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SGB ELECTIONS 2021 – ELECTION MONTH IS MARCH 2021.

more details will be provided during February 2021.

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

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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. 

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 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!

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 

BUDGET 2020

The AGM and Budget 2019 meeting was held on 6 November 2019. The final decision taken was as follows:

  1. The voluntary fees for returning learners is R100 for the 2020 year. This may be paid in installments.
  2. First time admissions will be R150 for the year.
  3. Transports costs for extra curricular activities (sports & excursions) will be collected as and when the need arises.
  4. The school will embark on other fundraising activities as well – Civvies day, cake sales, tuck shop rental, fun day, photographs – to supplement the income.

An appeal is made to all parents to contribute to the voluntary fees to ensure that we are able to continue to provide some temporary employment as required.

 

 

Due to teachers testing for COVID-19 our school will be closed from 16 September until all teachers receive their results – this is in line with current policies/regulations. We expect our school to be functioning on Monday – if all results are received by 19 September 2020. Parents will be informed via sms to confirm the reopening of the school and the site will be updated as well. All “A” class learners will report for school when we re-open. Parents can access the e-learning material for the next few days to complete / revise. Some of the learners have received booklets and the work should be completed during this period of leave.

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 schedule reflected below. The circular is available here.

The time table for rotational teaching commenced on 31 August 2020 has been issued as Circular 11 of 20 on 25 August. We have selected the alternate day model for the classes as A and B. Simply put, the A classes will report on 31 August, stay at home on 1 September and return on 2 September….while the B class will come on 1 September, stay home on 2 September and return on 3 September…. this pattern continues until the end of the year. The learners will be expected to complete the work given on the “day off” for submission to the teacher when they return to school.

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. 

Parents will have to complete the Exemption of learner to attend school form obtained here (or at school) and  submit to the school for consideration.

24/07: Schools closed as per announcement by President Ramaphosa. KZN Circular No 63 of 2020has more information for our schools.

Grades 7 learners are at school from 11 August.

21/07: Disinfecting of school completed. 

As per regulations, teachers have been tested and will only return when their results are obtained.

19/07: LATEST NEWS ON DISINFECTING OF SCHOOL AFTER POSITIVE CASE WAS IDENTIFIED

The appointed contractor to disinfect the school as per regulations / protocol has not been to school as yet. Due to this, school cannot resume until it has been disinfected. Parents will be informed via sms once it has been disinfected and safe for us to resume. Only Grades 6 and 7 will resume for the rest of July 2020.

17/07: ONLY GRADES 6 AND 7 LEARNERS ARE REQUIRED TO RETURN TO SCHOOL ON 20 JULY 2020 – AS PER KZN Circular No 61 of 2020 ALL OTHER GRADES WILL REMAIN AT HOME UNTIL END OF JULY 2020 WHEN WE EXPECT DIRECTION ON THE GRADES TO RETURN TO SCHOOL.  

15/07: School is temporarily shut for decontamination and fumigation, as per directives for managing COVID-19. School will re-open on 20 July 2020. All Grades 3, Grade 6 and Grade 7 learners are expected to be at school. Parents are requested to ensure that the children come in earlier as the screening process takes time to complete for all learners.

13/07: First confirmed positive case at our school. Learner has been identified and is under quarantine at home. The learner was at school for only 1 day. The school is following the protocols and guidelines as provided to us and the Department of Health officials have done a preliminary visit to the school today (13/07/2020). Testing of some teachers was completed and learners of the affected grade will be tested on 14/07/2020 after obtaining the necessary permission from the parents/guardians. Parents are advised to please ensure that the consent form for COVID-19 testing is completed and submitted timeously to school.

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

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