Admissions

We strive for excellence and due to this, we have a strict admissions policy that requires potential learners to be able to perform at a certain academic level. 

 

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).

 

Grade 8 and 9 admissions:  All Grade 8 and 9 learners must take two art subjects as part of the prescribed national curriculum, regardless of which stream they are going to follow from Grade 10 onwards.   Grade 8 and 9 learners must therefore choose between our art subjects and prepare for an interview accordingly.  As soon as we have received the necessary forms and documents from new potential learners, we will invite each applicant for an interview, provided that he / she meets the required academic level.

 

Grade 10 to 12 admissions:  Seniors (Grade 10 to 12) may choose between two streams – the academic stream and the art stream.  An art subject is not compulsory for Gr 10 – 12 learners who wish to follow the academic stream.  However, should a Grade10 – 12 learner wish to follow the art stream, he / she would have to pass an audition in one of the five art subjects in order to be admitted.  Specific conditions apply to art subjects.  Contact the school for more details.

 

 

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

1.  Complete the form “Application for enrolment” {Form available soon - download printable}

2.  Ask your child’s previous/current school to complete the form “General enquiry about learner” and apply the school stamp to it. {Form available soon - download printable}

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 the parent / legal guardian, not older than 3 months (preferably a municipal account)

  • Latest school report of the learner

  • Latest school fees statement of the 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 placed 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 the interview:  The school will invite the learner for an interview and make contact to establish a suitable time. 

Although slight changes are constantly being made to the interview outlines, here is a broad overview of what a learner can expect:

 

  • Tell us about yourself

  • Tell us about your academic goals and achievements

  • Tell us about your sport goals and achievements

  • Tell us about your cultural goals and achievements

 

For all grade 8 and 9 learners, and also for Gr 10-12 learners who wish to follow the art stream, the following preparations must be done in addition, when preparing for their interview:

(Remember Gr 8 and 9 learners must take two art subjects as part of the prescribed national curriculum, regardless of which stream they are going to follow from Grade 10 onwards. Gr 10-12 only select one of the subjects if they wish to follow the art stream)   

 

  • Music:

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

  • Dramatic Arts:

During the interview 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 interview. The dance must be in a recognized dance style such as Contemporary, Classic, Modern, Spanish, Ballet, Ballroom etc.

  • Visual Art

During the interview 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 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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