Edition 13 | 07 May 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

Welcome back to all our learners, staff and parents. Term 2 has started later than ever but we are ecstatic that we can still come to school every day. Our Grade 4 – 7 learners were treated to a fantastic study skill workshop this week and we sincerely hope that the lessons learned in these sessions will be applied by our learners in their studies. I am also very optimistic that this will improve our learners results and that they will find it easier to study in future.

The fact that we can now look forward to interschool sport matches is also a feeling that we have not had for the last 16 months. We are looking forward to a full, exciting term filled with learning and playing. Please take note that unfortunately no parent will be able to step foot on our school or any other school property to support the learners. We will keep parents updated as soon as there is any change regarding this matter.

Reports Term 1

Reports for term 1 will be handed to the learners on Monday 10 May.

Lockers

Please assist us and ensure that all lockers that still have locks on are opened and cleared before Friday 14 May. On Monday, 17 May, our ground staff will be cleaning and disinfecting all lockers. Lockers that are still locked after Friday will be opened by the school. Further information regarding the use of lockers will follow shortly.

Uniform

We would also like to encourage parents to ensure that our learners’ uniform is worn neatly and respectfully. We are entering the winter period and it is easy to fall into the trap of neglecting the neatness of our uniform. Please ensure that your kids wear the uniform with pride when they are in public and in shopping centres. At this stage there is a backlog in the supply of our scarves and beanies and we urge parents to stick to plain blue, black, or grey.

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. Please provide the following details: Name, Surname, Grade. Alternatively, use the button below to make your enquiries.

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.

I would like to take the opportunity to wish every parent and learner a wonderful holiday.  May you find new strength to tackle term 2 and enjoy the time with family and friends.

Grade R

It is with lots of excitement that I can announce that Bryanston Primary School will start their own Grade R in January 2022.  More details will follow soon.

“As we judge others so are we judged by others.  The suspicious will always be tormented by suspicion.” –  Nelson Mandela

~ Mr Morne Marx

In This Edition
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    General Announcements

    Sports Announcements

    Sports Timetable Term 2

    Please note that the Co-Corricular Timetable for Term 2 has been loaded. You can find it here or via the Timetables link at the top of the page.

    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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