Circular 07/2023

On behalf of the School Governing Body and all staff members we wish to thank those parents who have supported us during this term, not just by paying school fees but by working alongside us in the best interest of our learners.

We have had numerous challenges this term.  There has been a massive increase in vandalism at school.  This is particularly worrisome, as it is our learners who are defacing the bathroom walls.  We strive to ensure that our ablution facilities are clean and sanitary at all times.  We appeal to parents to speak to their children about proper behaviour when using the toilet facilities at school.

We have also noticed an increase in unacceptable behaviour amongst our learners. We have reprimanded a number of learners for bullying, the use of unacceptable language and the sharing of inappropriate content on social media.  Parents, please monitor your child’s cellphones use. We do not encourage wattsapp groups as it inevitable leads to misuse and bullying. Speak to your children with regard to what they post in tik tok videos.  We live in an age where our learners can so easily find themselves in a situation that they are not equipped to handle.

I recently came across the following and felt that it would be worthwhile to share..

“Parents, if you let your child argue with you, they will argue with me.
If you let your child speak to you in a disrespectful tone, they will take that tone with me.
If you allow your child to break the rules without consequences,
they will not do what I say either.
You see, YOU are your child’s first and most important teacher. 
We can only build on the foundation you’ve laid at home.”


Despite the aforementioned concerns there have been many memorable moments this term.

  • School Injection Campaign during which we completed HPV Round 1 injections as well as TD Booster injections for Grade 5 learners.
  • Jade Schoeman a Grade 5 learner will be representing South Africa in a Table Tennis Tournament in Morocco.
  • The Knitting Club (Grade 4-6) learners completed their first knitting item, a school scarf.
  • IMAD learners presented their first performance for the year at the Quarterly Awards
  • Our soccer boys and netball girls enjoyed participating in inter-school matches during the term.
  • Grade 5 Excursion to Classroom in the Clouds – Table Mountain
  • Grade R Excursion to the Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Visit form SAPS to present an Anti-Bullying Campaign
  • A successful ‘ Funky Socks Day”

We will resume school on the Tuesday, 18 July 2023.

Shop 19, Ground Floor, Stadium on Main
Main Road, Claremont
(New address as from 3 July 2023)

Learners are still to wear their winter uniform for Term 3. Please refer to the School’s Code of Conduct on our website for further details.

Extra-Murals Programme will continue during Term 3:

Art & CraftBook ClubChessIMAD
Catrobatz KidsKnitting ClubMediatorsReading Programme
SoccerScience Club  


  • A School Concert “WINTER WONDERLAND” 15, 16 & 17 August 2023
  • Grade 7’s Entrepreneur Week, 28 – 30 August 2023


Dismissal times are as follows:

R08h00 – 13h0013h05 – 13h1508h00 – 12h0012h05 – 12h10
108h00 – 13h4013h45 – 13h5508h00 – 12h0512h10 – 12h15
208h00 – 13h5013h55 – 14h1008h00 – 12h1012h15 – 12h25
308h00 – 14h1514h20 – 14h3008h00 – 12h1012h15 – 12h25
408h00 – 14h2014h25 – 14h3508h00 – 12h1512h20 – 12h30
508h00 – 14h2514h30 – 14h4008h00 – 12h1512h20 – 12h30
608h00 – 14h3014h35 – 14h4508h00 – 12h2012h25 – 12h30
708h00 – 14h3514h40 – 14h5008h00 – 12h2012h25 – 12h30


Please do not park at the access gates or on the bend in Lower York Road. Parking is available in all the side streets. STOP or PARK away from the Access gates and walk your child to the entrance. It is our intention to maintain our positive relationship with our school neighbours, so please do not park across their driveways or block the access to their premises.


Thank you to all parents who are courteous and respectful towards our safety officers, staff, neighbours and other road users. We appreciate your patience and co-operation.


We appeal to parents to pay School Fees as the funds are required to create a clean and safe environment as well as to provide quality education.

Please deposit school fees directly into the School’s Bank Account.

ACCOUNT NAME:York Road Primary School
BANK:First National Bank
ACCOUNT NUMBER:5488 163 0403
REFERENCE:Name Surname and Grade of learner

Please send proof of payment to the Bursar by email:


During this term we bid farewell to Ms S. Tuider, Grade 7 educator and Mr. R. Prinsloo in the maintenance department.

Please take care and let the learners have a restful break.  Learners who have not been academically successful need to utilize their holidays for revision.

I would also like to thank the parents who have sent inspirational words of encouragement to staff members in the form of praise and thanks for the often difficult work they do on a daily basis, it is truly appreciated.

To the staff of York Road Primary School I would like to say THANK YOU for everything you continue to do on a daily basis to enrich the lives of those entrusted in your care. The difference you make in the lives and indeed the future of our learners cannot be quantified.


1 thought on “Circular 07/2023”

  1. Haa All
    I would serouisly want to give my child educator compliment cause in two occasions she went over and above her job description and it’s really rare tht you would find someone like tht in a school environment. Big up miss Grade 4 A from felicia davids othelo Faith mom . Super proud to have u as my child teacher and you always so ready to fix things example with my kids shoes ????quick problem solver.

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