Can anyone who is conversant with the policies/regulations which governs schools on the issues of language uses please assist me on this matter. I have enrolled my child in Grade 8 this academic year (2013) at school which have a medium of instruction of English and Afrikaans meaning there are two classes for Grade 8. Now the problem I am having with the school is that when they communicate with the learners outside class they use Afrikaans 95% and 5% in English.
I recently attended parents meeting at the school and even at the parents meeting they apply the same principle. From my observation the English class is 50% and Afrikaans 50%. The school is a public school hence I am convinced it is regulated by the Department of Education policies. By using Afrikaans as a dominating language denies me and my child a right to information as we understand less Afrikaans. Can anyone assist on how can I deal with this matter?