A very happy New Year to everyone. Welcome back to another year at Daybridge.
I hope that this year is successful for you and your family.
School commences at 8:00 on Wednesday 16th January 2019.
Please download the Daybridge Timetable 2019 and Cycle test programme
All are welcome. Should you need to finalise uniforms, textbooks or speak to the teachers please come to our open day.
Date: Thursday, 10 January 2019
Time: 08:00 – 14:00
The AS results will be available on Thursday, 10 January 2019 after 12:30.
The IG results will be available on 17 January, 2019 after 12:30. Please email a request for results if you or your child are not picking them up.
Please contact me if you need a discussion on the way forward.
A reminder that should you wish Ms Ferreira (073 654 5685) to process your results with SAQA or USAF, to bring all certificates and R300.
Please be reminded that should you wish to register your child for the May/June sitting, payments must be in our bank account, no later than the 30th January 2019.
Prices will follow.
IPC is the only centre willing to run these exams. If a 2018 matriculant hasn’t performed as well as expected, then please register for these exams. If your child is entering matric this year and has done well with the AS English in 2018, then it may be a good idea to register for English in order to reduce the number of subjects. Also it is helpful to have these results in August for pre-admission to University. However, we will not register a child to rewrite Maths, unless the child was supposed to matriculate in 2018.
Please be reminded that the May/June sitting has a negative impact on the child’s academic year and other subjects tend to be neglected because of pending exams.
It is often preferable to allow the child a full year before rewriting. The full syllabus is taught by the first week of September and then practise of past papers and more individual attention is given before the year end exams.
Teachers will need to sign off on requests for May/June registration.
Please encourage your child to request extra lessons as soon as possible for those subjects they struggle with.
If your child does not have a uniform as yet, they may wear a plain white t-shirt until the end of January. A reminder that plain denim, navy, black, white or grey is acceptable. No tight shorts, mini skirts or leggings allowed. If your child is guilty of a uniform infraction they may be sent home or punished in another way. Please support our endeavours to have appropriate school wear. Order the jacket as soon as possible, as it may take up to six weeks before the jackets are delivered.
These also need to be ordered as soon as possible. The teachers will photocopy what they are using in class until the end of February. Thereafter, every child should have a full set of textbooks
Payment for textbooks and uniform is separate to school fees. Payments must be made before an order is placed either in cash or via EFT, clearly stating what the payment is for.
We request that all the matriculants of 2018, if they have not done so as yet, to please return their locker keys. Lockers are available to all students. A key deposit of R50 is required.
The deposit must be paid to Mrs Swart. If a key is lost R50 will be required to replace the lock, as duplicate keys cannot be made.
We have books informing us of university entrance requirements for the different faculties.
Please encourage your matriculant to research those requirements in advance. The universities accept 5 X AS subjects as a first year requirement.
Applications need to be finalised by the end of March. If your child wants to enter the Engineering Faculty, they will be required to apply and write the board exam by the end of March 2019. (National Benchmark Tests)
Drop-off and pick-up
Please drop off and pick up at the pedestrian gate on Bristow or on David street. DO NOT STOP ON THE SERVICE ROAD. DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS OR THE ROAD.
Should you wish to park and come into school, please park inside the premises.
Due to a change in circumstances, Ms Braxton will not be returning to Daybridge. I will be taking over the English.