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1 Welcome to Parkrand Primary School

2 Welcome to the Parkrand Primary Schoolfamily. Our school is characterised by a friendly, happy atmosphere in which learners are encouraged to develop : Intellectually Morally Spiritually Physically and Socially.

3 Parkrand Primary School offers and maintains a high standard of education, sport and spiritual guidance. Enabling learners to form solid basic foundations and life skills This assists in stimulating personal growth and well being Resulting in a positive influence in their future years of education

4 Strong ties are formed between school and home Parents, learners and teacher should work as a team With this in place 2 things happen : 1. Every child begins to realise his / her true potential 2. The world begins to unfold and the child starts to discover, explore and grow.

5 Mrs. Moodley HOD Guidance Mrs. Van Loggerenberg HOD Computer Life Skills Arts and Culture Mr. Poole HOD English Technology Gr 7 Mr. Koekemoer HOD Social Science Mrs. Ebersohn – Deputy Head HOD Intersen Phase Natural Sciences Technology Mathematics Mrs. Smith – Deputy Head HOD Afrikaans Mr. Schunke – Headmaster HOD EMS Mrs. Rorich HOD Foundation phase Mr. Kotzen HOD Sport

6 Mr. Schunke – Headmaster Mrs. Smith – Deputy Head Mrs. Ebersohn – Deputy Head HOD Intersen Phase Grade R Mrs. Paterson Grade 2 Mrs. Lourens Grade 1 Mrs. Griffiths Grade 3 Mrs. Fourie Grade 4 Mrs. T. Louw Grade 6 Miss Bezuidenhout Grade 5 Miss Steyn Grade 7 Miss Groenewald GRADE HEADS 2014

7 SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TEAM Principal Mr. B. Schunke Deputy Principals Mrs. A. Smith Mrs S. Ebersohn HOD (Foundation Phase) Mrs. Rorich HOD (Intersen Phase) Mrs. Ebersohn Mrs. Van Loggerenberg Mr. Poole Mr. Koekemoer Mr. Kotzen HOD (Guidance) Mrs. Moodley

8 OFFICE STAFF BursarMrs. Bartie Credit ControllerMrs. Kieser Money collectionMrs. Botha Principals SecretaryMrs. Bygate SecretaryMrs. Willemse SecretaryMrs. Viljoen

9 COACH MARYKECOACH KIKICOACH ARMANDCOACH KHAYA COACHES MRS PATERSONMRS HILL GRADE r MRS DUVENHAGEMRS GROENEWALDMRS IRVINGMRS GRIFFITHS GRADE 1 MRS LOURENSMRS LOCHENBERGMRS KRYNAUWMRS HUGHES GRADE 2 MRS MCEVOYMRS BARSKEMRS RORICHMRS FOURIE GRADE 3 MRS STEADMRS NELMRS T. LOUWMISS VAN DER WALT GRADE 4 MISS DE BRUINMRS VAN LOGGERENBERGMISS STEYNMR V. LOGGERENBERG GRADE 5 MR KOTZENMISS BEZUIDENHOUTMRS M. LOUWMR POOLE GRADE 6 MISS GROENEWALD MR GROBBELAAR MRS GARDINERMRS VAN WYKMR KOEKEMOER GRADE 7 MRS GOVENDER MRS HORNE MRS WILLIAMSMISS COUTTSMRS GOUWS ASSISTANTS COMPUTER MR BOTHA Support class MRS THORNS MRS BYGATEMRS WILLEMSE MRS VILJOEN MRS BOTHA MRS KIESER MRS BARTIE Admin MR HEYNEKE MR BYGATE MRS MALOPO MR MAPHOSA MR MAPITSI MR MOGQALIKE CHRISTINAH LINA MR RAMOTLOU MR YENDE ELIA MRS THEMBA MRS MATSHIKA MR MADISA MR MOGANA Ground staff HEADMASTER: MR SCHUNKE DEPUTY HEADS: MRS SMITH MRS EBERSOHN Guidance: MRS MOODLEY

10 ORIGIN OF PARKRAND PRIMARY SCHOOL Its name is taken from the suburb in which it was built The school was established in January 1976 (Leeuwpoort street) New premises was built on 1 st May 1979

11 BADGE AND THE MEANING THEREOF Symbol of the badge In the centre (Protea) = Parkrand identifies itself with openness and takes its place in identifying with the whole nation of South Africa The Laurel Wreath A roman symbol of conquerors and victors echoing the motto Only the best The colours of the school Gold – Untapped potential in all learners & resources of gold embedded in earths crust. Blue – Immeasurable sky and potential a learner can achieve, in his / her future calling. White – the purity of norms and values upon which the schools foundation of discipline rests.

