Edition 26

27 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

Spring is fast approaching and with that the mid-afternoon and early morning rain; I would like to encourage our parents to ensure that their kids bring an umbrella to school.  We would also like to encourage our parents to ensure that our learners are at school everyday as we are constantly busy with assessments.

Bryanston Primary will host their annual golf day on Friday 3 September.  If you would like to get involved in anyway, for e.g., Sponsoring prizes, sponsoring a hole, or taking a fourball, please contact Ms Soden at tsoden@bryanstonprimary.co.za

As we are progressing with our Grade R revamping, I would like any parent that is in the gardening or landscaping industry to contact Ms Pepperell at kpepperell@bryanstonprimary.co.za


As parents you would have seen a lot in the media about the scrapping of the October holiday.  Please wait for official communication from the school in this regard as nothing has been gazetted yet.  The school will inform you as soon as we have clarity on the matter. Unfortunately, no official communication was sent this week.

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 its own Grade R in January 2022.

Applications for Grade R are open. Please contact Mrs van Eeden at grader@bryanstonprimary.co.za for any further information.

“As long as they are well-intentioned, mistakes are not a matter for shame, but for learning.”- Margaret Hefferman

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    Academic Announcements

    Assessment Week Timetable – Senior Phase

    Please note that the assessment week timetable has been published on this site, on the Academic Timetable page.

    General Announcements

    COVID-19 Alert

    As of this week, we have 1 Educator who has tested positive for COVID-19.  The educator is currently in isolation. We wish our staff member a speedy recovery.

    Spring Day Civvies – Friday 3 September

    Spring Day is fast approaching. Learners who have received 10 credits for Term 3, may dress up in appropriate Spring Day civvies (no short shorts or strappy tops). If learners choose not to wear civvies, they must ensure that they come to school in the correct school uniform. The cost of Spring Day will be R10.00, which is payable to your register teacher via D6 or cash.

    The money will go towards restoring our gardens after the winter, and preparing for a colourful spring garden. Learners may dress in their Spring Day civvies on Friday, 3 September 2021.

    If learners are not dressed appropriately, parents will be phoned to collect learners in order to go home to change.

    Eisteddfod News

    This week a selection of Grade 7s participated in two more Eisteddfods: The GDEs Department of Arts and Culture, Segarona Festival and the Perservaria Eisteddfod. We wish the participants well.

    They have entered Video/Virtual entries for Public Speaking, Poetry and Group work with musical instruments. We are sure that they will receive excellent results and make us all proud. Everyone else has started working hard towards the October Eisteddfod, conducted by the National Eisteddfod of South Africa. Good luck to all the participants.

    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.


    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

    Sensei Basil Smith has been coaching judo at Bryanston Primary for the past 18 years.

    He has medalled all over the world becoming the Commonwealth Champion in Singapore in 2010.

    Tatami Judo was started in 2007 by Sensei Basil Smith.

    Judo is a sport ideal for both boys and girls of all ages. The art enhances the body’s core stability and strength. Footwork and co-ordination are further improved complementing the training necessary for other sporting activities. In addition to physical fitness, Judo is set to boost overall confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline.

    Classes at Bryanston Primary School are held on a Friday afternoon:
    Grade 0: 13h00 – 13h30
    Grade 1 & 2: 13h45 – 14h45
    Grade 3-7: 14h45 – 15h45

    “I pride myself on dedicating my full attention to my students and helping them reach their full potential.”

    Contact Details:-
    Sensei Basil Smith
    084 450 7777

    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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