Edition 5 | 05 March 2021
|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
Last Sunday the country received a welcomed message from President Ramaphosa regarding the countries alert level. As we entered Alert level 1, we are now comfortable to start reopening certain activities in a very cautious manner. We encourage all our parents and learners to value these opportunities and act with caution as we enter the new stage of 2021. We will ensure that all protocols and safety measures are adhered to as we reopen these activities.
As from Monday 15 March aftercare will reopen. Aftercare times will be from directly after school till 17:00. For planning purposes, it is of utmost importance that we have the correct numbers that will attend aftercare. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday, 9 March if you are interested in sending your child to aftercare.
Please provide the following details:
Name and Surname, and Grade
During next week we will send new application forms to all parents that indicated that their children will attend aftercare.
From Monday 15 March, we will also introduce several sport and culture activities. Please note that the Extra-Mural timetable will be published on D6 as well as our website during next week.
The school tuckshop will also open on Monday 15 March. Further details regarding the operation of the tuck shop will also be published in the next week.
Please note in your diaries that we will be holding an SGB election on 1 April 2021. More details to follow.
A sincere gratitude to all our parents that are keeping up to date with school fees. 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.
“Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die.”- Brian Vaszily
~Mr Morne Marx
Mount Street Parking
There are still many parents who are entering the NO RIGHT TURN area on Mount Street. Please adhere to all road signals to assist with the flow of traffic. Please obey all instructions given by our security guards.
JMPD have informed BPS that they will be doing spot visits to the school to monitor and assist with regulating traffic.
JMPD have also suggested that parents drive up Mount Street (if coming from Grosvenor), and turn into Cross Road (towards the gym) and then join onto Main Road to flow into William Nicol, if you need to get back onto William Nicol Drive.
There is a NO RIGHT TURN sign on Mount Street, on the island (coming from Grosvenor) that indicates that no cars coming from Grosvenor are allowed to turn right into the parking area. Please adhere to all road signs in order to assist with traffic congestion.
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 & 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.