We have finalised our online classes and normal school can commence on 1 April 2020. Please note that this is not compulsory as we understand that not all parents have the technology to allow for this, either in data or devices.
Classes will start at 08h30 every morning as we feel it is a good discipline to keep our students in a structured schedule so that they can maintain and achieve their goals every day.
Online class schedules will be as follows:
08h30 – Devotion
09h00 to 12h00 – Group Classes for Junior Class, Intermediate Class and Senior Class
During these classes the teachers will assist students in a group as if they are physically at school.
Scoring of PACE work and Tests will also take place during this time.
12h00 to 15h30 – After hours one-on-one classes can be scheduled with the relevant teacher of the class.
We request that teachers not be contacted directly on their cell phones as they will most likely be busy with other students as well during the course of the day, as this communication method will be used for students who cannot log into the classes online.
We will be using Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams for online classes.
Each student has been assigned an Office 365 account that comes with many benefits, and will not cost the parents any additional fees.
We will supply you with your child’s credentials shortly and request that you log in and test before 1 April 2020 so we can give you support on any technical issues that you may experience beforehand.
We also ask parents to assist students with connecting to the relevant classroom during the specified times.
Each student will have their own calendar and email address to receive invites to join group classes, as well as to request individual classes from teachers.
The Microsoft Teams App is available on any smartphone and computers as long as you have internet connectivity.
We have added some articles on online safety on our website. Please read through these so that you can keep your children safe during this time.
We encourage parents to assist our students in keeping to this schedule so that we don’t lose any valuable time in the school year. It is uncertain when schools will reopen and as current circumstances stand when we look at the rest of the world, we can only pray that a vaccine for the Corona Virus is reached very soon.
Most of the online class information is also available on our website, Facebook page and d6 Communicator. Please ensure that you are connected to these platforms so that you don’t miss out on any developments and news.
We request your patience with us during this process as there might be some teething problems on both sides as we all try to get used to a new way of doing things.
As always,y ur feedback and advise is greatly appreciated – please remember our open door policy.
Stay safe out there!