Edition 10 | 09 April 2021

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 Principal

The assessment week has come to an end and we are proud of the learners that prepared well for these activities.  Thank you to all our parents for their constant support of their kid’s education.

Sports Leagues – Term 2

We are also now at a stage where extra murals have been introduced, and we are preparing for the various leagues.  As it is standing now, netball, rugby, and soccer leagues will continue next term.  We will also take place in the Open netball and cricket Montrose night challenge.  As soon as we receive the dates for these matches, we will communicate it to our parent body.  Please ensure that D6 Connect is uploaded on your devices and please feel free to access our BPS website for all information needed.

School Uniforms

We would also encourage parents to ensure that our learners’ uniform is worn neatly and respectfully.  Please ensure that your kids wear the uniform with pride when they are in public and in shopping centres.

SGB Elections 2021

Thank you very much to every parent that made themselves available to serve on the SGB for the next three years.  We wish you well and hope that you will serve the school with the same passion as the previous SGB.  The SGB will meet for the first time on Monday night and in next weeks newsletter we will publish photos and the roles of the newly elected members.  Our sincere thanks must also go to the electoral team of Bryanston Parallel for conducting our elections in such an efficient and professional manner.

Aftercare 2021

The Aftercare programme has resumed, and our parents and kids are very grateful for the routine that is created. Please email aftercare@bryanstonprimary.co.za if you are interested in sending your child to aftercare, and provide the following details: Name, Surname, Grade . Alternately, use the inquiry link below.

School Fees

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.

“Happiness is the real sense of fulfilment that comes with hard work.” – Joseph Barbara

~ Mr Morne Marx

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    General Announcements

    Easter Egg collection

    It is always a special time of year where we as Bryanston Primary school are able to share a little cheer and happiness with those less fortunate by spreading a little chocolate cheer.

    We were in awe of the amount of donations we received from all our learners and their families. We collected 294 boxes which equates to 9035 individual marshmallow eggs.

    We donated to quite a few charities. Here are just a few that received Easter eggs from Bryanston Primary School:

    • Little Eden Society
    • One small act of Kindness
    • Charity begins with me
    • Villa of Hope

    Thank you so much for sharing in our vision to spread joy of this period! ~ Mrs B Agostinetto

    Reminders

    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.

    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 & 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.

    Bryanston Classifieds

    Adverts are placed on a monthly basis at the beginning of the month and removed at the end of the month. This service is offered by Bryanston Primary School for advertisers to market their products or services to the BPS community in the school newsletter. The school cannot be held responsible or liable for any damages or misleading claims resulting from the information contained in the classifieds. Placing an advert in the Bryanston Classifieds does not mean that the school endorses or recommends the product or service on offer.

    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 mfairley@bryanstonprimary.co.za.

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    Aftercare Inquiry

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