12 Only the best Learners and educators are expected to do their level best in all spheres according to their abilities. Parkrand Primary strives to : Bring out the best in every person Help and assist those with problems Guide and motivate the under achiever Give praise where praise is due Support those who really do their best Give rewards for achievements Enrich and motivate outstanding learners Create an academic atmosphere in class Be prepared and maintain discipline at all times Keeping learners occupied intelligently

13 THE MISSION STATEMENT At Parkrand Primary School we strive to create a challenging secure environment allowing for the development of an enquiring mind, consideration, confidence and contentment in all our pupils.

14 THE VISION STATEMENT At Parkrand Primary School we endeavour to generate a school atmosphere where each child counts individually. We will strive to assist each child in reaching his / her full potential through providing quality education and instilling values which are of a high standards. The school will provide, and pledges, a high academic standard and takes pride in encouraging all of its learners to become involved in all spheres of its life. The educators pledge to provide learners with a truly holistic and well rounded education. The learners pledge loyalty to the school. They promise to uphold the code of conduct, respect the disciplinary code of the school and endeavour to participate in events which lend themselves to sporting, cultural or academic spheres of life. At Parkrand we promise to strive to be Only the Best.

15 PHILOSOPHY OF PARKRAND PRIMARY SCHOOL The school is designed for the sole purpose of educating children. Our primary task is to help children to think and to communicate effectively, using basic skills and knowledge learned in the classroom. We believe that each child should be motivated and required to do their best.

16 We concern ourselves with : Intellectual Physical Emotional Spiritual and Social growth of our learners to help learners to become effective citizens We believe that the home is most important social group We welcome and encourage the co-operation of parents in accomplishment of our mission.

17 SCHOOL PLEDGE This is my school It is composed of people like me … We make it what it is. It will be friendly – If I am It will do great work – If I work It will be happy – If I am happy Therefor, with the help of God. I shall dedicate myself to the task of being all of the things I want my school to be.

18 OBJECTIVES OF PARKRAND PRIMARY SCHOOL To equip each child with necessary life skills to make a meaningful contribution to the community. Encourage an attitude of goodwill and respect towards others. Attract and retain best educators within their fields of expertise. Keep school grounds and equipment used at as high a standard as possible. Maintain stable enrolment – meeting expectations of parents, learners and educators.

19 SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Parkrand Primary School is managed and controlled by a Governing Body consisting of 12 members: Parent Members: Mr. SeelyChairman Mr. MotssenVice-Chairman Mrs. NunnSecretary and discipline Mr. Vigus BrownHead of Finance Mrs. BenjaminAftercare Mr. ColemanSafety, security, ground and buildings

20 SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY (CONTINUED) Educator Members: Mr. B. Schunke Principal (Manager) Mrs. A. Smith Deputy Principal Mrs. S. EbersohnEducator (Communication) Mrs. C. Bartie PS Staff - (Representitive)

21 FUNCTION OF SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Promotes best interest of the school and strive to develop quality education for all learners. Adopt a code of conduct for learners at school Administers and control school property, buildings and grounds Prepares and manages a annual budget of the school Enforces, by process of law, payment of school fees. Ensure and maintain effective channels of communication between SGB, educators, parents and learners. Services the school with commitment, pride and enthusiasm.

22 A word from Mr. Seely (Chairman) WHAT IS A SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY? An Elected Board that governs the management of the School. WHO PARTICIPTES IN THE SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY? The Principal and the elected Parents, who are elected every 3 years by the Parents or Guardians of the Children in the School. WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF THE SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY? Decide on an Admissions Policy Set language Policy Determine what religious practices will be followed in the school. Adopt a Code of Conduct for Learners and Disciplinary Procedures Set out a Constitution on how the SGB will operate Maintaining and improving the Schools property, buildings and grounds Determine Extra Mural Curriculum Buying of Text Books, Educational Material and Equipment Paying of services to the School

