A Guide for Parents and Pupils

Dunvegan Primary School Prospectus

1.STAFFING

The school has a staff of qualified teachers, supported by administrative workers, learnerships, a bursar & a maintenance team. All staff members fall under direct control of the Principal.

BURSAR: The bursar is the business manager of the school. All school administrative matters fall under his/her control, and queries about payment of fees, hiring of facilities and/or equipment, insurances, house-keeping, buying etc. must be referred to him/her.

EMAIL: bursar@dunveganprimary.co.za

 

2.INTRODUCTION

Dunvegan Primary School is a public school. We cater for boys & girls from Grade 1 to Grade. Pupils are placed in classes of approximately 35 pupils.

Dunvegan Primary School is a public school. We cater for boys & girls from Grade 1 to Grade. Pupils are placed in classes of approximately 35 pupils.

The Governing Body of the school determines the criteria for admissions in accordance with the constitution of our Country. The language of instruction is English (offered on a home language level & assume that the pupils come to our school able to speak & understand that language). The first additional language is Afrikaans (offered on a second language level).  The school offers classes ONLY from Grade 1 to Grade 7.

 

DUNVEGAN PRIMARY SCHOOL VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT:

VISION:

To ensure that every learner achieves their full potential at school and leaves our institution with knowledge, skills and qualifications that will give them the best chance of success in future endeavours.

MISSION:

To ensure quality learning and teaching take place in the classroom every day.

Dunvegan strives to build a community in which all are fully able to achieve to their potential using their unique talents and skills to achieve excellence.

3.SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

The Governing Body is the controlling body of the school. Members are elected by the parents, teachers & non-educator staff of the school every third year. The School Governing Body governs the school as per the relevant legislations.

Each member of the Governing Body holds a specific portfolio. Parents with queries about the running of the school should contact the Secretary of the Governing Body (or check on the school website) to ascertain the name of the member responsible for that particular aspect. The responsible member will then deal with questions, or refer them to the full S.G.B.

CURRENT CHAIRPERSON: Mr J de Beer.

4.GOLD DIGGERS ASSOCIATION (G.D.A.)

The G.D.A. is the fundraising and Public Relations body of the school. Every parent is a member of this body, but an executive committee is elected at the start of the 1st term each year. The G.D.A. is a vital part of school life, & involvement in its activities are rewarding & enriching. Interested parents who are not elected at the first meeting of the year are always welcome to offer their services or attend meetings at any time during the year.

5.SCHOOL FEES

The annual school fees will be set at the AGM held in October/November each year.

  1. Dunvegan Primary School, in terms of Section 39 of South African Schools Act 84 of 1996, is entitled to charge school fees as established by the Governing Body.
  2. The school tuition fees for the following academic year will be set at the AGM.
  3. Unless specific application for exemption is made, in accordance with the South African Schools Act (Act N° 84 of 1996) & the Regulations setting out the National norms & standards for school funding (Government gazette N° 29311 dated 18 October 2006). It is deemed that the combined gross income of both the pupils parents is such that the full fee is payable.
  4. Exemption documentation & interview procedures will be established by the school governing body.
  5. Failure to meet ANY debit order or the settlement in full option will automatically result in the fees being applicable. ALL arrears including previously reduced fees become immediately payable.
  6. Payment options: Monthly manual payments (Incl E.F.T.) (Over 11 months) = Full Fee.

Full Settlement (Due 31st January) Discounted fees = 7% discount.

Debit order (Over 11 months) Discounted fees = 5% discount.

  1. Kindly note that the monthly Debit Order shall remain in place for each subsequent year thereafter that the child is at the school & cancellation thereof shall only be facilitated by the school on 3 calendar months’ notice.
  2. Kindly ensure that all the Exemption Documentation is filed at the school on or before the 28th February.
  3. Statements are emailed to parents monthly, to keep track of their payments etc. If the parents do not have an email address then the statements will be issued to the pupil to hand to the parent.

