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Site last updated: 15 January 2021

Currently on L3 Lock downplease follow all protocols/regulations to curb the spread! Save lives.

Schools reopen on 15 February for learners. Parents will be informed via WhatsApp and twitter (@kranskopprimary) of changes.

We welcome Ms J Maharaj (our admin) as a fully fledged teacher from January 2021. She will teach some subjects in the Foundation Phase as well as in the Intermediate Phase. She will also assist with Admin work until we have a suitable replacement from the Department, and we appeal to visitors / parents to be patient while we find a suitable SGB paid person to assist on a temporary basis (post will be from 1 April 2021).

SGB ELECTIONS 2021 – ELECTION MONTH IS MARCH 2021.

more details will be provided during February 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;
  • 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. During January 2021 we will be moving to a single WhatsApp group to minimize sending same information to the different groups. We shall also be piloting Telegram (an alternate to WhatsApp as it has more features). The group will be named KPS-Parents and will be used by the school to post information to all parents relating to school matters, including circulars and notices. Parents will not be able to respond on this group. Parents can use the “reply privately” function of a message to send messages to the school. 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!)

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.

Admissions for 2021 are still 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 on 27 January 2021. Interested parents now have ample time to obtain the SASAMS printed out TRANSFER FORM from schools as the SMT members are expected to be at school from 25 January 2021

Internal school Circular Notice 14/20 has been issued with the end of year reports. The circular is available here.

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 2021 Term 1 Assessment programme will be finalised and posted online during January / February 2021. The Assessment section has the proposed end of term time tables (terms 1 to 4). 

Circular 14 of 20 has been issued on 14 December 2020.

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

All learners will be issued with a basic stationery pack as well as some of the textbooks when school commences on 27 January 2021. 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 2021 Assessment plan for each Grade is will be posted here when finalised.

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 3 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.

Upcoming Important dates to note

   
January 2021 
1New Year’s Day 
25SMT’s report for Duty 
   
February 2021 
1Teachers report for Duty  
3Admissions for 2021 from 09:00 
12Last day for new admissions 
15Learners report to school. 
   

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