Hermanus Waldorf School

Throughout the years the class teacher and the parents form a co-operative relationship centred around the growing child. The school day begins with a lively two-hour Main Lesson which concentrates on one subject for a period of three to four weeks. This is an economical method of teaching. The uninterrupted focus on a theme enables the children to immerse themselves completely in the subject matter at hand.

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Hermanus Waldorf Fee Structure

The fees are R7000 p.a. payable in advance over 10 months.

Registration fee: R250 p.a.

School Materials: R250 p.a. (Class 1 – 7) / R150 p.a. (Kindergarten)

Transport : R700 p.term

School Term Dates

1st Term: Open – 15 January (Teachers), 17 January (Learners) – 23 March

2nd Term: Open – 9 April (Teachers), 10 April (Learners) – 22 June

3rd Term: Open – 16 July (Teachers), 17 July (Learners) – 21 September

4th Term: Open – 08 October (Teachers) – 07 December

Admission Policy

  1. No child is excluded on account of his or her race, gender, religion or socio-economic circumstances.
  2. The language of learning and teaching at the school will be English.
  3. All learners admitted to the school will take part in the total school programme – academic, sporting, social and cultural.
  4. Children with serious learning disabilities will unfortunately not be accepted should the school not be able to meet the educational and physical needs of the child.
  5. The available number of places in a particular class will be taken into consideration by the school and the class teacher. A maximum class size can be determined from time to time in accordance with the school’s commitment to providing quality education.
  6. All children and parents will be interviewed and the child will be assessed by the class teacher before approval of application.
  7. Selection will be based on the following criteria:

a. Kindergarten(age 3-4)
i. Children must be potty trained and off the nappy.

b. Kindergarten (age 5-6)
i. Children entering the school between the ages of 5 and 6 must be able to
understand/comprehend basic English instructions given by the teacher.

c. Grade 1
i. The child must turn 7 in the year of acceptance.
ii. The child should be proficient in speaking and understanding English.
iii. A school readiness test will be given to the child by the Class 1 teacher.
School readiness is not dependent on age alone. The child will be evaluated
holistically to ensure his or her readiness for formal education.

d. Grade 2-3
i. The child should be fully proficient in speaking, understanding, reading and writing short sentences in English.
ii. The child must meet the promotion requirements for the grade immediately below the grade to which the admission application relates. The parent should be able to present a report card from the previous school.

Grade 4-7
i. The child should be fully proficient in speaking, understanding, reading
and writing in English.
ii. The child must meet the promotion requirements for the grade
immediately below the grade to which the admission application relates.
The parent should be able to present a report card from the previous
school.
iii. The child will be expected to complete a Waldorf Federation admission
assessment and score 50 % on it.

Documents and information required for the admission of a learner.

a. Prescribed admission form signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian.

b. A copy of child’s birth certificate. Where a copy is unavailable at the time of admission, the school reserves the right to process admission until a proof of application from the Department of Home Affairs or relevant authority is provided.

c. A copy of the clinic card or proof of immunization must be provided.

d. An original transfer card. Should the transfer card be unavailable, the applicant must provide the school with a written affidavit of the parent signed before a commissioner of Oaths (stating the reason for not having a transfer card).

e. The latest original report card issued by previous school.

f. Copies of any reports that will assist the school in understanding the educational needs of the child, i.e. physiotherapy reports, curative eurythmy reports, occupational therapy reports, remedial reports and educational psychologist assessments.

g. Where possible, proof of residential address that is not older than 3 months.

h. Copies of both parents’ most recent pay slips.

i. Copies of both parents’ ID’s. Should someone else be responsible for the school fees their ID should be included.

j. Non-South African citizens whose parents are in possession of a permit for temporary or permanent residence issued by the Department of Home Affairs or whose parents have been recognized as refugees and are in possession of a permit issued in terms of the Refugees Act (No. 130 of 1998) may apply for admission to the school. The following documents must be submitted as part of the admission application:

i. Copies of both parents passports

ii. Certified copies of asylum papers or residence permits

iii. Certified copy of study permit

k. Children who are not citizens of South Africa, who are not in possession of a study permit and whose parents are not in possession of a permit for temporary or permanent residence issued by the Department of Home Affairs or whose parents have been recognized as refugees and are in possession of a refugee permit in terms of the Refugee Act (No 130 of 1998) may apply for admission to the school, provided that all document showing that parents has taken formal steps to legalize their stay in South Africa be submitted with admission application.

l. The school reserves the right to verify all information and documentation supplied by an applicant for admission and reserves its right to take legal action against any applicant who intentionally provides false information.

School Fees

a. School fees payable in respect of each child admitted to the school shall be determined by the Council of Management. Fees will be revised annually.

b. Where an application for admission to the school is successful, and the applicant accepts the place offered, the person responsible for the paying of the school fees is under a statutory duty to pay the relevant fees unless other arrangements has been made with the Bursar.

c. A registration fee for new admissions as well as a mandatory stationary fee will be payable as soon as the applicant accepts the place offered at the school.

R250 -Registration 1 -7 R250.00 Kindergarten
SMS costs are included in the above
R250 -Stationary 1- 7 R150.00 School Materials Kindergarten

Kindergarten
SMS costs are included in the above
R250 -Stationary 1- 7 R150.00 School Materials Kindergarten

d. The school is required to raise additional funds through the active involvement of parents, children attending the school, the community and international sponsors to achieve and maintain a well – functioning schooling system.

Hermanus Waldorf School Application Procedure

a. The school will consider all admission applications received.

b. Financial interview with Bursar will follow. She will discuss fees, method of payment, probation period, re-registration, dismissal/suspension, and school uniform and notice period.

c. Children who are eligible for admission will be invited to an interview.

d. A non-refundable registration fee R250.00 is due before the interview process will take place.

e. The Interview Process

i. Two teachers must be present when parent and child are interviewed.
ii. Admission policy and parent involvement in academic work must be
discussed.
iii. Confidential interview form to be completed with parent while the academic ability of the child is assessed.
iv. Teachers and parents must sign the Indemnity form.
v. Application and assessment result will then be discussed in Teacher Meeting and a decision will be made.

f. If the school declines and application for admission, the applicant may request reasons for such decision from the school. These reasons will be provided in writing by the school within a reasonable time after receiving the applicant’s request.

g. Should an applicant not be satisfied with the decision of the school not to admit the child, they may appeal against the decision, in writing, to the MEC for Education.

Address
End Street
Sandbaai, Hermanus

Contact
info@hermanuswaldorf.co.za
028 316 2938

School Hours:
Mon – Thu: 8 – 14h30
Friday 8 – 14h00

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