How to contact us?
Parent to School
For all Administrative enquiries, please email the school secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Aftercare enquiries, please email the school secretary on above email address or speak to Dot directly.
For enrolments please contact Anne on email@example.com
Please inform the school secretary of any change of address (residential or postal), telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
Please raise any queries or concerns with your class teacher via email or via an appointment. The teacher will either email or phone regarding your query as soon as possible. Please remember during the day the teacher’s main priority is the education and safety of your children, thus, they are not available for long discussions between 8.00 and 12.30.
School to Parent
The D6 Communicator is utilized to communicate with parents wherever possible. Please ensure you download it onto either your mobile phone or computer.
Each class has a Whatsapp group to keep you informed of any activities taking place within in your class. Please use this wisely and be considerate when posting.
The school newsletter is an important communication tool between the school and the home. Important issues will be conveyed to you through the newsletter. Newsletters are distributed via email. Please ensure you have provided the Administrator with your email address so that we can add you to the mailing list.
Parents play a vital role in supporting the success of their child at school. Before your child starts school you can help them to be prepared by encouraging them as “independent learners”.
- Let your child practice getting dressed
- Teach them to use a knife and fork
- Teach them to use the toilet independently
- Encourage them to take responsibility for their belongings
- By encouraging the development of healthy and productive routines in the home you help to develop your child’s independence – both in the home and the classroom
- Let your child help with household tasks by selecting activities that the whole family will appreciate and which will help build their self-confidence
- Set and keep to routines – this is particularly important with regard to bed and bath routines. The school day is especially tiring for young learners and they cannot be expected to function properly on minimum sleep.
- Ensure your child has a good healthy breakfast before they come to school or their attention span will wane and they will have difficulty concentrating. Pack healthy snacks for your child’s school snack – no chips, sweets or fizzy drink are allowed – except on special occasions.
- Limit the amount of time your child watches TV during the week or plays on the computer. Turn the TV off when it’s not being watched.
How To Help at School
Parental participation and support in a school like ours is vital. By becoming a member of the governing body or being a class representative or joining a committee you have the opportunity to become more involved and play a bigger part in your child’s education as well as become a more integral part of the large Constantiaberg family.
Our school is run by the governing body which controls the finances, appoints staff and makes major decisions regarding school policy.
They are voted into office at the AGM in February each year.
Parents are expected to participate and assist in whatever way they can, especially when it comes to the running of school events like Mothers Day and Fathers Day. Parents can also become class representatives. Their task is to ensure there is constant feedback between school, the class teachers and parents.
The governing body is made up of:
Fundraising / Events
- Parent Convenor
- PRO / Marketing
We have a variety of committees which are run by the parents:
- Fundraising / events
As your child’s primary educator you are encouraged to:
- Read and look at books together
- Look for opportunities to apply and consolidate simple skills such as observing, counting, pointing our labels and words as communicators of meaning and talking and listening to your child.
- Reinforce good learning attitudes and relationships, particularly sharing, caring and considering safety.
- Attend the concerts your child performs in, the parent evenings the school organises, fundraising or other events. Children feel neglected when parents do not attend these special events especially if their friends parents frequently do.
- Visit the D6 Communicator to see what our child has been learning and access resources to support their learning at home
Parents can raise issues and concerns they may have about the running of the school by speaking to the principal or parent convenor