BANKING DETAILS:

Parents wishing to pay full school fees by means of an Electronic Funds Transfer (E.F.T.) with Internet Banking, please note our banking details are:

Account Holder:              Dunvegan Primary School

Bank:                                  First National Bank

Account Number:           51160458845

Branch Code:                   201510 (Greenstone)

Reference:                         Pupil’s Name & Surname

Please email proof of payment to out accounts department

 

EMAIL: debtors@dunveganprimary.co.za

 

Debit Order forms will be sent home to all families. These need to be returned by the 30th November. Changes to debit order details require a new debit order form to be completed. This can be obtained from the front office.

6.CONTROL OF FINANCES

The Governing Body appoints a financial sub-committee to control all funds collected in the name of the School. This committee draws up a detailed budget in October of each year which is then ratified by the Governing Body and presented at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the 4th Term. The finance committee, meets at least once a quarter to review the accounts, & to consider other matters relating to the use of school funds.

7.INSURANCE

The school carries public and professional liability insurance to cover expenses incurred as a result of personal accidents to pupils while at school or engaged in school activities, caused by any form of negligence on the part of the school. Comprehensive insurance is also carried to mitigate losses of the school assets, including grounds, buildings & equipment.

8.TUCK SHOP

A private concern operates the tuck shop on the school premises where pupils may buy a wholesome snack each day at a reasonable price. The tuck shop operates from 7am, at both breaks and after school.

9.UNIFORM

9 – UNIFORM:

All pupils must wear the school uniform. Details are given under the school rules contained in this guide. It is optional to wear either summer or winter uniform in the months of APRIL and SEPTEMBER depending on the weather conditions at the time. Winter uniform must be worn from the 1st May to 31st August, & summer uniform from the 1st October to 31st March.

UNIFORM STOCKISTS:

ESQUIRES:
46 8th Avenue
Edenvale
Tel: 011 453 9008 / 9
Website: http://www.esquires.co.za
EDENDALE OUTFITTERS:
31 8th Avenue
Edenvale
Tel: 011 453 8465
Website: http://www.edendale.co.za
CALICOM TRADING:
Shop 1
11 Van Riebeeck Ave
Edenvale
Tel:   011 4544214
 

 

The school has a second hand shop. The shop is open on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 07:15 – 08:15 & again on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 13:15 – 14:15.

Please enquire at the front office should there be any queries.

10.COMMUNICATION

The school sends out a newsletter to each family every second Wednesday.

This is an essential means of communication, and parents are asked to ensure that they read the newsletters regularly. Short private advertisements are accepted for this newsletter at a nominal charge. Please enquire at the front office.

The school website, www.dunveganprimary.co.za, is updated regularly & contains valuable information pertaining to the school, extra murals, newsletters etc.

A school magazine is produced annually which gives some insight into the activities of the school & shows off some of the work done by pupils in the course of their studies.

Vital information is also transmitted via SMS (short message service) when deemed necessary. Please make sure you keep the office informed of any cellphone numbers changed.

EMAIL: admin@dunveganprimary.co.za

 

11.INTERVIEWS WITH TEACHING STAFF

Parents are welcome to request an interview, with any teacher on the staff. The best method is to email reception and request the interview to the teacher concerned. Teachers will endeavour to reply within 24 hours during the teaching week. Mentioning the reason for the request, & suggesting a time & date. Include a phone number, & the teacher will get back to you & arrange a mutually suitable time.

Should the issue concerned need to be escalated, contact the front office & the secretary will then arrange an interview. The content/reason for the interview must also be disclosed when making the appointment.

Parents may NOT “pop in” in the hope of seeing a teacher at the school.

Teachers MAY NOT interview parents during teaching time.

Email for reception is reception@dunveganprimary.co.za

 

Correct Procedure to follow for Channels of Communication:

1. Teacher
2. Grade Head
3. HOD
4. Deputy Principal
5. Department of education

12.THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PUPILS AT DUNVEGAN PRIMARY

Credo.

It is my right to work in a clean environment;

Therefore it is my responsibility to keep my work space & my school clean.

It is my right to work in a safe & peaceful environment;

Therefore it is my responsibility to keep my classroom & my school safe & peaceful.

It is my right to learn without disruption;

Therefore it is my responsibility to learn without disrupting others.

