Please inform the school administrator if your child is ill and is not attending school. Sick children may not come to school. Please keep ill children at home, thus giving everyone (especially the staff) a chance to stay healthy! You will be contacted if your child becomes sick at school, he or she must be fetched immediately and kept at home until the condition has cleared up. ( We refer you to our Medicine Policy )
On arrival at school please inform your child’s teacher/Administrator when intending to make use of the Ad Hoc Aftercare. This does not apply to regular Aftercare users.
The teacher’s will give verbal feedback in June and a written report will be compiled in December on your child’s progress. Please feel free to make an appointment to see them if you would like to discuss the report or any other concerns. If at any stage the teachers feel that a child should consult a paediatrician/paediatric neurologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist or child psychologist, or need any extra help, they will discuss this with you. Again, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your child’s teacher should you have any concerns.
Every Friday we have a fundraising event called “Bakerman” (click here to view image). Each child has one turn a year to supply about 60 biscuits/ cupcakes (or whatever they and their parents wish to make) in order to sell to all the other children. Each child takes home their “Bakerman purse” on Thursday, to return the next day containing R2 for “Bakerman”. This system enables us to buy Christmas gifts for the children’s Christmas party.
We have a special Birthday Ring at school for each child – the best way to share the birthday with the whole class. The birthday child brings a treat for each of his or her classmates. Preferably cup cakes, a slab of cake to cut into squares, or biscuits.
No chips, sweets, lollipops, chewing gum, ice cream cones or party packs. Please keep it simple: the children have their own lunches to eat as well.
Please discuss arrangements for birthday ring celebrations with the class teacher before you bring the birthday goodies. Fridays are usually avoided because of Bakerman.
Party invitations (in sealed envelopes) may be placed in children’s message pockets or you can send them electronically. The children are quick to identify invitations and there is inevitably disappointment on the part of those who are not invited, so we would prefer the invitations to be opened at home.
Donating a book to the Pre-primary library to mark this happy occasion is optional, but greatly appreciated!
School closes at 10h30 on breakup day. No Aftercare on last day of term.
The Ladybirds and Teddies classes have their own message bags in the Dress up Corner. Kindly check your pocket daily.
The Lea newsletter is distributed electronically and a hard copy of this newsletter is pinned to the Parent Notice Board in the Dress up Corner.
The Lea has no prescribed uniforms, however kindly take note of the following:
Kindly return all puzzle pieces or other bits of the school’s equipment that come home in your child’s bag or pocket. At this stage, taking something that does not belong to you is not viewed as stealing, but if you condone the action of not returning the items, a real problem could develop later on.
|Curious Cubs (only Teddies)||Mondays @ Lea||Rebecca / 021697 2636|
|Playball (Both groups)||Tue & Thurs @ Lea||Liz / 083 334 2271|
|Music Appreciation||Tuesdays||Ms Evans|
|Movement Class||Wednesdays||Mrs Butler|
The Language Enrichment classes at the Lea aim to provide support and assistance to any learner who may experience difficulties relating to language development. The classes are run by Ms Zahrah Price, a qualified speech therapist, on Friday afternoons
Lost property is kept in a red crate in the Aftercare room and displayed weekly. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of each term. Kindly mark all clothes, shoes, lunchboxes.
Please pack a healthy lunch for school. We suggest a lunchbox containing a healthy mid-morning snack: sandwich /fruit /cut up vegetables/ biltong/ cheese/ dried fruit and fruit juice/ water.
Please provide a spoon when sending yoghurt and ensure that your child is able to eat yoghurt independently.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL FOOD IS HEALTHY FOOD, no junk food (chips, sweets, biscuits, cakes, puddings, custard, jellies, chocolate flavoured products etc) or fizzy cool-drinks will be allowed.
We refer to the Lea school policy: Medicine Guidelines that is available upon request from the Lea Administrator. In a nutshell; Only Chronic medication will be administered by a staff member. Parent must give written permission. Record will be kept in the Lea Medical Register.
We greatly appreciate prompt replies to circulars. Please hand the slips to the Administrator. Reply slips with money (correct amount please) should always be returned in an envelope, marked with the name of the child, the class, the correct amount and what it is intended for.
E.g. JOE BROWNE, LADYBIRDS, R20-00, KIRSTENBOSCH OUTING
If you have any concerns, no matter how insignificant, please communicate this with the school. Kindly make an appointment with your child’s teacher or with the administrator for financial queries.
We will discuss………..
Due to the young age of the Lea children, we limit outings to one outing per year. Parents transport the children and each child is strapped in with a seat belt. However, we do invite various organisations and people to our school as part of our education programme.
Parking outside the school is very limited, especially early in the morning. Please keep the staff parking bays clear (2 bays under the shade and 1 bay in front of the garage). It is very important for us to keep on good terms with our neighbours who are very good about watching the school property during weekends and holidays. Please don't park in/across their driveways or use their driveways for turning. Rather go round the corner or into Grosvenor Road, alongside Rustenburg Girl´s High School, or wait until there is a space if you want to stop nearer the school.
Children are permitted to bring their own toys, games or books on certain days. SHOW AND TELL only on Fridays and INTERESTING BOOKS on Tuesdays for the Teddies and Thursdays for the Ladybirds.
Only one item per child allowed, clearly marked and to be placed in the SHOW AND TELL box.
There are two groups at the Lea, with a maximum of 24 children in each group. They are referred to as the TEDDIES (senior group/ 4-5 years) and the LADYBIRDS (junior group/ 3.5 – 4 years).
Our programme is designed to give every child the opportunity to develop the skills, perceptions and concepts that will enable him or her to be well prepared for future schooling.
For the security and safety of all our pupils, kindly ensure that you always close and latch the small gate and the big purple gate at the entrance of the school.
The Lea has an Evacuation plan in place and you will be accordingly informed.
At the beginning of the year:
6 toilet rolls,1 box of tissues,1 box of plasters and 4 bars of soap.
At the beginning of the 3rd term:
6 toilet rolls,1 box of tissues and 4 bars of soap
The school terms usually follow the WCED school calendar. School hours are officially 8:30 to 12:30, but the gates open at 7:45 for the convenience of parents. An Aftercare service is available until 17:30 at an extra fee per month.
The school provides small hand towels for the children. Each child has one or two turns a year to take these home for laundering on a Friday, to be returned to school by the following Thursday.
07 297 9445