Red Roots relies on family involvement and relations with the wider community of Pinelands, Cape Town and South Africa. This means that we include our families in as many activities as we can.

In the first term every year, families are encouraged to spend School-in-Action Day at school with their children, not only to observe from the outside but to be active participants in the learning experience.

Red Roots' families are also encouraged to be part of all the functions at Pinelands North Primary School, for example, the Red-a-Fair is a fete for the whole family and is held every second year.

Grandparents are welcomed to a tea during November, and there are two other opportunities to celebrate our parents during the year too.

Class meetings are also held at the beginning of each year, and these are essential for families, as teachers then inform parents of the way they work, their expectations of parents and the channels of communication.

Parent volunteers are always welcomed with open arms! You are encouraged to get involved with projects at Red Roots like working in the school garden, collecting recycling, catering for functions and to come and read during our weekly reading sessions on a Thursday from 08:00 to 08:30.

View some of the comments sent to us by parents after their children had been with us for a year. Click here