Additional information for 2020

Banking details:

Gallagher Combined School

Standard Bank

Randburg Branch 018005

a/c 221030328

Syllabus

We follow the CAPS syllabus.

Our small classes

We are committed to maintaining small classes. If any class grows beyond 25, it is split into two classes of 13 learners each. Our average class size in 2019 was 9, with more in the lower grades and between 4 and 8 in the higher grades. Compare this to over 40 per class in some Midrand schools!

School bus service

The 30 seater bus will transport learners from home to school and back again at a cost of R800 per month.

It will collect the more distant learners first and those closest to the school last. Likewise it will drop off the closest learners first and the more distant ones last.

Not all addresses can be accessed in the time available, so we are unable to guarantee a seat on the bus for all applicants.

Robotics

Robotics classes, which are at an extra cost, have been postponed until 2021 because of the impact that covid19 has had on parent's income.

Each class will broken up into very small groups and each group will work with its own robot. A story line puts the robot into problematic situations which it has to deal with. The group figures out how to deal with the problem and programmes the robot accordingly. Once the problem is solved, the robot moves on to the next situation.

The children learn to think creatively and co-operatively using available resources (the robot's capabilities) to solve problems - a critical skill in preparation for their success in dealing with the 4th (5th and 6th ...) industrial revolution. Co-incidentally, they learn the concepts of programming and coding, although this is a secondary consideration.

Boot camps

During 2019, we introduced free holiday boot camps to prepare our top learners for competition. In 2020, we are extending this concept to include voluntary boot camps for all comers.

These will, essentially, be mornings (8am to 1pm) of intensive extra lessons in selected subjects. They will be at an additional cost of R150 per day with a minimum of 3 learners per class and will be planned to accommodate as many interested parents as possible.

If the numbers justify it, transport to and from home may by offered.

Sport

Until mid 2020, we used the indoor facilities at Midrand Action Sport, but have since acquired large grounds next door to the school. These have been cleared and re-grassed ready for sporting and relaxation once the current pandemic permits, although the grass will only be in top condition in Spring. All grades will continue to play netball (girls) and soccer (boys).

We also do well in running events, usually at Midrand High School.

 

School Hours & After School

Normal school hours start at 07h30 each day except Mondays and Fridays which start at 07h20. The school closes at 14h00  each day except for Grade 7 and upwards who remain until 14h30 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. School gates open at 06h30.

We offer after school care in the form of homework facilities followed by extra-mural activities until 17h00. There is an extra fee for this service (see SCHOOL FEES).

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Address:537 Lupton Drive, Midrand, Gauteng

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