Learners receive warm welcome back to school
12 June 2020
Excited, apprehensive and cautiously optimistic. These are some of the emotions experienced by learners and teachers when schools in the Western Cape reopened on 01 June 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sao Bras Secondary School principal David Groenewald said staff at the school worked tirelessly to ensure that safety measures were in place ahead of learners returning.
“On Friday, 29 May 2020, we could declare our school thoroughly deep-cleaned and equipped with the necessary hand sanitisers, liquid soap, cleaning materials, thermometers and two masks per educator and learner.”
The school was following the necessary precautions in terms of sanitising and physical distancing. Movement between classes were restricted to prevent unnecessary contact and contamination. Groenewald assured parents and learners that the school would do everything in their power to keep the learners as safe as possible. “We are optimistic and encourage all our matriculants to return to school and complete their academic year.”
Greyton Primary School Principal Danie Maloy echoed this viewpoint and said the school put all the required precautions in place to safely welcome learners back.
“Greyton Primary undertakes to put the safety and well-being of our children first in order to maintain and restore lost knowledge and insight.”
He thanked parents for sending their children to school. “Discipline is very good among all the learners present. Everyone is focused and gives their full cooperation.”