Welcome back to term 3.
I trust the learners took a bit of a break. The teachers really needed one since they work at school and then again at home to contain our academic integrity for 2020. As you may have heard there have been changes announced by the Department of Basic Education.
Chief among these is the assessment for this year. We have received the latest assessment requirements and as of Monday they will be part of the weekly planning we send to learners. In this way each subject will be able to prepare learners accordingly and learners will know when and what exactly they need to prepare for.
In this regard in grade 8 and 9 we needed to trim Technology and Creative Arts from formally assessed subjects. We will place greater emphasis on the remaining subjects. In all cases grade 9s will sill have some basic exposure to the variety of subjects that will be offered in FET next year.
Note Grade 8 and 9 will also return as of next week (17 August 2020)
Grade 8 will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the Friday of every equal numbered week (eg weeks 2, 4, 6 etc)
Grade 9 will be taught on Mondays and Wednesdays and the Friday of every odd Numbered week (eg weeks 1,3,5,7 etc.)
This week is week 1 of Term 3 (as indicated in the attach planning documents per grade)
Term calendars are also on each grades; planning document and reflect the DBE calendar. As an independent school we have the flexibility to function somewhat outside these dates and will inform parents as we go along.
I understand many of you have anxieties around schooling as we go into the peak of the COVID 19 pandemic. If you keep your daughter at home please complete the google form I attach here below. Please note the form has been sent to all learners who are in WhatsApp contact with the school. Even though the form may also be on your daughters phone it is important that you as parent are aware of the days she does not attend school when she is supposed to.
https://forms.gle/sBz6Eqxt3nE16XVU8 – Link to form.