23 SCHOOL UNIFORMS It is compulsory that learners comply with uniform regulations. Please ensure that your childs uniform is clearly marked. GIRLS Summer: Blue and white check dress, white socks Black school shoes Blue and white aliceband or scrunchie (navy blue) Winter:Blue tunic, white shirt (long sleeves and tie) OR grey trousers, long sleeve, white shirt and tie Navy aliceband or scrunchies in hair Navy socks Sleeveless pullover

24 SCHOOL UNIFORMS (CONT.) BOYS. Summer:Navy blue shorts, white open neck shirt Navy blue socks with two yellow bands, black shoes. Winter: Long grey trousers with a black belt Long sleeves white shirt with tie Blue socks with yellow bands, black school shoes Sleeveless pullover

25 WINTER ADDITIONS Navy jersey with gold stripes, bomber jacket with school badge on it, drimac with school badge on it. Power / Balance bracelets are strictly forbidden at school. Watches should be a reasonable size: only silver, black, gold, brown straps are permitted. It will be confiscated if it is found that a child is wearing one.

26 WINTER ADDITIONS (CONT) Girls may wear simple, undecorated gold or silver sleeper earrings OR small round gold or silver studs. Nose rings are not permitted. Boys may not wear earrings at all. Jewellery or items which are of a religious nature may only be worn with provision of a letter from the learners parent or guardian. A name & number must be provided to contact the relevant religious leader, to verify the necessity of wearing the item. Earing with dangling attachments and shaped studs are not permitted.

27 WINTER ADDITIONS (CONT) Learners hair may not be dyed, coloured or highlighted in any way. Girls: Hair may not hang in the eyes Hair that touches their shoulders MUST be tied up. Long braids must be tied into a ponytail. Boys: Must have a short back and sides type of haircut. Hair on their head may not be longer than 3 fingers in length and fringes one finger above the eyebrows

28 PHYS EDUCATION UNIFORMS It is compulsory that each learner possesses a Phys Ed uniform. Uniform: Pair of navy blue boxer shorts. An open neck t-shirt (Phys Ed t-shirt, navy blue, displaying the schools badge) House shirts are compulsory for all sport events. (Purchased at school)

29 CIVVIE DAYS Certain days are earmarked to raise funds for the school e.g SPCA. A cost of R5.00 is charged on Civvie days. What to wear: Learners dress in blue jeans (length below the knee or longer) and the house t-shirt. Unless it is specified otherwise. Colder days learners may add the school jersey or the school drimac. Hair is styled as it would be on regular school day – no make-up.

30 UNIFORM SUPPLIERS 3 Official uniform suppliers : 1.The Peephole3.Leisure wear Market streetK90 Centre BoksburgNorth Rand Road Tel no: Boksburg (011) 917 – 9685(011) OR 2.Early Worx Shop 18 Roraima Centre Elspark Germiston Tel no: (011)

31 UNIFORM SUPPLIERS (CONT) Swop-shop (2 nd hand uniform shop) This second hand uniform shop is run by the school. The shop is open on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 08:00 – 10:15

32 EXTRA MURAL ACTIVITIES From grade 1, all learners are encouraged to participate in extra mural activities offered at Parkrand Primary school. An extra mural timetable is issued to all families at the beginning of the term. This timetable indicates the days, times and teachers involved. Parents are responsible for collecting their children immediately upon return from matches

33 EXTRA MURAL ACTIVITIES Parkrand Primary offers murals: Athletics Netball Soccer Cricket Tennis Cross Country Hockey the following extra Chess club Choir Eisteddfod Scripture Union Drama/Concert Handball

34 SCHOOL HOURS Grade R:07: :00 Grade 1 and 2:07: :20 Grade 3 – 7:07: :50 NB! Learners not involved in extra murals must be fetched from the waiting area. Learners may not wait for parents on external boundaries of the school. This is for learners safety. If learners are late they should report to the main office entrance. Their names will be recorded in a late-comers file.

35 ENTERING AND LEAVING SCHOOL PREMISES Learners may use the Wassenaar Road (main entrance) and Plomer Road gates. If learners have to cross the road, it is compulsory to make use of the scholar patrol. Grade 1 and 2 learners being collected by after-care centres are met at the entrance gate. Parents are requested not to wait near the classroom – it distracts both educator and learner.