It is my right to be given a fair chance of success;

Therefore it is my responsibility to give others a fair chance to succeed in their studies.

It is my right to be a member of a good class & a good school;

Therefore it is my responsibility to build & maintain a good reputation for my class &  my school.

It is my right to have my views, beliefs & religion respected;

Therefore it is my responsibility to respect the views, beliefs & religion for my class & my school peers.

Pledge.

I pledge myself to uphold the Credo of Dunvegan Primary School.

To honour the Code of Conduct,

and to obey the school rules,

so that this school is widely recognized as a place of quality learning.

Code of Conduct for pupils.

The following Code of Conduct is binding on all learners wanting to enrol at Dunvegan Primary School.

  1. Pupils must pursue their studies with dedication, honesty & diligence.
  2. Pupils must preserve & protect all school property entrusted to them.
  3. Pupils must attend school regularly & must attend all classes during the school day.
  4. Pupils must respect the dignity of all other pupils, staff & members of the public.
  5. Pupils must respect the the religious beliefs of others.
  6. Pupils must not engage in any activity that may jeopardise the safety, security or academic progress of any other person.
  7. Pupils must know, obey & respect the school rules as contained in the school handbook & as published from time to time & displayed in all classrooms & in the Media Centre.
  8. Pupils must respect the Constitution & Laws of South Africa.
  9. Pupils shall obey all reasonable & lawful directions given by the Principal, Deputy Principal, HOD teachers, Administrative & ground staff of the school.
  10. Pupils will display no form of racial discrimination whatsoever.
  11. Pupils will display good sportsmanship when competing in sport.

Pupils are warned that serious breaches of the Code of Conduct MAY result in suspension & possible expulsion from the school.

Persistent breaking of the school rules will be regarded as a serious breach of the Code of Conduct.

Pupils suspected of breaking the Code of Conduct will be counselled & entitled to a proper hearing, conducted in accordance with the procedure laid down by the Gauteng Department of Education.

13.SCHOOL RULES

All pupils must abide by the Code of Conduct & the following school rules, approved by the Governing Body of the school, & formulated for the safety & comfort of all people in the school.

13.1.TIMES

All pupils must be inside the gates by 07:35 each school day when the first short bell rings, but for safety’s sake, should not be at school before 07:00. The school day commences promptly at 07:40 for all pupils.

The School Timetable is as follows:

PERIOD START FINISH LENGTH
1 7:40 8:10 30
2 8:10 8:40 30
3 8:40 9:10 30
4 9:10 9:40 30
5 9:40 10:10 30
FEEDING 10:10 10:15 5
BREAK 10:15 10:30 15
6 10:30 11:00 30
7 11:00 11:30 30
8 11:30 12:00 30
BREAK 12:00 12:15 15
9 12:15 12:45 30
10 12:45 13:15 30
11 13:15 13:45 30

 

Closing Times:

DAY GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4 GRADE 5 GRADE 6 GRADE 7
MONDAY 12:45 12:45 13:15 13:45 13:45 13:45 13:45
TUESDAY 13:15 13:15 13:15 13:45 13:45 13:45 13:45
WEDNESDAY 13:15 13:15 13:15 13:45 13:45 13:45 13:45
THURSDAY 13:15 13:15 13:15 13:45 13:45 13:45 13:45
FRIDAY 12:45 12:45 13:15 13:45 13:45 13:45 13:45

Pupils waiting for lifts home after 13:45 must wait at the main gate in Sheila Street, INSIDE the school grounds or SEATED on the wall bench.

13.2.OUT OF BOUNDS

The school grounds are out of bounds to pupils outside of school hours, unless they are under the supervision of a teacher or other person authorised by the Principal. During school hours, pupils may not enter the following areas unless instructed to do so by a teacher.

  • All grass embankments.
  • Teacher’s car parking areas.
  • Tennis courts, netball courts, cleaner’s rooms, garage & pavilion.
  • Hall, stage, canteen, staffroom & admin area beyond enquiries window.
  • Areas south of the main school building (boiler room area).
  • Behind the south wing classroom block.

