A group of Cape Town school principals have written an open letter to education authorities to re-think the full reopening of schools because of Covid-19.

It’s the third week since schools re-opened for Grade 7 and 12 learners, with the other grades to be phased in from next month.

The Western Cape Education department has confirmed that a total of 61 learners and 375 staff members – including teachers – have tested positive for the coronavirus in the province.

However they’ve yet to confirm or deny reports of a corona-related teacher death, here in the City.

Principal at Heathfield High School, Wesley Neuman, wants the academic school year to restart after winter.

” Lets suspend the academic year, until the peak is over. Once the peak over in September, we then restart the academic year. Even if we need to work through until much 2021. The learners will have full academic programmes and the anxiety levels will be low then. This will serve the interest of everyone”.

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