Starting time is 07:30 am and all learners are expected to be punctual. A doctor’s certificate is required for absence from school on more than 2 days or where an absence occurs on a Monday or a Friday. Learners may not leave the school property during school hours unless arrangements have been made with the principal. These regulations are stipulated by the GDE and do not apply to Grade RR. Children may not be absent from school on a test or exam day. Should a child fall ill on such a day he/she will still need to come to school to write the test and may then go home. Should this be impossible a doctor’s note is required and the child will then be expected to write the test on the day of his/her return to school.
Should parents wish to take a child out of school during the school term for whatever reason, such a request must be submitted to the principal in writing for approval. Approval will only be granted if the child has fulfilled all responsibilities which may be due during the time of absence from school ie tests, assignments, projects, orals etc. It will be the parent’s sole responsibility to find out what these tasks are and ensure that all is submitted before departure. Please note that if a child is away during a scheduled test and misses such a test the child will forfeit the marks for this test as there will not be any make-up test. These conditions are not negotiable!
No child may attend the school if he/she has;
- had diarrhoea in the past 24 hrs,
- vomited in the past 24 hrs,
- a temperature above 37.8,
- a rash
- a septic focus anywhere,
- infected eyes,
- yellow/green nasal secretions (Preschool children)
- an exceptionally heavy cold or cough,
- lice or nits,
- any other infectious diseases.
We follow the guidelines, stipulated in the Health Act, 1977 (Act 63 of 1977) regarding Childhood Diseases (1995) indicating the length of time that the child must stay off school.
NO medicine may be put in any child’s bag. Please leave it in the office in a clearly marked container with written instructions as to the dosage and duration of treatment.
If your child is taking homeopathic medicine, the school will not give the medication hourly, as the child is then too sick to be at school. We will give it to the child at midday.
Children that suffer from Asthma must have an asthma pump at school, in case of emergencies.
Medicine must be collected form the office as it will not be handed to children. Sick or injured children must be signed out at the office when they are collected.
If your child has been off sick, it is the parent’s responsibility to come to school to collect work which has been missed.
If a child is ill on the due date of an assignment it is the parent’s responsibility to bring such an assignment to school and hand it in to the respective teacher.
Staff may only be telephoned during break times or after school until 15:00 and not in the evening at all. Any appointments with staff are to be made for after school hours. Doctor’s appointments, as far as possible, are to be made for after school hours. Quarterly parent/Staff meetings are held at the school and all parents are encouraged to attend these meetings. These meetings are hosted in the form of a soireé.
School uniform is worn in the interest of learners, parents and staff. It prevents competition between learners and is also the most cost effective option. All children starting from Grade RR~7 wear uniform. The uniform is as follows:
Grd RR and Grd R Boys and Girls:
Summer: Navy quantic shorts, Orange navy blue and white combination school golf shirt, white socks and white only takkies (no markings of any colour at all) and the school dri-mac.
Winter: School tracksuit pants, Orange navy blue and white combination school golf shirt, navy skin to wear under the golfshirt, school jersey and either the warm school dri-mac or the same one used in the summer. White only takkies and white socks.
Grd 1 – 7: :
|Summer:||Orange navy blue and white combination school golf shirt and navy blue skort (gr 1-3) and shirt (gr4-7) with orange insert, navy anklets and school shoes. On cool days the school dri-mac may be worn. No winter uniform may be worn during the summer.
|Winter:||School winter jacket and matching pants. Orange navy blue and white combination school golf shirt, navy anklets and black school shoes. The school dri-mac may be worn. Navy only scarves, gloves and beanie may be worn but removed once class has begun.
Grd 1 – 7:
|Summer:||Orange, navy blue and white combination school golf shirt and navy blue shorts with orange and white trimmings, navy long socks and black school shoes. On cool days the school dri-mac may be worn. No winter uniform may be worn during the summer.
|Winter:||School winter jacket and matching pants. Orange navy blue and white combination school golf shirt, long socks and black school shoes. The school dri-mac may be worn. Navy only scarves, gloves and beanie may be worn but removed once class has begun.|
Friday Uniform: All children may wear their official school house golf-shirt on Fridays and blue jeans. White only takkies and white socks. School jersey or school dri-mac may be worn on cooler days.
Outing Uniform: Orange golf-shirt with the school logo and navy quantic shorts. White only takkies and white socks. School dri-mac or school jersey may be worn on cooler days. During the winter the navy quantic shorts will be replaced with the school tracksuit pants.
All items are to be well marked with the learner’s name. We aim to negotiate for the most cost effective suppliers to lighten the financial burden of parents.
|Tel number||Betsie Lourens 072 592 7990|
|Lize Marais 082 312 4275|
No school clothing is stocked at school
ASSESSMENT BY PROFESSIONALS
There are numerous highly qualified, professional therapists who can assist children experiencing difficulties.
Parents will be notified of problems without delay and a recommendation will be made as to the type of intervention required. The school is committed to helping parents find a suitable professional once a problem has been identified. Problems are only brought to parent’s attention after careful observation over a reasonable period of time.
Parents are expected to respond by taking the recommended action within two weeks. The school is to be kept informed on which initial steps have been taken to address the perceived problem. Once assessments have taken place, the school is to be provided with copies of the assessments. Thereafter, progress reports need to be submitted to the school. Regular therapy should be brought to the school’s attention without delay. All reports submitted will be deemed confidential and will be kept on the child’s file.
All referrals are done with only the child’s best interest in mind. Early intervention and consistent, intensive work on the problem area are the keys to success.
Outings are organized on a regular basis through the course of the year. The cost of these outings is not included in the school fees. Parents are requested to budget R600 per year per child for this.
A packed lunch in a disposable wrapper is usually required for these outings. No yoghurt is allowed on outings. Children must please wear their school uniform. For safety reasons the children are transported by rented busses or if available the school’s own bus to outing destinations.
Should parents know of interesting events, festivals or places which would interest the children, please inform the office.
As from Grd 4 the children are taken on an educational tour/camp relevant to their age and curriculum. This tour is not an optional extra but rather forms part of the school curriculum and all children are required to attend. Information about the tour/camp of the year is made available to parents at the info evening scheduled in January of each new year. Due to the cost of this tour/camp parents are expected to make payments from the end of February. A break down is provided at the info evenng.