School Times

Pre-School

Start: 08:00 - End:13:30

Grade 1-3

Start: 07:30 - End:13:30

Grade 4-10

Start: 07:30 - End:14:00
(Please note that these times will change when learners participate in extra murals.)

Arrival and Collecting of Learners

We want to remind parents of the following:

  • The drop off point at reception will be open from 6:15 in the morning. The other two gates will open at 7:00 with adult supervision available at each point.
  • Our formal school program starts at 7:30 for Grade 1 to 9 and 8:00 for our Pre-School PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD ARRIVES ON TIME TO BE SCREENED BEFORE THE STARTING TIME AND START THE FIRST LESSON.
  • No parking is allowed at the reception area during peak hours to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.
  • During the school day, our gates remain closed and the only entrance to the premises will be via our security guards through reception. Our guards sign in each individual visitor or guest onto the property.  No visitors may enter the school grounds without confirmation of identity and signing in. Visitors are not allowed onto the premises if the validity of their reason for the visit could not be confirmed. Parents are only allowed to visit teachers upon appointment.
  • In the past all learners were collected inside the school grounds by either their transport provider or parent. However, due to the high volume of traffic in a small space we opened an additional gate at Foundation Phase for the collection of learners and exit of pedestrians. With the building of the Secondary School we will have an additional gate available on the Secondary School side soon.

Our dismissal procedures have been redesigned with learner safety at the centre of our procedures. Parents must please familiarise themselves with the procedures and support with compliance in the best interest of our learners.

  • Each parent and registered transport provider will receive a Motheong sticker with this letter. Please place it visible in their window (On the driver’s side if possible) as an additional security measure when entering the premises or collecting learners.
  • All families will receive the names of the children on a card with this letter. We used information provided by parents to group the learners together.
  • Parents and transport providers should display this card on the vehicle dashboard upon arrival at PEPPS Motheong.
  • Learners will only be called to the gate at the Foundation Phase when a card is presented. Any person seeking to fetch a child without this card must do so through reception where the staff will verify their ID and consent from the parent before dismissal can be approved.
  • Inside the premises there will be regular spot checks.
  • Pre-School will continue with sign out as we are doing now until their additional process is communicated.
We need your help to make safety and security a priority at PEPPS Motheong
What can parents do to help us keep our shared children safe?
  • Discuss “stranger danger” with your child. Encourage them not to get into an unfamiliar vehicle or to travel with an unfamiliar driver.  If at any time they do not know the person fetching them, they must immediately alert a staff member during dismissal. We will inform a parent immediately and take the necessary steps to keep your child safe. There is still an alarming number of attempted abductions on an international level. The best protection we can provide our children in this case, is to make them aware of the danger, prepare them on how to react and let them practice it as to have a ‘default mode’ to refer to in case of an unexpected challenge.
  • Pedestrians leave the school form the Foundation Phase gate. Please urge your kids to walk home immediately. Encourage children not to hang around in the streets with friends as it has the potential danger of getting into unwanted situations. It can compromise their safety if there is a pattern of grouping in the streets each afternoon.
  • Abide by our arrival and dismissal procedures and inform the school in case of any change in the person collecting your child. Lydia will communicate these arrangements with the different phases.
  • Parents often choose to make use of an independent transport provider. Please ensure that the transport provider complies with the norms and standards of learner transport according to the National Transport Policy. Urge your provider to comply with COVID regulations as well. In case of a possible positive case your child will be protected is all people within the vehicle complied with protocols. We often have to reprimand providers to wear masks and follow protocols. PEPPS Motheong does not provide, promote, or endorse any transport provider. Parents or guardians choose a transport provider at their own risk. We however expect transport providers to provide us with a list of the learners they transport in order to gain access to the premises.
  • Be patient and respectful towards each other while collecting your child.
  • Carefully read and familiarise yourself with the Code of Conduct in the back of the diary, available on d6 and website. Learn more about our policies on Trauma, Child Protection, Attendance and First Aid.

We are still committed to create a safe environment for learners in and outside the classroom. We request parents to support us in living our values. Together we can bring these goals to fruition through our vision, mission, policies and visible sharing of what we expect of each learner and stakeholder.

School Calender

Planned 2021 School Year

Term 1

1 February - 31 March
Report Cards: 23 April
  • Public Holidays
  • 22 March - Human Rights Public Holiday

Term 2

13 April - 8 July
Report Cards: 8 July
  • Public Holidays
  • 26 & 27 April - Freedom Day
  • 14 to 18 June - Mid Term Break & Youth Day

Term 3

26 July - 30 September
Report Cards: 30 September
  • Public Holidays
  • 9 August - Woman's Day
  • 24 September - Heritage Day

Term 4

11 October - 3 December
Report Cards: 10 December
  • No Public Holidays

Other Important Dates

Holidays and Observances

  • 1 January: New Year’s Day
  • 21 March: School holiday
  • 21 March: Human Rights Day
  • 30 March: Good Friday
  • 2 April: Family Day
  • 27 April: Freedom Day
  • 28 April: School holiday
  • 1 May: Workers Day
  • 16 June: Youth Day
  • 9 August: National Women’s Day
  • 24 September: Heritage Day
  • 16 December: Day of Reconciliation
  • 17 December Day of Reconciliation Holiday
  • 25 December: Christmas Day
  • 26 December: Day of Goodwill

Report Cards

Learners will receive report cards on the following days:

  • Term 1 – 23 April 2021
  • Term 2 –  8 July 2021
  • Term 3 – 30 September 2021
  • Term 4 – 10 December 2021

Uniform Seasons

Summer Uniform:

  • 1 January – 31 March
  • 1 September – 31 December

 

Winter Uniform:

  • Will be announced on 1 April, (Depending on weather conditions)

Summer and winter uniform should not be worn together.  E.g.  Long sleeve shirt with shorts.

Birthdays

We do not have little birthday parties in class during the year but at the end of each term we engage in a celebration at the cost of R40 per child. This serves as a fundraiser for special projects as well. Please let Mrs. Molleman know at least two weeks before the date if your child will not participate in the birthday celebration.

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home."
- Confucius

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