13.3.DRESS

Pupils are expected to be neatly dressed in proper school uniform during school hours.

GIRLS UNIFORM:

Summer.

School summer dress*
White school socks.
Black school shoes.

Winter:

Winter tunic in school colour* OR grey school trousers.
Plain white long sleeve collared school shirt (fastening of the top button is optional).
Grey school socks – calf length with maroon bands OR knitted full length, grey stockings.
Black school shoes.

* Dresses must at least touch the top of the knee cap & a hem must be in the dress at all times. The dress must be worn with a belt.

BOYS UNIFORM:

Summer.

Grey school shorts.
Plain white short sleeve open neck school shirt.
Grey school socks – calf length with maroon bands.
Black school shoes.

Winter:

Grey school trousers.
Plain white long sleeve collared shirt (buttoned to the top).
School tie.
Belt – black or grey with a plain buckle.
Grey school socks – calf length with maroon band.
Black school shoes.

* White school shirt must be tucked into the school shorts or trousers at all times.

As a privilege, Grade 7 boys are permitted to wear the grey school trousers with a belt (as above), all year should they want to.

With all the above variations a school jersey, bomber jacket or sleeveless jersey in school colours is also permissible.

Raincoats: Grey, black or maroon may be worn when necessary.

DRY MACS are NOT part of the formal school uniform.

PLEASE NOTE: The official school colour is called CHERRY, but maroon is also acceptable.

Should a child for religious and/or cultural reasons, need to contravene these rules pertaining to school uniform, they would need to produce proof from their religious/cultural institution detailing why it is necessary before permission for exemption may be granted by the school.

DRESS FOR P.E. LESSONS:

All pupils must wear white boxer shorts and a Dunvegan maroon sports shirt. Girls may wear the maroon netball/hockey skorts instead of the white boxer type shorts. ALL persons using the tennis courts or netball fields must wear sports shoes with soft light coloured soles.

DRESS FOR SPORTS:

All pupils if chosen to represent the school are required to wear the correct sporting equipment. Pupils will not be allowed to participate unless they have the correct attire on. If a cap is worn, it must be the official school cap which may be purchased from the front office.

Grade 4 – 7 (Senior Phase) uniforms for the specific sports, (for practise & matches) are listed below:

Cricket:

Practices:

Dunvegan maroon sports shirt.
White boxer shorts.
Socks.
Takkies.
Maroon school cap.

Matches:

Match shirt – white collared shirt.
White boxer shorts.
White long socks.
White takkies.
Maroon school cap.

 

Soccer:

Practices:

Dunvegan maroon sports shirt.
White boxer shorts.
Socks.
Shin pads.
Soccer boots.

Matches:

Dunvegan maroon match sports shirt.
Maroon match shorts.
Maroon Dunvegan soccer socks.
Shin pads.
Soccer boots.

 

 

Netball:

Practices:

Dunvegan maroon sports shirt.
White shorts or maroon skorts.
White short school socks.
Takkies with light coloured soles.
Maroon school cap.

 

Matches:

Dunvegan maroon match sports shirt.
Dunvegan maroon skorts – U9 – open.
White short school socks.
Takkies with light coloured soles.
A pinnie will be provided for matches by the school.

 

Athletics:

Practices:

Dunvegan maroon sports shirt.
White boxer shorts.
Socks – optional.
Takkies – optional.

 

Matches:

Dunvegan maroon match sports shirt.
Maroon Match shorts / skorts.
Socks – optional.
Takkies – optional.

 

Hockey:

Practices:

Dunvegan maroon sports shirt.
White shorts (boys)/maroon skorts (girls).
Socks.
Shin pads.
Gum guard.
Takkies/boots.

 

Matches:

Dunvegan maroon sports shirt.
White shorts (boys)/maroon skorts (girls)
Maroon Dunvegan hockey socks.
Shin pads.
Gum guard.
Takkies/boots.

