BRYANDALE PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL ADMISSION POLICY

INTERPRETATION

In this policy document, unless the context indicates otherwise:-

  • Learner means any person receiving education.
  • Parent means the parent or guardian of a learner; the person legally entitled to custody of a Learner; or a person who undertakes to fulfill the obligations of a learner, towards the learner's education at the School;
  • The School means Bryandale Pre- Primary School, a private school administered by the trustees of the Bryandale Pre-Primary Trust. 
  • Bryandale Pre-Primary School will admit Learners and serve their educational requirements without unfairly discriminating in any way.
  • The Trustees will determine the optimum capacity of the school with due regard to the school and the learners and will take into account inter alia;
  • The Strategic Plan
  • The Budget
  • Classroom size and utilization of available classrooms. The Music/Interactive whiteboard room will not be used.
  • Grade (number educationally sound for that age)
  • Demand in geographical area, capacity of other schools in the area
  • Physical infrastructure and other facilities (ablutions, furniture, playgrounds, etc)
  • Health and Safety, Building Regulations and any other applicable regulations

The capacity will be determined annually when Strategic Plan is developed, generally during the
second term for the following year.

THE PRINCIPAL

  • The Principal is responsible for the administration of the admission of learners. The Principal must keep a register of Admissions. Entries must be verified against birth certificates.

THE ROLE OF THE PARENT

  • A parent has the right to apply for admission of his child at Bryandale Pre-Primary School and to be treated justly and without unfair discrimination.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent to fill in the application form for their child and to return it to the School.
  • Every parent is expected to encourage their child/ren to uphold the Code of Conduct of Bryandale Pre-Primary School and other school regulations.
  • A parent is liable to pay the school fees determined by the Finance committee of the Trustees.
  • Every parent will ensure that their child attends school regularly and that reasons are given to the school if the child is absent.
  • Punctuality is observed at all times. Learners are on time for school and are collected on time.

LANGUAGE

  • English is the primary medium of instruction and communication.
  • The languages which are taught are English and Conversational Afrikaans (First Additional Language) and Conversational Zulu.
  • Parents of learners whose home language is not English must be aware of their responsibility to provide additional support to the learner.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • AGE
    • Learners of normal Grade R (0) age will be admitted.
    • The statistical age norm per grade is the grade number plus 6. The child will be 5, turning 6 in the year he attends Grade R.

PLACEMENT OF LEARNERS

  • Learners already registered at Bryandale Pre-Primary, who are repeating the year will be placed first.
  • Biological siblings of learners registered at Bryandale Pre-Primary School, will then be prioritised. Other cases will be considered at the discretion of the Principal and trustees, who reserve the right to look at the merits of each individual case.
  • Classes will then be filled with learners, on a first come, first served basis, whose parents have correctly completed original application forms. All supporting documentation is required.
  • A balance of boys and girls will also be considered for every Grade R class.
  • Children of members of staff will be given preference.
  • Acceptance is at the discretion of the Trustees and Principal.

THE ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE

  • Applications, with the application payment must be given to the Pre-Primary School office.
  • Parents of learners on the waiting lists will be advised and will be notified of the outcome of the application.

DOCUMENTATION

  • An application form of a learner must be submitted by the parent or caregiver/guardian of that learner.
    • DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR ENROLMENT.
    • Fully completed and signed application form
    • Certified copy of an Unabridged Birth Certificate. It is an offence in terms of the Births and DeathsRegistration Act, 1992 (No. 51 of 1992) to
    • make a false statement about the age of a child.
    • Proof of residence.
    • Certified copy of proof of immunization record
    • Any such additional documents as may be prescribed by the school from time to time.
    • Agreement of Tuition
    • Letter of Acceptance with 2 witnesses signatures
    • Enrolment fee
    • The deposit, which includes the November fee for the year the child attends Grade R, B.P.A fee and Stationery fee.
  • Incomplete or incorrect applications will be disregarded.
  • The authenticity of all documents will be assessed. Falsification of documents constitutes fraud.

ETHOS

  • Christian values are upheld at Bryandale Pre - Primary School.