Victoria Park High School Application Form 2020

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Victoria Park High School Application Form 2020

Victoria Park High School Application Form – Victoria Park High School has opened its admission for 2019/2020 academic year intake… see details below to apply.

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APPLICATION FORMS

An advertisement (Grade 8 only) will appear in the Herald and on the school’s web page stating the availability of the forms. The forms may be collected from the Admissions Secretary at the school. These forms will be made available between 07:30 and 15:00 Monday to Thursday and on Friday between 07:30 and 14:00.

AVAILABILITY OF FORMS

Application forms may be down loaded from our web page, but the completed original application form (hard copy) and necessary documentation must be delivered to the secretary’s office.

Grade 8

Application forms will be delivered to schools named below for distribution to Grade 7 learners.

The forms will be available on the 2nd Monday of February with a return date for the completed forms by no later than the 2nd Friday of March of the same year.

Grade 9 –10

Application forms are available from the 2nd Monday of June with a return date for the completed application to be no later than the last day in July.

Grade 9-11 Applications will only be considered if and when a vacancy occurs in the relevant grade.

Grade 11 Application forms are only available at the Principal’s discretion.

Grade 12 Application forms are not available for this grade.

ADMISSION AGE

The age requirements for admission have been published in General Notice 2433 (Government Gazette 19377) of 19 October 1998.

The Governing Body of VICTORIA PARK HIGH SCHOOL will adhere to these requirements when considering a learner’s application.

As a guideline, the appropriate age for the admission of a learner is:

Grade Age

8

13 -14 years

9

15 years

10

16 years

11

17 years

12

18

A learner who is 16 years of age or older and who has never attended a formal high school and who is seeking admission for the first time or has not made sufficient progress within his or her peer group, must be advised to enroll at an Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) Centre.

REPETITION

In principle, learners should progress with their peer groups. The norm for repetition is one year per school phase where necessary. Multiple repetition in one grade is not permissible.

ZONING

The Governing Body of Victoria Park High School does not apply zoning, but due consideration is given to learners who live within the area.

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

The Governing Body and the Principal of Victoria Park High are bound by the constitution of the country to ensure that all applications will be treated fairly. However, it must be appreciated that by virtue of the number of applications received, not all applicants will be accepted and some fair process of selection is inevitable.

The selection criteria are as follows:

1.Learners with siblings who are attending VPHS

2.Learners to whom VPHS is the closest school (criteria for admission is at the discretion of the SGB and the Principal)

3.Learners who have shown sound behavioral qualities and academic effort

4.Learners who participate in extra mural activities (sporting & cultural activities)

5.Learners who are age appropriate for the grade

6.Learners who reside permanently with their parents/legal guardian/s

APPLICATIONS RETURNED FOR CONSIDERATION

On receipt of the completed admission form, the form will be checked for accuracy.

The Admissions Secretary at Victoria Park High School has been appointed by the Principal to liaise with the parents of prospective new applicants.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATION FORMS- WILL NOT BE PROCESSED

1.Copies (not the originals) of the documents, as per the list below, must accompany this application.

2.NB. The application must be signed by both parent/s, guardian or sponsor (where applicable).

Documents required: NBPhotostat copies will not be made at the school office

I.D. Photograph of Learner

Certified Copy of birth certificate of the learner

Latest school report

Copies of BOTH PARENTS’ identity documents

In the case of a Legal Guardian,

a copy of the Guardian’s identity document

a copy of the legal court appointment document

Proof of address where Learner resides (only the utility bill or a bank statement will be accepted)

Death certificate of deceased parent (where applicable)

Copies of SCHOOL FEE ACCOUNT PAYER’S I.D. document, if not the parent

 Valid residence permit  Valid study permit  Valid passport (where applicable)

The SGB will make use of various avenues to authenticate the information provided. This information will be used when the decision is made in the acceptance of the applicant.

GRADE 9, 10 & 11 LEARNERS ONLY- ONCE THE LEARNER IS ACCEPTED.

The following documents will be required on the first day of attendance

 Transfer form

 Portfolio of work

ALL APPLICATIONS

The current school, where the learner is a pupil, will be contacted to ascertain academic achievement, sporting achievements, behaviour and family conduct.

Once all the above issues have been considered and the applicant is successful, the Principal will telephonically contact the parents of the applicant and confirm the applicant’s acceptance as a learner at Victoria Park High School.

Confirmation of this acceptance and all the necessary paperwork will be sent via email.

REGISTER OF ADMISSION (Waiting list)

All correctly completed application forms are filed and are kept on a waiting list for the current year.

ADMISSION COSTS

No fee will be charged on collection of the application form.

On Acceptance

Once the learner has been accepted, a non- refundable payment is required in order to secure the placement of the learner at VPHS. This deposit is payable within two weeks of receiving notification of acceptance. (This fee will be revised each year in accordance with current trends).

This payment can be made at our Bursar’s office, swipe card facilities are available, or via EFT payment. Our banking details are;

BANK

Standard Bank

BRANCH CODE

05 04 17 00 (Rink Street)

ACCOUNT NO.

080 34 0024

REFERENCE

Learner’s surname and initials 2019

FINANCIAL OBLIGATION

Victoria Park High School is a Proudly Fee Paying School.

In terms of Section 39 of the South African Schools Act, the parties to the application form are liable to pay compulsory school fees as adopted and ratified by the majority of parents at an annual general meeting held at Victoria Park High School.

According to this Act, both parents are jointly and severally responsible for the payment of school fees irrespective of any divorce or maintenance agreement in place. Further, in terms of Section 40 and 41 of the same act, the Governing Body may enforce the payment of these compulsory school fees.

In the event of the school fees being the subject of a non-payment issue, the SGB reserves the right to conduct an enquiry and or credit search with a credit information bureau. Parents who fail to meet their school fee obligations will be listed with the credit information bureau.

NOTICE PERIOD (IN THE EVENT OF A LEARNER LEAVING VPHS)

A month’s written notice is required in the event of a learner leaving VPHS. Should written notice not be given, a month’s school fees in lieu of notice will apply.

LEARNER RESPONSIBILITY

On acceptance, the learner will be required to abide by the code of conduct as determined by the Principal and the Governing Body.

RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF PARENTS

The Principal and Governing Body must inform all parents regarding their rights and obligations.

Parents have a right to be informed of;

The governance and affairs of the school

The process of deciding the school budget

Any decisions of a parent meeting relating to school fees

To receive all notifications relating to school matters

Parents have an obligation;

To support their children in upholding the Code of Conduct

To support the Principal and the staff in upholding the Code of Conduct

To make sure the learner attends school regularly.

To make every effort to pay their school fees diligently and in so doing, their child will benefit from the services offered by the school. VPHS is a PROUDLY fee paying school

To attend any meetings as requested by the Principal/Teachers/SGB.

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