Newsletter – June 2021

Greetings

School Calendar
School closes on Friday, 2 July 2021 and commences on Wednesday, 21 July.

Please take note of the following dates:

  • Monday, 14 June 2021 – Afrikaans oral exam
  • Wednesday, 16 June 2021 – Public holiday
  • Thursday, 17 June – Friday, 18 June 2021 – Study leave for prelims.

We have postponed the excursions until third term due to increase in Covid cases.

Reports
Term 2 reports will be handed out on Friday, 11 June 2021. These marks are made up of cycle tests, class tests, and assignments.

Prelim Exams

Rules:

  • Learners need only come to school when writing an exam.
  • Candidates must be at school 30 minutes before the session starts and seated 15 minutes before the commencement time. PLEASE CHECK TIMES DAILY.
  • No school bags allowed in the venue.
  • Stationery to be in a clear plastic bag.
  • No borrowing of calculators or stationery.
  • No tippex allowed.
  • Learners must be in full school uniform.

Should your child have transport problems, school will be open during normal school hours. We will provide a venue for them to study if they are not writing an exam.

Registrations for external exams are based on marks achieved in the prelim exams. Reports for the prelim exams will be handed out on Friday, 23 July 2021.

Registrations need to be finalised no later than Monday, 2 August 2021 (IG and AS only). PENALTIES APPLY FOR LATE REGISTRATIONS.

Fees payable for external exams:

  • Registration fee = R650.00
  • IGCSE = R2450.00 per subject
  • AS = R2550.00 per subject
  • AS Physics = R3650.00
  • AS Chemistry = R3650.00
  • AS Biology = R3650.00
  • AS Art = R3650.00
  • IG Art = R3550.00
  • IG French = R3110.00
  • IG German = R3110.00

Charity – St. Lawrence’s Childrens’ Haven

The following items are desperately needed:

  • Milk (Long life, full cream)
  • Toilet paper
  • Cereal e.g. cornflakes, Weetbix, no fancy cereals please.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards
Sue Parry
Principal

Newsletter – May 2021

Greetings

Reports
Reports were sent out on Wednesday, 21 April 2021. Please ensure that your received it.

Parents’ Day
Parents’ day is on Saturday, 1 May 2021. Time is 11:00-14:00.
The matrics will be selling homemade goodies to raise funds for the matric farewell. Please support us and remember to bring cash.
Ms King (Foundation: Biology and Chemistry) will only be available from 11:00-12:00.

Certificates
Certificates for the Oct/Nov 2020 exam sitting, are available for collection. Please keep them safely with other important documents. They are difficult and costly to replace.

Photographs – Please see attached
School photos will be taken on Tuesday, 18 May 2021. Due to COVID, the register class photos will be a collage.

Prices in brief:
R60.00 – Class photo only
R120.00 – Individual photo only (various)
R180.00 – Individual plus class photo (various)
R110.00 – Printed mug
R90.00 – Printed mousepad

Please send cash with your child.

(Click here to view attachment)

Staff news
We bid Ms Visser a fond farewell. She will be embarking on a new journey. We wish her all the best. She will be available to help us.
We are still in the process of selecting a suitable replacement.

Reminder
External exams (Oct/Nov) will need to be paid for by 2 August 2021.
If, for any reason, we can apply for extra time, we do so. The forms will need to be completed, by us, in July, with the specialists report.
Prelim exam timetable will be in the June newsletter.

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 7581EMIS: 700401111

Newsletter – April 2021

Dear Parents

Greetings

We hope  that you had a blessed Easter and a good rest. We wish all our Muslim families well for their fasting month.

School Calendar

School commences on Wednesday 14th April 2021, at 8:00am.

Reports

Reports for Term 1 will be handed out on Monday, 19 April 2021.

Marks have been made up of class tests, cycle tests and mini-exams.

Please note: Children will collect their exam papers on Wednesday, 14April 2021. You need to sign the exam scripts to acknowledge that you have seen them.

Cycle Test Programme – Term 2

  • 16 April – Economics
  • 23 April – Physics
  • 30 April – Maths
  • 7 May – Chemistry
  • 14 May – Computers
  • 21 May Biology
  • 28 May – Accounting/History
  • 4 June – Geography

Charity

We are still collecting goods for CLAW. Any old blankets, toys, food etc.

