Health & Safety
MELKBOSSTRAND PRIVATE SCHOOL is uncompromising in the safety and welfare of all our employees, learners & visitors. Preventative Occupational Health & Safety measures are practised and essential to ensure an efficient and productive learning environment.
Senior management is responsible for day to day safety and accident prevention at the school and on excursions. MPS’S policy is to provide a safe and healthy place of learning and to abide by the regulations set forth in the OS&H Act.
MELKBOSSTRAND PRIVATE SCHOOL believes that businesses are responsible for practicing good environmental policy and for ensuring sustainability thereof.
We are therefore committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy.
We also view it as our priority to encourage our learners, their parents, our suppliers and all business associates to do the same.
MPS is proud to be one of the 1st schools in the Koeberg Nuclear vicinity to earn a certificate in compliance City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management department's requirement for Emergency Preparedness. Mrs. Audrey Pienaar-Bouwer, our Head of OHS, received the certificate 22 April 2016. In attendance was Ms. Nora Grose, DA Councillor for Ward 23 and Mr. Franco Johannes, representative of Cape Town Disaster Risk Management for Area North.
MPS is committed to prepare and educate our students, staff and parents to act responsibly in the event of any type of emergency.
MPS was audited in May 2020 and has been found compliant in terms of the OSH Act 85 of 1993 & Covid-19 Regulations.
Our learners are screened every morning upon arrival, after break times before returning to class and at the end of each school day.
Wearing of masks is compulsory and hand sanitisation stations are set up in key areas around the school while social distancing is keenly observed.
During Lockdown our learners continued their schooling via online platforms made available to them and on the 1st June 2020 our Matric & grade 7 learners returned, followed by the other grades in a phased approach that has ensured continued compliance with government regulations and minimal interruption to learning.