kwazikwakhe Buyiswa
EDUCATION: Matric
ACTIVE ON: Untunjambili Hospital Board
INFORMATION: Improve high quality learning and teaching. Implement good quality via model C.
NAME: GASELA Mlandeni
EDUCATION: Diploma
ACTIVE ON: KPS Governing Body
INFORMATION: Improve the school through infrastructure development and getting quality teachers to provide quality education
NAME: HLOPE Thembelihle
EDUCATION: Grade 11
ACTIVE ON: n/a
INFORMATION: improve the school, support the children’s to gain more within their studies.
NAME: MAGUBANE Nkazimulo Buyiswa
EDUCATION: Matric
ACTIVE ON: General building / KPS Governing Body
INFORMATION: I will make sure that the children get all the support that they need in their education and also their wellbeing.
NAME: MATHE Mcebo Mhlengi
EDUCATION: Degree
ACTIVE ON: chairperson of community committee
INFORMATION: Employed at Hermannsburg,led in union structures, community committees and sport organisations at Umlazi and KwaMxhosa. Currently running a soccer team and managing artists.
NAME: XIMBA Hlengiwe Noluthando
EDUCATION: Matric
ACTIVE ON: N/A
INFORMATION: assist in different duties or sectors allocated for school purposes.

We are following the alternate day time table – full information for term 1 has been issued as CIRCULAR 3 of 21.

Parents are to ensure that all children who display any sign of sickness are kept at home and the school informed. Children who display any signs (flu related) will be isolated and sent home as per the policy / regulations on management of COVID-19 in schools.

Parents/visitors are requested to be patient as we do not have a state paid administrative person from this year until we find a suitable SGB paid person to assist on a temporary basis (post will be from 1 April 2021).

The AGM / BUDGET 2021 meeting was held on 19 November 2020 at 11:00 in the School Hall. The draft budget for 2021 was presented and accepted without changes. The following is put in place for 2021 (and is on Voluntary basis, as we are a no-fee school):

  • The voluntary fee for 2021 will be R120 each. This is to offset the cost to pay/employ additional volunteers for teaching as well as cleaning staff;
  • New admissions is R150 each (remains unchanged);
  • Extra curricular transport will be collected as and when required.
  • Use of electronic media (tablets/ smartphones) is expected to commence during term 2 of 2021 – details to be finalised in term 1 of 2021.

WhatsApp : Our school has a WhatsApp data number. Our KPS-Parents group is now functional. Parents wishing respond to the messages can do so privately. This is to prevent unnecessary data usage for some. We shall also be piloting Telegram (an alternate to WhatsApp as it has more features).  Parents can send a request to 081 341 6944 to be added to the school WhatsApp group. The request should include the full name and grade of the learner(s) as well as the name and surname of the parent. As from 2021, this will be the primary communication method, followed by circulars and last SMS. (SMSes are proving to be costly for the school!)

Parents are urged to ensure that all messages sent by the school, are read timeously to avoid any misunderstanding or miscommunication. At times messages are posted a day before or on the same day due to changes from the Education Department, and is beyond our control.

We once again direct all parents to the E-LEARNING page where we have some online material for all grades.

COVID-19

The school is taking all necessary precautions and ensures that health guidelines are followed at school to minimize the risk of spreading the corona virus. It must be noted that we have outside factors that may affect the school resulting in positive cases being identified at school.

Parents are urged to ensure that if any child is not well (Flu like symptoms), the child should remain at home and parents should seek medical care/advise for the child. If any child displays any symptoms specifically related to the FLU, the child will be isolated and parent contacted to fetch the child from school. We cannot have our school open and close due to this pandemic – we must ensure that we take all the necessary precautions as a school and community to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

I thank all parents for the confidence in our school. Parental support ensures that our goals are met and our children get the best possible education at our school.

Please take time to complete a short survey on the E-Learning section of our site by clicking SURVEY

Our website is zero-rated by the following internet service providers: Cell C; MTN, Telkom, Vodacom, MWEB, RAIN and VOX. Any user with these providers will not be charged for data while using our website. (However, data is required to access our site and no data charges will apply once accessing material / browsing our site).

Support our school in it’s fundraising efforts at no cost to you. Get a My School MyVillage MyPlanet card, click on the card to get more information on the benefits. After signing up, select KRANSKOP PRIMARY  SCHOOL from the list of beneficiaries and every time you purchase at a partner retailer, present the card or virtual card (using the app) and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to the school.  

The app can be downloaded by selecting on either Google Play for android phones or App Store for IPhones.

If you already have a card, add KRANSKOP PRIMARY SCHOOL to your list of beneficiaries – up to a maximum of 3 beneficiaries are allowed and each will get an equal share of the funds.

The draft 2021 Term 1 Assessment programme is available here

Parents, kindly ensure that all learners are at school before 07:30. The first lesson commence at 07:45.

All books are to be neatly labelled and covered. Parents will be required to replace the lost books as per Departmental instructions on retrieval of text books. Circular S12 of 2013 as well as Circular S1 of 2019 issued by the national Department has reference.

Our intervention programme for all Grades is ongoing – Grade 4 learners is on Monday and Wednesday, while the Grade 5 to 7 learners is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday and Thursday is for extra-curricular (sports) training during Term 1. The times are indicated under SCHOOL TIMES. (This will change depending on the regulations on COVID-19 during 2021.)

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY ON LEVEL 1 OF THE NATIONAL LOCK DOWN (Covid-19)

THE COOPERATION OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS and PUBLIC AT LARGE, WILL BE APPRECIATED TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF  COVID-19. It is compulsory for all entering the school to have a mask on. Visitors will only be allowed if they have made an appointment with the principal prior to coming to school. LEARNERS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED WITH 2 MASKS EACH AND WE DO NOT HAVE ANY SPARE. LEARNERS WITHOUT MASKS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE SCHOOL – AS PER DEPARTMENTAL REGULATIONS

E-Learning material is available on our site.

English Reading Material can be accessed here and IsiZulu reading material here. New titles have been added.

Online testing is being piloted and can be found here.

English basic vocabulary word lists (1000 words) can be found here.

IsiZulu vocabulary word list is also available here.

We encourage all to adhere to the lock down during this period to curb the spread of this virus.

We also encourage all learners to engage in fruitful reading during this holidays.

A READING page has been set up on our site with spelling words for all learners to learn – this will help in the upcoming SPELLING BEE competition as well as in building their vocabulary. We have a few e-books in English and IsiZulu for Grade 1 to Grade 3 learners available and will be adding more as we find suitable e-books. For parents wanting to access the Department website that has been set up to provide e-learning content during this period, the site can be accessed here

 

SCHOOL TIMES:

NORMAL SCHOOL DAYS
Grades R, 1 and 2: 07:30 to 13:15  (Mondays)

Grades R, 1 and 2: 07:30 – 13:00 (Tuesday to Friday)

Grade 3: 07:30 to 13:30 daily
Grade 4 to 7: 07:30 to 13:50

INTERVENTION / ACTIVITY TIMES (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday)
Grade 4 to 7:  13:55 to 14:30

READING (Compulsory for all)
Daily from 07:30 to 07:40

ACADEMIC RESULTS 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the related regulations on large gatherings, our school did not have the annual Awards Function for 2020.  However, positional certificates (1st, 2nd and 3rd) were issued to all learners who have performed well this year.

We hope that 2021 is a better year and that a number of our suspended programmes can be resumed.

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