If your child is going to be absent, please notify us telephonically (on 011 803 4439) or via email (email@example.com) by 08h30.
Staff need to be notified of all allergies that your child may have. If your child requires medication of any kind, the medication needs to be available at school, and we require a signed copy of a Medication Authorisation Form which contains written instructions as to the administration of the medication.
We collect anti-waste on an ongoing basis (toilet rolls, egg cartons, cereal boxes, magazines etc.) for use in school craft activities. Please watch out for requests from your child’s teacher for specific items that are needed.
Please provide a suitable bag, clearly marked with your child’s name, that is big enough to accommodate all of his/her possessions (change of clothes, nappies etc.).
Please liaise with your child’s teacher regarding his/her birthday ring. We ask that you donate a birthday book, on behalf of your child, to Hugs & Kisses on the occasion of their birthday.
On the occasion of your child’s birthday we request that you participate in the Hugs & Kisses tradition of donating an age appropriate book to your child’s group. Your child’s supervisor will put a certificate in the front of the book detailing by whom the book was donated, and will read the book to the class. The book will be kept in your child’s class for all future children who pass through Hugs & Kisses to enjoy.
We are happy to hand out birthday invitations. We cannot however be held responsible for getting replies from parents. You are welcome to put up a reply list in your child’s classroom.
Bottles and teats must be supplied by the parent, making sure that they are clearly marked with the child’s name. We use electronic steam sterilisers to sterilise the bottles. We will inform you when teats need to be replaced. (The teat size needs to be recorded on your child’s application forms.)
A good labelling system can be found at: www.kidslabels.co.za
- Fishes, Teddies & Tiggers Classes:
Please note that no breakfast will be served to any child who arrives after 08h30.
- Owls Class
If you would like your child to enjoy breakfast at school, please ensure that you drop them off by 07h45 as learning in our Grade 00 class starts promptly at 08h00.
We hold an annual Christmas party on the Hugs & Kisses premises at the end of November for the Hugs & Kisses children (no parents or siblings).
We ask parents to supply a gift for their child and to contribute towards eats for the party.
Collection of children:
In the afternoon children are to be collected from their classroom, the playground or the sensory (depending on the time of collection).
Please ensure that you inform your child’s teacher if there are any changes relating to who collects your child from school, and be sure to supply the identity number of said person.
If you child is being collected by a driving service, please make sure to inform the driver that they need to collect the child from their classroom or the playground (depending on the time of collection).
Communication between parents and staff is vital. Please ensure that you discuss matters of importance, as early as possible, with your child’s teacher. Daily communication will be made via WhatsApp with your child’s supervisor. Alternatively you can contact Sue Liebenberg via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).