Lockdown Update 29 June 2020:
Please note that because of the difficulties being experienced by some of our learners in accessing work online we will be handing out work packs for 6 – 31 July for Grade 8s and 9s to make it easier for them to complete their work at home.
The work will also be available on the school website so girls who wish to access work online and not collect packs may do so. The work packs can be collected by learners / parents / guardians / representatives in Huntley Street at the following times ONLY:
- GRADE 8: Monday 6 July (Between 8 and 10 am)
- GRADE 9: Tuesday 7 July (Between 8 and 10 am)
We encourage all learners to keep in contact with their teachers, make every effort to access the work they are being set one way or another and submit what they are being asked to submit.
Emails & Google Classroom:
Teachers are emailing work out to learners on a regular basis using the learners’ @vghs.co.za email address.
You access this email by logging into https://mail.google.com/ online using your @vghs.co.za username and password
You must use a browser such as Chrome and log in to your school google account using your @vghs.co.za email and password. You will now be able to access your email plus any google classrooms you need to.
Link your school email to the email APP on your phone to make it easy to access your emails if you are working primarily with a smartphone.
You can also download the Google Classrom APP onto your phone and log in using your @vghs.co.za email and password.
Many teachers have also formed WhatsApp groups with their learners. Learners are encouraged to use these groups for asking relevant questions regarding the work and communicating with their subject teachers about problems they have accessing, completing or submitting the work.
Plans per Grade
Keep Fit Resources
©Lucy Wyndham-Read https://www.lwrfitness.com/
Other Useful Links
For those learners who didn’t get a chance to collect their textbooks:
Snapplify has opened access to all e-textbooks for free until the end of the year. Please follow the link and instructions thereafter. Your child’s educator can confirm which textbook they use. Snapplify has partnered with top South African educational publishers to launch Free Access.
Free Access provides over 5000 IEB, EB and CAPS-aligned ebooks for FREE to anyone who needs them for remote learning while schools are closed. Free Access books will be available to you, or your child, until the 31st December.
1. Go to www.snapplify.com/freeaccess
2. Search for the ebook you need and add to your library
3. Install the Snapplify Reader to read your ebook
Apps per subject:
Sites to keep an eye on:
Free Departmental Resources:
DBE: GET & FET Resources: http://dbecontent.bhelela.com
Examination Papers: http://www.ecexams.co.za/
Free during this time when schools are closed:
Audio Books streamed by Amazon to any device: https://stories.audible.com/
Mozabook Gr 1 – 12 content until 20 May 2020: Download at https://bit.ly/Mozabook and use the
following activation key which is valid until 20 May 2020:
Via Afrika is offering FREE digital study guides for Grades 10, 11 and 12 to enable learning to continue in these challenging times. WhatsApp grade and required subject to 060 970 3793.
Where to find online resources
Radio station: uMhlobo Wenene (Between 20h00 and 21h00) daily
Individual subject Apps from play Store
Easy access to Vodacom eschool zero rated learning portal :
*111*501# Ok – cell number