36 EARLY DEPARTURE Parents must report to the office. Learners will be called from the classroom. Parents are required to sign a release form before the learners may leave the school grounds and to physically collect their children from the front office.

37 AFTERCARE CENTRE Contact persons: Mrs. Hill and Chetty Contact no : (011) Open daily form 13:20 – 17:30 Parkrand learners only Lunch and snacks are provided Homework supervised (parents to check that homework is completed) Enrolment forms available at the office.

38 MEDICAL AND MEDICATION Our policy involves the following: Should a child feel sick at school they will be sent to the sick room and the parents will be notified Serious injuries will be dealt with by paramedics and parents will be informed immediately. In terms of Gauteng Department Education rules and regulations, we (as Parkrand Primary and educators) are not allowed to administer any form of medication. Always inform the administrative staff of a change of address, telephone number, etc.

39 MEDICAL AND MEDICATION (CONT) The following must be brought to the schools attention (in writing): Medical requirements Allergies Epilepsy Hemophilia Diabetes Serious asthma cases or any diseases which may place learners life in danger. Learners who have medic-alert bracelets must wear them at all times.

40 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE School attendance is compulsory. All absenteeism must be explained, in writing, on the day the learner returns to school. Absent for 3 days or more – support with a medical certificate. Attendance at school functions, such as: concerts, inter-house galas and athletics is compulsory. If they cannot attend, for legitimate reasons, a letter form the parents is required.

41 PARENTS EVENING & REPORTS At the end of term 1 and term 2 dates are given to parents when the parents evening will be held. On this evening an opportunity is given for general discussions about educational progress. Term 3 parents evening is by invitation only!!! Please attend these meetings, they are regarding the aspects of the childs education.

42 NEWSLETTERS Each learner will be provided with a newsletter file. The control sheet in the front of the file should please be signed by you as parent. It is each parents responsibility to check and read newsletters.

43 HOMEWORK Homework is regarded as an extension of class work. We ask that parents supervise the homework and not do it for the children. Advance notice is given for assignments, projects, etc. and learners should plan their work. Parents are requested to sign homework diaries daily. Homework is an important tool and helps the educator to reinforce and consolidate skills and concepts taught in class. At 13:45 the days homework will be read to the class. Learners must ensure they have written it down. Parents must check and sign homework diaries daily Absent learners must find out what the homework is.

44 SCHOOL TERMS FOR 2014 Term January 2014 – 28 March 2014 Term April 2014 – 27 June 2014 Term July 2014 – 3 October 2014 Term October 2014 – 10 December 2014

45 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Human Rights Day21 March Good Friday18 April Family Day21 April Freedom day27 April Public Holiday 28 April Workers day1 May Youth Day16 June National Womens Day9 August Heritage Day24 September Day of Reconciliation16 December Christmas Day25 December Day of Goodwill 26 December

46 TEXTBOOKS / EXERCISE BOOKS / STATIONERY Textbooks, readers and media center books (library books) are the property of the school. A deposit of R is payable for readers. When the reader has been returned in good condition, the deposit will be refunded. Lost textbooks and media books will incur a replacement fee. All readers and textbooks are to be covered in a durable, clear plastic. A list of stationery requirements are issued to parents at end of each year.

47 PERSONAL PROPERTY School bags: Learners should have a suitable, schoolbag for carrying his/her books. Suitcases or sport bags must be marked. Navy blue/black bags are permitted with the school logo on. Bicycles: Bicycles remain the responsibility of the owner. School will safeguard bicycles but cannot be held responsible for theft or damage. Learners must lock his/her bicycle to the framework of the shed. Learners should make use of helmets which can be kept in the home room teachers class. Identification/Marking of personal property: Items brought to school must be marked with learners name. Items that are handed in to the office and is not clearly marked will be kept until the end of the term and donated to our second hand uniform shop or to charity.

48 PERSONAL PROPERTY (CONT) Cellphones and electronic devices: It is not encouraged for children to bring these devices to school If cellphones and electronic devices are brought to school, the following should be taken into consideration: Cellphones must be handed in to the grade head at the beginning of the day, and collected at the end of the day. If cellphone or electronic devices is found in the possession of the child during the school day, it will be confiscated for a week and a fee of R100 will be payable. If a learner is engaged in any inappropriate behaviour on a cellphone, while in uniform, will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee. The headmaster, grade heads and educators of Parkrand Primary will not accept responsibility for the theft, lost or damage of any cell phone or electronic device on school premises

49 TRANSFER TO OTHER SCHOOLS Transfer to other schools: If a learners has to be transferred to another school, the school must be notified in writing, in advanced. A transfer card will be made out and issued to the learner once all school property has been returned.

