Edition 3 | 23 February 2021

In This Edition
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    Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
    15 February-23 April 03 May - 09 July 26 July - 01 October 11 October - 15 December
    Grade Start Time Drop-off Point End Time Collection Point
    Grade 1 07h25 Sports Cafe Gate 13h10 Main Gate
    Grade 2 07h25 Montessori Gate 13h10 Montessori Gate
    Grade 3 07h25 Main Gate 13h10 Main Gate
    Grade 4 07h25 Montessori Gate 13h40 Staff Gate
    Grade 5 07h25 Sports Cafe Gate 13h40 Main Gate
    Grade 6 07h25 Main Gate 13h40 Montessori Gate
    Grade 7 07h25 Main Gate 13h40 Main Gate

    Message from the Acting Principal

    The last week and a half were a roller coaster ride for all involved at Bryanston Primary School. I am happy to announce that we are now having 99% of all our learners back at school every day.

    The returning of all our grades brought challenges to the fore that are not new to Bryanston Primary. Our age-old traffic problems in Mount street are still in our midst. I would really like to thank all the parents for their patience during peak hours. We are alleviating some traffic congestion through using the Hedding field, however this is not always possible due to heavy rainfall and waterlogged fields.

    In the last week we have realised the effect of COVID-19 on our learners. Most of our learners are struggling with being at school without a week break at home. We encourage our parents to motivate their kids to start balancing their time again for them to adapt easier when we are approaching normal life again. Please ensure that you limit their screen time as this will affect their ability to perform to their maximum potential. 

    A sincere gratitude to all our parents that are keeping up to date with school fees. We understand that it is an extremely tough year. I would like to encourage parents to honour their financial commitments as the running costs of the school is still ongoing. Please communicate with us if you are experiencing financial difficulties regarding school fees.

    Aftercare 2021

    BPS is considering bringing Aftercare back soon. There is no definite date yet, but for planning purposes, we would need guidance as to the number of learners considering attending Aftercare. Logistics will be sent to parents once details have been finalised.

    Please email aftercare@bryanstonprimary.co.za before Friday 26 February if you are interested in sending your child to aftercare.
    Please provide the following details:
    Name Surname
    Grade

    Extramurals 2021

    As a number of sports start opening their activities, BPS is investigating the most appropriate and safe ways to reintroduce extra murals. Further information will be communicated soon to parents.

    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”- Aristotle

    ~ Mr Morne Marx

    General Announcements

    Lightning Procedure

    We ask that parents follow this procedure for lightning and heavy rain. Please use the contact numbers for WHATSAPP ONLY if parents or transport companies are at the gate and they need learners to be sent to their respective dismissal points only when there is lightning or heavy rain.

    No incoming phone calls will be allowed on these phones. This phone will not be used for any other purpose other than it’s intended use. It is only used for WHATSAPP messages during inclement weather.

    WHATSAPP message should only have Name, Surname and Grade of the learner who needs to be sent to the gate (e.g. Joe Soap Grade 4A to be sent to the gate).

    Please WHATSAPP the Grade Heads in your respective Grades as follows, only during inclement weather:

    • Grade 1: 076 570 5824
    • Grades 2 and 3: 079 790 4653
    • Grade 4 & 5: 079 169 2271
    • Grade 6 & 7: 079 628 7475

    COVID Standard Operating Procedures

    Please ensure that you have read and understand the school standard operating procedures for the start of Term 1, in relation to COVID sanitation standards.

    The document can be found on our Coronavirus Resources page.

    D6 Connect

    Parents are encouraged to install the D6 Connect App in order to receive important communication from the school regarding News, Resources, Alerts etc. Download the app here.

    MS Teams and BPS Online

    From the school side, all MS Teams and BPS online profiles have been created and are working. Login details are the same as last year and if resets were done, they were sent to parents. Please use the MS Teams or BPS Online password reset button on the front page of the login page if ever you forget the password.

    • For BPS online login password queries when you have difficulties, please contact support@bpsonline.co.za from a login aspect. If the query is subject related, regarding content, please contact the subject teacher and not support.
    • If you are experiencing MS Teams login password queries please email troman@bryanstonprimary.co.za
    • If you are experiencing technical difficulties (not related to passwords), depending on the device you are using, please ensure that updates are done on the learners’ devices.
    • For details on resetting or changing of passwords, please refer to our Troubleshooting guide.
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