After more than 2 months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, we finally welcomed our Grade 12 Class of 2020 back to school on 1 June. Despite the extensive challenges facing both students and teachers under the prolonged lockdown, our Matrics worked hard with the dedicated support of their parents and teachers.
Before the school reopened for students and staff, Brandcliff House put in place all necessary policies and procedures outlined by the Department of Education and the Department of Health in order to minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection to our students, teachers, staff and the broader school community. These measures include (among others) temperature screening, encouraging social distancing, signage and communication, practicing good respiratory hygiene and hand hygiene, and the wearing of masks. Staff and teachers received extensive training, and all learners attended a virtual safety briefing before returning to school. To their credit, our Grade 12 students have been responsible and disciplined in both their behaviour and work ethic since their return to Brandcliff House.
Brandcliff House will be hosting the return of our Grade 8 and Grade 11 students on Monday 29 June 2020, followed by the return of our Grade 9 and Grade 10 students on Monday 13 July 2020.