 

Tennis

League

White Boxer Shorts
Maroon Dunvegan Shirt
White Socks
White Takkies (without black soles)
Maroon School Cap (available from the office)

Swimming:

Black swimming costume.
Dunvegan swimming cap – can be purchased from the front office.
Grade 1 – 3 (Foundation Phase) uniforms for the specific sports, (for practise & league) are listed below:

Mini Cricket/Soccer & Hockey:

Practices:

Dunvegan maroon sports shirt.
White boxer shorts.
Long grey school socks.
Takkies.
Maroon school cap – NO hat, NO play!

 

League:

Dunvegan maroon sports shirt.
White boxer shorts.
Long grey school socks.
White takkies.
Maroon school cap – NO hat, No play!

 

Mini Netball:

Practices:

Dunvegan maroon sports shirt.
White boxer shorts.
Short white school socks.
Takkies.
Maroon school cap – NO hat, No play!

 

Mini Tennis:

Practices:

Dunvegan maroon sports shirt.
White Boxer shorts
Grey school socks / white school socks
Takkies (without black soles)
Maroon school cap – NO hat, NO play!

League:

Dunvegan maroon sports shirt.
White boxer shorts.
Short white school socks.
Takkies.
Maroon school cap – NO hat, NO play!

 

A school tracksuit is available at stockists. This is entirely an optional item & can be worn by pupils while participating in sport. It may not be used as part of the formal school uniform.

13.4.HAIR

This must be kept neatly trimmed & groomed at all times so the pupil’s appearance is a credit to Dunvegan Primary School. No tints, dyes, colouring or bleaching are permitted.

Girls hair:

A girls hair must be tied up or clipped back with plain thin elastic hair bands, aliceband or clips as required when reaching shoulder length or hanging in the face when bending forward doing written work. The bands or clips must be maroon, white or black in colour. The hair should be tightly tied and in a style appropriate for school. No elaborate hair styles allowed.

Boys hair:

A boy’s hair must be off the ears, face & collar. Shaped according to the shape of their head & the fringe must not be able to touch the eyebrows. No boy may have different lengths of shaving, have hair styles with obvious different lengths in the cut, have shaved patterned designs or shaved stripes. No wax formulations, gel or mousse may be used.

Should a child, for religious &/or cultural reasons, need to contravene these rules pertaining to hair, they would need to produce proof from their religious/cultural institution detailing why it is necessary before permission for exemption may be granted by the school.

All children must adhere strictly to the School Rules regarding hair. Any child whose hair is not in accordance with the rules will be placed in a “time out” area at break time until the hair is corrected or is acceptable in terms of the School Rules.

13.5.JEWELLERY

The wearing of jewellery by pupils is STRICTLY prohibited, but for these exceptions:

  1. Girls with pierced ears may wear one pair of plain gold or silver sleepers or studs.
  2. Medic alert necklaces or bracelets.
  3. Watches worn may not be Smart watches with access to the internet or cellular connectivity.

Should a child, for religious &/or cultural reasons, need to contravene these rules pertaining to jewellery, they would need to produce proof from their religious/cultural institution detailing why it is necessary before permission for exemption may be granted by the school.

13.6.MAKE-UP

No make – up is permitted on any pupil at any time. Permanent “tattooing” of make – up is also prohibited.

No “tattooing” or body art, either temporary or permanent, is allowed.

Should a child, for religious and/or cultural reasons need to contravene these rules pertaining to “Tattooing” or body art, they would need to produce proof from their religious/cultural institution detailing why it is necessary before permission for exemption may be granted by the school.

13.7.FORBIDDEN ACTIVITIES

Pupils are forbidden at all times to engage in the following activities:

  1. Theft – of any description.
  2. Being in possession of stolen item.
  3. The riding of bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller-skates or any other wheeled vehicle in the school grounds.
  4. The chewing of any form of gum.
  5. Running on the corridors or in the classroom.
  6. Selling/buying of any article unless sales have been organised by a teacher with the Principal’s permission.
  7. Use of any foul language.
  8. Calling other pupil’s or people derogatory names or terms.
  9. Writing offending notes/letters about fellow pupils to other pupils or people.
  10. Bullying of fighting. Includes aggressor, instigator, involvement or spectator.
  11. Throwing of stones or objects inside or outside of the classroom.
  12. Shouting inside the school buildings.
  13. Bringing of toys, sporting cards and/or games to school UNLESS requested by a teacher for a specific lesson.
  14. Bringing onto the premises, cell phones and/or electronic items of any description.
  15. Rough games/activities likely to cause injury.
  16. Bringing on the premises any dangerous item, drugs, alcohol, illegal substances, pornographic literature/items or weapons.
  17. Tampering with, deleting or altering any computer files or folders on school computers.
  18. Hugging, kissing or any similar physical contact while on school property and/or in school uniform.
  19. Forcing/making someone to do any forbidden activity.

