General Information

ADMISSION PROCESS

  • Parents meet with the principal to discuss their child’s barriers to learning.
  • A week visit is scheduled, which will give the learner the opportunity to meet the teachers and current learners and to familiarize him/herself with the daily routine at Cresco. This often helps with the transition to the new learning environment. Parents will be requested to present the school with assessments done to secure placement. These assessments should not be older than two years.
  • The teacher conducts an informal assessment to determine barriers within a classroom environment. 
  • Parents are requested to complete the application form and sign the contract.
  • The learner will then be placed in a class that best suits his/her needs.

VISITS TO CRESCO

Visitors are most welcome. If parents wish to consult an educator or the principal, they need to arrange an appointment through the Principal or administrative staff for before or after teaching time.

PARENTS EVENINGS/DAYS

An information day is scheduled at the beginning of the year. Parents’ evening/day is scheduled in term 2 and 3.At these meetings report cards are issued and parents will have the opportunity to meet with the teacher and discuss their child/children’s progress. Parents will be notified in a newsletter of these meetings.

SCHOOL HOURS

  • Grade R -3     07:30-13:00
  • Special Needs and Bridging class    07:30-13:00
  • Gr4-7     07:30-13:30
  • First Break     9:45-10:10
  • Second Break      11:40-12:00
  • Homework Class     14:00-15:30
  • Aftercare      13:30-17:30

SCHOOL TERMS 2018

  • Term 1     17 January 2018-28 March 2018
  • Term 2     10 April 2017 – 22 June 2018 (Mid-term break 27 April- 4 May)
  • Term 3     17 July 2017 – 21 Sept 2018
  • Term 4     9 October – 5 December 2018 (7 December –Prize giving

TEXT BOOKS AND READERS

Text book, workbooks and copy paper fee:Payable before 30 Nov 2017

  • Gr 1 -3     R 1 000
  • Gr 4 -7     R 1 500
  • Special Needs and Bridging class       R  1000
  • Readers are provided by the school and must be returned in a well- kept condition. Please refer to our latest stationery and textbook lists.

Our current school uniform can be purchased at any of the following retail stores: Woolworths, Jet, Pep and Ackermans.

Girls : Summer

  • Light blue short-sleeve shirt
  • Grey skirt
  • Grey socks
  • Black school shoes
  • Navy Drimac

Boys: Summer

  • Light blue long-sleeve shirt
  • Grey short pants
  • Grey socks
  • Navy jersey
  • Black school shoes
  • Navy Drimac 

Girls : Winter

  • Light blue long-sleeve shirt
  • Grey skirt/trousers
  • Grey socks/stockings
  • Navy jersey
  • Black school shoes

Boys: Winter

  • Light blue long-sleeve shirt
  • Grey trousers
  • Grey socks
  • Navy jersey
  • Black school shoes

NEWSLETTERS

Newsletters are issued regularly to inform parents of the school’s program and events that are taking place. Parents will receive these letters via email and a hard copy will be issued when requested.

UPDATING PARENT AND LEARNER INFROMATION

It is of utmost importance in the case of an emergency that the school has the correct information of a learner regarding the following:

  • Address
  • Contact numbers
  • Medical history

Parents must inform the school if there are any changes in the above .

ABSENTEEISM

It is the parent’s responsibility to inform the school if a learner is absent. No learner may leave the school premises during school hours unless the parents of such a learner has made a request telephonically or in writing. Parents should notify the school in writing if a learner is going to be absent because of holiday plans that do not coincide with the school calendar. This type of absenteeism is not supported by Cresco School for Support learning and parents are requested to carefully consider these actions. Learners are often negatively affected by not being able to attend classes.

TUCKSHOP AND LUNCHES

Parents are requested to pack healthy lunches to school. A tuckshop is operational at Cresco every day at second break. Learners can also order lunch at school. Please refer to our tuckshop and lunch list provided.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Learners experience knowledge first hand by going on school excursions. These excursions are an extension of the curriculum. These include outings such as the pantomime, camps  and outings to the Botanical gardens. An indemnity form completed by parents must accompany the learner on these outings. Other co-curricular activities include: Concerts, Entrepreneurs day, Photo day, visits from organisations such as the travelling zoo etc. The costs involved in these activities are not included in the school fees.

HOMEWORK CLASS

Although Cresco provides a structured supervised homework hour, where skills and concepts are explained if learners do not understand, parents are still responsible to monitor the homework done at school. Learners are not only to read at school, but at home as well. An enrolment form will be provided should a parent wish to enrol their child for homework class. Homework class is from 14:00-15:30 From Monday to Thursday. There is no homework class on a Friday. Lunch will be provided at an extra fee. Learners are also welcome to pack their own lunch.

AFTER CARE

After Care hours are from 13:30-17:30 from Monday to Friday during the term. We also run a holiday program from 07:00-17:30 from Monday to Friday. During the December holidays and public holidays there will be no After Care.

Our After Care Routine during the term:

  • Lunch hour and Extra Murals    13:00-14:00
  • Homework Class and Extra Murals      14:00-16:00
  • Playtime     15:30-17:00
  • Tidy up/home time       17:00-17:30

Our After Care program during the holiday will be provided prior to the holidays

EXTRA MURALS:

We do encourage our learners to continue their participation in sport and cultural activities in a private capacity. Learners are acknowledged for their participation at the end of the year at our Honours Evening. The following extra Murals are available in a private capacity.

  • Karate
  • Soccer Skills
  • Playball
  • IT kids (information technology)
  • Young Engineers

 

PRIZE GIVING

At the end the year all our learners are acknowledged for their participation in sport and cultural activities as well as their academic achievements.