50 MEDIA CENTRE Media Centre: The Media Centre consists of junior and senior sections. It is open during second break and after school until 15:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learners are welcome to use the media center to obtain information for assignments.

51 TUCK SHOP MENU Tuck shop menu will be issued at the start of each new term. Learners buy token every morning before school.

52 ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME A list of recommended therapists with contact numbers are available from Mrs Moodley on request. These services include – Speech therapy Remedial therapy Guidance and counseling

53 ACADEMIC AWARDS Prize giving, certificates and awards : (Foundation Phase) Certificates are awarded in learners in Grade 1, 2 and 3 for various achievements: Numeracy trophy – Top pupil in numeracy in each grade Creative writing trophy – Top pupil in each grade

54 OUTINGS It is part of the school policy that learners have the opportunity to extend the learning experience to make visits to appropriate venues. The following is necessary 14 days prior to the outing: 1. Photographs of all people on trip 2. The required departmental indemnity forms 3. List of the people on the trip and updated details of next of kin 4. The use of transport must be during daylight hours. 5. Medical Aid card/ID documents certified. The documents as required in 1-3 above will be stored in school safe. Parents should sign consent form for medical treatment approved by a medical practitioner

55 CONSENT FORMS Before learners are allowed to accompany a teacher on any outing a consent form must be signed by the parent or guardian. The form must be returned to the class teacher. Without a consent form learners are not allowed to go on the outing.

56 YEARLY REGISTRATION FORMS: Re-registration forms are issued to each learner during the third term. Forms must be completed and returned by the end of July.

57 PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs of learners are taken every year: Individual photos Class photos Group sport photos Photographs are taken by Sabra and printed at a photography studio. Parents will be notified when photos will be taken and the cost thereof beforehand.

58 MY SCHOOL CARD We are privileged to belong to Woolworths My School Card System. My School card forms can be collected from the school office. A percentage of parents total purchases are paid out to the school, so we urge you to please obtain you card and SHOP, SHOP, SHOP!!!

59 COMPUTER CENTRE Our computer centre houses 40 computers. Provision is made for learners to use the computer center during and after school hours. We give learners every opportunity to become computer literate through various lessons offered.

60 COMPUTERS Learners are encouraged to use the internet, Encyclopaedias etc. to gain information needed for a project. Learners are not allowed to: download, print, cut or paste information. Information must be summarised and written up in their own words. No project may be typed. No homework is given during the exam week. If possible – no homework over the weekend – except to complete a project or to study.

61 COMPUTERS (CONT) Examples of activities: GRADE 1: Perceptual activities Worksheets, revising skills and concepts taught Phonics Reading Spelling GRADE 2: Reading Spelling Worksheets, revising skills and concepts taug ht GRADE 3: Spelling Reading Mathematics and English homework worksheets Collection of articles for learner projects Learning tables

62 FINANCIAL MATTERS Any parent experiencing financial difficulties in paying school fees must please consult the credit controller at: (011) /4

63 ANSWERS TO YOU FAQ ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL Please inform the school secretary if your child is ill and not present at school. If your child will be absent for more than two (2) days, we require a letter to the headmaster to this effect. AFTERCARE You must sign your children out when you fetch them. Failure to do so will result in you being charged for the full afternoon. Aftercare for Grade R finishes at approximately 15:00 We encourage you to fetch your child at the end of his/her school day. Aftercare is not a substitute for mom at home and the little ones are tired at the end of the day

64 FAQ (CONT) ASSESSMENTS: Grade R: Receive two full reports: June and December To meet individually with teachers: March and June Class information evening: January Portfolio day: September Grade 1 – 7: Receive a report once a term Events program will be sent to parents quarterly. BIRTHDAYS If you wish to celebrate you childs birthday at the school you may supply individual portions cakes, cookies or other treats for all the children in the class. Please chat to your childs teacher about the arrangements a few days before the event. Donate a story book to the Grade R library or Media Centre to mark this happy occasion – optional.

