NOTICES 10th – 14th May 2021
Welcome to Term 2! We hope you had a restful holiday. It is now full swing into the Winter Term and it’s going to be a busy one!
We are currently still under Level 1 Lockdown, so it is important that we remain vigilant in all areas of life and not allow complacency to creep in. The following protocols must still be followed:
- Absolute transparency regarding possible contact at work or at home, informing the school immediately.
- Strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols by pupils, parents, and guardians.
- Parents are not permitted to walk through the school. Please report to reception.
- Parents are not permitted to drop off books, lunch, water bottles etc. for their children. Children must pack their bags responsibly.
Your co-operation will be appreciated. We are determined to do everything in our power to keep your children safe.
Please Take Note…
- Winter uniform: As of the 5th of May, all children must wear winter uniform.
- Junior Prep Gr R-3 – The school track suit, short/long sleeved white shirt or the long-sleeved coloured house shirt for sport.
- Senior Prep Gr 4-7 – Long sleeve collared white shirt (boys and girls), CHP school tie (boys and girls), Girls – tartan skirts with long CHP socks or woollen navy-blue tights. Boys – long Navy Chino pants. Parents please ensure your child is wearing the correct winter uniform.
- Please mark and label all your child’s clothing. If your child brings home someone else’s uniform, please return to the office or class teacher. Teach your child to be responsible for his or her own property. The lost property box is in the aftercare center at CHP. Please check the lost property regularly.
- Book Week 10th – 14th May: Book week starts today, Monday 10th On Monday and Tuesday, this week, The Book People will be with us selling a variety of books. Please send your child to school with some money as they will be given an opportunity to go up to the book sale to browse, and possibly buy some books.
- Parents will be able to visit The Book People from 13:30 to 15:00 on Monday the 10th of May and from 13:30 – 14:00 on Tuesday the 11th of May. The Book People will be in the lunch hall. Parents: Please enter and exit the lunch hall using the back entrance as parents are still not allowed onto school property due to our COVID-19 Protocols. Please sanitize before you enter.
- On Friday the 14th of May, we will be having our Dress Up Day. Your child may come to school dressed up as their favourite book character. This encourages our children to celebrate the magic of books. We will also have Hooked on Books joining our celebrations on Friday morning.
- This is always a very exciting show for the children as they see many of their favourite books come to life. We encourage you, as a family, to spend time together at the end of each day this week to read together in celebration of Book Week.
- Co-Curricular: Term 2 Co-Curricular is in full swing. The schedule has been emailed to all parents. Please ensure you know which days and times your child is involved with co-curricular. All queries regarding the co-curricular programme as well as the Grade 1 and 2 Integrated Day, must be directed to our Head of Sport, Mr Anthony Lord: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cycle Test: Term 2 Cycle test schedule was emailed on Thursday 6th All Grade 5-7 learners will be writing their Social Science Cycle Test on Thursday 20th May. Please ensure your child is well prepared.
- 345 Swim School – May, June, and July: Parents, please remember that 345 Swim School remains open and operational during May, June and July. We encourage you to allow your children to swim throughout the Winter season. If you do not want them to swim, please ensure that you give the Swim School 1 months’ notice when cancelling.
- Vehicle Security Sticker: Parents, please ensure that you all have a 345/CHP sticker on your windscreen. If you do not have a sticker, please collect from Sylvester at the security. Each family may receive 2 stickers. Should you need more, they may be purchased from Leressa for R50.
- Aftercare: Reminder that children waiting in Aftercare for their siblings to complete their co-curricular activities will be signed into Aftercare and you will be billed as the children are being supervised during this time.
- Accounts: Please ensure all fees are paid on or before the 7th of the month. Please note: If we do not receive your payment by the 7th of the month, a late fee penalty of R500 will be charged to your account if no prior payment arrangement has been made. Please email Karen Visser if you have any queries: email@example.com
- Please ensure you have completed the Debit Order permission form.
- Collection Cards Gr R-2: Collection cards were handed out to all Gr R – Gr 2 children. Parents, please ensure you show the collection card when collecting your child in the afternoons.
- VERY IMPORTANT: Parents, please ensure that you call the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform the school if there is anyone else other yourself fetching your child. We require the name, surname, ID number and telephone number of the person. This also applies if your child will be going on transport. They MUST also display a Collection Card.
- Covid 19 Screening stations – Parents please note: Gr 3-7 children must be dropped off at the CHP drop-off zone and children must proceed to the Music Hall for their Covid-19 screening. Gr R-2 children must be dropped off at reception area for their Covid-19 screening. All children must be screened before they go to their class. If Gr R-2 children are being dropped off before 7:00am, they must be dropped at the Music Hall. The screening at reception opens at 7:00am. All children MUST be wearing a mask on arrival.
- Opening Times: Parents, no child may be brought to school or dropped off before 6:30am! The gates will remain closed.
- Aftercare: School closes every day at 1:30pm. Aftercare runs from 2:00pm until 5:30pm and includes an additional snack. Aftercare costs R1000 per month. Adhoc aftercare is R150 per day. A penalty fee of R200-00 will apply for late collection of children after 17h30 and R350 for collection after 18h00. If you would like to enrol your child into aftercare, please email Karen Visser: email@example.com
- Hair – Boys: Parents, please ensure that your son’s hair is short, neat, clean and tidy. No fashion hairstyles such as Mohawks, comb-overs, shave lines etc are permitted.
- Hair – Girls: Parents, please ensure that your daughter’s hair is tied back, neat, clean and tidy. Hair accessories need to be Black, White, Red or Blue
- Very Important: Please take note of the following: Parents when you receive emails from the ED-Admin email, please Do Not reply to this email. Mails sent from Ed Admin are system generated emails. Please direct all your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lunch Programme: The Lunch Programme is operational. The children are really enjoying the snack and revised lunch menu that they are enjoying daily. Lunch is optional for all Grade 1-7 learners. You can choose the lunch programme at an extra charge of R900-00 per month or you may pack your child’s own lunch. Please email Karen Visser email@example.com if you would like your child to be fed at school.
- Gr 1-7: If your child is not on the school lunch programme and you are packing their own lunch, please ensure that you pack enough lunch for your child. They will require a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. NO sweets/ takeaways or fizzy drinks are allowed.
*WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL – PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN ANY PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN NUTS
- Smart Watches: VERY IMPORTANT! Please note that your child’s smart watch may NOT be used as a communication device at all during the day. The school will also not be held responsible or liable if a smart watch is lost at school.
- School Uniform Shop: Please note the school uniform shop opening times. The shop will not be open at any other times.
- Uniform Shop Hours:
- Monday – Friday: 09h00-12h00
Dates to Diarise:
Half Term Break: School closes Friday 11th June at 1:30pm. Aftercare continues as usual on that day . School re-opens on Monday 21st June at 7:00am. There will be no Holiday Care during this week.
Public Holiday: Wednesday 16th June- Youth Day
Father’s Day: Sunday 20th June