2 Welcome to the Parkrand Primary School “family”. Our school is characterised by a friendly, happy atmosphere in which learners are encouraged to develop :IntellectuallyMorallySpirituallyPhysically andSocially.
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 skillsThis assists in stimulating personal growth and well beingResulting 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 teamWith this in place 2 things happen :1. Every child begins to realise his / her true potential2. The world begins to unfold and the child starts to discover, explore and grow.
5 Mr. Schunke – Headmaster HOD EMS Mr. Koekemoer HOD Social Science Mrs. Smith – Deputy HeadHODAfrikaansMr. PooleHODEnglishTechnology Gr 7Mrs. RorichHODFoundation phaseMrs. Van LoggerenbergHODComputerLife SkillsArts and CultureMrs. MoodleyHODGuidanceMrs. Ebersohn – Deputy HeadHODIntersen PhaseNatural Sciences TechnologyMathematicsMr. KotzenHODSport
6 GRADE HEADS 2014 Mr. Schunke – Headmaster Mrs. Smith – Deputy Head Mrs. Ebersohn – Deputy HeadHODIntersen PhaseGrade RMrs. PatersonGrade 4Mrs. T. LouwGRADE HEADS 2014Grade 1Mrs. GriffithsGrade 5Miss SteynGrade 2Mrs. LourensGrade 6Miss BezuidenhoutGrade 3Mrs. FourieGrade 7Miss Groenewald
7 SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TEAM Principal Mr. B. SchunkeDeputy Principals Mrs. A. SmithMrs S. EbersohnHOD (Foundation Phase) Mrs. RorichHOD (Intersen Phase) Mrs. EbersohnMrs. Van LoggerenbergMr. PooleMr. KoekemoerMr. KotzenHOD (Guidance) Mrs. Moodley
10 ORIGIN OF PARKRAND PRIMARY SCHOOL It’s name is taken from the suburb in which it was builtThe school was established in January 1976(Leeuwpoort street)New premises was built on 1st May 1979
11 BADGE AND THE MEANING THEREOF Symbol of the badgeIn the centre (Protea) = Parkrand identifies itself with openness and takes it’s place in identifying with the whole nation of South AfricaThe Laurel WreathA roman symbol of conquerors and victors echoing the motto “Only the best”The colours of the schoolGold – Untapped potential in all learners & resources of gold embedded in earth’s 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 school’s foundation of discipline rests.
12 Only the bestLearners 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 personHelp and assist those with problemsGuide and motivate the under achieverGive praise where praise is dueSupport those who really do their bestGive rewards for achievementsEnrich and motivate outstanding learnersCreate an academic atmosphere in classBe prepared and maintain discipline at all timesKeeping learners occupied intelligently
13 THE MISSION STATEMENTAt 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 STATEMENTAt 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 it’s learners to become involved in all spheres of it’s 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 : IntellectualPhysicalEmotionalSpiritual and Social growth of our learners to help learners to become effective citizensWe believe that the home is most important social groupWe welcome and encourage the co-operation of parents in accomplishment of our mission.
17 SCHOOL PLEDGEThis 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 BODYParkrand Primary School is managed and controlled by a Governing Body consisting of 12 members:Parent Members:Mr. Seely ChairmanMr. Motssen Vice-ChairmanMrs. Nunn Secretary and disciplineMr. Vigus Brown Head of FinanceMrs. Benjamin AftercareMr. Coleman Safety, security, ground and buildings
20 SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY (CONTINUED) Educator Members:Mr. B. Schunke Principal (Manager)Mrs. A. Smith Deputy PrincipalMrs. S. Ebersohn Educator (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 schoolAdministers and control school property, buildings and groundsPrepares and manages a annual budget of the schoolEnforces, 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 PolicySet language PolicyDetermine what religious practices will be followed in the school.Adopt a Code of Conduct for Learners and Disciplinary ProceduresSet out a Constitution on how the SGB will operateMaintaining and improving the Schools property, buildings and groundsDetermine Extra Mural CurriculumBuying of Text Books, Educational Material and EquipmentPaying of services to the School
23 SCHOOL UNIFORMSIt is compulsory that learners comply with uniform regulations.Please ensure that your child’s uniform is clearly marked.GIRLSSummer: Blue and white check dress, white socksBlack school shoesBlue and white aliceband or scrunchie (navy blue)Winter: Blue tunic, white shirt (long sleeves and tie) OR grey trousers, long sleeve, white shirt and tieNavy aliceband or scrunchies in hairNavy socksSleeveless pullover
24 SCHOOL UNIFORMS (CONT.) BOYS.Summer: Navy blue shorts, white open neck shirtNavy blue socks with two yellow bands, black shoes.Winter: Long grey trousers with a black beltLong sleeves white shirt with tieBlue socks with yellow bands, black school shoesSleeveless pullover
25 WINTER ADDITIONSNavy 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 learner’s 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 eyesHair 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 school’s badge)House shirts are compulsory for all sport events. (Purchased at school)
29 CIVVIE DAYSCertain 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 Peephole Leisure wearMarket street K90 CentreBoksburg North Rand RoadTel no: Boksburg(011) 917 – (011)OR2. Early WorxShop 18 Roraima CentreElsparkGermistonTel no: (011)
31 UNIFORM SUPPLIERS (CONT) Swop-shop (2nd 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:the following extraAthleticsChess clubNetballChoirSoccerEisteddfodCricketScripture UnionTennisDrama/ConcertCross CountryHandballHockey
34 SCHOOL HOURS Grade R: 07:30 - 13:00 Grade 1 and 2: 07:30 - 13:20 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 – 17:30Parkrand learners onlyLunch and snacks are providedHomework 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 notifiedSerious 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 requirementsAllergiesEpilepsyHemophiliaDiabetesSerious asthma cases or any diseases which may place learner’s 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 PARENT’S 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 child’s 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 day’s homework will be read to the class. Learners must ensure they have written it down.Parents must check and sign homework diaries dailyAbsent learners must find out what the homework is.
