Newsletter No 24 of 2020.
Weekly attendance data
It has been encouraging to see that the attendance data has improved dramatically over the last few weeks. The regular attendance of learners is the only way to ensure that all our learners receive the contact time they require so that no child is left behind. The teachers can only assist our learners when learners are present.
Congratulations to the following learners who finally received their Spur Meals due to the extended lock down period.
BLENDED LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
The blended learning and teaching model (contact with the teacher and working at home) has been a huge challenge for all families. We wish to encourage learners and parents to make a concerted attempt to re-establish routines to ensure that learners experience some measure of structure during the remaining academic year. During our engagement with them we note with concern that many learners are tired and lethargic, in part due to retiring to bed far too late during the school week. Please assist in this regard by managing their attachment and fixation to social media, movies and games so that they have a reasonably balanced school week. It is important that learners and the family structure at home continues to support learners so that each child is given the best opportunity to be successful at school.
REPORTING ON LEARNER PROGRESS/ EXAMINATIONS.
Parents be advised that we will provide a measure of reporting on the learners performance over the period that they have been at school. Learners will sit for formal examinations during term 4. Some sacrifice and diligence with respect to studying is expected from all our wonderful learners in preparation for this period.
Thought for the day.
“Success is due our stretching to the challenges of life, failure comes when we shrink from them” – John C Maxwell