The Importance of School Fees
Quintile 5 Schools
Preparing for the brightest future, Summerwood Primary School provides unparalleled dedication and commitment to students and their variety of needs, passions and dreams.
Parents need to appreciate that Summerwood is one of a number of Quintile 5 schools in Port Elzabeth.
This means that these schools receive the least amount of funding per pupil as opposed to quintile 1-3 schools. The per capita funding per pupil is approximately R200-00 per child. This funding is quickly consumed by the ever increasing costs of lights, water, telephone and maintenance costs of the school. Schools have to also budget for extra staff, stationery, purchase/rental of photocopier and, insurance premiums, etc. At most schools these departmental funds last about a term. Where does the additional money come from? Only from school fees, if they are paid... It is also equally important for parents to get actively involved in the activities of the school to overcome these financial woes. Parents can assist in organizing fundraising ventures in partnerships with employers and business houses.
If the above are implemented, then our children would receive the quality of education prudent for their sound didactic growth and development.
- Adapted from an article by columnist Jeeva Naidoo
Admissions & Enrollment
At Summerwood Primary School, we believe education transforms lives. That’s why we invite you to review the information below and start the admissions process with us today. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION FOR 2020 CLOSED ON THURSDAY, 14 MARCH 2019
Further applications will be deemed as late and placed on a waiting list.
Forms can be collected at the Summerwood Primary School Office in Skegness Road, Summerstrand between 07:30 and 15:00.
Your Gateway to Learning
Preference is given to learners whose biological parents permanently reside in SUMMERSTRAND.
Preference is NOT given on the grounds that:
A biological parent permanently works in Summerstrand or
Learners attend pre-primary schools such as Beachwood, Little Eagles, Kids on the Way, Stoute Kabouter or Dolfyntjie.
Please print the application form in CAPITALS and complete all sections (even if there are repetitions).
Apply only if you recognize that: Summerwood Primary School is a Section 21, Quintile 5 Departmental fee-paying school.
Accept that the languages of teaching-and-learning are English and Afrikaans.
Any supply of false information will invalidate the application.
The application will only be processed if ALL the documents (as requested below) are valid, certified and have been attached:
1. IDENTITY DOCUMENTS
Include certified copies of BOTH BIOLOGICAL PARENTS - only the children who reside with the parent/legal guardian will be considered.
(If deceased, a death certificate must be supplied. The School Governing Body does not accept applications that state "Father's identity / address unknown".
A copy of the identity of the account payer must be supplied if the payer is not a parent.
2. LEGAL GUARDIAN
Please provide proof (court papers only) if you are the legal guardian.
3. PROOF OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE
Attach an original lease agreement of the most recent bond statement in the parent's or guardian's name and the MOST RECENT Municipal bill. (We shall make copies.)
4. BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Submit a certified copy of your child's UNABRIDGED birth certificate. i.e. the certificate that reflects both parents' details.
5. CLINIC CARD
Provide a certified copy of your child's immunization card (or valid proof or immunizations.)
6. SCHOOL REPORT
You need to provide the latest certified copy of your child's registered pre-primary school report or Grade 1 report - if you child is repeating Grade 1.
7. PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPH
Attach one passport size photograph of your child, attached in the space provided.
8. NON-SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS
Attach a certified copy of the passport with temporary residence permit and a valid study permit or asylum seeker's permit.
9. MEDICAL AID CARD
Provide a certified copy of your medical aid card.
IF YOU APPLICATION IS SUCCESSFUL:
A. GRADE 1
You will receive an Acceptance Reply Form via e-mail, no later than on Monday, 15 April 2019.
B. GRADES 2 TO 7
You will receive an Acceptance Reply Form via e-mail, no later than on Monday, 30 September 2019.
C. GRADE 1
Sign the Acceptance Reply Form and return it to the School Office by 15:00 on Monday, 29 April 2019.
Late receipt of submission will result in the school assuming that you no longer want your child to be enrolled at Summerwood Primary School.
D. SCHOOL FEE DEPOSIT
Pay the school fee deposit ONLY if your application has been successful.
Submit queries in writing via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Mrs Ronelle Lloyd at Summerwood Primary School at 041 - 5833 1555.
School Fees and Payment Options
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2019 SCHOOL FEES
THE FOLLOWING DETAILS OF YOUR CHILD MUST APPEAR ON YOU DEPOSIT UNDER "REFERENCE".
The COMPULSORY school fee payment options PER CHILD are:
LUMP-SUM ANNUAL PAYMENT BEFORE 28 FEBRUARY:
R 21 760 - R 1 088 = R 20 672 (5% Discount
PER TERM IN ADVANCE:
R 5 440
PER MONTH (10) - JANUARY TO OCTOBER:
R 2 176
Please note that failure to comply with one of the above payment terms by the last day of a month constitutes a default on your part resulting in the full outstanding amount (balance) of the ANNUAL FEE becoming due and payable.
Any indulgence by the School to the parent(s) / legal guardian(s) in the payment of school fees shall not be construed as a waiver of any rights of the school, which it may have or as an estoppel against the enforcement of any such Any deviations or exemptions of the above shall be in writing.
If accounts are not settled within 7 days of the due date, the school reserves the right to proceed with legal action for the recovery of the full outstanding amount as per the SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS ACT OF 1996 and by Common Law.
If a parent / guardian is experiencing problems due to an unforeseen change in financial status and cannot find a means to pay school fees, he or she should immediately schedule an appointment wit the school principal, Mr W. Foaden via his personal assistant, Mrs R. Lloyd. Parents are encouraged to take proactive action with regard to conditions that might arise that make it difficult to duly pay school fees.