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Site last updated: 25 November 2020

With our formal testing programme ending, the non attendance of learners from Monday, 23 November, has impacted negatively on the catch up programme that was to be implemented in order to minimize the loss of curriculum content for 2020.  We direct parents once again to make use of the e-learning material available online.

Due to the current lockdown regulations, we will not be having our Annual Awards function this year. However, learners who have performed well (1st, 2nd and 3rd for academics) will receive only a certificate from the school with their reports – WhatsApp / sms messages will be sent to confirm the date for collection of these. The Grade R learners will receive a Graduation photo – which was taken in advance for the learners. The cost is R30 for the photo only – to be paid when collecting the reports.

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;
  • 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.

Other points mentioned / discussed:

  • There will be no formal Awards this year due to Covid-19 protocols and lack of fundraising (affected by the pandemic). Certificates will be issued to learners who perform well – will be with the year end report.
  • Building renovations to commence in January 2021

WhatsApp : Our school has a WhatsApp data number and we have created 2 groups to communicate with parents – KPS – INTERSEN (4-7) and KPS – FP (R-3). Parents are requested to update their contact details and provide us with the data number if different from the cell number. Send a request to 081 641 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!)

Our school is following the alternate day time table model.

This works over 2 weeks and each class will have an equal number of days lessons during the 10 day period. 

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. 

Admissions for 2021 are open. All applications to be completed at school.

The following documents are required:

  • ID of both parents/guardians;
  • Birth Certificate for the child;
  • last report to be printed from SASAMS;
  • Provisional Transfer form printed from SASAMS (School will provide this);
  • Clinic Card and
  • a once off admission fee of R150

Note that in order to finalise admissions, only the original SASAMS printed out TRANSFER FORM and Final Report will be accepted when school reopens – parents to provide these documents before school commences for the learners in January 2020 (date to be confirmed)

Internal school Circular Notice 12/20 has been issued to learners who are attending school as per the alternate day schedule. The circular is available here.

Parents are requested to ensure that the planned alternate days tuition programme is followed to avoid overcrowding at school.  

The school has also prepared booklets for home study for those learners who may not return to school until after parents feel it is safe for them to return. These booklets are available at school and parents are to come collect the booklets only between 10:00 and 11:00. 

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.

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; 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.

Notice Board

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

Due to screening before learners are allowed to enter the school premises, delays are expected before the actual lessons commence, and we appeal to parents to ensure that the protocols must be followed once school commences – that is all learners (and communities) must ensure that social distance of at least 1.5 meters is observed at all times. LATE COMING will not be accepted – as per our school code of conduct and school times and other policies. All learners will have to be dropped off at the gate so that screening on a daily basis can be conducted. The details of all drivers (vehicles dropping off learners) will be required as well on a daily basis – as per regulations for contact tracing. THE COOPERATION OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS WILL BE APPRECIATED TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF  COVID-19. The pavement leading to the school has been marked and all learners, including visitors, must follow the queue to the screening station. 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 now 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 in the e-learning page 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 time and to spend some time going through their Workbooks for revision purposes.

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

All learners will receive their term 1 reports when and as they return to school when school reopens. 

Note that once normal schooling resumes, the updated Assessment programme will be made available. This is due to the change of the school academic year due to Covid-19. The assessment plan has been changed and the number of assessments required are reduced due to the number of school days lost. At present, examinations will only be written at the end of year. Once we have received the updated assessment plan, it will be posted on our website.

The 2020 Term 1 Assessment programme is online and will be issued to learners by 31 January 2020 (learners have received this). The Assessment section has the time table for the March Tests. 

Circular 12 of 20 has been issued on 10 September 2020.

Kindly ensure that you child /ward is at school every school day to ensure success at the end of the year.

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

All learners have been issued with a basic stationery pack as well as some of the textbooks. Parents will be required to purchase additional stationery items not issued – these will be subject and grade specific. A circular will be issued indicating the items required.  All books issued 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.

The 2020 Assessment plan for each Grade is available here.

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.

 

YCAP 2019 : 

Well done Kranskop Primary YCAP team – 2nd place at Nationals in the beginner category! –  competition held in Benoni on 16 August 2019

Full story found here

THE PROVINCIAL WINNING TEAM 

Congratulations to our team. Provincial Champions. Well done!

Full story found here

It is “the best decision” to send your child to our school!

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 2019

A very successful Awards function was held on 28 November 2019 with Ms NE Mkhize (CES: Umvoti Circuit Management) as our Chief Guest of Honour as well as Mr CB Mthethwa (Circuit Manager of Kranskop North) being our Guest

The top performing learner and the recipient of the Dux Award sponsored by Siyabonga Powertrade was Amahle Sibisi in Grade 7.  Penelope Dlamini was the recipient of the Good Fellowship Award sponsored by Vees Autoshop and Breakdown Services 

Upcoming Important dates to note

   
July 2020  
24Closure of School 
  
August 2020 
 9Women’s Day  
 10Public Holiday  
11Grade 7 return to school 
24Grades R, 1 and 6 return  
26Grades 2 and 5 return  
28Grades 3 and 4 return  
 31New rotational time table implemented  
   
September 2020
 
   
24Heritage Day 
   
October 2020
 
23School closes for short holiday 
   
November 2020 
2School re-opens for 4th Term 
19Budget Meeting 
   
December 2020 
15School closes 
   

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