Parents/ Guardians, learners and friends…

Dear Parents and Guardians

I hope that you are all still safe.

This is one of the more difficult newsletters that I have to send to you as parents so far because the situation is changing by the hour (This is the third amended version over the past few hours).  As a school we are as ready to receive our learners tomorrow as can humanly be possible. The Grade 7 parents have all on Friday received an email with 3 attachments: a) a clip with a Virtual Tour of the school and the process of arrival at the school, b & c) detailed information of what will be expected from parents and learners at school. A screening tool was also sent to parents for each Gr 7 learner so that early detection of symptoms can already be reported.
However, we now know that the Minister had a long meeting with very many different role players last night and that she will be speaking on National TV at 18:00 this afternoon. It may mean that everything can change and I want to appeal to parents to try and follow her speech.
There is also a letter that comes from the SGB (School Governing Body) that I deem as very important. It reads as follows:
Dear Parents and Guardians
We hope you are well in these trying times.
It has come to our attention that a staff member at Rondebosch East Primary School has tested positive for Covid 19. We, as SGB (School Governing Body), were informed of this over the weekend and have immediately informed the Western Cape Education Department (“the Department”) and await their response.
We as SGB do not have the authority to make any decision in respect of this finding at school, however as a responsible school within our community, we have to inform you of this development in order that you, as a parent, may be fully aware of the circumstances associated with attendance at school.
Kindly note that the school will re-open on 1 June 2020 for grade sevens, and the above information is provided to parents in order for them to  be fully informed at all times.
Our plan currently for the reopening of school is targeted at the grade sevens only, we will in due course liaise with the remainder of parents as and when we receive further directions from the Department.
If you have any burning questions, please feel free to contact the school on

The above is a letter that was sent to all the Gr 7 Parents this morning.

Please read the follow up letter.
Dear Parents
In line with our previous correspondence we have received information from the WCED, that as a result of our circumstances, the school should remain closed until further notice.
We will keep all our parents abreast of any developments.
Please make sure you are regularly following our updates.
Mark Adams
SGB Chairman
I want to finish off this letter with a serious plea to all our parents/guardians – do not take this virus lightly. Stay safe as far as possible.

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REPS greetings
Mrs F Bröcker
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