Newsletter – November 2020

Greetings

This is the last newsletter of the year. We wish all our parents and students a good rest and unfailing health over the December and Christmas period.

School Terms

School and the office will be closed from Tuesday 1 December 2020.

Attachments

Please find the following attachments:
Ø  School Calendar 2021
Ø  Calendar of important dates 2021
Ø  Textbook lists 2021
Ø  Stationery lists 2021
Ø  School Fee Structures 2021 (No increase in fees for 2021)

Timetable for 2021 to follow.

Results for 2020

Internal reports will be emailed to you no later than Friday, 27 November 2020.

External results:
AS – Monday, 11 January 2021, from 12:00
IG – Tuesday, 19 January 2021, from 12:00   

If your child does not fare as well in the final exams as expected, please be reminded that we lost almost half the academic year.

Development of learning and exam skills could not happen during lockdown as testing and meaningful feedback could not take place. Our poor prelim results, across the board, proved that we were able to teach subject matter only.

I believe that lockdown affected many children negatively both psychologically and academically. We have tried our best to prepare your children in the limited time we had. I applaud the teachers for their dedication and time during this difficult period.

Please rather discuss a way forward, with me, Ms. Visser or Ms. Hamlett,  if your child does not pass a subject/subjects in the external exams.

Textbooks and Uniforms

Please place orders for textbooks and uniforms in November. As you know, there are shortages of textbooks in January/February. We have a new supplier for the uniforms with better material. There may be a price change. However, as always, we are trying to keep the costs of textbooks and uniforms to a minimum.

Matric Farewell

Cost: R500 p/p – partners welcome

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020

Place: 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift, Misty Hills Hotel, Carnivore (Restaurant)

Times: 17:00 for 18:00

Money needs to be paid via EFT/cash or card by  Wednesday 4 November 2020 latest.

Photographs

We have professional photographs available with the following packages:

Ø R250 p/p (includes 3 x Jumbo, 1 x Large photographs)
Ø  R50 for additional photos
Ø  Special rate for orders over 5 or 10 photographs.

NOTE: Students who are not returning to school in 2021 must please return their locker key and laboratory coats before their last day at school if applicable.

Tuckshop

We are looking for someone to run our tuckshop next year. There is no rental or electricity/water payable. The tuckshop runs independently of the school.

Staff News

We say a fond farewell to Mam Revanne (Art Teacher). We wish her all the best for her retirement. We would like to thank her for her 8 years of service to Daybridge. She will be missed. We welcome Ms. Mornay Caroto to her post.

Ms. Riki-Lee Demetriou (Biology Teacher) has given Daybridge 3 years of excellent service. We will miss her and wish her and her husband, all the best for their future plans. Ms. Rosa-Lee Grobler will be filling her post.

Ms. Donna Lira (School Secretary) has resigned for health reasons. Mr. Rhettford Heatlie will be taking over her duties. Ms. Judell Stainbank will be manning the reception.

Ms. Genevieve will be teaching French next year.

Reference
Please click on the link below to give a reference. We would really appreciate it. Alternatively you could post a reference on our website.

https://www.international-schools-database.com/in/johannesburg/daybridge-international-study-centre-johannesburg/reviews/new

Kind Regards
Sue Parry
Principal

Visit us
445 Ontdekkers Service Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 1724
Tel: 011 672-1036 | Cell: 083 947 7581
Website: www.daybridge.co.za
Email: sue@daybridge.co.za

Attachments:
2021 Textbooks
2021 Stationery
2021 School fees
2021 School calendar
2021 Calendar of important dates