Dear Nyukani Parents
RE: Start of 2019 Academic Year Arrangements
Our 2019 year began on a good note with a very pleasing set of Grade 12 results. We congratulate
our Grade 12 Class of 2018 for the results they achieved and we wish those who are going on to
tertiary institutions everything of the very best.
Unfortunately, however, the protest action that has affected access to the school over the last
three days has been really unfortunate. Despite this inconvenience, the academic and admin staff
of Nyukani have continued with planning meetings and providing parents with admin, financial
and registration services. We are pleased to inform you that the engagement on the part of the
school with the protesters has led to a mutually beneficial and amicable resolution to the protest.
Of course this process has caused delays in preparations for the new academic year at the school.
We would therefore like to share the following with you in terms of arrangements for the start of
the academic year.
In previous correspondence circulated at the end of 2018 we had planned to have our Grade 12
learner leaders return to school on Thursday 10 January 2019 to plan for the arrival of our new
Grade 8 learners. We also indicated that all Grade 8 learners should report on Friday 11 January
2019 for orientation. We had also planned meetings with parents on Friday 11 January 2019. All
of these activities have to be postponed until the week starting Monday 14 January 2019. All of
the previously planned activities at the school involving parents and learners between the 10th and
the 12th of January 2019 are postponed as follows:
Monday 14 January 2019 – 07h15: All learners from Grade 000 to Grade 12 report to school for
the first day of school.
Monday 14 January 2019 – 17h30: All Grade 11 and 12 learners and their parents attend an
information evening outlining the academic year ahead that learners can expect.
Tuesday 15 January 2019 – 17h30: All Grade 8 to 10 parents attend an information evening in
which the teachers and learning programmes for the year will be introduced to the parents.
Wednesday 16 January 2019 – 17h30: All Grade 4 to 7 parents attend an information evening in
which the teachers and learning programme for the year will be introduced to the parents.
Thursday 17 January 2019 – 17h30: All Pre-school and Foundation Phase (Grade 000 to Grade 3)
parents attend an information evening in which the teachers and learning programme for the year
will be introduced to the parents.
Information regarding any postponed meetings and/or activities will be conveyed to parents and
learners as soon as arrangements regarding these activities have been finalised.
We would like to thank the Nyukani Community for their patience and understanding during the
disruption caused by the protest. We are, however, very pleased that a resolution has been
found. We apologise for the inconvenience this situation has caused and we are pleased that
things can now return to normal.
Anthony de Boer