Newsletter 24                                                                  28 June 2021

 

FROM THE OFFICE

As announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night, school will close on Wednesday, 30 June, at 13:15 for Grades 1 and 2, and 13:30 for Grades 3 - 5 and 13:40 for Grades 6 - 7 for contact teaching.

Online schooling will commence for both primary schools on Thursday (full day) and Friday, 2 July until 12:00, when the official school holidays begin.

We have reached the end of a monumental term. As we reflect back on the term, we acknowledge many high moments and we applaud and thank our learners as well as you, our parents, for the hard work, support and dedication this term. My thanks also go to my staff who have remained committed, dedicated and positive throughout this term. I wish each of our families and teachers an enjoyable and restful time during this holiday. Please look after yourselves and stay safe.

There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither. – Alam Cohen.

 

ONLINE LESSON

We earnestly request that parents ensure that learners attend the online education (Zoom) on Thursday and Friday.

Intersen Phase learners:
Process to join Zoom sessions 
Log in to the Student Portal with your Student ID and Password.
Click on the timetable
Click on the video camera to join that subject's virtual (Zoom) lesson.
You need an active Zoom account and internet access.
Zoom lessons will start promptly at 08:00. Thereafter, the normal timetable will be followed. Unfortunately zoom sessions will not take place for the following subjects: P.E., Life Orientation, Music and Art.

Foundation Phase learners:
The class teacher will send the zoom link for her class as well as the time slots on the class WhatsApp group.

 

REPORTS

The reports will be available on the Parent Portal from 12:00 on Friday, 2 July.

 

AFRIKAANS ‘LEESWEEK’ AND CHARACTER DAY

Due to the current situation, we have to unfortunately postpone the Afrikaans Department’s Leesweek (Reading Week), as well as our Character Day. Information regarding a new scheduled time for these fun events will be provided next term.

 

VIRTUAL PARENT’S EVENING

Our Virtual Parent’s Evening will take place on 2 August via Zoom. Appointments can be made via the Parent Portal. Please do not make an appointment via email. Bookings will be open on the Parent Portal from July 29 at 16:00 until 2 August at 12:00. No appointments can be made after this date and time.

Sign into Parent Portal using your parent ID and password (Parent ID begins with the number 3)
Click on “Student” tab.
Click on learner’s photo. Click on “Parent/Teacher Appointments” tab.
Select teacher’s name from the list.
Select a timeslot.

You will receive a confirmation email for each booking made which will include the Zoom link to be used for each booking.

 

UNIFORM SHOP HOURS

Closes at 15:00 on 2 July
Closed from 2 – 21July
22 and 23 July, open from 8:00 to 16:00
26 July open from 8:00 to 17:00
27 July normal operating hours (7:00 to 17:00)

 

MIDSTREAM ATHLETICS CLUB

Attention all athletes and potential athletes!

Due to Level 3 Covid regulations, the Athletics Club will not be able to continue with preparations during the July holidays for the third term club athletic season. The club will start with preparation when the school commences for the third term. According to the last communication from ASA (Athletics South Africa), meetings have been scheduled for September and October. We still have a whole month to prepare for these meetings.

It is important to register all athletes who would like to compete in these meetings in the third term before July as AGN license numbers, as well as shirts, have to be ordered.

Coaching fees will only be payable from August onwards.

Registration can now be done online on the website.

For more information, visit the website or contact Janettie Kirkpatrick at admin@midstreamclub.co.za or 082 457 7094

Website Registration
 

TENNIS RESULTS

Jayden Summers, Grade 7, competed in the Gauteng East Grand Prix Tennis Championships a few weekends ago. He finished as runner-up in the U14 singles section and won the U14 doubles section. Well done on this wonderful achievement, Jayden!

 

 

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www.midstream-primary.co.za

Tel: 012 661 0590
 Fax: 012 661 0643