Edition 8 | 26 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
This week saw the beginning of our assessment weeks and we almost feel that things are moving back to normal. We would like to encourage our learners to ensure that they are well prepared for these assessments. We have also realised that Murphy’s law will have it, that as soon as extra murals are falling nicely into place, the weather will create havoc. We thank our parents for their understanding in this regard.
SGB Elections 2021
Next week Thursday, 1 April will mark a very important day on our calendar. Bryanston Parallel Medium’s electoral team will conduct the Bryanston Primary SGB elections for 2021 in our school hall. Voting will take place from 7:30 – 13:30. Please see the letter published in conjunction with this newsletter for nomination and voting procedures. Also take note that you need to be on the voters roll to vote, and that you need a Green ID book, Smart ID card or valid passport on hand in order for you to cast your vote.
Please see the PDF attachment regarding the management procedure here.
The Aftercare programme has resumed, and our parents and kids are very grateful for the routine that is created. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in sending your child to aftercare.
Please provide the following details: Name, Surname and Grade.
Alternately, click on the inquiry button below to submit a form to the Aftercare team.
A sincere gratitude to all of 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.
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills
~ Mr Morne Marx
Please note that all Extramurals and Aftercare are cancelled on 1 April due to SGB elections. Aftercare and Extramurals continue as per normal when school re-opens on Tuesday 6 April.
Rotary Poetry Competition – Congratulations
Congratulations to Nwayitelo Nkuna (Grade 7) and Gemma Bolleurs (Grade 6) for obtaining the Special Mention Category for their poems: What the world needs now.
They participated in the International Poetry Day Competition, conducted by the Rotary Club of Sandton. We are very proud of you as well as all the grades 4-7 participants. Well done!
Congratulations to the participating schools: Redhill High, St Stitians Girls College, Crawford Lonehill, Grayston, Montrose and Rivonia Primary. A special word of thanks to the Rotary Club of Sandton for organising this great event. Well done, to all our Future Poet Laureates.
~ Mr Swanepoel
Sports – Recognition
Congratulations go to Gr7 learners, Melissa and Chris Louskas for receiving their Takwaendo 1st Gup ( red and black) belt award.
Hours of training, dedication and discipline are needed to attain such a high level at their age and Melissa and Chris, always humble and modest, are worthy recipients of their awards.
~ Mr Bill Corner
Grade 1-7 Shoulder bag requirements
Please ensure that the following items are in the learner’s shoulder bags daily:
- An extra mask in a sealed plastic bag in case of an emergency
- A plastic bag to throw rubbish into (tissues, pencil sharpenings, paper that has been cut out etc.)
- A minimum of 500ml of water for drinking
- Adequate amount of lunch
- Personal hand sanitiser (alcohol based)
- Personal tissues
- Sanitising wipes (alcohol based) to clean off their own working area
- No latex gloves may be worn
New Tuckshop menu
Please note that Mrs T’s Tuckshop has a special temporary menu in place. You can view it here!
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.
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Price structure for BPS Classifieds:
- BPS Families R200 per advert – maximum 30 words.
- Non-BPS Families R350 per advert – maximum 30 words.
Payment and Advertising material
By EFT only. Bank: Standard Bank Fourways Crossing | Branch Code: 009953 | Account Number: 023385103.
Please use the reference: CLASSIFIEDS+Your Name and send proof of payment and advertising material to Mrs M. Fairley on firstname.lastname@example.org.