School Hours

OFFICIAL SCHOOL HOURS WHEN BPS STAFF ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR LEARNERS

Times

Days

Grade R

07:50-13:10

Monday to Thursday

Grade 1 & 2

07:50-13:15

Monday to Thursday

Grade 3

07:50-14:35

Monday to Wednesday

Grade 3

07:50-13:15

Thursday

Grade 4 to 7

07:50-14:35

Monday to Thursday

Grade R to 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

Times

Days

Grade R to 2

13:10-18:00

Monday to Friday

Grade 3 to 7

13:15/14:35-18:00

Monday to Friday

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