I sincerely hope that you are all safe and warm during this typical “Cape of Storms” weather. I want to use this newsletter for mainly two reasons: 1) a reminder about certain processes that must be adhered to and 2) a sincere vote of thanks to many people/instances.
Please remember to complete the screening tool before your child comes to school in the morning. Make sure that you check the answers with him/her
Remember to complete the forms for exemption if you have decided to keep your child at home during these trying times (TWO forms per application)
Remember that booklets with work for the week will be available for fetching at the school. The times and pick up places will be announced weekly.
The work will also still be available online as in the past.
The phasing in dates for the other grades have been sent to the parents on Friday. Please contact the school in case you have not received it.
Please try your best to keep on paying your school fees if you are in a position to do so. The school is in dire need of these fees since we have extra expenses in order to make the school a safe place.
The COVID Committee who have tirelessly worked extra hours during these last few months to do as much as humanly possible to make our school a safe, but also a fun place to be.
The whole staff of REPS who, as one, who have supported the new “new’ of teaching. Some of their job descriptions have changed dramatically and they have embraced these as new opportunities of learning and empowering. (Even I can Zoom latelyJ)
The School Governing Body who is meeting every week to discuss possible solutions to problems. They also arranged the meetings with the parents so that we could put a document together in order to address as many as possible question/fears.
The SGB for spearheading a few fundraising drives to address the financial situation of the school. Watch this space for further information.
A very big thank you to all our parents who are still paying your school fees. We do realise that many of our parents are in difficult financial situations and are very appreciative of these people who still prioritise the payment of their fees.
We want to thank the Friends of REPS who over the last few weeks supported us with different very useful donations e.g., security cameras, vouchers for raffles, monetary donations, etc.
We cannot be thankful enough for all the blessings bestowed upon us. It is easy to miss them amongst all the hardship and pain, but they are there.