2019 Collegiate Girls’ High School Application

By | March 29, 2018

2019 Collegiate Girls’ High School Application

1.  APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO THE SCHOOL

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1.1             It is acknowledged that –

(a)  the Head of the Department of Education, hereinafter referred to as “the HOD” and/or officials of the Department of Education, including the Principal, delegated by the HOD, hereinafter referred to as “the HOD delegate(s)” is/are responsible for the administration of the admission of learners to the School; and

(b)   the HOD, and/or the HOD delegate(s) must determine a process of registration for admission to public schools in order to enable the admission of learners to take place in a timely and efficient manner.

1.2 It  is emphasised that the HOD, and/or the HOD delegate(s), and/or the School Principal must,and will be required to, take this policy into account demonstrably, fairly and in accordance with law at all times whilst acting in accordance with paragraph 1.1 above, or whilst engaged in the process of deciding upon applications for admissions.  The School and its SGB will also require the HOD, and/or the HOD delegate(s), and/or the School Principal to allow the SGB full access to and copies of any registers or files kept as part of the admission process.

1.3  The School and the SGB require the HOD, and/or the HOD delegate(s), and/or the School Principal to add to the prescribed application form, and ensure the completion by the Applicant of the Schedule of Information required by the governing body attached hereto.

1.4  The School and the SGB require the HOD, and/or the HOD delegate(s), and/or the School Principal to ensure that Applicants are informed of and in writing acknowledge having read and understood:

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(a)                the Collegiate Girls’ High School Policies;

(b)               the Collegiate Girls’ High School Constitution;

(c)                the SGB Constitution; and

(d)               the Admission Policy.

1.5  The School and the SGB subscribe to the view that according to law, and in the absence of a Court Order directing otherwise, the legal guardian(s) of a minor learner has/have the exclusive right to decide upon the school where their child/ward is to be enrolled.  Consequently, the School and SGB do not recognise an application as being valid, unless made by the guardian(s) or person(s) by order of Court entrusted with the custody of the minor learner, or a person or persons thereto authorised by them in writing.  The School and the SGB also regard adherence to this approach as being essential in that it ensures that valid permission may be given for the treatment of the learner in loco parentis, for the learner to embark on excursions, and so forth.  Consequently, the HOD, and/or the HOD delegate(s), and/or the School Principal are required to ensure that this approach is strictly adhered to.

1.6 The SGB undertakes to support the HOD, the HOD delegate(s) and the School Principal in encouraging the persons referred to in paragraph 1.5 to apply for the admission of their children before the end of the year preceding the next school year.

1.7  Subject to this Policy, the SGB requires the HOD, the HOD delegate(s) and the School Principal to co-ordinate the admission of learners to public schools, including the School, in consultation with it and undertakes to give constructive support in ensuring that all eligible learners are suitably accommodated.

1.8  The School and the SGB require strict observance by the HOD, the HOD delegate(s) and the School Principal of Section 28 (2) of the Constitution, Act 108 of 1996. Any decision to be taken regarding the admission of a learner to the School should be in accordance with the said section. Section 28 (2) of the Constitution reads as follows:

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“A child’s best interests are of paramount importance in every matter concerning the child.”