24 Dec Rosebank Primary School shares its 2022 wish list after a year of surprises
Article Written by: Comfort Makhany
ROSEBANK – The school did not have any positive Covid-19 cases in terms three and four and the learners were excited and enthusiastic about the reintroduction of the extramural programme in school after the hard lockdowns.
The year has been one full of surprises for Rosebank Primary School, with the Covid-19 pandemic still being apparent, it added an additional challenge to the school’s already strained education system.
Every time a new wave arrived, the school’s sports and education hit a setback. Kehumile Modibedi, Rosebank’s Grade 7 prefect, said once the school reaches a certain level of comfortability during the year, Covid pushes it two steps back.
“Every time we came back to school, the challenge was even greater with the workload increasing and the deadlines coming closer. Feelings of stress and uncertainty, over the school year and the Covid-19 pandemic, have most definitely increased,” Kehumile said.
Modibedi added that this year may have been better than 2020, but it was still extremely challenging.
Despite all the odds stacked against the learners, they managed to succeed academically, and they tried their best sports-wise.
“Thank you to all our parents and teachers who never gave up on us throughout this entire time. We know it was not an easy one for them too, but we would not have managed without them,” Modibedi expressed her gratitude.
According to the school’s principal Leigh Taylor, the school returned to full capacity for every school day since January 2021.
“There has been quite a vast upgrade of various areas in the school that include the heating system, the boiler room, and the admin block, also leaking and damaged gutters have been replaced by the GDE,” Taylor said.
The school did not have any positive Covid-19 cases in terms three and four and the learners were excited and enthusiastic about the reintroduction of the extramural programme in school after the hard lockdowns.
This included the reintroduction of the sign language programme for Grade 5 learners, in conjunction with St Vincents School for the Deaf.
Taylor thanks all organisations and individuals that always strive to lend their support to the Rosebank Primary School community.
Rosebank Primary School 2022 whish list includes:
- The reopening of the aftercare facility, which will now be managed by an external company called Sherpa Kids
- An upgrade of the swimming pool area (donation dependent)
- The continued upgrade of the school infrastructure
- To welcome the school’s Grade R and Grade 1 learners, as well as new children in internal grades
- The return of full capacity of learners again for the 2022 academic year
- To have an uninterrupted extramurals programme with inter-school activities resuming in 2022
- To form more solid relationships with other stakeholders that are keen to assist the school with sponsorships, donations, and small projects
- To work with motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated staff once again in 2022.