King's School Goodwood
Cape Town, South Africa

At King’s School we offer excellent Pre-Primary and Primary education within a caring Christian environment.

Our curriculum stimulates the intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual and physical growth of the child, inspiring them to reach their full potential.
 

What makes King's School unique

• Small classes- numbers limited per class
• Qualified, innovative teachers
• Well-rounded balanced curriculum
• Warm friendly atmosphere
• Secure indoor and out door facilities
• Early care and after care options
• Easy access from the N1 highway

 

 

“King's School is a vibrant and happy school, where we aim to instil a love for learning in young lives. ”

20  April 2020

  Dear Parents,

  I trust you are well. There have been a few news articles pertaining to the re-opening of schools. We have not received a formal notification from the WCED nor ISASA regarding the official re-opening of schools. Needless to say, we are all very eager to get back to some form of normality.

The teachers have been working very hard at getting all the online lessons ready and uploaded. We have all been on a crash course, upskilling our PC skills. We are aware that it is not easy on you as parents, as well. Having to manage and monitor the child’s work, while coping with your own work, unstable internet, a new routine at home and a range of other factors adds to the frustration of lockdown. We want to thank you for your continued support.

 We ask that you continue to encourage the children and ensure that they do the work and our appeal is that you submit the work they have completed, to the relevant teachers as per their specific instructions. Each teacher may have given different instructions to their class.

  I am also happy to hear of the initiative parents are taking to embrace these challenging times by, amongst others, arranging virtual playdates, parties via ZOOM etc.

 Please note, our country is still in grip of the pandemic and we should remain vigilant in respect of the COVID 19 guidelines as per the information previously distributed and which is posted on our website. Stay safe and all the best. 


Kind Regards
 N Ontong Principal


13 April 2020

  Dear Parents,

  We wish you all a very blessed Easter weekend.

  We find ourselves in uncharted waters as a school community, as a nation and I think it would be correct to say as global citizens.

  The COVID-19 pandemic is causing major disruptions in all spheres of life.

  Nevertheless, we choose to keep the faith and be positive during these times. Last night, 9 April, we heard the President extend the lockdown period until the end of April. The school leadership is supportive of these measures. We know that it does come at great cost and discomfort. However, we will continue to abide by the injunctions as articulated by the President.

  King’s School, like many other schools, now must think differently about schooling, for the immediate future. To this end we will be launching our online educational programs on the 14 April 2020. Each parent must, please, register as per the instructions on the YOUTUBE link. https://youtu.be/p5CLtzrD42g

  Also see Instructions

1. Open a web browser.
  2. Enter the address "internetlearning.co.za/moodle" in the top address bar.
 3. Press ENTER to navigate to the website.
 4. Click "New account" or "Create an account".
 5. Complete the registration form. Select your school.
 6. Wait for the confirmation email and click on the link. Check your SPAM folder.
 7. When you log in for the first time, click on "King's School", then select the class and term.

  There will also be a PDF attachment giving instructions regarding registration. This will enable you to register on the King’s School page. Your child will then be able to access all the information needed to ensure that education will continue, in these unusual times.

  The teachers have taken great care in constructing lessons, work sheets, questions, assignments etc. for each Grade and each subject. Bear with us as we navigate these unusual times. ‘There is a huge learning curve that pupils, parents, school and teaching staff will be navigating together!!

  As we embark on these new methods of teaching and learning, I am asking you as parents to refrain from publicly scrutinizing teachers/schools for the way they are teaching or the lessons they are assigning. Please offer grace to the teacher and other educational personnel. I promise that educating is still our number one priority.

 We are teachers, we love what we do! We are about to navigate uncharted waters with very little prep time. This is a crisis, not a time to be playing armchair or keyboard warrior. We love teaching and will be doing our absolute best!" Adapted from Author unknown.

 Thank you for your support and encouragement during this time. The non-payment of fees has been raised as a potential risk to independent schools during this time. We therefore appeal to parents to honour that commitment and contractual obligation.

 To those who are financially affected due to abnormal working arrangements, which possibly leads to reduced income, we ask that you communicate with the Principal’s office directly so that we are aware of the challenges to try and find a mutually, workable solution.


 Yours faithfully
 N Ontong Principal

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COVID-19 

Media Release: National lockdown – Message from the Western Cape Education Department Statement by Brian Schreuder – Head of Department – The Western Cape Education Department

27 March 2020

Dear Parents,

 You might be inclined to create a minute by minute schedule for your child/dren. You have high hopes of hours of learning, including online activities, science experiments, and book reports. You’ll limit technology until everything is done! But here’s the thing...

 Our children are just as scared as we are right now. Our children not only, can hear everything that is going on around them, but they feel our tension and anxiety. They have never experienced anything like this before. Although the idea of being off school for a few weeks sounds awesome, they are probably picturing a fun time like summer holidays, not the reality of being trapped at home and not seeing their friends.

  Over the coming weeks, you will see an increase in behavioural issues with your children. Whether it’s anxiety, or anger, or protest that they can’t do things normally - it will happen. You’ll see more meltdowns, tantrums, and oppositional behaviour in the coming weeks. This is normal and expected under these circumstances.

 What your children need right now is to feel comforted and loved. To feel like it’s all going to be ok. And that might mean that you tear up your perfect schedule and love on your children a bit more. Play outside, do something physical. Bake cookies and paint pictures. Play board games and watch movies. Do a science experiment together or find virtual field trips of the zoo. Start a book and read together as a family. Snuggle and do nothing.

 Don’t worry about them regressing at school. Every single Learner is in this boat and they will be ok. When we are back in the classroom, we will all course correct and meet them where they are. Teachers are experts at this!

 Don’t pick fights with your child because they don’t want to do math. Don’t scream at them for not following the schedule. Don’t mandate 2 hours of learning time if they are resisting it.

 If I can leave you with one thing, it’s this: at the end of all of this, your child’s mental health will be more important than their academic skills. How they felt during this time will stay with them long after the memory of what they did during this time is long gone. So, keep that in mind, every single day.

 Kind regards
 N Ontong Principal

IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTICE

16 March 2020

 Dear Parents,

NATIONAL EMERGENCY RE: COVID 19.

After the President’s speech last night, the Board of Governors convened an emergency meeting on 15 March to confirm the action King’s School will be taking at this time.

Foremost on our minds is the health and safety of our children and the broader King’s School community. i.e. parents and grandparents, who are more vulnerable than the children. In order to reduce the risk of infection in our school community, the Board agreed to comply with the pronouncements made by the President.

King’s School will close on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 and re-open on Tuesday 14 April 2020. This will be a normal school holiday. Therefore, no formal work will be prepared by staff for children to work on during this extended holiday.

The June / July holidays will be shortened by a week, to make up for the time lost over this period. We will also respect the ‘less contact is better’ protocol at this time. Therefore, we will not be seeing all the parents as we usually do. The relevant class teacher will contact the parents whom they would like to consult with regarding their child’s 1st term progress.

Please make every effort to attend these consultation sessions. These sessions will take place on Wednesday 18 March at a time set by the class teacher. In order to facilitate the process, school will be dismissed at 1:00 pm tomorrow, Tuesday 17 March and Wednesday 18 March.

The rest of the children’s reports can be collected from the class teacher, on Wednesday at dismissal time. Please check the school’s website and the D6 for regular updates regarding the COVID 19 pandemic and related stories.

Aftercare will close on 18 March at 6:00 pm and re-open on 14 April 2020.

On behalf of King’s School Board of Governors,
N. ONTONG PRINCIPAL