Admissions

Due to the nature of our school, we have a strict admissions policy that requires all potential learners to pass an audition in his / her chosen Art discipline.

 

Learners must, furthermore, come from a school where both English and Afrikaans were presented as subjects (except in the case of immigrants – contact the school for more details in such cases).

 

To apply for admission, you need to do 4 things:

1.  Complete the form “Application for enrolment” (Click Here for Form)

 

2.  Ask your child’s previous/current school to complete the form “General enquiry about learner” and apply the school stamp to it.

(Click Here for Form)

 

3.  Include the following documents with your application:

  • The learner’s birth certificate / ID card

  • Parent / Legal guardian’s ID card

  • Proof of address of parent / legal guardian, not older than 3 months (preferably a municipal account)

  • Latest report card of learner

  • In cases where the learner does not live with his/her biological parents, please supply the following:

    • Court order confirming that the learner has been placed in the care of the guardian.

    • Formal notice from welfare stating that the learner has been place in the care of the guardian.

    • Sworn affidavit from the parents that the learner is temporarily living with family / friends of the family for logistical purposes, as well as a sworn affidavit from the particular family / friends of the family confirming this.

    • An original letter of confirmation from the hostel where the learner resides during school terms.  It must be written on an official letterhead, as well as stamped and signed by the head of the organisation.

  • In cases where the parent / legal guardian is self-employed or the owner of a business, the application form must be accompanied by bank statements of the past 3 months.

 

4.  Prepare for audition:  Learners must choose between our art subjects and prepare accordingly for an audition.  The school will invite the learner for an audition and will contact you to establish a suitable time. 

Although slight changes are constantly being made to audition outlines, here is a broad overview of what a learner can expect when auditioning in the various Art disciplines:

 

  • Music:

During the audition, the learner will have the opportunity to sing or play his / her music instrument of choice.  She / he can prepare for the audition accordingly. 

  • Dramatic Arts:

During the audition the learner will be asked to read in both Afrikaans and English.  She / he will be given a poem to recite.  The facilitator will provide him / her with a photo and she / must improvise a story about the photo.

  • Dance:

The facilitator will test the learner’s movement capability, rhythmic sense and ability to improvise.  She / he must also prepare a short dance routine (between 60 and 90 seconds) and be able to perform it for the facilitator if required during the audition. The dance must be in a recognized dance style such as Contemporary, Classic, Modern, Spanish, Ballet, Ballroom etc.

  • Visual Art:

During the audition the learner will be expected to sketch an everyday object, such as a box of matches, in pencil.  The object as well as the pencil and paper will be provided.  The learner’s perception for depth and perspective as well as light, shade and form will be assessed during the audition.

  • Design:

This audition is basically the same as with Visual Art.  The only difference is that the facilitator will assess facets in the pencil sketch such as placement, spatial orientation, detail and relational comparison.

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