This page has been specially designed for our parents; providing them with further information to help them help their children succeed in Kerridale, and further grow up to be life-long learners.

Coffee Morning Gist
Coffee morning gist is a termly parent-school meeting held to update parents on changes, successes, challenges, etc. going on in the school community. It is also a forum for parents to express their views.

Open Days
Open Days are organized yearly for parents to come in and discuss with their child’s teacher on the progress of their child. This is a good opportunity to see the totality of your child’s work, how they are doing and plans that have been put in place to support and help them succeed.

Parent Workshop
Parent workshop is organized when the need arises to train and support parents; giving them insights and tips into supporting their children in areas such as; homework, early reading, an understanding of the curriculum and resources used in the school.

School Newsletter
Newsletters are sent out via mail to all parents giving them an insight into ‘life at KPS’ - Its packed with interesting news from the school!

Monthly Progress Report & Termly Report
Key Stage pupil get Monthly Progress Report sent home to their parents at the end of every month, giving them an overview of how their children are doing, and if there is need for extra support, a plan is put in place to provide the necessary support.
Termly report is sent to all parents at the end of each term, again providing parents with assessment results and progress of their children.

School Supplies
All Key Stage pupil are expected to bring in some personal school supplies; A list is provided yearly at the end of the session (Term 3).
It is advisable to buy all the stated resources and properly label them well before the new session commences.

International Scholastic Book Club
KPS encourages all parents to take part in the International Scholastic Book Club; which is organized termly to help parent acquire reasonably priced Scholastic books from a wide reading genre, exposing children to handle books from a very young age.

Tips on Reading
We believe reading is a vital key to success; we do all we can to ensure all of our children leave us with an ability to read fluently and understand the written word.
Children begin learning to read by developing their phonics knowledge and skills based on Letters and Sounds.  Through the multi-sensory approach of Letterland, children rapidly learn to recognise sounds and blend them together to make words.  We realise that some key words are learned more effectively through the use of flashcards and other resources.
At school your child may come across a variety of reading experiences dependent on age and/or ability:

  • • Individual reading with an adult.
  • • ERIC - Guided reading in groups of the same ability.
  • • Independent reading.
  • • Paired reading (with another child).
  • • Library time.

   It is vitally important that your child reads at home to an adult at least five times a week, even if it just for 10 minutes!





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