Dear 345 and CHP families
Welcome to 2021!
We certainly hope this year will be a positive and exciting year for everyone and I wish you all the very best.
It’s unfortunate that we have had to start our year off on the back of the second wave of COVID infections. This wave has been more aggressive than the previous one and many more people have been affected by it. Sadly we lost one of our moms to COVID at the very beginning of this year and we send our deepest condolences to this family; a dad and two little boys that have been left behind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you dear ones.
I would like to welcome our new staff to CHP this year. Ms Jessica Brand joins us in Grade 2, Mrs Jayde Tocker joins us in Grade 6, Mrs Ruth Buck joins us in the Music Department and Mr Rudolph Venter joins the Sports Department.
Mrs Johnson takes over the role of HOD of the Junior Prep. A warm welcome to you all.
We are very happy that both 345 Nursery Schools are able to open as per government direction and our children are happily and safely settling into the new year.
Our CHP children commenced their Digital Learning Programme this week and it is full steam ahead with Online Learning for the next 2 weeks. The staff were thoroughly prepared for the online programme and they will be ensuring that there will be no academic time lost before we are able to return for face to face teaching in February.
During December and early January, our Grounds team worked exceptionally hard to ensure that our campuses were ready for a new start this year and our grounds continue to look amazing! We have also just finished installing a new, state of the art, full height electric fence linked to our armed response, around our Carlswald Campus which we know will keep our children, staff and facilities safe during these challenging times.
Finally, I would, once again, like to reassure you all that the health and safety of your children at 345 and CHP is our number one priority. We have reviewed all our COVID-19 protocols and we are confident that everything humanly possible is being done and is in place to keep our children and staff safe. Our other priority continues to be the education of our children at 345 and CHP. In spite of the disruptions and challenges, we will continue to ensure that they receive the very best that we have to offer and that there will be nothing missed or left out of their education this year. The teaching staff are super excited about this year and you will already have witnessed in both the classroom and online the enthusiasm and passion that is the epitome of a 345 and CHP teacher.
Folks, enjoy the year with us.
It promises to be an exciting and challenging one but we will face the year together, as a family and we will grow and succeed once again.
All the best!