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Welcome to Parkrand Primary School. Welcome to the Parkrand Primary School “ family ”. Our school is characterised by a friendly, happy atmosphere in which learners are encouraged to develop : Intellectually Morally Spiritually Physically and Socially.

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    1. Welcome to Parkrand Primary School

    2. Welcome to the Parkrand Primary School “family”. • Our school is characterised by a friendly, happy atmosphere in which learners are encouraged to develop : Intellectually Morally Spiritually Physically and Socially.

    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 skills • This assists in stimulating personal growth and well being • Resulting 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 team • With this in place 2 things happen : 1. Every child begins to realise his / her true potential 2. 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 Head HOD Afrikaans Mr. Poole HOD English Technology Gr 7 Mrs. Rorich HOD Foundation phase Mrs. Van Loggerenberg HOD Computer Life Skills Arts and Culture Mrs. Moodley HOD Guidance Mrs. Ebersohn – Deputy Head HOD Intersen Phase Natural Sciences Technology Mathematics Mr. Kotzen HOD Sport

    6. Mr. Schunke – Headmaster Mrs. Smith – Deputy Head Mrs. Ebersohn – Deputy Head HOD Intersen Phase Grade R Mrs. Paterson Grade 4 Mrs. T. Louw GRADE HEADS 2014 Grade 1 Mrs. Griffiths Grade 5 Miss Steyn Grade 6 Miss Bezuidenhout Grade 2 Mrs. Lourens Grade 7 Miss Groenewald Grade 3 Mrs. Fourie

    7. SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TEAM • Principal Mr. B. Schunke • Deputy Principals Mrs. A. Smith Mrs S. Ebersohn • HOD (Foundation Phase) Mrs.Rorich • HOD (Intersen Phase) Mrs.Ebersohn Mrs. Van Loggerenberg Mr. Poole Mr.Koekemoer Mr.Kotzen • HOD (Guidance) Mrs.Moodley

    8. OFFICE STAFF • Bursar Mrs. Bartie • Credit Controller Mrs. Kieser • Money collection Mrs. Botha • Principal’s Secretary Mrs. Bygate • Secretary Mrs. Willemse • Secretary Mrs. Viljoen

    9. ORIGIN OF PARKRAND PRIMARY SCHOOL • It’s name is taken from the suburb in which it was built • The school was established in January 1976 (Leeuwpoort street) • New premises was built on 1st May 1979

    10. BADGE AND THE MEANING THEREOF • Symbol of the badge In the centre (Protea) = Parkrand identifies itself with openness and takes it’s place in identifying with the whole nation of South Africa • The Laurel Wreath A roman symbol of conquerors and victors echoing the motto “Only the best” • The colours of the school Gold – 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.

    11. Only the best • Learners 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 person • Help and assist those with problems • Guide and motivate the under achiever • Give praise where praise is due • Support those who really do their best • Give rewards for achievements • Enrich and motivate outstanding learners • Create an academic atmosphere in class • Be prepared and maintain discipline at all times • Keeping learners occupied intelligently

    12. THE MISSION STATEMENT • At 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.

    13. THE VISION STATEMENT • At 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”.

    14. 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.

    15. We concern ourselves with : Intellectual Physical Emotional Spiritual and Social growth of our learners to help learners to become effective citizens • We believe that the home is most important social group • We welcome and encourage the co-operation of parents in accomplishment of our mission.

    16. SCHOOL PLEDGE This 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.

    17. 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.

    18. SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY • Parkrand Primary School is managed and controlled by a Governing Body consisting of 12 members: Parent Members: Mr.Seely Chairman Mr.Motssen Vice-Chairman Mrs. Nunn Secretary and discipline Mr.Vigus Brown Head of Finance Mrs. Benjamin Aftercare Mr. Coleman Safety, security, ground and buildings

    19. SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY (CONTINUED) Educator Members: Mr. B. Schunke Principal (Manager) Mrs. A. Smith Deputy Principal Mrs. S. EbersohnEducator (Communication) Mrs. C. Bartie PS Staff - (Representitive)

    20. 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 school • Administers and control school property, buildings and grounds • Prepares and manages a annual budget of the school • Enforces, 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.