13.8.GENERAL RULES

    1. Pupils are not allowed in any classroom or school hall unless occupied by a teacher.
    2. All cuts & abrasions to the skin must be covered by a bandage or plaster strip.
    3. School bags must be a type which gives adequate protection to the school books. The school reserves the right to withhold text & library books from children whose bags do not conform to this requirement. Book bags must be used for readers and textbooks.
    4. Pupils may not be in possession of cell phones or electronic equipment during formal school hours. Such equipment will be confiscated & a parent/guardian will be required to personally collect the phone from the school Principal. If a second incident of cell phone possession occurs, the phone will be confiscated for a period of not less than two weeks.
    1. Regulations for safety measures at public schools declare such schools drug free & dangerous objects free zones. The Principal has the power of Right of Admission to anyone on the premises & may institute with delegation, without warrant, searches of belongings/persons as deemed necessary.
    2. Pupils are expected to display behaviour that is a credit to Dunvegan Primary School when in uniform or representing the school at any function, event, tour, outing and/or going to & from school.

14.OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO PUPILS

14.1 – Homework:

All pupils in the school will be required to do some work at home from time to time.

The following principles are applicable:

The child will be issued with a homework diary & this will contain their homework on a daily basis. Parents need to check & sign this diary on a daily basis. If the pupil should lose the homework diary. A new homework diary can be purchased from the front office.

Junior homework – Grade 1 to Grade 3:

  1. ALL grade 1 – 3 pupils have a homework book. ALL homework is written in this book.
  2. Homework is done Monday – Thursday.
  3. Reading, spelling and Mathematics are done daily.
  4. Parents are requested to sign the reading marker daily & ensure that the homework book is in the suitcase at all times.

Senior homework – Grade 4 to Grade 7:

  1. Pupils in grade 4 – 7 receive regular homework or revision work.
  2. The amount of homework will vary from day to day.
  3. The homework will usually be a reinforcement of the classwork or completion of class activity.

If your child regularly says they have no homework, please contact the grade leader who will investigate the matter.

Please see our contacts page on our website for the appropriate grade leader or alternatively you may email: reception@dunveganprimary.co.za

14.2 – Assessment of progress:

In grade 1 – 7, classwork is evaluated throughout the year. All efforts are recorded & incorporated into the final assessment. Pupils in grade 1 – 3 do not write formal examinations. Evaluation is continuous, throughout the year. Pupils in Grade 4 – 7 write formal exams in June and November.

Progress reports are issued once a term.

14.3 – Attendance:

  1. The Education Act (84 of 1996) makes it compulsory for children of school going age to attend school on each day unless they are ill.
  2. The Principal does not have the authority to excuse any pupil from attending school.
  3. Pupils may be absent from school to take examinations conducted by CERTAIN schools of music, dance or ballet.
  4. PLEASE AVOID APPOINTMENTS AND ARRANGEMENTS WHICH REQUIRE YOUR CHILD TO MISS SCHOOL.
  5. If you have to fetch your child for an appointment please inform the teacher & front office so that if there is a formal task to be done it can be rearranged. It also avoids constant disruption for classes by pupils being constantly called down.
  6. Casual absences are disruptive to the school programme & engender casual attitudes towards learning.
  7. CERTIFICATES OF MERIT are awarded to pupils who complete a full year without missing a day.

