Charlton Vos

NEWSLETTER 11 | TERM 2 – 2020

Good day

Welcome back after a very long lockdown period.  But it all was necessary to help contain the spread of the virus in the beginning.  We all need to adjust to the “new normal” way of living and working.  But we as South Africans have once again showed the world that we can stand together and make it work.

We as school had to work out a plan so that all learners, teachers and staff will be safe at school.  We have put many safety measures in place to keep all safe and to avoid the spread of the virus.  We had to adjust our schooling plan, so that we can only accommodate 20 learners per class to keep the social distance and adhere to all rules and regulations.  All learners will only attend school every second day (rotational teaching).  Every class will be divided into group 1 and group 2.  When the school re-opens for the grades group 1 will be attending and the next day group 2.

Here are the dates for the groups to attend during June.

15 June  Gr R, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12Group 1
17 JuneGroup 2
18 JuneGroup 1
19 JuneGroup 2
22 June    Gr 4, 5, 8 and 10 are backGroup 1
23 JuneGroup 2
24 JuneGroup 1
25 JuneGroup 2
26 JuneGroup 1
29 JuneGroup 2
30 JuneGroup 1
1 JulyGroup 2
2 JulyGroup 1
3 JulyGroup 2
And so it will continue until further notice.

All learners must wear a mask at all times.  They must obey all rules regarding COVID-19 given to them by the teachers.  A learner that is ill, with flu, cold or any other illness must stay at home until he/she is better.  If your child is absent, it is the parents’ responsibility to please inform the school or the class teacher early in the morning before school starts.


All buses will be on route as from the 15th of June to pick up group 1 learners for the following grades only:  Gr R, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12.  Before your child gets on the bus, he/she must have a mask on, then temperature will be taken (must be lower than 38˚), then sanitize hands and sit on the designated place in the bus to keep social distancing at all times.  If your child’s temperature is 38˚ or higher, your child WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BOARD THE BUS AND WILL BE SEND HOME.  Once they arrive at school, learners will get off the bus and the COVID-19 team will take their temperature again.  They will go immediately to class where there hands will be sanitized / wash with soap and water.  A learner that gets off the bus with a high temperature will be kept in the isolation area and will wait for 5 minutes.  Temperature will be taken again, if it is still high such learner’s parents will be informed immediately to come and fetch him/her from school.

As soon as all learners are out of the buses, the buses will be sanitized immediately so that it will be ready when school is out.  When all learners were dropped off the buses will return to the workshop where they will be sanitized to be ready for the next day.


Every class will be divided into 2 groups, namely group 1 and group 2.  You will received from the register teacher a message to tell you in which group your child falls.  Please make sure your child knows what is expected from them, from the moment they arrive at school until they get dropped off again after school.


School will be out at 14h00 until further notice. 

Please take note of this important arrangement to avoid any problems:  School is out at 14h00, learners MUST BE PICKED UP NOT LATER THAT 14H15.  After 14h15 all learners will have to leave the premises and stand on the outside to wait for their transportation.  We will not take any responsibility for any learner after 14h15.  We therefore asked that you as parent make sure that you arrange with the taxi, aftercare or uber to be on time.  There will be no supervision after 14h15 for any learner.