Newsletter – January 2021

January 2021

Greetings

We wish all our parents, staff and children a prosperous and healthy 2021.

School times
School will commence on Tuesday, 19 January 2021 at 8:00am.

Results
Results for external exams are available as follows:

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

Note: Admin staff and the bursar will be available from 8:30am on Monday, 11 January 2021  for ordering of textbooks and uniform or sorting out your account. There is a teacher/staff meeting from 8:30am to 10:00am. Should you wish to speak to any of the teachers, they will be available after 10:00am.

Registration for May/June exam sitting
Registration for externals in May/June 2021, have to be finalised by Friday, 29 January 2021.
Forms and fee structure will be forwarded to you in due course. I would like to caution against writing in May/June 2021 if your child receives an ungraded (below 40%) in the October/November 2020 sitting. We have very little time to prepare the child. They would finish around mid-June when we have prelims, which are vital for the development of skills. There are only two months of school left after prelims in real terms.

We receive results in mid-August. That leaves even less time if the child needs to rewrite and months of teaching time has been lost.

The format of the English AS exam has changed for 2021. It will be a real challenge to prepare a child for a rewrite in May.

Please discuss a realistic way forward with me if your child did not fare well in the 2020 sitting. It was a very difficult year.

COVID -19
We will take every precaution to ensure that staff and children are safe. However, we expect parents to inform the school immediately if you or your child has been exposed.

Should a teacher become infected or need to isolate for the required time period, we will either set up online classes in the classroom (depending on the teacher is ill) or work will be given and supervised during that time. We are fully prepared for any disruptions that may occur this year. We will make every effort to catch your child up with work should any child become infected or need to isolate.

Uniforms
If your child does not have a uniform when school starts, they need to wear a plain white T-shirt/shirt. Bottoms need to be plain denim, navy, black, grey or white.

We have changed our uniform supplier. Prices have increased, however, the overall quality has improved significantly.

Textbooks
Textbooks are vital for your child’s education. Please be reminded that it may take up to six weeks for delivery. Please order textbooks as soon as possible. NOTE: ORDERS WILL NOT BE PLACED FOR UNIFORMS OR TEXTBOOKS UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE

Tuckshop
Congratulations and welcome to Ms. Samantha Julius who will be running our tuckshop this year.

Staff news
We have rearranged teacher allocations as Ms. Grobler will no longer be joining us. We welcome Ms. King to our school. She will be teaching foundation science.

Lab coats and locker keys
Please ensure that borrowed lab coats are returned to the school. If your child is matriculating or leaving, please ensure that they return their locker key.

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