44 SCHOOL TERMS FOR 2014 Term 1- 15 January 2014 – 28 March 2014 Term April 2014 – 27 June 2014Term July 2014 – 3 October 2014Term October 2014 – 10 December 2014
45 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Human Rights Day 21 March Good Friday 18 April Family Day AprilFreedom day AprilPublic Holiday AprilWorkers day 1 MayYouth Day JuneNational Women’s Day 9 AugustHeritage Day SeptemberDay of Reconciliation 16 DecemberChristmas Day 25 DecemberDay of Goodwill 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 PROPERTYSchool 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 schoolIf 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 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 MENUTuck shop menu will be issued at the start of each new term.Learners buy token every morning before school.
52 ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMEA list of recommended therapists with contact numbers are available from Mrs Moodley on request.These services include –Speech therapyRemedial therapyGuidance and counseling
53 ACADEMIC AWARDSPrize 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 gradeCreative writing trophy – Top pupil in each grade
54 OUTINGSIt 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 trip2. The required departmental indemnity forms3. List of the people on the trip and updated details of next of kin4. 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 FORMSBefore 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 photosClass photosGroup sport photosPhotographs 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 CARDWe are privileged to belong to “Woolworths ‘My School Card’ System”.My School card forms can be collected from the school office.A percentage of parent’s 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 COMPUTERSLearners 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: Perceptual activities GRADE 1:Perceptual activitiesWorksheets, revising skills and concepts taughtPhonicsReadingSpellingGRADE 3:SpellingReadingMathematics and English homeworkworksheetsCollection of articles for learnerprojectsLearning tablesGRADE 2:ReadingSpellingWorksheets, revising skills and concepts taught
62 FINANCIAL MATTERSAny 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.AFTERCAREYou 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 15:00We 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 DecemberTo meet individually with teachers: March and JuneClass information evening: JanuaryPortfolio day: SeptemberGrade 1 – 7: Receive a report once a termEvents program will be sent to parents quarterly.BIRTHDAYSIf you wish to celebrate you child’s 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 child’s 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 PAThe PA help with communication between the school and other parents.EQUIPMENTShould puzzle pieces or other bits of the school’s equipment come home in your child’s 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 child’s nameLUNCHESPlease 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 MAILNewsletters 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 child’s teacher to discuss your concerns.PARENT INVOLVEMENTWe 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 CHILDRENSick 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 LICEChildren with nits or lice may not come to schoolA clearance certificate from a doctor or municipal clinic is necessary before your child is allowed to return to schoolThe chemist will recommend special shampoo but all signs of nits must be removed – fingernails work better than combs on fine hair.RINGWORMMust 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.IMPETIGOMust 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:TreatedHave not dischargeMany not be pinkCHICKENPOXContagious until all the spots have dried up and no new spots have occurred for 2 daysTakes about 2 weeksWe 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)RASHESPlease check unexplained rashes with your doctor before sending your child to school.Some may be allergic reactions, but other are contagious.ASTHMAA 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 schoolThe code applies during school hours but also whenever and wherever a learner may be identified as a learner of our school.
