Edition 24

13 August 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

~ Mr Morne Marx

Yet another week has passed and as usual, a lot happened at Bryanston Primary. In between the normal academic tasks, Conquesta was written, we had an evacuation drill, and behind the scenes we were hard at work planning the return of extra murals. In addition, renovations to our Grade R building are in full swing.

Please ensure that you are aware of your child’s extra mural commitments. As we are still following the SOP prescribed by the DBE, please ensure that your child is collected as soon as they have finished their extra mural.

Every now and again we receive communication from High schools highlighting the performance of our past learners. I would like to encourage our parents to notify us if they are aware of any brilliant performances from any of our past pupils. We would like to acknowledge our past learners in our newsletter.

On the back of this I would love to share a part of the Headmasters address from Mr George Harris, the Headmaster at Hilton College.

“An education is far more than acquiring knowledge about a particular subject; it is indeed the ideal of forming men and women who will advance the notion of a desired society.

This is not an easy task, nor is it formulaic. Every generation is faced with challenge and difficulty; how we choose to respond defines us.

I want to make this concrete. Sometimes you will disagree with a decision your Housemaster makes here at school. How you respond to this decision is a reflection of your values and is a small building block in your development as you learn to live your values when faced with disappointment or hardship.

When a referee or umpire makes a certain decision in a game, and you feel it is wrong, how you respond at that moment is a reflection of your character and by extension is your chosen response to authority. This then becomes a training ground for much more important things later in in life.”

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

“Learn to argue maturely and learn to listen attentively.”- Mr George Harris

Grade R Application (3)
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    Academic News

    Top 3 – Foundation Phase

    Herewith, the Top 3 Academic Achievers for Term 2 per Grade.  There are academic ties within the grades.

    Grade 1 Top 3

    1. Khwezi Dube
    2. Mimi Mkhwanaz
      Ava Sinclair
      Aariv Singh
      Taya Soden
    3. Harsha Thota

    Grade 2 Top 3

    1. Dakshata Singh
      Emma Solomon
      Haresh Sundararajan
      Ara Padayachee
    2. Mila Savicevic
      Reabetswe Moncho
      Liyana Ntombela
    3. Eden Bloem
      Naomi Mwelwa

    Grade 3 Top 3

    1. Aarna Gupta
    2. Sarthak Akole
    3. Charlotte Pater
      Palesa Modiselle
      Lorenzo Tesoriero
      Dannaryi Moe

    Assessment Schedules Term 3

    Please note that the Assessment Schedules for Grades 1-7 have been loaded to this website. You can access them either by clicking on the Assessment Schedules on the link above, or by using the button here.

    Sports News

    Extra-Murals begin 16 August

    The extra-mural timetable starting on Monday 16 August 2021 is on the website and D6. COVID-19 regulations will be followed at all practices. As a result, all learners must bring their own equipment as sharing is not allowed.

    Procedure:

    At the end of the school day, all children participating in an extra-mural will go straight to the venue of their extra-mural. They must remain socially distant and seated on the steps at the venue until they are collected by their coach. If your child has multiple extra-murals on any day, he or she will be allowed to move to the to the next venue. At the completion of their practice their coach will take them to the main gate where they will remain in the waiting area. Learners may not go back into the school.

    Equipment:
    • All sports will be done in PE uniform and no formal school uniform may be worn
    • Tennis: must have your own tennis racket (no sharing allowed) and takkies (no school shoes)
    • Rugby: gum guard (compulsory) and protective gear (optional)
    • Soccer: shin guards, long sport socks and footwear (takkies or boots – no school shoes)
    • Netball: takkies (no school shoes)
    • Cricket: full cricket equipment and your own cricket ball (no spikes)
    • Hockey: hockey stick, gum guard (compulsory), shin guards, long sport socks and footwear (no school shoes)
    • Cross Country: takkies (no school shoes)

    NB: WATER BOTTLE FOR EVERY PRACTICE SESSION AS LEARNERS MAY NOT DRINK STRAIGHT FROM THE TAPS!

    General Announcements

    Media Centre Re-Opening

    Please note that the Media Centre is open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons for Grade 1 only. All other Grades will be accommodated in the Media Centre during their allocated days as communicated by the register teachers.

    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.

    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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