14.4 – Extra-Curricular activities:

Children are encouraged to participate in the after-school activities. These vary according to seasons but include:

Choir                                      Netball                                              Mini-cricket

Chess                                     Soccer                                               Mini-hockey

Hockey                                 Swimming                                        Mini-netball

Music                                     Tennis                                                 Mini-soccer

Athletics                                Table tennis                                     Mini-tennis

Cricket                                   Cross Country                                 Eisteddfod

Drama                                   Computer research club

 

Other activities may introduced from time to time. A programme of activities is published & distributed to the pupils each term.

Extra-curricular activities for Grade 1 – 2 classes start directly after school & end approximately one hour later. Grade 3 – 7 pupils USUALLY finish extra-curricular activities by approximately 15:00, but some matches, especially cricket, may end later.

 

14.5 – Safety at school:

  1. ALL visitors MUST report to the front office.
  2. The secretaries will take messages for children if necessary & relevant but are not to be used as a message service as it takes up a lot of time to deliver messages.
  3. Parents must not go directly to the classrooms during formal school hours. This is to protect your child from potentially dangerous strangers.
  4. In the afternoon, children who wait for lifts after 14:15 MUST wait at the main gate in Sheila Street.
  5. NO parent is allowed to walk their child to class once the school bell has rung for the start of the school day.

 

14.6 – Dunvegan security forum:

The surrounding suburb currently operates a section 21 company & access to the area is restricted. Entrance to the school area is at the corner of Francis Street & Lily Avenue or the North & South ends of Dunvegan Avenue. A one way traffic flow operates in both Sheila Street & Park Street (downhill) at peak times (i.e. 07:00  –  08:00  & again from 13:00  – 14:00) whereby exiting the area is at Dunvegan Avenue.

14.7 – Waiting class:

A waiting facility is available in the auditorium for junior pupils between 13:15  – 13:45  each day. If your child waits for a lift he/she must attend this “class”. Your child will be quiet, controlled & cared for & YOU WILL KNOW WHERE TO FIND HIM/HER.

15.PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Positive involvement of parents in the activities of the school is welcomed.

Ways in which parents can play an active role include:

  1. Attending such meetings as may be called from time to time.
  2. Volunteering to serve on the “Gold Diggers Association” executive committee. (G.D.A.)Also to help at functions.
  3. Making themselves available for election to the Governing Body.
  4. Offering their professional services to the Governing Body where appropriate.
  5. Making written representation to the Governing Body on matters of general benefit to the school.
  6. Promote the school & its personnel in a positive manner – e.g. build up the teachers in front of your children – do not criticise them etc.
  7. Assist the school in enforcing all the school rules e.g. punctuality, uniform, behaviour, school attendance, care & respect the school property – e.g. school ablution facilities.
  8. Observe the correct channels of communication e.g. speak to the class teacher first, then if need be the grade leader, following that the head of department, deputy etc.
  9. Keep the school well informed of matters that could affect your child’s performance at school – e.g. reason for absence, problems at home etc.
  10. Inform the school secretary of any changes of address, phone numbers & name/status etc. Emails can be sent to: admin@dunveganprimary.co.za
  11. Pay all school fees promptly.
  12. Assist your child in taking part in extra-curricular activities, especially the compulsory ones like sports day etc.
  13. Ensure that your child is adequately equipped for the activity he/she is involved in e.g. tennis racket, correct shoes, correct attire etc.
  14. Ensure that the suitable transport arrangements are made for your child to be fetched promptly after each school day & activity.
  15. Not to coach from the side or interfere with referee decisions during sports practises, matches or meetings.
  16. Ensure that your child has an approved – type suitcase to avoid damage to school books and textbooks.
  17. Ensure that all articles & items of uniform, are marked with your child’s name & surname.
  18. Supervise your child’s homework & sign the diary daily.
  19. Observe the traffic regulations around the school property & adhere to the requirements set by the school scholar patrol.
  20. Attend parent’s evenings.
  21. Provide your child with a loving, caring well-disciplined home environment.
  22. Allow your child to become independent & responsible – e.g. DO NOT bring their “forgotten” items to the front office.
  23. Sign an indemnity form for any outside tours.
  24. Have medical insurance.
  25. Ensure that your child has a well-balanced diet & good eating habits to enable him/her to work to their best ability.