Edition 22 | 30 July 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

A warm welcome to Term 3 to all our learners, parents, and staff!

As a staff we would like to send our sincere condolences to all our families that have lost loved ones during the holiday. May you find peace in the times ahead.

The new term started with ice cold weather, but I am happy to report that we had a positive start to the term. Term 2 reports will be handed out to learners today. Our teachers are well rested, and we are looking forward to another busy term. This term we are steadily working towards the November exams, and we encourage parents to ensure that their kids are at school on time to prevent any interruptions to teaching.

Several parents asked questions regarding extra murals. We are awaiting direction from the GDE before we communicate when we will start with any extra murals.

I would like to encourage our parents to continue reiterating the importance of social distancing. We have noticed that the learners are battling to adhere to this after the holiday.

 

School fees

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.

Grade R

It is with much excitement that I can announce that Bryanston Primary School will start their own Grade R in January 2022. Applications for Grade R will open on Wednesday 3 August. Please contact Mrs van Eeden at grader@bryanstonprimary.co.za for any further information.

I wish all our parents, learners and teachers a safe and happy term.

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck, is hard work.” 

~ Mr Morne Marx

Aftercare 2021

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 enquiry form here to make your enquiries.

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    Academic News

    Welcome back to our learners! We are ready for a new term and wish the learners well for the term.

    1. We are happy with the progress of most of the learners. The results show the magnitude of effort placed in preparing for the formal assessments. It is important that learners prepare for these important assessments. If you are concerned with your child’s progress, please email the grade head to set up a meeting.
    2. The Learner assessment plan will be on the website from next week. Please help your children prepare for these assessments. If your child is absent for an assessment, please email the teacher with a reason for being absent and provide a doctor’s note.
    3. If your child is absent, work is on the portal so that your child can catch up the work that was done in class.
    4. On the 10th and 12th August, learners will be writing Conquesta. Practice papers will be on the portal.
    • Grade 1-3: Mathematics – 10 August
    • Grade 1-3: English – 11 August
    • Grade 4-7: Mathematics – 10 August
    • Grade 4 and 6: English – 12 August

    We look forward to a fruitful term three.

    General Announcements

    Recent Eisteddfod Results

    Congratulations to our recent Pro Arti Eisteddfod Champions. The English Department participated in their 5th Eisteddfod for 2021. The recent results are commendable.

    MR SWANEPOEL

    The Grade 7 Self Writing Poetry entered 8 candidates. All 8 scored above 90% with one candidate scoring a Prestige Award with 95%.
    The Grade 7 Public Speaking group entered 12 candidates. All 12 scored 80-89%. Well done.

    MS CHELIUS

    Ms Chelius’ 18 Self Written Poems scored above 80%, with the majority above 90%. Well done. A special word of thanks to Ms Chelius for her passion.

    MS COETZER

    Ms Coetzer entered 9 Grade 6 Self Writing Poems. Well done, all 9 learners scored 90% and above, with one learner netting a whopping 96%. Well done. A special word of thanks to Ms Coetzer for her dedication.

    Well done, Ms Chelius: two independent Eisteddfod adjudicators awarded BPS the additional honour of Best Art Submission – Primary Schools, for our recent Art submissions. The Trophy and Medal are testament to your immense contribution.

    Mrs L Chelius

    Eisteddfod Matters

     A friendly reminder to those who registered for the Eisteddfod to pay their R230.00 by the following date: 25 August 2021.  Many thanks to those who have already paid.

    Tuckshop

    Please note that the Tuckshop is closed until 5 August. Please ensure learners pack extra lunch as no online orders will be processed until the Tuckshop re-opens.

    Reminders

    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

    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

    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.

    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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