65 FAQ (CONT) CLASS REPRESENTATIVE One parent from each class is elected and form part of the PA The PA help with communication between the school and other parents. EQUIPMENT Should puzzle pieces or other bits of the schools equipment come home in your childs bag or pocket, kindly return them. At this stage, it is not viewed as stealing. If you condone the action by not returning the items, a real problem could develop.

66 FAQ (CONT) LOST PROPERTY The lost property is kept in a box in the tuck shop. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of each term. Grade R – items are kept in the classroom. Parents may collect items which are marked with the childs name LUNCHES Please pack a healthy lunch for school each day. Suggestions: Brown or whole wheat sandwich, fruit juice and a fruit. Please do not include: Sweets, chocolate bars and fizzy drinks

67 FAQ (CONT) MEDIA CENTRE Learners use the library once a week. They listen to a story and then each child may choose one of the selected books, provided he/she has a library book bag. Lost library books: Parents will be asked to pay R150 towards the replacement of lost library books. MESSAGES, NEWSLETTERS AND MAIL Newsletters are placed in a flip file provided by the school. Appears on the website and communicator (updated regularly) Check regularly

68 FAQ (CONT) OPEN DOOR POLICY If you have any concerns, no matter how insignificant, please communicate these with the school. Kindly make an appointment with your childs teacher to discuss your concerns. PARENT INVOLVEMENT We welcome your interest and involvement in our school. Please feel free to discuss any problems or ideas with us. We invite you to become involved in our different parent committees.

69 FAQ (CONT) PERSONAL TOYS AND GAMES Children are not permitted to bring their own toys and games to school – unless asked to do so by the class teacher. SICK CHILDREN Sick children are better off at home. Because children are often ill, we ask you to co-operate on the following points: If the teacher notices that your child is not well enough to be at school, she will contact you to fetch him/her.

70 FAQ (CONT) NITS OR LICE Children with nits or lice may not come to school A clearance certificate from a doctor or municipal clinic is necessary before your child is allowed to return to school The chemist will recommend special shampoo but all signs of nits must be removed – fingernails work better than combs on fine hair. RINGWORM Must be treated with an anti-fungal ointment and be covered if the child is at school and should stay at home until cleared by medical practitioner. IMPETIGO Must be treated with antibiotics by a doctor and be covered. It is highly contagious.

71 FAQ (CONT) CONJUNCTIVITIS (PINK EYES) Very contagious Before the child returns to school the eyes must have been: Treated Have not discharge Many not be pink CHICKENPOX Contagious until all the spots have dried up and no new spots have occurred for 2 days Takes about 2 weeks We allow children to return once the scabs have fallen off so that the child does not have any open sores or bleeding where scabs are picked.

72 FAQ (CONT) RASHES Please check unexplained rashes with your doctor before sending your child to school. Some may be allergic reactions, but other are contagious. ASTHMA A spare asthma pump must be kept at school in a clearly marked bag, with full instructions for use if need be. Please hand to the class teacher at the beginning of the term. Remember to keep the school informed of any allergies of food intolerance your child may have.

73 SCHOOL RULES FOR LEARNERS Parkrand Primary School will strive to provide the educational opportunities this community has come to expect. Learners should acknowledge their responsibility to themselves, their fellow learners, their educators and the school The code applies during school hours but also whenever and wherever a learner may be identified as a learner of our school.

74 PERSONAL APPEARANCE Learners who wear inappropriate clothing will have the offending items confiscated or be sent home to change into proper school uniform HAIR Hair may not be: dyed, coloured or highlighted Hair may not hang in the eyes – girls may clip it back, boys must have a suitable fringe cut. Girls Hair that touches the shoulder must tie it up. Long braids must be tied into a ponytail, and braids must not be too thick to tie neatly. Boys Must have a short back and sides type of hair cut – ears and neck must be visible. Fringes must be cut at least one finger above the eyebrow Hair on top of the head may not be longer than three fingers in length

75 No extreme hairstyles. Short and neat only. No dreadlocks. Braiding close to the natural hair colour. Hair accessories must be plain blue, white or black. No decorative hair accessories to be worn at all.

76 PERSONAL APPEARANCE (CONT) TIES Ties to be neat and worn with correct, length from the collar down to the trouser belt or skirt belt. BLAZERS School blazer must be clean and with no buttons missing. No motifs or badges may be attached to the blazer. Only badges of achievement will be allowed. No learner may wear another learners blazer, showing any achievements they have not received. Regulation drimacs or windbreakers may be worn ONLY if and when it is raining.

