Term Planner

IMPORTANT DATES TO DIARISE FOR TERM 2—2019

02 April: Start of 2nd Term
03 April: Author, Michelle Sciaccia visits BPS
05 April: Soapbox Go Karts Fun day and Civvies
05 April: Grade 5 Cake Sale
05 April: School dismissed for all learners at 12:15pm
05/06 April: Sun Valley Championship Shield
08 April: Start of 2nd Term Extra Mural Programme
10 April: Foundation Phase Parent Workshop @ 7pm
11 April: Grade R Sports Day
13 April: Senior Musicthon
18 April: Grade 1 Outing – Muizenberg Beach
19 April: Good Friday – School Closed
22 April: Family Day – School Closed
23 April: Grade 4L Outing to CCE
25 April: Grade 4W & 4Y Outing to CCE
27 April: Freedom Day (Saturday)
29 April: Winter Uniform Switch Over
01 May: Workers’ Day School Closed
04 May: BPS Derby Day
08 May: Election Day – School Closed
08 May: Start of Ramadan
08-09 May: World Scholars Cup
10 May: Co-Hosting Cross Country with MJS
11 May: Choir Eisteddfod
11 May: Horizon Maths Comp 2nd Round
13 May: Eisteddfod Music solos
20 – 31 May: No Extra-Murals due to Test & Exam week
22 – 31 May: Start of Senior Primary Test & Exams
22 – 31 May: School closes for all Learners at 13:15 due to Test & Exam week
29 -31 May: SMBA Conference (Mrs Leary & Mrs Pretorius) Finance Office Closed
03 – 07 June: Last week of Extra-Murals and Matches
06 June: Eid-ul-Fitr
07 June: Grade 4 Cake Sale
08 June: Art and Creative Writing Eisteddfod
12 June: SP & JP General Knowledge
12 June: Teacher-Parent Meetings by appointment
13 June: Sports Photographs
14 June: End of 2nd Term – School closes at 11am

OFFICIAL SCHOOL HOURS WHEN BPS STAFF ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR LEARNERS

Grade R 07:50-13:10 Monday to Thursday
Gr 1 & 2 07:50-13:15 Monday to Thursday
Gr 3 07:50-14:35 Monday to Wednesday
Gr 3 07:50-13:15 Thursday
Gr 4 – 7 07:50-14:35 Monday to Thursday
Gr R - 7 07:50-13:00 Friday

PLEASE TAKE CAREFUL NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING: The school building will be open from 07:50 for learners to enter their classrooms to prepare for the commencement of lessons promptly at 08:00. The educators are on duty from 07:50 whilst the Front Offices and Reception open at 07:30.

In order to assist with the traffic congestion which tends to build up in Childrens Way near the front entrance to the school during the school day, we ask that learners in Grades Four to Seven are allowed to get out of vehicles and walk to the front gate from the vicinity of the cricket nets on the South Field. This will be absolutely safe as they are to remain on the pathway along the perimeter of the property.

Children must be collected from inside the school grounds within a maximum of 10 – 15 minutes after the last bell of the day or at the completion of any extra-mural activity.

 Educators are not able to supervise children left behind at the close of day – they are busily engaged with numerous other activities and meetings.  Remember to keep your after school care-givers and lift-providers fully updated and informed concerning your child’s routine and timetable.  Check to ensure that all your transport and after school care expectations are being met by conducting spot checks, and empower your child with a back-up plan of how to deal with any emergency or negative situation which they may have to deal with when outside of the safety of the school campus.  Emergency contact numbers should always be on them and cellular phones kept safely out of view in a bag or pocket.

When dropping off and collecting learners please remember NEVER TO HOOT to attract their attention.  Children wait inside the school grounds and not on the pavement – this is for their safety and security.

By law attendance at school is compulsory – when a child is ill or exceptional circumstances require absence from school, a telephone call or an explanatory note will ensure that the educator is aware of the reason for the absence.  Permission to leave school early should only be requested when emergencies arise or when it is absolutely unavoidable.  Please try where possible to make appointments for after school hours, as it can be disruptive when a learner has to leave the classroom in the middle of a teaching lesson.

 AFTER SCHOOL CARE CENTRE HOURS

Grades R to Two Monday to Friday 13:10 to 18:00
Grades Three to Seven Monday to Friday 13:15/14:35 to 18:00

EXTRA-MURALS

 Every child is encouraged to participate in at least One Summer and One Winter extra-mural. Sport keeps the body healthy and the mind active. Once they have made a commitment to a particular sport or activity, they are expected to continue with it until the end of the season.  Learners from Grade Three to Grade Seven are expected to participate in an activity on at least two afternoons per week, and details of these extra-mural activities are to be found on the termly Extra-mural Timetable.

For Summer outdoor activities learners should be equipped with sunscreen, a hat/peak cap and supplies of water.  These items should accompany your child to school every day especially during the Summer Terms when the effect of the sun is extremely powerful, even on cloudy days.  Pack these items as a general rule and you will hopefully engender good lifestyle habits.

DISCIPLINE

 At Bergvliet Primary our aim is to ensure firm, but fair discipline with dignity. We believe that positive discipline and encouragement can often reap better rewards and motivation than punishment. Children have rights, but also responsibilities. If they do not act responsibly and respect the rights of others, the consequences unfortunately will be disciplinary action.

MANNERS AND RESPECT

At Bergvliet Primary our children are expected to show exemplary manners and respect at home, at school and in public places. Please encourage them to greet politely and if they are not sure of the name of the individual they are greeting to use Good Morning Sir or Ma’am. Our mission statement makes reference to producing well-rounded individuals and the value of good manners and respect goes a long way to achieving this.


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