Grade R

 

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IRENE PRIMARY SCHOOL

GRADE R ORIENTATION DAY

INFORMATION BOOKLET

2017

AGITE STATIM – DO IT NOW!

VISION

  • Irene Primary School strives to empower and nurture learners, developing the full potential of every learner through quality holistic education and enabling them as citizens to assume meaningful roles in society.

MISSION

  • To work as a team with educators, parents and learners to make the community part of the school and the school part of the community.
  • To encourage our learners to develop academically, culturally, spiritually, socially and promote sportsmanship.
  • To equip learners for a technologically competitive world and to prepare them for society.
  • To instil in our learners the values of respect and sensitivity, embracing others and the environment.
  • To develop a strong moral code and social responsibility.

IRENE SCHOOL SONG

We’ll honour you, Irene School

With pride we’ll keep your every rule

We’ll work and we’ll strive,

To keep your good name

Forever up high in halls of fame

 

At work, at play, we’ll do our best

From you we get our strength and zest,

Our scholars, our sportsmen,

Our teachers, we all

Will work and unite, obey your call

When we are grown in years ahead,

We will remember friends first met

There’ll be memories of our tender youth

There will be the thought of one great truth.

A guide for a lifetime; one good vow

AGITE STATIM, DO IT NOW!

Calendar, 2017

TERM 1

 

Start:

Close:

Public/School Holidays:

 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Friday, 31 March 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017 (School Holiday)

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 (Human Rights Day)

 

TERM 2

 

Start:

Close:

Public/School Holidays:

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Friday, 30 June 2017

Friday, 14 April 2017 (Good Friday)

Monday, 17 April 2017 (Family Day)

Thursday, 27 April 2017 (Freedom Day)

Friday, 27 April 2017 (School Holiday)

Monday, 1 May 2017 (Workers Day)

Friday,16 June 2017 (Youth Day)

 

TERM 3

 

Start:

Close:

Public/School Holidays:

 

 

 

 

Monday, 24 July 2017

Friday, 29 September 2017

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 (National Women’s Day)

Sunday, 24 September 2017

(Heritage Day)

 

TERM 4

 

Start:

Close:

Public/School Holidays:

Monday, 9 October 2017

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

None


IRENE PRIMARY SCHOOL HOURS

  • School starts at 07:30 and finishes at 13:30 for the Grade R’s.
  • Supervision is only provided as from 07:00 each day.
  • Ensure that your child is always at school on time
  • Please try as far as possible to drop your little one off in Bruce Road next to the school hall.

UNIFORM:

  • During a normal school day learners come to school dressed in their home clothes.
  • Please also pack a face towel and extra set of clothes.

ON TUESDAYS, FRIDAYS AND FOR ANY OUTINGS CHILDREN WEAR:

  • House T-Shirt
  • Yellow shorts in summer
  • School track suit in winter
  • White socks
  • White takkies
  • School cap – Children will not be allowed to play outside without a cap.

DIET AND HEALTHY LUNCHES

  • Diet plays a vital role in your child’s development and ability to learn.
  • There are five food groups.
  • 5-7 portions of fruit and vegetables,
  • 5 portions of starch,
  • 1-3 portions of proteins,
  • 2-4 portions of dairy and a small amount of sugar and fat should be consumed daily.

BREAKFAST

  • All children should eat a healthy wholesome breakfast with some form of protein.
  • Porridge is a good start to the day especially if protein is added in the form of milk.
  • Keep up your child’s energy levels by packing a healthy lunchbox.
  • Please do not pack fizzy drinks, artificial juice, sweets, cakes, cookies, chips or biscuits.

SLEEP

  • A 3 – 6 year old needs between 10 and 12 hours of sleep a day.
  • A 7 – 12 year old needs 10 to 11 hours of sleep a day to function at an optimal level.
  • This means if a child gets up at 6 in the morning they should be in bed at 8.

LOST PROPERTY

  • Please mark all your child’s clothing, shoes and lunchboxes.
  • You can use stitch on or iron-on labels.

NEWSLETTER FOLDER

  • Newsletters come out once a week on a Thursday.
  • Newsletter folders must be checked and emptied daily.

MESSAGE BOOK:

  • Parent – teacher correspondence.
  • Must be checked daily.

TRANSPORT

The children leave the school in the following manner:

  • Parents collect their child personally and sign the child out.
  • A driver collects the child from their classroom and signs the child out.
  • Please provide the class teacher with the details of the person who will be collecting your child each day after school.
  • Please make every effort to get your child home immediately after school.
  • Alternatively, enrol your child in an aftercare where there is structured supervision.
  • It is a concern when children are left at school unsupervised until late hours of the afternoon.

Your child’s safety is our priority!

Your child’s first day

What to expect

  • First day of Grade R next year is 11th January 2017.
  • Please meet in the hall at 7:30
  • Welcome by the Principal
  • Proceed to the Grade R classrooms
  • There will be a class list pasted on the wall outside each classroom.
  • The teachers will help you look for your child’s name.
  • Your child will then be placed in their classroom.
  • Each child will receive a name tag/badge.
  • You will be told the procedures for the first day and first week.
  • You may wish to take a picture of your little one on their first day.
  • Once your child looks comfortable and settled, he/she will be given a fun activity to do.
  • At this stage it is advisable to say a confident but reassuring good-bye.
  • Your child will be in the capable and loving care of their teacher.
  • Go home and have a good cup of tea. Be assured all is well.
  • You can collect your child at 1:30 from their classroom.
  • Children who are going to aftercare will be collected by their aftercare teachers from their classrooms.
  • Children who are enrolled in Tracy Gibson’s aftercare facility will remain in class.
  • NO CHILD WILL BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE CLASSROOM UNTIL THEIR DRIVER, PARENT, CAREGIVER, ETC. HAS COME TO COLLECT THEM AND SIGNED THEM OUT.

Please send your child to school with the following items:

  • 1 x 2 litre ice-cream container with lid, clearly marked with child’s name.
  • 2 x boxes of tissues
  • 2 x liquid hand wash soap
  • 2 x puzzles (24 pieces and 48 pieces). ALL puzzle pieces must be marked with child’s name.

Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

DAILY PROGRAMME

Time Activity
7:00 to 07:30 Arrival (Indoor play)
07:45 to 08:10 Toilet Routine
08:10 to 08:30 Theme Discussion
08:30 to 08:45 Letter of the week
8:45 to 09:30 Creative Activity
09:30 to 09:45 Lunch
09:45 to 10:15 Break (Outdoor Activity)
10:15 to 10:30 Toilet Routine
10:30 to 11:00 Mathematics
11:00 to 11:30 Formal Work
11:30 to 11:45 Lunch
11:45 to 12:30 Break (Outdoor Play)
12:30 to 12:50 Movement/Music
12:50 to 13:10 Story
13:10 to 13:30 Clean Up (Home Time)

 

Please see below school fees for 2017

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