74 PERSONAL APPEARANCELearners who wear inappropriate clothing will have the offending items confiscated or be sent home to change into proper school uniformHAIRHair may not be: dyed, coloured or highlightedHair may not hang in the eyes – girls may clip it back, boys must have a suitable fringe cut.GirlsHair 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.BoysMust 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 eyebrowHair 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) TIESTies to be neat and worn with correct, length from the collar down to the trouser belt or skirt belt.BLAZERSSchool 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 learner’s 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 TRIPSSchool uniform must be wornSPORTSWEARThe 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 shopTekkies are suggested for all sport practices.Certain sports require more specific footwear – e.g. soccer – soccer boots
78 PERSONAL APPEARANCE (CONT) BELTSBoys – Black belts, no studs or other fancy bucklesGirls – Wear the correct belt with school dresses in the waist not on the hips.SOCKSBoys – Long navy blue school socksGirls – Winter: Long navy blue school socksSummer: White socks, folded over onceSocks may not be rolled over into or just above shoes!
79 PERSONAL APPEARANCE (CONT) ACCESSORIESIn winter – the following are permitted:Beanies (navy blue)Scarves (navy blue)Gloves (navy blue)These accessories are available from schoolJEWELLERYNo 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-UPNone!! – including lip-gloss.This is also applicable to extra-mural activities.SPORTS GATHERINGSSchool tracksuit, school uniform or sportswear for the specific sport.NAILSNo nail polishLength: Nails must not be visible when palm is turned upwards
81 BEHAVIOURIn school building, halls, classrooms, passages, verandas and any part of the building to which learners have normal access:All movement is to be on the left.No running, climbing onto the railing or furniture, or any such irregular behaviour.Learners must vacate the building during breaks, and before or after normal school hours.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 BEHAVIOURNo smoking, or the use of illegal substances, by learners is permitted, with or without the parents’ knowledge or consent.No litter is to be dropped by any learner.Chewing gum is not to be used in this schoolLearners may not sit on, climb over or hang on boundary fences, gates or railingsCyclists: May not ride in the school grounds and must park their cycles in the slots providedEducators and fellow learners will be treated with respect at all timesAny 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 permissionThough 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:No learner shall willfully misuse any item of school equipment, or mark or deface it.No notices may be put up without permission from the Principal or the responsible member of staff.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 staffSpecial 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 cornerThe use of these facilities is dependent upon strict observance of special rules applicable to them
85 USING SCHOOL FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT 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.Proper sports clothing shall be worn for the sport concerned.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 SCHOOLNo 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:To hitch-hike in school uniform or in company with another learner in our school uniform.To smoke in school uniform or in company with another learner in our school uniform.Learners using buses shall behave in accordance with the instructions of the driver, or a person officially in charge.
87 OUTSIDE SCHOOLCyclists to and from the school must know and obey traffic laws.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 PARENT’S ROLE / HOMEWORK Every parent must have:A copy of their child’s class timetable.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 parent’s role in monitoring their child.Parents must physically check every day that the child's schoolwork is done.Parent must SIGN the child’s diary acknowledging that the relevant days homework has been done.
89 THE LEARNER’S ROLELearner 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 learner’s 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 STUDYAN APPROACH TO SUCCESSFUL STUDYPreparation for the final examinations starts on the very first school day of the year.Cultivate an attitude that work is pleasant.Create the right atmosphere for studying at home: no visiting during the week, silence and dedication for set periods of time during the dayBe motivated and work towards a goalReal concentration requires harmony and peace of mind. Organize your life in such a way that it is free from conflict.Perseverance, self-discipline, conscientiousness and motivation.
91 SUCCESSFUL STUDY HINTS ON SUCCESSFUL STUDY Develop real interest in your work.Ensure that you achieve success. Success breeds success.Concentrate each moment in the classroom and when working at home. Constantly ask yourself questions about the work.Pay attention in the classroom and immediately question that which you do not understand. Never just listen.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.Work regularly as well as effectively. Organize your time to accommodate both work and recreation.Always do homework yourself.
92 SUCCESSFUL STUDY A PROVEN METHOD OF STUDY Get a general idea by quickly reading through the material.Put questions to yourself about the material and write down main points.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.First memorize the main point with its important facts.Now learn each main point with its important facts.As soon as you are able to repeat the facts to yourself, write them down and check for correctness.Check whether you know the answers to your questions.Revise all the material again to get an overall picture.If you find that you still do not know the work, repeat steps1-8
93 CODE OF CONDUCT: (FIND IN PROSPECTUS) EDUCATORSWe 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 children’s 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: NedbankBranch: Sunward PlaceBranch code:Account number:Account name: Parkrand PrimaryAccount type: CurrentReference: Your school account numberKindly fax a copy of the deposit slip to the bursar on (011) and write child’s first name, surname and class on the slip
97 We hope your family’s association with Parkrand Primary School will be All that you expect it to be!