    21. 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 Policy • Set language Policy • Determine what religious practices will be followed in the school. • Adopt a Code of Conduct for Learners and Disciplinary Procedures • Set out a Constitution on how the SGB will operate • Maintaining and improving the Schools property, buildings and grounds • Determine Extra Mural Curriculum • Buying of Text Books, Educational Material and Equipment • Paying of services to the School

    22. SCHOOL UNIFORMS • It is compulsory that learners comply with uniform regulations. • Please ensure that your child’s uniform is clearly marked. • GIRLS • Summer: Blue and white check dress, white socks Black school shoes Blue and white aliceband or scrunchie (navy blue) Winter: Blue tunic, white shirt (long sleeves and tie) OR grey trousers, long sleeve, white shirt and tie Navy aliceband or scrunchies in hair Navy socks Sleeveless pullover

    23. SCHOOL UNIFORMS (CONT.) • BOYS. • Summer: Navy blue shorts, white open neck shirt Navy blue socks with two yellow bands, black shoes. • Winter: Long grey trousers with a black belt Long sleeves white shirt with tie Blue socks with yellow bands, black school shoes Sleeveless pullover

    24. WINTER ADDITIONS • Navy 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.

    25. 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.

    26. WINTER ADDITIONS (CONT) • Learners hair may not be dyed, coloured or highlighted in any way. Girls: • Hair may not hang in the eyes • Hair 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

    27. PHYS EDUCATION UNIFORMS • It is compulsory that each learner possesses a PhysEd uniform. Uniform: • Pair of navy blue boxer shorts. • An open neck t-shirt (PhysEd t-shirt, navy blue, displaying the school’s badge) • House shirts are compulsory for all sport events. (Purchased at school)

    28. CIVVIE DAYS • Certain 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.

    29. UNIFORM SUPPLIERS • 3 Official uniform suppliers : 1. The Peephole 3. Leisure wear Market street K90 Centre Boksburg North Rand Road Tel no: Boksburg (011) 917 – 9685 (011) 823 4055 • OR 2. Early Worx Shop 18 Roraima Centre Elspark Germiston Tel no: (011) 893 - 0005

    30. 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

    31. 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

    32. EXTRA MURAL ACTIVITIES • Parkrand Primary offers murals: • Athletics • Netball • Soccer • Cricket • Tennis • CrossCountry • Hockey the following extra • Chess club • Choir • Eisteddfod • Scripture Union • Drama/Concert • Handball

    33. SCHOOL HOURS • Grade R: 07:30 - 13:00 • Grade 1 and 2: 07:30 - 13:20 • Grade 3 – 7: 07:30 - 13:50 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.

    34. 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.

    35. 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.

    36. AFTERCARE CENTRE • Contact persons: Mrs. Hill and Chetty • Contact no : (011) 896 4730 071 405 6521 • Open daily form 13:20 – 17:30 • Parkrand learners only • Lunch and snacks are provided • Homework supervised (parents to check that homework is completed) • Enrolment forms available at the office.

    37. 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 notified • Serious 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.

    38. MEDICAL AND MEDICATION (CONT) The following must be brought to the schools attention (in writing): • Medical requirements • Allergies • Epilepsy • Hemophilia • Diabetes • Serious 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.

    39. 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.

    40. 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.

    41. 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.

    42. 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 daily • Absent learners must find out what the homework is.

    43. SCHOOL TERMS FOR 2014 • Term 1- 15 January 2014 – 28 March 2014 • Term 2 - 7 April 2014 – 27 June 2014 • Term 3 - 21 July 2014 – 3 October 2014 • Term 4 - 13 October 2014 – 10 December 2014

    44. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS • Human Rights Day 21 March • Good Friday 18 April • Family Day 21 April • Freedom day 27 April • Public Holiday 28 April • Workers day 1 May • Youth Day 16 June • National Women’s Day 9 August • Heritage Day 24 September • Day of Reconciliation 16 December • Christmas Day 25 December • Day of Goodwill 26 December

    45. TEXTBOOKS / EXERCISE BOOKS / STATIONERY • Textbooks, readers and media center books (library books) are the property of the school. • A deposit of R150.00 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.

    46. PERSONAL PROPERTY • School 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.

    47. PERSONAL PROPERTY (CONT) • Cellphones and electronic devices: It is not encouraged for children to bring these devices to school If 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

    48. TRANSFER TO OTHER SCHOOLS • 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.

    49. 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.