We as teachers and you as parents have completed 10 weeks of work at home with your children. We do think you all deserve a bit of a break. Therefore we have decided that no new work will be sent to you for this coming week. This can be used in two ways:
1) Those learners who are up to date with their work can now only use the memorandums to check their work of week 10.
2) Those learners who have fallen behind schedule for various reasons now have the time to try and catch up with the work.
The Grade 7 learners who are at school have made us all proud with the way that they have adapted to the “new way of schooling”. As staff we are still very dedicated to make and keep the school as safe as humanly possible.
At the moment the School Management Team (COVID Committee) is in the process of planning for 6 July when five more grades will come to school. We have done the following:
The classes were divided in two groups – a Blue and a Red group. These groups will come to school on alternate days e.g. Group Blue will come on Monday, Wednesday, Friday of Week 1 and on Tuesday, Thursday on Week 2. Group Red will come on Tuesday, Thursday of Week 1 and Monday, Wednesday, Friday of Week 2. They will do work on the days that they are at school and they will receive work to do on the days that they are at home. The work done at home will then be dealt with first on the next day at school. That way two weeks of work will be dealt with over a period of two weeks. This process was decided on in order to not have more than 50% of our learners at school at any given time. The safety of our learners and staff is of paramount importance.
The learners will NOT share desks
The break times will be staggered
We grouped siblings together to come to school on the same days
We took the weather into account and has already planned for rainy days
Different entrances will be used in the mornings (More detailed information will be supplied closer to the time)
More staff will be doing duty to ensure social distancing
We have also worked on plans to communicate with as many of our parents as possible – we are aware of the fact that not all our parents have access to online facilities.
During the next two weeks the members of the School Governing Body will have planned Zoom Meetings with the parents of the different grades. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday 23 June:
Gr. 7 _ 18:00 - 18:30
Gr. 6 _ 18:30 - 19:00
Thursday 25 June:
Gr. 1 _ 18:00 - 18:30
Gr. 2 _ 18:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 30 June:
Gr. 5 _ 18:00 - 18:30
Gr. 4 _ 18:30 - 19:00
Thursday 2 July:
Gr. R _ 18:00 - 18:30
Gr. 3 _ 18:30 - 19:00
Each grade will receive an email from Mr M Adams, Chairperson of the SGB, with regards to these meetings.