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EXTENDED SCHOOL PROGRAMME (ESP)

Our new exciting venture for 2021 was to add an Extended School Programme (ESP) to the end of the school day. We cater to our Grade 1 to Grade 7 children, ensuring their after-school needs are met in every way possible. With the current Covid Pandemic, our ESP team ensures strict compliance with all COVID-19 safety protocols. These include wearing a mask, regular sanitising and maintaining social distancing.

Our aim is to provide our learners with a superior, after-school experience. Learners are able to complete their homework under the supervision of qualified teachers as well as be involved in sport and culture to keep them moving and motivated each day of the week. Each Friday afternoon each child is offered a variety of cultural activities. Parents are encouraged to select the preferred activity prior to the day.

As is in the average school day, the Extended School Programme is run in time slots with Foundation Phase learners ending the day earlier than the Intermediate and Senior Phase learners. Should a Foundation Phase child have a brother or sister in the Intermediate or Senior Phase that attends ESP, they are welcome to stay on for an additional hour and wait for their siblings.

BASIC DAILY PROGRAMME:

FOUNDATION PHASE

13:35 School Ends, roll call happens, children change, eat their snacks, and play. (Parents to ensure that suitable play clothing is packed, as well as a snack)

14:00 Homework period

15:00 Sports activity (Friday: Cultural activity)

16:00 Collection

INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR PHASE

(Intermediate and Senior Phase learners finish at the same time as Foundation Phase learners on Fridays)

14:35 School Ends, roll call happens, children change, eat their snacks, and play.  (Parents ensure that suitable play clothing is packed, as well as a snack)

15:00 Homework period

16:00 Sport period (Friday: Cultural activity)

17:00 Collection

Our day is structured, and parents are requested to only collect their children at the end of their ESP day, failing which, at the switch over from homework time to sport time. This avoids unnecessary interruption of classes and distraction for both the teachers as well as our learners. In this way, we are very different from an average aftercare facility.

Our numbers are currently as follows:

Grade 1: 2x classes with a maximum of 20 learners in each class

Grade 2: 2x classes with a maximum of 20 learners in each class

Grade 3: 1x class with a maximum of 25 learners

Grade 4: 1x class with a maximum of 25 learners

Grade 5: 1x class with a maximum of 25 learners

Grade 6 and 7: 1x combined class due to fewer Senior Phase learners enrolled in ESP

We have an incredible team who run this programme, inclusive of all members of the Milnerton Primary School teaching staff and the external coaching team. They are qualified, dedicated and equipped to offer your child the very best, taking the homework stress off of the parents at home.

EXTENDED SCHOOL PROGRAMME TEAM:

ESP Admissions and Finance: Mrs. Watson

Administration, Coordination and General Enquiries: Mrs. Farham

ESP Support Team: Mr. Fourie (level three first aid), Ms. Newman.

Our Support Team are the eyes and ears on the ground, ensuring your children are happy, loved and taken care of in a special way. Together, we ensure that the heart of our programme remains one of meeting the needs of each and every child (and their parents), with compassion, communication and fairness.

Contact

Telephone: (021) 552 2028

Physical Address
12 Zastron Rd, Milnerton, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa

Reception: Ms. Hyman
mhyman@milnertonprimary.co.za

Personal Assistant to the Headmaster, Admissions: Mrs. Haywood
bhaywood@milnertonprimary.co.za

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