77 PERSONAL APPEARANCE (CONT) SCHOOL TOURS OR SHORT TRIPS School uniform must be worn SPORTSWEAR The yellow Parkrand T-shirt or any of the house shirts (red, green, blue and yellow) must be worn for all sport practices. These are available from the school uniform shop Tekkies are suggested for all sport practices. Certain sports require more specific footwear – e.g. soccer – soccer boots

78 PERSONAL APPEARANCE (CONT) BELTS Boys – Black belts, no studs or other fancy buckles Girls – Wear the correct belt with school dresses in the waist not on the hips. SOCKS Boys – Long navy blue school socks Girls –Winter: Long navy blue school socks Summer: White socks, folded over once Socks may not be rolled over into or just above shoes!

79 PERSONAL APPEARANCE (CONT) ACCESSORIES In winter – the following are permitted: Beanies (navy blue) Scarves (navy blue) Gloves (navy blue) These accessories are available from school JEWELLERY No rings, chains, string or rubber/plastic bands allowed, except SOS tag or Medic-Alert. Crosses and rosaries may not be visible. The abovementioned is also applicable for all extra-mural activities. Jewellery will be confiscated. Only one wrist watch to be worn on arm. The watch must be conventional in design, i.e. no charms, attachments etc and must have a plain plastic, leather or metal strap.

80 PERSONAL APPEARANCE (CONT) MAKE-UP None!! – including lip-gloss. This is also applicable to extra-mural activities. SPORTS GATHERINGS School tracksuit, school uniform or sportswear for the specific sport. NAILS No nail polish Length: Nails must not be visible when palm is turned upwards

81 BEHAVIOUR In school building, halls, classrooms, passages, verandas and any part of the building to which learners have normal access: 1. All movement is to be on the left. 2. No running, climbing onto the railing or furniture, or any such irregular behaviour. 3. Learners must vacate the building during breaks, and before or after normal school hours. 4. No fighting or playing inappropriate games liable to cause injury or damage to property; no learner shall behave in a rowdy manner or in such a way as to provoke other learners.

82 BEHAVIOUR 5. No smoking, or the use of illegal substances, by learners is permitted, with or without the parents knowledge or consent. 6. No litter is to be dropped by any learner. 7. Chewing gum is not to be used in this school 8. Learners may not sit on, climb over or hang on boundary fences, gates or railings 9. Cyclists: May not ride in the school grounds and must park their cycles in the slots provided 10. Educators and fellow learners will be treated with respect at all times 11. Any electronic devices will be confiscated if they are switched on, ring or are used during a lesson.

83 USING SCHOOL FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT No learner may use any item of school equipment without permission Though permission need not be given for the use and enjoyment of equipment and facilities obviously put out for general use subject to the rules below: 1. No learner shall willfully misuse any item of school equipment, or mark or deface it. 2. No notices may be put up without permission from the Principal or the responsible member of staff. 3. Learners shall not loiter in the toilets

84 USING SCHOOL FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT 4.Certain areas are out of bounds: (i)The boiler room (ii)The transformer rooms and all switch boxes (iii)All rockeries and plant beds (iv)The bicycle shed during school hours (v)The parking area in front of the school and (vi)Any area proclaimed out-of-bounds by the Principal or a member of staff 5. Special permission from the educator-in –charge must be obtained before learners may enter and use: (i)The hall (ii)The tennis courts (iii)The sport fields (iv)Reading corner The use of these facilities is dependent upon strict observance of special rules applicable to them

85 USING SCHOOL FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT 6. All sporting equipment must be handled with due care, and may not be removed or handled without the express permission of the educator-in-charge. 7. Proper sports clothing shall be worn for the sport concerned. 8. Learners must adhere to the recognised code of conduct regarding the use of equipment and the facilities provided in the Media Centre and in the Computer Centre.

86 OUTSIDE SCHOOL No learner of this school shall bring discredit on the school by any unseemly behaviour in any public place or at any other school. Therefore no learner is permitted: 1. To hitch-hike in school uniform or in company with another learner in our school uniform. 2. To smoke in school uniform or in company with another learner in our school uniform. 3. Learners using buses shall behave in accordance with the instructions of the driver, or a person officially in charge.

