Message from the School Governing Body
30 May 2020
RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS
The School Governing Body is pleased to inform parents that Kokstad College has received all PPEs required and the school has been disinfected and sanitised. However as per the attached Joint Media Statement by Teacher Unions and Governing Body Associations released, 29 May 2020 there are other considerations that need to be taken into account before learners can return to school.
As the School Governing Body of Kokstad College we support the stance of the Teacher Unions and Governing Body Associations as contained in the said media statement. We advise parents not to send their children back to school on Monday 1 June 2020, whilst there exists much resistance and uncertainty as to the viability of safe schooling for teachers and learners across the country at this point in time.
We hold the belief that a premature return of learners to schools has potential to create further confusion and anxiety, noting that many educators / education workers have heeded the call of their unions not to return to school.
We urge parents to keep abreast of the news media for updates regarding the re-opening of schools.
Yours in education
MR. H.A Swart SGB Chairperson