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BASIC SCHOOL RULES

Voorwaarts uses a well structured disciplinary system to support learners to make responsible decisions.

GENERAL

  • Always treat your parents/teachers/fellow learners with respect.

  • Respect those in authority.
    At all times be an ambassador for your school.

  • Do your best at all times on academic, cultural and sport levels.

  • Please keep your school grounds, classroom, your school bag and your books neat and tidy.

  • Be neat on your person and uniform and always work neatly in your books.Always be punctual for school or extra-mural activities.

  • No cell phones are allowed. No toys, electronic equipment (including cell phones) will be allowed at school.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

 

The new uniform for girls will be implemented from 2017 and the old uniform phased out in 2018.

 

CLOTHING STORE HOURS : MONDAY–THURSDAY FROM 07:00- 08:00 AND 12:00 – 13:00.

GIRLS Grade 1-7

Summer (Term 1 and 4) Uniform: Blue check skirt, blue socks, black shoes or barefoot. Voorwaarts tracksuit top and a navy blue pull over with school badge will be allowed.

Winter (Term 2 and 3) Uniform: Blue check school skirt, long black stockings and black shoes, navy blue school jersey with school badge/ warm jacket (Dri-Mac) or navy trousers, white shirt, blue socks and black shoes, navy school jersey / warm jacket (Dri-Mac) or Voorwaarts tracksuit with black school shoes and school tie.

Tracksuits, pull-overs, long sleeve jerseys and beanies will be available at the school.

 

BOYS Grade 1-7

Summer(Term 1 and 4) Uniform: Grey shorts and grey short-sleeved shirt, grey socks and black shoes or barefoot and Voorwaarts tracksuit top and a navy blue pull over with school badge will be allowed.

Winter(Term 2 and 3) Uniform: Grey trousers and grey long-sleeved shirt, grey socks and black shoes – navy jersey with school badge / warm jacket (Dri-Mac). Voorwaarts tracksuit with black school shoes and beanies with school badge and school tie.

 

SPORTSWEAR

Learners participating in various sports must wear the prescribed sportswear. Only approved school tracksuits may be worn at sporting events. Navy tracksuit pants with navy Dri-Mac may be worn as sportswear with tackies.

School uniforms and sportswear are obtainable at Rellings. (School uniform, sportswear and school bags.)

HAIR

GIRLS

  • Short hair should always be neatly cut and washed regularly.

  • Hair extending below the collar must be fastened.

  • Long hair must be fastened neatly with blue or red elastic bands or ribbons.

  • The fringe may not hang over the eyes.

  • Red or blue Alice bands may be worn.

  • Hairclips – red or blue (school colours) are permissible.

  • No styling


BOYS

Hair may not touch the collar, hang over the eyes or grow beyond the ears. Boys are not allowed to plait their hair or to use gel. No styling

JEWELLERY

Only girls may wear small sleepers(gold or silver) and studs in their ears. JEWELLERY SUCH AS BANGLES AND RINGS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

Nails may not extend beyond the tips of the fingers.

Transparent nail varnish may be used only by girls.

 

 BICYCLES

Bicycles must be roadworthy.

Bicycles must be stored in the bicycle shed. Bicycles may not be ridden in the school grounds, but must be pushed.

 FETCHING AND TRANSPORTING OF LEARNERS TO AND FROM SCHOOL

Learners arriving and departing from school by motor vehicle must make use of the open grounds opposite the school in Meyer Street.

THE SCHOOL-GROUNDS MAY NOT BE USED FOR THE ABOVE MENTIONED PURPOSES. Learners may not cross the street at any point other than at the scholar patrol. VEHICLES MAY NOT OBSTRUCT THE ENTRANCES TO THE SCHOOL.

 SCHOOL BAGS

Blue school bags are preferred.

School bags must have firm sides and partitions to protect books.

NO FISHING BAGS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF BAG WILL BE ALLOWED.

 

 LEAVING THE SCHOOL GROUNDS DURING SCHOOL HOURS

No learners will be allowed to leave the school grounds without prior permission of the Principal. Learners will only be allowed to leave on written/telephonic requests by parents or guardians.

Learners not feeling well, must report at the office and the class teacher - parents will be contacted if deemed necessary. Learners are not allowed to use own phone to contact parents.

ALL SCHOOLWEAR, SCHOOL BAGS, STATIONARY ETC. MUST BE MARKED WITH THE NAME AND SURNAME OF THE LEARNER.

CLOTHES CANNOT BE RETURNED TO THE OWNER IF NOT

MARKED.

  

COMMUNICATION

  • Learners will receive a “Communication and Discipline” file at the start of each year. This file is for correspondence (circulars, letters etc.) between school and parent.

  • At the start of a new term, parents will receive the following important correspondence: Quarterly programme, Assessment programme, Extra mural activities timetable and an Assessment Report. Learners will also receive an Assessment timetable five days prior to the start of assessment.

  • Parent evenings at the start of each new term where the progress of learners and general matters will be discussed.

  • SMS System is in place. Update cell phone numbers if it changes. Parents will receive SMS messages regarding urgent matters.

 

SCHOOL HOURS

GRADE

TERM 1-4 (Monday-Thursday)

0-R

07:25-12:40

1-3

07:25-13:00

4-7

07:25-13:45

FRIDAYS

0-2

07:25-12:40

3

07:25-13:00

4-7

07:25-13:30