Site last updated: 8 June 2021
Currently on L2 Lock down – please follow all protocols/regulations to curb the spread! Save lives. ANY LEARNER DISPLAYING SIGNS OF FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS SHOULD REMAIN AT HOME UNTIL WELL ENOUGH TO RETURN TO SCHOOL. THIS IS TO PROTECT THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY FROM THE POSSIBLE SPREAD OF COVID-19.
The latest circular issued is available here.
School photos will be taken again this year. Date is 22 and 23 June as per rotational time table. The cost is R50-00 per learner. Final date for payment is 18 June 2021.
Buildings: The new block is still under construction – delay due to finances. CIRCULAR 9 OF 21 has been issued to appeal to parents to make a once of payment of R300 to ensure we complete the building, in preparation for the return of all learners from 26 July 2021. Parents are to ensure that their children follow the safety regulations while at school and not to be near the construction site.
We are still following the alternate day time table.
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.
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.
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The draft 2021 Term 2 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.
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.
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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