Circular 1/2022

Re: Re-opening of Schools

Dear Parents/ Guardians

We trust you are well and looking forward to the new academic year. Our learners and their families have been in our thoughts and prayers throughout the holiday period. 

The year ahead will not be an easy one as we are still dealing with the challenges posed by the Covid 19 pandemic. We know we can depend on your continued support and co-operation as we navigate the year ahead.

On the 14 January 2022, the Department of Education announced that the rotational school attendance will still be implemented until further notice. We therefore will continue using the Red/Blue Attendance Programme (see attached Red/Blue Calendar). Colour allocations are the same as 2021 unless you have been informed of a change.


Please note that a 2nd hand clothing sale will take place in the ‘Stop and Go’ area on the following days:

Monday17 January 202209h00 – 10h00
Tuesday18 January 202209h00 – 10h00

We understand many parents still have concerns but we wish to reassure you that at York Road Primary we are preparing the school for your child’s return. The premises including all classrooms have been sanitized. The school has received the necessary PPE’s. However, it would be appreciated if parents could supply additional cloth masks as all children are required to wear their own face mask upon arrival at school. Learners are also advised to bring hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wet wipes, liquid soap and a toilet roll for personal use. These items should be labelled and kept in a sealed Covid pack and it remains in their possession at all times.

All learners need to have their own stationery as sharing is not allowed. They also need to pay their stationary fee (as per requirement list) when they return to school. All grade 4 to 7 learners who returned their textbooks at the end of 2021 or paid for lost textbooks will receive their current textbooks (which have been sanitized) during the first week of school.


To ensure the safety of all learners the following precautions have been put in place:

  • Red / Blue attendance calendar
  • access control protocols
  • screening processes
  • social distancing markers
  • limited class sizes
  • supervised intervals to ensure social distancing
  • staggered dismissal


Upon arrival at school, should your child not meet the screening criteria which includes

  • a temperature exceeding 37.5 degrees Celsius
  • display cough, shortness of breath or sore throat
  • have been in contact with a COVID positive person

You will be contacted and your child will be sent home immediately.

Pre-screening must be done by parents, at home, to avoid your child being turned away at the gate.

If your child is ill, PLEASE keep them at home.

Parents are advised to seek medical attention and to keep the school informed as to the outcome.


  • ONLY the school gates at the “Drop & Go” Area will be opened for learners.
  • Entrance and exit for learners will ONLY be via these gates.
  • Access commences from 07h30 and all gates close at 08h00 so that all educators can report to their classes for the commencement of the school day.
  • Screening will be done before learners are escorted to their lines.


Dismissal times for the first week of the new term are as follows:


19 – 21 January 2022

R08h00 – 12h0008h00 – 12h00
108h00 – 12h2008h00 – 12h05
208h00 – 12h3508h00 – 12h10
308h00 – 12h4508h00 – 12h10
408h00 – 12h5008h00 – 12h15
508h00 – 12h5508h00 – 12h15
608h00 – 13h0008h00 – 12h20
708h00 – 13h0008h00 – 12h20

Dismissal times for the remainder of Term 1 are as follows:

 R08h00 – 13h0008h00 – 12h00
108h00 – 13h4008h00 – 12h05
208h00 – 13h5008h00 – 12h10
308h00 – 14h1508h00 – 12h10
408h00 – 14h2008h00 – 12h15
508h00 – 14h2508h00 – 12h15
608h00 – 14h3008h00 – 12h20
708h00 – 14h3508h00 – 12h20

In compliance with Covid 19 regulations, parents will not be allowed onto the school premises but are able to contact the school via:


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:

It is the intention of all teaching staff to always do our best for your child especially as we proceed with the 2022 academic programme.

Google Classroom will be used to support our learners during this period. It is in your child’s best interest that you as a parent/guardian continually monitor and support their work programme on a daily basis.

Parents will be kept informed via the Schools Rise Communicator platform. It is therefore important that all parents download the app. Please also refer to the school’s website for updates.

Please continue to pray for the safety of our York Road community.

Yours in Education

Mr. M. Johnson




12 thoughts on “Circular 1/2022”

  1. Can anyone pleas clarify what’s a stationary fee please? As I already covered all grade 1 things as per her list. Thanks Aaminah

  2. Nomthinjana Lynette Veldtman

    Hi there
    Thanks so much for such a warm welcome. As a new guardian of Onikha Veldtman grade 2 new learner i wish to be informed about the class or colour for her class, attendance/ colour, stationery stationery and additional items needed does that mean she has to bring all that together with the books/ stationery payment on Wednesday? What about the transfer nd end of the year report?


  3. Good day. Can you please tell me how much is the school fees this year 2022?How does one go to apply for exemption since I’m no longer working, I was retrenched last year?

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