87 OUTSIDE SCHOOL 4. Cyclists to and from the school must know and obey traffic laws. 5. While representing the school at school or on an excursion, whether or not in school uniform, no learner may be in possession of alcohol or be in the company of a person in possession of alcohol.

88 THE PARENTS ROLE / HOMEWORK Every parent must have: (i) A copy of their childs class timetable. (ii) A copy of the term program pasted on the fridge at home – remind your child of their daily responsibilities. This is also a reminder for the parents role in monitoring their child. Parents must physically check every day that the child's schoolwork is done. Parent must SIGN the childs diary acknowledging that the relevant days homework has been done.

89 THE LEARNERS ROLE Learner MUST have a homework diary that has enough space to write in relevant information about daily school activities that overlap with working at home. Diary must be in the learners bag every day. A demerit will be issued if a diary is left at home. Diary must be DATED. Learner and parent have to check the diary every day. Make certain that all schoolwork has been done / attempted and pack the relevant books for the following school day.

90 SUCCESSFUL STUDY AN APPROACH TO SUCCESSFUL STUDY 1. Preparation for the final examinations starts on the very first school day of the year. 2. Cultivate an attitude that work is pleasant. 3. Create the right atmosphere for studying at home: no visiting during the week, silence and dedication for set periods of time during the day 4. Be motivated and work towards a goal 5. Real concentration requires harmony and peace of mind. Organize your life in such a way that it is free from conflict. 6. Perseverance, self-discipline, conscientiousness and motivation.

91 SUCCESSFUL STUDY HINTS ON SUCCESSFUL STUDY 1. Develop real interest in your work. 2. Ensure that you achieve success. Success breeds success. 3. Concentrate each moment in the classroom and when working at home. Constantly ask yourself questions about the work. 4. Pay attention in the classroom and immediately question that which you do not understand. Never just listen. 5. Utilize your memory. To recall facts, they need to be imprinted upon your mind. Revise and repeat regularly and your mind will absorb the material. 6. Work regularly as well as effectively. Organize your time to accommodate both work and recreation. 7. Always do homework yourself.

92 SUCCESSFUL STUDY A PROVEN METHOD OF STUDY 1. Get a general idea by quickly reading through the material. 2. Put questions to yourself about the material and write down main points. 3. Now read through the work with concentration, taking in detail. Find the answer to your questions and write them down. Write down the most important facts under the main points. 4. First memorize the main point with its important facts. 5. Now learn each main point with its important facts. 6. As soon as you are able to repeat the facts to yourself, write them down and check for correctness. 7. Check whether you know the answers to your questions. 8. Revise all the material again to get an overall picture. 9. If you find that you still do not know the work, repeat steps 1-8

93 CODE OF CONDUCT: (FIND IN PROSPECTUS) EDUCATORS We pledge to: Dress and act in a professional manner at all times. Keep updated with developments in matters didactic, and to display preparedness and enthusiasm in all tasks pertaining to the profession. Liaise and communicate with parents, learners and other educators, when necessary to obtain the best outcomes for all. Promote the interests of Parkrand Primary School within the community whenever possible. Prepare and equip learners, through child centered education, with life skills, in a secure and disciplined environment.

94 CODE OF CONDUCT (CONT) LEARNERS We pledge to: Adhere to the rules of Parkrand Primary School. Behave in an acceptable manner at all times so as not to disrupt, or impede the progress and enjoyment of others. Work to the best of our ability. Take pride in the School Uniform, and to behave in a manner becoming of, and a credit to, Parkrand primary School. Participate with determination in the educational, sporting and cultural facets of school. Be punctual

95 CODE OF CONDUCT (CONT) PARENTS We pledge to: Be fully supportive of the school in all respects. Ensure that our children are punctual, attend school regularly, adhere to the school rules, and are equipped materially for their education. Assists the school in the promotion of the best interests of our childrens development and progress. Inculcate, as parents, socially acceptable values, norms and morals in our children.

96 SCHOOL BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS Parents who wish to pay school fees by direct transfer or cheque deposits, the banking details are as follows: Bank: Nedbank Branch: Sunward Place Branch code: Account number: Account name: Parkrand Primary Account type: Current Reference: Your school account number Kindly fax a copy of the deposit slip to the bursar on (011) and write childs first name, surname and class on the slip

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