The winner of the competition for the most brought in by Thursday 18 March 2021, was Dale Julius. Thank you!

Reminders

There will be a workshop for those writing the AS Computer Science May/June Cambridge examination on Saturday, 17 April 2021 from 10:00-12:30.

We will be having parents day on Saturday 1 May 2021 from 11:00-14:00.

School photos will be taken on Wednesday, 12 May 2021.

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

EMIS: 700401111

Newsletter – March – 2021

Dear Parents

School Holidays

School will officially close on Friday, 26th March 2021 and commence on Wednesday 14 April 2021.

March Exams

Please see exam timetable attached.
(Click here to view)


Please note the following:

  • Learners need only attend the sessions they are writing
  • Learners must be at school 30 minutes prior to the start of the exam, i.e.: 8:30 and 11:30.
  • All learners must have the required stationery (including a calculator if required). All stationery must be in a clear plastic bag. No correction fluid / tippex is allowed. No borrowing of any stationery is allowed.
  • Appropriate school uniform is compulsory. We understand there is a delay in new uniform orders, however, the basic uniform as specified must be worn.

Uniform & Textbooks

We apologise that we are experiencing a lengthy delay in receiving the uniform and textbooks. We request your patience and understanding. If you have not paid for textbooks/uniform as yet, please do so.

In the meantime, we request all children adhere to our basic dress code. Bottoms need to be plain in either denim, navy, black, grey, or white. They may wear a plain white or navy T-shirt or golf shirt (no exceptions).

Please check what your child is wearing before sending them to school to avoid any unnecessary consequences. Caps and beanies of any sort may not be worn at school.

Reports

Reports will be handed out on Tuesday, 20 April 2021. The final Term 1 mark will include cycle tests, class tests and the exams. Please let us know if you would like us to forward a copy via email.

Extra Time

If your child is writing Cambridge International exams in the Oct/Nov sitting and they need extra time, we require a motivation from the relevant specialist. This avoids your child being disadvantaged  by the allocated time.

School Fees

We request that all parent details be regularly updated, with email addresses and contact details to ensure that you receive all correspondence. We will provide your child with a hard copy of all correspondence if preferred. Should school fees not be paid, your child may be suspended.

University Registration

Registrations for universities are open from April. Applications are completed online and need to be finalised by the end of April. Should your child be required to write the NBT’s (National Benchmark Tests) they need to book in advance. The NBT assistance website is www.advantagelearn.com.

Should your child require preparation for the NBT’s please contact Ms. Hamlett. The cost for extra tuition is R300 per hour. The NBT maths is different and is taken from the CAPS, IEB and Cambridge syllabus.

Career Guidance

If your child has no specific career goals, it is a suggestion that they make an appointment with a career guidance specialist. A possible option is Prof Zak Nel: 082 680 9235 (Please SMS and he will return your call)

Charities

Claw is our charity this term. There will be a prize for the child who brings in the most donations given on Thursday, 18 March 2021.

Matric Fundraising

There will be a cake and candy sale on Thursday, 18 March 2021 to raise funds for the Matric Farewell.

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
EMIS: 700401111

Newsletter – February 2021

Dear Parents

Greetings

May/June Registrations
Registrations for May/June external exams are closed.
Those who have registered will receive a provisional timetable that will need to be checked: Full name, date of birth, subjects and level.

Uniform
We have a new supplier for the uniform.

Cost:     Shirt = R370.00 incl.
                Jacket = R570.00 incl.

Ordered uniforms should be delivered by next week.
We have a uniform and it is compulsory to wear it. Should you need to order please do so as soon as possible.
If you are waiting for the uniform, please send your child to school in PLAIN denim, navy, white, black or grey.
No beanies/hats.

IDs
In order to register students for external exams, we need a copy of their ID, birth certificate with photo, or a passport.
If your child has not written external exams through the school, as yet, please email a copy to the school.

Early Leave/Late Arrival
Should you need to fetch your child early or if your child is going to be late, please inform me or the office.
Also, park inside.
No child is allowed to leave the school premises early without permission from you.

Pick up (Afternoons)
DO NOT double park on Bristow road. Cars need to be parked on the school’s side of the road ONLY.
DO NOT block driveways.

Timetable
Click here

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

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

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