Laerskool Durbanville

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School hours

GRADE 4 – GRADE 7:

SCHOOL DAY STARTS: 07:50 SCHOOL DAY ENDS:
Grades 4 & 5 – 14:05
Grades 6 & 7 – 14:10

Learners who arrive late can only gain access at the main gate in Weyers Avenue. Please report to reception. Parents must notify the school before 08:10 of a learner’s absence.

Our Timetable

The school timetable consists of a 10-day cycle: Monday to Friday is either day 1 to 5 or day 6 to 10. There are 12 periods in a day.

Period Time
1 07:50-08:19
2 08:19-08:47
3 08:47-09:15
4 09:15-09:43
5 09:43-10:11
6 10:11-10:39
Admin/Announcements 10:39-10:47
BREAK 10:47-11:07
7 11:07-11:35
8 11:35-12:03
9 12:03-12:31
10 12:31-12:59
BREAK 12:59-13:14
11 13:14-13:42
12 13:42-14:10
Home Gr. 4 & 5  – 14:05
Gr. 6 & 7 – 14:10

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES THAT END LATE

Due to the tremendous participation in sports and cultural activities, we are forced to coach certain sports in sessions, which means that children are still busy at school until fairly late in the afternoon. If parents or a learner's transport is late, and he/she becomes anxious, the following arrangements apply:

  • If an emergency occurs before 15:30 the learner can go to Reception to call from there.
  • If an emergency occurs after 15:30 he/she may go to Aftercare to make a telephone call. If the learner then needs to stay there until Aftercare closes, an ad hoc fee will be charged. Aftercare closes daily at 17:30.
  • All exterior doors are closed daily at 14:15.
  • The subway closes at 14:30 during the week.

School hours and safety

The accuracy of the electronic school bell may be affected by power outages. The following applies to Terms 1 and 4. During Terms 2 and 3 it is sometimes still quite dark in the morning and small adjustments will be made regarding movement on the school grounds. Learners can gain access to the school grounds at 06:45 (earliest), only through the main gate in Weyers Avenue. This is controlled access by one of our support staff. These learners move directly to the school hall where they are supervised by further support staff until 07:00.

  • Durbanville Primary School's subway and pedestrian gate are unlocked at 07:00. The official school day starts at 07:50.
  • Duty personnel are deployed to the various play areas from 07:00.
  • All learners move directly to their playground at 07:00.
  • Learners who walk may only cross the road at the scholar patrol crossings (Weyers Avenue and Van der Byl Avenue).
  • No learner may ever cross Durban Road. ONLY use the subway.

Controlled access

Visitors to the school

  • Access to the school is only possible via the pedestrian gate in Weyers Avenue.
  • Access is controlled to ensure the safety of the learners and staff.
  • Press the bell at the pedestrian gate; the secretary will grant access.
  • Visitors are requested to report to Reception at all times, where they will receive a visitor’s sticker.
  • To exit the school grounds: press the bell at the pedestrian gate and the secretary will open the gate.
  • Only staff members and authorized persons have remote controls for the main gate.
  • An electronic vehicle gate (Gate 7) between the school and Durbieland Nursery School offers controlled access only to staff.
  • Parents/visitors may ONLY park in any parking spaces indicated in WHITE around the church and school. Parking on the YELLOW AND RED ZONES is PROHIBITED.
  • Teachers may not be visited in their classrooms during school hours. However, parents are encouraged to contact Reception or send an email to the teacher as we believe in active parental involvement

Kwartaaldatums 2024
Term Dates 2024

2024

Kwartaal/TermDatums/Dates
115 Januarie (Onderwysers) & 17 Januarie (Leerders) - 20 Maart
15 January (Teachers) & 17 Januarie (Learners) - 20 March
23 April – 14 Junie
3 April – 14 June
39 Julie – 20 September
9 July – 20 September
41 Oktober – 11 (13) Desember
1 October – 11 (13) December

Openbare & skoolvakansiedae 2024
Public & School Holidays 2024

OPENBARE EN SKOOLVAKANSIEDAE 2024

  • 1 Jan: Nuwejaarsdag | New Year's Day
  • 21 Maart/March: Menseregtedag | Human Rights Day
  • 29 Maart/March: Goeie Vrydag | Good Friday
  • 1 April: Gesinsdag | Family Day
  • 27 April: Vryheidsdag | Freedom Day
  • 1 Mei/May: Werkersdag | Worker's Day
  • 16 Junie/June: Jeugdag | Youth Day
  • 17 Junie/June: Openbare vakansiedag | Public Holiday
  • 9 Augustus/August: Nasionale Vrouedag | National Women's Day
  • 24 September: Erfenisdag | Heritage Day
  • 16 Desember/December: Versoeningsdag | Day of Reconciliation
  • 25 Desember/December: Kersdag | Christmas Day
  • 26 Desember/December: Dag van Welwillendheid | Day of Goodwill